Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Applications invited from Citizens of Select Countries for EXPERTS II Grants Program

Applications are currently being invited from the citizens of select countries for EXPERTS II grants. Being run with the support of European Commission, EXPERTS II is the scholarship project targeted at citizens of Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand. The main objective of the project is to facilitate collaborations between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) from South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) and EU by exchanging information in science and policy issues while sharing key issues of sustainable development in academic cooperation.

        To build on the experience and existing cooperation of the EXPERTS consortium establishing sustainable cooperation among the partners from both SSEA and EU in high quality research and education
        To enhance the international cooperation capacity of the participating institutions from SSEA by transferring and sharing know-how and best practices, administrative capacities, and training the next generation of researchers and academic staff,
        To exchange ideas, views and knowledge among the partners from both SSEA and EU
Fields of Study
        Agricultural sciences; Architecture, urban and regional planning; Business studies and management sciences; Education and teacher training; Engineering, technology; Geography, Geology; Law;
        Medical Sciences; Natural Sciences; Social Sciences; Physical education and Sport Science; Leisure Studies; Home Economics and Nutrition; and Nautical Science and Navigation
Scholarship Provisions
        Travel cost- one return ticket to the host University- provided by the Coordinator
        A monthly subsistence allowance
        Full insurance coverage – health, travel and accident
        Tuition fees, if applied at the host university- when the study duration is longer than 10 months

Target Groups
Target Group 1: Undergraduate, master and doctorate students, post-doctorates, and academic and administrative staff that contribute to the overall topics of the EXPERTS project in research and cooperation from the partner universities that are participating from SSEA region. The candidate must be registered at the home university at the time of application and in case of undergraduate students – they must have successfully completed at least one year of studies in their home institution.

Target Group 2:  Master, doctorate students, and post-doctorates of non-partner universities from SSEA region (concerned by lot 11) and graduates from the partner universities, oriented to the topic of the EXPERTS project in research and cooperation.

Target Group 3: Master and doctoral students belonging to minority groups that provide proposals that increase cooperation and research through innovation in their regions will be sought in this category.

General Conditions
Only Candidates of the following nationalities are eligible to apply: Bangladesh – Bhutan – China – India – Indonesia – Nepal – Pakistan – Sri Lanka – the Philippines – Thailand
In order to be an eligible candidate, you must have not resided nor have carried out your main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of the European countries.

No student, and no academic staff member can benefit from more than one mobility activity within the same project.

Last date for submitting the applications is February 10, 2012.For more information, visit this link.

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