Netherlands: Scholarships for Master Students 2007
Kategori: Beasiswa master / s2 di belanda di TUE
The Netherlands: Scholarships for Master Students at The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e)
Introduction The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e), with support from The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund (TSCSF), offers scholarships to talented postgraduate students from the developing world. The aim of the scholarship is to give students the opportunity to study at the TU/e and gain skills that will make a long-term contribution to the further development of their countries.
aged 35 or under; intending to study a subject that will be of significant value in aiding the sustainable development of their home country; of such outstanding academic ability as to be able easily to obtain a place on the MSc program of their choice; fluent in spoken and written English; neither a current nor former employee of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group of companies. not already enrolled in a TU/e program.
Eligible countries Students who are nationals of and resident in any country other than the following may apply for a scholarship: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.
Students must also intend to return and take up permanent residence in their home country/country of residence after completion of the MSc program in the Netherlands.
Costs covered This is a so-called 'full-cost' scholarship which means that students are granted a fixed amount of money which usually covers tuition fees, international travel, living and other costs.
How many scholarships are available? 6 scholarships will be available for new master students starting their 1st year of master studies in academic year 2007/2008. There are also 6 scholarships for 2nd year Master’s students, who were granted their 1st year scholarship in 2006.
Duration of scholarship The duration of the master program with a maximum of two years.
Application procedure All students applying for a TU/e master’s program will automatically be entered in the selection procedure for this scholarship. Students must have applied for admission to a TU/e master’s program before 1 March 2007.
Successful scholarship candidates will be informed mid June 2007.
scholarships are awarded for a specific Master’s program for the academic year 2007/2008 and cannot be transferred to other Master’s programs or another academic year. scholarships are not available for students who are already enrolled at TU/e.
Further information from:
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven International Relations Office PO Box 513 5600 MB Eindhoven The Netherlands Tel: +31 (0)40 247 8015 Fax: +31 (0)40 244 1692 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kategori: Beasiswa doktor di Austria jurusan keuangan
Austria: PhD Scholarships in Finance at Vienna Graduate School of Finance
INVITATION TO APPLY
The Vienna Graduate School of Finance – a joint initiative of the University of Vienna, the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna, and the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration – invites applications for the course starting in September 2007 for its doctoral program. Upon admission, applicants can expect to obtain a top-quality education for an academic career or a highly specialized position in business or international institutions.
The Vienna Graduate School of Finance draws on the academic resources of three established academic institutions, with a faculty specializing in various fields of finance, including asset pricing, corporate finance, financial institutions, risk management, and market microstructure. Well-established within the research community, the local faculty not only focuses on questions of fundamental theoretical and empirical importance in finance, but also on policy-oriented issues and practical applications.
DISTINGUISHED INTERNATIONAL FACULTY
Leading scholars in the field are regularly invited to teach advanced courses on a topic with either important practical applications or high potential for future research. For example, in the last three years courses have been taught by Kerry Back (St. Louis), David Bates (Iowa), Tomas Björk (Stockholm), Michael Brennan (UCLA), Stefano Demichelis (University of Pavia), Zsuzsanna Fluck (Michigan State), Nicolae Garleanu (University of Pennsylvania), David Lando (Copenhagen), Antonio Mele (LSE), Mojmir Mrak (Ljubljana), Stefan Reichelstein (Stanford), Neal Stoughton (Calgary), Ruey Tsay (University of Chicago GSB), Russ Wermers (Maryland), Jan Werner (Minnesota), and Stanley Zin (Carnegie Mellon).
The program consists of two years of intensive course work, followed by thesis writing. All courses are taught in English. In addition to good language skills, good skills in mathematics and statistics are advantageous to successfully complete the program.
The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have a sufficient level of formal training. Applicants should take a GRE and/or GMAT and a TOEFL test, and provide proof of basic proficiency in finance and/or economics (based on either the degree they hold or a sample of original written work). The application package should also contain a statement of purpose, as well as copies of any certificates and diplomas obtained during prior studies, along with certified translations into English. Finally, each applicant should arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent directly to the address stated below.
Successful applicants will receive very financial support. Approximately 4-6 applicants will be admitted to the program.
Please send your application package no later than February 15th, 2007, to the following address: VGSF - Prof. Josef Zechner, University of Vienna, Department of Finance, Brünnerstrasse 72, 1210 Vienna (Wien), Austria.
FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND AN APPLICATION FORM PLEASE SEE:
Kategori: Beasiswa luar negeri di Perancis / Prancis program MBA. Beasiswa ini khusus wanita / perempuan. France Scholarship in HEC School of Management
Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholarship
Deadline: 22 November 2006 & 2 May 2007
The Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholarship was established in memory of Muriel Dargent (1967 – 2004), Matthieu Dargent (1997 – 2004), Iris Dargent (2001 – 2004), and Muriel's parents, all of whom disappeared in the December 2004 Tsunami.
The Fondation Rainbow Bridge will enable young women recipients to enrich their academic background by obtaining an HEC MBA.
Recipients of this scholarship are top-caliber female candidates who have been admitted to the HEC MBA program and who can demonstrate exemplary leadership skills in one or more of the following areas:
Community work, Charity engagement, Sustainable development practices.
Women applying must come from an Asian or African country affected by a natural disaster, drought or famine. In addition, they must demonstrate a commitment to solving some of the social and economic issues affecting their countries while working for the long-term security of the people living there.
Please explain in 1,500 words why you should be named the Fondation Rainbow Bridge Scholar at the HEC MBA Program, while identifying your post-MBA goals.
Personal Financial Statement:
Applicants must submit a detailed description of their financial circumstances as well as a cash-flow forecast for the 16-month duration at HEC.
Amount of Awards:
Number of Awards: Two awards per year (one for the January intake; the other for the September intake)
Application Deadlines: January 2007 candidates: Deadline: November 22, 2006 Publication of decision: November 28, 2006 September 2007 candidates: Deadline: May 2, 2007 Publication of decision: May 4, 2007
UK: PhD Studentship in Primary Care and General Practice
Kategori: Beasiswa studentship/lowongan kerja magang bagi mahasiswa program doktor di inggris
UK/Britain University of Birmingham - PhD Studentship in Primary Care and General Practice Studentship What is the Optimum Model of Service Delivery for Transient Ischaemic Attack?
Department of Primary Care and General Practice
People who have had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) are at high risk of subsequently having a stroke, and these risks are greatest in the initial period following the event, with 8% of people going on to have a stroke within a week and 12% within a month. National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke recommend that patients with a TIA should be investigated as soon as possible in a specialist service within 7 days. While there is a broad based clinical consensus that management of patients with TIA and minor stroke should be more pro-active than it currently is, it is not possible to recommend a single model of care, since there are a number of unresolved issues.
Should the emphasis be on the development of rapid access specialist clinics (analogous to rapid access chest pain clinics)? Should this involve a `one stop’ service, with same day access to brain scans and carotid ultrasound? What is the trade off in terms of cost versus outcome if these clinics have the capacity to see all patients on the same day that they are referred, or if there is a maximum wait (e.g. 7 days)? What would be the impact if more patients with TIA were seen in hospital within a few hours of symptom onset (e.g. if health education campaigns alert people to the symptoms of stroke, and are encouraged todial `999)? Alternatively, should GPs manage patients more actively, without referring all to specialist clinics?
The aim of this research is to inform how best to configure TIA services by using mathematical modelling. Four different patterns of service provision will be assessed (current practice; enhanced primary care services; a `999′ service; and a rapid access neuro-vascular clinic) in terms of strokes averted, quality adjusted life years and costs.
No formal PhD project has been designed as the successful candidate will be involved in its development. The research will, however, be carried out in the area described above. Training and support will be provided. The postholder will be based in the Department of Primary Care and General Practice, part of the Division of Primary Care & General Practice, Public and Occupational Health, at the University of Birmingham.
To be eligible for this studentship, applicants must have a class I or II:i degree in a relevant subject.
