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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Central European University Visiting Fellowship Program

Brief description:
Central European University (CEU) announces a call for its Visiting Research Fellowships program for the academic year 2014-15. The fellowship program is supported by the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations. Fellowships will be offered to academics employed in higher education institutions, who wish to spend one or two semesters at CEU conducting original research that will lead to a groundbreaking publication in an international peer-reviewed journal. The fellowship program is administered from the Office of the Provost and Academic Pro-Rector, and the fellows can be hosted by any CEU school, department or research center.
Host Institution(s):
Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Field(s) of study:
The topic of any CEU school, department or research center
Number of Scholarships:
10
Target group:
Academics from eligible countries employed in higher education institutions
Scholarship value/inclusions:
Fellows are supported for a period of three to six months (one or two consecutive terms at CEU). Fellowship covers travel costs to/from Budapest, accommodation and a monthly stipend of 1,800 USD per month.
Eligibility:
• Eligible countries: Afghanistan, Angola, Benin, Bhutan, Botswana, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Congo (Brazzaville), Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestine, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
•  Eligible applicants should be employed, full-time or part-time, in a teaching and/or research institution in their home country at the time of application;
•  Eligible applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent and have a research record in an area that falls under one or more CEU academic units (schools, departments and research centers).
• Please note: those who are or who plan to be involved in projects, research, teaching, or other activities sponsored or co-sponsored by Open Society Foundations for the duration of the Research Fellowship are not eligible to participate in the program.
•  Applications not meeting eligibility requirements will not be considered.
Application instructions:
You can find the Application form at the program’s website (see link below). Applications should arrive to the following email address Research_Fellowship@ceu.hu by 11 November 2013.
Application package should include:
•  Completed application form;
•  CV;
•  1500 – 2000 word research proposal;
•  Photocopy of Ph. D. certificate or equivalent;
•  Two letters of reference – original letters should arrive in sealed envelopes signed across the seal, directly from the referee, by the application deadline at the following address:  CEU Fellowship program, Provost’s Office, Nador u. 9, H-1051, Budapest, Hungary
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Website:
Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.ceu.hu/academics/research/support/vrf

Friday, 10 February 2017

AAUW International Fellowships in USA for Women

Brief description:
AAUW (the American Association of University Women) awards International Fellowships for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited institutions are supported.
Host Institution(s):
Accredited U.S. institutions
Level/Field(s) of study:
 Graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions.
Number of Awards:
Not specified
Target group:
Women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents.  Preference is given to women who show prior commitment to the advancement of women and girls through civic, community, or professional work.
Scholarship value/inclusions:
Master’s/Professional Fellowship: $18,000
Doctorate Fellowship: $20,000
Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000
Eligibility:
Applicants must be women and have citizenship in a country other than the United States or possession of a nonimmigrant visa if residing in the United States. Women holding dual citizenship in the United States and another country are not eligible.
It is important to read the full eligibility criteria. See the official website for more details.
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
Applications and submission of supporting documents are done online. The application deadline for AY 2017-2018 is 1 December 2016.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the online application and for detailed updated information on this scholarship/fellowship.
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Open Society Fellowships

