2013-2014 UNILEAD Programme at University of Oldenburg, Germany

University of Oldenburg

Applications are invited for 2013/2014 DAAD scholarship for UNILEAD programme sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany. This is a Higher Education Management Training Course open for international students. The funds are available to cover travel costs, course costs and accommodation cost. 

About Scholarship: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany are jointly organizing an intensive Higher Education Management Training Course (UNILEAD) in Oldenburg, bringing together the topics Project Management, Management of Financial Resources and Management of Human Resources with individual and practice-oriented change projects of each participant. In 2008 the University of Oldenburg developed the programme together with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa) and the DAAD. UNILEAD is part of the DIES programme (Dialogue on Innovative Higher Education Strategies), which has been jointly coordinated by the DAAD and HRK (German Rectors’ Conference) since 2001. 

Study: The course covers topics with relevance to Higher Education Management in the following three areas:

1st module: Project Management

2nd module: Management of Financial Resources

3rd module: Management of Human Resources.

Course Level: UNILEAD programme is a Higher Education Management Training Course.

Scholarship By: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg in Germany are jointly organizing an intensive Higher Education Management Training Course (UNILEAD)

Scholarship By: The programme takes place at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany 

Eligibility: The two key criteria are:

-Participants have been holding a university management position with managerial and personnel responsibilities for at least two years in one of the following fields:

-Managers of central university departments (Planning, Evaluation, Financing, Human Resources, Continuing Education, International Offices, Technology Transfer etc.).

-Task force managers for university reform projects.

-Managers of staff development units or programmes.

-Active and excellent English language skills (speaking and writing) are indispensable.

Further criteria are:

-Participants are young university leaders aged between 30 and 40 years.

-They hold at least a Master’s degree.

-The provision of international experience will be an asset.

-Being a DAAD alumni will be considered an asset, but is by no means compulsory. 

Scholarship Open for: Participants from higher education institutions of the following regions are eligible to apply:

South East Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam

Sub-Saharan Africa: Burundi, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda

Latin America: Bolivia, Central America, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru

Middle East: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Yemen 

Duration:

1st phase: 10 weeks online phase (July-September)

2nd phase: 3 weeks contact phase in Germany (September)

3rd phase: 15-18 weeks online phase (October-February)

4th phase: 2 weeks contact phase in Germany (February) 

Value: The costs for this training course will be mainly covered by funds of the DAAD provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). During the visit the participants will be guests of the University of Oldenburg. Following expenses will be covered:

-Travel costs: Flight to and from Germany and ground travel to and from Oldenburg. They kindly ask the participants to make their own travel arrangement – they will then be reimbursed in cash upon arrival in Oldenburg.

-Course costs: 5.500 €.

-Accommodation and joint meals at the two contact phases in Germany.

-Partial allowance for subsistence costs during the contact phases in Germany (according to DAAD regulations).

-Emergency health insurance during the contact phases.

Expected co-funding: Participants’ home institutions are expected to cover local transportation in their home countries, visa costs and possible additional per diems for the stay in Germany. Furthermore, they are expected to contribute to the costs by paying a one-time fee of 300,00 €. 

Notification: The Selection Committee composed of high profile Higher Education Management experts and staff of DAAD meets at the end of May 2013. The selected candidates will be informed by end of June 2013 of the results of the selection meeting. 

Apply: Attached should be the following documents:

-Letter of motivation with date and signature (1 to 2 pages max.) in which the need for the training is explained. The following four questions need to be answered (pdf-file):

1) What is the reason for you applying for the UNILEAD programme and which role do you think the UNILEAD programme will play for your professional career?

2) Please outline a concrete project with relation to the topics of the course which you are currently implementing or planning to implement at your university!

3) What kind of actual challenges, obstacles or problems are or will you (presumably) be faced with regarding the implementation of your project?

4) In which way do you think that your participation in the UNILEAD programme could help you to implement this project and to overcome existing or foreseen challenges, obstacles or problems?

Letter of recommendation from university top management where the managerial qualifications and leadership competencies and the future potential of the candidate are briefly described (pdf-file).

An additional letter of recommendation from a DAAD foreign branch office or DAAD Information Centre will be an asset (pdf-file).

Proof of excellent English proficiency (e.g. TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate) will be an asset. Phone interviews will be organised with short listed candidates to guarantee the requested proficiency (pdf-file).

Please do not forget to mark the contact person of your country/area on the application form. 

