SCHOLARSHIPS

NEW ZEALAND - COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP 2014

   

            The Government of New Zealand has invited nominations under the Commonwealth Scholarship/ Fellowship Plan for the academic year 2015.


For details: NewZealand2014.pdf

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UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP IN AUSTRALIA, 2014-2015

            The University of Queensland is inviting applications for research scholarship available for international and Australian students, who have an Honours 1 or 2A degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related area. Scholarship will be awarded for undertaking a research project leading to a PhD. The value of scholarship is AUD25, 392 per annum for 3 years on a full-time basis. Applications will be closed on 14th   July 2014.

Study Subject(s) : Scholarship is awarded in the Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology.
Course Level : Scholarship is available for undertaking a research project leading to a PhD at University of Queensland.
Scholarship Provider : ARC Linkage-Projects grant at University of Queensland.
Scholarship can be taken at : Australia

Eligibility :
-Applicants should have an Honours 1 or 2A degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a related area.
-Strong experience or background in discrete mathematics and/or formal methods is essential. Previous model checking experience is desirable.
-Australian citizenship or permanent residency is preferred.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International and Australian students (Australian citizenship or permanent residency is preferred) can apply for this research scholarship.

Scholarship Description : Scholarship is funded by an ARC Linkage-Projects grant at UQ and will provide support for 3 years on a full-time basis for a research project leading to a PhD. The objective of the research project is to find effective ways of applying and adapting the Behaviour Tree Modelling method to Air Traffic Management (ATM) software, to improve specification and testing of software-based components of the system. The project is a key part of a larger collaboration with Swinburne University, Thales and Dendronix, to improve integrity assurance of large-scale aviation software systems.

Number of award(s):  Not Known

Duration of award(s):  This research scholarship is available for the duration of 3 years with a possible extension for 6 months.

What does it cover?  The value of this research scholarship is AUD 25,392 per annum, indexed. International applicants are eligible to apply for a UQ tuition fee waiver.

Selection Criteria : Not Known

Notification:  Not Known

Online Application:   The mode of applying is online. Applicants have to email resume and cover letter to Prof Peter Lindsay, p.lindsay-at-uq.edu.au. Applicants have to include the following information in their Resume: Citizenship (Australian PR) and details of academic qualifications. In cover letter please describe any relevant knowledge or expertise in the project area, and indicate when you expect to be able to commence. Also include contact details for 2 – 3 referees familiar with your work.

Scholarship Application Deadline : Applications will be closed on 14th   July 2014.

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UTS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS (UTS IRS) IN AUSTRALIA, 2014

University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is offering up to 60 international research scholarships to study Masters by Research and Doctoral programs at UTS. UTS IRS will be awarded to eligible international candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential. Student must be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the university as one of its areas of research concentration. The UTS IRS only covers the tuition fees for a period of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Research Doctorate degree. The UTS IRS is not transferable to another institution.

Study Subject(s):  Scholarships are awarded for undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as one of its areas of research concentration.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Masters by Research and Doctoral programs at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
Scholarship Provider: University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia
Accreditation: University of Technology Sydney is accredited by the Association of ACU, Association of Australian Technology Network, Association of Commonwealth Universities and ASAIHL.

Eligibility:  To be eligible for an IRS, a student must:
-be an overseas student as defined in the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (Cth); and
-purchase and maintain a standard OSHC policy approved by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA); and
-be undertaking a higher degree by research (HDR) at the University in the year of the IRS (IRS scholarships are not available to applicants whose enrolment into a postgraduate research program has not been accepted by the University)
-be commencing full time enrolment for the first time in a higher degree by research (HDR) at the University. The Unviersity may also consider students who:
-commenced their HDR in the previous year but who, due to the timing of their application and subsequent enrolment, were unable to apply for the scholarship in that year; or
-commenced a HDR and terminated that enrolment within six months of commencement; and
-be undertaking study in a subject area identified by the University as one of its areas of research concentration; and
-not have completed a degree at the same or higher level as the proposed candidature; and
-not be receiving a scholarship for which course tuition is a component under any other
scholarship scheme.

Scholarship Open for International Students:  International students can apply for the UTS IRS.

