Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP) – 2015

The aim of the Global Challenges Fellowship Program (GCFP) is to invite researchers from nine emerging countries to the School of Public Policy at Central European University (SPP) and the Central European University Institute for Advanced Study (CEU IAS) in Budapest, Hungary and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, Germany to foster new forms of collaboration. This serves the ultimate purpose of forging closer ties between Western and non-Western researchers and offering fresh perspectives on some of the world’s most pressing public policy challenges, challenges which can only be resolved together.

The fellows will spend a total of approximately 7-8 months as Global Challenges Fellows (GCF) doing analytical and empirical work in Budapest, and engaging with policy practitioners at GPPi in Berlin. While the exact timetable depends on the specifications of each research project, the majority of time (about 75%) will be spent in Budapest.

The program will support two junior and two senior Fellows per year. They will publish journal articles and/or policy papers and will participate in a series of small working group-style discussions and seminars. Fellows will work within one of the following focal research areas:

  • Peace & security
  • Humanitarian assistance & human rights
  • Development & good governance
  • Internet governance
  • Changing global institutions

The Global Challenges Fellowship Program is implemented with generous support from the Volkswagen Foundation.

Who can apply?
The GCFP brings researchers from emerging economies outside the “established West” to SPP and CEU IAS as well as to GPPi. The focus will be on researchers (in particular those in the field of public policy) from Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, and Turkey. The researchers must be resident in these countries—Chinese or Indian nationals working permanently in the US, for example, are not eligible for the program.

Selection Criteria
The selection is based on good publication record, promising research agenda, relevance and feasibility of the proposed project, record of policy engagement and English language proficiency.

For more details, visit: http://www.globalchallengesfellowship.net/about-the-program/

Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship – 2015

gov_logoRAMALINGASWAMI RE-ENTRY FELLOWSHIP
MINISTRY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Applications are solicited from Indian nationals working in overseas research institutions for the “Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship” a re-entry scheme of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India.

Aim of the Fellowship
The scheme is conceptualized with the aim of attracting highly skilled researchers (Indian nationals) working overseas in various cutting edge disciplines of biotechnology (agriculture, health sciences, bio-engineering, energy, environment, bioinformatics and other related areas), by providing them an attractive avenue to pursue their R&D interests in Indian institutions.

Who is eligible to apply ?
The applicant should possess a Ph.D., M.D., M. Tech, M.VSc. or equivalent degree with an outstanding track record as reflected in publications and other recognitions and with at least three years of post-doctoral research experience of which last two years should be from an overseas laboratory. Only candidates (Indian nationals) working overseas are eligible to apply. Those who have already returned to India within one year of the closing date of this advertisement are also eligible.

Researcher’s upto 55 years of age as determined on closing date of application are eligible to apply.

Incentives of being a Ramalingaswami fellow
This is a senior fellowship programme, and awardees are to be considered synonymous to the faculty/scientists at the level of Scientist-D. They are entitled to take up teaching/research assignments and supervising Doctoral/MS students.

The scheme provides a consolidated monthly remuneration of Rs. 85,000/- p.m. In addition, a House Rent Allowance of Rs. 7,500/- p.m. is given to fellows. In case host institute provides accommodation to the fellow, no house rent allowance is admissible.

Fellows will receive a research/contingency grant of Rs. 10.00 lakhs for the 1st year; Rs. 7.50 lakhs for the 2nd year; Rs. 5.00 lakhs for subsequent 3 years for purchase of consumables, minor equipment, international and domestic travel, engaging manpower and other contingent expenditure to be incurred for the implementation of research proposal.

DBT encourages host institutions to provide medical benefits, transport allowance, leave travel allowance and other benefits as per their prevailing norms as applicable to their employees of the rank equivalent to Scientist D out of their own resources/ funds.

Fellows retain an option for drawing either the fellowship or salary if they are appointed at a suitable permanent scientific position. Fellows opting for salary can continue to avail the research /contingency grant with prior approval of DBT.

Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellows could take up fellowship at any of the scientific institutes/ universities in the country. However, application should be duly forwarded by the competent authority of the host Institute. Fellows/Awardee can change his/her host institute only once during the tenure of the fellowship.

Awardees are eligible to apply for research grants to any of the funding agencies towards accomplishment of research proposal. However, the Co-PI has to be a permanent employee of the host institution.

Tenure of fellowship
Fellows can draw fellowship for a term of five years. Fellowship is further extendable for another term on fresh appraisal of performance of the fellow. Those who are able to secure permanent positions will not be considered for 2nd term.

