Scholarship, Fellowship Opportunities
NCERT Scholarship for High School Students
National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) invites applications for Scholarship to High School Students for which courses are offered by the university.
National Talent Search Scheme started in the year 1963. The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students and nurture them. This year NCERT will conduct the National Talent Search Examination for students studying in Class students studying in Class X. On the basis of the National Talent Search Examination, 1000 scholarships will be awarded. The amount of scholarship will be Rs.500/- per month.
All students of Class X studying in recognized schools are eligible to appear for the Stage -I examination, conducted by the States/UTs, in which the schools are located. There will be no domicile restriction.
Deadline- 31 August, 2012
For more information, visit this link http://www.ncert.nic.in/index.html
Rhodes Scholarships for 2013
India - Closing date 31 July 2012
The Rhodes Trust invites applications for Scholarships which is opening around the world.
The Rhodes Trust warmly encourages and welcomes applications from talented young women and men of diverse backgrounds. Selection of Rhodes Scholars is made without regard to gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, race, ethnic origin, colour, religion, social background, caste, or disability.
Almost every year Rhodes Scholars are elected who come from universities or colleges which have never before produced a Rhodes Scholar.
For more information, visit this link: http://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk/page/applications-for-rhodes-scholarships-for-2013-opening-around-the-world
CIFAR Junior Fellowship at Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) invites applications for Junior Fellowship in Successful Societies Program for researchers in which course are offered by Social sciences and Humanities.
The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research brings together top international researchers to tackle many of the most interesting and pressing questions of our time. Our Junior Fellow Academy offers gifted, early career researchers the unique opportunity to participate in CIFAR’s global research network and to closely collaborate, and be mentored by, some of Canada’s and the world’s best researchers. Junior Fellows take part in one of CIFAR’s innovative research programs, where researchers meet regularly to establish new frameworks for thinking about the world with the potential to improve human health and the environment, transform technology, build strong societies, understand human culture and even chart the universe. To enhance leadership skills within an interdisciplinary network of peers, CIFAR also brings together Junior Fellows from all twelve programs for separate Academy meetings. CIFAR is seeking an exceptional early career researcher to fill a Junior Fellowship in its Successful Societies Program, beginning in the summer of 2013. Most typically, Junior Fellows work as postdoctoral fellows under the supervision of one or more CIFAR program members. Alternatively, applicants in the social sciences and humanities may hold a junior faculty position at any university.
Individuals who have completed their PhD no more than three years before the Fellowship starting date are eligible to apply. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of accomplishment in an area of interest to the program, excellent communication skills, strong potential to collaborate with program members and ability to contribute to the program’s mission. He/she will also display a strong interest in connecting with peers from other disciplines through the Junior Fellow Academy.
Deadline- September 4, 2012
For more info visit this link: http://www.cifar.ca/successful-societies
SOAS Charles Wallace India Fellowship at University of London, UK
SOAS, University of London offers Charles Wallace India Fellowship for Indian students in the fields of Arts or Humanities and Social Sciences, UK 2012-2013
Study Subject(s): Arts or Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Level: Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: SOAS, University of London
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Applicants must be an Indian national and be residing in India at the time the application is submitted. Indian citizens must be in the early to middle stage of their academic careers working in the fields of ‘India Studies’ (Arts or Humanities and Social Sciences) which are supported at SOAS. Those who are already enrolled in any Higher Educational Institution in the United Kingdom (including SOAS) are not eligible to apply. Applicants must demonstrate sufficient English language ability, both written and spoken, to participate in discussions and use resource materials.
Scholarship Description: One fellowship is awarded annually by the Centre of South Asian Studies, SOAS and the Charles Wallace India Trust for students who have completed a PhD. Applicants must be an Indian national and be residing in India at the time the application is submitted. The fellowship will be awarded to those who would be ready to make the most of a short period of study and discussion at SOAS. Applications will be encouraged in particular from those scholars who have had no or little opportunity to do research outside India. The Trust will contribute £500 towards an international fare and pay a living grant at the monthly rate of £1,300. The candidate must make their own travel arrangements. The £500 contribution will be paid to fellow on arrival in the UK by the Trust and the living grant will be paid through SOAS. Please note that it is the responsibility of the successful candidate to arrange accommodation within the limit of the budget.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 August 2012
For details click: http://www.soas.ac.uk/southasianstudies/fellowship/india/
Mexican Government Scholarship for Indian Students
The Government of Mexico and Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education), Government of India offers master and PhD scholarship for Indian students, Mexico 2013
Study Subject(s): Agriculture, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Environmental Science/ Engineering, Spanish Language & Literature.
