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APAN45 Fellowship Program


The objective of the APAN Fellowship Program is to promote "Global collaboration" through applicants participation in APAN meetings, which is held twice yearly. It is hoped that the meeting would provide them with the right environment to "network" with other researchers. It is also intended that the participants will promote Global Collaboration among their local community after the meeting.

Fellowships are offered on a competitive basis, to be chosen from participating economies in APAN. Specifically, students (graduates and undergraduates) are encouraged to apply, although young researchers may be accorded sponsorship. Applicants whose papers are accepted for presentations will have favored status. A short note from the candidate on his/her "Motivation to Participate" may also help the reviewers in their final selection. Due to the large number of declines at the last minute owing to unavailability of airfare, it is necessary to prove that the applicant has support for airfare at the time of application.

Eligibility Criteria
  1. Candidate should be a citizen of an economy in the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. Candidate should not be more than 35 years of age as on the last date of receipt of his or her application.
  3. Candidate must belong to a University, Research & Development organization, or a Non-Profit organization.
  4. Candidate must have support for airfare.
Application Procedure

To apply for fellowship, please complete and submit the online application form. Please ensure that you can secure airfare before making the application. Please also note the timeframes for applying for visa. You should upload a scanned copy of the official support letter for airfare with the application. In the case you are personally bearing the airfare, you may be required to submit your ticket at the time of confirmation.

Applications involving paper presentations will be given preference. Applications sent through other means will not be considered. Online application will close at the midnight GMT of the deadline.

Selection Procedure and the Sequence of Events

Applications will be screened and short listed candidates will be invited to join meeting. Successful applicants will be registered by the APAN Secretariat using the details provided in the application. Therefore, please make sure that you provide the most accurate information in the application.

  1. Application Submission
  2. Selection Results
  3. Acknowledgement from selected fellows through email within specified date.
  4. In the case of non-receipt of email acknowledgement, another fellow on the waiting list will be selected.
  5. Waiting List announcement
  6. Submission of the visa (if required) and e-ticket by the selected fellows
  7. APAN Meeting

Fellowship Coverage

SN. Coverage Item
1. Registration Fee Access to All Sessions/Workshops/Tutorials
2. Food Lunches, tea break (During Conference) and social events
3. Local transportation Transport Allowance (to and from Airport - accommodation site)
4. Accommodation Twin sharing (Check-in 24 Mar, Check-out 29 Mar) for those who submit e-ticket by the deadline or an allowance to partially cover accommodation costs

Other Notes

  1. The allowance provided in lieu of accommodation will be announced with the fellowship announcement.
  2. Airfare is not provided. (Please do not make any requests for airfare or reimbursements since APAN does not have funds for this)
  3. Fellows will be required to meet the cost of dinners, execpt when there are APAN social events
  4. Fellows must present their passport for the purpose of identification upon arrival. You are advised to bring your passport during the conference.
  5. Attendance during the conference is compulsory.
  6. Fellowship is not transferable.

Blacklisting Policy

Selected fellows will be blacklisted either if they do not turn up or if they check-out their accommodation without informing in advance. In this regard, the last minute cancellations (after the accommodation facilities are arranged) are also considered as absences. During the event, fellows are required to attend opening and closing plenaries, and the fellowship meeting. Those who do not attend these sessions are deemed absentees and are subjected to be blacklisted.

Important Dates

SN. Items Date
1. Call for Applications 20 Nov 2017
2. Application Deadline 11 Dec 2017
3. Review by Country Reviewers 25 Dec 2017
4. Announcement of fellows selected 01 Jan 2018
5. Closing date for Email Acknowledgement from selected fellows 15 Jan 2018
6. Submission of visa and e-ticket by fellows 30 Jan 2018
7. APAN 45 Conference 24 Mar to 29 Mar 2018

Useful Links

[Watch] APAN Fellowship Promo Video
HD Youtube link: http://goo.gl/0SE9j