2024 FULBRIGHT U.S.-ASEAN VISITING SCHOLAR PROGRAM

2024 FULBRIGHT U.S.-ASEAN VISITING SCHOLAR PROGRAM

The U.S. Mission in Vietnam seeks qualified candidates for the 2024 Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Program. The program provides grants to Vietnamese scholars to travel to the United States for three to four months during the first half of 2025, where they will carry out scholarly and professional research on priority issues to the U.S.-ASEAN relationship. Projects should be recommended that are regional in scope and / or have clear implications for the entire ASEAN region.

BACKGROUND

The United States is committed to sustained engagement across Asia as a strategic priority, including working closely with multilateral institutions such as ASEAN. The objective of the Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholar Initiative, which was started in 2012, is to deepen people-to-people engagement and strengthen our ties with the 10 member nations of ASEAN, while specifically emphasizing the importance of ASEAN. This program is complemented by two additional initiatives; the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) and, in the last year, the Billion Futures Initiative. Since the program began in 2012, more than 100 scholars from all 10 ASEAN member states have been awarded scholarships to pursue studies focused on a wide range of subjects including public health/pandemic response, jurisdictional issues in South China Sea, engagement across the Indo-Pacific region, ASEAN economic integration, human trafficking, and food safety. In addition, during the past several years, we have included U.S. Fulbright scholars who are selected for Fulbright awards to travel to two, three or four ASEAN countries for research projects relevant to U.S.-ASEAN priorities.

ELIGIBILITY 
  • Applicants should be university faculty, foreign ministry and government officials or professionals in the private sector, think tanks and other NGO whose work focuses on U.S.-ASEAN issues
  • Applicants will be expected to have a significant record of scholarly or professional accomplishment
  • Must be citizens of one of the 10 ASEAN member states
  • Must be residing in an ASEAN member state throughout the application and selection process, and must return to an ASEAN country upon completion of their U.S. stay

Preference will be given to qualified applicants who have not had recent and substantial experience in the United States.

Applicants are ineligible if they:

  1. Are currently teaching, studying, or conducting research in the United States
  2. Have received a Fulbright grant within the last five years; or
  3. Have been to the United States as a J-1 Exchange Visitor in the category of Professor or Research Scholar within the past two years.
FIELD OF STUDY

Fields of study could include, but are not limited to:

Education 

Financial Market Integration

Food Technology

Information Sciences

Journalism

Public Administration 

Public / Global Health

Trade and Investment

Law

Proposed programs and topics should reflect priority areas of the ASEAN Secretariat and the U.S. Mission to ASEAN and may also reflect priorities and relevance to the nominating country. Projects that are regional in scope and/or have clear implications for the entire ASEAN region are to be prioritized.

GRANT LENGTH

Three to four months during the first half of 2025

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

Access the online application at https://apply.iie.org/fvsp2024

The following materials comprise a complete application:

  • Application
  • Project proposal (3 – 5 pages maximum)
  • Bibliography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letters of recommendation (two are required)
  • Letter of invitation (preferred, but not required)
DEADLINE

A complete application package must be received by the office of the Fulbright Vietnam Program via the online system by 17:00 on October 17, 2023 (Vietnam time)

AWARD DETAILS
  • Monthly Stipend for grantees, between U.S.$2,710 and $3,145/month, depending on the U.S. city
  • A direct-flight, round-trip economy-class air ticket
  • A $1,250 Professional and Settling-in allowance
  • Qualifying university lab and research fees up to $3,000, as necessary
  • No dependent support will be available
  • Exchanges must be at least three months, but no more than four months in length

Note: Fulbright U.S.-ASEAN Visiting Scholars typically convene in Washington, D.C. near the end of their program during the first half of 2025.

