Saturday, October 29, 2011

Full and Partial Merit-based Scholarships for the Full-Time MBA Program 2012, ESMT

Masters Scholarships 2012 for MBA Program at European School of Management and Technology, Berlin

Study Subject(s):Business and Management

Course Level:Masters

Scholarship Provider: ESMT

Scholarship can be taken at: Berlin

Eligibility:
Partial and full scholarships are available for candidates with the following profiles:
* Applicants with a strong quantitative background and at least three years’ work experience in a company with a technological focus
* Citizens of Central and Eastern Europe
* Candidates from Russia with experience in the energy sector
* Women from all sectors with exceptionally strong quantitative skills
* Applicants from Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and East Asia, and the Americas for regional, merit-based partial scholarships

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes


Scholarship Description: “ESMT is looking to attract the brightest global talent to Germany, where opportunities for experienced MBA graduates continue to grow,” commented MBA Program Director Nick Barniville. “We are pleased to be able to provide a broad range of scholarships to study in Berlin and to increase diversity at ESMT.” ESMT offers its students language courses to help them enter the German labor market. In advance of the program, aspiring MBA students can attend German courses at the Goethe Institute Berlin while getting to know Berlin. In addition, a weekly German course is offered during the MBA program. After graduation, alumni can also take advantage of the cooperation between ESMT and the Goethe Institute. Sixty per cent of ESMT alumni remain and work in Germany after graduation.

How to Apply: Contact Employer (mba-at-esmt.org)

Scholarship Application Deadline: November 30, 2011

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Echoing Green Fellowship - USA

The Echoing Green Fellowship

Through our two-year Echoing Green Fellowship program, we provide start-up capital and technical assistance to help new leaders launch their organizations and build capacity. We offer:

• A stipend of $80,000 for individuals ($90,000 for 2-person partnerships) paid in four equal installments over two years
• A health insurance stipend
• A yearly professional development stipend
• Conferences led by organizational development experts
• Access to technical support and pro bono partnerships to help grow your organization
• A community of like-minded social entrepreneurs and public service leaders, including the Echoing Green network of nearly 500 alumni working all over the world

Application Cycle & Dates
The Echoing Green Fellowship selection process is highly competitive. Applicants progress through three application stages with eliminations after each phase. By the end of the process, Echoing Green will have narrowed the 2500+ applications to 12-20 fellowships. The 2012 Fellows will begin their fellowship July 2012 and continue until June 30, 2014.

The application dates are announced early Fall each year with applications accepted during an open call in late fall / early winter. The 2012 Application will be open online from December 5, 2011 through January 9, 2012. Join our email list to be the first to know when more information is announced.

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

• Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
• Applicants must have sufficient English fluency to participate in interviews and Echoing Green events.
• Organization must be the original idea of the applicant.
• Organization must be in a start-up phase. To be considered a start-up, the organization may have been in operation for up to two years, and Echoing Green's financial support should qualify it as significant early funder. Applicants who have only worked on their organization on a part-time basis or have yet to start the organization are generally considered eligible.
• Organization must be independent and autonomous. Organizations cannot be considered independent or autonomous if they are started under the direction of an existing organization. The applicant must be the primary decision maker for the organization’s development and management. Generally, organizations with fiscal sponsors are still considered autonomous.
• Applicants must make a full-time commitment (minimum 35 hours per week) to the organization's development for the duration of the two-year fellowship. It is expected that all selected fellows resign from their current employment to dedicate themselves full-time to their initiatives. Students will not be eligible for their fellowship stipend if their organization is put on hold due to conflicts with their studies.
• Partnerships (organizations co-founded and led by two individuals) may apply. Both partners must meet all eligibility requirements and make a full-time commitment of no fewer than 35 hours per week to the development of the organization.
• Applicants can be citizens of any nationality and their organizations can be based in any country. However applicants based in the US must have legal status to work in the US. If you are authorized to work in the US, but this status is granted to you through your current employer and you are only authorized to work for that employer, you are not eligible to apply for a US-based proposal.
• Applicants must commit to attending Echoing Green's training conferences if selected as fellows. All new fellows attend a conference in summer the year they are selected, as well as a winter conference for two years. Echoing Green covers all expenses related to these events and will announce the dates a few months prior to each conference.

Note: Organizations may be for-profit or non-profit.

The following proposals are not eligible for consideration for an Echoing Green Fellowship:

• Expansion of an existing organization that is past its start-up phase
• Research projects
• Lobbying activities
• Faith-based initiatives (In this context, faith-based implies that you are associated with a religious institution or are promoting a specific faith; if your work has a spiritual basis but is not tied to any specific religion or faith, you may be eligible for consideration)
• Recipients of prior Echoing Green funding


Assessment Criteria
Applicants will be evaluated on many different criteria during the course of the selection process. Here are some of the main components:

Applicant is an emerging social entrepreneur:

• Demonstrated leadership potential
• Demonstrated ability to overcome obstacles
• Strong passion and commitment for the program area in which they plan to work
• Practical skills, including problem-solving, strategic and organizational abilities
• Capable “Resource Magnet,” able to attract money and people to cause
• Personal integrity

Applicant's plan will result in a sustainable organization:

• Clear and compelling mission and objectives
• Sound strategy and plan for program development and delivery
• Plan for evaluating success and performance
• Plan for financial sustainability and growth
• Existing support network

Applicant can clearly articulate their vision for social change:

• Seriousness of the social problem they will address
• Innovative idea and approach
• Potential for tangible impact to the beneficiary population
• Potential for replication and growth
• Potential for effecting systemic change (e.g., policy change, societal change, influence in their field)

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Master Grants, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Deadline: 15 December 2011

Open to: The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university; The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.

Scholarship: CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September 2012 to 15 July 2013


Description
To facilitate access to Master’s degrees by students with qualifications from foreign universities, the University of Lausanne makes available around ten Master’s grants which are awarded on a competitive basis. Founded in 1537, the University of Lausanne is composed of seven faculties where approximately 12,400 students and 2,300 researchers work and study. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, professors and teaching staff.

Programmes concerned
Candidates must choose a Master’s programme from among those offered by the UNIL, except the Master of Medicine. The grant may not be used for any complementary studies required to enroll on the Master’s degree and may not be used for EMBAs or Masters of Advanced studies.

Scholarship
The amount of the grant is CHF 1,600.- per month from 15 September to 15 July, for a duration not exceeding the regulation minimum period of the programme (according to the programme, one-and-a-half years or two years subject to deduction for paid placements or exempt semesters, if any). Abandonment of the programme results in suspension of the grant.

Eligibility
The candidate must be the holder of a degree from a foreign university.
The qualification held by the candidate must be deemed equivalent to the UNIL Bachelor’s degree.

How to apply?
Candidates complete the “UNIL Master’s Grant” form (can be downloaded here) and submit their application to the Office for socio-cultural affairs (SASC, Unicentre, University of Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, info.sasc@unil.ch) by 15 December 2011 at the latest. All the documents that need to be sent with the application can be found in the application form found above. The application is examined by the University Rectorate to determine whether the candidate is admissible. In the event of a positive decision, the application is forwarded by the SASC to the UNIL Faculty responsible for the Master’s on which the candidate wishes to be enrolled. The Faculty selects applications and notifies the SASC of its opinion based on the candidate’s qualities, motivation and suitability for the Master’s programme. The SASC forwards shortlisted applications to the selection committee which will award grants to students meeting all criteria according to the available budget.

Selection criteria
The grants are intended more particularly for students who distinguished themselves in their university studies and who have difficulty meeting their financial needs for the duration of the Master’s. It is however necessary that the candidates have sufficient financial means to support themselves during the complementary studies that may be required prior to enroll on the Master’s degree.

Contacts
Université de Lausanne
Service des affaires socio-culturelles
Unicentre
CH – 1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
E-mail: info.sasc@unil.ch


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Masters Scholarships at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands

Deadline: 22 January 2012

Open to: Academic excellence, shown by academic performance and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors

Scholarship: € 970 per month for food and accommodation, travel expenses, insurance

Description
The University of Groningen has a long tradition in the study of international issues and development cooperation in the fields of international law, international economic relations, peace and security, non-Western demography, food security in developing countries and reproductive health, to name but a few examples. Long-term cooperation with a number of universities in Africa and Asia is a major constituent of this international involvement. The emphasis lies on improving education, training academic staff and reinforcing the infrastructure of these universities. Contacts with other universities in various countries, including India and Indonesia, are maintained by the faculties in Groningen. A considerable number of students from Africa and Asia follow education programmes in Groningen, and their number is increasing annually.

The primary objective of the Eric Bleumink Fund, established on 23 May 2000, is to provide financial support to Master’s students and PhD students from developing countries who wish to pursue a Master’s degree or a doctorate (see the first two columns of Appendix 1). for the names of the countries that are considered developing countries). This initiative will not only improve the cooperation between the University of Groningen and universities in developing countries, but will also raise the level of academic expertise in these countries.

