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Singapore Asian Graduate Student Fellowships 2012 at National University of Singapore (NUS)


Overview

The Asia Research Institute of National University Singapore (NUS) invites applications from citizens of Asian countries enrolled for a fulltime advanced degree at a university in an Asian country (except Singapore) for consideration for the award of Asian Graduate Student Fellowships. These fellowships are offered to current graduate students doing their Master’s or PhD degrees and working in the Humanities and Social Sciences on Southeast Asian topics, and will allow the recipients to be based at NUS for an ‘in residence fellowship’ for a period of two and a half (2 ½) months. The aim of the fellowship is to enable scholars to make full use of the wide range of resources held in the libraries of NUS and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Scholars will be expected to commence on 16 May 2012, and to make a presentation on their work at the Singapore Graduate Forum on Southeast Asian Studies in July 2012.

Successful candidates can expect the following benefits:

1) A monthly allowance of SGD1,000.
2) A monthly housing allowance of SGD250.
3) A settling-in allowance of SGD150.
4) A sum of $100 on a reimbursement basis for miscellaneous expenses
5) A one-time round trip travel subsidy by the most economical and direct route on a reimbursement basis upon being accepted for the fellowship.
6) Access to library and computer resources on campus.

Applicants are invited to e-mail/facsimile/mail their application forms (CLICK HERE), a 2-page outline of their research proposal in English (this may be accompanied by a longer statement in a Southeast Asian language) to the address below by 15 November 2011. Arrangements should also be made by which at least two letters of reference, one of which is from your principal supervisor, are sent confidentially to the same address by the same deadline.

The 2-page research proposal must include the following details:
1) Whether the data collection or fieldwork stage of the research has already been completed;
2) how the fellowship will contribute to the research;
3) the types of sources to be consulted in Singapore;
4) proposed work plan during the fellowship.

You can look forward to excellent library and internet computer facilities at NUS’ main library (http://www.lib.nus.edu.sg/), the library at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) (http://www.iseas.edu.sg/library.html) and the Lee Kong Chian Reference Library at the National Library (http://www.nlb.gov.sg) to facilitate your research for the dissertation. NUS’ main library has 2 million volumes covering all topics while ISEAS’ library has 200,000 on Southeast Asian topics, half of which are in Southeast Asian languages.

Contact

Selvi
Asia Research Institute
NUS Bukit Timah Campus
469A Tower Block #10-01
Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770
E-mail : arikk@nus.edu.sg
Fax: 65 67791428
Website: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/

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Graduate Scholarship in Archaeology, University of Oxford


Overview

St Cross College, jointly with the School of Archaeology, offers the following scholarship for students who will be studying for a DPhil in Archaeology at the University of Oxford in the academic year 2012 – 2013.

The scholarship, which is partly sponsored by the Oxford Journal of Archaeology, is open to all students taking the DPhil in Archaeology (beginning in Michaelmas 2012) at St Cross.

The St Cross Graduate Scholarship covers the cost of the College fee (currently £2,426 per annum) as well as providing an annual stipend of £5000 for the duration of study, tenable for between one and three years coterminous with college fee liability, on condition of successfully completing Transfer of Status.
The Graduate Scholarship is awarded purely on the basis of academic merit and is tenable at St Cross College only.

Applicants entering into DPhil status in 2012-2013 should apply for a place in the School of Archaeology using the University’s standard application form and must list St. Cross College as their first choice. The application deadline is Friday 9th March 2012 (the final Graduate Admissions deadline). Everyone who applies for the DPhil in Archaeology and lists St Cross as their first choice of college (and who applies at any time before the final Admissions deadline) will be considered automatically.

http://www.stx.ox.ac.uk/admissions/funding/graduate_scholarship_archaeol

ADB-GOJ Scholarship, USA


Overview

The Asian Development Bank – Government of Japan Scholarship Program graduate degree fellowship provides support for graduate (post-baccalaureate) studies in approved fields of study at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UHM), and for participation in educational activities at the East-West Center (EWC).

Please check the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa website at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/ for information about the various areas of study.