Scholarship Description: The UTS International Research Scholarship (UTS IRS) is provided by the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) as part of its long term commitment to internationalization with a particular view to enhancing its international links and profile in research. It is aimed at attracting high quality international students to work in areas of research strength. Each year, UTS offers up to 60 IRS to eligible candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential. The UTS IRS only covers the tuition fees for a period of two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Research Doctorate degree. The UTS IRS Scholarship is not transferable to another institution.

Number of award(s): UTS offers up to 60 IRS to eligible candidates who demonstrate exceptional research potential.

Duration of award(s):  Scholarships are awarded for two years for a Research Masters degree or three years for a Research Doctorate degree.

What does it cover?  The UTS IRS only covers the tuition fees. The UTS IRS Scholarship is not transferable to another institution.

Selection Criteria:  Not Known

Notification:  Not Known

How to Apply:
For prospective students: 
To apply, please submit the UTS International Higher Degree Research Application Form for both the degree and scholarship(s) through UTS: International by the advertised deadline.
For currently enrolled research students: To apply, please submit the completed HDR scholarship application form for current students with a CV by the advertised deadline.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  The application deadline is 20th August 2014.


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 2015 ENDEAVOUR POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, AUSTRALIA 

            Each year Australian Government awards Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship for international students. These are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships programme. The awards are offered to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study. The award provides financial support up to 2 years for a master’s and up to 4 years for a PhD. Recipients must commence their approved programme after 1st January 2015 but no later than 30th November 2015. Applications will close on 30th June 2014.

Study Subject (s) : There are no limitations on fields of study for the Award categories.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research at Australian universities.
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

Eligibility : To be eligible to receive an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship, applicants must:
-be aged 18 years or over at the commencement of their programme;
-be a citizen and/or permanent resident of a participating country (section 8);
-commence their proposed programme after 1 January 2015 and no later than 30 November 2015. Applicants who have already commenced or will commence their intended programme prior to 2015 are not eligible to apply
-provide all relevant supporting documentation (section 9);
-not currently hold or have completed, since 1 January 2013, an Australian Government sponsored scholarship and/or fellowship (directly administered to recipients by the Australian Government);
-not apply for a category in which they have already completed an Endeavour Scholarship or Fellowship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries : Students of following countries can apply for the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship.

Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau SAR’s), India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam.

Scholarship Description : Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships are internationally competitive, merit-based scholarships provided by the Australian Government that support citizens of the Asia-Pacific, the Middle-East, Europe and the Americas to undertake study, research and professional development programmes in Australia and for Australians to undertake these programmes overseas. The Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships programme forms part of the Australia Awards initiative established in 2009, which brings together under one banner scholarships offered by the Department of Education (the Department), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. The Endeavour Postgraduate Award provides financial support for international students for up to 4 years to undertake a postgraduate qualification at a Master’s or PhD level either by coursework or research in any field of study in Australia.

Duration of award(s):  The Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship provides financial support up to 2 years for a Master’s and up to 4 years for a PhD.

What does it cover? All recipients of Endeavour postgraduate scholarship will receive:
-Travel allowance: $3,000 (Provision to pay up to $4,500 under special circumstances)
-Establishment allowance: $2,000 (Fellowships) or $4,000 (Scholarships)
-Monthly stipend: $3,000 (paid up to the maximum programme duration on a pro-rata basis)
-Health insurance for the full programme duration (OSHC for non-Australians)
-Travel insurance (excluding during programme for non-Australians)
-Endeavour Scholarship recipients will also receive tuition fees paid up to the maximum study/research duration on a pro-rata basis. Tuition includes student service and amenities fees.

Selection Criteria:  The selection criteria for all categories of the Endeavour Scholarships are the same. The following are the selection criteria and their relative weighting:
-a record of high-level academic achievement and/or relevant work experience in the applicant’s chosen field of study (40%);
-a well-defined study, research and/or professional programme (20%);
-statement on how the international study, research or professional development opportunity would further the applicant’s academic and/or professional career (20%);
-statement on how the international study, research or professional development opportunity will benefit Australia and the applicant’s potential to foster ongoing collaboration and cooperation with their home and host country (10%);
-statement in support of the applicant’s service to the community. Unpaid service within the applicant’s field of expertise or community service in outside capacities (10%).

Notification:  The Department will email all successful and unsuccessful applicants regarding the outcome of their applications by the end of December 2014. Due to the high volume of applications received, the Department does not provide individual feedback on why an individual’s application was unsuccessful. There may be a number of reasons why an application does not pass through to the next stage.

