2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students

Applications are invited for the 2017/2018 Québec Excellence Scholarships in Canada for Foreign Students. These scholarships are available to pursue doctoral research, postdoctoral and short-term research program for the academic year 2017/2018

Scholarship description

layout_set_logoThe objective of the Excellence scholarship program for foreign students (PBEEE) is to support the internationalisation of research in higher education institutions in Quebec, attract the best researchers and the best foreign students and promote radiation Quebec University and College Centres for Technology Transfer (CCTT)

The Québec Research Fund – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) is responsible for managing the program. They were commissioned to handle the management of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), which provides funding

Scholarships are awarded in all research sectors (health, social sciences, arts and humanities, natural sciences and engineering) preselected by a Québec University, the Trans-Tech Network ( for CCTT), the China Scholarship Council (CSC) and the Secretariat of External Relations of Mexico (SRE) and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) to begin or continue studies or research activities in Quebec. There is no preferred search areaaspire-canada-300x168

Eligibility

Candidates

  • Must meet all eligibility requirements at the time of contest closing either the 1st November 2016 (date to be confirmed separately for pre-selected students of the CSC)
  • Must have been preselected by a university, the Trans-Tech Network (for CCTT), the SRE or CONACYT on or before September 23, 2016
  • The stock market Québec-China must be pre-selected by the CSC at the latest March 31, 2017
  • Must not have already received a scholarship for foreign students Ministry of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (MEES), the Québec Research Fund – Nature and Technology or the Quebec Research Fund – society and Culture
  • Should not be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Must not have applied for permanent residence under the Canadian immigration laws
  • In addition to the conditions mentioned above, the candidate must take note of the restrictions and follow administrative prerequisites:

Restriction for study programs: Candidates for Québec-Wallonie scholarships must have previously studied in a French-speaking Belgian university at the time of receiving the award.

Criteria for the awardees doctoral research (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W) are:

  • Be holders of a certificate of acceptance (CAQ) issued by the Department of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion and a study permit issued by the Canadian Consulate valid throughout the period studies in Quebec.

Holders of a postdoctoral fellowship (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M) and award of short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W) must:

  • Be holders of a work permit issued by the Canadian Consulate for the duration of stay in Quebec.

International students can apply for these scholarships

Scholarship Components are:

  • All countries scholarships:Doctoral research scholarships (V1); Postdoctoral scholarships (V2) and Short-term research or professional development scholarships(V3)
  • Québec-Brazil scholarships:Québec-Brazil Doctoral research scholarships (1B); Québec-Brazil Postdoctoral scholarships (2B) and Québec-Brazil Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3B)
  • Québec-China scholarships:Québec-China Doctoral research scholarships (1C); Québec-China Postdoctoral scholarships (2C) and Québec-China Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3C)
  • Québec-India scholarships:Québec-India Doctoral research scholarships (1I); Québec-India Postdoctoral scholarships (2I) and Québec-India Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3I)
  • Québec-Mexico scholarships:Québec-Mexico Doctoral research scholarships (1M); Québec-Mexico Postdoctoral scholarships (2M) and Québec-Mexico Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3M)
  • Québec-Wallonia scholarships:Québec-Wallonia Doctoral research scholarships (1W) and Québec-Wallonia Short-term research or professional development scholarships (3W)

Note: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language

Value

  • Doctoral research scholarships (V1, 1B, 1C, 1I, 1M, 1W): $ 25,000 per year. The maximum duration of this scholarship is three years (nine sessions) with the possibility of extension up to 12 months (monthly allowance of $ 1,000)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowships (V2, 2B, 2C, 2I, 2M): $ 35,000 for one year, non-renewable
  • Scholarship Short-term research or professional development (V3, 3B, 3C, 3I, 3M, 3W): $ 3,000 per month for a period of four months

How to apply

Once shortlisted, the candidate is given a personal identification number (PIN) and a password. He must then fill out an electronic form which will be attached to the required documents on the website of the NRF . Only the e-form in the 2017/2018 competition and other documents required are accepted

Application deadline

The application deadline is 1st November, 2016

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2016 Gates Cambridge Scholarship in UK for Postgraduate International Students

bill_and_scholarsApplications are invited for the 2016 Gates Cambridge Scholarship in UK for Postgraduate International Students. Each year, Bill and Melinda Foundation funds Bill Gates’ Scholarship to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge

Scholarship description

The Gates Cambridge Scholarships are one of the most prestigious international scholarship programs in the world. The program was established in 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university.

