The ISE Center (Information. Scholarship. Education.) welcomes applications from citizens of Russia for the OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarships 2005-2006, which are jointly funded by the Open Society Institute and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office
OSI/FCO CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS 2005-2006
The ISE Center (Information. Scholarship. Education.) welcomes applications from citizens of Russia for the OSI/FCO Chevening Scholarships 2005-2006, which are jointly funded by the Open Society Institute and the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The scholarships are intended to provide opportunities for postgraduate study in selected fields in the United Kingdom for scholars and young professionals who demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision makers and opinion formers in their home countries. Applicants must have excellent academic qualifications, a clear and precise proposal describing what they wish to study, and a fluent command of the English language. The scholarships cover all university and college fees, travel to and from the UK, and basic living expenses for a single person.
Within the Scholarship Scheme the following options are available:
- OPTION ONE: Nine-month Research Scholarships at the University of Oxford (October 2005 to June 2006 inclusive) for postgraduate research contributing towards a doctoral degree in the candidate’s home institution. Up to 30 awards are available. These awards may be held for study in the Humanities, Social Sciences or Environmental Sciences. These scholarships do not allow scholars to register for a degree at the University.
- OPTION TWO: One-year Scholarships to read for a Master’s degree. Up to 10 awards are available, and are for study leading to one of the following:
Byzantine Studies M.St., Comparative Social Policy M.Sc., Criminology and Criminal Justice M.Sc., Economic and Social History M.Sc., Economics for Development M.Sc., English M.St., Environmental Studies (Biodiversity, Conservation & Management M.Sc., Environmental Change and Management M.Sc., Nature, Society & Environmental Policy M.Sc.; or Water Science, Policy & Management M.Sc.), Magister Juris., European Literature M.St., Forced Migration M.Sc., General Linguistics and Comparative Philology M.St., Greek/Latin Languages and Literature M.St., Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management M.Sc., Jewish Studies M.St., Management Research MSc, Modern History M.St., Modern Jewish Studies M.St., Oriental Studies, Philosophical Theology M.St., Science & Religion M.St., Slavonic Studies M.St., Social Anthropology M.Sc., Sociology M.Sc., Theology M.St. and Women’s Studies M.St.
Please note: for this option, applicants must apply independently for admission to the University through the Graduate Admissions Office; this is in addition to the Scholarship application, which must be submitted to the local foundation. The final closing date for graduate admissions applications to arrive in Oxford is 14th January 2004. All supporting material (e.g. references and transcripts) must arrive by the same date. Late applications will not be considered for the Scholarship. It is strongly recommended that applicants apply in time for the earlier application deadline of 26th November, where possible, to avoid delay in the process. For further details go to http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp
- OPTION THREE: Three-month Research Scholarships in Applied Social Studies at the University of Oxford for officials, experts or consultants working for governmental or public bodies who wish to do research on a topic of direct relevance to the development or functioning of that body.
- OPTION FOUR: Twelve-month scholarships to read for an MA in Political Philosophy (The Idea of Toleration) at the University of York (October 2005 to September 2006 inclusive).
- Applicants must have completed at least four years of university study, and have obtained, or expect to obtain, the appropriate degree(s) by September 2005.
- Applicants must be under 35 years of age on 1 October 2005.
- Applicants for Option One must either be registered (or have a firm intention of registering) for a higher degree in their home country, OR be employed as junior faculty members in a university or equivalent institution in their home country.
- Applicants for Option Three should possess some practical experience.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously studied outside of their home country
- Applicants will be required to have passed an English proficiency test (IELTS or TOEFL)
Application forms and further details are available from:
ISE Center (Information. Scholarship. Education.)
Postal address: 107078 Bolshoi Kozlovsky Pereulok, 13/17 Moscow, Russia
Program coordinator: Anna Evdokimova
tel. (095) 921-82-57.
Completed application forms must be returned to this address not later than 26 November 2004. It is expected that interviews of short-listed candidates will be held in Russia during the week beginning March 28 2005. Only candidates who are available for interview in this week can be considered.