2018 LMI Young Scientist Exchange Program

The LMI Young Scientist Exchange Program supports youth and young professionals by creating opportunities for collaboration among young scientists from LMI member countries via joint research and workshop/symposiums to share scientific knowledge, ideas and experience. The program aims to foster and promote scientific collaboration within the region, and promote knowledge sharing on science and technology best practices and research ideas.

Who is eligible to apply?

Young scientists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam who are enrolled in, or recently completed a graduate program (Master’s or Ph.D.)  in the fields of Water, Energy or Environmental Sustainability.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Between the ages of 21- 35 at the time of application, although exceptional applicants under the age of 21 or over the age of 35 can be considered if they meet all other eligibility requirements;
  • A citizen of one of the following countries: Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program or hold a Master’s or Ph.D. degree
  • Proficient in spoken and written English
  • Eligible to travel within LMI region.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities and track record in their university, place of work, and/or community;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, or professional experience in one of the themes: Water, Energy or Environmental Sustainability.
  • Be willing to actively participate in an intensive academic program, community service, and study tour;
  • Have a commitment to return to their home country to apply research skills and training to benefit their community, country, or the LMI region.

Deadline for applications is June 1st, 2018

In 500 words or less, please write a statement that describes your research goals and why you want to join this program.
Files must be less than 5 MB.
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Submit a signed letter of recommendation by one of your professors that describes why you should be accepted into the program
Files must be less than 2 MB.
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