Application forms are available from Kathleen Waldron, 0121 414 8582, or available online at http://www.apply.bham.ac.uk/. Please do not complete the section describing the project, as the protocol will be designed by the candidate once in post. Closing date: 30th November 2006, the stipend is £12,000 per annum plus tuition fees.
Please return application forms to:
Dr Jonathan Mant, Department of Primary Care & General Practice, Clinical Sciences Building, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.
For more information about this project, please contact: Dr Jonathan Mant on 0121 414 82657, or email on email@example.com.
Kategori: Beasiswa awards mahasiswa/pelajar riset/peneliti/program doktoral jurusan ilmu sosial dan humaniora
British College Research Student Awards 2007 at College of Humanities and Social Science, The University of Edinburgh, UK
The College Research Student Awards scheme is designed to attract high quality students aspiring to PhD research in the College of Humanities and Social Science. There are two types of award being offered: a College Studentship, which provides a stipend as well as paying tuition fees at the EU rate; and a College Scholarship, which pays only for the tuition fees at the EU rate. Applicants are automatically considered for both awards. Subject to satisfactory progress, the awards are tenable for up to three years. The College of Humanities and Social Science is now seeking applications for the 2007-2008 academic session.
There will be up to 8 College Studentships each comprising a stipend of £11,340 per annum, fees paid (at Home/EU rate), and a research expenses allowance of £420. Applicants who are unsuccessful in obtaining a College Studentship are automatically considered for a College Scholarship.
College Scholarships pay fees at the Home/EU rate and a research expenses allowance of £420 per annum. Approximately 14 scholarships will be allocated by College competition.
College Awards are very competitive, and only those applicants fulfilling the following criteria should apply:
Seeking to start full-time or part-time PhDs.
Seeking to start in the academic year beginning September 2007. Of outstanding academic merit and research potential. Although candidates with an upper second class honours Bachelor`s degree (or the overseas equivalent) can be considered, in order to be competitive candidates should really have a first class Bachelor`s degree (GPA of 3.7), or 2:1 (GPA of 3.4) supplemented by an excellent Intermediate or Master`s degree.
The quality of the student’s research proposal and any publications will be taken into consideration.
Be fully supported by referees providing strong support for the Award.
Factors such as financial status, nationality and the proposed field of study are not taken into account.
If College Award candidates are applying to study topics eligible for Research Council Awards then they must also apply for the Research Council award.
Overseas candidates applying for a College Studentship or Scholarship must also apply for an ORS award. Information on ORS awards (and an application form) is downloadable from http://www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/internat/ors.htm.
The ORS application form and its supporting documents should be sent to the College Postgraduate Office for us to receive it by 1 March 2007 at the latest. Applications for ORS awards received after that date will not be considered.
Overseas students who are unsuccessful in obtaining an ORS Award should note that the College Studentship or College Scholarship will not cover fees at the higher overseas rate. This means that successful overseas College Award holders without an ORS award will be responsible for financing the difference between the EU fee and the overseas fee.
Overseas candidates who are successful in obtaining an ORS award AND a College Award will automatically have their full fees covered.
Overseas candidates who are successful in obtaining an ORS award BUT NOT a College Award will be responsible for financing the EU part of their tuition fees.
You must be enrolled, be admitted, or have applied to a graduate degree program (master’s or PhD) at an institution of higher education by the application deadline AND you must plan to begin your studies no later than one year after the application deadline.
You must commit to working in conservation in Indonesia or a neighboring country in the region at least two yeras after the completion of your degree.
You must NOT have received a Russell E. Train Scholarship or Fellowship in the past. Those who have received EFN Professional Development Grants may apply for a Train Fellowship. You must NOT be a full time employee of WWF. Consultants may apply.
Your field of study must pertain to one of the following:
- A natural science discipline relevant to sustainable natural resource management, ecosystem services or biodiversity conservation in the Heart of Borneo or Sumatra priority regions
- A social science discipline relevant to sustainable resource management, sustainable economic development or community-based participation in the Heart of Borneo or Sumatra priority regions
- Business planning, environmental economics and/or policy, or public-private partnerships that promote sustainable natural resource management or biodiversity conservation in the Herat of Borneo or Sumatra priority regions
- Endangered species protection: tigers, elephants, rhinos, or orangutans enforcement, and management in the Heart of Borneo or Sumatra priority regions
To request an application or if you have any questions about the Russell E. Train Fellowship program, please contact us at 021-8317330 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The application deadline for Russell E. Train Fellowship Program is February 28, 2007
All applications must be postmarked by this date. Applications sent after this date will not be considered. Please send your completed application to:
Education for Nature IIEF - The Indonesian International Education Foundation Menara Imperium, 28th Floor, Suite B Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said, Jakarta 12980, Indonesia Tel. (021) 8317330; Fax. (021) 8317331; Website: http://www.iief.or.id
1 Pennsylvania (Wharton) 2 Northwestern (Kellogg) 3 Harvard 4 MIT (Sloan) 5 Duke (Fuqua) 6 Michigan 7 Columbia 8 Cornell (Johnson) 9 Virginia (Darden) 10 Chicago 11 Stanford 12 UCLA (Anderson) 13 NYU (Stern) 14 Carnegie Mellon 15 UNC - Chapel Hill 16 Dartmouth (Tuck) 17 Texas - Austin (McCombs) 18 UC Berkeley (Haas) 19 Yale 20 Indiana 21 Rochester (Simon) 22 Vanderbilt (Owen) 23 Washington University (Olin) 24 USC (Marshall) 25 Purdue (Krannert) 26 Georgetown (McDonough) 27 Maryland (Smith) 28 Emory (Goizueta) 29 Michigan State (Broad) 30 Georgia Tech (DuPree)
The mba schools below fall into the Business Week tier 2 schools - those ranked 31 - 50. These schools are not ranked individually but listed alphabetically within the tier. Results are broadly similar to the FT TOP US MBA SCHOOL RANKINGS.
BW US MBA school ranking - tier 2
Arizona State Babson College (Olin) Boston University California at Davis California Irvine Florida (Warrington) Georgia (Terry) Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Iowa (Tippie) Minnesota (Carlson) Notre Dame (Mendoza) Ohio State Pennsylvania State Pittsburgh (Katz) Rice (Jones) Southern Methodist (Cox) Thunderbird Wake Forest (Babcock) William and Mary Wisconsin (Madison)
The mba schools below fall into the Business Week tier 3 schools - those ranked 51 - 67. These schools are not ranked individually but listed alphabetically within the tier. Results are broadly similar to the FT TOP US MBA SCHOOL RANKINGS.
BW US MBA school ranking - tier 3
American (Kogod) Arizona (Eller) Boston College (Carroll) Brigham Young (Marriott) Case Western Reserve (Weatherhead) Clark Atlanta George Washington Howard University of Miami Rutgers Syracuse Texas A&M (Mays) Tulane (Freeman) South Carolina (Darla Moore) SUNY Buffalo Tennessee at Knoxville University of Washington
The Business Week MBA program rankings also include schools outside of the US. The international mba program rankings are divided into the top 7 which are ranked individually and the next 8 which are listed alphabetically as "tier 2". You can compare these results with the FT TOP INTERNATIONAL MBA SCHOOL RANKINGS.
Top International MBA program ranking
1 INSEAD (France and Singapore) 2 London Business School (UK) 3 Instituto de Estudios Superiores de la Empresa (IESE) 4 IMD (Switzerland) 5 Western Ontario (Ivey) 6 Erasmus (Rotterdam) 7 Toronto (Rotman)
International MBA program ranking - tier 2
Cranfield (UK) ESADE (Spain) Instituto de Empresas (Spain) McGill (Canada) Oxford (Said) (UK) Queens (Canada) SDA Bocconi (Italy) York (Schulich) (Canada)
USA: National Society of Offshore and Polar Scholarship
Kategori: Beasiswa riset di Amerika
The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) encourages college graduate students to study and/or to engage in research in the field of Offshore Mechanics. For this purpose, each year the ISOPE will provide Offshore Mechanics Scholarships for Outstanding Students dependent upon available funds.
