This project will create opportunities for highly qualified women employed in Viet Nam’s public sector to undertake advanced study and research at the University of Cambridge and in collaboration with University of Cambridge scholars. The objective of the project is to help identify ways and means to empower women working in the public sector to deal with new challenges in relation to Viet Nam's deeper and broader economic integration, and prepare exceptionally talented women from Viet Nam’s public sector to take on leadership roles in all fields. The Cambridge Overseas Trust has agreed to provide over one million USD in support of this initiative to be applied to Cambridge University scholarships. Post-graduate level scholarships will be open to women in all fields, including, the natural sciences, social sciences, public administration, management and humanities, international economics and trade, and international politics. In addition to postgraduate training, the project will finance joint research projects involving Cambridge scholars and Vietnamese research teams led by women researchers (although men may participate on the research teams). The project will also sponsor annual conferences of research results and special and short training programmes for women in the public sector. The project will also support the formation of an Alumni Association for the promotion of women leaders in the public sector affiliated with the Viet Nam Women’s Union to create support networks, advocate for policies conducive to women’s career advancement in government and provide information to female professionals in the public sector on relevant issues.