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 last week of March 2022!

Virtual International Social Business Spring Program 2022

Students and faculty of HEI in the Philippines are invited to the VIRTUAL INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL BUSINESS SPRING PROGRAM 2022 on March 29-31, 2022 hosted by San Pedro College, Davao City, Philippines in partnership with Daffodil International University.

Social Business has been discussed for years to develop and encourage people from diverse communities to come up with new social ventures. Indeed, the idea has been originated from the Social Business concept of Nobel Laureate economist Professor Dr. Muhammad Yunus and has become one of the eye-catching concepts on the world stage.

Participants will be provided with a deep discussion on how to strike a balance between social objectives and financial goals, situated somewhere between profit-maximizing business and the non-profit sector.


Registration Fee:
USD 50 for International Participants
USD 25 for Philippine Participants

Scan the QR Code for more information or click this link:

Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP)

The Commission on Higher Education hereby informs interested parties of the call for applications of the Philippine—American Educational Foundation “Fulbright Philippines” to the Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Graduate Studies for academic year 2023—2024.

This program seeks to develop the technical, scientific, professional, and academic leaders to improve the Philippines’ capability to modernize the scientific and technological capability of people working in the agriculture and fisheries sectors. It is a scholarship opportunity for Filipinos to study at the Master’s graduate-level or pursue non-degree doctoral dissertation research in the United States. Furthermore, this scholarship grant covers the tuition and fees, settling-in-allowance, monthly maintenance allowance, books and supplies allowance, in—transit allowance, health and accident insurance, roundtrip international airfare, and excess baggage allowance.

Interested applicants must complete the online application at www.fulbright.org.ph on or before 15 April 2022. Inquiries on the FPASP for Graduate Studies may be directed to Ms. Kathrina Tansengco, Program Ofiicer via email: ktansengco@fullbright.org.ph.

Call for Abstracts – SHAPE International Symposium: Shaping the healthcare workforce to meet the challenges we face in the Asia Pacific

The 2022 SHAPE International Symposium titled ‘Shaping the healthcare workforce to meet the challenges we face in the Asia Pacific – what does this mean for health service educators, researchers and managers?” which will be held hybrid from July 6-8, 2022 is now accepting abstract submissions.

The SHAPE symposium covers a broad range of topics that contribute collectively to health service leadership and management, education, development, workforce training and research. This symposium in particular explores the challenges and opportunities currently facing our healthcare workforce, and the implications to health service educators, researchers and health service managers.

Theme Areas

    • What are the challenges facing the healthcare system in our respective countries and our region and the opportunities that with some creativity and energy we might be able to harness?
    • How well placed are our educational institutions to educate and develop the health management workforce needed for the adoption of healthcare innovation?
    • If we are to realize opportunities and deal with the challenges we face, what do we need to do to improve and change how we design and deliver programs for health service managers?
    • What have been the lessons learnt from the adoption of innovation in health services and what are the implications for health service management workforce development?
    • How can we work more effectively with health services and practitioners to do what needs to be done?
    • How does your research illuminate our understanding of what we need to do and how we might go about it?

Abstract submission template

  • All submissions are required to use the Abstract Submission Template attached or be downloaded from the SHAPE website: www.shape.org.au
  • Two categories of presentations are acceptable: 1) presentations of research findings, and 2) presentations of viewpoints to encourage debate and discussions or identify research agendas based on literature, research findings and practical experience.

Deadline for Abstract submissions: 02 May 2022.

For more information, please refer to the attached program information and abstract submission form.

UN4DRR International Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction, Mitigation and Environmental Science

The UN4DRR International Symposium on Disaster Risk Reduction, Mitigation, and Environmental Science, to be held virtually on July 21, 2022, is organized by Natural Resources and Environmental Management (NREM) – IPB University in collaboration with Syiah Kuala University and UN4DRR (University Network for Disaster Risk Reduction) Erasmus.

