TED Fellows program

Twice a year, the TED Fellows program opens applications to find a new class of extraordinary thinkers and doers. Though we target innovators aged 21 to 40, we encourage anyone over 18 years old to apply.

Application cycle dates

Each year we open two application cycles: one for TED and one for TEDGlobal. Each application cycle has an opening and closing date – you may only apply to be a Fellow between the opening and closing dates. We do not accept applications during the dates that fall outside of the application cycle window.

Dates for the TED2017 application cycle is as follows:

TED2017 application cycle
Opening date: June 13, 2016
Closing date: July 30, 2016

TEDGlobal 2017 application cycle
Opening date: October 3, 2016
Closing date: November 20, 2016

Who should apply

We look for different applicants than many other leadership-oriented programs. Instead of business people, professionals, policy wonks and government officials, the TED Fellows program focuses on doers, makers, inventors, advocates, filmmakers and photographers, musicians and artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, NGO heads, and human rights activists.

In addition to impressive accomplishment, fine character and a good heart are two very important traits we look for in a every potential TED Fellow. More than anything, this focus on character has defined the success of the TED Fellows program.

Axis Bank Young Bankers Program

Axis Bank Young Bankers (ABYB) Programme is an endeavour by Axis Bank to nurture industry leaders of the future by imparting domain expertise and skill set in the field of Banking.

ABYB is a one year, full time residential programme which will be conducted at two training campuses, Manipal Global Education in Bangalore and Amity Global Business School in Noida.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for applying for admission are:

Age: Age limit 25 years, born on or after 1st April, 1990

Qualification:

Only graduates from any stream, with 55% and above in their FINAL year of graduation or aggregate of 55% and above in graduation

Benefits of ABYB programme

On successful completion of the course, the student will be awarded the ‘Post-Graduate Diploma in Banking Services’.

A Young Banker thus qualified will:

  • Demonstrate a systematic understanding of banking concepts and systems
  • Gain critical awareness of current challenges and new trends in banking Industry
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively in business situations
  • Demonstrate a practical understanding of banking procedures and practices and successfully apply it to real-life business situations.
  • Become a fair and responsible banker

For more information please visit the Link  

St. Gallen Wings Of Excellence Essay Competition 2016

Compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a «Leader of Tomorrow» in the world’s premier opportunity for intergenerational debates: The St. Gallen Symposium.

  • Join the debate with 600 top global leaders and decision makers
  • Share your thoughts, ideas and visions with the global elite
  • Expenses for travel, board and lodging covered, travel service provided
  • Meet 200 of the world’s brightest young minds
  • Small and intimate gatherings with world leaders, exclusively for the Leaders of Tomorrow
  • CHF 20,000.– prize money shared by the three winners
  • Broad media coverage
  • Become member of a truly unique and strong global community

Qualify with an excellent essay.

Your essay must answer the following question:

What are alternatives to economic growth? Leaders of Tomorrow have expressed scepticism towards economic growth as it stands today. We challenge you to develop your alternative guidelines to the concept of growth. Present your own idea to convince the jury. We expect a professional, creative and thought-provoking essay. Be bold and unconventional!

 

more details click here: http://www.symposium.org

K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies

kc-mahindra-logoSince its inception, the trust has promoted education mainly by way of scholarships and grants to deserving and needy students. Some of these were instituted way back in the mid 1950s while others were founded more recently, a proof of its continuous efforts to bring about social and economic development through a literate, enlightened and empowered populace.

To encourage and motivate students, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has set up the following scholarships:

Since 1956, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has granted interest-free loan scholarships to deserving students to pursue post-graduate studies abroad in various fields.

 Every year, we offer 50 scholarships, as given below:

1) A maximum of Rs.8 lakh per scholar, awarded to the top 3 K.C. Mahindra fellows

2) A maximum of Rs.2 lakh per scholar, awarded to remaining successful applicants

Note:

1) The form needs to be printed on legal / full scape size paper.

