Other Opportunities

Agroforestry and natural resource management are well-established research and development disciplines worldwide. Other than the World Agoforestry Centre, many national, regional and international institutions offer a broad range of fellowship and scholarship opportunities that develop and strengthen the capacity of individual learners in these areas.

Current opportunities

GENERAL RESEARCH AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

1)  DAAD SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service offers scholarships for developing countries‘ students. The scholarships are available for pursuing a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education. These scholarships provide monthly installment of EUR 750.00. and also include the costs for health, accident and liability insurance in Germany and an DAAD Scholarships for Developing Countries are offered for pursuing development-related postgraduate courses in the areas of Economic Sciences / Business Administration/ Political Economics, Development Co-operation, Engineering and related sciences, Mathematics, Regional Planning, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Public Health / Veterinary Medicine / Medicine, Social Science, Education & Law and Media Studies.
Course Level: The scholarship is offered to pursue a postgraduate degree at German institutions of Higher education.
Scholarship Provider: DAAD, German Academic Exchange Service.
Scholarship can be taken at: German

Scholarship Description: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) – Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree.

The general closing dates for applications are as follows:
-31 July (annually) DAAD Regional Office, DAAD-Information Centre or German Embassy or
-31 August (annually) DAAD Bonn or
-15 October (annually) University (Please check date. Deadlines differ from university to university.

2) Harvard University Scholarships

Harvard University is one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the world. It was established in1636. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States which welcomes students from all over the world. Harvard is a popular study destination for students as they get the opportunity to participate in an outstanding range of activities. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning and research and developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally.

There are various courses which students can choose to pursue from Harvard University. Harvard students stand out for their academic excellence. Candidates come throughout the world representing demographic, economic and cultural diversity. With a continuing commitment to the pursuit of quality, Harvard University offers incomparable student experiences across a wide spectrum of academic environments.

Harvard admits outstanding students of every nationality and background. This page contains useful information for students interested in learning more about how to apply for admission to Harvard and for different scholarships. Harvard College offers undergraduate (bachelor’s, first) degree, graduate degree, Doctoral Programs and Summer Programs. All these levels of education are offered to national and international students.

Different schools of Harvard:
-Harvard Business School, Harvard Divinity School,Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences,Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, Harvard Medical School
-Harvard School of Dental Medicine
-Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
-Harvard School of Public Health
-Harvard Extension School,Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement,Harvard Summer School
-Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Entry Requirements for Graduates

 Applicants who wish to pursue a degree at the Graduate School must hold the equivalent of a US bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an institution of recognized standing.

-Applicants from institutions outside of the US; applicants must hold the equivalent of US bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from institutions of recognized standing (either a three or four year undergraduate degree).

3. Entry Requirements for Doctoral Programs

To be considered for admissions applicants must have a bachelor’s degree. Undergraduate applicants in his/her senior year are welcome to apply.

  Required Application Materials:

a.Completed online application form
b.Resume
c.Statement of Purpose
d.Transcripts for all college/university degrees and courses
e.Self-reported transcripts are accepted for DBA programs
f.Official transcripts are required for PhD programs. Applicants must also upload copies of his/her transcripts to the online application system.
g.Current GMAT or GRE scores
h.TOEFL scores
i.Three letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source). Recommendation letters must be submitted online through the online application system. Hard copy recommendation letters will not be accepted.
j.$105 application fee via credit card

3) MSc and PhD Position at Chosun University in Korea, 2014

SoC Design Lab, Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University in Korea is offering funding opportunities for MS and PhD position for the academic year 2014. One position is available. Financial support of tuition fees and living expenses will be provided to the candidates. To be eligible, candidate should have foreign citizenship.

Study Subject: Position is available in the following research areas: Analog / Digital IC design for signal processing and communication, IT areas including Electronics, Information and Communication and Computer.
Course Level: Position is open for research program.
Scholarship Provider: SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and Communication Engineering, Chosun University
Scholarship can be taken at: Korea

Eligibility: In order to qualify for the position, following requirements are essential:
- An applicant and his / her parents must have foreign citizenship and come under each of the following:
- Graduated or is going to graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program in a foreign country
(Dept. of Electronic Eng., Computer Science Eng., Information and Communication Eng., and IT related Eng.)
- Must have IBT score of 85 (IELTS 6.5) or higher.
- Must have superior CGPA

Scholarship Description: MS and PhD position is available at SoC Design Lab., Department of Information and 

Communication Engineering, Chosun University in Korea. An applicant should be graduated or is going to graduate from a bachelor’s or master’s program in a foreign country. Scholarship covers tuition fees and living expenses.

4) Masters position in computational Fluid Dynamics at University of British Columbia, Canada

Applications are invited for funded masters of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) position in the field of Mechanical Engineering at University of British Columbia-Okanagan campus. Position is open for Canadian and international candidates. Applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechan

Study Subject: Position is available in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
Course Level: Position is open for pursuing master’s degree level at University of British Columbia in Canada.
Scholarship Provider: University of British Columbia, Okanagan School of Engineering, Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: In order to qualify, the individual should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent. Knowledge of fluid mechanics / aerodynamics, numerical methods, and computer programming is essential. Prior exposure to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and/or experiments in fluid flows should be preferred.

