About the 2016-2017 Japan ITTO Fellowship Programme for International Students
Applications are invited for ITTO Fellowship Programme available for international students from ITTO Member countries in the field of tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines. Fellowship programme is available for participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours and postgraduate studies.
The maximum amount for a fellowship is US$10,000. Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions. The application deadline is 15 August 2016.
Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for participation in international/regional conferences, short-term training courses, training internships at industries, research and educational institutions, study tours, and lecture/demonstration tours and postgraduate studies.
Scholarship Provider: International Tropical Timber Organization
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-Only nationals of ITTO Member countries are eligible to apply.
-Awards are to be made to individuals not to institutions.
-Previous ITTO Fellowship awardees are not eligible to apply for another ITTO Fellowship within two years of receiving the first award and submitting to the Secretariat a final report on the activity for which the award was made.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Only nationals of ITTO member countries (Africa: Benin, Cameroon, Congo, Côte D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique and Togo; Asia & Pacific: Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Vietnam; Latin America: Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago; Consuming: Albania, Australia, China, European Union, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Republic of Korea, Switzerland and United States of America) are eligible to apply.
To develop human resources and enhance professional expertise in member countries in tropical forestry, tropical timber industries and related disciplines, with a view to promoting sustainable management of tropical forests, efficient utilization and processing of tropical timber, and better economic information on the international trade in tropical timber.
What does it covers? The maximum amount for a fellowship is US$10,000. ITTO Fellowships provides tuition/training/conference fees, transportation fees, daily subsistence allowance, book allowance and other allowances. For post-gradate studies, only a partial tuition fee or a small research grant can be provided. Approved Fellowships are non-transferable to other programmes or institutions.
Selection Criteria: Fellowship applications will be assessed against the following selection criteria (in no priority order):
-Consistency of the proposed activity with the Programme’s objective and priority areas;
-Qualifications of the applicant to undertake the proposed Fellowship activity;
-The potential of the skills and knowledge acquired or advanced under the Fellowship activity to lead to wider applications and benefits nationally and internationally;
-Reasonableness of costs in relation to the proposed Fellowship activity.
Additional consideration will be given to: Geographic and gender balance; Balance among the ITTO priority areas; Competency in the language in which the training will be given, where applicable (eg courses, conferences, study tours).
-The ITTO Fellowships are awarded mainly to nationals of developing countries. However, ITTO may award Fellowships to nationals of consumer developed countries when: (a) the activities for which the awards are made are carried out in Producer Member countries and the activities tend to benefit Producer Member countries; and/or (b) there is evidence of technology transfer for activities to be carried out in developed countries.
Notification: Results of the Selection Panel will be posted on http://www.itto.int on 17 November 2016.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online. Please read carefully the information and general instructions contained in this note before submitting your application.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 August 2016.