USA:M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship

To enable early-career women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The scholarship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed.

The applicant must currently be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. She must be currently in Canada or the United States and must have an affiliation with a research-active educational institution or national lab. She must have completed work toward a PhD. Applicants are strongly encouraged to be members of the American Physical Society.

History of the Award

The award was established from a generous bequest from M. Hildred Blewett, an accelerator physicist who died in 2004. Hildred Blewett was passionate about physics and wanted to help women overcome obstacles by establishing the scholarship.

Rules & Eligibility

The applicant must currently be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. She must be currently in Canada or the United States and must have an affiliation with a research-active educational institution or national lab. She must have completed work toward a PhD.

Application Process

All applications are reviewed by a sub-committee of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. The Blewett Scholarship application process opens in the fall and the application deadline is in June 2011.

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Australia:Curtin Canning College Science International Bursary 2011Curtin Canning College Science International Bursary 2011

The Curtin Canning College Science International Bursary is available to international students enrolling at Curtin University in 2011 who have demonstrated high-level academic achievement in their studies at Canning College, and obtained an ATAR (TER) of at least 96 or equivalent in 2010.

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and choosing an eligible Undergraduate Science degree at Curtin as 1st preference through TISC.


  • Be a Canning College student in 2010
  • Be an international student and hold a valid Student Visa – Higher Education (Subclass 573)
  • Have received a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) in an eligible Science undergraduate course at Curtin University in 2011 (see applicant information document for the list of eligible courses)
  • Commencing the first year of study at Curtin University, in an eligible course in 2011
  • Have selected Curtin University through TISC as a first preference to undertake an eligible Science undergraduate degree;
  • Receive an ATAR (TER) or equivalent of at least 96.

Application Deadline:1 February, 2011


France:Eiffel scholarships Programme 2011/2012 on master’s, engineering and PhD courses for overseas students

French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and PhD courses.
2011/2012 Session timetable

* Application forms put online: 27 September 2010
* Deadline for reception of applications by Égide: 7 January 2011
* Announcement of results: week of 21 March 2011


* Eiffel Programme guide – 2011/2012 Session PDF format (in french only)
* Eiffel Programme guide – 2010/2011 Session PDF format (in french only)

Application documents

* Master under word format / au PDF format (in french only)
* Doctorat under word format / au PDF format (in french only)

Quality Chart

* Quality chart under PDF format(in french only)

Evaluation chart

* Evaluation chart under PDF format (in french only)


Égide – Programme Eiffel
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris

Merdeka Scholarships For The Malaysians At University Of Oxford

Applications are invited from Malaysian citizens for the Merdeka Scholarships, tenable from October 2011. The scholarships are awarded to those wishing to undertake postgraduate degrees at the University of Oxford.

Successful candidates will be of exceptional academic calibre. They will have shown promise as future national leaders in their respective fields. Candidates should be able to demonstrate how their study will make a beneficial contribution to Malaysia.

The scholarships will cover university and college fees, maintenance allowance and return air fares. They will be renewable annually for the duration of the course.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 10th January 2011.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Academic Office or from the website of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies:

The Academic Office

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR, UK
Tel: 44 1865 278730
Fax: 44 1865 248942

Chinese Ministry of Education-University of Oxford Scholarships for Asian, UK

This scheme aims to provide Chinese students who demonstrate both academic excellence and leadership potential with the opportunity to study for a DPhil at the University of Oxford.

The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council (on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of Education) and the University of Oxford.

Am I eligible?

Candidates should be applying to start a new DPhil course in any subject at the University of Oxford. They must be from the mainland Peoples’ Republic of China (i.e. not Hong Kong or Macao) and must have graduated from one of the211 project universities.

Candidates must demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become a leader in their field, a decision-maker and opinion former within China. They must be prepared to return home upon completion of their studies.
What does it cover?

100% of university and college fees, a grant for living expenses (the rate for 2010-11 is £11,700), and one return airfare (China-UK-China).

Awards are made for the full duration of a student’s fee liability for the agreed course. The continuation of your scholarship each year is subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.
How do I apply?

1) Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting Chinese Ministry of Education – University of Oxford Scholarships in the Funding Section of the University’s Graduate Application Form. Candidates should apply by Application Deadline 2 (7 January 2011 for Medical Sciences and Philosophy; 14 January 2011 for Said Business School applicants; 21 January 2011 for all other subjects).

If you do not apply in full by the deadline, you will not be considered for the Scholarship, even if you have selected Chinese Ministry of Education – University of Oxford Scholarships on the Graduate Application form.

2) You must apply separately to the China Scholarship Council for this scholarship. Please visit the China Scholarship Council website for information about their application process.

How will I know if I have been successful?

Successful candidates will be notified by email in May 2011. This webpage will be updated to show when all decisions have been made. If you have not heard from us by the time this notice is posted, then your application to this scheme has been unsuccessful. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on applications.


CEMACUBE Masters Scholarship 2011 in Biomedical Engineering

In September 2010 an Erasmus Mundus Master’s course, called CEMACUBE (Common European MAster’s CoUrse in Biomedical Engineering) will start. Recently the grant application, submitted by RuG and UMCG, is accepted. Goal of this course is to prepare students from Europe and outside Europe for professions in Biomedical Engineering.

For a single university it is difficult to have enough knowledge of all sub-specialisations in Biomedical Engineering to teach their students on an adequate level. Also the required European scope is difficult to gain when students stick to a single university. Therefore a consortium of 6 universities has joined their knowledge and specific expertise into a 2-year European Master’s in Biomedical Engineering.

During the first year (semester 1 and 2), a student will follow lectures on all biomedical engineering subjects at one of the six universities, the 3rd semester (s)he will move to one of the participating universities to follow lectures on a specific topic, like medical imaging, tissue engineering or artificial organs. The fourth and last semester, a Master’s project will be performed on this specialisation at one of the 6 participating universities: the Universities of Groningen (The Netherlands), Aachen (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Ghent and Brussels (Belgium) and Prague (Czech Republic). Each student will receive a double degree. Admission criteria are: a Bachelor in engineering and good knowledge of English (all teaching will be given in English), a convincing motivation letter and letters of reference.

Students that followed this European Master’s course in Biomedical Engineering are trained with a Europan view, experienced in intercultural and interdisciplinary teamwork. They will have a broad overview of the entire field of BME.

Apply now!

We are ready for applications for CEMACUBE 2011! Applicants may apply for the CEMACUBE programme (as well as for scholarships) until the following deadlines:

Category A students: December 1st, 2010
Category B students: April 15th, 2011


  1. Carefully read our selection criteria, found at here
  2. Fill in the PDF application form
  3. Prepare an electronic application package, containing the following:
    • Completed PDF application form
    • Copies of certified documents of academic credentials, including diploma and (if available) diploma supplement (including a certified translation if these documents are not in English, French or German). If you do not yet have a diploma, you must provide us with convincing proof that you will obtain your BSc degree before the CEMACUBE programme starts in September 2011.
    • Academic and professional CV
    • Letter of motivation (very important). For more information, click here.
    • A passport sized photo
    • A valid copy of your passport
    • A valid copy of your English proficiency test, check the specific requirements here. Please note: Always included a copy of your test results with your application (also when you have send the results directly to the University of Groningen (TOEFL code 7191)).

    PLEASE NOTE: there are only two grounds for exemption from having to prove proficiency in English:
    - Applicants that are a native English speaker and completed secondary education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia
    - Applicants that have completed their bachelor education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia
    We make no exceptions to these rules. Students have to prove their proficiency in English if they do not meet either of the two requirements stated above.

  4. Send their complete application package to
  5. Send the PDF reference form (Download PDF), to at least two, but preferably three qualified referees, and make sure that they fill it in and send it to, including the name of the candidate in the title of the e-mail.
    It is the candidate’s responsibility that all referee forms arrive before the deadline. Referees must send their reference forms to us themselves – the candidate is not allowed to do this.


