Scholarship/Fellowship Opportunities

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Greater Kashmir
Publish Date: Nov 12 2012 12:00PM

Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme
The University of Cambridge offers approximately 80 Cambridge International Scholarships to Overseas Students who embark on a research course in the next academic year. The awards will be made on a competitive basis to those applicants considered by their departments to be the most outstanding.
The award has a maximum duration of three years and is available to all students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academic year. Each award will underwrite the full cost of fees and maintenance for the duration of the course.
be liable to pay the Overseas University Composition Fee (i.e. be assessed as ‘Overseas’ for Fee Status purposes).
be engaged in a three year research programme leading to the PhD (i.e. will be registered as PhD, “Probationary PhD” or “CPGS”) starting in the next academical year.
be engaged in full-time study.
have a high upper-second-class undergraduate honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution, or an equivalent from an Overseas Institution.
How to apply?
In order to be eligible for a CISS award commencing in the next academical year, applicant must have applied for admission/continuation as a graduate student to the University of Cambridge either online (admission students only) or via the Graduate Admission and Scholarship Application Form (GRADSAF) by deadline.
applicants send in their supporting documentation as soon as possible after applicant have applied for admission online, because their application will not be looked at until this is received. The closing date for this funding is firm – no late applications can be considered.
Every eligible applicant for a three year research course leading to the PhD in the next academical year will be considered to have applied for a Cambridge International Scholarship provided their completed application for admission is received by the deadline above.
Applicants are expected to also seek funding from other sources.
The application must be fully complete, i.e. including academic references and a research statement. The CISS committee will only consider academic achievement and research potential. It is therefore critical that academic references and a research statement are included.
Candidates should note that, given the volume of applications, applications which arrive after the deadline will not be entered for the Cambridge International Scholarships competition, nor will foundation provide feedback on the outcome of this competition at any stage.
In January the Student Registry will submit a list of all eligible candidates to the relevant departments/faculties.
Deadline- 4 December 2012
For more information, visit this link:

Kingstons University postgraduate scholarships
Applications are invited to apply for 2013 Postgraduate scholarships programme in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University, London.
£200,000 every year, with each international scholarship worth £3,300 is offered to the applicant.
are an international student (classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes);
have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2012/13 entry; and
are not currently registered on a postgraduate course at Kingston University.
How to apply?
Before applicant begin their application, please make sure that they  meet the eligibility criteria.
Please also note that they will need electronic copies of the following documents to make their application online-
a copy of your offer letter
an academic reference letter
a copy of your academic transcript/worksheet
a copy of your Academic IELTS or TOEFL result (where applicable).
Deadline:   16 November 2012
For more information, visit this link: 

Weidenfeld-Roland Berger Scholarships Scheme
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants invites applications for Fully Funded Postgraduate Scholarships in which courses are offered by the university at Oxford University in UK.
The Weidenfeld-Roland Berger Scholarships Scheme supports five postgraduate students per annum with the objective of promoting human rights and human dignity across a range of fields. It is envisioned that recipients will contribute more effectively in their professional lives to advancing these objectives in their countries and regions of origin.
The Scheme targets exceptional individuals from the transition and emerging economies of Europe’s wider neighborhood including Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Russia, and Central Asia, as well as North Africa and the Middle East.
The Leadership Programme includes-
An annual Leadership and Public Policy Seminar including moderated discussions and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development;
Practical skills training in presentation, exam-writing and interviewing techniques;
A London Leadership Forum at the end of the academic year;
Engagement in the Institute for Strategic Dialogue’s projects and conferences;
Organisation of an annual Weidenfeld Debate; and
Numerous networking opportunities throughout the year.
A strong interest in human rights and human dignity, which they can demonstrate either through their academic work, their extra-curricular activities or their planned professional careers;
An interest in exploring social and economic models which would support the promotion of human rights and human dignity.
applicants should be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives, explaining in some detail how they see their professional work contributing to the improvement of public life in their countries of origin or at a wider regional or international level.
This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld Scholars. Part-time courses are not eligible for the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme.
Eligibility -
Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. They should also in normal circumstances be intending to return to their countries or regions of origin once their courses are completed.
Please ensure that applicant meet the requirements for entry to their course, including the necessary English language qualifications. See the Course Guide for more information.
Eligible candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be ordinarily resident in one of the above countries.
Deadline- 04 January 2013
For more information, visit this link:

Open Society Fellowship
International applicants are invited to apply for the 2013 Open Society Fellowship to supports individuals seeking innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. The fellowship funds work that will enrich public understanding of those challenges and stimulate far-reaching and probing conversations within the Open Society Foundations and in the world.
A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.
Fellows are expected to take full advantage of the foundations’ expansive reach and work to bring new people and fresh ideas into the organization’s ambit.
A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy. Fellows should take advantage of the considerable intellectual and logistical resources of the Open Society Foundations and expect to contribute meaningfully to the Foundations’ thinking in return.
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Among the Foundations’ core areas of concern are human rights, government transparency, the promotion of civil society and social inclusion. Project themes should cut across these areas of interest.
Fellowship Terms-
The fellowship considers applicants from all parts of the world. Most fellows spend a portion of their term in one or more Open Society Foundation offices. Fellows may work out of multiple offices during their term.
Fellows who wish to work on their project in a country in which they do not have citizenship must satisfy and comply with applicable visa requirements. The fellowship program will help fellows obtain necessary visas and covers all associated costs.
Though most fellowship terms are for one year, the program will consider requests for shorter or longer durations. Slight preference is given to applications for full-time fellowships, but the program will consider applicants who can only work part-time on their projects. The program encourages submissions from applicants with families and will work with fellows to devise a schedule that meets their needs and the program’s expectations.
Full-time fellows based in the United States will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income.In addition to the stipend, fellows will receive a project budget. That budget may include expenses such as travel (including airfare and hotel), visa costs, part-time research assistance, conference fees and health insurance. Fellowship expenses should not include operational or programmatic costs, such as employees and physical infrastructure. The purpose of the fellowship is to support individual fellows; therefore the program will only cover individual expenses.
The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world.
Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.
Past and current fellows have included journalists, activists, academics, and practitioners in a variety of fields.
Successful applicants will be eager to exploit the many resources offered by the Open Society Foundations and be prepared to engage constructively with our global network.
Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit.
Proficiency in spoken English is required.
Deadline- February 1, 2013
For more information, visit this link: 

Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund Call for Proposals
The Children and Violence Evaluation Challenge Fund has announced its second call for proposals to support rigorous evaluations of interventions aimed at preventing all forms of violence against children in low- and middle-income countries.
A rigorous evaluation implies the use of recognized social research or evaluation methods that help to assess the changes that can be attributed to a specific intervention or that the intervention contributed to. To this end, the Fund is open to a wide range of evaluation methods varying from experimental and quasi-experimental methods to mixed methods and qualitative research.
The proposed evaluations shall focus on understanding the impact of a specific intervention in line with the thematic area and geographical scope of the call and their findings are expected to be used to inform policies and practices in the child protection sector, thus ultimately contributing to eradicate violence from the lives of the children.
Non-profit organizations/NGOs, universities/research institutes and, exceptionally, for-profit organizations can apply as main applicants. Governments and multilateral organizations are not eligible as main applicants, but can be identified as partners. The application must reflect a partnership between implementers and evaluators. The meaningful involvement of local researchers is strongly encouraged.
The deadline to receive applications is 17 December 2012. For more information, visit this link:

