Call for Participation: 2013 MyCOE / SERVIR Initiative in the Himalayas for Undergraduate and Graduate Students


The MyCOE/SERVIR Initiative in the Himalayas is a 10-month fellowship program for undergraduate and graduate students who are citizens of eligible countries*, currently enrolled in any field at an institution of higher education in an eligible country with plans for research that address themes of Climate Change in Mountain Area Regions using geographic technologies. Students are invited to propose a research project and will be competitively selected based on their long-term potential to contribute to these topics in the region. 

The MyCOE/SERVIR programme will provide students with customized capacity training in GIS, remote sensing, GPS, and/or spatial techniques to help them enrich their research proposals. 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 programme and attend the capacity building workshop to be held at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal, in February 2013. The programme provides travel support and research stipends for both students and their mentors.

Up to 15 students-mentor teams will be selected for this Initiative in the Himalayas. Over the life of the programme, participants will have the opportunity to interact and exchange ideas with approximately 60 teams from around the world that will be selected through other MyCOE/SERVIR global initiatives. 

The official language for this initiative is English


*Eligible countries

Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Pakistan.  

Please note that to be eligible, all participants must be citizens of one of the eligible countries AND also be studying (students) or working (mentors) and residing in the same or another of the eligible countries. 

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