Tuesday, January 20, 2009

H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship

About the Fellowship
The Heinz Fellowship was established in 1982 by an endowment from the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh's University Center for International Studies. The Fellowship is managed by the Global Studies Program at the University Center for International Studies, and is offered annually providing one year of practical, professional, and non-degree educational experiences through the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania, USA. The University of Pittsburgh is one of the leading research universities in the United States and includes 16 professional schools, 28 departments in the arts, social and natural sciences, 3,400 faculty members, 27,000 students, and library holdings of over 4.7 million volumes. Pitt is located in an urban center of cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.

Heinz Fellowships are granted to individuals from developing countries who demonstrate potential as future leaders in the public, government, non-profit, or private sectors. The goal is to improve, early in a career, the Fellows' capacity to contribute to the development of their country and to enhance their understanding of the United States. This is accomplished through a year of sitting in on selected courses and participating in practical professional activities while based in Pittsburgh. Upon acceptance of their final report, Fellows will receive a program certificate from the University Center for International Studies. This is non-degree program. Courses are observed on an informal basis, and do not earn credit towards any academic degree.

Fellows will receive a living stipend of $18,000 (paid in monthly installments), mandatory health insurance, round-trip transportation to and from Pittsburgh, and a $2,000 program and professional activities fund. Please note that, if the Fellow comes from a country which does not have a tax treaty with the U.S., the Fellow must pay U.S. taxes amounting to 14% of the stipend. No transportation costs, living allowances, or insurance funds are provided for dependents. The Fellowship does not include allowances or services for dependents, whether or not they accompany the Fellow. As a condition of the grant, applicants will be required to submit a statement of their ability to finance the transportation and maintenance expenses for any accompanying dependents. Please note that U.S. government visa restrictions make employment opportunities for dependents rare.

The Heinz Fellowship competition is open to men and women from developing countries who are early in their careers and whose record of accomplishment indicates strong potential for leadership and achievement in business, government, public service, or other relevant professions upon return to their home country.

1. Applicants must have completed a university degree by the application deadline.

2. Applicants must be suitably proficient in speaking, reading, and writing English, but cannot be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States of America.

3. Preference will be given to applicants who have already demonstrated leadership potential early in their career.

4. The fellowship is intended for individuals in the practitioner/policy domains. It is not awarded for basic academic research, academic sabbaticals, nor for medical research or updating. It is not a degree granting program.

5. Applicants should give evidence of current leadership in one of the following areas:

Sustainable Development: For example, issues of population growth, economic development, education, environmental change.

Governance: Including the development of the legal system, the extension and institutionalization of fundamental rights, the development of civil society, or the development of the voluntary sector.

Public Health: Local and national approaches towards infectious diseases, development of health services, family planning.

Conflict Resolution: Arms control and conflict resolution efforts at the local and regional level.

Fellow Obligations
Within the first month of arrival, the Fellow will develop and submit a plan of work which identifies the ways and means of sharpening existing professional expertise during the Fellowship residency. A progress report should be submitted at the end of the first semester, and a final report turned in at the end of the Fellowship. Typically, Fellows attend courses within the University and participate in internships in Pittsburgh or elsewhere in the United States. Heinz Fellows will be able to draw on all these resources and will be aided by an academic mentor.

During the residency, the Fellow is expected to give at least one presentation on a subject related to his or her professional experience to members of the University. In addition, the Fellow is strongly encouraged to participate in community outreach activities in the region by lecturing about his or her home country to an audience of high school students or interested adults.

Acceptance of the grant by the candidate constitutes an agreement between the grantee and the University. It is expected that, barring unforeseen emergencies, grantees will remain for the full tenure of the award. A grantee who leaves the U.S. or terminates the grant at a date earlier than that specified in the grant authorization, without consent of the University, will be required to reimburse the University for any expenditures made by the University on the grantee’s behalf.

Upon completion of the Heinz Fellowship program, fellows are required to submit a final report describing and evaluating the full range of their activities and experiences during the Fellowship, as well as their plans for applying the Fellowship upon return to their home country. These reports are subsequently distributed to program officials at the University of Pittsburgh and to representatives at the H.J. Heinz Company Foundation. These reports will also be used as references for incoming Fellowship recipients.

March 2, 2009
April 15, 2009
April 30, 2009
August 1, 2009
July 31, 2010
Application deadline
Winner notified
Winners announced on Web site
Fellowship year begins
Fellowship year ends

Application Forms
Before completing any forms, please read all instructions in the Fellowship's 2009-10 Announcement (RTF/PDF) carefully. We must receive all of the required components of your application package by March 2, 2009. Late or incomplete application packages will not be considered.

2009-10 Application Form
(RTF/PDF) http://www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/heinz/index.html , including Personal Statement and Statement of Proposed Fellowship Activities, signed and submitted electronically or mailed by applicant.

2009-10 English Language Report (RTF/PDF), signed and submitted electronically or mailed by professional English language teacher or U.S. Embassy official (see application instructions).

Three Letters of Reference, signed and submitted electronically or mailed by each professional reference (see application instructions).