How to apply
Applications may be sent as per proforma downloadable from DBT website (www. dbtindia.nic. in) and duly forwarded by the competent authority to Dr. Meenakshi Munshi, Director, Department of Biotechnology, Block-2, 7th Floor, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi -110 003, Email: rlsfellowship.dbt@nic.in Phone No. 011-24361035, 011- 24361215 latest by 28th February, 2015 both as a hard copy as well as Soft copy. The soft copy as a single file is a must otherwise application will not be accepted. The applications not forwarded by the host institution will not be considered.

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Sahu Jain Trust Need-cum-Merit Based Educational Scholarships – 2014

SAHU JAIN TRUST
A philanthropic organisation Founded By
SMT. RAMA JAIN & SAHU SHANTI PRASAD JAIN

Announces the 2014-2015
Need-cum-merit based
EDUCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS
In the following categories
Non Refundable Scholarship – for pursuing Graduation and Post Graduation in all subjects.

Existing recipients of scholarship will have to apply again for continuance.

Scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 150/- to Rs. 1,000/- per month.

These are strictly for technical subjects like Engineering, Infotech, Medical, MBA etc. to be undertaken by graduates / post graduates in India.

Last date for obtaining Application Forms – 20.7.2014
Last date for receipt of Completed Forms by the Trust – 30.7.2014

Application Forms will be available free of charge or can be had by post by sending a 9″x4″ self addressed stamped (Rs. 10/-) envelope to the Secretary, Sahu Jain Trust, 18, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003

Application Form:

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Young Investigators Programme in Biotechnology at KSCSTE

kscsteKerala Biotechnology Commission under the Kerala State Council For Science, Technology and Environment invites research proposal under Young Investigators Programme in Biotechnology (YIPB) to provide quick research support to young scientists to pursue their ideas in newly emerging and front line areas of research in Biotechnology.

Eligibility Criteria: The applicant should possess (a) PhD in any branch of Life Sciences (b) Three years Post- Doctoral experience in Biotechnology and (c) The candidate should be less than 40 years of age. Age will be reckoned as on 1st April, 2014. Relaxation in age would be available to scientists belonging to SC/ST/OBC, Women and Physically Handicapped category.

Funding pattern: Proposals can be submitted in any branch of biotechnology related to medical, agriculture, veterinary, environment, marine, industrial or bioresources. Post-Doctoral students/Research Associates not having permanent positions can also be Principal Investigator provided a senior faculty/scientist holding permanent positions is also as Co-Principal Investigator. The total funding provided is up to a maximum of Rs. 23.00 lakhs (excluding overhead charges) for a period not exceeding three years. If the proposed objectives can be achieved in less than three years, the budget may be reduced accordingly. Young Scientists not drawing any other fellowship/salary are eligible for a lump sum fellowship of Rs. 35,000/- per month from the grants, which also can cover other areas such as travel, contingency, consumables and minor equipments. In cases, where the applicant is holding a regular position, he/she either can seek manpower at junior level (Project Fellow @ Rs 10,000/pm or Technical Assistant @ Rs 6000/pm) or can opt himself/herself as Research Scientist in the scheme and can avail the above fellowship. But either the salary or the fellowship, only one can be availed at a time. Overhead Charges @ 10% of the project cost will be provided to the implementing institution over and above the project cost. The sanctioned projects may be operated in Research Institutes/Colleges, University Departments or selected National Research Institutes within the state.

How to Apply? The interested candidates may submit 10 copies of their proposal along with a soft copy (in CD) in the prescribed format of KBC available in the website. Application should be endorsed and forwarded by the Head of the Institution and may be sent to The Chairman, Kerala Biotechnology Commission, Kerala State Council For Science, Technology and Environment, Sasthra Bhavan, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram -695004.

Last Date of Submission of Proposal is on or before June 30, 2014

For more details, visit: http://www.kscste.kerala.gov.in/index.php/programmes-initiatives/biotechnology/yipb

Rotary Peace Fellowships – 2014

rotaryEach year, Rotary selects individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of our peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship/field study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.
Master’s degree
We offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict resolution and prevention. Programs last 15­–24 months and require a practical internship of 2–3 months during the academic break. Each year we award up to 50 master’s fellowships from these institutions:

Professional development certificate
For those with more extensive experience in peace-related fields, we offer a 3-month program in peace and conflict resolution at in Bangkok, Thailand. This program incorporates 2–3 weeks of field study. We award up to 50 certificates each year.

How can I apply?
The application process begins online, where you’ll find information about working with your sponsor Rotary district and the supplementary materials you’ll need to complete your application. The deadline for submitting your application to a local club can vary (generally March–June), but the deadline for submitting to Rotary International is 1 July.

Start your application

For more details, visit: https://www.rotary.org/en/peace-fellowships

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