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Canada Graduate Scholarships at University of Manitoba in Canada, 2019

The University of Manitoba is delighted to offer Canada Graduate Scholarships for Research or Master’s degree program. The scholarship is open to all Canadian students.

The objective of the Scholarships is to help develop research skills and assist in the training of highly qualified personnel by supporting students who demonstrate a high standard of achievement in undergraduate and early graduate studies.

The University of Manitoba is a public university in the province of Manitoba, Canada. Located in Winnipeg and founded in 1877, it was Western Canada’s first university.

Scholarship Description:

Applications Deadline: December 03, 2018
Course Level: Scholarship is available for Research or Master’s degree program.
Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded to study the Health, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences, and Humanities courses at the University of Manitoba.
Scholarship Award: Scholarship is valued at $17,500\year for 1 year.
Nationality: Canada students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Number of Scholarships: Not specified
Scholarship can be taken in Canada

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Canadian students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:
• Be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada;
• Be enrolled in, or intend to apply for full-time admission to an eligible graduate program at the master’s (or in some cases doctoral level) at a Canadian university with a CGS M allocation;
• Not have previously held a CGS M;
• Have achieved a first-class average of a 3.75 GPA, in EACH of the last two completed years of study (full-time equivalent); and
• Submit a maximum of one CGS M application per year (the Research Portal will allow the application to be submitted to up to five universities – refer to the Application Procedure.
English Language Requirements: English is the language of instruction and communication at the University of Manitoba. Accordingly, an applicant whose primary language is not English must demonstrate a command of English sufficient to meet the demands of classroom instruction, written assignments and participation in tutorials and discussions.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: To apply for the CGS M scholarships, all applicants must complete and submit an application using the Research Portal.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowships in Japan, 2019

The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), in association with the Australian Academy of Science, offers Postdoctoral Fellowships for Australian researchers to work in institutes affiliated with JSPS. Fellowships are available to Australian researchers.

The program aims to help such researchers advance their own research while contributing to the advancement of research in Japan and the counterpart countries.

The Australian Academy of Science provides an independent, authoritative and influential scientific advice, promotes international scientific engagement, builds public awareness and understanding of science, and champions celebrates and supports excellence in Australian science.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: November 21, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Applications are invited from suitably qualified researchers in any field of natural sciences (including technology, engineering and medicine), the humanities and social sciences.
  • Scholarship Award: The amounts of the awards indicated below are subject to change.
  1. A round-trip air ticket (based on JSPS regulations).
  2. A monthly maintenance allowance of ¥362,000.
  3. A settling-in allowance of ¥200,000.
  4. Overseas travel accident and sickness insurance coverage.
  • Nationality: Fellowships are available to Australian researchers.
  • Number of Scholarships: JSPS has advised that the quota has not been set for Australia for the 2019 round under this program. A quota may not be set until early 2019. The quota for the previous round was 14.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Japan

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: The Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Candidates must be an Australian citizen or Australian permanent resident living in Australia at the time of application. (If you were not born in Australia, please provide proof of Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency).
  2. Note: Persons of Japanese nationality are not eligible to apply, nor are those of dual nationality if one is Japanese. Also, researchers who have permanent residency in Japan are not eligible.
  3. Candidates must hold a doctorate degree which must have been received on or after 2 April 2013 or be scheduled to receive a doctorate degree before the fellowship goes into effect.
  4. Note: If the doctorate degree has not been awarded at the time of application, the PhD thesis needs to have been awarded and a letter is required from the candidate’s institute stating the date that he/she will officially receive the degree.
  5. MD (medical doctor) holders without a PhD are not eligible.
  6. Candidates who have previously been awarded a fellowship under the JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for Foreign Researchers or an STA Fellowship Program are not eligible.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Materials to be submitted (in the following order)

  • Applicant summary information form
  • Application form
    • (please read the JSPS Application Guidelines and Instructions for the Applications Form documents prior to completing the application form)
  • Supporting documents:
    • Copy of document confirming Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency status (for applicants not born in Australia) e.g. Australian Certificate of Citizenship, Australian passport, Australian permanent residency visa or letter of approval for Australian permanent residency visa. Tourist, business or other short-term visas will not be accepted.
    • Copy of the candidate’s doctoral degree certificate. If the degree has not yet been awarded, a letter is required from the candidate’s institution stating the date that he/she will officially receive the degree.
      • Note: PhD thesis needs to have been submitted at the time of application.
    • Copy of the signed letter of acceptance/invitation from the candidate’s prospective host researcher in Japan, stating that he/she accepts the candidate at his/her institution.
    • Copy of a signed letter of reference/recommendation from the candidate’s doctoral supervisor (not from his/her prospective host researcher in Japan).
    • The names, address and contact details of two referees who may be contacted by the selection committee if further information is required. These referees can be from Australia or overseas but not from the host institution.
      • The details of the two referees can be submitted on a separate page. Do not include the details in an email.

Scholarship Link

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Sandwich Postgraduate Fellowships to Young Scientists from Developing Countries, 2019

The National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brasilia, Brazil, and TWAS is inviting applications for TWAS-CNPq Postgraduate Fellowship Programme. The fellowship is available for scientists from developing countries other than Brazil.

The academic year in Brazil usually begins on 1 March and the second semester in early August of each year. Candidates will enrol for their PhD at the host institution and must observe the academic calendar of the host institution, i.e. be ready to start their Fellowship on the first day of classes/courses (most likely in Portuguese).

