Hello there! The UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs’ #OpportunitiesCorner is a weekly update on available scholarships, exchange programs, conferences, workshops, and other skill-enhancing initiatives for UP Diliman students. Here’s for the end of June 2021!


1. RIEU Webinar Series: ‘Researching Ethically and Responsibly with Marginalized Communities (Refugees & Migrants)’

The Research Integrity & Ethics Unit (RIEU), Faculty of Medicine is pleased to invite you to join its very first webinar on the RIEU Webinar Series on the topic ‘Researching Ethically and Responsibly with Marginalized Communities (Refugees & Migrants)’.

This is the first webinar in this series aiming to create awareness in research ethics involving marginalized populations specifically on migrants and refugees.

Details of the webinar are as follows:

Date : 13 July 2021 (Tuesday)

Time : 11.00am – 12.30pm

Venue : Zoom (Link will be provided to those who registered)

Panel of speakers:

  • Dr. Veena Pillai (Diode Consultancy)
  • Dr. Susheela Nair (UNHCR)
  • Ms. Naima Ismail (Somali women’s Association Malaysia (SWAM))
  • Mr. Myint Naing Mujib (Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)

Moderator: Assoc. Prof Dr Julia Patrick Engkasan (RIEU, Faculty of Medicine)

Registration link here: http://forms.gle/VqZfar5bWSGUKrTP6

CPD points will be awarded to attendees of the RIEU Webinar Series that is limited to only 100 attendees. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Nisha Gopalan at nisha.gopalan@um.edu.my or rointegrity@um.edu.my if you have further queries.

2. IUBMB Advanced School and Workshop on “Proteins in Nanobiology and Nanobiotechnology”

The IUBMB Advanced School and Workshop, happening from November 29 – December 03, 2021 at Varadero Beach, Matanzas, Cuba, is aimed at postgraduates and young researchers interested in the state of the art of proteins in nanobiology and nanobiotechnology. Physical, chemical and biochemical approaches for studying structural and functional properties of proteins and their contribution as advantageous tools for the nanobiotechnology field will be addressed. Up-to-date information on the use of proteins as important elements for building nanoscale machines or designing nanodevices with emerging applications in biomedicine, pharmacy, chemistry and agricultural and livestock sciences will also be provided.

The main goal of the Advanced School and Workshop is to allow the participants to understand and incorporate these topics into their research and teaching activities. The course is organized in 23 lectures and students will participate in round-table discussions and share their research results with experts and colleagues in Poster sessions.

It is foreseen that around 50 young scientists from different geographical regions could attend the Advanced School and Workshop. They will be partially or completely financially supported by IUBMB grant and other sponsors.

Application requirements for the school and workshop are as follows:

  • A summary of your work with 200 words at the most
  • A file (PDF or Doc) containing your personal details: birth date, scientific degree, curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages), area of professional research interest, affiliation, country, and a letter explaining your interest in the course
  • A letter from your supervisor

This information should be sent to: advancedschool2021@gmail.com with the previous files as attachments and with the subject: Advanced School Application.

For more information and updates, kindly refer to the attached call for application or visit http://www.uh.cu/static/protein-advaced-school-2021/index.html

3. Call for Papers – APRU University Museums Research Symposium 2021

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) is a network of universities from Asia, Australasia and the Americas. The association established the APRU University Museums Research Symposium in 2021 to bring participants together for the sharing of research and education initiatives concerning their universities’ cultural and scientific collections.

This year, we will reflect on the research and preservation of architectural heritage and its place in the urban landscape. Architectural heritage involves multidisciplinary perspectives and collaborations which demonstrate expertise in science, culture, and the environment. Continuity and change have become crucial considerations when looking at our built environment and heritage buildings, as evident in recent examples of public health and climate concerns. The Asia-Pacific landscape especially provides a cross-cultural platform on which developments in architectural heritage research, education and practice can flourish, allowing ideas exchanged during the Symposium among universities, museums, and its collaborators to form a foundation upon which future research can be based.

For the list of the sub-themes and the submission details, please visit https://apru.org/event/university-museums-research-symposium-2021/

Deadline for submissions is extended until 25 July 2021. For enquiries, kindly contact apru2021@nus.edu.sg

4. AUN-CA Dialogues Research Forum and Crosslight Arts Festival – Call for Abstracts, Films, Artworks, Performances

All the call for abstracts, artworks, film and performances for each of the activities of the Crosslight Arts Festival and Dialogues Research Forum organized by AUN-CA is EXTENDED until JUNE 30, 5pm.

Details of each activity are as follows:

Dialogues Research Forum (JULY 23)

This research forum provides a means for exchanging ideas to provide STUDENTS AND TEACHERS of AUN+3 member universities, a venue for discussing their current creative or research work or any innovative/artistic response to the present pandemic situation. The proceedings will be published at the AUN website and the AUNCA Facebook page.

