Global Social Venture Competition 2009

The Global Social Venture Competition [GSVC] is an innovative partnership between the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, Columbia Business School, London Business School, Indian School of Business, and Thammasat University, Thailand. The competition aims to foster a new generation of business leaders that values the social as well as the profit potential of business.

Eligibility criteria
(i) Team should have at least one member pursuing an MBA programme (even an alumni who passed out in 2008 is eligible)
(ii)Team size may be between three and five

Indian School of Business

Important dates
GSVC Asia Regional Round starts on: March 20, 2009
GSVC Asia Regional Round ends on: March 22, 2009

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Congrex & European Space Agency Research Student Competition

In 2029 asteroid 99942 Apophis (2004 MN4) will flyby the Earth at a distance of about 32 000 km. This is closer than any known past or future approach by natural objects larger than about 10 meters. After a resonant flyby, the asteroid will then return towards Earth with two potential impact dates between 2036 and 2037. This close encounter with 99942 Apophis in 2029 will provide a window of opportunity for scientific and technological research. Papers will be welcomed on a variety of subjects that can be related to the theme of Apophis and small body encounters.

Congrex and European Space Agency

Eligibility Criteria
(i) The candidate should have passed post-graduate (Masters or Ph.D.) research student as on 1 December 2008
(ii) . Must have a senior researcher who is permanent staff in a university department or research institution, willing to endorse your paper .

Important dates
Deadline for sending abstracts: December 1, 2008

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Microsoft Corporation Contest

Do you dream of a world where thermostats use weather forecasts to minimize energy usage and to run your sprinkler system, retail kiosks checkout items from inside your basket and send out-of-stock items home, your refrigerator reorders groceries, home appliances negotiate with each other to reduc e power consumption, or the treadmill monitors your health and provides advice from your doctor?
Would you like to make this fantasy world real by using the power of our easy to use developer tools?

Through the Microsoft Dare to Dream Different challenge, MICROSOFT invites you to show what your dream device is all about and bring it to reality using the .NET Micro Framework.
$101,000 in prizes and numerous other benefits up for grabs.

Event of contest
Dare to Dream Different Challenge Contest

Microsoft Corporation

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HP Innovate 2009 undergraduate engineering students Contest 2009

HP Innovate 2009 is an opportunity for undergraduate engineering students interested in technology entrepreneurship to present their innovative ideas in the field of computer science and engineering. This award will be an opportunity for students to showcase their creativity and create opportunities for channeling their potential.

HP India

Eligibility Criteria
Undergraduate engineering students.

Important dates
Submission of Abstracts: January 5, 2009
Announcement of Short-Listed Abstracts: February 6, 2009
Submission of Final Paper: March 16, 2009
Announcement of top 5 Papers: April 24, 2009
Award Ceremony: May 15, 2009

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Fedbank Hormis Memorial Foundation Grants

Applications are invited from students studying in the state of Kerala for the following courses. Four students in each discipline will be reimbursed 100% of the tuition fees(Govt.fees) every year up to the normal completion of course. Any disruption on account of any kind of failure will make the student ineligible for further availing of scholarship.
One physically handicapped (duly evidenced by a certificate issued by a medical officer not below the rank of DMO or an approved medical officer of the Bank) student will also get the scholarship in each discipline subject to disability/deformity of 40% or more. If there are no sufficient applicants then cases of less than 40% also will be considered. If applications are not received from eligible candidates under ‘Physically handicapped’ then it will be utilized under general category.

Courses offered
1. Medicine (MBBS)
2. Engineering (BE/Btech)
3. Agriculture (BSc.)
4. Nursing (Bsc.)
5. MBA

(i) The student should be of Indian origin and studying in the state of Kerala in any of the Govt./Aided Colleges duly recognised by any of the Universities in India. The tuition fees should be in parity with the fees of Govt.colleges for the respective discipline.
(ii) The student should have secured admission under Merit List during the academic year 2008-09 in the respective courses.
(iii) Family Income of the student should be below Rs.2 lacs per annum.
4. The decision on selection of eligible students and on payment of the Scholarship by the Managing Trustee shall be final &binding on all concerned.
(iv) Application can be obtained from any of their Branches in India or can be downloaded from their Website
(v) Filled in applications should reach the following address on or before 25th November 2008.

