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Intel Philippine Science Fair Opens In Central Visayas

Close to 200 high school science and technology enthusiasts from various parts of the region are expected to converge in Cebu City for this year's Intel Philippine Science Fair Central Visayas Regional Competition from January 17 to 18.

Highlighting the two-day affair is a showcase of 51 researches related to Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer and Engineering Sciences and Medicine and Health. The exhibit is open for public viewing at the lobby of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) Main Campus, Cebu City during the two-day affair.

Divided into two clusters: regular high school and science high school, the contestants will be competing in two categories, namely, the Individual Category and Team Category. Winners for each category will receive a cash award ranging from P1,400 to P3,600 and a certificate of achievement. A certificate of recognition will also be given to the adviser of the winning entry.

Winners of the regional competition are qualified for the national Intel Philippine Science Fair of which winners, in turn, will represent the country in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF).

Reckoned as the "Olympics" of all science fairs, the prestigious tilt is organized by the Department of Science and Technology-Science and Education Institute (DOST-SEI), in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd) and under the sponsorship of Intel Philippines.



INTEL SCIENCE FAIR REGIONAL WINNERS BARED

Physics-related investigatory projects dominated the roster of winners in this year's recently concluded Philippine Intel Science Fair Central Visayas Regional Competition.

The Laser Alarm Switching Device of Rene John Zamora of Dumaguete City was adjudged first placer in the individual category for regular high schools; Other projects that made it to the top included: Magnetic Drag Force Of Nonferrous Conductors by a team led by Bren Andrew Aguirre of Mandaue City, which bagged the first prize in the team category for science-based high schools; Hydro-Electromagnetic Arm, which landed second place in the individual category for science-based high schools and Heat Sensor For Fire Alarm , which won second prize in the individual category for regular high schools.

Below is the complete list of winners:

Cluster 1 - Regular Schools

1.Individual Category
1st - Laser Alarm Switching Device
        by Rene John Zamora (Junob Nat'l. HS, Dumaguete City)

2nd - Heat Sensor For Fire Alarm
        by Juliesa Mendoza (Paknaan Nat'l. HS, Mandaue City)

3rd - Multipurpose Stoven
        by Jaybriett Gepulla (Don G. L. Ouano Mem'l. Nat'l. HS, Mandaue City)

2. Team Category
1st - Increasing The Shelf Life Of Tomatoes (Lycopersicum esculentum)
        Treatment Of Coconut Water
        by Cherry May Enriquez, Hanzel Bardon and Grace Ybañez
        (Advanced Learning Institute of Tech., Lapu-lapu City)

2nd - Styroseal
        by Niel Anthony Cinco, Amado Gochoco II and Shella Mae Saladaga
        (Cabancalan Nat'l. HS, Mandaue City)

3rd - Development Of A Grass And Hedge Cutter Machine
        by Sergen Corazon Davide, Lyndon Gaudiano and Evangeline Fernandez
        (Colawin Nat'l. HS, Argao, Cebu)

Cluster II - Science-based Schools

1. Individual Category
1st - Electrophysiology of Lepidopteran Insect Isolated From Midguts Of Cutworn
        (Spododtera litura) & Common Cornearworm(San Remegio Nat'l. HS, Cebu)

2nd - Hydro-Electomagnetic Arm
        by Emann Arthur Capunong (Ramon Teves Mem'l. Reg'l. Science HS,
        Dumaguete City

3rd - Nata de Coco As Bacteria Culture Medium
        by Jun Blaine Nathan Amora (Cebu City Nat'l. Science HS, Cebu City)

2. Team Category
1st - Magnetic Drag Force Of Non-ferrous Conductors
        by Bren Andrew Aguirre, Rachelle Anne Pitogo and Arnel Basilote (Mandaue
        City Science HS, Mandaue City)

2nd - Pythagorean Triples Within The Fibonacci Sequence
        by Magnus Doman Bantugan, Romel Dalagan and Ralp Joseph Mascariñas
        (Tagbilaran City Science HS, Bohol)

3rd - The Feasibility Of Landang (Corypha elata nut gum) As A Component Of
        Biodegradable Plastic
        by Rhoda Angelie Macachor, Ira Dominique Alatraca and Edgar Mari
        Ylanan ( Cebu City Nat'l. Science HS, Cebu City)

The first two winners in this competition will represent the region in the national tilt this coming March.

