Scholarship, Fellowship Opportunities
Shari’ah Scholarship for International Students
The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) invites qualified students with excellent academic achievements and active in co-curricular activities to apply for the Shari’ah Scholarship Award (SA) to pursue their higher education at either local or overseas universities.
The Shari’ah Scholarship Award is part of the Fund for Shari’ah Scholars in Islamic Finance, which was established to enhance knowledge, research, talents, and intellectual discourse in the field of Shari’ah. The Fund represents Bank Negara Malaysia’s commitment to strengthen the development of the Islamic financial industry.
Study Subject(s): Islamic banking, Conventional Banking, Accounting, Law, Economics, Finance, Management and other related fields appropriate to the development of the Islamic financial industry
Course Level: Undergraduate, Postgraduate and CIFP (only for those with Shariah background).
Scholarship Provider: The International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA)
Eligibility: The scholarship is open to citizens of all countries.
Applicants have to secure admission at a recognized institution of higher learning. Applicants are required to pursue either a Bachelor, CIFP, Master or Doctorate programme, as defined above, in a fulltime programme.
For a postgraduate application, applicants are required to have a CGPA of at least 3.5 or its equivalent. – For an undergraduate application, applicants are required to have a CGPA of at least 3.3 or its equivalent (for the first semester result).
Current students enrolled in the programmes specified above may also apply for the scholarship.
Applicants should not be in receipt of any other scholarship award.
Value: The scholarship covers all related academic fees, a subsistence allowance, books, equipment and end of study or thesis/dissertation completion assistance. For those studying outside Malaysia, return airfare, warm clothing and relocation assistance shall also be provided.
Notification: All shortlisted candidates shall be informed of the interview session via e-mail. If you do not receive any news from us within two (2) months of the date of application submission, your application is deemed unsuccessful.
How to Apply: All required documents must be submitted with the application form to the following address:- Shariah Scholarship Award International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance ISRA @ INCEIF, Lorong Universiti A, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
Applications are invited and accepted throughout the year.
For further information and application click: http://www.isra.my/scholarship.html
Scholarships for International Students at Jember University, Indonesia
Jember University (UNEJ) is granting full scholarships to foreigner students for undergraduate, master and PhD program Academic Year 2012/2013 in the following programs.
PhD Programs: Administration Sciences
Master Programs: Master of Management, Master of Administration Science, Master of Agribusiness, Master of Agronomy & Master of Economics Study
Undergraduate Programs: Basic Sciences (Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics), Agriculture Sciences (Agroecotechnology, Agribusiness, Agricultural Engineering and Post Harvest Technology), Social Sciences (Accounting, Economics, Management, Indonesian Language, Public Administration, International Relations, Business Administration, Sociology, Education Biology and Education Mathematics), Health Science (Public Health), Information System Study Programs
The full scholarship will cover the total tuition fee, living allowance, establishment, books, cloths and air fare ticket economic class (arrival and return) but not for other personal expenses.
Applicants must be a citizen of a developing country
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic excellence (most recent grades), recommendations from principals / vice principals / teachers / government employers.
Applicants should have an IELTS score at least 5 (no band under 5.0); or TOEFL score at least 450.
Under 40 years old for PhD and Master Program.
Under 25 years old for Undergraduate Program.
Benefits and Conditions
Students are required to enroll in the year in which the scholarship is awarded. The scholarship cannot be extended.
The scholarship will be renewed on an annual basis for the duration of the initial single degree (not double degree) subject to satisfactory performance of the student as determined by the University. Unsatisfactory academic performance will result of termination of scholarship.
The University reserves the right to terminate the scholarship at any time if the student does not obey University rules and regulations or does not progress through programs at the normal full-time rate.
Students who do not meet the minimum Indonesian language proficiency for their study are suggested to follow a pre-course language program for maximum of six months course, and the fee will be covered by University.
Sending the Application
All applicant documents can be sent via REGULAR MAIL or EMAIL.
REGULAR MAIL (Post or Courier)
The application should be clearly marked “Application for UNEJ Scholarship Program Academic Year 2012/2013” and mail to:
Bureau of Academic Affair
Kalimantan Street. No. 37
Jember, East Java
Please send the documents (must be in PDF Format) to email@example.com with the email subject “Application for UNEJ Scholarship Program Academic Year 2012/2013”
Fully completed application packages must be received by UNEJ Before and or 1 November 2012.
Selection results are expected to be available 2-3 weeks after the application deadline and only selected candidates will be contacted via email.
For more information, please visit official website: www.international.unej.ac.id
DST-CSI-Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive Science, India
Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the award of “DST-CSI-Postdoctoral Fellowship” for pursuing research in frontier areas of Cognitive Science. The fellowship is tenable in Research Institutions/Universities/Non-profit R&D Institutions within India. The fellowships are awarded under a programme “Cognitive Science Research Initiative (CSI)” of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Study Subject(s): Study subject is Cognitive Science
Course Level: Postdoctoral Fellowship for pursuing research in frontier areas of Cognitive Science.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Science and Technology, India
Scholarship can be taken at: India
The applicants should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Science/ Engineering with research interests in Cognitive Science and a good academic record.
Those who have already submitted Ph.D. thesis are also eligible to apply.
Applicants in regular positions in Research Institutions/Universities/Non-profit R&D Institutions are not eligible.
The applicants should be below 40 years of age.
Tenure of Awards: The postdoctoral fellowship is a purely temporary assignment and is tenable for a maximum period of 2 years
Value: Each fellow would be entitled to a fellowship of Rs 35,000/- per month and research grant of Rs 2,00,000/- per year. The fellowships cannot be availed at the same institution where the candidates have earned their Ph.D. degree.
How to Apply: The applications are to be submitted by Post on Doctoral Fellowship should be sent to Dr HB Singh, Scientist, Department of Science and Technology, Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110016
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15th October, 2012.
Further Scholarship Information and Application: http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new12/CSI-AD%202012%20PDF.pdf
LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme
LEAD is an international non-profit organization with a fast growing network of over 2,400 leaders in more than 90 countries incorporated 20 years ago. The major objective of the firm is to inspire leadership for a sustainable world.
LEAD International search worldwide for outstanding people, developing their leadership potential through our innovative training programmes and working with them to mobilize others to make a real difference to the future of this planet. LEAD International is a registered charity incorporated with limited liability in England.
LEAD Network is a unique international network of professionals as well as training organizations working in all areas of sustainable development. LEAD network members are highly successful leaders working on complex local to global environmental and development issues in more than 90 countries of the world. More than 2,400 LEAD Fellows bring the network alive. LEAD Europe joined LEAD’s founding members in the developing world to fill a gap in the global representation of the LEAD network incorporated in 1996.
LEAD Europe Fellows strengthen the link between global North and South within the LEAD family and are well-placed to partner with others in the network across the ‘development divide’. They are based in more than 27 countries across the European region and beyond, encompassing dozens of nationalities, and they represent an invaluable resource of knowledge and skills for sustainable development in a diverse range of sectors including: law, broadcasting, policy-making, campaigning, community engagement and investment banking. To become a Fellow, individuals must complete the LEAD training programme in ‘Leadership for Sustainable Development’.
LEAD Europe is one of 12 regional LEAD Member Programmes delivering Fellow’s training to become part of the vibrant network.
These organizations are well established in their countries and have expertise in training and capacity development, project management, research, networking support, communications and providing policy advice to help deliver our mission.
This autumn 2012 LEAD will take you on a learning experience in London, Bulgaria or Portugal to explore local leadership challenges on sustainable development. Read more about the Leadership Challenge Sessions.
Deadline for applications to join the LEAD Europe Fellowship Programme 2012/13:
To join in the Bulgaria challenge apply by 1st October
To join in the Faro challenge apply by 14th October
For further information, visit the link: http://www.lead-europe.org/
MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs at York University, UK
Applications are invited for new MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs. Scholarships are available for The Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit its new MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs and Humanitarian Policy Group at the Overseas Development Institute.
To develop how they understand and respond needs in complex operational contexts such as violent conflict, natural hazards and political crises
To reflect critically upon contemporary issues, challenges and dilemmas using the strategic perspective of ‘international politics’ as well as the technical approaches of the main humanitarian sectors
To gain advanced research skills, demonstrate how to evidence-based policy, and learn how to practice.
