Tuesday, 30 November 2010

USA:The Falak Sufi Scholarship At New York University

Falak Sufi was born in Pakistan in 1983. She possessed a generous heart, the urge to engage with and change the world, and a brilliantly original, vivacious mind. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with first class honors in Political Science. While young, she began to publish the work that showed her great gifts and talent. Among her interests were women and gender in South Asia, the historiography of this region, and the strength of the humanities. However, no list can capture the range of subjects about which she thought, spoke, and wrote. She was a much beloved, deeply admired graduate student in Near Eastern Studies at the Kevorkian Center when she died tragically in New York in 2008.

The Falak Sufi Scholarship is to honor her memory and to support students from countries with a majority Islamic population in South Asia who might not otherwise be able to obtain a graduate
education. These students, preferably female, will be enrolled in the two-year master’s program in Near Eastern Studies.

The holders of this scholarship should embody the intellectual spirit and promise of Falak Sufi, and possess a deep and abiding commitment to the role of women in academia and to the questions that she explored, primarily the study of gender in the countries of the Near East, Middle East, and/or South Asia with a majority Islamic population.

Amount of Scholarship

For 2011–12, the scholarship includes an academic-year stipend (a minimum of $23,046), tuition, student health insurance, registration and service fees for up to two years, provided that academic standards of the Graduate School and the program are met

How to apply

Application information for all potential students to the Masters program in Near Eastern Studies can be found at http://gsas.nyu.edu/page/grad.admissionsapplication.html. The online application for admission is also the application for all Graduate School financial aid. No additional forms are required. If an applicant explicitly wishes to be considered for a Falak Sufi Scholarship, that person should add one paragraph to the application’s “Statement of Purpose” explaining how the candidate meets the criteria for the scholarship and how the award will enable the candidate to pursue graduate education. The application deadline for Fall 2011 admission is January 4, 2011.

Questions about the Falak Sufi Scholarship should be directed to gsas.dean@nyu.edu

Monday, 29 November 2010

ASCO Numatics Scholarship 2011 in Graduate Level

The ASCO Numatics scholarship is merit-based and will be awarded on the candidate’s potential for leadership and for making a significant contribution to the engineering, instrumentation, systems, and automation professions, particularly as they relate to the application of fluid control and fluid power technologies.

Scholarship recipients may be eligible for an ASCO Numatics internship.

ASCO Numatics will award two, $5,000 scholarships to U.S. engineering students who are pursuing careers in industrial automation-related disciplines.

Additionally, ASCO Numatics will make $1,000 grants to the engineering departments of the colleges in which the winners are enrolled.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 June 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application click here

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Spain:CEMFI Master Scholarship Economics Finance 2011-2012

Positions in Economics and Finance

CEMFI may grant students exemptions of the tutoring fee and/or scholarships for living expenses amounting up to EUR 10,000 per year

Master in economics and Finance at CEMFI is a 2-year full-time program intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the public and the private sectors. It also serves as the first two years of the PhD in Economics at CEMFI. This flexibility is very attractive to many students that initially are not sure whether they would like to follow a professional or an academic track. The program is taught in English.

The distinctive feature of the program is the combination of an orientation towards applied and policy issues with a strong emphasis on analytical and quantitative approaches to these issues. This requires a solid understanding of the relevant economic, econometric, and computational techniques. The faculty teaching the courses are all active researchers at the frontier of their area of expertise. About 25 students are enrolled each year, which allows for close interaction with CEMFI’s faculty.

The Master in Economics and Finance at CEMFI is an official degree granted by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) according to the regulations of the Spanish Ministerio de Educación.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 4 February 2011

Details Scholarship Information and Application :http://www.cemfi.es/studies/master/program.asp?lang=en

Europe:Erasmus Mundus GEM MSc Scholarships 2011-2012

GEM MSc course – General Information

Five renowned European institutes offer a unique Erasmus Mundus joint European Master of Science (MSc) Course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM), which starts annually in September.

This Masters Course has been successfully implemented over the last five years with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme. We are very glad to announce that for the Masters’2011 intake “Erasmus Mundus scholarships” will be available!

The course has demonstrated high quality throughout.

Candidate students interested in participating in this Erasmus Mundus Masters Course should visit its website for further information on the participation requirements and, if applicable, the availability of alternative scholarships.

Candidates who wish to apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarship:

If you apply online you will see a checkbox where you can apply on the same time for the EM scholarship.

Application deadline: 30 December 2010

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erasmus mundus 2011 2012 MSC master scholarshipsErasmus Mundus GEM MSc Master of Sciences Scholarships 2011-20212. Application deadline: 30 December 2010

GEM MSc course – General Information
Five renowned European institutes offer a unique Erasmus Mundus joint European Master of Science (MSc) Course in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM), which starts annually in September.

