Scholarship, Fellowship Opportunities
IDB Scholarship Programme
Academic Session 2012-13
Applications are invited for the IDB Scholarship from meritorious but financially needy Muslim students granted admission or intend to seek admission in the academic session 2012-13 in the first year of degree course in the fields of Medicine and Engineering, (all branches) including Homeopathy, Unani, Ayurvedic, Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Food Technology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Law. Applicants for Bachelor Courses in B.B.A. and LL.B.
To Qualify for Scholarships, Students should meet the following Requirements:
Have secured minimum 60% marks in English, Physics, Chemistry and Biology/Mathematics in SSC (10+2) examination except for Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamilnadu who should have 70% in the aggregate in above four subjects.
Applicants for bachelor courses in BBA + MBA (integrated course) 4 years and LAW have scored minimum 60% marks in English and optional/elective subjects in SSC (10+2).
Age not over 24 years and not in receipt of any other scholarship.
Students or his/her parents are financially weak and unable to pay for his/her education. Students opting for payment seats need not apply.
Students benefiting from this scholarship must undertake to serve his/her community and country on completion of their studies for a period not less than the duration of the scholarship.
The scholarship is offered as an Interest-Free Loan to be refunded in installments after completion of the graduation.
Application form duly completed in all respects with necessary copies of required documents should reach the THE STUDENTS ISLAMIC TRUST office on the address given above latest by 31st July, 2012 .
For details click: http://www.sit-india.org/IDB2011.html
World Health Organization scholarships open to journalists Internews is partnering with the World Health Organization to launch fellowships for 10 journalists to attend the 11th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion in New Zealand from September 28 – October 4, 2012.
Journalists from all developing countries can apply but priority is given to journalists working in the 10 Road Safety target countries identified by the World Health Organization: Brazil, Cambodia, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, Mexico, Russia, Turkey and Vietnam.
The theme of Safety 2012 is “Connecting pathways for a vibrant and safer future.” Held biennially under the auspices of WHO, the conference brings together the world's leading injury prevention and safety researchers, practitioners and advocates, to build knowledge and strengthen the fields of injury prevention and safety promotion worldwide.
The scholarships cover attendance to the conference - including the cost of airfare and lodging - and include specialized training on road traffic and other safety issues prior to the conference as well as expert follow-on mentoring on journalistic skills relevant to such coverage after the conference.
The deadline for applications is July 27.
For more information, click here. http://www.internews.org/our-stories/project-updates/fellowships-available-support-media-coverage-safety
Journalism fellowship for women
Women journalists in India who are interested in focusing on a long-term reporting project can apply for this fellowship.
The Sanskriti Foundation offers the Prabha Dutt Fellowship each year in honor of late journalist Prabha Dutt, who worked for the Hindustan Times and India Today.
The fellowship offers young and mid-career print journalists a grant of INR100,000 (about US$1,800) to conduct in-depth research and investigative stories in Hindi, English or any regional language. The fellows will be required to publish a stipulated number of articles in established publications. The fellow may work on a book or monograph for subsequent publication within the given time frame.
To apply, candidates should submit a two-page resume, an essay of 250 to 300 words detailing the proposed project, five work samples and the names and contact information of two references.
Deadline: August 31, 2012
For more information, click here. http://www.sanskritifoundation.org/
Applications invited for Knight-Mozilla Fellowships
Knight-Mozilla invites application for Fellowships around the world for developer, technologist, engineer, or programmer that wants to change the world of journalism?
The Knight-Mozilla Fellows are able to experience the day-to-day energy of some of the best newsrooms in the world. Being present as news breaks, writing code for the day’s headlines, and taking a step back to solve real-world journalistic problemsets, the Knight-Mozilla Fellows’ work is as real-world as it gets.
Countries/Region- All Countries
Deadline- August 11, 2012
For more information, visit this link: http://www.mozillaopennews.org/fellowships/
Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation’s International Climate Protection Fellowships
The Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation is accepting applications for the fourth round of International Climate Protection Fellowships which are offered to prospective leaders from transition and developing countries who work on climate protection and resource conservation issues in NGOs (as well as in the academia, business or government).
The fellowships provide an opportunity for selected candidates to come to Germany for a year to conduct a project dedicated to the sharing of knowledge, methods and techniques together with a host. This encourages the creation of a network in which German and foreign experts collaborate on a sustainable, international basis to combat climate change and its global consequences. The fellowships are funded under the Federal Environment Ministry’s International Climate Protection Initiative. There are 15 fellowships available for this.
Applications must be completed online. The completed application form including all the additional documents required must be submitted online by the closing date which is 1 December 2012.
For more information, visit this link. http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/icf.html
Global Water Forum’s Emerging Scholars Award
The Global Water Forum 2012 is inviting applications for the Emerging Scholars Award. This award is an opportunity for early-career scholars and practitioners working in water-related fields to publish a brief article that presents their research, projects, or opinions to a global audience. Participants are required to:
Submit an 800-1000 word article relevant to one of three themes:
“Water Security”, “Water Economics”, “Transboundary Water Governance”
Be a PhD recipient or PhD candidate under 36 years of age.