The theme of the symposium on disaster risk reduction, but not limited to, it will include the management of natural resources and the environment in general.

Paper Submission

For further information, please don’t hesitate to contact the committee: un4drr.ipb@apps.ipb.ac.id or visit: https:https://un4drr-symposium.id/.

MOHRES Hot Topic in Research Ethics Webinar Series: Navigating the Ethical Dimension of Ethical Hesitance Research

You are invited to join the “MOHRES Hot Topic in Research Ethics” Webinar Series entitled Navigating the Ethical Dimension of Ethical Hesitance Research happening on 11 April 2022 9.00am (EST)/ 11 April 2022 9.00pm (MYT) with Rachel Gur- Arie, PhD, Johns Hopkins University, as the resource speaker.

In this talk, Dr. Rachel Gur-Arie will share her experience working on empirical, qualitative studies investigating the ethics of vaccine hesitancy among healthcare workers. The case study highlighted will be an ongoing NIH-funded study conducted by colleagues at both Johns Hopkins University and Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. The talk will address methodological, ethical, and practical aspects of this work.

Please register here: https://tinyurl.com/MORESApr11. The Zoom link will be provided to you after completion of registration.

This programme is organized by the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme at University Malaya. It is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the United States, National Institutes of Health (Grant R25TW010891) in collaboration with the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University.

2022 Oxford Summer Sessions

    • The International Round Table Symposium announces 2022 Oxford Summer Sessions
    • to be held at Harris Manchester College, Oxford University, Oxford, England:
    • The World of Children: Red Carpet Book Launch – July 10-13, 2022
    • Educational Trends and Issues – July 10-13, 2022
    • Special and Gifted Education – July 10-13, 2022
    • Technology and the Future of Global Education – July 10-13, 2022
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Education – July 10-13, 2022
    • Women in Leadership and Gender Equality – July 17-20, 2022
    • Climate Change and the Environment – July 17-20, 2022
    • Religion, History and Theology – July 17-20, 2022
    • Mental Health and Education – July 17-20, 2022

SUMMER Deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: 30 May 2022
  • Early Registration: 30 May 2022
  • Regular Registration: After May 30, 2022

Visit the conference website ( https://www.internationalroundtablesymposiums.com/) for additional details including abstract submission, registration and publication information.

CUHK Virtual Events on Non-invasive Prenatal Test, Greater Bay Area, & Agrochemicals

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is committed to connecting with partners and friends to exchange knowledge, share experience, and build collaborations. The following are events which may be of interest:

  • The 6th Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences

30 March 2022 | 6:30pm–8:00pm (HK time) and 6 April 2022 | 2:00pm–3:30pm (HK time)

Speaker: Prof. Dennis Lo, Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine & Associate Dean of Medicine (Research), CUHK

Known as ‘the Father of Non-invasive Prenatal Testing’, Prof. Dennis Lo is Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean of Medicine (Research), as well as Chairman of the Department of Chemical Pathology at CUHK. His research focuses on the biology and diagnostic applications of cell-free nucleic acids in plasma. In 1997, Prof. Lo discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma which led to the development of non-invasive DNA-based prenatal testing, a significant breakthrough in the global scientific community and a test now widely used by millions of pregnant women every year. This achievement lays the foundation for developing non-invasive tests for cancer detection, including the screening of early-stage nasopharyngeal cancer.

New Asia College and the School of Life Sciences are honoured to present the 6th Yen Kwo Yung Lecture in Life Sciences featuring Prof. Dennis Lo who will give three lectures in March and April (two to be conducted in English). He will share with the public his research discoveries, applications of his technology, and their impact on clinical medicine.

‘Translating Scientific Discoveries into Clinical Impact’, 30 March (Conducted in English)

In this talk, Prof. Lo will discuss how he discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood and translated the discovery into a clinical test that is now adopted worldwide. He will share with the audience the challenges he met along the way and the synergy between scientific research and entrepreneurship. The talk will be moderated by Prof. Sun On Chan, Head of New Asia College, CUHK.