The General Manager
Planning Department, The Federal Bank Ltd.
Federal Towers, Aluva – 683 101, Kerala

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SOMAS-URM: Summer-Research Grants Programme 2009

This request for student research proposals from the Maine – USGS Water Research Resources Institute (a program of the Mitchell Center), constitutes part of the FY09 Maine grants program as authorized by the federal Water Resources Research Act of 1984 as amended. This request is for undergraduate and graduate research projects in the areas of water resources and related environmental sciences. Projects involving
field-based studies will be given priority, subject to a research panel review. Student projects have been allotted a total of $30,000 (depending on Congressional appropriations).

Eligibility criteria
(i) Investigators must be full-time undergraduate or graduate students at a Maine College or university.
(ii) Faculty may not be listed as co-PIs; faculty advisors must be named in Proposals.
(iii) This program supports water resource-related research. Projects primarily focusing on human health, specific biological organisms or communities (unless to be used as an indicator or wider application), oceanography, or exclusively marine issues are not eligible for this program under federal rules. Estuarine
proposals are eligible for funding.

2008 SOMAS Award Winners!

Veronica Martinez Acosta, Ph.D.
University of the Incarnate Word
Lisa Gabel, Ph.D.
Lafayette College
Robert Calin-Jageman, Ph.D.
Dominican University
Karen Baskerville, Ph.D.
Lincoln University

Program Coordinator
SOMAS Program
Davidson Consulting Group
Box 7097
Davidson College
Davidson, NC 28035-7097

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Elsevier Labs Article 2.0 Contest

Elsevier Labs invited creative individuals who wanted the opportunity to view and work with journal article content on the web to enter the Elsevier Article 2.0 Contest. Each contestant was provided online access to approximately 7,500 full-text XML articles from Elsevier journals, including the associated images, and the Elsevier Article 2.0 API to develop a unique yet useful web-based journal article rendering application.

Elsevier Labs

Eligibility criteria
The Contest is open to individuals who are age eighteen (18) years or older at the time of entry.

Important dates
Last revised: September 2009

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AIGA INDEX Aspen Design Challenge 2009

The Aspen Design Challenge is an annual call to students worldwide, inviting them to address an international problem that is not only crucial in today’s world, but critical to our survival and the world that they will one day inherit.

The Challenge is a partnership between AIGA, the professional association for design, in the United States, and INDEX:, a nonprofit organization in Denmark that is dedicated to changing global mindsets by exploring and showing how design can improve life for people. This year’s challenge, “Designing Water’s Future,” is a collaboration with Circle of Blue—the international network of leading journalists, scientists and communications designers that reports and presents the information necessary to respond to the global freshwater crisis—and COLLINS:, a communication design and innovation firm based in New York City.


Important dates
December 15, 2008: Deadline for entries
February 2009: Finalists announced
February-March 2009: Finalists refine concepts and presentations
Late March 2009: Finalists (up to four per team) invited to the Aspen Environment Forum in Colorado, USA, to discuss proposals with designers, scientists, journalists and business leaders
August 2009: Finalists (up to four per team) invited to Copenhagen for a collaborative workshop in connection with the INDEX: Award 2009; implementation plans developed with venture capitalists and foundations
Late August 2009: One finalist awarded INDEX: | AIGA Aspen Design Challenge Prize, a $10,000 grant to be put towards implementation of the winning project
October 2009: Finalists’ projects published
November-December 2009: Selection of projects presented to participants of the World Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen

Eligibility criteria
Current Undergraduate and graduate students Students who graduate in 2008

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Greenfoot Coding Contest 2009

Greenfoot is a combination between a framework for creating two-dimensional grid assignments in Java and an integrated development environment (class browser, editor, compiler, execution, etc.) suitable for novice programmers. While Greenfoot supports the full Java language, it is especially useful for programming exercises that has a visual element. In Greenfoot object visualization and object interaction are the key elements.

