Norwegian Government Scholarships

Norwegian Government Scholarships-Research Programme 2006-2007

Norwegian Government Scholarships

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Norwegian Government Scholarships 2006-2007

Norwegian Government Scholarships-Research Programme 2006-2007

Typed Applications (complete in all respect) in duplicate in the prescribed format are invited from Indian nationals for nomination of 3 Norwegian Government Scholarship for 2006-2007. The Government scholarships are designed to promote contact and mobility between Norwegian and foreign students or researchers and institutions of higher learning and research. The Scholarships are intended to finance a temporary stay, and not a complete education in Norway. The Scholarships is for a period ranging from one to ten months (i.e. maximum of one academic year). The Scholarship Pool is tenable at public universities, research institutions, colleges and other institutions at university level in Norway. The programme is open to all areas of studies and research within academic fields, including applied and performing arts. The subject fields are: -

* Gender and Development

* International Community Health

* Special Needs Education

* International Fisheries Management.

* Applied & Performing Arts.

Duration: Not exceeding 10 months.

Requirements: Applicants should :-

Hold a minimum of a Bachelor?s degree in the relevant subject field with 60% or more marks.

Not to exceed 40 years of age as on 06.01.2006.

Enclose a letter of invitation from a host institution in Norway where they wish to study or carry out research.

Value: Scholarship rates are :-

NOK 8,000 per month for candidates who hold a Bachelor or a Master degree.

NOK 11,000 per month for candidates who are Ph.D. students or hold a Doctoral degree or who is conducting research on an advanced level.

In addition each category will receive NOK 7,000 for the first month to cover initial expenses. Scholarship holders will be able to rent reasonable priced rooms at halls of residence.

The Norwegian Scholarship authorities do not cover the candidates travel costs to and from India/Norway.

Note: Candidates with 60% marks and above at the minimum qualifying level are eligible. Candidates having 60% or more marks at higher level of studies but having less than 60% marks at the minimum qualifying level will not be considered. Where grades are mentioned candidates must indicate the conversion formula adopted by the University/Institution.

Each application must consist of the following for documents in English :

Letter of recommendation from the home institution.

Letter of invitation from a Norwegian host institution (if any).

List of relevant publications (if applicable).

The following must be attached with the application Fellowships/ Scholarships:

** i) a) Attested copies of all degrees/diplomas/certificates etc.

b) Attested copies of the certificates certifying date of birth.

c) Attested copies of marks sheets of the qualifying examination.

d) No Objection Certificate from the employer, if employed.

e) A recent passport size photograph of candidate to be affixed on the prescribed application form.

f) Artists or musicians must enclose slides, music cassettes/CD/Mini Discs or other work samples ? one set only. Please enclose a detailed description of the work samples. These samples will not be returned.

ii). Candidates with equivalent foreign degree will also be considered.

iii). Candidates should have sufficient knowledge of India and the donor country.

iv). Candidates must furnish a clear and precise programme of study/research.

v). Applications in the subject fields other than those specified above will not be considered.

** Candidates who have already been abroad for study/specialization/training for more than 6 months on a scholarship or at their own are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for atleast 2 consecutive years after their return from abroad. However, the scholars who have proceeded under the scheme of Scholarships for Study Abroad before 1991 have to complete 5 years stay in India on their return from abroad before applying for the scholarship.

** Selected candidates will be required to execute an undertaking on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- with Government of India.

** Mere fulfillment of minimum requirements as laid down in the advertisement does not qualify a candidate for interview.

** While indicating the period of past experience and stay abroad candidates should mention the specific dates.

** Applications in subject fields other than those specified in the advertisement will not be considered.

** Candidates who do not possess the essential qualifications need not apply.

** Incomplete applications and applications received late after the stipulated date will not be considered and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

** Documents submitted alongwith the applications will not be returned. Hence, candidates are advised to send only attested copies of the certificates.

** In case no interview letter is received by a candidate who has applied in response to our advertisement, it may be presumed that he/she has not been selected. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

** The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final. NO REPRESENTATIONS IN THIS REGARD WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

** Mere nomination of a candidate by Government of India does not guarantee final selection or placement in the donor country. The donor country will make its own selection from among the nominees recommended.

** Candidates would apply for the above scholarship on a plain paper with a recent passport size photograph, furnishing the details/particulars indicated in the accompanying format to the Section Officer, Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Secondary Education & Higher Education) Scholarship Division (ES.5 Section), A-2/W-4, Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110 001 by 6th January, 2006 (5.30 P.M.). Application received thereafter will not be considered. Application can also be downloaded from the Department?s website www.education.nic.in On line applications may be accepted provided hard copy of the application alongwith enclosures (attested copies of certificates, marks-sheet etc.) reach the Ministry within 5 days after the last date.

Reference Website:www.education.nic.in

Norwegian Government Scholarships-Research Programme 2006-2007