Aside from Intel Philippines, the event is helped organized by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) in cooperation with the Department of Education (DepEd).


NSTW 2001 Central Visayas Celebration

The following activities are scheduled during the weeklong National Science & Technology (NSTW) celebration in Central Visayas:

July 23
  • Orientation seminar on metrology - Bohol (in cooperation with Confederation of Scientific & Professional Organizations (COSPO) Region 7)
  • Scientific Lectures - Cebu (in cooperation with Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association (AITAA) and COSPO)
  • Film Showing for SMEs (Negros Oriental)
  • Launching of DOST Siquijor's Farmer's Info. Tech. Services and Website
July 24
  • S & T Career Guidance (Bohol)
  • IT Applications for Local Governance (Negros Oriental)
July 25
  • Seminar on Advance Food Packaging Systems - Cebu (in cooperation with Packaging R & D Center Philippines)
  • Launching of Project on Development of Enabling Tools for Persons with Disabilities - Cebu (in cooperation with Handicapped Anchored in Christ (HACI))
July 26
  • Seminar on the Convergence of ICT & Life Sciences (Bohol)
  • Seminar on Product Life Cycle Analysis - Cebu (in cooperation with COSPO)
  • Information Systems Strategic Planning (Siquijor)
WEEKLONG ACTIVITIES
  • Display of streamers by the GOs, private, academe, NGOs
  • Contests at Schools


Three Summer Trainings by RHRDF-7-CIM-DOST-7-PCHRD

The Regional Health Research and Development Foundation (RHRDF)-7 with the Cebu Institute of Medicine (CIM), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Region 7 and the Philippine Council for Health and Research and Development sponsored three trainings for different groups from April to May this summer.

The two trainings, a Ten-Day Protocol Development for Health Researchers (participated in by Doctors, Pharmacist and Biologist) and a Ten-Day Seminar Workshop on Research Methodology and Laboratory Procedures for Extraction of Substances from Medicinal Plants..... for high school Science Teachers (Cebu City Division) were conducted respectively, by the Clinical Epidemiology Unit of the Cebu Institute of Medicine. The other training, Toxicity Testing of Herbal Extracts was conducted by Ms. Madeliene Fabros of the United Laboratories, Inc.

The RHRDF-7 with the budding health researchers in mind, hope to encourage and generate more researches in the region. Taking the science teachers into this program, they have oriented them on simple extraction procedures, ethics and an enhancement on their knowledge on investigatory research which will have a multiplier effect being in academe. Twenty-seven science teachers from Cebu City Division successfully completed the course.


DOST 7 & COSPO 7 S & T Manpower Development Activities for the Period January - September 2001

