The ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship 2018/2019 is Now Calling for Applications

  • Are you a scientist from ASEAN who wants a breakthrough in your career?
  • Are you interested in driving policy debates and data-based decision making to address pressing regional and national level challenges?
  • Would you like to expand your professional network within ASEAN and to learn firsthand how ASEAN works on issues related to science and technology (S&T)?

If your answer is YES, the year-long ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship fits perfectly for you!

The ASEAN S&T Fellowship offers unique and exciting career opportunities. Modeled after the successful AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship® Program, it enables early and mid-career scientists who are citizens and residents of ASEAN Member States (AMS) to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to their national governments. Fellows will be embedded within national-level ministries in to encourage policy makers to use more science-based approaches in their policy- and decision-making.

With the support of ASEAN, USAID and the U.S. Government, up to 16 Fellows will be chosen from across the region to be hosted by a government ministry in their home country to advance science-based decision-making in one of three priority areas:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Sustainable Energy, and
  3. Science, Technology and Innovation Policy

The criteria for eligible applicant are as following:

  • Minimum master’s degree related to Science and Technology or one of the priority areas listed above
  • Citizen of an ASEAN Member State
  • Professional-level fluency in English
  • Maximum 45 years of age

The fellow will receive a monthly stipend ($1,200) to support their professional development, mentorship, leadership and communication training, support for conference & participation in the 2018 ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST) meeting in the Philippines, and access to a growing network of scientists across the region.

Get the application details here (docx, 70 kb). Applications are due by April 27th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m Jakarta time. The fellowship duration is for 12 months and will begin on or about July 5th, 2018.

Check out this video to hear from previous fellows about their experience:
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