Areas of study funded by ADB through the ADB Scholarship at the East-West Center, are:

Area of Study Test Scores Required
Architecture TOEFL or IELTS
Business Administration GMAT and TOEFL or IELTS
Economics GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
Geography GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
Int’l Mgmt-School of Business GMAT and TOEFL or IELTS
Japan Focused MBA (JEMBA) GMAT and TOEFL or IELTS
Law (LLM Degree-a one-year program) TOEFL or IELTS
Natural Resources & Environmental Mgmt GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
Ocean & Resource Engineering GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
Oceanography GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
Pacific Islands Studies TOEFL or IELTS
Public Administration TOEFL or IELTS
Sociology GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
Tropical Plant & Soil Science GRE and TOEFL or IELTS
Urban & Regional Planning GRE and TOEFL or IELTS

The basic requirements for this scholarship are:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a developing member country of the Asian Development Bank.
  • Applicants must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of a 4-year bachelor’s degree, at the time of application. (An equivalent could be a 3-year bachelor’s degree plus a 1-year master’s degree, or a 2-year bachelor’s degree plus a 2-year master’s degree. This is subject to review.)
  • Applicants must have a Master’s degree that is equivalent to a U.S. Master’s degree to apply for Doctoral studies.
  • Applicants must have at least 2 years of full-time professional work experience after a university degree.
  • Applicants must take one of the English proficiency tests; the minimum acceptable scores are 550 for TOEFL or 6.5 for IELTS.
  • Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Applicants who have studied abroad, or may be seeking a second master’s or second doctorate degree are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements [DOC] [PDF]
Application Information and Instructions [DOC] [PDF]
Application Form [FORM-FILLABLE DOC] [PDF]
Application Essay Instructions [DOC] [PDF]
Letter of Reference Form [FORM-FILLABLE DOC] [PDF]
Letter of Reference – Community Service [FORM-FILLABLE DOC] [PDF]
Application Checklist [FORM-FILLABLE DOC] [PDF]

Fall 2012 UH Graduate Degree Application Documents (to be submitted with the EWC application forms)

Please check the UH website or contact the academic program for supplemental documents. Note that the UH Graduate Adminissions office email was recently changed to: gradadm@hawaii.edu

Review the ADBJSP Application Information and Instructions thoroughly before beginning the application process.

Remember, the mailing deadline for the ADB application is the November 1, 2011 postmark. Please include as many support documents as possible when you mail the ADB and UHM applications.

East-West Center
Award Services Office
Attn: ADB Scholarships
John A. Burns Hall, Room 2066
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601
USA

For more information e-mail: adbjsp@EastWestCenter.org

http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/student-programs/opportunities-for-study/adb-goj-scholarship

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – ASEAN Foundation Joint Post-graduate Scholarship Program in Science and Technology


Overview

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI) and the ASEAN Foundation (AF) have entered into an agreement to develop highly qualified human resources in the area of science and technology within ASEAN member countries through the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – ASEAN Foundation Post-Graduate Scholarship Program in Science and Technology.

The CGI is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute established in 2005, under the initiative of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. The aim of CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in leading educational and research institutions to train students in the program to be effective thinkers and leaders in their fields of expertise, to better serve their countries’ needs towards sustainable development. The CGI is presently offering programs leading to a Post-Graduate diploma, a Master’s degree and a Doctoral degree in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Biology.

The ASEAN Foundation, an initiative of the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), was established on 15 December 1997 to help bring about shared prosperity and a sustainable future for the peoples of all ASEAN countries. It has been mandated to promote greater awareness of ASEAN and greater interaction among its peoples and their increased participation in ASEAN activities as well as to undertake development cooperation activities that enhance mutual assistance, address equitable economic development and reduce poverty.

This year, 5 (five) scholarships are available for ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen) who are interested to pursue a Master Degree at the CGI. Selection of successful applicants will be based on merit.

Eligibility

  • Scholarships are open to bonafide ASEAN nationals (except Thai citizen)
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00
  • Applicants with at least 2 years work experiences in related field will receive favorable consideration
  • Applicants must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognized test of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • Applicants must provide a statement of purpose explaining their interests in the study

Field of Study

  • Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Chemical Biology

Scholarship Coverage

The scholarship will cover tuition and other academic fees, round trip airfare, accommodation allowance, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance and others.

Award Period

The award is tenable for a period of 2 years, subject to an annual review of the scholar’s satisfactory progress.