Deadline: April 1, 2013 

Further Information: http://io.its.ac.id/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/UNILEAD_2013-2014_Announcement.pdf

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2014-2015 Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarships for Burmese Citizens in USA

Fulbright scholarship

The U.S. Embassy Rangoon offers Fulbright scholarships for Burmese Citizens to pursue master’s degree at a university in the United States of America. Scholarships provide tuition and related academic fees, a monthly stipend for room, board, incidental expenses and other related expenses. 

About Scholarship: The U.S. Embassy Rangoon is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the Fulbright Foreign Student Scholarship Program for the academic year 2014-2015. The program gives full scholarship funding to Burmese students seeking a Master’s Degree at a university in the United States of America.

Participants will be recruited through a merit-based, open competition and chosen based upon their leadership potential, academic excellence, maturity, ability to adjust successfully to life in the U.S., and potential to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the people of other countries.

Fulbright Foreign Student scholarships provide tuition and related academic fees, a monthly stipend for room, board and incidental expenses, supplemental health and accident benefits, a book and equipment allowance, travel allowance, and the opportunity to attend Fulbright enrichment activities. 

Study: Courses offered by the university

Course Level: Master’s Degree at a university in the United States of America

Scholarship By: The U.S. Embassy Rangoon

Location: USA 

Eligibility:

To be eligible, applicants:

-must be Burmese citizens; individuals of other nationalities are not eligible to apply in Burma;

-must hold a Bachelor’s degree;

-must have a strong academic background and a record of excellence in previous studies;

-must be proficient in English, with a minimum TOEFL score of 575 or an IELTS score of 6.5;

-should have relevant degrees or professional experience in their proposed field of study;

-should have little or no previous experience traveling or living in the United States;

-should not have a degree from a U.S. university or be enrolled in a U.S. degree program; 

Scholarship Open for: Burmese citizens can apply for the scholarship. 

Value: Fulbright Foreign Student scholarships provide tuition and related academic fees, a monthly stipend for room, board and incidental expenses, supplemental health and accident benefits, a book and equipment allowance, travel allowance, and the opportunity to attend Fulbright enrichment activities. 

Selection Criteria: Participants will be recruited through a merit-based, open competition and chosen based upon their leadership potential, academic excellence, maturity, ability to adjust successfully to life in the U.S., and potential to promote mutual understanding between the United States and the people of other countries. 

Apply: Completed applications should be returned to Fulbright Program Office in applicant’s country of citizenship as soon as possible. Upon receipt of your application from the Fulbright Program Office in your country of citizenship, The Institute of International Education (IIE) will make every effort to secure admission for you at a suitable educational institution and, if applicable, to arrange any necessary scholarship assistance. Applicant should not mail this form directly to any university in the United States. 

Deadline: July 3, 2013 

Note: Important: All grantees are expected to return to their home countries for at least two years at the conclusion of their grant in compliance with the J-visa requirements. 

Fulbright Application Form (Required)

Supplemental Forms (Required)

Letter of Reference

Academic Records Information Form 

Further Information: http://burma.usembassy.gov/scholarships.html

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2014 New Zealand-China Scholarship for New Zealanders in China

Confucius Institute

Each year, Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with the China Scholarship Council of China’s Ministry of Education offers scholarship for New Zealanders to pursue Chinese language course at a tertiary institute in China. Total 10 scholarships are offered which cover the students’ tuition fees, shared accommodation and medical care during the agreed period of study. 

About Scholarship: (1) Applications are now open for premier NZ-China Scholarships which fund a year’s study in China in 2014.  The scholarships are for graduates or students in their last year of study that can demonstrate Chinese language proficiency and/or be working in a China-related professional or industry sector.

Study: The scholarships fund a full academic year’s study of Chinese language and related subjects at a tertiary institute in China.

Course Level: The scholarship is available for studying Chinese language course at a tertiary institute in China.

Scholarship By: The Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with the China Scholarship Council of China’s Ministry of Education offers scholarship each year

Location: China 

Eligibility:

-Applicants must be currently studying at a New Zealand tertiary institution in the final year of a bachelor degree or have completed a degree within the past five years at a New Zealand tertiary institution.

-Applicants need to demonstrate their academic excellence in their field of studies.

-Applicants must be New Zealand citizens.

-Short listed applicants will be required to provide evidence that they have no medical problems which could impact on their year of study in China.

-Final placement in a Chinese university will be the prerogative of the China Scholarship Council.

-The China scholarship Council does not accept applicants aged over 45. 

Scholarship Open for: The students of New Zealand can apply 

Number of awards: The Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with the China Scholarship Council of China’s Ministry of Education, offers up to 10 scholarships each year. 

