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Explore the latest updates on research scholarships and grants. This page of our site is exclusively for students who are exploring for research scholarships. A wide range of scholarships are available for research students for different study abroad programs in different countries. Visit this section regularly and keep yourself updated on all funding options to help you in paying for your expenses. Please have a look on the specified links below and apply prior to deadlines.

JRF Position in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering 2011, India

JRF Position in Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering at Vasantdada Sugar Institute

Study Subject: Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering
Employer: VSI
Level: Research
Scholarship Description: Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering
Applications are invited for Junior Research Fellow [01 post] under the DBT Project entitled “Development of chloroplast transformation system in sugarcane”.
Eligible candidates are requested to send applications BY POST OR BY EMAIL to Dr.K.Harinathbabu with curriculum vitae (c.v.)/ resume, photocopies of the degree certificates, publications etc. with subject/ superscribing the envelope “Application for the post of ——————” and send to The Director General, Vasantdada Sugar

Scholarship Application Deadline: 25 January 2011

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Associate Research Fellow at College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences 2011, UK

Associate Research Fellow at College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences from any Country

Study Subject: Improving the understanding of interactions between hydrology, physical processes and land surface and vegetation feedbacks with a view to constraining predictions of future changes.
Employer: University of Exeter
Level: Associate Research Fellow
Scholarship Description: The College wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow to work on improving the understanding of interactions between hydrology, physical processes and land surface and vegetation feedbacks with a view to constraining predictions of future changes. The post is part of the HYDRA project funded under the NERC Changing Water Cycle programme and is available immediately for a fixed term period of three years.
HYDRA is a collaboration between Exeter Climate Systems at the University of Exeter, climateprediction.net at the University of Oxford, the UK Met Office Hadley Centre and CEH Wallingford. The successful applicant will work closely with Professor Peter Cox, Dr Hugo Lambert and Dr Ben Booth and will be 50% based at the UK Met Office.
The project will produce new sets of General Circulation Model (GCM) experiments that explore uncertainties associated with model formulation that influence hydrology. The simulations will be run under the climateprediction.net distributed computing architecture. The successful applicant will help to set-up and run some of the experiments and then analyse model data and observations to explore processes controlling changes the hydrological and carbon cycles. The fellow will have considerable latitude to pursue avenues in which they are interested.
Applicants must possess a PhD in climate science or a related discipline and have an interest in understanding large-scale changes in the climate system. Applicants will have the potential to carry out creative and independent research, and to publish in the peer-reviewed literature. Experience of working with complex numerical models, particularly Met Office Hadley Centre GCMs, would be an advantage.
The starting salary will be from £24,273 to £26,523 pa on Grade E, depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 February 2011

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Call for INDO-U.S. Joint Proposals in the Area of Low-Cost Medical Devices

The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) provides funding for  Indo-U.S., joint project proposals from interested scientists, engineers and scientific organizations to develop low-cost medical devices.

Study Subject: Low-Cost Medical Devices

Employer: The initiative is administered by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India; and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services, United States of America.

Level:Scientists, Engineers and Scientific organizations
Scholarship Description: The Indo-U.S. Collaborative Program on Low-Cost Medical Devices was established by a Joint Statement between the Department of Biotechnology of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of India and the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering on 4 October 2007. The goal of the present initiative is to 1) foster joint activities between U.S. and Indian scientists for the development of low-cost, medical devices, 2) address medical needs in low-resource settings, and 3) take advantage of opportunities and technological advances through the development of appropriate, low-cost medical devices.

Investigators are invited to propose collaborative projects that are enhanced by the inclusion of both U.S. and India components. Low-cost medical device development that could have an impact on low-resource settings may be proposed. Funding for the U.S. component of collaborative projects will be through NIH research grant award mechanism (R03). Funding for the Indian component will be in accordance with DBT terms and conditions regarding the release of research and development grants.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
January 26, 2011, May 24, 2011, September 23, 2011, January 24, 2012, May 24, 2012, September 24, 2012, January 24, 2013, May 24, 2013, September 24, 2013.