How to Apply : Applications must be submitted using the Endeavour Online Application system. Upon submission of an application, an email acknowledging receipt of the application will automatically be generated and forwarded to the email address (user ID) used to submit the application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:  Applications will close 30th June 2014 at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). The Endeavour Online Application system will not allow you to work on your application after the closing date. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted 

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UNIVERSITY OF READING IS OFFERING INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

           University of reading is offering international scholarships for joining the International Foundation Programme starting in September and January. Total eight economics scholarships are awarded for a period of two year. Each scholarship of £7000 will be deducted from the successful candidate’s IFP tuition fee. Applications must be submitted by 20th June 2014 (September entry) and 24th October 2014 (for the January entry).

UQ Economics Scholarships for Brazil and Latin America
Economics scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree at UQ School of Economics. Applicants must achieve excellent results in the International Baccalaureate with a score of 37; or achieved excellent results in A Levels with a score of 12. 2 Economics scholarships will be offered towards 100% tuition fee waiver. The deadline for applications is 31st July 2014.

Mrs Emily O Akinluyi Economics Scholarship for Undergraduate Students
Economics scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate degree level at University of Sussex. Scholarship is worth £5000 over 3 or 4 years (depending on length of course). Students’ family income must be verified by the Student Loans Company as being under £30,000 per year. Last date of submitting applications is 3rd October 2014.

Chair in Economics of Disasters PhD Scholarship
Economics scholarships are available for undertaking PhD degree at Victoria University. A Master Degree in Economics (or a related discipline) is required. Good knowledge of STATA or GIS is preferable. PhD scholarships will be awarded up to three years. Scholarships include $25,000 annual stipend plus tuition fees. The closing date of applications is 1st July 2014.

University of Queensland Economics Scholarships
University of Queensland is offering scholarships for Vietnamese students on the basis of academic excellence and extra-curricular activities. Applicants must complete an undergraduate degree from a recognized institution with a GPA of at least 8 out of 10 on the Vietnamese grading scale. Scholarships cover up to 100% of tuition fees for students. The application deadline is 31st October 2014.

Everglades Foundation Research Fellowships & Scholarships
These fellowships and scholarships are available to full-time graduate research students for pursuing advanced research. Both scholarships and fellowships provide $ 20,000 / year (PhD level) and $ 10,000 / year (MSc level) for stipends, tuition fees, travel and other research-related expenses. This year, at least two fellowships will be awarded. The number of scholarships depends on the number and quality of applications. The deadline for applications is July 1, 2014.

Malaysia Global Leaders Scholarship
Economics scholarship is available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate coursework at University of Queensland. The scholarship guarantees professional experience to assist career development, including an internship, mentoring and industry engagement. Selection will be based on academic excellence and high achieving students are encouraged to apply. Applications must be submitted by 30th November 2014 for semester 1 2015.

Algeria Government Undergraduate Economics Scholarships
Government of the Democratic of People’s Republic of Algeria is awarding economics scholarships for Tanzanian students. To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must have completed and passed Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education and have obtained an average grade of ‘B’ in the relevant subjects and not be admitted in Higher learning institutions. The application deadline is 15th June 2014.

African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) PhD Fellowships
Economics fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree at any one of the partner Universities. Applicants must have attained at least a Second Class Honours (Upper Division) or equivalent in Economics or related field from an accredited university. Application should be submitted till June 30, 2014.

Hong Kong Global Leaders Economics Scholarship
Economics scholarship is accessible for pursuing undergraduate degree at University of Queensland. Scholarship includes $5000 tuition fee waiver for any undergraduate program. Students must have completed the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination or a recognized Hong Kong sub-degree (Associate Degree or Higher Diploma) programs. Applications for semester 1 2015 are open until the 30th November 2014.

Scholarship for Finance & Economics Program
StreamlineRefinance.net is offering $1,000 annual scholarship for students who are currently enrolled in finance, economics or investment related fields. To be eligible for this scholarship program, applicant must be either a citizen of the United States or a foreign student with a valid United States Student Visa. Applicant must have a minimum GPA of 3.0, based on the previous year’s academic performance. Applications will close on December 15, 2014.

