The Sahapedia – UNESCO Fellowships 2017

The Sahapedia – UNESCO Fellowships 2017

About the Fellowship

To provide enthusiasts, students and scholars an opportunity to engage with cultural heritage and follow their pursuit of the knowledge systems of India, Sahapedia is pleased to announce its Fellowship programme.

“Saha”, Sanskrit for “together with”, is an invitation to explore together the richness of our cultural landscapes. The Sahapedia – UNESCO Fellowship programme is an extension of this invitation to engage with the rich and diverse range of arts, heritages and cultures of India.
UNESCO’s Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003 (referred to as UNESCO 2003 Convention hereafter), refers to “importance of the intangible cultural heritage as a mainspring of cultural diversity and a guarantee of sustainable development.” The Sahapedia – UNESCO Fellowships are a part of the efforts to raise — at local, national, and international levels — awareness of the importance of intangible heritage, and accessibility of the same to communities, groups and individuals. The content documented and curated as a part of this fellowship programme is expected to fulfill, in part, the aims and objectives of the UNESCO 2003 Convention.

Through this initiative, Fellows will be encouraged to carry out documentation and critical research in diverse areas of cultural knowledge, while interacting with and enhancing networks that contribute to the creation of the same. This research of the Fellows will be published on the Sahapedia web portal, contributing to the online resource.

The Fellowship programme offers two variants currently – the Sahapedia Project Fellowship and the Sahapedia Research Fellowship. This gives the applicant the option of participating either at the level of primary documentation or of the content curation process.
Sahapedia Project Fellow (SPF):

• The Project Fellow shall coordinate the contribution of different kinds of multimedia content revolving around a particular theme.
• The module to be created on the theme could be in the format of one core article, a couple of allied articles, an image gallery and/or video recording, interviews and quick facts, for instance. *
• The project taken up is expected to be fulfilled in the period of 12 weeks.
Sahapedia Research Fellow (SRF):

• The Research Fellow position is meant for both academic engagement and primary field-work and documentation. The Research Fellow shall submit a minimum of three or four elements surrounding one or multiple topics.
• The deliverables for scholars and field-workers could involve, for instance, interviews with other scholars or practitioners, review of scholarship, interview discussing key issues of the topic, overview or introductory material or primary multimedia documentation on the topic. *
• Students and young researchers could potentially work on the documentation process (through field photos/videos, plans, sketches, and the like), transcription and translation of interviews, and/or compilation of quick facts (like filmographies, compositions, choreographies, etc.). *
• The tasks taken up are ideally to be completed in the period of 8 weeks.

A 400-word proposal has to be submitted during the time of application with details of the work the applicant aims to carry out and relevance of this work to Sahapedia, and a tentative list of deliverables specific to the assignment in question. Young scholars and researchers may enlist the guidance of teachers, professors or mentors, in this application, if required. The exact deliverables shall be discussed and fixed for each Fellow based on this proposal, on their being shortlisted.
*For pointers, find a list of links to different kinds of content on Sahapedia (Annexure – 1) and a note of ways to use the Representative List and Urgent Safeguarding List of the UNESCO 2003 Convention (Annexure – 2). We hope these will act as starting points for applicants to conceptualise their contribution to Sahapedia.

Eligibility The Fellowship is available to post-doctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, post-graduates, and graduates (including those students due to graduate in the summer of 2017). It is expected that the area or domain being applied for by an applicant is their area of expertise, or that this area has been the focus of one of their pursuits. Fellows are free to work jobs or engage in professional or academic work, as long as they find sufficient time to finish the projects taken up as a part of the Sahapedia Fellowship.

The project taken up by the Fellow is expected to be completed in the time-frame of twelve weeks for the SPF and of eight weeks for the SRF.

The SPF shall be granted an award of Rs. 40,000 and the SRF an award of Rs. 15,000. Once the deliverables have been fixed for individual Fellows, a detailed plan is to be drafted for submission, including an expenditure plan. The first installment (20%) of the award will be paid after the approval of the plan. The subsequent installments shall be paid on completion of specific elements in the assignment plan.

Through this programme, Fellows shall receive an opportunity to work and conduct research in their area of interest, while receiving access to networks of scholars and professionals in the heritage sector. Their work will be made visible on the Sahapedia portal, making it accessible to wider audiences.
Application Guidelines

The following materials are to be submitted as a part of the application:
1. Resume or curriculum vitae;
2. A proposal of not more than 400 words; **
3. A writing sample (previously written essay).

Please find attached the terms and conditions, providing details of the contractual agreement (Annexure – 3), and a time-line of the process (Annexure -4) for your benefit.

**If the resources provided by Sahapedia are to be utilized for work already in progress, a note explaining this work with a brief description of how this will be developed into publishable material should be provided.

