The 2023 FIG Foundation PhD Scholarships are currently accepting applications from international students who are citizens of low- and middle-income countries. The scholarships are available for PhD programs in any subject offered at universities in the United States. The deadline to apply for the scholarship is June 1, 2023.
Established in 2006 by the International Federation of Surveyors (FIG), the FIG Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to provide support for the education and professional growth of surveyors and other related professionals around the world.
The primary objective of the foundation is to advance the quality of surveying education and research while also promoting the utilization of surveying as a means of addressing global issues. Its specific goals are to facilitate academic research and training, foster international partnerships, and improve society’s comprehension and utilization of surveying and geospatial information.
The foundation offers monetary assistance for a range of endeavors such as scholarships, research grants, and capacity-building initiatives intended for surveying professionals in developing nations. Furthermore, it provides backing for the FIG Young Surveyors Network, which acts as a platform for young surveyors to connect and participate in dialogues with their peers and the larger surveying community.
Individuals and organizations contribute donations to support the FIG Foundation, which functions separately from the FIG. A board of trustees governs the foundation’s operations, overseeing the management of its resources and ensuring that they are employed efficiently to fulfill its goals.
2023 FIG Foundation Ph.D. Scholarships for Students from low-middle income countries 2023-24 is available to undertake Ph.D. level programs at USA Universities.
All subjects are available to study under this scholarship program.
This scholarship is partially funded.
This scholarship is open to international students.
To qualify for the FIG Foundation Ph.D. Scholarship, applicants must fulfill the following criteria: be enrolled in a surveying/geomatics academic program in a country that the World Bank categorizes as a low-income, lower-middle, or upper-middle income economy, be pursuing a Ph.D. degree, have a paper accepted by an international peer-reviewed journal that centers on their doctoral research project (where they should be the lead author and their supervisor a co-author), and have not submitted their final thesis by the scholarship application deadline.
How to Apply:
To apply, applicants should submit the documents listed below, as well as complete the submission checklist. 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 for the scholarship will be evaluated based on their quality and level of need. In the scenario where two applications are deemed to be equally outstanding, preference will be given to applicants from low-income and lower-middle-income countries. Interested candidates are encouraged to watch the instructional videos on the FIG Foundation’s website titled “How to Apply for FIG Grants,” which can be accessed under the Grants & Fellowships section at: http://www.fig.net/figfoundation/index.asp
The application deadline is 1st June 2023.