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TICA Fellowships for Annual International Training Courses (AITC) in Thailand, 2015

Applications are invited for training fellowships available for Early Childhood Health Care Management course. This is a 4-week training program designed for professional nurses and other related health care personnel regarding to early childhood health care. Applicants must be educated equivalent to bachelor degree of university or technical college. Up to 20 (18 for Foreigners and 2 for Thai) fellowships are awarded. The application deadline is March 31, 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded for Early Childhood Health Care Management course. Course outline consists of early childhood health, Early childhood health care system and management, Concept of early childhood health care management, Roles of pediatric nurses and health care personnel in early childhood, health care, Early childhood health care, How to write a project proposal and developing a selected project and proposal regarding early childhood health care management.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for 4-week training program.
Scholarship Provider: Royal Thai Government (Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency), Thailand
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Eligibility: Applicants must:
1) be fluent in written and verbal English (the course will be conducted in English);
2) be in good health, both physically and mentally; and
3) meet the required qualifications specified for the course as follows:
– be nominated by their respective government
– not be over fifty-five (55) years old at the day of application
– be educated equivalent to bachelor degree of university or technical college
– have at least two (2) years of profession experience in nursing, public health, and other relevant areas relating to child health
– adequate proficiency in English speaking, reading, writing and listening
– be in good health both physically and mentally, and should have a health certificate provided by an authorized physician
This form must be attached together with the Nomination Form. Pregnancy is regarded as a disqualifying condition for participation in the course.

  Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of Asia & Middle East (Afghanistan, Jordan, Maldives, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand), Oceania (Pacific Islands: Palau, Solomon Island, Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu), Africa (Angola, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Mauritania, South Sudan) and Latin America & others (Belize, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname) can apply for these training fellowships.

Scholarship Description: Annual International Training Courses (AITC)Early childhood is the most important phase for overall growth and development throughout the lifespan. During early childhood (from the prenatal period to six years of age), children undergo rapid growth that is highly influenced by their environment. Many challenges faced by adults, such as mental health issues, obesity, heart disease, criminality, and poor literacy and numeracy, can be traced back to early childhood. Every year, more than 200 million children under five years old fail to reach their full cognitive and social potential. Most of these children live in underdeveloped or developing countries.

Number of award(s): Up to 20 (18 for Foreigners and 2 for Thai) fellowships are awarded.

Duration of award(s): This is a 4-week training program designed for professional nurses and other related health care personnel regarding to early childhood health care.

What does it cover? The Royal Thai Government will be responsible for the following allowances and expenses:
-An economy class electronic ticket (e-ticket) will be issued to each participant via email. Each of the participants is not allowed to change the flights route and schedules. Participants should not buy air tickets by themselves and should be advised that if they do so, the cost cannot be reimbursed from the Royal Thai Government. The Royal Thai Government will also arrange the domestic flight for participants, if any. However, those participants who are from Brunei Darussalam, Oman, Republic of Korea and Singapore, the round trip international travel cost will be responsible by their respective country.
-Each participant will receive a living allowance of 500 baht per day to cover meals, local transportation and other personal daily expenses. Accommodation will be arranged by the Royal Thai Government and all participants will stay at the same place. It is suggested that each participant should bring some pocket money approximately US$ 100 to cover the expenses before the allowance is paid.
-Minor medical treatment will be provided for participants who become ill during their stay in Thailand.
-The Royal Thai Government will provide transportation for the authorized field trips undertaken as part of the course.

Selection Criteria: The scholarships will be evaluated on the basis of Examination, Discussion/participation, Presentation and Report.

Notification: The Royal Thai Government will inform the nominating government (or relevant authority) whether or not nominee(s) have been accepted for the course, normally three weeks before the course starts.

How to Apply: Applicants interested in participating in the course must be nominated by their government and must submit three (3) completed nomination forms to the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries before the closing date of application. In general, each country may nominate up to four (4) nominees for the course. However, nomination for certain courses may be limited to one or two nominees from each country due to limited seat available for participation.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 31, 2015.

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