Competition: Closed for 2013-2014
Who Applies: Canadian students and researchers
Description: The Indian Council for Cultural Relations offers scholarships for study in India at the Master's or PhD level and offers scholarships to conduct research toward a doctoral program in Canada. This scholarship is tenable from September 2013.
The competition is open to all disciplines including natural sciences, engineering, humanities, social sciences and the arts.
Candidates already enrolled in a degree program are eligible to apply.
The scholarships for study in India are tenable only at Indian universities that are on the following list provided by the University Grants Commission (UGC): List of UGC Recognized Universities.
The award includes:
Scholarships are tenable for one academic year.
For PhD scholars, the scholarship may be awarded for a maximum of five and a half years. The renewal for subsequent years is subject to:
In addition, applicants:
Priority will be given to candidates who have not previously studied in India.
The terms and conditions are as follows:
The deadline for the online application form is 11:59 p.m. EDT, February 20, 2013. Applications received late or incomplete will not be considered.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all documents required by mail are received by the deadline. The scholarship program administrator will not accept incomplete files. Supporting documents, other than the ones requested, will not be accepted.
An acknowledgement of receipt will not be provided.
Applicants will be contacted by February 22, 2013 by the scholarship administrator regarding the status of their application.
Applicants must ensure that a permanent email address is included in their application.
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations will notify the scholarship administrator of their final decision. Relatively short notice from the Indian authorities is to be expected (about three weeks prior to commencement of studies in India).
This scholarship is tenable from September 2013.
To be considered for the Commonwealth Scholarship Plan applicants must complete and submit the application form of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and provide the supporting documents as requested.
Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
To receive a copy of the ICCR application form by email or by mail, applicants must contact the scholarship program administrator:
Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)
Attn: Commonwealth Scholarship Plan – India
220 Laurier Ave. W., Suite 1550
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5Z9
All inquiries regarding this scholarship should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following documents must be submitted to the scholarship program administrator by mail:
In addition, applicants wishing to conduct research in India as part of their Canadian doctoral program must submit:
All decisions made by the host country are final and are not open to appeal.
Applications submitted directly to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations will not be considered. Documents submitted to the scholarship administrator will not be returned.
These scholarships are subject to the availability of funding provided by the Government of India.
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) was established in 1959, with the first scholars selected in 1960. The Plan was suggested in an influential speech in September 1958 by Sidney Smith, a former President of the University of Toronto and later Canadian Minister of External Affairs. The goal of the Plan is to nurture educational links among Commonwealth countries and to strengthen the ideals upon which the Commonwealth was founded. Over 25,000 Commonwealth citizens have held awards - many going on to reach the very highest levels within their profession.
The chief contributors to the Plan are Canada and the United Kingdom (UK), with 20 other member countries having offered awards over its 50 year lifespan. The CSFP is managed in India by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
Annually, India awards 54 scholarships, of which two are offered to Canadian scholars.