German Global Leaders Postgraduate Economics Scholarship
University of Queensland is offering economics scholarship for German students. Scholarship includes 100% tuition fee waiver for up to 3 semesters. Scholarship is awarded on the basis of academic excellence. High achieving students are encouraged to apply. Applications for semester 1, 2015 will close on the 30th of November.

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Faculty of Science Alumni Masters Scholarships at University of Auckland in

University of Auckland offers Faculty of Science Alumni Masters Scholarships to talented and deserving students experiencing financial hardship. The Scholarships will be awarded to students who have paid the fees or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time enrollment in the Degrees of Master of Science, Master of Bioscience Enterprise or Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice. The basis of selection will be academic merit (a minimum GPA of 6.50 is required over the last 2 years of full-time study or equivalent) and financial hardship. The application deadline is January 31, 2015.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded for Master of Science, Master of Bioscience Enterprise or Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice programs.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree at University of Auckland.
Scholarship Provider: University of Auckland
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s degree at University of Auckland.

Scholarship Provider: University of Auckland

Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: The Scholarships will be awarded to students who have paid the fees, or arranged to pay the fees, for full-time enrollment in the Degrees of Master of Science, Master of Bioscience Enterprise or Master of Speech Language Therapy Practice. A minimum GPA of 6.50 is required over the last 2 years of full-time study or equivalent.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Citizens or permanent residents of New Zealand are invited to apply for these masters scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Scholarships were established in 2010 and are funded by the Science Student Support fund which was set up as a result of the generous support of alumni and friends of the Faculty of Science’s annual appeal. The value of this one year scholarship amounting to up to $9,000 per annum plus compulsory fees.

Number of award (s): Up to two masters scholarships will be awarded.

Duration of award(s): These masters scholarships will be awarded for the period of one year.

What does it cover? The scholarship offers financial support up to $9,000 per annum + compulsory fees.

Selection Criteria: Selection of applicants will be done on the basis of academic merit and financial hardship.  

Notification: Applicants will be notified approximately six weeks after the closing date by letter or email.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 January 2015.

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Nottingham Business School Full-time Masters Scholarship Scheme in UK, 2014/15

Nottingham Business School of Nottingham Trent University is offering a number of competitive masters scholarships for UK/EU and international students. Scholarships up to the value of half the tuition fee to students who have received an offer to study on an eligible full-time Master course starting in September 2014 or January 2015 will be awarded. Applicants must have achieved an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (minimum 2.1) and must provide a copy of their degree certificate or official university transcripts as evidence of this qualification.

Study Subject (s): Courses included in the scholarship scheme are MSc Management, MSc Management and Entrepreneurial eBusiness, MSc Management and Human Resource Management, MSc Management and International Business, MSc Management and Investment Strategy, MSc Management and Marketing, MSc Marketing, MSc Marketing (Advertising and Communications)MSc Economics and Finance, MSc International Finance, MSc Strategic Accounting and Finance, MSc International Business, MSc Human Resource Management and MSc Global Business and Management.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing masters degree level at Nottingham Trent University.

Scholarship Provider: Nottingham Business School of Nottingham Trent University, UK

Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants are only eligible for consideration of a scholarship award if they have been offered a place on an eligible postgraduate course. Please Note: NTIC progression students are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.

-Students who are sponsored by their employers (full / part) are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.

-For consideration of a scholarship award, applicants must have achieved an undergraduate degree equivalent to a UK undergraduate honours degree (minimum 2:2) and must provide a copy of their degree certificate or official university transcripts as evidence of this qualification.

-The scholarship will only be awarded once an applicant accepts and meets the conditions of their offer and are eligible to enroll on the postgraduate course.

Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and International students can apply for these masters scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Nottingham Business School will be offering a number of competitive Masters Scholarships up to the value of half the tuition fee to students who have received an offer to study on an eligible full-time Masters course starting in September 2014 or January 2015.

Number of award(s): Nottingham Business School will be offering a number of competitive Masters Scholarships.

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? Masters Scholarships of up to a maximum of half the tuition fee are available. The scholarship will be available in the form of a tuition fee reduction. If you are awarded a scholarship your fee will be adjusted before enrollment. If you are a part-time student your fee will be adjusted proportionally at the start of each academic year. If you are awarded any other scholarship, bursary and/or fee reduction from the University, the maximum amount awarded will not exceed more than half the tuition fee.

