HORIZON 2020 – The new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014 - 2020


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Fulbright Scholar Program

The Application Deadline is October 15th annually.

The Fulbright Scholar Program offers research opportunities at the U.S. universities and research institutions for scholars, researchers and other professionals for a period from 3 to 9 months. The Fulbright Scholar Program targets scholars and teaching faculty, who are either teaching at higher education institutions or are affiliated with academic, research, or cultural institutions, including libraries, archives and museums, or with NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations). Fulbright Scholar Program is designed for those, who have received a post-graduate academic degree (“Kandydat Nauk” or “Doctor Nauk”) or who will receive their “Kandydat Nauk” degree before the grant’s beginning – September 1st, 2015, and for researchers who have equivalent experience not less than 5 years.

Eligible Fields of study: humanities and social sciences, hard sciences, technology, and engineering.

Candidates, who research in such fields as political science and public administration, in particular development of democracy and civil society, are able to choose the Kennan Institute in Washington as their research affiliation. Grant length is 6 months and starts from September 1st or March 1st.

Eligibility requirements:

Ukrainian citizenship;
Residence in Ukraine during the application process;
English language skills that are strong enough to study or conduct research in a U.S. university;
Fulbright Grantees enter the United States on an Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa under the Department of State program and are subject to the 2-year home-country residence requirement associated with the J-1 visa;
*You or your family members are not an employee of the US Embassy, Fulbright Program, or other US mission in Ukraine supported by the US Department of State. This restriction applies for one year following termination of said employment.

**Candidates applying for or holding or hold a permanent residence in the United stated and candidates who have resided in the United States for five or more consecutive years in the six-year period preceding the date of application are ineligible for a grant.

***For those candidates who have already traveled to the U.S. on a J-1 visa, there is a minimum requirement of a 2 year home-country residence period in Ukraine at the time of submitting the application.

Grant terms:

Program length is from 3 to 9 months. The program is a non-degree academic program that provides opportunities to Ukrainian scholars and professionals to pursue scholarly work in the U.S.; to establish new contacts with academic and professional colleagues in the U.S.; to develop collaborative research relations with U.S. scholars and professionals and through the Fulbright community with scholars all over the world. Grant recipients will have free and open use of their host institution’s resources including library resources to enhance their knowledge, gather literature unavailable in Ukraine, and to revise to create new scholarly publications.

Grants benefits:

monthly stipend;
medical insurance;
roundtrip transportation to and from the U.S.;
professional allowance.
How to Apply:
By October 15th the candidate must submit a document package which includes:

the completed online application form;
curriculum vitae (CV);
3 letters of recommendation;
Letter of invitation from host institution.

Applicants must submit a detailed project statement and curriculum vitae both in Ukrainian and English.

Criteria of Review:

evidence of appropriate scholarly achievement;
demonstrated commitment to research, teaching, curriculum development, and expansion of course contents;
likelihood of implementation of new methods or approaches in a professional setting;
likelihood of immediate continuation of academic or professional work;
potential for active cooperation with U.S. and Ukrainian colleagues in projects that could have a major impact on Ukrainian educational and scientific policy and practice;
evidence of community commitment in and outside of academia.
Stages of the Selection Process:

The selection process will consider the candidate’s professional achievements, feasibility of the proposed project, and benefits of the project to the grantee’s field and to its continued development and/or impact in Ukraine.

first screening of applications is done by the Fulbright Program in Ukraine. Applications are reviewed for completeness and candidate eligibility (October 2015);
American and Ukrainian area experts review approved applications and recommend semi-finalists (November 2015);
semi-finalists are invited to an interview conducted in English before a selection committee composed of U.S. and Ukrainian scholars and officials (mid-December 2015);
the selection committee recommends finalists and alternates to the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board for the final decision (April-May 2016);
The Fulbright finalists will be approved by the Board of Fulbright Supervisors (BFS). The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) will make the final decision about the placement at the U.S. universities or scientific insitutions in accordance with candidates’ academic and scientific interests and professional plans.

The submission deadline is October 15th annually.

Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden

Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce the scholarship competition for semester study at the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Amberg-Weiden (East Bavarian Technical University of Applied Sciences in Amberg and Weiden).
The scholarship is offered to Year 2 and Year 3 students enrolled in Bachelor programs.

There are 2 scholarships available of €1500 each for a 6-month period of study (about €250 a month).

The competition is open to the students of the following faculties/institutes:
• Institute of Physics, Technology, and Computer Sciences
• Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics
• Faculty of Economics
• Department of Journalism at the Faculty of Philology

To be eligible for the scholarship, candidates must:
• be students of the abovementioned faculties;
• have a good command of German (levels B1-B2 or higher);
• have high academic performance

Documents required:
• CV (Europass);
• a copy of the first page of the international passport;
• motivational letter in German (no longer than one A4 page);
• study plan (Learning Agreement);
• German language certificate at level B2 or higher;
• current course enrollment verification letter;
• the transcript with the list all courses taken, the grades received and the credits gained (Transcript of Records)

The scanned documents (in a single PDF file) must be emailed to the Office of International Affairs no later than 25 May 2017 (23:59) at: interof@chnu.edu.ua.

The subject line of the email must be in English and contain the following: OTH_STIPENDIUM

Any documents submitted after the deadline will not be taken into consideration.

ChNU will nominate all the students who meet the requirements of the competition, and the East Bavarian Technical University of Applied Sciences will make the final selection of 2 students for the exchange program.

The International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) 2018

Would you like to get an internship at the German Bundestag? The German Bundestag, together with the Freie University of Berlin, Humboldt University of Berlin and Technical University of Berlin offer 120 scholarships to graduates of higher education institutions from the countries of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, France, Israel, USA and the Arab world who are interested in politics within the framework of “The International Parliamentary Scholarship”.

“The International Parliamentary Scholarship” is set up for talented young people who strive to work actively toward the implementation of democratic values in their home country, for instance, by getting involved in party work, media, civic societies or state service. The German Bundestag provides such people with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the parliamentary system and the process of making political decisions in Germany as well as obtain practical experience in the sphere of parliamentary activity during a 15-week internship at the office of one of Bundestag’s deputies.

The preconditions to submitting documents for the scholarship from Ukrainian candidates:
• Ukrainian citizenship;
• date of birth after 1.3.1988;
• higher eduaction diploma;
• fluency in German (at least B2 level according to the General European recommendations on language education);
• great interest in political and social processes as well as in the history of Germany;
• civic engagement.

The participants receive monthly stipend of 500 euros.

In addition, medical insurance expenses in case of an illness, accident insurance and insurance of civic responsibility are provided, as well as expenses for administrative and social fees. The participants are provided with free housing for the whole duration of the internship and transportation and relocation expenses to and from Berlin are reimbursed.

The program runs from March 1st to July 31st 2018. Applications for the scholarship are accepted through June 30th 2017.

Additional information about the program and the required forms can be found on the internet page of the German Bundestag: http://www.bundestag.de/europa_internationales/internat_austausch/ips/ukraine/245060