On 13-14 July 2017, the international conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will take place in Brussels, under the theme ‘Public Policy & Governance Beyond Borders’. We are delighted to announce that MGSoG/UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University, NL) and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (Syracuse University, USA) have been named as academic co-hosts of the event. We hope that our inclusion will attract researchers worldwide on this timely and important topic. More information on the conference location, themes and call can be found here.
The UNU-MERIT minority scholarship will enable up to four (Master or PhD) students from developing and transition countries to attend this international conference. In particular, UNU-MERIT will pay for the international component of the student’s travel costs (international travel), while the student themselves would have to fund their internal travel, accommodation in Brussels, and other out-of-pocket expenses (more details below). APPAM will also waive the conference registration fee. Scholarship applications are now closed.
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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIAThe awarding of these scholarships will be on a competitive basis. In order to be eligible for the scholarships, students must: (i) agree to be bound by the terms and conditions (particularly regarding the sharing of costs); (ii) provide proof of their nationality and country of residence (e.g. passport, birth certificate); (iii) submit a CV and a statement of motivation detailing why they should be selected for the scholarship; iv) indicate what theme they are interested in; and (v) agree to write a short blog post about the conference or to participate in an audio/video testimonial. The blog or testimonial may be used by APPAM and UNU-MERIT for marketing purposes. Decisions regarding the selection of successful applicants will be made by UNU-MERIT staff, in particular the Director, the Deputy Director and the UNU-MERIT conference chair, and are final. Scholarships are not transferable between persons.
SCHOLARSHIP ENTITLEMENTSIncluded in the scholarship:
International travel expenses (economy class, booked by UNU-MERIT); travel expenses in Brussels (public transport, economy class, reimbursed based on receipts); APPAM conference waiver.
Excluded from the scholarship – to be paid by the applicant:
Local travel (in home country); accommodation in Brussels; costs related to passport, identity card and / or visa; any other out-of-pocket expenses (meals, excursions, etc.).
SCHOLARSHIP PROVIDERThe United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) is a research and training institute of United Nations University based in Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands. The institute, which collaborates closely with Maastricht University, carries out research and training on a range of social, political and economic factors that drive economic development in a global perspective. Special emphasis is on the process of technological change and innovation, including the governance of science and technology and on factors limiting the access to knowledge; on (public) policy analysis and evaluation; on the social aspects of growth and development, in particular the policy challenges posed by low levels of development including the limitations and possibilities for social security and other social policies; and on the relationship between global development and migration. The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) of Maastricht University is integrated within UNU-MERIT; MGSoG is the centre for UNU-MERIT’s double degree Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development, which aims to train public policy professionals for the global community. Overall the institute functions as a unique research centre and graduate school for around 100 PhD fellows and 140 Master’s students. It is also a UN think tank addressing a broad range of policy questions on science, innovation and democratic governance.
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