India: The MyCOE/SERVIR has launched a 10-month fellowship programme for undergraduate and graduate students in the Himalayas. Students who are citizens of eligible countries, currently enrolled in any field at an institution of higher education in an eligible country can register for this initiative. Students having plans for research that address themes of ‘Climate Change in Mountain Area Regions’ using geographic technologies are eligible for this programme. Students are invited to propose a research project and will be competitively selected based on their long-term potential to contribute to these topics in the region.
The MyCOE/SERVIR programme will provide students with customised capacity training in GIS, remote sensing, GPS and/or spatial techniques to help them enrich their research proposals. They will also receive professional development, have access to additional mentoring by international experts and engage in an online community with other fellows.
Interested students must apply with a mentor who is willing to work closely with them throughout the duration of the programme and attend the capacity building workshop to be held at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal, in February 2013. The programme provides travel support and research stipends for both students and their mentors.
Up to 15 students-mentor teams will be selected for this Initiative in the Himalayas. Over the life of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with approximately 60 teams from around the world that will be selected through other MyCOE/SERVIR global initiatives.
The official language for this initiative is English.
Countries eligible for this initiative are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan.