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GDAI - MA Scholarships, UK

Thursday, August 29, 2013 0 comments
The Centre of African Studies offers 3 MSc scholarships to African residents as part of the Governance for Development in Africa Initiative funded by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.


In order to be considered for funding, applicants must first secure a place for the MSc by applying directly to the SOAS admissions office.

Once the place is secured, the applicants can apply for the scholarship. Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a panel consisting of SOAS academic members. The assessment of your application will be based on the information in your scholarship application. Selectors will be looking at the following:
  • academic achievement and evidence of critical analytical capabilities;
  • references;
  • supporting statement;
  • evidence of interest in and knowledge of linkages between governance and development
Please note that CAS reserves the right not to award scholarships and will only award them where there are applicants judged to meet sufficiently high academic standards and with demonstrable interests in fields relevant to the objectives of the GDAI.

Deadline to apply: 30 April 2014



Africa London Nagasaki Master’s Scholarships

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The ALN scholarship fund is a source of support for African scientists wishing to undertake a Master’s degree related to the control of infectious diseases in Africa.


The awards will support a candidate to undertake an MSc at either the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Japan or at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Priority will be given to candidates at an early stage of their scientific career.

An award will only be made on condition that the candidate meets the criteria set for entry on the course for which they have applied. The application deadline is 27th September 2013.

Eligibility
Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine must:
Be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
Be fluent in English. If the applicant’s first language is not English or if the studies at university have not been conducted wholly in the medium of English candidates must take and pass one of the approved internet-based test (IELTS, TOEFL or a Pearson Test of English) The standard of English needed to pass the tests is high and is in line with the level of English required by the UK Border Authority in order to issue a student visa.
Have a first or upper second class BSc degree or equivalent from an established university in a relevant area of science (a medical degree is not essential),
Usually have had at least two years’ prior research experience in an area relevant to the study of infectious diseases, and
Have the support of the head of their institution for undertaking their chosen course.



Candidates applying for a Scholarship at the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki must:
Be of African nationality and normally be resident in sub-Saharan Africa,
Be fluent in English,
Have obtained an MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification from a recognized university,
Have had at least two years of clinical experience following graduation.

Click here for further scholarship details and application

Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral Scholarships, Australia

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 0 comments
The Faculty of Law offers the Quentin Bryce Law Doctoral (QBLD) scholarships for commencing Doctor of Philosophy students to promote and reward quality research within the faculty.


Value and duration
Benefits offered under the scholarships include:
  • a stipend of $30,000 per annum for 3 years
  • a research support fund of $1,500 per annum
  • paid holiday, sick, maternity, and parenting leave
Separate support may be available for international students to cover tuition fees.

Who is eligible?
The scholarships are open to domestic and international students.
It is expected that scholarship holders will be full-time students, but the scholarship may be awarded to part-time students in specified circumstances.

Selection process
Scholarships will be awarded according to the following selection criteria:
  • academic merit of the applicant;
  • research and other relevant experience of the applicant;
  • publication record of the applicant;
  • quality of the research proposal; and,
  • relevance of the proposed research to the Faculty's research strengths.

Other information
Doctoral Teaching Fellowship
Successful scholarship applicants may also be offered a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship which will provide an opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience in the Faculty of Law.
Doctoral Teaching Fellows will receive a salary of $25,000 per annum in addition to the QBLD scholarship, and be expected to teach 4 hours per week in both Autumn and Spring semesters.
Fellows will be appointed for a period of 12 months with an expectation that the Fellowship will be re-offered for two further 12 month periods, up to a maximum of 3 years.

How to apply
Applications for this scholarship are now open for Autumn 2014 intake. Please complete the Expression of Interest Form and an application form will be sent to you.

Application period

Autumn 2014 applications close 25 October 2013



Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarship, Australia

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College of Asia & the Pacific at Australian National University offers Honours Scholarships in the field of political science, visual arts, performing arts and Asian studies.


Scholarship value
$5,000

Duration
1 year

Number of scholarships
Up to 3

Eligibility
  • You should be intending to enrol full-time at this University in the Honours Year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours or
  • In the final year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours.
  • You must contact the relevant Honours Convenor for your discipline in your College.
  • You need to establish that you have (or will have) the academic qualifications for entry into Honours and that the required resources will be available to you.
  • We understand that your entry into Honours may not be finalised at this stage. You do not need to wait for results before lodging an application. If you lodge an application and later become ineligible for Honours, your application will be disregarded.
  • With the approval of the relevant College, you may commence the Honours Program in either first or second semester of the academic year.
  • International students are eligible to apply for the Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarships.

Selection basis
Primarily academic merit, however consideration may also be given to your choice of honours proposal as outlined in your 200 word statement.

Application
  • There is only one round of offers for this scholarship each year. If you are going to commence your honours mid year, you must apply in this round.
  • Applications must be submitted via the ANU Honours Scholarship application form.
  • You will be required to provide a 200 word statement in your online application describing the research, professional or scholarly interests which you intend to pursue during your Honours Year.

Application opening date
26th August 2013

Application closing date
30th November



ANU Honours Scholarship, Australia

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Australian National University is offering 15 honours scholarships for international students in Australia.


Eligibility
  • You should be intending to enrol full-time at this University in the Honours Year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours or
  • In the final year of a program of study leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor with Honours where the honours component is an integral part of the final year (that is, Law, Engineering, Visual Arts and Music).
  • You must contact the relevant Honours Convenor for your discipline in your College.
  • You need to establish that you have (or will have) the academic qualifications for entry into Honours and that the required resources will be vailable to you.
  • We understand that your entry into Honours may not be finalised at this stage. You do not need to wait for results before lodging an application. If you lodge an application and later become ineligible for Honours, your application will be disregarded.
  • With the approval of the relevant College, you may commence the Honours Program in either first or second semester of the academic year.
  • International students are eligible to apply for ANU Honours Scholarships.

Selection basis
Selection is based primarily on academic merit, however consideration may also be given to your choice of honours proposal as outlined in your 200 word statement.

Application
  • There is only one round of offers for this scholarship each year. If you are going to commence your honours mid year, you must apply in this round.
  • Applications are to be submitted via an online form.
  • You will be required to provide a 200 word statement describing the research, professional or scholarly interests which you intend to pursue during your Honours Year. This must be emailed to coursework.scholarships@anu.edu.au

Application Opening Date
26th August 2013

Application Closing Date
30th November each year



Getty Foundation Conservation Guest Scholars

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 0 comments
This program provides an opportunity for professionals to pursue scholarly research in an interdisciplinary manner across traditional boundaries in areas of interest to the international conservation community.

Eligibility
These grants are for established conservators, scientists, and professionals who have attained distinction in conservation and allied fields. Applicants should have at least five years experience in the field of conservation and should have an established record of publications and other contributions to the field. Grants are not intended to fund research for the completion of an academic degree.

The GCI will consider proposals that require use of the GCI Science laboratories; however use is dependent upon availability of lab facilities and staff time and cannot be guaranteed.

Applications are welcome from researchers of all nationalities.

Terms
Conservation Guest Scholars are in residence at the Getty Center for three or six consecutive months between late September 2014 and June 2015, according to the preference indicated by the applicant on their online application, and dependent upon scheduling and other issues. A monthly stipend of $3,500 is awarded, prorated to the actual dates of residency.

In addition to the stipend, the grant also includes a workstation at the Conservation Institute, research assistance, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment in the Getty scholar housing complex, and health benefits.

Conservation Guest Scholar Grants support research to be undertaken while in residence at the Getty. Nonresidential research and travel are not supported by this grant.

Application Availability and Deadline
Complete application materials are now accepted online only. The next deadline for this grant is 6:00 p.m. (PDT) on November 1, 2013.

Notification
Applicants will be notified of the Getty Conservation Institute's decision in late spring 2014.

Review Process
Conservation Guest Scholar Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are reviewed by committee and evaluated by the Conservation Institute based on: an applicant's past achievements; their qualifications to undertake the project; how the project would benefit from the resources at the Getty, including its library and collections; and how the project would contribute to the advancement of practice in the conservation field.

How To Apply
Applicants are required to complete and submit the online Getty Conservation Guest Scholar Grant application form (which includes completing an online information sheet, uploading a Project Proposal; Curriculum Vitae; Selected Bibliography, and a single optional writing sample) by 6:00 p.m. (PDT) November 1, 2013.


ICO Three-Month Fellowships, USA

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The ICO Three-Month Fellowships help promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology.  Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home country and take part in programs to preserve and restore vision.


  • Award:  US$6000 (maximum) to cover travel and living expenses for three months.  The exact amount is subject to actual student-style living expenses in the host country.
  • Approximately 60 three-month fellowships are awarded each year.
  • For applications submitted by the March 31 deadline, the fellowship is awarded and notices are sent out in July.  The earliest start date is October 1 of the same year. 
  • For applications submitted by the September 30 deadline, the fellowship is awarded and notices sent out in January.  The earliest start date is April 1 of the same year.
Requirements:
  • Residency training must be completed before applying for the fellowship.
  • Specialist exam in ophthalmology must be successfully passed.
  • Applicant must be under 40 years of age at the time of applying.
  • Applicant must return to home country after the training, resume previous positions, and apply the knowledge gained during the fellowship.
  • Applicant must be reasonably fluent in the language of the fellowship training center.
  • Applicants who have passed the ICO Basic Science, the ICO Clinical Sciences, or the ICO Advanced Examinations for Ophthalmologists (www.icoexams.org) will receive special consideration.
  • Applicants from countries with ophthalmologic societies that are Members of the ICO will receive special consideration.
How to Apply:

La Trobe Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES), Australia

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La Trobe’s Academic Excellence Scholarships (AES) are targeted towards high achieving international students from all countries across all of La Trobe’s undergraduate and postgraduate coursework programs.


Eligibility
  • citizens of countries other than Australia or New Zealand
  • commencing international students wanting to undertake undergraduate and postgraduate coursework, full degrees at La Trobe in 2014
  • applicants who scored a minimum of 85 per cent or equivalent in their previous degree/award
  • students who meet or will meet the University’s academic and English entry requirements at the commencement date of their course (and have received an offer at the time of applying for this scholarship).
Note: applicants need to meet all the criteria above.

Who is not eligible?
  • international students wanting to undertake Higher Degree Research, Exchange, Study Abroad, ELICOS and Foundation Studies and Diploma courses
  • students with scores lower than 85 per cent or equivalent in their previous degrees/award
  • students who have already received the AES scholarship
  • continuing La Trobe University students.

How to apply
Applicants are required to have an offer to study in a degree program commencing in 2014 at La Trobe University at the time of applying for this scholarship.

Applicants must complete a scholarship application form (PDF 76kb) and submit it to La Trobe International via email at intapplication@latrobe.edu.au by the application deadline.

Application deadline for Semester 1, 2014
  • AES round one closing date – Friday 6 December 2013
  • AES round two closing date – Friday 24 January 2014

Tenure
The scholarships are non-renewable tuition fee awards of A$10 000-$20 000 paid across a maximum period of two semesters (or twelve months). Recipients of the scholarship would be required to pay for any difference in fees for their first two semesters, fees for the remainder of their course and also Overseas Student Health Cover. These scholarships are not renewable and do not cover living costs.
Continuation of the scholarship into a second semester (where relevant) is subject to satisfactory progress and continued enrolment in the program of study for which the scholarship was awarded. Maintaining a C grade average is required, and satisfactory progress will be monitored.

Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, USA

Monday, August 26, 2013 0 comments
The Washington Fellowship is the new flagship program of the President’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  This program will bring over 500 young leaders to the United States each year, beginning in 2014, for leadership training and mentoring, and will create unique opportunities in Africa to put those new skills to practical use in propelling economic growth and prosperity, and strengthening democratic institutions.

The Washington Fellowship will:
  • Invest in a new generation of young African leaders who are shaping the continent’s future.
  • Respond to the strong demand by young African leaders for practical skills that can help them take their work to the next level in the fields of public service and business.
  • Deepen partnerships and connections between the United States and Africa.
  • Build a prestigious network of young African leaders who are at the forefront of change and innovation in their respective sectors.

This is an unparalleled opportunity to…
  • Interact with President Obama at a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.;
  • Participate in a 6-week leadership and mentoring program at a U.S. institution;
  • Meet with U.S. government, civic, and business leaders;
  • Access exceptional internship and apprenticeship opportunities;
  • Expand your business or project through access to millions of dollars for small grant funding; and
  • Join a continent-wide and global alumni network to help you seek innovative solutions to common challenges.

Criteria for Applicants
  • Be a citizen of and reside in a sub-Saharan African country. Persons holding U.S. citizenship or permanent residency are ineligible.
  • Speak and write proficiently in English.
  • Be between 25-35 years of age at the time of application submission, although exceptional candidates younger than 25 will be considered.
  • Have a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in public service, business or entrepreneurship, or civic engagement.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to public or community service, volunteerism, or mentorship.
  • Be committed to return to Africa and contribute their skills and talents to build and serve their communities.

Applications will be accepted starting late 2013.


Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS)

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The Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS) is an initiative by the Malaysian Government to attract the best brain from around the world to pursue advanced academic studies in Malaysia. This scholarship aims to support Malaysian Government's effort to attract, motivate and retain talented human capital from abroad.


Talented international students with excellent academic records and outstanding co-curricular backgrounds are welcomed to apply for this scholarship and further their studies in any selected and well-established Malaysian public and private universities. This scholarship is divided into two (2) categories of study: Postgraduate and Post-doctoral Studies

Eligiblity Criteria
To be eligible for Malaysia International Scholarship (MIS), applicants must fit the following criteria:-
  1. Not be more than 40 years (Postgraduate) and 45 years (Post-doctoral) of age during application.
  2. Obtained a minimum of Second Class Upper (Honours) or a CGPA of 3.5/4.0 at Bachelor Degree Level for Masters Degree applicants and for PhD candidates must possess CGPA 3.5/4.0 or very good result at Masters degree level in a similar field of intended PhD study. In addition, for post-doctoral programme, the selection will be evaluated based on the number of books produced, refereed/non refereed journals, portfolio and patent copyright. The Post-Doctoral candidate must have excellent reputation in research and possesses knowledge related to the research to be carried out.
  3. Took one of the following English Language Proficiency Test not more than two years before the date of application. The list of tests and minimum scores required:
    1. IELTS Academic Test with a score of at least 6.5; or
    2. TOEFL paper-based test with a score of at least 580 or computer-based test with a score of at least 230 or internet-based test with a score at least 92.
  4. In excellent health condition and certified by a Certified Doctor/Medical Professional. The cost of medical examination is to be borne by the applicants.
  5. Wrote a proposal that is relevant to the field of studies.
  6. Has applied for and gained admission to postgraduate and post-doctoral studies in Malaysia (conditional letters of offer will be accepted at the time of application or has a confirmation of acceptance or affiliation with the Universities in Malaysia).

Value of Scholarships
Each scholarship consists of:-
  1. Air tickets from recipient’s capital city to Malaysia
  2. An approved tuition fees
  3. Monthly maintenance allowance
  4. Annual grant for books and internal travel
  5. Medical / Health Insurance
  6. Installation and Termination grant
  7. Thesis allowance
  8. Visa

Priority Study Areas
Field of studies is in the following priority areas:
  1. Science and Engineering
  2. Agriculture and Fisheries
  3. Economics and Islamic Finance
  4. Information and Communication Technology
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Biosecurity and Food Safety
  7. Infrastructure and Utility
  8. Environmental Studies
  9. Health not including nursing, medicine, clinical pharmacy.
* Applicants may choose any related course within the field/areas mentioned above

Selection Criteria
Applications will be considered according to the following selection criteria:-
  1. High-level academic achievement
  2. The quality of the research proposal and its potential contribution towards advancement of technology and human well-being.
  3. Excellent communication, writing and reading skills in English Language

General Condition of Award
  1. Scholarship holder must undertake full-time studies for postgraduate and post-doctoral studies at a campus of Malaysian Universities.It is the responsibility of the scholarship holders to confirm admission to the university.
  2. Scholarship holders must not change their programme during tenure of the scholarship except with written permission from their university and the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.
  3. Scholarship holders must follow the approved programmes and abide by the university’s rules, regulations and codes of conduct.
  4. Any suspension from the university will result in immediate suspension of award. Monthly allowances are not payable during suspension, including suspension due to illness.
  5. It is the responsibility of successful candidates to apply for and meet the requirements for the issuing of an appropriate entry visa including medical examination. The offer of the scholarship does not guarantee the granting of a visa.
  6. Scholarship holders must maintain satisfactory progress and good standing as stipulated by their host university and degree programme, or the scholarship will be withdrawn.
  7. The scholarships are tenable in Malaysian universities and research must be carried out in Malaysia.
  8. Scholarship holders are not allowed to take any paid employment during their tenure unless with written approval from the host university.

How  to Apply
All applications should be made ONLINE through Ministry of Higher Education’s website at https://payloan.mohe.gov.my/INTER/ starting from 01 August 2013 until 10 September 2013.



The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP), USA

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The Norman E. Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (Borlaug LEAP) awards fellowships to outstanding graduate students who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines.


The program honors Dr. Norman Borlaug whose distinguished career epitomized the qualities of leadership, scholarship, scientific achievement, international cooperation, mentoring and passion.

Eligibility
An eligible candidate for a Borlaug LEAP fellowship must be
  • a citizen of a USAID-assisted country.  Currently we are only accepting applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  Applicants cannot hold citizenship or permanent residency in the US and/or any non-USAID assisted country. This includes applicants with dual citizenship.
  • currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or developing country university.
  • fluent in reading, writing and speaking English (with a TOEFL score 500 or above). Applicants currently enrolled in an English-speaking university are not required to take the TOEFL.

In addition, eligible candidates will have
  • completed at least one year of graduate level course work in the graduate program the applicant is currently enrolled in with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • a thesis-topic related to agricultural development and related fields. Title XII legislation broadly defines agriculture as:
"...the science and practice of activity related to food, feed, and fiber production, processing, marketing, distribution, utilization, and trade, and also includes family and consumer sciences, nutrition, food science and engineering, agricultural economics and other social sciences, forestry, wildlife, fisheries, aquaculture, floriculture, veterinary medicine, and other environmental and natural resources sciences."

Successful candidates must:
  • agree to return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years following graduation.
  • remain enrolled as an MS or PhD student and have student status at their university for the duration of their fellowship.

Fellowship application deadline is 1st December 2013.


2014-15 Einaudi Center Post-doctoral Fellowship Program, USA

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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies at Cornell University will award two Postdoctoral Fellowships for the 2014-15 academic year in the field of foreign policy, security studies, and diplomatic history.


The Einaudi Center, established in 1961, helps to stimulate, support, and coordinate Cornell's work in and about the world and provides a forum for a broad dialogue that cuts across the disciplines and serves to internationalize the university's research, teaching, and outreach agenda. For additional information on the Einaudi Center, visit www.einaudi.cornell.edu.

The fellowships will provide opportunities for research and teaching in the field of foreign policy, security studies, and diplomatic history. We seek to attract outstanding junior scholars from all over the world whose work demonstrates excellence in the social sciences or humanities and addresses questions of lasting importance.

The primary responsibilities of the fellows include research and publication of their work. Fellows are expected to interact with undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty; give a public lecture; teach one undergraduate course in the spring semester; contribute to the intellectual life of the Einaudi Center, and participate in its collective activities and development. A member of the Center's faculty network will serve as a mentor during the fellowship and will meet on a regular basis with the fellow.

The stipend will be $43,000. These fellowships begin in August 2014 with a term of one year. The fellowship will provide office space and access to Cornell's facilities. Fellows must be in residence at Cornell in Ithaca, New York. Fellows are eligible for employee benefits, including health insurance.

To Apply
Applicants should include a cover letter that describes their research interests, a separate 1-2 page research proposal, and a CV, and should arrange to have two referees submit letters of recommendation. Please submit your application electronically to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/2966 by January 6, 2014.

Fredrik Logevall, Vice Provost for International Affairs, Director of the Einaudi Center and Professor of History, chairs the selection committee. Preference will be given to recent recipients of a doctoral degree. Finalists may be asked to visit Cornell for an on-campus interview, or to participate in a telephone/Skype interview. Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, and we strongly encourage applications from woman and minority candidates.



Please email any inquiries to the Einaudi Center's Director of Programming, Heike Michelsen at hm75@cornell.edu.  

QUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Commercialisation) (DVC) Top-Up Scholarship, Australia

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Queensland University offers Deputy Vice-Chancellor Top-Up Scholarships for Australian and International students for pursuing postgraduate research degree studies.


The scholarship is available for:
  • Current international research students
  • Future international research students
  • Current domestic research students
  • Future domestic research students

Study areas:
  • Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Education
  • Health
  • Law
  • Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI)
  • Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety Queensland (CARRS-Q)
  • Science and Engineering
  • Institute for Future Environments

Eligibility
You must:
  • have Honours First Class (or equivalent)
  • be accepted into a PhD, masters by research or professional doctorate
  • be ranked in the top 10 APA recipients in the annual scholarship round.

This scholarship is available to domestic and international students.

Scholarship application deadline is 13 October 2013.



American University Emerging Global Leader Scholarship, USA

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The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship is targeted to high-achieving international students who wish to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in the US and who are dedicated to positive civic and social change. It is intended for students who will be to returning home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.


The AU Emerging Global Leader Scholarship promotes educational access and opportunity while enhancing international diversity. Bringing together the best of AU — academic excellence, leadership development, and global engagement — the AU Emerging Global Leader achieves, inspires, and serves with vision. The AU EGL is dedicated to positive civic and social change, and will return home to improve under-resourced, underserved communities in his/her home country.


The AU EGL scholarship covers all billable AU expenses (full tuition, room and board) for one international student who will need a visa (preferably an F-1 or J-1 student visa) to study in the United States. The scholarship does not cover non-billable expenses such as mandatory health insurance, books, airline tickets and miscellaneous expenses (approximately US$4,000).
The AU EGL scholarship is renewable for a total of four years of undergraduate study, based on continued satisfactory academic performance. U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents or dual citizens of the U.S. and another country are not eligible to apply.

Applicants must be secondary school students. You cannot be currently enrolled in or have already begun any studies at another university. AU EGLS candidates should apply Regular Decision for fall (August) 2014. You must submit the AU Common Application, the AU Writing Supplement (including responses to all four AU EGLS questions), and an official bank letter confirming availability of US$4,000, by January 15, 2014.

Preference for the AU EGL scholarship will be given to international students who have overcome various obstacles and challenges as well as those from diverse and underrepresented global and socioeconomic backgrounds. The most competitive applicants should have:
  1. A minimum 3.8 GPA equivalent (or in the top 10% of graduating class) for 9th-12th grades
  2. A demonstrated commitment to leadership, volunteerism, community service and to advancing the needs of people in their home country
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, with a minimum 95 TOEFL iBT, 7.0 IELTS or 600 paper-based TOEFL 

Click here forfurther scholarship details and application

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Observational Solar Physics

Friday, August 23, 2013 0 comments
A three-year position as postdoctoral research fellow (SKO 1352) is available at the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.


The fellowship period is 3 years. Within the framework of the position, duties may be assigned. Starting date is in the last quarter of 2013. No one can be appointed for more than one specified period at the same institution.

Job descriptionThe postdoctoral fellow will be working on the project "Ground-based solar observational campaigns to strengthen Hinode and IRIS science" which is funded by the Research Council of Norway. The University of Oslo has an annual quota of 40 observing days at the Swedish 1-meter Solar Telescope on La Palma which is one of the world-leading facilities for high-resolution solar imaging, polarimetry and spectroscopy. The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics hosts extensive computing hard-ware dedicated to the reduction, processing and analysis of solar observations. The Institute hosts the Hinode Science Data Centre Europe and is actively involved in the IRIS mission. The successful applicant is expected to carry out observational research combining ground-based data from the SST and space-based data from Hinode / IRIS.

QualificationsThe Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in astronomy/astrophysics or a related discipline.
The main purpose of post-doctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.
Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for post-doctoral fellowship positions.
good command of English is required.

Letters of referenceThe applicant should arrange for two letters of reference to be sent by e-mail to rouppe@astro.uio.no

SalaryPay Grade: 57 – 65  (NOK 473 400 – 548 700 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority).

The application must include:
  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity).
  • Copies of educational certificates.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Short version of CV containing: 1) the institution where the master thesis (or equivalent) was received and the date of graduation, 2)  the title of the Ph.D thesis, the institution where the Ph.D. was received and the date of the defence, 3) the institutions where the applicant has been employed after receiving the Ph.D., 4) the number of papers published in refereed journals (how many as first author) and 5) very brief (2 – 3 sentences) description of field of research and how it is related to observational solar physics.
  • Names and contact details of two references who have been asked to send reference letters.

Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
UiO has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results a.o.

