ASEAN Science Leadership Programme 2017

Deadline: 07 July 2017
Open to: early‐to mid‐career researchers in all disciplines of sciences including engineering, social sciences, arts and the humanities in the ASEAN region
Venue: 7 – 11 September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional organization, comprising of 10 countries with a total population that exceed 625 million and a USD 3 trillion nominal gross domestic product. In recognition of the role of research as a key factor in sustaining economic growth and societal well-being in the region, many ASEAN countries have made significant investments to enhance their science and technological capacity; capacity in the context of ability to create and innovate. A nation’s research progress is often determined through quantifiable metrics such as the size of the tech talent pool, number of research institutions, publications, and patents. Despite the significant research progress that has been made by many ASEAN countries in the past decades, the region continues to play ‘catch-up’ to more established R&D-intensive nations

The ASEAN Science Leadership Programme (ASEAN SLP) is therefore focused on the development of collective leadership skills among early- and mid-career ASEAN researchers from all disciplines and the strengthening of an intra-ASEAN research network that promotes greater regional collaboration and sharing of best leadership practices.

The Young Scientists Network–Academy of Sciences Malaysia (YSN-ASM) and the GYA in collaboration with the Higher Education Leadership Academy (AKEPT), National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and The World Academy of Sciences Young Affiliates Network (TYAN) is calling for applicants for the ASEAN Science Leadership Programme 2017 (7-11 September 2017). The ASEAN SLP 2017 will be held near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


The following criteria are used as a guide for the nomination and selection of fellows:

  • A continuing research/academic position at a research institute, institution of higher learning, or industry;
  • A sustained record of outstanding scientific output;
  • Interest in translating and communicating the results of their work to create positive impact in society;
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in research and beyond;
  • Interest in the role of research in addressing complex issues affecting society;
  • Interest in collaborations across disciplines and sectors (e.g. industry, government, etc.);
  • Desire to champion National Young Academies as the voice of young scientists
  • Commitment towards engaging in the activities of the fellowship;
  • Intent to share what is learned in the program with their broader networks.


  • Training, meal and accommodation costs will be covered by the organizers for all selected fellows;
  • Travel support will also be made available to selected fellows who require the support.

How to Apply?

In order to apply, please fill the application.

For more information please visit the official web-page.

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