CPG Online Magazine 02/2019

Announcements 

Upcoming National Holidays

08 April 2019: Chakri Day

13 – 15 April 2019: Songkran Thai New Year

Articles & Interviews

Integrated Maritime Security Cooperation in South-East Asia

Many thanks to CPG Senior Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Jan Asmussen from the Institute of Social Science, University of Kiel for his invaluable insights shared during the special lecture titled “Integrated Maritime Security Cooperation in South-East Asia” on April 4,...

Philippines hopes US history won’t repeat itself, again

On April 11, United States President Joe Biden, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will convene in Washington, DC, for their inaugural tripartite summit—a meeting that comes amidst mounting concerns over China's...

Scholarship Opportunities 

The DAAD Development-Related Postgraduate Courses offers foreign graduates from development and newly industrialized countries from all disciplines and with at least two years’ professional experience the chance to take a postgraduate or Master’s degree at a state or state-recognized German university, and in exceptional cases to take a doctoral degree, and to obtain a university qualification (Master’s/PhD) in Germany. For further details go to https://www.daad.or.th/en/scholarship-database/. Deadline depends on the chosen study programme.

An overview of all DAAD scholarships with relevance for researchers and students from Thailand can be found here: https://www.daad.or.th/en/find-funding/

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from Africa, Asia, Latin America or Eastern Europe that intend to study in Germany in any subject area. The students must demonstrate excellent school or academic merit and must be committed to the values of social democracy. More information can be found at https://www.fes.de/studienfoerderung/other-languages/. Deadline depends on the type of application.

The Singapore Management University offers Overseas Postgraduate Scholarships which provide financial support to recipients to pursue an overseas research programme. The scholarship includes academic guidance and mentorship. For more details go to https://www.smu.edu.sg/moe-start/overseas-pg-scholarship. Deadlines vary.

The World Academy of Sciences offers various fellowships and grants to PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from developing countries. For more information visit https://twas.org/opportunities Deadlines vary.

The “ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship Program” supports incoming fellowships for postdoctoral researchers at the ETH Zurich. The program is intended to foster high-potential, young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers. Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and their host who must be an ETH Zurich Professor and who will act as a mentor of the fellow. For more information visit https://www.ethz.ch/en/research/research-promotion/eth-internal-programmes/eth-fellowships.html Deadline is on 1 March 2019/1 September 2019.

Rotary Peace Fellowship allows up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships to pursue a Professional Development Certificate Program or Master’s Degree Program related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention at one of the participating peace centers around the world (USA, Japan, UK, Australia, Sweden, and Thailand). For more information: https://my.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowship-application. Deadline is on 31 May 2019.

The Kennisontwikkelings programma Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (OKP NFP) provides fellowships for highly motivated professionals who are interested at participating in a Dutch University. The professionals must be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into their employing organisation. The applicants must find a suitable university and submit your application via the Dutch institution offering the course. For more information: https://www.nuffic.nl/en/files/documents Deadline is on 13 May 2019.

The ASEAN Master Scholarship is aimed at supporting students from ASEAN countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) who intend to study at the University of Nottingham. You will be eligible to apply if you are classed as an overseas student for fee purposes and hold an offer to start a full-time master’s degree programme (excluding MRes) at Nottingham in September 2019 in any subject area. More information can be found at http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus. Deadline is on 17 May 2019.

More

CPG Events January-February 2019

CPG Special Lecture “Can one be a conservative constitutional autocrat? The curious case of Xi Jinping”

CPG Roundtable on Higher Education Reform “Promoting Academic Research: The Example to the Max Planck Society”

Higher education reform in Asia: Challenges and Potentials in Comparative Perspectives

The use of the death penalty, empirical research and policy advocacy: lessons in Asia

Video

Interview with Angkhana Neelaphaijit, Commissioner of The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (Thai original / English