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Junior Research Fellowships, The Society of Fellows, Harvard University, USA

Candidates are nominated for Junior Fellowships, generally by those under whom they have studied. Applications are not accepted from the candidates themselves. A letter of nomination should include an assessment of the candidate’s work and promise, complete contact information for the candidate, including current residential addresss and email address, and the names, mailing addresses, and email addresses of three additional people who agree to write letters of recommendation by the end of September at the latest. Men and women interested in any field of study are eligible for these fellowships. Nominees should be of the highest calibre of intellectual achievement, i.e. comparable to the most successful candidates for junior faculty positions at leading universities.

Please note: If still pursuing the Ph.D., Junior Fellows should be at the dissertation stage of their theses and be prepared to finish their degrees within a year of becoming fellows. If already a recipient of the degree, they should not be much more than a year past the Ph.D. at the time the fellowship commences. Most Junior Fellows receive the Ph.D. just prior to the start of the fellowship.

Scholarship Application Deadline:September 2, 2011.

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Rivers State Government of Nigeria Governor’s Special Overseas Scholarship Programme 2011/2012 Postgraduate Award

The Rivers State Sustainable Development Agency (RSSDA) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates of Rivers State origin for selection in the Governors Special Overseas Postgraduate scholarship Programme for 2011/2012 session


Available Courses:

  • Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Oil & Gas
  • ICT related courses


Who Should Apply:

  • Must be of Rivers State Origin (Should submit a copy of LGA identification)
  • Graduates of recognized universities with not less than second class upper honours degree at the undergraduate level
  • Not below 21 years or above 35 years old confirmation of age required preferably by birth certificate
  • Must have completed NYSC
  • Must have gained admission into any of the listed Universities in the relevant fields specialization for Master and PhD programmes


How to Apply:

Online Applications:

Applicants can apply online at www.rssda.org


Manual Applications:

  • Application forms can be downloaded from our website
  • Application forms can also be physically collected and submitted at our office at No. 1 Igbodo Street, Old G.R.A, Port Harcourt



  • Shortlisted candidates for interviews will be contacted through SMS emails, notices posted on RSSDA website and in all Local Government Council Secretariats
  • Originals of credential will be sighted during the interview of shortlisted candidates


Please note that the forms are not for sales

Photocopies are acceptable


Selected countries with fields of study and University

S/N Country Field of Study University
  • Engineering
  • Medical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences


  • Combridge University
  • Imperial College London
  • Oxford University
  • University Manchestor
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Geology


  • University of Toronto
  • McGill University of Technology
  • University of British Clumbia
  • University of Alberta Calgary
  • University of Waterioo
  • Engineering
  • Natural Sciences
  • Geology
    • Massachusetts institute of technology (MIT)
    • University of Cabfornia Barkley
    • Stanford University
    • Princeton University
    • Harvard University
  • Engineering
  • Agricultural
  • Engineering
  • Power and Steel
    • Tsingua University
    • Perking University
    • Shanghai Jia Tong University
    • Fudan University
    • Xian Jiaotong University
  • Medicine
  • ICT
    • Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • University College Medical School Delhi
    • St. John’s Medical College Bangalore
    • India institute of Technology Rookee
    • Taypee University of information Technology


Entries Open: March 1, 2011

Entries Close: June 30, 2011




Katharine H. Putnam Fellowships in Plant Science, USA: plant science, plant ecology, horticulture

The Putnam Fellowship award provides stipends of up to $40,000 per year, depending on professional status, need, and duration of the fellowship. In addition, modest support is available for research and travel costs. Putnam Fellows are employees of Harvard University during their tenure and are eligible for health insurance benefits. Putnam Fellows are expected to publish the results of their research in professional or academic journals and present their work at professional meetings and workshops.Putnam Fellows are also expected to engage fully in the professional activities of the Arnold Arboretum and be in full-time residence during their tenure. While the primary work of Putnam Fellows is conducting original independent research that utilizes the living collections of the Arboretum, Putnam Fellows are also expected to work collaboratively with the staff of the Arboretum on other institutional efforts. Participation as an instructor for Arnold Arboretum education programs is encouraged, as is writing for Arnoldia, the Arboretum’s quarterly magazine. The fellowship is typically awarded for 1 year, with an option for a second year renewal upon review. Shorter appointments, of no less than 3 months, are also possible. Putnam Fellows must initiate their term at the Arboretum within 12 months of notification.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 March 2011

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