NO.
SEMINAR
COOPERATOR
DATES
STU-DENTS
PROFESSIONALS
TOTAL PARTICIPANTS
Aca-deme
Gov't
Private
NGO
TOTAL
1
Convocation on RA 8981: Modernizing PRC for Excellence
PRC-7
Feb. 10
88
88
88
2
Basic Multimedia Production
JAMP Cebu
Feb 17-18
1
5
11
16
17
3
Integrating Global Approaches to Quality Management
Quality Partners Co. Ltd. & PICHE Cebu
March 16
6
2
53
61
61
4
Seminar on Coconut Processing
PICHE Cebu
March 17
21
21
21
5
Webpage Designing
JAMP Cebu
March 23
162
0
162
6
Webpage Designing
JAMP Cebu
March 26
69
0
69
7
Webpage Designing
JAMP Cebu
March 30
42
0
42
8
Biomedical Research Methodology
RHRDF & CIM
April 16-27
14
14
14
9
Multi-Level Marketing: How to Get Started
PICHE Cebu
May 12
3
3
3
10
Toxicity Testing of Herbal/ Medicinal Plants
RHRDF & CIM
May 16-18
17
17
17
11
Basic Mango Processing
PICHE Cebu
May 19
26
26
26
12
Research Methodology for High School Science Teachers
RHRDF & CIM
May 21-June 1
27
27
27
13
Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points
Quality Partners Co. Ltd. & PICHE Cebu
June 5-7
29
29
29
14
Sanitation Control Procedures
Quality Partners Co. Ltd. & PICHE Cebu
June 8
30
30
30
15
Proficiency Testing of DOST Regional Laboratories (Visayas - Mindanao)
ITDI
June 26
16
16
16
16
Formula of Manufacture
ITDI
June 27
20
20
20
17
Dehydrated Mango Processing
PICHE Cebu
June 28-29
5
12
3
20
20
18 Web Site Design and Development
JAMP Cebu
August 11-12
8
8
8
19 Web Site Design and Development
JAMP Cebu
August 25-26
4
9
13
13
20 Introductory Course on Desktop Publishing
JAMP Cebu
Sept. 7-8
2
11
1
14
14
21 Appreciation Course on Barcoding
JAMP Cebu
Sept. 8
28
28
22 Preventive Maintenance
PICHE Cebu
Sept. 13-14
3
3
55
61
61
23 Meat Processing
PICHE Cebu
Sept 15
23
23
23
24 Basic Linux
JAMP Cebu
Sept. 18-21
6
7
2
2
17
17
25 Basic Desktop Mapping
Geoplan Cebu
Sept. 25-27
25
25
25
26 Basic Desktop Publishing using Pagemaker
JAMP Cebu
Sept. 28-29
9
2
3
14
14
SUB - TOTAL
302
80
98
268
96
542
844

Legend :
  ITDI - Industrial Technology Development Institute
  RHRDF - Regional Health Research & Development Foundation
  CIM - Cebu Institute of Medicine
  PICHE - Philippine Institute of Chemical Engineers
  JAMP - Japan Multimedia Programming
  PRC7 - Professional Regulations Commission Region 7
  Geoplan - Geoplan Cebu Foundation


S&T SCHOLARSHIP UPDATE

In Region VII, the Department of Science & Technology through the Science Education Institute has awarded 341 scholarships in baccalaureate degree programs and post-secondary courses for schoolyear 2001. Of that number, 268 qualifiers have accepted the scholarship and will pursue studies in the fields of Basic Sciences, Applied Sciences, Science Teaching and Technician courses in science and technology.

The new scholars have now enrolled in either a state university or college or private institution with an approved S&T curriculum by DECS/CHED/TESDA and recognized by DOST. Fifteen (15) scholars have however opted to enroll outside Region VII while 45 others from other regions are pursuing their studies here. This makes the total number of new scholars now enrolled in Region VII as 298.

In the entire region, this year's batch of scholars has bested 2,662 other applicants who took the qualifying exam given simultaneously nationwide last Feb. 4.

In a bid to prepare the scholars better for their college studies, DOST implemented a refresher course activity dubbed as the SUMMER ORIENTATION and ENRICHMENT PROGRAM (SOEP) from May 2-30. The SOEP is a component of the Science & Technology Learning Assistance Program (STLAP) and as such, was designed to enhance the scholars' knowledge and skills in Mathematics and English subjects. In this program, scholars under RA 7687 underwent intense summer classes in Math and English to enable them to cope with the prerequisites in other major subjects. In addition, those who did not have prior background in Computer Operations took profit in the course on an Introduction to Computer.

The SOEP was conducted in Cebu City and in Bohol where scholars number over 30. A total of 253 freshmen scholars participated in the SOEP 2001; 226 in Cebu and 27 in Bohol. The month-long activity was not solely a venue for mental exercise but also fostered camaraderie among the freshmen scholars.

Over the years, DOST has stood by its commitment to help the country attain a critical mass of skilled workforce in S&T through its scholarship program. At present, it offers two types of scholarships; (1) Program A, created under RA 7687, is open to all poor, talented and deserving students whose family gross income does not exceed P120,000/year; and (2) Program B, for those with family gross income over P120,000/year. Qualifying exams are given each year with application forms available between August-October. Interested students may inquire at the DOST Regional Office in Banilad, Cebu City or at the Provincial Science & Technology Offices nearest them for more details.


