Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship to Study in UK

Applications are open for the Sir Ratan Tata Post-doctoral Fellowship at the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) in partnership with the Sir Ratan Tata Trust. The program is open to all candidates residing in South Asia, that is, the SAARC region.

The fellowship is for a period of six months during each academic year, based at the LSE India Observatory. The Fellow is expected to finish a research paper of publishable quality during their stay and make a presentation at a seminar arranged by the India Observatory.

The Fellow is expected to engage in social science research broadly on the Economy and Society in India and South Asia with a particular focus on any of the following themes, such that it is integrated with the ongoing research of the India Observatory:

  • Sustainable growth and inclusion
  • Climate change and environmental sustainability
  • Social and human security
  • Governance and democracy

Provided By: The India Observatory (IO) at the London School of Economics is involved in evidence based research and a strong public policy engagement in and with India and beyond.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Up to £1,750 a month
  • Number of Awards: varies
  • Study level: Post-doctoral
  • Application Deadline: Monday 29th April 2019.
  • Winner Announcement: The candidate will be informed of the decision by the end of July 2019.

Who May Enter:

  • Applicants should have been awarded their PhD – the fellowship is not intended for students registered for a degree or diploma, nor is it intended for senior academics.
  • Applicants should be early career researchers working on social science with a focus on South Asia. Applicants should be employed with established institutions in the SAARC region which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
  • The Fellowship is open to candidates residing in South Asia, that is, the SAARC region.

Application Procedure:

To participate, applications should be addressed to: The Fellowships Selection Committee, India Observatory, London School of Economics & Political Science, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE, UK, and submitted by email as a Word or PDF document to India. Observatory@lse.ac.uk.

The selected candidate should have secured all data and any material required for the research prior to their visit to LSE.

Required Documents:

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter of no more than one page;
  • a curriculum vitae of no more than three pages;
  • an outline of proposed research (including detailed methodology and time line) of no more than three pages;
  • and the names and addresses of two referees, familiar with their research, to be contacted by the Committee.

Award Description:

  • The Fellow will receive a monthly subsistence allowance of up to £1,750 a month, and will also be provided with shared work space and access to research facilities at the School.
  • Assistance will also be provided towards the cost of travel and related expenses.
  • No additional grant is available for fieldwork or any other costs.

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Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellowship in USA

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is pleased to announce the Desmond and Whitney Shum Fellowship, which supports graduate students undertaking social science research projects in China.

Harvard doctoral candidates from any school within the university specializing in a field of the social sciences are eligible, with preference given to students of government, public policy, public administration, economics, law, and sociology.

Provided By: The Fairbank Center was founded in 1955 by Professor John King Fairbank, a leading scholar in modern and contemporary China studies. Its mission is to advance scholarship in all fields of China Studies at Harvard.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $20,000
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Study level: Doctoral
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: March 29, 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • Harvard doctoral candidates from any school within the university specializing in a field of the social sciences are eligible,
  • With preference given to students of government, public policy, public administration, economics, law, and sociology.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system: https://carat.fas.harvard.edu/

  • Non-Harvard applicants create your XID account here.

To browse the catalog of opportunities please select one of the following:

Required Documents:

Submit all application materials via CARAT and follow the instructions carefully. Required application documents:

  • Your research proposal, approximately 2 pages double-spaced
  • Budget needs for the research period in China
  • A letter of support from your faculty advisor (this can be sent or delivered separately by the faculty member)
  • Current transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  • A letter of acceptance from the Chinese host institution, if available

Award Description:

For the 2018-2019 academic year application cycle, the proposed research period should be at least four months long, and the maximum stipend that can be awarded is $20,000. The award decision will be made by a committee of faculty associated with the Fairbank Center.

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Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowship Programs

Applications for the ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Fellowship Programs 2019 are now open for PhDs, Postdoctoral and, South-South SMART Fellowship candidates. The Arturo Falaschi ICGEB Fellowships program offers long and short-term fellowships for scientists who are nationals of ICGEB Member States to perform research in Trieste, New Delhi or Cape Town.