This Masters Course has been successfully implemented over the last five years with funding from the Erasmus Mundus Programme. We are very glad to announce that for the Masters’2011 intake “Erasmus Mundus scholarships” will be available!

The course has demonstrated high quality throughout.

Candidate students interested in participating in this Erasmus Mundus Masters Course should visit its website for further information on the participation requirements and, if applicable, the availability of alternative scholarships.

Candidates who wish to apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarship:

If you apply online you will see a checkbox where you can apply on the same time for the EM scholarship.

Please note that the deadline for EM scholarship is on 30 december 2010!

Candidates who wish to apply for scholarships (Netherlands Fellowship Program, Erasmus Mundus External Windows, Worldbank etc) may have to observe early deadlines and early application is recommended.

Self funded candidates can submit their applications until 1 June 2011.

We also have opportunities for EU students. There are a number of fee-only scholarships available for EU students, and we can also assist you in applying for an Erasmus Socrates scholarship (EU students only).

From November 2010 on you can apply online, which is safe and quick. After applying digitally, you can upload the required documents on your personal page. After you have everything complete you should print the application form, sign it and send it together with the other required documents to ITC in the Netherlands.

The programme, which lasts 22 months, is worth 120 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).


Undergraduate Scholarship in Engineering 2011/2012 At The University of Nottingham,UK

Engineering Scholarship for Undergraduate International Students 2011/2012 – University of Nottingham UK

The University of Nottingham in UK offers Undergraduate Scholarships for International students to study Engineering courses leading to a bachelors degree. International students starting an undergraduate degree programme within The Faculty of Engineering in 2011, who meet the eligibility criteria outlined below, will be awarded partial fee scholarship.

To qualify for the scholarship, applicants must have selected the University of Nottingham as their first (firm) choice in the UCAS application form. Scholarship winners will also be entitled to £1,500 in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. This is conditional upon you passing the previous year with an overall average of 55% or above, and having satisfactory attendance during the previous year as determined by the Head of Department.
Students who transfer from an engineering degree programme at The University of Nottingham,Malaysia to start your studies in Nottingham (UK) are also entitled for the award.


The fee deduction scholarship is only available to students who selected University of Nottingham as their first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process.* Students registering on degree programmes jointly offered by Faculties outside Engineering are not eligible.
* Only students who commence their studies in the Faculty of Engineering in 2011 are eligible for the scholarship- direct entry students commencing their studies in the Faculty of Engineering will receive the 2011 Entry Scholarship- students deferring their entry to the Faculty of Engineering to 2012 will be eligible for the 2012 Entry Scholarship (terms may be different from those in 2011) – students progressing from Ningbo campus to commence their studies in the UK are subject to special arrangements.

How to apply:
The scholarship will be paid automatically to awardees during the spring semester. No application is required for the scholarship award.
Application DeadlineThe closing date for applications for admission is 6th April 2011


Matthew Hisbente: engscholarships@nottingham.ac.uk.

For more information about this international scholarship : http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/engineering/documents/scholarships/facultyugscholarshipsflyerfinal.pdf

Friday, 26 November 2010

Europe:Agris Mundus Masters scholarship

The Agris Mundus Masters course is a two-year training programme of 120 ECTS (European Credits Transfer System) in agricutural development and management of natural resources.

The Agris Mundus Masters course objectives are to train students to cope with the current global/international concerns in agriculture and rural development. Graduates will be qualified to identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the development of crops, forests and animall production, the management of research and rural development projects and finally, the sustainable use of natural resources and the environment. They will be trained to formulate and provide effective and appropriate responses to complex agriculture and natural resources related issues.

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 3, 2011


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Sweden:PhD Positions in Computer Science – Algorithms and Optimization

A PhD student position requires a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent in a field that is relevant for the topic of the PhD thesis. Candidates of all nationalities may apply. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).
The candidate is expected to have a solid background in mathematics, algorithm theory, and programming.

Applications must include a brief description in English (or Swedish) of research interests and past experience that are relevant to the thesis topic, a CV, copies and translations (into English or Swedish) of diplomas and transcripts, a copy/abstract of the Master thesis (or the current draft thereof, if it is unfinished), other relevant documents, as well as the earliest feasible starting date of employment. Candidates must provide contact information to at least three referees, but no actual reference letters.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2 December 2010


Monday, 22 November 2010

International Summer Research Program 2011,Switzerland

The Summer Research Program in Life Sciences and Technology at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), will offer an intensive research training opportunity to 25 undergraduate students interested in research careers in life sciences. This program will run from July 4th to August 26th 2011. (Earlier or later arrivals and departures can be arranged on a case-by-case basis between individual group leaders and participating students, however the student must be present for the core 8 weeks of the program. Any additional charges incurred by the change of dates must be covered by the student and/or lab.).
Each participant will be required to submit a formal written report and present the results of their research at a student symposium held at the end of the program which provides an opportunity for participants to experience presenting their data to their peers and the scientific community at the EPFL.