The documents listed above should either be emailed to:
Or sent to:
C-1/3, First Floor,
SDA (Safdarjung Development Area)
New Delhi – 110016.

For queries, write to or contact +918826622261.

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Diploma in Participatory Rural Development – Scholarships offered


Please find attached an announcement for the third batch of “Diploma in
Participatory Rural Development” being organized by Manavodaya Institute of
Participatory Development, Lucknow in collaboration with the famous Tata
Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. The 3rd batch starts in July
and *admissions will be over by 15th June, 2017.*

TISS is a world class institution for education and research in social
development. Manavodaya Institute is well known for its work in
Participatory Rural Development where students from all over the world have
been receiving training on the subject for the past 20 years. (See With the joining of hands of these two institutions,
the students get the best possible learning on the subject.

This is a professional course and we are looking for students who are
seriously interested in making a career in the development sector.* The
course is run in Hindi and English. Hence candidates from the Hindi
speaking belt can easily do the course.*

The announcement and the brief description are attached. There are limited
seats and we advise candidates to apply early till the time seats are

We conducted the twentieth batch of an international course on the same
subject attended by students from Europe and South Africa this year.

Varun Vidyarthi

Course Coordinator

Manavodaya Institute of Participatory Development

I.I.M. Road, Lucknow
Phone : 8090061459

PS : The fees structure is as follows : Total fees Rs. 44,600. *NABARD is
offering full scholarship for students nominated by NGOs.* This year it is
being extended to the entire country. The students have only to bear hostel
and food expenses in Lucknow. There are many half scholarships.

*Most students of the last batch got interview calls even before they
completed the course. Apart from building professional skills, it is
extremely good for the career of students.*

NB: the above information is shared by the Institute (MIPD) and you need to directly
get in touch with them for any clarifications.

SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2017-18

SBI Youth for India Fellowship 2017-18 : 


  • Young Professionals or Fresh Graduates
  • Age 21-32 (as on date of commencement of programme)
  • Indian citizen

Shortlist: Shortlisted candidates are notified on an ongoing basis during the application period. We continuously engage with shortlisted applicants over an online forum to get to know them better as well as clarify their doubts regarding the Fellowship.

Interview:Interviews shall be conducted in major metro cities or virtually for applicants based outside India

Background and research: You will have access to further material about the programmes of our partner NGOs. You will research, read and familiarize yourself with these to be able to decide on your preferred programme area and partner NGO.

Progrmme details:
13 months
2 cohorts commencing in August and October 2016
Requires you to stay in rural areas near the project site
Week 1-2: Orientation & Training
Week 3-6: Location Familiarization & Project Formulation
Month 3-11: Project Implementation, Periodic Monitoring, Review Workshops
Month 12-13: Documentation of Project Work, Handover, Valediction
Fellowship Support

Post Fellowships: After completion of the Programme :

You can continue in the rural development sector with NGOs or explore social entrepreneurship opportunities.
You can pursue further studies or other fellowships.
You can return to the mainstream and apply your learning to develop products and services more suited to Rural India.

For any clarifications contact:


Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Scholarships

Information about JNMF Scholarships


The scholarships are available for Ph.D. study in India to the following categories of students:

Indian Nationals

Nationals of other Asian countries


A candidate may apply for scholarship in any one of the following areas of specialisation:

Indian History and Civilization
Comparative Studies in Religion & Culture
Ecology & Environment

At the time of making the application for scholarship, a candidate should

Hold a FIRST Class Post-graduate degree with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate in both graduate and post graduate level,
Already be registered/admitted for Ph.D. degree with a recognized University/Institution in India. Those who have applied for registration and have not yet been registered at the time of submission of application, are not eligible to apply,
Not be above 35 years of age,
Be a full-time Ph.D. Scholar

up to 2 years.

Maintenance allowance including Tuition fee – Rs.18,000 per month
Contingent expenses for study tours within India, purchase of books, stationery, etc. – Rs.15,000 per annum

What you need to apply for a JNMF Scholarship


Completed application form together with all the necessary enclosures should reach Administrative Secretary, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Teen Murti House, New Delhi-110011 on or before 31 May. The candidates are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. The Fund will not be responsible for any postal delays in reaching the application by the due date.

The Selection Committee’s decision to call a candidate for interview or select a candidate for scholarship will be final and no representation in this regard will be entertained.


1) A passport size photograph of the applicant to be pasted on the form.
2) A synopsis of the proposed project as per the attached format.
3) Doctoral Monitoring Committee’s report or Supervisor’s report/recommendations.
4) Postal Order/Demand Draft for Rs.100.
5) Ph.D registration certificate.

Incomplete and unsigned forms are liable to be rejected.

Rotary Peace Fellowships

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.

Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses.

In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Check out the Rotary Peace Map to see where our alumni are creating positive change.