2) The last date to submit the form is 31.03.2016

3) The completed form needs to be sent to the following address:

K.C. Mahindra Education Trust

Cecil Court, 3rd Floor, Near Regal Cinema, Mahakavi Bhushan Marg,

Colaba, Mumbai – 400 001

For more details : http://www.kcmet.org/what-we-do-Scholarship-Grants.aspx

 

Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals

 

Rotary and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education have teamed up to tackle the world’s water and sanitation crisis by increasing the number of trained professionals to devise, plan, and implement solutions in developing and emerging countries. Through this partnership, The Rotary Foundation will provide grants to Rotary clubs and districts to select and sponsor a limited number of students each year.

The Scholarship

The Rotary Scholarships for Water and Sanitation Professionals have been designed to promote long-term productive relationships between Rotarians and highly skilled water and sanitation professionals in their communities. Rotary scholars will benefit from the support they receive through regular contact with sponsoring Rotarians from their home country and the opportunity to interact with Rotarians in the Netherlands. After graduating, scholars’ expertise will be put to work improving water and sanitation conditions in their own community with a project the scholar and sponsoring Rotarians will design and implement together.

In addition, Rotary Foundation alumni are part of an extensive network of fellow Rotary scholarship recipients and Rotarians worldwide. Becoming involved with a local Rotary club and the alumni association allows scholars to stay connected to Rotary’s global community and resources.

 

Application Process

 

Scholars are selected in a competitive process. Candidates are chosen based on their ability to have a significant, positive impact on global water and sanitation issues during their career.  Successful applicants will have a strong academic background, significant and relevant professional experience, and demonstrated leadership in the community.Completed applications must be received by TRF from sponsor Rotarians no later than 15 June of the year in which studies begin. Applications submitted directly to TRF by the student will not be considered.

TRF awards scholarships of approximately €34,000, paid directly to UNESCO-IHE. Funding to cover additional costs (including international travel) related to participation in the academic program will be coordinated by UNESCO-IHE.

Be! Fund

Be! Fund is India’s first youth risk capital fund, we invest in young entrepreneurs from low-income communities in India, with sustainable business ideas that solve big problems where young people live. It has to be a young person’s idea. Waste, pollution, transport, energy, water, unemployment – we’ll consider any idea that solves a big problem where a young person age 18-25 lives.

Young people we invest in should be unable to get a bank loan for their idea and their idea has to be their idea + solve a BIG PROBLEM

Duration

One month enterprise outreach fellowships

Three month outreach to enterprise building fellowships

Six month enterprise incubation lab [travel][half day, three days/week + Saturdays]

 

IITM – Summer Fellowship Programme

The IITM – Summer Fellowship Programme of two months with stipend is iimdesigned to enhance awareness and interest in high quality academic research among young Engineering, Management, Sciences and Humanities students through a goal oriented summer mini-project undertaken at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras.

 

Eligibility: Candidates pursuing Third Year of B.E./B.Tech./B.Sc. (Engg)/Integrated M.E./M.Tech. programme, First Year of ME/M.Tech/M.Sc./M.A, MBA with outstanding academic background in terms of high ranks in university examinations are encouraged to apply, highlighting their academic performance and achievement including papers presented at seminars, projects executed, design contests participated, score/rank in Mathematics Olympiad and any other awards/distinctions obtained.

 

  • IIT students are not eligible to apply

Stipend: Rs.5000/- per month will be given as a stipend for a maximum period of 2 months.

Duration: 2- months

Selection: Online application

Azim Premji Rural Development Fellowship

The Fellowship Programme of Azim Premji Foundation aims to give an educatio11.nal and social sector experience to a diverse range people from a variety of backgrounds.