TWAS – The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries – works to support sustainable prosperity through research, education, policy and diplomacy. TWAS is a global science academy based in Trieste, Italy. TWAS was founded in 1983 by a distinguished group of scientists from the developing world, under the leadership of Abdus Salam, the Pakistani physicist and Nobel laureate.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 14, 2018
  • Course Level: This Postgraduate Fellowship is available to study Postgraduate programme. This Postgraduate Fellowship is awarded to study full time and sandwich postgraduate fellowships to young scientists.
  • Study Subject: This Postgraduate Fellowship is awarded in the following fields:
  1. Agricultural Sciences
  2. Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
  3. Biological Systems and Organisms
  4. Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences
  5. Chemical Sciences
  6. Engineering Sciences
  7. Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences
  8. Mathematical Sciences
  9. Physics
  • Scholarship Award: CNPq will provide a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
  • Nationality: Fellowship is available for scientists from developing countries other than Brazil:
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers of Postgraduate Fellowship not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Brazil

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: This Postgraduate Fellowship is available for scientists from developing countries other than Brazil:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African, Republic Chad, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Costa Rica, Ivory Coast, Croatia, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, India, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico,  Federated States of Micronesia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint- Vincent and the Grenadines, South Sudan, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants for this Postgraduate Fellowship must meet the following criteria:

  • There is no age limit for this programme.
  • Hold a university degree in the Natural Sciences (minimum Master’s degree).
  • Have good command of Portuguese and/or Spanish and/or English.
  • Be a national of a developing country other than Brazil.
  • Must not hold a visa for permanent or temporary residency in Brazil or in a developed country.
  • Provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship.
  • Not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship.
  • Provide an official acceptance letter from the host institution (please refer to the sample that can be downloaded below or is available and be willing to carry out part of their PhD research (Sandwich option) or register for a full PhD degree (Full time option) in the natural sciences at a participating CAPES-listed Brazilian institution (see point 3 above).
  • Prove knowledge of Portuguese or provide a certificate of proficiency in Spanish or English (if these languages are not the candidate’s mother tongue).
  • Have updated Curriculum Vitae on CNPq’s Lattes Platform (see note on online applications below).
  • Present a detailed research plan agreed by her/his host supervisor.
  • Be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.
  • For SANDWICH applicants only: Provide a declaration from the home institution, which states the candidate has been officially enrolled as a PhD Student in the home country for at least 1 (one) year by the date of the application.

English Language Requirements: In most institutions the language of instruction is Portuguese; in a few institutions it is English.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Submitting your application

  • Applications to the TWAS-CNPq Postgraduate Fellowship must be submitted online only.
  • Information on the call for applications where you will find the Postgraduate Fellowship programme details, eligibility criteria, required documents and certificates as well as the online application.
  • Firstly, the candidate must create a CV Lattes through the link.
    Secondly, the candidate must submit the application via the Carlos Chagas Platform available at (Proposals and Requests/Novos/International Cooperation/Twas).
  • Applicants must be aware that CNPq and TWAS will not accept applications submitted by any other means except via the online application form.
  • No applications will be accepted after the deadline. Therefore, it is recommended to submit your electronic application as early as possible.
  • Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Applicants should submit the Acceptance Letter from a CAPES-listed institution to CNPq when applying. Without preliminary acceptance, the application will not be considered for selection.
  • Queries concerning the submission of applications via the online portal.
  • Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one Postgraduate Fellowship per year. With the exception of the Visiting Scientists programme, all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and OWSD are mutually exclusive.

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ACADEMY Project Scholarship for African Students at Consortium Partner Universities, 2018

Applications are invited for the ACADEMY project to study masters, doctoral and short research, teaching and administrative visits between the consortium partners. This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.

In line with the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, the overall objective of ACADEMY is to contribute to promoting cross-regional continental integration, sustainable and inclusive development.

It aims at improving both the capacity of the participating HEIs and beneficiaries’ competences through 109 grants related to five thematic fields.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: May 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to study Masters, Doctoral and short research, teaching and administrative visits between the consortium partners. The available scholarships are:
  • Master
    Full degree: 20 months
    Credit-seeking mobility: 6 to 10 months
  • PhD
    Full degree: 36 months
    Credit-seeking mobility: 6 to 10 months
  • Academic and Administrative Staff
    Mobility: 1 to 3 months
  • Study Subject: Eligible areas of study
  • Business, administration and law;
  • Natural sciences;
  • Information and Communication Technologies;
  • Engineering, manufacturing and construction;
  • Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary.

Please notice that the field of study will be taken into consideration in the selection process together with other factors such as application’s grade, balance between institutions, gender and other cross-cutting issues, etc.

Scholarship Award: The Scholarship covers:

  • Monthly subsistence allowance for the entire mobility period
  • Extra allowance per academic year to female students (for mobility equal to or longer than two academic years)
  • Settling in allowance (for students only)
  • Roundtrip flight ticket and visa costs – for mobility equal to or longer than two academic years, two roundtrip tickets will be provided (arranged by the coordinating institution on behalf of students)
  • Comprehensive insurance (Health, Accident and Travel) (arranged by the coordinating institution on behalf of students)
  • Participation costs such as tuition fees, registration fees and service fees where applicable (paid directly to the hosting institutions)
  • Research costs for students on mobility for 10 months or more (based on actual research needs and dependent on a request submitted by the students)
Type of Mobility Participation Costs
(per academic year)
Subsistence Allowance
(per month)
Research Costs
(per academic year)
Insurance costs
(per month)
Duration
Master €3,500 €600 €600 €75 Max 20 months
Doctorates €4,000 €900 €2000 €75 Max 36 months
Staff €1200 €75 Max 3 months

Participation costs are transferred directly to the host institution.

