Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities

The Hindu-Hitachi Scholarships in Japan
Hitachi Ltd., Japan and The Hindu offers Technical Training Scholarships for Indian Students in Japan 2013.
 Trainees shall be during their training, under the supervision and direction of Hitachi, which has full discretion on scope, mode, duration and place of establishment of their training. Training will not be available in the R&D activities of Hitachi. They will be subject to the rules and regulations and the discipline of the establishment to which they are posted.4. Selected trainees will be provided with return Economy Class air passage. Arrangements will also be made for free Boarding and
 Lodging for trainees in Japan and to defray all expenses for travelling in Japan which may be considered necessary for their training. Parents or Guardians of selected candidates shall guarantee their good conduct and shall undertake to pay for their repatriation should their conduct be found unsatisfactory by Hitachi Ltd., or any public authority in Japan or in case the selected candidates desire to discontinue their studies in Japan for any reason whatsoever during the period of their scholarship.
Study Subjects: IT Solutions and Services, Thermal Power, Power Generation Plant & Power Grid Control Systems Engineering,  Rail Systems and Transportation Control
 Eligibility:
 1. Candidates who must be Indian citizens, should not have completed 30 years of age on 31-03-2013 and should be in possession of the minimum Degree of B.E., or B.Sc. (Engg.) or its equivalent from any recognized University.
 2. The scholarships are tenable in Japan for principally six months commencing about July 2013. Trainees may have general training in one of the following product fields of Hitachi Ltd., (Hitachi) for example (1) IT Solutions and Services (2) Thermal Power (3) Power Generation Plant & Power Grid Control Systems Engineering 4) Rail Systems and 5) Transportation Control System Engineering, being subject to the convenience of each of Hitachi’s establishments. During the training, there will be special emphasis on environment-related and energy-saving technologies.
 Scholarship Application Deadline: December 31, 2012.
 Further Scholarship Information and Application: http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/archive/01259/hitachi-2012_1259496a.pdf 

NBHM Scholarships for Doctoral Programme in Mathematics in India
 PhD Scholarships in Mathematics  to Study at Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Chennai, Harish-Chandra Research Institute (HRI), Allahabad and IISER, Pune, India 2013
The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) invites applications for the grant of scholarships to students for pursuing research for a Ph.D. degree in Mathematics.
Eligibility:
 Applicants must be motivated B.A./B.Sc./B.Tech. /B.E./M.A./M.Sc. degree holders or final year students of these degree courses. They must have a good academic record (1st Class or equivalent grade in all years from +2 level to the present. B.Sc (Honors) students with second class may also apply.
What does it cover?
 Successful candidates will be eligible to receive a scholarship amount of Rs. 16,000/- (Rs Sixteen thousand only) per month for the first and second year and Rs 18,000/- (Rs Eighteen thousands only) per month for subsequent years, a contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- (Rs. Twenty thousand only) per year and house rent allowance as per central government norms wherever applicable.
 Scholarship Application Deadline:  November 30, 2012
 For Further Information and Application: http://www.nbhm.dae.gov.in/docs/AdvtPhD13-14.pdf


Louis Dreyfus-Weidenfeld Scholarship Program in UK
 The Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme Scheme supports outstanding postgraduate students from transition and emerging economies throughout Africa, Asia and South America. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risks to health worldwide. It is for this reason the Louis Dreyfus Foundation has been created. Its mission is to support initiatives that improve nutrition and food security in developing regions. Through education, research and other means the Foundation hopes to enhance people’s lives and create a more sustainable planet. The Louis Dreyfus Foundation is participating in various initiatives to support this mission, among them there is the Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme.
Study Subjects: Anthropology,  Area Studies,  Chemistry – Organic Chemistry, Computer Science, Development Studies, Earth Science, Ecological Survey Techniques, Economics, Engineering Science, Geography and the Environment, Politics and International Relations, Interdisciplinary Bio science, Law, Management Studies, Materials, Oxford Internet Institute, Pharmacology, Plant Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Policy and Intervention and Statistics.
 Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing graduate degree level.
 Eligibility:
 -Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. They should also be intending to return to their countries or regions of origin once their courses are completed.
 -Please ensure you meet the requirements for entry to your course, including the necessary English language qualifications. See the Course Guide for more information.
-Eligible candidates must hold an undergraduate degree and be an ordinary resident of a country in Africa, Asia or South America.  The Louis Dreyfus – Weidenfeld Scholarship and Leadership Programme targets future leaders pursuing diverse careers within the agro-business sector with a focus on improving food security and sustainability. Successful applicants must demonstrate an interest in serving the global community through their chosen field of work, including but not limited to, agriculture, health care, environmental and water management, economic, public and foreign policy.
 Scholarship Application Deadline: January 2013
 Further Information and Application: http://www.ox.ac.uk/feesandfunding/prospectivegrad
/scholarships/university/louisdreyfus-weidenfeld/#Am


