International Federation of Surveyors Foundation PhD Scholarships
The FIG Foundation will be providing scholarships of up to 4,000 euros to PhD students.
- be studying for a PhD degree and registered solely in a surveying/geomatics academic programme that teaches surveying1) in a country listed by the World Bank as a low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy2),
- must have had a paper accepted by a peer reviewed international journal based on their doctoral research project; applicants should be the lead author, and the paper should be co-authored with their supervisor,
- should not have submitted their final thesis at the application deadline.
Successful applicants will qualify for a further grant of up to 3,000 euros to attend and present a peer reviewed paper at a FIG conference.
Applications will be judged on the quality of the application and need. In the event that two excellent applications are judged to be of equal quality, applications from low-income and lower-middle income countries will be preferred.
Applications are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with “FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship Application” shown in the Subject Line. Applicants are not to contact Foundation directors individually. Decisions are final. No correspondence will be entered into during or after the competition
Section 1 below, should be a maximum of one A4 page, typed in single spaced Times New Roman 12 point font using the stipulated headings. Any additional pages will be deleted from the proposal. Use layman’s language; evaluators are unlikely to be familiar with jargon.
RESEARCH PROJECT TITLE – new page - (maximum one line Times New Roman 12 point capitals).
Research Objective: State in a sentence or two the central objective of the research.
Significance of the Research / Problem: Why is this research worth doing? What problem or situation does it address? What are the practical applications of the research? What does it contribute to knowledge?
Current State of Knowledge / Room for Improvement/Gaps: What is the existing theory in the particular field? What aspects of existing theory are open to challenge or further development?
Research Methodology and Methods: Describe the theoretical foundation of your work, the primary strategy of inquiry, and the methods of data collection and analysis.
Key Contribution: Describe the key contribution(s) of this research project, both practical (i.e. to society at large) and theoretical.
References – new page - in IJGIS format.
Suggested Reading – Sources of Useful Information for Writing a Proper Grant Proposal:
There are a number of articles on the internet on how to write successful grant proposals and “grantsmanship”. Do an internet search on how to write successful NSERC and SSHRC applications. Here are some suggestions.
Send your proposal by email to: email@example.com
or by post:
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FIG Office October 2015