Benefits to the Students
The participants will:

*Gain hands-on research experience and training with exposure to cutting-edge research.
*Experience what it is like to be a member of a research community working at the forefront of science, medicine and biotechnology.
*Have the opportunity to apply what was learned in the classroom to understanding and solving actual research problems in the laboratory.
*Acquire a better understanding of the scientific process and the application of the knowledge gained from basic science research and state-of-the-art techniques to solve complex problems in biology and medicine.

*Improve their critical thinking skills, including learning how to evaluate scientific information, design experiments, formulate ideas and test hypotheses.

*Explore career opportunities in academia by experiencing the excitement, frustration, and challenges of scientific research and gain an insight into what a career in the science entails.

*Prepare for future independent research projects and advanced research in graduate school.

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15th 2011

Source: http://sv.epfl.ch/summer-research

Sunday, 21 November 2010

International Schools Excellence Awards,UK

The University of Leeds is offering undergraduate scholarships for 2011 entry for international students studying at the following International Colleges:

Bath Academy
Bellerbys Colleges (London, Brighton, Cambridge, Oxford)
Cambridge Seminars College
Cambridge Tutors College
Castle College, Nottingham
David Game College
Newcastle College

There are two scholarships available for each College, both will be awarded on the basis of academic merit:

Leeds University Business School Scholarship - £2,500 for each year of study

General university scholarship (for all subject areas) - £2,000 towards tuition fees in the first year only

If you have any questions regarding these scholarships please contact the International Office, int.scholarships@leeds.ac.uk

For more information about study at Leeds or further funding opportunities please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/international or email international@leeds.ac.uk

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Fulbright DIKTI Ph.D Program for Indonesian Scholars

Preference will be given to applicants who serve as faculty members of state and private institutions of higher education in Indonesia. Applicants will possess:

- a Master's (S2) degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (4.00 scale)
- leadership qualities
-a good understanding of Indonesian and international cultures
- demonstrated commitment to the chosen field of study
- a willingness to return to Indonesia upon completion of the Fulbright-DIKTI program
- a minimum institutional TOEFL score of 575 or IELTS score of 6.5


Candidates should complete the appropriate application forms. Forms are available either by mail or in person at:

Fulbright-DIKTI Scholarship Program
Direktorat Ketenagaan, Ditjen Pendidikan Tinggi
Kementerian Pendidikan Nasional
u.p. Direktur Ketenagaan
Gedung D lt. 5.
Jl. Jend. Sudirman, Pintu 1 Senayan
Jakarta 10002

Please return your complete application package by the application deadline that includes:

-Completed application form. This includes a clearly written and concise study objective and research proposal.
-Copy of your most recent, less than two years old, institutional TOEFL or IELTS score report.
-One letter of reference, either from your current employer or previous lecturer.
-Copy of academic transcript and diploma (English translation).
-Copy of identity document (KTP or passport).


Specific questions regarding the application process may be addressed to the following address: ditnaga.dikti.go.id
DIKTI does not accept email applications. Hard copies must be sent or delivered to DIKTI.


The deadline for the submission of application materials for all programs is April 15, 2011.

Note: Program requirements are subject to change without notice.

The form can be downloaded here:

For reference letter, please use the Fulbright Reference Letter form in the Download Form Section.

Application form can be downloaded at http://www.aminef.or.id/file/fulbright/APPLICATION%20FORM--DIKTI-Fulbright.doc

Friday, 19 November 2010

Greece:Foreigner’s Fellowships Programme

The Foundation announces the seventeenth (17th) annual Programme of research grants and educational scholarships starting on October 1st, 2011 which is addressed to non Greeks, full Members of National Academies, University Professors of all levels (Ph.D. holders), postdoctoral researchers (Ph.D. holders), artists, elementary and secondary school teachers of the Greek language as a foreign one, post-graduate students and Ph.D candidates.

Fields/Sections of Research or Study

The Programme covers the following fields only:
- Humanities: Philology, Literature, Linguistics, , History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Educational
Studies, Psychology
-Social Science: Sociology, International Relations
-Arts: Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Photography, Film Studies, Media in the arts.

Deadline: 31 January 2011

Read more: http://www.onassis.gr/scholars/en/PROKIRIKSI_EN_17.pdf

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011-12 For Bangladeshi Students

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of three years. About 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in each academic year*. For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.

* Institutions in Hong Kong normally start their academic year in September.


Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in the following eight institutions, irrespective of their country of origin and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.
City University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Baptist University
Lingnan University
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Institute of Education
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
The University of Hong Kong

Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.

Application Process:

Applicants may choose up to two programmes in one or two institutions for PhD study in their HKPFS applications. They are also required to submit application(s) for PhD admission to the relevant institution(s) directly for their selected programme(s). Applicants are therefore required to fully comply with the admission requirements of their selected institutions and programmes. The HKPFS 2011/12 will call for applications on 6 September 2010. Details on the application procedure are available at www.rgc.edu.hk/hkphd

Short listed applications, subject to their areas of studies, will be reviewed by one of the following two Selection Panels comprising experts in the relevant board areas:
sciences, medicine, engineering and technology
humanities, social sciences and business studies
Selection Criteria
While candidates' academic excellence is the primary consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account factors as follows:
Academic excellence;
Research ability and potential;
Communication, and interpersonal skills;
Leadership abilities.

Research Grants Council of Hong Kong China Authorities offered Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011-12. For further information about fellowship Click here

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

ExxonMobil Scholarship Program For Middle East and North Africa region 2011 6th Cycle

Through this unique scholarship opportunity, ExxonMobil aims to contribute to the Middle East and North Africa region by helping to develop highly skilled and culturally adept individuals, with a primary focus on geoscience.

The program is funded by ExxonMobil and administered by the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through this unique scholarship opportunity, ExxonMobil seeks to contribute to Middle East and North Africa, to contribute to the development of highly qualified staff and cultural experts. The program also seeks to build relationships with academic leaders, offering a program of the Faculty Sponsor to academic departments with successful scholars. Some students may benefit from the opportunity to apply their skills through internships with ExxonMobil.

Who should apply?

Citizens of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and the UAE have a degree in Earth Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or Geography. Candidates must have lived in the Middle East / North Africa for 15 years and be fluent in Arabic.

What’s Included?

Recipients receive full tuition for the completion of a Masters Degree in Earth Sciences, Engineering or Business. The program also provides a stipend for living expenses and health insurance life and includes textbooks, equipment and allowances, transportation to the U.S. in the initiation and completion of the program, visas, academic support, and an intensive orientation program.

How do I apply?

Applicants must fill out an online application. The application includes: essays, 9 application pages with itemized sections, 1 signature page, letter of reference forms and the submission of university transcripts and TOEFL & GRE score reports.

Deadline: 6th Application Cycle : January 3, 2011

Monday, 15 November 2010

Singapore:The Lee Kuan Yew post-graduate scholarship

The Lee Kuan Yew post-graduate scholarship was awarded to 4 recipients on 4 August 2010. They are Senior Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick Chew, Ms Phua Puay Li, Mr Darius Chan and Mr Kelvin Tan.

Application for the 2011 Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship will commence on 8 November 2010 and close on 8 December 2010.


The Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship is synonymous with both prestige and a willingness to serve Singapore. It marks Singapore's continuous effort to recognise outstanding individuals with the aptitude and inclination to contribute to our society.

With generous contributions from the public, the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Fund was set up in 1991 in honour of Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew.

Level and Fields of Study

Scholars can pursue either Master's or PhD programmes at local or overseas universities. There is no restriction on the course of study.
Applicants should individually make private arrangements to sit for the pre-admission tests such as GRE, TOEFL or GMAT.


The scholarship is highly selective. Applicants must fulfill the following criteria:
Singapore Citizen with outstanding academic records (at least a Second Class Upper Honours Degree); and
Demonstrate exceptional leadership qualities and be active in social, community services or sports.
Applicants who are pursuing a Master's Programme in General Management should preferably have at least 4 years of working experience. Applicants who intend to pursue either PhD or other Master's Programme should preferably pursue an area of study/research that would be beneficial to Singapore. Public Officers are required to submit their applications through their Chief Executive Officers or Permanent Secretaries.

Terms and Conditions

Besides receiving a one-off sum of S$10,000, successful applicants will be given an annual allowance. For the annual allowance portion, the private sector awardees will receive S$50,000. Those from the public sector will receive S$10,000. This Scholarship does not carry any bond.

Method of Application

To apply, please http://www.pscscholarships.gov.sg/SCHOLARSHIPS/Lee_Kuan_Yew_Scholarship.htm for the application form

Shortlisted applicants may be requested to sit for psychometric assessment tests in December 2010/January 2011.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by February 2011.

Interviews will be held in March 2011.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ms Felicia Goh - 9229 4428
Mrs Mildred Tai - 9229 4396
Ms Jennifer Chan - 9229 4358
Email: psc@psd.gov.sg

Roberto Rocca Fellowships

For exceptional university graduates from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Romania and Venezuela, the Roberto Rocca Education Program offers fellowships to help fund studies towards the Ph.D. degree in specific fields of study that include Materials Science, Mechanical, and Petroleum Engineering (see Eligibility requirements), at a university of the student's choosing outside his or her home country.

