The Royal Golden Jubilee Ph.D. Programme:

Scholarships for ASEAN Students (RGJ – ASEAN)

The Royal Golden Jubilee (RGJ) Ph.D. Program is funded by the Thai Research Fund under the Royal Thai Government.

RGJ provides full scholarships to students from ASEAN countries.

Application deadline: April 15

Decisions will be announced mid-December


  • ASEAN citizen

  • Under 40 years old

  • Graduated with Bachelor’s Degree within top 35% of class ranking (applies to both 3-year and 5-year scholarships)

  • Have a Master’s Degree with a GPA of 3.20 or higher (applies to 3-year scholarship)

  • Be fluent in writing and speaking English (must submit TOEFL or IELTS score)

In order to complete the scholarship terms, grantees are required to publish a paper in an International Journal in one of the following databases: Web of Science, MEDLINE, BIOSIS, SciFinder, EiCOMPENDEX, INSPEC, or SCOPUS.

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For the GRID Program, two advisers have been selected. Your dissertation research topic, then, must match their proposed and accepted research topics as outlined here:

Asst. Professor Dr. Jakkrit Sangkhamanee

The research aims to look at how science and technology shape the social lives of the modern society and especially the modern state formation, and vice versa. In social science studies, on one hand, the explorations of how scientific knowledge is socially constructed and how communities of scientists and engineers are shaped by socio-cultural factors are still very limited. On the other, the idea that science and technology can influence and shape the dynamism of society needs to be analysed in specific of Thailand. This research encourage to expand such knowledge limitation by looking at comparative case studies in ASEAN countries to understand the distinctiveness of science and technological relations with the society it embedded in. This can be ranged from the study of science and technological development after the WW2, the political context of science and technology policy initiation and implementation, the impacts of science and technological-related projects and infrastructure toward society and nature as well as the way in which distinctive cultures and societies deal with the construction, reception, and expansion of science and technology in different forms. []

Asst. Professor Dr. Naruemon Thabchumpon

The PhD research scholarship aims to answer the task of mainland Southeast Asia that is now facing pressing challenges from regional integration through the formation of the ASEAN community. Example are the regional international migration, which increasing simulate labor migration in this region. Special Economic Zones have recently mushroomed throughout the region and large development projects are causing both displacement and degradation of natural resources. The challenge issues in Southeast Asia are globally and regionally interrelated and they unfold the very complex local phenomena. Accelerated land grabbing, conflicts over resources and social inequality throughout the region have also become issues of national policies and governments for an increased engagement of academia and the private sector to assure sustainable and just economic growth. The studies on underlying mechanisms of interrelation between local realities and global and regional trends are however insufficient and the methods of transdisciplinary research are also in incipient stage only. To support the transdisciplinary comparative methodologies, the study aims to identify a PhD research on three thematic areas – namely between area studies, sociology, political science and development studies. Three common empirical topics have also crystallized out of these encounters, namely on social equality, resource politics and migration to be selected as a topic of research study. Due to its particular focus on transdisciplinary methods, the output of the study will be emphasizing on the politics of civil society and social movements in mainland Southeast Asian in responding to migration, social inequality and resource politics in this region. It aims to emphasize on the creation of a knowledge society expecting to promote social justice, peace and inclusive development. [