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

University Consortium (UC) Faculty Travel Grant for Research provides limited funds for a UC graduate faculty to conduct research in another participating UC member.

Who may apply for the Grant

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 Research:

  • 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 Research Application Form endorsed by the UC Coordinator.
  • Updated curriculum vitae of applicant.
  • Copy of the research project document/proposal detailing the activities to be conducted and contact person(s)/faculty member(s) to meet at the host university.
  • Certification or proof of financial support from other sources, if any.

Conditions of the Grant

  • The grant provides funds for a UC faculty member to conduct research in another participating UC member. The grant covers round trip economy class plane ticket, subsistence allowance for up to 10 days, and incidental expenses. The grant does not include research budget.
  • To be eligible for the grant, the research topic 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 UC faculty is obliged to submit to the UC Coordinator at his/her university through the Secretariat (SEARCA) a full report of his/her program activities at the host university, e-photos of the visit, and photocopy of the plane ticket.

Conditions and requirements for disbursement of grant

  • The fund for the plane ticket will be released to the UC faculty via bank transfer or reimbursement basis upon submission of valid receipts as proof of purchase.
  • Fifty percent (50%) of the subsistence allowance and incidental expenses will be released to the UC faculty via bank transfer before departure; the balance (50%) to be released upon the UC Secretariat's receipt of notice of UC faculty's arrival in the host university.

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