Guidelines and Requirements: Each scholarship offered is a competitive one. Sex, race, age, religion, nationality, etc. are not factors for consideration. However, a student’s deed is one of the factors for consideration. The criteria for ward are: (1) A recipient must be a graduate student, or be admitted to a graduate program and will be a graduate student, as verified by the Department Chairman or the supervising professor. (2) High scholastic achievement must have been demonstrated. (3) He/she must be a person of integrity, good character and strict morals. (4) Preferences may be given to those whose papers are accepted at the council-supported technical meetings.
Application (Deadline: April 3): For due consideration for the awards, one should submit an application to the ISOPE by the deadline stated in the recent announcement. Accompanying the application, all the official college academic transcripts, a statement of personal professional objectives, and a letter of recommendation from the supervising professor should be included. Application forms are available at the ISOPE. The Offshore Mechanics Scholarships Application Form (PDF Format and MS Word Format) can also be download from this page.
Selection: The awardee will be selected by the scholarship committee of the ISOPE by vote. The applicants who receive the highest votes from the committee shall be the awardee. No more than one scholarship shall be awarded in the same year to the applicants from one university.
Japan: Student Essay Competition on Sustainable Development
Kategori: Beasiswa lomba karya tulis ilmiah/makalah/paper ttg pembangunan berkelanjutan di jepang
Japan: Asia and Pacific Student Essay Competition on Sustainable Development Deadline: 30 November 2006 The future of Asia and the Pacific region is in the hands of its young people. University students across the vast region are learning about the development challenges their countries face, including unemployment, illiteracy, disease, lack of adequate health care, and environmental degradation. Many students are acting to address these challenges in their communities. They have formulated ideas, often based on their own experiences in the places where they live, on how to overcome the problems holding the region back from achieving its full potential. Beasiswa Indonesia Scholarship International diploma sekolah S1 S2 S3 dalam negeri dan luar negeri.
ADB and ROAD, with support of the Japan Special Fund, financed by the Government of Japan, invite university students to participate in the Asia and Pacific Student Essay Competition on Sustainable Development. The rules are simple: just submit an essay on one of the designated themes via this website no later than 30 November 2006.
To be eligible, you must be a student at a university, between the ages of 18 and 29, and a citizen of one of ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs). Since the essay competition and Youth Forum are part of the formal lead up to the Annual Meeting, which is being hosted in 2007 by Japan, Japanese citizens studying in Japan are also eligible.
Essays must be submitted in English (only) and no longer than 2,000 words in length. Students without easy access to the Internet may deliver their essays in hard copy to the nearest ADB field office, which will then submit them on the students’ behalf.
The overarching theme of the essay contest is “Promoting Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific.” Those entering the competition should choose one of three topics, which may be addressed from a country or regional perspective. The essays can address the issues related to the regional public good based on the following 3 topics:
Topic 1: Do Economic Growth and Environmental Conservation go Together?
Essays written on this topic can explore issues related to energy, water resources, forest management, and/or desertification.
Topic 2: How Should we Develop Human Resources and Institutions?
Essays written on this topic can explore issues related to educational and vocational human resource development, governance, decentralization, civil society participation, globalization, and traditional societies.
Topic 3: What are the Priorities for Industry and Infrastructure?
Essays written on this topic can explore issues related to globalization of economic structures, regional financial stability, agriculture and food security, urban and rural development, and cross-border infrastructure development.
A jury of distinguished individuals with a strong development background will judge the essays. Fifteen winners will be selected from across the five regions covered by ADB's regional departments - Central and West Asia, East Asia, the Pacific, South Asia, and Southeast Asia (see list of eligible countries here). An additional 10 winners will be selected from young adults studying at Japanese universities, including three Japanese students and seven nationals of ADB developing member countries.
The 25 winners will be awarded a certificate and be expected to join and participate actively in the Asian and Pacific Youth Forum on Sustainable Development. The costs of the winning essayists' participation in the Youth Forum will be covered by ADB.
Netherlands Education Centre (NEC) is a non-profit organization funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education. NEC is part of Nuffic, the Netherlands organization for international cooperation in higher education. NEC is the official contact point in Indonesia for all matters on higher education. NEC provides information on more than 1400 study programmes taught in English and personal counseling free of charge. NEC offers scholarships on behalf of the Dutch Government to 150-200 Indonesians every year. NEC also initiates and facilitates institutional cooperation between Indonesian and Dutch universities. Beasiswa Indonesia Scholarship International diploma sekolah S1 S2 S3 dalam negeri dan luar negeri.
Dutch Scholarship for Indonesian Talent
Breukelen, the Netherlands, June 8 2006 - Nyenrode Business Universiteit, one of the oldest and most prestigious business schools in Europe, is exploring ways to attract more Indonesian management talents to its picturesque campus in the Netherlands. The university is celebrating its 60th anniversary as a business school by giving Indonesian citizens the opportunity to apply for the 2006-2007 International MBA program through the Indonesian Talent Scholarship, worth 10,000 euros (around 119,000,000 rupiahs). Nyenrode, with a campus on a 13th century estate, has created 60 scholarships to celebrate its anniversary with its future MBA and Masters of Science in Management students. Most of these scholarships are sponsored by various multi-national corporations and businesses, ranging from Gucci to Xerox, and many of them, in addition to the Indonesian Talent Scholarship, are also open for Indonesian students.
The ambition of Nyenrode and its alumni is to keep the MBA classes and with that the Nyenrode network as international and diverse as possible. Sarwono Satrio, an Indonesian Nyenrode alumnus: "Indonesia and the Netherlands share a special cultural relationship, which is shaped by the historical ties between the two countries. In this tradition, it was a great experience for me to study at Nyenrode and built a network with fellow students that reaches around the globe. The career services department of Nyenrode really helped me in finding an interesting job at SATOIL Oilfield Service."
On average, all Nyenrode scholarships are worth 10,000 euros and include guidance by a mentor of Nyenrode alumni or the sponsoring company. To win a scholarship, potential students must meet specific demands, such as writing a business plan or giving a presentation on entrepreneurship. Have a look at www.nyenrode.nl and the 60 scholarships website for a complete overview and the specific conditions of all the scholarships.
About the International MBA program
The International MBA is a full-time accredited program that takes 13 months to complete. Featuring an international module at Kellogg School of Management, USA, it is geared towards developing globally-minded business leaders and managers who possess specific competencies essential for the success of 21st century organizations. In addition to providing future business leaders with thorough grounding in the fundamental areas of marketing, finance, accounting and operations management, the program focuses on developing skills that are vital to effective management - the ability to communicate, motivate and lead people. Mandatory work in a small multi-cultural project fosters teambuilding, and manageable numbers allow our faculty to provide each individual with constructive feedback regarding skill acquisition and development. Active participation is required of everyone, with strong interaction between participants and faculty.
Nyenrode Business Universiteit was founded by business for business and is one of the oldest and leading universities in Europe. Located on a 13th century estate, Nyenrode prepares individuals with talent and ambition for entrepreneurship in an international setting with the global business cities of Amsterdam and Rotterdam only 30 minutes away. The university offers master`s programs in business and accountancy, and develops executive programs for ambitious SME companies (Small-Medium Enterprise) and the cream of Dutch business.
For more information on the scholarship program, visit us online at www.nyenrode.nl
Kategori: Beasiswa fellowship untuk menyelesaikan disertasi/tesis di Amerika USA: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program
Deadline: 15 November 2006 The American Council of Learned Societies is launching a significant new fellowship program providing support for young scholars to complete their dissertation and, later, to advance their research after being awarded the Ph.D. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowship Program will award fellowships in two categories: Dissertation Completion Fellowships and Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients. A grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports this program. Beasiswa Indonesia Scholarship International diploma sekolah S1 S2 S3 dalam negeri dan luar negeri.
Dissertation Completion Fellowships
Stipend: $25,000, plus funds for research costs of up to $3,000 and for university fees of up to $5,000. Tenure: one year beginning summer 2007. Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, November 15, 2006. Decisions will be announced in late March 2007. The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowships are to assist graduate students in the humanities and related social sciences in the last year of Ph.D. dissertation writing. This program aims to encourage timely completion of the Ph.D. Applicants must be prepared to complete their dissertations within the period of their fellowship tenure or shortly thereafter.
