Is there a list of suggested topics for research projects?
Topics will not be confined into any restrictive list and should be eligible for approval provided that, minimally, they fall within the research scope of the PERSWADE program notwithstanding the weight of other selection criteria.
There will be no restrictions at all regarding the affiliation of the supervisors or co-supervisors. The fact that they are among the co-applicants will not be a factor in the selection criteria. As a matter of fact, as far as the student is registered at one of the five participating universities, the supervisor and/or co-supervisor could be affiliated to another university or a company with relevant R&D activities.
Carefully read all the information provided in our Program Guide. It will help you decide if you should apply.
Please download the Program Guide
The General Terms and Conditions of PERSWADE Funding are included as an appendix in the Program Guide.
Please check the website regularly for the posting of a new Call for Applications. A simultaneous email announcement will be made as broad and large as possible among professors, industrial collaborators, student networks/committees/associations among the five participating universities. Information sessions might also be arranged ahead of the application deadline.
Due to different version of Acrobat, you are allowed either directly click the button “Submit Form” at the upper right corner of the form and follow the instructions to send your application to default email address or you can save your application form after you completely fill it up and send it as the attachment to email@example.com. By doing the above, your data will be automatically saved into our database.
Compile all your supporting documents except your application form in one readable PDF file in the order below:
Your university representative can be your Department Chair, Graduate Studies Chair, Finances Chair or University Focal Point (refer to “Important Information” of the Program Guide)
PERSWADE only accepts the real digital signatures in your application form, not any other form of authenticity of the personal identities, such as www.google.com
PERSWADE only accepts the real personal signatures for the Co-Funding Agreement. If the Applicant has the trouble to get the required signatures on time, PERSWADE may also accept the scanned real personal signatures.
The separate sheet for “the outline of the proposed research project” should be compiled into your supporting documents (refer to Question: How to compile your supporting document?).
- If you are currently a Graduate student or a PDF in the time of your applying for PERSWADE, two reference letters are required and one of which should be from someone who will not be supervising the proposed project.
- If you are currently an Undergraduate student in the time of your applying for PERSWADE, one reference letter is required.
a) Undergraduate students applying for PERSWADE should:
b) Master students applying for PERSWADE should:
c) PhD students applying for PERSWADE should:
d) PDFs applying for PERSWADE should: