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Women constitute an important section of the workforce. However, the present situation of a large number of well-qualified women scientists who due to various circumstances have been left out of the S&T activities needs to be addressed. The problems faced are several but, significantly, most often the "break in their career" arises out of motherhood and family responsibilities. The option for revival of their profession is presently unavailable due to restrictions in age and qualification and no system at present addresses these issues.
The Department of Science and Technology has instituted Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowship, in order to promote cutting-edge scientific research in centres of excellence in India. Eminent scientist of any nationality desirous of carrying out research in Indian Institutions for a period of 12 months in a three year duration would be enabled by this Fellowship Scheme. Nominations of eminent scientists for the Award of Jawaharlal Nehru Science Fellowships are invited from Heads of Academic/Research Institutions, Presidents/Fellows of Science Academies and global leaders in science.
The University of Cambridge has long and strong ties with India. Many of India’s leading politicians, businessmen and scientists are Cambridge alumni. St John’s College, one of the largest of the Colleges in Cambridge, has had particularly extensive links over many years.
Applications are invited for awarding scholarship for the year 2013-14 under “Swami Vivekananda West Bengal Government Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme” introduced for providing financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students of West Bengal pursuing higher studies. The students of Post-Madhyamik levels in regular courses who are domiciled in West Bengal and studying in one of the educational institutions of this state after passing out from the State Board / Council of Secondary / Higher Secondary Education and Madrasah Siksha Parishad or a University of West Bengal, set up by State Act, whose annual family income is Rs. 80,000/- or less may apply for this scholarship provided their educational qualifications are as follows:-
Applications are invited from Indian nationals for nominations from India for award of Commonwealth Scholarships in United Kingdom tenable from September/October 2014. Upto Sixty five (65) (39 for Master’s Degree Course/Six months clinical training and 26 for Ph.D. Course) nominations are to be sent to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for final selection to be made by them.
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Scholarship: Swiss Government Excellence PhD Scholarships for foreign students
Offered by: The Swiss Government through the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students FCS
Applications are invited from Indian Nationals working in any of the North-Eastern States of India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura) for the award of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship (2013-2014) under the special programme for the northeast states for conducting research or training in overseas research laboratories in different areas of biotechnology such as (i) agriculture and plant biotechnology; (ii) medical biotechnology and human health; (iii) animal and veterinary biotechnology; (iv) marine biotechnology and aquaculture; (v) Bioenergy; (vi) food, feed and nutrition; (vii) environmental biotechnology; (viii) industrial biotechnology and biochemical engine
North South Foundation provides scholarships to needy children who display academic excellence in India. NSF has distributed more than 4,500 scholarships to students who need financial support to pursue their quest for knowledge in engineering, medicine, polytechnic, science and other fields. The scholarship is an annual award and not a one-time payment. The student is eligible for the scholarship until graduation as long as he/she maintains high academic standards. NSF funds these scholarships by raising donations in the US.
Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad is a premier R&D Institute in India. The Institute had its origin as the Central Laboratories for Scientific & Industrial Research (CLSIR), established in 1944 by the then Government of Hyderabad State. After integration of Hyderabad State with the Indian Union, the laboratory expanded with its growing activities. The main building was formally opened by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India on January 2, 1954. In 1956, the Central Laboratories came under the aegis of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi and was renamed Regional Research Laboratory, Hyderabad (RRL-H).
Award title: University of East Anglia Science International Foundation Scholarship.