Application Procedure

Applicants should complete the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute – the ASEAN Foundation Post – Graduate Scholarship Program application form and submit together with other supporting documents to:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute
(CGI-AF Joint Scholarship Program)
54 Kamphangphet 6 Road,
Laksi, Bangkok 10210
THAILAND
Email: cgi_academic@cgi.ac.th

Application Period

Application for the CGI-AF Scholarship Program is due on 30 November 2011. Pre-session orientation program will commence in April 2012 while the academic program will commence in June 2012.

Notification of the Award

Successful applicants will be notified of the outcome by CGI.

Application Form

CGI – AF scholarship application form can be downloaded here (Microsoft Word Document, 174KB).

For more information, please contact:

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute
54 Kamphangphet 6 Road,
Laksi, Bangkok 10210
THAILAND
Email: cgi_academic@cgi.ac.th
Website: http://www.cgi.ac.th
Tel Nos: (66 2) 554-1900 ext. 2155, 2154, 2130
Fax Nos: (66 2) 554-1990 / 554-1992
ASEAN Foundation
Jl. Sam Ratulangi No.2, Menteng,
Jakarta – 10350
INDONESIA
E-mail: secretariat@aseanfoundation.org
Website: http://www.aseanfoundation.org
Tel Nos: (62 21) 3192-4828 / 3192- 4833
Fax No: (62 21) 3192-6078

 

http://www.aseanfoundation.org/

United Nations University On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries (OJCB)


Overview

UNU-ISP is pleased to announce that applications are now available for On-the-Job Research Capacity Building for Sustainable Agriculture in Developing Countries (OJCB). This programme is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, and coordinated by UNU-ISP.

Outline of the programme

UNU-ISP will support the capacity building programme planned and implemented by leading scientists, which mainly consists of on-the-Job training (OJT) for capacity building for young researchers in developing countries.

The purpose of this programme is to:

  1. Develop capacity for agricultural research in developing countries.
  2. Disseminate new agricultural technologies that are adaptable to local conditions and to local farmers.
  3. Ultimately contribute towards increasing world food production through promotion of sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

Each capacity building programme is planned and implemented by a leading scientist (host scientist) who is engaged in research related to sustainable agriculture in developing countries.

The programme consists of:

  1. OJT for young researchers in developing countries (trainees) under a host scientist.
  2. Guidance for creation of an action plan to be implemented by the trainee after the OJT.
  3. Follow up implementation of the action plan by the trainee.

The OJT, which is the main component of the programme, should be conducted for 1 to 3 months in principle, but it is extendable within the limit of the budget, depending on the proposed programme.

Capacity building programme

  1. OJT for the trainees under the host scientist
    The host scientist supervises the trainees to achieve the research target set in the proposal submitted to UNU-ISP. The number of the trainees may be more than one as long as the total cost does not exceed the upper limit of the budget referred to in section 3, and the host scientist ensures an adequate standard of living for the trainees. When the number of trainees is more than one under the same host scientist, the period of training for each trainee may be different. An assistant instructor may assist the OJT if necessary.
  2. Guidance for developing the action plan to be implemented by the trainee after the OJT
    The host scientist guides the trainees to develop their action plans during the OJT which will be implemented after the OJT to make use of what they have learned.
  3. Follow up of the the implementation of the action plan by the trainee
    The host scientist visits the trainees after the OJT to give advice on implementation of the action plan and to monitor the on-site dissemination of the technologies acquired by the trainees during the training course.

Budgetary limitation for the capacity building programmeme

The upper limit of the budget per capacity building programme is $21,200 USD and it is supported within the upper limit of approximately $3,100 USD per trainee per month according to the duration of the OJT.

Please note that the actual amount of funds will be decided after thorough review of the proposal. For example, in the case of 3 months of OJT, the total amount of the budget which can be received by a host scientist who trains 2 trainees for 3 months is:
a) $3,100 x 3 x 2 = $18,600
b) $2,600 x 1 = $2,600
Total = $21,200

Timeline

Call for applications 8 August, 2011
Deadline for submissions of applications 10 October, 2011
Notification of selection results to the host institutions and applicants*1 31 October, 2011
Launch and implementation of capacity building programmes including follow-up visit by host scientist From November 2011
Submission of the final report by host scientist to UNU-ISP 15 June, 2012

OJT for the trainee under the host scientist and following-up the implementation of the action plan by the trainee must be started after November 2011 and be completed by 30 May, 2012.

