Times Scholars Program
Times of India announces ‘Times Scholars’ an initiative to recognize and reward and nurture the brightest young minds in the country.
The scholarship is open for the students currently studying in Class XII of any school in India.
21 Aug - 10 Sep: Submission of Application forms
15 September: Declaration of shortlist
23 September: Aptitude test for shortlisted candidates
2 October: Declaration of aptitude test results
9 - 11 October: GD/PI at regional level
19 October: Declaration of final shortlist
2 & 3 November: Final round of GD/PI in Delhi
5 Nov ember: Announcement of Times Scholars
For details click: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/timesscholar.cms
LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme
The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker families so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education and thus enhance their employability.
The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India in a government or private college/university. It will also cover technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of classes at Graduation level.
Students who have passed Class XII exam or its equivalent in the Academic Year 2011-12 and are interested to pursue higher education in the field of
i) Medicine, Engineering, Graduation in any discipline, Diploma Course in any field or other equivalent courses.
ii) Vocational Courses through Government recognized Colleges/Institutes or courses in Industrial Training Institutes (ITI).
For i) above Candidates who have passed Class XII exam or equivalent in the Academic year 2011-12 with at least 60% marks or equivalent grade and annual income of whose parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed ` 1,00,000/- per annum.
For ii) above The basic educational qualification is relaxed to Class X or equivalent with at least 60% marks in the Academic year 2011-12 subject to income ceiling of parents/guardians.
Scholarship shall be provided for the entire duration of the course subject to the candidate fulfilling the requisite eligibility conditions for renewal.
Last date for online application is 31.08.2012
For details click: http://www.licindia.in/GJF_scholarship.htm
PhD Sandwich Scholarships
PhD Sandwich Scholarships is offered to PhD students from developing countries to conduct research at a national or international research institute in a developing country.
The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany. FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program “exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation”, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany.
FSC’s mission is to make effective and innovative scientific contributions in research, teaching and policy advice to eradicate hunger and achieve food security in collaboration with partner research and education organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and national and international development and research organizations. Thematically, FSC’s activities deal with issues of sustainable food availability, food access, food use, and food utilization.
FSC awards up to four visiting Sandwich scholarships to PhD students from developing countries for a period of six months in 2013. The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. Successful candidates will receive a scholarship for conducting PhD thesis related research studies and hence adding value to the PhD thesis and contributing to the mission of FSC.
For research collaboration, each successful candidate will work with the research staff of one of FSC’s partner universities or another research center or development organization located in a developing country (e.g., one of the centers of the CGIAR) to conduct a specific research project contributing to the mission of FSC and relevant to her/his PhD thesis. Funding for research is expected to be provided by the applicant’s and/or supervisor’s institute and/or other organizations. The objective of the research collaboration is to write at least one joint, peer-reviewed journal publication or paper to be presented at an international conference that contributes to FSC’s mission and that is relevant to the PhD thesis. Successful candidates are expected to present their research proposal, state of research and preliminary results in the related seminars in the hosting research institute. Participation in teaching and training activities on a limited scale, if possible, is desired.
Interregional South-South collaborations (e.g., from Africa to Latin America, or from Latin America to Asia) are encouraged in particular. Furthermore, FSC aims at establishing an active, long-lasting collaboration with the supported researchers and their home institutes through an interactive alumni-network.
The scholarship is awarded for a stay at a partner institute, research center, or development organization located in a developing country. The monthly grant is 500 Euros. In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from the partner institute. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.
The applicant must provide proof of:
Outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5;
Working on doctoral studies at her/his home institute by the time of application and by the time the scholarship program commences;
Latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship
Agreement on project proposal with host institute in the field of the own PhD thesis;
Confirmation of support of the host institute in a developing country;
Track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;
Plan to return to his/her home country / country of residence and institute;
Excellent proficiency in oral and written English
Furthermore, the applicant must:
Be able to conduct innovative research
Have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit
Be able and willing to work well in an interdisciplinary, multicultural environment with individuals from different scientific, societal and cultural backgrounds and with organizations from the public, private and civil society sector
Be available for the entire period of the research stay of 6 months in 2013
Be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list
The deadline for the application is September 29th, 2012.
For further information, visit the link. https://fsc.uni-hohenheim.de/79514
ADB Institute Developing Asia Journalism Awards
The Asian Development Bank Institute funded Journalism Awards for journalists for ADB developing member country, 2012 Japan
Study Subject(s): Green Growth – or Growth versus Green
Course Level: Journalist
Scholarship Provider: The Asian Development Bank Institute
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-Journalists working in developing Asia and the Pacific.
-Articles must be the work of an individual journalist from an ADB developing member country.
-Articles must be published works and must have appeared in a regional newspaper, magazine, or news wire service between 1 January 2012 and 31 August 2012.
-Articles must be submitted in English.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes
Scholarship Description: DAJA 2012 will highlight the opportunities, challenges, and solutions being uncovered as Asia and the Pacific seek a path to sustainable growth. Journalists are invited to submit published articles that explore the interaction between populations and the environment across the region.
