Oxford-Indira Gandhi Graduate Scholarship for Indian Students in UK 2014

Somerville CollegeDescription: The Oxford Graduate Scholarships have been established through a groundbreaking new matched funding initiative to enable the creation of fully-funded scholarships for graduate students of the highest calibre from across the world. 2013-14 will see the very first Oxford Graduate Scholars begin their studies. Scholarships are awarded to applicants who have demonstrated excellent academic ability, who will contribute to the University’s ground-breaking research, and who will go on to contribute to the world as leaders in their field, pushing the frontiers of knowledge. The University contributes 40% of the funds for these scholarships, together with 60% from generous donations provided by numerous supporters of the University and its colleges. Somerville College and the University of Oxford have established the Indira Gandhi Scholarships with the generous support of the Government of India. The scholarships are available to candidates ordinarily resident in India or graduates of universities in India, who demonstrate exceptional academic merit and who have been accepted to study at the University of Oxford in areas broadly related to sustainable development. This is the first year that the scholarships have been awarded.

Eligibility: Applicants should apply to start a graduate course at Oxford.
-Applicants must be ordinarily resident in India and should be intending to return to India once your course is completed.
-The scholarship is only tenable at Somerville College. All eligible applicants will be considered for this scholarship, regardless of which college (if any) you state as your preference on the graduate application form. However, successful applicants will be transferred to Somerville College in order to take up the scholarship.
-This scholarship is not open to candidates applying for Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma courses, part-time courses, non-matriculated courses or to students with deferred entry.

How to Apply: All eligible applicants, who have applied for admission to the University by the relevant January deadline for their course (10 January 2014 for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science; 24 January 2014 for all other subjects), will automatically be considered for this scholarship.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: Pursuing Graduate Degree Level at Somerville College

Provider: Somerville College and the University of Oxford have established the Indira Gandhi Scholarships with the Generous Support of the Government of India.

For Which Country: UK

For Whom: International (Students of India)

Number of Award(s): Not Known

Duration of Award(s): Scholarship is Offered for the Duration of the Course.

What Does it Cover: The scholarship will provide 100% of university and college fees and a grant for living costs (at least £13,726). Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course.

Selection Criteria: Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, as well as on applicants’ understanding of the development challenges faced by India, and their leadership and entrepreneurial potential.

Notification: Decisions are expected to be made around May 2014. Successful candidates will be notified via email and will receive an award letter. This webpage will be updated as soon as successful candidates have been notified.

Deadline: 10 January 2014 (for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics & International Relations and Computer Science) and 24 January 2014 (for All other Subjects)

Maulana Azad National Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Girls Students in India 2013-2014

Maulana Azad Education FoundationDescription: Maulana Azad Education Foundation was established on the occasion of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birth centenary. The Foundation was registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860, on 6th July, 1989. The Foundation is a voluntary non-political, non-profit marking social service organization established to promote education amongst the educationally backward sections of the society. It is funded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. The Hon’ble Minister of Minority Affairs is its Ex-officio President. The aim of the Foundation is to formulate and implement educational schemes and plans for the benefit of the educationally backward minorities in particular and weaker sections in general.

Eligibility:-Only Girl Students belonging to National Minorities, (i.e. Muslims, Christians, Buddhists, Sikhs, Parsis) can apply.
-Should have secured not less than 55% marks (in aggregate) in the secondary school certificate examination (Class Xth) conducted by any recognized Centre/State Board of Secondary Education. This is only qualifying percentage for applying and does not guarantee a grant of scholarship which is given to the top eligible applicant based on the quota fixed for the concerned state from amongst the eligible application received from the state.
- Family income of the student from all sources should be less than Rs. 1, 00,000/-(Rupees one lakh only) in the preceding financial year.
In case of salaried class, the student must indicate the designation, pay-scale, basic pay and other allowances along with total gross & take home emoluments of the parent/guardian. A mere statement saying “Service” will not be acceptable. The student must attach a Salary Certificate or Pension Certificate (in case of retired persons), duly authenticated by controlling authority, of her parent/guardian along with the application.
In case of agriculture/horticulture etc., the students have to mention total land holding with details of irrigated and non-irrigated and other landed property owned by her family along with total income of the family.
In case of business class, the student must categorically state the name & type of the business along with the total turnover and the total income of the family. The same details will also be stated in the Affidavit (Annexure-II) from her parent/guardian.
Income from all other sources must also be mentioned, especially if the mother is also employed.
It must be noted that all income certificate and statements made by the students in the application is subject to further verification of the Maulana Azad Education Foundation. In case of any deliberate discrepancy/concealment of facts, the MAEF may cancel/recover the scholarship granted/released as well as initiate necessary action as per law.
The income certificate/affidavit (Annexure-II) must be from the parents/guardian’s side and should have been issued from the respective home station. The income certificate issued or affidavit made from the place where the student is studying, as against the home station, will NOT be acceptable (in case of photocopy, it should be attested by Gazetted Officer or Head of Institution).
-Should have Confirmed admission in class-XI.
-The University/College/ Institute offering admission should be recognized by the Government at the Central or State level or any other competent authority.
-It is a one time scholarship, and no claim as the permanent beneficiary will be entertained. A student once selected for scholarship can not avail the same again.
-A student getting a scholarship from any other source would not be eligible for this Scholarship.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: Students Passing Xth Exam and Taking admission in XIth in the Year when Result of Xth Exam is Declared.

Provider: Maulana Azad Education Foundation

For Which CountryIndia

For Whom: National

What Does it Cover: The Scholarship will be admissible for expenditure on payment of the School / College Fee, purchase of syllabus books, purchase of stationery/equipments required for the course and payment of Boarding/Lodging charges. The amount of the Scholarship will be Rs. 12,000/- (Rupees twelve thousand only) which will be released in two installments of Rs. 6,000/- each. The first installment will be released after sanction of scholarship and the second installment will be released when the student will submit proof of passing class XIth, and admonition to Class XIIth in the office of the Foundation.

Deadline: Maulana Azad Education Foundation is September 30th which Must be Adhered to.

Call for Proposals: Smart Grids Cooperation in Research between India and Netherlands, 2013

Call for Proposals: Smart Grids Cooperation in Research between India and Netherlands, 2013Description:  The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) jointly open a call for proposals. The topic of this call is Smart Grids. This program offers funding opportunities for bilateral research cooperation between Dutch and Indian research groups. This call for proposals sets out information about the possibilities for submitting applications, the conditions that applications must meet and the procedure for assessing the applications.

Eligibility:
-Eligible research teams are composed of Dutch and Indian researchers, with active involvement in the project of a senior Principal Investigator on both the Indian and the Dutch side. As the programme is aimed at scientific collaboration between institutes, in each country at least two groups or institutes with complementary expertise should be involved. All criteria below apply to the main applicants as well as all co-applicants.
Dutch professors, associate professors and assistant professors as well as other researchers holding a similar position can apply if they:
- are employed at a Dutch University or a research institute acknowledged by NWO and;
- have an employment contract for at least the duration of the application procedure and the duration of the research project the grant is applied for, and;
-have at least a PhD or an equivalent qualification.
- For Indian scientists the Indian principal investigator should be affiliated to a public funded academic or research organization in India.

How to Apply: An application can only be submitted to NWO via the electronic application system Iris. Applications not submitted via Iris will not be admitted to the selection procedure. A main applicant is obliged to submit his/her application via his/her own Iris account.  The operating procedure and instruction manual for Iris can be found at http://www.iris.nwo.nl. If the main applicant does not have an Iris account yet then this should be created at least one day before the submission. Then any possible registration problems can still be solved on time. If the main applicant already has an Iris account then he/she does not need to create a new account to submit a new application. An application consists of two parts: a factsheet containing the key details of both the applicant and the application, and the research proposal itself;
- The factsheet is completed and submitted electronically using Iris. One of the parts of the factsheet is a summary of maximally 300 words, which is the same as the English scientific summary in the proposal;
- When you electronically submit this factsheet, you also submit the proposal as an attachment in pdf-format;
The Indian researchers need to submit by 22-5-2013 as well a separate electronic copy (pdf version) to skvdst-at-nic.in and a paper application (4 copies, dispatched no later than 15-4-2013) to DST through proper channel to the following address: Dr. S.K. Varshney, Department of Science & Technology, International Division, technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, NEW DELHI 110016.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This program offers funding opportunities for research in Netherlands and India.