Brief description:
The Open Society Fellowship was founded in 2008 to support individuals pursuing innovative and unconventional approaches to fundamental open society challenges. A fellowship project might identify a problem that has not previously been recognized, develop new policy ideas to address familiar problems, or offer a new advocacy strategy.
Fellows may produce a variety of work products, including publications such as books, reports, or blogs; innovative public-education projects; or the launch of new campaigns or organizations. They may also engage in activities such as hosting panel discussions, traveling to conferences, participating in policy debates, and aggressively promoting their ideas in public venues.
The fellowship does not fund enrollment for degree or non-degree study at academic institutions, including dissertation research.
Host Institution(s):
Open Society Foundations
Project Themes:
Project themes should cut across at least two areas of interest to the Open Society Foundations. Among these are human rights, government transparency, access to information and to justice, and the promotion of civil society and social inclusion.
Number of Fellowships:
Not specified
Target group:
Open to anyone from anywhere in the world.
Fellowship amount:
Full-time fellows will receive a stipend of $80,000 or $100,000, depending on work experience, seniority, and current income. Stipends will be prorated for part-time fellows. The stipend does not necessarily equal the applicant’s current salary.
Eligibility:
The Open Society Fellowship accepts proposals from anywhere in the world. Applicants should possess a deep understanding of their chosen subject and a track record of professional accomplishment.
Ideal fellows are specialists who can see beyond the parochialisms of their field and possess the tenacity to complete a project of exceptional merit. Proficiency in spoken English is required.
Application instructions:
As a first step, all potential applicants are required to submit a one- to two page, single-spaced, letter of inquiry that outlines the topic of the project and proposed work product in accordance with the guidelines, accompanied by a CV. This is the first stage in the application process. Letters of inquiry are submitted online before 4 January 2016.
It is important to read the fellowship guidelines and visit the official website (link found below) to access the online form and for detailed information on how to apply for this fellowship.
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Harvard Fellowships in Sustainability Science

Brief description:
The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University offers doctoral, post-doctoral, and mid-career fellowships in Sustainability Science. The fellowships are tenable during Harvard’s academic year beginning in September 2016.
Host Institution(s):
Center for International Development at Harvard University, USA
Fields of study:
This year’s competition is focused on two thematic areas related to energy and sustainability. The University is seeking applications focusing on: 1) decarbonizing energy systems in the European Union and 2) designing, developing, and/or implementing sustainable energy and related resource policies and programs in China.
Number of Awards:
Not specified.
Target group:
Doctoral and post-doctoral students and mid-career professionals
Scholarship value/inclusions:
Fellowship appointments offer a stipend of $45,830 for post-doctoral fellows, and $25,000 for pre-doctoral fellows, over the ten month academic year (September–June), equivalent to $55,000 and $30,000, respectively, on a yearly basis. Stipends for practitioner, mid-career, and senior research fellows are commensurate with experience.
Fellows have the option to enroll in Harvard University’s employee health insurance program at a subsidized rate for the duration of their fellowship.
Eligibility:
The Sustainability Science Fellowships are open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in research or practice that advances the goals of the program (see above).
Prospective fellows should have a focused personal research or writing objective that is consistent with those goals. In addition, applicants should be interested in spending some of their time as fellows in collaborations with other fellows and faculty in the program in ways that will advance the interdisciplinary, problem-driven agenda of sustainability science more broadly.
Applications for the mid-career fellowships are invited from individuals in governmental, non-governmental, private organizations, or academia with at least five years of professional experience doing work involved in linking science and practice for sustainable development.
Applications for the post-doctoral fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree. (Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. between 2011 and 2016.)
Applicants for a doctoral fellowship must currently be enrolled in a doctoral program and have passed their qualifying exams (completed coursework and passed oral and/or written exams) by July 2016. Applicants whose doctoral programs do not require qualifying exams must have completed all the required coursework for the Ph.D., since fellows will not be doing course work while at Harvard.
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
It is important to read the application instructions and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship. Applications for the fellowship are due 15 January 2016.
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Robert S. McNamara Phd Research Fellowships

