SEARCA PhD Agricultural Research Scholarships 2015 2016

SEARCA PhD Agricultural Research Scholarships 2015/2016 • SEARCA established the PhD Research Scholarship in November 2005, which provides financial support to qualified PhD students whose researches are relevant to the priority thrusts of SEARCA.

This international scholarships aim to provide PhD students the opportunity to use facilities and resources available at SEARCA and its network of universities for their research, and to produce quality research papers for publication.

Here are the University Consortium members of SEARCA Network universities: Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Bogor, Indonesia; Kasetsart University (KU), Bangkok, Thailand; Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor, Malaysia; and University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Laguna, Philippines.

Study in: Asia
Host Institution: SEARCA and its network universities
Course Level: Doctoral
Course Starts: annually June

searca phd agricultural research scholarships for southeast asian

SEARCA PhD Agricultural Research Scholarships 2015/2016

CLOSING DATE: 30 January (annually)

Field of Study(s):

The scholarships enable awardees to work with SEARCA’s R & D personnel on mutually identified areas of concerns/interests in agriculture and rural development.

Target Group:

SEARCA PhD agricultural research scholarships open to any Southeast Asian graduate pursuing doctoral program in agriculture or related sciences in any of the universities of the University Consortium (mention above), as well as those universities that have institutional agreements with SEARCA.
For more international scholarships in agriculture, please read SEARCA Masters Scholarships in Upland Agriculture.


To apply for this agricultural research scholarships, applicants should be:

  • Southeast Asian graduate pursuing doctoral program in agriculture or related sciences in any of the universities of the University Consortium
  • Dissertation topic must be in line with SEARCA’s overarching theme of inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development.
  • Due to the limited amount of grant per scholarship, preference shall be given to researches that are not laboratory-based.

What does it cover:

  • research funds not to exceed USD 4,000;
  • financial support for a one-time, economy, round-trip travel of the awardee for the most direct route from his/her study post to SEARCA for the two-month residency requirement;
  • travel and accident insurance;
  • and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses during the two-month stay at SEARCA;
  • office space during the period of residency at SEARCA as well as access to internet and other facilities of SEARCA.

How to apply:

Applicants should prepare these required documents and submit them to SEARCA:

  • Filled out SEARCA PhD Agricultural Research Scholarship application form
  • Letter of application for the research scholarship which should be addressed to the SEARCA Director
  • Recommendation letter from the Dean of Graduate School of the university where the applicant is pursuing the degree program
  • Dissertation research outline/proposal approved by the Advisory Committee and Dean of Graduate School
  • Budgetary requirement for the entire research duly attested and recommended by the major adviser and Dean of Graduate School
  • True copy of grades for courses taken, certified by the Graduate School
  • Letter from the applicant certifying that he/she is not receiving any other research grant from any other institution. If partial funding has been obtained from other sources, applicant must submit a certification from the funding agency indicating the grant amount and items covered by the grant
  • Research timetable indicating the activities involved in the research, and the expected date of defense

Applications of agricultural research scholarships must be submitted directly to SEARCA. All other things being equal, priority is given to those not receiving any other research grant.

Source & further information on SEARCA PhD Agricultural Research Scholarships 2015/2016:

Official Announcement



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