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Scholarship Program

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About the Scholarship 

In 2023, with funding support from USAID under the Transition Award, SEAOHUN is redesigning the scholarship program to better support graduate students who demonstrate commitment to One Health and are required to conduct a research project as part of their study. Upon completion, scholarship recipients contribute to local and national health developments in academia, government, and human/animal health organizations, working in multidisciplinary settings to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease threats.


Miss Nguyen Thuy Anh, SEAOHUN 2019 Scholarship


To support graduate students in conducting One Health-related research and building their research skills to address complex health issues with One Health approaches in their respective countries post-study.

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Our scholar shared their SEAOHUN scholarship experience

Mohammad Fazrul Bin Mohammad Basir is among the recipients of the SEAOHUN Transition Award (TA) Scholarship program, enrolled in the Doctor of Public Health program at Universiti Sains
Malaysia for the academic years 2022-2023 to 2024-2025. Holding Malaysian citizenship, he was awarded the scholarship from SEAOHUN to support his research project titled “Development and Effectiveness of Rabies Health Education Module (RaHEM) for Dog Owners in Kelantan: A Randomized Control Trial.” Below, he shares his academic journey through the One Health Lens:

"Embarking on an odyssey in search of solutions, I traversed unpredictable terrain and discovered invaluable gems of knowledge. Despite encountering storms, resilience prevailed, fueled by a passion for progress. Barriers transformed into breakthroughs, and connections sparked revelations. This
pilgrimage imparted lifelong lessons: challenges cultivate grit, and collaboration breeds innovation. I now behold the landscape with new eyes, equipped to blaze trails. The expedition continues, enriched by experience and emboldened by purpose. My mind has expanded, and I am now driven to spread light. The journey itself was the destination. With a broadened worldview, I stand ready to contribute to the betterment of humanity." 

The Scholarship package:

Up to 5,000 USD per scholarship for one academic year only. The scholarship mainly aims to cover costs directly related to research projects such as data collections costs, travel costs, conference fees, publication fees, etc. Minor costs related to overall studies such as tuition fees, living expenses and/or field studies will also be considered.

Applicants must:

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Possess nationality from one of the SEAOHUN member countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,Thailand, and Vietnam.

Intend to pursue a career in environmental, animal, or human health, and demonstrate a commitment to applying the One Health concept.

Be 40 years old or younger at the time of application.

Be accepted or enrolled as a full-time student in a local or international Master’s degree or PhD Degree program offered by one of the SEAOHUN member Universities in the following countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines Thailand, and Vietnam. (Refer to the links provided for a list of member universities in each country).

  • Hold the highest degree obtained to date as a Bachelor’s or Master’s or an equivalent professional degree such as MD or DVM.

  • Be accepted or enrolled in One Health-related program that requires a research project for graduation. 

  • This should be the applicant’s first Master’s or PhD degree.

  • Applicants planning or currently researching prioritized One Health topics, as approved by their graduate program, will be given priority.

  • Priorities will be given to research that integrates gender aspects, demonstrates innovative ideas, addresses research gaps, and has the potential to contribute significantly to the target population and policymakers.

  • Students graduating from the Field Epidemiology Training Programs (FETP), Field Epidemiology Training Programs for Veterinarians (FETPV), or equivalents from government agencies of SEAOHUN member countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Applicants who have not previously received benefits from our program are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Consideration and priority will be given to applicants facing financial hardship, with a demonstrated need for financial aid to support their research projects and studies.

Applications Assessment Criteria:

  • A well-written statement of purpose that includes a strong and clear motivation and a feasible plan on how s/he will apply the One Health knowledge and experience after graduation and how this scholarship can benefit future careers related to One Health.

  • A strong recommendation letter stating the applicants’ leadership abilities and/or potential to lead future One Health activities.

  • Possessing strong academic and work experience

  • Commitment and feasible to complete by August 2024 and to submit deliverables on time

  • Passion and commitment to contribute to One Health’s objective and projects in the future

  • A well-rounded and feasible budget plan

Download: Call for Application

Key Dates

Application deadline extended until 29 February 2024

Notification of successful applicants: during the first week of March 2024

Submission of final deliverables: end of August 2024

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