WORLD CONFERENCE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

The Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science (PhilAAS) is inviting participants to the World Conference on Science and Technology to be held on September 13-15, 2001 at the Manila Hotel in Manila.

The Conference is the highlight of the celebration of the 50th year of the PhilAAS. It will be held in tandem with the 50th Annual Convention of the PhilAAS. Theme for this year's conference is "Harnessing Science and Technology to Meet the Globalization Challenge".

A scientific program consisting of plenary lectures, special symposia, concurrent oral presentations, and research poster sessions will be featured. Experts on Science and Technology from other countries were invited as speakers for this conference.

Interested participants may contact the following address:

World Conference on Science and Technology Secretariat
Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science
c/o Dr. Fortunato Sevilla III
Research Center for the Natural Sciences
University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila, Philippines
Tel./Fax No.: (632) 732-4031, E-mail: fsevilla@ustcc.ust.edu.ph

All participants must pay a registration fee. The fee includes access to the session, the conference kit, refreshments and lunches during the conference and banquet.

Registration fees are as follows:

 
        Participants
  Overseas Local
Registration before August 1 USD 250.00 P 2,800.00
Registration after August 1 USD 350.00 P 3,800.00

Registrations will be confirmed upon receipt of payment. In the event of cancellation of registration, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded if the cancellation notice was received by August 1, 2001. No refund will be made if the cancellation notice was received after August 1, 2001.

Accommodations are available in several hotels near the conference site. Special rates have been negotiated for participants during the three days of the conference. Bookings for the hotel can be made through Dr. Lydia M. Joson (Tel.Fax: (632) 837-3167 or (632) 837-6150).


PACKAGING SEMINAR

A seminar on Packaging Development for Food Products is scheduled on July 25, 2001 from 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel.

The seminar aims to introduce new/innovative packaging for food products. It covers topics on competitive packaging, trends and developments in food packaging and briefly on packaging standards and regulations.

Mr. Lejo Braña, presently Director of Packaging for Riviana Foods Inc., a multinational food processing and distribution company and the RVR Package Testing Center in Houston, Texas has been invited as speaker for this seminar. He is responsible for directing the company's corporate packaging function and managing its packaging testing and consulting services. As a packaging professional, he is authorized by the U.S. Department of Transportation and with the RVR Packaging Testing Center, as a third party packaging certification agency to certify hazardous material packaging designs in accordance with the United Nations Performance Oriented Packaging Standards.

Mr. Braña holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering degree from the Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila, Philippines; is a certified Professional in Packaging (CPP-IoPP); is a Certified Member of the Institute of Packaging (UK) and a Registered Chemical Engineer in the Philippines. He held various positions as Board Member at Large and Regional Vice-President of the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP-USA); Executive Vice President-International, International Safe Transit Association (ISTA); and Founding President, Gulf Coast (Houston) Chapter-IoPP. Mr. Braña is a member of the various organizations such as Institute of Packaging (UK), American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) and the National Institute of Packaging, Handling and Logistics Engineers (NIPHLE).

Mr. Braña was awarded the 1997 Food and Drug Packaging Magazine's Package of the Year for the shelf stable foods "Success Rice" in boil-in-bag, and the 1981 Flexible Packaging Association's Silver Award of rice packaging. He was also a recipient of the 1995 TOM (The Outstanding Mapuan) award given by the National Association of Mapua Alumni for International Achievement in Packaging Engineering and Technology.

He has several publications in Package Engineering Magazine, Packaging Technology Science, Transportation and Distribution Magazine and the Encyclopedia of Packaging.

Lastly, Mr. Braña is listed in Who's Who Worldwide, 1994-95, Marquis Who's Who in Finance and Industry, 1983-84 and Who's Who in the South and Southwest, 1982-83.

The seminar is intended for company owners, managers, technical personnel/staff involved in food technology, packaging suppliers/converters/printing, government officials and the academe providing services in support of the food and packaging industries.

A registration fee of P1,000 is required from the participants. Payment may be made in cash or check payable to COSPO 7. The seminar fee is inclusive of lunch, snacks and seminar materials. For inquiries, please call Marichu Baclay/Roy Labrador on telephone numbers 232-8632 (email: mdb@cvis.net.ph/rll@cvis.net.ph) or Maryvel Sabellano on 416-2753 (yvel@cvis.net.ph).

