ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship 2018/2019

ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship 2018/2019

Deadline: April 20, 2018

The ASEAN Science and Technology (S&T) Fellowship 2018/2019 is open for applications. The ASEAN S&T Fellowship offers unique and exciting career opportunities. Modeled after the successful AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) Science and Technology Policy Fellowship® Program, it enables early and mid-career scientists who are citizens and residents of ASEAN Member States (AMS) to contribute their knowledge and analytical skills to their national governments. Fellows will be embedded within national-level ministries in to encourage policy makers to use more science-based approaches in their policy- and decision-making.

With the support of ASEAN, USAID and the U.S. Government, up to 16 Fellows will be chosen from across the region to be hosted by a government ministry in their home country to advance science-based decision-making in one of three priority areas:

  1. Climate Change
  2. Sustainable Energy, and
  3. Science, Technology and Innovation Policy


The ASEAN Foundation was established by the ASEAN Leaders in December 1997 during ASEAN’s 30th Anniversary Commemorative Summit to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future to all 10 ASEAN Member Countries, namely, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.


The fellow will receive a monthly stipend ($1,200) to support their professional development, mentorship, leadership and communication training, support for conference & participation in the 2018 ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST) meeting in the Philippines, and access to a growing network of scientists across the region.


  • Are you a scientist from ASEAN who wants a breakthrough in your career?
  • Are you interested in driving policy debates and data-based decision making to address pressing regional and national level challenges?
  • Would you like to expand your professional network within ASEAN and to learn firsthand how ASEAN works on issues related to science and technology (S&T)?

If your answer is YES, the year-long ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship fits perfectly for you!

The criteria for eligible applicant are as following:

  • Minimum master’s degree related to Science and Technology or one of the priority areas listed above
  • Citizen of an ASEAN Member State
  • Professional-level fluency in English
  • Maximum 45 years of age


The fellowship duration is for 12 months and will begin on or about July 5th, 2018.

Please send inquiries to [email protected]

Get the application details here.

For more information, visit ASEAN Science and Technology Fellowship.