CALL FOR RESEARCHER(S) Evaluating SEAMEO SEN’s Performance: Future Direction of Disability-Inclusive Education in Southeast Asia

Warmest greeting from SEAMEO Regional Centre for Special Educational Needs (SEAMEO SEN), Malaysia. 

It is our pleasure to inform that SEAMEO SEN, Malaysia is calling for researchers for our Short-Term Grant.

Interested researchers/team of researchers are invited to submit your proposal by or before 17th April 2023 for the centre’s considerations.

Poster for Call for Researcher(s)
  1. To identify SEAMEO SEN performance gaps based on the view point of stakeholders;
  2. To understand stakeholders’ expectations for SEAMEO SEN in the next 10 years guided by the Disability-Inclusive Education (DIE) Framework;
  3. To recognise the potential programme to be organized by SEAMEO SEN on Disability-Inclusive Education in SEAMEO Member Countries.

Appointed Researcher is expected to:

  1. Coverage of at least four (4) SEAMEO member countries including Lao PDR and Cambodia.
  2. Write a literature review
  3. Propose a suitable methodology and analysis
  4. Perform discussion and recommendations
  5. Submit a complete research report
  1. A comprehensive research report
  2. 1 publication in refereed journal/proceeding
  3. 1 article for media publication

This research is expected to take up to a maximum 6 months. Additional 6 months for refereed journal/proceeding publication. Specifications of research milestones shall be discussed and agreed during the research proposal review session.

The research will be funded by the SEAMEO SEN research grant award (USD5000). All research proposals must include a detailed expected financial implication which will be deliberated. 

Submission is open to researchers/team of researchers from any local and international higher learning institutions. Each proposal must have a Lead Applicant who will be subjected to the general terms and conditions for granting. 

Lead Applicants who are currently engaged with on-going research project(s) with SEAMEO SEN are NOT ELIGIBLE for this Call for Researcher. 

The lead applicant is required to have:

  • Master or Doctoral Degree in Education or in related fields;
  • Degree specialization in Education, Special Education and Inclusive Education is an advantage;
  • Appointment with a local or international higher learning institution for (at least) the duration of proposed research project; 
  • Excellent analytical and written skills;
  • Good planning and organizational skills;
  • Proficient command of English.

The Research Proposal must be written in English and shall be presented clearly and submitted together with the following: 

  1. Proposed research financial implications and Gantt chart according to research grant award and research timeline
  2. Curriculum vitae of the lead applicant and potential research team member(s) 
  3. Other relevant materials to support the proposal

An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent to the Lead Applicant once the proposal has been received by the Research Committee. All applicants are advised to adhere to the submission requirements therein, submissions that do not fulfil the requirements shall be disqualified.
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