Here’s a look at some of the upcoming scholarships for studying in India and abroad:
1. BRITISH CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS 2009: The scheme provides the opportunity to outstanding Indian Candidates to take up post-graduate studies at leading universities in the UK. Scholarships are available for a wide range of disciples. For further details visit www.britishcouncil.org. All applications are online and the last date for application is 31st Dec, 2008
2. Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships 2009: St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, of which Dr. Manmohan Singh is an alumnus, is offering fully funded scholarships to academically outstanding students to study for doctoral degrees in subjects like Science & Technology, Economics and Social Sciences, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Studies, etc. For further details visit www.britishcouncil.org. The last date for application is 31st December, 2008.
3. The Hindu-Hitachi scholarships: The Hindu in association with Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan is offering three scholarships for technical training in Japan. Only candidates possessing a minimum degree of B.E., or B.Sc., (Engg.) or its equivalent and who have not completed 30 years of age as on 31st March, 2009 can apply. The scholarship shall be for the duration of six months commencing about July, 2009. Application forms are available at The Hindu, 3rd Floor, PTI Building, 4,Parliment Street , New Delhi – 110 001. Last date for application is 15th December, 2008.
4. Summer Research Fellowships – 2009: Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, in association with Dept. of Science and Technology and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi is awarding a fellowship to students presently studying B.Sc, B.V.Sc, MBBS, B.Pharm, M.Sc, Integrated M.Sc, B.E and B.Tech from a recognized university. Students selected will be placed with scientists at the centre or other places in India for two months with a stipend of Rs. 5000/- per month along with travel support. For the academic requirements and other details as well as for downloading the application form visit www.jncasr.ac.in. Last date for receipt of completed application is 16th December, 2008.