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The Indo-Korean Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science and Technology

Research scholarships for Indo-Korean Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science and Technology

Study Subject:Transportation,Robotics & Engineering Sciences,Nutrition & Food Safety,Renewable Energy,Chemical & Biochemical Technologies,Health & Medical Sciences,Material Science & Technology,Water Resources & Environment,Information Technology
Employer: DST and NRF
Level:scientists, engineers, institutions
Scholarship Description:The Indo-Korean Joint Programme of Cooperation in Science and Technology facilitates bilateral cooperation between scientists and researchers from the two countries by way of joint R&D projects and technical missions. The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology of Government of India, and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST), the Republic of Korea, are the key agencies dedicated to the
implementation of the programme in India and the Republic of Korea (South Korea). This Call for Proposals is to provide for every duly applicants the detail information and procedure about the bilateral cooperation program.

The Programme is open to scientists, engineers, institutions located in India or the Republic of Korea that are engaged in advanced research in one or more of the subjectareas .

Scholarship Application Deadline: 5:30 pm on 28th February 2011

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African Researcher Fellowships, Ghana

African Researcher Fellowships, Ghana for Researchers From Nine Countries Including Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and France


Study Subject: Agriculture
Employer: FARA
Level: Research
Scholarship Description: Early career African researchers can again access funds to support original field-based and policy-oriented research on agricultural policy. The Future Agricultures Consortium “Early Career Fellowship Programme” is designed to support the next generation of researchers on the future of agriculture in Africa.
The Future Agricultures Consortium (FAC) is today launching its second fellowship call for the next generation of researchers working on the future of agriculture in Africa. The Early Career Fellowship Programme is designed for professionals who have recently completed post-graduate studies and are beginning their careers. The programme is a key step towards strengthening the research capacity of young graduates to carry out high-quality research and engage in pro-poor policy making.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 February 2011

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Allergy Academy Education Fellow, UK

Allergy Academy Education Fellow at the Allergy Department at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust & King’s College London

Study Subject: Paediatric or Adult Allergy
Employer: Kings College London
Level: Research
Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for an Allergy Academy Education Fellow post in Paediatric or Adult Allergy. This is a new post and the first of its kind in UK allergology. It offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the continued development of an educational initiative already providing postgraduate education to over 1000 health care professionals per year. As well as having a pivotal role in the delivery of education, both directly and online, the role will also offer clinical and research opportunities. The post includes the delivery of 2 allergy clinics per week as well as a research fellow role in 2 clinical research studies, with the assistance of MCRN nurses. The post holder will become a fully integrated member of the clinical academic team.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 20 January 2011

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Early Modern Fellowships , Belgium

Early Modern Fellowships in Philosophy of Religion and Theology


Study Subject: Religion and Theology
Employer: The University of Notre Dame
Level: Postdoctoral
Scholarship Description: The Templeton Research Fellows in Early Modern Philosophy of Religion and Theology Program will provide one-year awards to at least two applicants, open rank. Fellows will be expected to spend the year in residence at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, interacting with leading scholars in early modern philosophy of religion and theology and contemporary philosophy of religion for the purpose of undertaking cutting-edge research on their topics.
The University of Notre Dame provides unique opportunities for sustained contact with scholars in philosophy of religion, theology, and early modern philosophy—contacts which not only can be quite helpful but, in the case of some topics, are the necessary prerequisites for excellent scholarship in the field.
Each successful applicant will receive a total fellowship award of up to $55,000. Stipend will depend on rank and circumstances of the applicant, and up to $15,000 of each award may be received as reimbursement for travel, re-location, or research-related expenses.

The three major components of the Templeton Research Fellows in Early Modern Philosophy of Religion Program are:

– Performing cutting edge research on the problem of evil in early modern philosophy of religion and theology.
– Researching the extent to which conceptions of the nature and reality of evil were transformed and advanced in the distinctive intellectual culture of the seventeenth century.
– Utilizing the rich resources that are available at the University of Notre Dame and the Center for Philosophy of Religion.

Each Fellow is expected to complete and disseminate the results of their research through publications, lectures, or presentations at academic conferences within a short time after the end of the fellowship program. Fellows are also expected to submit a report to the Fellowship Directors describing the effects of their time as Fellows on the direction of their research within a year following the fellowship period, and to send the Fellowship Directors notices of presentations, as well as copies of any papers and books resulting from research conducted during the fellowship period.


Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 January 2011

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2011 Anneliese Maier Research Award for Outstanding Researchers from Abroad, Germany

Funding for research program can be made for researchers from the fields of the humanities and social sciences whose scientific achievements have been internationally recognized in their research area.

Study Subject: Humanities and Social science,
Employer:Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
Scholarship Description:Every year the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation grants up to five Anneliese Maier Research Awards funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research to outstanding researchers from abroad to promote research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany, contributing towards the further internationalisation of the humanities and social sciences in Germany.
The award amount is generally EUR 250,000 and is made available over a period of five years to finance research collaboration with specialist colleagues in Germany.
In addition to researchers who already number among the established leaders in their subject, the award is also aimed at researchers who are not yet so advanced in their scientific careers but who are already internationally established researchers from whom a sustainable shaping of the humanities and social sciences in Germany can be expected through the prospects of long-term collaboration. Particular importance is attached to the nomination of qualified female researchers.

Scholarship Application Deadline: by 31 May 2011

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HHMI-NIH Research Scholars (Cloister Program), USA

HHMI-NIH Research Scholars (Cloister Program) For Biomedical Research


Study Subject: Biomedical (medical, dental, and veterinary)
Employer: HHMI- NIH
Level: Research Training
Scholarship Description: The HHMI-NIH Research Scholars Program, also known as the Cloister Program, was established in 1985 to give outstanding students at U.S. medical schools the opportunity to receive research training at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Students in good standing at medical, dental, and veterinary schools in the United States are eligible to apply to the program. Research Scholars spend nine months to a year on the NIH campus, conducting basic, translational or applied biomedical research under the direct mentorship of senior NIH research scientists.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute provides the administration and funding for the program, including the salaries and benefits for the Research Scholars. The NIH provides advisors, mentors, laboratory space, and equipment and supplies for laboratory work.


Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 January 2011

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Medical Research Fellows Program, USA

Medical Research Fellows Program for Students Enrolled in Medical, Dental, or Veterinary School in the United States

Study Subject: Biomedical (medical, dental, and veterinary)
Employer: HHMI
Level: Research
Scholarship Description: The Medical Research Fellows Program (“Med Fellows Program”) supports a year of full-time biomedical research training for medical, dental, and veterinary students. This includes joint initiatives with the Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB) for students conducting research in ophthalmology, particularly inherited retinal degenerative diseases, with the GM Trust (GMT) for a student researcher in a field related to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) for veterinary students.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 January 2011

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Research Fellow (MEARU), UK

Research Fellow(MEARU) at Glasgow School of Art

Study Subject:Architecture
Employer:Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU)
Level: Research Fellow
Scholarship Description: As Research Fellow, you will make a significant contribution to the development and direction of research within the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit (MEARU), to help achieve a strong and sustainable research base from which to generate research and knowledge transfer income.
With an international research profile, you will be a Principal Investigator, and be able to develop, attract and manage major externally funded research projects, including supporting less experienced research colleagues as Co-Investigators.
Educated to postgraduate level in Architecture, you will also have the ability to attract and manage the development and delivery of research and Knowledge Exchange projects, both individual and collaborative, with the potential to achieve the highest levels of quality.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 January 2011

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Postdoctoral/Research Fellows in Philosophy, Australia

Fellowship at the School of Philosophy,

Study Subject: Philosophy
Employer: Australian National University
Level: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Description: The School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, seeks to appoint three research-only Postdoctoral/Research Fellows (Level A/B). The Fellows will be appointed in association with projects directed by Professors David Chalmers (on consciousness and related topics) and Daniel Stoljar and Frank Jackson (on philosophical progress).

Two of these positions are associated with the Centre of Consciousness, directed by Professor David Chalmers and one of the positions is associated with the Philosophical Progress grant, just awarded to Professors Frank Jackson and Daniel Stoljar by the ARC.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in philosophy or a related discipline prior to appointment, and should specialize in the philosophy of mind or language, metaphilosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, or cognitive science. Appointment will be for up to three years. The School will consider proposals to fill the positions by secondment from other institutions, and particularly welcomes applications from female candidates.