ACLS will award 65 Fellowships in this competition for a one-year term beginning between June and September 2007 for the 2007-2008 academic year. The Fellowship tenure may be carried out in residence at the Fellow's home institution, abroad, or at another appropriate site for the research. The Fellowships include funds for university fees and research support (together with stipend the award may total up to $33,000) but may not be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.
A Ph.D. candidate in a humanities or social science department in the United States. (Students preparing theses for master’s degrees are not eligible.) All requirements for the Ph.D. except the dissertation completed before beginning fellowship tenure. No more than six years in the degree program; awardees can hold this Fellowship no later than their seventh year. The deadline for this is November 15, 2006
The first competition for Mellon/ACLS Fellowships for Recent Doctoral Recipients will take place in 2007-08. Eligibility for these 25 Fellowships will be limited to scholars who held Dissertation Completion Fellowships (or were ranked as Alternates in that fellowship competition) and who completed their dissertations within the period specified in their first fellowship application. Also eligible will be scholars who held other national dissertation fellowships—such as the Whiting Fellowships—and who completed their dissertations within the period specified in their first application. Only Ph.D. students holding such a dissertation completion fellowship during the 2007-08 academic year will eligible to apply. Those who will have already completed the doctorate prior to the 2007-08 academic year will not be eligible.
These Fellowships will carry stipends of $30,000 to allow the Fellow to devote an academic year to research. Awardees will have up to two years from the date of the award to take up Fellowship tenure. We expect that some awardees may use their Fellowship to take leave from a faculty position; those without a full-time position may choose to affiliate with a humanities research center or conduct research independently.
Kategori: Beasiswa master (pascasarjana s2 luar negeri) di Swedia
Sweden: Master Programme for Key Personnel in Developing Countries
You are eligible for these scholarships if you are a university graduate, citizen of a developing country and have several years of relevant work experience. The purpose of these scholarships is to help grow special competencies in targeted countries. Eligibility is thus restricted to candidates from specific countries seeking admittance to approved programmes at Swedish universities. Because Sida has identified different developmental needs in different countries, your citizenship determines which programmes are available for scholarship support.
These scholarships are financed by Sida and administered by the Swedish Institute, a public agency promoting cultural and educational exchange between Sweden and the world.
Priority In the scholarship selection process, your application is given priority if you can secure a leave of absence from your job which allows you to return upon completion of your studies. If not enough applicants meet this criterion, your application will be considered if you have at least five years of relevant work experience.
Citizenship, study level and study areas Eligible countries are listed by programme. Below each approved master’s programme you’ll find a list of countries whose citizens are eligible for scholarship support under that programme.
Eligible programmes are also listed by country. Below each eligible country you’ll find a list of master's programmes approved for scholarship support for citizens of that country.
Study period The master’s level programmes are between one and two academic years in duration. They usually start at the end of August or early September.
Language You need to have a good knowledge of English. All approved master’s level programmes are taught in English.
Scholarship benefits Currently, a scholarship pays SEK 8,000 per month, plus travel costs to and from Sweden. These scholarships are designed to cover living expenses for one person only. Tuition for the eligible programmes is free.
Scholarship holders are insured by the Swedish Institute against illness and accidents in Sweden during the scholarship period.
HOW TO APPLY
Application You can apply for this scholarship when you apply for admission to one of the approved master's programmes at a Swedish university.
There is no application form for this scholarship. Do not send any master's scholarship requests or applications to the Swedish Institute. Instead, you apply directly to the university for the master’s programme and at the same time inform them that you would like to be considered for this scholarship.
Some universities let you indicate this on their admission application forms. In other cases, you will need to attach a letter to your admission application spelling out your request for this scholarship explicitly.
Important You also need to attach a letter from your employer confirming that you are able to take a leave of absence for the duration of your studies, and that you will be able to return to your position when you have finished studying. If you cannot provide such a letter, please provide proof of employment of at least five years in a relevant field.
Send your completed application for admission to the programme – including a request for this scholarship and the letter regarding your employment situation – to the university you would like to study at. They will process your scholarship request.
The application deadline for this scholarship is thus the same as the application deadline for the master's programme you'd like to apply to.
How is my scholarship application processed? The university you have applied to first chooses whom to admit to their master's programme. From this group of successful applicants, it then considers those who have requested a scholarship. It makes a shortlist of recommended candidates and sends this to the Swedish Institute.
The Swedish Institute collects these recommendations from all Swedish universities, and then makes the final selection of scholarship recipients.
If you have been selected for a scholarship for a programme that begins with the fall semester, you will be informed by the Swedish Institute in May or early June.
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Technology and Engineering: Electric Power Engineering, Management of Logistics and Transportation, Sustainable Energy Engineering, Sustainable Technology, Quality Technology and Management, Management and Economics of Innovation, International Masters Programme in Water Resources - WaterLU Lund University, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure
Business and economics: Master of Science Degree with a Major in Business Administration, Master of Science in Business Administration - Strategy and Culture, Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy Lund University, Master's Programme in Economics, Master's Programme in Management: People, Projects and Processes, LUMID - International Master Programme in Development and Management
Health and Medicine: Master of Arts and Sciences in Health and Society, International Masters Programme in Public Health , Public Health Programme
Natural Science: Master of Science in Environmental Science, LUMES - an International Masters Programme in Environmental Science / Studies, Master of Science Programme in Veterinary Medicine for International Students
Social Science: Advanced Program in Statistics, International Master of Science in Social Work, Master of Science in Water Resources and Livelihood Security, Master of Social Science in International and European Relations, Children: Health – Development – Learning – Intervention, Master Programme in European Spatial Planning
France: The Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship Programme
Kategori: Beasiswa doktor s3 di prancis/perancis French: The Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship Programme
Objectives The Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programme provide organized education facilities to encourage postgraduate study in France and promote student mobility on joint postgraduate research in priority disciplines.
Coverage The Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programme provides French higher education opportunities for future public- and private-sector decision-makers in the following areas:Sciences: engineering sciences, exact sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry), life sciences, bio- and nano-technologies, environment sciences, and information & communication sciences Economics and management Law, political sciences, international relations Target population The programme offers foreign students with a master's degree a year's study in France. It necessarily involves enrolment on a doctoral thesis course run in partnership with a French higher education centre (with joint management compulsory and joint tutorship preferred).
Students remain enrolled at their original university throughout the doctorate programme. Applications from non-French-speaking students will be considered provided the applicants take French language training prior to and during the year's course. Applicants must be no older than 35 the year of selection.
Course duration The average preferred course duration is ten months, which is non-renewable under the Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programme. It must start between 1 September and 31 December of the year the scholarship is awarded for. (If departure is delayed, the scholarship duration must not exceed the end of the calendar year following selection).
Practicalities on Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship Amount: A monthly grant of EUR 1400 is awarded, and various expenses met, including return travel, health insurance and cultural activities. Grant-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance.
Tuition fees: The Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programme does not cover tuition fees. However, the higher education centres concerned are invited to offer advantageous financial conditions to scholarship-holders on the Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programme.
Tuition fees at state-run higher education centres are waived for students on French government scholarship programmes such as this.
Other conditions The Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programme is not open to students on other French government scholarship programmes or research grants, or to students submitting applications via more than one French higher education centre.
Application procedure Under organized partnership arrangements with quality foreign counterpart organizations French higher education centres shortlist candidates for the Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programme working from a list of the most promising students they would like to enrol. Applications must be approved by the head of the centre in question.
Direct applications from students, or their foreign universities, will not be considered. Successful applicants are automatically considered enrolled at the centre which submitted the application, excepting special cases such as students who decline the grant.
Selection procedure and criteria Selection operates compliant with the procedure set out for the Eiffel Scholarship programme. Applications undergo preliminary examination by the Scientific, Technical and Educational Committee (MSTP) of the French Ministry of Education, prior to assessment by a panel of experts made up of three specialist colleges, one for each major field of study.