This seminar is organized by the Packaging R&D Center of the Philippines and co-organized by the Department of Science and Technology Region 7 and the Confederation of Scientific and Professional Organizations in Region 7.


Asian Ethnic Food Fest 2001
A show of Quality, Business Results and Trends

The Asian Ethnic Food Fest (AEFF) on its third edition is scheduled to hold the AEFF 2001 at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City, a bigger venue that can accommodate more than 2000 exhibiting companies. Organized by Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), this is scheduled on 23 - 25 November 2001. AEFF 2001 opens simultaneously with the Garden and Pet Show.

Companies are invited to participate to take advantage of this opportunity to market their products or services. As AEFF aims for quality, applicants will benefit from a product screening program aimed at encouraging compliance to labeling and processing requirements. The AEFF Technical Screening Committee (TSC) is composed of experts in food processing, marketing and regulations from government and private sector.

Exhibitors in this event will have the opportunity to meet and conduct business with trade buyers. Last year, 135 companies participated in AEFF 2000. The show attracted around 9,000 visitors generating total sales of Php 73.28 Million.

Settings of banner and trendiest products, seminars, cooking contests and product demonstrations, and a special Garden Restaurant offering several Asian cuisine, are just some events or activities lined-up to add marketing savvy and excitement to both exhibitors and visitors alike.

Interested companies may contact tel. 831-1282/831-2201 to 09 local 204 or 238, fax 832-3965/834-0177 or e-mail agrimarine@citem.com.ph to accomplish a form, and return by fax as soon as possible. Deadline for application is 15 July .


NEWS OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

1) TITLE: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FROM SOUTHEAST ASIA TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
Sponsor: Royal Society - United Kingdom
Deadline: September 30, 2001
Eligibility: Applicants must be of postdoctoral or equivalent status at the time application is made.

The programme covers the following Southeast Asian countries: Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, and Laos. Applicants must be nationals of one of those countries or must hold a permanent position at a research institute in one of the eligible countries. Applicants currently in the United Kingdom are not eligible to apply.

Abstract: The Southeast Asia Fellowships Programme aims to foster science and technology links between the United Kingdom and Southeast Asia, by enabling outstanding postdoctoral scientists from Southeast Asia to acquire additional knowledge and skills by working with colleagues in the United Kingdom.

Fellowships are for research in the natural sciences including mathematics, engineering, medicine, and the scientific research aspects of agriculture, archaeology, geography, psychology, and the history of science. The Royal Society does do not cover the social sciences or clinical medical research.

Royal Society Malaysian Fellowships to the United Kingdom are administered by the British Council in Malaysia. For further details, Malaysian applicants should contact the British Council directly at:

Scholarships and Training Unit, The British Council, Jalan Bukit Aman, PO Box 10539, 50916 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Phone: 00 60 3 298 7555; Fax: 00 60 3 293 7214
e-mail: scholarships@britcoun.org.my

Contact Address:
International Exchanges Section, Royal Society, 6 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom
Contact Fax: +44 (020) 7925-2620
Contact Email: china&southeastasia@royalsoc.ac.uk

URL for more information: http://www.royalsoc.ac.uk/funding/fuk/seasum.htm

2) TITLE: INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Sponsor: United Nations (UN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Deadline Note: Varies. Selection for Internships is fully decentralized within UNDP. Applicants interested in an internship should forward their application directly to the bureau or country office of interest.

Abstract: The Internship Programme offers a small group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to United Nation's Development Programme's (UNDP) work. It is designed to complement development-oriented studies with practical experience in various aspects of multilateral technical cooperation.

Interns are assigned to either a UNDP country office or the organization's headquarters in New York. Assignments vary greatly in terms of content. They may have a country-specific, regional, sectoral, or thematic focus. However, interns are normally involved in some aspect of the design, implementation, and evaluation of UNDP-supported programmes and projects. Every attempt is made to match the interests of the intern with the needs of the organization.

Internship assignments vary in length according to the availability and academic requirements of the intern, as well as the needs of UNDP. Assignments are available on a part-time and full-time basis throughout the year.

