Sabtu, 03 Oktober 2009

Asian Graduate Student Fellowships 2010 in Singapore

The Asia Research Institute of NUS invites applications from citizens of Asian countries enrolled for a fulltime advanced degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. These fellowships are offered to current graduate students doing their Master’s or PhD degrees and working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics, and will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of three months. The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Scholars will be expected to commence on 3 May 2010, and to make a presentation on their work at the Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies at the end of July 2010.

Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:

1) A monthly allowance of SGD1,000.
2) A monthly housing allowance of SGD250.
3) A settling-in allowance of SGD150.
4) A sum of $100 on a reimbursement basis for miscellaneous expenses
5) A one-time round trip travel subsidy by the most economical and direct route on a reimbursement basis upon being accepted for the fellowship.
6) Access to library and computer resources on campus.

Applicants are invited to e-mail/facsimile/mail their application forms, a 2-page outline of their research proposal in English (this may be accompanied by a longer statement in a Southeast Asian language) to the address below by 15 November 2009. Arrangements should also be made by which at least two letters of reference, one of which is from your principal supervisor, are sent confidentially to the same address by the same deadline.

The 2-page research proposal must include the following details:

1) Whether the data collection or fieldwork stage of the research has already been completed;
2) how the fellowship will contribute to the research;
3) the types of sources to be consulted in Singapore;
4) proposed work plan during the fellowship.

You can look forward to excellent library and internet computer facilities at NUS’ main library (http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/), the library at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) (http://www.iseas.edu.sg/library.html) and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library (http://www.nlb.gov.sg) to facilitate your research for the dissertation. NUS’ main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics while ISEAS’ library has 200,000 on Southeast Asian topics, half of which are in Southeast Asian languages.

Selvi
Asia Research Institute
NUS Bukit Timah Campus
469A Tower Block #10-01
Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770
E-mail : arikk-at-nus.edu.sg
Fax: 65 67791428
Website: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/

Rabu, 08 Juli 2009

2010-2011 George J. Mitchell Scholarship - US-Ireland Alliance

Apply now for the 2010-2011 George J. Mitchell Scholarship. The deadline is Midnight Eastern Daylight Time, Monday, October 5, 2009.

The George J. Mitchell Scholarship is a national competitive award sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance. Named in honor of the former U.S. Senator’s pivotal contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process, the Mitchell is designed to introduce and connect upcoming generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognizing and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to public service and community.

All applications for the Mitchell Scholarship must be submitted electronically through this website. Applicants are encouraged to begin preparing their applications well in advance of the deadline. Supporting documents must be received in our office by Monday, October 5, 2009.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Industrialised Countries Instrument Education Cooperation Programme (ICI-ECP)

Industrialised Countries Instrument
Education Cooperation Programme (ICI-ECP)

Call for proposals No EACEA/14/09

Cooperation in higher education and training
between the EU and Australia, Japan, New Zealand and the Republic of Korea1

Applications must be submitted both to the European authority, the EACEA (using this form) and to the Partner Country’s authorities (using the Partner Country’s application form)

OBJECTIVES OF THE ICI-ECP ACTIVITIES

The ICI- ECP activities have the following objectives:

The general objective shall be:

• to enhance mutual understanding between the peoples of the EU and the Partner Countries including broader knowledge of their languages, cultures and institutions.

• to enhance the quality of higher education and training by stimulating balanced partnerships between higher education and vocational institutions in Europe and in the Partner Countries.

The specific objectives shall be:

• to support cooperation between higher education and vocational training institutions with a view to promoting joint study programmes and mobility;

• to foster the mobility of students between the European Union and the Partner Countries by promoting transparency, mutual recognition of qualifications and periods of study, research and training, and, where appropriate, portability of credits;

• to support the mobility of professionals (teaching and administrative staff) with a view to improving mutual understanding, and expertise, of issues relevant to the relations between the European Union and the Partner Countries;

European Union – ICI-ECP Call for proposals 2009 5

• to exchange best practices in the field of higher education and vocational education and training, and to promote knowledge building and sharing on horizontal issues of common interest for the European Union and the Partner Countries;

Further Scholarship Information (PDF)


Minggu, 31 Mei 2009

COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP PLAN, NEW ZEALAND AWARDS-2010

Last Date : 15th June, 2009

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/Post Graduate Diploma Study in New Zealand.