Each year the Program awards around 12 to 15 new Fellowships. Fellows are selected by the Program's Scientific Committee comprising senior managers of the sponsoring companies.

Fellowships are awarded for a period of two years and may be used for tuition, fees and living expenses. The award amount will depend on the candidate’s financial need but in general Fellowships do not cover all expenses and candidates are encouraged to seek complementary sources of funding. At the discretion of the Roberto Rocca Education Program, fellowships may be renewed for up to an additional two years.

The two-month application period for the Roberto Rocca Fellowships begins in mid-October of each year.

Eligibility requirements

Roberto Rocca Fellowships are open to students who are citizens of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Venezuela and Romania, and who will enter a Ph.D. program outside their own country or who have already begun their studies towards a Ph.D. at a university outside their own country.

Employees of the sponsoring companies are ineligible for the Fellowships.

Fellowship candidates are free to designate any university outside their own country for the Fellowship. However, the program's Scientific Committee will take into consideration the candidate's choice of university and program of study in evaluating and selecting Fellows.

Disciplines and specific fields of study supported through the Fellowships include:


•Steel: production processes and innovative products
•Physical Metallurgy of Steels and High Alloy Materials
•Innovative Heat treatment and Processing
•Rolling Technology of Flat Products/Hot and Cold Deformation
•Physical Metallurgy of Welding
•Extractive Metallurgy

Materials Science Engineering

•Technology of Surface Modification
•Coatings for steel products
•Nano-structured materials
•Ceramic materials
•Refractory materials

Mechanical Engineering

•Computational mechanics
•Fracture mechanics and Structural reliability
•Machinability and Advanced Manufacturing Technology
•Control systems
•Alternative energies

Petroleum Engineering

•Fluid flows analysis
•Pipeline technology
•Well completion and control
•Reservoir simulation
•Enhanced oil recovery processes
•Well logging
•Non-conventional oil production
•Secondary recovery
•String design
•Extreme service conditions (HT/HP)

Fellows are required to make a moral commitment to contribute to the economic and industrial development of their country of origin.

Contact detail:



Friday, 12 November 2010

Canada:Ontario Trillium Scholarships 2011

Premier Dalton McGuinty wrapped up Ontario’s mission to China today by announcing a new Ontario Trillium Scholarship for international students. He made the announcement while speaking to professors and students at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

The new scholarship will provide 75 of the world’s best students with $40,000 each year for up to four years to pursue doctoral studies at an Ontario university. During the initial four years, Ontario will invest $20 million to support the program, with participating universities contributing a further $10 million.

Offering scholarships to the world’s brightest students will help Ontario universities compete with top international universities. This will help keep Ontario at the forefront of the global knowledge economy and strengthen academic, cultural and business ties with key markets around the world. Increasing international enrolment in our universities is part of the McGuinty government’s Open Ontario Plan.

Earlier, Premier McGuinty met with Hong Kong Chief Executive, Donald Tsang. The Premier thanked Mr. Tsang for visiting Toronto-area teen Jason Leung in a Hong Kong hospital in the aftermath of the tourist attack in Manila last August. McGuinty and Mr. Tsang also discussed Ontario’s long-standing relationship with Hong Kong, one that is supported by extensive commercial, social and cultural ties.

The Premier’s mission to China will see financial institutions, universities and firms in Ontario and China continue to develop stronger ties into the future. These strong relationships will open doors for Ontario businesses to compete in China and to attract Chinese investment in Ontario, creating more jobs for Ontario families.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

IDB Merit Scholarship for PhD and Post Doctoral Research offered by Islamic Development Bank


The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme (MSP) is only for scholars from the member countries who are attached to their educational, scientific and technological institutions and research centres in their countries and are actively working in the scientific and technological development of their countries. However, a very small percentage is also allocated for Muslim communities in non-Member Countries. The IDB MSP awards scholarships to promising and renowned scholars as nominated and sponsored by their institutions and considered suitable and appropriate by the Offices of the IDB Governors of their countries in terms of the developmental and scientific needs of their countries. . Applicants for the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme should: Be upto (i) 35 years of age for Ph.D study and (ii) 40 years of age for Post-Doctoral research; Have the required academic background in the related field of science/technology listed under the Programme; Have above average ("Very Good") academic standing; Have work and/or research experience of not less than two (2) years for Ph.D study or five (5) years for Post-Doctoral research in the related field. Have a record of publications/research in the same field. Have a proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal endorsed by the nominating institution. Applicants for post-doctoral research who have had a Post-Doctoral experience outside their countries within the past two years are not eligible.