Gates Cambridge Scholarships are prestigious, highly competitive full-cost financial aid grants. They are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. Up to 40 Gates Cambridge Scholarships are awarded to US students and up to 55 scholarships are awarded to international students

bill_and_scholarsEligibility

An applicant should meet the following criteria to qualify for consideration for his scholarship:

  • Should be a citizen of any country outside the United Kingdom
  • Should be applying to pursue one of the following full-time residential courses of study at the University of Cambridge:  PhD (three year research-only degree); MSc or MLitt (two year research-only degree); or a one year postgraduate course (e.g. MPhil, LLM, MASt, Diploma, MBA etc.)

Current student at Cambridge? If you are applying for a new postgraduate course, you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship.
For example, if you are currently studying for an MPhil, you can apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to pursue a PhD. Current Gates Cambridge Scholars may also apply for a second scholarship if they are applying for a new degree. Current Cambridge students apply and are considered in the second, international deadline and go through the same process of departmental ranking, short-listing and interviewing as all other candidates.
However, if you have already started a course you cannot apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship to fund the remainder of it

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A Gates Cambridge Scholarship covers the full cost of studying at Cambridge. It also provides additional, discretionary funding. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship is one of the most generous international scholarships available. It covers the following costs:
Core components:

  • The University Composition Fee at the appropriate rate
  • A maintenance allowance for a single student (£14,300 for 12 months at the 2015-16 rate; pro rata for courses shorter than 12 months)
  • One economy single airfare at both the beginning and end of the course
  • Inbound visa costs & associated NHS surcharge costs

Discretionary components: The Trust also considers applications for several types of additional funding on a discretionary basis:

  • Academic development funding – from £500 to £1,500, dependent on the length of your course, to attend conferences and courses
  • Family allowance – up to £9,630 for a first child and up to £4,110 for a second child. No funding is provided for a partner
  • Fieldwork – you may apply to keep up to your normal maintenance allowance while on fieldwork as part of your PhD
  • Hardship funding – for unforeseen difficulties
  • Maternity/Paternity funding – should you require it, you may apply to intermit your studies for up to 6 months and continue to receive your maintenance allowance during this time
  • Some fourth year funding for PhD Scholars may be provided

Receiving a salary or substantial other scholarship? If you are receiving a salary from an employer or have another substantial scholarship, the Trust reserves the right to reduce or not pay the standard maintenance allowance. You should let the Trust know ASAP if you are awarded any funding towards your degree at Cambridge

How to apply

Applicants apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship and admission to their chosen postgraduate course at the University of Cambridge and a Cambridge College via the Graduate Admissions Office, using the GRADSAF form and supporting documents. If you are applying for admission to the MBA or Master of Finance program, you apply for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship via the Judge Business School. To be considered for postgraduate admission and a Gates Cambridge Scholarship all applicants must submit the following documents to the Graduate Admissions Office by the relevant deadline:

  • GRADSAF application form (which includes a Gates Cambridge section)
  • Academic transcripts
  • 2 academic references
  • 1 personal reference (for the Gates Cambridge Scholarship)

Each Scholar is different and brings something unique to the program. But they are looking for four key criteria:

  • Academic excellence
  • Leadership potential
  • A commitment to improving the lives of others
  • A good academic fit with Cambridge

Application deadline

The deadlines are as follows: Round 1 (US citizens based in the USA) – 14 October 2015 and Round 2 (all other eligible candidates) – 2 December 2015

