Hello there! The UP Diliman Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs’ #OpportunitiesCorner is an update on available scholarships, exchange programs, conferences, workshops, and other skill-enhancing initiatives for UP Diliman students. Here’s for the third week of January 2022!

Seminars and Conferences

International Student Seminar on Asian and African Studies, entitled “Asia and Africa in the International System of the 21st Century and the construction of the Global South

The Latin American Association for Asian and African Studies (ALADAA) and the participating universities invite undergraduate and postgraduate students to present their research in the International Student Seminar on Asian and African Studies which will take place online (via zoom) on May 26 and 27, 2022 with the title “Asia and Africa in the International System of the 21st Century and the construction of the Global South”.

Objectives of the Seminar:

  • To contribute to knowledge generation and exchange about Asia and Africa amongst students in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
  • To create links between universities in the Global South that allow for the consolidation of joint research projects where students can participate actively.
  • To work together with higher education institutions in the Global South and facilitate the creation of research projects and programmes that include graduate and undergraduate students.
  • To promote academic production in Asia and Africa in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • To allow for joint research work between students in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Call for Proposals – Thematic Lines: 

  • Commerce, Economy and Sustainable Development
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Science and Technology
  • Culture and traditional knowledge
  • Gender Studies and Diversity approaches in Asia and Africa

Deadline for proposals is on 14 March 2022 and must be submitted to info@aladaainternacional.com.  Participation in the seminar is free. Certificates will be provided by the organising committee for all participating students.

For further information, please see attached flyer and brochure or visit http://aladaainternacional.com/students/.

2022 CIEE Annual Conference

The 2022 CIEE Annual Conference taking place in Seoul, South Korea from November 8-10 with the theme, 75 Years of Pathways for Peace. CIEE is collecting proposals for the sessions and poster fair for the 2022 Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea.

Proposals are reviewed by a committee of Academic Consortium Members – professionals in the field of international education – and CIEE Staff. A full description of the theme and call for proposal criteria can be found on their website. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, February 25, 2022.

The Third Bi-Annual Scientific Meeting of IAAHEH 2022

In line with one of the mission of Indonesian Accreditation Agency for Highest Education in Health (IAAHEH) to facilitate a culture of quality among health study program, the IAAHEH intends to organize Third Bi-Annual Scientific Meeting of IAAHEH on 22 – 23 February 2022 with the theme “Quality of Higher Education in Health: “Challenges of best practices in external QA during disrupting era of Pandemic and Industrial Revolution 4.0”.

For questions and to know more about the event, you may refer to the attached flyer or visit their website at https://lamptkes.org/en. You may also contact the Secretariat of IAAHEH at sekretariat@lamptkes.org.

Online Academic Forum: In Celebration of the 79th Anniversary of Kasetsart University

Kasetsart University invites you to join their upcoming online KU Academic Forum: In Celebration of the 79th Anniversary of Kasetsart University under the theme “Reinventing Kasetsart University: Innovative Research and Advanced Studies on Agriculture and Food”, scheduled for two days (Bangkok time): Wednesday, February 2 (Day 1), 16:00-17:15, and Thursday, February 3 (Day 2), 17:00-20:00, using Zoom.

Registrations are open until 25 January 2022: https://qr.page/g/3IjFsHnRbTP.

MORES Hot Topic in Research Ethics Webinar Series

The Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) Programme at University of Malaya invites you to join the “MORES Hot Topic in Research Ethics” Webinar Series entitled, Participation of Women in Research in Low- and Middle- Income Countries (LMICs) happening on 24 February 2022 8.30pm (EST)/ 25 February 2022 9.30am (MYT).

In this webinar, Dr. Vina Vaswani of Yenepoya Medical College will bring a rich mix of experiences in bioethics research and education on participation of women in clinical trials within a low and middle income country.

The talk will cover recruitment decisions, negotiating participant responsibilities, balancing domestic burdens and sensitizing researchers to the nuances of gender based issues in research.

Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/mrxuj897 and the Zoom link will be provided after completion of registration.

HGEM Workshop on Innovation and Leadership

In partnership with the Harvard Undergraduate Global Education Movement (HGEM), the Global Citizen Education Group is delighted to announce its HGEM Southeast Asia Workshop on Innovation and Leadership, or HWIL, designed to engage and inspire the brightest young minds in the world.

An intensive two-weekend-long program designed to provide our participants with a deep understanding of leadership and to equip them with practical skills they can take back and implement in their everyday lives.

At HWIL, participants will have the chance to network with some of the most ingenious minds in the world, transform their knowledge into impact, and drive innovation in their local communities. Each participant will be allocated to a group of 5 to 6 other mentees and they will be guided by a mentor from Harvard, who will help them master the fundamentals of leadership and understand the key role effective leadership plays in fostering innovative thinking.

The program will cover topics such as leveraging our networks, collaborating efficiently with team members, effective public speaking, as well as engaging in critical thinking and problem solving.