*1 The capacity building funds are remitted by bank transfer upon entering into the Institutional Contractual Agreements with the host institutions.

Eligibility requirements

The application can be accepted only from a host scientist who shows an intention to offer capacity building. A letter of support signed by the head of the proposed host institution must be attached to the application.

a) The host scientist/applicant must:

  1. Be a scientist belonging to a research organization.
  2. Be stationed at a research organization under CGIAR or UNU, or an agricultural research organization in a developing country .
  3. Undertake capacity building with the full consent of the host institution (Institutional Contractual Agreements between the host institution and UNU is necessary).
  4. Be presently conducting research related to sustainable agriculture in developing countries, and able to train trainees based on current research.
  5. Be planning to stay at the host institution throughout the OJT period. If an assistant instructor employed by the host institute is assigned to the OJT, the host scientist can be away from the host institution for up to half of the duration of the OJT.
  6. Show evidence of the consent of selected trainee(s).
  7. Obtain consent from the assistant instructor where applicable.
  8. Be able to write his/her application form and reports in English.
  9. Make trainees recognize the challenges of sustainable agriculture in their own country, guide trainees to develop their action plans and assist the trainees to start research activity based on their action plans after the OJT.

Applicants should submit a capacity building plan which includes title, purpose, contents, duration, budget, candidates of trainees, problems to solve and curricula vitae of the host scientist, assistant instructor and trainees.

b) The trainee must:

  1. Be less than forty-five years of age and be a national of a developing country (in principle in the DAC list of ODA recipients). However, trainees who are less than forty years of age will be given priority in the selection.
  2. Belong to a national or public agricultural research institute, university, etc. in a developing country and return to his/her institute after the OJT.
  3. Hold at least a bachelor’s degree from a university or be recognized by the selection committee as possessing equivalent academic qualifications.
  4. Obtain consent on participating in the programme for the training from his/her institute.
  5. Not be the recipient of any funds from other sources for similar programmes.
  6. Be able to communicate in the same language with the host scientist.
  7. Recognize the challenges of sustainable agriculture in his/her own country, develop an action plan and be willing to implement research activity based on their action plan immediately after the OJT.

c) The assistant instructor must:

  1. Be currently conducting research together with the host scientist or under his/her supervision on research related to sustainable agriculture in developing countries.
  2. Be qualified to train trainees based on his/her research background. A post-doctoral fellow can be considered as an assistant instructor.

Responsibilities of the applicant

  1. Ensure a successful capacity building programme by liaising with the administrative staff of the host institution and the assistant instructor.
  2. Ensure development of the action plan by the trainees and its implementation through on-site visit of work place of the trainees.
  3. Submit a final report to UNU-ISP upon completion of the capacity building programme. The report must include: capacity building results, an accounting report and a completed questionnaire from the trainees and host institutions.
  4. Manage the allocated funds in a diligent and responsible manner.

Costs covered by the programme

The programme will cover costs for the following items:

a) OJT for the trainee under the host scientist and guidance for action plan development to be implemented by the trainee after the OJT

  1. A discounted round-trip economy class air ticket and related travel expenses for the trainee from his/her institute to the host institution where the OJT will take place.
  2. Subsistence allowance for the trainee to cover accommodation and other living expenses during OJT period.
  3. Allowance to cover basic medical and accident insurance for the trainee during OJT period.
  4. Research and capacity building funds including supplies. Durable equipment (scientific equipment, computer, camera, projector, microscope, etc.) of which the acquisition cost higher than one hundred thousand yen per item cannot be purchased.
  5. The assistant instructor’s remuneration paid on an as-needed basis.
  6. Indirect costs charged by the host institution.

b) Follow up the implementation of the action plan by the trainee.

  1. Travel allowance for the host scientist.
  2. Office supplies necessary for guidance.
  3. Communication expenses (telephone calls, post, etc.).

Please note the following:

  • Funds will be remitted by bank transfer to the bank accounts of host institutions.
  • The funds in sections a. 1-3 and b. 1-3 will be calculated based on the policies in place at the host institutions.
  • The funds in section a.2 will be paid directly to the trainee, and the other funds will be paid to the institute to be used for implementation of OJT, follow-up visit, etc. under the supervision of the host institute.

