Chevening Rolls-Royce science and innovation leadership programme

The Chevening Rolls-Royce science and innovation leadership programme (CRISP) presents a challenging opportunity at the Saďd Business School, University of Oxford, to explore innovation and science policy, from an academic, practical and a personal perspective.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Rolls-Royce offer this 11-week fully-funded scholarship in India. The programme includes a wide range of modules including bridging pure research and business / scientific entrepreneurship, practical processes of innovation, commercialisation of research and technology transfer. The course is aimed at some of India’s brightest scientists, business people and public servants.

The programme aims to offer a multi-faceted learning experience comprising lectures, seminars, a range of external speakers, visits, tutorials, debates, cultural events and discussions, a social programme, and more.

Lord Patten, chancellor of the University of Oxford says, “Oxford University is hosting the Chevening Rolls-Royce science and innovation leadership programme for mid-career Indian scholars and practitioners. Oxford’s links with India, 400 years in the making, are strong and varied. They include cutting edge research partnerships across the disciplines, collections of art, artefacts and manuscripts and top Indian scholars. CRISP is a stimulating and wide-ranging programme, with the potential for forging deep and long-lasting personal links for all participants.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate should be a mid-career government, science or media professional with leadership potential and experience in any of the following or similar disciplines: research, technology, manufacturing, business development, or business and public administration.

James Bevan KCMG, British High Commissioner, says, “Science and innovation is a driver of growth and opportunity in UK-India relations. Our aim is to forge lasting ties with India’s future leaders.”

Kishore Jayaraman, president, Rolls-Royce India, adds, “Science and innovation is at the heart of solving the greatest challenges of the 21st century, so for a technology-based company like Rolls-Royce, this scholarship programme for future leaders fits well with our priorities in India and the current focus of India on technology and innovation.”

Applications for the Chevening Rolls-Royce science and innovation leadership programme for the academic year 2013 are open till November 18.

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Chevening South Asia journalism programme

The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth office has invited applications for the Chevening South Asia journalism programme with the theme, ‘Good governance in a changing world: challenges to the media, politics and accountability’ starting next year from April 8 to May 31.

Aimed at high-flying, mid-career journalists, it is an eight-week fully funded scholarship at the department of journalism and mass communications at the University of Westminster, London.

The programme aims to offer a learning experience that will sharpen critical thinking and leadership skills for media professionals from the sub-continent. Scholars will engage with senior British and international academics, journalists and public servants on a wide range of themes relevant to today’s fast-changing environment.

Topics include the exercise of power; models and quality of democratic governance; the role of media in society and political life; strategic security challenges and the role of the media in conflict resolution; the impact of technological change; and ethics, institutions and regulatory frameworks.

As part of the course, scholars will also undergo a two-week internship with leading British media organisations. The programme will enable 14 candidates — six from India, five from Pakistan, two from Nepal and one from Bhutan — to prepare themselves for high responsibilities in their media organisations and relationship building in the region, by developing their analytical insights, strategic outlook and knowledge of key issues facing South Asian media and the role of news in a technologically, politically and economically changing world.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate should be a mid-career journalist covering political, economic and business issues. Candidates will be expected to have at least seven years of professional experience working with a leading media group.

Last date to apply for the course is November 18.

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Source: Education Times