Fedbank Hormis Memorial Foundation Scholarships 2014 Batch

Qualification : B.Sc. Agriculture

For Details:       Scholarship.docx

Download Application Form:  Application for FedBank Hormis Memorial Scholarship 2014 Batch.pdf


Global Rice Science Scholarship (GRiSS)

Qualification: Ph.D (All Discipline) 

Last date for Receipt of Applications: 30.11.2014

For Details:    GRiSP Scholarship for PhD research.docx


Commonwealth Scholarship/ Fellowship Plan 2015 offered by the Government of the United Kingdom

For Detail : A4 3825 2014 DT 15 09 2014.pdf

The Last date for online Application is 10th October 2014.


DAAD Scholarships and Funding Schemes

For Detail: DAAD-Fellowships.doc

Application deadline: 1 October 


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, Mast er 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 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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[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.


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  


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


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


Phone: 814-863-7640


Professor Marvin Hall

Department of Plant Science, Penn State University


Phone: 814-863-1019


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. 


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. 




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:- 


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. 


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. 


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






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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