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TU-ICIMOD full time MSc Scholarships for climate adaptation work in Upper Ganga River Basin Region Announcement for batch 2015-2017

Introduction

The main purpose of this scholarship is to support research on climate change adaptation in the three HI-AWARE Study Areas defined in the Upper Ganga Basin. At least half the recipients of a scholarship need to be female.

Host Institution: TERI University, Delhi India

Eligibility

Students must be registered as a full-time, regular student in Masters Programme at TU during the term of the award.

Programs Supported

The scholarship will be awarded to three fulltime student for first year (2015-2017) and two full-time student for the second year (2016-2018). The scholarship will be for pursuing research-based graduate degrees, subject to climate change adaptation being the focus of research. Students of following programs are applicable to apply although in special cases we may consider applications from other streams as well.

  • M.Sc. (Climate Science and Policy)
  • M.Sc. (Environmental Studies and Resource Management)
  • M.Sc. (Geoinformatics)
  • M.Sc. (Economics)
  • M.Tech (Renewable Energy Engineering and Management)
  • M.A. (Public Policy & Sustainable Development)
  • M.A. (Sustainable Development Practice)

Expectations from students

The graduate student award recipient is responsible for submitting a final report (MSc thesis) to TU and HI-AWARE at the completion of the scholarship period. At an earlier stage, students are expected to share the research proposals and the name of tentative supervisor with whom candidate want to work and after the start of research work regular progress report need to submitted to the Hi-aware team. Also students need to maintain at-least CGPA of 6.5 in all the semesters. Continuation of the scholarship for every semester will depend on successful completion of the course during the preceding semester as per the rules and regulations of the University. It is mandatory that during the minor and major project work selected students has to work on the mandate of Hi-AWARE project, please see website for details http://hi-aware.org/

Information, Publications and Intellectual Property

Every student should publish at least an article in open access journal of repute, where he/she has to acknowledge the financial support during his/her research work.

Application instructions

Candidates who are interested to work in the area of climate adaptation in Himalayan regions are encouraged to apply (broad thematic areas: urban issues, adaptation in mid and upper hills, water and agriculture in himalyan foothills). Applicants desirous of applying for the scholarship need to submit a separate plain paper application indicating why he/she is most appropriate candidate for the fellowship. Please note: 7.5+ cgpa is preferred and interview panel may set the CGPA cutoff after the number of applications received is known to them.

Applications may be addressed to Dr Kamna Sachdeva (email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Only applications that have been submitted before the 11 January will be considered for the scholarship interview and final selection will base on the personal interview and small presentation.

PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS.

 

Research Grant for innovative projects on "Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings"

These guidelines shall provide assistance for the preparation and submission of proposals for obtaining research grant under the Project "Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings" of the Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies, TERI Univesity.

Introduction

India, as other South Asian countries, is heading towards freshwater crisis mainly due to improper management and use of water resources and environmental degradation. Depletion and overexploitation of fresh water resources is threatening the very existence of life on earth. There is an urgent need to make society responsible partners in solving the problems related to water – with youth and teachers in young countries of South Asia being an extremely important constituency for this movement.

The stress on human populations and ecosystems from this depleting water situation is further aggravated by a rapidly declining quality – in particular in urban areas. While the challenges on better water management remain huge, the situation on sanitation is much worse. Considering the costs of providing proper sanitation facilities, the state of public finances in most governments and the lack of skill sets available do not allow states to do justice to the sector of sanitation. Further, for protecting valuable drinking water from contamination, one of the key steps is to break the vicious cycle of inadequate water supply and concentrated water pollution through proper collection, treatment and hygienic disposal of sewage. If sewage is eliminated, bacteriological contamination would end and so would water borne diseases, subsequently risk to health may be reduced. Therefore, these two aims- water supply and sanitation- need to be synchronized by planners at policy formulation as well as at operational levels.