The scholarship covers all academic, institutional and living expenses including medical coverage and return air tickets. The Ph.D Scholars are additionally paid family allowances for spouse and up to 2 children.
A. Candidates
Candidates granted the scholarship are expected to:
sign the Surety Bond prepared by the IDB stating their commitments to their studies, return to their countries upon completion of their studies and continuing work and services to science, technology and development of their countries thereafter for at least twice the period of their studies under the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme;

devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis without interruption and provide the IDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis;

seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfilment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IDB;

respect the laws of the country of study and maintain good personal and professional conduct consistent with the rules, regulations and objectives of the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme and the overall mission of the IDB as an Islamic institution.

B. Nominating Institutions
As a partner with the IDB, the institutions nominating candidates for the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme are expected to:

nominate appropriate candidates, assist the nominated candidates with all aspects of documentation preparation and securing the necessary endorsement from the Office of the IDB Governor for the country;

assist the selected candidates in preparation of departure for study and allow them study-leave for the duration of the study;

help returning candidates to be resettled and support them with necessary research scope and facilities.

C. Offices of the IDB Governors/CPOs
As the channel of announcement and application for the Programme, the Offices of the IDB Governors / CPOs are expected to:

announce the Programme as widely as possible among the scientific and research communities in the country;

disseminate information and Application Forms to relevant scientific and research institutions and scholars in the country;

screen and pre-process applications to ensure eligibility and complete and proper documentation;

pre-select and submit to the IDB only those who are most qualified and in the proposed fields of study most needed for the development of the country.

Deadline 22 November 2010

Further Details:www.isdb.org

Monday, 8 November 2010

UK:Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS) at University of Leeds 2011

Fully funded University International Research Scholarships are available for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study in Session 2011-2012 for study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds.

Eligibility Criteria

Please read this information carefully, as your application form will be automatically rejected if you do not meet ALL of the eligibility criteria listed below

• Applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID Number to be eligible for a Fully-Funded International Research Scholarship. Applications without a valid University ID Number will be rejected.
These awards are only available to applicants who would be liable to pay academic fees at the full international fee rate;
• Applicants must normally hold a First Degree at undergraduate level equivalent to at least a UK First Class
Honours degree and should be considered to be the ‘best of the best’ (eg, applicants should be demonstrably in the top 20% of their cohort). Applicants should either have graduated with the appropriate First Degree or be in their final year of study;
• Applicants whose first language is not English must have already met the University’s English Language requirements1. Some Schools require a standard of English higher than the University minimum;
• These awards are not open to individuals who have already been awarded a Doctoral degree or equivalent qualification;
• Applicants must not hold another ScholarshipScholarship Application Deadline: 24 January 2011

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Australia:Flagship PhD Scholarships in Sustainable Agriculture 2011

The National Research Flagships Program is targeted at national goals which are closely aligned to the Government’s National Research Priorities. Their scale, longer time-frames and clear focus on delivery and adoption of research outputs are designed to maximise their impact in key areas of economic and community need. Collaboration is a key principle of the Flagship initiative and lasting solutions require partnerships that harness our national innovative spirit on an ambitious scale. The Flagship Collaboration Fund facilitates the involvement of the wider Australian research community in addressing the critical national challenges targeted by the Flagships.

Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships

The Flagships offer top-up and full Flagship Postgraduate Scholarships to high quality students who are enrolled in a PhD at an Australian university, and who will be working on a project which is directly relevant to a Flagship program.

A listing of the priority research areas in which the Sustainable Agriculture Flagship is seeking applications for 2011 is available by following the link below, along with contact details for the Flagship.


Top-up scholarships will be the norm. Valued at A$7000 per annum, they are available to PhD students who have gained (or expect to gain) an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) or equivalent scholarship.

In some circumstances full scholarships will be available. These offer a stipend of the equivalent of the APA plus CSIRO’s top-up amount of A$7000 per annum for up to three years.

Friday, 5 November 2010

Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Developing Countries

Scholarship Awards within the Foreign Development Assistance Programme - offer for the academic year 2011/2012

General information on the scholarship programme:

The Government of the Czech Republic offers a number of scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance Programme in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.

These so called Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study:

1) in Bachelor/Master study programmes plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training). Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools who can enrol only in study programmes in which they follow instruction in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to take entrance examinations at the respective institution of higher education. The scholarship award is conditional upon a successful passing of entrance examinations;


2) in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enrol in study programmes with instruction in the English language.