Region: Oslo
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 1 September 2013
Location: Blindern
Reference number: 2013/7658
Home page: http://www.astro.uio.no

Contacts:
Associate Professor Luc Rouppe van der Voort
Telephone: +47 22857528
Head of Department Viggo H. Hansteen
Telephone: +47 22856120


GWP Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship, Australia

Thursday, August 22, 2013 0 comments
Applications for the Global Water Partnership - Ken Thiess Memorial Scholarship are now open to female candidates from developing countries.
The scholarship will fund study and living expenses to undertake the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management commencing in 2014 in Australia.

The aim of this scholarship is to build capacity in female leadership in Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and through doing so, to improve the implementation of IWRM in the home nation of the scholar.

The scholarship is to support the tuition fees and living expenses of a female candidate from a developing country to come to Australia and study the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management commencing in 2014.

Scholarship value
The scholarship is valued at approximately AU$ 83,368 which includes:
  • Full-tuition fees for the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management program commencing in 2014 (valued at AU$ 48,240 over 18 months);
  • Cost of student visa for a single student (valued at AU$ 500)
  • One return flight between country of origin and Brisbane, Australia to a maximum cost of AU$ 3,000;
  • Overseas Student Health Cover for 18 months (valued at AU$ 778 for 18 months);
  • Living expenses stipend (valued at EUR 20,000 or AU$ ~$29,000* for 18 months), payable in equal monthly instalments in Australian dollars
  • Attendance at the 17th International Riversymposium conference in 2014 (valued at AU$ 1,850).

The scholarship only covers the costs described above for a single student (without any dependents). The scholarship does not cover costs associated with bringing family members to Australia.
The living expenses stipend provides EUR 20,000 (payable in Australian dollars) which may not cover the full living. To live comfortably an additional AU$ 5,000 or so of funding by means of additional scholarship or part-time/casual work in Australia (in both cases, secured by the applicant themselves) may be necessary. Any such work must comply with the relevant student visa conditions.

Eligibility requirements
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship you need to:
  • Be a female, citizen of one of the GWP 84 partner countries ^ (note that affiliation to the GWP is not required, you only need to be a citizen of one of these countries)
  • Have at least five years of experience in the water sector managing Integrated Water Resource Management projects
  • Apply for admission in the IWC Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) program as an international student and meet the entry requirements:
      • A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution.
      • English language proficiency, as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency

Applications for the GWP Ken Thiess Scholarship will remain open until 13 September 2013.

Jay Jordan IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program, USA

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The Jay Jordan IFLA / OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program provides early career development and continuing education for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies.  The program is jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC.

On an annual basis program sponsors select up to five individuals to participate in a four-week intensive
Fellowship program based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA.  Topics and issues include information technologies and their impact on libraries, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.

Fellows visit selected libraries and cultural heritage institutions, meet with leading information professionals and observe OCLC’s governance structure in action.  The Fellows gain insight into issues affecting global library cooperation and are exposed to the governance of a global library cooperative.  Key services and activities of program sponsors IFLA and OCLC are highlighted.  Fellows have numerous opportunities to meet leading practitioners and discuss real-world solutions to the challenges facing libraries today.

Fellows translate their learning and experiences into specific professional development plans that guide their continued growth as well as their personal contributions to their home institutions and country of origin.

Eligibility
Promising library and information science professionals who are in early stages of career development and who meet all of the qualifications are encouraged to apply.  Applicants must:
Be employed in a library or information center.
Have a qualifying degree in library or information science.  The qualifying degree may vary depending upon country of origin, but should be the general library or information science degree recognized in the country.  Normally a PhD is not considered a qualifying degree, because theFellowship program is targeted for early career librarians.
Have obtained the qualifying degree between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2013.
Have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience.  For the 2015 program, applicants must have library or information science experience that begins no earlier than January 1, 2006 and no later than January 1, 2011.
Be a legal national from a qualifying country (see list of Qualifying Countries) and be working as a librarian or information science professional in that country.
Read and speak English proficiently.
Be prepared to work as a team member with other Fellows and to participate as required in this fast-paced program.
Have a valid passport.
Be able to obtain documentation permitting legal entry into the United States or any other country required for program participation. 

Application Procedures
For consideration, qualified applicants must prepare and submit an application, including an electronic copy of their qualifying library or information science degree diploma.  The application must follow the content outline and format described in the document “2015 Application.” The completed application, including diploma copy, PLUS two letters of recommendation must be received by OCLC no later than February 14, 2014.  The application and letters of recommendation must be in English.