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Call for Application for writing workshop “Policy Brief ‘Writeshop’ for Early Career Researchers in South Asia”

The Small Earth Nepal (SEN), the Consortium for Capacity Building (CCB) at INSTAAR at the University of Colorado, Boulder, USA, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand and Small Earth Australia (SEA), Australia, and with a funding support of the Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) under the CAPaBLE Program, are organizing the ‘Policy Brief ‘Writeshop’ for Early Career Researchers in South Asia ( Kathmandu, Nepal on 3-5 April 2014.

The program is offering young scientists from south Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) for participation in policy brief writing workshop (writeshops) and writing fellowship in order to build the capacity of the young researchers to write policy briefs from their research outcomes. After the completion of the writing workshop, a nominal writing fellowship will be provided for few selected participants to write policy briefs from their research and selected papers will be published on a peer reviewed policy briefs in policy-science interface.

Who can apply?

Early career researchers from South Asia who have already carried out research on global change issues and can provide a clearly written abstract in English that summarizes their research and how it could affect policy of his/her country/region, are eligible to apply

Registration Fee

USD 250.00 for an international participant

NRs 15000.00 for a Nepalese participant

Financial Support

Limited financial support from APN (Registration fee or/and round trip air fare or/and local expenses) is available for deserving candidates. Funding details will be available to the selected candidates.

Selection Criteria for Financial Support

Applicants must be

  1. an early career researcher from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan or Sri Lanka and be resident of one of those countries.
  2. working on global change issues in relation to the South Asia region.
  3. ready to submit a draft paper on the prescribed format that can potentially be submitted for publication. The paper can involve more than one author, but to be eligible, only ONE author must apply.
  4. fluent in English.
  5. committed to working with an assigned mentor during the writeshop and fellowship period, to complete the paper.

The selected participants will be communicated via email by 10 March 2014.

The selected participants will be requested to present a valid passport/national identity card from their stated country of origin. Inability to do so will lead to the automatic disqualification for the participation.

How to Apply?

Please click here for the application form.

Deadline for Application25 February 2014

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