Brief description:
The World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowship Program awards fellowships of up to $25,000 annually for developing country PhD candidates to conduct innovative, development-related, doctoral research under the supervision of a research advisor at a host institution abroad through a residency period of 6 to 10 months.
Host Institution(s):
Your fellowship can take place at any host institution in the world as long as the following conditions are met: (i) the host institution is in a World Bank member country. (ii) the host institution is outside the developing country where you have citizenship. (iii) the host institution is outside the country where you are a current resident. (iv) if you currently reside in a country outside the developing country where you have citizenship, that country must be a developing country.
Level/Fields of Research:
Doctoral research in development-related topics
Number of Awards:
Not specified
Target group:
Nationals of a Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing
Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
RSMFP provides up to $25,000 (U.S.) for developing country nationals to travel abroad to conduct development-related PhD research under the supervision of a host advisor at a university, research or development institution in a World Bank member country. Scholarship covers a 6 to 10 month period.
Eligibility:
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a fellowship award:
• You are not a national of any country not eligible to receive World Bank financing (for example, you cannot be a dual citizen of a country that cannot receive World Bank financing)
• You are currently enrolled in a PhD program in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing
• While enrolled in the PhD program, you have resided in a World Bank member country eligible to receive World Bank financing
• You will have completed all coursework and exams required by your PhD program at the time of application deadline.
• You are 35 years or younger on the Application Deadline date
• You are not an Executive Director, his/her alternate, and/or staff of all types of appointments of the World Bank Group (The World Bank, International Development Association, International Finance Corporation, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlements of Investment Disputes). Nor are you a close relative of the aforementioned by blood or adoption with the term “close relative” defined as: Mother, Father, Sister, Half-sister, Brother, Half-brother, Son, Daughter, Aunt, Uncle, Niece, or Nephew
• You have not previously been the recipient of the World Bank Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program.
• You are accepted as a visiting scholar for a period of six to ten months by a university or research center in a World Bank member country other than your country of citizenship and, if applicable, other than a developing country in which you currently reside.
• Your research proposal for RSMFP funding is endorsed by your PhD thesis supervisor and your host institution research advisor.
• You can begin your proposed fellowship between April and September 2017
• You are able to complete your proposed fellowship research in 6 to 10 months.
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
Applications will be received only through the online application site. Only completed applications will be accepted and reviewed. Deadline is 12 noon, Washington D.C time (Eastern Standard Time/EST) on Tuesday, 14 December 2016.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Website:
Official Scholarship Website: http://go.worldbank.org/993QOP76R0

Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals

Brief description:
This September, the United Nations will announce the inaugural class of the Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals – 17 young change-makers whose leadership is catalyzing the achievement of the Goals. From food to fashion to finance, the Young Leaders will come from many different backgrounds, represent every region in the world and help activate millions of young people in support of the Goals.
Host Institution(s):
United Nations
Field of study:
Sustainable Development Goals
Number of Awards:
17
Target group:
Youth – 18 and 30 years old (as of 12 August 2016) from around the world
Fellowship benefits:
Successful nominees are expected to continue in their existing roles and serve as Young Leaders in an advocacy role. Being a Young Leader is not a full time role but an advocacy function which should complement existing work.
The function is honorary, non-remunerated and does not entail speaking on behalf of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth or the United Nations.
Eligibility:
Nominees must be between 18 and 30 years old (as of August 12, 2016). Successful candidates will be selected based on:
  •  • Their demonstrated achievements in promoting and advancing sustainable development;
  •  • The ability to command an audience, influence their contemporaries and inspire their constituents;
  •  • Their personal influence within their respective fields and reputation for inclusive and innovative leadership;
  • • Their demonstrated integrity, commitment to the SDGs and core values of the UN.
Application instructions:
Anyone can nominate! You cannot nominate yourself but anyone can nominate you. If you think that you qualify, ask a friend, a mentor or a colleague to nominate you. Deadline for nominations is 15 July 2016.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on this opportunity.
Website:
Official Scholarship Website:  http://sdgyoungleaders.org/#nominate-home

Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries

Brief description:
Commonwealth Scholarships for Master’s and PhD study in the UK are offered for citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. These scholarships are funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Host Institution(s):
You are requested to apply for a course of study at  UK universities with which the CSC has a part funding agreement.
Level and Field(s) of study:
Masters (one-year courses only) or PhD Programmes in all subject areas offered at participating UK Universities. The CSC’s selection criteria give priority to those applications that demonstrate strong relevance to development.
Number of Scholarships:
Approximately 300 of these scholarships are awarded each year.
Target group:
The scholarships are targeted to citizens of Developing Commonwealth Countries.
Scholarship value/inclusions:
Each Scholarship provides airfare to and from United Kingdom, tuition and examination fees, personal maintaining allowance, thesis grant (if applicable), initial arrival allowance, among others. Please see the 2017 Commonwealth Scholarship Prospectus for full scholarship benefits.
Eligibility:
To apply for the awards covered in this prospectus, candidates should:
• Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
• Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
• Be available to commence their academic studies in the United Kingdom by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2017
• By October 2017, hold a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification (usually a Master’s degree).
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
The CSC cannot accept any applications direct from candidates for these scholarships. All applications must be made through your nominating agency (or university/university body, if applicable) in your home country. You must check with them in the first instance for their specific advice and rules for applying, and for their own closing date for applications.
You must make your application using the CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS), in addition to any other application form that you are required to complete by your nominating body. Your application must be submitted to and endorsed by one of the approved nominating bodies. All applications must be submitted by 23.59 (GMT) on 15 November 2016 at the latest.
It is important to read the 2017 Commonwealth Scholarship Prospectus and visit the official website (link found below) to access the EAS system and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme for International Students

Brief description:
Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong’s institutions.
Host Institution(s):
The HKPF supports the awardees to pursue their PhD studies at UGC-funded institutions in Hong Kong:
Level/Field of study:
Eligible PhD Programmes offered by participating institutions. For details of PhD programmes offered by individual institutions, please refer to their respective websites (links found above).
Number of Awards:
More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2017/18 academic year
Target group:
International students
Scholarship value/inclusions/duration:
The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) 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 up to three years.
Eligibility:
Those who are seeking admission as new full-time PhD students in UGC-funded institutions of Hong Kong, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability/potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain an HKPFS Reference Number by1 December 2016 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired universities.
It is important to read the how to apply page and visit the official website and the specific websites of the participating institutions (links found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Website:
Official Scholarship Website:  http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

IO-MBA Program Scholarships at University of Geneva

Brief description:
The IO-MBA program and the University of Geneva have introduced a new scholarship program in September 2016 entering into force from the 2017-2018 intake. This scholarship program has the objective to encourage and facilitate the participation of candidates coming from abroad to Geneva, candidates coming from low and middle income countries as well as candidates working in a Nonprofit Organization.
Host Institution(s):
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Level/Field of study:
International Organizations Master’s in Business Administration
Number of Awards:
Not specified
Target group:
International candidates, candidates from developing countries, and candidates working in a Nonprofit organization.
Scholarship value/inclusions:
The scholarship amount varies from 5,000-7,900 CHF
Eligibility:
Geneva University Accommodation Scholarship
Based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. This scholarship is depending on the availability of rooms and granted on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.
IO-MBA Scholarship
Based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. This scholarship is depending on the availability of funds.
Priority Countries Scholarship
‘Statement of honor’ describing your personal financial situation, copy of your passport, proof of residence. This scholarship is depending on the availability of funds.
Scholarship for Partner IOs & NGOs
Statement from the employer attesting your place of work.
Application instructions:
Applications are currently closed.
Each type of scholarship is available on a limited number and candidates who are willing to apply for it are encouraged to submit their application by 15 November (Round 1). Candidates can apply for two types of scholarships at the same time, knowing that the Admission Committee will grant, if possible, the most beneficial scholarship.
It is important to visit the official website  for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
Website:
Official Scholarship Website: http://iomba.ch/financial-aid-scholarships/