The top 10 finalists will be offered the opportunity to publish on the Global Water Forum site and in the GWF Discussion Paper Series during September/October 2012.
First prize is US$500; second prize is US$300; and third prize is US$200.
The Emerging Scholars Award will be judged by leading water researchers from the Australian National University: Professor Quentin Grafton, Dr Jamie Pittock, and Dr Daniel Connell.
Eligible submissions to the award will belong to one of the following three categories:
Research pieces – a summary or overview of water-related academic research undertaken by the author. This may be research that has already been published elsewhere or unpublished research.
Project pieces – an overview of a field-based water project or projects that the author is or has been involved in, describing the challenges, successes, lessons, etc.
Opinion pieces – insightful, evidence based comment on current or future water issues. This could involve issues that already prominent in public discourse, or issues that the author believes should be prominent.
Applications close Monday 27 August at midnight (GMT). For more information, visit this link. http://www.globalwaterforum.org/emerging-scholars-award/
Global South Scholar-In-Residence Program
The Global South Scholar-In-Residence Program is fellowship offered by the Graduate Institute, Geneva to outstanding young professors from universities from developing and emerging countries pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics.
Scholars will spend one semester at the Institute to :
Share their expertise and experience with students and professors at the Institute ;
Further a personal research project ;
Participate in teaching courses ;
Update and strengthen the curriculum of their course ;
Develop their contacts with the international community of the Institute and Geneva area.
Scholars receive a contribution towards living expenses. The Scholarship also covers round trip travel to and accommodation in Geneva.
The selection will be based on the quality of research. Quality being equal, selection may be guided by an interest in promoting gender and regional diversity. Candidates should demonstrate how their research stay will contribute to their academic career and their home institution.
Candidates must hold a PhD and have a full time tenure-track or tenured position in an academic institution in Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
Their teaching and research activities and interests must fit with the Institute’s disciplines and fields of expertise (international affairs, development studies, development economics, sociology and anthropology of development, international economics, international relations, international law, international history and politics).
Special consideration will be given to individuals with an interest in international governance and/or research on international organizations in Geneva to join the Institute’s Programme for the Study of International Governance.
1st of October 2012 for Residence in the Spring Semester 2013 (mid-February to the end of May)
1st of March 2013 for Residence in the Fall Semester 2013 (mid-September to the end of January)
For more information, visit this link. http://graduateinstitute.ch/corporate/institute/visiting/in_residence_en.html
Harvard BOAS Grants
Fulbright Scholarships – Grants for Harvard University
Candidates should submit a Preliminary Application to the Commission for Educational Exchange at their earliest convenience so that their eligibility to compete for an award may be determined. (Academic records, suitability of project, and knowledge of English are factors in determining eligibility.)
Students and Post-Doctoral Research Scholars completing or having completed a cycle of post-secondary education may be eligible for one of the following awards for an academic year of graduate study or post-doctoral research in the United States:
Frank Boas Scholarships for Harvard University
These two awards covering all or most expenses are available for candidates continuing their education at Harvard:
• The Frank Boas Scholarship in International Legal Studies
• The Frank Boas Scholarship for Graduate Study
Candidates for the Frank Boas Scholarship for Graduate Study or Post-Doctoral Research may be in any field of study except business administration and must have completed a year of work-related experience by the time of departure for the United States. Successful candidates will also receive travel grants from the Commission.
Deadline: noon on October 31, 2012
APPLICATION TIMELINE FOR THE HARVARD BOAS AWARDS:
For those deadlines that fall on a weekend, please use the previous Friday at NOON (12pm) as the deadline to deliver all applications and supporting materials to the Fulbright office in Brussels.
November 1, 2011: Competition opens, applications available
October 14, 2012: Suggested deadline for preliminary application form consisting of biographical data (roughly 2 pages)
October 31, 2012: Final application deadline at NOON (12pm) to submit a hard copy of the FINAL application (consisting of a 15 page application form with CV, (optional) writing sample, 5 photos, etc).
November 15, 2012: Deadline for 3 letters of recommendations
Mid-November 2012: 10 minute interview in English at the Commission for Educational Exchange in Brussels
Mid-November 2012: Applicants notified by physical mail
April 2013: Notification by Harvard of final selection
Mid-June 2013: Pre-departure meeting at U.S. Embassy and reception with the U.S. Ambassador
July-March 2013: Departures to the U.S.
For details click: http://www.fulbright.be/fulbright-awards/boas-grants/
MA and M Econ in Development Studies
The MA and M Econ in Development Studies are offered at the Institute of Social Development (ISD) at UWC. The course is especially designed for those planning a career in the field of economic and social development. Those planning career in this field includes policy-makers, activists, administrators, developers, researchers or teachers at universities. The MA and M Econ in Development Studies start every year with the next intake in January 2013.
There are about 80 students from 15-20 different countries register either for the Honors or Masters programme in Development Studies on annual basis. Successful students of the Masters programme will be awarded the MA or M Econ in Development Studies of UWC. Excellent students can receive the MA in Development Management degree of Ruhr-University Bochum as a second degree if they fulfill additional requirements.