Duration: Full academic year 

Conditions of Tenure: The successful applicants will be required to:

-sign a contract regarding the scholarship’s terms and conditions

-comply with the rules and regulations of the China Scholarship Council

-attend an award function, if requested, and cooperate with any promotional publicity related to the scholarship

-provide the Confucius Institute in Auckland with interim and final reports on their scholarship (guidelines will be provided). 

Value: The scholarships cover the students’ tuition fees, shared accommodation and medical care during the agreed period of study. A stipend of approximately 1,700 RMB/month contributes to meals and study materials. Students will be responsible for their own airfares, insurance to and from China, required pre-departure medical examination, visa fees, and for any other expenses not explicitly covered by the scholarship. The stipend will be paid monthly by China’s Ministry of Education. 

Selection Criteria: The Confucius Institute in Auckland will convene a panel to award the scholarships. Selection criteria to include:

-Academic excellence in Chinese language (preferably) and other China related subjects.

-Strength of references.

-Evidence of applicant’s commitment to achieving a high level of proficiency in Chinese language.

-The degree to which Chinese language skills are part of the applicant’s future work or study plans.

-Evidence of applicant’s ability to adapt to living and studying in another culture.

-Involvement in community and extracurricular activities. 

Notification: Selection results are announced in September. 

Apply: The completed and signed application should be forwarded by post. All forms are to be completed clearly in black ink or typed on A4 paper. Extra sheets may be used. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Please note that Forms 2 and 3 should be forwarded separately by the referees. 

Application requirements:

Form 1 for completion by the applicant

Form 2 for completion by one of the applicant’s tertiary instructors

Form 3 is to be completed by a second referee

Proof of New Zealand citizenship

Two passport photos

Academic transcript of tertiary study (notarized)

A statement of reasons for application: In no more than 500 words, please outline why you are applying for this scholarship, and provide background details about your community and extracurricular interests, and your Chinese language proficiency level. The statement must be typed on A4sized paper and enclosed with your application.

A brief CV 

Deadline: Applications are now open for study in China in 2014. The deadline is 5 pm Friday, July 26, 2013. 

Further Information: http://ci.ac.nz/scholarships/new-zealand-china-scholarship

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2014 Fulbright Scholarships for Pakistani Students in USA

USAID

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is offering Masters and PhD programme. The grants are available Pakistani students to pursue graduate study in the United States for a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. These grants cover tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. For the Masters Degree program, eligible candidates will have either a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s and Master’s combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university. 

About Scholarship: The Fulbright Masters and PhD Program funds graduate study in the United States for a Master’s or Ph.D. degree. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), these grants cover tuition, required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance.

USEFP also assists with the visa process. For both the Masters and PhD programs, all academic disciplines are eligible, except clinical medicine or PhD in Business Administration. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all applicants. A minimum score of 136 is required on each section of the GRE examination, with a higher score on the section most applicable to your field of study.

Applicants must also possess a high level of fluency in spoken and written English. Short-listed applicants will be required to bring proof of TOEFL registration with them to the interview. All successful candidates are required to sign a contract with USEFP and, for successful Ph.D. candidates, a bond with the HEC that binds them to return to Pakistan immediately after their program in the U.S. and serve the country for the number of year’s equivalent to the length of their scholarship program.

This contract is redeemable on a year-for-year basis minimum of two years; as long as a person fulfills the service requirement, he or she will pay nothing. 

Study: The fellowship is offered in all academic disciplines are eligible, except clinical medicine or PhD in Business Administration.

Course Level: This fellowship is available for pursuing master’s and doctoral degree at a US university beginning in fall of 2014.

Scholarship By: United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Location: USA 

Eligibility: Pakistani citizens, residing and working in Pakistan, with strong academic histories in all disciplines except clinical medicine are welcome to apply.

In addition to academic work, persons selected for Fulbright programs are expected to share information about Pakistani life and culture with their U.S. colleagues and with community groups in the U.S. On returning to Pakistan, Fulbright grantees are expected to share their U.S. experiences with colleagues and community groups in Pakistan. Successful candidates should be poised to assume leadership positions in their fields and must be committed to returning and serving Pakistan.

-For the Masters Degree program, eligible candidates will have either a four-year Bachelor’s degree or a Bachelor’s and Master’s combination totaling 16 years of formal education from an accredited university. Recent graduates are strongly encouraged to apply, except for MBA applicants, who require 3 years of work experience.

-For the PhD degree program, eligible applicants will have a Master’s, M.Phil or comparable degree (a minimum of 18 years of formal education) from an accredited university. It is highly desirable that candidates have work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector in Pakistan. 

Ineligibility:

* Persons with a dual U.S./Pakistan nationality or those having a spouse, parent, fiancé or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.