These critical issues have been highly debated in various forums and a unanimous understanding among policy makers, designers and implementers was arrived that the need for an inclusive approach towards addressing the problem was required. Thus, in this context, the Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies with the support of USAID is inviting applications for offering scholarships to final year graduate and post graduate students who are interested in showcasing their ingenuity in the field of managing water and sanitation.

Objective

Eligibility criterion for each programme is mentioned under respective programme details.

Thematic Areas

  • Application of IEC for Swachh Bharat Mission 
  • Municipal Solid Waste Management
  • Health and hygiene in informal settlements-establishment of sanitation-health risk nexus, development of Mobile Apps for WASH determinable, risk identification, development of water borne disease surveillance system, especially in known disease hubs
  • Compendium of toilet designs
  • Sludge management of decentralised toilets, social acceptability, attitude on public, shared and private toilets
  • Groundwater management interventions -focus on sub-surface hydrology
  • Restructuring urban water hydrology towards alternative management of rain water and reduction in water logging
  • Sanitation plan for smart cities, study of water contamination episodes in unplanned urban settlements - devising of response plans to deal with contamination.

Proposal Evaluation Criteria

The proposal should meet the following criteria to qualify for consideration under the Project "Water and Sanitation in Urban Settings".
  • Well defined problem statement
  • Clear identification of research gaps
  • Scope and objectives – emerging from the identified research gaps
  • Proposed methodology to achieve each objective should be mentioned in the same order as objectives. This should specifically highlight the novelty in terms of suggested solution
  • Expected verifiable outcomes linked to solutions to WASH challenges.

Who Can Submit?

The project proposal can be submitted for grant by final year graduate and postgraduate students from the following disciplines:
  • Engineering/Architecture/Urban Planning
  • Physics/Chemistry/ Biochemistry/Biotechnology/Mathematics/Zoology/Botany
  • Economics/Anthropology/Geography/Statistics

Terms and Conditions

  • The student shall be awarded a research grant amount of maximum upto two lakhs for a period of one academic year consisting of two academic semesters (July-December, 2016, January-June, 2017) or a research grant amount of a maximum of fifty thousand rupees for a period of six months (July-December, 2016 or January-June, 2017).
  • Student's fellowship amount shall not exceed 75% of the research grant and the remaining grant amount shall be used for collection of field data, consumables etc. The disbursement of grant shall be in phased manner. Progress reports shall be submitted, and interim milestones will be submitted and evaluated, based on which further grant shall be released.
  • No fund shall be allotted for purchase of non-consumable items (infrastructure items, college laboratory is expected to have these facilities). Commensurate contribution in-kind must be made by the college to which the student is affiliated with.
  • The student has to identify a supervisor from his/her institution. The student’s proposal shall be vetted by the identified faculty member from the student's parent Department who shall continue to mentor the student throughout the duration of the Project. The supervisor shall be responsible to ensure that the objectives of the Project are carried out in a scientific manner.
  • The funds shall be transferred to the institution to which the student is affiliated with. The college/institution shall sign an undertaking that the funds will be disbursed as per the budget head as proposed in the student’s work plan and the Utilization Certificate shall be submitted to the TERI University, in the prescribed format (as provided in annexure).
  • The student shall be required to submit interim progress reports in the given format during the entire duration of the Project. Download the Progress report format

Submission of Proposals

The last date for proposal submission is March 31, 2016 in Microsoft Word in the prescribed format along with a covering letter expressing interest in the proposed area of work and forwarded through a faculty member, who has agreed to be the supervisor and mentor to the applicant.

The chosen students shall be awarded fellowship from July, 2016 onwards.

The proposal should be submitted in electronic copy by the deadline to:
Ranjana Ray Chaudhuri
Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies
TERI University
10 Institutional Area, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Communication on Selected Proposals

Communication will be sent only to the successful candidates who will make a presentation to the Fellowship Committee/respond to clarification, queries or suggestions. Students will resubmit the revised proposal after incorporating the comments/ suggestions (if any) received after the evaluation process.