The purpose of the internship programme is not to lead to further employment with UNDP, but to complement an intern's studies. However, a number of interns, having completed their studies and met the necessary requirements, have gone on to further assignments with the UNDP or elsewhere in the United Nations system.

Contact Address:
United Nations, One U.N. Plaza, New York 10017, USA
Contact Phone: +1 (212) 963-1224

URL for more information: http://www.undp.org/toppages/undpjobs/Interns/intern.htm

3) TITLE: CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIP FUND (ICSF)
Sponsor: World Bank (WB), Information for Development Program (infoDev)
Deadline Note: Continuous. Funds are allocated in "rounds" which finish when funds are exhausted. Please contact the sponsor for details.

Abstract: The infoDev Conference Scholarship Fund (iCSF) is open for applications. This facility provides block-grants to conference organizers to sponsor the participation of individuals from developing countries in conferences fostering the utilization of modern Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to address development problems.

Applicants should be organizers of conferences, workshops and other forums dedicated to the use of information and communication technologies to foster economic and social development. iCSF resources should be used exclusively to support the expenses of participants from developing countries (iCSF "fellows"). These fellows should be selected by conference organizers for their potential contribution to the national information infrastructure in their home-country. iCSF fellows are thus expected to contribute to the dissemination of best practices in the promotion of ICTs for development.

Contact Name: infoDev Work Program Administrator
Contact Address: infoDev iCSF Program, Room F-5P-156, World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW, Washington, D.C., 20433, USA
Phone: +1 (202) 477-1234, Fax: +1 (202) 522-3186
Contact Email: infodev@worldbank.org
URL for more information: http://www.infodev.org/icsf/index.html

4) TITLE: GLOBALIZATION
Sponsor: Sloan Foundation, Alfred P.
Deadline Note: Continuous.

Abstract: The goal of this project is to provide a fact-based picture of globalization, primarily within specific industries. Grants have been made to study company location decisions and the effects of these decisions on jobs, wages, and the company's competitive position in a number of industries: computer flat display, auto, computer disk file, semiconductor manufacturing, personal computer, and computer software. International collaboration is encouraged.

Contact Email: mayadas@sloan.org
URL for more information: http://www.sloan.org/programs/stndrd_global.shtml

5) TITLE: BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS
Sponsor: Sloan Foundation, Alfred P.
Deadline Note: Continuous.

Abstract: The Business Organizations program (formerly "Role of the Corporation") supports academic research and scholarship aimed at painting a realistic picture of how corporations and other business organizations function, with special emphasis on how the people in them actually behave, how they are motivated, and how they are rewarded. The foundation has sought to increase understanding of these organizations because of the enormous effect they have on the standard of living and quality of life for most people in the United States and around the world. Frequently they are described as if they were merely profit-making black boxes, or an assemblage of economic abstractions called capital, labor and technology. The foundation's goal is to supplement this abstract view with a deeper understanding of how these organizations function and affect people's lives, including whose interests they serve.

Much of the academic work concerned with the nature and purpose of business organizations has been carried out over the years by scholars in economics, corporate law, and business. The foundation has supported work in each of these areas, and plans to continue supporting innovative work in these fields as well as others, such as sociology, anthropology, political science and business history.

Contact Name: Gail Pesyna
Contact Email: pesyna@sloan.org
URL for more information: http://www.sloan.org/programs/stndrd_role.shtml

6) TITLE: POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sponsor: Population Council
Deadline: December 17, 2001
Eligibility: Postdoctoral training awards are open to candidates having a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree who wish to undertake postdoctoral training and research at an institution other than the one at which they received their doctoral degree. A strong application in this category must include a letter from an internationally-recognized professional in the population field who is willing to be reqponsible for the applicant's academic program at the proposed institution. Fieldwork funds are not provided at this level.

Abstract: Fellowships will be awarded for advanced training in populations studies (including demography and public health) in combination with a social science discipline, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, or geography. Awards will be made only to applicants whose proposals deal with the developing world.