Provider: The Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) jointly open a call for proposals.

For Which Country: Netherlands and India

For Whom: Students of Netherlands and India

Number of award(s): A project allows for the application of four PhD/Post-Doc Positions: two in India (duration and fellowship amount as per terms and conditions of DST) and two in the Netherlands (duration and fellowship amount as per terms and conditions of NWO).

Duration of award(s): In the Netherlands the duration of a PhD assignment is 4 years and the duration of a post-doc assignment is for a maximum of 3 years. Exchange visits for scientists in the research team of maximum 3 months each for PhD students/postdocs.

What does it cover?  Financial support for approved projects will cover:
1. Four temporal personnel positions: PhDs and/or post-docs only. Two in India and two in the Netherlands; duration and fellowship amount as per terms and conditions of DST and NWO, respectively. Minimum is one PhD student per country, and maximum one postdoc. In the Netherlands the duration of a PhD assignment is 4 years and the duration of a post-doc assignment is for a maximum of 3 years. Personnel costs are subsidized in accordance with the most recent “Agreement on Employers? responsibilities NWO – VSNU.
1. An estimate of the fixed NWO-amounts is: PhD student (4 yr) – k€ 204, postdoc 2 yr – k€ 135, postdoc 3 yr – k€ 201. DST works with fellowship rates as announced time to time by DST. DST grants can only be applied for NET qualified PhD Students (Junior Research Fellowship) and post-doctoral (Research Associate). In addition, also House Rent Allowance and Medical budget as per host institute norms can be included.
2. Exchange visits for scientists in the research team (obligatory): maximum 4 research visits (in total) of maximum 3 months each for PhD students/postdocs; for senior researchers the maximum stay will be 3 weeks in total.
3. Minor equipment/consumables/accessories (for the Netherlands at a max. of € 10,000 in total for the run time of the project; for India around 500,000 rupees per year for equipment and around 200,000 rupees per year for consumables).
4. Annual project meetings (obligatory!) to enhance the exchange of ideas, experiences, knowledge and skills between the research teams.
In the Netherlands a maximum budget of € 450,000 per project can be applied for.

Selection Criteria: The following assessment criteria apply:
- Thematic approach: Projects should aim at research which holds promising solutions to the challenges in setting up smart energy grids.
-Scientific quality and innovative character of the research proposal: Challenging content; Originality of the topic; Innovative elements; Potential to make an important contribution to the advancement of science and/or technology in smart grid research; Interdisciplinary approach; Suitability of proposed method; Suitability of the approach/plan incl. time scheme/milestones.
- Quality of the research groups: Research groups should be top in the field; track records of the institutes/research groups/applicants should be excellent.
- Indo-Dutch co-operation: Added value of Indo-Dutch co-operation to the research project, including the complementary expertise of the national and bilateral research teams; The degree of inter-institutional co-operation between the project partners, and the prospects for scientific collaboration lasting beyond the duration of the research project.

Notification: By October 2013 Funding decision will be announced by the Joint Committee.

Deadline: The closing date for the submission of proposals is 22nd May, 2013, 11:59 hours CEST. Additions or changes after this deadline are not possible. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2013

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2013The Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme aims at providing facilities to outstanding young children to develop their talents in various artistic fields. Children in the age group of 10 to 14 years studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional art forms are eligible for the scholarship.

In 1982, the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) took over the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in which initially 100 talented students in the field of arts and crafts were identified from all parts of the country and provided with scholarship.

Considering the vastness of this country and the talent that is available, the scholarship was increased from 100 to 300 each year from 1984. 

The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) provides 500 new scholarships each year, out of which minimum 5 seats each are reserved for all the states and at least 3 each for all the Union Territories. Minimum 10 scholarships are reserved for the state of Jammu and Kashmir also. While awarding scholarships preferences are given to children of families practicing traditional art forms. Special emphasis is given to rare arts and crafts which are becoming extinct.. 

The scholarship awarded under the Scheme is initially for two years and is renewable after every two years till the completion of the first University degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years whichever is earlier subject to the awardees maintaining good progress. 