Important Deadlines for Submission and Implementation

01 Nov 2015: Opening date of application
15 April 2016: Closing date of application
30 May 2016: Submission of revised proposal
15 June 2016: Communication to the winning applicant/s
01 July 2016: Release of first installment of the fellowship to the grantee against submission of payment invoice

Disbursement of Fellowship

The grant approved by the Fellowship Committee will be released to the winning proposals in four installments:
First installment: 25% of the approved grant will be released on signing of the letter of acceptance and the terms and conditions by the student.

Remaining installments shall be released as per the submitted budget, work plan and on reaching of interim milestones (the budget cash flow will be linked to interim milestones) and submission of interim reports.

The final installment shall be released after submission of the final report and its acceptance by the Departmental Committee and submission of fund Utilization Certificate duly signed by the student and the internal supervisor (format provided in annexure).

Disbursal of research grant can cease if performance of student (s) is not found satisfactory at any stage of the research project.

The final report submitted by the student (s) will be compiled and an annual report shall be submitted to the USAID. The awardees will make a presentation at a seminar/workshop organized subsequently.

Application Proforma | Annexures

SCCF Scholarships

As a part of its "Redfort" project, Sindicatum Climate Change Foundation (SCCF), awards scholarships to 4 students (2 from India and 2 from abroad) every year, for studying at TERI University. These scholarships are available for the following master's programmes:

Amsalu Woldie
"I am Purusottam Prasad Gupta from Nepal. Presently, I am working as a District Coordinator in a USAID-Knowledge-based Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition project in Far-Western Region of Nepal."alt More

Purusottam Gupta
M.Sc (ESRM) 2012-2014
Amsalu Woldie
Now I am back home, Ethiopia. I have got lecturership in a university though still I am looking for policy research institutes with which I can be associated as research associate/assistant as I do believe the later makes the SCCF scholarship more productive. alt More

Amsalu Woldie
M. Sc. (Economics) 2009-11
  • M.Sc. (Climate Science and Policy)
  • M.Sc. (Environmental Studies and Resource Management)
  • M.Sc. (Geoinformatics)
  • M.Sc. (Economics)
  • M.Tech (Renewable Energy Engineering and Management)
  • M.Tech/M.Sc. (Water Science and Governance)
  • M.A. (Sustainable Development Practice)

Selection Criteria

Selection is based on a merit (rank in the entrance examination for Indian students, and previous academic records for international students) cum means criteria. In addition, all applicants are required to submit an essay indicating their career aspirations and goals. This will be considered in the selection process. Continuation of the scholarship in the second and subsequent semesters will depend on successful completion of the courses during the preceding semester and maintaining the requisite Grade Point Average as per the rules and regulations of the University.

Desirous candidates are invited to simultaneously apply for the master's programme AND the SCCF Scholarships while filling up the admissions application form.

International students will not be required to go through the on-line entrance, test, but will submit an essay indicating their career aspirations and goals. Short listed applicants will be interviewed telephonically both by the TERI University and by the Foundation.

Continuation of the scholarship for every semester will depend on successful completion of the course during the preceding semester as per the rules and regulations of the University.

Scholarship Details

For Indian Students: The scholarship would entitle the selected candidates to a 100% fee waiver. In addition, scholarship holders would be entitled to a book grant of Rs 15,000 per year which will be given in two installments.

For Foreign Students: The selected foreign students would be entitled to get complete waiver of tuitions fees and allied fees, a book grant of Rs. 15,000/- (will be given in two installments), living expenses at Rs 25,000/- per month, which will be paid at the beginning of each month during their period of study and reimbursement of air fare to New Delhi and back from their place of residence (Subject to a maximum of Rs. 60,000/-)

Eligibility

Eligibility criterion for each programme is mentioned under respective programme details.

Application Process

Last date of receipt of application is 7 May, 2016.

