April 3 deadline: GAC-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) Program

13/04/2018 - 11:06 AM

Global Affairs Canada has launched the Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program for students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) wishing to study or conduct research in Canada through short-term exchange opportunities. 

 

The SEED program aims to reduce poverty in the developing countries of ASEAN and to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

 

The deadline to apply to all programs is April 17, 2018, and as such the internal deadline for submission of all material to Ryerson International is Tuesday April 3, 2018.

 

Applicants are required to have a confirmed host supervisor at Ryerson University before submitting their application material. Ryerson International has limited capacity to support connecting prospective applicants with host supervisors.

 

To indicate your interest in participating in the program, to begin the application process, or for further information, please email Nathan Fenn (nfenn@ryerson.ca).

 

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) offers funding for student researchers who remain registered as full-time students at their home universities. 

  • CAD $8,700 for college, undergraduate or graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a minimum of four months or one academic term of study or research;
  • CAD $11,200 for graduate students (Master's and PhD) for a period of five to six months of study or research; or
  • CAD $14,400 for undergraduate and college students for a period of eight months or two academic terms of study or research.
  • Candidates must be citizens of an ASEAN member state (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos (Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR)), Malaysia, Myanmar, The Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, or Vietnam)

 

All successful participants must arrive in Canada for the uptake of their award between June 1, 2018 and February 1, 2019.

 

Background

 

On August 6, 2017, the Government of Canada announced the Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED) program to provide opportunities for students from ASEAN to conduct short-term study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions in areas that contribute to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.