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..]

2013-2014 Scholarships

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nanyang President’s Graduate Scholarships (NPGS), Singapore


Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is a research-intensive university with globally acknowledged strengths in science and engineering. Through its four colleges with 12 schools, and two autonomous entities, the National Institute of Education and S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, NTU provides high quality global education to more than 23,000 undergraduates and 10,000 graduate students. The student body includes top scholars and international Olympiad medallists from the region and beyond. Hailing from 67 countries, the university’s 3,000 strong teaching and research staff bring dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.

The Nanyang President's Graduate Scholarship (NPGS) is a competitive and prestigious scholarship scheme designed to encourage outstanding graduates or final-year students to take their first step towards a leading research career by studying for a doctoral degree programme (PhD) at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), one of Asia's leading research universities. Funding will be provided for up to 4 years for NPGS awardees.

Number of awards available

Up to 30 NPGS awards will be made available in each Academic Year. Successful candidates will be known as Nanyang President's Graduate Scholars.

Minimum qualifications

To qualify for a NPGS award, you must have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent at Bachelor's level and applicants should also demonstrate excellent research abilities. The PhD research will be in any topic agreed between you and your chosen NTU supervisor within the research activities of NTU. At the time of application, if you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree programme, you will need to furnish documentation from your university that you are on track to get a First Class Honours degree or equivalent. Failure to do so will disqualify you from the NPGS award, in which case you may be considered for other NTU PhD research scholarships, subject to meeting the selection criteria. For other requirements on Test scores, please visit:

Stipend and allowances

The NPGS award terms are:
a) Monthly stipend of S$3200
b) Full support of tuition fees
c) Conference allowance for two major overseas conferences in the 4-year period
d) One-time IT allowance of S$1500
e) Annual grant of S$500 for journal subscription or book purchase
f) Thesis preparation allowance
g) Priority for subsidised campus accommodation


Upon passing the qualifying examination, NPGS awardees will be expected to undertake some undergraduate teaching (up to a limit of 10 hours per week). Awardees will be reimbursed if their teaching hours exceed what is required by the framework of their PhD training. Undergraduate teaching contributions will demand a high level of English language proficiency and you may be required to undertake English language courses as necessary in your first year.


There is no restriction as to the nationality of candidates but, all things being equal preference will be given to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.

How to Apply ?

Application for AY2012-13 will be open from 1 September 2012 to 31 October 2012. Applicants who are interested to apply for the August 2013 or January 2014 intake should apply during this period.

Contact Us

For enquiries, please reach us at:

Graduate Studies Office
Nanyang Technological University
Student Services Centre (formerly known as Admin Annexe), Level 3
42 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639815

Tel : 67904079
Fax : 67931140

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PhD Studentship in Computer Science, University of Cambridge, UK


Applications are invited for one PhD studentship in the Security Group at the Computer Laboratory to work with Dr Steven Murdoch. Funding for this position is provided by Microsoft Research Cambridge and Research Councils UK through the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards scheme. As such, applicants must be nationals from India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Russia or countries in the developing world as defined by the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD:

The successful candidate will undertake research in the field of anonymous communications and privacy enhancing technologies. This broad research area provides considerable scope for the PhD candidate to find his or her own research direction.

Candidates should have a minimum upper 2nd honours degree or its equivalent in computer science, software engineering or a closely related discipline, and ideally, a Master's degree in a computer-science related field. Strong mathematical and programming skills, along with a keen interest in privacy and anonymous communications, are essential. A good understanding of networking and operating systems is highly desirable.

Candidates should send a CV, academic transcript, and statement of proposed research (no more than 3000 words, indicating their intended research topic, objectives and strategies) to by 28 October 2011. Shortlisted candidates will be notified via email by 4 November 2011 and will be invited to submit a formal application to the University, which must be completed by 25 November 2011.

The successful candidate will receive full funding (covering maintenance and fees) for three years, and must be available to start on 10 April 2012.

Further enquiries should be sent to

* Limit of tenure: 3 years

Closing date: 28 October 2011.

Vacancy Reference No: NR08848

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Scholarships for Physicians in Developing Countries


Scholarship Application for Physicians in Developing Countries to attend the AAHPM and HPNA Annual Assembly Denver, Colorado, USA ♦ March 7-10, 2012

The Developing Countries Scholarship Fund was established to provide access to quality education for physicians who reside in developing countries to attend the AAHPM and HPNA Annual Assembly in Vancouver. This scholarship program will provide financial support (up to $5,000) to physicians to learn the latest clinical information and research updates in hospice and palliative care from leading experts in the field.