PWESCR’s Leadership Institutes in Nepal and Bangladesh
PWESCR is accepting applications from developing countries to participate in the Leadership Institute in Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, an annual leadership development programme for women’s rights leaders (both men and women) working in organizations based in the economic global South.
The programme is uniquely designed for economic and social justice activists and human rights practitioners working on women’s rights in key leadership positions in organizations/institutions to effectively use the human rights framework to drive change, addressing structural causes of poverty, discrimination and inequalities.
There will be two annual leadership Institutes in 2013 followed by a Training of Trainers (TOT) and a Regional Feminist Forum in the 3rd year. The 2013 Leadership Institute will be conducted in two phases:
Phase 1: March 25-31, 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal
Phase 2: August 26-31, 2013 in Dhaka, Bangladesh
There are limited scholarships available to cover programme fee and travel related expenses. The scholarships have been made possible with the support of EED and KIOS Foundation. Participants who are selected are encouraged to source their own funding.
The deadline to submit applications is 19 November 2012.
For more information, visit this link. 

Scotland University announces scholarships
Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland which teaches the life and philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore has announced two post-graduate scholarships of 5,000 pounds each to students from India and Bangladesh.
The scholarships will allow students to study subjects as different as creative advertising to journalism and sound production at the School of Arts and Creative Industries.
The deadline for the applications is May 31, 2013.
The university earlier this year set up the Scottish Centre for Tagore Studies (ScoTS) under its Napier's Institute for Creative Industries.
The department promotes Indian culture, philosophy, art and literature by highlighting Tagore's legacy.

Yousef Jameel Scholarship in History of Islamic Art,
The Yousef Jameel Scholarship is funded by Sheikh Yousef Abdul Latif Jameel. This fully funded research scholarship is available in the history of Islamic art at the University of Oxford, UK, Faculty of Oriental Studies.
The scholarship will be awarded on academic merit and is open to applicants from any country who are applying to a graduate course of study in the history of Islamic art at the University’s Faculty of Oriental Studies.
Applicants should be intending to conduct research in any subject of Islamic art that the University’s current staff are able to supervise at doctoral level; and/or whose research projects make use of the University’s holdings in Islamic art (including, but without limitation, those in the Ashmoleon Museum, the Bodleian Library, the Museum of the History of Science and the Pitt-Rivers Museum). Preference will be given to DPhil students but funding may be available to candidates who are required to take the MPhil or MSt in Islamic Art and Archaeology before commencing their doctoral training.
Candidates should be applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford. This scholarship is open to candidates studying for degree-bearing courses, with the exception of Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma courses.
What does it cover?
100% of university and college fees, and a grant for living costs (rate to be confirmed).
The award is made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. If your scholarship is offered for a course lasting more than one year, the continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based upon satisfactory academic progress.

How do I apply?
In order to be considered for this scholarship, you must submit your application for graduate study by the relevant January deadline (18 January 2013) and you must have secured a place on your chosen programme of study by the expected final decision date (13 March 2013). All applicants who have secured a place on an eligible course of study within the Faculty of Oriental Studies by this date will automatically be considered for this scholarship by the faculty. Applications with an outstanding admissions decision after this date, or applications which are re-evaluated against the later March deadline field, are not eligible for scholarship consideration.
Applicants who are ‘re-routed’ (accepted onto a different programme of study to the one they originally applied for e.g. transferred from an MPhil to a DPhil or from one course to another) should contact us as soon as they are notified of the change in order to ensure that their application for a scholarship is maintained on their new programme of study.
For more information, please visit official website: 

Environmental Leadership Program: Kinship Conservation Fellows
The Kinship Conservation Fellows Program is looking for conservation leaders with five years of experience, who are deeply committed to conservation, interested in learning about using market approaches to solve environmental problems, and ready to be part of an expanding community of global leaders.
The 2013 program will be held from June 29-July 26, 2013 in Bellingham, WA.
Kinship Conservation Fellows is a ground-breaking environmental leadership program that emphasizes market-based solutions to environmental problems. Kinship’s dynamic global network of 174 Fellows in 46 countries and 6 continents is collaborative, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to effective conservation.
In order to be considered for the program, applicants will need first to meet the following requirements:
Possess a minimum of a four-year college degree (or its overseas equivalent)
Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience
Be proficient in spoken and written English
Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher)
The deadline to submit applications is 26 January 2013. For more information, visit this link.