The Malaysia-Window-to-Cambridge at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ([email protected]) is supported by the Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre (MCSC) and the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust (CMEDT). The [email protected] is jointly administered by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia’s Southeast Asia Disaster Prevention Initiative (SEADPRI-UKM) and the Asian Network on Climate Science and Technology (ANCST).
SEADPRI-UKM is an International Centre of Excellence (ICoE) for Disaster Risk and Climate Extremes, recognized by the joint IRDR programme of the International Council of Scientific Unions (ICSU), International Society for Social Sciences (ISSC) and the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). ANCST facilitates collaboration and exchange of information between researchers engaged in scientific and technological aspects of climate science, climate change, natural disasters, as well as associated impacts and adaptation specific to Asian conditions and phenomena.
The central aim of the [email protected] is capacity-building in Malaysia and the region, in skills to do with atmospheric science and climate change, particularly the proficiencies that Malaysia and the region require for future disaster prevention. The [email protected] will also serve to facilitate junior staff and student exchanges to enhance awareness and strengthen ties between the University of Cambridge and UKM, and serve as a gateway to Cambridge for young scientists from Malaysia and Asia.
♦ Fellowship for Young Scientists
Fellowships will be made available to enable young scientists from Malaysia and Asia to participate in the [email protected] In 2018, a unique opportunity is offered to two eligible candidates for learning, training and networking away from their home institution. The fellowships will cover fees, travel and bed-and-board for maximum of two months to enable the candidate to participate in training courses or summer school programmes at the University of Cambridge or the United Kingdom Meteorological Office. Candidates can choose their own programme to help them build their skills in the area of atmospheric sciences, climate change and climate extremes for disaster prevention.
Candidates below 40 years old from Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Singapore and Sri Lanka; having First Class Honors or equivalent academic achievement in physical and earth sciences at the bachelors level; with excellent proficiency in both spoken and written English; and currently undertaking research at the doctoral or post-doctoral level are welcome to apply.
Candidates will have the opportunity to establish and nurture a collaboration with experts from ANCST, internationally recognized research groups and other professionals from the host institution. They will also benefit from enhanced capacity in fields related to disaster and climate resilience. A certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the fellowship programme.
♦ ANCST Young Scientists
The legacy of the Malaysia-Window-to-Cambridge @ UKM consists of a talent pool of around 80 high calibre young professionals with various backgrounds from more than 13 countries in Asia. See list of ANCST Young Scientists here.