ICHR (Indian Council of Historical Research) Delhi fellowships 2011

Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), Delhi, invites applications for the following programmes/activities for financial assistance.

Fellowships (Junior Research Fellowship, Post- Doctoral Fellowship, Senior Academic Fellowship, National Fellowship and Fellowship for Foreign Nationals).

Research Projects

Contingency (Study-cum-Travel) Grant to M.Phil, Ph.D scholars and Independent scholars.

Grants for Foreign Travel and Maintenance Aboard and for visit of Foreign Scholars

International collaboration: Participation in seminars/Conferences/Data collection aboard; visits under different Cultural Exchange Programmes (CEPs).

Publication Subsidy to Ph.D thesis, Journals, Seminar Proceedings and Independent works.

Seminars/Workshops, Conferences of Professional Organizations of Historians

Junior Research Fellowship:
(a) The Fellowship shall carry an amount or Rupees five thousand (Rs. 5000) per month with a contingency grant of Rupees twelve thousand (Rs. 12,000) per annum for a period of two years for non-NET students, extendable by one year in exceptional case; for students who have qualified the NET, the fellowship amount shall be Rupees six thousand (Rs. 6,000) per month with the contingency grant of Rupees twelve thousand (Rs. 12,000) per annum for two years, extendable by one year in exceptional case.
(b) Only a scholar registered for the degree of Ph.D. or equivalent thereof at an Indian university shall be eligible for a Junior Research Fellowship. No Junior Research Fellowship will be awarded to students studying for M.Phil degree.
Housewives who are exceptionally bright scholar and are not able to take up a regular career shall be eligible for fellowship carrying the same grant as that of Junior Fellowship (for non-NET and NET) for a period of two years only. In exceptional cases and on the quality or achievement, it may be extended for a further period of six months only.

General Fellowship (Post-doctoral):
(a) The Fellowship shall carry an amount or Rupees six thousand (Rs. 6,000) per month with a contingency grant of Rupees twelve thousand (Rs. 12,000) per annum.
(b) Only a scholar who has obtained the degree of Ph.D. or equivalent from an Indian or foreign university or has published work of equivalent merit to his credit shall be eligible for the Fellowship.
(c)The duration of the Fellowship shall be two years, which may be extended by one year after assessment of the Fellows work by the Research Projects Committee.

Senior Fellowship:
(a) The Fellowship may be awarded to a senior scholar who has established his reputation by his published research work.
(b) The amount of Fellowship shall be Rs. 8000 per month with a contingency grant or Rs. 36,000 per annum.
(c) The duration of the Fellowship shall be two years, which may be extended by one year in exceptional cases

National Fellowship:
(a) The Fellowship shall be awarded to an Indian scholar of distinction, who has established his reputation for the researches he has already published, and who wishes to undertake research of a fundamental or innovative character under the Fellowship.

(b) The Fellowship shall be awarded by the Council upon the recommendation of the Research Projects Committee for a period of two years extendable by one year.

(c) It shall carry a sum of Rs. 25,000 per month with a contingency grant of Rs. 50,000 per annum.

Fellowship for Foreign Nationals:
In case the applicant is a foreign national, the terms of the Fellowship shall be laid down for each case by the Research Projects Committee, but the duration of the Fellowship shall not ordinarily exceed one year, and the work specified in the award shall be undertaken in India.

Application forms are available from ICHR Office on payment of Rs.10/-

Applications can also be downloaded from the website link:

http://www.ichrindia.org/research_funding_rules.html

All applications are to be addressed to

Member Secretary, ICHR 35,

Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi – 110 001.

Further details can be obtained from the website link: http://www.ichrindia.org/

Fully Funded Awards in the Arts and Heritage Conservation 2011 by CWIT

In 1981, following an agreement between the Indian and British governments, CWIT was established as an English charity. In nearly 30 years CWIT has made around 2500 grants. British Council India advises on CWIT’s work and gives administrative support including guidance on applying for a visa.

Eligibility

Applicants should be Indian citizens living in India.

Applicants should be aged between 25 and 38.

Applicants should have a first degree or diploma or professional qualification in their specialization. CWIT prefers applicants with significant working experience.

Applicants should not have received a CWIT grant within the last 5 years.

Application

Applications should be made to your nearest British Council office by 16 November 2010 and should include

Completed application form including a Statement of Purpose ( not more than 2 pages) stating clearly what you want to do in the UK or which course you plan to follow and how you plan to put this to use on returning to India the application form can be downloaded.

