Published Date: Aug 2, 2012
SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO SOUTH ASIAN STUDENTS
To improve the quality research work in the field of social sciences in South Asia, eight young and aspiring students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan have been awarded scholarship grants to pursue Masters, MPhil and PhD degrees, here on Wednesday.
The fellowships, managed by Sustainable Development Policy Institute and supported by International Development Research Centre Canada (IDRC), intend to produce highly skilled professionals, policy-makers, scholars and researchers in South Asia. The scholarships were awarded in the field of Governance, Security and Justice in various universities across South Asia.
The committee selected three fellows from India while one fellow was selected from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan each.
The second round of fellowships would be awarded in December this year. “We are excited and hopeful of building a robust program of supporting young graduate scholars over the next four years. I would also like to congratulate SDPI for taking this extremely challenging task forward” said Dr. Navsharan Singh.
The fellowships were awarded by a screening committee headed by Dr. Iqrar Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, Agriculture University Faisalabad and comprised Dr. Navsharan Singh, Senior Programme Specialist, IDRC Canada, Dr. Abid Qaiyum Suleri, Executive Director, SDPI, Dr. Muhammad Islam, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences and others.