EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION
EMPOWERMENT THROUGH EDUCATION
TWA Specialized Studies Fellowship for Women (2011-2012 academic year)
This program was inspired by H. H. the Dalai Lama’s encouragement of Tibetan women to excel in their field of study and contribute to the Tibetan populace in a constructive and positive way. In honor of the 51st National Tibetan Women’s Uprising Day, TWA launched the ‘Fellowship program’ on March 12, 2010. For the first academic year, the PhD fellowship was endowed to Lobsang Yangtso, who is currently enrolled in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) for a PhD in Chinese Studies. For the second academic year (2011-2012), TWA is announcing Fellowships for 7 students: 2 for Bachelors program, 3 for Masters program and 2 for PhD program.
The fellowship program will be a dream-run for the TWA and a bright feather in our cap. It will provide funding for Tibetan women who seek to secure an admission into reputed colleges/ universities (see recommended list below).
Fields of Study: Applicants for the Bachelors and Masters program will have to choose from one of the following fields of study: (1) Women’s Studies, (2) Human Rights, (3) Media and Communication, (4) Environmental Studies, (5) Film-making Studies, (6) Governmental Policy Studies and (7) Gynecology studies. Applicants for the PhD fellowships can apply for any field of study.
The fellowship program is binding in a sense that the ‘women awardees / recipients’ will have to, upon the completion of their studies, work either in TWA or with the Tibetan Community in exile. Executive and staff members working at TWA at the time of enforcement of the fellowship and their immediate and close family members are not eligible to apply for this prestigious fellowship program.
How to apply: The aspiring candidates will have to submit the following:
A personal statement on ‘Why you deserve the Fellowship’ (350-500 words) A letter of recommendation from someone in the academic field who is familiar with your academic pursuits Curriculum Vitae
The last date for submission is: June 1st, 2011 for Bachelors and Masters program
July 1st 2011 for PhD program
The fellowship advisory board will select the top two candidates for the Bachelor’s fellowship, top three for the Master’s fellowship and top two for the PhD fellowship.
Ground Rules for Compliance: You are eligible to receive the Scholarship only after your admission is guaranteed in one of the following listed universities or colleges. You are not allowed to receive scholarship or financial support from any other sources. We will verify with all the Scholarship Providers. In case of breach of the any of the above conditions, your scholarship will be cancelled and a fine levied on you.
Age Limits: The applicants for the Bachelors program should be 20 years old and below at the time of filing the application.
The applicants for the Masters program should be 30 years old and below at the time of filing the application.
TWA’s Mailing Address
The Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) is looking to fill a position in its main office Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Centre invites enthusiastic and dedicated applicants with good command over English and Tibetan languages.
Designation: : English Researcher
Gross Salary: Rs.14557.00 (Inclusive of House Rent)
Essential Qualification: : Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with 50% marks
1) B.A. English Honours (two points)
2) M.A. English (five points)
Experience and knowledge in human rights field and subject
Experience in research, translation and report writing.
Good computer skills.
Mode of Selection: Written test (in English and Tibetan) and Practical/Interview. Those candidates who pass the written test are eligible to sit for practical exam and interview
Service Contract: Minimum three years’ service inclusive of a probation period
Job Description: The selected candidate is expected to undertake the following responsibilities:Research works, writing reports in English, conducting interview, and other mulitple tasks as and when necessary.
Candidates are required to submit their application along with attested photocopies of the following documents:
i) Degree Certificate and Mark Sheets
iii) Copy of applicant’s Registration Certificate (RC) (first and last page)
vi) Medical fitness certificate from any registered medical practitioner
Please note that late and incomplete applications will not be entertained
Short listed applicants will be given a call letter prior to the test by email and/or phone
Applicants are fully responsible for their contact details
Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
Application Deadline: 31 May 2011 (during office hours)
Address your application to:
ཤོག་ངོས་འདི་ཐེངས་ ༧༥༨ ལ་བཀླགས་འདུག