Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)

The University Consortium (UC) Student Travel Grant for Researchprovides limited amount of funds for the UC graduate student to spend a semester in another participating UC university to conduct his/her research or a portion of it.

Who may apply for the Student Travel Grant for Research

Any interested graduate student from any of the following participating members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium may apply for the UC Student Travel Grant for Research:

  • Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
  • Universitas GadjahMada, Indonesia
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
  • Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia

Conditions of the Grant

  • The UC graduate student may spend from three to five months in another participating UC member if he/she intends to conduct either the entire or a portion of his/her research in that university.
  • Financial support for this grant program includes round-trip economy class airplane ticket and monthly stipend of US$500/month for a maximum of five months only. The grant does not include funds for research.
  • The research/thesis must be in line with the University Consortium's strategic priorities as follows:
    • Sustainable management of natural resource systems
    • Food and agriculture policy
    • Biotechnology in agriculture
    • Food and health
    • Information and communication technology, bioinformatics, and data management in agriculture
  • The graduate student is obliged to submit to the UC Secretariat (SEARCA) a full report of his/her program activities at the host university, and immediately return to his/her mother university upon completion of the engagement period stated in the award letter.

Application requirements

The following should be submitted to the UC Coordinatorof his/her University:

  • Duly accomplished UC Student Travel Grant for Research Application Form.
  • Research/thesis outline identifying the fund sources, proposed activities at the host university and laboratory facilities and equipment needed in the conduct of his/her research project. The outline should be duly recommended by the Advisory Committee and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Certification or proof of financial support from other sources, if any.

Conditions and requirements for disbursement of grant

  • The fund for the plane ticket will be released to the graduate student via bank transfer or reimbursement basis upon submission of valid receipts as proof of purchase.
  • The monthly stipend will be released to the student through his/her bank account upon arrival at the host university.

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  • UC Secretariat
  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
  • College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031 Philippines
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    • Manila Line: (+63-2) 657-1300 to 1302
    • Laguna Line: (+63-49) 536-2290 local 2200 to 2203
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