Scholarship
- Travel to and from the Netherlands
- Arrival and accommodation in the Netherlands
- Allowances- The allowances mentioned are applicable in the Netherlands. The amounts will change if the student or researcher is studying or working in another country. Recipients are entitled to the following allowances:
• A living allowance of € 970 per month for food and accommodation for Master’s students. In the case of a short stay in the Netherlands, the University of Groningen will make lodging arrangements for this period. The costs of rent, amounting up to a maximum of € 450 for master’s students will be deducted from the living allowance. In that case € 520 remains of the monthly allowance for Master’s students.
• A settling allowance of € 275 for extra expenses incurred when arriving in the Netherlands. This lump sum is paid along with the first monthly allowance.
• Travel costs for the journey from Amsterdam Airport (Schiphol) to Groningen and back.
• A study allowance of € 310 per year for books and other study material.
• The expenses for the visa at the Netherlands Embassy and the Foreign Police Department in the Netherlands will be reimbursed.
• All tuition fees for the Master’s programme will be covered by the Eric Bleumink Fund.
- Expenses refund
• Occasional travel in the Netherlands in connection with the programme or research will be refunded. Such travel has to be approved by the supervisor of the study programme.
• In the case of excursions or field trips, extra expenses will be paid over and above the cost of standard accommodation if these trips involve at least one overnight stay.
- Insurance

Eligibility
Criteria for approval are: (a) academic excellence, shown by academic performance and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors; (b) contribution of candidate’s education in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity in the candidate’s home country; (c) perspectives to a long-term linkage between the home institution and the University of Groningen. Moreover, applicants should:

be nationals of and have their permanent residence in a developing country
have a good command of the English language
be in good health, so that health insurance in the Netherlands can be arranged
be available for the whole period of the fellowship and be able to take part in the entire study programme
have no other means of financing the study in question
In order to see the list of eligible countries, please click here.

How to apply?
Applications for student scholarships can be submitted by students from one of the eligible countries for a Master’s or equivalent programme at the University of Groningen.

Master’s degree programmes
1. First the candidate should apply for admission to a study programme at the University of Groningen .
2. When the candidate applies for this admission, he or she must indicate on the application form that his/her study performance is excellent and that he/she wishes to be nominated for a Eric Bleumink Fund scholarship.
3. If the study programme agrees with the candidacy for a EBF scholarship, they will send a standard application form including the motivation of the candidate to the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund prior to 1 March. Per studyprogramme only two candidates can be nominated.
4. The Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund will take a decision during their meeting in March.
5. The studyprogramme and the candidate will both be informed on the decision taken by the Board.
6. If a candidate is selected the coordinator and the candidate will have contact on the details of his or her arrival. If necessary he/she can contact the Board of the Eric Bleumink Fund for extra assistance.

According to the programme you would like to study, there are several ways to apply for each programme (to see the application procedure, please click here). In order to download the application form with all the necessary information, please click here. Applicants need to meet the deadline of the Master’s programmes. Application deadline for the scholarship is 22 February 2012. If you want more information about a grant, please contact the International Service Desk: scholarships@rug.nl

Contacts

For detailed information regarding the scholarship programme, please contact the office of the Ubbo Emmius Fonds.
E-mail: msd@rug.nl
Postal address: Eric Bleumink Fund,
University of Groningen, P.O. Box 72,
9700 AB Groningen, The Netherlands.


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The Chevening Scholarships in Different Fields, UK

Description

Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion and academia. Most scholars undertake a one year master’s degree. In the current academic year there are over 500 Chevening scholars at universities across the UK. The programme is managed in UK and overseas by the British Council through a Service Level Agreement. They also fund scholarships for overseas students and projects to support our key objectives and key interests for the UK, including counter-terrorism, climate change and counter-narcotics work.

In addition to the prestigious nature of the scholarship itself, and the opportunity to study at a top quality UK university, Chevening also offers its scholars and fellows the opportunity for unparalleled networking. Chevening scholars and fellows can expect to meet with senior policy officials from the FCO and its network, but at the same time, are able to draw on the experience of more than 30,000 alumni across the world.


Eligibility
Chevening Scholarships are for high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.