Insurance is arranged by the coordinating institution on behalf of students.

  • Nationality: African students are eligible
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in The ACADEMY partnership is composed of 5 partner institutions as well as 2 associate institutions from Africa. There is also a technical partner: the University of Porto from Portugal. Université de Tlemcen Coordinating Institution, Algeria; University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Kenyatta University, Kenya; University of Ibadan, Nigeria; University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Associates:

Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique, and Algeria; Pan African University for Water and Energy Sciences, Algeria.

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: African students are eligible to apply:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Applicants for all types of scholarships must :

  • Be nationals and residents in any of the eligible African countries.
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of courses in the host country.
  • Fulfill the criteria of one of the target groups below:

Students having previously benefited from a scholarship under the Intra-ACP or the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Schemes are NOT eligible.

Target Group 1 (TG1)

  • For credit-seeking mobility applicants: Students must be registered in one of the five partner universities: Université de Tlemcen (Algeria), University of Cape Coast (Ghana), Kenyatta University (Kenya), University of Ibadan (Nigeria), and University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
  • For degree-seeking applicants: Students must have graduated from one of the five partner universities.
  • For staff: Staff must be working in one of the five partner universities.

Target Group 2 (TG2)

  • For credit-seeking mobility applicants: Students must be registered in any African Higher Education Institution.
  • For degree-seeking mobility applicants: Students must have graduated from any African Higher Education Institution.

List of eligible countries:

Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, Congo, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Africa Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Required documents

  • National ID or Copy of Passport Data page
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Scholarship Application form
  • Certificate of language proficiency
  • Proof of employment from home university (for staff only)
  • Motivation letter
  • Recommendation letter
  • Transcript of records
  • Proof of registration from home institution (for credit-seeking mobility applicants)
  • Certificate of the degree from an African university (for full degree)

Online Application

Scholarship Link

16 PhD Positions: Imaging Cellular Processes and Disease, 2018

CiM-IMPRS is offering 16 PhD positions in Life and Natural Sciences. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent (e.g. German Diploma), in life or natural sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, pharmacy or related fields), in mathematics or computer sciences.

CiM-IMPRS is a joint graduate program formed by the merger of the International Max Planck Research School IMPRS-MBM and the CiM Graduate School of the “Cells in Motion” Cluster of Excellence at the University of Münster.

If English is not your first language then you will need to show that your English language skills are at a high enough level to succeed in your studies.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 13, 2018
  • Course Level: Positions are available for pursing PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Positions are awarded in the field of Life and Natural Sciences.
  • Scholarship Award: The PhD program offers excellent research and teaching in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences with a strong emphasis on Imaging.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Students of any nationality can apply for PhD Positions.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    Applicants must hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent (e.g. German Diploma), in life or natural sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, pharmacy or related fields), in mathematics or computer sciences. Applicants with a state examination in pharmacy can be admitted to work on pharmaceutical/chemical projects. The date of award of the Master’s (or diploma, state examination) degree must not be more than 4 years ago (i.e. 4 years before the above-mentioned application deadline).
    Applications are also welcome if the required degree has not yet been awarded by the time of application. However, it has to be awarded before fellowships commence in October.
  • Students from Münster are also welcome to apply. Please note: Students who are already working in a group of a CiM-IMPRS member (see the list of members on this page under “Faculty”) are eligible for a fellowship only if they will join a different CiM-IMPRS group for their PhD.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants who are not native English speakers should demonstrate an adequate competence of the English language by one of the following options: 1) acceptable results in an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or 2) proven higher education in English or 3) reasonably long stay in an English speaking country or 4) simply demonstrating your English language abilities during presentations and interviews in Münster. Please note: Although an English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS) is not required it is very important that you CAN communicate well enough in spoken and written English. Knowledge of the German language is not required.

Application Procedure:

  • Completed CiM-IMPRS Application Form
  • Curriculum vitae (1 page)
  • Transcripts, records of study. Don’t forget: Start your file with your Master certificate/documents.
  • Certificates: Master (or Diplom), Bachelor, secondary school education (only if available), English language test (if available)
  • Names and e-mail addresses of two academic teachers who can send reference letters
  • Names of 1-3 CiM-IMPRS groups in which you would like to do your PhD. Make sure that you do not choose groups that do not take students this year (see above).
  • Make sure that you can have a Skype interview with us in case we ask you for it.

How to Apply:

The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Link

Full or Partial University of Turku Scholarships for Master’s Degree Programmes in Finland, 2018

The University of Turku Scholarships for Master’s Degree Programmes are now open for applications for the academic year 2018-2019. The University of Turku has high-quality programmes covering a wide range of topics from exact sciences to broader and more general fields of study.

The aim of the scholarship is to provide either 50% or 100% of the tuition fee to international students to study at the university.

The University of Turku, located in Turku in southwestern Finland, is the second largest university in the country as measured by student enrollment, after the University of Helsinki.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application deadline: January 31, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue master degree programme.
  • Study Subject: The University of Turku has high-quality programmes covering a wide range of topics from exact sciences to broader and more general fields of study.
  • Are you interested in what goes inside people’s heads? Check the brand new programme in Human Neuroscience.
  • Do global issues fascinate you? Maybe Nordic Cultural Resilience and Social Change, East Asian Studies or Futures Studies is the programme for you?
  • Are you aiming to be a professional at human health? Start with applying to Biomedical Sciences or Digital Health and Life Sciences.
  • + programmes in Law, Education, Business, IT and Natural Sciences.
  • Scholarship Award: Tuition fees (8 000 – 16 000 € per year) will be charged from citizens of a country outside the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland. However, if you have to pay tuition fees you are also eligible for the scholarship. In our last application round, we awarded a total of 570 000 euros worth of scholarships to our best applicants. About a third of the fee-paying students get the scholarship and it covers either 50% or 100% of the tuition fee. The scholarship holders are chosen based on their previous academic merit, suitability to the programme and motivation. The application form includes a question where you can indicate that you are applying for the scholarship.
  • Nationality: All nationalities
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Finland

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: Students should have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field of study and good enough English skills. Language skills are usually verified by an international language test such as TOEFL or IELTS but there are also other, programme-specific ways of demonstrating your skills.

English Language Requirements: Language skills are usually verified by an international language test such as TOEFL or IELTS but there are also other, programme-specific ways of demonstrating your skills.

Finland Scholarships

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: 

The application form is online at studyinfo.fi.

  • Check first our website utu.fi and decide which one(s) of our thirteen programmes is for you.
  • Check that you are eligible for the programme and that you have all the required enclosures ready. Scan the enclosures to pdf-files.
  • Head for studyinfo.fi and search for the programme(s) you are interested in or simply click the direct link on the masters.utu.fi programme page. Next, to the programme description, you find the button “fill in application”.
  • Fill in the application by 31 January and submit all of the enclosures in electronic form (pdf).

Scholarship Link

ASEA-UNINET Research Grants for Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese Students in Austria, 2018

The ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET) is delighted to offer its Research Grant for Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese students. The grants are available to pursue research in the field of Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

The aim of the grants is to support Graduates, Postgraduates, PhD and postdocs students who want to pursue research programme.

The ASEAN European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET) is a network of universities, consisting of European and south-east Asian universities. It was founded by universities from Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam with the goal of promoting the continuous internationalisation of education and research.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: March 31, 2018
Course Level: Grants are available to pursue research programme.
Study Subject: Grants are awarded in the fields of Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.
Scholarship Award: Supplementary grant, own funds are required

  • Monthly grant rate
  • For graduates, postgraduates: 1.050 EUR
  • For postdocs: 1.150 EUR
  • Accommodation, insurance
  • It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accommodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing office. The monthly costs are:
    monthly rent: 220 to 480 EUR (depending on the amenities)
    monthly administrative fee: 18 EUR
    OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary, at the moment you should calculate 55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health).
  • Scholarship holders have to pay the costs for accommodation and insurance themselves.
  • Scholarship holders are exempted from paying tuition fees.
  • Scholarship holders from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of max. 730 EUR.

Nationality: Applicants from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to apply for the grants.
Number of Scholarships: Number of grants are not given.
Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Applicants from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible to apply for the grants.
Entrance Requirements: Applicants must be Graduates, Postgraduates, PhD Student or post docs .
English Language Requirements: Applicants must have a very good knowledge of English and/or German.

Research Scholarship


Application Procedure:

How to Apply:

  • The following documents have to be uploaded to the online application.
  •  Research proposal (5-10 pages)
  • [The applicant’s proposal for an innovative research project should focus on specific research questions, and contain a clear and detailed description of the research directions and objectives as well as the methodological approach. It should include:
  • A clear problem description
  • Expected results
  • Methodological approach (research design, research questions, research method)
  • Literature review (incl. references)
  • list of the applicant’s publications (if already available) or qualifications to do the research in question.]
  • Written consent of the supervisor at the Austrian host university.
  • Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers. For these letters of recommendation no specific form is required; however, they must bear the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant as well as the stamp of the university/department and must not be older than six months at the time of application.
  • The scan of your passport (page with name and photo).
  • The scan of all university graduation certificates as well as a German or English translation.

Online Application

Scholarship Link

Postgraduate Research Excellence Award for International Students at University of Sydney in Australia, 2017

The University of Sydney is delighted to offer Postgraduate Research Excellence Award for international students to help cover tuition fees and provide a stipend at the current Research Training Program (former APA) rate.

The aim of the program is to increase the proportion of postgraduate research at the University of Sydney.

The University of Sydney (informally, USyd) is an Australian public research university in Sydney, Australia. The university also has three other residential systems, which are different from the colleges, and are not part of the intercol system. USU provides a range of activities, programs, services and facilities geared at giving students the university experience.

Course Level: This Award is available to pursue a postgraduate research programme.

Study Subject: The Award is available in the Division of Natural Sciences.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship will cover international student tuition fees and provide a stipend at the current Research Training Program (former APA) rate.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for Award:

  • Hold a degree equivalent to an Australian Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Science (or relevant discipline area), at an international university (a non-Australian university). The final year of the degree must include at least 25% research.
  • Have achieved results in the top 10% of their university studies from a leading research institution
  • Not be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency in Australia
  • Be commencing postgraduate study at the University of Sydney for the first time with support from a Faculty of Science Research Supervisor for both the research project and scholarship
  • Not be in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship; and
  • Commence study at the University of Sydney by the date stipulated in the candidature offer letter.

Nationality: international applicants can apply for this award.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicant must have the previous degree

English language Requirements: students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

International scholarships

How to Apply: Applicants can not be in receipt of any other tuition fee scholarship;

  • Applicants must commence study at the University of Sydney by the date stipulated in the candidature offer letter.

Application Deadline: Always open for applications for the students.

