IATSS Forum’s “Leadership Training Program” 2013

23 Mar

note: this article is written by Office of the Undersecretary for S&T Services

( http://www.dost.gov.ph/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=956:applications-for-the-50th-iatss-forum )


“Leadership Training Program in Japan”


The Philippine National Committee for IATSS Forum’s “Leadership Training Program” is now accepting applications for the 50th IATSS Forum from September to November 2013 in Suzuka, Japan.

The Forum aims to provide the participants from ASEAN countries with a broader perspective and understanding of the role of science, technology and culture of Japan and the developments in ASEAN countries.

The IATSS Forum is open to Filipino men and women who are not more than thirty five (35) years of age at the time of application.  They may come from any executive or administrative branch of government with at least 2 years of professional experience and are involved in policy formulation and planning work, or they may come from the academic and private sectors.  Applicants from ANY FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION ARE WELCOME.

Interested applicants may apply to:

Undersecretary Fortunato T. de la Peña
Chairman, IATSS Forum Philippine National Committee
Department of Science and Technology
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manila

For inquiries, please contact Ms. Corly G. Canilao, Secretariat, at telefax no. 837-2945 or email corly@dost.gov.phThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or cgc0221@yahoo.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For the downloadable IATSS application form, please visit  http://www.iatssforum.jp/english.

Deadline for Submission of Application:  April 30, 2012


Philippine National Committee
September to November 2013
Suzuka, Japan


  1. not more than 35 years old
  2. must be currently employed in any government, public, private and academic institutions
  3. if employed in government agency, must be involved in policy formulation and planning work or in research to policy  planning
  4. if employed in academic institutions, those whose work as professors at a university or research institutions
  5. if employed in private institutions, those who are candidates for a leadership position
  6. must hold a permanent appointment
  7. must be computer literate
  8. must have rendered at least two (2) years of service in government, academe and/or private institutions
  9. must have completed the required service obligations for previous scholarships availed
  10. must not have any pending scholarship application under other program


  1. Letter of recommendation from head of office/agency
  2. Accomplished IATSS application forms
  3. Two (2) references — one from supervisor, one from former professor/teacher (use referees form)
  4. Applicant will write an essay on:  “You would like to apply for the IATSS Forum Program, but your boss is opposed to this.  In your essay, please attempt to persuade your boss to consent by using at least one of the following points (See attached instruction on Essay for more details)
  5. Certified true copy of diploma and transcript of records
  6. Four (4) photos (4 cm x 3 cm, pls. write your name at the back)
  7. clearance from administrative charges
  8. certified copy of service record
  9. certified statement of actual duties and responsibilities
  10. certification of completed service obligation for previous scholarships availed
  11. certification of no pending scholarship application under other program
  12. list of previous scholarships/trainings attended

Deadline of submission of application:  April 30, 2012

Submit to:

Undersecretary cum Chairman
IATSS Forum Philippine National Committee
Room 213, DOST Bldg., Bicutan, Taguig City, Metro Manil

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