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USA: Harvard Academy Scholars Program

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. The Academy Scholars are [read more..]

USA: Yale World Fellows Program

The Yale World Fellows Program seeks applications from mid-career emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their own professions, regions, countries, or at an international level. Successful applicants uniformly possess the extraordinary qualities of mind and character that strong leadership requires. Candidates for the Fellowship must demonstrate themselves to be driving forces [read more..]

2012-2013 Scholarships

Monday, April 9, 2012

Australia: Scholarship in International Affairs | Australian National University

Overview

The Graduate Studies in International Affairs program offers up to four Hedley Bull Scholarships each year for full-time study in the Master of Arts (International Relations) commencing in semester one. Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Master of Arts (International Relations).

When applying for the MA (International Relations), eligible applicants for the Hedley Bull Scholarship should include a covering letter indicating their interest in being considered for the scholarship and making the case for being granted one. The covering letter together with the application for the MA (International Relations) (including transcripts and three academic references) will be considered as the full application for the scholarship. There is no need to provide a separate application. The scholarship provides a full-fee waiver for three full-time sessions (semesters). This amounts to 48 units of graduate coursework and a 24-unit thesis session.


MA (International Relations) (MAIR) and Master of International Affairs (MIA)

Applicants for the MAIR and MIA should normally have obtained at least a Distinction average in their bachelor degree, or the equivalent. The degree should be in any discipline of the social sciences or the humanities. Those with a bachelor degree with Distinction average in a non-cognate discipline will be admitted to the Master's Foundation program for a semester. As a guide, Distinction refers to an A/B+ average, 2(1) Honours in the British system, and 14/20 in the French system.
Graduate Diploma in International Affairs (GDIA) and Graduate Certificate in International Relations (GCIR)
Applicants for the GDIA and the GCIR should normally have obtained a Bachelor degree with a Credit average. Although a degree in the social sciences would be an advantage, degrees in other areas will be considered.

All domestic applications for the graduate coursework qualifications must be made through theUniversities Admissions Centre (UAC). The UAC code for the qualifications are:
  • 832903 / 835903 — Graduate Certificate in International Relations
  • 832902 / 833902 / 835902 — Graduate Diploma in International Affairs
  • 832901 / 833901 / 835901 — Master of International Affairs
  • 832900 / 835900 — Master of Arts (International Relations)
  • 832949 — Master of International Affairs / Master of Diplomacy
  • 047930C — Master of Arts (International Relations) / Master of Diplomacy
All International applications for the graduate coursework qualifications must be made directly to ANU Apply online at ANU Apply Online
Attach to your completed online application form, scanned certified copies of the following documents,
  • copies of full academic transcripts (bring originals when enrolling)
  • English language proficiency test results (in accordance with Admission Requirements see below)
  • list at least one academic referee on your application form who we can contact by email.
OR send certified copies of the above documents directly to:
Graduate Studies in International Affairs
Department of International Relations
School of International, Political & Strategic Studies
Hedley Bull Centre, Building 130
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200, Australia
fax +61 2 6125 7693
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email gsia@anu.edu.au

http://ips.cap.anu.edu.au/ir/gsia/scholarships/



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UK: Kingsbury Scholarship | Imperial College London

Overview

The Kingsbury Scholarship is a highly prestigious engineering scholarship for undergraduates who have chosen Imperial as their firm choice and have received a conditional offer for a course within the Faculty of Engineering.
Students will receive a full scholarship of £19,000 a year for the duration of their 4-year course. This includes a tuition fee waiver of £9,000 per annum, plus a £10,000 a year maintenance grant.

Eligibility

To be eligible candidates must be Home/UK students who qualify for financial support from Student Finance England, with a household income of less than £60,000.
 This scholarship is aimed at bright and dynamic students who intend to ultimately seek employment as a graduate in UK industry. As such, the applicants must agree to defer their course for a year to work in industry first.
Applicants must:
Be a Home/UK student who qualifies for financial support through Student Finance England, with a household income of less than £60,000 per annum
  • Have a confirmed place at Imperial for an undergraduate course within the Faculty of Engineering for 2012
  • Agree to defer their course for a year to work for at least 9 months in industry. We would suggest using the Engineering Development Trust’s scheme Year In Industry. Your course at Imperial would therefore start in 2013.



About Year In Industry

Year In Industry is an initiative of the Engineering Development Trust (EDT), a registered education charity that helps talented young people achieve their full potential through careers in engineering, science and technology.
 YINI provide high-quality, paid placements for students interested in all areas of engineering and science, and have placed students with 300 top UK companies including Shell, Rolls Royce, British Energy, Network Rail and AstraZeneca. These placements provide the skills and knowledge employers are looking for, and the experience that will help the students make the most of university. Placements are situated all around the country and a regional YINI manager will provide mentorship and support whenever necessary. The students typically earn between £9,000 to £14,000 from August / September to June / July.
 YINI recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. As part of their celebration they identified a ‘bright spark and shining example’ from each of their years in operation. Katie Pavey was the student they profiled from 2007, who is currently studying Mechanical Engineering at Imperial. Katie says of the scheme:
 “My Year In Industry has been really beneficial to me so far in my manufacturing engineering modules, lab work and group projects. Working in Industry as part of a project team also gave me the skills and confidence to give the technical presentations and reports for my university coursework. I have already experienced the benefits that doing a Year In Industry can bring.”