Only complete dossiers with completed application forms will be considered for selection. You are welcome to add extra documents with additional relevant information. Please check that you send all documents required above to us in a single e-mail to CEMACUBE email address. If you cannot send certain documents yet, please explain this in your application and indicate when we can expect to receive these remaining documents. This will avoid delays in the reviewing your application.

If you would like to have a chat with CEMACUBE students, please click here for our Facebook page for prospective students.

If you still have any questions about your application, please contact the administrative coordinator, Ms. Dr. Irma Knevel (


William S. Lee International Study Scholarships

Lee International Study Scholarships are intended to:(1) Help undergraduate students understand how to apply engineering, science, and technology within a global societal context, (2) Better prepare undergraduate students to contribute in a global economy, (3) Promote an awareness of and appreciation for cultural diversity, (4) Generate undergraduate student interest in international study and internships, (5) Offer more affordable international exchange opportunities to our undergraduate students.

Awards will be made to undergraduate students wishing to pursue international experiences that offer academic credit toward completion of their degree. Individual scholarship awards will vary in amount depending on the cost and length of the exchange program. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are recognized for attributes that Mr. Lee, former CEO of Duke Power and for whom the college is named, considered fundamental for success.

To be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, at the time of submission a student must::

* Be a full-time College of Engineering student with a declared major.
* Be a junior or senior.
* Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0.

Award decisions will be based on:

* Completed application
* Resume
* Ability to successfully serve as an ambassador for the University and the College
* Ability to promote international programs and experiences to other students upon return

Students who elect to participate in the College’s international internship programs will be given first priority for awards. The deadline for students who want to apply for the William States Lee International Scholarship for spring and summer 2010 programs has passed.

The deadline for spring and summer 2011 programs is Wednesday, December 15, 2010 at 5:00 pm. Students should complete the application and submit it to the program coordinator or Linda ThurmanThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by email. Students applying for the scholarship must have also completed their application for the program they wish to participate. For additional information contact the Office of Student Development and Success in Smith 228, (704) 687-2306.

You should to go to this link to be able to apply this scholarship.
Related scholarships:

* List of International Scholarship Providers (A)
* [Korea] Scholarship from Smart Structures Lab, Chonbuk National University, South Korea
* [Belgium] Any Fields Master Scholarships 2011/12
* [UK] Westminster International Scholarships 2011
* [UK] Middlesex University Postgraduate Scholarships
* [Switzerland] International fellowship program for developing and middle income countries or Eastern Europe
* [Japan] Fujitsu Scholarship Program 2010/2011
* [UK] MSc Scholarship in Plasma Physics 2010-2011 Entry
* [Japan] SATO International Scholarship Foundation
* [Europe] European Master Course Scholarships 2011-2012

UK:Ramsay Memorial Fellowships for Chemical Research

Employer: The Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust, University College London

Level: Postdoctoral

Fellowship Description: The Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust was constituted in 1920 for the purpose of administering the award of Ramsay Memorial Fellowships for Chemical Science. The Fellowships comprise a British Ramsay Fellowship and a number of overseas Fellowships.

The Ramsay Memorial Fellowships constitute a long standing scheme of international cooperation originated as a memorial to Sir William Ramsay, KCB, FRS, with a view to promoting the development of the science of chemistry by encouragement of individual ability at the highest level.

British Ramsay Fellowships are awarded annually by the Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust to distinguished chemists, so that they may conduct research at universities in the United Kingdom. Ramsay Fellows are typically mature research chemists who usually continue their work in the chemistry field after their Fellowships have ended. Many have become esteemed Professors of Chemistry; others have gone on to occupy responsible positions in industry and public service.

Within the overall scheme the British contribution to this elite group is drawn from people of the requisite standard from the British Commonwealth, who are nominated by an Advisory Council consisting of Professors of Chemistry at UK universities.

