2013 Durham University PhD Scholarships in Social Sciences and Humanities for Afghan Women, UK

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University of Durham/Open Society Foundation offers doctoral scholarship in the field of law and related social sciences subjects (including but not limited to Human Rights, International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Human Geography), political sciences and psychology in UK. Candidate must be Women of Afghan and must be graduate working at Kabul University. Candidate must be fluent in English and have a good academic requirement (to master’s degree level). The scholarship is available for doctoral program for three years. Send complete applications electronically by 15th February 2013.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is provided in Law and related Social Sciences subjects (including but not limited to Human Rights, International Relations, Conflict Resolution, Human Geography), Political Sciences and Psychology.
Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing Postgraduate degree level.
Scholarship Provider: University of Durham/Open Society Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: UK

Eligibility: Applicants must:
-Be female nationals of, and normally residents in Afghanistan. Applicants who are in the process of completing their MA studies in 2012-13 at Durham University are eligible to apply;
-Be a graduate of or working at Kabul University and intend to pursue academic work at Kabul University on completing their studies;
-Be graduates who have satisfied the entry requirements for Durham University, including English language and academic requirements (to Master’s Degree level);
-Demonstrate exceptional academic potential, language competency, familiarity with the chosen field of study, and clear commitment to open society goals as evidenced by previous work or academic experience;
-Gain admission into one of the eligible PhD courses at Durham University;
-Be selected jointly by the representatives of Open Society Foundations and Durham University for this scholarship.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Afghan can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: This scholarship aims to provide opportunities for independent postgraduate study in the United Kingdom for female Afghans who have demonstrated both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion formers in their own country. Upon completion of their studies in the UK, scholars are expected to return to their home country to pursue academic career at Kabul University. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships lead to the award of a PhD degree.

Number of awards offered: There are two scholarships available from September 2013 to female applicants from Afghanistan.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for 3 years.

What does it cover? A stipend to cover living costs (for one person only) and return air travel from Afghanistan.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Short-listed applicants will be invited for an interview and an English language test (where necessary) in their home country in April/May 2013. Applicants must be available for interview during this period. They will be informed by their local representatives of the Open Society Scholarship Programs in March 2013 whether they have been shortlisted or not.

How to Apply: The deadline for two copies of the completed application pack to be sent to Kate Sharples at Durham University (osf.scholarships@durham.ac.uk) is the 15 February 2013. For more information please refer to the Application Form and Guidance Note for Applicants below. Any queries about the process should be sent to osf.scholarships@durham.ac.uk.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for two copies of the completed application pack to be sent to Kate Sharples at Durham University is 15th February 2013.

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