Scholarship Link

Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation Postgraduate Fellowship, 2017

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation initiated these fellowships to assist Indian nationals who have received acceptance in a University abroad to pursue their post-graduate studies (Masters, Postgraduate diploma/certificate or doctorate) in the field of Liberal Arts & Sciences. This includes the Humanities, Social Sciences, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The main aim of the fellowship program is to enhance the higher education by giving an opportunity to academically bright students who have a drive to succeed but are unable to do so due to their financial challenges.

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation is a non-profit charity trust that supports initiatives in the fields of Art & Culture, Education and Community. It seeks to embody the lifelong passions and values of Vinod and Saryu Doshi, who believed that the mind is enriched through education and the spirit through art and culture.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue their post-graduate studies (Masters, Postgraduate diploma/certificate or doctorate).

Study Subject: Fellowships are available in Liberal Arts & Sciences. This includes the Humanities, Social Sciences, the Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Number of Awards: Not Known

Scholarship Award: The maximum amount for the Fellowship will be upto Rs 3 lakhs per fellow, which will be payable as a onetime amount.

Scholarship can be taken in Abroad

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these fellowships:

  • They must have a first class degree or equivalent from a recognized Indian university.
  • They must have secured admission in a foreign university of repute, on their own merit for a course commencing from August OR September OR October, 2017.
  • Should be an Indian citizen
  • Candidates studying in the final year of the degree or equivalent may also apply, provided they are able to submit their final year certificates before May 07th, 2017.
  • Here are some examples of the fields of study which may qualify for receiving the Fellowship award. Please note, this is not a comprehensive list. To better understand if your field of study qualifies, do write to us at vsdfoundation-at-gmail.comClick here to view list
  • If you satisfy all the above criteria except that you are going to an Indian University for Post Graduation in the same areas as the Fellowship email us at vsdfoundation-at-gmail.com

Nationality: Indian students can apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: They must have a first class degree or equivalent from a recognized Indian university.

India Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 7, 2017.

Scholarship Link

Doctoral Scholarships for Hong Kong Students to Study Aboard, 2019

Croucher Foundation is offering scholarships for Hong Kong students for the academic year 2019-2020. These awards are intended for those engaged in full-time study leading to a PhD degree at approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong.

The Croucher Foundation is a private endowment set up in 1979 and permanently domiciled in Hong Kong, with the objective of promoting excellence in natural sciences, technology and medicine in Hong Kong.

The Croucher Foundation is a Hong Kong-based charity, and all Croucher awards are made to permanent Hong Kong residents only. For this purpose, all applicants are required to produce evidence to the satisfaction of the Foundation that they are eligible.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing full-time study leading to a PhD degree.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to study or research in natural sciences, medicine or technology in approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong.
  • Scholarship Award: A Croucher Scholarship normally comprises the following:
    1. an annual maintenance allowance which is set at USD30,300 per annum;
    2. one economy class single air fare at both the beginning and end of the period of the award;
    3. tuition fees and college fees (where applicable);
    4. a one-off arrival allowance of USD1,000 to cover the costs of arriving in a new country during the first year of tenure;
    5. an academic development allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to allow Croucher Scholarship recipients to attend conferences, workshops or courses during the tenure of their awards;
    6. a medical insurance allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to cover medical insurance costs;
    7. a family allowance of up to USD16,000 per annum for the first child and up to USD6,800 per annum for every additional child who resides with the scholar during the entire duration of the award;
    8. a commencement award of USD7,575 to be offered towards the end of doctoral studies to cover the cost of thesis preparation and travel expenses for scholars and their family members attending their graduation ceremonies; and
    9. a science education allowance to offer support to those Croucher award recipients particularly interested in science education through well-designed activities and projects in schools and in the wider community.  Interested scholars are invited to submit proposals to the Foundation for consideration of a programme of activities designed to involve school students, teachers, families and/or other non-specialist audiences in dialogue and debate, within the tenure of their awards.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: Citizens of Hong Kong
  • Scholarship can be taken in Study Aboard

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Citizens of Hong Kong can apply for these scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Scholars must be full-time students.All applicants must disclose offers of financial support received, or likely to be received, from other sources. Applicants and scholarship holders must keep the Foundation informed of the progress of applications for support from other sources. Croucher Scholarships are on occasion, and at the discretion of the Foundation as an exception, allowed to be held concurrently with other minor awards.Once a Croucher Scholarship has been offered to an applicant, the Foundation reserves the right to ask the successful applicant to withdraw applications for support from certain other sources. If the student still chooses to proceed with such applications despite the Foundation’s request, it will be deemed that he/she opts to give up the Foundation’s offer which will accordingly be withdrawn.

    The Foundation occasionally gives approval for Croucher scholars to be remunerated for a limited amount of teaching or research responsibilities but such Scholars must seek approval in advance from the Foundation which may in its absolute discretion modify the terms of the Scholarship.

    Scholars who finish their studies/research prior to the expiry date of the awards must report to the Foundation, and are liable to return on a pro-rata basis any excess maintenance allowance and other allowances to the Foundation within one month upon the completion of studies/research.

    Scholars who have to terminate their studies for whatever reason must first seek approval from the Foundation at least three months in advance, and return the whole or part of the award at an amount at the discretion of the Foundation. Failure to do so will have legal consequences.

    All awards will be subject to:

    • a satisfactory medical examination by a medical practitioner,
    • and the candidate’s acceptance by the institution in which he/she proposes to work.
  • English Language Requirements: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English

Application Form

Application Procedure:

How to apply: All applications should be submitted to the Croucher Foundation online. For the 2019-20 selection exercise, applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on 15th November 2018 at the latest.