This rigorous 2-year programme comprises:

  • Year 1 would be distributed between – teaching in government schools, immersion in education to develop/ build their perspective along with participation in the activities of the Foundation’s District Institute (DI) where they are placed, to understand the various roles in the DI.
  • Year 2 would be focused upon capacity building of the Fellows based upon the role they could possibly contribute in the DI after the Fellowship.
During this period the focus would be to provide opportunities to the Fellows to build an understanding in the area of education through teaching and capacity building in various roles in the DI. They will be actively mentored and will benefit from hands-on experience of working in the field.
Fellows will be posted to some of the least developed districts of rural India and need to be prepared to live and work in the highly challenging environments that they will encounter there.
You should have 3 to 10 years of work experience, with a post-graduate or a professional degree in any discipline. We welcome people from a variety of backgrounds. What is important is your willingness to explore the social sector and the desre to contribute.
You will be posted in the districts of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Rajasthan,Telangana
and Uttarakhand.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

 

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) invites applications from Indian biomedical scientists for the international fellowships for the year 2016-17.

 Number of fellowships: Young scientists-12;   Senior scientists-6

Duration: 3-6 months for young scientists and 10-15 days for senior scientists

Eligibility:

·         M.D/PhD degree with at least three years teaching/research experience for young scientists and at least fifteen years for senior scientists

·         Regular position in a recognized biomedical/research/health institution in India

·         Below 45 years of age for young and 57 years for senior scientists

Financial support:

·         US$ 3000 per month, contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- and return economy class air ticket (excursion airfare) for young scientists

·         US$ 200 per day (including US$ 75 as per diem and US$ 125 is for accommodation), contingency grant of Rs. 20,000/- and return economy class air ticket  (excursion airfare) for senior scientists

For more information please visit the Link

Queen Elizabeth Four Month Visiting Scholarship for students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa

19The Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships (www.queenelizabethscholars.ca)
aim to activate a dynamic community of young global leaders across the Commonwealth to create
lasting impacts at both home and abroad through inter-cultural exchanges encompassing international education,discovery and inquiry,and professional experiences. Through this program, UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to invite applications from outstanding students from India and Commonwealth countries in Africa currently enrolled in a postgraduate program to apply for funding to be a visiting scholar at UBC for a period of four months. During this time, visiting scholars may take 1 graduate courses at UBC, engage in seminars, and develop skills relevant to their current research work. Applicants must currently be conducting forestry research at a university in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa(preferably,at one of our partner institutions–see http://qescholars.forestry.ubc.ca/india-and commonwealth-countries-in-africa/formoreinformation)and identify a UBC faculty member who is willing to
mentor them during their visit to UBC. The UBC faculty mentor should have an active research program that is well-aligned with the applicant’s research. The scholarship provides the airfare(max C$2,100),and living expenses(C$1,500 month x 4 months).
Successful candidates will join a network of Queen Elizabeth Scholars at UBC and across Canada and the Commonwealth. They will be expected to share their experiences broadly both at their home and partner institutions, participate in network events, and mentor future participants. Opportunities for professional development will also be available.

To be eligible, applicants must be:
• 35 years of age or under atthe time of application
• ProficientinEnglish
• Currently enrolled as a master’s or Ph.D.student in India or Commonwealth countries in Africa
• Citizens of a Commonwealth country (but not Canadian). Anyone who has applied for Canadian citizenship or permanent residency is not eligible.
• Scholars must agree to return to their home country after the study visit and sign a form to this effect as part of their acceptance of the award.
• Scholars must participate in community engagement activities in Canada.

To apply, please send:
• Cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for the visiting scholarship, proposed activities while at UBC, and how you will contribute to community engagement activities in Canada
• One-page summary of your current or planned research work
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of support from current supervisor at home institution, outlining your current research, intellectual preparedness, and how a visiting scholarship will contribute to your work
• Letter of support from a UBC faculty member outlining a fit between their current research and applicant’s proposed plan, and commitment to mentor the applicant during their stay at UBC

Eligible applications will be evaluated based on:
• the significance of proposed visit to applicant’s research- either in the form of course work, or research experience, or both
• the alignment of proposed research with the QES program goals degree of support from current supervisor
• the fit between research program of proposed UBC faculty member and the applicant’s proposed research
• the commitment from proposed UBC faculty member for mentoring the applicant’ s research activities.