Provided By: The International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) is an intergovernmental organization. Established as a special project of UNIDO, it became fully autonomous in 1994 and now counts over 60 Member States. ICGEB provides a scientific and educational environment of the highest standard and conducts innovative research in life sciences for the benefit of developing countries.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Multiple – Check below
  • Number of Awards: Various
  • Study level: PhD, Postdoctoral, and Short-term
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline:
    PhD fellowships – Closing Date for Applications: 31 March 2019
    Postdoctoral fellowships – Closing Dates for Applications: 31 March and 30 September 2019
    Short-term fellowships – Closing Dates for Applications: 31 December 2018, 31 March 2019, 30 September 2019

Programs Descriptions:

PhD Fellowships: ICGEB offers postgraduate studies with the aim of obtaining the “Doctor Philosophiae” (PhD) degree in the life sciences. Thanks to specific agreements, the title can be awarded through a number of academic institutions of international standing, which include The Open University (UK) and the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy, the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and the University of Cape Town in South Africa. The structure of the three-year PhD course includes intensive laboratory research activities, participation in seminars and communication training during Journal Club sessions, symposia and international meetings.

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Postdoctoral Fellowships: ICGEB offers competitive Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Life Sciences to highly motivated scientists wishing to pursue postdoctoral research in a world-class scientific environment. The Fellowships consist of a very competitive package including stipend, health insurance, and additional benefits. The most successful fellows will also be eligible to apply for ICGEB Early Career Research Grants to support their own research programs as young PIs upon return to an ICGEB Member State.

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Short-term Fellowships: In ICGEB Laboratories: ICGEB offers Short-term fellowships for Pre-doctoral and Postdoctoral studies in ICGEB Component laboratories to fund ongoing collaborative research between scientists from ICGEB Member States and research groups at ICGEB laboratories in Trieste, Italy, New Delhi, India and Cape Town, South Africa, with the aim of facilitating access to the latest research techniques and to strengthen capacity building. The ICGEB SMART Fellowship program promotes the mobility of researchers between the ICGEB Member States as a way of enhancing skill development, acquisition of specific hands-on training in new technologies and increasing bilateral cooperation in science and technology, and should show clear evidence of strong collaboration between the two laboratories.

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Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must meet all the following criteria:

PhD Fellowships:

  • Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State. Nationals of India and South Africa, ICGEB Host Countries, are not eligible to apply for ICGEB Fellowships in their home country.
  • Degree requirements: applicants for ICGEB Trieste should hold a BSc (Honours) degree; applicants for ICGEB Cape Town and New Delhi should hold an MSc degree.
  • Candidates must have a good working knowledge of the English language, supported by a proficiency certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate, or equivalent). Not required when scholastic education has been undertaken in English.
  • Candidates for Trieste, Italy must be below the age of 32 years at the time of application (i.e. date of birth after 31/03/1987). There is no age limit for applications for ICGEB New Delhi and Cape Town.

Postdoctoral Fellowships:

  • Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin unless they have been working abroad for, at least, the last 3 years and at the time of application.
  • Degree requirements: applicants should hold a recent PhD in Life Sciences or have at least 3 years of research experience.
  • Preference is given to candidates below the age of 35.

Short-term Fellowships:

In ICGEB Laboratories

  • Applicants must be nationals of an ICGEB Member State and may not apply for fellowships to be undertaken in their country of origin unless working abroad at the time of application.
  • Candidates must have a good working knowledge of the English language, supported by a proficiency certificate (TOEFL, Cambridge Certificate, or equivalent). Not required when scholastic education has been undertaken in English.
  • PhD Degree requirements: applicants for ICGEB Trieste and Cape Town should hold a BSc (Honours) degree; applicants for ICGEB New Delhi should hold an MSc degree.
  • Postdoc Degree requirements: applicants should hold a recent PhD in Life Sciences or have at least 3 years of research experience.