This scholarship program is intended to facilitate Annual Assembly participation and cover ordinary costs associated with meeting registration, travel-related expenses (air fare, cab fare, meals), and lodging.


Scholarships are available to physicians who reside in a developing country (as defined by the World Health Organization) and care for seriously ill patients. Preference will be given to applicants who are

  • members of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine AAHPM (free virtual membership is available to physicians who reside in a nation on theHINARI list of eligible countries)
  • have not previously attended the Annual Assembly
  • are junior in their career, and
  • whose organizations are considered least able to afford this opportunity.


Deadline for applications: November 1, 2011

Notification of awards: Early January 2012


Submit the completed application form along with your uploaded curriculum vitae (limit of 2 pages), and a letter of recommendation or support by November 1, 2011.



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Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa, Georgetown University


The Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa (LAWA) Fellowship Program was founded in 1993 at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., in order to train women's human rights lawyers from Africa who are committed to returning home to their countries in order to advance the status of women and girls in their own countries throughout their careers. Over 50 women's human rights advocates from Botswana, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe have participated in the LAWA Program, and we hope to include Fellows from additional countries in the future.

The entire LAWA Fellowship Program is approximately 14 months long (from July of the first year through August of the following year), after which the LAWA Fellows return home to continue advocating for women's rights in their own countries. The LAWA Program starts in July, when the Fellows attend the Georgetown Law Center's Foundations of American Law and Legal Education course. From August through May, the LAWA Fellows earn a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree at Georgetown with an emphasis on international women's human rights and complete a major graduate paper on a significant women's rights issue in their home countries. After graduation, the LAWA Fellows have an opportunity to engage in challenging work assignments for several months at various public interest organizations to learn about different advocacy strategies to advance women’s human rights, before returning home to continue advancing women's human rights in their own countries

The LAWA Program helps defray the costs for women's rights attorneys from Africa who would not otherwise be able to afford a Master of Laws degree focusing on international women's human rights and the additional leadership training. The LAWA Fellowship provides the tuition for the Foundations of American Law and Legal Education Course (a U.S. $2,200 benefit) and for the LL.M. degree (a U.S. $42,065 benefit) at the Georgetown University Law Center, as well as professional development training. Candidates who are admitted to the LAWA Program must be prepared to cover the costs of all additional expenses (such as their visas, travel, housing, utilities, food, clothing, health insurance, books, etc.), and must be able to demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy for visa purposes that they have the funds available to cover those expenses (approximately $25,000). Due to the intensity of the LAWA Program and academic studies, LAWA Fellows are not permitted to work throughout the academic portion of the program. They must also affirm that they will return home after the LAWA Fellowship and continue to promote women's human rights in their countries throughout their careers.

Qualification Requirements:

1. Must be a women’s human rights lawyer from Africa.

2. As a requirement of participation in the LAWA Program, all applicants must commit to return home to their own countries upon completion of the Fellowship, and to use their best professional efforts to advance women’s human rights in their counties throughout their careers.

3. Candidates who are awarded a LAWA Fellowship must be prepared to cover the costs of all additional expenses (such as visas, travel, housing, utilities, food, clothing, health insurance, books, fees, etc.), and must be able to demonstrate to the U.S. Embassy for visa purposes that they have the funds available to cover these expenses (over U.S. $25,000).

Submit All of the Below to Apply:
1. Complete the Application Form, including all three essay questions.

2. Current Resume, indicating your employment history (both paid and volunteer positions, including the name of your employer, location of your employment (city, country), dates of your employment (start and end dates), and description of your work for each position you have held); your education from high school to the present (including the name and location (city, country) of the institution, dates attended (including date of graduation), degree awarded, grade point average or your class rank and number of students, and your participation in any extracurricular activities); titles of any published materials (articles, books, reports, etc.) or significant research papers; any special honors, awards, scholarships, or fellowships; and any memberships in organizations or community activities in which you have been involved, including any leadership roles.

3. Two Letters of Recommendation from persons who are well acquainted with you, your commitment to advancing women’s human rights in your country, your legal abilities, and your work. At least one should be a person who has expressed a willingness to assist you in a professional manner upon your return to your country.

4. Official Law School Transcript or indicate the date on which you requested the registrar’s office at your law school to send your transcript to us: ________________. THE LAWA PROGRAM CANNOT CONSIDER YOUR APPLICATION UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR OFFICIAL LAW SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT(S). PLEASE INCLUDE AN EXPLANATION OF THE GRADING AND RANKING SYSTEM.


