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The MyCOE / SERVIR Initiative in Southeast Asia is an 7-month fellowship program for undergraduate and graduate students in eligible countries who are currently enrolled in any field at an institution of higher education in an eligible country. Students will propose to work with their own mentors/advisors on research ideas and plans that address themes of Climate Change, Sustainable Landscapes and/or Watersheds using geographic technologies. Students are invited to propose a research project and will be competitively selected on the basis of their long-term potential to contribute to these topics in the region. Proposals must also include an outreach component to share results with local communities, stakeholders, decision-makers and/or youth in the area.

The MyCOE / SERVIR program will provide students with customized capacity training in GIS, remote sensing, GPS, and/or spatial techniques to help them enrich their research. 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 program and attend the 10-day workshop hosted at the U.S. Agency for International Development Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA) in Bangkok, Thailand, in January, 2014. The program provides travel support and research stipends for both students and their mentors.

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