College members are not allowed to assess applications submitted by centres to which they have official ties.
The panel of experts applies three criteria:
Academic excellence of applicant, and innovative nature of research subject International policy of higher education centre submitting application, operations addressing the geographical region in question, and excellence of unit hosting the research work Consistency with international cooperation policy of French Ministry of Foreign Affairs The panel of experts rates each application on each of these criteria, totalling the scores to produce an overall total, out of fifty. It hen sets a pass mark, assigning scholarships on the basis of the number of grants available.
The panel of experts then draws up and publishes a list of successful applicants. Results are notified to the heads of all higher centres submitting applications, who then take charge of informing the applicants and partner organizations accordingly. The panel's decision is final and not open to discussion.
Timetable The selection schedule for the 2006-2007 university year is as follows: Application forms available online from 13 October 2006. Applications to be received by Égide by 2 February 2007. Results announced from 10 to 13 April 2007.
New Zealand: Victoria Masters by Thesis Scholarship
Kategori: Beasiswa master / s2 di selandia baru
New Zealand Victoria Masters by Thesis Scholarship at Victoria University of Wellington
History or background of award For the purpose of encouraging postgraduate research at Victoria, the University offers scholarships to students about to commence a full-time, research-focussed Master`s degree.
In 2006 up to twenty-five scholarships shall be offered, consisting of a $15,000 stipend, plus a domestic fees waiver. International students, other than those from Australia, France and Germany, will be liable to pay the difference between the full international student fee and the domestic fee.
Purpose of award To encourage research at Masters level at Victoria university. Only those students enrolled solely for a 120 point thesis are eligible to apply Selection criteria Only those students enrolled solely for a 120 point thesis are eligible to apply. In some cases this will be Part 2 of a two-year Master`s degree and will usually have the course code 591.
Students who are enrolled in Master`s degree programmes that have thesis or research components of less than 120 points, or who elect not to enroll for the solely by thesis option, but instead enroll in taught courses, internships, performance, portfolio, practicum, or other programme options, are eligible to apply for the Victoria Graduate Scholarships.
Number of awards offered: 25 Value: $15,000 Domestic Fees Tenure of award: One year Closing dates for applications Wednesday 01 November 2006 Thursday 01 November 2007
How do students apply?
Applications for these scholarships must be made on the forms obtainable from the top of this page or from the Scholarships Office. Scholarship applicants must contact directly the School in which they wish to enrol so that their research proposal and the feasibility of supervision can be assessed. Enrolling as a Masters student and applying for a Victoria Master Scholarships are two separate processes. The holding of Victoria Masters Scholarship is conditional upon the scholarship recipient gaining enrolment as a Masters student.
Applicants, other than those who have completed all of their study at Victoria, must include a certified copy of their academic record from other institutions with this application. Applicants whose degree has been conferred at any university other than a New Zealand University will be considered in two categories:
Category 1 - applicants from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany or Australia must supply an original or certified copy of their university transcript.
Category 2 - applicants from any other country must have their transcript verified and assessed with a course by course evaluation by one of the below educational evaluators:
Educational Credential Evaluators National Recognition Information Centre [UK]
Scholarships shall be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit by the University Scholarships Committee, a sub-committee of the University Research Committee.
How and when do students learn of the decision?
All offers for Victoria Masters Scholarships will be made in late December of the year of application. Some applicants may be placed on a reserve list and will not be finally notified of the success or otherwise of their applications until as late as the end of February of the following year. If you are unsuccessful you may be notified by email only. Please provide a clearly written email address if available.
What conditions are attached to acceptance of this award? Once the period of tenure of a scholarship has commenced, the University Scholarships Committee may, at its sole discretion, grant a scholarship recipient a deferment of their scholarship for a period of up-to six months. In most cases such a deferment will coincide with a formal suspension from their enrolment in the Masters degree.
A scholarship shall be terminated and the corresponding proportion of the scholarship emolument forfeited, if a scholarship recipient ceases to resume the aforesaid programme of research or advanced study within one month of the last day of the period of deferment.
Scholarship recipients shall be required to devote themselves full-time to their programme of research during the tenure of the scholarship and may not hold a position of emolument without the approval of the University Scholarships Committee. Approval may be given for scholarship recipients to undertake paid employment (usually tutoring) for up to a maximum of 600 hours in one calendar year.
Each scholarship recipient and his/her principal supervisor shall provide a progress report to the Scholarships Office six months after the commencement of the scholarship. Where progress is not satisfactory, the matter will be referred to the University Scholarships Committee.
The University Scholarships Committee may at any time suspend or terminate a scholarship, or require the forfeiture of such proportion of the scholarship emolument as it may determine, if the scholarship recipient is not diligently pursuing their programme of research, has violated the University Statute on Conduct, or has failed to comply with any of the terms and conditions on which the scholarship was awarded.
Approval for the co-tenure of a Victoria Masters Scholarship with other awards that total more than $6,000 must be sought from the University Scholarships Committee. The co-tenure of other awards may result in a reduction in the value of the Victoria Masters Scholarship stipend.
Who else has information about this award? Scholarships Office, 10 Kelburn Parade Victoria University of Wellington P.O. Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For guidelines, application forms and more information about this award contact:
The Scholarships Officer Victoria University of Wellington PO Box 600 Wellington , Wellington
Kategori: Beasiswa jepang untuk berbagai jurusan program s2 (master)
Japan: Asian Youth Fellowship (AYF) 2007
The Japan Foundation offers scholarship to study the Japanese language for Asian students, who wish to study at graduate schools in Japan and have a strong wish to contribute to regional cooperation after obtaining a Master or Ph. D Degree.
Field of Study
We welcome students wishing to studying in the fields of: Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Natural Sciences.
Fields of study must be one of those available at Japanese universities. Practical training given by factories or companies is excluded.
Japanese Studies or Japanese Culture Studies are not fit for the purpose of this Program.
FEATURES OF THE ASIAN YOUTH FELLOWSHP PROGRAM
The scholarship grantees shall take a preparatory course in the Japanese language and other subjects for approximately 7 months at the Japan Foundation Japanese-Language Institute, Kansai , situated in Osaka, Japan. Grantees shall live in the provided dormitory through the Program.
Grantees will thereafter be matriculated into Japanese universities as Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship students (Research Student or regular course students) from April 2008.
Applicants must be nationals of one of the following countries; Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand or Vietnam.
Applicants must be under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2008 (i.e. born on or after April 2, 1973)
Applicants must be university or college graduates, who have completed the fundamental education of their countries, basically of 16 years (those who will graduate from a university or college by the Registration Day of AYF may apply).
The study area must be in the same field as the applicant has studied (or is now studying) or a related one.
Applicants should not have Japanese language proficiency. Those who have learned Japanese language and already acquired Japanese proficiency comparable to the Japanese Proficiency Test Level 3 are excluded. Good proficiency in English is required. Military men and military civilian employees registered on the personnel list are excluded. Applicants should be in good health. The grants may be canceled if grantees fail to arrive in Osaka, Japan, by the Registration Day of AYF, 2007. The applicant whose spouse has already won a Japanese Government scholarship will not be selected as a grantee, and likewise in the case of a couple applying at the same time.
The applicant who has been awarded a Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship in the past will not be selected as a grantee unless he/she has had a few years research or teaching experience after returning to his/her country.
It is not recommended for his/her family to accompany the applicant to Japan during the AYF program. TERMS OF SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship will be granted for a period of about 7 months, in principle, from the date of arrival in Osaka to March 2008. After completing the AYF Program, the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship will be granted according to its own regulation.
GRANT COVEREGE DURING PREPARATORY COURSE
Expenses necessary for participation in the official curriculum (transportation, teaching material, etc.) Meals during the program (partly in the form of cash allowances) and a set amount of allowances to cover miscellaneous living expenses. Accommodation (a single room) at the Institute
Overseas travel insurance for disease and injury for the duration of the program
Round-trip, economy-class airline between the nearest International Airport from your residence and Kansai International Airport (Osaka, Japan) on the most direct and economical route.
Japanese visa as a trainee.