Send your completed application via e-mail to by Wednesday, February 1, 2012. Your letters of recommendation may be scanned and sent as e-mail attachments, or may be mailed separately. Your official law school transcript (stamped/sealed) must be sent as a hardcopy in the mail. Please use only one method – do not send multiple copies. If you applied to the LAWA Program last year, you do not need to re-send your transcript or letters of recommendation, but you must resubmit your completed application form with your responses to questions 1-17 (including your updated resume). We cannot consider your application until your official stamped/sealed law school transcript is received. Photocopies are not sufficient.

Mary Hartnett, Executive Director
Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Program
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave, NW, Room 5024A
Washington, DC 20001

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

University of Groningen Talent Grant: Eric Bleumink Fund


University of Groningen Talent Grant: Eric Bleumink Fund for International Students (2012-2013)

Purposes: Master, Ph.D.
Programmes: All
Countries of origin: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Replublic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, China, Colombia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kiribati, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Macedonia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Morocco, Nepal, Niger, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Namibia, Niue, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Rwanda, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, Sudan, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tokelau, Tonga, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Tanzania, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, East Timor, South Korea

Additional information

Eligible candidates:

Criteria for approval are: (a) academic excellence, shown by academic performance and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors; (b) contribution of candidate’s education in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity in the candidate’s home country; (c) perspectives to a long-term linkage between the home institution and the University of Groningen

Extra criteria for PhD candidates are: applicant should be employed by a research institute of university in one of the listed countries and receive an income from the home institution, application should be supported by this organization, the University of Groningen must be able to provide an academic supervisor who will be responsible for the scientific supervision of the research

Grant information:

The grant is usually awarded for a maximum of 2 years for a Master’s degree programme .

The grant covers the tuition fees plus the costs of international travel, subsistence, books, and health insurance. For specific information, please check the rules & regulations [PDF].

Grant provider:

University of Groningen

Applicants need to meet the deadline of the Master’s programmes. Application forms for Master’s programmes can be found through the website or Admissions Offices . Application deadline for the scholarship is 22 February.

Applications for student scholarships can be submitted by students from one of the eligible countries for a Master’s or equivalent programme at the Universityof Groningen.

Master's degree programmes: A step-by-step application guide

1. First the candidate should apply for admission to a study programme at theUniversity of Groningen .

2. When the candidate applies for this admission, he or she must indicate on the application form that his/her study performance is excellent and that he/she wishes to be nominated for a Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship.

3. If the study programme agrees with the candidacy for a EBF scholarship,they will send a standard application form including the motivation of the candidate to the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund prior to 1 March. Per studyprogramme only two candidates can be nominated.

4. The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March.

5. The studyprogramme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board.

6. If a candidate is selected the coordinator and the candidate will have contact on the details of his or her arrival. If necessary he/she can contact the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund for extra assistance.

More information:Website Eric Bleumink Fund. For detailed information regarding the scholarship programme, please contact the office of the Ubbo Emmius Fonds. Postal address: Eric Bleumink Fund, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 72, 9700 AB Groningen, The Netherlands.

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Singapore NUS PhD-MBA Scholarships


The NUS PhD-MBA aims to attract and train talented science and engineering students who have the potential to create and lead technology companies. The programme is jointly hosted by the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering (NGS) and the NUS Business School. The programme has 3 pillars. Students develop their research skills by doing a PhD in a science or technology discipline. Concurrently students develop business acumen by working on an MBA degree. Internships in technology comnpanies provide practical technology business training, and form the third pillar.


- Concurrent PhD and MBA, taking much less time than completing both separately
- Choice of any subject for the PhD, from the life and physical sciences to engineering and IT
- Monthly (12 months per year) tax-free stipend of S$2,600 to S$3,200 (depending on whether or not scholar chooses to work in Singapore upon graduation)
- PhD tuition waiver, full MBA tuition fee waiver

