扶輪基金會已通知獎學金學生取消所有由獎助金資助在3月及4月間的旅行(PDG Doctor提供)

扶輪基金會獎助金主任Abby McNear已函知各獎助金贊助者,表示

 

扶輪基金會正在密切監視COVID-19的傳播,以確保所有計劃參加者的健康和安全。 CDC列為第3級的國家(目前是中國、伊朗、韓國、英國、愛爾蘭和申根國家**)已添加到扶輪的旅行禁令列表中,所有扶輪工作人員和獎學金學生往返、通過或通過這些國家的非必要旅行都予以限制。該禁令列表將會定期更新,因此請務必查核以獲取最新訊息。

 

此外,在監視這種快速變化的情況的同時,扶輪基金會取消了所有由獎助金資助在3月和4月間的旅行。此禁令的唯一例外涉及獎學金學生的旅行。如果獎學金學生的大學有此要求,或者僅僅是因為獎學金學生選擇這樣做,他們可以使用旅行資金回家。扶輪希望獎學金學生安全和健康。

 

如果獎學金學生的大學已開始為課程提供線上授課,歡迎獎學金學生繼續進行這些線上學習,並使用在獎學金學生的祖國或國外所獲得的獎學金中包含的所有生活費用。請注意,此一選項可能會對獎學金學生所在的國家/地區產生稅收影響,因此獎學金學生有責任確定並遵守這些要求。

 

對於那些留在國外的人,請注意,如果計劃去往或穿越2級國家(當前為日本),則全球獎助金資助的獎學金學生應謹慎行事。建議目前在一個正在傳播該病毒的國家中的獎學金學生遵循所在大學和該國國家衛生機構的建議。

 

如有疑問,請獎學金學生隨時與扶輪基金會區域獎助金職員聯繫。

 

*申根國家 - 包括奧地利、比利時、捷克共和國、丹麥、愛沙尼亞、芬蘭、法國、德國、希臘、匈牙利、冰島、意大利、拉脫維亞、列支敦士登、立陶宛、盧森堡、馬耳他、荷蘭、挪威、波蘭、葡萄牙、斯洛伐克 、斯洛文尼亞、西班牙、瑞典和瑞士(+摩納哥、聖馬力諾、梵蒂岡)

 

(RIDE Surgeon提供)

 

 

GRANTS

 

Dear Rotary scholars,

 

Rotary is monitoring the spread of COVID-19 closely to ensure the health and safety of all program participants. Countries listed at Level 3 by the CDC (currently China, Iran, South Korea, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Schengen countries**) have been added to Rotary’s travel ban list, and all non-essential travel to, from, or through those countries is restricted for Rotary staff and scholars. This list is updated regularly, so be sure to check back for the latest information.

 

In addition, the Foundation has cancelled all grant-funded travel for the months of March and April while we monitor this rapidly changing situation. The only exception to this prohibition relates to scholars. You may use your travel funds to return home, should that be required by your university or simply because you choose to do so. We want you to be safe and feel comfortable.

 

If your university has moved to online instruction for your program, you are welcome to pursue those online studies and use any living expenses that were included in your scholarship either in your home country or abroad. Please note that this option may have tax implications in your home country, and it is your responsibility to determine what those are and comply with them.

 

For those of you who are staying abroad, please note that global grant scholars should exercise discretion if planning travel to or through level 2 countries (currently Japan). Scholars currently in a country experiencing spread of the virus are advised to follow the recommendations of their host university and the country’s national health agencies.

 

We wish you the very best during this uncertain time. Please feel free to contact your regional grants officer at the Foundation if you have questions.

 

Kind regards,

 

Abby McNear

Director of Grants

Tel 1.847.425.5656

rotary.org

 

 

cc: Rotary International Board of Directors, Trustees of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary Foundation Programs Committee, regional Rotary Foundation coordinators, district governors, district Rotary Foundation chairs, district grants subcommittee chairs, district scholarship subcommittee chairs, primary contacts for global grant scholars

 

*Schengen Countries - Schengen includes Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland (+Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City)

 

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