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C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers 2011, India: Science and Technology

Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, has initiated C V Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers under new Science & Technology initiative to promote scientific cooperation with Africa. This prestigious fellowship is aimed at further strengthening the bond between Indian & African nations through Science & Technology collaboration. This fellowship is a follow up action of the new Science & Technology initiative for African countries announced at the highest level during the India-Africa Forum Summit of April 2008.

The objective of the C V Raman International Fellowship is to provide opportunities to African researchers to conduct, under the guidance of their host in India, collaborative research with leading research groups in universities and other Indian institutions in various areas of Science & Technology.
Types and number of fellowships offered
Each African country will have 8 slots of fellowship totaling approximately 416 fellowships under this programme.
(a) Post Doctoral Fellowship – Duration 6 months. Maximum 2 fellowships of 6 months duration each or one fellowship thereof subject to total 12 man-months.
(b) Visiting fellowship – Duration 3 months. Maximum 3 fellowships
(c) Senior Fellowship – Duration 1 month. Maximum 3 fellowships

Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is the Coordinating Partner for C V Raman International Fellowship. FICCI, on behalf of Department of Science & Technology, invites applications from African researchers for the award of C V Raman International Fellowship to conduct research in Indian research laboratories/institutes in chosen areas of Science & Technology.

Scholarship Application Deadline: July 31, 2011

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2012 Rhodes Post-Doctoral Fellowship, South Africa: Sciences

The Fellowships are intended to foster existing academic research and scholarly or creative activities within Rhodes University departments and institutes. Ideally a Fellow’s proposed work will closely complement existing programmes in the host department.

Eligibility:Although there is no age restriction, potential Fellows must hold a recently awarded doctoral degree preferably from an institution other than Rhodes University recognized as appropriate to the discipline for which the Fellowship is sought. Successful candidates must be of exceptional merit as evidenced by the quality and corpus of publications or other recognized forms of achievement relevant to the Fellow’s discipline. The Fellowship will be awarded strictly on merit, without regard to race, gender, religion or country of origin.

Applications should be made through Heads of Departments or Directors of Research Institutes. Applications must include a full curriculum vitae and the names and full contact details of three referees who may be consulted. The Head of Department/Director of Research Institutes must then recommend the applicant including an outline research proposal with details of how Rhodes staff will be involved or benefit. This must then be submitted to the Research Office.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 July 2011

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Institute Post Doctoral Fellowship at IIT Madras, India

It is proposed to offer a number of Institute PostDoctoral
Fellowships (PDF) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.(IIT Madras). It is a temporary research position which may be offered for those who seek to choose research as a profession. The research work during the postdoctoral period can be in areas that are of interest, both to the postdoctoral fellows and the Institute.(Institute henceforth refers to IIT Madras) The presence of the postdoctoral fellows at the Institute will further enhance the research culture and output of the Institute and help promote interdisciplinary research. It is a transition phase which can also help a fresh doctorate transform into an independent researcher before taking up a research career.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications are received throughout the year. Invitation for interview will be sent by the respective departments if found suitable after scrutinizing the application.

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