‘Circulating DNA in Blood: Coming in All Sizes & Shapes’, 6 April (Conducted in English)

Circulating cell-free DNA in plasma has enabled the development of non-invasive prenatal testing, cancer liquid biopsy, and non-invasive post-transplantation monitoring. Circulating DNA consists of fragments of DNA. The study of the details of the fragmentation process is now referred to as ‘fragmentomics’. In this talk, Prof. Lo will discuss the journey through which his laboratory has contributed to unravelling some of the key understandings in fragmentomics and how they can be translated into a new generation of clinical tests. The talk will be moderated by Prof. Kam Bo Wong, Director of the School of Life Sciences, CUHK.

Register here.

  • Bay Area Experience: Evidence-based Policy Webinar Series Limits to Hong Kong’s Integration in the Greater Bay Area

25 March 2022 | 11:00am–12:15pm (HK time) | Zoom (English)

In this webinar, the speakers will discuss the limits to Hong Kong’s integration into the Greater Bay Area and subregional economic integration with Chinese characteristics. Three strands of economic theories on integration will be presented to explain the limited level of integration achieved by Hong Kong, namely the classic European model, subregional economic integration, and economic liberalization and policy coordination.


  • Prof. Yun-wing Sung, Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics, CUHK


  • Prof. Jianfa Shen, Professor, Department of Geography & Resource Management, CUHK
  • Prof. Sara Zhong, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, CUHK


  • Prof. Fanny Cheung, Senior Advisor, Faculty of Social Science & Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, CUHK

                        Register here.

  • Agrobiotechnology Talk Series – 18 Strategy to Change Unsustainable Practices in Agrochemical Application: A Case in Southern China

29 April 2022 | 6:00pm–7:30pm (HK time) | Zoom (English)

In this talk, Prof. Lam will introduce and analyze a World Bank-funded project aiming at changing entrenched unsustainable practices in the application of fertilizers and pesticides.


  • Prof. Kin Che Lam, Adjunct Professor, Department of Geography & Resource Management, CUHK & Environmental Advisor, HKSAR Government


  • Prof. Hon Ming Lam, Director, State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology (CUHK)

Register here.

Developing Migration for Women: Moving Towards Gender-Responsive Migration Governance Under a Philippine Department of Migrant Workers

The University of the Philippines-Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders Philippines or UP-CIFAL Philippines in partnership with the BRIDGE Project of  UN Women, International Labour Organization (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), UP School of Labor and Industrial Relations (UP SOLAIR), and UP Center for Women’s and Gender Studies (UPCWGS) brings you a webinar entitled Developing Migration for Women: Moving Towards Gender-Responsive Migration Governance Under a Philippine Department of Migrant Workers this 31st of March 2022 (Thursday) at 10:00AM-12:00NN Manila Time (GMT+8). This event is in commemoration of National Women’s Month.

Join us as we explore prospects for a gender-responsive migration governance landscape in the country with the establishment of the Department of Migrant Workers through the newly enacted RA 11641. With Filipino women accounting for more than half of the total Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), this webinar surfaces emerging opportunities for strengthening the commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM).

Please register for FREE through this link: https://bit.ly/36967h4. Attached is the file of the Concept Note and Programme for more details on the webinar.

For additional inquiries or concerns, send an email to cifalphilippines@up.edu.ph.

Webinar: Universiti Malaya’s Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice 2022

Universiti Malaya (UM) in collaboration with Institut Masa Depan Malaysia (MASA) and Ecoknights will be co-hosting a webinar entitled “Universiti Malaya’s Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice 2022″ representing Malaysia’s context and discourses on the topic.

The Worldwide Teach-in on Climate and Justice project is an annual program led by the Graduate Programs in Sustainability at Bard College in New York, USA and Open Society University Network with worldwide partners such as  Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU). UM will join other campuses around the world to organise an engaging dialogue on this year’s theme “CLIMATE & JUSTICE.”