In Member States:

  • Subject Area: Applications are welcome in any area of the Life Sciences.
  • The call is open to nationals of ICGEB Member States and provides fellowships to scientists in the early stage of their career wishing to spend between 3 and 9 months at a research institution in an ICGEB Member State other than their own.
  • Fellowships for mobility support to laboratories located in Italy, India and South Africa can be considered if the research activity proposed is not covered by one of the ICGEB laboratories (please see ICGEB Arturo Falaschi Short-term fellowships).
  • There is no age limit. However, preference is given to young scientists at the beginning of their research career.
  • Applicants should be either registered for a PhD or have obtained their PhD degree within the last 5 years. Young scientists holding an MSc or equivalent can apply.
  • SMART Fellowships support mobility between laboratories located in Member States.
  • Awards are not intended to prolong visits begun under other auspices; to support participation in courses, workshops or symposia or as bridging fellowships between, or prior to, long-term stays funded by ICGEB or other organizations.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system:

PhD Fellowships: https://www.icgeb.org/phd-application.html

  • To Apply: Applicants should contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine the availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal that will form an integral part of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae, Motivation Letter, Written statement, Proposed research, English language certificate, Name and contact details of three (3) referees who can provide a letter of reference on your behalf, and Passport photocopy.

Postdoctoral Fellowships: https://www.icgeb.org/postdoc-application.html

  • To Apply: Applicants should contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine the availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal that will form an integral part of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae, Written Statement, Proposed research, English language certificate, PhD degree certificate, Name and contact details of three (3) referees who can provide a letter of reference on your behalf, and Passport photocopy.

Short-term Fellowships:

  • In ICGEB Laboratories: https://www.icgeb.org/short-term-phd-application.html and https://www.icgeb.org/short-term-postdoc-application.html
  • To Apply: Applicants should contact the ICGEB Group Leader/PI of their choice with a motivation letter, to determine the availability of laboratory space and to define the research project proposal that will form an integral part of the application.
  • Curriculum Vitae, Proposed research, Written statement, English language certificate, Passport photocopy, and Contact details: Name and contact details of two (2) people who can provide a letter of reference on your behalf.
  • In Member States: Scientific Mobility for Advanced Research Training (SMART): https://www.icgeb.org/tl_files/Intranet/Fellowships/SMART_App_Form_2018.doc
  • Copy of passport, only the page with personal details are required, Applicant’s CV and publications list (in English), Curriculum Vitae of the Head of the Receiving Laboratory and the complete list of publications (in English).
  • Please complete the application form in all parts and return this form, by email, together with all attachments to- ICGEB Fellowships Unit. Att: Barbara Argenti, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, I-34149 Trieste, Italy. E-mail: fellowships@icgeb.org, Tel: +39-040-3757382, Fax: +39-040-226555

Award Description:

PhD Fellowships:

  • Duration: 3 years PhD course with the possibility of 1-year extension.
    Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 1,300, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,020, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 12,500.
  • Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the student’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the beginning of the fellowship and a return travel provision upon completion of the fellowship.
  • Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.
  • The university tuition fee is covered for the entire PhD registration period.
  • Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
  • Support for participation in Meetings and Courses is generally provided by the Group Leader / PI.
  • ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the program.

Postdoctoral Fellowships:

  • Duration: 2 years with the possibility of a 1-year extension.
    Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 18,750.
  • Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the beginning of the fellowship and a return travel provision upon completion of the fellowship.
  • Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.
    All Research costs will be supported by the research group’s budget.
  • Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
  • Support for participation in Meetings and Courses is generally provided by the Group Leader / PI.
  • ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the program.

Short-term Fellowships:

In ICGEB Laboratories:

  • PhD: Duration: 1-12 months. Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 1,300, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,020, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 12,500.
    Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the beginning of the fellowship and a return travel provision upon completion of the fellowship.
    Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.
    Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
    ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the program.
  • Postdoc: Duration: 1-6 months. Monthly stipend: Trieste (Italy): Euro 2,000, New Delhi (India): US$ 1,590, Cape Town (South Africa): ZAR 18,750.
    Travel: the fellowship includes provision for travel expenses from the participant’s home country to the ICGEB lab at the beginning of the fellowship and a return travel provision upon completion of the fellowship.
    Medical health insurance coverage is provided for the duration of the fellowship.
    Visa/permit of stay application and renewal costs are reimbursed.
    ICGEB makes no financial provision, nor can it provide administrative support for family members of participants in the program.