Website: https://vn.usembassy.gov/education-culture/fulbright-program-vietnam/us-asean-fulbright-visiting-scholar/

POINT OF CONTACT

Ms. Hoang Phuong, Fulbright Coordinator
Email: HoangPVL@state.gov
Phone: (84-24) 3850-5000

VIETNAM AQUAVENTURE 2023 – Inspiring the Next Generation of Vietnamese Water Entrepreneurs

VIETNAM AQUAVENTURE 2023 – Inspiring the Next Generation of Vietnamese Water Entrepreneurs

Program Overview:
In recent years, Vietnam has become one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Two of Vietnam’s most important sectors – agriculture and industrial – are becoming the country’s leading sectors globally. Both sectors are also very water intensive. In business-as-usual scenarios, Vietnam is at risk of facing a water security problem in the near future.

Guided by experienced Vietnamese and Dutch mentors, Vietnam AquaVenture 2023 offers an intensive entrepreneurship bootcamp with training, workshops and field trips to equip young entrepreneurs with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully develop their solutions.

Program Objectives
• Support aspiring and ambitious youth in Vietnam to develop their innovative water technology solutions as promising new start-up companies.
• Nurture the creativity and technology-savviness of Vietnamese young entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions for critical water issues in Vietnam.
• Connect young entrepreneurs with Dutch and Vietnamese networks for further business collaboration opportunities.

Focus Theme
Vietnam AquaVenture 2023 is focusing on two main themes:
• Water for Agriculture
• Water for Industry
Participants are to select from one of the two themes as their main focus. A combination of both would be welcomed.

Timeline
• 3 – 21 July 2023: Application Open
• 28 July 2023: Participant Announcement
• July – August 2023: Phase I – Online Training
• August – October 2023: Phase II – Field Trip and Mentoring Session
• October 2023: Phase III – Investor Pitching and Final Showcase (in Ho Chi Minh city)*
(*) For Phase III, expenses for participants are paid for.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria
• Apply as a team (2-3 persons per team) or as an individual.
• Has a business idea to develop. All entries must be the applicant’s original work and free from any claim of copyright, patent or other restriction. The business idea should not be in violation of any intellectual property rights.
• Vietnamese university students or young professionals with a maximum of three years of working experience.
• Proficient in reading, writing, and speaking English.
• Willing to actively participate in an intensive program, field trip, and project planning.

Application and Submission Information
Step 1: Prepare supporting documents as listed:
1. An abstract of potential business concept (max. 500 words).
2. A maximum of three-minute video presenting your team and motivation.
Step 2: Go to www.asiaclimatelab.com/vav2023 and complete the Registration Form.
Step 3: Email supporting documents in Step 1 to vav2023@thewateragency.com. In the email subject, please use this format: (Your Team Name) Registration for VAV2023

Application Deadline
The application deadline is on 21st of July 2023 at 11:59 PM (GMT +7). No exceptions will be made regarding the deadline.

For more information, please visit: www.asiaclimatelab.com/vav2023
Or contact us at vav2023@thewateragency.com or alice@thewateragency.com

CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS – SPRING SEMESTER 2023-2024 INTAKE

CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS – SPRING SEMESTER 2023-2024 INTAKE

We now accept applications for the Spring exchange semester of the academic year 2023-2024. Check out the instructions below to learn more about the program, the exchange destinations for IUers, and get ready to discover the world with us!
 
𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌 𝐈𝐍𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐌𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍:
▪️ General information about exchange program: https://cim.hcmiu.edu.vn/introduction/
▪️ List of partner institutions of International University: https://cim.hcmiu.edu.vn/outbound-exchange-destination/
 
𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐃𝐎𝐂𝐔𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒: A completed application file includes:
▪️ IU-SEaSAP Application form: download at https://tinyurl.com/47f74zcn;
▪️ 02 original transcripts (scale 100 and scale 4): students request from the Office of Academic Affairs (Room O2.708);
▪️ CV/Resume in English;
▪️ Letter of motivation (about 500 words in English);
▪️ Letter of recommendation from a full-time lecturer at IU-VNU (encouraged but not required);
▪️ Scanned copy of passport information page (valid for at least 12 months);
▪️ Certificate of English language (if required).
‼️ 𝐍𝐎𝐓𝐈𝐂𝐄: For Student exchange programs with scholarships, students are encouraged to submit a Letter of recommendation and a Certificate of English proficiency (IELTS/TOEFL);
 
𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐓𝐎 𝐒𝐔𝐁𝐌𝐈𝐓 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍:
▪️ 𝐃𝐨𝐜𝐮𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭: For each document, students should save it in PDF format and name it using the following format: Nguyen Van A – Document Name. For example: Nguyen Van A – Application Form; Nguyen Van A – Transcript of Record (scale 100);
▪️ 𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐥: Please submit your application on IU-SEaSAP Portal: https://cim.hcmiu.edu.vn/…/iu-seasap-application-portal/;
▪️ 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞: Please submit your application on the portal before 11:00 PM on 20 August 2023 (Sunday).
 