Date: 19, 20, 26, 27 February 2022

Price: USD 60 (Early Bird) / USD 70

Location: Online (The Global Citizen Academy)

Register: https://www.theglobalcitizenacademy.com/hwilseai

Scholarships and Exchange Programs

Ernst Mach-Grant – ASEA-UNINET

The Ernst Mach-Grant – ASEA-UNINET offers scholarships for full or partial PhD studies, postdoc research stays and for studies in the field of music practice at an ASEA-UNINET member university* in Austria to students and researchers from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.

Area of Study: All fields of study: Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts

Types of Grants:

PhD Grant

Target Group: Postgraduates who want to carry out a full doctorate/PhD-program in Austria and fulfill the requirements for admission and who have completed their studies at a university outside Austria

Duration: 36 months

Grant benefit: 1,050 euros per month + a travel costs subsidy of max. 1,000 euros


Postdoc Grant

Target Group: Postdocs who are involved in teaching and research at an ASEA-UNINET member university* in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, or the Philippines.

Duration: 3 to 9 months

Grant benefit: 1,150 euros per month + a travel costs subsidy of max. 1,000 euros


Sandwich Grant

Target Group: Postgraduates pursuing a doctorate/PhD-program at an ASEA-UNINET member university* in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam or the Philippines who would like to conduct a part of their studies in Austria

Duration: max. 9 months

Grant benefit: 1,050 euros per month + a travel costs subsidy of max. 1,000 euros


Music Grant

Target Group: Undergraduates (or higher) in the field of music practice (instrumental and vocal performance, composition, and conducting)

Duration: 9 months

Grant benefit: 1,050 euros per month + a travel costs subsidy of max. 1,000  euros


Maximum Age: Undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates: 35 years; postdocs: 45 years.

Language Proficiency: Very good knowledge of English and/or German.

 Selection Process: After an examination of the formal requirements and an evaluation of the applications by experts, the candidates will be invited to a personal interview. Applicants for music grants must participate in mandatory auditions, successful auditioners are eligible to apply via the online tool (for further information, visit the site at https://oead.at/en/to-austria/grants-and-scholarships/ernst-mach-grant/faq-ernst-mach-grant-asea-uninet/#25-what-is-important-to-consider-when-applying-for-a-scholarship-in-the-field-of-music). Final decision by the BMBWF.


Official Grant Announcement and Further Information:

  • The official grant announcement is published at the Austrian grant database www.grants.at
  • Direct link to the official grant announcement: Ernst Mach-Grant – ASEA-UNINET
  • Please find answers on frequently asked questions here: FAQs Ernst Mach – ASEA-UNINET

Where to Apply:

Online at www.scholarships.at. The direct link to the online application tool is available in the grant announcement as soon as the call is open. Please see also our Step-by-step guide as a support for how to start the online application.

Documents and Uploads to be Submitted with the Online Application:

  • Research proposal (in the field of music: letter of motivation)
  • Written consent of the supervisor at the Austrian host university (in the field of music: “Letter of Endorsement” issued by the Austrian Music Universities after successful participation in the auditions)
  • Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers
  • Copy of passport
  • University graduation certificates as well as a German or English translation.

Closing date for applications: 1st March 2022

2022 Taiwan Scholarships

The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines will once again provide various scholarship programs for qualified Filipino students. These scholarships are intended for Filipinos who wish to pursue degree studies in #Taiwan (Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral Degrees) or for those who would like to learn Mandarin Chinese in the Republic of China (Taiwan).

Applications for the ICDF scholarship are now ongoing! Log in to their online system through https://web.icdf.org.tw/ICDF_TSP/WelcomeStart.aspx to begin your application.

For further information, you may visit their website through https://www.roc-taiwan.org/ph_en/cat/38.html or call +632 8887 6688 local 153 or refer to the files attached herewith.

MECO-TECO Sandwich Scholarship Program (SSP)

The MECO-TECO Sandwich Scholarship Program (SSP) is open to master’s and doctoral students who would like to conduct their researches in a university or research institution in Taiwan. The priority research areas include (1) Natural Sciences, (2) Life Sciences, (3) Engineering and (4) Chemistry. Attached herewith is a copy of the guidelines and application form for your reference.

Interested applicants may communicate directly with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Cooperation located at the 2nd Level, ADMATEL Bldg., DOST Compound, General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City or through email at itcu-mail@dost.gov.ph / dostssp.mecoteco@gmail.com. All applications must be submitted to the said office. The deadline of submission of the MECO-TECO SSP application is on 15 March 2022.

SURI Research Internships 2022

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University offers paid summer research internships for qualified U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and volunteer positions for international students. Students gain engineering research experience at a top research university and an in-depth understanding of what it would be like to pursue a PhD degree.

Students across all branches of engineering are welcome to apply. Students between the junior and senior years of their undergraduate degree and those pursuing Master’s degrees who are interested in earning a PhD will be given highest consideration. Participants will work under the mentorship of faculty members from various engineering programs to pursue 8-week-long research projects from May 25th to July 22nd, 2022. Available research projects include both in-person and virtual options.

Apply online at graduate.engineering.asu.edu/suri on or before February 1, 2022.