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2014 SEAMEO-JASPER RESEARCH AWARD Posted: 14 July 2014; Category: Editor




The SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award was established in 1990 with the support of the Government of Canada as a way of recognizing exemplary research conducted by Southeast Asian nationals in the region. The yearly award aims to encourage young scholars to conduct researched on a relevant theme on social development in Southeast Asia and to facilitate continued interaction and knowledge-sharing among Southeast Asian and Canadian researchers.

Eligible Applicants

  • A national of a SEAMEO Member Country*;
  • Holder of a master’s or doctorate degree;
  • Not more than 55 years of age at the time of application;
  • Not currently associated with or employed by any of the SEAMEO Centres/Network or SEAMEO Secretariat;
  • For studies/projects conducted by a team of researchers, only one author will be eligible for nomination. The submission should include a written note from the co-author(s) waiving any claim to the award, in case the research is selected; and a statement indicating the nominee’s level of responsibility (in percentage) for the research work and;
  • Physically fit to travel; certification by a competent physician may be requested before travelling.

*SEAMEO Member Countries: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore,Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

Eligible Research Entries

  • The research must be a completed research study/project conducted in Southeast Asia (covering one country or more in the Southeast Asia region) relating to the identified theme for the year;
  • The research must have been completed within the past three years;
  • All submissions, including photo captions and other materials, must be in English;
  • All research entries conducted for graduate/post-graduate theses or doctoral dissertations will not be accepted;
  • Research entries from previous winners of SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award will not be accepted;
  • A research entry should comprise:
    • 20-page summary of the research paper;
    • one-page abstract of the research paper;
    • Complete research paper
  • Research entry should have the following essential sections:
    • Introduction (including rationale, statement of problem, research objectives);
    • Methodology;
    • Results and Discussions;
    • Conclusions and Recommendations;
    • References
    • Appendices

Non-winning research entries may be selected to be featured in SEAMEO’s Southeast Asian Journal of Education, subject to permission/approval from the author.

Award Selection Process

A Selection Committee composed of representatives from relevant international organizations, experts in the field covered by the theme and officials of SEAMEO will be convened to review the submitted entries.

Selection will be based on the quality of the research, its relevance to the theme, to improving education in Southeast Asia and its potentials for promoting better understanding between Canada and Southeast Asia.

Benefits to SEAMEO-Jasper Research Awardee

The winner of the SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award will be awarded a Plaque of Recognition at the 37th SEAMEO High Officials Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2014.

The SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award winner will receive a travel fellowship to Canada or to any two (2) of the SEAMEO Member Countries to disseminate the results of winning research to relevant education/research institutions.

The fellowship includes 8-day all expense paid travel to Canada/Southeast Asian countries (inclusive of travel time). The fellowship will include assistance by the SEAMEO Secretariat in travel and meeting arrangements. The fellowship visit shall be done within twelve months from the date of the awarding.

Submission of Research Entries

Candidates are expected to submit one set of hard copy and one set of electronic file of the following:

  • Completed application form (Download the form here)
  • A 20-page summary of the research paper (including rationale statement of the problem, objectives, methodology, results and discussions, conclusions and recommendations; and references/appendices);
  • A one-page abstract of the research paper;
  • Complete research paper.

Hard copy and electronic submissions must reach the SEAMEO Secretariat on or before 30 September 2014.

The research submissions should be clearly marked and addressed to:

2014 SEAMEO-Jasper Research Award
SEAMEO Secretariat
Mom Luang Pin Malakul Centenary Building
920 Sukhumvit Road
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2391-0144
Fax: +66 (0) 2381-2587
E-mail to: [email protected]