NUMBER OF NOMINATIONS TO BE SENT: THREE

Ph.D 1(one)

MASTERS/P.GRADUATE STUDIES 2(Two)

SUBJECT FIELDS:

1. Sustainable Rural Livelihoods (including Livestock, forestry, fisheries and horticulture);

2. Education (including early childhood education, bilingual education and education management; and

3. Primary Health

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED FOR

Should have completed Master’s Degree in the subject or allied fields with minimum 60% marks in Sustainable Rural Livelihoods or Education or Primary Health for applying for Ph.D. For Masters Degree, candidate should have completed Bachelor’s Degree in the above subjects or allied fields with minimum 60% 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. Candidates are encouraged to secure admission to their preferred New Zealand education Institution in advance of Scholarship application. Evidence of admission should be attached with the application form or produced at the time of interview. Otherwise, he/she will not be given any TA for attending the interview. Study at Ph.D level will only be considered where particularly strong development relevance is demonstrated.

AGE

The candidate should not be more than 40 years of age as on 15.06.2009.

VALUE

(a) Travel to and fro from New Zealand by the shortest route and economy class as arranged by the authorities of the donor country (No provision has been included for the expenses of the dependents).

(b) Expenditure on board and lodging, books and other study material, tuition fee, internal travel related to the studies and medical care will be met by the New Zealand Government.


General Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants for the scheme must satisfy the following general eligibility criteria and 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:

• have citizenship of a participating developing Commonwealth country;

• be residing in their home country for at least two years prior to application;

• not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand or Australia, or another developed country, except where their country does not issue passports and they hold a New Zealand passport.

• 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.

• be aged 17 and over before the scholarship start date and be under 40 years of age at the time of application;

• be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for one already commenced in New Zealand or another country.

• Not have completed, or nearly completed, a qualification at a similar level (i.e. applicants must be applying to commence a qualification which is at a higher level than any previously attained), unless strong development relevance is demonstrated.

• Satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand education institution in which the qualification is to be undertaken, including English Language criteria;

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

• Hold a Bachelors degree of upper second class standard, or higher, relevant to the proposed postgraduate qualification; and

• Be available to take up the scholarship in the academic year for which it is offered.

Read more: "Commenwealth Scholarship Plan - NewZealand Awards 2010 : Scholarship Positions: Scholarships Financial Aid Fellowships, PhD, Postdoctoral, Graduate College Scholarships" - http://scholarship-positions.com/commenwealth-scholarship-plan-newzealand-awards-2010/2009/05/29/#ixzz0H0h7Coo5&A

Senin, 09 Maret 2009

First Indo-German International Graduate School on Molecular and Cellular Glyco-Sciences - MCGS (open to all nationalities)

MCGS - more than just a PhD

The First Indo-German International Graduate School on „Molecular and Cellular Glyco-Sciences - MCGS“ has launched its first call for applications for doctoral studies beginning in October 2009. Highly motivated students of all nationalities with a strong background in natural or life sciences can apply for a fellowship to pursue a demanding research project of their own design, aiming at elucidating structure/function relationships of glyco- or glyco-interacting structures and their role in e.g. cell-cell communication, human or plant disease progress or protection, etc., in selected top quality research groups at Universities and Research Centres in M√ľnster, Germany, and Hyderabad, India.

MCGS is for you,
- if our are interested in becoming an excellent, broad-minded, independent researcher;
- if you are interested in a research based career in the life sciences with the clear goal of understanding basic principles to develop novel and reliable applications e.g. in prevention or treatment of human diseases or in crop plant protection;
- if you want to study in a scientifically stimulating environment together with an international and interdisciplinary group of fellow doctoral students;
- if you want to be not only prepared for the intercultural challenges of the 21st century but to actively participate in shaping the transitions from emerging to industrialised countries, from agricultural and industrial into technology- and knowledge-based societies;
- and if you have a strong record of successful studies and scientific research with clearly above average grades as well as proven social and interpersonal interests and skills.

Please visit www.uni-muenster.de/MCGS for further information
- on the MCGS research groups, their scientific interests, expertises, and infrastructure;
- on suggestions for possible projects to be pursued in the framework of MCGS;
- on the MCGS study program and opportunities, including Summer and Winter Schools;
- on the application procedure to become a MCGS member;
- and on news upon upcoming events such as the regular MCGS Network Symposia.