* Employees of the Fulbright organization or the U.S. Department of State and their spouses, fiancés, siblings, dependents, children and parents. For programs funded by their agencies, employees of USAID or the HEC and their spouses, fiancés, siblings, dependents, children and parents.

* People who have a pending application for immigration to any country.

* People who have already availed one Fulbright scholarship for any degree program. Persons already studying in the U.S. or on a work/residence visa in any country. 

Scholarship Open for: The Pakistani students can apply 

Value: The grant funds tuition, textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. 

Selection Process: Selection process has four stages:

1: All applications are screened by USEFP staff for completeness and minimum qualifications.

2: Complete applications that meet the minimum qualifications are evaluated according to a set of established criteria and shortlisted. Round 3: In-person interviews of short-listed applicants take place in Islamabad between June and September. The interview panels are made up of both U.S. and Pakistani citizens.

4: Final candidates and alternates are selected in October. Applicants who have become finalists or alternates will be notified by e-mail and official acceptance letter. Those who do not get selected are notified only by mail.

Final approval is given by the Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington, D.C. 

Apply: A complete application package includes Application from , three reference letters, GRE score report and attach photocopies of transcripts including an explanation of grading scale of university issuing the degree. Most recent transcript must be attested by Higher Education Commission (HEC). Incomplete applications are not considered. Original application with references and attested copies of supporting documentation along with one additional copy of the complete application must be received at P.O. Box No. 1128, Islamabad before the deadline. 

Deadline: May 15, 2013

Further Information: http://www.usefpakistan.org/

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships at Australian Universities

Australian Scholarship

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR).  The IPRS program was established to maintain and develop international research linkages and specifically aims to:

• attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers; and

• support Australia’s research effort. 

The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.  The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree. 

Host Institutions: Australian Universities (Course starts 2014)

Field of study: Any postgraduate research programme offered at participating Australian Universities. 

Number of Awards: Around 330 are awarded annually. The allocation of IPRS grants to participating universities is based on a formula that is reflective of their overall research performance. 

Target group: Scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except Australia and New Zealand).

Scholarship value/inclusions: The scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowance, and health cover costs. 

Eligibility: To be eligible for an IPRS, a student must:

(a) be an international student; and

(b) meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing; and

(c) be commencing full-time enrolment for the first time in a HDR at an eligible scholarship provider in Australia; and

(d) be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the provider as one of its areas of research concentration; and

(e) not hold a research qualification regarded by the provider to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the provider to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree; and

(f) not have held an Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) scholarship within the two years prior to commencing the IPRS; and

(g) not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.

You must check with the Universities if they require specific eligibility requirements. 

Application instructions: Applications for a scholarship need to be made directly to a participating Universities/Higher Education Providers (HEPs) in Australia. HEPs are responsible for determining the selection process by which scholarships are allocated to applicants.  

Contact information: All enquiries regarding IPRS awards need to be directed to the university at which the applicant wishes to conduct their postgraduate research. 

Deadline: varies, July-Oct (annual)

Further Information: http://www.innovation.gov.au/Research/ResearchBlockGrants/Pages/InternationalPostgraduateResearchScholarships.aspx

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships at Australian Universities

Australian Scholarship

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) program is funded by the Australian Government, Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (DIISR).  The IPRS program was established to maintain and develop international research linkages and specifically aims to:

• attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers; and

• support Australia’s research effort. 

The IPRS program enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.  The scholarships are available for a period of two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research degree. 

Host Institutions: Australian Universities (Course starts 2014)

Field of study: Any postgraduate research programme offered at participating Australian Universities. 

Number of Awards: Around 330 are awarded annually. The allocation of IPRS grants to participating universities is based on a formula that is reflective of their overall research performance. 

Target group: Scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except Australia and New Zealand).

Scholarship value/inclusions: The scholarship covers tuition fees, living allowance, and health cover costs. 

Eligibility: To be eligible for an IPRS, a student must:

(a) be an international student; and

(b) meet international student visa requirements as specified by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), including the requirement to purchase and maintain a standard Overseas Student Health Cover policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing; and

(c) be commencing full-time enrolment for the first time in a HDR at an eligible scholarship provider in Australia; and

(d) be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the provider as one of its areas of research concentration; and

(e) not hold a research qualification regarded by the provider to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Masters degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the provider to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Masters degree; and

(f) not have held an Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) scholarship within the two years prior to commencing the IPRS; and

(g) not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other scholarship scheme to which the Australian Government makes a substantial contribution.

You must check with the Universities if they require specific eligibility requirements. 

