2015 Workshop Proposal for Knowledge and Technology Transfer to Thailand
The office of science and technology (OSTC) at the Royal Thai Embassy and the Association of Thai Professionals in America and Canada (ATPAC) have supported workshops and related activities for Knowledge and Technology Transfer to Thailand. OSTC and ATPAC are committed to strengthening and enriching the science personnel base of Thailand. We expect organizers of workshops and meetings to assist our efforts to broaden participation in the science and technology by ATPAC members and all Thais in the US. In addition to technical workshops, the proposed activities should include a plan that will lead to longer-term or larger-scale events such as multi-institutional meetings, short-term schools, and international travel by groups of research scientists.
The proposed activity is required to have partners/champions in Thailand (e.g., government units, universities, industries) to co-sponsor the activities. If ATPAC members have workshop ideas but have not identified partners in Thailand, please feel free to contact ATPAC so we can help find partners and interested parties in Thailand. The needs and significance of proposed Knowledge and Technology to partners in Thailand is one of the factors used in reaching a recommendation on the proposed workshop/activity. In addition, OSTC-ATPAC requires that workshops or meetings and the facilities in which they are held must be accessible to any participants in Thailand (i.e., open to public without charges or registration fees).
Proposals for workshops normally request funding in the range of $4,000 to $6,000 for travel expenses (i.e., airfares, lodgings, local transportations and per diem). Matched funding from partner(s) in Thailand is required – mostly for local organization expenses. We expect to award 4-6 awards depends on matching funds.
Application forms (Thai and English) can be downloaded at http://ostc.thaiembdc.org/13th/?p=2443.
Review and Selection Process: Proposals will be reviewed by ATPAC Ad hoc Review, Internal OSTC Review, and Ministry of Science and Technology Review. The review will be based on scientific, technical and programmatic review and consideration of appropriate factors as well as the needs of proposed Knowledge and Technology areas in Thailand.
Due date: March 15th, 2015.
Notification of the Award: April 15th, 2015.
Award conditions: Activities must take place between May 1st, 2015 – September 31st, 2015.
Reporting requirements: The awardee must submit the final project report to OSTC no later than October 15th, 2015. In the final report, awardees must include lists of participants, brief descriptions of the sessions, a statement about steps taken to disseminate the results of Knowledge and Technology Transfer to Thailand.