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Call for applications: RECOFTC Explore Scholarships for Young Female PhD students ( Up to $ 40,000)

Call for applications: RECOFTC Explore Scholarships for Young Female PhD students ( Up to $ 40,000)

Country: Thailand
City: Bangkok
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Call for applications: RECOFTC Explore Scholarships for Young Female PhD students ( Up to $ 40,000)

RECOFTC Explore provides scholarships for young women PhD students researching forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia. Launched in October 2020, Explore is funded by the Government of Sweden. RECOFTC hosts the network in partnership with the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) and in collaboration with universities, research institutes, government and civil society organizations, local communities, and the private sector in Southeast Asia.

Explore amplifies the power of research, aiding Southeast Asian governments and communities in overcoming multiple challenges associated with balancing the different interests within forest landscapes. Explore helps ensure sustainable outcomes by providing knowledge and research evidence to address these challenges. These scholarships aim to promote gender equality, empower individuals, and contribute towards building more inclusive and diverse societies.


  • Up to USD 40,000 research funding over three years
  • Scientific co-supervision by a RECOFTC or CIFOR-ICRAF senior expert
  • Internship opportunities at partner institutions
  • Participation in capacity-development programs
  • Requirement to publish in high-ranking international journals and present findings at Explore-related events.

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Applicants from any scientific discipline related to forest landscape governance are welcome. They must be committed to transboundary, interdisciplinary, and participatory action research, integrating gender inclusion and human rights into their approaches. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be women PhD students under 32 years old (at the time of enrollment in the PhD program)
  • Be citizens of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar or Timor-Leste
  • Be enrolled at a Southeast Asian university
  • Comply with Explore’s agreement and reporting requirements

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Selection criteria for RECOFTC Scholarships

  • Applicant profile: Comprehensive details on education, research experience, motivation and recommendations.
  • Research plan quality: Assessment based on innovativeness, technical feasibility, gender equality integration, potential impact and capacity-development strategies.
  • Applicants are required to have proficient English skills for communication purposes.

Application of RECOFTC Scholarships

Applicants need to apply using the Here * between 1 March to 30 April 2024. 


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline30 April,2024
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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