Application Procedure

Applicants (host scientists) must submit their application documents listed below via e-mail to UNU-ISP by 10 October, 2011 to: ojcb@unu.edu.

Application Documents

Form 1. Application form cover Word file (29KB)
Form 2. Curriculum vitae for applicant, host scientist Word file (23KB)
Form 3. Curriculum vitae for trainee Word file (61KB)
Form 4. Curriculum vitae for assistant instructor Word file (19KB)
Form 5. Capacity building and research plan/ Budget plan Word file (25KB)
Letter of recommendation by host institute Free format
Checklist (revised on 2011/9/9) Word file (18KB)

» Download all files (zip, 92KB)

Selection and notification of results

Selection Committee
All applications will be reviewed by an independent and experienced selection committee. The committee will examine and select those best qualified for the programme.

Priority for APEC developing economies
Since this project qualifies as a contribution to APEC, priority is placed on programmes which receive trainees from APEC developing countries.

Evaluation criteria for selection

  1. Thorough understanding of the purpose of the programme.
  2. Suitability of capacity building.
    – Relevance of the research programme proposed by the host scientist (applicant).
    – Relevance of the research achievements of the host scientist to the programme.
    – Relevance of the research activities of the trainees to the capacity building programme.
    – Suitability of the capacity building plan, including the concept of the action plan and planning of follow-up visit.
    – Adequacy of the budget plan e.g., air ticket, subsistence allowance, research and capacity building funds, the overheads, etc.
    – Sustainability and potential to expand capacity building results.

The number of programme to be selected

Approximately 13 programmes (in the case of 2 trainees per programme) will be selected. The amount of funds provided to each institute may be adjusted based on the total funds. A host scientist may submit two or more applications, but only one will be selected.

Implementation of capacity building

UNU-ISP will enter into an Institutional Contractual Agreement with each selected host institution as early as possible after the notification of selection results and before the beginning of the capacity building. The selected applicants must provide UNU-ISP with the required bank account information to facilitate UNU-ISP to remit the funds through bank transfer at its earliest convenience.

Final Report of capacity building results

The final report will contain three separate sections as follows:

  1. Section by trainee: Each trainee must write his/her section in English and submit it to the trainer.
  2. Section by host institution: Each host institution must write an evaluation and achievement report of the capacity building, and submit it to the host scientist.
  3. Section by host scientist: Each host scientist must submit to UNU-ISP the final report comprising the capacity building result (including the action plan by the trainee) and accounting report attached along with a summary after completion of the capacity building by 15 June, 2012 together with 1 and 2.

Correspondence

Please address your correspondence to:

United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace
5-53-70 Jingumae. Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925 JAPAN

TEL: +81-3-5467-1242 FAX: +81-3-3406-7347
E-mail: ojcb@unu.edu

Application Deadline:
10 October 2011

Contact:
ojcb@unu.edu

Application Guidelines

http://isp.unu.edu/news/2011/ojcb-application-guidelines.html

Canada-Asia-Pacific Awards


Overview

This award will support scholars in universities or research institutes in the Asia-Pacific Region to undertake short term research, including collaborative research, contributing to the understanding of bilateral and multilateral relations between Canada and the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. The award will assist with direct costs related to the research project, and, when a research trip to Canada is warranted, will provide assistance towards international airfare and a weekly flat rate allowance for a period not exceeding five weeks.

Awards may be granted for:

  1. Research projects related to Canada and Asia-Pacific relations, either with the region as a whole, or any part thereof. Although we welcome applications from all disciplines lending themselves most readily to Canadian Studies we are particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada’s foreign policy. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada’s foreign policy include Democracy & Rule of Law, Economic Development and Prosperity, Environment, Managing Diversity, North American Partnership, Peace and Security.
  2. Interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary studies.
  3. Comparative studies with substantial Canadian content (33% or more).

Priority may be given to projects, which relate to Canada’s foreign policy; or contemporary situations and issues which illuminate options for future developments; or which focus on Canada’s bilateral relations.

(Purely scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, etc. which would not lead to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada per se are not eligible, nor are proposals which focus exclusively on technological or methodological issues).

ELIGIBILITY

Awards will be available to scholars and researchers from all countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Applications are to be submitted by the designated principal researcher, with the official endorsement of his/her institution.

