“We’re really excited to support the Lower Mekong Initiative Young Scientist Program through the introduction of the Wiley Researcher Academy, specifically designed to help early career researchers realize their potential as published authors of high-impact scholarly content,” said Ben Townsend, vice president of global library sales EMEA and APAC at Wiley.

He continued, “the publishing knowledge and expertise Wiley has to offer will now be easily accessed and enjoyed by scientists from across the Lower Mekong region, and ultimately help them improve and disseminate the published results of their scientific research.”

After the symposium, program participants are applying the feedback acquired from top researchers in their fields and submitting project proposals to a review committee for the chance to receive up to $3,000 in seed funding to implement their projects. The committee will select projects based on feasibility, innovation and replicability.

“This program can be considered as a bridge, which connects many young scientists and researchers with a firm connection,” Phetrak said.

Amanda Stoneman

Science Writer, Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering