Scholarship, Fellowship Opportunities
Maulana Azad national Scholarship for Girls
Objective of the scheme is to recognize, promote and assist meritorious Girl students belonging to National Minorities who cannot continue their education without financial support.
Scholarship will be admissible for expenditure on payment of School/College Fee, purchase of syllabus books, purchase of stationery/equipments required for the course and payment of Boarding/Lodging charges.
Only Girl Students belonging to National Minorities,(i.e. Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis) can apply.
The candidate should have secured not less than 55% marks (in aggregate) in the secondary school certificate examination (Class 10th) conducted by any recognized Centre/State Board of Secondary Education. This is only qualifying percentage for applying and does not guarantee grant of scholarship which is given to the top eligible applicant based on the quota fixed for the concerned state from amongst the eligible application received from the state.
Family income of the student from all sources should be less than Rs. 1,00,000/-(Rupees one lakh only) in the preceding financial year: In case of salaried class, the student must indicate the designation, pay-scale, basic pay and other allowances alongwith total gross & take home emoluments of the parent/guardian. A mere statement saying “Service” will not be acceptable. The student must attach a Salary Certificate or Pension Certificate (in case of retired persons), duly authenticated by controlling authority, of her parent/guardian alongwith the application. In case of agriculture/horticulture etc., the students has to mention total land holding with details of irrigated and non-irrigated and other landed property owned by her family alongwith total income of the family. These details will also be mentioned in the affidavit of the parent/guardian (Annexure-II) as well as in the certificate from Revenue authority.In case of business class, the student must categorically state the name & type of the business alongwith the total turn over and the total income of family. The same details will also be stated in the Affidavit (Annexure-II) from her parent/ guardian. Income form all other sources must also be mentioned, specially if mother is also employed. It must be noted that all income certificate and statements made by the students in the application is subject to further verification of Maulana Azad Education Foundation. In case of any deliberate discrepancy/concealment of facts, the MAEF may cancel/recover the scholarship granted/released as well as initiate necessary action as per law. The income certificate/affidavit (Annexure-II) must be from the parents/guardian’s side and should have been issued from the respective home station. The income certificate issued or affidavit made from the place where the student is studying, as against the home station, will NOT be acceptable (in case of photocopy, it should be attested by Gazetted Officer or Head of Institution).
Should have Confirmed admission in class-XI.
The University/College/ Institute offer ing admission should be recognized by the Government at the Central or State level or any other competent authority.
Last Date for Receipt of Applications is 30th September 2012
For details contact:
Maulana Azad Education Foundation
(Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India)
Social Justice Service Centre, Chelmsford Road
Opposite New Delhi Railway Reservation Centre
New Delhi 110055
Contact No. +91-11-23583788/23583789
Fax No. +91-11-23561945
Website : http://maef.nic.in
Scholarships at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow India
Research Scholarships in Botany and Geology at Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, India 2012
Study Subject(s): Botany and Geology
Course Level: Research
M Sc Degree in Botany/ Geology equivalent subject with with high academic attainment both at graduate and postgraduate levels.
Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC/NET qualified candidates
Age limit 28 years as on April 1, 2012
Only the Indian citizens normally residing in India are eligible for Research Scholars.
Scholarship Description: Applications invited for five Birbal Sahni Research scholarship at the Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow for Nineteen Birbal Sahni Research Scholars program commencing in the session 2012.1. The tenure of the Birbal Sahni Research Scholar is two years. The Research Scholar shall be entitled to a scholarship amount of Rs.16,000/-PM during the first and second year. After the period of two years, the progress report of the Research Scholar will be assessed along with publications/accepted research papers, research reports, etc. by a Committee constituted by the Director. If found satisfactory, the Research Scholar may be allowed to continue for the third year with the scholarship amount of Rs.18,000/- PM.Candidates who have appeared in M Sc final year examination but the results are awaited may also apply.
How to Apply: Application on a plain paper from the candidate together with the copies of marksheets, certificates, Degrees, testimonials etc should reach the Registrar, Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, 53, University Road, Luknow 226-007, UP
Scholarship Application Deadline: October 15, 2012
For further information click: http://www.bsip.res.in/pdf/bsrs.pdf
Clarendon Scholarships at University of Oxford
2013-2014 Clarendon Scholarship Fund is now open to all international students around the world. Pursue a fully-funded Master’s or PhD Degree in any field of study offered at Oxford University in UK. The application deadline is 18 January 2013 for courses starting 2013.
The Clarendon Fund is the University of Oxford’s flagship scholarship scheme. Awards are based on academic excellence and potential.
The awards are sponsored by Oxford University Press and are only available at the University of Oxford.
Clarendon scholarships are tenable at any college of the University. However, over half of all colleges offer awards linked to the Clarendon Fund and in these cases scholars are offered a combined College linked Clarendon scholarship tenable only at the college offering the linked award. Applicants may state a preference for up to two colleges when applying to Oxford, and the availability of a College linked Clarendon scholarship in your subject area/nationality may influence your choice of colleges. If your application to the Clarendon Fund is successful, please note that we may move your application to a college offering a College linked Clarendon scholarship, even if this is not your first or alternative choice college.
