Friday, June 25, 2010

TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme, Pakistan

Job Description: For young scientists from developing countries (other than Pakistan) who wish to pursue postdoctoral research in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry at the International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) — comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular and Drug Research, Karachi, Pakistan.

Important: The following is additional information concerning the TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme tenable in Pakistan. It is an integral part of the information given here:TWAS Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research.
Applicants should be aware that they can apply for only one fellowship per year. With the exception of the fellowships “for research collaboration”, all other fellowship programmes offered by TWAS and TWOWS that are mutually exclusive.

Programme Details

* TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowships are tenable at the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) – comprising the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry and the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular and Drug Research, – for a minimum period of six months to a maximum period of twelve months in the following fields: organic chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or physical chemistry.
* ICCBS will provide a monthly stipend which should be used to cover living costs such as food, accommodation and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency.
* The language of instruction is English.


Applicants for these fellowships must meet the following criteria:

* be a maximum age of 45 years on 31 December of the year of application;
* hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
* be nationals of a developing country (other than Pakistan);
* be regularly employed in a developing country (other than Pakistan) and hold a research assignment there;
* provide a certificate of good health from a qualified medical doctor;
* provide an official Acceptance Letter from the supervisor or head of department at ICCBS (see sample Acceptance Letter included in the application form). Requests for acceptance must be directed to the Director of ICCBS, Prof. M. I. Choudhary by e-mail ( or who will facilitate the assignment of a host supervisor. In contacting Prof. Choudhary applicants must accompany their request for a preliminary acceptance letter with copy of their CV and a research proposal outline;
* provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Submitting your application

* The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 June each year.
* Applicants must submit an Acceptance Letter from ICCBS when applying, or by the deadline at the latest. Without preliminary acceptance the application will not be considered for selection
* Reference letters: Referees must send signed letters as attachments via e-mail directly to TWAS. The subject line must contain: ICCBS/PDoc/candidate’s surname. Alternatively, letters can be sent by post in sealed envelopes.
* Applicants to the TWAS-ICCBS Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme should send one copy of their application to TWAS only (by email or post). Please do not send a copy to ICCBS.

Application Form:

Click on the links below to download the application form and guidelines. Before applying it is recommended that you read very carefully the application guidelines for detailed information on eligibility criteria, deadlines and other key requirements of the application procedure.

* PDoc Application Form
* PDoc Application Guidelines

Contact Details:

TWAS Fellowships Office
ICTP campus, Strada Costiera 11
34151 Trieste, Italy
Tel: +39 040 2240314
Fax: +39 040 2240689

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS),Pakistan

Job Description: Sheffield Hallam University participates in the CSSS Scheme and welcomes applications from students for this prestigious award. The award covers tuition fees, living and travel costs for the duration of a Masters course.
Four CSSS scholarships are available for the academic year 2010/11 (September intake). The deadline for applications is 01 May 2010

You can download the scholarship application forms from the CSSS website or as found below. Please ensure that all necessary forms and documents are included in your application as failure to do so will delay your application and reduce your chances of success.
Eligibility of candidates

To meet Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) eligibility criteria, candidates must

* be nationals of (or permanently domiciled in) a Commonwealth developing country, and not be currently living or studying in a developed country
* hold a first degree at either first or upper second class level
* be sufficiently fluent in English to pursue the course
* have not previously studied for one year or more in a developed country
* not be employed by a government department (at national level) or a fully/partially state-owned corporation/government agency (employees of universities are normally acceptable however)
* be able to confirm in writing that neither they nor their families would otherwise be able to pay for the proposed course of study
Application Deadline Scholarship applications for courses starting in September/October 2010 must be submitted by 30 June 2010.

Scholarship applications for courses starting in January 2011 must be submitted by 30 November 2010.

