The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries

The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries

17 December 2013 by Roy Southil

The Ramanujan Prize for young mathematicians from developing countries was started in 2005. The 2014 Prize will be funded and administered jointly by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).

Field of study: Any branch of the mathematical sciences.

Eligibility: The candidate must be less than 45 years of age on 31 December of the year of the award. Must have conducted outstanding research in a developing country. Researchers working in any branch of the mathematical sciences are eligible.

Value: The Prize carries a $15,000 cash award. The winner will be invited to the ICTP to receive the Prize and deliver a lecture. The Prize is usually awarded to one person, but may be shared equally among recipients who have contributed to the same body of work.

How to apply: Nominations may be sent to math@ictp.it describing the work of the nominee in detail. Nominations should include a CV and a list of publications, as well as a letter of recommendation. Additional supporting letters are encouraged. Self-nominations are strongly discouraged.

Selection process: The Selection will be made by a Committee consisting of eminent mathematicians appointed in consultation between ICTP and the International Mathematical Union (IMU).The Selection Committee will take into account not only the scientific quality of the research, but also the background of the candidate and the conditions in which the work was carried out. The Committee will give more consideration to candidates who had to overcome adversity to achieve distinction in mathematics.

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of nominations for the 2014 Prize is 1 February 2014.

Further information: Please visit the Ramanujan Prize webpage.

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Social Science International Scholarships

Social Science International Scholarships

16 December 2013 by Roy Southil

Field of study: East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, Information School, Journalism, Politics, Sociological Studies, Town and Regional Planning.

Level: Undergraduate.

Eligibility: Indian undergraduate students starting their studies in any of the following departments: East Asian Studies, Economics, Education, Geography, Information School, Journalism, Politics, Sociological Studies, Town and Regional Planning. Applicant must hold an offer of a study place for undergraduate studies in one of the above departments. Applicants must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes. The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.

Value: £1,500 per year each. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

How to apply: The scholarships will be awarded automatically – no application is required in first or subsequent years.

Further information: can be had from the website of the Sheffield University.

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Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship

Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship

14 December 2013 by Roy Southil

History of the Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship
Bioversity International established the Vavilov-Frankel Fellowship in 1989 in memory of the unique and pioneering contributions to plant science made by Academician Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov of Russia and Sir Otto Frankel of Australia. The fellowship is being supported by the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia.  Read more…

About Bioversity International
Bioversity International is a research organization that provides scientific evidence of the role that on-farm and wild agricultural and forest biodiversity can play in a more nutritious, resilient, productive and adaptable food and agricultural system. Read more…

How Bioversity International works
Bioversity International works towards a world in which smallholder farming and forest communities in developing countries are thriving and sustainable. They work on rain-fed farming and forest systems managed by smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Read more…

Subject: Conservation and use of agricultural and forest biodiversity. Research on grain species relevant to both Australia and the applicant’s home country. The research involves collaboration with an academic institution outside of the fellows’ home countries.

Duration: Up to 12 months.

Eligibility: Applicants must be nationals of a country of low or medium human development according to the Human Development Index. Should not be more than 35 years of age at the time of application. Applicants should at least hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area.

Eligible countries: Applicants from Norway, Australia, United States, Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Korea (Republic of), Hong Kong, China (SAR), Iceland, Denmark, Israel, Belgium, Austria, Singapore, France, Finland, Slovenia, Spain, Liechtenstein, Italy, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Greece, Brunei Darussalam, Cyprus, Malta, Andorra, Estonia, Slovakia, Qatar, Hungary, Barbados, Poland, Chile, Lithuania, United Arab Emirates, Portugal, Latvia, Argentina, Seychelles, Croatia, Bahrain, Bahamas, Belarus, Uruguay, Montenegro, Palau, Kuwait, Russian Federation, Romania, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Cuba, Panama, Mexico, Costa Rica, Grenada, Libya, Malaysia, Serbia, Antigua and Barbuda, Trinidad and Tobago, Kazakhstan, Albania, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of), Dominica, Georgia, Lebanon, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Iran (Islamic Republic of), Peru, The former Yugoslav, Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Mauritius, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Azerbaijan, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Oman, Brazil, Jamaica, Armenia, Saint Lucia, Ecuador, Turkey, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Tunisia, Tonga, Belize, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Samoa, Jordan, China, Turkmenistan, Thailand, Maldives, Suriname, Gabon, El Salvador, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Mongolia, Palestine (State of), Paraguay, Egypt, Moldova (Republic of), Philippines, Uzbekistan, Syrian Arab Republic, Micronesia (Federated States of), Guyana, Botswana, Honduras, Indonesia, Kiribati, South Africa, Vanuatu, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Vietnam, Namibia, Nicaragua, Morocco, Iraq, Cape Verde, Guatemala, Timor-Leste, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, India, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Bhutan, Swaziland, Congo, Solomon Islands, São Tome and Principe, Kenya, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Angola, Myanmar, Cameroon, Madagascar, Tanzania (United Republic of), Nigeria, Senegal, Mauritania, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Lesotho, Togo, Yemen, Haiti, Uganda, Zambia, Djibouti, Gambia, Benin, Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire, Comoros, Malawi, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Liberia, Afghanistan, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Guinea, Central African Republic, Eritrea, Mali, Burkina Faso, Chad, Mozambique, Congo (Democratic Republic of the), Niger) are eligible for this research fellowship.