For details click: http://www.adbi.org/news/2012/05/31/5069.daja.2012.entries.open/
2013 René Cassin Fellows Programme in international human rights
The René Cassin Fellows Programme (RCFP) for the year 2013 is now open to accepting applications. RCFP provides young professionals with the knowledge, skills and contacts needed for a career in international human rights or related fields.
Beginning in January 2013, the year-long Fellowship Programme consists of monthly seminars with leading human rights lawyers, academics, politicians and religious leaders (10 in total) and culminates in an international delegation to the international human rights institutions in Strasbourg or Geneva.
Fellows are expected to participate in the majority of these meetings, and to produce a paper, presentation or project on a human rights topic of their choosing which may be selected for publication.
The RCFP is perfect for young professionals interested in increasing their knowledge of human rights and making important contacts in the international institutions that are responsible for protecting them, and who can also demonstrate academic and professional success.
The deadline to apply is 30 September 2012. For more information, visit this link. http://www.idealist.org/view/program/dCwdx6zKSkMD/
John Dillon Memorial Fellowship for agricultural researcher
The John Dillon Memorial Fellowship has been incorporated by ACIAR in recognition of Professor John L. Dillon’s life-long support for international agricultural research. The Fellowship scheme commemorates John Dillon by offering career development opportunities for outstanding young agricultural scientists or economists from ACIAR partner countries who are involved in a current or recently completed ACIAR project. Around, 8-10 Fellowships are offered annually.
This Fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in the areas of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies. This is achieved by providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organizations involved in research, extension and/or policy making.
The visit programs are tailored by negotiation between ACIAR and the selected Fellow to meet the needs of individual Fellows and their employing organization.
Arrangements for the Fellowships will be flexible, and the following points are intended to indicate features of the program:
Fellowships normally involve a 5-6 week period in Australia.
Fellows are hosted by 1-2 Australian organizations (such as a Federal Government Department, a University, a Cooperative Research Centre or State Department of Agriculture) where they spend at least 50 % of their Fellowship period.
Fellows participate in a formal research management training course in Australia.
Fellows undertake a structured program of visits to various institutes, including the presentation of relevant lectures.
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) is a statutory authority that operates as part of the Australian Government’s development cooperation programs. The Centre encourages Australia’s agricultural scientists to use their skills for the benefit of developing countries and Australia.
ACIAR funds research projects are developed within a framework reflecting the priorities of Australia’s aid program and national research strengths, together with the agricultural research and development priorities of partner countries.
Applications close on 31 August of the year prior to the visit program taking place.
For further information, visit the link. http://aciar.gov.au/node/12764
CRR-CLS Fellowship: Reproductive Health and Human Rights
The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) used law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental human right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect, and fulfill. It has currently announced an exciting academic fellowship opportunity for recent law school graduates who are interested in careers in law teaching.
The Center for Reproductive Rights-Columbia Law School (CRR-CLS) Fellowship is a two-year, post-graduate fellowship offered by the Center for Reproductive Rights and Columbia Law School.
The Fellowship is designed to prepare recent law school graduates for legal academic careers in reproductive health and human rights. Fellows will be affiliated with the Center and the Law School and will participate in the intellectual life of both programs. Applicants do not need to be graduates of Columbia Law School to be eligible for this program.
The deadline to submit applications is 29 October 2012. For more information, visit this link. http://reproductiverights.org/en/document/center-for-reproductive-rights-columbia-law-school-fellowship-application
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS) was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities. For more information, see:
The application deadline will be November 6, 2012 (8:00 p.m. Eastern Time).
All nominations from Canadian universities must be submitted via ResearchNet and received by the federal research granting agencies by the deadline date.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships are awarded after a competitive evaluation process.
Students must be nominated by a recognized Canadian university. The scholarship liaison officer at each eligible Canadian university is responsible for co-ordinating the university review of their selected candidates and forwarding nominations for Vanier CGSs to the appropriate federal research granting agencies—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council—in accordance with their university's allocation.
Once submitted to the appropriate granting agency, each nomination is evaluated by an agency-specific selection committee. Each selection committee recommends the top 55 or 56 candidates (for a combined total among the three granting agencies of up to 167 candidates) to the Vanier-Banting Board based on the nominee's academic and research potential, as well as their leadership skills.
Vanier-Banting Board and Steering Committee
The Vanier-Banting Board endorses the recommendations for Vanier scholarships put forward by the selection committees of the three federal granting agencies. The Vanier-Banting Board also oversees the program's process, policies and results to ensure that the program achieves its objectives.
The Steering Committee, which comprises the presidents of the three federal granting agencies and the deputy ministers of Industry Canada and Health Canada makes the final decisions on funding. Each year, the Steering Committee approves up to 167 Vanier scholars for funding based on the recommendations endorsed by the Vanier-Banting Board.
WHEN CAN THE AWARD BE TAKEN UP?
