Scholarship slots now open for Filipino teachers to meet Nobel laureates

Scholarship slots now open for Filipino teachers to meet Nobel laureates
This photo shows the Nobel Prize Teacher Summit in 2019.
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MANILA, Philippines — The Nobel Prize Museum has opened scholarship slots for teachers from several countries, including the Philippines, for a four-day international program that will connect educators to Nobel laureates, top scientists and peace activists.

Held annually, the Nobel Prize Teacher Summit is a global gathering of educators from more than 30 nations, who gain the opportunity to engage with Nobel Laureates, prominent scientists, and peace advocates on topics vital to education.

According to the Nobel Prize Museum's website, this year's summit's theme, "Teaching Knowledge – Learning Engagement", focuses on how teachers can better promote engagement and help students understand the "pivotal relationship between knowledge and engagement."

"With support from the Swedish Institute – a public agency that promotes interest and trust in Sweden around the world – we can now offer 25 teachers from Georgia, Ukraine, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Uganda, Bolivia and Peru financial support to attend a four-day programme that centres on the Nobel Prize Teacher Summit," the Nobel Prize Museum said.

"Without teachers, there would be no new Nobel Prize laureates," it added.

The summit will take place on September 28, but international participants are invited to an extended program from Tuesday, September 26 to 29.

The scholarship for the event includes financial assistance for visa application, travel, transfers and meals in Stockholm. The amount disbursed varies based on the participant's country, with teachers from the Philippines set to receive SEK 12,000 (about USD 1,120).

The scholarship also covers a four-night hotel stay in Stockholm, study visits, workshops, and lunch on September 27. The conference fee, including lunch, is also covered on September 28.

Insurance coverage is provided from September 25 to September 30, and a personal letter of invitation will be given for visa applications.

The deadline for applications is on June 25. More details about how to apply are posted on the Nobel Prize Museum's website. — Cristina Chi

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