The challenge:
Invent an interesting Greenfoot scenario, implement it, and submit it
To the Greenfoot Gallery. Submissions get scored in a number of
Categories (details below). The best submissions at the end of the
Competition wins the prizes.

University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) and Deakin University Melbourne (Australia), funded by Sun Microsystems.

Important dates
Deadline for Submission: November 30, 2008

Eligibility criteria
Students under 16 years in primary or secondary school , Students in secondary education with 16 + years , University students and adults

The prizes:
3 Nintendo Wii games consoles
3 iPod Touch (8GB)
6 Greenfoot coffee mugs
The prizes were donated by Sun Microsystems – see also Sun’s Young Developers page.

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Global Challenge Awards by National Science Foundation NSF for 2009

The GCA funded by the National Science Foundation ITEST Program, provides a K16 partnership framework that supports young women and minority high school students for three years and hundreds of hours outside of school to develop the knowledge, skills and personal vision to see science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) studies as feasible and desirable choices for college majors. The Global Challenge is funded, in part, by a National Science Foundation (NSF) award from the Information Technology Experiences for Students (ITEST) program, validating the project’s design for engaging youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning.

Global Business Plan: Build an International Team, envision a global solution, create a detailed business plan, and win up to $1000 per person.

Technical Innovation Plan: Build an International Team, envision any kind of technical solution, explain it and win up to $500 per person

STEM Explorations: Work on your own, win up to $250.

Green Earth Corps: Work on your own or with any team, build a home and business auditing service, earn while you learn and serve. No limit on your earning!

Quantam Videos: Work on your own or with any team, earn fame and recognition.
Design TASC: Work with a local team and teacher, build a operating model for a competition, earn prizes and awards for your school.

Global Challenge

Eligibility Criteria
(i) All students who are not yet in college are invited to participate.
(ii) Materials are aimed for students aged 14-17, but welcome all who are not yet in college.
(iii)There are two ways to participate – as an individual or as part of a team.
(iv) For team projects, you select a friend and, if you would like, an adult (called a Country Team) and then join forces with a similar team from another country (to form an International Team).

Mitchelstown International Story Competition 2009

Entries are being accepted for the Mitchelstown International Short Story Competition 2008. This is an ideal opportunity for creative writers to have the Standard of their literary efforts appraised. Each story should contain a maximum of 3000 words and should be submitted, by post only, on or before December 2009. The winner will receive the Cork County Council Library Services Prize of €2,500 and a Laptop Computer sponsored by The Mouse Pad, Mitchelstown. Five runners up will receive cash prizes of €200.00 each. There is an entry fee of €20.00 per entry and each entry must have an official entry form attached.

Mitchelstown Short Story Prize

Entry should contain a maximum of 3,000 words.
Entries must be in the English Language
An entry fee of €20 must be included with each individual entry.
Entries must be typed, using double spacing and submitted in duplicate.

Important dates
Deadline for Submissions of Stories: December 2009

Payment Methods
Entries from Ireland and Great Britain should be accompanied by a cheque / bank draft for the requisite amount, made payable to Mitchelstown Literary Society.
Entries, from all other parts of the world, should be paid by automatic transfer of funds as follows;
Bank of Ireland, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork
NSC : 90-29-44
Account: 89378842
IBAN: IE51 BOFI 9029 4489 3788 42
Reference Entrants Name and Short Story Title on transfer document.

Mitchelstown International Short Story Competition,
37 Upper Cork Street,
Co. Cork,

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Habitat Young Visionary Award 2009

The Habitat Young Visionary is someone who feels strongly and can come up with creative solutions. Instituted by India Habitat Centre in 2004, the Award is given to a young voice that articulates and impacts on the mainstream of natural and societal consciousness for the creation of a natural environment where excellence prospers.