In Member States:

  • Awards are for a minimum of 3 to a maximum of 9 months. The fellowship covers international economy return travel, health insurance plus subsistence of the fellow only. The stipend ranges from US$ 800 to 1,500 per month according to local conditions in the receiving country and seniority of the applicant.
  • Additionally, a US$ 500 monthly bench fee can be paid directly to the receiving laboratory based on the recommendation of the ICGEB Fellowships Committee.
  • The fellowship stipend will be paid by bank transfer directly to the fellow’s bank account. Upon joining the receiving laboratory, ICGEB will transfer the bench fee allocation to the receiving laboratory, which will be responsible for the management of the funds and the certification of expenditures to ICGEB.
  • The receiving laboratory is expected to ensure that adequate provisions are in place for the specific research project and to make the bench fee allocation available to the ICGEB SMART Fellow immediately, free from any administrative overhead costs.

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For further information please, contact: Fellowships Unit, ICGEB, Padriciano 99, 34149 Trieste – Italy. 
Tel: +39-040-375-7382/7347, fax: +39-040-226555, email: fellowships@icgeb.org

ISI Graduate Fellowship Program

Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is pleased to announce the Richard M. Weaver Fellowships. Each year ISI grants Richard M. Weaver Fellowships to students who intend to use their advanced degree to teach, and Henry Salvatori Fellowships to students doing graduate work related to the American Founding.

Each of these fellowships seeks to uphold the idea of academic excellence and the role of education in producing persons capable of making reasoned choices in favor of liberty.

Provided By: Intercollegiate Studies Institute (ISI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt educational organization.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $5,000 to $15,000 each
  • Number of Awards: 15
  • Study Level: Graduate
  • Requirement: Must be U.S. citizens
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: February 1, 2019.
  • Winner Announcement: April 2019.

Who May Enter:

  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens who will be enrolled in a full-time graduate program for academic year 2019–20
  • Those attending pre-professional (medical, law, divinity, business, etc.) programs are ineligible

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants must send hard copies of the required materials to the following address:

Attn: Jeffrey Nelson
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
3901 Centerville Road
Wilmington, DE 19807-1938

Required Documents:

  • An original, 1,250- to 2,500-word essay responding to the following question: “What is the relationship between liberal education and a free society?”
  • One-page CV or résumé of prior education, awards, fellowships, and internships
  • A five- to ten-page personal, philosophical, and professional autobiography
  • A five- to ten-page academic writing sample
  • At least two academic letters of recommendation (may be sent separately from application materials)
  • Unofficial transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work (if award is granted, official transcripts must be provided by the issuing institution or the applicant) (may be sent separately from application materials)
  • Brief responses to each of the following:
  1. Why the applicant has chosen teaching as a profession
  2. Why the applicant desires a fellowship
  3. How the applicant learned of the ISI Graduate Fellowship Program
  • Signed declaration of intent to teach
  • Personal philosophical statement and academic writing samples must be 12-point standard font, double sided, and double spaced. Please make sure your contact info is prominent and that your name is included on all documents.

Award Description:

For the 2019–20 academic year, ISI will grant up to 15 awards, ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 each.

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Questions? For more information on the Graduate Fellowships, please e-mail awards@isi.org

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Fellowship is seeking to hire a program associate. It is a highly-competitive national fellowship program that provides recent college and graduates school alumni with the opportunity to gain a Washington perspective on key issues of peace and security.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for college graduates to gain practical knowledge and experience by contributing to the efforts of nonprofit, public-interest organizations working on peace and security issues. Supported by a salary, the fellows serve as full-time junior staff members at the participating organization of their choice.

The Scoville Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduates school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

Provided By: The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship was established in 1987 to recruit and train the next generation of policy and advocacy leaders on a range of international peace and security issues by providing recent college and graduate school alumni with an opportunity to work with one of the participating public-interest organizations in Washington, DC.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount:
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study Level:
  • Requirement: Varies
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: January 7, 2019, for fall and October 1, 2019, for spring

Who May Enter:

To be eligible for the Scholarship, you must meet the following criteria:

  • If you are a non-U.S. citizen currently living in the United States, you are eligible to apply.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen currently living outside the United States. You are eligible to apply.
  • People who have already demonstrated a strong interest in the field, and not intended for those who want to try a semester in Washington.
  • Successful candidates must be good writers who are adept at working in a fast paced office environment. They are seeking people considering a career working on international peace and security issues with public-interest organizations, the Federal Government, academia, or media.
  • Experience with public-interest activism or advocacy such as
  1. Organizing a campus forum and/or outreach campaign, meeting with decisionmakers, or rallies
  2. Working with or joining a campus, local, or national organization
  3. Active participation in conferences
  4. Writing and publication of opinion pieces in both traditional and new media
  • Candidates are required to have completed a baccalaureate degree by the time the fellowship commences.
  • Preference is given to United States citizens, although a fellowship to a foreign national residing in the U.S. is awarded periodically. Non-U.S. citizens living outside the United States are not eligible to apply. The Scoville Fellowship is not intended for students or scholars interested in pursuing independent research in Washington, DC.
  • Preference will be given to individuals who have not had substantial prior public-interest or government experience in the Washington, DC area.
  • Prospective fellows are expected to demonstrate excellent academic accomplishments and a strong interest in issues of peace and security. Graduate study, a college major, course work, or substantial independent reading that reflects the substantive focus of the fellowship is also a plus. Prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy is highly desirable. It is preferred, but not required, that such activities be focused on peace and security issues.

Application Procedure:

To participate, applicants must email the following items to apply@scoville.org

Reference letters and transcripts that are not available by email may be mailed to
Paul Revsine
Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship
820 1st Street, NE
Suite LL-180
Washington, DC 20002

Submit all the following as a part of the application:

A cover sheet that includes the following items. Do not submit a cover letter.
Name

  • Telephone Number
  • Email Address
  • Semester for which you are applying
  • Name, address, email address, and telephone number for each of your two references (whether these letters are included with your materials or will be emailed separately).
  • List 5-6 of our participating organizations that you would like to work with if chosen as a Scoville Fellow. Please check this list of organizations to see which are eligible to host a fellow during the upcoming term.
  • How you learned about the Scoville Fellowship. Be specific about the publications, websites, professors, career advisor/career office, friend, web search, etc.

Full curriculum vitae/Resume. The C.V. should include complete educational and professional data, as well as information on the applicant’s extracurricular activities, and should be no more than two pages.

A personal essay of no more than 1,000 words discussing the candidate’s qualifications, interests, fellowship objectives, and career goals. The essay should clearly address the candidate’s experience and interest in and passion for the area of international peace and security, particularly in public education.

A policy/opinion essay of no more than 1,000 words relevant to the field of peace and security taking a position on a contemporary, contentious issue addressed by the fellowship (see the list of issue areas). Essays must be titled. Candidates may submit an essay (or an excerpt of one) written for a course so long as it does not exceed the 1,000-word limit.

Official transcript(s) detailing the candidate’s entire college academic record including undergraduate, graduate and foreign study in a single PDF, and listed in chronological order.

Two letters of reference. Each letter should address the accomplishments and standing of the candidate; the candidate’s interest and experience in international peace and security issues; the candidate’s ability to communicate, both orally and in writing; the candidate’s maturity and judgment, and the candidate’s potential to make a significant contribution to peace and security issues.

In order to expedite the processing of the applications they request that applicant and others submitting materials on their behalf using the following titles when naming attachments:

  • If you are submitting all required documents in a single email, including all transcripts and reference letters, merge the items into a single file in the order listed above and title the attachment Last name of applicant-Complete.
  • If one or both of your reference letters or your transcript is being sent separately, either by email or mail, title your attachments as follows:
Application Item Title of attached document
Items 1-4 Last name of applicant-1-4
Items 1-4 and all transcripts Last name of applicant-1-5
Official transcript(s) Last name of applicant-Transcript
Two letters of reference Last name of the applicant-Last name of the letter writer
Complete application Last name of applicant-Complete

There is no need to write Scoville Fellowship or the semester for which you are applying in the title of each document.

Submitting Applications

Read the following instructions for submitting applications.