Application instructions: Applications for a scholarship need to be made directly to a participating Universities/Higher Education Providers (HEPs) in Australia. HEPs are responsible for determining the selection process by which scholarships are allocated to applicants.  

Contact information: All enquiries regarding IPRS awards need to be directed to the university at which the applicant wishes to conduct their postgraduate research. 

Deadline: varies, July-Oct (annual)

Further Information: http://www.innovation.gov.au/Research/ResearchBlockGrants/Pages/InternationalPostgraduateResearchScholarships.aspx

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2013 Junior Research Fellowship at Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya, WBSU, India

Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya, WBSU

Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya, Department of Zoology is inviting applications for the position of a Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) to work in the DST-SERB, Govt. of India. One fellowship is offered for the project titled ‘Establishment of edible Acridid farm in India and its commercialization’. The fellowship is offered for three years and the applicants applying for the research fellowship should have MSc in Zoology with Entomology specialization/Entomology/Biochemistry with minimum 60% marks with consistently good academic records. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC (NET) qualified candidates.

About Scholarship: Applications are invited for the position of a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) to work in the DST-SERB, Govt. of India, FastTrack project (No-SR/FT/LS-174/2012) in Establishment of edible Acridid farm in India and its commercialization. 

Study: Fellowship is offered to work in the DST-SERB, Govt. of India, FastTrack project ’Establishment of edible Acridid farm in India and its commercialization’.

Course Level: Research programme

Scholarship By: Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya

Location: India

Number of position: One

Duration: Three Years (tentatively)

Value: Rs. 16,000 per month (consolidated) is offered in JRF position

Eligibility: -M.Sc. in Zoology with Entomology specialization/Entomology/Biochemistry with minimum 60% marks with consistently good academic records. Preference will be given to CSIR/UGC (NET) qualified candidates.

-Desirable qualifications: A good analytical knowledge of biochemistry and/or bio-statistics.

Scholarship Open for: Indian Students can apply for the position.

 

Apply: Apply on plain paper to the undersigned with bio-data (Matriculation onwards) accompanied by attested copies of Mark sheets/Certificates/Degrees/Age proof and details of any research or other experience etc., if any. Kindly mention the above project Reference & Title, with detailed contact address, e-mail, Cell No, Telephone No etc. Applications should reach to the undersigned by registered post. Interview date will be intimated by e-mail only to the shortlisted candidates immediately. Mere fulfillment of qualifications/experience requirements does not entitle a candidate to be called for interview. The post is purely temporary and coterminous with the Project. No TA/DA will be paid if called for interview.

 

Sd/-

Dr. Amlan Das

Principal Investigator

DST-SERB Fast Track Project

Assistant Professor,

Department of Zoology,

Dinabandhu Mahavidyalaya,

(Under West Bengal State University),

P.O. BONGAON- 743 235

24 PGS (North), West Bengal

Email: dasamlan@yahoo.co.in

Further Information: http://www.dinabandhumahavidyalaya.org/download/JRF_notice.pdf

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2013 Ph.D Fellowship, Institute for Social and Economic Change, India

Institute for Social and Economic Change

Applications are invited by Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore for Ph.D Fellowship 2013. 

Scholarships Details: The candidates selected for ICSSR/ISEC fellowship are paid a scholarship of Rs. 6,000 pm during the Ph.D foundation coursework period besides an annual contingency grant of Rs. 12,000. Upon successful completion of Ph.D coursework the fellowship is extendable to a further period of three years, fellowship payable during these years would be Rs. 16,000/- pm and a contingency of Rs. 15,000/- per annum. These Fellowship holders should comply with all the Ph.D program requirements of ICSSR/ISEC, from time to time. 

Eligibility Criteria:

* Candidates holding master’s degree or equivalent in any of the disciplines with at least 55% marks in the aggregate (50% in case of SC/ST applicants) are eligible to apply.

* Candidates pass in UGC-NET or JRF or SLET or M.Phil is desirable to apply.

* Age limit for ICSSR fellowships-below 35 years, 40 years in case of teachers and members of professional staff in research institutes.

* There is no age limit for ISEC fellowship, part-time Ph.D program. 

Apply: The prescribed application form can be downloaded from the ISEC official website. 

Deadline: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Further Information: http://www.isec.ac.in/phd-advt-2013.htm

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2013 China-AUN Scholarship Program for ASEAN Member Countries, China

China Scholarship Council

Each year, Ministry of Education (MOE), Chinese Government offers China/AUN Scholarship program for ASEAN member countries’ students to pursue postgraduate study at Chinese HEIs. The scholarship is available for the students of ASEAN member countries. The instruction language could be either Chinese or English. The scholarship provides living allowance of up to CNY 1,700 Yuan master’s degree students and CNY 2,000 Yuan for Doctoral degree students. The scholarship also covers tuition fees and other related expenses. 

