FIG Foundation Fellowship
The FIG Foundation Young Surveyors Fellowships will provide funding for individuals to cover the costs to attend and participate in the FIG Working Week 2017, including participation in all FIG Young Surveyors activities before and during the Working Week.

The Fellowships will be awarded exclusively to nationals of developing countries¹ who must be living in one of the eligible countries.

Fellowships include round‐trip travel costs to Helsinki , visa (if required), accommodations, registration fees for the FIG Working Week, FIG Young Surveyors activities, per diem allowance and FIG Foundation Dinner.

The FIG Working Week 2017 will be held in Helsinki, Finland, 29 May ‐ 2 June. In addition to the Working Week, the FIG Young Surveyors European Meeting (Sunday 28 May) and young surveyors sessions will be organised and contribute to the networking of young surveyors internationally, to introduce young surveyors to the FIG community, and to provide for the opportunity to learn more and share the young surveyors’ vision for the future of FIG. Additionally the FIG Foundation Fellowship winners are invited to join the UN-Habitat GLTN Awareness Training on STDM on 29 May and FIG YSN Charity Run 1 June.

This information is also available on the FIG Foundation web page:

Please note: Deadline for Application is 1 April 2017.
Personal Information
All applicants for the FIG Foundation Young Surveyor Fellowships must supply the following information (all information must be legible):
Given Name *
Family Name *
Date of Birth *
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Email address *
Telephone number *
Country code, phone number (+xx (0) 12345678)
Physical Address for communications *
Street name, house number, postal code, state/province, country
Country of Residence *
Passport number / ID number *
Please send a copy of your passport together with other application documents to
Valid dates Passport
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Nationality of Passport *
Is your country listed as 'developing country'? *
Note that ‘developing countries’ are determined to be those listed as low‐income or lower‐middle‐income economies by the World Bank:
Education and Employer Information
Education Level *
Date of Graduation from Bachelor/Master degree *
Current employer/university *
Provide name of employer and/or university
The following conditions apply for the Fellowships:

1. Applicants must be active within their local surveying professional body OR demonstrate a willingness and ability to be active in representing youth and the surveying profession in the future.  Applicants are expected to continue as active contributors to the FIG Young Surveyors Network following attendance.

2. Applicants must be working or studying in the field of surveying, as defined in the FIG Definition of the Functions of the Surveyor (see

3. Applicants must be ‘young surveyors’, being 35 years or under on the application closing date OR having graduated from a Bachelor or Master Degree program no earlier than 1 December 2005.

4. Applicants must submit a short paper Vision for the Future of the Profession”.  All presentations must be in English.
Note from the FIG Young Surveyors Network: The aim of this submission is to hear your ideas on what the future of surveying may look like – so be creative!  Think about the role of FIG – what should such an organisation strive to achieve?  
We also want to hear how you intend to play a role in this future – what would you do to encourage young surveyor, and how will young surveyors create this future?  Remember: we want short, to the point answers so feel free to use bullet points or alternative formats like video or posters.

5. Applicants must submit two written references and provide the contact details of two referees, ideally one current employer and one current or previous academic supervisor.

6. The closing date for applications is 1 April 2017.  All applications must be received by this date.
Checklist for Submission
The applicants for a fellowship are required to send a paper (multimedia formats also accepted) outlining your vision for the future of the surveying profession.

The submissions will be judged according to creativity and relevance to the roles of FIG and the FIG Young Surveyors Network.

All submissions must be in English. Please contact the FIG Office ( with questions.

REMINDER: Completed information and submissions must be received by the FIG Office on or before 1 April 2017.  Late applications will not be accepted.

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How do you submit your vision for the future of the surveying profession? *
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I confirm that I have read the Guidance Notes for applicants to the FIG Foundation and that this application has been completed in accordance with them.

I have attached two written references, which include the contact details of the referees.

I allow FIG, the FIG Foundation and the FIG Young Surveyors Network to publish my submission (in full or in part) on their website and/or in future publications.
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