Overseas Ramsay Fellows are nominated and their Fellowships financed by agencies in their countries of origin, although the Trust bestows the award of these Fellowships and handles the administration. Countries currently cooperating in awarding Ramsay Fellowships are Japan, the Netherlands and New Zealand, although past participants have also included Canada, Denmark, France, Greece, India, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

The British Ramsay Fellowships are financed out of the income from a Trust Fund set up by public subscription in 1922 and strengthened by donations from industry in 1953. The continuing fall in the purchasing value of the Trust’s income, however, has meant that the Trust has increasingly had to look to attracting financial support from outside sponsors and donors to ensure that it is able to maintain the level of award of British Fellowships each year. In 1988 a scheme was instituted whereby British Ramsay Fellowships could be co-sponsored by British industrial companies, and more recently this has been extended to include the host institutions and/or Chemistry Departments of British Ramsay Fellows.

For nearly one hundred years, The Ramsay Memorial Fellowships Trust has played a vital role in supporting young scientists at the start of their careers. Like Sir William, the Ramsay Fellows have made many important discoveries that have changed our world.

Fellowship Application Deadline: 15 November 2010

Further Fellowship Information and Application

USA:Kyotto Scholarships 2011-2012

The Kyoto Symposium Organization, The San Diego Foundation, and the Inamori Foundation of Kyoto, Japan invite all high schools in the City and County of San Diego (public, private and parochial), as well as Tijuana-area high schools, to participate in the 2011-2012 Kyoto Scholarships. The program is limited to high school seniors.

In April 2011, for the tenth consecutive year, the nonprofit Inamori Foundation will host the Kyoto Prize Symposium (KPS) in San Diego, bringing the latest winners of the Kyoto Prize to America for a three-day celebration in their honor. (The Kyoto Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement given worldwide. Information about the 2010 Kyoto Prize laureates is available at or )
The next Kyoto Prize Symposium will take place April 4-6, 2011, with events at San Diego State University; University of California, San Diego; and University of San Diego. The week’s Opening Ceremony and Gala will take place in San Diego on the night of April 4, during which the six recipients of the 2011-2012 Kyoto Scholarships will be announced. Recipients will meet the latest Kyoto Prize Laureates in person, and will receive a scholarship valued at up to $10,000.
How to Apply for the Scholarship
1. Essay
Using one of the 2010 Kyoto Prize Laureates as your subject, please write a two-part essay not to exceed 2,000 words in length. In Part I (up to 1,000 words), explain what inspires you most about the Laureate’s life, achievements, and contribution to society. In Part II (also up to 1,000 words), consider this Laureate’s field and explain how and why you dream of contributing to it, or a similar field, through your own studies and work. We recommend that you use the Internet and libraries to conduct the research you will require for your essay

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31st December 2010 until 5 pm

Saudi Arabia:King Abdulaziz University (KAU) Master Scholarship in Desalination Technology

The Center of Excellence in Desalination Technology at King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is offering a Master degree scholarship in Desalination Technology for outstanding college graduates from South East Asia countries.

Applicant should hold a Bachelor Degree ( B. SC.) in Mechanical or chemical Engineering from an accredited university with an outstanding GPA (4.5/5 or 3.5/4 or higher). A TOEFL grade of 500 or higher is strongly required. Research Experience is preferred and is considered a plus.

Accepted students are supported through the Graduate Assistantship Program. The program provides awarded students with the following:

  1. Tuition waiver.
  2. A monthly stipend of 2000 Saudi Riyals (US$ 533)
  3. University student Housing.

Scholarship awarded students will be required to actively participate in Desalination research activities and other related duties as assigned by the center. Continued support for graduate students depends on their ability to maintain exceptional graduate academic standards and perform a high level of Desalination Technology research activities.

Qualified applicants, please email the following:

  1. Your CV ( resume)
  2. a copy of your transcript
  3. a copy of your ENGINEERING B.Sc. diploma
  4. a copy of TOEFL test result
  5. any other supporting relevant documents

Scholarship For Palestinians Residents In USA

SUSI Programs for University-Level and Faculty Members:

The Study of the United States Institutes are six intensive six-week post-graduate level academic programs with integrated study tours. The purpose of the Institutes is to provide foreign university faculty and other scholars the opportunity to deepen their understanding of American society, culture and institutions. The ultimate goal is to strengthen curricula and to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad. The six Institutes are:

· American Politics and Political Thought
· Contemporary American Literature
· U.S. Foreign Policy
· Journalism and Media
· Religious Pluralism
· U.S. Culture and Society

SUSI Programs for Secondary School Educators:

These Institutes are an opportunity for secondary school teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum developers, textbook writers, and other educational professionals to attend a six-week post-graduate seminar in the United States.