* The above terms of the grant will be effective from the date of arrival in Kansai to March 2008. After completing the AYF Program, grantees will proceed to Japanese universities as Monbukagakusho Scholarship students. Allowances, accommodations, and other status are subject to Monbukagakusho regulations
Japanese diplomatic missions concerned will select preliminary candidates from among applicants by means of a review of the documents submitted, in cooperation with the foreign governments concerned.
Those who have been selected as the preliminary candidates will be recommended to Asian Youth Fellowship Screening Committee, Tokyo, Japan. The Committee will select grantees from among the preliminary candidates by means of an interview made in their respective countries by a mission member assigned and dispatched by the Committee.
Final announcement will be provided by the Embassy of Japan in writing after Monbukagakusho approval to the decision by the AYF Screening Committee. The grantees of the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) scholarship for 2008 will be finally selected after the university placement has been made, provided they have passed the final examination of AYF.
The Islamic Development Bank Merit Scholarship Programme
Category: Scholarship Worldwide The Islamic Development Bank Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology
The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme aims at developing technically qualified human resources to undertake advanced studies and/or research in the fields of applied science and technology needed for the development of the IDB member countries
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1. INTRODUCTION The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme aims at developing technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries by providing scholarships to promising and/or outstanding scholars and researchers to undertake advanced studies and/or research in the fields of applied science and technology needed for the development of the member countries. The main objectives of this programme are: To develop technically qualified human resources in the IDB member countries;
To enhance the scientific, technological and research capability and potential of scholars and researchers in IDB member countries;
To help meet the needs of the IDB member countries in areas of science and technology; and
To strengthen the scientific, technological and research capability of institutions in member countries. The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme was introduced in 1411H (1991-92). The first five-year phase of the Programme 1413H-to-1417H (1992-to-1997) was completed in December, 1997, during which time, a total of 93 scholars from 35 IDB member countries were selected, or 13 above the initial target of 80 scholars in five years as originally planned. After a successful evaluation, the second five-year phase was launched, covering a period from 1418H-to-1422H (19997-to-2003)
A second evaluation has been conducted in April/May 2002 which leads to the streamlining and enhancement of the Programme in the next phase, which include among others the expansion of institutions of studies beyond the West to include those high-tech countries in Asia and Centres of Excellence in IDB member countries.
As of Dhul Hijja 1424H (February 2004), a total of 244 scholars have been selected, benefiting 44 countries and 173 of their institutions. A total of 134 scholars (58 Ph.Ds and 76 Post-Doctorals) have comnpleted their studies and return to their respective countries to fulfil the aim and objective of the Programme.
2. SCOPE AND FIELDS OF STUDY
The Programme covers two types of studies/research: three-year Ph.D study and one-year Post-Doctoral research. The duration of study of three years or 36 months for Ph.D study and 3 – 6 months for Post-Doctoral research is fixed and not extendable.
The currently approved fields of study are as follows: Laser and Fiber Optics Conductors/Semi-Conductors Polymer Science Genetic Engineering/Biotechnology Nuclear Science/Engineering Electronics/Micro Electronics/Telecommunication Computer Science (including CAD/CAM) Renewable Energy/Fuel Technology Hydrology/Water Resources Metallurgy Chemical Engineering/Material Sciences Medicine/Pharmaceutical Agriculture/Food Technology System Engineering Space Science/Technology Environmental Preservation Technology Technology Management and Innovation (For Post-Doctoral only) 3. INSTITUTIONS OF STUDY
The list of internationally renowned institutions of study offering the areas of study covered under the Programme is available at the Offices of the IDB Governors for the member countries, the designated focal/contact points for the Programme and the Office of the Scholarship Programme, IDB.
However, since admission is not mandatory during the application process and the choice of school is not open for approval until the candidates have been selected, seeing the list of institutions of study is not necessary for an interested applicant when applying for the Programme.
In general, the institutions that are acceptable under the Programme are those renowned ones in the scientifically and technologically advanced industrial countries of the world (North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, etc), emerging High-Tech Asian countries and centres of excellence in IDB member countries. However, on an exceptional circumstance and on a case-by-case basis, institutions of study from other developing countries may be considered if their superiority in specific areas of study can be substantiated (based on research/teaching staff, faculties and facilities) as being the best in the fields of study proposed by the candidates.
4. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
The Programme is announced between February and March every year (after the final selection of the previous year has been completed) through the Offices of the Governors of the IDB. The Programme activities are scheduled as follows: Preparation: February Announcement of new Academic Year: March Receiving applications: March-September Deadline of application: September 30 Processing/short-listing: October-December Internal/External review: January (of subsequent year) Final selection: February Announcement of selection result: March Admission and deadline: March-August 31 Placement: September-January 4. ELIGIBILITY
The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme is only for scholars from member countries who are (still) attached to their educational, scientific and technological institutions and research centres in their countries and are actively working in the scientific and technological development of their countries.
The IDB Merit Scholarship Programme does not award scholarships to individuals but to promising and/or renowned scholars as nominated and sponsored by their institutions and as seen suitable and appropriate by the Offices of the IDB Governors of their countries in terms of the developmental and scientific needs of their countries.
Applicants for the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme should have: Age between 25-35 for Ph.D study or 25-40 for Post-Doctoral research;
Minimum M.Sc (for Ph.D study) and Ph.D (for Post-Doctoral research) in the field of science/technology related to and/or listed under the Programme;
Above average ("Very Good") academic standing (not less 3.3/4, B+ or 83%);
Work and/or research experience of not less than two (2) years for Ph.D study or five (5) years for Post-Doctoral research in the field related to and/or listed under the Programme;
A record of publications/research in the same field (as in 4);
A proposed field of study and/or research in one of the fields listed under the approved fields of study with its scientific and development relevance to the country being clearly demonstrated in a research proposal endorsed by the nominating institution. Ability to conduct all aspects of scientific work (reading, writing, speaking) in English or French or other languages used in the place of study is necessary and admission from (or indication of possible admission to) universities or institutions listed under the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme is desirable.
Applicants for post-doctoral research who have had a Post-Doctoral experience outside their countries within the past two years are not eligible.
5. SELECTION PROCEDURE
The application is processed at he IDB to ascertain the completeness of application documents and the eligibility in terms of the eligibility criteria of the Programme (i.e., age, degree, grades, experience, publication and field of study) and other relevant conditions of the Programme (i.e., command of the language of study, pre-admission, institutional attachment and nomination and the IDB Governor`s endorsement).
The applications that are short-listed are reviewed in detail by the internal reviewers at the IDB and by an elite panel of eminent scientists to ascertain the scientific and development relevance of the field of study proposed by the applicants and to assess the overall qualifications of the applicants. Recommendation for final selection is made by the Executive Committee for the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme and the final selection is made by the President, IDB, whose decision is final.
The announcement of the names of those selected to receive the awards is made between February and March of each year and the offer for the scholarship is valid for approximately one year or until August 31 of the next year. If by that time, the selected candidates have not been able to secure a firm admission from one of the Universities/institutions of study listed under the Programme, the offer will lapse.
Placement begins with the Fall session (September) or with the Winter session (January), especially for those who will pursue three-year Ph.D study. For Post-Doctoral research, placement may begin any time as long as all the requirements for departure (i.e., secured admission, receipt of signed and completed Surety Bonds at the IDB and medical and insurance clearance) have been satisfied. Medical clearance is issued by an international insurance company contracted by the IDB for the purpose.
To assist admission and placement, all selected candidates are issued a handbook called Handbook for Scholars which contains instructions not only on how to prepare for their departures but also on how to conduct themselves during the entire duration of their studies and after.
7. BENEFITS AND FACILITIES
For the successful candidates, the scholarship provides or covers the cost of tuition (as charged by the institutions of study), thesis/scientific papers preparation, computer purchase, health insurance, a monthly living allowance, allowance for accompanying family (20% of monthly allowance for spouse and 15% each for two underage children allowable under 3-year Ph.D study), clothing and books allowance and return air tickets. (Under post-doctoral research, the selected candidates are not entitled to bring their families with them). The monthly/family and books/clothing allowances are paid on quarterly basis and the other allowances, as needed.
