Open: 1-year SUMERNET fellowships for young, early-career researchers and practitioners

The fellowships are intended for young and early-career citizens of the Mekong Region countries.

By Agus Nugroho , Oung Kham Oo
Sep 14, 2021

The fellowships are intended for young and early-career (not older than 35 years) Mekong Region citizens with researcher and/or practitioner backgrounds from the countries of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Launch of the Call: 15 September 2021

Application deadline: Sunday, 31 October 2021, 23:59 (Bangkok/Indochina time)

Submissions of proposals will only be accepted through our online submission platform:

1. To strengthen knowledge, capacity and skill of young Mekong citizen researchers, development practitioners, those interested in communications and media work, and graduate students.
2. To help deliver credible, gender inclusive, human rights-based, conflict-sensitive, and poverty-reducing research, practice and communications related to water insecurity in the Mekong Region.
3. To strengthen the partnership and networking opportunities between their institutions of origin with the SUMERNET Steering Committee, SUMERNET Secretariat and other SUMERNET member institutes. Young professionals or graduate students from the member institutes of SUMERNET will be given higher priority for this grant.
4. To enhance a sense of ownership of the early career researchers, development practitioners, communication or media people, or graduate students towards SUMERNET as a regional research network.

The SUMERNET 4 All Fellow will receive a monthly allowance of SEK 7,500 (approximately US$ 750) to cover basic living costs and accommodation while residing in Bangkok, Thailand plus standard/economic level Alternative State Quarantine (ASQ) costs, basic health/travel insurance, and relevant direct costs (return flight and transit accommodations) plus internet/communication costs. For the duration of their fellowship, SEI will arrange a Thailand visa and work permit fees to enable the fellow to legally live and work in Thailand.

The duration of this grant is 12 months. There is a possibility to extend the fellowship for another term of 6-12 months dependent on the evaluation of the candidate’s work and with the agreement of all parties concerned (SUMERNET fellow, SUMERNET Steering Committee, SUMERNET Secretariat, and also if relevant, the candidate’s home institution).

Find out more in the “call for proposals” attached and submit your applications in the online platform!


For inquiries, please contact:
Ms. Unchulee Lualon
Programme Coordinator
Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Phone: +66 (0)2 0730040-44



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