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

The University Consortium (UC) Matching Grant for Mobility provides a matching grant of USD 120 per student to pursue mobility activities in a host institution. Counterpart funding may be provided by the host institution or from other sources.

Who may apply for the Matching Grant for Mobility

Any interested graduate student or groups of student or university officer from any of the following participating members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium may apply for the UC Matching Grant for Mobility:

  • 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

Conditions of the Grant

  • To be eligible for the grant, the planned activities during the mobility scheme must be in line with 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 maximum amount for mobility support is USD 120.
  • The awardee/s must submit to the UC Secretariat a report of activities conducted during the program and a report of completion certified by the Dean of Graduate School.

Application requirements

The following should be submitted to the UC Coordinator of his/her University:

  1. Letter of Application endorsed by the UC Coordinator of the UC member university where the applicant is pursuing his/her graduate program.
  2. Duly accomplished UC Matching Grant for Mobility Application Form endorsed by the UC Coordinator.
  3. Copy of proposed activities and budgetary requirement
  4. Certification of financial support for the mobility program from other sources, if any.

Conditions and requirements for disbursement of grant

  • The UC Coordinator endorses the application to SEARCA as UC Secretariat subject to the approval of SEARCA's Director. Once approval of the grant has been received, the funds will be disbursed by SEARCA.

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