Candidates granted the scholarship are expected to: sign the Surety Bond prepared by the IDB stating their commitments to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and their continuing work and services to science, technology and development of their countries thereafter for at least twice the period of their studies under the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme;
devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis;
seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfilment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IDB;
respect the laws of the country of study and maintain good personal and professional conducts consistent with the rules, regulations and objectives of the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme and the overall mission of the IDB as an Islamic institution. B. Nominating Institutions
As a partner in the joint effort with the IDB, the institutions nominating candidates for the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme are expected to: during application stage, properly nominate their candidates, assist them in all aspects of documentation preparation and secure the necessary endorsement from the Office of the IDB Governor for the country;
if selected, assist their departure preparation and place them on study-leave with salaries and benefits maintained;
when returned, help resettle them and support them in their research and equipment needs. C. Offices of the IDB Governors
As the sole channel of announcement and application for the Programme, the Offices of the IDB Governors are expected to: announce the Programme as widely as possible among the scientific and research communities in the country;
disseminate information and Application Forms to relevant scientific and research institutions and interested scholars in the country;
screen and pre-process applications to ensure eligibility and complete and proper documentation;
pre-select and submit to the IDB only those who are most qualified and in the proposed fields of study most needed for the development of the country. 9. HOW TO APPLY
The Application Forms must be submitted through the nominating institutions which, in turn, seek the endorsement from the Offices of the IDB Governors for the country. It is the Offices of the IDB Governors which forward the applications to the IDB and not the individual applicants or the nominating institutions.
To apply, interested scholars may obtain Application Forms and other documents of the Programme (such as the announcement poster, leaflets, brochures, list of institutions of study, etc.) from the Offices of the IDB Governors for their countries, the designated Contact/Focal Points for the Programme and/or the Office of the Scholarship Programme, IDB.
Application Forms must be completed in full and copies of all the required documents and necessary attachments must accompany the completed Application Form, as follows:
Curriculum vitae (CV) Passport-size pictures (Relevant pages) of passport Birth certificate B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D and Post-Doctoral diplomas (as appropriate) B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D transcripts (as appropriate) Cover pages and summaries/abstracts of M.Sc and/or Ph.D. theses Cover pages and summaries/abstracts of publications and papers Training certificate(s) (if any) Language certificate or test score (if any) Letter or evidence of pre-admission (if any) Award(s) (if any) Evidence of membership in professional organization(s) (if any) Three letters of reference Fully certified five-page research proposal (after eligibility)
Detailed instructions on how to apply are given in the Application Form. The deadline for the application is September 30 every year. Any application arriving at the IDB after this date is processed for the subsequent year.
Islamic Development Bank Office of the Scholarship Programme P.O. Box 5925, Jeddah 21432 Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
3. Bénin Direction de la Coordination des Ressources Extérieures Ministère du Plan et de la Restructuration Economique Cotonou
4. Burkina Faso Le Directeur de l`Orientation et des Bourses (DOB) Ministère des Enseignements Secondaire, Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique Ouagadougou Fax : 30 17 91, Tlx : 30 69 36/30 76 61
5. Brunei Darussalam Finance Institutions Division, Ministry of Finance 6th Floor IBB Building, Jalan Pemancha, Bandar Seri Begawan 1130 Attention: Awg Haji Omar bin Haji Yaakub
6. Cameroon Le Service de la Planification Scolaire et de la Formation Sous Direction des Ressources Humaines , Yaoundé Tlx : MINFI 8260 KN
7. Djibouti Monsieur Aboubaker Douale Wis, Conseiller Technique Ministère des Finances et de l`Economie Nationale, Djibouti
8. Gabon Monsieur Pascal-Mbomba Conseiller Technique, Chargé des questions d`Education, Formation, Bourses Ministère de la Planification et de l`Aménagement du Territoire B.P. 747, Libreville
9. The Gambia Mrs. Teneng Mba Jaiteh Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs The Quadrangle, Banjul
10. Guinea Centre de Recherche et de la Formation Banque Centrale de la République de Guinée B.P. 692, Conakry
11. Indonesia Head, Bureau of Planning and Foreign Cooperation, Ministry of Finance Jl. Lapangan Banteng Timur 2-4, Jakarta Pusat Fax : 345-1205, Tlx : 44319, Tel : 345-1090
12. Iran Mr. Saeid Khani Oushani Officer in Charge, IDB Merit Scholarship Programme, Department of Economic Cooperation with Islamic Countries, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, Tehran Fax : 391-033
13. Iraq General Direction for Statistics and Research, Central Bank of Iraq, Rashid Street, P.O. Box 64, Baghdad Tlx : 212203-212296 CN BK IK
14. Jordan The High Council of Science and Technology, P.O. Box 36, Al-Jubaiha, Amman Fax : 840589, Tlx : 23019 TECNOC JO, Tel : 840401
15. Kuwait Department of Economic Affairs Ministry of Finance
16. Lebanon Prof. Munir El Shikh Secrétariat Général du Counseil des Ministres, Beirut Fax : 865630 , Tel : 353615
17. Libya Mr. Khalifa M. Naas, Director of Investment and International Cooperation Secretariat of Finance, Sirt Fax : (054) 64640, (Sirt) (021) 333-6651 (Tripoli)
18. Malaysia Training Division, Public Service Department Parcel C, Federal Government Administrative Center, 62502 Putrajaya Tel : 03-88853000
19. Maldives Research and International Organizations Division Maldives Monetary Authority Omar Shopping Arcade, Chandhani Magu, Male Fax : 32-3862, Tlx : 66055 BOLI MF, Tel : (960) 32-2292
20. Mali Monsieur le Directeur National de la Planification B.P. 2466, Bamako Tlx : 2559 MINIFINANCE
21. Mozambique: Mr. Gabriel Fabiao Mambo Deputy National Director of Treasury, Ministry of Planning and Finance P.O. Box 272, Maputo, Mozambique Tel : 425 530, Fax : 430 250
22. Niger Monsieur Kabo Aruna Chef de Service, Développement Social et de l`Administration Générale Direction des Programmes et du Plan, Ministère des Finances et du Plan Niamey
23. Pakistan Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs Islamabad Fax : 814644/210734, Tlx : ECDIV 05-634 Attention: Mr. Iftikhar Ahmad/ Secretary
24. Palestine: Ministry of Higher Education Gaza, Al-Yarmouk, Palestine Ramallah - Um Al-Sharait Area Fax : 07/828824, Tel : 02/998-2606; 998-2600
25. Saudi Arabia: Director General Research and Information, Ministry of High Education Riyadh Tel : 441-0190
26. Sénégal Direction des Bourses Ministère de l`Education Nationale Avenue Georges Pompidou, Dakar
27. Sierra Leone Economic Affairs Division, Department of Finance Secretariat Building, George Street, Freetown Attention: J.B. Bangali/Ag Financial Secretary
28. Syria State Planning, Prime Ministry Damascus Attention: Dr. Abdurrahim Al Shib`iState Minister
29. Tchad Division des Ressources Humaines , Direction de la Planification, du Développement et de la Reconstruction Ministère du Plan et de la , Coopération, N`Djamena Fax : (235) 51.51.85
30. Turkey Mr. Osman Birsen Undersecretary for Treasury, Undersecretariat of Treasury, Prime Ministry Ankara
31. Uganda The Permanent Secretary, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning P.O. Box 7086, Kampala Fax : (256) 41 234194/ 235044, Tlx : 61170 Attention: Commissioner for Economic PlanningRead Scholarship more..!
Category: Scholarship [Worldwide] M.Sc Scholarship in Science and Technology for IDB Least Developed Member Countries
The objective of this Programme is to assist the IDB Least Developed Member Countries (LDMC) countries in the development of their human resources especially in science and technology that are both relevant and necessary for their development.