Our fellowships:Each year, Rotary awards up to 50 fellowships for master’s degrees and 50 for certificate studies at premier universities around the world.

Master’s degree programs: Last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break.

Professional development certificate program: For experienced professionals and lasts three months with two to three weeks of field study.

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John Dillon Fellowship

John Dillon Fellowship
The John Dillon Memorial Fellowship was established by ACIAR in recognition of Professor John L. Dillon’s life-long support for international agricultural research. The Fellowship scheme serves the memory of John Dillon by providing career development opportunities for outstanding young agricultural scientists or economists from ACIAR partner countries who are involved in a current or recently completed ACIAR project. 8-10 Fellowships are offered annually.
The Fellowship aims to develop leadership skills in the areas of agricultural research management, agricultural policy and/or extension technologies. This is achieved by providing exposure to Australian agriculture across a range of best-practice organisations involved in research, extension and/or policy making.
The visit programs are tailored by negotiation between ACIAR and the selected Fellow to meet the needs of individual Fellows and their employing organisation. Arrangements for the Fellowships will be flexible, and the following points are intended to indicate features of the program:
  • Fellowships normally involve a 5-6 week period in Australia.
  •  Fellows are hosted by 1-2 Australian organisations (such as a Federal Government Department, a University, a Cooperative Research Centre or State Department of Agriculture) where they spend at least 50 % of their Fellowship period.
  •  Fellows participate in a formal research management training course in Australia.
  • Fellows undertake a structured program of visits to various institutes, including the presentation of relevant lectures.
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Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship

Undergraduate Academic Excellence Scholarship Terms and Conditions 2017/18
This scholarship is only available to full-time students and will only be paid once for each eligible level of study, subject to meeting progression requirements, regardless of the reason for repeating a level.

30 scholarships will be allocated conditionally in March, prior to September entry, to those applicants who completed the scholarship application form by 7 March 2017 and who meet the following eligibility criteria:

Must meet the entry criteria for a programme of study within the scholarship scheme for the year of entry.
Must achieve one of the following qualifications and grades:
3 A-Levels with grades AAA or above
International Baccalaureate Diploma with 35 points or above
3 Scottish Advanced Highers with grades AAA
Higher Irish Leaving Certificate from 5 subjects with grades H2, H2, H2, H2, H3 under the new grading system and AAAAB under the old grading system.
BTEC Extended Diploma with grades D*D*D*
Equivalent of 3 A-Levels grade AAA from a recognised EU qualification, see appendix 1 of these terms and conditions for details.
(UCAS tariff equivalencies or combinations of qualifications will not be accepted)

Must have submitted a completed scholarship application by 28 February 2017.
Must make Brunel University London their firm choice through UCAS by 20 July 2017.

The scholarship will be in the form of £6,000 cash or fee waiver, each year for a maximum of three years, provided that the progression criteria, as shown in section 3 of these Terms and Conditions, have been met. A separate scholarship is available during the placement year for those who meet the criteria.

Scholarships will be allocated conditionally to those applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and who are selected by the College scholarship awarding panels as being the strongest applicants, as demonstrated through their scholarship and UCAS applications.

Holders of the scholarships will be expected to act as role models for the University and to contribute to the life of the University. By accepting a scholarship/bursary the student is agreeing to become a Student Ambassador for the University. As a student ambassador, students will be expected to participate occasionally in various activities to help promote the University. This might for example include hosting tours of the campus and its facilities, providing administrative support at Open Days, participating in social media and other marketing activity. In addition holders of the scholarship may be invited to events, such as receptions, and there is an expectation that they take part in these.

1. Eligibility

Those not eligible for this scholarship:

Students who have made Brunel their Firm choice in Clearing or Adjustment.
Students who transfer from another institution.
Students funded by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) i.e. Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.
Those on the final year of the MEng or MMath or MMath in Financial Mathematics (where a fee waiver will be applied).
Those on a Foundation year. Foundation year students will be considered for a scholarship/bursary following successful progression into year 1.
All scholarships and bursaries will be considered and awarded in year 1 of the course only, with the exception of the Care Leaver Bursary, which will be awarded in Year 0.
Applicants entering the University in Year 2/Level 2 will not be considered for any scholarship or bursary, with the exception of the Care Leaver Bursary.
2. Allocation

2.1 Eligibility criteria are reviewed annually.

2.2 Scholarships/bursaries are awarded to those who meet the eligibility criteria at the time of allocation.

2.3 Students are considered for scholarships/bursaries using the information provided at the time of their application only and cannot be considered should their circumstances change during the course of their studies. Scholarships/bursaries cannot be backdated.

2.4 Only one scholarship/bursary can be paid to any one student in any one year with the exception of the Care Leaver and the David Sands Civil Engineering Scholarship.

2.5 Undergraduate Academic Excellence scholarships will be awarded conditionally in March and confirmed in early September, following receipt of A-Level results.

