In its aim to recognize outstanding scientific contributions and achievements made by researchers, inventors, and innovators from all over the world, the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) is inviting researchers to apply for the 32nd Khwarizmi International Award (KIA) in Tehran, Iran on February 2019.

The following fields of science and technology are included for the award:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
  • Basic Sciences
  • Biotechnology and Basic Medical Sciences
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Chemical Technology
  • Engineering (all fields)
  • Green Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Materials, Metallurgy
  • Mechatronics
  • Medical Sciences
  • Nanotechnology
  • Industry and Technology Management

Interested applicants may submit their application at www.khwarizmi.ir.

Deadline of application: 20 November 2018.


PASAY CITY, Metro Manila- It’s every student’s dream to graduate college. But for some such as the scholars of the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), undergraduate degree is not enough, they should finish their MD-PhD as well!

Four scholars, first batch of the MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program, participated the hooding ceremony for their doctoral degree during the 109th Commencement Exercises of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila on 22 June 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Among the scholars who successfully surpassed the eight-year coursework of the program are Dr. Ruby Anne King, Dr. Monica Fresthel Climacosa, Dr. Bobbie Marie Santos, and Dr. Jonnel Poblete.

The MD-PhD in Molecular Medicine Program is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), through PCHRD, and UP Manila, through the College of Medicine, to train aspiring physician-scientists for careers dedicated to the advancement of health through biomedical research.

Being the first and only program in the country that offers dual MD-PhD course, the MD-PhD Molecular Medicine Program prepares scholars to assume key leadership roles within the academic community and mentor physician-scientists in training.

PCHRD Executive Director Jaime Montoya also awarded the “Most Outstanding MD-PhD Dissertation Award” to Dr. Monica Fresthel Climacosa, during the UP College of Medicine Graduation.

Congratulations to the proud parents!

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF) have entered into an agreement to develop highly qualified human resources in the area of science and technology within ASEAN Member States through the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme in Science and Technology (Phase 2: 2016 – 2022).

The CGI is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute established in 2005, under the initiative of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. The aim of CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in world leading educational and research institutions to train trainees in the programme to be effective thinkers and leaders in their field of expertise, to better serve their countries’ needs towards sustainable development. The CGI is presently offering programmes leading to Master’s degree in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Biology.

The ASEAN Foundation is an organisation from and for the people of ASEAN. Three decades after ASEAN was established, the ASEAN Leaders recognised that there remained inadequate shared prosperity, ASEAN awareness, and contact among the people of ASEAN. It was of this concern that the ASEAN Leaders established the ASEAN Foundation during the ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on 15 December 1997. The ASEAN Foundation exists because of one vision: to build a cohesive and prosperous ASEAN Community. As an ASEAN’s body, the ASEAN Foundation is tasked to support ASEAN mainly in promoting awareness, identity, interaction, and development of the people of ASEAN.

This year, eight (8) scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who are interested to pursue a Master Degree at the CGI. Selection of successful applicants will be based on merit.

Eligibility

Scholarships are open to bonafide ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who meet the following qualifications:

 Under 30 years of age

 Hold a Bachelor Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in one of the following fields:

  • Sciences: Chemistry, Biological, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences
  • Medical Sciences: Medicine, Medical Technology
  • Pharmacy or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Applicants from other related fields are also welcome to apply.

 Have experience in scientific laboratory research

 Must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognised tests of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)

 Must provide a statement of purpose explaining their interests in the study

Field of Study

 Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health

 Environmental Toxicology

 Chemical Biology

Scholarship Coverage

The scholarship will cover tuition and other academic fees (credit fee, laboratory expenses, refresher course, enrollment fee, thesis fee, production of thesis documents), round trip airfare, visa fee, first settlement allowance, relocation allowance, accommodation, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance, among others.

Award Period

The scholarship award will cover six (6) weeks refresher courses and follow by a period of two (2) years Master’s Degree study, subject to an annual review of the scholar’s satisfactory progress.

Note: Refresher courses will tentatively commence in May 2019 while the academic programme will commence in August 2019.

