The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is pleased to announce the 2011-2012 VEF Visiting Scholar Program (VSP) for Vietnamese nationals, who already hold a doctorate in any of the fields supported by VEF, namely, in the major disciplines of sciences (natural, physical, and environmental), mathematics, medicine (such as, public health), and technology (including information technology). Fields include the basic sciences, such as, biology, chemistry, and physics, as well as agricultural science, computer science, and engineering. Priority this year will be given to applicants, whose field of study focuses on climate change (environmental sciences) or on nuclear energy, provided that all other qualifications are equal.
The VSP is intended to support professional development training, which may include studies, research, and/or observational activities, to take place in cooperation with a leading U.S. academic institution. The Visiting Scholar will undertake a program from five months up to one year in length, which may include formal courses, workshops, seminars, laboratory or field research, or other types of professional development activities. Upon returning to Vietnam, the Visiting Scholar must use the knowledge and skills acquired in the United States to train others. In this way, the VEF VSP is a training-of-trainers (TOT) program wherein the Visiting Scholar is considered a trainer of others.
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