career development | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences in Sub-Saharan Africa, 2011

This Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation,the Volkswagen Foundation and other European partners aims at providing sustainable support for research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Besides an African-European cooperation, special emphasis is put on the development and extension of academic networks within Africa.This call is part of the Foundations’ career development strategy for African researchers in which junior and senior postdoctoral fellows should take responsibility for developing and executing their own research project and show leadership responsibilities for their research group (in the case of senior fellows). The project must be carried out in collaboration with a European partner institution. The call is open to all scholars from Sub-Saharan Africa active in the research fields mentioned below.

Scholarship Application Deadline:June 15, 2011

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Santos Scholarships for MSc in Energy and Resource, Australia

The UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia currently has up to five full-time Santos Scholarships to award to the most outstanding students to study full-time on the MSc in Energy and Resources: Policy and Practice. These scholarships support the most outstanding students pursuing the MSc.

The scholarship programme is open to all students (both Australian and international) who have been issued with and accepted an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) to study full-time on the MSc in Energy and Resources: Policy and Practice programme at UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia.

The application for the Scholarship must include an essay critically analysing the statement: “The concept of ‘peak oil’ is fundamentally flawed”.

The essay should be no more than 1000 words (including footnotes, but excluding references) and will be checked for plagiarism using Turnitin ®

Applicants who are shortlisted for Santos Scholarships on the basis of their academic qualifications and potential will be ranked according to the quality and originality of their assignment. Their financial circumstances will not be taken into account.

Applicants who have been successful in securing a scholarship will be informed in the first week of July for commencement on 25 July 2011.

The scholarship will be awarded by the UCL Council on the recommendation of a selection panel made up of UCL academics. If there are not sufficient suitable applications, scholarships may not be awarded and may be re-allocated and awarded in the following year.

The value of each scholarship is the total tuition fees for the two years of the programme, paid directly to UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia. In addition, those studying on a student visa may be awarded a stipend for living expenses of up to AU$25,000 payable in each year of the programme. The scholarship is tenable for two years, subject to continued satisfactory academic progress.

Where applicable, the scholarship stipend will normally be payable to the recipient in monthly instalments over the two years of the programme and is intended for maintenance purposes. The award letter and payment will be administered by UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia.

The scholarship may not normally be held alongside other scholarships, studentships, awards or bursaries and recipients of the scholarship may not undertake additional full-time university studies alongside the programme at UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia.

Recipients may be required to submit to UCL School of Energy and Resources, Australia a letter of gratitude to the donor. The letter should include comment on the impact of the scholarship on the recipient’s education and how the award has benefited them. It should also include details of proposed career plans and any career developments. The donor may request the opportunity to meet the recipient of the scholarship.

All scholarships and awards are subject to review and to the provisions of UCL’s General Regulations for Scholarships, Awards, Bursaries, Prizes and Medals.

Scholarship Application Deadline:15 June 2011.

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The Chevening Gurukul Scholarship for Leadership and Excellence, UK

The selected candidates are offered an intense, all expenses-paid, 12 week residential course at the LSE. Through a combination of closely supervised project work, academic courses, field visits, seminars, debates and interactions with some of today’s top public figures, this is a unique opportunity for up to 16 Indian leaders.

The British High Commissioner to India, Sir Richard Stagg said:

“Prime Ministers David Cameron and Manmohan Singh have set out an ambitious vision for how the UK-India partnership should become ‘stronger, wider, deeper’. Chevening Gurukul scholars will play a critical role in this by making their mark, not just in the next few years but over the coming decades. The unique programme at the London School of Economics is tailored to equip high-flying Indian professionals in mid-career with new skills and perspectives so that they can spot, seize and shape opportunities in the complex and inter-connected world in which we all live.”

Essar is the corporate sponsor for the programme.

This scheme is designed for working professionals who already have substantial experience in their career fields and are looking for a short-term, full-time, intensive, advanced training programme for top leaders – to build on their experience, knowledge and skills. These programmes provide a unique opportunity to Indian men and women to establish networks of contacts in the UK of direct value to their work and career development in India.
Applicants should not apply directly to the LSE. Simply complete the Chevening application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
11 April 2011

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