Applicants must:

  1. be full-time members of the academic staff of a recognized institution of higher education or equivalent degree-granting institution in the Asia-Pacific Region, or scholars at research and policy planning institutes who undertake significant Canadian bilateral and/or multilateral relations research projects.
  2. hold a degree equivalent to a Master’s or better.
  3. have a working knowledge of either English or French.

In addition, while not mandatory, applicants should provide evidence of their interest in or involvement with Canada prior to the application. This may be demonstrated by courses they have already given, research they have undertaken, extra-mural activities, or membership in an Association for Canadian Studies in their region or country. Preference may also be given to projects that will involve more than one country.

VALUE OF AWARDS

The Canada-Asia-Pacific Award will consist of a grant in the amount of up to CDN $10,000, based on the analysis of the proposed budget needed to do the research. More than one award may be offered annually. Successful candidates will not be able to make a new application until they demonstrate that they have fulfilled the terms and conditions of their previous award.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The International Council for Canadian Studies through a contribution of the Government of Canada and with the assistance of the appropriate Canadian Mission, will award grants to successful candidates on condition that the candidate must give a written undertaking on his/her own behalf that:

  1. awards are granted for work to be carried out in the candidate’s country of residence and/or in Canada, and are intended to assist in defraying only direct costs related to the project, including return air fare to Canada and related expenses, use of equipment (but not capital purchases), books and other materials, some secretarial services, research meetings, and, possibly, some publishing costs; no provision is made for released time stipends nor for overhead costs to the institution; contractual or Commissioned research (either on the part of the institution or the individual researchers) does not qualify for support.
  2. the research project team will normally consist of a minimum of three academics based in more than one institution or more than one department in the same institution (Please note that individual researchers may also apply).
  3. when the project includes a research trip to Canada, the principal researcher and/or the researcher(s) concerned will make all arrangements including: international travel; visa (if needed); accommodation and travel within Canada; medical insurance while in Canada: visit plans, including inter alia appointments with Canadian academics and other resources persons, access to libraries and other study centres, etc.
  4. two copies of the manuscript, of publishable quality and the length of a normal scholarly monograph, produced as a result of the research award will be sent to the local Canadian Mission, along with a summary in English or French upon completion of the project, and no later than March 1st of the following year. Failure to provide such a manuscript by that date may result in forfeiture of the final payment of the award. (One copy of the manuscript will be sent by the local Canadian Mission to the awards program administrators, the International Council for Canadian Studies in Ottawa, for possible transmission to the National Library of Canada; the other copy will be retained by the Canadian Mission
    Note: While it is recognized that lengths of monographs vary and the deadline for its submission may be tight, the expectation is that the length of the monograph or constituent parts thereof (e.g. by individual members of the team) will reflect both the substantial nature of the grant and the work of all members of the team. Where it is not possible to forward the entire work by the deadline, at least a substantial part should be submitted, with an indication of what will follow to complete it.
  5. the principal researcher and the research team will make every reasonable attempt to publish the results of their research on Canada; while not a condition of an award, sharing of the results in other for such as conferences and seminars is encouraged.
  6. the rights to the manuscript will remain the exclusive property of the researcher and/or the team. When it is published the researcher will provide two copies of the article or book to the Canadian Mission, to be held as described above.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

With the official endorsement of his/her institution, the designated principal researcher should submit an application to the local Canadian Mission in his/her home country, by the November 24 deadline. An application dossier, in either English or French, will consist of a completed application form and other documents as indicated therein.

Application forms can be obtained by printing or downloading the forms from the following links:
CAPA Application form: Adobe PDF Form format
CAPA Application form: Microsoft Word format

SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION

All applicant dossiers will undergo a preliminary evaluation at the Canadian Mission and will then be forwarded to the attention of the Selection Committee of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) in Ottawa. This Committee includes Canadian academics and at least three academics from other countries; it meets once a year, in January.

The Committee will base its decision on the following criteria:

  1. academic excellence of the proposal.
  2. Canadian content.
  3. relevance of the proposal in its contribution to Canadian Studies.
  4. feasibility of the research project.
  5. likelihood of publication upon completion.

After reviewing the applications, the International Council for Canadian Studies in Ottawa will forward its recommendations to DFAIT, which will make the final decision.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the results of their application, normally within 90 days of the deadline for submission of applications.