How to apply

To apply for the Kingsbury Scholarship please email scholarships@imperial.ac.uk by 10 June 2012 with a written statement in no more than 250 words that describes how you intend to seek employment in UK engineering industry after you graduate

Selection Process

The Department that you have applied to will assess your academic merit from your UCAS form and from your 250 word statement. Applicants will be ranked by Departments and the final selection will be made by the Principal of the Faculty of Engineering.

Outcome of Awards

The successful applicant will be notified by email no later than 31 August 2012. The award will not be allocated until we have confirmed you are from a household with a residual income of less than £60,000. The award is for applications for the academic year 2012-13. If your application is successful you will then have to defer your course until 2013-14 and take a year in industry first. However, if you have already completed a year in industry you will not be expected to defer for another year and can apply to start your course in 2012-13.  
If you have not heard from us by 31 August 2012, please assume you have been unsuccessful in your application. 

Year in industry

If you choose to take your year in industry through The Year in Industry organisation, it is recommended you apply in good time. Please see their website for more details. If you arrange your year in industry yourself, your employment must be within the engineering industry in the UK (if you are unsure of this definition please contact scholarships@imperial.ac.uk).  
Please note that proof will be required of your placement. If your application is successful but you have not yet arranged a year in industry and are having problems doing so, please contactscholarships@imperial.ac.uk 


http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/registry/studentfinancialsupport/ugscholarships/kingsburyscholarship


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Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP)

Overview

The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program (EMDAP) is a cooperative activity between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Institute of International Education (IIE). Through EMDAP, U.S. graduate students and recent graduates with non-profit, business, private sector, public policy, and international relations related backgrounds provide technical assistance and support to local organizations in USAID-assisted countries. EMDAP targeted assistance supports USAID's strategy of building local capacity through innovative and sustainable assistance by transferring knowledge to local organizations and individuals.


The Program
The Emerging Markets Development Advisers Program is a fellowship sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).  EMDAP is managed by the Institute of International Education (IIE), the largest private, nonprofit educational and cultural exchange agency in the United States.
EMDAP is an opportunity for current students and recent graduates of U.S. MBA and MA programs in international management/ finance/development or international affairs/studies to provide management assistance to variou USAID-assisted entities in emerging markets.
EMDAP Advisers contribute to development in emerging market countries by using their knowledge of management practices to identify solutions in diverse situations. This contributes to achieving USAID’s objectives abroad – specifically, broad-based economic development.


EMDAP Features

EMDAP Advisers are awarded a grant that includes the following:
  • Monthly living allowance
  • Monthly housing allowance
  • Monthly transportation allowance
  • Language training where necessary 
  • Health insurance
  • Round-trip airfare from the US to the host country
  • Option to the use of a laptop computer for the duration of their assignment
  • Other allowances that vary from country to country
Benefits
  • One-year professional, hands-on work experience in an emerging market
  • The unique opportunity to network with international organizations and NGOs
  • Immersion in an overseas culture for one year
  • Enhance professional opportunities to work with USAID and its implementing partners

Applicants are required to possess:
  • U.S. citizenship
      o Note: Non-US citizens are eligible applicants only if EMDAP has a position in their country of nationality.
  • Worked a minimum of two - three years in such areas as: management, marketing, banking, finance, management, NGO or private sector experience, consulting, etc.
  • Be recent graduates (within 5 years) of a masters degree program (MA, MBA, MPP, MIA, etc.) 
    OR current students who will have completed their first year of graduate coursework from an accredited U.S. university program in international management/ finance/development, international affairs/studies or related subject.
  • If not yet graduated, obtain approval for leave between the first and second year of the graduate program and this institution’s endorsement of their candidacy if the student will still be enrolled in their academic institution at the time of the assignment.
The 2012-2013 cycle EMDAP Application is now available.  Please review the following document materials for submission:
For further information, please contact the EMDAP Team by email at emdap@iie.org or by phone at            +1-202-326-7823 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            +1-202-326-7823      end_of_the_skype_highlighting      .
http://www.iie.org/Programs/EMDAP



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OWSD Postgraduate Fellowships for Developing Countries

Overview

Applications are being accepted for the OWSD Postgraduate Training Fellowships for Women Scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) at Centres of Excellence in the South.

The OWSD fellowship is awarded to women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to pursue a PhD at a centre of excellence in the South in a field of the natural sciences.

Applications are accepted from female scientists in all branches of the natural sciences.



