Saturday, August 6, 2011

Fellowship programme at Shuttleworth Foundation (Deadline: 1-Nov-2011)

The Shuttleworth Foundation is privately funded by Mark Shuttleworth. All accounts and financial information is reported annually and can be found in the Financials section of the website.

We fund individuals, as part of a Fellowship programme. The programme does not have strictly defined areas of funding as we have found this restrictive as people do not always fit into boxes.

Previous successful applications have come from individuals working in the following areas:

*Communication and Analytical Skills in Education

*Intellectual Property Rights

*Open and Collaborative Educational Resources

*Open Philanthropy

*Open Science

Who can apply

*Anyone who has a plan for social change through innovation (fresh thinking that adds value) in the areas of education and technology.

*Anyone who has a clear vision of a changed (improved) world and their contribution to bringing about this change.

*The fellowship is not limited to any specific geographic location. However, applicants must be fluent in English.

*Fellowship applicants must have attained the age of majority by the date of application.

Which topics/disciplines
The Foundation does not have strictly defined areas of funding as we have found this restrictive as people do not always fit into boxes.

Previous successful application have come from individuals working in the following areas:
Communication and Analytical Skills in Education
Intellectual Property Rights
Open and Collaborative Educational Resources
Open Philanthropy
Open Science

The fellowship is not an academic fellowship aimed at research, although research is not excluded. Preference will be given to action based research or practical implementations of innovative ideas.

Why apply

This fellowship offers you the freedom and financial ability to bring about the change you envisage for the world as well as an enabling support structure and an existing network of social change agents.

We will provide technological, financial, and legal support, enabling all administrative processes such as contracting with 3rd parties, done in an efficient and risk free manner. We will also work to support you by connecting you with our network of projects, funders and institutions where we think you can offer value.

The Foundation will support the Fellow to take their good ideas and turn them into successful initiatives. You will also be part of a continually growing pool of established alumni network to share learnings and experiences.

What is the value of the grant

The equivalent of a year’s salary, a contribution towards expenses plus access to a travel allowance. In addition, the fellow will have access to potential project funding from the Foundation, who will match the Fellow’s personal investment in projects by at least ten fold. The total grant amount will be based on the Fellow’s qualifications, experience and comparable cost of time for their skill level.

What is the duration

1 year, with the possibility of renewal, based on review.

How to apply

*Send us your CV (no more than 3 pages)

*Send us a 5 minute video on your ideas

*Answer the 4 questions below (no more than 2 pages)

*Describe the world as it is. (a description of the status quo and context in which you will be working)

*What change do you want to make? (a description of what you want to change about the status quo, in the world, your personal vision for this area)

*What do you want to explore? (a description of the innovations or questions you would like to explore during the fellowship year)

*What are you going to do to get there? (a description of what you actually plan to do during the year)

Where is the fellowship based
Fellows work from where they are, with an open door to visit the Foundation’s head office in Cape Town, South Africa.

What are the conditions

Fellows are expected to commit 100% of their time and attention to the focus area selected for their fellowship. The fellowship aims to free up the time of the Fellow to pursue their ideas in this area. The Fellow must submit any outside work, volunteer or otherwise, that they may want to conduct whilst on a Foundation Fellowship, to the Foundation for approval.

We require attendance at the bi-annual Fellow gatherings and open accurate communication on all projects, movements and decisions.

The fellowship must be taken up between 2 and 4 months after awarded.

How are the Fellows selected

Fellowship applications are reviewed by the Shuttleworth Foundation management team and advisors. Shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews. The Foundation reserves the right not to award a fellowship if the submission does not meet the requirements.

Application timing

Applications are accepted throughout the year. We formally review applications in May for a September intake and November for a March intake. Please make sure you contact us before the deadlines and submit your full application before the 1st May and the 1st November.