The Statement of Purpose is important and should be as clear and explicit as possible.

Evidence that you have been accepted unconditionally on the course, programme, attachment or internship for which you have applied, or that progress towards acceptance has been made.

Evidence of a good working knowledge of English.

Portfolio submission in either CD/DVD or hard copy format.

Submit your application before the relevant deadline -to British Council India for fully funded awards in arts, heritage conservation.

For details visit http://www.britishcouncil.org/india-scholarships-cwit-listing-full.htm

CBSE Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship

Central Board Of Secondary Education, Delhi provides instructions for submitting online application for  central sector scheme of scholarships for college and university students-2010

Eligibility

The applicant should be an Indian national

The applicant should have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination  2010 conducted by CBSE and  have secured the total aggregate marks (in first five subjects) equal or above the following minimum marks as per the stream opted by the applicant:

Science                   408/500

Commerce               380/500

Others                      334/500

The applicant should be pursuing higher studies and have taken admission in Under Graduation regular course (not correspondence or distance mode) from  recognized  Educational Institutions in India.

The applicant should not be availing any other scholarship.

Total Annual Income of parents of the applicant from all sources should not exceed Rs 4.5 lakh per annum.

The applicant should not belong to creamy layer as defined by DoP&T from time to time.

Scholarship amount and duration

Course            Graduation

Amount          Rs.1000/- per month* for three years

Disbursal         To be disbursed lump sum Amount of  Rs.10,000/- at end of academic

year.

For 4th and 5th year of Professional Courses @ Rs 2000/- per month.

Course           Post Graduation

(Other than that of the professional courses)

Amount        Rs 2000/- per month for two years after Graduation

Disbursal       To be disbursed lump sum Amount of Rs.20,000/-  at end of academic year.

Application

Application form and Joining report will be generated online and these may be printed on A4 size paper.

Printout of Online Form bearing Registration No. and other documents be sent to “Section Officer (Scholarship), 7th floor, CBSE, Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi- 110092” by ordinary post superscribing “ Online CSSS-2010” on top left.

Last Date of Receipt of Online Application for CSSS-2010  31st Dec, 2010

For further details visit http://www.cbserod.net.in/scholarship/instructions.htm

India-UK Collaborative Research Initiative in Fuel Cells

Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi, in collaboration with the Research Councils UK, jointly invite proposals for research projects focusing on Fuel Cells.

Eligibility

UK eligibility

Applicants who are academic employees of UK universities and resident in the UK are normally eligible to submit research proposals may apply. Current holders of EPSRC Fellowships (excluding Postdoctoral Fellowships) and Royal Society Fellows may also apply. Fixed-term employees of UK universities are eligible to submit proposals under certain conditions, as are employees of the Research Councils’ Institutes. Applicants must be the principal investigator or co-investigator on a current research council award (at the closing date 25 November 2010). Applicants who are unsure about the suitability of their research project are strongly advised to contact Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) before submission. In addition to the special requirements set out here, the standard EPSRC eligibility rules and grant conditions apply. Information is available in the EPSRC Funding Guide.

Indian eligibility

Normal DST eligibility requirements will apply.

Submission

10 hard copies of the complete JeS form including all attachments must be submitted to DST by the deadline.

Types of Proposals Sought
RCUK and DST expect to support projects from this call which address the ‘Challenges’ set out below. In addition to the usual academic requirements for a research project a successful application must: · be a joint activity involving research groups from both the UK and India, · involve personnel exchange between the Indian and the UK partners
The Research Councils have committed to a contribution of up to £3M for this call over a three year period with matched resources from DST.
Scientific focus for the call
Within an overarching focus on research relating to fuel cells, the following ‘Challenges’ were agreed at the workshop to be of mutual interest to both the UK and India and where both countries shared complementary strengths:

Fundamentals of fuel cell operation
Key areas were identified as Kinetics and mechanism of oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution reactions, Kinetics and mechanism of fuel oxidation and hydrogen evolution reactions, Corrosion of catalysts, supports, and bi-polar plates, Development of in-situ tools and modelling, Electrode/ electrolyte interface, Development of new catalysts/ supports/ electrolytes/bi-polar plates, Characterising the voltage losses: mass transport, kinetic and ohmic.
Durability and Degradation
Key areas were identified as Ageing tests (PEM: accelerated aging, real time evaluation, mechanical cycling (electrolyte creep), SOFC: thermal cycling,redox cycling,oad cycling), Mechanism identification – Understanding degradation (PEM: cold start, start up, shutdown, effect on catalysts and supports, Bipolar plates; SOFC: sealants, catalysts, anode poisoning), Diagnostic tools (PEM: non destructive, non intrusive, cellperformance post mortem; SOFC: gas analysis, thermal analysis, post mortem analysis, cell performance), Lifetime and reliability modelling (Durability of BoP; Test protocols;Develop accelerated life testing; Test on realistic conditions (load profile, environment, start stops, effect of dynamic conditions).
System Integration
Key areas were identified as Air, thermal and water management – mass and energy balance, Buffer in between reformer and FC stack, SOFC start up arrangement, Ease of maintenance/ replacement and Improving system efficiency (Improved efficiency and flexibility of the electrical power converters; CHP in SOFC and PEMFC; Improved thermal efficiency by coupling heat to reformer (SOFC) or hydride store (PEMFC); H2 recycling strategies to improve reactant efficiency).
Fuel Flexibility
Key areas were identified as Fuel clean-up and mitigation of poisons (Gas purification e.g. removal of S from natural gas; Reduction of poison content in anode gas), Poison resistance (SOFC: S-tolerant/ internal reforming anodes; PEMFC: CO (and other poisons) tolerance; Hydrogen store: poisoning of solid state substrates) and Fuel storage (Fuel storage for mixed fuel applications; New storage materials).
This call invites proposals that address some or more of the challenges listed above –

with an emphasis on cost reduction and working with industry as appropriate.

Last date for submission of forms: 25-11-2010

For more details visit http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new10/cop_rcuk.pdf

Indo-Russian Joint Research 2011

Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India and Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) invite Indian and Russian scientists / researchers to submit proposals for Joint Research Project and Bilateral Workshop in the following areas of basic sciences under DST-RFBR cooperation:

- Mathematics, Mechanics and Informatics;

- Physics and Astronomy;

- Chemistry;

- Biology and Medical Sciences;

- Earth Sciences;

- Telecommunications and Computer Sciences;

- Fundamental of Engineering Sciences.

Kind of support available for Joint Project:

Each project will receive annual funding of up to Rs. 8,00,000 from DST and up to Rbls 5,00,000 from RFBR. This funding will cover the following expenses in connection with a project;

Consumables and other research: DST would support expenditure

on Indian side of the project whereas RFBR would meet the expenditure of Russian

side.

Support for Exchange visit component: The sending side would provide return international airfare up to the city of place of work in the host country and cover

insurance for emergency illness and accident. The receiving side would arrange incountry

travel from the capital city/city of arrival to the place of the visiting institute by

appropriate means and provide accommodation and Per diem in lieu of boarding to the

visiting scientists.

Institutional Overhead: Institutional Overhead can be considered @ 10 % Research

expenses and 5 % on exchange visit component.

Kind of support available for Bilateral Workshop:

Funding will cover the following expenses in connection with organization of Bilateral

Workshop:

International return economy airfare for Indian scientists traveling to Russia to

participate in Bilateral Workshop (International travel and associated costs for Russian

scientists traveling to India will be met by the RFBR)

Local costs including accommodation and Per diem in lieu of boarding for Russian

scientists traveling to India to participate in Bilateral Workshop (local costs including

accommodation and Per diem in lieu of boarding for Indian scientists traveling to Russia

to participate in Bilateral Workshop will be met by the RFBR).

Domestic travel and accommodation for Indian participants of Bilateral Workshop held

in India.

Organisational expenses (as per recommendation of assessment committee)

Institutional Overhead can be considered @ 5 %.

Joint selection of successful applications by DST and RFBR will be discussed by the respective nodal agencies and informed by the rankings.

Indian applicants for funding should submit completed application form and all relevant, clearly labelled attachments in a single email to the email address: rajivarc@nic.in to reach by 5 pm on 30th November 2010.

For more details visit http://www.dst.gov.in/whats_new/whats_new10/cop_RFBR_2011.pdf

Scholarships in Technical Education Department Himachal Pradesh

Department of Technical Education invites applications from the Bonafide Himachal Pradesh students who are doing various courses (PG, UG, Diploma) in Engineering Technology, Architecture or any equivalent courses in various college / universities in HP or outside the state for award of fresh scholarships.