Course Level: Masters and PhD
Scholarship Provider: The Government of Mexico and Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education), India
Eligibility: Applicant should have Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with a minimum cumulative grade average of 8 on a scale of 0-10 in relevant subject for Master’s studies / should have Post-graduate Degree with a minimum cumulative grade average of 8 on a scale of 0-10 in relevant subject for PhD studies. The applicant should have received/be in process of receiving academic acceptance from the host Mexican institute.
Scholarship Description: The Government of Mexico has offered 7 scholarships for Indian nationals for the year 2013 for higher level studies in Mexico.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 06-Aug-2012
For details log onto Union Ministry of Human Resource Development website
IRRI and Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) offers Postdoctoral Fellowship in Soil Scientist/Nutrient Management Specialist, India and Bangladesh, 2012
Study Subject(s): Soil Scientist/Nutrient Management Specialist
Course Level: Postdoctoral Fellowship
Scholarship Provider: IRRI and Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA)
Scholarship can be taken at: India and Bangladesh
• PhD in soil science, agronomy, or related field
• At least 2 years of relevant research experience
• Strong background in soil science, soil fertility and nutrient management, or agronomy
• Demonstrated ability to develop new hypotheses and conduct high-quality field and laboratory research, data analysis and publishing research results
• Demonstrated ability to be an excellent team player in an interdisciplinary research team Preferred competencies include
• In-depth understanding of concepts and constraints to conservation agriculture and site-specific nutrient management in intensive cropping systems
• Knowledge of modern cropping systems management technologies and research tools such as simulation models for nutrient management and cropping systems research
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Scholarship Description: The Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) supports regional and national efforts on improving cereal production growth in South Asia’s most important grain baskets. The overall goal of CSISA is to increase food and income security through the accelerated development and inclusive deployment of new varieties, sustainable and productive management technologies, and innovative policies. CSISA links several CGIAR research programs (CRPs) and a wide range of public, private, and civil society sector partners in the region. IRRI is seeking a dynamic, creative young soil scientist or agronomist to conduct research on nutrient management principles for intensively managed cereal-based cropping systems in South Asia, with particular emphasis on conservation agriculture technologies. He/she will work with a team of scientists of different disciplines at CSISA Experimental Research Platforms and other locations in India and Bangladesh, which aim to develop crop and resource management practices for future cereal-based cropping systems. His/her research outputs will allow developing and verifying new principles and guidelines for site-specific nutrient management toward developing web and mobile phone applications for professionals, extension agents, and farmers. As a member of an interdisciplinary team that includes scientists from IRRI, CIMMYT, and national partners, he/she will also be involved in coordinating research and conducting integrated data analysis.
Application Deadline: 20 Aug 2012
For further information click: http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&task=category&id=420&
Netherlands Fellowship Program (NFP) for The Hague Academy’s short training courses
The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic), an independent nonprofit agency offers the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) to support participants from developing countries to attend short courses and also full-time Master’s and PhD sub-programmes in the Netherlands. It is a partner of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture & Science and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affaris under its development cooperation.
NFP aims to qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower in NGOs, governments and also private institutions. To fulfill this aim, it provides full scholarship support to mid-career professionals from these organizations.
What does the Fellowship Offer?
The fellowship provides a stipend to supplement the salary that the fellowship holder should continue to receive (at least partially) during the study period. The allowance is considered to be a contribution towards the costs of living for the fellowship holder, whether in the Netherlands or in another country. The fellowship can cover the costs of tuition fees, visas, travel, insurance and thesis research, as specified in the NFP Rules and regulations for fellowship holders.
Who can Apply?
The NFP target group consists of mid-career professionals who are nationals of and working and living in an NFP country (India included).
Candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa, women and members of priority groups and/ or marginalised regions are specifically invited to apply for an NFP fellowship.
How to apply for attending The Hague Academy’s Short Training Courses in 2013?
The Hague Academy for Local Governance is organizing the following courses for which NFP fellowships are available.
Decentralisation, Democratisation and Development in The Hague from 11 – 22 March 2013
Leadership and Municipal Management in The Hague from 8 – 19 April, 2013
Peacebuilding and Local Governance in The Hague from 27 May – 7 June, 2013
Citizen Participation and Accountability in The Hague from 17 – 28 June, 2013
To apply for the fellowships to attend the above courses, you are required to first submit your application directly to The Hague Academy expressing your interest to participate in the specific course and you wish to seek fellowship for it. After submitting your application, you then need to register at the Nuffic’s online system called Scholarships Online (SOL). The deadline to apply for the fellowships for the above courses is October 2, 2012. For more information, visit this link: http://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/scholarships-online-sol
United Nations and the Nippon Foundation of Japan announce Fellowship Program
The objective of the fellowship is to provide opportunities for advanced education and research in the field of ocean affairs and the law of the sea, and related disciplines including marine science in support of management frameworks, to Government officials and other mid-level professionals from developing States, so that they may obtain the necessary knowledge to assist their countries to formulate comprehensive ocean policy and to implement the legal regime set out in UNCLOS and related instruments.