  • All application materials must be emailed to apply@scoville.org. In the subject line write Scoville Application–Last name of the applicant. Do not submit more than one copy of your application.
  • Items 1-4 must be emailed as a single PDF or Word document and must not exceed 10 pages. We will not accept any of these documents in paper form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all application items as one compiled Adobe PDF file or Microsoft Word document in the order listed above.
  • Applicants should submit all items in a single email, even if that email contains multiple attachments, rather than sending materials in two or more emails.
  • Applicants are responsible for ensuring that all materials, including reference letters and transcripts, arrive on time.
  • Official academic transcripts should be scanned and emailed rather than sent in the mail.
  • Complete applications do not exceed 2 MB.
  • Official academic transcripts should be scanned and emailed rather than sent in the mail.
  • Applicants are requested to list their name on each page of the application and to number each page of a multi-page document.
  • Board members reviewing applications will only read items sent as attachments. Any message to the program director may be sent in a separate email to apply@scoville.org.
  • Applicants should not submit blank pages or extraneous documents.
  • Applicants are requested not to submit materials for more than one month prior to the deadline.

Award Description:

  • Fellows receive a salary of $3,200 per month and basic health insurance compensation, plus travel expenses to Washington, DC.
  • The program also provides $1,000 per fellow for professional development to attend relevant conferences or meetings that could cover travel, accommodations, and registration fees, or to take a language or policy course.
  • The program arranges meetings for the fellows with policy experts and social networking events with alumni. Fellows also receive mentoring from a board member and a former fellow.
  • Some lenders may permit Scoville Fellows to defer college loan payments during their fellowship. Check with your individual lenders.
  • Scoville Fellows will choose to work with one of the twenty-six organizations participating in the program. With the assistance of alumni, board, and staff, fellows will select a placement which best matches their interests and the needs of the host organization.
  • Participating organizations provide office space and support, supervision, and guidance for fellows’ work. With the exception of Congressional lobbying, fellows may undertake a variety of activities; including research, writing, and organizing that support the goals of their host organization.

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3M National Student Fellowship

The 3M National Student Fellowship Program arose out of consultations and collaboration with the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Board of Directors and the Council of 3M National Teaching Fellows Executive. For many years, 3M Canada has funded scholarships and awards for undergraduates in colleges and universities across Canada.

The Fellowship honors up to ten full-time diploma and undergraduate students at Canadian post-secondary institutions who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their lives, at their post-secondary institution. These students embrace a vision of education that enhances their academic experience and beyond.

Provided By: Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) strives to be the pre-eminent national voice, and a world leader, for enhancing teaching and learning in higher education. The Society supports research, its dissemination, increased awareness, and application of research through scholarly teaching and learning.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: $5,000
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study Level: Full-time post-secondary
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 31 January 2019

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, nominees must:

  • be enrolled full time in a post-secondary Canadian institution.
  • full-time students enrolled in college programs are eligible.
  • have completed at least one full semester of study at the time of nomination
  • have not previously received a 3M student fellowship

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their documents during the submission period online system: https://deutscheenergieagentur.submittable.com/submit

Required Documents:

Here is a checklist/template of what to include:

  • Cover Page
  • Nomination Letters, Letters of Support and Statement from Vice-President of Students (or person in the equivalent role).
  • Academic Performance
  • Leadership
  • Challenges in Post-Secondary Education
  • Transformational Educational Experiences
  • Awards and Recognition

File Naming Protocol

name the file using the following protocol: nominee’s family name-first name.pdf, for example- Smith-Heather.pdf

  • Hard copies will not be accepted.
  • Please do not include any images or photos as part of the nomination package.
  • Please do not have blank pages or section dividers or section title pages.
  • The complete nomination package, with all seven items noted above, should be submitted electronically in a single PDF through the following location: https://www.hightail.com/u/STLHE-SAPES
  • On a separate page and not included in the 15 page limit, submit a 50-word and a 200-word “citation”, describing yourself, plus a high resolution (1500 pixels minimum at 300 ppi) digital ‘headshot’ with a plain background of yourself (this will be used for our website and promotion if you are successful).
  • All packages received here will be acknowledged upon receipt by an automated email reply so applicants will know their submissions have been received. We anticipate being able to publicly announce the 2019 3M NSF cohort in early April 2019.

