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UNESCO Offers Madanjeet Singh Scholarships SAARC Countries

UNESCO Offers Madanjeet Singh Scholarships SAARC Countries

UNESCO Madanjeet Singh Scholarships for academic year 2014-17 in Bhutan

The UNESCO Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies (UMCSAFS) at Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), Bumthang, Bhutan is pleased to announce the Madanjeet Singh scholarship for three years Sustainable Development degree program to be undertaken at College of Natural Resources (CNR), Royal University of Bhutan in Lobesa, Punakha, Bhutan from July 2014 to July 2017.

The selected candidate (after completing sustainable degree program in CNR) will also need to undergo one-year independent forestry/conservation/environment research related program in UWICE (August 2017- July 2018). One candidate each from eight SAARC countries (India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Pakistan and Afghanistan) will be selected for the scholarship.

The scholarship will cover:

a)     Tuition fees
b)     Economy air travel from the scholar’s place of residence within SAARC to Bhutan and back
c)     Monthly stipend of Nu. 12,000.00 based on existing SAARC scholarship rate to cover logistics and personal expenses
d)     Nominal book allowance and printings (Nu. 5000.00 per year)
e)     In-country travel as per Royal Government of Bhutan’s rate (Nu. 150.00 per day while on travel)


Eligibility Criteria

1)     Candidates must be class XII pass with minimum of 55% in English
2)     He/She should be fluent in English (both in written and speaking)
3)     He/She should produce English Language Proficiency Certificate from recognized/competent institutions
4)     He/she should be below 35 years of age and need to submit the birth certificate along with other relevant documents.

Selection Procedure

 

  1. South Asia Foundation (SAF) office in each country will select one candidate each based on the eligibility criteria mentioned herein and the name of the selected candidate from each SAARC country should reach to the office of the Program Director, Madanjeet Singh Center for South Asia Forestry Studies, Lamai Goempa, latest by 30 April, 2014 through SAF office in the respective country for further scrutiny and acceptance into forestry degree program at College of Natural Resources. Should the documents be sent via e-mail, it should be sent to swangchuk@uwice.gov.bt
  2. The final assessment of the selected candidates from SAARC countries will be done jointly by team of committee from College of Natural Resources and Madanjeet Centre for South Asia Forestry Studies.
  3. Based on the final assessment, candidate may or may not be accepted into the program if SAF offices of the SAARC countries have failed to follow the set eligibility criteria.
  4. The right of acceptance or rejection of candidates nominated by SAARC countries into the sustainable degree program reserves with the UMCSAFS and College of Natural Resources.
  5. The letter of acceptance or rejection into the scholarship program will be sent to SAF office of the respective SAARC country for further conveyance to the individual candidate latest by 7th June 2013 via e-mail.
  6. The Scholarship for the Bhutanese will be awarded to the candidate who secures 1st position in the regular Entrance examination of B.Sc Forestry Programme conducted every year at College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, Bhutan. The selection criteria for Bhutanese shall remain as follows:

Candidates must have a class XII pass + minimum 2 years Diploma in Forestry with overall aggregate of 50 % and above and the Diploma should have been done in English.

He/she should have minimum of 8 years of working experiences in the forestry related field and should be fluent in English (both in written and speaking).  He/she should not be above 40 years of age.

 Document to be submitted

All candidates applying for UMCSAFS scholarship program should submit the following documents to the SAF office of the respective SAARC country.

1. Class XII Certificate
2. Class XII Transcript/Marksheet
3. English Language Proficiency Certificate
4. A copy of Citizenship ID card and valid passport
5. Security clearance certificate from respective countries
6. Medical fitness certificate from competent government hospital of respective countries
7. Birth Certificate
8. Contact e-mail and phone numbers

A copy of documents for the selected candidates should be sent to the office of SAF Bhutan for final assessment and acceptance into the program. All the accepted candidates should produce original documents at the time of admission at College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, Bhutan.

