Applications are invited for Joint TICA-TRF-France Fellowship Program available for doctoral students from CLMV countries. Up to five fellowships will be awarded each year to pursue their PhD studies in Thailand and France (2 years in Thailand and 1 year in France). Scholarships provide opportunity to do research with Thai and French advisors of academic excellence in the fields beneficial to the development process of their countries. Applications should be submitted till 30th September, 2014.
Study Subject(s): This programme is opened to all academic disciplines contributing to the development objectives of the applicant’s country, with the priority given to the following 7 sectors and related sub-sectors under the ACMECS framework1: trade and investment, agriculture, industrial development and energy, transportation, tourism, health and human resources development.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD studies in Thailand and France, with the opportunity to do research with Thai and French advisors of academic excellence.
Scholarship Provider: Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) (under the Royal Golden Jubilee PhD Program) and the French Embassy in Thailand. Financial support will be co-sponsored by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the French Regional Delegation to ASEAN.
Scholarship can be taken at: Thailand and France
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Eligibility: An applicant must:
-be a citizen from 4 countries, namely The Kingdom of Cambodia, The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Union of Myanmar, and The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (CLMV);
-be under 32 years of age;
-A master’s degree in a discipline related to the proposed doctoral study with a GPA of not less than 3.50 (from a total of 4.0) or equivalent from an institution of higher education recognized by TRF, and
-A bachelor’s degree with a GPA of not less than 3.00 (from a total of 4.0) or equivalent from an institution of higher education recognized by TRF;
-Research publication(s) or oral/poster presentation(s) at a scientific meeting with English abstract(s) will be given a priority;
– Have appropriate background to undertake the proposal he/she has outlined.
-be fluent in written and verbal English as the course is conducted in English
-be in good health, both physically and mentally, as they are required to stay throughout the course;
-meet the required qualifications specified for the programme;
-A doctoral study leave of at least three years is required for successful candidate.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Kingdom of Cambodia, The Lao People’s Democratic Republic, The Union of Myanmar and The Socialist Republic of Vietnam can apply for this fellowship program.
Scholarship Description: During 2008-2013, doctoral students from CLMV countries; Cambodia, LaoPDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam had been awarded grants by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), The Thailand Research Fund (TRF) (under the Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Program) and the French Embassy in Thailand. The Joint Fellowship Program now is the second phase in the period of 5 years, starting from 2014. Financial support will be co-sponsored by the Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency (TICA), the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and the French Regional Delegation to ASEAN.
The joint Fellowship Program for doctoral students is a joint collaboration between France and Thailand. This joint program aims at supporting interested students from CLMV countries (up to five scholarships per year) to pursue their doctoral studies in Thailand and France, with the opportunity to do research with Thai and French advisors of academic excellence in the fields beneficial to the development process of their countries.
Number of award(s): Up to five(5) fellowships may be awarded each year for postgraduate students from CLMV to pursue their Ph.D. studies in Thailand and France.
Duration of award(s): Participants are expected to complete their doctoral studies within 3 consecutive academic years (2 years in Thailand and 1 year in France).
What does it cover? The following allowances and expenses will be borne by the Royal Thai Government and the French Government:
-An economy class air ticket from an appropriate international airport to Thailand will be sent to each participant by a representative of the Thai Airways International, or through the National Airline Office in the participant’s country. An air ticket to the home country will be issued to each participant one week before the completion of his/her PhD study as well as the fellowship contract. Participants should not buy air tickets themselves and should be advised that if they do so, the cost cannot be reimbursed.
-For research study in France for 1 year, the participant’s major thesis advisor has to submit a travel and research plan, in consultation with the French co-advisor, to the French Regional Delegation to ASEAN and the RGJ-PhD Programme before the end of French Fiscal year (Sep/Oct) for approval prior to study leave beginning March of the following year. The participant and/or his/her major thesis advisor will arrange for an economy return air ticket to France themselves from the budget provided by the French Regional Delegation to ASEAN.
-While studying in Thailand, each participant will receive a monthly allowance of 7,000 baht to cover meals, local transportation and other personal expenses. Accommodation and other expenses, such as health insurance, educational and research expenses, educational materials, field trips, and thesis preparation, will be provided for as per the regulations of the Royal Thai Government. It is suggested that each participant bring some pocket money to cover the expenses before the allowance is paid.
-While studying in France, each participant will receive a health insurance, education expenses, exemption of tuition fees, exemption of visa fee, and a monthly stipend covering personal expenses and accommodation. Taking French courses at the Alliance française de Bangkok is advised before travelling to France, course expense will be borne by the French Regional Delegation to ASEAN.
-Participants should be in good health and must not have any health condition which may require treatment in Thailand and France during the study.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications from interested persons must be approved by their governments and applicants must submit six (6) copies of completed application forms to the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries before the closing date for application by 30 September for registration in the new academic year beginning no later than January in the following year. Application form must be submitted together with complete a proposed research proposal and other relevant documents given in the checklist of the form. Please note that interested candidates must be nominated through the focal point agency for international and development cooperation in their respective countries. CLMV students who are currently studying in Thailand must require the permission from their governments and headquarters to further their education at the doctoral level.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30th September, 2014.