For Indian students: Applicants desirous of applying for the SCCF scholarship need to submit a separate plain paper application indicating the total family income. The following are to be attached with the application.
1. An essay (maximum 1000 words) expressing their future aspirations and how they see a masters programme at the TERI University helping them meet those aspirations.
2. Proof of income of the family.
Note: Indian students are required to fill admission application form through proper channel. Candidates who successfully clear the University eligibility criteria (including entrance examination and interview) can only apply for this scholarship after the declaration of results.

For International Students: Applicants desirous of applying for the SCCF scholarship need to submit a separate plain paper application. The following is to be attached with the application form:
1. An essay (maximum 1000 words) expressing their future aspirations and how they see a masters programme at the TERI University helping them meet those aspirations.
2. Scanned filled admission application form.

Completed applications should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Correspondence Address

The Registrar
TERI University
Plot No. 10 Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj
New Delhi - 110 070 / India
Tel. +91 11 71800222 (25 lines)
Fax +91 11 26122874
E-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Web www.teriuniversity.ac.in


Hemendra Kothari Fellowship

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM II Semester M.Sc and M.Tech (WATER SCIENCE AND GOVERNANCE) STUDENTS 2016

TERI University with support from Hemendra Kothari Foundation, Wildlife Conservation Trust, Mumbai provides merit fellowship to MSc students of Environmental Studies and Resource Management (ESRM), Climate Science and Policy (CSP), Geo-informatics(GEO), Plant Biotechnology (PBT) and M.Sc./M.Tech Water Science and Governance (WSG) for initiating projects /research ideas that synergizes with the work areas of Hemendra Kothari Foundation and TERI University. The foundation extensively works for Wildlife Protection in India (www.wildlifeconservationtrust.org).

Eligibility

MSc/M.Tech II semester students of Water Science and Governance.

Submission of proposals

Eligible students must submit the proposal by May 30, 2016 in Microsoft Word in the format suggested in the Annexure along with a covering letter expressing interest in the proposed area of work and forwarded through a faculty at TERI University who has agreed to be the supervisor and mentor to the applicant. The proposal not more than five A4 size pages in both hard and electronic copy will have to be submitted by the deadline to: Dean (Academic), TERI University Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . With copies to Dr. Sudipto Chatterjee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Criteria for selection

Following shall be the criteria for selection of the proposals.

  • Clarity in aim and objectives, proposal quality and feasibility of implementation.
  • Proposal that contributes to the priority 'Areas of Work' of the Hemendra Kothari Foundation (see www.wildlifeconservationtrust.org) and research presently being undertaken at TERI University.
  • A proposal that addresses an emergent issue in the aforementioned areas of work and opens up future scope of research at the University.
  • The proposal does not exceed the budgetary limit of Rs 60,000 and provides justification of the expenditure against the budget heads.

Communication on selected proposals

Communication will be sent only to the successful proponents who will make a presentation to the Fellowship Committee/ respond to clarification, queries or suggestions. Students will resubmit the revised proposal after incorporating the comments/ suggestions (if any) received after the evaluation process.

Important Deadlines for submission and implementation

30 May 2016 - Submission of the proposal
15 June 2016 - Communication to the winning applicants
1 July 2016 - Release of the first installment of the fellowship to the grantee
15 September 2016 - Submission of the first interim report to the fellowship committe
15 October 2016 - Release of the second installment to the grantee
30 November 2016 - Submission of the Final Report to Fellowship Committee
To be Announced - Presentation by the grantee

Disbursement of the Fellowship

The grant approved by the fellowship committee will be released to the winning proposals in three installments:

  • First installment: 50% of the approved grant will be released on signing of the letter of acceptance and the terms and conditions by the student.
  • Second installment: 40 % of the project budget after two months of submission of an interim report duly forwarded by the supervisor.
  • 10 % of the balance fellowship after submission of the final report and its acceptance by the fellowship committee.

Submission of Annual Report to Hemendra Kothari Foundation

The final report submitted by the students will be compiled and an annual report will be submitted to the Hemendra Kothari Foundation. The Awardees will make a presentation at a Seminar Organized by the Fellowship Committee.