Thursday, 9 February 2017

2017 Future Global Leaders Fellowship

Brief description:
Freshmen students are invited to apply to the 2017 Future Global Leaders Fellowship, an internationally competitive program granting first generation and low-income students entry into the Fortis Society – the world’s first private network for diverse leaders. This program has gathered students from leading universities worldwide including; Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Sciences Po, and Peking University.
Host Institution(s):
Future Leaders Foundation in USA
Level/Field of study:
Leadership Training and Fellowship
Number of Awards:
Not specified
Target group:
Freshmen students who will be the first in their families to attend university and/or low-income students
Scholarship value/inclusions:
All programme costs are covered the by the Future Leaders Foundation.
(1) Mentorship from world renowned professionals;
(2) Three-week Intensive leadership training;
(3) Funding and support for an internship abroad;
(4) Customized career advice and tools;
(5) Access to an influential international network – the Fortis Society
Eligibility:
Applicants must be:
(1) First-Year undergraduate students
(2) Be the first in their families to attend university and/or Low-Income students
(3) Have a track record of academic excellence and leadership
(4) Have limitless global ambition
(5) Have a strong desire to join the Fortis Society
Application instructions:
Applications are done online before 31 January 2017.
It is important to read the official website thoroughly and download the Honor Pledge, theSample Application, and the Resume Template before you start the application.
Website:
Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.futureleaders.org/about-the-fellowship/

United World Colleges (UWC) International Youth Scholarships

Brief description:
UWC is the only global educational NGO that brings students together from all over the world, selected from within their own countries, on merit and regardless of race, religion, politics, and the ability to pay. These students come together at one of thirteen UWC schools and colleges  that aim to foster international understanding and peace.
The UWC scholarship programme ensures diversity through selection on potential and merit.  Many students attend UWC with full or partial scholarships and UWC national committees allocate scholarships as part of the selection process.
Host Institution(s):

Curriculum:
UWC schools and colleges currently follow one of three models:
•  Colleges which offer a two year pre-university diploma, the International Baccalaureate (IB). See IB Diploma for more information.
•  Schools which offer the IB Diploma within the context of a larger school, providing students of other ages the opportunity to gain a UWC experience. See students aged 2 – 16 for more information.
•  A three year tertiary level agricultural and training programme, taught at Simón Bolívar UWC of Agriculture in Venezuela. See Agricultural training for more information.
Number of Awards:
Not specified.

Target group:
UWC is open to international students who looking for either a pre-university education or a tertiary agricultural course in a multi-cultural, values based environment.


Scholarship value/inclusions:

It is UWC’s goal that it will meet 100% of student need and they are actively fundraising to achieve this aim.  Many students have attended UWC with full or partial scholarships.

Eligibility:
Colleges teaching a two-year pre-university diploma
Students interested in the pre-university diploma will normally be aged between 15 and 17 years old at the application stage and have already completed 10 or 11 years of formal education. Students are normally 16 or 17 when they start at a UWC college. Academic requirements vary from country to country.
The teaching language of these colleges is English, with the exception of UWC Costa Rica which is bilingual – Spanish and English.  Previous knowledge of the teaching language is not usually necessary. The colleges will offer support if you do not have previous language knowledge.
Younger students
•  UWC South East Asia – (Ages 4-18). For details on how to apply and entry requirements (this will open a new window  on the UWC South East Asia website)
•  Waterford Kamhlaba UWC – (Ages 11-18) for details on how to apply and entry requirements (this will open a new window on the Waterford UWC website)
•  UWC Maastricht – (Ages 2-18). For details on how to apply and entry requirements emailinfo@uwcmaastricht.com
The teaching language at these three schools is English.
Agricultural training
Simón Bolívar UWC is a tertiary agricultural college and to be eligible to apply students are normally between the ages of 17-18 and are already high school graduates. The teaching language at Simón Bolívar UWC is Spanish.


Application instructions:

The application process and deadlines are set by national committees and vary from country to country, so please contact the national committee in your country for more information on how the selection process works in your country.  Each UWC national committee tailors the application process and deadlines to the local education system and culture to ensure it is relevant and appropriate.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Contact information:
If you have further questions, please contact your national committee.  Find your national committee by selecting your country from the list.

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