While proceeding with your application, please invite two referees to provide signed letters of reference for you (with your full name) under confidential cover to be sent to [email protected] (in PDF), or fax to (852) 2730 0742 by the deadline above.

Please make sure the following documents in PDF format (each not exceeding 8MB) have been uploaded to your application:

  1. a document, up to 6 pages in length, including:
    1. a proposal describing the research to be undertaken which should include the names of potential supervisors and their research groups. To ensure fairness in competition to all applicants, a proposal once submitted cannot be amended;
    2. a description of the candidate’s research experience, and a list of publications;
  2. copies of the applicant’s HKCEE and HKALE certificates (or equivalent) and official transcripts of his/her university records;
  3. copies of reprints of the applicant’s three most significant publications (if applicable); and
  4. one set of relevant documentation to provide proof of identity in respect of the applicant’s status as a permanent resident of Hong Kong which is pre-requisite to the award. (For applicants who choose to use their ID card copies, please make sure that both sides of the ID card must be provided. The Foundation is not prepared to take an application any further if there is doubt of the residential status of an applicant upon incomplete documentation.)

All applicants should be aware that the Croucher awards are highly competitive and there are always more applicants than awards available. Short-listed candidates are required to attend an interview in March/April 2019. An applicant who is not notified of the outcome of his application by late May 2019 may assume that it is unsuccessful. The Foundation does NOT provide critiques for unsuccessful applications.

Please note that applications for the Foundation’s study awards are accepted only in annual competitive exercises, which are normally open for applications by late September and closed by mid-November. Any application received at any other time will not be considered.

To ensure fair competition, the Foundation, as a grant-making body, does not welcome any direct request from any individual for help or counselling.

Application

Scholarship Link

2016 Fully Funded PhD Positions in Natural Sciences & Engineering, Germany

The Hector Fellow Academy offers young scientists from Germany and all over the world the opportunity to work on innovative research projects supervised by excellent professors in natural sciences and engineering.

At the Hector Fellow Academy you get the opportunity to realize a self-developed research project under supervision of a Hector Fellow. The Hector Fellows are a community of outstanding professors from different research institutions across Germany. They have been recognized by the Hector Foundation for their merit in research and teaching within natural sciences, informatics, mathematics, medicine / psychology and engineering. At the Academy they pass on their expertise to prospective young scientists

Your profile:
You are enthusiastic about developing and investigating an innovative research idea within the discipline of one of the Hector Fellows? You have a master’s degree in a scientific or engineering subject with excellent grades? You stand out from your peers due to your strong commitment and independent work? You are team oriented and communicative? You are willing to change your place of residence to the location of the university of the supervising Hector Fellow?

Our offer:
Our PhD students are employed as full-time research assistants at the university of the corresponding Hector Fellow for a period of three years. The salary is determined by the institute’s guidelines (according to the general pay scale of German universities approx. 47,000 EUR gross income per year). In addition, Hector Fellow PhD students receive grants for research expenses (15,000 EUR per year) and are given the opportunity to gain interdisciplinary expertise and relevant soft skills by participating in selected training activities.

Your application:
Apply with your innovative, high-quality research proposal via our application portal.
ANext application period: August 1 – October 31, 2016

Scholarship link

International PhD Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics for Foreign Applicants

A Doctoral Research Fellowship in Fluid Mechanics is available at the Department of Mathematics. This is awarded to Norwegian and foreign applicants both.

University offers a number of general and subject-specific funding schemes. The aim of the fellowship is to attract the best and most motivated people to Norway.

The University of Oslo is the oldest, largest and most prestigious university in Norway, located in the Norwegian capital of Oslo. UiO attracts students and researchers from all over the world.

A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and postdoctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English must document their proficiency in English.

Course Level: Fellowship is provided for Ph.D. programme.

Study Subject: Fellowship is tenable in Fluid Mechanics at The University of Oslo.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship includes: Position code 1017, Pay grade: 50 – 57 (NOK 430 500   – 483 700 per year).

Scholarship can be taken at Norway

Eligibility: Criteria is:

  • The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials. Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in fluid mechanics. The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a Ph.D. degree.
  • The fellowship requires admission to the Ph.D.  programme at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The application to the Ph.D.  programme must be submitted to the department no later than two months after taking up the position.
  • A good command of English is required.

Nationality: Norwegian and foreign applicants can apply for the fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in fluid mechanics.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: A good command of English is required for all students attending the University of Oslo. International students; Ph.D. research fellows and post-doctoral research fellows who are not native speakers of English, must document their proficiency in English by taking one of the following internationally recognised tests

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language or
  • IELTS – International English Language Testing Service or
  • Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) and Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) from the University of Cambridge or
  • Applicants to the programme for the Ph.D. degree in Science must obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or 213 (computer-based) or 80 (internet-based) on the TOEFL test or a minimum score of 6.5 on the IELTS (academic) test. The same applies to applicants for postdoctoral research fellow positions.

International Fellowships

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. The application must include:

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work – scientific publications)
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of English proficiency
  • List of   publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
  • Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 June 2016.

Scholarship Link

Fulbright Graduate Student Program for Russian Students in USA, 2018-2019

United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to offer Fulbright Graduate Student Program for Russian Students. This program supports study for a master’s degree program or research at a U.S. university for up to two academic years.

This program supports study for a master’s degree program at a U.S. university for up to two academic years.

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship program in international educational exchange, was proposed to the U.S. Congress in 1945 by then freshman Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas.

Course Level: This program supports study for a master’s degree or research program at a U.S. university for up to two academic years.

Study Subject: Scholarships are provided in the arts, engineering, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences.