Selection Criteria: Scholarships are competitive and selection is based on academic attainment and the outlined selection criteria. It is therefore of great importance that you submit your academic documents to us and that you give your personal statement careful thought and preparation and you refer to the criteria provided.

Notification: Scholarship applications received before 4 pm GMT on 30 April will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified of their scholarship award by 21 May 2014. Scholarship applications received from International students after 4 pm GMT on 30 April and before 4 pm GMT on 30 June will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified of their scholarship award by 21 July 2014. Applications received from UK and EU students after 4 pm GMT on 30 April and before 4 pm GMT on 30 July will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified of their scholarship award by 20 August 2014. Applications received before 4 pm GMT on 28 November will be assessed and successful applicants will be notified of their scholarship award by 19 December 2014.

How to Apply: Applications must consist of a fully completed scholarship application form, which includes a statement of a maximum of 750 words which directly addresses both criteria. You must also submit evidence to prove that you have achieved a 2.2 or above (or equivalent) in your undergraduate degree. This may be in the form of a degree certificate or official university transcript. The awarding committee reserves the right to exclude from consideration any applications that include written statements which exceed the stated word limit or are incomplete. Please return your completed scholarship application form and supporting documents to nbs.enquiries-at-ntu.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines (for courses starting in September 2014) are: 30 April 2014 for UK, EU and international students, 30 June 2014 for international students only and 30 July 2014 for UK and EU students only. For courses starting in January 2015 the deadline is 28 November 2014.

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Dr. SANJIB SENAPATI

 PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR

DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY MADRAS

CHENNAI – 600 036

Email: sanjibs@iitm.ac.in

[Approved by DEAN, IC & SR]

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Forest Soils/Land Reclamation 

The successful candidate will participate in a project that aims to gain a better understanding of salt movement and soil-plant relationships in layered-reconstructed soils under the influence of saline ground water. Research results will be used for developing techniques for land reclamation that minimize the risk of salt migration into the rooting zone.

 In addition to working within the project, independent lines of research in associated areas are encouraged. There is ample room to develop one’s own research interest. 

Funding is available for one year with the possibility for renewal for a second year depending on the continued availability of funding and the performance of the postdoc. A competitive salary will be provided. The position is located at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Persons with training in soil science (solute movement, soil water and biogeochemistry, modeling), ecology, forestry, environmental sciences, or other related fields are encouraged to apply.

 

Ability to communicate effectively in English and evidence of productivity from previous work and/or evidence of strong ability to publish in quality peer-reviewed journals are essential. The candidate must be highly motivated, able to work independently but at the same time be a good team player. The candidate also needs to have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

The position is available from September 1, 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter.

To be considered, please send an unofficial copy of your university transcripts, curriculum vitae, names and contact details of three referees, and a short statement of your research interest to the address below (by email is preferred). Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Muthukumar Bagavathiannan [Attachment(s) from Muthukumar Bagavathiannan included below]

A Ph.D. graduate research assistantship (Economic Development Assistantship) is available in the School of Plant, Environmental and Soil Sciences, Louisiana State University. The successful applicant will conduct laboratory and field research to investigate physical and chemical properties of sugarcane residue-derived biochar and its agronomic and environmental impact as a soil amendment on sugarcane production. The person in this position will be responsible for conducting field and laboratory experiments, data analysis, presentation of research results, completing all coursework required for a Ph.D. degree, and writing a dissertation on the research topic. Applicants should have prior experience with analytical techniques related to soil and environmental chemistry, strong oral and written communication skills, and completed a M.S. degree in soil science with strong chemistry background and field experience. The selected applicant is expected to begin his or her program of study in summeror fall2014 semester. The position pays a stipend of $25,000/year plus tuition fee waiver.For further information regarding the graduate degree program and instructions for applying to Louisiana State University’s Graduate School, please visit http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/.  

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ADB-Japan Scholarship Programme for Students of Developing Countries, 2015

Applications are invited for ADB- Japan Scholarship Programme available for students of Asian Development Bank’s developing member countries. The ADB-JSP enrolls about 300 students annually in participating academic institutions located in 10 countries within the region. Scholarships are available to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Region. The scholarship is for one year with an extension to the second year of study. Students are expected to contribute to the economic and social development of their home countries.

