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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

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:

  • 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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