The Principal concerned Institution should duly recommend application forms separately prescribed for fresh and renewal cases. The scholarship will be awarded strictly as per merit subjects to the availability of seats and budget provision.

175 Technical Scholarships for the bonafide Himachali students undergoing degree program in Engineering Colleges.

SC/ST students @ Rs.500/-PM

General Candidates @ RS. 300/-PM

75 Technical Scholarships for bonafide Himachali Students undergoing diploma program in various Polytechnic Colleges

Rs.200/-PM for all categories.

Technical Scholarship for SC/ST and OBC Candidates undergoing Craftsman Training in ITI’s

Rs.250/-PM for all categories.

Soldier Welfare Board Scholarship for the ward of ex-serviceman

Rs. 100/- P.M.

I.R.D.P.

Rs. 100/- P.M.

Application form can be got from the university website.

Application should be sent to the Director, Technical Education, Himachal Pradesh, Sundernagar – 174401 Distt. Mandi complete in all respects on or before 31-12-2010.

For more details visit http://www.techeduhp.com/scholarship.html

Sainik School Tvm Scholarships 2011

Schemes of Scholarships are provided for deserving students at Sainik School, Thiruvananthapuram, whose parents are in low income groups, as follows:

(a) KERALA STATE SCHOLARSHIPS

All Kerala boys who are admitted in the Sainik School are eligible for the grant of scholarship by the State Government depending upon the parent’s income. Full merit scholarship can be awarded to boys who score first 3 ranks in the All India Entrance Examination irrespective of the parent’s income in VI & IX std.

The salient features of the scheme are given below

Income per mensem: Upto Rs.10, 000/-

Rate of Scholarship: Full Scholarship plus clothing allowance

Amount of Scholarship and Clothing Allowance: Rs.17,500 per annum plus Rs.1000 for clothing allowance in the first year and Rs.500 in subsequent years.

Income per mensem : Rs.10001/- to Rs.12500/-

Rate of Scholarship: 3/4 Scholarship plus clothing allowance

Amount of Scholarship and Clothing Allowance: Rs.13,125 per annum plus Rs.1000 for clothing allowance in the first year and Rs.500 in the subsequent years.

Income per mensem : Rs.12501/- to Rs.15,000/-

Rate of Scholarship : 1/2 scholarship

Amount of Scholarship and Clothing Allowance : Rs. 8750 per annum(No. clothing allowance)

NOTES

i. The scholarship will be tenable in all Sainik Schools in India or as per Govt. policy.

ii. The scholarship would be awarded to all eligible Kerala domiciled boys who qualify in the entrance examination and who are admitted to the Schools depending upon the parent’s income.

iii. Scholarship documents including income certificates/salary certificates will be submitted at the time of admission for the grant of scholarship.

iv. If after the award of scholarship the cadet is found medically unfit in any way which according to the appropriate medical authority, renders him unfit for his entry in to the NDA the scholarship awarded shall be discontinued from the date the cadet is declared unfit.

v. All Kerala Government scholarship holders have to execute a bond with the State Government on stamp paper as per the specimen issued by the school.

vi. Merit Scholarships for Rank holders in the Entrance examination will be awarded as per the direction of the Govt. of Kerala and the order in force.

(b) DEFENCE MINISTRY SCHOLARSHIPS

A number of scholarships as declared from time to time are awarded by the Ministry of Defence to the sons of serving Defence personnel and Ex-servicemen who are admitted to the school.

In the case of serving personnel and ex-servicemen of Defence Services, the amount of Ministry of Defence Scholarship would be determined on the basis of their rank and not the emoluments or the annual income of the personnel. Scholarship to children of Service personnel will be admissible as under:-

(a) Children of NCOs & ORs Full Scholarship                         32,000/-

(b) Children of JCO’s and their Equivalent in the other services Half Scholarship 16,000/-

(c) Children of officers and their Equivalents in the other Services No Scholarship

Note: All serving Defence Personnel have to submit service certificate every year for getting scholarship from Ministry of Defence. All ex-servicemen have to submit the following certificates every year for getting scholarship from Ministry of Defence.

(a) Pension certificate from Bank.

(b) Ex-service certificate from Dist Sainik Welfare Board.

(c) Copy of discharge certificate. If the same is not available the discharge certificate No. should be mentioned in the Ex-servicemen certificate issued from Dist Sainik Welfare Board.