Contact Name: Fellowship Coordinator, Policy Research Division
Contact Email: ssfellowship@popcouncil.org
URL for more information: http://www.popcouncil.org/opportunities/socscifellowships.html


7) TITLE: MIDCAREER FELLOWSHIPS IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
Sponsor: Population Council
Deadline: December 17, 2001
Eligibility: Midcareer training awards are open to candidates from the developing world with a minimum of five years of substantial professional experience in the population field. Midcareer awards are open to scholars with a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree wishing to undertake specific study in connection with a research institution. Fieldwork funds are not provided at the midcareer level.

Abstract: Fellowships will be awarded for advanced training in populations studies (including demography and public health) in combination with a social science discipline, such as economics, sociology, anthropology, or geography. Awards will be made only to applicants whose proposals deal with the developing world.

Contact Name: Fellowship Coordinator, Policy Research Division
Contact Email: ssfellowship@popcouncil.org
URL for more information: http://www.popcouncil.org/opportunities/socscifellowships.html

8) Title: INCO-DEV II
Sponsor: European Commission (EC)
Deadline: September 17, 2001
Eligibility: The framework programme is open to all legal entities established in the Member States of the European Union, as well as to all legal entities established in any of the other States associated to the programme.
Citizenship or Residency: Includes Asia

Abstract: The objectives are to tackle challenges faced by developing countries; and mobilise the European S&T community jointly with developing country research teams and to use RTD co-operation to support community development co-operation policy. This will

  • strengthen and add value to on-going research in European and developing country centres,
  • reduce isolation of developing country scientists,
  • enable them to work at an international level while based in their own institutions, and
  • provide training opportunities.

The programme will complement community development cooperation policy and therefore will not include technical assistance or other methods of operation that are characteristic of development aid. The priorities are continuously focussed on a regional basis following dialogue with developing countries.

The topic areas include the following:

  1. Policy research on the conditions for sustainable development
  2. Tools for sustainable development

Contact Address: European Commission, DG XII- E-4, 200 Rue de la Loi, Brussels B-1049, Belgium
Fax: +352 4301 32084
Contact Email: inco@dg12.cec.be
URL for more information: http://www.cordis.lu/inco2/calls/200102.htm

9) TITLE: BRITISH CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP
Sponsor: British Council - Philippines
Deadline: August 31, 2001
Citizenship or Residency: Philippines
Requirements: Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional
Abstract: The British Chevening Scholarship offers present and future leaders, decision makers, and opinion formers of the Philippines the opportunity to benefit from a British education. The scholarship is administered by the British Council - Philippines.

Scholarships may be for study in a non-technical subject and are given to those wishing to follow full-time postgraduate courses or research at a U.K. institution of higher education. In the past, awards have been given to study international affairs, environmental studies, diplomatic studies, journalism, law, business, economics, and other related subjects. However, other subjects are not excluded, although technical courses do not qualify for the award.

Awards are normally made for formal courses such as a master's degree, but are also occasionally given for shorter, vocationally-oriented courses, or for research attachments lasting between three and six months, and not for more than a year of study.

Contact Name: Ms. Karen Jimenez, British Chevening Coordinator
Contact Address: British Council - Philippines, 10F Taipan Place, Emerald Avenue, Ortigas Centre, Pasig City 1605, Philippines
Phone: +63 (02) 914-1011, +63 (02) 914-1012, +63 (02) 914-1013, +63 (02) 914-1014
Fax: +63 (02) 914-1020
Contact Email: karen.jimenez@manila.mail.fco.gov.uk
URL for more information: http://www.britishcouncil.org/philippines/education/about/chevening.htm

10) TITLE: CHINESE CULTURE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP
Sponsor: China Scholarship Council (CSC)
Deadline Note: Continuous. Applicants should send the completed application form to the CSC three months before the intended research is to begin.
Eligibility: Applicants must

  • be of a non-Chinese nationality and be healthy and under the age of 55;
  • hold professor or associate professor titles, or have obtained a doctoral degree (master's degree holders must have been engaged in Chinese culture research for three consecutive years after obtaining their master's degree); and
  • hold a fixed profession engaging or mainly engaging in Chinese culture research.

