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  • Friday, September 20, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

With the International Climate Protection Fellowships, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enables prospective leaders in academia and industry to implement a research based proposal in the field of climate protection or climate-related resource conservation during a one-year stay in GermanyUp to 20 International Climate Protection Fellowships are granted annually, funded under the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety’s (BMU) International Climate Initiative. The fellowships target prospective leaders from non European transition and developing countries.

Programme Objectives

  1. The global challenge posed by climate change can only be met by cross-border international collaborations. By enabling future decision-makers and multipliers to share knowledge, methods and techniques with specialist colleagues in Germany the programme promotes this objective, particularly by taking account of issues relating to practical applicability in the fellows’ own countries. In the spirit of the Agenda 2030 and the related Sustainable Development Goals, the programme seeks to contribute to the achievement of these goals by fostering prospective leaders with their undertakings and projects to combat climate change, to develop and implement adaptation strategies, to preserve ecosystems and biodiversity and to foster the sustainable use of the oceans and seas. Furthermore, it addresses sustainability topics relating to natural resources, resource-efficient consumption and urban development.
  2. The programme promotes the development of long-term contacts and collaboration with colleagues in Germany.

Benefits

  1. A monthly fellowship of between €2,170 and €2,670, depending on applicant qualifications.
  2. Individual mentoring during their stay in Germany.
  3. Additional financial support for items such as family members accompanying they, travel expenses or a German language course.
  4. A three-week introductory phase, during which they will have the opportunity to make contact with other climate protection fellows and visit companies, research institutions and cultural events in Germany.
  5. Extensive alumni sponsorship, particularly to help applicant sustain contact with collaborative partners in Germany during their entire professional career.
For more information please visit: http://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/icf.html

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Brief Description:

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme offers awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study for a master’s degree in any subject at any UK university.

Course Level: Master’s Degree

Subject(s): Full-time taught Master’s Degree Programme in any subject.

Grants: A Chevening Scholarship normally covers university tuition fees, a monthly living allowance, an economy class return airfare to the UK, and additional grants and allowances to cover essential expenditure.

Eligibility: To be eligible for a Chevening Scholarship you must:

• Be a citizen of a Chevening-eligible country.

• Return to your country of citizenship for a minimum of two years after your scholarship has ended

• Have an undergraduate degree that will enable you to gain entry to a post-graduate programme at a UK university. This is typically equivalent to an upper second-class 2:1 honours degree in the UK • Have at least two years’ work experience

• Apply to three different eligible UK university courses and have received an unconditional offer from one of these choices by 16 July 2020 • Meet the Chevening English language requirement by 16 July 2020 either by taking an English language test or claiming an exemption based on the UKVI exempt categories

Deadline: 5 Nov 2019 (annual) For more detail about eligibility and how to apply, http://www.chevening.org/

  • Monday, July 29, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Introduction: 

In 2020, the Crossroads Program expands to include more eligible countries and curated online sessions that will culminate in the week-long Dubai experience held at Dubai International Financial Center’s Academy. Leading Harvard faculty members will teach an extensive and multi-disciplinary curriculum, that includes a combination of case studies, small discussion groups, discussion on potential career paths, and information on applying to Harvard. 


PROGRAM DETAILS

 - Location: Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai

 - Cost: FREE (The program will cover the costs of international travel from select locations,      

    board, lodging, and class materials. Visa costs are the responsibility of selected candidates.)

KEY DATES:

  1. Applications Open (Round 1): July 14, 2019
  2. Applications (Round 1) Closing date: August 30, 2019
  3. Online platform opens 10,000 candidates for: Sept 9, 2019
  4. Online platform closes: Oct 30, 2019
  5. Assessments for the in-person Program start on Nov. 5, 2019
  6. In-person Program Application Opens (Round 2): Nov. 27, 2019
  7. In-person Program Application Closes (Round 2): Jan 22, 2020
  8. Top 100 Candidates acceptance date: Feb 15, 2020
  9. In-person Program: March 29 to April 5, 2020


For more information please visit:

https://mittalsouthasiainstitute.harvard.edu/2019/07/apply-to-crossroads-today/ 

In this context, IO Focal persons are requested to kindly give wide publicity of this fully funded opportunity in our students and encourage them to participate. Therefore, it is requested that the suitable nominations along with all required documents may please be submitted to this office till August 20, 2019 through the Director of concerned Campus for further processing.

