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The Mekong Thought Leadership and Think Tanks Network Program is providing fellowship opportunities hosted in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. The program will award 12 entry- or mid-level professionals of all genders who are Mekong citizens (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, Vietnam) with research, policy or communication experience on water, energy and climate sectors. One fellowship grant is for a maximum of AUD 25,000 (~USD 16,000) for a 1-year full-time or 1-year part-time fellowship. Lao citizens, women, individuals from diverse genders, Indigenous groups, people with diverse ethnicities, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

Fellow Qualifications (Required)

  1. Entry- or mid-level professionals of all ages and genders.
  2. Citizen of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, or Vietnam.
  3. Education qualification as appropriate for the role, but generally considered to be: Master's degree with at least 2 years’ experience; or Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years’ experience.
  4. Available to commit to a 1-year full-time or 1-year part-time fellowship.

Application Submission (Mandatory)

  1. Recent CV/resumé.
  2. Motivation letter (500 words maximum). The letter should address the following questions: What is your motivation to apply for this fellowship opportunity? How is your current work/study relevant to the host and position you are applying to? What are your expectations/hopes for this position? What unique perspective and insights do you bring to this position? (Please address here cultural, minority, gender, disability, etc. issues)
  3. At least one reference letter from current or former work/academic supervisor.

Contact: For inquiries, please contact Mr. Boripat Lebel, Unit for Social and Environmental Research (USER), Thailand. Email: boripat@sea-user.org.

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