Position Dimensions and Relationships:
The appointees will facilitate links and partnerships across the University, and nationally and internationally, building on the School’s reputation. The appointees will provide links to other areas with cognate interests across the ANU, where appropriate.

The appointees and are expected to participate fully throughout the year in all aspects of the academic life of the school, including attending school seminar programs, School, Research School and College meetings, and actively engaging in the governance of the School, Research School and College.

Role Statement:

* The conduct of research in philosophy related to the Philosophical Progress Project and the Centre for Consciousness with the productions or contribution to the production of conference and seminar papers and publications from that research;
* Involvement in professional activities including, subject to availability of funds, attendance at conferences and seminars in the field of expertise;
* Some administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research of the academic;
* Distinguished contribution to supervision of PhD students and other HDRs in these areas
* Actively participate in the intellectual life of the School of Philosophy.
* Other duties as consistent with the classification of the position.
Fellowship Application Deadline: 14 January 2011
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Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarships, Poland

Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund Scholarships for Medical Graduates of a Polish Medical Academy or Medical University  in Poland

Study Subject: Medicine
Employer: Polish School of Medicine
Level: Research
Scholarship Description: The scholarship enables medical scientists at the outset of their careers to undertake a period of further study or research at the University’s Medical School and return to Poland.
The Polish School of Medicine Memorial Fund was set up in 1986 by former members of staff, graduates, alumni and friends of the School. Their intention was that income from the Fund would be used by The University to support a scholarship programme and also the Antoni Jurasz lectureship.
The Fund seeks to:

  • Further develope academic links between the University and Polish medical universities and research institutes
  • Enrich Polish medicine using new found knowledge and skills, thereby contributing positively to the welfare of the Polish nation

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

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RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship Scheme

RoSPA / BNFL Scholarship Scheme to Save Lives and Reduce Injuries

Study Subject: Safety and Accident Prevention
Employer: RoSPA
Level: Research
Scholarship Description: BNFL has endowed RoSPA with a special fund to finance a scholarship scheme over the next ten years to enable students;’to carry out research into safety and accident prevention that will produce defined, practical and influential outcomes to help save lives and prevent injuries.’
Applications are invited for the third round of funding available through the RoSPA/BNFL accident prevention scholarship.
The scheme provides support for safety-related research that will produce defined, practical and influential outcomes to help save lives and prevent injuries in the UK and around the world. It was established with £500,000 of legacy funding following the winding up of BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011

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Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Science, Finland

Fellowship at the department of geoscience and Geography

Study Subject: earth sciences (geology, geography)
Employer: University of Helsinki
Level: Postdoctoral
Fellowship Description: The aim of the project is to use the key palaeoecological data combined with modeling and remote sensing approaches for investigating the long-term trends of the Arctic tree-line in northern Europe (Fennoscandia and Russia). Special weight is given to reconstructing the Holocene shifts of the northern margin of the Boreal conifer forest, associated changes in the biomass of the conifer forest and the tundra, and the resulting changes of the Arctic albedo. The project aims to use novel approaches for estimating vegetation cover (also in terms of biomass) and to integrate the data with dynamic vegetation modeling to explore the biomass and carbon dynamics that are linked to the treeline changes. The project is strongly connected to other on-going international programs and collaboration.

Terms of employment: The maximum duration of the contract will be 3 years, depending on the date the post-doc will start. The starting monthly salary will be 3 100–3 200 E. The position is a full-time research position, including some commitment for teaching or departmental responsibilities.

Qualifications: The candidate is expected to have a PhD or equal in earth sciences (geology, geography) or relevant biological or ecological sciences. The candidate is expected to have a good idea of the main methods, issues, and concepts of palaeoecology and ecology or plant geography and basic skills of computing, including basic GIS techniques and ability or potential to learn to use the dynamic vegetation models and basic C++ programming. The candidate must be motivated, committed and internationally oriented. The project will include fieldwork in the treeline region of northern Europe.
Fellowship Application Deadline: Jan 25, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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