(d) If the ex-servicemen is not eligible for pension, then attested copy of discharge certificate/ ex-servicemen identification card showing that he is not eligible for pension.

(c) MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS SCHOLARSHIPS

These scholarships are awarded to students from the Union Territories who are selected on merit-cum-means . The Government of India has instituted 150 scholarships every year for the benefit of boys coming from the Union Territories for education in Sainik Schools. The scholarships under this scheme will be awarded on merit-cum-means basis by the Ministry of Home affairs in respect of boys coming from the Union Territories. The scale of scholarships is as under:

Income  Up to Rs.775/-pm

Full Scholarship Plus clothing allowance

Amount of Scholarship  Rs.7500/- per annum plus clothing Rs.600/- allowance in the first year and and Rs.300/-  in subsequent years

Income Rs.776/- to Rs.1660/-

Half Scholarship

Amount of Scholarship Rs.3750/- per annum.

(d) ELIGIBILITY FOR DEFENCE AND STATE GOVT. SCHOLARSHIP

For retaining scholarship, 33 grade points in total for class VI to VIII and 28 grade points in total for class IX and X is required every year. (30 grade points in aggregate to class VI toVIII and 25 grade points in aggregate for class IX and X for SC/ST). For class XI, 55% in aggregate and 45% in each subject. (50% in aggregate and not less than 40% in each subject for SC/ST).

Details can be obtained from http://www.sainikschooltvm.org/html/documents/Prosepetus_2011.pdf

UGC Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowships 2011

Applications are invited to nominate for Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowships in 2011 from permanent faculty members working in colleges including Medical Institutions for six months.

Eligibility

Candidate should be citizen of India

Hold a doctorate degree.

In the fields of medicine and dentistry, have qualified as a doctor or dentist before 1st October 2001.

Application criteria

The form can be downloaded, saved and completed electronically (Electronic Application System (EAS)). Six copies should be submitted to UGC duly signed by the official authorities with required documents (attested) and send to

Section Officer (IC Section),

Room No.505,

University Grants Commision,

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,

New Delhi-110002.

Last date to submit application form: 15-10-2010

More information can be obtained from http://www.cscuk.org.uk/docs/Prospectus_Fellowships_2011.pdf

UGC Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Scholarships 2011

Applications are invited for the award of Commonwealth Split-Site Doctoral Scholarships for 2011 offered by Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom. It support attendance for one year at a UK university, under the joint supervision of a home country and UK supervisor.Applicants should be registered for a doctoral degree at their home university. The final qualification obtained will be from the home university, rather than the UK institution.The duration of study is twelve months or can be divided into two six months periods.

Eligibility

Candidate should be citizen of India.

Hold, by 1st October 2011, a first degree of upper second class Honours standard (or above); or a second class degree and a relevant postgraduate qualification, which will normally be a Master’s degree and in the fields of medicine and dentistry, have qualified as a doctor or dentist between 1 October 2001 and 30 September 2006.

Application criteria

The form can be downloaded, saved and completed electronically (Electronic Application System (EAS)). Six copies should be submitted to UGC duly signed by the official authorities with required documents (attested) and send to

Section Officer (IC Section),

Room No.505,

University Grants Commision,

Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,

New Delhi-110002.

Last date to submit application form: 15-10-2010

More information can be obtained from http://www.cscuk.org.uk/apply/developingcommonwealthscholarships.asp

FPRM and PRM Admissions at Institute of Rural Management (IRMA)

IRMA is a premier academic institution offering unique postgraduate and doctoral programmes with the purpose of empowering the participants with development perspectives and business acumen. IRMA’s unique curricula adopt state-of-the-art pedagogy with emphasis on experiential learning. The faculty comprises experienced scholars and practitioners of national and international repute. IRMA has an excellent infrastructure, fully computerized processes, a rich library, 24-hr internet connectivity in individual hostel rooms, and a lush green campus providing a tranquil ambience for learning.

IRMA offers admission to the following programmes:

Postgraduate Programme in Rural Management  (PRM 2011-13)

Fellow Programme in Rural Management (FPRM 2011)

FPM is available in the following specilisations:

(a) Management of Collectives;

(b) Agribusiness/Rural Marketing;

(c) Natural Resources Management;

(d) Development Management;

(e) Micro-finance Management;

(f) Governance and Livelihoods;

(g) Rural Infrastructure and Services Management; and

(h) Public Policy and Non-profit Management

More details can be had from the Detailed Admission Notification available at Admission News Section

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