M.Sc | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 3

International Student Scholarships and Financial Aid at Texas A&M University, USA

International students may apply for grants and scholarships if they have demonstrated financial need. Financial need itself does not guarantee that a student will receive a grant or a scholarship. Awards are not designed to meet the student’s entire financial need. They are designed to supplement the student’s other financial resources. This permits limited funds to assist the largest number of students. Grants do NOT include a tuition waiver. Continuing students are eligible to apply, however incoming students are required to show they are able to support themselves for one year while attending Texas A&M University. Incoming students may apply their second year for financial aid.  Late Applications Will Not Be Accepted. If you have any questions regarding the application process or documentation requirements.  To be eligible to apply for the ITPEG, an international student must be enrolled full-time in a degree-granting course of study at Texas A&M University
Eligibility: M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Life Sciences or related fields with two years relevant research experience. Candidates should have practical experience in Molecular/Cell Biology techniques and cell culture. Preference will be given to the candidates with published papers in peer-reviewed journals. The position is purely temporary and co-terminus with the DST-PURSE Programme. The initial appointment will be for one year which can be extended on the basis of the performance of the candidate.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Summer 2012 Semester (summer supplement also required) April 1, 2012

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Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship 2012

This highly competitive program is directed towards Indian citizens who have an interest in the invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies (medical devices). Successful applicants will have advanced degrees and/or significant work experience. University faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

During the fellowship, approximately half of the fellowship period is at Stanford University and the other half spent in India. Fellows work on a multidisciplinary team joining other innovators with a combination of engineering, medical and business background.

Applicants for the Stanford-India Biodesign (SIB) fellowship must be Indian citizens, residing in India or in another country. Applicants who are admitted into the fellowship program will sign a bond with the Government of India stating that they will return to India at the completion of the fellowship.

Applicants must have a passion for invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies. University faculty are highly encouraged to apply. Fellows must be able to devote at least one year to the fellowship (the first six months at Stanford University followed by six months in New Delhi). An optional period (4-8 months) in New Delhi is possible, for certain fellows pending the mutual approval of the fellow and the SIB program faculty.

Advanced degrees are highly preferred and may include M.S., M.Sc., M.Tech., M.B.A., M.D., M.B.B.S. or Ph.D. Candidates with Bachelors degrees and significant work experience (greater than 3 years) will also be considered. Certification of graduation is required, as are recent test scores from admissions tests, if applicable. An excellent command of the English language is expected.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
May 23, 2011

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IISc. Summer Fellowship in Science and Engineering for SC/ST Students – 2011, India

ST/ST students studying I year M.Sc in science disciplines (Biological Sciences/ Physics, Chemistry/ Mathematics) or III year B.E./B.Tech or equivalent degree, during the academic year 2010-11.

Selection Criteria:

IISc. will evolve a suitable criteria for selecting the candidates for the programme.

Financial Support:

IISc. will provide:
– Travelling allowance equivalent to II Class train fare from College/residence to IISc. and back.
– Free board and lodging (on shared basis) at IISc.
– Fellowship of Rs.5,000/- and a book grant of Rs.1500/-

Selected candidates will work with one of the IISc Faculty members and learn various techniques used in research for a period of one month during May-June 2011.

Scholarship Application Deadline:15 April 2011

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