Important dates

  1. All the required documents of the selected candidates should reach the office of Program Director, Madanjeet Singh Center for South Asia Forestry Studies, UWICE, Lamai Goempa: Bumthang latest by 30 April 2014. The documents sent via e-mail  shall also be accepted. The documents should be sent to swangchuk@uwice.gov.bt
  2. 8th May 2014: Candidates shall be informed on the selection results via e-mail or phone calls. Accepted students shall be informed on legal and travel documents required
  3. 16th May 2014: Last date for selected scholarship students to send all legal documents to UMSCAFS and to confirm their acceptance of scholarship
  4. 13th June 2014: Last date to send all travel documents to UMCSAFS
  5. 8th July 2014: Students should arrive Bhutan to process all immigration formalities
  6. 12th July 2014: UMCSAFS students orientation program
  7. 14th July 2014: Students travel to College of Natural Resources
  8. 15th July 2014: Enrolment in College of Natural Resources

UNESCO Offers Madanjeet Singh Scholarships SAARC Countries

CAS-TWAS Presidents Fellowship Programme , Call for Application-CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme For PhD Candidates from Developing Countries

CAS-TWAS Presidents Fellowship Programme , Call For Application-CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme For PhD Candidates From Developing Countries

CAS-TWAS Presidents Fellowship Programme , Call for Application-CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme For PhD Candidates from Developing Countries

Brief description:

The CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme provides students/scholars from developing countries (other than China) an opportunity to pursue PhD degrees at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) or Institutes of CAS around China. According to a new agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS) and The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) for the advancement ofscience in developing countries, up to 140 students/scholars from the developing world will be sponsored to travel to China for PhD studies for up to four years.

Course Level:  PhD

Subjects:

Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering, Mathematics.

Grants:

A monthly stipend (including accommodation and other living expenses, local travel expenses and health insurance) of RMB 7,000 or RMB 8,000 from CAS. All awardees will also be provided tuition waivers and travel from their home countries to China.   Visa fee will also be covered (once only per student/scholar).

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2014;

Be a citizen of a developing country other than China;

 

Deadline:  28 February 

General conditions for applicants:

Applicants must:

l Be maximum age of 35 years on 31 December 2014;

l Not take up other assignments during the period of his/her fellowship;

l Be a citizen of a developing country other than China;

l Not hold any visa for temporary or permanent residency in China or in any developed country;

l Be financially responsible for any accompanying family member.

STEP BY STEP GUIDELINE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR CAS-TWAS PRESIDENT’S FELLOWSHIP

It is important to note that applicants currently pursuing PhD degrees at any university/institution in China cannot apply for the CAS-TWAS President’s fellowship.

In order to successfully apply for the CAS-TWAS President’s fellowship each applicant is requested to follow a few key steps that are indicated below:

1. CHECK ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

You should verify that you are eligible and meet ALL the eligibility criteria specified in the “General Conditions for applicants” section of this call (e.g. age, nationality etc)

 IN THE MEANTIME, PREPARE YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE:

A. Download and fill in the “Admission Application Form for International Students”(attachment 1) ;

B. Download and fill in the “Application Form for CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme” (attachment 2);

C. REFERENCE LETTERS: You must ask two referees (Preferably TWAS members, but not a mandatory requirement)familiar with you and your work to provide their scanned reference letters (signed, dated and on official headed paper). Reference letters in the body of e-mails will NOT be accepted! Please include the reference letters in your application package.

D. Other documents:

The following documents are also required:

a) Notarized photocopy of the certificate of highest university degree held (graduates having just completed their degree can provide a pre-graduation certificate);

b) Proof of knowledge of English and/or Chinese;

c) Notarized photocopy of transcripts of previous higher education;

d) Complete CV;

e) Detailed research proposal;

f) Copy of your passport (only pages showing personal and validity details);

g) Photocopies of all the title pages and abstracts of any published academic papers;

h) Foreigner Physical Examination Form (Attachment 3);

 

Note: 1. All the above materials in your application package should be in English or Chinese.

2. If you are awarded, you must submit originals your university certificates AND transcripts to the UCAS or USTC office upon your arrival in China.

 

4. ONCE YOU HAVE PREPARED YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE, AND HAVE FOUND A HOST SUPERVISOR THAT AGREES TO ACCEPT YOU:

You must send him/her an electronic copy of your WHOLE application package in one zipped file and ask him/her to fill in the comment pages in “Application Form for CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme” and the “Admission Application Form for International Students”. Your supervisor will then send your whole application package including his/her comment pages to UCAS Fellowship office or USTC Fellowship office. Please Do NOT send your application package directly to UCAS or USTC Fellowship office.

 

DEADLINE FOR ALL MATERIAL AND APPLICATIONS:

28 FEBRUARY 2014

 

5. WHERE TO DELIVER MY ENQUIRIES ABOUT MY APPLICATION

Please be free to send your enquiries about your application to:

CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme UCAS Office (UCAS)

University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

19A Yuquanlu, Beijing, 100049, China

Tel: +86 10 88256424/6206

Fax: +86 10 88256207

Email: president-fellowship@ucas.ac.cn

CAS-TWAS Presidents Fellowship Programme , Call For Application-CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme For PhD Candidates From Developing Countries

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