Current and Past Heinz Fellows
Click here to find out about current and past Fellows, access Alumni reports and news updates to learn more about what Fellow activities and accomplishments. If you are a Heinz Fellowship alum, please submit an alumni update form. We'd love to hear about your recent professional activities.

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The H.J. Heinz Company Foundation Fellowship
Global Studies Program
University Center for International Studies
4100 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 Bouquet Street
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-624-2918
Fax: 412-624-4672
E-mail: hjheinz@pitt.edu
Web: www.ucis.pitt.edu/global/heinz

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Global Studies Program
University Center for International Studies
4100 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 Bouquet Street
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone: 412-648-5085
Fax: 412-624-4672
E-mail: global@pitt.edu
Web: www.ucis.pitt.edu/global

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Monday, January 19, 2009

2009-2010 Graduate Scholarship Application

Master's Degree, Educational Specialist Degree, and Post-Baccalaureate Certification Students
(Not School of Social Work Students, Speech-Language Pathology Students, and
Physician Assistant Students)
All material must be submitted by February 14, 2009.

Dear Scholarship Applicant,

All scholarship applications from prospective students received after the close of business on 2/14/2009 will be considered as late applications. Marywood University will review these applications on a discretionary, funds-available basis. By University policy we cannot accept late scholarship applications from current students and prospective international students.

Awards will be made on the basis of three factors: academic promise, normally represented by a minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.00 or a graduate GPA of 3.50; professional focus and commitment; and financial need (required for specific scholarships).

File a complete admissions application. It is fully expected that each prospective student who is a scholarship applicant will have a complete admissions application on file with the Office of Graduate Admissions by February 14, 2009. The admissions application provides the supporting documentation necessary to evaluate a scholarship application.

Complete the scholarship application electronically. The scholarship application itself is on a secure server. You must press "yes" if your browser asks you if you wish to display secure items, otherwise Marywood University will not receive any of the information you type on the application upon submission.

If you declare full-time status on the scholarship application, enrollment in nine or more credits in the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters or what your graduate department defines as full enrollment in structured programs, and are awarded a full-time status scholarship and enroll for less than full-time registration in either of these semesters your scholarship award will be reduced.

If you declare part-time status on your scholarship application, The Committee on Graduate Scholarships expects part-time status students who are scholarship recipients to enroll in and maintain at least six credits in the fall semester and at least six credits in the spring semester. Part-time status scholarship recipients who fail to meet this requirement in a semester will have their scholarships rescinded for that semester.

Email a scholarship essay as a Microsoft Word document. Please type an essay (300-500 words) clarifying the relationship between your life-goals and graduate education at Marywood. Your essay will also be judged on depth of expression and use of the English language. Your essay must clearly address the following areas:

Describe your professional work background and experience.

Describe your community leadership activities. Indicate if a volunteer activity.

Describe any commendations and appreciation awards as well as undergraduate and graduate academic awards and honors.

Describe any special projects, demonstrations, workshops, recitals, exhibits, or whatever may be appropriate to your area to indicate your abilities and interests.

What are your short and long range career goals and objectives?

What attracted you to your Marywood program as a vehicle for achieving your goals?

Email the essay in Microsoft Word to gradscholarship@marywood.edu. Your essay should contain your name, social security number, and field of study at the top of the page.

If you have any questions about completing these forms, please contact Mr. Frank Falcone at gradscholarship@marywood.edu or (570) 348-6211 ext. 2356.

Scholarship selection results will be mailed in early April 2009. Scholarships are available for use beginning Fall 2009; they may only be used to defray tuition for Marywood courses.

Students awarded graduate assistantships for the 2009-2010 academic year who accept those positions are not eligible to receive scholarship awards as well.

Marywood University undergraduate students who are enrolled in formal five-year programs are automatically eligible for at least forty percent of their undergraduate merit award or higher for their fifth year of study at the graduate level provided they are admitted to the master's level by their academic department.

Neither scholarship nor assistantship awards are renewed automatically each year. It is the responsibility of the student to reapply each academic year.

If you have questions about graduate scholarship and graduate assistantship opportunities at Marywood University please contact me.

Frank T. Falcone, MS, MBA
Coordinator of Graduate Affairs
Office of the Provost/Academic Vice-President
(570) 348-6211 ext. 2356
Liberal Arts Center Room 200


SOURCE http://www.marywood.edu/grad_finaid/masters/masters-certification-directions.html

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New Sussex scholarships for 2009 (International Relations, Security and Development)

New scholarships will be offered in conjunction with the launch of new Masters degrees at Sussex in 2009:

MA Conflict, Security and Development
MA Geopolitics and Grand Strategy
MA International Security
MA Strategic and Security Studies
MSc Security Technologies and Systems
LLM Law and International Security

- Scholarships will be offered as a reduction in tuition fees of £3,500
- Scholarships will be awarded to students who possess the highest academic ability and potential (not made on the basis of financial need)


Applicants must:
- Be applying for one of the above Masters degrees
- Commence the degree in October 2009 (awards cannot be deferred to subsequent years)
- Be classified as paying “overseas” (non-EU) tuition fees
- Students awarded one of these scholarships may not also hold a Chancellor’s International Scholarship
- Current Sussex undergraduate students are eligible to apply
- Students progressing from the Pre-Masters offered at the Sussex International Study Centre are not eligible to apply