Once notified of their results, Vanier scholars who have already begun a doctoral program must take up their award the following May, if they:
are studying at the Canadian nominating university; or
are studying at a Canadian university and will be transferring to a doctoral program at the Canadian nominating university.
Students at Canadian universities with funding ending in August may take up their award in September.
Award recipients can take up their award in May, September or January following notification of their results, if they:
have not yet started a doctoral program of study; or
will be transferring from a doctoral program at an international university to a doctoral program at the Canadian nominating university.
Vanier CGS recipients who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada may also be eligible for supplementary funding. Please visit the following websites to view available opportunities:
Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
For details click: http://www.vanier.gc.ca/eng/scholarship_details-renseignements_generaux.aspx
Vavilov–Frankel Fellowship for Developing Countries
Bioversity International announces Fellowships in the field of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of of genetic resources in developing countries-2013
Study Subject(s): Biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of of genetic resources
Course Level: Research
Scholarship Provider: Bioversity International and Pioneer Hi-Bred, United States and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)
-Eligibility for this call is determined on the basis of applicants meeting a number of general criteria and additional criteria for the GRDC-supported fellowship
-Applicants should be nationals of low and medium income countries, according to the Human Development Index
-Applicants should be no more than 35 years of age
-Applicants should hold at least a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.
Scholarship Open for Students of Developing Countries
Scholarship Description: Bioversity International announces two Fellowships, for up to US$ 20,000 each, which Call for Research Proposals 2013 will be available for 2013 to carry out research, from 3 to 12 months, on a wide range of biophysical, economic and social themes related to the conservation and use of genetic resources in developing countries. Multi-disciplinary research is particularly encouraged. The fellowships are intended to cover travel, stipend for living expenses, bench fees, materials, insurance, conference participation and publications. They can be held concurrently with other sources of support.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 November 2012
For details click: http://www.bioversityinternational.org/training/research_fellowships
Flinders International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (FIPRS)
Flinders University offers Postgraduate Research Scholarship for international students to commence a full-time research higher degree.
The scholarship is tenable for up to three years for a Research Doctorate degree and up to two years for a Research Masters degree. Successful applicants are required to undertake full time study. IPRS students who require visa extensions will need to pay any associated medical examination costs for themselves and their dependants.
Applicants for the FIPRS will be automatically considered for the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS).
Applicants must be a citizen of any overseas country, except New Zealand, and, satisfy the University’s academic entry requirements for a Masters degree by research or Doctorate by research, including the English proficiency levels set by Flinders University for international students.
Students for whom English is a foreign language will need to provide evidence of their English language competence.
Applicants must not hold an equivalent research higher degree qualification. Applications are normally only open to students commencing a research higher degree in Australia for the first time.
Complete the International Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application form. Applicant must include with their application original or certified copies of-
English language test results
Translations (where appropriate).
A research proposal, approximately 500 words in length, which details the problem, hypothesis or question that applicant will examine, and the methodology or approach that applicant will use and the anticipated resources required for the research project to be viable
A brief outline of applicant research experience and
A summary of applicant research publications. For each of their research publications that are in a language other than English please provide an abstract in English.
Deadline- 31st August 2012
For more information, contact:
The International Office
GPO Box 2100
Adelaide SOUTH AUSTRALIA 5001
International Human Rights Scholarship (HRS)
University of Melbourne invites application for the Human Rights Scholarship which is awarded to local or international applicants for graduate level studies and who are able to demonstrate their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights.
Each year the University of Melbourne offers 2 HRSs to applicants wishing to undertake a graduate research degree at the University of Melbourne.
Human Rights Scholarship benefits include-
Living allowance of $28,000 per annum (2012 rate).
Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas.
Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2012 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2011 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates.
Paid sick, maternity and parenting leave
Applicants for the HRS must be able to demonstrate that their commitment to the peaceful advancement of respect for human rights extends beyond their academic studies (such as voluntary work and/or work experience).
A high H2A (ie. 78-79% and above) is the minimum grade average usually required to be competitive for an HRS.
Applicants must have applied for, or be currently enrolled in, a graduate research degree in the human rights field at the University of Melbourne.
International students must have an unconditional course offer at the University of Melbourne for the course for which they seek the support of a HRS.
Applicants seeking a HRS to undertake a graduate research degree must normally meet the academic requirements that apply to the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or Melbourne Research Scholarship (MRS).
HRSs are not awarded to applicants who:
cannot provide evidence that their demonstrated commitment to human rights extends beyond their academic studies have already completed a course deemed to be at the same, or higher, level for which they are seeking scholarship support as a result of previous candidature and/or prior scholarship, have a maximum tenure of less than 12 months
Have previously received an MRS, Fay Marles Scholarship (FMS) or Postgraduate Equity Scholarship (PES), or
Have already been awarded or later receive another equivalent award, scholarship or salary for the studies for which they seek a HRS. An “equivalent” award is regarded as one greater than 75% of the base HRS rate (75% of the base 2011 HRS rate = $19,500). Deadline-31 October 2012
For more information, visit this link: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/scholarships/research/local
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