The MIHA has been designed by an international group of scholars and policy experts and specialists in distance learning. The candidate will be taught by a dedicated team of academic staff from the PRDU, at the Department of Politics. The candidate will also have direct access to leading humanitarian policy experts at HPGODI. New MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs scholarships available
As a MIHA student, the candidate will already have experience in humanitarian policy, practice and/or research, or may want to use this innovative programme to begin a career in this rapidly growing field and industry. This MIHA programme strives to meet the diverse educational and professional needs of its students.
Therefore, the candidate will be able to complete this programme remaining in full-time employment. You also have the choice of 3 postgraduate qualifications: Post-graduate Certificate (Year 1), Diploma (Year 2) Years 1 and 2, you will specialize in the four core shelter, law, and education – in addition to modules in ‘international politics’ and based policy’. In the third year, the candidate can design dependent project and complete a 15,000 word dissertation academic faculty and policy experts.
Deadline for completed applications is 12th October, 2012
For further information, visit the link: http://www.york.ac.uk/politics/centres/prdu/training/msc/
National Geographic photo contest open
Professional and amateur photographers can enter the contest.
Photographs submitted for judging have the chance to appear in an upcoming edition of National Geographic. The complete guidelines for submitting photos are available here.
Each day, editors pick a dozen top photos which are then voted on by readers of the website to arrive at the best photo of the month.
Photographers from all over the world may participate, but they must be over the age of 18. Photos can be digital or digital scans and only one entry is permitted per person in the monthly contest. All winners retain ownership of copyright.
The submission deadline is October 14.
For more information, click here. http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/your-shot/your-shot
Youth Event at United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Forum in Vienna 2013
Applications are invited from Youth from all around the world to build understanding and respect among various cultural and religious communities. 5th Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations will take place in Vienna, Austria, from February 26 to 28, 2013.
The primary mission of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is to forge collective political will and to mobilize concerted action aimed at improving cross-cultural understanding and cooperation among countries, peoples and communities. The UNAOC develops its actions at both governmental and civil society levels. It also works to counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism. While acting at the global level, the UNAOC’s focus is on improving relations within and between Western and Muslim societies and addressing persistent tensions and divides.
The Forum will explore on how responsible leadership can make a difference in the following three major issues-
Addressing the universal right to religious freedom and promoting a new religious pluralism through education
Media pluralism and diversity of media content and their contribution to fostering public debate, democracy and awareness of diverse opinions;
Shaping a new narrative for migration, integration and mobility in the global economy.
Organization- applicants are members of non-government and non-for-profit youth organizations (organizations lead by youth for the benefit of youth). Applications from local, national, regional or international youth organizations will be reviewed; priority will be given to applicants from local and national youth organizations; in rare cases we’ll accept individual applications, if participants prove an outstanding commitment/expertise in the field of intercultural dialogue
Mandate of the youth organization is related to the UNAOC’s objectives
Age- at a point of the 5th UNAOC Forum, the applicant is 18 years old (born before February 26 1994), however, not older than 35 years old
Passport and Visa- the applicant holds a passport valid until at least September 2013 (for a visa to be issued, a passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of entry into the Schengen zone). The applicant possesses sufficient funds to cover the cost of any necessary exit visa, transit visa and a Schengen visa to Austria, including pictures, mailing, courier, local transportation needed to obtain these visas. The applicants also have sufficient funds to cover the costs of medical insurance and any vaccinations required to enter Austria (if applicable)
Local transportation- the applicant possesses sufficient funds to cover inner-city travel in Vienna as well as travel to and from the airport in their country of residence as well as in Austria
The application is duly completed in English, submitted by the deadline (November 1, 2012, at 11:59pm, NY time) and contains all supporting documentation, requested as part of the call (see application form). The application is submitted in Word (please do not PDF the application form), with the file saved using this format “FAMILY NAME_Surname_Country.doc”. The application is submitted by email to address given in website with the email subject line in this format “FAMILY NAME_Surname_Country”. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed and considered.
A good command of English is required to take part in the 5th UNAOC Forum. The applicant understands English very well; possesses intermediate to fluent levels of English.
How to apply?
Candidates application form, completed and certified (please keep the Word format, do not PDF the file), and respecting the word limit for each of the essay questions. The application file needs to be saved with this format “FAMILY NAME_Surname_Country.doc”.