2.6 Foundation year students will be considered for a scholarship/bursary following successful completion of their foundation year.

2.7 Deferred applicants will be considered for a scholarship/bursary in the year they start their course and not in the year of their course application.

2.8 The decision of the allocation panel is final. The University will not accept any appeals in respect of the decisions made by the Panel.

Any queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to the Admissions Office by emailing:

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DCU International Student India Scholarships

DCU International Student India Scholarships

Dublin City University is proud to award merit-based scholarships to high achieving students who enter the Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences for the 2016/17 academic year. These scholarships are available to Indian applicants only and are based on academic merit to those who have a Full Offer.

The Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences automatically award scholarships of €1,000 to students entering Masters programmes presenting a Bachelor degree with a first class award at 70% and above.

The Faculties also award scholarships of €1,000 to high achievers entering Masters and Bachelor programmes who are ranked by academic achievement.

Indian applicants must meet our academic and English language entry requirements and have a Full Offer in ordered to be considered.


The Faculty of Engineering and Computing and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences scholarships are available to Indian applicants only and are based on academic merit. Students who apply for any of the above programmes will be automatically considered; a separate scholarship application is not required. Students must have a Full Offer to be eligible for consideration.

Dublin and Dublin City University

DCU is one of the best young universities in the world as ranked by the QS Top 50 Under 50 and the THE Top 100 Under 50. We have a proud tradition of world-class academic excellence, research and innovation. We are delighted to be the only Irish institution to be named in both rankings.

We have an excellent Careers Service and strong emphasis on working closely with industry. 92% of our graduates are in employment or in further study within six months of graduation.

A 12 month graduate working visa in Ireland is available after completion of programme.

For further information please contact

Goa Education Trust Scholarships 2017

Goa Education Trust Scholarships 2017: The Dempo and the Fomento Group collaboratively formed the Goa Education Trust with the British Council in the year 2009 to provide Goan students with a platform to undertake postgraduate study in the UK. Since its inception the scholarship has provided an opportunity for Goans to obtain higher education degrees from top UK Universities in various disciplines including Journalism, Education, Ancient History and Law.

In 2015, the scholarship was opened for all Indian nationals applying for a Master’s Programme in the UK. .

Applications are now open for the year 2017!

The candidate should:

Identify a suitable Masters programme in the UK beginning in September / October 2017 (Proof of admission / application will be required at the time of the interview).
Be an Indian national with valid Indian Passport and must be in India at the time of applying for the Scholarship
Be not more than 30 years of age at the time of applying
Have an excellent track record in academics and extra- curricular achievements
Value of Award
Scholarships will fund young Indians to pursue a Masters in the UK and will cover part or full tuition fees not exceeding GBP 12500

Application guidelines
Download the application form from the ‘Downloads’ section below
Fill the complete application form in word format and please ensure to insert an image of your photograph in the relevant section.
Ensure the following supporting documents are scanned to be mailed along with the filled in application form
Copy of birth certificate as applicant’s age proof
Copy of passport details as applicant’s address proof
Copy of your conditional/ unconditional admission letter from the UK institution (if already received)
One academic and one professional reference letter, although recent graduates may submit two academic references of not more than one A4 size page each
4. Entire application pack including the filled in application form with photograph and all the required supporting scanned documents to be mailed in one email not exceeding 10 MB to

Incase the candidate cannot submit the application electronically; applications will also be accepted in hard copy at the below mentioned address:

FAO: GET Scholarship 2017 Application

British Council Division,

British Deputy High Commission,

901, Tower 1, One Indiabulls Centre,

Elphinstone Road (West),

Mumbai – 400 013


Deadline for receiving applications online and via post: 01 May 2017

Please note, applications not accompanied by supporting documents will be rejected. Please do not send additional documents other than the reference letters and a copy of your admission letter to a UK institution.

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N.S.Foundation Scholarships for Post Graduate Studies

Scholarship Programme for Post Graduate Studies:For over a decade, the Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship has helped high achievers pursue post graduate studies at prestigious Indian and international universities through an interest free loan of up to INR 20 lakhs.

The scholarship features a unique mentoring programme that offers the invaluable guidance of diverse industry stalwarts to the scholars in their academic and professional life.

Eligibility Criteria

Indian nationals, residing in India
Students below 30 years of age as on January 31, 2017
Students planning to pursue post graduate studies from Fall 2017
Graduates of a recognized university (or in the final year of the degree course or awaiting results)
Students awaiting a decision from the university are eligible to apply but the award of scholarship is subject to securing admission

Application Process
January to March…….Registration

End April…….Shortlisted candidates are informed for interview

End May……..Interviews

June 2nd Half……..Selected scholars informed

Mid July………2 day Orientation Programme for selected scholars. Attendance is compulsory to avail scholarship.

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