Application procedure

Applications should be made on the application form:

The closing date is 1 May 2009

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PhD Programme: Transnational Studies

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PhD Programme in Transnational Studies and International Relations at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Scholarships: 9 Doctoral Scholarships

Date: 3 year full-time PhD programme starting September 2009

Starting date for Applications: 1 December, 2008

Deadline for Applications: 1 February, 2009

CLICK HERE FOR Online application

The Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), a joint endeavour of the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), the Hertie School of Governance (HSoG) and the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB), announces its next call for applications for its full-time PhD programme. All three are leading institutions in the field of political science and its neighbouring disciplines. The programme draws upon their faculty, research projects, facilities and services.

The three-year English language doctoral programme is designed for exceptionally talented and motivated graduate students. It offers state-of-the-art survey classes, a strong training in research methods and research design, skills courses and individualized supervision. While the courses and training present an important part of the curriculum, the bulk of the workload for the PhD candidates in the programme will be in the form of independent research for their dissertations.

The successful applicants will be informed in the first half of April 2009 in order to enter to the doctoral programme in September of the same year. The three-year programme has a strong focus on social science theories and methods but also welcomes applications from adjacent disciplines like economics, history, law, and area studies. Dissertation topics should refer to one of the following three areas of concentration broadly defined:

The analysis of national and transnational causes and consequences of political, societal and cultural globalization.
The challenges to governance in international and transnational settings including issues of politization and legitimacy, as well as in areas of limited statehood.
The comparative study of regional cooperation, including the EU.

The application requirements for the programme are:

• An exceptionally strong completed university degree qualifying for PhD studies in political science, international relations, sociology, economics, law or adjacent disciplines.

• Proof of C1 level English language skills or the equivalent.

• CV

• A short letter of motivation (600 words maximum)

• A research proposal (5000 words maximum

• Two letters of reference from faculty members

The deadline for applications to the doctoral programme is 1 February 2009.

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International Scholarships 2009-Giessen University (PhD)

Giessen University’s International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With its excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of PhD students and the intensive personal support it provides, the Graduate Centre offers postgraduate students optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and a custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.
From 01st October 2009, the GCSC offers up to 9 PhD scholarships.

PhD scholarships include a monthly stipend of approximately €1000 and are offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of a year. Scholarships commence on October 1st, 2009.

Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study programme and the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active involvement in at least one GCSC graduate research group. Scholarship holders must register as PhD students at Justus Liebig University. There are no tuition fees for doctoral students at JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately €200 per semester. Scholarship holders are expected to take up residency in or near Giessen.

The GCSC encourages applications from graduate students who have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A.-degree (or equivalent) in one of the GCSC’s academic subjects* or in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences. Fluency in either English or German is required.

The main selection criteria are the candidates’ academic qualification, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the GCSC’s research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 30-minute interview; telephone interviews can be arranged for candidates from overseas.

The closing date for applications is 1st March, 2009. All applications (including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC website) have to be submitted online. Please find further information on the two-stage application procedure on our website at http://gcsc.uni-giessen.de/application.

If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact us at
gcsc-application@uni-giessen.de On 2nd February 2009, the GCSC will host an Information Day at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Gießen. The Information Day gives potential applicants the opportunity to meet the staff and students involved in the doctoral programme. You will also have the chance to obtain more information on the research areas and academic objectives of the GCSC, the wide range of interdisciplinary courses, colloquia, and conferences, the research support on offer, our international networks and partner institutions, as well as on publishing and funding opportunities available to GCSC-members.

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Master’s Scholarships, Applied Measurement Science, Estonia

Description : 15 scholarships are available for international students to enroll in the Master’s program in Applied Measurement Science at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

The 2-year program is fully taught in English and combines physical and chemical measurements, metrology and related economic and legal aspects. Also, practical placements through internship are an integral part of this degree program and will take place at different Estonian companies, laboratories and agencies. The outstanding quality of this program has been recognized on international and national level (2008 Euromaster quality label, 2007 National Quality Award).

All accepted students to this program will receive a tuition waiver scholarship that will cover their tuition fee for the whole two years of the program. Additionally a stipend of 255 EUR/month will be granted in the course of studies to students with the best academic results. Applications are now welcome and will continue to be welcome until May 2009 for the academic year starting in September 2009. Please consult the program’s website for details on eligibility, deadlines and application process.

: International Master’s in Applied Measurement Science

To get more information:

University of Tartu www.ut.ee
Admissions www.ut.ee/studentoffice
Tartu www.tartu.ee
Estonia www.visitestonia.com

Address for inquiries:

Professor Ivo Leito, program director
University of Tartu
Institute of Chemistry
Jakobi 2, Tartu 51014
Telephone +(372) 518 4176

International Student Service
University of Tartu
Ülikooli 18, 50090 Tartu
Telephone +(372) 737 6109
Fax +(372) 737 5153

Application deadline:

April 15 - non EU applicants
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