Application Procedure

Applicants should complete the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – the ASEAN Foundation Post-graduate Scholarship Programme’s application form and submit together with other supporting documents through the following channel:

(1) Send via e-mail the scanned file of the application form and all the supporting document to:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI Scholarship Programme)

54 Kamphangphet 6 Road, Talat Bang Khen, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND

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(2) After step (1) is completed, send all the original documents via postal services to the address as stated in (1).

Note: No consideration will be given to application with incomplete of supporting documents.

Supporting Document

Following documents must be submitted together with application form:

1) Full Academic Transcript

2) Three Recommendation Letters

3) Statement of Purpose explaining interest of study

4) Medical History Report

5) Other supporting documents to facilitate application screening

Application Period

Applications for the CGI-AF Scholarship Programme is due on 31 November 2018.

Notification of the Award

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by the CGI around February 2019.

Application Form

Please find the enclosed CGI-AF scholarship application form and medical history report.

For more information, please contact

Name:

Address:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute

54 Kamphangphet 6 Road, Talat Bang Khen, Laksi, Bangkok 10210 THAILAND

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Website:

www.cgi.ac.th

Phone:

(66 2) 554-1900 ext. 2155, 2130

Fax.:

(66 2) 554-1990, 554-1992

   

Name:

ASEAN Foundation

Address:

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 2 Menteng, Jakarta 10350, INDONESIA

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Website:

www.aseanfoundation.org

Phone:

(62 21) 3192-4828, 3192- 4833

Fax.:

(62 21) 3192-6078

BAGUIO CITY- The 12th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week is set to stage in the Summer Capital of the Philippines!

The health research community will celebrate the annual event on 6-9 August 2018 at CAP-John Hay Trade and Cultural Center, Baguio City.

The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), in collaboration with the Cordillera Regional Health Research Development Consortium (CRHRDC), will organize this year’s conference.

Highlighting the theme “Research and Innovation for Equity in Health,”  PNHRS 2018 will discuss the current situation, challenges, and advancements to improve health and equity through reinforced health research and innovation in the regions and local communities.

Plenary and parallel sessions of the main conference will cover topics including governance and equity in health, translating research to public health programs, and strengthening research offices of higher education institutes (HEIs) and research and development institutions (RDIs).

Satellite events will also include sessions and workshops such as the “14th National Medical Writing Workshop & 7th Writeshop for Young Researchers,” the “Technical Evaluation of DRR-CCA Proposals,” the “Communication Campaigns: Designing Effective Collaterals,” the “Enhancing the Quality of Monitoring Data from Consortia,” and the “Consultation on the Conduct of Clinical Investigation of Medical Devices.”

PNHRS Week is a gathering of different stakeholders in health research and development to contribute research-based solutions to health problems. For the program, please visit www.healthresearch.ph.

The Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP) will open a few positions for APEC Young Scientist Training (YST) Program at the postdoctoral fellow level in Theoretical Physics and related fields. The YST Program was launched by APCTP in 2015 under the APEC Policy Partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation (PPSTI). The Program is for APEC physicists who are at an early age of their research career and provides the opportunity for post-doctoral researchers from APEC member economies to work at the APCTP for a period of up to two (2) years. The APCTP offers APEC YST fellows an ideal environment for research and potential collaborations with in-house senior academics, faculty and visiting scholars from Korea and abroad.

Funding is initially available for one (1) year, renewable for second year depending on the research performance and availability of resources for the program. An annual salary, including severance pay is within the range of KRW 32,500,000 to KRW 40,000,000 depending on the research experience and qualification. In addition to the salary, some research expenses and part of relocation cost, KRW 3,000,000/ year will also be provided. The starting date is expected to be on 01 November 2018.

Suitable applicants are required to submit their application packet consisting of: (1) CV; (2) publication list; (3) short description of applicant’s research accomplishments and future plans; (4) at least (2) recommendation letters from referees directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. after receiving notification of endorsement to APCTP as the International Technology Cooperation (ITCU-DOST) will have to evaluate all applications.

Please submit to ITCU-DOST all the required documents for application not later than 03 August 2018 for evaluation and onward endorsement to APCTP.