All of the institute programs require excellent proficiency in English and outstanding qualifications, as these programs are extremely competitive. Applicants should be mid-career, between the ages of 25-50. Applicants must be Palestinians resident in East Jerusalem, Gaza Strip, or West Bank. Individuals holding permanent residence status in the United States (including U.S. citizens and green card holders) are not eligible.

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2010

Please find the application form below. E-mail completed applications to the Public Affairs Office:
East Jerusalem and West Bank:

Completed applications must be submitted with an updated version of the applicant’s resume as well as a copy of the passport’s biographical information page.

West Bank/EJ residents: Tel: (02) 622-7172 or 0545-420953 email:
Gaza Residents: Office: (08) 2864-623 or mobile: 0599-677317

FY 2011 Study of the United States Summer Institute Program
Application Form

A. Title of Institute (chose from one of six above)

B. Nominee’s Full Name: Nominees names should match his/her passport and should be presented in the following order: Prefix (Dr., Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss), Last Name(s),
First Name, Middle Name

C. Gender

D. Date of Birth (please spell out Month, Day, Year)

E. Birth City

F. Birth Country

G. Country(ies) of Citizenship: Primary and, if applicable, secondary country

H. Country of Residence

I. Medical, Physical, Dietary or other Personal Considerations: Please describe any pre-existing medical conditions, including any prescription medication the candidate maybe taking, or any other dietary or personal considerations. This will not affect candidate selection, but will enable the host institution to make any necessary accommodations.

J. Candidate Contact Information: Home Address, City, Home State/Province, Home Country, E-mail, and Telephone.

K. Current Position/Title, Institutional Name, and Country

L. Work Experience, including previous positions and titles

M. Education, and Academic and Professional Training, including degree earned and fields of specialization. Degrees listed should reflect the closest U.S. equivalent.

N. Active Professional Memberships

O. Publications: Publications should include the publication year, type of publication, title, and publisher. All foreign titles should be translated into English. (Please list no more than 10.)

P. Previous Experience in the United States: Please list all trips the candidate has made to the United States and include approximate dates and the reason for travel.

Q. Family Residing in the United States: Please list any immediate family members who currently are residing in the United States, including city and state.

R. Evidence of English Fluency (e.g. personal interview, test score, etc.)

S. Personal Statement: In an essay no longer than one page, please describe why you wish to participate in a Study of the U.S. Institute. You should describe how your participation would contribute to your general professional development and your teaching of U.S. Studies (for example: enhanced knowledge/expertise, new curriculum ideas, career advancement, publications, networking opportunities). How might you share your experience with others at home both in your institution and community? What else should we know about you?


Research Fellowship On HIV and Drug Use, Switzerland

With the support of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the International AIDS Society (IAS) has established a research fellowship programme focusing on HIV and drug use, with the goal of contributing to advances in the scientific understanding of drug use and HIV, while fostering international collaborative research on HIV and drug use.

The fellowship programme is awarded as a stipend of US$75,000 in two categories: to a junior scientist for 18-month post-doctoral training, or to a well-established HIV researcher for an eight-month-long professional development training at leading host institutes excelling in HIV-related drug use research.

In 2011, up to four fellowships will be awarded. The fellows and their mentors will be invited to attend the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011), to be held in Rome, Italy, on 17-20 July 2011, where the awards ceremony will be held.

Post-doctoral training:
Junior investigators with a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD) obtained no more than six years before the time of application in the fields of behavioural and social sciences, biological sciences, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, medicine, physics or public health (other disciplines may also be considered) are eligible. Applicants must hold a doctorate degree or equivalent before the start of the fellowship, but not necessarily when applying.