The 9-month Fellowship Program is composed of two consecutive phases which provide Fellows with advanced and customized research and training opportunities in their chose fields:
Phase One: 6-month Advanced Academic Research and Study – undertaken at one of the prestigious participating Host Institutions and under the guidance of subject matter expert(s) who have recognized in-depth expertise in the Fellows’ chosen field of study. Phase Two: 3-month Research and Training – normally undertaken at DOALOS at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Candidates wishing to be considered for a Fellowship award must ensure that they meet all the following criteria:
You must be between the ages of 25 and 40;
You must have successfully completed a first university degree, and demonstrate a capacity to undertake independent advanced academic research and study;
You must be a mid-level administrator from a national government organ of a developing coastal State, or another government related agency in such a State, which deals directly with ocean affairs issues, and your professional position must allow you to directly assist your nation in the formulation and/or implementation of policy in this area. This includes marine sciences and the science-policy linkage. Your “Nomination and Recommendation Form” should be completed by a Government official who can attest to the nature of your work with respect to the Government’s ocean affairs and law of the sea related activities, and indicate how an Award would directly contribute to these activities; and
Your proposed research and study program must contribute directly to your nation’s formulation and/or implementation of ocean affairs and law of the sea policies and programs.
The deadline to submit applications is 15 September 2012. For more information, visit this link: http://www.un.org/Depts/los/nippon/index
Panasonic Corporation offers Scholarship for Masters students
Study Subject(s): Science or technology, Engineering fields
Course Level: Masters
Scholarship Provider: Panasonic Corporation
Scholarship can be taken at: Japan
-Applicants must be citizens of the China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam and India.
-Applicants must be graduates or pending graduates of universities and have a distinguished academic record and must have completed 16 years of school education or have been accepted as eligible for enrollment at the targeted graduate schools. However, applicants must have completed their bachelor degrees no more than 4 years prior to the date of their arrival in Japan
-Applicants must major in any one of the science, technology and engineering fields
-Applicants must have the desire to master the Japanese language not only for studying at master’s level but also for understanding Japanese culture
-Applicants must be medically fit and must be strongly motivated to study in Japan.
Scholarship Description: The Panasonic Scholarship Program was established in 1998 in commemoration of the company’s 80th anniversary as a way for the company to express its appreciation to society. Its aim is to provide scholarship opportunities to privately financed students from Asian countries who wish to pursue a master’s course in Japan, to offer financial assistance to foster highly educated experts who can contribute to the development of their countries in the 21st century, and to promote mutual friendship between their home countries and Japan.
For details click: http://panasonic.net/citizenship/scholarships/pso/requirements/
Masters Scholarships in Business Administration at Singapore
Study Subject(s): Business administration
Course Level: Masters
Scholarship Provider: INSEAD
Scholarship can be taken at: Singapore
Eligibility: Candidates must demonstrate proven financial need. Preference will be given to candidates from emerging/developing countries.
Scholarship Open for Students of Developing Countries
Scholarship Description: The INSEAD Need-based Scholarship(s) category groups the applications for scholarships that will be granted to those who demonstrate and prove difficulty in raising sufficient finances for the INSEAD MBA Program. To be considered for any one of these scholarships (listed below) only one application is required. Successful candidates may only receive one of these awards.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 February each year for the July Class (Rounds 1 and 2). 10 May for the Round 3 of the July Class 22 August each year for the December Class (Rounds 1 and 2). 5 October each year for the December Class (Round 3)
For details click: http://mba.insead.edu/schlmgmt/dsp_schl_info.cfm?schlcode=INT26
Fellowships on Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History
Humboldt University invites Applications for Fellowships on Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History.
The hosts welcome candidates especially from the disciplines of history, anthropology, law, sociology, political science, and area studies. Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level or senior scholars. The hosts would like the proposed projects to employ a historical and transregional perspective. Also, please do not only focus on work/ labour, but also on life course. Possible topic areas are, among others, the household, loss of work, the relationship between work and non-work, as well as free and unfree labour. The hosts welcome proposals about all regions of the world and especially those that look at comparisons, conflicts, relations between different regions. A global history perspective is not required; keeping an open mind to such ideas, however, is highly desirable.
Deadline- 31 August 2012
Countries/Region- All Countries
For more information, visit this link: http://www.unaoc.org/2012/07/cfa-deadline-aug-31-fellowships-10-15-on-work-and-human-lifecycle-in-global-history-humboldt-university-germany/
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