Principal’s Indian Masters Scholarships 2011 for PG at UK

The University of Edinburgh will offer 15 Masters Scholarships for students from India for postgraduate Masters Study in any subject offered by the University for the 2011-2012 academic session.

Each scholarship will have a value of £3,000 each and will be tenable for one academic year.

Eligibility

The scholarships will be awarded to students from India who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Masters programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so. Preference will be given to candidates who have not already had the opportunity to study in Scotland.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, the overseas equivalent of a UK first-class honours degree.

Completed application forms must be received by Scholarships and Student Funding Services no later than 1 April 2011.

Eligible applicants should complete an online application form.

Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in late May 2011 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced in early June 2011.

For details visit http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate/international/region/masters-india

Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust scholarships 2011 for women

The Lady Meherbai D. Tata Education Trust awards scholarships to Indian women graduates of recognised Indian universities to pursue higher education abroad. The Trust invites applications for the academic year 2011 -2012 in the following fields of study:

•           Social Work

•           Social Science

•           Education

•           Education and Welfare of Children with Special Needs

•           Status – Health and Empowerment of Women

•           Gender Studies

•           Child Health, Development, Nutrition

•           Health Policy and Health Education

•           Public Health – Community Health Services, Reproductive Health

•           Rural Development Work (with afocus on women and children)

•           Communication for Development (with afocus on women’s issues)

Eligibility Requirements:

•           Indian women graduates from a recognised Indian university.

•           Have a consistently remarkable academic record.

•           Must have applied for admission / secured admission to universities or institutions in the United States, UK or Europe for the year 2011 -2012.

•           Work experience in the requisite fields will be considered an added qualification.

Please note: Candidates in part-time, short or correspondence courses are not eligible to apply.

The application forms will be available from the Trust’s office at Mulla House, 3rd floor, 51, M.G. Road, Mumbai 400 001, India from Tuesday, 22 March 2011 to Thursday, 21 April 2011.

The deadline to submit the completed forms at the Trust’s office is Friday, 13 May 2011.

For details visit: www.dorabjitatatrust.org

Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowships 2011 for computer science students

Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowships support PhD students at Indian universities while they pursue doctoral education in computer science and related areas. The fellowships are awarded after a rigorous selection process that includes application, letters of reference, and selection by a panel of leading researchers.

About the Fellowships

For each academic year, Microsoft Research India awards five PhD Fellowships.

* The award comprises a monthly stipend that will be disbursed to the awardee over a maximum period of four years. This monthly sum can be used for tuition, books, stipends, and/or any other expenses.

* Each PhD Fellow receives a laptop computer and a separate sum of Rs 2,50,000 (rupees two lakh fifty thousand only) for travel to conferences and seminars during the term of the Fellowship.

* Each Fellow will be invited to various events conducted by Microsoft Research and will have the opportunity to interact with researchers at Microsoft Research India.

Application Eligibility

* The Fellowships are open to PhD students who are enrolled at an Indian university.

* Beginning PhD students through students in the third year of their PhD program are eligible to apply.

* Eligible students must be enrolled in computer science, electrical engineering, electrical/electronics communication engineering, mathematics, or a field that closely relates to computer science.

How to Apply

* Sign up to create online application.

* Complete the required fields in the online application form.

* Each applicant must also submit the following:

o Resume

o Research Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)

o Email addresses of three reference writers

* You can log in later to upload the Research Statement of Purpose and provide email addresses of your reference writers.

Applications must be completed by Sunday, April 17, 2011, 11:00 P.M. Indian Standard Time (10:30 A.M., U.S. Pacific Time).

How to Upload Reference Letters (for Reference Writers)

* If an applicant has submitted your email address as a reference writer, you will receive an email message from “MSR India PhD Fellowship Application System” requesting the reference letter. (You may need to check your junk email folder.)

* The email message will contain a link to the application system website. When you use the system for the first time, click the “Reset your password” link to have a password emailed to you.

* You will receive an email message from “CMT Password Assistance” with your password. (You may need to check your junk email folder.)

* Once you receive your password, you can log in to the application system by using your email address and the password you received.

* Upload your reference letter in .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

* You can return to the system and change or delete any reference letter(s) that you have uploaded.

Completed reference letters must be uploaded by Sunday, April 17, 2011, 11:00 P.M. Indian Standard Time (10:30 A.M., U.S. Pacific Time).

Announcement of 2011 Microsoft Research India PhD Fellows: Monday, May 16, 2011.

For details visit http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/global/india/phdfellowships.aspx