A scan of the identification page of your passport (the PDF format is preferred); and
Candidates resume/CV in English (maximum 3 pages);
The application package is submitted by email address provided in website with the email subject line in this format “FAMILY NAME_Surname_Country”.
Deadline- November 1, 2012
For more information, visit this link: http://unaocyouth.org/2012/09/19/call-for-applications-youth-event-at-unaoc-forum-in-vienna/
Human Rights Advocates Program for Grass Root Human Right Activists
Applicants are invited to apply for Human Rights Advocates Program at Columbia University in New York City. This program is capacity-building program designed to strengthen the skills, knowledge, and networks of proven human rights defenders working at the grassroots level anywhere in the world.
HRAP is fortunate to partner with numerous advocacy organizations to offer a full curriculum of training opportunities. That organizations such as Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International-USA and WITNESS commit resources to working with HRAP is indicative of both their respect for the Advocates and the Program and of the benefits they feel they themselves derive from such participation.
HRAP focuses both on strengthening the skills of the individual Advocates and providing the tools for them to build sustainable organizations that advocate for disadvantaged peoples.
To meet HRAP’s goals, Advocates are expected to participate fully in the offerings provided by HRAP, including-
Skills workshops on advocacy planning and strategies, fundraising, press and media, and building sustainable organizations;
Columbia University courses on human rights, public health, the environment, development, and labor rights;
Meetings and networking opportunities with NGO staff, activists, policymakers, representatives of international institutions, and academics.
The Program is designed for lawyers, journalists, doctors, teachers, social workers, community organizers, and other human rights activists working with NGOs on issues including sexual and gender-based violence, domestic violence, minority rights, LGBT rights, labor rights, migration, health, social exclusion, environmental justice, and corporate social accountability.
Participants are selected on the basis of their previous work experience in human rights, commitment to the human rights field, and demonstrated ability to pursue graduate-level studies. Full-time students or government officials will not be considered.
Fluency in English is required. Preference is given to those who have not previously had opportunities to travel and study internationally. Advocates must work at the grassroots level. .
Advocates must provide proof of institutional endorsement from their organizations for their participation in the Program and must commit to returning to that organization upon completion of the Program. Only one application per organization should be submitted. More than one application means all applications from that organization will be disqualified. It is up to the applicant to make sure he/she is the sole applicant from his/her organization.
How to apply?
Applicants are asked to complete the application in its entirety. Please complete all sections in English. Please follow all instructions, including those sent to your email address.
Upon submission of a completed application, a confirmation will be sent to the applicant. Applicants may also login to the online application to view their submitted applications. As stated in the application, the submission of applications is final. A submitted application cannot be altered or appended.
Supporting Documentation to be attached-
Recommendation letters must be in English and must be signed. Unsigned letters will not be accepted and your entire application will be removed from consideration.
If applicant has cooperated with an international organization, applicant must obtain a reference letter from someone they worked with at that organization.
If applicant knows someone at Columbia University, they must give their name and the nature of their relationship.
Deadline- November 16, 2012
For more information, visit this link: http://hrcolumbia.org/hrap/apply/instructions/
Asian Cultural Council Annual Fellowship Grants for Artists
The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) has opened its applications for fellowships to be awarded in 2013. Candidates can apply for funds to support specialized training, conduct research, and pursue creative activities in the United States or other countries in Asia. Programs ranging in duration from three months to one year will be considered.
Study Subject(s): The ACC’s program covers all the visual and performing arts, both contemporary and traditional. Fields of awards include archeology, architecture (design, history, and theory), arts management, art criticism, art history, conservation, crafts, dance, film and video, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and theater.
Eligibility: The Asian Cultural Council grants are open to citizens and permanent residents of the United States. In Asia, the Council’s grants are only open to citizens and permanent residents of the countries of Asia from Afghanistan eastward through Japan and Indonesia.
Only registered non-profit organizations would be eligible for a project or an organization grant. A proof of the organization charitable status would be required together with completed application form and additional supplementary materials.
Selection criteria: Final decisions will be made by the Council’s Board of Trustees in New York at its meeting to be held in May 2013. All applicants will be notified of their application results following the meeting.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 November 2012
How to Apply: Individuals and institutions wishing to apply for grant support should apply to the appropriate offices. More information on the ACC fellowship programs and its application procedures is available at: http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org.hk/en/media/press_and_news_detail/79
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