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Monthly Report No.77 (January 23, 2017)

Dear AC21 members,

Greetings from the AC21 General Secretariat!
The new year has begun and we are looking forward to what 2017 brings.
Here are some updates and news to share with you.

1) Application for Special Project Fund (SPF) 2017 to close soon at end of January
The 2017 AC21 SPF Application period will close on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. If you are planning to apply, you should hurry a bit to prepare a complete set of applications and submit it by the end of this month.
Successful proposals will be granted funding up to USD 10,000.

The SPF Guidelines with the Application Form can be found and downloaded in two formats (Word and PDF) from the AC21 website: http://www.ac21.org/english/activities/special/
We look forward to receiving many proposals which will promote research collaboration in the AC21 network.

2) AC21 International Graduate School (IGS) 2017 to be held at Gadjah Mada University
The IGS 2017 will be hosted by Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, from July 11 to 15, 2017, with the theme "Community and Indigenous-based Technology for Sustainable Development towards Resilience Society".
Through a variety of educational programs from classroom lectures to hands-on activities, such as internships and community services, the IGS 2017 will offer a good opportunity for our graduate students to broaden and deepen their academic perspectives, as well as build friendships and network with peer students from universities in different countries.

3) Financial Support for Students to participate in AC21 International Graduate School 2017 at Gadjah Mada
Since the previous student event in 2015, AC21 provides a limited number of students studying at member universities with financial support to enable them to participate in the AC21 Student World Forum (SWF) or AC21 International Graduate School (IGS).
This funding program will apply to participants in the upcoming IGS 2017 to be hosted by Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia and the General Secretariat is scheduled to issue the call for applications early next year.
Successful applicants will be granted an amount equivalent to the flight fare between their home country and the host country.

4) Steering Committee (STC) Meeting 2017: Scheduled date and attendees
The tentative schedule prepared by Gadjah Mada University says that the STC Meeting 2017 at Gadjah Mada University is expected on July 10, 2017, one day before the start of the IGS 2017.
We would also like to draw your attention to that the AC21 STC Meeting 2017 at Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia will be held only for STC members, in order to streamline the relevant arrangements and costs, and facilitate effective discussion at the Meeting.
Furthermore, from 2017 onwards, the STC Meeting will be held not only as a closed meeting exclusively for STC members, but also on a "paperless" basis, from the perspectives of time- and cost-efficiencies, as well as of eco-friendliness.

Thank you for your continued support of AC21 and its activities.
If you would like to share news or events with the other members through this Monthly Report, please send them to the AC21 General Secretariat at: office@ac21.org.

Warm regards,
AC21 General Secretariat

E-mail: office@ac21.org
URL: http://www.ac21.org

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