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The M.Sc Scholarship Programme was launched in Muharram, 1419H (May, 1998G) with an objective to assist IDB Least Developed Member Countries (LDMCs) in the development of their human resources especially in science and technology that are both relevant and necessary for their development and specifically:
To increase the number of intermediate level manpower in the LDMC countries (i.e., the M.Sc graduates) which are necessary for an effective technology development, transfer and maintenance;
To increase access for their students to the educational opportunities available under the IDB initiatives in human resource development (HRD) for member countries by creating a special programme suited to their circumstances and needs;
To enhance the ability of their students to participate in the existing IDB programme in science and technology such as the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme for High technology. The Programme offers scholarships leading to an M.Sc degree (in 2 years) in science and technology to students from folowing countries: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros Island, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen. A total of 190 scholars will be trained in science and technology at the rate of 20, 30, 40, 50 and 50 annually for five years on a budget of US$ 2,176,500. The first Academic Year (1418/1998-99) was launched in April, 1998. So far, 120 students have benefited from this programme and 90 students have been placed in institutions within IDB member countries such as Burkina Faso, Egypt, Mali, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Senegal, Tunisia, Turkey Uganda and Yemen.
The M.Sc study (depending on the Universities ), may be through course work, research only or a combination of both. Whichever the mode, it must be completed within the specified two-year time frame and there is no possibility of extension with the IDB funding.
2. FIELDS OF STUDY
Without prejudice to or disregard for other equally important fields of study, under the M.Sc Scholarship programme, eligible students may apply only for studies in Science, Engineering, Technology and Medicine/Medical Sciences.
3. Institutions of Study
The institutions listed under the Programme are those that have expressed willingness to accept IDB students with minimum tuition charges, such as Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, University Mohammed V (Morocco), University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (pakistan) and Middle East Technical University (Turkey), from where interested and/or applying students are encouraged to seek pre-admission or firm admission to facilitate quick placement.
Other institutions of study from member countries not on the list may be considered if their superiority can be substantiated (based on research/teaching staff, faculties and facilities) as being the best in the fields of study proposed by the candidates.
The list of institutions of study offering the areas of study covered under the Programme is available at the Offices of the IDB Governors for the member countries concerned, the designated focal/contact points for the Programme and the Office of the Scholarship Programme, IDB.
4. SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
The Programme is formally announced (through the Offices of IDB Governors concerned) in January, for September intake.
As the sole channel of announcement and application for the Programme, the Offices of the IDB Governors are expected to announce the Programme as widely as possible and to disseminate information and Application Forms to relevant educational, scientific and research institutions and interested students in the country and pre-process the applications received to ensure eligibility and complete and proper documentation.
The implementation of the Programme follows the following cycle: Preparation: January Announcement: January Receiving applications: February - April Deadline of application: April Processing/short-listing: May Final selection: May Announcement of selection result: May Admission: June Placement: September
If the turn-out is low, the announcement packages are sent out again in June, for January intake. The announcement packages are also sent to educational and research institutions in member countries concerned
The M.Sc Scholarship Programme is only for students from 20 Least Developed Member Countries who meet the following eligibility criteria:
Citizens of any of the eligible Least Developed Member Countries of the IDB: Afghanistan, Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Comoros Island, Djibouti, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Palestine, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Togo, Uganda, Yemen;
No more than 30 years old at the closing date of application;
In possession of a B.Sc/Licence/Maitrise in science/technology;
Above average in academic standing/grades;
Nominated by scientific/academic/research institutions of their countries;
Committed to returning to their countries upon completion of their studies;
Not in receipt of any other scholarship;
Medically healthy and be willing to undertake medical tests after selection.
Ability to undertake academic study and/or research (including reading, writing, speaking) in English or French or other language of study used in the place of study is necessary.
Pre-admission or full admission from universities or institutions listed under the M.Sc Scholarship Programme is desirable and strongly encouraged.
6. SELECTION PROCEDURE
The application is processed and short-listed at the IDB to ascertain the completeness of application documents and the eligibility in terms of the eligibility criteria of the Programme (i.e., citizenship, age, degree, grades, etc.) and other relevant conditions of the Programme (i.e., command of the language of study, pre-admission/admission, institutional nomination, the IDB Governor`s endorsement, commitment to returning to home country and financial needs).
The short-listed applications are submitted to the Executive Committee which makes the final selection.
The day-to-day implementation of the Programme is undertaken by the Office of the Scholarship Programme but it is supervised by two Committees at the IDB:
The General Committee for the IDB Merit/M.Sc Scholarship Programme which, among others, formulates the general policy of the Programme and examines the operations plan. This General Committee is the same as the one supervising the implementation of the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme. The General Committee meets once a year usually in Sah`ban/December.
The Executive Committee for the IDB Merit/M.Sc Scholarship Programme which, among others, examines the results of the processing and short-listing of applications, makes the final selection, and provides guidance on issues arising out of day-to-day implementation. This is also the same Executive Committee supervising the implementation of the IDB Merit Scholarship Programme. The Executive Committee meets as needed usually once every 2-3 months.
8. BENEFITS AND FACILITIES
For the successful candidates, the scholarship provides or covers the cost of tuition (as charged by the institutions of study and as agreed by the IDB), health insurance, a monthly living allowance (at US$ 200 per month), clothing and books allowance (at US$ 50 per month) and return air tickets (with cost and routing as approved by the IDB).
Tuition fee is paid by bank transfer directly to the institution of study; monthly and books/clothing allowances are paid directly to the student`s own account on quarterly basis; the other allowances, as necessary.
Apart from the above, there no other allowances or funding available under the Programme.
Candidates granted the M.Sc Scholarship are expected to: Sign a Surety Bond stating their commitments to their studies, their return to their countries upon completion of their studies and their continuing work and services to science, technology and development of their countries for at least twice the period of their studies under the M.Sc Scholarship Programme;
Devote themselves to their studies on a full-time basis and without interruption and provide the IDB with reports on their academic studies and activities on a regular basis;
Seek or accept no other scholarship or remunerated work during their studies under the Programme which may interfere with their studies or make fulfillment of their other obligations difficult unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the IDB;
Respect the laws of the country of study and maintain good personal and professional conducts consistent with the rules, regulations and objectives of the Programme and the overall mission of the IDB as an Islamic institution.
10. HOW TO APPLY
The Application Form must be submitted through the Office of the IDB Governor for the country concerned. It is the Offices of the IDB Governors which forward the applications to the IDB and not the individual applicants. Justifiable exceptions may be considered.
Interested students may obtain Application Form and other documents of the Programme (such as the announcement poster, leaflets, brochures, list of institutions of study, etc.) from the Offices of the IDB Governor for their countries, the designated Contact/Focal Points for the Programme and/or the Office of the Scholarship Programme, IDB.
To apply, submit the following:
Completed Application Form Two (2) passport-size pictures Curriculum vitae B.Sc/Licence/Maitrise diploma B.Sc/Licence/Maitrise transcripts Birth certificate Three (3) letters of reference in sealed envelopes GRE and TOEFL scores (if available or can be taken) Letter from University (alma mater) indicating exact ranking in class and in all university`s graduating class Letter of pre-admission/admission (if any) * Detailed instructions on how to apply are given in the Application Form. The deadline for the application is April 30 every year.
11. CONTACT/FOCAL POINTS FOR THE MSC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
1. Benin Monsieur le Ministre du Plan, de la Reconstructuration Economique et de la Promotion de l`Emploi Attention: Monsieur Stéphane Haikou Diercteur du Développement Professionel B.P. 342 Cotonou Fax : (229) 30 16 60
2. Gambia Mrs. Teneng Jaiteh Principal Assistant Secretary Department of State for Finance and Economic Affairs The Quadrangle Banjul The Gambia
3. Maldives Department of External Resources Ministry of Foreign Affairs Male Maldives
Attention: Ahmed Latheef Director of External Resources Tel : (960) 32 3400-8 Fax : (960) 31 7592 Telex : 66008 MINEX MF
4. Mali Monsieur le Directeur National de la Planification B.P. 2466 Bamako Republique du Mali Telex : 2559 MINIFINANCE
5. Sierra Leone Permanent Secretary Ministry of Youth, Education and Sports Education Division New England FreetownRead Scholarship more..!