Value: Up to US$ 20,000

Tenable at: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), (members of CGIAR Consortium).

How to apply: Application form and information on how to apply can be had from Vavilov Frankel Fellowship page. Applications may be submitted in English, French or Spanish. Applications should be submitted online.

Further information: Can be had from the Knowledge Management & Capacity Strengthening (KMCS) Unit, Bioversity International.
email: kmcs@cgiar.org
Website: Bioversityinternational.

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University of Sheffield Alumni Rewards

University of Sheffield Alumni Rewards

14 December 2013 by Roy Southil

Field of study: Any field available in the University.

Level: All levels.

Eligibility: All University of Sheffield graduates and siblings, spouses, sons and daughters of University of Sheffield graduates for all years of study. Students must be self-funding and classified as overseas for fee purposes.

Value: £1000 per year of study. An additional £500 is available for University of Sheffield graduates who have received a first class honours undergraduate degree. Alumni Rewards can be awarded in addition to University of Sheffield Scholarships.

How to apply: Applications must be made to the International Office.

For more information about the Alumni Rewards and instructions on how to apply online please click the link.

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Sheffield University Science International Scholarships

Sheffield University Science International Scholarships

13 December 2013 by Roy Southil

Field of study: Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology.

Level: Undergraduate.

Eligibility: All international undergraduate students commencing their studies in the Faculty of Science are eligible to apply. Applicant must hold an offer of a study place for undergraduate studies in one of the following departments: Animal and Plant Sciences, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Mathematics and Statistics, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Physics and Astronomy, Psychology. Applicants must be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes. The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.

Value: £2,000 per year each. The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction.

How to apply: The scholarships will be awarded automatically – no application is required in first or subsequent years.

Further information: Can be had from the website of the Sheffield University.

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Sheffield University MBA Scholarships

Sheffield University MBA Scholarships

13 December 2013 by Roy Southil

 Field of study: MBA.

No. of scholarships: 8.  US/South America – 2 Scholarships; Asia/Pacific – 2 Scholarships; EU (excluding UK) – 2 Scholarships; Africa/Middle East – 2 Scholarships.

Tenable at: The School of Business, Sheffield University.

Eligibility: Applicants should be international students. Scholarships will be awarded on merit. Applicants should have a first or upper second class UK honours degree, or equivalent. applicants should have received at least a conditional offer from the University to study on the full-time MBA programme. Applicants must have the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities.

Value: £5000 each.

Further information: can be had from the website of the Sheffield University.

Additional scholarship: In addition to the regular scholarships awarded by the Management School, a scholarship of £2000 is available for all Indian Masters students.

How to apply: All students who are eligible for a scholarship and have accepted their offer before the closing date will be automatically considered.

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Sheffield University Engineering International Scholarships

Sheffield University Engineering International Scholarships

12 December 2013 Roy Southil

Field of study: Aerospace Engineering, Automatic Control & Systems Engineering, Bioengineering, Chemical & Biological Engineering, Civil & Structural Engineering, Computer Science, Electronic & Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.

Eligibility: Applicants should be International undergraduate students commencing their studies in the Faculty of Engineering.

Value: £2,000 per year each in the form of a tuition fee reduction. Applicants should be self-funding and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes. The scholarships will be awarded unconditionally in the first year of studies. Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.

How to apply: The scholarships will be awarded automatically – no application is required in first or subsequent years.

Further information: Can be had from the website of the Sheffield University.

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