Senin, 02 Maret 2009

OFID Scholarship Award 2009/10
OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified undergraduate students are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2009/10. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support an undergraduate student from any developing country, to pursue higher education in a relevant field of development, in any recognized university/college in the world.
Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. The winner of the OFID Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$100,000 The funds will be spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master's degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2009/10.
I.EligibilityTo be eligible the candidate must meet ALL of the following criteria: :
Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
Must be a graduating student with a Baccalaureate from a four-year, accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting September 2009, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Masters Degree.
Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries)
Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID's core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.
PLEASE NOTE: Please read ALL of the directions below before proceeding with the application process:
Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it.
OFID will not consider applications received through a third party.
Please do not call or email OFID to ask if your application has been received, or to inquire about your status.
Please note that only the winner will be notified.
All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.
Applicants must complete the on-line application form and essay requirement, and must email the required materials to OFID's email address provided below. All materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received no later than June 30, 2009.
Applicants should submit required documents via scholarship@ofid.org
II.Disbursement of the Scholarship Fund
The terms and conditions of payment will be determined in coordination with the student upon his/her selection in accordance with the following guidelines:
The tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with the institution's own standard medical scheme.
A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation, will be transferred to the student's own personal bank account on a quarterly basis.
Prior to the start of his/her first year studies, the student will be paid a relocation grant, equal to two-month allowance. OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student's place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. Upon completion of the studies, the student will be paid the cost of one-way air ticket to his/her home country.
III.Required documents
A completed on-line application form.
A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
A scanned letter of acceptance from your chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master's degree program (must not exceed a maximum of two years).
A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
A short essay – of about 250 words in English – giving reasons for applying for OFID's scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Masters degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant's present university.
IV. Eligible Countries* In addition to nationals of OFID Member States, nationals of the following countries are also eligible:
Africa :Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d`lvoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome& Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Asia and the Middle East:Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Korea DR, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen
Latin America and the Caribbean:Antigua Barbuda , Belize, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, , Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Europe :Albania , Bosnia Herzegovina
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[Japan] Panasonic Scholarship 2009
We are happy to announce that, the Panasonic Scholarship Program is now open to the graduate students from Natural Science & Mathematics, Engineering, Bio-Technology [Agricultural], and Information Technology. For those who applied the program in Indonesia and selected as nominated to receive the scholarship, Panasonic Scholarship shall award total US$ 74,000 per-person for 3 years Master course at a University in Japan.
EligibilityA privately financed student from Indonesia, who wishes to pursue a master’s course in Japan, should meet the following requirements:
Nationality:Applicants must be citizens of Indonesia (with age 27 years or less in March 2010).
Educational Background etc:
Applicants must be graduates or pending graduates of universities and have a distinguished academic record and must have completed 16 years of school education or have been accepted as eligible for enrollment at the targeted graduate schools. However, applicants must have completed their bachelor degrees no more than 4 years prior to the date of their arrival in Japan.
Applicants must be enrolled as research students at universities in Japan in April 2010 and must also be able to take master’s courses by April of 2011 at the latest.
Specialization:
Applicants must major in any one of the science and technology disciplines.
(Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering, Bio-technology, Agricultural, and Information Technology)
Japanese Language Proficiency:Applicants must have adequate proficiency and knowledge in the Japanese language not only for studying at master’s level but also for understanding Japanese culture.
Health Conditions:Applicants must be medically fit and must be strongly motivated to study in Japan.
Others:
Applicants must be interested in and have the desire to contribute to the development of Indonesia and to promote friendship between Indonesia and Japan.
Applicants must obtain a study visa and arrive in Japan one week before the date of the award ceremony to be held at Panasonic Headquarters at the beginning of April 2010.
Applicants who are receiving or will receive other scholarships including Japanese Government Scholarships are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
Applicants who are already enrolled at graduate schools in Japan are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
Selection & notificationPhase IFeb 9 - March 16, 2009: Deadline for e-Application Submission
Phase IIApril 15–22, 2009: The First Screening (By documents)May 8– 12, 2009: The Second Screening
Phase IIIJune 9 – 10, 2009: Final Selection (Interview)June 10, 2009: Notification of the Result
For further Information: http://www.panasonicscholarship.com/