Citizenship: Unrestricted
Requirements: Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional
Abstract: The Chinese Culture Research Fellowship aims at sponsoring foreign experts engaged in the study of Chinese culture to further their understanding of modern China, and to deepen their research of the long and profound Chinese culture and tradition so as to enhance the friendship between the Chinese people and people from all over the world.

Researchers shall engage in fields such as Chinese language, literature, history, philosophy, education, economics, ancient architecture, history of art, and traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Contact Address: China Scholarship Council, 160 Fuxingmennei Street, Beijing 100031, People's Republic of China
Phone: +86 (10) 6641-3249, Fax: +86 (10) 6641-3198

URL for more information:
http://www.csc.edu.cn/en/readarticle/readarticle.asp?articleid=152

11) TITLE: VISITING RESEARCH FELLOW I
Sponsor: International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Deadline: July 31, 2001, April 05, 2002
Deadline Note: For those who arrive in Japan between April 1 and September 30, the application deadline is July 31 of the year previous to the research year. For those who arrive in Japan between September 1 and November 30, the application deadline is April 5 of the research year.
Citizenship: Unrestricted
Requirements: Ph.D./M.D./Other Professional
Abstract: The International Research Center for Japanese Studies (Nichibunken) makes use of several programs offered by Japanese organizations that support research by providing foreign scholars with opportunities to conduct research at academic institutions in Japan. This center receives foreign scholars as Visiting Research Fellows in the following categories: Visiting Research Fellow I and Visiting Research Fellow II.

The purpose of Visiting Research Fellow I is to provide opportunities for highly qualified, young foreign researchers holding the doctoral degree to conduct cooperative research under the guidance of host scholars at this institution, thereby allowing the visitors to advance their own research while contributing to scholarship in general.

The targeted field is Japanese culture (human and social science, and natural science).
Contact Address: Office of Research Exchange, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, 3-2 Goryo Oeyama-cho, Nishikyo-ku , Kyoto 610-1192, Japan
Phone: +81 (75) 335-2041, Fax: +81 (75) 335-2043

URL for more information:
http://www.nichibun.ac.jp/textversion/boshu/binfoe_t.htm#


ICT Conference for Gov't Men

A CONFERENCE focused on "the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in enhancing the productivity of government institutions" will be held on Oct. 16 and 17 in Cebu Plaza Hotel.

A project of the Association of Regional Executives of National Agencies in Region 7 (ARENA 7), the conference will be attended by some 200 government officials, planners, ICT personnel and employees of national government agencies, local government units, government-owned and controlled corporations, and state universities and colleges.

The conference will have Estrella Alabastro, secretary of the Department of Science and Technology, as keynote speaker. Sen. Serge Osmeña ans Sec. Joey Lina of the Department of Interior and Local Government, will be the inspirational speakers.

Highlight of the two-day activity are six plenary sessions focusing on the emergency trends in ICT, CVISNET, PREGINET, e-commerce, and the proposed new government accounting using computerized systems.

ARENA 7 president Roberto Abejero of DILG says the ICT conference for government will also feature an ICT where companies offering IT services, programs, and products will be showcased.

Technical sessions with the participants will be conducted to discuss topics, such as the paper-less office, on-line procurement, computer-aided design and engineering, E-learning, geographic info system and e-service.

Conference participants are expected to come up with resolutions and courses of action that will enhance the application and use of info technology in government offices.


PCASTRD R & D AWARDS

The Philippine Council for Advanced Science and Technology Research and Development (PCASTRD) will present this year's receipients of its Outstanding Research and Development Awards during its 14th Anniversary celebration in December.

The contest is still open for nominations. PCASTRD will recognize deserving research work in its priority areas: biotechnology; electronics, instrumentation and controls, materials science and photonics technology; and space technology.

The research project should have been conducted mainly in the Philippines (principal investigator must be a Filipino) and completed within a period of three years preceding the award.

Nomination to the award is made by submitting a technical paper on the completed research duly endorsed by the DOST Regional Director. For details please contact the DOST7 Office, Gov. Manuel Cuenco Ave., Banilad, Cebu City. Tel. Nos. 2311916 / 2317015 / 2328634.

Deadline for submission of entries is on Oct. 31.

Prizes for the top three winners are P150,000, P100,000 and P50,000, subject to 20 percent government tax.

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