Study Subject (s) : Programs covered by the ADB-JSP are postgraduate studies in economics, management, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, science and technology and also other development-related fields. Only programs at the 27 participating academic institutions in the Asian and Pacific Regions are eligible for ADB-JSP funding.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postgraduate studies.

Scholarship Provider: Government of Japan

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Graduate Research Assistantship, M.S. – Miscanthus establishment and fertility response on mined lands.

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Department of Plant Science, College of Agricultural Sciences, Penn State University

We seek an exceptional student to conduct research on Miscanthus establishment and growth on reclaimed mined lands, including investigation of biomass production response to inorganic and organic soil amendments and nutrient additions. This research is part of the Northeast Woody/Warm Season Biomass (NEWBio) Consortium effort to develop production of biomass feedstocks on marginal and minded lands in the Northeast United States. The research will utilize agronomic field experiments to study fate of applied nutrients and response and uptake by miscanthus. Applicants should have a B.S. in Soil Science, Agronomy, Plant Science, Horticulture, Environmental Science or other closely related field, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate course work and written and oral communication skills. The successful applicant can enroll in either the Soil Science or Agronomy graduate degree programs. The Research Assistantship includes waiver of tuition and fees and $20,500 annual stipend. Available August 2014.

For further information about this position please contact:

Professor Richard Stehouwer

Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Penn State University

E-mail: rcs15@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-7640

or

Professor Marvin Hall

Department of Plant Science, Penn State University

E-mail: mhh2@psu.edu

Phone: 814-863-1019

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SAHU JAIN TRUST - EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Website : http://www.sahujaintrust.timesofindia.com/

SMT. RAMA JAIN & SAHU SHANTI PRASAD JAIN

SAHU JAIN TRUST - EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

SAHU JAIN TRUST A Philanthropic Organisation Founded By SMT. RAMA JAIN & SAHU SHANTI PRASAD JAIN Announces the 2014-2015 Need-cum-merit basedEDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Non-Refundable Scholarship:- for pursuing Graduation and Post Graduation in all subjects. 

Existing recipients ofScholarship will have to apply again for continuance. 

Scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 150/- to Rs. 1,000/- per month. 

These are strictly for technical subjects like Engineering, Infotech, Medical, MBA etc. to be undertaken by graduates/post graduates in India. 

Last Date for Obtaining Application Forms - 20.7.2014 

Last Date for Receipt of Completed Forms by the Trust - 30.7.2014 
Application Forms will be available free of charge or can be had by post by sending a 9"x4" self-addressed stamped (Rs. 10/-) envelope to the Secretary, Sahu Jain Trust, 18, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003. 

Note: Forms can also be downloaded from our site: www.sahujaintrust.timesofindia.com 

Reference Website : Sahu Jain Trust Educational Scholarships 

SAHU JAIN TRUST A Philanthropic Organisation Founded By SMT. RAMA JAIN & SAHU SHANTI PRASAD JAIN Announces the 2014-2015 Need-cum-merit basedEDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Non-Refundable Scholarship:- for pursuing Graduation and Post Graduation in all subjects. 

Existing recipients ofScholarship will have to apply again for continuance. 

Scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 150/- to Rs. 1,000/- per month. 

These are strictly for technical subjects like Engineering, Infotech, Medical, MBA etc. to be undertaken by graduates/post graduates in India. 

Last Date for Obtaining Application Forms - 20.7.2014 

Last Date for Receipt of Completed Forms by the Trust - 30.7.2014 

Application Forms will be available free of charge or can be had by post by sending a 9"x4" self-addressed stamped (Rs. 10/-) envelope to the Secretary, Sahu Jain Trust, 18, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003. 

Note: Forms can also be downloaded from our site: www.sahujaintrust.timesofindia.com 

SAHU JAIN TRUST A Philanthropic Organisation Founded By SMT. RAMA JAIN & SAHU SHANTI PRASAD JAIN Announces the 2014-2015 Need-cum-merit basedEDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

Non-Refundable Scholarship:- for pursuing Graduation and Post Graduation in all subjects. 

Existing recipients ofScholarship will have to apply again for continuance. 

Scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 150/- to Rs. 1,000/- per month. 

These are strictly for technical subjects like Engineering, Infotech, Medical, MBA etc. to be undertaken by graduates/post graduates in India. 

