TWAS-CSIR Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme for Developing Countries in India

Introduction to the scholarship
 
The council of scientific and industrial research (CSIR) is providing fellowship programme for developing countries scholars. TWAS-CSIR postdoctoral fellowship programmes are tenable in the CSIR research institutes and laboratories for a minimum period of six months and maximum period of twelve months in India. TWAS postgraduate fellowships are tenable in the CSIR research institutes and laboratories for a maximum period of four years. The fellowship   application forms are to be sent before the deadline. 

The CSIR and TWAS have together been providing fellowships for the foreign scholars from developing countries who wish to pursue research towards the PhD degree and postdoctoral research in the emerging trends of science and technology. The candidates require various facilities in the research laboratories and institutions to carry out research in the proposed research project which CSIR and TWAS are together arranging and helping out for the candidates. 


Scholarship provider

The fellowship is provided by the Council of Scientific and Industrial research (CSIR). The scholarships are to be taken up at India.  

Scholarship duration

The TWAS-CSIR postdoctoral fellowship programme is tenable in the CSIR based research institutes and laboratories for a minimum period of six months to a maximum of twelve months.   

Scholarship coverage

The TWAS-CSIR covers the candidate with the living costs, health insurance and food. The candidate selected will also be provided with subsidized accommodation. The scholarship amount or the stipend provided will not be convertible into foreign currency. 

Eligibility criteria

The candidate has to satisfy the blow given eligibility criteria for the above mentioned fellowship. 

1.       The applicant must be of a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the application year.
2.       The candidate should be from a developing country (other than India)
3.       The candidate must not hold a temporary or permanent visa for India or nay developing country.    
4.       The candidate should hold a PhD degree in a field of science or technology.
5.       The candidate should be currently and regularly employed in a developing country with a research assignment.
6.       The candidate should provide proficiency in English.
7.  The candidate must be CSIR laboratory/institution accepted and provide an official offer of acceptance.  

Application Process

The candidates are required to submit the acceptance letter from a recognised and CAPES listed institution to the CSIR and TWAS while applying to them. The application will not be accepted before the preliminary acceptance of the research proposal and admission. One of the referees should send the signed letters to the CSIR as email attachments directly. The letters can also be sent to the CSIR and TWAS in sealed envelopes. The applications for the postdoctoral fellowships should be sent to both the CSIR and TWAS by the candidate.    

Rhodes Scholarships for International Students at University of Oxford in UK

Introduction to the scholarship
 
The Rhodes scholarships are provided to the candidates from about 14 countries to pursue fulltime postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. Every year, around 83 Rhodes scholars are selected from 14 countries or groupings of countries to pursue the postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford. These Rhodes scholarships provide excellent transformative opportunities to the outstanding candidates. They usually seek young women and men of outstanding intellect, leadership, character and the commitment to service. The Rhodes scholarships provide outstanding support to the students who showcase a strong propensity to emerge as ‘leaders for the world’s future’.     

Scholarship duration

The scholarship duration is usually for a period of two years which is subject to the satisfactory performance and the personal conduct of the student. At the discretion of the Rhodes Trustees, the scholarship can be extended for the third year, provided the candidate takes a recognised route to the DPhil. The MBA programme and the MFE programme are only tenable in the second year of the scholarship. 

Scholarship provider

The Rhodes scholarships are provided by the Rhodes Trust. These scholarships are useful to pursue any postgraduate degree programme at the University of Oxford. 

Scholarship coverage

The Rhodes scholarship covers the student with all the university and college fees, a personal stipend, one economy class airfare to the Oxford University at the start of the course as well as one economy class flight back to the home country at the end of the course. 83 Rhodes scholars are selected every year from 14 countries around the world.   

Eligibility criteria

The candidate has to satisfy the below eligibility criteria to avail the above mentioned scholarships. The eligibility criteria may vary according to the country. The candidates are therefore required to check the country links beforehand. 

1.       Each applicant must fulfil the citizenship and residency requirements.
2.       The age of the candidate varies according to the country. The minimum age for the candidate is 18 and a maximum age is 28 by the 1st October of the year following selection.
3.       The students are required to have sufficient academic standing in the Bachelor’s degree. The Oxford University has very competitive entry criteria which may require the student to perform to a high academic standard in Oxford.      

Application Process

All the constituencies may require the below different forms to be submitted along with the application. 

1.       Evidence of the academic record/transcript of the undergraduate degree
2.       Curriculum vitae
3.       Personal statement of the candidate of what and why he/she wishes to pursue at the Oxford.
4.       English language proficiency and age certificate
5.       List of referees
6.       Photograph

Selection

The below selection criteria is followed.