The webinar will take place on 30th March 2022 (Wednesday) from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm (UTC +8). During this webinar, the invited speakers will share their opinion regarding climate and justice and explain how local climate initiatives can open the path for climate change solutions for the next decade.

Registration link:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VeVV0SmvRdmeB6rEBSqR2w. More details can be found here.

Women in Science and Research: Minding and Bridging the Gap

On the occasion of International Women’s Month, EURAXESS ASEAN invites you to join us for a virtual dialogue that puts the spotlight on the pivotal role of women in science, technology and innovation.

Which challenges do women scientists, researchers and innovators face and what can be done to support them better? Join the debate on 31 March at 3pm BKK time.

Register on the Hopin platform here by 29 March to attend online (registration is free of charge)


The event is part of the SHARE Policy Dialogue 14 which takes place in hybrid form between 29-31 March 2022 in partnership with SEAMEO RIHED, UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, The ASEAN Secretariat – Education, Youth and Sports Division, the ASEAN University Network and its partners.

SHARE Policy Dialogue: The Contribution of Higher Education Partnerships in Southeast Asia towards the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030

SHARE Programme will conduct its 14th Policy Dialogue from March 29 to 31, 2022 in a hybrid format through the Hopin platform and in-person presence in Bangkok, Thailand.

The theme of Policy Dialogue 14 is ‘The Contribution of Higher Education Partnerships in Southeast Asia towards the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals 2030’. The dialogue is designed and delivered in partnership with SEAMEO RIHED, the UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, the ASEAN Secretariat’s Education, Youth and Sports Division, the ASEAN University Network, and its partners.

The three days of discussion will explore how partnerships between higher education, the private sector, and civil society stakeholders can augment the impact towards achieving the seventeen SDGs, and particularly SDG4 to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Please register to attend online via bit.ly.SHAREPD14

For your reference, an event brochure and programme draft are attached to this email, should you have other queries and questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at sharepmo@britishcouncil.org.

Future Shape of Sustainable Partnerships

Universities are at the heart of the world’s most pressing challenges. The past two years have presented some strong examples of their critical role – from scientists’ quest for coronavirus vaccines to continuous work tackling climate emergencies and societal problems. Universities’ contribution to the world’s sustainable development has received significant attention, and the most impactful achievements are built on strong collaborations and partnerships.

To find out more about the Future Shape of Sustainable Partnerships, join the expert panel at midday UTC on 6th April, 8 pm Singapore time.


  • Dr Janet Ilieva, Founder and Director, Education Insight, United Kingdom


  • Prof Perry Hobson, Director of BUas Academy for Tourism, The Netherlands
  • Dr Yuni Sari Amalia, Deputy Head, Planning and Development Board, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR), Indonesia
  • Mr Ed Fermin, Vice President for Academic Affairs, National Teachers College, Philippines

For further information and registration link, click here.

Application deadline extended to April 11: Conference for Undergraduate Health Research (CUHR)

York University’s Conference for Undergraduate Health Research (CUHR) – (May 27-28, 2022) is extending the deadline for presentation abstract submissions.  This free virtual event is an opportunity for undergraduate students working in health fields to showcase their research work and engage with other health students around the world.


Additionally, the conference will have three new awards reflecting York University’s commitment to supporting student researchers as Agents of Change.

  • The Harvey Skinner Research Impact Award, valued at $350 CAD
  • The Award for Research Excellence, valued at $250 CAD
  • The Best Research Proposal Award, valued at $250 CAD

All presenters will be considered and are eligible to receive these awards. Presenters must provide an analysis of the implications for their research in improving human health and creating positive change.

For details and registration UHRE: CUHR

Presenter Application & Abstract Submission Guidelines.

For more details on the conference and updates on our awards as they are announced, please visit: https://www.uhre.ca and their instragram page @uhreyorku.

