По просьбе Комиссии РФ по делам ЮНЕСКО в приложении направляем информацию о возможности продолжить обучение в Оксфордском университете для выпускников не ниже уровня бакалавриата и магистратуры за счет стипендии благотворительного Фонда «Институт стратегического диалога» (Великобритания). Лицам, успешно сдавшим вступительные экзамены в Университет, обеспечивается за счет Фонда обучение и проживание в Оксфорде. Дополнительно Фонд выделяет на личные нужды около 13.1 тыс. фунтов в год. В приложении III имеется перечень специальностей, по которым будет осуществляться обучение. Контактный телефон в Лондоне для получения дополнительной информации — Наталья Булгакова — nbulgakova@strategicdialogue.org или по тел. +44 (0) 2074939333

Launched in 2007, the programme aims to cultivate the leaders of tomorrow primarily from Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Russia, the Middle East and North Africa by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with the opportunity to pursue graduate studies at the University of Oxford. Scholars also participate in a comprehensive programme of leadership-skills development, long-term mentoring and networking (including work-placements, pro-bono projects and involvement in a high-level speaker and seminar series).

The scheme was expanded for the 2008/09 academic year to include five scholarships for early- to mid-career professionals from the United States. intending to work in the public and third sectors

The programme is managed by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London-based policy organisation; for contact details, see below. The scholarship is tenable only at the University of Oxford.

Other criteria Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.

Other considerations being equal, preference will be given to applicants who have professional experience in governmental, inter-governmental, NGO or media sectors and who have not studied extensively outside their home countries.
Level of study Graduate degrees (M.Sc., M.Phil., D.Phil., Magister Juris)

Subject
All subjects
Duration
Full course duration
Type of student
Students starting a new course. Students currently at Oxford are not eligible to apply unless they are already Weidenfeld Scholars.
Value
All university and college fees plus a full grant for living costs (£13,100 in 2009/10)
Number
Approximately 25-30 for the academic year 2010-11 (of whom 4 will be US candidates)
Application procedure
Apply at the same time as you apply to Oxford by selecting ‘Weidenfeld’ in the Funding Section of the University's Graduate Application Form or the IO0809_CONTDEF form (for Weidenfeld Scholars already at Oxford).
You must also complete a questionnaire and supporting statement in order to be considered for the scholarship. These can be downloaded from this webpage (see ‘Downloads’ section) and returned by email to student.funding@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject title ‘Weidenfeld Scholarship Statement’. Failure to provide the questionnaire and supporting statement by the deadline will mean that you will not be considered for the scholarship, even if you have selected ‘Weidenfeld’ on the Graduate Application Form.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an expenses-paid interview weekend in Oxford in late April 2010.
Downloads
Supporting material for this scholarship for entry to Oxford in 2010/11 will be available from September 2009.
Closing date
Apply by mid January 2010
Results
We will post a notice on this website when the results of the scholarship are known.
We regret that, due to the volume of applications received, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants individually or provide feedback on their interviews or applications.
Successful candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application in May 2010. A notice will appear on this webpage (www.admin.ox.ac.uk/io/funding/weidenfeld.shtml) when decisions have been reached. If you have not heard from us by the time this notice is posted, your application has been unsuccessful.
Other information
In 2009/10, there will be 30 Weidenfeld scholars at Oxford — selected from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Belarus, Czech Republic, Croatia, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and the United States.
Scholars also undertake the Weidenfeld Leadership Programme, managed through the ISD. In 2008/09, this included: a Leadership and Public Policy off-site retreat with seminars and workshops on political philosophy and leadership development; a European Study Tour to Brussels and Berlin; a Speakers’ Series at Oxford focusing on important topical issues; engagement in the Institute’s projects and conferences; and, a rich cultural programme including a briefing at the FCO.
This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards.
About the donor The Institute for Strategic Dialogue is a London-based policy organisation working with leaders in business, politics, and the media to bridge international and inter-communal divides and to enhance Europe’s capacity to act coherently in the global arena. The ISD runs a series of policy projects (including the Franco-British-German Club of Three), which address long-term social and political challenges and foster Europe’s relations both with its near neighbours, and with Russia, the US and the Middle East. (Website: http://strategicdialogue.com)
Last updated
June 09 VF

This document is available under the following weblink and will be updated during the summer with any additional necessary information: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/studentfunding/scholarship_profiles/weidenfeld.shtml.

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