Applicants with an outstanding academic record (average upper second or first class grade) will have the opportunity to apply for a DRD scholarship for their studies .Moreover, participants will be given the opportunity to apply for a study period at Ruhr-Universiy Bochum in Germany, which can be supported through a mobility scholarship of the DRD.
For further information, visit the link. http://www.drd-sa.org/development-studies-programs/ma-development-studies.html
FICCI-USAID Millennium Alliance Awards
The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have established the Millennium Alliance, a network to bring together various actors within India’s social innovation ecosystem including, but not limited to, social innovators, philanthropy organizations, social venture capitalists, angel investors, donors, service providers, and corporate foundations, to stimulate and facilitate financial contributions from the private and public sectors and offer a range of support to innovators.
NGOs, for-profit organizations, educational institutions and private individuals can apply for the Millennium Alliance (MA) Awards. The awards will be provided in the following sectors:
The MA will give awards for the following sectors:
Basic Education (specifically early grade reading)
Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Maternal and Child Health
Clean Energy/Climate Change
Others – Any innovation pertaining to a sector, which would either directly benefit the population at the Base of Pyramid (BoP) or indirectly creates/improves the environment that improve lives for the BOP.
MA will fund game changing innovations capable of delivering maximum development impact for the people at the base of the pyramid. These innovations should be game-changing, cost-effective, scalable, sustainable and have global relevance.
The deadline to submit applications for the awards is 15 September 2012. For more information, visit this link. http://www.millenniumalliance.in/whocan_apply.aspx
Developing Asia Journalism Awards open
Journalists from Asia and the Pacific can participate in this competition.
The Developing Asia Journalism Awards (DAJA), sponsored by the Asian Development Bank Institute, will recognize the work of journalists addressing the impact of environmental issues on the region's poor population.
Possible topic areas include climate change (droughts, flooding, sea-level rise, etc.); energy use/efficiency; renewable energy; water, waste and forest management; sustainable transport; pollution; and urban development.
Articles must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words, and submitted in English. Translations of articles originally published in other languages are acceptable.
The panel of judges will select 25 finalists. Cash prizes will be awarded to one winner, two runners-up and one Young Development Journalist of the Year (under age 30 as of Aug. 31). All finalists will be invited to the Asian Development Bank Institute in Tokyo in November 2012 for a special DAJA forum and awards ceremony.
The application deadline is August 31
For more information, click here. http://www.adbi.org/news/2012/05/31/5069.daja.2012.entries.open/
PhD Research Fellowship for Foreign Students at University of Padova, Italy
For the academic year 2012/2013 the University of Padua, Italy, offers 15 research fellowships for foreign students to attend Doctoral Schools / International Courses.The duration of the doctoral courses is three years, starting on 1 st January 2013 and ending on 31 st December 2015. Each position will be covered by a scholarship of 13,638.47 euros per year (gross value), fully funded by Fondazione Cassa di Padova e Rovigo. During the 3-year doctoral program (2013-2015), the successful Candidates Will Be Offered full board and lodging at the ESU – Regional Agency for the Right to Education. The connected charges will be covered by University of Padova through the Foundation Cassa di Padova e Rovigo.
To have foreign (non-Italian) citizenship
To have foreign (non-Italian) residence. Candidates must be in possession of this requirement within the deadline date
To have a foreign (non-Italian) academic qualification acknowledged as equivalent to the Diploma di Laurea/ Laurea Specialistica/Magistrale (at least four years of full time university education). The acknowledgement of the equivalence of the academic degree will be done by the relevant body of the Doctoral School/International Course, for the sole purpose of this competition.
For more information, visit this link: http://www.unipd.it/unipdWAR/page/unipd_en/research_en1/en_6_3_P2
Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) Research Fellowships
The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards Research fellowships for international PhD-students for a research stay in Mainz from January 2013 or later.
The IEG awards research fellowships for international junior scientist in history, theology and other historical subjects. The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to contemporary history, particularly their religious, political and social dimensions.
Projects dealing with European communication and transfer processes as well as projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history are particularly invited.
Funding is currently € 1200/month. Research fellows live and work for at least 6 months and up to 12 months at the Institute in Mainz and can pursue their individual PhD-project. They are also invited to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG, according to their particular fields and interests. The Institute’s specialist library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available to them for their research.
Applications are invited from doctoral candidates of any national background
Applicants must have a first degree in history, theology or another historical subject
They should not have pursued their PhD work for more than three years when taking up the fellowship
PhD-theses continue to be supervised and are completed under the auspices of the fellows’ home universities
Fellows are obliged to register officially in Mainz and to reside and take part in events at the Institute. They should have a sufficient command of German in order to participate in discussions at the Institute. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG-scholarship.
The deadline for applications is August 17th, 2012.
For further information, visit the link: www.ieg-mainz.de/stipendienprogramm
Source Link: http://www.fundsforngos.org/fellowships-2/leibniz-institute-european-history-ieg-awards-research-fellowships/#ixzz218gMv683
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