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Ongoing Schlumberger foundation faculty for the future – Call for Applications 2020–2021 Faculty for the future fellowships

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The Schlumberger Foundation is still accepting new applications for the 2020–2021 Faculty for the Future Fellowships.
The Faculty for the Future program awards fellowships to women from developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or Post-doctoral research in science, technology, engineering and
mathematics (STEM) at leading universities worldwide.

The program’s long-term goal is to generate conditions that result in more women pursuing scientific careers by lowering the barriers women face when entering STEM disciplines, thus reducing the gender gap. Faculty for the Future Fellows are expected to return to their home countries after completion of their studies to contribute to economic, social and technological advancement by strengthening the STEM
teaching and research faculties of their home institutions. They can also make public sector contributions where their newly acquired technical and scientific expertise can assist in providing evidence-based support for STEM policy making.

Faculty for the Future grants are based on actual costs for eligible expenses up to a maximum of USD 50,000 per year for a PhD and maximum of USD 40,000 per year for a Post-doc and may be renewed through
to completion of studies. Renewal grants are subject to performance, self-evaluation, recommendations from supervisors and strong evidence of re-integration plans in the home country.

Candidates should have applied to, have been admitted to, or be currently enrolled in a university abroad
when submitting their grant application. Candidates must hold an excellent academic record and illustrate
their commitment to teaching and research or to using their scientific knowledge in public policy advocacy.

Candidates should demonstrate leadership skills, community outreach interest and have a track record in
encouraging young women into STEM fields. Candidates should also prove their commitment to returning
to their home countries to contribute to the economic, social and technological advancement of their regions, pursuing careers in the teaching and research faculties of their home institutions and also taking on positions in the public sector.

To be eligible to apply for this Fellowship applicants must meet the following criteria:
You:

  • are a female and are a citizen of a developing country or emerging economy*. You are not eligible to apply if you hold dual citizenship of which one is citizenship of a developed country. (N.B. If you have been awarded a Faculty for the Future grant and after the award
    you obtain citizenship of a developed country, the grant will be discontinued as of the date of such additional citizenship);
  • are preparing for a PhD degree or post-doctoral research in the physical sciences, engineering, technology and related disciplines. Awards in biological sciences are limited to interdisciplinary research between physical and biological sciences. The Faculty for the Future
    program does not fund Master level studies
  • are enrolled, admitted or have applied to a host university/research institute abroad (applications are no longer accepted where a candidate has not yet applied to a university). If you are applying for a sandwich course the final degree must be awarded by the Host University abroad (i.e., not from the home country university)
  • hold an excellent academic record
  • have a proven track record of teaching experience or can demonstrate commitment to teaching
  • can demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach programs to encourage young women into the sciences
  • are willing to contribute to the socio-economic development of your home country and region by strengthening the faculties in your home university, pursuing relevant research, or using your specific expertise to address public policy matters

If you do not meet the above criteria, please DO NOT apply for a grant, as your application will not be retained in the selection process. 

IF YOU MEET THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, APPLY ONLINE
https://www.fftf.slb.com

Application closes on the 7th of November, 2019.

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2020 King Carl Gustaf Scholarship for Students Living in areas of Conflict

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The King Carl Gustaf Scholarship is aimed at students who live in unsafe and dangerous conditions in areas of conflict outside Europe. Scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, but not living expenses, for studies at Uppsala University Master’s programmes offered during the current admission round and commencing 31 August 2020.

Level of study: Master’s programmes           

Eligibility criteria:

  • Citizens of: Afghanistan, Cameroon, DR Congo, Egypt, India, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mexico, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Yemen.
  • Applicants must show why they are particularly vulnerable and therefore in need to belonging to the education environment at Uppsala University as well as having the academic talent required.
  • Students can only be awarded a King Carl Gustaf scholarship if a programme at Uppsala University is chosen as first priority.
  • You must have applied for the Master’s programme before the University Admissions deadline.
  • You must meet the entrance requirements for the programme you applied to and application fee and supporting documents must have been received before deadline to University Admissions. 
  • The programme must be delivered on campus. The scholarship is not available for distance learning programmes or programmes partially taught at other universities outside Sweden.

Documentation to send:

Application period: 16 January to 3 February 2020.

 

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Hungarian Government Scholarship Programme

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The following Master of Science degree courses are being offered in English for the 2020-21 Academic Year:

  • MSc in Food Safety and Quality Engineering (Szent István University)
  • MSc in Horticultural Engineering (Szent István University)
  • MSc in Animal nutrition and feed safety (Kaposvár University)

Universities

The following universities and faculties are participating:

  • Szent István University, Faculty of Food Science
  • Szent István University, Faculty of Horticultural Science
  • Kaposvár University, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Conditions

Courses will be offered provided the minimum number of students is reached. 

Courses will be offered provided the minimum number of students is reached.

The scholarship will cover:

  • application and tuition fees throughout the study period with basic books and notes; 
  • dormitory accommodation; 
  • subsistence costs;
  • health insurance.

All of the above mentioned costs are financed by the Hungarian Government, according to the Agreement between FAO and Hungary in 2007.
The scholarship covers student costs only; family members are not supported within the frame of this programme.

List of eligible countries

Residents (who must be nationals) of the following countries are eligible to apply for the Scholarship Programme:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chad, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo*, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Myanmar, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestine, the Philippines, Serbia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.

*References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).

Application and selection process

The selection process as described below applies to scholarships beginning in September 2020.

Student selection will take place in two phases:

Phase 1: FAO will pre-screen candidates and submit applications to the Ministry of Agriculture of Hungary that will send them to the corresponding University as chosen by the applicants. Students must submit only COMPLETE dossiers. Incomplete dossiers will not be considered. Files without names will not be processed.

Phase 2: Selected candidates may be asked to take a written or oral English examination as part of the admission procedure. The participating Universities will run a further selection process and inform each of the successful candidates. Student selection will be made by the Universities only, without any involvement on the part of FAO. Selected students will also be notified by the Ministry.

Candidates will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Citizenship and residency of one of the eligible countries 
  • Excellent school achievements
  • English language proficiency (for courses taught in English)
  • Motivation
  • Good health
  • Age (candidates under 30 are preferred)

Application procedure

Interested applicants should prepare a dossier to be sent by E-MAIL (to REU-Scholarship@fao.org) consisting of:

  • Application form duly completed
  • A recent curriculum vitae
  • A copy of high school/college diploma and transcript/report of study or copy of the diploma attachment
  • A copy of certificate of proficiency in English
  • Copies of relevant pages of passport showing expiration date and passport number
  • A letter of recommendation
  • Statement of motivation
  • Health Certificate issued by Medical Doctor
  • Certificate of Good Conduct issued by local police authority.

All submitted documents must be in ENGLISH. Documents submitted in any other language will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that documents are duly translated and certified by a competent office; and that each document is saved with a name that identifies what it is.

Deadlines:
Applications will only be considered, if those are sent by email and arrive between 15 January 2020 and 28 February 2020

For detailes, pls read the related documents

Would you have additional questions, pls contact 

REU-Scholarship@fao.org

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