Award Description:

  • Awardees will be invited to the annual conference of the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) in June, where they will participate in a 3M National Student Fellowship Program retreat and lead the closing plenary.
  • Awardees will receive a contribution towards their cost of travel, accommodation during the conference, and conference registration. While at the conference, they will have the opportunity to develop a cohort-based collaborative project with the goal of enhancing teaching and learning at the post-secondary level.
  • The cohort commits the year following their award to implementing and sustaining their project.
  • A facilitator supports the cohort in the development, implementation, and sustainability of their project and advises on synergies with STLHE SIGs and previous 3MNSF cohorts.
  • Each recipient will also receive an award of $5,000 to be spent at their discretion.

Official Website

For more information, contact award coordinator Cynthia Korpan at 3mnsf@stlhe.ca

Global Leaders Fellowship at George Washington University in the USA

The George Washington University is inviting applicants for its Global Leaders Fellowship Program. The Global Leaders Fellowship is for incoming graduate students (master’s and doctoral) who have applied to the George Washington University for fall 2019 admission.

The fellowship is intended for GW graduate students who will be future leaders in their fields in their home countries, returning to their countries of origin to apply skills learned through their formal education at GW.

This fellowship is for students who have not studied or worked in the U.S. or other countries aside from their home country. Applicants must have an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions. Current GW graduate students are not eligible for this fellowship.

Provided By: The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) website is designed to educate graduate students at the George Washington University about funding opportunities at the Masters and Ph.D. levels.

Whether you are an incoming student, current student, international student or veteran, the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF) has funding information you need for graduate study at the George Washington University.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Cover up to 18 credit hours, funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses, and must provide certification of this support
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study Level: Master and Doctoral
  • Requirement: Must have an F-1
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: 8 February 2019 12:00 PM (Noon) EST
  • Winner Announcement: 5 April 2019.

Who May Enter:

Students holding or intending to apply for an F-1 visa (J-1 visa is eligible for Fulbright applicants only. Note that other visa types are not eligible.) And who are from the following countries or regions (chosen based on protocol arrangements and areas of the world underrepresented at GW) are preferred to apply.

  • China (PRC)
  • Cambodia
  • Eastern Europe
  • Laos
  • Latin America
  • The Caribbean
  • Mongolia
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
  • S.S.R. Successor States
  • Vietnam

Graduate students (master’s and doctoral) from Foggy Bottom on-campus programs in the following schools are eligible:

  • Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
  • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • Graduate School of Education and Human Development
  • School of Business (Executive Education program is not eligible)
  • School of Engineering and Applied Science

Please note that permanent residents, resident aliens, and U.S. Citizens are not eligible for this fellowship.

  • Applicants must have an F-1 (J-1 visa for Fulbright applicants only), no exceptions.
  • Fellowships are awarded to highly qualified incoming GW full-time graduate degree program seeking students who have gained admission to the University and whose program is on the main Foggy Bottom Campus.

Application Procedure:

To participate, applicants must apply via the online submissions portal by the deadline. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

Required Documents:

  • Submitting References: Most applications will require you to submit various references.
  • Students need to apply for admission separately through the online process. No Fellowship applicants will be considered who have not completed the admissions application, including payment of their application fee. Fellows may hold an F-1 visa (other visas are not eligible. J-1 visas are eligible for Fulbright applicants only).
  • As part of the admissions process, applicants must have passed the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet based exam, or an IELTS overall band score of 7.5 (with no individual band below 6.0).

Award Description:

  • Three Global Leaders Fellowships, which will cover up to 18 credit hours will be awarded for 2019-20 (fees excluded).
  • The grantee is to provide funds from other sources for books, living, and other expenses and must provide certification of this support.
  • A Fellowship is renewable each year for a cumulative maximum of three years for Master’s candidates and up to five years for doctoral candidates.
  • This award is stackable.* A grantee must submit renewal materials for the Fellowship each year; renewal is contingent upon the grantee’s grades (GPA of 3.0 or better).
  • The Fellowship is valid for one degree only. Fellowships apply to the fall and spring semesters.
  • Awards for the summer sessions are by petition only and subject to available funding.

Official Website

If you have any query, may contact at phone: (202) 994-6822 or email: gradfell@gwu.edu

NASA Postdoctoral Program

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) offers unique research opportunities to the highly-talented US and non-US scientists to engage in ongoing NASA research projects at a NASA Center, NASA Headquarters, or at a NASA-affiliated research institute. These one- to three-year Fellowship appointments are competitive.

The NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP), administered by USRA, provides early-career and more senior scientists the opportunity to share in NASA’s mission, to reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind.

NASA Postdoctoral Fellows work on 1 to 3-year assignments with NASA scientists and engineers at NASA centers and institutes to advance NASA’s missions in earth science, heliophysics, planetary science, astrophysics, space bioscience, aeronautics, engineering, human exploration and space operations, astrobiology, and science management.

NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellows contribute to their national scientific exploration, confirm NASA’s leadership in fundamental research, and complement the efforts of NASA’s partners in the national science community.

Key Details:

  • Award Amount: Stipend, Travel Allowance-$10,000, Relocation, Health Insurance
  • Number of Awards: Varies
  • Study level: Postdoctoral
  • Requirement: Writing Proposal
  • Submission Categories: Online
  • Application Deadline: March 1, July 1 and November 1, annually.

Provided By: Founded in 1969, USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology.

Who May Enter:

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

  • You must have completed the requirements for a Ph.D. or an equivalent doctorate degree before beginning the fellowship.
  • You must have U.S. citizenship, Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status, or the Exchange Visitor J-1 Visa (research scholar only) before beginning the fellowship. An H-1B status is not acceptable because the NPP is not an employment program. You are eligible to apply for the NPP while holding the F-1 status. However, if you are selected for an appointment, you must change your status to one listed above.
  • Since each NPP Fellowship is tied to a specific research opportunity located at a NASA Center or program institute, you must relocate to the Center or program institute that supports the opportunity to which you were accepted. In the case of virtual Centers such as the NASA Astrobiology Institute, you must relocate to the university location of your advisor as listed on the research opportunity. Establishing and maintaining residency at the Center or at the location of the advisor is required to begin the appointment and to remain in the program.
  • You must not have held an NPP appointment for five years prior to applying. NPP Fellows are eligible for another award five years after the end of the previous appointment.
  • Some NASA Centers may require a security or visitation clearance before you start your appointment. The NPP Center Representative will notify you in advance if clearance is required.
  • You cannot start your NPP appointment until all appointment requirements are met. This includes completing and returning all required forms and documentation to USRA. USRA will not issue an advance stipend check, start stipend payments, or approve relocation travel until all requirements are met.

Application Procedure:

To participate, participants can use the online registration and upload function to submit their projects during the submission period online system: https://npp.usra.edu/apply/

Award Description:

NASA approves increases to NPP annual stipend and travel allowance.

Stipend Rates

  • Postdoctoral Fellow: A Postdoctoral Fellow has held the doctoral degree for less than five years at the time of application. Stipend rates for Postdoctoral Fellows start at $60,000 per year. Supplements are provided for the high cost of living areas and certain academic specialties.
  • Senior Postdoctoral Fellow: A Senior Postdoctoral Fellow has held the doctoral degree for five or more years at the time of application. The stipend amount for a Senior Postdoctoral Fellow is based on the location of the appointment, experience (number of years beyond the doctoral degree), and career achievement (academic rank and professional title).

Professional Travel Allowance

  • Fellows receive $10,000 per appointment year to support travel to conferences, meetings, and other activities (i.e., travel to field sites or observatories to collect data or for required training) that directly support their research projects.
  • The funds that are not used during a 12-month appointment period will carry over to the following appointment period.

Relocation

  • Expenses associated with relocation, including transportation, the shipment of household goods within the United States or unaccompanied baggage from a foreign country, temporary lodging, and per diem may be reimbursed.
  • Reimbursements are dependent on the Fellow’s original city and country of residence, the number of dependents, mode of transportation, etc. and are governed by federal travel regulations and the USRA Travel Policy.
  • Effective 2019, relocation expense reimbursements are considered taxable income by the IRS. Prior to 2019, relocation expense reimbursements are not taxable.

Health Insurance

  • All NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellows are required to have health insurance.
  • If you do not already have a health insurance policy, NASA will pay approximately 85% of the premium for an individual or family coverage policy purchased through USRA, and the Fellow will pay the remainder.
  • The amount of insurance contributed by NASA is considered taxable income by the IRS.

Official Website