Information and Registration Link: http://bit.ly/AUNCADRFRF21

Crosslight Design Art Exhibition  (JULY 26-30) 

The exhibit serves as a platform for STUDENTS AND TEACHERS of AUN+3 member universities to share and foster deeper understanding of each country’s culture. The exhibit shall feature various forms of design (i.e. visual communication design, environmental design, product design, industrial design and costume design), highlighting the people, place, art and heritage of their respective countries or any innovative/artistic response to the present pandemic situation.

Information and Registration Link: http://bit.ly/AUNCADAERF21

Crosslight Film Festival (JULY 28) 

The film festival provides a venue for STUDENTS AND TEACHERS of AUN+3 member universities to share and foster deeper understanding of each country’s culture. The films to be screened shall feature the people, place, art and heritage of their respective countries or any innovative/artistic response to the present pandemic situation —in the form of documentaries, feature films, short films and animation.

Information and Registration Link: http://bit.ly/AUNCACFFRF21

Crosslight Performance Showcase (JULY 30) 

The performance showcase serves as a platform for STUDENTS AND TEACHERS of AUN+3 member universities to share and foster deeper understanding of each country’s culture. The performances shall highlight the culture and heritage of their respective countries or any innovative/artistic response to the present pandemic situation.

Information and Registration Link:   http://bit.ly/AUNCACPSRF21

For more information and announcements, please check their Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/aunculturearts. For inquiries, kindly send an email to aunculturearts@gmail.com.

5. 2021 CIEE International Education and Exchange Summit

The 2021  CIEE International Education and Exchange Summit will take place online November 1-5, 2021. The summit will consist of 10 sessions throughout the week, including both curated and solicited presentations.

As the organizers are committed to accessible programming, the conference registration is  FREE.

This is a reminder that the call for proposals for the CIEE 2021 Summit is now open. The theme of the conference is: International Education and Exchange: Catalyst of Inclusion, Innovation, and Progress. The proposal submission deadline is Wednesday June 30, 2021.

For more information, please visit their website here.

6. International Policy Forum on Flexible Learning Pathways in Higher Education

From 6-8 July 2021, policy-makers from across the globe can join an engaging virtual event on how to respond to pressing questions in higher education with findings from a major research project on flexible learning pathways.

The event will be organized as a series of engaging panel sessions to discuss ways to improve policy implementation on FLPs and ensure their effectiveness. The findings of the panel sessions will be further debated in four interactive workshops in which policy-makers from around the world will discuss existing policies on FLPs in their countries and share best practices and challenges in their implementation.

This initiative is a collaborative effort between IIEP-UNESCO, the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Facility, the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, the Department of Higher Education (JPT), the Universiti Sains Malaysia, the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, and the Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO.

To register, kindly click here. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.iiep.unesco.org/en/international-policy-forum-flexible-learning-pathways-higher-education-13759.


1. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships Call 2021

The MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships equip postdoctoral researchers with complementary professional skills for their future careers through the implementation of a personalised research project.

Who is eligible?

Researchers of any nationality and from all scientific disciplines with a doctoral degree and a maximum of 8 years of full-time postgraduate research experience at the time of the submission deadline are eligible to apply.

Where can I carry out the Fellowship?

European Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at a host institution in any of the 27 EU Member States or at a host institution in any of the currently 16 Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

The mobility rule applies to all applicants: they may not have lived or worked in the host institution’s country for more than 12 months in the 36 months prior to the submission deadline.

When can I apply?

The call is open from 22 June 2021 with a deadline of 12 October 2021.

For more information, please visit https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/calls/msca-postdoctoral-fellowships-2021

2. Extended Call for Nominations – UKM Virtual Summer Summer Programme 2021

The nominations for the upcoming UKM Virtual Summer Programme 2021 where students can enjoy cross-cultural collaborative learning, work with classmates from around the world, and learn from UKM’s and partnered Universities experts has been extended until 30 June 2021. The summer program offers practical-based knowledge for personal development in leadership, skill and technical progress in engineering, appreciation and exploration in Islamic culture, and understanding the links between human and nature in Health Science.

It’s a paid program as it offers credit transfer (selected program), student registration, and access to all virtual university facilities.

Interested students must submit their letter of intent addressed to OIL Director, Dr. Imee Su Martinez alongside their recent Form 5 and UP ID to the MOVE-UP Program UP Mail at oilmoveup@up.edu.ph on or before 12:00NN of 30 June 2021.

For more information, please send an email to oilmoveup@up.edu.ph.