The Programme

Students in the NUS programme work on a PhD in science, engineering or medicine and an MBA concurrently. Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship covering the tuition fees for both the PhD and the MBA. They will also be offered a stipend to cover living expenses, as well as allowances for books, a computer and for conferences. In the 1st year students typically do course work related to their PhD, completing 6-8 courses for 24 to 32 modular credits (MCs). They can choose among a wide variety of courses across the NUS campus with very few restrictions. In the 2nd year, students complete a first internship lasting around 3 months, for example in the summer between year 1 and year 2. Students also finish course work and sit their PhD Qualifying Examination, as well as selecting two advisers, one of whom should be from NGS, the other may be in any NUS department or school, or even external to NUS. Students then start their MBA in the 1st semster of the 3rd year of study. They do this as full time students in the NUS Business School, along with all other full-time MBA students. From the 2nd semster of the 3rd year onward, students continue their PhD research full-time and finish course work related to their MBA in part time mode. The course load for the MBA is somewhat reduced for PhD-MBA students, enabling them to finish the degree requirements in good time. A second internship is taken at any time during years 3 to 5. Upon successful defense of a thesis and the fullfillment of the requirements for the MBA, students are conferred a PhD and an MBA degree. Students may graduate with only a PhD, but not with only an MBA. The PhD-MBA is designed to take students between 4 and 5 years to complete.

Who Should Apply

A keen, open and independent mind, common sense, appreciation for the importance of science, technology and business, the ability to act and get things done alone and in a team are hallmarks of students suitable for the NUS PhD-MBA. Valuing the wide range of backgrounds of potential students, factors that the recruitment committee will weigh when making decisions on admissions into the NUS PhD-MBA are: academic records, standardized test scores, research experience, startup and industry experience, completed internships, interest in and involvement in entrepreneurship and business, as well as good English.

Women and men of all nationalities, with an undergraduate or Masters degree in any scientific, engineering, maths or IT discipline, previously awarded or expected in 2012, are eligible to apply.

Application Process

There is no need to submit a separate application for the NGS PhD (without MBA) as applicants to the NUS PhD-MBA will, if the candidate indicates this preference (see Questionaire section on the application website), be considered for the NGS PhD in case the application to the PhD-MBA was not successful.

Applicants are welcome to contact potential PhD mentors/advisors before submitting an application.

We require the GRE (Institution code: 0677) and, if the native language or the language used in undergraduate instruction is not English then either the TOEFL (Institution code: 3720) or the IELTS (Institution code: 0677). The GMAT (Institution code: DRT-MK-35) is required later in the application process ONLY from shortlisted candidates and does NOT need to be submitted with the initial application. The PhD-MBA essay (see application website for details) gives applicants the chance to think about a technology business problem, express thoughts, devise actions and show effective communication skills. The application deadline (online applicaton) for the August 2012 intake is 15th November 2011. The deadline for the receival of recommendation letters is 15th December 2011. The deadline for the receival of GRE and TOEFL/IELTS scores is 15th January 2012.

Application and Admissions Time Line, Deadlines

- 1st Sep 2011: Applications open
- 15th Nov 2011: Application deadline (online application)
- 15th Dec 2011: Deadline for the receival of the hardcopy of the application form and the recommendation letters
- Jan 2012: NGS interviews and shortlisting
- 16th Jan 2012: Deadline for receival of GRE general and TOEFL/IELTS scores
- 1st Mar 2012: GMAT scores to be sent by shortlisted candidates (if not sent with the initial application)
- Feb - Mar 2012: Business School interviews of shortlisted candidates
- Apr 2012: Admissions decisions and sending of decision letters
- 1st May 2012: Final deadline for receival of replies by admitted students

Important Application Documents and Forms

- Academic transcripts
- Recommendation letters (two academic required, one industrial optional)
- PhD-MBA admissions essay
- Statement of purpose
- Research proposal
- Applicatin form
- Declaration form
- Resume
- TOEFL (only if native language or language of University instruction is/was not English)
- GRE general score
- GMAT score (for shortlisted candidates)

For more details please visit the application instructions and application websites.


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Japan: International Doctoral Scholarship in Informatics, Kyoto University


The Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho) offers a scholarship in selected fields, called the Special Scholarship for International Doctoral Programs. The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University will accept eight new Ph.D. course students under this program from the year 2012. This program has several attractive features—for example, the official language will be English(Japanese language skill will not be required); and the fact that all tuition fees will be waived. Interested applicants should carefully read the rules and conditions in the guidelines for admission before submitting their applications. Selections will be by Kyoto University, with successful students recommended to the Monbukagakusho as candidates for the scolarship.

(1) Courses

The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, consists of the following departments:

- Intelligence Science and Technology
- Social Informatics
- Applied Analysis and Complex Dynamical Systems
- Applied Mathematics and Physics
- Systems Science
- Communications and Computer Engineering
Applicants must choose one of the above as their majoring field when applying for this program.