The Award presents a platform for motivated agents of change. Participants are required to send across their visions in the form of essays on the topic: ‘India’s Youth energy – Power and Potential -Your Vision’.
India Habitat Center and the National Geographic Channel

Eligibility Criteria
(i) The competition is open to Under-graduate students only
(ii) India Habitat Center and the National Geographic Channel present an interesting platform for motivated agents of change. Taglined ‘U can either WAIT for the Change or Be The Change’, IHC calls for enteries for an essay competition on the topic:

Grand Prize:
Fully funded Summer programme at Cambridge University U.K. Other finalist get to intern with National Geographic Channel and other reputed organisations and NGOs

How to participate?
Send across the essay in 1500-2000 words on the given topic. The essay:
Could be in English or Hindi
Should be the synopsis of a larger, realistic and practical vision
Should be typed in double space on A4 size paper
Should have enclosure of your CV in about 250 words and a bonafide certificate from your institution

Important dates
The deadline for submitting entries is December 15, 2008.

Director’s Office
6th floor, Core 5A
India Habitat Centre
Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110003
Tel: 011- 43662014
Fax: 011-24682010/11

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Young Indian Citizen Journalism Contest

Merinews India’s 1st Citizen Journalism portal has embarked on a mission to identify the best talent in writing, photography & shooting skills through Young India CJ Contest 2008. The best talent would be chosen based on the quality & popularity of the content submitted by them and awarded the Young Indian Citizen Journalist Award.

How to participate?
1. Register for the contest by clicking here.
2. Choose the category according to your interest.
3. Upload the files and Click on Submit button.


Eligibility criteria
The competition is open to everyone below 35 years.

Important dates
Deadline for Submissions of entries: November 20, 2008

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Myartspace Cash Scholarship Competition

Myartspace is the premier online venue for the contemporary art world and it’s free. It allows unlimited upload of art/photography, music and video. MYARTSPACE is offering a series of art scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students. Participation in the scholarship competition and membership to are both free.

The program is for students to continue their education in an approved MFA, BFA or higher level degree program for the arts. The scholarship is intended for students who exhibits exceptional artistic excellence in all mediums of the visual arts including photography and video, both contemporary and traditional in nature. The scholarship arises from the commitment to supporting artists develop their skills and careers. For two years myartspace has been a key figure in availing opportunity in the arts on the web and in global events.

Early Registrants (Students who register before November 21, 2008) will automatically be granted a free 3-month subscription to premium services, a paid service normally selling at $75 per year. Premium Subscribers have more capabilities including a personal URL on myartspace. Early Registrants will also be eligible for a drawing. Two iPhones will be given away through a random drawing to two early registrants.


Important dates
Early bird Submissions deadline: November 21, 2008
Submission Deadline-2: December 16, 2008

Eligibility criteria
All applicants must be currently enrolled or pending enrollment in an accredited art degree program such as BFA, MFA, BS, in the arts.

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Houblon-Norman/George Fellowships

Houblon-Norman/George Fellowships

Houblon-Norman and George fellowships are awarded to engage in full-time research on an economic or financial topic of ones. choice, preferably one that could be studied with particular advantage at the Bank of England. The length of the appointment, by agreement with successful applicants, will not normally be less than one month, or longer than one year. The Fellowship will be tenable at the -Bank of England; successful candidates will be j provided with office accommodation, secretarial and other j necessary support services (subject to certain conditions).

Requirements: Senior Fellowships will be open to candidates of all nationalities who are distin¬guished research workers with established reputation in their field. Fellowships are also available for younger post-doctoral or equivalent applicants (preference to British and I other EU nationals}.

To apply: Find application form on website.

Submission: No later than November 24, I 2006 (by e-mail) or by post to the Secretary I to the Houblon-Norman /Geo-rge Fund, 1 Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, Londan, EC2R 8AH.

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Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship

Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship-2007

Offered by the Commonwealth Secretariat, UK to permanent faculty members working in recognised universities, institutions or colleges including medical institutions for the academic year 2007. Duration of the fellowship is six months. Each fellowship provides approved airfare to the UK and return on expiry of the fellowship, research support grant, personal maintenance allowance, grant towards the expenses of preparing reports and other written work, an initial arrival allowance and grant for expenses for app roved travel,

Requirements: Citizens of India, hold a doctorate degree awarded before October 1, 2002, have at least two years experience as a staff member of the nominating university or similar institution in India. In the field of medicine and dentistry have been appointed to a consultant or equivalent post before October 1, 2002. Available to commence their fellowship in the UK by October 1, 2007.

