Friday, July 8, 2011

ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship 2011

ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship 2011

The ARThinkSouthAsia Fellowship is designed to help develop skills, knowledge, networks and experience of potential leaders in the cultural sector of South Asia which include museums, the visual and performing arts and digital media. We believe that by supporting exceptional individuals to make a step-change in their skills and career potential, we can bring substantial benefit to the cultural field as a whole.

Fifteen fellows will be selected from across South Asia.

The Fellowship includes-
• A two week residential course from in March
• A secondment / internship in Germany over the fellowship year
• A concluding seminar in March the following year

The two week residential course is designed to include a balance of theory and professional training and will consist of five to six modules which include latest thinking in cultural management in areas such as strategic planning, project management, strategic finance and fundraising, marketing, communication, and internet technologies amongst others. These modules will be led by a mix of Indian and international professional trainers and academics and will be supplemented by expert guest lectures. Participation in the residential programme is mandatory.

Each participant will be offered a funded four week secondment / internship best suited to his/her needs, interests and objectives in a cultural organization in Germany during the year. The Fellow will attend a closing seminar at the end of the Fellowship year to present and share updates on his/her project and learnings of the secondment with next years batch of fellows.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Engage for sustainability - APPLY NOW for the international "Green Talents" Competition 2011


Application Guidelines 2011 (accessible pdf file)
Application Flyer 2011 (accessible pdf file)
Deadline for applications:         29 July, 2011 
Announcement of the international "Green Talents" Competition 2011

How can green growth for all be achieved? What can be done to implement sustainability strategies into society? Young scientists from all over the world who are seeking solutions to these and other pressing questions related to sustainability research are invited to participate in the prestigious "Green Talents" competition of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

The award under the patronage of Federal Minister Professor Annette Schavan was presented for the second time in 2010 and is now starting its third application round. Talented young researchers (up to 35 years old) from around the world specialising in the area of sustainable development are invited to apply for "Green Talents - The International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development". The competition will give 20 exceptional scientists the opportunity to meet and exchange views with today's leading experts in the field of sustainability in Germany. A decisive selection criterion is the crucial contribution of the applicant's research to mastering global challenges such as climate change, declining energy resources and massive environmental pollution.

The winners of the competition will participate in a ten-day international science forum taking place in autumn 2011. Touring through Germany, the "Green Talents" will visit leading universities, research institutions and companies active in the field of sustainable development. They will gather specific information about research activities on-site and learn about opportunities for cooperation with German partners. The forum will also include individual meetings with experts, as well as cultural events and the award ceremony at the German Parliament (tbc) in Berlin.

During the year following their participation in the "Green Talents Forum", the winners of the competition will be invited to return to Germany for an additional research stay (up to three months). Both the Forum and the research stay will be fully financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Germany is one of the leading locations in the world for sustainability research, and is a strong partner for international cooperation in this field. The country takes global responsibility by promoting sustainable development and green growth. The German Federal Government is providing important funds for the development of sustainable innovations in research and development, also for further increasing collaborations with outstanding researchers throughout the world. The country's innovative power in this area is especially attractive for young international scientists who can benefit from the exchange with a strong partner.

For detailed information about the application requirements and process, please refer to the Application Guidelines 2011 as well as the leaflet with all relevant information about the programme. Application documents should be submitted to by 29 July 2011.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)-Curtin University, Australia

International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)-Curtin University

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is available to any international student wishing to undertake a Higher Degree by Research at Curtin in 2012. This award is open to citizens of an overseas country (excluding New Zealand). Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit and research capacity to suitably qualified overseas graduates eligible to commence a higher degree by research in 2012*.

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship provides:
  • course tuition fee for two years for a Masters by Research and three years for a Doctoral degree; and
  • Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the recipient and their dependants for the duration of the award.

In addition, all successful applicants will receive an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) valued at $22,860 (2011 value). This tax-free stipend is indexed annually.

For further information please contact :
Miss Yen Hieu
Graduate Studies Officer
Office of Research & Development
Curtin University
GPO Box U1987
Telephone: (08) 9266 4906
Fax: (08) 9266 3793

Students currently enrolled in the degree for which an IPRS is being sought are eligible to apply for an IPRS providing the degree was commenced after 1st September 2010.

Submission of application must include:

- IPRS/CIPRS Application Form
- 2 x Referee Report Form
-Application for Admission to a Higher Degree by Research