Thanks.  
 

  • Thursday, July 18, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

Brief Description:

The University of Adelaide offers Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) to attract high quality overseas postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the University of Adelaide to support its research effort.

Course Level: Masters/PhD Degree

Subject(s): Master or Doctoral degree by Research offered at the University.

Grants: The scholarship includes course tuition fees, annual living allowance ($27,082 in 2018), and overseas student health cover (if award holder holds a subclass 500 visa). The scholarship is awarded for two years for a Master’s degree by Research and three years for a Doctoral research degree (an extension is possible for doctoral programs only),

Eligibility: In order to be eligible, applicants are required to have successfully completed at least the equivalent of an Australian First Class Honours degree (this is a four year degree with a major research project in the final year).

· Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research potential.

· International applicants must not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to an Australian Research Doctorate degree or, if undertaking a Research Master’s degree, not hold a research qualification regarded by the University of Adelaide to be equivalent to or higher than an Australian Research Master’s degree.

· International applicants who have not provided evidence of their meeting the minimum English language proficiency requirements for direct entry by the scholarship closing date, or who have completed a Pre-Enrolment English Program to meet the entry requirements for the intended program of study, are not eligible.

· Candidates are required to enroll in the University of Adelaide as ‘international students’ and must maintain ‘international student’ status for the duration of their enrolment in the University.

Deadline: 31 Aug 2019

For more detail about eligibility and how to apply, http://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/researchinternational/opportunities/adelaide-scholarship-international/

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2019

  • CUI

  • International Office

The SDG Partnership facility (SDGP), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in collaboration
with the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) as the executor, aims to help achieve
the following sustainable development goals in developing countries:

  • SDG 2 (ending hunger)
  • SDG 8 (decent jobs and economic growth)
  • SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals)

These are key goals which cannot be solved by one party. That is why the SDGP works
with partnerships between government, businesses, NGOs and/or knowledge centres.
 Combining the expertise of these parties is essential for finding innovative solutions to
 complex challenges. Partnerships are capable of aligning interests and bridging
differences so that major steps can be taken towards attaining the SDGs.

Themes

During the second call, PPPs could submit project proposals with one of the following themes:

  • Nutrition value
  • Sustainable value chains
  • Sustainable and climate-proof food production systems
  • Better work and income for youth and women

SDGP Focus Areas

The SDGP programme is a far-reaching facility. A major part of the SDGP are the subsidy
tenders. The 2nd tender focuses on stimulating private sector development and improving
food security in developing countries through public-private partnerships (PPPs).

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Projects contribute to one of more of the following focus areas:

  • creating better labour conditions and efficient working procedures (better work and income as well as increased production);
  • reducing malnutrition;
  • promoting economic growth in the agricultural and fisheries sector;
  • creating sustainable and ecologically sound food chains;
  • increasing private investments in developing countries.

Budget Information

The available budget for the second opening call is €30 million. Applicants can apply for a subsidy of at least €500,000 and at most €3 million per project. 

Eligibility Criteria

Application

Please take the following steps to apply: For both steps you require Recognition (Herkenning) level 2 or 2+. If you do not have Recognition, apply for it online via the Recognition (Herkenning) website. Remember to take into account that it will take at least 3 working days to receive your Recognition token. 

Concept note

The applicant (Dutch organization only) can submit their Concept note in digital form up to and including October 1, 2019. Please fill in the digital form of the Concept note and submit it together with the Concept note as attachment. The Concept note can be found below under Downloads at the bottom of this page. You will receive a notification in response to your Concept note within 4 weeks with a CN number. You will need this number when you submit your subsidy application when the tender opens.

Program Phases

The SDGP programme consists of three consecutive phases:

  • Project development – Applicants send in their project idea (Concept note).They will then receive follow-up advice from an RVO advisor on their project idea.
  • Subsidy application – Applicants submit their project proposal together with the subsidy application, after which RVO.nl will assess their application.
  • Implementation and follow-up – After an official approval, applicants may carry out the project with the support of RVO.nl.

How to Apply

Applicants can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit: https://english.rvo.nl/subsidies-programmes/sdg-partnership-facility-sdgp

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