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Announcement: VEF Visiting Scholar Program 2012 - 2013 (Based on our enabling legislation and the impending closure of VEF in 2018, VEF is no longer offering any Fellowships or Grants)

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January 11, 2012 - Important update: The number of awards for the 2012 Visiting Scholar Program has been increased from 3 to 15.

The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the 2012-2013 VEF Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) for Vietnamese nationals, who already hold a doctorate in any of the fields supported by VEF, namely, in the major disciplines of sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), mathematics, medicine (such as, public health), and technology (including information technology). Fields include the basic sciences, such as, biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as agricultural science, computer science, and engineering. Priority this year will be given to applicants, whose field of study focuses on climate change (environmental sciences) or on nuclear energy, provided that all other qualifications are equal.

The VSP is intended to support professional development training, which may include studies, research, and/or observational activities, to take place in cooperation with a leading U.S. academic institution or research institute. The Visiting Scholar will undertake a five-month to one-year program that may include formal courses, workshops, seminars, laboratory or field research, or other types of professional development activities. Upon returning to Vietnam, the Visiting Scholar must use the knowledge and skills acquired in the United States to teach and advise students, to train colleagues and other faculty and teachers outside of one's home university, and to contribute to greater cooperation and collaboration with scientists in the United States.

Applications will be available ONLY online and ONLY from 10:00 a.m., December 5, 2011, to 10:00 a.m., February 10, 2012 (Vietnam time zone).

Please click here for the full announcement in English.
Please click here for the full announcement in Vietnamese.