If you have specific questions about this process, or you would like to apply, please email:



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Yale World Fellows Program at Yale University, USA

The Yale World Fellows Program was among these, and it has since emerged as the University's signature international leadership training program – with a steadily growing global reputation for excellence – as well as a popular, broadly participatory program for the entire Yale community

Criteria for selection include:

*An established record of extraordinary achievement and integrity;
Commitment to engagement in crucial issues and to making a difference at the national or international level;

*Promise of a future career of leadership and notable impact;
Special capacity for critical, creative, entrepreneurial, and strategic thinking;
Likelihood to benefit from participation in the Program and to contribute to global understanding at Yale;

*Commitment to a rigorous program of activities, to full-time residence at Yale for the duration of the program, and to mentoring students and speaking frequently on campus

Applicants must:

*be in the mid-career stage, at least five and typically not more than twenty years into their professional careers, with demonstrated work accomplishments, and a clear indication of future contributions and excellence. The average age of a World Fellow is 38;

*have an excellent command of the English language and be able to speak, read, and write in English fluently;

*be a citizen of and reside in a country other than the United States

We are delighted you are interested in applying to be a 2012 Yale World Fellow. To begin a new application or to return to an application already in-progress, click the link below. If you received an e-mail stating that you have been nominated to apply, please use the link provided in that message to begin your application.

Click here for the 2012 Yale World Fellows Application

All application materials must be submitted prior to the deadline of Friday, December 9, 2011 at 11:59 PM EST.

Application for admission to the Yale World Fellows Program is an online process (there is no paper application for you to fill out or mail). After creating an account and accessing the online application you may then begin to complete your application. Prior to the deadline, you are able to work on your application at any time and submit it when you are ready. You will have the ability to upload your documents and request your letters of recommendation once you register.

A complete application consists of:

*The online application form (personal information, employment history, and educational background)

*A résumé/CV

*Two essays (500 word maximum each)

*Essay 1: Describe your recent work history and its relevance, including the key responsibilities of your positions and your major accomplishments.

*Essay 2: Discuss an issue of importance to you and your country, your community, or region and how you think progress on this issue could be achieved.

*Three confidential letters of reference. Letters should come from people familiar with your work and character. They may comment on your abilities, your potential for leadership, and your suitability for a Yale World Fellowship. You will have the ability to designate your recommenders who can submit a letter of recommendation for you online once you begin an application. Once you identify a recommender they will receive an e-mail providing instructions and access information.

Please note that there is no application fee for applying to the Yale World Fellows Program.

Most questions about the Program and the application can be answered by reviewing the website, especially the Frequently Asked Questions. If, after careful review of these resources, your question is unanswered, you may contact staff at Please do not send multiple emails regarding one issue, and please do not email staff individually. We thank you for your patience in allowing staff adequate time to thoughtfully process your inquiries.

Moreinfo and Application: CLICK HERE

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The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation fellowships (MBA PROGRAM)

The Kofi Annan Business School Foundation provides fellowships for talented and motivated students from developing countries that allow them to obtain a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. Partner schools are ESMT, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium), and Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands).

Program: Full-time MBA

Number of scholarships available: up to three

Eligibility: Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Develped Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs), or Palestine.

Please use these links to find a list of countries qualifying:

Value: full tuition and fees of € 38,000 and a monthly stipend for living expenses

Conditions: Fellows are expected to
commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.

When (Deadline)

Starting annually in January. Application deadline is September 30, annually. Up to three Fellowships are available annually

CLICK HERE to Download brochure


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AstroMundus – Joint International Master Course in Astrophysics

30 November 2011

Open to: Students of all nationalities with a Bachelor’s degree in (astro)physics, mathematics, or related fields

Scholarship: non-EEA nationals: 1000 €/month, EEA-nationals: 500 €/month, tution fee and travel/health insurance are covered.