To apply: Prescribed form available in all university level institutions or UGC Headquarters (IC-ll, Room No 504, University Grants Commission, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-110002) or UGC regional offices. Apply in the prescribed format duly nominated by vice chancellor or head of the institution addressed to section officer at the address above.

DAAD Fellowships for Sustainability studies

DAAD Fellowships for Sustainability studies

DAAD is offering scholarships/fellowships for Studies and Research in Sustainability for Masters, doctoral and postdoctoral studies and research in Sustainable Farming and Food Products as well as in Sustainable Forestry and Forest Products

The deadline for sub¬mission of applications at the DAAD New Delhi office is December 15, 2006.

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Leibniz-DAAD Scholarships

Leibniz-DAAD Scholarships

Leibniz-DAAD – Scholarships for Doctoral and Postdoctoral scholars are aimed at providing young academics and scientists with an opportunity to complete a research project or a programme of continuing education and training at a Leibniz Institute. The focus areas for the fellowships are Biomedical Research, Geophysics, Geochronol-ogy Low-temperature Plasma Physics, Bio informatics, Printable electronic materials and Material Science/ Surface Science/ Chemistry

The scholarships come in three types.
Type A: Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Germany (maximum 36 months)
Type B: Research projects with the aim of gaining a doctorate in the home country (12 to 24 months)
Type C: Research projects for postdocs (12 to 24 months)

The scholarships will be initially awarded for a period of up to 12 months. Extensions depend on whether or not the host institute confirms that the previous research /study period has been successfully completed.

Application deadline: December 1, 2006, at the DAAD New Delhi office.

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Heimhortz-DAAD Fellowships

Heimhortz-DAAD Fellowships

This special programme, jointly run by the Helmholtz Association and the DAAD, is intended for highly-qualified Doctoral and Postdoctoral scholars. Helmholtz-DAAD Fellowships offer young scientists and researchers the opportunity to do research at a Helmholtz Centre in Germany The current offer is in the areas of Earth and Environment, Energy, Health, Key Technologies, Structure of Matter and Transport and Space

There are two types of fellowships available.

Type A: for Doctoral students in Germany (36 months)
Type B: for Post-docs in Germany (12 to 24 months)

The last date for submission of applications at the DAAD New Delhi office is December 1,2006.

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Inlaks Foundation not only offers scholarships but also a host of other awards

Inlaks Foundation not only offers scholarships but also a host of other awards

If you have a good academic record and you are keen to pursue your studies further but the only thing that stands in your way is money — worry no more. There are a slew of scholarships that provide opportunities to young aspirants — one such is the Inlaks Scholarship,

The Inlaks Foundation was founded by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976. The son of a member of the Indian Civil Service, who was educated both in India and the UK, Shivdasanis immense faith in the fact that higher education in world-renowned universities like

Oxford and Cambridge could go a long way in nurturing and devel¬oping young Indian talent prompted him to set up this scholarship scheme.

The award
This scholarship is of two kinds — university courses and specific programmes. The former offers scholarships for up to two years at top American, European and UK institutions, for degrees in all subjects, except Engineering, Computer Sciences, Management, English Literature, Indian History, Urban Design and Philosophy; while the latter provides scholarships for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out either independently, or attached to a leading institution abroad.

The scholarship takes care of tuition fees, living expenses and one-way travel. Those opting for courses lasting for more than two years (that is, Ph.D.) will have to seek funding from other sources..

• The offer is open to all Indian citizens of either sex who hold a degree from a recognised university and are resident in India.
• One should have prior admission to the top ranking institution.
• Applicants must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application. Preference is usually given to candidates who have not yet studied abroad.
• The award of other grants, teaching assistantships and support from other sources for the proposed programme is regarded as a positive factor. The Foundation also encourages applications from young employed people.

Application process
Application forms are available from January 10 to April 15 from Inlaks Foundation, P.O. Box 2108, Delhi -7. Last date of submission is April 15. Full details of the institutes financial requirements should be furnished. After initial screening, selected candidates are called for interviews — which usually take place in Delhi at the end of May, in two stages: preliminary and final.

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