Last Date for Obtaining Application Forms - 20.7.2014 

Last Date for Receipt of Completed Forms by the Trust - 30.7.2014 

Application Forms will be available free of charge or can be had by post by sending a 9"x4" self-addressed stamped (Rs. 10/-) envelope to the Secretary, Sahu Jain Trust, 18, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003. 

Note: Forms can also be downloaded from our site: www.sahujaintrust.timesofindia.com 

 

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Cornell University - Tata Scholarships

Tata Scholarship For Students From India Cornell University Scholarships For Indian Students 

Tata Scholarship for Students from India 

Thanks to a generous gift from the Tata Education and Development Trust - a philanthropic affiliate of India’s Tata Group - a $25 million endowment has been established that will allow Cornell to provide financial aid to undergraduate students from India. 

The Tata Scholarship Fund will support approximately 20 scholars at any given time and will ensure that the very best Indian students have access to Cornell, regardless of their financial circumstances. The scholarship will be awarded annually; recipients will receive the scholarship for the duration of their undergraduate studies at Cornell. 

Ratan Tata ’59, BArch ’62, is a Cornell trustee and the chairman of Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group, one of India’s oldest, largest, and most respected business conglomerates. Mr. Tata is one of the most respected business leaders in the world and has received numerous prestigious honors recognizing his impact through his work and philanthropy. 

Qualifications 

To receive the undergraduate scholarship, a recipient must: 

* be a citizen of India and have attended secondary school in India; 

* be offered admission to Cornell as an undergraduate student; 

* be eligible for need-based financial aid. 

Preference will be given to qualified students accepted to the College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; the College of Engineering; the Applied Economics and Management major in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences; and majors across colleges in the biological sciences, physical sciences, and other “hard” sciences, as well as the social sciences. 

Application Process 

Undergraduate applicants will be eligible for consideration for the Tata Scholarship if they have completed the admission application and have applied for financial aid. All undergraduate applicants must apply for financial aid by completing the financial aid application process for international students. 

To apply for international financial aid the following documentation is required: 

Complete the College Scholarship Service (CSS) PROFILE (Cornell’s CSS code is 2098). 

Additional information may be requested by the Office of Financial Aid. 

Learn more about the financial aid process for international students. 

 

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 FAST TRACK SCHEME FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS 

The Department of Science and Technology, through Fast Track Scheme for Young Scientists, provides quick research funding to young scientists below the age of 35 years (relaxable by 5 years in the case of SC/ST/OBC, woman and physically handicapped category) to undertake independent research in newly emerging and frontier areas of science and engineering. The details of the scheme are as follows:- 

OBJECTIVES 

1. To provide quick research support to young scientists for pursuing exciting and innovative research ideas.

2. To provide opportunities for interaction and exchange of ideas with scientific community. 

3. To involve young scientists in national S&T development process. 

ELIGIBILITY 

1. The applicant should possess any of the following degrees:- 

(a) Ph.D in Basic Science (Life Science, Physical Science, Chemical Science, Earth & Atmospheric Science, Mathematical Science), Engineering/Technology, Medicine/Surgery, Pharmacy, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Science or equivalent. 

(b) Masters degree in Engineering/Technology, Medicine/Surgery, Pharmacy, Veterinary, Agriculture or equivalent. 

2. The candidate should be less than 35 years on the date on which the application is received in DST. However age relaxation of 5 years would be given to scientists belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Women and Physically Handicapped category. 

FUNDING 

1. The funding is provided up to a maximum of Rs.17.00 lakhs (excluding overhead charges) for a period not exceeding three years. If the proposed objectives can be achieved in less than three years, the budget may be reduced accordingly. 

2. Funds are provided for equipments, consumables, travel and contingency. Additionally, the applicant if not holding a regular position or not drawing any other fellowship/stipend/salary, can draw a fellowship amount of Rs.20, 000/- per month (all inclusive). The fellowship amount is taxable. In cases, where the applicant is holding a regular position, he/she can seek a manpower at junior level (JRF, Project Assistant, etc.) 

3. “Overhead Charges” @ 20% of the project cost will be provided to the implementing institution over and above the project cost. 