AstroMundus is an international Master Course in Astronomy and Astrophysics that is funded by the European Commission within the Erasmus Mundus programme, 2nd Edition, Action 1. The Master course is open to students of all nationalities and is jointly offered by a consortium of 5 Universities in 4 different countries:

–the Institute of Astro- and Particle Physics, University of Innsbruck (Austria),
–the Department of Astronomy, University of Padova (Italy),
–the Astrophysics section of the Department of Physics, University of Rome ”Tor Vergata” (Italy),
–the Institute for Astrophysics, Faculty of Physics, University of Goettingen (Germany),
–the Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Applications are now solicited for the Masters Course starting in September 2012. A number of Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available both for non-European and European students. The selection of stuidents and assignment of scholarships are based on excellence

Top-ranked students that either hold or are expected to obtain before August 2012 a Bachelor’s Degree (or an equivalent certified period of studies of at least 3 years, corresponding to 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System) in Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics or closely related fields are invited to apply.

A certified good knowledge of the English language is required.

The selected students will carry out their studies in at least 2 and up to 4 of the AstroMundus consortium universities and will be finally awarded a Joint Master Degree,
complemented with a Diploma Supplement, by all consortium universities they have
studied at.

A limited number of scholarships will be funded by the Erasmus Mundus 2009 – 2013 cooperation and mobility programme, under Action 1.

Applicants that wish to apply also for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship will have to state so in the application form. No additional application is required. Students that already received in the past an “Erasmus Mundus” scholarship are not eligible for a new one. Also, a student can apply for a maximum of 3 different Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses starting in the same academic year. Students that apply for more than 3 EM Courses will be excluded from the selection for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

There are two categories of scholarships:

Category A: They are intended as full scholarships and are reserved to Third Country students.
Category A scholarships cover the registration fees (including the insurance), include a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of 8000 €, and a monthly allowance of 1000 €/month for the whole duration of the Masters Course (24 months).

Category B: They are intended as a financial contribution for European students or for students that have carried out their main activity in one of the European or associated countries for more than 12 months during the last 5 years. Category B scholarships cover the registration fees (including the insurance), include a contribution to travel, installation and any other type of costs of 3000 € (this contribution is provided only to students that will have a mobility period at the university of Belgrade), and a monthly allowance of 500 €/month for the whole duration of the Masters Course (24 months).

Not more than 2 students with the same nationality can be selected for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Read carefully the section “Who” and find out whether you are an eligible applicant.
If you are an eligible applicant, prepare all the application documents according to the information given in the section “How“ and upload your final application file (section “Forms”).


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The Nestlé Scholarship for Women was first awarded in 1997 and was initiated by a group of IMD MBA participants who wanted to encourage women to take the MBA.

Women candidates who have already applied to the full-time IMD MBA program and who demonstrate financial need are eligible to apply.

Acceptance into the IMD MBA Program
Submitting an essay discussing the issue: 'Does diversity in management impact the bottom line? If so, how?'

September 30,2011

Further details and application details can be found at:


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The Melbourne International Research Scholarships (MIRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. MIRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.

Each year the University offers about 200 new Melbourne Research Scholarships (MRSs), of which about 150 are normally awarded to international students as MIRSs

Benefits provided by the MIRS include:

*a living allowance of $22,860 per annum (2011 rate)

*a Relocation Grant of $2,000 awarded to students who are moving from interstate in order to study at the University of Melbourne or $3,000 awarded to those who are moving from overseas

*a Thesis Allowance of up to $420 (2011 rate) for masters by research and up to $840 (2011 rate) for PhD and other doctorate by research candidates, and
paid sick, maternity and parenting leave.

To be considered for a MIRS, applicants need to apply for scholarship and candidature in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne.

MIRS applicants should submit their application for admission and scholarship by 31 October. Applications received after this date will only be considered for any MIRSs that remain at the time the application is assessed for scholarship.


Further scholarship details and application procedures can be found at


MIRS applicants should submit their application for admission and scholarship by 31 October. Applications received after this date will only be considered for any MIRSs that remain at the time the application is assessed for scholarship.



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