Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)

The University Consortium (UC) Faculty Travel Grant for Conference/Seminar provides limited funds that can allow a UC graduate faculty to participate and present an oral paper in a conference/seminar organized by another participating UC member.

Who may apply for the Travel Grant for Conference/Seminar

Any interested graduate faculty member from any of the following participating members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium may apply for the UC Faculty Travel Grant for Conference/Seminar:

  • Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
  • Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
  • Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines
  • Universitas Brawijaya, Indonesia
  • Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Visayas State University, Leyte, Philippines
  • Central Luzon State University, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
  • Central Mindanao University, Philippines
  • Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan
  • National Taiwan University, Taiwan

Application requirements

Any interested UC faculty member must submit the following to the UC Coordinator of his/her University:

  • Duly accomplished UC Faculty Travel Grant for Conference/Seminar Application Form endorsed by the UC Coordinator of the sending UC member.
  • Copy of abstract of paper to be presented.
  • Copy of the invitation letter and acceptance of full paper to be presented.
  • Updated curriculum vitae of applicant.
  • Certification or proof of financial support from other sources, if any.

Conditions of the Grant

  • To be eligible for the grant, the conference/seminar theme where the paper is to be presented must be relevant to the University Consortium’s strategic priorities as follows:
    • Sustainable management of natural resource systems
    • Food and agriculture policy
    • Biotechnology in agriculture
    • Food and health
    • Information and communication technology, bioinformatics, and  data management in agriculture
  • The grant provides limited funds of up to US$1,200.00 to cover round-trip economy class plane ticket and subsistence allowance for food and accommodation (if not supported by the organizing university). 
  • The UC faculty is obliged to submit to the UC Coordinator at his/her university through the UC Secretariat (SEARCA) a travel report, final copy (PDF format) of the full paper presented, a copy of the final conference program where the title of the paper and name of the presenter are included, and photocopy of plane ticket. The support of the University Consortium must be acknowledged in the report and in the paper presented.  Poster presentations are not considered for the grant.

Conditions and requirements for disbursement of grant

  • The actual amount will be released to the UC Faculty grantee through his/her bank account upon submission of the following to the UC Secretariat: a copy of the abstract of paper to be presented, copy of the conference/seminar program where the paper authored by the UC Faculty is indicated, and a scanned copy of the invoice for plane ticket.

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