Khulna University of Engineering & Technology

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KCC FSM Scholarship Program 2018

1. About FSM Program

SNV Netherlands Development Organisation has implemented a Program on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) to demonstrate financially viable and sustainable FSM solutions for cities and towns in Bangladesh during 2014 to 2017. This, in turn, improved the health and well-being of the urban population- in particular low-income groups working in sludge management, as well as slum residents are benefited from the new services. The Program aimed to make hygienic faecal sludge emptying services accessible and affordable to the urban poor through interventions that will make the sanitation sector more sustainable, competitive and dynamic. In Khulna city this program was implemented under the leadership of Khulna City Corporation (KCC).

In order to establish Khulna as a Model City, another project will be implemented for next three years (2018-2020) to develop city-wide inclusive sanitation services in Khulna, increasing access to safely managed sanitation and tripling the amount of human waste treated. The title of the project is ‘City Wide Inclusive Sanitation Engagement (CWISE)’. This project will be implemented in five towns in southern Bangladesh with different duration. For Khulna it is for three years. The program will use value chain development methodology and will contribute to sector knowledge and learning on urban sanitation.

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2. Youth in Development and KCC Faecal Sludge Management Scholarship

As a part of engaging Youth in Development, FSM scholarship was announced for full time graduate students of the two leading universities in Khulna, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) and Khulna University (KU), attracting students of merit from around the country who through their academic learning develop the capability to resolve many long-standing FSM challenges. A total of 8 students from KU and KUET have already completed research in multidimensional aspects of FSM in 2017 starting from 2016. They successfully explored different technical and socio-economic issues for FSM and suggested paths to mitigate that.

Based on the success of the initiatives, this year, the same scholarship will also be awarded to the master’s level student from KUET and KU. In total (8) students from both universities will be eligible to get the scholarship (not necessarily 4 from each university depending on the number and quality of research proposals). This FSM scholarship intends to support the research work conducted by the students’ that comply with FSM Program components. The scholarship period should be maximum three semesters based on course curriculum and research contents. Each student will receive 20,000 BDT (Twenty thousand tk only) monthly as stipend maximum for eighteen (18) months. The students will also get “research fund” as well to conduct his field work and other relevant activities. Students needs to submit a detail research proposal with budget to get the fund. The maximum research cost will be 50,000 BDT (Fifty thousand tk only).

3. Eligibility Criteria:

-The applicant should be a full-time student undertaking post graduate studies in any disciplines/departments of Khulna University (KU) or Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET);

-S/He should have obtained minimum CGPA 3.00 or equivalent in bachelor degree;

-The research proposal must comply with the SNV FSM program component;

-Experience to work on FSM might be an advantage;

-Be fluent in English and Bangla report writing.

4. Preferable Quota (depending on the number and quality of proposals):

-Female – 50% and Male – 50%

-Science & Engineering – 50%, Business & Social – 50%.

Forms & Notices:

1. Application Form-KCC FSM Scholarship Program.||pdf||

2. Motivation Letter Format-KCC FSM Scholarship Programme (Form 3).||pdf||

3. Notice-KCC FSM Scholarship Programme.||pdf||

4. Recommendation Letter-KCC FSM Scholarship (Form 2).||pdf||

5. Research Proposal Format-KCC FSM Scholarship Programme (Form 1).||pdf||