For any further questions, please contact uhreyorku@gmail.com

Singapore Management University Global Summer Programme 2022 Summer School

This programme is designed to give you a head start in your future career by giving you insights into Asia, the world’s fastest growing region. With our world getting increasingly connected, you may find yourself working for or with Asian companies in some capacity.

You can choose up to 2 courses from 8 specially curated courses and look forward to a holistic programme with enriching activities, company visits, dialogues with industry leaders, and more!

As the only autonomous university located in the heart of the city, students can also leverage SMU’s location to access Singapore’s attractions conveniently for a complete Singapore experience.

Date/Duration: 27 June – 22 July 2022 (Singapore Standard Time, GMT+8) / 4 weeks

Application period: Now till 10 April 2022, 23:59hrs (Singapore Standard Time, GMT+8).

Link to GSP website: smu.sg/56a

2022 Yonsei International Summer School

Yonsei International Summer School (YISS) offers a wide-range of courses including the arts, culture, humanities, Asian and Korean Studies, international politics and economics, global management, science and technology, and environmental studies. Leading experts and professors from Yonsei University and worldwide institutes teach courses at YISS.

Course Load:

Minimum: 1 Course (3 Credits), Maximum: 3 Courses (9 credits)


Mandatory Application Fee: KRW 100,000.00 (USD 87)

Due Date: May 13, 2022

Tuition Fee:

3 Courses – KRW 3,600,000.00 (USD 3,130)

2 Courses – KRW 3,000,000.00 (USD 2,608)

1 Course – KRW 1,600,000.00 (USD 1,391)

Due Date: May 20, 2022

Optional Housing

6-Week – KRW 860,000.00 (USD 748)

4-Week – KRW 696,000.00 (USD 605)

*All students who are enrolled in the APRU and AEARU associate university will receive the APRU & AEARU Scholarship automatically. Applications must be completed with an online application and application fee. The APRU & AEARU Scholarship (KRW 100,000) will be applied to the tuition fees as a fee deduction.

Program Period:

  1. 6-Week: June 28 (Tuesday) – August 4 (Thursday)
  2. 4-Week: June 28 (Tuesday) – July 21 (Thursday)

Eligibility and Application Materials

  • YISS is open to all students currently enrolled in an accredited college or universit
    • Required document: Official Transcript with GPA over 2.0/4.0
    • Freshmen, whose transcripts are not issued yet, can submit Certificate of Enrollment instead
  • High School Seniors who have been accepted to accredited colleges or universities can apply
    • Required document: Letter of Admission from accredited college or university

Application Procedures

  1. Complete online application form and upload required documents at https://summer.yonsei.ac.kr
  2. Pay application fee
  3. Admission decision is made and will be announced by email
  4. Once admitted, applicants must complete the application procedure by making payment for full tuition
  5. Apply and pay for on-campus housing (optional)
  6. Submit a Health/Travel Insurance document, and get ready to join 2022 YISS (Visa application, flight, etc.)

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) Scholarship for the Master of China Studies Program (Chinese Business Studies Track)

Zhejiang University International Business School (ZIBS) is pleased to offer a full tuition waiver for the Master of China Studies Program at Zhejiang University. The program is built on two interdisciplinary tracks: Chinese Business Studies (CBS) and Chinese Culture and Society (CCS).

The program is designed to foster professional knowledge of China’s economy, financial markets, corporate management, culture, and society, delivering a profound and integrated vision of China with a global perspective. It offers opportunities for students to gain exposure to the business climate of the Shanghai-Hangzhou Yangtze River Delta Area, combining business studies with direct exposure to Chinese business and international management culture. Students will benefit from internships, as well as corporate mentors from global enterprises and leading Chinese companies. Through the Chinese Language course offered as part of the program, students will obtain proficiency in Mandarin.

Given the complex situation created by the Covid-19 pandemic, ZIBS has prepared a hybrid mode for the term beginning in Autumn 2022. On-site teaching will be available for students who can travel to China and be on campus by the end August 2022; online teaching will be available for those who cannot.