International Research Support Initiative Program 2010/11,Pakistan

Job Description: Higher Education Commission of Pakistan is offering this six month research fellowship abroad to full time PhD students enrolled in Pakistan to enhance their research capabilities. It is of utmost importance that the doctoral studies carried out in Pakistan are of a standard that is at par with any international reputed institution. This is only possible if candidates are provided with adequate support in research projects. This may be a problem because of the paucity of resources in Pakistan therefore the scheme is helping to provide doctoral students exposure internationally so they could carry out research projects of high standard. The scheme is also assisting ongoing Indigenous PhD programs by providing a mechanism for PhD scholars to travel abroad and conduct research in advanced industrialized countries for a period upto 6 months. This is providing exposure to the PhD scholars which will enhance the quality of research that they will be conducting in Pakistan. It is also serving to develop linkages between Pakistani and foreign institutions.

Any full time AJK/Pakistani national PhD student:

1. Who has completed at least one year of PhD studies at Public Sector University/ Institution which has adopted HEC guideline for M.Phil and PhD studies while being engaged in thesis related research.
2. Who has an approved PhD research topic and synopsis by the Board of Advanced Studies and Research (BASR) or Directorate of Advanced Studies and Research (DASR) or equivalent body of the university
3. “Who has an official acceptance/invitation letter for research from a foreign university/institute/lab of international repute (Preference will be given to top 500 universities as per Times Ranking of World Universities)”.
4. Those Scholars who are already availing any other HEC scholarship are also eligible to apply provided they submit NOC from their concerned HEC officer.
Application Deadline There is no last date for submission of applications. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as they are eligible and fulfill the basic criteria.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Fulbright Scholarships (USA) for Pakistani Students 2010

Fulbright Scholarships (USA) for Pakistani Students 2010

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan (USEFP) is now accepting applications for Fulbright advanced degree grants for 2011. USEFP is a bi-national commission dedicated to improving mutual understanding between the people of Pakistan and the people of the United States of America through educational exchange opportunities. Since 1951, the USEFP has sent more than 2200 Pakistanis to the U.S. and brought 800 Americans to Pakistan on educational exchange programs. The USEFP is one of 51 Fulbright Commissions worldwide and is the largest Fulbright program in the world.

The Fulbright program is sponsored by the U.S. government and provides participants – chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential – with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research at universities or academic institutions in the United States. For Pakistan, the Fulbright program funds tuition at an accredited university in the U.S., as well as required textbooks, airfare, a living stipend, and health insurance. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and students from FATA, NWFP and Baluchistan are strongly encouraged to apply.

Students may apply for a Master’s or Ph.D. program. Master’s Program applicants must have completed 16 years of formal education. Ph.D. program applicants must have completed 18 years of formal education. The U.S. government works with the Higher Education Commission of the Government of Pakistan to promote and support this program.

All disciplines are eligible, with the exception of clinical medical fields. Priority fields for these scholarships are:

Water and Environmental Management
Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences
Health (Nursing, Allied Health Professional, Medical Technology, Public Health)
Humanities and Social Sciences (Public Administration, Media and Communications, Public Policy, etc.)
Fulbright applicants should register to take the GRE test immediately, as this is required for the application. Applications must be received at USEFP by May 18, 2010.

Additional information is available at:

Monday, February 22, 2010

Netherlands fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences

NIAS Fellows are selected from prominent researchers and senior scholars in the humanities and social sciences who have already made a contribution to scholarship and who are able to continue their research and to advance knowledge in their particular fields during their stay.

Application Deadline: Monday 1st March 2010

Regular NIAS Fellowships are awarded for a full research year, from 1 September – 30 June, although a five-month period is also possible. Other fellowships that are awarded on the basis of submitted applications are the Golestan Fellowship, the Lorentz Fellowships, the Mellon Fellowship, the Visiting Grants, the Henry G. Schermers Fellowship, the Writer-in-Residence, the Translator-in-Residence, and the Journalist-in-Residence.

