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Apply Today! LMI Young Scientist 2019 Placement Program

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Funded by the U.S. State Department, the Lower Mekong Initiative and implementing partner Arizona State University are pleased to announce that year two of LMI Young Scientist program is underway.

This is an exciting opportunity for young scientists throughout the Lower Mekong region to collaborate and learn skills they can apply toward research initiatives and technology development.

Do you know a Master’s or PhD student or recent graduate in fields related to Public Health and Bioinformatics? We encourage you to help spread the word or apply for the fully funded LMI Young Scientist program today.

The first step in the young scientist journey, the placement program delivers skill-building workshops that allow participants to apply skills learned toward research initiatives and new technology development. The year-two exchange program host is National University of Laos.


LMI young scientists will be invited to participate in a two-day symposium held in Myanmar. This includes guest speakers, networking opportunities, and a poster session where teams will showcase their projects and collect additional feedback from guests of academia, industry and government.


Lastly,  the program will organize an annual competition where participants will be invited to submit their project proposals for a chance to receive up to $15,000 in seed funding to implement their projects.

We invite you to learn more and apply today

We encourage young scientists from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam who are enrolled in, or recently completed a graduate program (Master’s or PhD) to apply. Learn more about additional eligibility requirement and selection criteria, and apply today for this one of a kind experience!

Application deadline is May 17, 2019.

Congratulations to the 2018 seed grant recipients

We are pleased to announce the winning proposal of the 2018  seed grant program. Congratulations to Tran Nguyen Phuong Lan from Vietnam, Bundit Buddhahai from Thailand, and Chanreaksmey Taking from Cambodia!

In their proposed project, the team will research rice husk ash, a highly abundant waste product in the Lower Mekong region, to synthesize Zeolites and develop a reusable composite material, for large-scale heavy metal ion removal in wastewater treatment processes.

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