Norwegian government scholarships
Three Norwegian government scholarships for 2008-2009 are intended to finance a temporary stay, and not a complete education in Norway. Scholarships are for a period ranging from one to 10 months, maximum of one academic year, tenable at public universities, research institutions, colleges and other institutions at university-level in Norway in subject fields: management of natural resources and sustainable agriculture; electrical power engineering; development studies, specialising in geography; hydropower development; petroleum engineering and petroleum geoscience; international fisheries management and special needs education. Scholarship rates are $1,000 per-month for candidates who hold a Bachelors or Masters degree; $1,400 per month for PhD students or post docs. In addition, an extra $ 900-1,300 will be granted to cover initial expenses depending on the length of the stay. The Norwegian scholarship authorities do not provide candidates travel, to and fro, costs between India and Norway.
Requirements: Hold a minimum of a Bachelors degree in the relevant subject field with 60% or more marks; not exceed 40 years of age as on January 1,2008; enclose a letter of invitation from a host institution in Norway where they wish to study or carry out research, a description of the project/purpose of the planned study/research stay in Norway, a recent letter of invitation from (or on behalf of )a member of the scientific staff of a Norwegian host institution- valid for the planned study/research stay in Norway a recent letter of recommendation from home institution with relevance to the planned study/research stay in Norway; good working knowledge of English or Norwegian (Danish/Swedish).
To apply: A hard copy of the application with attested photograph and documents as required must be submitted to the Section Officer, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Scholarship Division (ES 5 Section), A-2/W-4,Curzon Road Barracks, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001 within one week of closing date along with the registration number received on line,
Submission: December 31,2007.