3. Application for ASEAN Youth Initiative Empowerment Program (AYIEP) 2021

ASEAN Studies Center Universitas Gadjah Mada is pleased to announce that the application for the ASEAN Youth Initiative Empowerment Program (AYIEP) 2021 is now open! It will be held under the theme of “Fostering Youth’s Initiative in ASEAN Development” which carries the spirit of ASEAN unity and integrity. It offers a series of activities focused on the youth and community to affirm the ASEAN Identity.

This year, for the very first time AYIEP will be held through an online platform. However, the program offers the same vibes and atmosphere as the previous program through virtual tours and visitations, and many more! The program will be held from 7 August – 4 September 2021.

Here are some benefits that you will get by joining this program:

    • Earn study credits (equivalent to 3 credits).
    • Experience studying online at Universitas Gadjah Mada.
    • Expand your knowledge and understanding of current issues in Southeast Asia and ASEAN dynamics.
    • Create your international network and meet peers from all over the world.
    • Engage with leading lecturers, influential figures, and experts in fields related to ASEAN

For more detailed information, don’t be hesitate to contact UGM and kindly check their website:

Contact (Whatsapp): ugm.id/askascugm

E-mail: aseansc@ugm.ac.id

Website: asc.fisipol.ugm.ac.id


1. 2021 Call of the Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Funding Scheme (JFS)

The 2021 STI Joint Call for Proposals: Sustainable Food Production and Climate Change: Resilience & Adaptation is now open for applications.

The Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding Scheme for Research and Innovation (JFS) is a joint funding instrument under which national, regional and local funding agencies and ministries from SEA and Europe come together to fund bi-regional, multilateral research and innovation projects.

Southeast Asia – Europe Joint Call Project consortia must comprise of at least 3 partners from 3 different countries fulfilling the 2+1 rule: Either 2 partners from 2 different Southeast Asian countries and 1 European partner or 2 partners from 2 different European countries and 1 Southeast Asian partner. At least 1 partner from each region must be eligible for JFS funding.

Participating Funding Agencies in the 2021 JFS Call:

    • Belgium – National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS)
    • Brunei Darussalam – University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD)
    • Bulgaria – Bulgarian National Science Fund (BNSF)
    • Cambodia – Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MEYS)
    • Czech Republic – Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)
    • Germany – Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
    • Indonesia – Ministry of Research and Technology / National Research & Innovation Agency (RISTEK / BRIN)
    • Malaysia – University of Malaya (UM)
    • Malaysia – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
    • Myanmar – Ministry of Education (MOE)
    • Netherlands – Dutch Research Council (NWO)
    • Spain – Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
    • Switzerland –Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
    • Thailand – National Science and Technology Development Agency/Program Management Unit – Brain Power(NSTDA/PMU-B)
    • Turkey – Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK)

Deadline: 15 October 2021 12:00 (noon) CEST/ 05:00 pm Bangkok time

For more information, please visit https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/worldwide/asean/7th-call-southeast-asia-europe-joint-funding-scheme-jfs-launched

2. The Turkish Language Programme for Public Officials and Academicians (KATİP) 2021-2022

The Turkish Language Programme for Public Officials and Academicians (KATİP) is designed for foreign public officials, diplomats, academicians, and researchers who wish to learn Turkish and get closely familiar with Turkey. Participants will be offered two options (6-month and 10-month) for the duration of the program.

Besides Turkish language instruction, KATİP Programme offers a wide variety of activities whereby the participants can better acquaint themselves with the Turkish culture and society. With seminars on diverse topics by eminent professors, weekly tours to discover Istanbul, cultural trips around Turkey, workshops on classical Turkish arts and traditional sports activities, KATİP participants will have a chance to experience Turkey’s cultural atmosphere closely. Throughout the programme, the interaction of the participants with public institutions, think-tanks, media organizations and universities will also be encouraged through joint events and short-term internship opportunities to create channels of institutional cooperation in various sectors between countries.

In KATİP’s funding design, the costs of all the courses, trips and activities and round-trip tickets are covered, and the participants also enjoy free accommodation and monthly allowance of 3.000 TRY during their stay in Turkey.

Regarding the requirements for the application, KATİP Programme accepts public officials with at least three years of work experience and academicians currently employed in a university or a research center with at least an ongoing PhD degree. English fluency is needed for all the applicants and the candidates cannot be over 40 years old.

As this is an exclusive fellowship, interested candidates for the programme must submit the following to the Office of International Linkages System (OIL) through email at oil@up.edu.ph on or before Tuesday, June 29:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vitae (2 – 3 pages only)
  • Transcript of Records
  • Document indicating employment in the university

Candidates who will be endorsed for the KATIP Programme will be contacted via email.

For further information, kindly refer to the attached brochure and application guidelines.