Professional development training:
The fellowship is geared towards well-established HIV or drug use scientists who are not currently active in the field of HIV-related drug use research, with a minimum of seven years’ experience beyond post-doctoral level, and with a documented scientific record that includes peer-reviewed publications.

Applications are encouraged from any country, but preference will be given to applicants from low- and middle-income countries. As there are numerous national opportunities for research training within the US, applications from US citizens and permanent residents for fellowships within the US will not be accepted.

All applicants must choose a mentor in an institution different from their current institution.

Applicants must be able to start their fellowships before 1 June 2012.

Applications must be completed in English.

Applications for the 2011 programme must be submitted by the prospective fellow through the online application form that will be available on the IAS website from 8 December 2010 until 10 February 2011 (until midnight CET). Applicants will be asked to detail their research goals, provide an abstract of their proposed project, and write a research plan for the duration of their fellowship. The research project must be related to HIV and drug use, e.g., narcotics and alcohol.

Applicants must have chosen an appropriate mentor who holds an established post for the duration of the fellowship and has a track record in research and training in HIV and drug use. Applicants must confirm that the host institute and the mentor can guarantee that space and facilities will be made available for the prospective fellow if he/she is successful in obtaining the fellowship.

After the applicant submits his/her application, the mentor must then complete his/her part of the application, specifying the support that he/she will provide to the applicant, and assess the impact that the fellowship will have on the applicant’s future career.

Applications are screened by the IAS to ensure that they are complete and eligible. All eligible applications will be independently assessed by at least two external experts.

Once applications have been reviewed, based on the reviewers’ assessments, the fellows will be selected. Selection is based on grades, reviewers’ comments, and the maximum impact each fellowship would bring to the treatment and/or prevention of HIV/AIDS and drug use, as well as to collective capacity building in the recipient’s home country.

The outcome of the selection will be made public approximately 10 weeks after the closing date. Fellows will be immediately notified by email. The fellowships must be started any time between 1 August 2011 and 1 June 2012.

Duration: Fellowships must be served continuously for the duration of the award. Fellows must start their research before 1 June 2012.

Terms: The award of US$75,000 will be made available to the host institution, which will provide the stipend to the fellow in accordance with its usual regulatory procedures. The stipend may cover only the cost of living, personal expenses (e.g., health and accident insurance) and one return journey to the country of origin during the fellowship period. The stipend may not be supplemented with funds from the NIH or any other US federal agency or another fellowship, regardless of the source. The fellow may receive supplemental support from other sources, providing that the additional funds do not impose a service and do not exceed a maximum of US $10,000 per year.

Work permit:
The mentor and the host institution are responsible for supporting the fellow in obtaining the necessary visa and work permit, insurance and ethical approval to conduct his/her research in accordance with national requirements and the host institution’s regulatory procedures.

Fellows and mentors must provide intermediary progress reports to the IAS every six months during the fellowship period, based on the template they will receive, as well as a final fellowship report, including an expenses report.

For further information, please visit:

e8 Scholarship Programme 2011 in Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED)

Education for Sustainable Energy Development (ESED) was selected by the e8 as the theme for the 2004-2005 Chairmanship Year. The year 2005 marked the start of the UN Decade for Education and thus constituted an opportunity for e8 leadership and profile in the area of education with a focus on sustainable energy development. An e8 report on ESED in Africa, Asia and Latin America provide the background for this selection.

The purpose of the e8 scholarship is to support outstanding students pursuing advanced studies in sustainable energy development and to encourage meaningful contributions to the collective body of knowledge about this subject.

The e8 considers an outstanding student to be one

•who graduates with excellent grades in the top 20% of her/his class
•who is determined to advance her/his knowledge and understanding
•who has a history of community involvement
•who is committed to sustainable energy
•who is committed to return and contribute to her/his home country

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must

•plan to undertake studies at the Masters level in areas directly related to sustainable energy development

•be citizens of the developing countries and territories identified for OECD official development aid in the DAC List of ODA Recipients effective as of 2006

What are the levels of financial assistance and the duration of the scholarships?