About Scholarship: China/AUN Scholarship is a full scholarship program provided for ASEAN member countries by the Ministry of Education of P. R. China (hereinafter referred to as MOE). MOE entrusts China Scholarship Council (hereinafter referred to as CSC) to manage the recruitment and carry out the routine management of this scholarship program.

Study: The students can pursue the courses offered at Chinese HEIs at master’s level. Applicants who apply for courses instructed in Chinese are required to take one-year Chinese language course prior to the academic study if their Chinese is not qualified. Only by passing the examinations of the Chinese language course, could they start their major studies. For those taking the Chinese language preparatory courses, the scholarship duration will be extended automatically for one year 

Course Level: Postgraduate study at Chinese HEIs

 

Scholarship By: Ministry of Education (MOE), Chinese Government

Location: China

Duration of award: The scholarship is offered for the duration of 2-3 academic years for master’s degree students. 

Value:

-Exempt from registration fee, tuition fee, fee for laboratory experiment, fee for internship, and fee for basic learning materials, and accommodation fee for dormitory on campus;

-Living allowance;

-One-off settlement subsidy after registration for new student;

-Fee for outpatient medical service, Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China;

-One-off inter-city travel subsidy. 

Eligibility: 1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens from ASEAN member countries and be in good health.

2. Education background and age limit:

-Applicants for master’s degree studies must have bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 35.

-Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have master’s degree and be under the age of 40. 

 Scholarship Open for: The non-Chinese citizens from ASEAN member countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, China AUN Scholarship Program Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia) can apply for this scholarship. 

Note:

1) Costs of the laboratory experiment or internship beyond the university’s arrangements should be self-afforded.

2) Fee for basic learning materials only covers the necessary learning materials prescribed by the host institution, and other textbooks and materials shall be self-afforded.

3) Monthly living allowance is granted to the students through the host institution at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month): Master’s degree students: CNY 1,700 Yuan and Doctoral degree students: CNY 2,000 Yuan.

Scholarship students shall get their monthly living allowance after registration. New students who register before 15th (15th included) of the registration month will get the full amount of the living allowance of that month, and those who register after 15th will get half amount. Students upon graduation will get a living allowance for another 15 days after the graduation date set by the university. The allowance will be terminated from the next month after students suspend their studies, drop school or complete schooling from the university. Monthly living allowance covers school holidays. Scholarship students who missed the monthly living allowance during holidays could be reimbursed upon return on campus. The allowance will be suspended for at least one month for those students who do not register on time without permission from the university, leave for non-health reasons or are absent from university over a month.

Students who have to suspend their studies for pregnancy or for health reasons are required to go back to their home countries for labor or for treatment. The international travel expenses should be covered by the students themselves. With the university’s approval, the scholarship status can be reserved for up to one year, and their living allowances will be suspended during their leave. The scholarship status will not be reserved for those who suspend their studies for other reasons.

4) New students will get a one-off settlement subsidy upon their arrival in China.

-CNY 1,500 Yuan for new students who will study in China for one academic year and above

5) Fee for outpatient medical service refers to the outpatient expense in the institution’s hospital or the hospitals appointed by the institution. The students are to cover a certain percentage of expense in accordance with the institution’s relevant regulations.

6) Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Protection Scheme for International Students in China is provided by MOE for the scholarship students in China in case of hospitalizing for serious diseases and accidental injuries. The institutions or the appointed medical assistance agencies provide advancement service for insurance expenses, and claim for compensation with relevant payment receipts from the insurance company according to the stipulated insurance articles. For scholarship students, the individual claim will not be accepted by the insurance company. 

7) One-off inter-city travel subsidy (each for coming-in and leaving China)

A hard-seat train ticket (hard-berth train ticket for overnight trip) will be provided for scholarship students traveling. From the port of entry upon registration to the city where the admitting institution or Chinese language training institution is located;

From the Chinese language training institution to the city where the university for major study is located;

From the city where the institution is located to the nearest port for departure upon graduation. Meal and excess of baggage should be self-afforded.

In principle, the port of entry is Beijing, or a port of entry near where the university is located.

8) International travel expenses: self-afforded. 

Selection of Institutions and Specialties: Applicants may choose one academic program and three institutions as their preferences from the Chinese HEIs designated by MOE. Please check the Directory of Chinese Higher Institutions Admitting International Students under Chinese Government Scholarship Program. Applicants are required to fill in their preferences of institutions and specialties strictly according to those listed in the Directory.

