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Myriad scholarships up for grabs

education Updated: Jun 23, 2010 09:19 IST

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Name of scholarship: Charles Wallace Scholarship (visiting fellowship of two three month)

Details: There are ten scholarships on offer to enable academics, writers and translators to spend between two and three months at selected universities where they can devote themselves to their own work and to interacting with colleagues. The fellow is expected to contribute to the work of the host institution by, for example, leading a seminar in which they present their research or writing.

Who can apply: The candidate must be an Indian citizen living in India, aged between 25 and 45 years (except for translator fellowships for which there is no upper age limit), have completed postgraduate studies in their area of specialization and/or have between 5-7 years professional or academic experience; write a proposal stating clearly what they want to do at the host institution and how they plan to use the experience on return to India

Last date:
November 16

How to apply: Go to http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarships-cwit-full-visiting.htm for details

Name of scholarship: Charles Wallace Scholarship (arts and heritage conservation)

Details:
Every year 10 fully funded awards are given. These are to give practitioners early in their careers a chance to gain wider experience and exposure or to study. The balance between arts and heritage conservation varies from year to year depending on demand and performance at interview.

Who can apply: A candidate must be an Indian citizen living in India, aged between 25 and 38 years, have a first degree or diploma or professional qualification in their specialization. Applicants with significant work experience are preferred and must not have received a Charles Wallace grant within the last 5 years

Last date:
November 16

How to apply:
Go to http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarships-cwit-listing-full.htm for details

Name of scholarship:

Gates Cambridge Scholarship



Details:

When selecting Gates Scholars, the Trust looks for students with enthusiasm, robustness of intellect, a willingness to engage and an appropriate humility that comes from an awareness that nothing is ever really simple. The competition is quite stiff. Seven thousand eligible applicants applied for admission and funding last year, out of which only 55 were given the funding.



Who can apply:

Candidates may be citizens of any country outside the United Kingdom, may apply to study any subject available at the University of Cambridge, may apply to pursue three year PhD, one-year post-graduate course, MSc or MLitt (two year research only degree), or the three- year degree, MBBChir Clinical Studies. One must be able to show evidence of high academic achievement, leadership potential, social commitment and a good fit with Cambridge.



Last date:

December 1. Applications will received from September 1.



How to apply:

Visit

www.gatesscholar.org/apply

for 2011 applications.

Name of scholarship:

Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships



Details:

This is meant for students who want to pursue doctoral studies at St John’s College, University of Cambridge. Candidates for these scholarships are selected through a process of short listing from the applications received by the British Council, followed by personal interviews, which will be held in New Delhi. The scholarship covers academic fees, international airfare, monthly stipend to cover living expenses and UK Visa.



Who can apply:

The applicant should be an Indian national with a valid Indian passport and currently based in India, below 35 years of age as on December 15, 2009. S/he should not have a significant exposure to UK education or received UK government funding. S/he should hold a Master’s (postgraduate) degree from a reputed/recognised India university/institution with a First Class award (UG and PG) in the relevant subject/field. Evidence of leadership qualities, which will be assessed from personal statements e.g. extracurricular activities and/or evidence of having made a difference to the country/society/participation in symposia in the relevant subject, or peer reviewed publication in the area.



She must be fluent in spoken and written English and must be keen to pursue and should have identified a full time Doctoral Research degree from the University of Cambridge commencing on September/October 2010.



Last date:

December 15.



How to apply:

Visit

www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarships-drmanmohansingh.htm#eligibility

or send an email to

delhi.scholarship@in.britishcouncil.org

Name of scholarship: Fulbright-Nehru Master’s Fellowship for leadership development
Details: These fellowships are for one to two years. The fellowship will provide J-1 visa support; round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the US; Funding for tuition and fees, living and related costs, and accident and sickness coverage as per U.S. Government guidelines. The funding may not cover all costs and the scholar may need to supplement grant benefits with other resources. Each applicant should choose one field of study that matches his/her chief area of interest among the following areas — arts and culture management including heritage conservation and museum studies, business administration, communication studies, conflict resolution, economics, environment, public administration, urban and regional planning and women’s
studies.

Who can apply: The program is for highly motivated individuals who demonstrate leadership qualities, have completed the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree, have at least three years professional work experience, and are committed to return and contribute to their communities. Candidates should be in the age group of 25- 30 years.

Last date:
July 15

How to apply: Visit www.usief.org.in/Scripts/ForIndianNationalsForStudentsFulbright-NehruMasters Fellowships.aspx for further details.

Name of scholarship:

Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistance (FLTA) Program



Details:

All eligible applications will be screened. Short-listed applicants will have to appear for an interview before a selection committee in New Delhi, in October/November 2010. Candidates recommended by the selection committee will have to appear for the TOEFL in October/November 2010. USIEF will provide fee vouchers towards the TOEFL exam. A score of no less than 213 (CBT), 80 (IBT) or 550 (PBT) on the TOEFL is required. The fellows will receive a monthly stipend, health insurance and travel support. US host institutions provide tuition awards to support the required coursework. The FLTA program does not provide J-2 visas for spouses or dependents.



Who can apply:

USIEF (United States India Educational Fund) invites applications from interested Indian nationals, between 21 and 29 years of age, currently teaching English at college level or training to be teachers of English. Applicants should possess by June 2011 at least a Master’s degree. Selected students from India will teach Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, or Urdu at select US campuses during their nine month-non-degree grant beginning August/ September 2011, subject to availability of funding.



Last date:

September 1. Candidates will be notified of their awards by March 2011



How to apply:

Visit

www.usief.org.in/Scripts/ForIndianNationalsForStudentsFulbrightForeignLanguageTeachingAssistantProgram.aspx

Name of scholarship:

Rhodes Scholarship to study postgraduate programme from Oxford University, UK



Details:

Applicants are short listed for a preliminary, personal interview, held at four regional centres including Mumbai (Pune), Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi. Candidates selected from these regional interviews are then called for the final interview in December.



Who can apply:

The candidate must be an Indian, and passed his/ her 19th and not have passed 25th birthday on the October 1, 2011. S/he must have at least a first class degree. Candidates who are in the final year of a degree course and have exceptionally bright academic record may also apply.



In making nominations, the Selection Committee will seek candidates with literary and scholastic attainments; fondness of and success in outdoor sports, qualities of truth, courage, devotion to duty, sympathy for and protection of the weak, kindliness, unselfishness and fellowship, exhibition of moral force of character and instincts to lead etc.



Last date:

July 31



How to apply:

Visit

www.rhodesscholarships-india.com

or send an email to

rhodesindia@yahoo.co.in

or call 011-26741260

Name of scholarship: ARThinkSouthAsia fellowship programme for fully funded fellowship in arts management and cultural policy

Details:
It is given by the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany and designed to help develop skills, knowledge, network and experience of potential leaders in the cultural sector of South Asia which includes museums, the visual and performing arts and digital media.

Each participant will be offered a funded four week internship best suited to his/her needs, interests and objectives in a cultural organisation in Germany during the year.

The Fellows will attend a closing seminar at the end of the Fellowship year to present and share updates on his/her project and learnings with new Fellows of 2011-12.

Who can apply: Candidates must have a graduate degree from a recognised university or equivalent professional qualifications and experience of at least three years either in employment or freelance. A proposed/ongoing project must be submitted, along with two letters of recommendation.

Last date: November 15

How to apply: Visit www.arthinksouthasia.org for further details

Name of scholarship: German scholarships by DAAD for PG programmes

Details:
They are meant for students who wish to study postgraduate courses.

The scholars would be entitled to receive a stipend of 750 euros, exemption from payment of university tuition fees, free German language course training and compulsory insurance covered by DAAD.

Who can apply: Qualified graduates (four years) from any discipline with at least two years of relevant work experience. There should not be a gap of more than three years between the award of last degree and application deadline.

Last date: July 31

How to apply:
Visit www.daaddelhi.org

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