Scholarships of US$ 23,000 per year for up to two years are offered for Masters level students. Up to ten Masters scholarships will be awarded annually.

How can I apply?

Information and the application form can be obtained online by clicking on this link to the Application Forms page.

How do I submit my application package? Although applicants are under no oglibation to do so, it is preferable to transmit application packages by EMAIL. As the volume of incoming e-mailed applications is extremely heavy around the deadline, we strongly urge you to submit your file as early as possible. To facilitate processing, please label your attachments as follows:

5_Admission_Last name
8_Citizenship _Last_Name

You may also send your application package by special delivery or regular airmail. Please note that applications that arrive to the e8 GS after the deadline will not be considered.

Please note that if your files are not labelled correctly, they will not be considered.

What will I need for my application?
All applicants must provide:

a) application form fully completed;

b) curriculum vitæ;

c) applicant statement

Masters Applicants
Please attach the form “Applicant’s Statement form – Masters Degree”provided for this purpose. The form may be downloaded from scholarship section.

d) copies of transcripts for degrees and final grades

Masters Applicants

• Bachelors transcripts

e) letter of acceptance from an approved academic institution to undertake studies in sustainable energy development;

• if your admission is pending, please include evidence that you have applied for admission;
• if your admission has been deferred, please included the university deferral confirmation;
• If this application is for the second year of a two-year programme, please include a certificate of enrolment and your results for the first year.

f) academic reference

Masters Applicants

Please attach the form ”Masters Academic Reference” provided for this purpose. The form may be downloaded from scholarship section.

g) personal reference, in letter form, must be dated and come from a person (not family member) who can discuss other personal qualities or interest that make you specially qualified to receive the scholarship.

h) proof of citizenship. Refer to the eligibility section above for country eligibility

Please note that any other documents than the ones mentioned above will not be reviewed by the academic panel.

Key Dates

The e8 masters scholarship deadline is March 11, 2011. all documents must arrive by the deadline. All documents arriving after the deadline will not be considered.

How are applications judged?

An Academic Panel consisting of accomplished representatives from Europe, North America and Japan will review the applications. All selections are final and all applicants will be notified.

How will I receive the funds?

Awards will be directly deposited (in US$) into the accounts of the Institution where you are enrolled and provided to you on a regular basis as long as you are making satisfactory progress toward achieving your academic or research requirements.

What are my obligations to the e8 if I am selected?

You are expected to complete your degree or your research, update e8 about your progress and publish your results. You are required to acknowledge the e8 support when publishing or making presentations on your research and results. We may ask you to present your results at an e8 function, in which case your out of pocket expenses incurred to make the presentation will be covered by the e8.


e8 General Secretariat
505 de Maisonneuve blvd, West, Lobby
Montreal,Quebec,Canada H3A 3C2

Tel : +1-514-392-8876
Fax : +1-514-392-8900


Europe:Erasmus Mundus Scholarship - Masters of Science in Geospatial Technologies

The International Masters Program (Master of Science, M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies is a cooperation of:

•Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), Münster, Germany.
•Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellón, Dept. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos (LSI), Castellón, Spain.
•Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI), Lisboa, Portugal,
•selected within the Erasmus Mundus Programme, project reference: 2007-0064/001 FRAME MUNB123.
Medium of instruction: English
Awarded joint degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies

The three-semester Masters program targets holders of Bachelor degrees in application areas of Geographic Information (GI), e.g., environmental planning, regional planning, geography, logistics, transportation, marketing, energy provision, computer science. GI is a rapidly growing market, lacking qualified GI personnel and offering excellent career chances. Therefore, the Masters Program targets life-long learning for graduates and professionals in the fields of geography, surveying, planning, local adminstration, etc., who are willing to acquire additional GI skills for applying them in their respective GI application area.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships

Erasmus Mundus scholarships for third country students and students from the Western Balkans and Turkey Window:
Scholarships for the three-semesters Erasmus Mundus Masters Course are

•Contribution to travel, installation and all other types of costs, 2 x 4.000 €, 8.000 € in total
•Monthly allowances of 1.000 € per month, 18.000 € in total
•Coverage of tution fees of 3.500 € per semester, 10.500 € in total
•Insurance package, i.e., health insurance.

