Strategic Partnership eNews – September 28, 2018

eOSP | This digital newsletter is a digest of calls for participation, research collaborations, fellowships, scholarships, events and other opportunities as well as news of breakthroughs and scientific discoveries for the Silliman University community . It is curated by the Office of Strategic Partnerships.

September 28, 2018

[Scholarship] Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship Scheme

Deadline October 24

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are open to Filipino nationals with at least a Masters degree who wish to pursue a PhD, research, or post-doctoral fellowship in Switzerland. For more details, visit For inquiries or requests for the application package please email [email protected]

Please see Documents attached.


[Conference] International Convention of Asia Scholars, 16-19 July 2019, Leiden, Netherlands

Travel Funds Available

Deadline for proposals: 10 October 2018

The 11th International Convention of Asia Scholars (ICAS) is the most inclusive international gathering in the field of Asian Studies. ICAS attracts participants from over 60 countries to engage in global dialogues on Asia that transcend boundaries between academic disciplines and geographic areas. The meeting place for the eleventh edition of ICAS is Leiden, the Netherlands. The historic city of Leiden is home to one of the oldest universities, Leiden University, and several of the most renowned Asia research centers. Leiden University will be the main host of ICAS 11, partnering with the city, research institutions and museums, who share equally rich Asian and global connections.

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[Competition/Prize/Funding] H&M Global Change Award

The Global Change Award is one of the world’s leading challenges for early stage innovation, and the largest initiative of its kind in the fashion industry. It was initiated to accelerate the shift from a linear to a circular fashion industry, to protect the planet and our living conditions.

The non-profit H&M Foundation initiated the Global Change Award in 2015, as part of the Foundation’s focus area Planet. The aim is to speed up the process of finding, supporting and scaling up disruptive innovations that can make the entire fashion industry circular.



[CPD for Teachers] 15 CPD Units – Self – Funded Only


[Grant] Innovational Research Incentives Scheme Vidi – Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)

You can apply for a Vidi grant if you have done several years of research at postdoc level. In this research you have come up with innovative ideas that you have been able to independently and successfully develop further. You gained your doctorate no more than eight years ago, calculated from the date of the PhD graduation to the benchmark date for the Vidi round (1 October). This period can be extended according to the extension clause in the case of caring responsibilities or in the case of training to become a clinical specialist.

A researcher may apply for a Vidi grant on a maximum of two occasions.

The maximum grant is 800.000 euros.

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[Competition] World Bank Youth Summit 2018: Unleashing the Power of Human Capital, December 3-4, Washington

Deadline: October 5, 2018
The World Bank is calling all young social entrepreneurs to submit an innovative idea that contributes to building human capital, the greatest asset of economies globally.

In today’s era of technological change and the need for adaptability, human capital, in some measures, explains up to two-thirds of income differences across the world. Investments in human capital, specifically education, skills, and health, are not only key drivers of productivity and economic growth, but also contribute to individuals’ self-empowerment. The advancement of human capital depends on two main drivers: i) the quality of investment in the early years – covering childhood education, health and nutrition; and ii) maximizing the accumulation of skills, knowledge, and well-being throughout people’ life cycle. The successful combination of these two elements is key to achieving the World Bank’s twin goals of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity as well as the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Bank Group wants to hear from you; young changemakers from across the globe!