(2) Number of applicants to be admitted
Eight successful applicants will be admitted.

(1) Eligibility: Applicant must be from a country with which Japan has official diplomatic relations, and must be currently studying/working outside of Japan. Those who are currently staying in Japan are not eligible for this program.
(2) Age: Applicant must be under 35 years of age as of April 1, 2012.
(3) Academic qualifications: Applicant must satisfy one of the following conditions by the end of September 2012.
i. Holds a master’s level degree.
ii. Has completed 16 years of school education in a foreign country and subsequently spent at least two years conducting research in a university, research institute, or other such facility, and is recognized through research achievements as having scholastic ability on a par with or higher than that of a person who has completed a master’s degree at a graduate school in Japan.
iii. Is recognized by the school, on the basis of individual screening of application, as having scholastic ability on a par with or higher than that of a person with a master’s degree, and is at least 24 years of age.

(4) Recommendation
Each applicant must be officially recommended to the president of Kyoto University by the president of the university or the dean of the faculty/graduate school of the university from which the applicant has graduated. Said university must meet the conditions mentioned in (3). In addition, any applicant who is currently working must submit an official letter of recommendation written by the head of the employing organization.

(5) Physical and mental health
Applicant must be physically and mentally healthy enough to carry out studies at Kyoto University.

(6) Language ability
Applicants must be competent in English.

(7) Other conditions
i. Each admitted student must arrive in Japan between October 1 and October 7, 2012.
ii. Any applicant who is affiliated to any military entity at the end of March 2012 is ineligible.
iii. Any applicant who receives scholarship money from his/her government, or from any other foundation, will not be accepted.

(1) Stipend:
Approximately 156,000 yen per month. This will be provided for a maximum of 36 months, but will not be paid in cases of extended leave from academia.
(2) Travel expenses:
i. To Japan
An economy-class air ticket between the international airport closest to the admitted student’s home address and Kansai International Airport will be provided.
ii. From Japan
An economy-class return air ticket home from Japan will be offered on condition that the admitted student will be leaving Japan within the last-payment month of the scholarship.

(3) School fees:
Entrance and tuition fees will be waived.

(1) 1st stage selection
The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, examines the documents submitted and makes a preliminary selection. Those selected are recommended to the Japanese Government for the 2nd stage selection. Results of this selection will be conveyed to the applicants by the end of April 2012.

(2) 2nd stage selection
The Japanese Government examines the applications recommended by Kyoto University and decides on the final candidates for the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship. Applicants will be informed of the final decision by the end of August, 2012. The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, will send certificates of admission to the successful applicants at this time.

The following documents must arrive on or before January 6, 2012 at
School Affairs Division
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501 Japan.

(1) Application Form.
(2) Application for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship.
(3) Certificate of Health issued on or after October 1, 2011.
(4) Copy of official family register or equivalent document indicating nationality. (May be a photocopy of applicant’s passport).
(5) Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree certificates, diplomas or equivalent certificate, indicating expected date of graduation.
(6) Official undergraduate and graduate level academic records/transcript.
(7) Recommendation letter written by dean of applicant’s graduate school, addressed to president of Kyoto University.
(8) Recommendation letter written by applicant’s graduate or undergraduate supervisor, or person of equivalent standing.
(9) If applicant is currently working: a recommendation letter written by head of employing organization.
(10) Research plan of activities at Kyoto University (3 pages or less, A4 size).
(11) Name of prospective supervisor at Kyoto University, whom applicant contacted through his/her supervisor.
(12) List of scientific publications.
(13) Brief description of academic achievements (3 pages or less, A4 size).
(14) Copy of Master’s Thesis (or its equivalent). If thesis is not in English, translation or summary should be prepared in English and attached.
(15) Copy of applicant’s TOEFL or TOEIC score or equivalent to show applicant’s English skill. (See Note 6(6) below)
All above documents, excepting copy of applicant’s Master’s Thesis, must be in English.
These documents will not be returned to the applicant.

(1) Before applying, applicants should contact their prospective supervisor at Kyoto University through introduction by their supervisor at home university If there is anything unclear about qualifications for application to this program, applicants should consult School Affairs Division (See 7. CONTACT INFORMATION below).
(2) Applications for Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship may not be submitted to multiple academic/research institutions.
(3) Admission may be revoked if application is found to include false information.
(4) Scholarship may be revoked if:
i. There has been a breach in the pledge to the Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho).
ii. Student has been subject to disciplinary action, or has been deemed unproductive.

