UNU-MERIT Minority Scholarships to attend the 2017 APPAM International conference- Brussels, Belgium.

Application Deadline: March 1st 2017.

On 13-14 July 2017, the international conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will take place in Brussels, under the theme ‘Public Policy & Governance Beyond Borders’. Submissions from academics, policymakers and practitioners for individual paper presentations, round table or panel sessions are possible until 31 January 2017.

The UNU-MERIT minority scholarship will enable up to four (Master or PhD) students from developing and transition countries to attend this international conference. In particular, UNU-MERIT will pay for the international component of the student’s travel costs (international travel), while the student themselves would have to fund their internal travel, accommodation in Brussels, and other out-of-pocket expenses (more details below). APPAM will also waive the conference registration fee.

Eligibility criteria

  • The awarding of these scholarships will be on a competitive basis. In order to be eligible for the scholarships, students must:
  • (i) agree to be bound by the terms and conditions (particularly regarding the sharing of costs);
  • (ii) provide proof of their nationality and country of residence (e.g. passport, birth certificate);
  • (iii) submit a CV and a statement of motivation detailing why they should be selected for the scholarship;
  • iv) indicate what theme they are interested in; and
  • (v) agree to write a short blog post about the conference or to participate in an audio/video testimonial. The blog or testimonial may be used by APPAM and UNU-MERIT for marketing purposes.

Scholarship Worth:

Included in the scholarship:
International travel expenses (economy class, booked by UNU-MERIT); travel expenses in Brussels (public transport, economy class, reimbursed based on receipts); APPAM conference waiver.

Excluded from the scholarship – to be paid by the applicant:
Local travel (in home country); accommodation in Brussels; costs related to passport, identity card and / or visa; any other out-of-pocket expenses (meals, excursions, etc.).

How to apply

  • Please send your letter of motivation, your CV, the conference theme you are interested in and a scanned copy of your passport, identity card or birth certificate to appam2017@merit.unu.edu  before 1 March 2017.
  • The outcome of the scholarship selection will be communicated before 15 March 2017.
  • After selection for the scholarship, you will need to register for the APPAM conference separately. APPAM will offer you an invitation letter and visa letter if needed.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the UNU-MERIT Minority Scholarships

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