Ibsen Scholarships 2014

For innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts

4 February 2014 by Roy Southil

Henrik Ibsen Scholarship 2014

Henrik Ibsen

The Ibsen Scholarships are awarded for innovative projects in the field of drama and performing arts that act as incentives for critical discourse in regards to existential and society-related subject matters concerning Henrik Ibsen and his plays. The Ibsen Scholarships were initiated  by the Norwegian government in 2007 and the first award was given in 2008. Ibsen Awards has till now handed out 23 scholarships to projects in 17 different countries.

Value: Scholarship funds amounting to NOK 1,000,000,- (approx. 120.000 Euro/162.000 US Dollars/Rs.1 crore) will be awarded to projects worldwide. The prize is awarded every two years, and the winner receives 2.5 million Norwegian kroner (approx. €300,000). There are no conditions attached to accepting the prize.

Eligibility: Scholarships are applicable to individuals, organizations or institutions within the artistic and cultural community.

How to apply: By nominations. The right to nominate is open to everyone. Self nominations are not accepted. Nominations are strictly confidential. Persons submitting nominations are bound by an agreement not to disclose the nomination to the nominee or to others until after the winner is announced. You are welcome to nominate an individual, institution or organisation that you think has brought a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theatre.

How to nominate: The nomination can be submitted by
a) using the nomination form on this site
b) by e-mail to intl.ibsenaward@nationaltheatret.no
c) by post to International Ibsen Award, c/o Nationaltheatret, Postboks 1225 Vika, 0110 Oslo-Norway. Note that we are unable to return any material submitted.

The nomination letter must be written in English and contain a biography or CV of the nominee and well-founded arguments explaining how and why the individual, institution or organisation has brought a new artistic dimension to the world of drama or theatre. It must also contain two or three suggested referees who know and can provide additional information about the candidate’s work.

Further information: intl.ibsenaward@nationaltheatret.no

The application deadline: April 30th 2014.

The selection process: The committee will receive nominations and will consider these after the deadline expires. The committee members travel worldwide to see performances linked to nominated parties and have several meetings before deciding on a winner. A winner is announced on Ibsen’s birthday, the 20th March, with the official award ceremony and press conference taking place at the National Theatre’s Ibsen Festival the following September.

The award ceremony: The winners of The Ibsen Scholarships 2014 will be presented at Skien International Ibsen Conference on September 22nd and 23rd  in Skien, Ibsen’s home town, Norway.
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Tilburg University Netherlands Scholarship

Tilburg University Netherlands 
Scholarship for Academic Excellence

3 February 2014 by Roy Southil

Tilburg University

Tilburg University

Tilburg University, Netherlands offers 39 scholarships to international students who are admitted to a Master’s program at Tilburg University.

Programmes: MA, MSc or LLM

Tenable at: Tilburg University

Duration: Tilburg University Scholarships for Academic Excellence are awarded for one academic year. Candidates applying for one of the Research Master programs will have to apply for the scholarship again for their second year of their Research Master program.

Value:  A scholarship of € 5000 for living expenses. A partial tuition waiver of up to € 10,000. Students need pay only  a tuition fee of € 2,500

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must fulfill the following admission requirements, in addition to the regular requirements for admission to a Master’s program to qualify for a Tilburg University Scholarship for Academic Excellence.
  • Candidates must have revceived unconditional admission to one of the graduate programs at Tilburg University for the academic year 2014-2015.
  • Candidates must have achieved excellent study results in their relevant under graduate program. As an indication, the student must have graduated with an average result of at least 8 out of 10, or must be among the top 10% of their class.
  • Candidates must hold a non-EU/EEA passport. Candidates should fill in the Scholarship Application Form.
  • Candidates must be newly enrolled at Tilburg University.

Selection process:
Selection will be based on the the academic results in the relevant undergraduate program. The quality and content of the Scholarship Application Form. The language test score.

How to apply: Application must be made on the downloadable application form. State in the application form that you graduated with an average result of at least 8 out of 10 in a relevant undergraduate program, by providing your calculated GPA and/or proof that you belong to the top 10% of your class.

Application deadline: 1 April 2014. Students starting their program in February 2015 are also eligible for the Tilburg University Scholarship for Academic Excellence, but they need to meet the deadline of 1 April 2014.

Further information: can be had from the scholarship web page.

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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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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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Deloitte Scholarship

Deloitte Scholarship

The Deloitte scholarship offers five individuals the opportunity to become part of the ICGN and Deloitte’s corporate governance activities over three consecutive years. The Deloitte schoalrship supports professionals who have a proven track record in corporate governance and who could be potential future governance leaders in their local market.

Value:
A three-year complimentary membership of the ICGN; expenses to attend the ICGN Annual Conference which covers the costs of travel, accommodation and meals; a mentor appointed by ICGN for the duration of the scholarship; expenses to attend an ICGN training programme which covers costs of travel, accommodation and meals; expenses to attend one other ICGN event, such as a regional conference, which covers costs of travel, accommodation and meals; an invitation to be engaged in the ICGN work programme, such as an observer on a committee, with a focus on a specific issue; an introduction to the Deloitte member firm Corporate Governance Leader in the country of residence and participate in at least one local forum hosted by Deloitte in a given year. This will provide networking opportunities with peers and or ongoing learning opportunities.

How to apply: Further information can be had from the ICGN website (www.icgn.org).  For assistance Email: audrey.hart@icgn.org, visit ICGN scholarship page.

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Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship

Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship

Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship has been established by Hermes Fund Managers and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), UK., in memory of Alastair Ross Goobey and his contribution to the investment management industry and as a pioneer of the international corporate governance movement.

Alastair was a highly respected and successful City fund manager. He became the chief executive of Hermes, one of the largest pension fund managers in the UK. He was a pioneer and champion of the global corporate governance movement. Alastair is credited with transforming the global corporate governance into what we see today. Alastair was educated at Marlborough and at Trinity College, Cambridge.

Alastair Ross Goobey Memorial Scholarship aims to provide the financial assistance necessary to encourage and develop the emergent corporate governance leaders of the future. The annual scholarship endowment will be awarded to an individual displaying strong leadership in the field of corporate governance, despite facing the challenges of working in a difficult or low income environment. The ambition of the Scholarship is to provide an individual with the opportunity and the support to further their contribution to international corporate governance reform.

Value
The Alastair Ross Goobey Scholarship will provide annual financial assistance towards: Participation at global ICGN and relevant partner Conferences; conference registration fees; travel expenses; accommodation costs; annual ICGN Membership; publication of candidate’s research paper/s; bursary towards costs of research and writing of research paper/s.

Selection Criteria
The Alastair Ross Goobey Scholarship is open to any individual around the world working or researching in the field of corporate governance. The Scholarship award is focused towards those individuals working in low income countries or environments, who would benefit most from the opportunity to participate in the global governance debate, as well as contribute their own research and experience.

Eligibility
An individual may be eligible to apply for the Alastair Ross Goobey Scholarship if the candidate:
can demonstrate an active role in working, or research, in the field of corporate governance; can demonstrate how he(she) will be able to use the opportunity of the scholarship to further his(her) work in corporate governance reform; can provide two references, one of whom should be from the institution with which the candidate is affiliated.

How to apply: Applications can be done by completing the on-line application form on the ICGN website (www.icgn.org). The ICGN Board, made up of representatives from around the world, will award the Scholarship each year. Successful candidates will be notified in writing ahead of the annual ICGN Conference. For assistance Email: audrey.hart@icgn.org, visit ICGN scholarship page.

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