Erasmus Mundus financial contributions for EU students:

Financial contributions for the three-semesters Erasmus Mundus Masters Course are

•Monthly allowances of 500 € per month, 9.000 € in total
•Coverage of tution fees of 1.500 € per semester, 4.500 € in total
•Insurance package, i.e., health insurance.

Selection Criteria

The applications will be checked regarding the fulfillment of all formal requirements.
Further criteria:


The students’ application will be evaluated by an equal number of representatives of the three partner universities. Evaluation criteria are:

•Bachelor degree (grade)
•Bachelor degree (relevance of study program )
•English language skills
•High-level academic achievements
•Expertise in GI application areas
•Professional or other experience in application areas that can benefit from GI technologies
•Motivation for the study program
•Social and multi-cultural competencies
•Formal aspects of application
The application procedure for scholars is the same as for students, apart from additional telephone interviews via Skype, to be performed by the receiving partner with pre-selected applicants. Selection criteria are:

•Bachelor degree (grade)
•Master degree/doctorate (grade)
•Master degree/doctorate (relevance of topic)
•English language skills
•High-level academic achievements
•Experience in GI research, relevant for the scholar program
•Experience in GI teaching, relevant for the scholar program
•Motivation for the scholar program
•Social and multi-cultural competencies
•Formal aspects of application
•Skype/telephone interview

Application Submission

The application form has to be filled in online, including uploading the digital versions of all supporting documents as pdf files. In parallel, the original version of the application has to be sent within the same deadline (as postmarked, and to be RECEIVED one week after the respective deadline at latest!) to that university, where the student is intending to start the Masters Program, respectively the scholar is intending to go:

•Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação
Mrs Olivia Fernandes
Campus de Campolide
1070-312 Lisboa

•Universitat Jaume I
Department of Computer Languages and Systems (LSI)
Prof. Dr. Joaquín Huerta
Avenida Vicent Sos Baynat s/n
12071 Castellón

•Only for scholars intending to go to Münster:
Institute for Geoinformatics
University of Münster
Dr. Christoph Brox
Weseler Strasse 253
48151 Münster

For sending TOEFL test results through ETS, please use the following TOEFL code number:

•Universitat Jaume I: 2375
•Instituto Superior De Estatistica e Gestão de Informação-UNL: 6601
•Institute for Geoinformatics, Münster: 3692 (only for scholars intending to go to Münster)


Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), University of Münster: Dr. Christoph Brox, broxc(@) (to be addressed for general information about the Masters Program and specific information about ifgi)

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI): Mrs Olívia Fernandes, ofernandes(@) (to be addressed for specific information about ISEGI-UNL)

Universitat Jaume I UJI), Department of Computer Languages and Systems (DLSI): Prof. Dr. Joaquín Huerta, huerta(@) (to be addressed for specific information about UJI)


Denmark:PhD-scholarship in Globalisation and Europeanisation, Roskilde University

The Institute for Society and Globalisation (ISG) specialises in interdisciplinary research and teaching in the social sciences. Roskilde University is a leading Danish university emphasising interdisciplinary research, project-based learning, and socially-relevant engagement. The Doctoral School of the ISG announces PhD scholarships for employment from the 1st December 2010 in the following research theme: Globalisation and Europeanisation.

Applications must demonstrate that applicants are highly qualified and motivated in the social sciences, with an extremely interesting proposed PhD project which clearly fits within the theme (above), as well as being a topic which is possible to supervise within the Institute for Society and Globalisation at Roskilde University.

Please note: the scholarship is for so-called mobility scholarships, therefore only non-Roskilde University graduates may apply.

The application must be based only on the full announcement, which is found on: (formular in English)

or (formular in Danish)

For further information please contact: Professor Ian Manners or +45 (0)4674 2778

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