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2016/2017 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships in Switzerland for Foreign Scholars and Artists

logo_suisseApplications are invited for the 2016/2017 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships in Switzerland for Foreign Scholars and Artists. Swiss Government, through the Federal Commission offers excellence scholarships for foreign scholars and artists in Switzerland. The scholarships are available for pursuing PhD, postdoctoral and research programs at one of the public funded universities or recognized institution

Scholarship description

The Swiss Confederation, through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS), grants various types of postgraduate scholarships for foreign researchers: University Research Fellowships (Swiss universities, Federal Institutes of Technology and Universities of Applied Sciences) and Art scholarships (conservatories and art schools, only for a limited number of countries). These fellowships provide qualified (postgraduate) researchers from all disciplines the opportunity to continue their post-doctoral research (doktoralen) at a public university or institution recognized by the State Swiss university

The duration of the scholarships is as follows:

  • PhDScholarships: 3 years maximum
  • Postdoctoral scholarships: 12 months (renewable maximum 6 months)
  • Research scholarships: 12 months maximum (starting in September) no extension is possible. Grant applications for stays lasting less than 9 months will not be treated as a priority. Grant applications for stays lasting less than 6 months will be rejected
  • Fine Arts Scholarships: The duration of the Master program (according to the ECTS credits)

Eligibility

  • For Research:
  • Master degree or equivalent University degree
  • The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
  • Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the Research
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Research
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
  • For PhD:
  • Master degree or equivalent University degree recognized by the Swiss University
  • The applicant must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
  • Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the PhD. In the case where the PhD is run within a structured doctoral school, applicant must provide an admission letter or the proof that they are being considered for admission
  • Applicants must apply for the scholarship as well as to the chosen Swiss University. The 2 procedures are separate ones
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the PhD studies
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship
  • For Postdoctoral:
  • PhD degree
  • There cannot be a gap of more than 5 years between the award of the PhD and the application deadline
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
  • Applicants must provide a letter (e-mail) from a Professor from the Swiss host institution stating that he/she is willing to supervise the postdoctoral research
  • Applicants must have a research proposal including a time frame (this is the central piece of the application. The applicant must devote all required attention to it)
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Postdoctoral Research
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government
  • For Fine Arts Scholarships:
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent degree
  • The candidate must not be more than 35 years old at the moment of the application.
  • There should not be a time lapse of more than 3 years between the Bachelor graduation and the beginning of the scholarship
  • Applicants who are in Switzerland for more than 1 year at the beginning of the scholarship are not eligible
  • Applicants must apply to the chosen Conservatory or Art School as well as for the scholarship. The 2 procedures are separate ones
  • Applicants must be in command of the necessary language skills required for the Master program
  • Applicants who have already benefited from a Swiss Government Scholarship are not eligible to apply for a second

Value

PhD Scholarships and Research scholarships:

  • The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 1920 Swiss Francs
  • Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL)
  • Mandatory Swiss Health insurance paid by the FCS (for non-EU or EFTA grantees only)
  • A lump sum for air fare for non-European grantees only (provided at the end of the scholarship)
  • Special 300 Swiss Francs lodging allowance (paid once at the beginning of the scholarship)
  • 1 year half-fare public transportation card and Counseling and various trips, dinners and sight-seeing tours organized for Swiss Government Scholarship holders

Postdoctoral scholarships:

  • The scholarship amounts to a monthly payment of 3500 Swiss Francs
  • Exemption of the tuition fees (except for EPFL).

How to apply

Applications have to be submitted via post. The application package can be obtained by e-mail from the Swiss Embassy. The application package includes:

  • The FCS 2016/2017 official application form (typed and printed). No handwritten forms will be accepted
  • Copies of all university certificates and grade-sheets (all copies must be attested, and translated if originals are not in English, German, French or Italian. Attestations can be done by the University or a Government Officer
  • 2 letters of recommendation from Professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the official reference form provided with the application package)
  • A complete research proposal (max. 5 pages), use exclusively the official research proposal form provided with the application package
  • A motivation letter (max. 2 pages)
  • A full curriculum vitae with list of academic publications
  • A copy of the confirmation from a Professor at the intended Swiss University that he/she is willing to supervise the Postdoctoral Research
  • A health certificate (uses exclusively the official health certificate provided with the application package)
  • Each application set with two copies of the passport

