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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 the intend that the participant 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 citizen of economy of 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 University/Research and Development Community/Non-Profit organization.
4. Candidate must be able to secure support for his/her airfare to attend APAN meeting.

Application Procedure

To apply for fellowship, please complete and submit the online application form.
Applications involving paper presentations will be given preference. Applications other than the prescribed format will not be considered. Applications that are submitted after the deadline will be rejected.

Selection Procedure

Applications will be screened and short listed candidates will be invited to join the meeting.
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. 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 Accomodation Twin Sharing (Check-in: 24 Jan 2015, Check-out: 29 Jan 2015)

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

Blacklisting Policy

Selected fellows will be blacklisted if they do not turn up or if they check out their accommodation without informing in advance. All fellows are expected to provide a summary report after the meeting.

Important Dates

SN Items Date
1 Call for Applicants 18 Sep 2015
2 Application Deadline 16 Oct 2015
3 Review by Country Reviewers 23 Oct 2015
4 Announcement of Fellows Selected 30 Oct 2015
5 Closing Date for Email Acknowledgement from Selected Fellows 09 Nov 2015
6 APAN 41 Meeting 25-29 Jan 2016

Useful Links

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If you have any questions about applying for Fellowship Program, please contact:
APAN Secretariat
Lanka Education and Research Network (LEARN)
Information Technology Center, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya - 20000, Sri Lanka.
: +94 81 200 3035