1.       Literary achievements, scholastic attainments
2.       Energy and potential to use one’s talent to the fullest.
3.       Commitment to service, truth and devotion.
4.       Moral force of character and instincts to lead.

CFHI Partial Scholarships for International Students

Introduction to the scholarship
 
The Child family Health International (CFHI) is pleased to offer partial scholarships to the international students to pursue any 4-12 week CFHI global health education programme. These scholarships are dedicated to the students who are interested in the global health education programme. Out of all these scholarships, one scholarship is dedicated to the CFHI’s sight for all ophthalmology rotation in New Delhi, one for CFHI’s dentistry and oral health in Quito, Ecuador program and one for the AMSA member. The CFHI is committed globally in eradicating inequities and working toward the progress. 

The recipients of the program are responsible for the remaining balance of the CFHI program fees. The recipients are responsible for their own airfare. The scholarships are available for the programmes during the following months of January, February, march, April, May, June, August, September, October, November, and December. Around ten scholarships are provided for the program.     
Scholarship provider

The scholarship is provided by the Child Family Health International (CFHI) to the interested candidates in the CFHI’s global health education programs. 

Scholarship duration

The scholarships are offered for a period of 4 to 12 weeks according to the program requirements. 

Scholarship coverage

The scholarship covers the partial program fees of the amount US$1000 towards the CFHI program.  Some partial scholarships may also amount to US$500 to US$1000. 

Eligibility criteria

CFHI is committed in selecting a pool of candidates who are in line with the mission and vision of the CFHI. The candidate has to satisfy the following eligibility criteria to avail the above mentioned scholarship. 

1.       The students who demonstrate a strong commitment towards their communities and an interest in exchanging ideas and sharing experiences with people in Ecuador, Bolivia, India, Mexico, and South Africa.
2.       The priority is given to the candidates who have never gone for abroad opportunities and to the people of ethnicity under-represented in CFHI programs.
3.       The candidates interested in attending a CFHI program during the specified program month/year and who are financially able to pay the remaining program fees along with the airfare are encouraged to apply.
4.       The applicants who wish to attend any CFHI program in Latin America must meet the language eligibility criteria listed for that particular program. 

Application Process

The mode of application is through post. 

Selection

The CFHI selection committee will use the written statements of the candidates as the primary source of selection of the scholarship recipients.

Notification

The scholars will be notified by the end of July for the August-December intake, by the end of December for the January intake, by the Month of February for the may-June intake and July for the August- September intake for the net academic year.  

IC4HD Human Development (HD) Fellowships for Developing Countries at IIAS in India

Introduction of the scholarship
 
The International centre for human development is inviting applications for the IC4HD fellowships from the students belonging to the developing countries to encourage mid career professionals (academics, civil servants, civil service practitioners) for the duration of the 3 months. The providers have given out up to seven fellowships on the theme of social security in the south in the year 2013. The fellowships are provided to the candidates from Asia pacific region only. The candidate fellows will receive about US$3000 pr month for availing the fellowship. 


Scholarship provider

The fellowship is provided by the International centre for human development in association with Indian institute of advanced study (IIAS), ministry of human resource development and United Nations development Programme (UNDP).  

Scholarship coverage

The candidate selected will be provided with US$3000 per month as fellowship amount. The selected candidate will receive fully furnished residential accommodation at IIAS, return airfare to the country of residence and the living expenses during the fellowship tenure. The fellowship also covers the fellow with an amount of US$1000 for attending a conference/short term course which is related to the course theme. 

Scholarship duration

The fellowship is of the duration of three months. 

Eligibility criteria

The candidate with the below eligibility criteria are eligible to avail the fellowship. 

1.       The candidate must be a citizen of Asia-Pacific region.
2.       The candidate must be less than 45 years of age.
3.       The candidate should have 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience.
4.       The candidate should not be UN staff member or candidate fellow/staff from the Indian institute of advanced study (IIAS).  

Application process

All the applicants whose native language is not English are expected to write and talk fluently in English. The applicants are required to complete a formal application in English which include the following.

1.       The candidate’s application form( download from the website, available online)
2.       The summary statement of the objective of the proposal
3.         Curriculum vitae of the candidate.
4.       Project proposal should not exceed 1000 words and should not contain the field work details and data collection.
5.       Two references of the candidate (both email and contact number should be provided). One of the referees should b the current supervisor.  

The completed application forms should be sent to the email id: HDfellowships-at-IC4HD.org.  

Selection

The candidate will be shortlisted on the basis of the blow selection criteria.

1.       The candidate’s educational qualification, post graduate degree is desirable.
2.       The candidate’s track record of past accomplishments.
3.       The candidate’s time needed for completing the work.
4.       The candidate’s exceptional creativity in the choice of topic he/she has taken up.