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

Successful applicants will be sent a Grant Agreement detailing the value and conditions of the award. It must be signed and returned to the Canadian Mission within thirty (30) days.
A first installment of 70% of the award will be paid after receipt by the Canadian Mission of the signed Grant Agreement. The remaining 30% of the award will be paid on receipt by the Canadian Mission of a complete report of activities.

ADDRESSES

International Council for Canadian Studies

250 City Centre Avenue, Suite 303
Ottawa, Ontario
K1R 6K7 Canada

Telephone: 613-789-7834
Fax: 613-789-7830
http://www.iccs-ciec.ca/canada-asia-pacific-awards.php

Honjo International Scholarship Foundation for International Students, Japan


Overview
This scholarship is open to foreign students who will attend a graduate school at a Japanese university after April 1, 2012.
Number of Scholarships Available 15 to 20 students
Requirements (To be considered for the scholarship, the student must satisfy ALL of the requirement criteria below.)
1. The student is registered to attend a graduate school in Japan and does not possess Japanese citizenship. His or her academic achievement as well as moral character is exemplary. He or she must be considered to be in need of financial aid due to extenuating financial circumstances.
2. The student must be registered to attend or have been accepted to attend a graduate school after April 1, 2012. He or she must be able to provide any of the following documentation: a certificate of enrollment, letter of admission or a letter attesting to the fact that the student has been accepted.
3. To be eligible, students enrolled in a PhD Program must have been born after March 31, 1976. Those enrolled in a Master’s Program must have been born after March 31, 1981.
4. The student must be able to assure the committee that he or she will be able to secure employment in his or her home country after graduating from a graduate school.
5. The student must have a deep understanding of international friendship and goodwill, and be committed to make his or her contribution.
6. The student must be able to carry an everyday conversation in Japanese. Interviews will be conducted in Japanese
Other Rules
1. The student is not permitted to receive any other scholarship in conjunction with the scholarship offered by the Honjo International Scholarship Foundation.
2. The student cannot gain employment other than part-time work related to his or her studies such as teaching assistant, research assistant, translator or interpreter while receiving this scholarship
Amount and Duration of Scholarships
1. Scholarships
(1) ¥200,000 per month for1 or 2 years
(2)¥180,000 per month for 3 years
(3) ¥150,000 per month for 4 or 5 years
2. Others
(Travel expenses for conferences, other expenses will be covered regarding to the scholarship rules
Selection Process
1. Applications are accepted between October 1, 2011 and November 30, 2011.
2. First selection: The first selection will be conducted with documents submitted by applicants. The results of the first selection will be announced by January 1, 2012.
3. Second selection: Interviews will be conducted between February 1 and 15, 2012, in Tokyo. Its detailed schedule will be communicated at a later date directly to those who passed the first step of the selection process.
4. Scholarship awarded: Mid-March, 2012.
How to Apply
1. Please visit the website below and write a form, and get your application number.
2. Write down the application number you got on the application form and send by post mail the documents listed below to the Administration Office.
a) Scholarship application form (provided by the Foundation). Please make sure to write your application numbers and attach your photo to the form as instructed.
b) Your resume (provided by the Foundation)
c) Personal information form (provided by the Foundation)
d) Academic transcript: Please provide the transcript i) from the university where you graduated AND ii) any other courses that you are currently taking or have taken in the past. If you transferred into the university, the transcript from the previous school is needed. Photocopies are acceptable.
e) Research plan: In Japanese, describe focusing around following four points; i) an outline of your research; ii) projected schedule between now and graduation; iii) plans and goals for the future; iv) research you have conducted in the past (if any). There is no limit on the number of pages or style. Typed or hand-written.
f) One letter of recommendation from a professor. (This confidential letter should mention the applicant’s academic achievements, character/personality, and his or her potential for the future.) There is no limit on the number of pages or style.
g) A certificate of enrollment or a letter of admission. (Photocopies are acceptable.)
Application Deadline: Postmarked on/by November 30, 2011.
Please send your application package to: Honjo International Scholarship Foundation 1-14-9, Tomigaya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0063
Tel: +81-3-3468-2214
Fax: +81-3-3468-2264
Send inquiries to info@hisf.or.jp
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