Study Areas Available in English:

1) Economics

follow-up master study programme Economics, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (http://ies.fsv.cuni.cz/cs/node/47);
doctoral study programme Economic Theories, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University in Prague (http://www.cerge.cuni.cz/phd/default.asp);

2) Informatics

follow-up master study programme Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague;

follow-up master study programme Information Management, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové (http://www.uhk.cz/eng/fim/applicant/36);
3) Agriculture

follow-up master study programme Natural Resources and Enviroment, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (http://www.af.czu.cz/en/?r=1238&i=1859);

follow-up master study programme Forestry, Water and Landscape Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (http://fld.dev.webcore.czu.cz/en/?r=3837&i=5470);

follow-up master study programme Technology and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (http://www.tf.czu.cz/en/?r=1158);

doctoral study programme Chemistry (Agriculture Chemistry), Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno (http://www.af.mendelu.cz/en/studium/doktorske?lang=en;tag=67).

Scholarship applications together with the required attachments are to be submitted to the appropriate Czech Embassy in the applicant’s country before the deadline set by the Embassy so that the applicants’ dossiers reach the respective Czech authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) by 15 January each year.

Students who, at the time of application, stay in the Czech Republic may submit the respective documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation, by 31 December of the preceding year at the latest.

Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for Government scholarships.

A limited number of scholarships is offered to students from developing countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO Commissions. For contact information on individual local offices see http://www.unesco.org/ (and search under the heading Communities, National Commissions).

Applications sent directly to the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will not be processed.

Application Deadline: 15 January


Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Karmelitska 7
118 12 Prague 1
Czech Republic

tel.: +420 234 811 111
fax:+420 234 811 753
e-mail: info@msmt.cz

Source: http://www.msmt.cz/international-cooperation-1/government-scholarships-developing-countries?lang=2

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Switzerland:Excellence Scholarships for International Students at University of Bern

The Universität Bern offers six Excellence Grants for international students who wish to do a Master’s programme beginning in autumn 2011/2012.The grant consists of 1600 CHF per month for the duration of the Master’s programme.For further information (study programmes, major, minor, etc.) about the Master’s programmes offered at our university, please contact the concerned Department directly. All Master’s programmes of the University of Bern are offered except “Biomedical Sciences”.

Application files will be examined by a selection committee. Criteria for selection are academic excellence and the candidate’s potential and motivation.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 December 2010

Further Details:http://www.int.unibe.ch/content/incoming/master_grant/index_eng.html

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Graduate Fellowship 2011 - 2012 in Law and Related Fields,Canada

Graduate fellowship in Law in Canada 2011-2012
VALUE: - Up to five Awards of $13,750 each. (subject to change)

CLOSING DATE: - All applications and supporting material must be received at the Law Foundation offices by January 7, 2011 by 3pm. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

FIELD OF STUDY: Full time graduate studies in law or a law-related area. Please note that the pursuit of a Juris Doctor (JD), as a first law degree, does not constitute graduate studies for the purposes of the Law Foundation Graduate Fellowships.

WHERE TENABLE: Recognized universities in Canada, the U.S. or abroad. NOTE: The Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship is not available for the graduate programs of the Faculties of Law at the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria as the Law Foundation makes separate grants to the Graduate Fellowship programs at these universities.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must either be residents of British Columbia; graduates of a British Columbia law school; or members of the British Columbia Bar. In order to be eligible, applicants must devote themselves primarily to their full-time graduate studies in law or a law-related area.

TERMS OF FELLOWSHIP: The Fellowships are available for the 2011 - 2012 academic year. If a recipient's program of study extends beyond one year, he/she may apply for a second Fellowship in the next year's competition. An award of a Fellowship for the first year of study does not constitute a commitment for further funding. Please note that there is a simplified process for students wishing to apply for a second or subsequent Fellowship. (See Simplified Process for Re-Applications)

REPORTING: It is a condition of the Fellowship that a recipient submit two (2) reports to the Law Foundation: an interim report on the program of study following the first term; and a final report, within three (3) months of the end of the academic year on the program of study undertaken, the results obtained and the future career plans of the recipient.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be assessed by the Fellowships and Research Committee composed of a minimum of three Governors of the Law Foundation and one representative from each of the law faculties of the University of Victoria and the University of British Columbia. In assessing applications, the Committee will consider not only a candidate's academic achievements but the likelihood of furtherance of the objectives of the Law Foundation and the possible benefits to the public of British Columbia from making an award to a candidate. In assessing this likelihood, the Committee will take into consideration a candidate's:

a) academic achievements;
b) leadership qualities;
c) involvement in community activities;
d) proposed course of study;

and such other factors as the Committee deems relevant.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Application forms and further information may be obtained from the Law Foundation, 1340 - 605 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5J3 or by contacting us via our website at www.lawfoundationbc.org. Each application form must be typed and accompanied by a current resume which summarizes your work and volunteer experience. Applicants should have official transcripts of all previous post-secondary study sent directly to the Law Foundation. Three letters of reference should be sent directly to the Law Foundation from persons such as former professors, employers or colleagues who can comment on your scholarship, abilities and personal qualities.