Duo Fellowships. Scholarly research may benefit substantially from a close co-operation of two scholars working on a joint project. Joint applications for regular NIAS Fellowships by a Dutch scholar and a non-Dutch scholars are most welcome.
They consist of two individual applications, one by a Dutch scholar and one by a non-Dutch scholar, and a joined research project as requested under item 15 in the application form.
The deadline for Duo Fellowships is the same as the one for regular NIAS Fellowships for non-Dutch scholars.

Theme Groups are part of NIAS’s policy to emphasise the symbiosis among various disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, and among diverse scientific methods. To improve and stimulate the quality of scholarship in these areas an exchange of knowledge and insights in an international context is considered vitally important. To this end, work at NIAS is in part organised in multidisciplinary research theme groups, that have a distinctly international character.

There are also several invitational fellowships: Willem F. Duisenberg Fellowship, Spinoza Fellowship, Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship, the KB Fellowship as well as Guest of the Rector.

All fellowships are residential and are awarded on the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee, whose membership is determined by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The minimum requirement to be eligible for a NIAS Fellowship is a Ph.D. degree.

Fellowships are awarded for a full research year from 1 September – 30 June or for one semester, i.e. from 1 September – 31 January and from 1 February – 30 June.

Please note, that NIAS does not provide fellowships for training programmes or educational purposes. Nor does it offer courses or financial support to conduct research elsewhere.

Application Procedures
For application procedure see the information on the relevant webpages.

Scholars who wish to apply for one of the fellowships at NIAS should go to the Fellowship’s page and follow the instructions.

Applicants are asked to apply by e-mail Application-at-NIAS.KNAW.NL and attach the following:

the completed application form
their curriculum vitae (3 pages)
a list of (major) publications (3 pages)
the research proposal describing the work that they propose to carry out at NIAS (3 pages).
All attachments should be one and a half spacing and not exceed the maximum limit of three pages.

Monographs sent in to support of an application will be returned after completion of the selection procedure in case the application is unsuccessful. Publications by successful applicants will be placed in the NIAS library.

All information supplied will be treated with utmost confidentiality and used only by the Scholarship Committee and the Directorate.

Please note, that the number of scholars expressing interest always exceeds the places available.

Monographs to support an application should be sent by regular mail to:

Research Planning
Meijboomlaan 1
2242 PR Wassenaar
The Netherlands

You will be notified by e-mail if your application fulfils initial requirements and has been passed on for the reviewing proces. An indication when information about the outcome of the selection procedure will be given.

For further information: Jos J.M. Hooghuis, Head of Research Planning & Communication.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Taiwan Scholarship Program

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established jointly by three government agencies of the Republic of China (Taiwan) — the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and the National Science Council of the Executive Yuan (NSC) — to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. While providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines, at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to:

1. Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world.
2. Provide opportunities to increase academic and educational links with international institutions of higher learning.
3. Develop outstanding professionals and experts to meet the needs of the global society.

All applicants for the scholarships have to submit their application forms to this office ?Delegation Culturelle et Economique de Taipei?during the period from February 11 to March 31, 2010.

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Asian Islam Post-Doctoral Fellowship

The Asian Studies Program of Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year teaching post-doctoral fellowship for a scholar of Islam in South, Southeast, or East Asia to begin July 1, 2010. The applicant’s facility with Asian languages is assumed. Completion of dissertation by the time of appointment is expected, but ABDs nearing completion of the dissertation will be considered. Applicants must possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate will teach three courses during the academic year and be housed in the department of his or her discipline. The annual stipend is $50,000 for the candidate with degree in hand and a $5,000 fund to support scholarship. Send a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, at least three letters of recommendation, and course syllabi or proposals to Professor Lisa Trivedi, Asian Islam Search Committee Chair, Asian Studies Program, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY, 13323 (asianpd1-at-hamilton-dot-edu).

The deadline for applications is March 12, 2010.

Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at Hamilton College provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Professor Lisa Trivedi
Asian Islam Search Committee Chair
Hamilton College
198 College Hill Road
Clinton, NY 13323

Hamilton College (

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