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Below are some scholarship opportunities you can take advantage of in the coming year.

Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the 2022-2023 Academic Year

Each year the Swiss Confederation awards Government Excellence Scholarships to promote international exchange and research cooperation between Switzerland and over 180 other countries.         Recipients are selected by the awarding body, the Federal Commission for Scholarships for Foreign Students (FCS).

The Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships are aimed at young researchers from abroad who have completed a master’s degree or PhD and at foreign artists holding a bachelor’s degree.

Types of scholarship

The research scholarship is available to post-graduate researchers in any discipline (who hold a master’s degree as a minimum) who are planning to go to Switzerland to pursue research or further studies at doctoral or post-doctoral level.
Research scholarships are awarded for research or study at all Swiss cantonal universities, universities of applied sciences and the two federal institutes of technology, as well as the four research institutes. Only candidates nominated by an academic mentor at one of these higher education institutions will be considered.

Art scholarships are open to art students wishing to pursue an initial master’s degree in Switzerland.
Art scholarships are awarded for study at any Swiss conservatory or university of the arts. This scholarship is available to students from a limited number of countries only.

Visit site for application details.  https://www.sbfi.admin.ch/sbfi/en/home/education/scholarships-and-grants...

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

Background

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, and managed by the Council.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape and complements other channels for funded postgraduate education in the Irish ecosystem.

Features of the scholarship:

Individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;

An objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;

Funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology; and

Awards for bottom-up, non-directed research, with the exception of those funded by our strategic funding partners.

Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed.

Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is highly competitive, with an average success rate of 18% over the past five years.

Successful awardees under the programme are recognised as demonstrating world-class potential as future research leaders.

What this scholarship offers

A stipend of €18,500 per annum;

A contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum; and

Eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum.

How to apply

Potential applicants should read the call documentation carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Indicative versions of the applicant, supervisor and referee forms are provided for information purposes only. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.

Key dates

Call open 16:00 (Irish time)                            2 September 2021

FAQ deadline16:00 (Irish time)                     14 October 2021

Applicant deadline16:00 (Irish time)            21 October 2021

Supervisor and referee deadline16:00 (Irish time) 4 November 2021

Research office endorsement deadline16:00 (Irish time) 18 November 2021

Call outcome                                                  End of March 2022

Award start date                                           1 September 2022

For more information visit the official webpage of the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2022

 

Fulbright Foreign Student Program 2022/2023 (Masters &PhD) Scholarships for Study in the United States 

The Fulbright Program, the flagship international academic exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, has fostered mutual understanding between the United States and other countries since 1946.

Each year, the U.S. Congress appropriates funds to the U.S. Department of State to sponsor the Fulbright Program. Many foreign governments contribute substantially as well. Additional direct or in-kind funding is provided by U.S. and foreign institutions of higher education, non-governmental organizations, private organizations, corporate partnerships, and individual donors.

The program provides awards to approximately 8,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, and professionals each year from the United States and 160 countries. Fulbright is unique in its binationalism and noted for its merit-based selection process and academic prestige. Fulbrighters come from all backgrounds and are selected regardless of their race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, geographic location, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The Fulbright Program for Foreign Students and Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTAs) is administered by binational Fulbright Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student and FLTA Program applications are processed by these offices.

Application instruction can be found here https://apply.iie.org/apply

To find out more on how to apply Visit the official page webpage of the Fulbright Foreign Student Program