Scholarship Award: Grant includes:

  • Tuition payment at a university in the United States.
  • Monthly stipend.
  • Limited monthly medical insurance.
  • Roundtrip transportation to the United States.

Scholarship can be taken in USA

Eligibility: Applicants must possess all of the following qualifications in order to be eligible:

  • Citizenship and permanent resident status qualifying the applicant to hold a valid passport issued in the country in which the application is made. Persons applying for or holding permanent residence in the United States are not eligible. Persons who are citizens of both a partner country and the United States are also ineligible. Fulbright Grantees enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under a Department of State program and are subject to the two-year home-country residence requirement associated with the J-1 visa.
  • Higher education (certified Bachelor or MA degree or Diploma of Specialist) or for those who will graduate in summer 2017 – official confirmation (Spravka) from their university administration certifying applicant’s coming graduation.
  • English Language skills enough to study or conduct research in US.
  • Applicants must be younger than 30 years.

Nationality: Applicants must be Russian citizens permanently residing in the Russian Federation.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must be Russian citizens permanently residing in the Russian Federation who have a university diploma or a bachelor degree.

Test Requirement: All candidates for Master’s grants will be required to take TOEFL before the selection of candidates for the second round.

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarships in USA

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 15, 2017.

Scholarship Link

TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowship for Scientists from Developing Countries in South Africa, 2016

Applications are invited for the NRF–TWAS postdoctoral fellowship programme available for scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa). TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years. NRF will provide travel to and from South Africa, a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. The application deadline is 2 October 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biological Systems and Organisms, Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences, Chemical Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Astronomy, Space and Earth Sciences, Mathematical Sciences and Physics.
Course Level: Fellowships are available to scientists for postdoctoral research programme at research institutions in South Africa.
Scholarship Provider: National Research Foundation (NRF) and TWAS
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

Eligibility: Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-be nationals of a developing country (other than South Africa);
-must not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in South Africa or any developed country;
-must have obtained a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
apply for the fellowship within five (5) years of having obtained a PhD degree in a field of the natural sciences;
-be a regular employee in a developing country (other than South Africa) and hold a research assignment there;
-provide evidence that s/he will return to her/his home country on completion of the fellowship;
-not take up other assignments during the period of her/his fellowship;
-provide an official letter from a host South African institution, department or laboratory and motivation from the applicant’s host;
-proof of  knowledge of English is preferable, if language of instruction was not English;
-present a detailed research project that must be registered and approved by the host institution  and provide a letter of support from the prospective host supervisor;be financially responsible for any accompanying family members.

Scholarship Open for International Students: These postdoctoral fellowships are available for the nationals of developing country or Africa (other than South Africa): Afghanistan, Guatemala, Palau, Albania, Guinea, Palestine, State of, Algeria, Guinea-Bisau, Papua New Guinea, Angola, Guyana, Paraguay, Antigua and Barbuda, Haiti, Peru, Argentina, Honduras, Philippines, Armenia, Hong Kong, SAR, Qatar, Aruba, India, Romania, Azerbaijan, Indonesia, Rwanda, Bangladesh, Iran, Islamic Rep., Samoa, Bahamas, Iraq, Sao Tome and Principe, Bahrain, Jamaica, Saudi Arabia, Barbados, Jordan, Senegal, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Serbia, Belize, Kenya, Seychelles (Transitional), Benin, Kiribati, Sierra Leone, Bhutan, Korea, Dem Rep., Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kuwait, South Sudan, Brunei, Kyrgyz Republic, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Lebanon, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lesotho, Sudan, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Suriname, Burundi, Libya, Swaziland, Cabo Verde, Macedonia, FYR, Syrian Arab Republic, Cambodia, Macau, Taiwan, China, Cameroon, Madagascar, Tajikistan, Central African Republic, Malawi, Tanzania, Chad, Malaysia, Thailand, Chile, Maldives, Timor-Leste, China, Mali, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Marshall Islands, Togo, Comoros, Madagascar, Tonga, Congo, Dem. Rep, Mauritania, Tunisia, Congo, Rep., Mauritius, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mayotte, Turkmenistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Mexico, Tuvalu, Cuba, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Uganda, Djibouti, Moldova, Ukraine, Dominica, Mongolia, United Arab Emirates, Dominican Republic, Montenegro, Uruguay, Ecuador, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mozambique, Vanuatu, El Salvador Myanmar, Venezuela, Eritrea , Namibia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Nepal, Western Samoa, Fiji, Nicaragua, Yemen, Rep., Gabon, Niger, Zambia, Gambia, The, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Georgia, Oman, Ghana and Pakistan.

Scholarship Description: TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years. They are awarded to scientists from developing countries (other than South Africa) to enable them to pursue postdoctoral research in the natural sciences.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): TWAS-NRF Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at research institutions in South Africa for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of three years.

What does it cover? NRF will provide travel to and from South Africa, a standard monthly allowance which should be used to cover living costs, such as accommodation, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:
Stage 1:
-Application for acceptance at South African Institutions: Applicants must contact institutions in South Africa or potential supervisors to obtain a placement into the postdoctoral research training programme. An official letter of acceptance must be obtained from the potential host institution and/or supervisor.
-Application for evaluation of foreign qualifications from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA): Applicants are advised to courier all application documents to SAQA directly.
Stage 2:
-Submitting your application: Applicants must apply for the NRF – TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship Call for 2016 by accessing the NRF Online application system and please attach the required documents in one PDF file in the following order:
-Passport;
-Official acceptance letter from host institution;
-Certified copies of undergraduate and postgraduate certificates;
-Letter of release from employer in home country;
-English Language Proficiency Academic test if available; and
-SAQA evaluation certificate if available.
-Should you not follow the guidelines for attaching the necessary documents, your application will not be considered.
-Remember to submit your application upon completion.