(5) Applicants are urged to read up on and understand Japanese customs, climate and general life. In addition, although research activities will be in English, basic Japanese should be learned for daily interaction.
(6) Applicants are expected to submit a TOEFL or TOEIC score if available. If documents demonstrating applicant’s English skill (such as TOEFL or TOEIC score) can’t be submitted, English skill will be evaluated via interview, English publication paper written by applicant etc.


◆ Guidelines for Admission PDF

◆ Guidelines for Admission (in Japanese) PDF

◆ Application Form PDF

◆ Application for Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho) Scholarship PDF
**Please print both sides**

◆ Application for Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho) Scholarship PDF
**Please print both sides**

◆ Application for Japanese Government(Monbukagakusho) Scholarship PDF

◆ Certificate of Health PDF

Address all inquiries to:
School Affairs Division
Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University
Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku
Kyoto 606-8501 Japan.
Fax: +81-75-753-5379

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Career Development Fellow in Media and Democracy, University of Oxford


The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Department of Politics and International Relations seek a candidate for a 3-year postdoctoral position in media and democracy with an appointment date of 1st January 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and the Department of Politics and International Relations seek a candidate for a 3-year postdoctoral position in media and democracy with an appointment date of 1st January 2012 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The appointment is expected to be made on the University’s grade 8 salary scale (£36,862 - £44,016 pa). However, if the selected candidate does not fully meet all the selection criteria, the appointment may be made on the grade 7 scale (£29,099 - £35,788 pa), with the possibility of moving up to grade 8 during year 2 or 3 of the appointment.

The successful candidate will have expertise in two of the following areas and will pursue advanced research in at least one of them:

  • Media and democratization
  • Media in post-authoritarian regimes
  • Media and democratic accountability
  • Media and political campaigns

Candidates are expected to have either a doctorate in political science and significant experience and understanding of media/journalism empirical research and theory; or a doctorate in media/journalism studies and significant experience and understanding of political research and theory. A strong early-career record of academic publication and conference presentations is expected.

The successful candidate will be housed within the Reuters Institute to engage in publishable comparative research on one or more of these themes as applied to two or more countries or a region and to contribute to the development of the Institute’s research activities and scholarly output. He or she will have some teaching opportunities in the Department of Politics and International Relations. He or she will be expected to engage in scholarly publishing throughout the period of the appointment that will contribute to the Department of Politics and International Relations’ submission to the Research Excellence Framework review process.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

(search for job ID 101092)

The closing date for applications is midday on Wednesday 19th October 2011.

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Please also complete the Equal Opportunities Form below

Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Forms


Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Forms

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World Politics Visiting Fellowship at Princeton University


The Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS) invites applications for a World Politics visiting scholar for the 2012–13 academic year. The position is sponsored by the Institute’s scholarly journal World Politics and is intended to foster research and writing suitable for publication in the journal. Applicants should be engaged in cutting-edge empirical or theoretical work in the fields of comparative politics or international relations and preferably hold an ongoing position at a university or research institution. This position is ideally meant for a scholar on sabbatical leave from her/his home institution; depending on the successful candidate’s salary, the fellowship could provide up to one-half of the scholar’s academic year salary, subject to a cap that will be determined. Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at PIIRS for the entire academic year.

Applications must include:

(1) a cover letter with an indication of (and justification for) the level of support requested;
(2) a statement of research plans;
(3) a current curriculum vitae;
(4) names and email addresses of two persons who can provide confidential letters of recommendation; and
(5) one writing sample (article- or chapter-length).

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2011.

Further questions about this position may be directed to Rebecca Aguas at

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

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Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarships (Masters by Coursework)


The Sydney Law School Foundation established a limited number of scholarships in 2011 to support outstanding international students undertaking a Master by Coursework program with the Sydney Law School.

Applicants must:

  • Have accepted an unconditional offer of admission to a Master by Coursework program.
  • Have a minimum IELTS or equivalent for the Master by Coursework: 7.0 IELTS with no band below 6.0;
  • Be a citizen of a country other than Australia or New Zealand, and may not hold permanent residency in Australia.
  • Not be in receipt of any other tuition scholarship.

Conditions of Award
The Sydney Law School Foundation International Scholarship is worth AU$10,000 payable in two equal instalments in late March and late August in the first year of study.

Commencement Date
Scholarships are awarded on the basis that the student will commence study in the academic year for which it is offered, and for the program in which a place has been offered in the Sydney Law School.

The scholarship is limited to one year.

For further information about applications for admission to a postgraduate coursework degree, please see the International Office website.

Application Form

Applications close: 4.30pm Friday 27 January 2012

By email:

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Post-Doctoral Fellowship Competition at Columbia University


The Committee on Global Thought’s annual post-doctoral fellowship competition opens on September 15, 2011, for positions for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The post-doctoral fellowship of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University brings together an innovative group of interdisciplinary researchers from around the world. The Fellowship gives emerging scholars the opportunity to work with distinguished faculty and provides a space for collaborative research and publication. Global Thought encourages interdisciplinary, transnational research. Scholars from any discipline may apply, provided that they successfully indicate how their work will contribute to Global Thought’s research and teaching agenda.

Currently, some of the Committee’s research interests include:

 Cities and Urban Spaces
 Financial Crises and Global Financial Stability
 Sovereign Wealth Funds and Sustainable Capitalism
 Transitions and Political Upheavals in the Middle East and North Africa
 Global Economic and Legal Governance
 Migration

CGT welcomes applications from any field. In the past, CGT has hosted fellows and supported research in the following disciplines:
 Anthropology
 Middle Eastern, South Asian, & African Studies
 Economics
 East Asian Languages & Cultures
 Geography
 History
 International Affairs
 Latin American Studies
 Law
 Philosophy
 Political Science

 Public Health
 Sociology
Up to four fellowship spots are available for the academic year beginning September 1, 2012. The term of the fellowship is one calendar year, renewable for a second year based on demonstrated progress.

To apply please visit:

Application Deadline: October 31, 2011.


Fellows are expected to:

 Teach one undergraduate or graduate course each academic year. The course may be either of their own design or as specified by the Committee. When teaching, fellows are required to hold weekly office hours.
 Participate in planning and execution of research workshops, conferences, events and curricular initiatives.
 Present their individual research projects.


Candidates will be considered only if:

 They received their first doctorate from a recognized university no earlier than August 1, 2010.
 They will be able to provide certification of their doctorate by August 1, 2012. Those who have not completed their degree at the time of application must provide a statement from an adviser citing the expected date of completion.
 They do not hold or have not held a tenure or tenure-track position.
 They can fluently speak, publish, and teach in English.
 They submit a completed application.
International applicants are encouraged to apply. If selected, Columbia University will sponsor the appropriate visa.


Fellows will receive:

 An annual salary of $55,000, which includes health insurance and other standard benefits.
 Access to Columbia University libraries and computer resources.
 Shared office space.
 Eligibility for additional funding for special research projects.

 Eligibility to apply for campus housing.

Required Application Materials

Application materials, with the exception of references, must be submitted online. Hard copies of application materials will not be accepted. All materials must be in English.

 Curriculum Vitae
 Cover Letter
 Research proposal not to exceed 1,500 words, including the background, nature, importance,
specific objectives, and methodology of the proposed project
 Writing Sample

o Not to exceed 5,000 words
o Preferably an article or research paper published in a scholarly journal
o Topic should be pertinent to the proposed research project
o No books will be accepted

 Proposed course syllabus of up to two pages for an undergraduate or graduate course
 Two letters of reference from two members of the academic profession, submitted via email or post:

Committee on Global Thought
2960 Broadway MC 5780
New York City, NY 10027

Please instruct your references to submit their references directly as above. Your
references will not be contacted by CGT requesting their submission.


Shortly after submission, the completion of your application will be confirmed. If you do not receive an email immediately, please do not email or call requesting your application status.

A small number of applicants will be contacted for an interview in early 2012. Candidates whose
applications will not progress will be alerted of this decision in January 2012.

The final fellowship decision will be made in March 2012.

Contact Information

Questions? Please review the Frequently Asked Questions.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Erasmus Mundus (EUROPEAN FORESTRY) Scholarships for International Students


MSc European Forestry is a top class taught masters programme in the field of forest sciences. The quality of the programme was acknowledged by the European Commission already in 2004 when MSc European Forestry was awarded the Erasmus Mundus status.

The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. The programme is an extra dimension to the already existing educational markets in forestry and nature management in Europe. In this programme, European forestry universities collaborate intensively to offer joint courses as well as their existing curricula, based on the knowledge and experience of forest management for which European forestry was the cradle already centuries ago.

