Priyanka Gupta of compiled a list of the top scholarships for 2014 for the United Kingdom and elsewhere in the European Union, and we looked at the first of two parts last week. This list includes many renowned scholarships and fellowships available in the prominent countries of the world. Some of them are open for international students and some for developing countries. The list comprises of partial/fully funded scholarships endowed by governments and private foundations and universities.

Applications for all listed scholarships are open. Grasp the opportunity and don’t wait until the deadlines. You are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Explore the listing below to get the best scholarships for 2014:

IPODI Fellowship ProgramThe International Post-Doc Initiative (IPODI) fellowship program of the Technical University of Berlin is co-financed by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Union. IPODI awards seven fellowships per year per year (in 2014, 2015, and 2016) in three internationally open selection rounds with international peer-review. Fellowships are available for all excellent female researchers regardless of their nationality or age and from all fields of research represented at the TU Berlin. Successful candidates will also receive additional training in career development and research management.

Deadline: January 15, 2014

IRO Doctoral Scholarship Programme: Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) invites students of developing countries for Doctoral Scholarship Programme. Scholarship is awarded for a maximum period of 48 months and eventually for one pre-doctoral year as preparation period for the doctoral programme. Applicants may choose a research topic proposed by one of the KU Leuven Doctoral Schools or may propose their own research topic.

Deadline: 15 January 2014

DBU Doctoral Scholarships: The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU) awards 60 PhD scholarships per year for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each. Scholarship is awarded to young scientists from all disciplines for carrying out research in the field of environmental protection. Scholarship is available to both international and German researchers.

Deadline: January 15th 2014

Eiffel Scholarships for International Students: The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs awards Eiffel Scholarships for international students (except French students) to pursue a master degree at French host higher education institutions and a PhD through a thesis joint supervision or co-tutorship with a foreign higher education institution partner. The scholarship is awarded for a maximum duration of 12 months for M2, a maximum of 24 months for M1, maximum duration of 36 months for an engineering science diploma and for a maximum duration of 10 months for PhD program.

Deadline: January 8th 2014

EWC Graduate Degree Fellowship: This fellowship is offered for the students from Asia, the Pacific and the USA to participate in the educational, residential and leadership development programs at the East-West Center while pursuing graduate study at the University of Hawai. The fellowships will be offered for up to 24 months to cover the cost of tuition and fees, books, housing in an East-West Center dormitory, health insurance, and partial funding toward meals and incidental expenses.

Deadline: January 6, 2014

HHMI International Student Research Fellowships: Each year, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) awards research fellowships to support the research training of pre-doctoral students at one of the designated institutions in USA. The fellowship is offered up to three years for US citizens, noncitizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. For applying the fellowships, applicants must be nominated by their institution through the specific nomination process determined by their institution.
Deadline: Institutional nomination-November 25, 2013 and online application deadline- February 6, 2014.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship Fund: International Peace Scholarship (IPS) Fund provides scholarships for selected women who are citizens of countries other than the United States or Canada. Scholarships are awarded for graduate study at college or university in the United States and Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is $10,000. Scholarships are awarded for one year. The amount of the scholarship will be divided into two payments, to be distributed in August and December. The scholarship is based upon demonstrated need.

Deadline: December 15, 2013

Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Commonwealth Countries: These renowned scholarships are awarded by UK Department for International Development (DFID), each year to the students of developing Commonwealth country for pursuing Master’s, PhD, and split-site (PhD) degree level at UK Universities. Approximately 300 scholarships are awarded. Applications must be made through applicant’s nominating agency (or university/university body, if applicable) in their home country.

Deadline: 3rd December 2013

Cambridge International Scholarships Scheme (CISS): The University of Cambridge offers approximately 80 international scholarships for pursuing research programme leading to the PhD (including CPGS). The award has a maximum duration of three years to cover the full cost of fees and maintenance. The fellowship is awarded to those students who will be registered for a three year research programme, leading to the PhD (including CPGS), that starts in the next academic year.

Deadline: 3rd December 2013

FMI International PhD Program: Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) funds approximately 100 graduate students from more than 25 countries for International PhD Program. The duration of PhD course is 4 years. After successful completion of the research project, submission of a written thesis and a thesis defense, the candidate receives a PhD from the University of Basel. Financial support is provided in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. To be considered for this program, applicants must hold an MS degree or equivalent, and have a strong background in cell, molecular or computational biology.
Deadline: There are two deadlines each year in May and November.

VLIR-UOS Scholarship for Developing Countries: VLIR-UOS offers scholarships for students from 54 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin-America to pursue training and masters programme at a Flemish university or university college in Belgium. The master programmes last for one or two academic years and the training programmes last for one to four months. The scholarships cover all related expenses. Applications that are sent to VLIR-UOS directly by the candidate will not be considered.

Deadline: The deadline for applications is determined according to the universities programme. Check the list of eligible programmes 2014 to find out which calls for scholarships are currently open.

Humboldt Research FellowshipsHumboldt Foundation annually awards approximately 600 research fellowships. These are open to the postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities and disciplines who have completed their doctorate in the last four years. Fellowships are awarded to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) at a research institution in Germany. Applicants can choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their research plan independently.  The fellowship is worth of 2,650 EUR per month and includes some additional benefits.

Deadline: Applications may be sent at any time. Selection committee meetings take place three times a year, in March, July and November. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.

(Listings courtesy of Priyanka Gupta of