Annexure

Civil Society Leadership Awards

This year TERI University is offering fellowships to 5 international candidates to study any one of the following 3 programmes at TERI University:

  • Master of Arts in Sustainable Development Practice
  • Master of Science in Climate Science and Policy
  • Master of Science in Environmental Studies and Resource Management

Scholarship details:
These fellowships are supported by "The Civil Society Leadership Awards" (CSLA). Under the CSLA, fully funded master's level scholarships would be available to students from the following countries:
- Azerbaijan
- Belarus
- Cambodia
- Egypt
- Ethiopia
- Laos
- South Sudan
- Sudan
- Syria
- Turkmenistan
- Uzbekistan

Application Process

Candidates can send the scanned copies of their applications to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Last date of receipt of application is 7 May, 2016

Maneesh Manjunath Scholarship

TERI University announces Maneesh Manjunath Scholarship for the Fourth semester students. The scholarship is in the memory of T.U. alumnus Maneesh Manjunath (M.A SDP 2010-12) with support from Kaushal Rastogi (M.Tech 2010-12) and Pankaj Singh (M.Tech 2009-11). Proposals are invited for projects/ideas which aim towards sustainable development of the society. One scholarship of INR 30,000 will be awarded to winning project proposal for implementation in a time frame of six months.

Eligibility

Third semester students of all the streams are eligible to apply for the Maneesh Manjunath Scholarship. (for projects in fourth semester).

Submission of proposals

Students can submit the project proposal individually or as a group by December 10, 2015 in Microsoft Word in the format suggested in the Annexure along with a covering letter expressing interest in the proposed area of work and forwarded through a faculty at TERI University who has agreed to be the supervisor and mentor to the applicant. The proposal not more than five A4 size pages in both hard and electronic copy will have to be submitted by the deadline to:
Dr Seema Sangita
Assistant Professor,
Department of Policy Studies
(Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Criteria for selection

Following shall be the criteria for selection of the proposals.

  1. Clarity in aim and objectives, proposal quality and feasibility of implementation.
  2. Proposal that contributes towards sustainable development of the society (see http://maneeshmanjunath.weebly.com/about.html) and/or research projects presently being undertaken at TERI University.
  3. A proposal that addresses an emergent issue in the aforementioned areas of work and opens up future scope of research at the University
  4. Clear articulation of tangible and verifiable output/outcomes.
  5. The proposal does not exceed the budgetary limit of Rs 30,000 and provides justification of the expenditure against the budget heads.
  6. Priority will be given to candidates with no other internal or external source of funding.

Communication on selected proposals

Communication will be sent only to the successful proponents who will make a presentation to the Fellowship Committee. Students will resubmit the revised proposal after incorporating the comments/ suggestions (if any) received after the evaluation process.

Important Deadlines for submission and implementation

10 December 2015 (Time: Noon): Submission of the proposal
20 December 2015: Communication to the winning applicant/s
26 December 2015: Release of the first installment of the fellowship
10 February 2016: Submission of the interim report to the fellowship committee
15 February 2016: Release of the second installment to the student
20 June 2016: Submission of the final report to Fellowship Committee
30 June 2016: Completion of the evaluation and release of balance fellowship to the Student
31 July 2016: Submission of Annual Report to Committee

Disbursement of the Fellowship

The grant approved by the fellowship committee will be released to the winning proposals in three installments:

  1. First installment: INR 15,000 grant will be released on signing of the letter of acceptance and the terms and conditions by the student.
  2. Second installment: INR 10,000 grant will be released after two months of submission of an interim report duly forwarded by the supervisor.
  3. INR 5,000 of the balance fellowship after submission of the final report and its acceptance by the fellowship committee.

Submission of Annual Report to Committee

The final report submitted by the students will be compiled and an annual report will be submitted to Committee. The Awardee will make a presentation at a Seminar Organized by the Scholarship Committee.

Annexure

 
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