Documents for fine arts scholarships:

  • The FCS 2015/2016 official application form (typed and printed). No handwritten forms will be accepted
  • Copies of all university certificates and grade-sheets (all copies must be attested, and translated if originals are not in English, German, French or Italian. Attestations can be done by the University or a Government Officer
  • 2 letters of recommendation from Professors in the applicant’s field (use exclusively the official reference form provided with the application package)
  • A 2 page personal statement emphasizing the reason to study in Switzerland, the importance of the choice for your future career as well as your professional projects at the end of the scholarship
  • A full curriculum vitae using the Europass model that you can download at the following address: EUROPASS Model (this document is mandatory for fine arts applications)
  • For painters, graphic artists and sculptors: copies or photos of 3 pieces of their work, rough drafts (with date of creation). Imperatively put a label with name, surname and country on the work. (If such is not the case the application will not be taken into consideration)
  • For musicians: high-quality CD of 3 different styles of music if the music involves interpreters and directors. Composers have to submit their scores. Imperatively put a label with name, surname and country on the CD. (If such is not the case the application will not be taken into consideration)
  • A health certificate (uses exclusively the official health certificate provided with the application package)
  • A copy of the passport (main page with personal data)

Applications are subject to preliminary selection by the relevant national authorities and/or the Swiss diplomatic representation. The shortlisted applications are then analyzed by the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS) which subsequently takes the final decision. The FCS is composed of University Professors drawn from all the Swiss public Universities. Scholarship awards are decided on the basis of academic and scientific excellence

The FCS will announce its decisions regarding the scholarships by May 2016 at the latest

Application deadline

Application deadlines for different countries can be found at the scholarship page

For more information, enquiries and application, click here

2015 UNU-GCM Visiting Researchers Programme in Spain

Applications are invited for the 2015 UNU-GCM Visiting Researchers Programme in Spain. UNU-GCM is offering three positions of three months each to postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences with expertise in the area of Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-cultural change. UNU-GCM provides a monthly stipend of EUR 1,000 as a contribution towards accommodation, medical, and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Scholarship description

The United Nations University (UNU) Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM) Visiting Researchers Programme gives qualified individuals an opportunity to research topics related to the ongoing programme on Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-cultural Change, and to participate in other UNU-GCM activities. Visiting Researchers are expected to reside in Barcelona and work from the UNU-GCM office at the Sant Pau Art Nouveau Site. UNU-GCM is currently offering three (3) positions of three months each to postdoctoral researchers in the humanities and social sciences with expertise in the area of Female Agency, Mobility and Socio-cultural change.

Eligibility

Applicants should have the following to qualify for consideration:

  • A PhD in either Migration Studies, Media Studies, Audiovisual and/or Communication Studies, Cultural Studies or in a field of the humanities or social sciences that considers questions of transnationalism, cultural dynamics, female agency, mobility and socio-cultural change
  • A strong record of research productivity and publications
  • The ability to work and publish in a UN working language. A good command of English and Spanish will be an advantage
  • A keen interest to collaborate with the team at UNU-GCM; and
  • Willingness to reside in Barcelona for the duration of the residency

Value

  • UNU-GCM provides a monthly stipend of EUR 1,000 as a contribution towards accommodation, medical, and other out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Payment will be made in installments.
  • The final payment of EUR 1,000 will be made upon proof of submission of the final research output, as agreed with the Director, to a refereed scholarly journal or other outlet.
  • Additionally, there will be financial support towards travel of up to EUR 500, if necessary.
  • No funds will be available for research-related costs

How to apply

Applications should be sent via e-mail. All applications must include the following:

  • A letter of intent
  • A detailed outline of your proposed project, clarifying your aims and objectives, key research questions, methodology of research and planned research output
  • A full curriculum vitae, with details of publications and contact details
  • The contact details of two referees, one of whom must be academic

Application deadline

The application deadline is 14 April, 2015

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