The MSc EF programme responds to the increasing number of issues in forest and nature management at international as well as national levels, which provide a whole range of new challenges and demands for policy making and management at the national, European and wider international level. The European view on forest management is well founded both in the latest research results as well as centuries of experience.

The MSc European Forestry graduates are highly demanded by the international labour market. The majority of our graduates are currently employed around the world by organisations such as:

- Forest and nature management agencies and governmental bodies
- Research institutions
- Forest enterprises in paper and pulp industries and saw milling
- Environmental NGO's

After completing the MSc EF programme, the students obtain a double degree i.e. two national MSc degrees of which one is always issued by the University of Eastern Finland and the other by the partner university where the student has taken majority of his/her second year studies. In addition to degree certificates, the graduates receve Diploma Supplements that describe the contents of the programme.

Partner Universities

University of Freiburg, Germany
University of Lleida (UdL), Spain
Wageningen University, the Netherlands
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
University of Eastern Finland, (Coordinating university)
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (AgroParistech ENGREF), France


MSc European Forestry programme welcomes all highly-motivated and talented people from around the world to apply. The minimum requirements are:

1) Bachelor's degree with good results in forest science or related field issued by an internationally recognised university.
2) English language proficiency, minimum TOEFL paper-based 550 / computer-based 213 / Internet-based 79, or IELTS 6.0.


Generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships of 48,000 and 20,000 € are available for students on a competitive basis. Anyone who has been admitted to study in the MSc European Forestry programme can apply for an Erasmus Mundus scholarhip. Scholarships must be applied simultaneously with the study place and can conveniently be done with the same application form.

The Erasmus Mundus scholar grants of 2,400 - 14,800 euro are available for merited academics from all over the world.


The call for the MSc European Forestry course 2012–2014 and Erasmus Mundus scholarships for all the nationals is open during the

September 1st - December 31st .

The application for the MSc European Forestry programme consists of an on-line application and a printed version to be submitted by post together with the required enclosures.

Applications submitted ONLY electronically are NOT valid.


1. Gather all the belowmentioined enclosures A-G and scan them into PDF files. Do not scan any additional documents.

2. Fill in the on-line application form and follow its instructions to print the application. Attach the PDF files and submit the application electonically.

3. Sign the printed version of your application and send it along with true attested copies / originals of the requested enclosures to the Admissions Services if the University of Eastern Finland. Be clear and concise and send only the requested documents. Additional documents shall neither be read nor considered as an asset to the applicant.


A. Officially attested true copy of your Bachelor's degree certificate.

B. Authorised translation of the degree certificate in English, unless the original is in English.

C. Official academic study transcript or a true copy of it officially attested by the issuing university registrar.

D. Authorised translation of the study transcript in English, unless the original is in English.

E. Curriculum vitae. CV must be presented in chronological order and musto not have gaps longer than 12 months during the recent five years.

F. Copy of a passport (the page with information on personal details). If passport is not yet available, attach a copy of an identity card or other identity document with a photograph. ID must contain information on nationality and date of birth.

G. Proof of proficiency in English language.

  • You must proove your English language proficiency by passing a TOEFL or IELTS test. With regard to TOEFL test, ask your language test administrator to send the results of your test directly to the University of Eastern Finland. The TOEFL code for the university is 9779. Regarding IELTS test, an attested copy of the test score sheet is enough.
  • If you have studied your previous university degree (BSc) in English, you do not need to take a TOEFL or IELTS test. Alternatively you enclose a certificate from your university stating that the language of instruction during your BSc studies has been English.
  • Nationalities of USA, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland or the English part of Canada are considered native speakers. Native speakers do not need to proof the proficiency in English language.

H. Two letters of academic recommendations. The letters of recommendation must be based on the standard reference letter format provided below. The referees must be academics (teachers/supervisors) from the university/universities where the applicant has studied. Recommendation letters must arrive at the University of Eastern Finland insealed envelopes with contact information of the referee.

I. Two passport-size photos of you.



This call is open September 1st - December 31st.


The deadline for submitting both the on-line application and sending the paper version of the application is December 31st 2011 as per postmark. Applications submitted ONLY electronically are NOT valid.

Please note that the submitted applications and annexes shall become the property of the MSc EF secretariat and will not be returned to the applicant.

Postal address:

"Application for admission MSc EF"

University of Eastern Finland

Admission Services

P.O. Box 111

FI-80101 Joensuu



Mailing address:
MSc European Forestry secretariat
University of Eastern Finland
School of Forest Sciences
P.O. Box 111, 80101 Joensuu, FINLAND

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