IMF Scholarships for Asian Students in Japan
The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) was first introduced in 1993  It is funded by the Government of Japan, administered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and conducted at various graduate schools in Japan  Its objective is to contribute to institutional capacity building in economic policymaking to promote the sustainable growth of emerging and developing economies in Asia and the Pacific  By training future macroeconomic managers in these countries, the JISPA aims to enable them to better formulate sound economic and financial stability policies needed for sustainable growth and development . The program comprises two tracks: the partnership track and the open track. The partnership track of the JISPA allows scholars to study a specially designed graduate level course concentrating on macroeconomics at an IMF partnership university. The open track of the JISPA provides support to scholars who wish to study graduate-level macroeconomics or a related field at either the master’s or Ph D level at any leading university in Japan  However, priority is given to Ph D  candidates  It is geared towards highly motivated officials who are able to identify a course of study in Japan suitable to their professional pursuits in the public sector and supportive of their future work as an economic policy maker.
Study Subjects: The universities offer subjects that cover essential elements that will allow scholars to enter the macroeconomic policy dialogue at an international level. All of the universities have a strong macroeconomic  oriented focus on:
 (1) macroeconomic policy formulation;
 (2) central banking and monetary policy;
 (3) financial markets and institutions.
 Course Level:
 For Partnership Track: JISPA allows scholars to study a specially designed graduate level course concentrating on macroeconomics at an IMF partnership university.
 For Open Track: JISPA provides support to scholars who wish to study graduate-level macroeconomics or a related field at either the master’s or Ph D level at any leading university in Japan.
 Eligibility:
  -Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent with at least 16 years of formal education
 -Applicants must have an English language proficiency, which needs to be demonstrated as equivalent to or more than an official TOEFL score of 550, CBT213, or iBT79-80.  If TOEFL scores are not available, then an overall IELTS score of at least 6 0 can be substituted.
Scholarship Application Deadline:
 For Partnership Track: The application deadline for the partnership track is December 10, 2012.
 For Open Track: There is no application deadline and applications are accepted and reviewed year-round.
 For Further Information and Application: http://www.imf.org/external/oap/pdf/JISPA2013_web.pdf


Research Position in Plant Breeding at International Rice Research Institute in Philippines
 Research Position in Plant Breeding for Developing Countries Students at International Rice Research Institute in Philippines 2012
The successful candidate will assist in the evaluation of rice grains for micronutrient content using X-ray Flourescence Spectrometer (XRF) or other available advanced molecular technology tools. She/he assists in conduct of phenotypic evaluation of advanced progenies, seed inventory and tracking. She/he coordinates data collection and management for both genotypic and phenotypic analysis.
 Study Subject: Plant Breeding
 Course Level: Research
 Eligibility: 
- BS in Plant Breeding, Agronomy, Biology and other related fields
 - At least one year relevant experience preferably in the field
 - Background in Agronomy, Biology and Crop Protection, experience in data collection and analysis
  Scholarship Application Deadline: 11/22/2012
 For Further Information and Application: http://irri.org/index.php?option=com_k2&view=itemlist&layout=category&task=category&id=
420&Itemid=100219&lang=en

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