Inspire Fellowship for Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology

Inspire Fellowship for Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology

This is part of the Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC). This scheme is aimed at talented students to pursue doctoral degree.

Subject areas: Basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either masters’ degree in science or bachelor/ masters’ degree in engineering/ applied sciences.

Tenable at: Inspire Fellowship for Doctoral Programme in Science and Technology are tenable at any recognized university in india.

Eligibility:

1. Applicants should be Indian Citizens.

2. Candidates should have acquired the required qualifications necessary for admission to the PhD program only during the last year or current year.

3. INSPIRE Scholars having secured minimum 65% marks in aggregate at M.Sc. or Integrated M.S./ M.Sc.

4. 1st Rank Holder in each Post-Graduate (PG) level examinations in Basic/ Applied Sciences including Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Agricultural sciences and Veterinary Sciences at the University and academic Institutions. (Rank Holders of Colleges including Autonomous Colleges are not eligible to apply for the scheme).

5. 1st Rank Holders at the Graduate Level Examination in Engineering Sciences and other Professional courses conducted by a University or Institution in India.

6. The applicants should be eligible for admission to a research programme leading to Ph.D. in any Indian University/ National Institute/ National Laboratories in India.

Number of fellowships: 1000 INSPIRE Fellowships are awarded each year to eligible students.

Tenure: Inspire Fellowship is tenable for a maximum period of five years, subject to the completion of their PhD degree, whichever is earlier. Continuation of the Fellowship for once selected candidates is based on satisfactory performance certified by the institution as per as per rules governing the Fellowship.

Value: Value of the Fellowship is equivalent to NET/ GATE fellowship (Junior Research Fellowship / Senior Research Fellowship) and research grant to the candidate.

Selection procedure: Selection for INSPIRE Fellowship is purely on the basis of academic merit, choice of the Supervisor, Host Institutions and the Research Proposal. Eligible candidates must apply in the prescribed A4 size format along with documents as listed in the Annexure 1 to 4. Applications should be sent by Post only and shall be addressed to: Head, INSPIRE Program, Department of Science & Technology, Technology Bhavan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110 016.

Further information: Can be obtained from the INSPIRE website.

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COMMONWEALTH SCHOLARSHIP AND FELLOWSHIP PLAN – 2014 – U.K. Medicine & Dentistry

Uni of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

MEDICINE & DENTISTRY

Field of Study: Clinical training in Cancer Research, Cardiology, Gynecology, Medicine, Dentistry, Orthopedics, Neurology and ENT.

Level: Graduate/Postgraduate

Eligibility: Applicants must be Indian nationals. The candidates should not be more than 40 years of age as on 11.10.2013. Scholarships are offered to MBBS, BDS, MS, MD degree holders only who have qualified as MBBS and BDS between 1st October, 2004 and 30th September, 2009. The candidates must have completed tertiary education in English Medium. One should hold or able to produce the certificate of Bachelor’s Degree by October, 2014 in the subject field concerned securing 65% or above marks. Candidates should give one page academic justification for pursuing the course in U.K.

Candidates whose native language is not English will be required to provide evidence that they have sufficient competence in English to practice Medicine or Dentistry in the United Kingdom. Nominated candidates will be required to take the IELTS. An IELTS test will only be considered valid if taken after 1st October 2013 and before 6th March 2014. All international medical graduates, including those on Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships, who apply for registration with the GMC will be required to score 7.0 or above in every band of the academic IELTS test.

Applicants whose programme requires them to practice clinically, or to work in a laboratory department reporting on samples from patients, can be considered only if they are eligible for registration with the General Medical Council or the General Dental Council. Information about current conditions for registration can be obtained from:

The General Medical Council,
Overseas Registration Division,
178 – 202 Great Portland Street,
London WIN 6JE.
www.gmc-uk.org

or

The General Dental Council,
37 Wimpole Street,
London WIM 8DQ.
www.gdc-uk.org

Duration: Six months of clinical training

Value: Return airfare (economy class), approved tuition and examination fees, personal maintenance allowance at the rate of £917 per month (£1,134 per month for those studying at institutions in the London Metropolitan area).

How to apply: Applications can be made  either on line through http://mhrd.gov.in/ or on plain paper in the prescribed format.

Application form containing detailed guidelines can be downloaded from the ministry of HRD website.

Last date for applying for the scholarships and fellowships

For applying online: 6th October, 2013.
For receiving application in the Ministry by post /by hand: 11th October, 2013.

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Commonwealth Fellowships – 2014

University-of-Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Commonwealth  Fellowships – 2014

The Commonwealth Scholarships and Fellowships Programme offers scholarships and fellowships to students of Commonwealth countries who can make a significant contribution to their home country after the completion of a higher education programme in the UK.

Commonwealth Fellowships for India is managed jointly by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU, UK), the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD),  the Government of India and the British Council.

Fellowships are available in any academic subject including Medicine and Dentistry. Fellowships are primarily intended for younger established teachers to enhance their teaching and/or research experience. For Medicine and Dentistry the Fellowships are intended for the enhancement of clinical skills relevant to what they’re going to study at the institution of their choice.

Duration of Fellowships: Commonwealth Fellowships are for six months.

Value: Economy return fare, tuition fee, maintenance and other allowances.

Medicine and Dentistry:
For medically qualified applicants if their programmes require them to practice clinically, or to work in a laboratory department reporting on samples from patients, they can only be considered if they are eligible for registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or the General Dental Council.

Eligibility for Fellowships: The applicants must be academic staff members. They should get nominated by the executive head of the university they work full time at. This is followed by shortlisting of applications and personal interviews in New Delhi.

Application for these fellowships should be made at least one year before the course starts. The UGC sends circulars to all universities in July–August every year for nominations for the awards beginning the following academic year.

Selection procedure for Fellowships: The preliminary selection of candidates for Academic Staff Fellowships is carried out in India by University Grants Commission (UGC). The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) London does the final selection on the basis of the nominations sent by the UGC.

The interviews are normally held in November or December for the awards beginning September in the following year.

Contact
University Grants Commission
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi -110001
Tel: +91-11-2323 3895
Website

How to apply:  Application form containing detailed guidelines can be downloaded from the website of the Ministry of Human Resources Development http://mhrd.gov.in/

Last date for applying for the scholarships

For applying online: 6th October, 2013.
For receiving application in the Ministry by post /by hand: 11th October, 2013.

Further information: can be had from the British Council website.

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