New: €4,000 FIG Foundation Scholarships In Denmark – Click Here

Doctorate, Scholarships

The International Federation of Surveyors (in French Fédération Internationale des Géomètres abbreviated FIG) is offering scholarships to students from World Bank listed countries as low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy who wants to undergo a PhD program in surveying/geomatics or related fields.

This scholarship is worth €4,000, Successful applicants will qualify for a further grant of up to €3,000 to attend and present a peer reviewed paper at a FIG conference.


– Applicants must be citizens of World bank listed countries as low-income, lower-middle or upper-middle income economy.

– Applicants must have completed their bachelors and masters degree.

– Applicants must have had a paper accepted by a peer reviewed international journal based on their doctoral research project; applicants should be the lead author, and the paper should be co-authored with their supervisor.

– Applicants must have to submit their final thesis.

– Applicants must have excellent academic records.

Application Process

Applicants should submit the following documents as a single file in a Pdf format or A4 paper:

a) A cover sheet showing the candidate’s personal details and those of his/her institution.

b) A 200 word abstract. This should be written in terms understandable to the lay person; similar to a press release and which the FIG Foundation could actually use as a press release in the event of a successful application.

c) A one page research proposal as per the template below on A4 size paper. Note that the one page limit will be strictly enforced; material that extends beyond one page will be deleted.

d) A copy of the paper that has been re-submitted to the journal after corrections have been completed.

e) A letter from the editor of the journal indicating that the paper has been accepted and that the necessary corrections have been completed satisfactorily.

f) A list of peer reviewed journal publications over the last 6 years using the International Journal of GIS reference list format. See Notes for Authors on the IJGIS website.

g) The journal paper’s referees’ reports.

h) A list of research funding obtained over the past 5 years, indicating which grants are peer reviewed or not.

i) A description of research compliance, the research account and activity auditing structures and processes in their institution. For example, if a scientist spends money inappropriately, are there structures in place to refund the granting agency?

j) A copy of the ethics approval notice for the research from the institution if that is relevant to the grant application. If ethics clearance is not required, then this should be stated in the application.

k) A budget indicating how the funds will be spent and a one page justification of the budget.

Applications are to be sent to [email protected] with “FIG Foundation PhD Scholarship Application” shown in Subject Line.

or by post:

The FIG Foundation
c/o FIG
Kalvebod Brygge 31-33
DK-1780 Copenhagen V
Tel. + 45 3886 1081
Fax + 45 3886 0252

Application Deadline

The application deadline for this scholarship program is on 1st February 2017.



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