The CCRT is implementing Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme to provide facilities to outstanding young children selected in the age group of 10 to 14 years for developing their talent in various cultural fields such as traditional forms of music, dance, drama, painting, sculpture and crafts laying special emphasis on rare art forms 

The scholarship awarded under the scheme is for two years at a time which is renewable after every two years till the completion of the first university degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years 

Scholarship: 520 scholarships are awarded every year, of which 20 are being reserved for Specially Challenged children 

The value of Scholarship is Rs 3600/- (Rs three thousand six hundred) per year and actual tuition fee paid for the specialized training is also reimbursed up to Rs 9000/- (Rs nine thousand) per year 

Age: Children whose date of birth is in between 01st July, 1999 and 30th June, 2003 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply for the award of scholarships for the year 2013-14 

Application Form: The application and other details may be downloaded from the CCRT website www.ccrtindia.gov.in or collected free of cost personally/by post from any one of the following addresses 

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, 15 A, Sector-7, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075, Tel 011-47151000, Fax 011-25088637, Email dir.ccrt@nic.in, ddsch.ccrt@nic.in, Website www.ccrtindia.gov.in 

CCRT Regional Centre, 3-B, Ambavgarh, Near Swarup Sagar, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan, Tel 0294-2430764, 3291577, Fax 0294-2430771, Email ccrtcud@rediffmail.com 

CCRT Regional Centre, Opp C II, New Google Office, Madhapur to Kondapur Main Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad-500081, Andhra Pradesh, Tel 040-23557050, Fax 040-23541901, Email rchyd.ccrt@nic.in

CCRT Regional Centre, 58, Juri Par, Panjabari Road, Guwahati-781037, Assam, Tel 0361-2130020, Fax 0361-2130021, Email rc_ccrt@rediffmail.com, ccrt.nerc.ghy@gmail.com 

Duly filled application form along with relevant documents should reach CCRT, New Delhi-110075

For more informations please visit: www.ccrtindia.gov.in 

J C BOSE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

J C BOSE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPSJ C BOSE NATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS: Nominations are invited for the JC Bose National Fellowships, newly instituted by the Government of India. The fellowship is meant to recognize active scientists and engineers for their outstanding performance and contributions. The Department of Science & Technology will administer this scheme. The fellowships are scientist-specific and very selective.

SCOPE: All areas of science (in the broadest terms) will be covered by this fellowship. 

Eligibility : 
* The fellowship is open to Indian Nationals residing in India who are below the age of 60 years. 
* The applicant should possess a higher degree or equivalent: namely Ph.D. in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine, etc. and must have carried out several years of work in the specific area. 
* These Fellowships are meant for those who have a proven track-record as evident from their research publications and recognitions. 
* The candidate must have a regular position in an Institute /Organization and should be engaged in research. If he /she is availing any other fellowship, he/she will have to opt for only one of the fellowships. 

DURATION: The duration of the fellowship will be initially for five years. 

NATURE OF SUPPORT: 
* The value of the fellowship will be Rs. 20,000 per month in addition to regular income. 
* In addition, each Fellow will receive a contingency of Rs. 5.00 lakh per annum for conferences and other expenses. 
* The JC Bose National Fellows would be eligible for regular research grants through the extramural funding schemes of various S&T agencies of the Government of India.

METHODOLOGY FOR SELECTION 
* The Institution in which the candidate is working would provide the necessary R&D, administrative and basic infrastructural support for research. 
* The candidate will continue to work at the place of his employment. 
* The availability of JC Bose Fellowships will be advertised by various academic and research Institutions on their websites in order to receive applications from the interested scientists and engineers. The Institutions will subsequently submit their recommended nominations to the Department of Science & Technology. Institutions may consider setting up appropriate mechanisms to scrutinize and recommend the nominations. 
* Individual scientists and engineers can also approach the institutions for forwarding their nominations to DST for the Fellowship. 
* Selection of JC Bose Fellows will be made periodically by an empowered Search-cum-Selection Committee specially appointed for the purpose. 
* The nominations of scientists and technologists by the Institutions would be received throughout the year. There is, thus, no last date for this Scheme. 

All nominations may be sent to : 
Dr Praveer Asthana
Scientist G
Department of Science & Technology
Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road
New Delhi 110 016.

For Application Format and other details please: http://www.serc-dst.org/jc_bose_fellowship.htm