Application Documents: The applicants must fill in and provide the following documents truly, correctly and completely (in duplicate).

1. Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship (filled in Chinese or in English)

Applicants must fill in and print the application form after submitting it online.

The CSC Online Application System for Study in China is available on http://laihua.csc.edu.cn

Applicants who have no internet access due to the limited internet service provided in their countries can request the application form from their dispatching authorities.

2. Highest diploma (notarized photocopy): Applicants shall also provide proof of studying on application. Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

3. Academic transcripts (notarized photocopy): Transcripts in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English.

4. A study or research plan written in Chinese or English (no less than 400 words).

5. Photocopy of Foreigner Physical Examination Form (The original copy should be kept by the applicant). The form printed by Chinese quarantine authority could be downloaded from http://www.csc.edu.cn). The medical examinations must cover all the items listed in the Foreigner Physical Examination Form. Incomplete records or those without the signature of the attending physician, the official stamp of the hospital or a sealed photograph of the applicants are invalid. Please select the appropriate time to take medical examination as it is valid for only 6 months.

The above documents should be forwarded to CSC by April 30, 2013 via the ASEAN University Network Secretariat. Individual applications are not accepted by CSC. Application documents will not be returned. 

Approval and Notification:

1. CSC will assess all the application documents and CSC reserves the right to make necessary adjustments on the proposed institutions.

2. Applicants are encouraged to contact HEIs for admission before applying for a scholarship. If an applicant has been admitted at the time of application, s/he should attach the admission notice from the Chinese HEIs.

3. Students are required to sign on their Admission Notice, if they have no objection with the placement, and are not permitted, in principle, to change their specialties, institutions or the duration of study specified in the Admission Notice.

4. CSC will send the Admission Notice and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) to the candidates via ASEAN University Network Secretariat by July 31st, 2013. 

VISA Application: After receiving the Admission Notice, students should apply for visa to study in China at the Chinese embassy or consulate-general in their home countries with the Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201) and Foreigner Physical Examination Form (can be downloaded from http://www.csc.edu.cn). The students are required to register in Chinese universities with the original copies of the above documents. 

Deadline: Applicants shall apply to the ASEAN University Network Secretariat between January and the beginning of April, 2013.

Further Information: http://www.csc.edu.cn/laihua/scholarshipdetailen.aspx?cid=97&id=2047

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2013 Commonwealth Scholarship Plan, New Zealand Awards

Commonwealth-Scholarship

Applications on plain paper, as per prescribed format, are invited from Indian Nationals residing in India for the above-mentioned Commonwealth Scholarship for higher studies, research leading to Ph.D /Masters level Study in New Zealand.

No. of nominations to be sent: 2

Ph.D – 1

MASTERS – 1

Subject Fields:

1. Environmental Studies;

2. Agriculture and Fisheries 

Qualifications: Should have completed Bachelor’s Degree/ Master’s Degree in the subject or allied fields with minimum 65% marks.  Where percentage of marks is not available and grades are mentioned, the candidates must indicate the conversion formula adopted by the University/Institution and should also indicate equivalent percentage of marks.

Age: The candidate should not be more than 40 years of age as on 31.05.2013.

Value:

(a) Travel: International, and New Zealand domestic, air travel at the start and end of the scholarship for awardees, and reimbursement of awardee’s visa costs.  In addition, a reunion travel entitlement may be available to awardees who have left dependants in their home country.

(b) Tuition Fees and other compulsory institutional course costs.

(c) Postgraduate research and thesis allowance: An allowance of NZ$1,500, and a return economy airfare to awardee’s home country for overseas fieldwork, if research component is 50% or greater.

(d) Medical and Travel Insurance

(e) Establishment allowance: NZ$3,000 paid on arrival in New Zealand to meet text book costs and to assist with other set up costs in New Zealand.  At the beginning of each additional study year NZ$1,000 will be paid to cover the full year. 

(f) Living Allowance: The annual rate of NZ$21,580 (NZ$415 per week) is paid fortnightly and is a contribution to living costs for day-to-day expenses, including accommodation (rent or board), food costs, utility expenses (telephone, electricity etc.), transport, personal items and course-related costs (e.g. stationery, field trips, workshops etc.)

  • · No funding is available for dependants.  Students who choose to have their immediate family members join them in New Zealand will be responsible for their financial support.
  • · The New Zealand Government has the right to amend the terms and conditions of the scholarships as needed. 

General Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for the scheme must satisfy the following general eligibility criteria andy any pre-determined, country or regional-specific selection criteria set by NZAID and the nominating authorities. At a minimum, to be eligible to apply for a scholarship, applicants must:

(i) have citizenship of Commonwealth developing country;

(ii) Be residing in their home country for at least two years prior to application;

(iii) Not has citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand or Australia, or another development country, except where their country does not issue passports and they hold a New Zealand passport;

(iv) Not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds, or who is eligible to hold, citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia or another developed country, except where their country does not issue passports and they hold a New Zealand passport

(v) Be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for one already commenced at the PhD or Masters level;

(vi) Satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand University at which the qualification is to be undertaken, including English language criteria;

(vii) Have been working in their country of citizenship, preferably for at least two years prior to application;

(viii) Hold a first degree of upper second class Honours (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree;

(ix) Be available to commence their academic studies in New Zealand by the start of the New Zealand academic year in February 2014;

(x) Have already secured admission to their preferred New Zealand university; evidence of admission (eg. A letter of offer) is required with the application form; a conditional letter of offer from a New Zealand university is sufficient to allow an application to be accepted; (To be produced at the time of interview)

(xi) Have a planned programme start date (in the letter of offer) at the start of the New Zealand academic year 2014; offers for a planned start date for Semester 2, 2014 cannot be accepted.

Important Note:

Information on the New Zealand Commonwealth Scholarship scheme, including the list of participating New Zealand education institutions, is available on the scholarships pages of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the New Zealand Aid Programme website: www.aid.govt.nz/scholarships/.

Applicants cannot:

(a) Be studying full-time at post-secondary level;

(b) Be transferring from another tertiary scholarship to a Commonwealth Scholarship;

(c) Be holding, or have held, a New Zealand Government or Australia Government scholarship in the 24 months preceding the scholarship start date;

(d) Have been terminated from a New Zealand or Australian Government scholarship previously.

TENURE OF AWARDS

Awards for Ph.D. study will be made for three years in the first instance with provision for an extension of upto one further year.  Each award will be made on the understanding that it will be continued for the period of the programme of study or research for which it is granted provided that the scholar’s progress and conduct are satisfactory, but no award shall last for more than four years.

2. Each application must be accompanied by attested copies of (a) certificate of age (b) mark-sheets of the qualifying examination (c) all degrees/diplomas/certificates (d) Plan of Study for Ph.D students and (e) Name of 3 referees (Recommendation letters from the referees to be submitted at the time of interview)

3. Candidates who have already been abroad for study/training/specialization either on scholarship or on their own for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years after returning from abroad as on 31.5.2013.

4. Applications in subject fields other than those specified above will not be considered.

5. Applications of candidates who are abroad will not be considered.

6. For research students, a statement of 500 words outlining the applicant’s proposed research topic, including research question and objectives, proposed methodology, timeline and justification for home-located research. The statement should also identify the significance and application of the proposed research topic to the development of the applicant’s home country.

7. Those who have already completed Ph.D. in India or abroad need not apply.

8. Candidates who do not possess the requisite qualifications need not apply.

9. Candidates should have adequate knowledge of geographical situation, cultural heritage of India and the donor country.

10. Documents submitted alongwith the applications will not be returned.  Hence, candidates are advised to send only the photocopies of the certificates etc. duly attested by competent authority.  Self attested certificates will not be accepted.

11. Since these scholarships are offered by Foreign Government, applications should invariably be submitted in English only.

12. Experience has to be supported by documentary evidence.

13. Candidates must have good knowledge of written and spoken English (The donor country reserves the right to request evidence of having passed an accredited English language test).

14. Applicants are required to be of sound health and awards are subject to successful candidates’ satisfying a prescribed medical examination by donor country.

15. Employed candidates must send their application through their employers with a “No Objection Certificate”.  They will not be called for interview unless the certificate is forwarded with the application.

16. Mere fulfillment of requirements as laid down in the advertisement does not qualify a candidate for interview.  Interview letters in a particular subject are sent only to the best candidates after their applications are judged by a duly constituted Selection Committee of Experts.

17. Applications not in the prescribed proforma and application received after the prescribed date and incomplete applications will not be considered.

18. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

19. The Selection committee’s decision about candidates for interview or selecting a candidate for nomination will be final. No representations in this regard will be entertained.

Last Date: Candidates should apply for the above scholarship on thick plain paper (preferably typewritten) with recent passport size photograph duly affixed, furnishing the details/particulars in the given format to the Section Officer (ES.4 Section), Scholarship Division, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, West Block-I, Wing-6, 2nd Floor, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066 latest by May 31, 2013 (Telephone No. 26172492).  Application received thereafter will not consider.  On line applications may be accepted provided hard copy of the application along with enclosures (attested copies of certificates, mark sheet etc.) reach the Ministry within 7 days after the last date.

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