Nomination Submission Instructions

The nomination must be received by May 1st, 2022. Interested applicants must submit the following documents to UP System OIL email address at oil@up.edu.ph on or before 12 noon of 31 March 2022:

  1. Academic transcripts (scanned)
  2. Curriculum vitae (maximum of two pages)
  3. Certificate of training, competencies, and/or awards received relevant to the selection process

Doctoral Scholarship at ITB: Ganesha Talent International Fellowship

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia is calling for foreign nationals to apply for the Ganesha Talent Assistantship for international students or Ganesha Talent International Fellowship (GT-IF), a scholarship program to support international students to pursue a doctoral degree at ITB. The application period runs from April 1 to June 30, 2022.

More information about the scholarship can be found here: https://sagata.itb.ac.id/. Questions about the scholarship should be addressed to info@sps.itb.ac.id (with “sagata” in the subject).

Important facts about ITB:

  • ITB has 12 faculties and schools;
  • ITB has 24 centers, 7 research centers, and 5 centers of excellence in science and technology: https://www.itb.ac.id/research;
  • ITB’s Rankings: #303 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022, #3 in Indonesia) – #2 in Indonesia (Times Higher Education Rankings 2022);
  • ITB’s programs have been accredited by international accreditation bodies such as ABET, ASIIN, JABEE, KAAB, RSC, and AACSB (list);
  • 7 ITB’s Faculty Members are included in Top 100 Indonesian Scientists;
  • ITB has three campuses: Ganesha/Bandung, Jatinangor, and CIrebon;
  • ITB houses the largest observatory in Indonesia: Bosscha Observatory.

Other relevant information:

The government of Indonesia has currently allowed international students to enter Indonesia.

Full covid-19 vaccination is required for international travelers to enter Indonesia.

ASEAN Prize 2022 calls for nominations

Established in 2018, the regional annual award has honored ASEAN individuals and ASEAN-based organizations for their contribution and continuous efforts in enhancing ASEAN Community building.

Eligible nominations must provide valid supporting documents to affirm the nominee’s contribution and achievements in promoting ASEAN’s cross-pillar collaboration, including their future plans and initiatives towards advancing ASEAN Community building. The submission must be supported by one character reference addressing the nominee’s suitability for the ASEAN Prize. The ASEAN Prize will, however, not consider self-nominations and posthumous submissions.

Award Nomination and Eligibility for ASEAN Prize 2022

    • The nominee must be an ASEAN citizen or an ASEAN-based organization.
    • The nominee must produce valid/verifiable documents, and highlight his/her achievements and impact on ASEAN since the launch of the ASEAN Community on 31 December 2015.
    • The nominee should also share future plans in continuing the work after winning the Prize.
    • All nominations must be submitted to the respective ASEAN National Focal Points by 25 April 2022 at 5pm, GMT+7 (Jakarta time).

Please submit nominations to your respective National Focal Point. The ASEAN Prize 2022 nomination form can be downloaded at https://asean.org/asean-prize/.

For more information, please visit https://asean.org/asean-prize-2022-calls-for-nominations/.

Call for Proposals for the SHARE Peer Multiplier Training & Dissemination Projects

The SHARE Peer Multiplier Training & Dissemination Projects aims to disseminate and promote concepts, approaches, and knowledge about higher education management in Southeast Asia.

To be eligible for participation, applicants are required to submit a proposal for an (intended) dissemination project. Participants will also have the opportunity to receive funding up to EUR 8,000 per proposal, to implement their project ideas at their own institutions as part of the dissemination projects activity.

Detailed information regarding the training, funding, application process, and Frequently Asked Questions are available here.

For interested participants, please submit your complete application (in a compressed/.zip folder) to share@daad.de by Sunday, 3rd April 2022 (kindly download the required templates for your application through the link above).

Should you have further questions regarding the Peer Multiplier Training and/or the dissemination projects, please do not hesitate to contact share@daad.de.

All the best!