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FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries in Denmark, 2019



FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship

Applications are currently ongoing for the FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships for Developing Countries. Interested students can see the details and apply if eligible. International Federation of Surveyors (in French Fédération Internationale des Géomètres abbreviated FIG) is offering scholarships to students from developing countries interested in studying for a PhD degree and in surveying/geomatics.

When is the application deadline?

15th February 2019.

Is the scholarship/opportunity offered annually?

Yes

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Developing Countries

In which host country will the awardees be studying?

Denmark

Field of Study

Surveying and other related fields

What is the category of this opportunity?

PhD

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants shall:

  1. be studying for a PhD degree and registered solely in a surveying/geomatics academic programme that teaches surveying in a country listed by the World Bank as a low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy,
  2. must have had a paper accepted by a peer reviewed international journal based on their doctoral research project; applicants should be the lead author, and the paper should be co-authored with their supervisor,
  3. should not have submitted their final thesis at the application deadline.

What are the selection criteria?

Applications will be judged on the quality of the application and need. In the event that two excellent applications are judged to be of equal quality, applications from low-income and lower-middle income countries will be preferred.

What are the benefits of the scholarship?

The FIG Foundation will be providing scholarships of up to 4,000 euros to PhD students. Successful applicants will qualify for a further grant of up to 3,000 euros to attend and present a peer reviewed paper at a FIG conference.

How to Apply for the FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship

Applicants should submit the following set of documents in English in the order set out below as a single file in PDF format on A4 paper:

  1. A cover sheet showing the candidate’s personal details and those of his/her institution.
  2.  A 200 word abstract. This should be written in terms understandable to the lay person; similar to a press release and which the FIG Foundation could actually use as a press release in the event of a successful application.
  3. A one page research proposal as per the template below on A4 size paper. Note that the one page limit will be strictly enforced; material that extends beyond one page will be deleted.
  4. A copy of the paper that has been re-submitted to the journal after corrections have been completed.
  5. A letter from the editor of the journal indicating that the paper has been accepted and that the necessary corrections have been completed satisfactorily.
  6. The journal paper’s referees’ reports.
  7. A list of peer reviewed journal publications over the last 6 years using the International Journal of GIS reference list format. See Notes for Authors on the IJGIS website.
  8. A list of research funding obtained over the past 5 years, indicating which grants are peer reviewed or not.
  9. A description of research compliance, the research account and activity auditing structures and processes in their institution. For example, if a scientist spends money inappropriately, are there structures in place to refund the granting agency?
  10. A copy of the ethics approval notice for the research from the institution if that is relevant to the grant application. If ethics clearance is not required, then this should be stated in the application.
  11. A budget indicating how the funds will be spent and a one page justification of the budget. Note that as a general rule, equipment will not be funded. Travel to FIG Conferences to present results and tuition fees may be included in the budget. Per diems for field work will not be funded, but reasonable actual costs of field work are refundable.

Applications are to be sent to fig.foundation@fig.net with “FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship Application” shown in Subject Line.

or by post:

The FIG Foundation
c/o FIG
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
DENMARK
Tel. + 45 3886 1081
Fax + 45 3886 0252
E-mail: fig.foundation@fig.net

Please note that applicants are not to contact Foundation directors individually. Decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into during or after the competition.

Scholarship Webpage


FIG Foundation Academic Research Grants

Grants will be awarded to a focussed research project. The grant holder is expected to conduct the bulk of the research themselves (it is not a research manager’s grant), but at the same time the development of highly qualified personnel (HQP) should be a major component of the project. Postgraduate students should be full time students, and this grant may financial support for their degree studies. However, the principal investigator should be intimately involved in the work.

There are two rounds to the competition. In the first round, applicants will provide the documents listed below. Second round applicants will provide a detailed application using the designated template, in a format similar to the Canadian Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) or Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) requirements.

The FIG Foundation will be providing research grants of up to 40,000 euros spread over four years. The grants are aimed at emerging researchers on the threshold of their research career.

When is the application deadline?

1st March 2019

Which countries are eligible for the scholarship?

Countries listed by the World Bank as a low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy

What is the category of this opportunity?

Research

How do I know if I’m eligible for the scholarship?

Applicants shall:

  1. be based in a surveying/geomatics academic programme that teaches surveying in a country listed by the World Bank as a low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy.
  2. have an established record of published research – at least two articles in good quality internationally recognised peer reviewed journals serves as a useful guideline, and
  3. have experience in managing postgraduate students.

What are the selection criteria?

Applications will be judged on the quality of the application and need. In the event that two excellent applications are judged to be of equal quality, applications from low-income and lower-middle income countries will be preferred.

How many scholarship awards are available?

Not specified

What are the benefits of the award?

Grants will be awarded to a focussed research project.

How to Apply for the FIG Foundation Academic Research Grants

  1. Applicants are not to contact Foundation members individually. Decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into during or after the competition.
  2. It is important to go through the Application details on the Program Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

Program Webpage


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