For details click: http://www.clarendon.ox.ac.uk/about/
Post-doctorate Fellowship at International Institute for Asian Studies, Netherlands
The positions are intended for outstanding post-doctoral researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. We also welcome researchers who would like to work on a collaborative grant proposal or develop their PhD thesis into book publication.
Areas of research focus
We are particularly looking for researchers focusing on the three clusters ‘Asian cities’, ‘Asian heritages’ and ‘Global Asia’. However some positions will be reserved for outstanding projects in any area outside of those listed. Applications which link to more than one field are also welcome.
Terms and conditions
Applicants must have fulfilled all requirements of the PhD. If you are a PhD candidate at the point of application, you may also apply provided that you are confirmed for graduation within 6 months after the deadline. A letter from your university will be required to confirm your graduation before your proposed start date.
If you are applying for a grant from IIAS to cover your research period in the Netherlands, the fellowship will be tenable for a maximum period of 10 months.
Support for research (office facilities, library access, networks, etc.) will be provided.
Affiliated fellows are expected to participate in IIAS events, including the fellow seminars and monthly lunches and drinks.
If IIAS decides to sponsor your research by awarding a grant, the fellowship at IIAS includes:
An all-inclusive and fixed monthly allowance of 2000 euro for the agreed period.
Travel expenses (economy class) to and from IIAS to a maximum of 1000 euro.
Invitation to apply
Interested applicants are invited to email/post their applications, consisting of:
Application form (word)
A minimum of two letters of reference,
Please ensure that a minimum of two letters of reference is sent to us in confidence via email or post, commenting on your academic abilities and the value of your research project by the appropriate deadline (1 April or 1 October).
List of publications
Closing dates for applications
1st October 2012
Address for submission of applications, reference letters and/or queries:
(1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
(2) Fellowship Programme
c/o Ms Sandra van der Horst
International Institute for Asian Studies
2311 GJ Leiden
For more information, please visit: http://www.iias.nl/page/fellowship-application
Leo Baeck Fellowship Programme
Leo Baeck Fellowship is awarded to doctoral students who pursue their research in the field of history and culture of German-speaking Jewry. Besides financial support for one year, the programme offers regular workshops, jointly organized by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes and the Leo Baeck Institute London.
The programme particularly aims at doctoral students who wish to carry out research in more than one country; it is open to students of any nationality at any institution of higher education.
University degree(s) with excellent marks
Date of latest degree not before February 2010
Formal qualification for doctoral studies
Doctoral research project focusing on the history and culture of German-speaking Jewry
For the academic year 2013-14 up to twelve fellows will be selected for the programme. The fellowships are awarded for the period October 2013 to September 2014. Working languages are German and English. Students enrolled at a university in Germany may apply for an extension after the first year, if the Studienstiftung is able to provide the funding.
Fellows receive a stipend of 1,150 EUR per month. For research trips and conference participation monthly supplements and travel allowances are available on request. Tuition fees are not covered.
Deadline for application is the 1st February 2013
For details click: http://www.studienstiftung.de/en/leo-baeck.html?view[detail]=1&cHash=a061f574049e9751f758e01442761ee9
Fellowships for individuals currently teaching or associated with an academic institution
External fellowships are especially for individuals currently teaching or affiliated with an academic institution but independent scholars may apply. Faculty fellowships are awarded across the spectrum of academic ranks (assistant, associate, and full professor) and a goal of the selection process is to create a diverse community of scholars. Applicants who are members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. There are no citizenship requirements for these fellowships; non-U.S. nationals are welcome to apply. Awards are made from an applicant pool of approximately 250.
Research projects must be in the humanities; creative arts projects are not eligible. The Center is open to projects employing information technology in humanities research.
All applicants must have a PhD and be at least three years beyond receipt of the degree at the start of the fellowship year. Junior fellowships are for scholars who will be at least three and no more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD by the start of the fellowship year. Senior fellowships are for established scholars who are more than ten years beyond receipt of the PhD. External faculty fellowships are offered once only. Former external faculty fellows are not eligible to reapply.
Application deadline: October 1, 2012
For further information, visit the link: http://shc.stanford.edu/fellowships/non-stanford-faculty/#exfac_answer_1
Grants available for conflict photographers
Photographers who work in conflict situations can apply for a grant.
The Aftermath Project is offering a US$20,000 grant for photographers who tell the other half of the story of conflict — the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies and to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace.
Proposals may relate to the aftermath of numerous kinds of conflict. The conflict may have been at the community level — for example, violence between rural ethnic groups or an urban riot in an industrialized country. It may have been a regional one, such as a rebel insurgency, or it may have been a full-scale war. There is no specific time frame that defines “aftermath,” although the project generally seeks to support stories that are no longer being covered by the mainstream media, or which have been ignored by the media.
Proposals should include an explanation of the specific aftermath issues related to the project being proposed, as well as an overview of the applicant’s plans for covering the story during the course of the grant year.
The deadline for submissions is November 5, 2012
For more information click: . http://www.theaftermathproject.org/
Public policy fellowships open to journalists
Journalists, scholars and practitioners worldwide who are interested in public policy can apply for a fellowship.
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is accepting applications for its 9-month residential fellowship program in Washington, D.C.
Fellows will conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers, Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence. The center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.
Fellowships include a maximum stipend of US$85,000 and 75 percent of health insurance premiums for fellows who elect center coverage, along with travel to and from the fellowship location.
The application deadline is October 1, 2012
For more information click here: http://www.wilsoncenter.org/fellowships-grants
ICCROM Fellowships for Research in Heritage Conservation
Intergovernmental center for the study of the preservation and restoration of cultural property-(ICCROM) Rome, Italy Fellowship Programme invites senior professionals from institutions or organizations in its Member States to apply to undertake their own research in one of the fields of study of interest to ICCROM.
Individuals who have at least a Masters degree or relevant working experience in heritage conservation and who have a specialty in the following disciplines, either as teachers or as practitioners, are invited to apply:
Art history, Museology, Archaeology, Architecture, Engineering, Conservation/restoration, Conservation science, Urban planning, Library and archives preservation
Fellowships can have duration of one to five months. ICCROM will help fellows to obtain the necessary documents to enter and temporarily reside in Italy as well as to find reasonable accommodation. Fellows, however, will be responsible for their own medical insurance which is compulsory.
At the end of the period of their Fellowship they will be asked to give a presentation on their research. Candidates are expected to have a good knowledge of one of the two official languages of ICCROM (English and French).
Application forms must be submitted by e-mail in English (or French) and contain the following elements:
A research proposal, headed by a summary and limited to two pages, outlining the objectives and expected results;
An indication as to how the research results will be used (i.e. a publication or other means of dissemination);
The proposed dates for the period of research at ICCROM;
Information on other grants applied for or received;
Confirmation of agreement from the employer, if applicable, to undertake the research work at ICCROM;
if on paid sabbatical leave, confirmation from the academic institution;
An abridged and up-to-date curriculum vitae, including proof of citizenship, education, work history, publications and other research work, either completed or in progress.
Proof of medical insurance (after acceptance);
Three letters of reference from persons who have direct knowledge of the candidate’s work.
For further information, visit the link. http://www.iccrom.org/eng/01train_en/01_03fellows_en.shtml
International Scholarship Scheme for learning and teaching in higher education UK
The HEA’s international scholarship scheme has been designed to benefit the UK Higher Education (HE) sector by bringing back challenging, interesting as well as innovative learning and teaching practice to the UK. International Scholars spend between 3 and 6 months visiting International Institutions conducting explorations in collaboration with these host institutions and their representatives.
The scheme is aimed at practicing academics with at least 5 years’ experience. The Higher Education Academy champions excellent learning and teaching in higher education.
International Scholarship Scheme is a national and independent organization, funded by the four UK HE funding bodies and by subscriptions and grants. The major objective as described in our Strategic Plan 2012-2016, is to use our expertise and resources to support the higher education community in order to enhance the quality and impact of learning and teaching. The HEA’s international scholarship scheme recognize and reward excellent teaching, bringing together people and resources to research and share best practice and help to influence, shape and implement policy.
Central to our service is providing academic staff with professional recognition, networking and development opportunities, and advice and support throughout their careers. As the UK’s main provider of resources, events and workshops relating to learning and teaching in higher education, we offer services in 28 different disciplines, and have offices in England, Wales and Scotland.
Through our partnership management team we work directly with higher education institutions to understand individual circumstances and priorities. We tailor our work to meet specific needs, responding to feedback to ensure we remain useful and relevant. The HEA has knowledge, experience and expertise in higher education. Our service and product range is broader than any other competitor.
For further information, visit the link. http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/international-scholarship-scheme
Rotary Yoneyama Scholarships for International Students in Japan
Rotary Yoneyama Memorial Foundation offers Scholarships for Overseas Students to Study at Japanese Universities or Graduate Schools, Japan 2013
Study Subject(s): All Fields
Course Level: Research
Eligibility: Overseas students meeting all of the following requirements are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Citizenship & Place of Residence Not be a citizen of Japan nor be residing in Japan.
Permission for Pre-arrival Admission in Japanese University or Graduate School Have either obtained or be in the process of applying for pre-arrival admission approval from the university or graduate school (under MEXT jurisdiction) to which you wish to enter as a degree student or research student, and be scheduled for April 2013 or October (September) 2013 enrolment in one of the below-listed statuses.
Up to age 39.
Scholarship Description: The Foundation awards scholarships to overseas students who aspire to study or conduct research in Japanese universities or graduate schools. Its scholarship fund is supported by the contributions of Rotarians throughout Japan. The Foundation is Japan’s largest private scholarship organization, both in terms of program scale and number of scholarships awarded.
Number of Awardees: Fifteen (15) applicants are scheduled to be selected.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 October 2012
For further information click: http://www.rotary-yoneyama.or.jp/overseas-s/eng_application_guide2013.pdf
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