Applicants should be:

Motivated to make a career that will take them to positions of leadership in their own country within ten years of their scholarship.
Able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK.
Natural influencers and talented communicators, with energy and ambition.
People who value networking and who can demonstrate the value of networks to their studies, and to bringing about change on a global level.
Intelligent, with demonstrable academic potential.
Strong characters with integrity, drive, and the ability to self manage and work independently
Applicants must have good English language skills with and should check what IELTS score or equivalent is required for admission to postgraduate courses.
Meet the academic requirements for their courses of study.
Applicants cannot be a UK or EU national, An employee of the FCO (including British Embassies and High Commissions), the British Council, a co-sponsor or sponsoring UK university, or their relatives, or former employee who left such employment within the past two years.
Applicants cannot be People who have already received financial benefit from an HMG-funded award.

Scholarship
The programme is mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with some contributions from Higher Education Institutions and other partners in the UK. Their Embassies and High Commissions also have partnership agreements with a wide range of overseas sponsors including governmental and private sector bodies. Most scholars undertake a one year master’s degree.

Application
Before applying:Please check your local British Embassy or High Commission website, and your local British Council website, for details about how the scheme will operate in your country, including information about timings and whether criteria about areas of interest have been applied.British Council staff locally will sift applications. Those getting through this stage will be invited to attend an interview that will be chaired by a member of the Embassy staff.If you are lucky enough to be selected as Chevening scholar that will be confirmed in writing shortly afterwards and the British Council will help prepare you.

Application form.

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FREE ONLINE COURSES IN CONFLICT RESOLUTION - UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE

Online Courses

The Academy's distance-learning programs bring relevant courses to the widest possible community of practitioners, students, and academics. Foreign language versions extend the Academy's online reach around the world. Electronic certificates will be sent upon successful completion of our courses, both the online and on-campus ones.

These interactive courses include case studies as well as numerous media clips culled from extensive interviews conducted with Institute trainers, other noted specialists, grassroots organizers, military professionals, and individuals who were personally affected by the conflicts.


Introduction to Conflict Analysis: Provides an introduction to the theory and practice of conflict analysis by illustrating analytical tools used, with reference to two extended case studies, the conflict in Kosovo and the genocide in Rwanda.
For this course, CLICK HERE


Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Management: Provides a thorough conceptual framework to help practitioners structure their efforts in negotiation and develop effective overall negotiating strategies, as well as keys to successful negotiation and practical steps to help you negotiate more effectively in real-world situations.
For this course, CLICK HERE

Introduction to Interfaith Conflict Resolution: This course is designed to enhance the peacemaking capacities of individuals and faith-based organizations by focusing on objectives, methods, and best practices of interfaith dialogue, a form of religious peacemaking increasingly recognized for its relevance to 21st century conflict. For this course, CLICK HERE


SOURCE: http://www.usip.org/education-training/international/online-courses

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The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship 2012 - USA

“Her capacity to mix technical expertise and a relentless vision inspired, motivated and moved women to embrace technology instead of avoiding or ignoring it.”

Dr. Anita Borg (1949–2003)

Anita Borg believed that technology affects all aspects of our economic, political, social and personal lives. A technology rebel with a cause, in her life she fought tirelessly to ensure that technology’s impact would be a positive one. It was this vision that inspired Anita in 1997 to found the Institute for Women and Technology. Today this organization continues on her legacy and bears her name, The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology (www.anitaborg.org).

Dr. Anita Borg

Dr. Anita Borg devoted her adult life to revolutionizing the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

In her honor, Google is proud to honor Anita's memory and support women in technology with the 2011 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Google hopes to encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field.


Google Anita Borg Scholarship recipients will each receive a $10,000 award for the 2011-2012 academic year. A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate's academic background and demonstrated leadership. All scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to attend the Annual Google Scholars' Retreat in Mountain View, California in 2011.

You can hear from some of this year's Anita Borg Scholars on how receiving the scholarship has impacted them:


The Annual Google Scholars' Retreat at the Googleplex

We know how important a supportive peer network can be for a student's success. All Google scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California for the 2011 Google Scholars' Retreat. The retreat will include workshops, speakers, panelists, breakout sessions and social activities scheduled over a 3-day period. Students will have the opportunity to explore the Googleplex and enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area as they get to know other talented computer science students from across the country.


Who can apply?

Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible:

be a female student entering her senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the 2011-2012 academic year at a university in the United States;
be enrolled in Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2011-2012 academic year;
maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale or 4.5 on a 5.0 scale or equivalent in your current program.

Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply. Past applicants and finalists are also encouraged to re-apply. If you have any questions, please email anitaborgscholarship@google.com

The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship is a global program. If you are a student who will not be enrolled at a university in the United States for the 2011-2012 academic year, please visit the Google Scholarships Homepage to learn more about our scholarship opportunities for students around the world.

Visit the Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for First Years homepage to learn more about our scholarship opportunity for high school seniors.

Application process

Please complete the online application. If you are a first time user, you will need to register; if you are already registered, simply login!

You will also be asked to submit electronic versions of your resume, essay responses, transcripts, and name and email of your referrers. Please scan your transcripts and enrollment confirmation into electronic format (PDF format preferred for all requested documents).

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, February 6, 2011.

Questions? Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page (FAQ) or email us at anitaborgscholarship@google.com

SOURCE: http://www.google.com/anitaborg/us/

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Nanjing University Scholarship Master and PhD Program for International Students

Chinese Government Scholarship is a scholarship set up by the Chinese government to facilitate students and scholars from all over the world to conduct their study and research in Chinese universities. The scholarship aims to increase the mutual understanding and friendship between people of China and people from the rest of the world and to develop the communication and cooperation between China and the rest of the world in the field of Education, Technology, Culture and Economics.

Nanjing University is located in the heart of a historical city Nanjing. It is surrounded by a beautiful scenery, excellent environment and accessible transportation. The University is currently host to 23 schools and 65 departments offering 162 majors for master degrees and 93 PhD degrees. A master degree takes 3 years while a PhD degree takes 3 to 4 years. Nanjing University uses a credit system, acquiring the total number of credits for the degree and successfully passing the oral defense of the Graduation Paper for a student to graduate.

Term Of Scholarship: Scholarship will be tenable for three years and four years from the date of award for masters’ degree and PhD degree, respectively. One-year preparatory education in Chinese language prior to grantees’ study of his major will be provided with full scholarship benefits if deemed necessary.

Program Description:
This program offers international students the chance to delve into learning about China’s economy, philosophy, history, culture, education, the development of contemporary Chinese society, and other fields, as well as a comparative perspective to other countries.
The program will consist of three main focuses:

Chinese Philosophy and History,
Chinese Society and Economy,
Chinese Language, Culture, and Literature.

The program will have the benefits of traditional academic disciplines in addition to a variety of teaching methods including case studies, academic discussions, social practices, and research to foster students’ ability to analyze problems within different fields in China, and assist students with future work experience in China. Using China’s vast domestic resources, students will have hands-on research experience, investigating all aspects of China, including historical and cultural, social, economic, and contemporary issues.

Eligibility

Academic Background:
Applicant must have completed a four-year undergraduate degree for master degree pursuer and a master degree or equivalent for PhD degree pursuer.
Chinese Language: Applicant must be willing to learn Chinese language, if applicable, and receive education in Chinese language.

Health:
Applicant must be mentally and physically healthy.
Students currently studying in China are not applicable. Students who have been granted for other Chinese scholarship or funding(2012-2013) are not applicable.

Scholarship

Allowance:
Grantee will be provided a monthly stipend of RMB 1,700 and RMB 2,000 for masters’ degree student and PhD degree student, respectively. School Fees: Fees for matriculation and tuition will be paid by the Chinese government. Health Insurance: A health insurance will be provided to the grantee by CSC for the entire duration of his/her scholarship. Accommodation: A free accommodation will be provided to a grantee in the International Dormitory of the University for the entire duration of the scholarship.

Application

Online application

After fill in the application form on-line (agency number for Nanjing University is 10284), applicant must click the “submit” button and print out application from the application system. After the on-line application is complete, applicants must submit the following documents to the Scholarship Coordinator (address below) by the required date. The submitted documents will not be returned.
1. Printed Applicationform with recent photograph
2. Certified true-copy of Academic transcript and Diploma of highest degree obtained (English Translation is need if transcript and diploma were in language other than Chinese and English)
3. Two recommendation letter from adviser/professor of the last school attended
4.Medical certificate
5.Printed “Code for International Scholarship Students of Nanjing University” with applicant’s signature
The above documents must be written in English. Any document written in any other language must be attached with an English or Chinese translation.

For Further Information, please Contact:
Mr JIANG Cheng
Institute for International Students
Rm. 518 Zengxianzilou, #18 Jinyin Street
Nanjing University, 210093, China
Tel: 0086 -25-83593616
Fax: 0086-25-83316747
E-mail: jiangcheng(at)nju.edu.cn

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