SIMPLIFIED PROCESS FOR RE-APPLICATIONS: If you have received a Law Foundation Graduate Fellowship in the previous year and your program of study extends beyond one year, you may apply for a subsequent Fellowship in the next year's competition by providing a letter of request and a signed letter from your academic advisor confirming your continued full-time attendance in the program. Please include the following in your letter of request:

1. a summary of your program of study;
2. a progress report of the work accomplished during the previous year; results obtained; and a description of plans for the coming year, including explanations of any substantial deviation from the plan originally outlined in the previous year’s proposal. This report should be endorsed by two members of the supervising committee, one being the supervisor,
3. an updated schedule for completing the graduate program; and
4. any other information relevant to your application.

The onus is on the applicant to ensure that all documents are submitted to the Law Foundation by the January 7, 2011 deadline.

For complete guide, please visit the scholarship link below

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Hong Kong:PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011/12 in Knowledge Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) invites expressions of interest from graduates with evidence of academic excellence, research ability, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study within a newly launched Fellowship scheme. The scheme aims to recruit outstanding graduates, irrespective of country of origin and ethnic background, to Hong Kong, and will provide a 3-year tuition scholarship, a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and Conference and Research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for awardees for a maximum period of three years.

Call for applications has already started in early September 2010 at:

Applicants who are interested in conducting research in the broad umbrella of “Knowledge Management” shall contact Dr. Patrick Fong, bspafong[ at ]polyu.edu.hk

Details of Patrick’s research can be found here.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Africa:African Humanities Fellowship Program 2011

Applicants must be nationals and residents of a country in sub-Saharan Africa, with a current affiliation at an institution in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda.

Funding is available for dissertation completion and for postdoctoral research and writing.

Applicants for Dissertation Completion Fellowships should be in the final year of writing the dissertation at a university in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, or Uganda. Dissertation-Completion Fellowships are not available in South Africa.

Applicants for Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowships must be working in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda and must have completed the Ph.D. no more than five years ago.

Projects must be in the humanities and must be carried out in sub-Saharan Africa. AHP fellowships may not be used for travel outside the continent.

Completed applications must be submitted by December 1, 2010. ACLS encourages the submission of applications by email to ahp@acls.org; alternatively, applications may be mailed to the AHP/ACLS offices in New York.

Applicants will be notified of competition results in the spring of 2011.

African Humanities Program in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda 2010-2011

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), with financial support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, announces competitions for:

* Early career postdoctoral fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, and South Africa
* Dissertation completion fellowships in Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda (no dissertation fellowships in South Africa)


Stipends are $9,000 for Dissertation Completion Fellows and $16,000 for Postdoctoral Fellows. The fellowships are intended to release recipients from teaching and other duties for an academic year to permit full-time research and writing. Fellows may request additional support for several months residence at one of four institutes for advanced study in Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, and Uganda. The 2010-11 competition cycle will award approximately 40 fellowships to scholars in all five countries combined. Applications will be evaluated by experts at African universities. Final decisions will be made by an independent, international committee of distinguished scholars.

Eligibility: Applicants

All applicants must be citizens of a sub-Saharan African country residing in, and with an institutional affiliation in, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, or Uganda. Dissertation fellowships are not available in South Africa.

Dissertation applicants must be in the final year of writing the dissertation, with at least one chapter completed.

Postdoctoral applicants must have obtained the Ph.D. no more than five years prior to applying.

Eligibility: Projects

Proposed projects must be in the humanities, defined as studies of history, language, or culture that employ qualitative research approaches. The humanities disciplines include, but are not limited to, archaeology, anthropology, classics, studies of the fine and performing arts, history, linguistics, literature studies, philosophy, and studies of religion. Not eligible: projects in social sciences such as economics, sociology, political science, and projects in development studies, law, and international relations, unless they are clearly humanistic in content and in focus. Proposed projects must aim to produce a substantial written scholarly product, such as a dissertation or a book manuscript.

Selection Criteria

* the intrinsic interest and substantive merit of the work proposed
* the clarity with which the intellectual agenda is presented
* the record of achievement of postdoctoral scholars and the potential of Ph.D. candidates
* the contribution the work is likely to make to scholarship in the region as well as internationally
* the feasibility of the workplan

The African Humanities Program seeks to promote diversity—in disciplines, institutions, regions, gender, and historical disadvantage—for the sake of excellence in humanities scholarship. Applications are welcome from all eligible scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

Application Deadline: December 1, 2010

Application forms and instructions are available at www.acls.org/programs/ahp or may be requested by email: ahp@acls.org


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