Online Application

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2 October 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application

Croucher Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research Applicants of Hong Kong, 2016-2017

The Croucher Foundation is inviting applications for Croucher fellowships for postdoctoral research applicants. All applicants must disclose offers of financial support received, or likely to be received, from other sources. Applicants and Fellowship holders must keep the Foundation informed of the progress of applications for support from other sources. Fellowships are awarded in natural sciences, technology and medicine in approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong. The application deadline is 16th November 2015.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in natural sciences, technology and medicine in approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research program in approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong.
Scholarship Provider: The Croucher Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Abroad

Eligibility: –Fellows must be full-time research workers.
-All applicants must disclose offers of financial support received, or likely to be received, from other sources. Applicants and Fellowship holders must keep the Foundation informed of the progress of applications for support from other sources. Croucher Fellowships are on occasion, and at the discretion of the Foundation as an exception, allowed to be held concurrently with other minor awards.
-The Foundation occasionally gives approval for Fellows to be remunerated for a limited amount of teaching or research responsibilities but such Fellows must seek approval in advance from the Foundation which may in its absolute discretion modify the terms of the Fellowship.
-Fellows who finish their research prior to the expiry date of the awards must report to the Foundation, and are liable to return on a pro-rata basis any excess maintenance allowance and other allowances to the Foundation within one month upon the completion of research.
-Fellows who have to terminate their research for whatever reason must first seek approval from the Foundation at least three months in advance, and return the whole or part of the award at an amount at the discretion of the Foundation. Failure to do so will have legal consequences.
-All awards will be subject to: a satisfactory medical examination by a medical practitioner, and the candidate’s acceptance by the institution in which he/she proposes to work. 

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Hong Kong can apply for the scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Croucher Foundation is a private endowment set up in 1979 and permanently domiciled in Hong Kong, with the objective of promoting excellence in natural sciences, technology and medicine in Hong Kong. One of the Foundation’s regular funding initiatives is to provide financial support for promising young people in Hong Kong to pursue scientific research at postdoctoral and doctoral levels. The awards offered by the Croucher Foundation Limited (“the Foundation”) are intended to enable applicants who are permanent residents of Hong Kong to devote themselves to a period of full-time research in natural sciences, medicine or technology in approved academic institutions outside Hong Kong. These are educational awards for graduates who obtained their doctoral degrees after September 2014, and not primarily meant as grants for enabling a university or institution to employ research personnel for research projects. Some Fellowships are also available for fully qualified medical doctors who wish to pursue research under a speciality. Applicants who propose to continue their postdoctoral research in the same institution where they do their doctoral degrees will normally not be favoured. Applicants who are already receiving full financial support from their proposed host institutions/supervisors need not apply.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): The length of the award will be explicitly stated in the grant letter when the offer is made. If the award is for more than one year, the candidate will in the first instance be “on probation” for one year, and the award for the remaining period is entirely at the Foundation’s discretion subject to confirmation upon evidence of satisfactory progress in the first year. The maximum period for a Fellowship is two years.

What does it cover? A Croucher Fellowship normally comprises the following:
-an annual maintenance allowance which is set at USD48,240 per annum;
-one economy class single air fare at both the beginning and end of the period of the award;
-a one-off arrival allowance of USD1,000 to cover the costs of arriving in a new country during the first year of tenure;
-a research allowance of up to USD15,000 per annum to be used at the discretion of the award recipient for research expenses;
-an academic development allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to allow Croucher Fellowship recipients to attend conferences, workshops or courses during the tenure of their awards;
-a medical insurance allowance of up to USD2,000 per annum to cover medical insurance costs; and
-a family allowance of up to USD16,000 per annum for a first child and up to USD6,800 per annum for a second child who resides with the scholar during the entire duration of the award.

Selection criteria: Not Known

Notification: All applicants should be aware that the Croucher awards are highly competitive and there are always more applicants than awards available. Short-listed candidates may be required to attend an interview in March/April 2016.

How to Apply: All applications should be submitted to the Croucher Foundation online. For the 2016-17 selection exercise, applications should be submitted by 5 p.m. (Hong Kong time) on 16th November 2015 at the latest. While proceeding with your application, please invite two referees to provide signed letters of reference for you (with your full name) under confidential cover to be sent to cfadmin-at-croucher.org.hk (in PDF), or fax to (852) 2730 0742 by the deadline above. Please make sure the following documents in PDF format (each not exceeding 8MB) have been uploaded to your application:
-a document, up to 6 pages in length, including: a proposal describing the research to be undertaken which should include the names of potential supervisors and their research groups. To ensure fairness in competition to all applicants, a proposal once submitted cannot be amended;
-a description of the candidate’s research experience, and a list of publications;
-copies of the applicant’s HKCEE and HKALE certificates (or equivalent) and transcripts of his/her university records;
-copies of reprints of the applicant’s three most significant publications (if applicable); and
-one set of relevant documentation to provide proof of identity in respect of the applicant’s status as a permanent resident of Hong Kong which is pre-requisite to the award. (For applicants who choose to use their ID card copies, please make sure that both sides of the ID card must be provided. The Foundation is not prepared to take an application any further if there is doubt of the residential status of an applicant upon incomplete documentation.)

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 16th November 2015.

Further Official Scholarship Information and Application