OPEN FOR APPLICATION: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM (ISEP) SPRING SEMESTER 2023-2024

OPEN FOR APPLICATION: INTERNATIONAL STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM (ISEP) SPRING SEMESTER 2023-2024

ISEP is a leading student exchange system in the world with over 350 member universities for students to choose from. IU-VNU is one among two members of ISEP in Vietnam, which means IUers may enjoy the privilege of going on an exchange program at any of ISEP member institutions. Read more at: https://www.isepstudyabroad.org/programs/program-types-and-deadlines/isep-exchange
 
You wanna try living like a local in any country through ISEP? Let’s see how to become an ISEP participant in the upcoming Spring semester of the academic year 2023-2024!
 
𝐑𝐄𝐐𝐔𝐈𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐒 
Applicants for ISEP are required to:
▪️ Meet IU Student Exchange & Study Abroad Programs eligibility requirements for participating in exchange programs (refer to cim.hcmiu.edu.vn/introduction).
▪️ Have the approval from IU-VNU to join ISEP in a specific semester.
▪️ Have a certificate of English proficiency (read more at: https://www.isepstudyabroad.org/…/english-language…).
 
𝐇𝐎𝐖 𝐓𝐎 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐋𝐘 
▪️ 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝟏: Applicants submit a full application to the Center for International Mobility (CIM) before 05 August 2023 (Saturday). Link to submit: https://bit.ly/3YJDfCz
𝐀 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐬:
+ Application form: https://bit.ly/42IS89r.
+ CV/Resume in English.
+ 2 Transcripts of record (scale 4 and scale 100): Please request yours at the Office of Academic Affairs (Room O2.710).
+ 2 Letters of Recommendation.
+ 1 Letter of Motivation (max 500 English words).
+ A valid Certificate of English proficiency.
+ A Scanned copy of Passport’s information page (valid at least 12 months).
▪️ 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝟐: After being nominated by IU-VNU, applicants create an account and complete the online application on ISEP Portal. CIM will send the detailed instructions to eligible students.
▪️ 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝟑: Pay application fees on ISEP Portal.
▪️ 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩 𝟒: Wait for admission results from ISEP. CIM will contact admitted students for further instructions.
 
EUROPA-UNIVERSITÄT VIADRINA FRANKFURT, GERMANY SUMMER COURSE 2023

EUROPA-UNIVERSITÄT VIADRINA FRANKFURT, GERMANY SUMMER COURSE 2023

IU-VNU would like to call for applicants for the Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt/Oder’s (EUV) Summer Course “The European System of Human Rights Protection” 2023 in Germany. EUV offers the summer course in Frankfurt, Germany, focusing on an integrated treatment of the various European systems and of specifically European issues of human rights protection. 10 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) Points will be awarded to participants of the Summer Course.

Course description and program details can be found at: bit.ly/EUVSummer2023

  1. Time of enrollment and location: 3 – 14 July 2023, Frankfurt, Germany;
  2. Application package:
  • Application form (download from the website above).
  • 02 Official Transcripts (scales 100 and 4.0).
  • CV (max. 1 page).
  • Letter of motivation (max. 1 page).
  • Recommendation letter from a university teacher (preferably in public international law).
  • 01 copy of passport information page.
  • Proof of competence in English.
  1. Application information and deadline: Interested applicants submit the application package in PDF format to nbhan@hcmiu.edu.vn with the subject [EUV Summer Course 2023] Full name – Student ID before 16:00, April 24th, 2023.
  2. Program cost: 540 €, including full tuition costs, accommodation, and meals. Each participant must meet the cost of travel to and from Frankfurt (Oder).