Scholarship Description: A funded Masters of Applied 
Science (M.A.Sc.) position is available immediately in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus in Canada. To be eligible, applicant should have an undergraduate degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact the University British Columbia, Canada

5) Undergraduate Scholarships Australian National University

There are limited numbers of scholarships available for undergraduate students in 2014 at the Australian National University. The scholarships are open to prospective full-time undergraduate students in any subject area for each year of full time courses. All sholarships are subject to satisfactory progress by students. Foundation degree students may also be eligible for the scholarships.

How do I apply at ANU?

Please note that Australian National University cannot consider applications received after the deadline. Also remember that the scholarships application procedure is separate from the admissions application procedure. Therefore you may be offered a place of study at the university

Before you begin your application at ANU, please make sure that you meet the eligibility criteria. You must:

  • * be an international student (classified as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes);
  • * not currently be registered on an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the Australian National University.

Documents to make your application online

Following documents may be required to to apply for admissions and scholarships online.

  • * an academic reference letter;
  • * a copy of your academic transcript or marksheets;
  • * a copy of your Academic IELTS or TOEFL result if applicable.

Scholarships at ANU

There are a number of scholarships available for undergraduate students. ANU Scholarships are provided to assist students for paying university fees, books and towards living. International Honours students at ANU may wish to consider applying for an Honours scholarship.

6) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemistry at Jimma University in Ethiopia, 2014

Applications are invited for postdoctoral fellowship in the field of Chemistry at Jimma University in Ethiopia. This fellowship is available for research oriented with main focus on graduate programs (MSc and PhD programs). Candidates must be committed to team work, and follow planned duties precisely. The salary is about $24,000 – $30,000, which is quite high considering the cost of living (i.e. four times higher than local full professors). Housing and flights will be covered. On the other hand, we are looking for those who are interested in the potentials of this position rather than a routine job with high salary.

Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of Chemistry at Jimma University in Ethiopia.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for research oriented with main focus on graduate programs (4 MSc and 4 PhD programs) at Jimma University in Ethiopia
Scholarship Provider: Department of Materials Science & Engineering of Jimma University
Scholarship can be taken at: Ethiopia

Scholarship Description: Department of Materials Science & Engineering at Jimma University is innovation and research oriented with main focus on graduate programs (4 MSc and 4 PhD programs). The Department and research projects are led by Professor Ali Eftekhari (President of the American Nano Society) with a focus on nanomaterials and electrochemistry. We currently have an open vacancy for a postdoctoral fellow in the realms of chemistry.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer.

7) Postdoctoral Fellowship at Hamburg University in Germany, 2014

A full-time, DFG-funded postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the Department of Systems Neuroscience / University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany. The fellowship is for up to 4 years. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI and behavioral data, writing scientific papers and giving scientific presentations.

Study Subject(s): Fellowship is offered in the field of Neuroscience.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing postdoctoral level at the Department of Systems Neuroscience / University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Hamburg, Germany.
Scholarship Provider: Hamburg University
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany

Eligibility: Position qualifications include a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field; experience with fMRI acquisition and analysis; strong experimental and statistical skills and the ability to work independently and in a team environment. Experience with neuroimaging software programs (e.g. SPM, MATLAB), programming for fMRI tasks (e.g. Presentation, Cogent), and statistical analysis (e.g. R, SPSS) is highly desired. Strong interests in the field of aging research are valuable.

Scholarship Application Deadline: For the application deadline contact employer.

8) Pace University Online College Scholarships

Pace University offers financial aid to students in the form of scholarships, grants, work study, and student loans. Scholarships are treated as best kind of financial aids as they do not need to be paid back. Pace University, the federal government, New York State and private organizations offer scholarships to its students. Students are rewarded with University-sponsored scholarships on the basis of student’s academic score, service to the community, talent, special activities and financial need.

 Application Procedure for Pace University Endowed Scholarships

To apply for Endowed Scholarships from Pace University (Continuing and Resuming students only), complete the application on-line

After completing FAFSA for the year you need to follow below steps you should take in order to get the best possible Scholarship from Pace University.

These steps are applicable to both Undergraduate and Graduate students for newly enrolled or currently enrolled.
-On receiving Financial Aid Award letter from Pace University, read it and review it.
-Now log in to your MyPace portal to check following things like:
(a) Financial Aid status
(b) Scholarship Eligibility
(c) Acceptance or Decline of Scholarship
-Student needs to notify the Financial Aid Office of any changes regarding enrolment or staying arrangements while attending Pace University.

Upon acceptance of Scholarship, a separate Scholarship Award Agreement form will be sent to student from Pace University. Student has to duly fill it and send it back again to Pace University.

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