Purpose

With funds generously provided by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), OWSD has instituted a fellowship programme for female students from Sub-Saharan Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs), who wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a Ph.D., at centres of excellence in the South (developing countries), outside their own country.
The general purpose of the scheme is to contribute to the emergence of a new generation of women leaders in science and technology, and to promote their effective participation in the scientific and technological development of their countries.
The specific aims of the scheme are:
  • To improve access to educational and training opportunities in science and technology for young and talented women graduates from Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
  • To increase the scientific productivity and creativity of women scientists in Sub-Saharan Africa and LDCs.
  • To empower a new generation of talented women to assume a leadership role in science and technology and their application to sustainable development.

Conditions

The scheme provides fellowships to young female students from Sub-Saharan African countries and/or LDCs, to enable them to pursue postgraduate studies leading to Ph.D., degrees, at centres of excellence (renowned research institutions/universities). The institute must be in a developing country other than the applicant's home country.
The fellowship is offered to carry out postgraduate research in the natural sciences. Each fellowship will be offered for three years and will cover travel expenses, a modest monthly living allowance, the amount of which will be determined in consultation with the host institution.
An applicant who wishes to register as a PhD student at her home institute can choose a sandwich option, whereby part of the research programme is undertaken at a host institute in another developing country. In this case the fellowship provides support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) only while at the host institution. The minimum period abroad is six months. The fellowship does not provide support while the applicant is at the home institute.
Alternatively, an applicant can enroll as a full-time research student at an institution outside her country, in this case the fellowship will provide support (travel, accommodation and living expenses) for 3 years.
The host institution will be expected to provide the necessary facilities such as tuition, training, supervision, laboratory supplies etc.
Accompanying persons are not eligible for support.

Host Institution

Applicants should select renowned institutes in developing countries, from outside their own country, and are encouraged to apply for postgraduate admission in advance.  To this purpose, it is recommended that applicants contact the chosen host institute(s) with the CV and short research proposal, mentioning that they are intending to apply for a OWSD fellowship. When submitting the application to OWSD, however, it is not obligatory that the applicant has either applied and/or obtained admission at the host institute.
In case of difficulty in selecting host institutes, OWSD can provide a list of centres of excellence in the South, compiled by TWAS. This information will be provided if the applicant informs OWSD of the precise field of proposed research (see next paragraph). 
For a list of Institutions in mathematics see for instance:
In addition, acceptance could be facilitated by selecting from one of the institutions that has an agreement of collaboration with OWSD:
  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China. For a full list of CAS institutes see english.cas.ac.cn/CASI;
  • The Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (GSCAAS), China,www.gscaas.net.cn/vacancy/index.htm;
  • Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia, www.upm.edu.my. Departments/schools of natural sciences are eligible;
  • Rhodes University, South Africa, www.ru.ac.za. Departments/schools of natural sciences are eligible;
  • University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa, www.uct.ac.za. Departments/schools of natural sciences are eligible;
  • i-Themba Labs, South Africa, www.tlabs.ac.za. i-Themba Labs specialize in materials science, applied medical science, biotechnology, biophysics, radiobiology, radiophysics, radiopharmaceutics, accelerators based sciences, nuclear sciences and nanosciences. 

Eligibility

The fellowships are open to qualified young women science graduates (generally below 40 years of age) from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and/or LDCs.
The minimum qualification of applicants is an M.Sc. degree (or equivalent), or an outstanding B.Sc. honours degree, in the natural sciences.
Important: Following recent discussions with donors, earlier restrictions that limited eligible research projects to those in the basic sciences have been dropped. Therefore, applications can now be accepted from female scientists in all branches of the natural sciences.
Applicants already on site in the host country will not be considered eligible.
The host institute where the applicant wishes to pursue her doctorate degree must be in a developing country other than her own.
The applicant must be willing to return to her own country after completion of the fellowship.

List of Least Developed Countries (LDC)

Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Kiribati, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Vanuatu, Yemen and Zambia.
Note: Sub-Saharan African countries that are not in the list are eligible under the programme. 

Selection

The fellowships are highly competitive, and the selection will be based on scientific competence and merit.
The applications will be reviewed by a panel of eminent scientists, appointed by the Executive Board of OWSD. 

Application

Applicants should complete all parts of the application form, and enclose copies of all university degree certificates, and the university-issued transcripts, which should include grades, courses taken, etc.
If the applicant has already gained admission at an institution of excellence in the South (i.e., in a developing country), a copy of the letter of acceptance from the institution must be enclosed.
If the applicant is registered for a doctorate degree at an institution in her home country, and wishes to pursue part of her research at another institution under a "sandwich programme", a letter of recommendation from the home institute supervisor must be enclosed.
Two referee letters from senior scientists familiar with the applicant's studies must be enclosed with the application in sealed envelopes OR must be sent by email to info@owsdw.org. The subject line of the email must contain: OWSD/PG/candidate’s surname. Only signed reference letters can be accepted.
Applications must be clearly typewritten in English and completed in all parts; OWSD will not process incomplete and/or illegible applications. OWSD will inform the applicant as soon as the application is processed. 
The application form is available as a MS Word document.

Deadline for submission of applications is 31 July 2012

http://owsdw.ictp.it/



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