General Guidelines for Submission 

1. The applicant should fulfill the eligibility criteria (education & age) as given under ‘Eligibility’. 

2. The funding is upto a maximum of Rs.17.00 lakhs (excluding overheads) for a period not exceeding three years. 

3. All care must be taken to write a good scientific proposal (A copy of the model proposal is put on the website for reference). The proposal should contain significant novelty and should lead to enrichment of scientific knowledge in the field. Routine extension of Ph.D or any other work will be discouraged. The candidates who are unemployed and drawing fellowship from the project are encouraged to choose the place of work different from the place where they have completed their Ph.D or other degree obtained in the immediate past. 

4. Projects which involve Recombinant DNA work should be examined and certified by Institutional Biosafety Committee. 

5. Projects, which are clinically oriented or projects, which involve experiments with human and/or animal material, should be examined and certified by Institutional Ethics Committee. 

6. All the required information should be given in the text of the proposal itself and not as annexures. 

7. Incomplete application and application lacking scientific/technical details will not be considered. 

8. At the time of submission of proposals, it is not necessary to get it forwarded by any Institute/ Laboratory. 

9. Ten (10) copies of the proposal, in the format given below, neatly typed on A-4 size paper, should be submitted to DST at any time during the year to the following address: 


Head, SERC 

Department of Science & Technology 

Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road 

New Delhi-110016 

Telefax: 011-26963695

Email: venktesh@nic.in 

Website: www.serc-dst.org 

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INSPIRE FELLOWSHIP FOR PURSUING DOCTORAL PROGRAMME IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Scientific Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE), A SCHEME OF THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, OFFERS STANDING OPPORTUNITY FOR PURSUING DOCTORAL RESEARCH IN ANY RECOGNIZED UNIVERSITY IN INDIA THROUGH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE LEVEL SAME AS NATIONAL ELIGIBILITY TEST (NET) QUALIFIED CANDIDATES.

Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a Program launched by the Government of India to strengthen the National Science and Technology base. It is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). One Component of the AORC Scheme in INSPIRE is focused on attraction of student to pursue doctoral degree in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters' degree in science or bachelor/ masters' degree in engineering/ applied sciences.

 

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UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS AT UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON IN UK, 2014

             In 2014, the University of Brighton is offering 40 international scholarships to new, full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate taught-degree students. Scholarships worth a reduction of £4,000 off the cost of your tuition fees for each year of the course are available. The strongest candidates will be those demonstrating a mixture of academic merit (including English language ability) and other merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity. The application deadline is 31 July 2014.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the University of Brighton.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degree level at University of Brighton.
Scholarship Provider: University of Brighton, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: -In order to be eligible to apply for a scholarship you must be a new, full-time, international fee-status student on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree with a minimum course duration of 1 year. You must have applied for the course of your choice at the University of Brighton, and have been offered a place on that course for 2014 entry.
-Students studying foundation degrees or undergraduate degrees at University of Brighton partner colleges or those on PG Cert/Dip courses (excluding OSPAP) are not eligible for these awards. Existing international students are not eligible unless starting a new undergraduate or postgraduate programme.

Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description:
In 2014, 40 University of Brighton international scholarships worth a reduction of £4,000 off the cost of your tuition fees for each year of your course are available to new, full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate taught-degree students. The criteria for awarding University of Brighton international scholarships are primarily merit-based. Merit does not necessarily have to mean academic merit but could also be interpreted to include outstanding performance in a variety of spheres. The strongest candidates will be those demonstrating a mixture of academic merit (including English language ability) and other merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity.

Number of award(s): 40 University of Brighton international scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for the duration of the programs.

What does it cover? 40 University of Brighton international scholarships worth a reduction of £4,000 off the cost of your tuition fees for each year of the course are available to new, full-time international undergraduate and postgraduate taught-degree students.

Selection Criteria: The strongest candidates will be those demonstrating a mixture of academic merit (including English language ability) and other merit or outstanding achievement in a particular field of activity.

Notification: Before that date, early applications will be processed and awards made at the end of February, April, and June 2014 and then the final awards will be made at the end of August. Decisions will be made by an awards committee coordinated by the International Office, Registry, and decisions about scholarship awards will be communicated to applicants approximately two weeks after those dates.

How to Apply:  For the 2014 academic year, please email internationalscholarships-at-brighton.ac.uk, with your applicant or UCAS number in the subject line, and university will send you a scholarship application pack. The application form can then be returned electronically to the same email address or sent by post to the address indicated on the scholarship application form. Please note application forms will not be sent to students who do not have an offer of a full-time place.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 July 2014.

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