Up to 20 (18 for Foreigners and 2 for Thai) fellowships are awarded for annual international training course for 4-weeks in Early Childhood Health Care Management for the year 2015.

Brief Description: Early childhood is the most important phase for overall growth and development throughout the lifespan. During early childhood (from the prenatal period to six years of age), children undergo rapid growth that is highly influenced by their environment. Many challenges faced by adults, such as mental health issues, obesity, heart disease, criminality and poor literacy and numeracy, can be traced back to early childhood. Every year, more than 200 million children under five years old fail to reach their full cognitive and social potential. Most of these children live in underdeveloped or developing countries.

Award Includes: The Royal Thai Government will be responsible for the following allowances and expenses:
-An economy class electronic ticket (e-ticket) will be issued to each participant via email. Each of the participants is not allowed to change the flights route and schedules. Participants should not buy air tickets by themselves and should be advised that if they do 1so, the cost cannot be reimbursed from the Royal Thai Government. The Royal Thai Government will also arrange the domestic flight for participants, if any. However, those participants who are from Brunei Darussalam, Oman, Republic of Korea and Singapore, the round trip international travel cost will be responsible by their respective country.
-Each participant will receive a living allowance of 500 baht per day to cover meals, local transportation and other personal daily expenses. Accommodation will be arranged by the Royal Thai Government and all participants will stay at the same place. It is suggested that each participant should bring some pocket money approximately US$ 100 to cover the expenses before the allowance is paid.
-Minor medical treatment will be provided for participants who become ill during their stay in Thailand.
-The Royal Thai Government will provide transportation for the authorized field trips undertaken as part of the course.

Study Program: Fellowships are available for 4-week training program.

Study Major: Fellowships are awarded for Early Childhood Health Care Management course. Course outline consists of early childhood health, early childhood health care system and management, concept of early childhood health care management, roles of pediatric nurses and health care personnel in early childhood, health care, early childhood health care, how to write a project proposal and developing a selected project and proposal regarding early childhood health care management.

Host Organization: Royal Thai Government (Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency), Thailand

Number of Awards: Up to 20 (18 for Foreigners and 2 for Thai) fellowships are awarded.

National/International Students: Students of Asia & Middle East (Afghanistan, Jordan, Maldives, Nepal, Palestine, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand), Oceania (Pacific Islands: Palau, Solomon Island, Micronesia, Samoa, Tonga, and Vanuatu), Africa (Angola, Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Gabon, Ghana, Mauritania, South Sudan) and Latin America & others (Belize, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname) can apply for these training fellowships.

Governing Body: Royal Thai Government (Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency), Thailand

Application Procedure: Applicants interested in participating in the course must be nominated by their government and must submit three (3) completed nomination forms to the Royal Thai Embassy or Consulate in their respective countries before the closing date of application. In general, each country may nominate up to four (4) nominees for the course. However, nomination for certain courses may be limited to one or two nominees from each country due to limited seat available for participation.

Submission Deadline: The application deadline is March 31, 2015.

For more details visit the official site.