The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme is expected to support around 40 Scholars in the 2011-2012 academic year. This Programme, launched in May 2007, offers outstanding postgraduate students and young professionals support for graduate studies at the University of Oxford complemented by a comprehensive leadership development programme. In its first phase this programme has primarily supported scholars from Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia, North Africa and the Middle East. We are delighted to have more recently expanded to include scholars from India from October 2010.
In seeking to cultivate leaders of the future, the Programme selects students and young professionals with clear leadership potential, and a demonstrated commitment to contributing to public life. It offers them the unique opportunity to:
· Pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford with no restriction as to the chosen academic field; and
· Participate in a comprehensive leadership programme providing them with:
As with other scholarships, candidates need to apply through the official University of Oxford application process by mid JANUARY, 2011. Application documents for the 2011-12 academic year will be available from September 2010 onwards. Interested candidates must be accepted by Oxford before being considered for a Weidenfeld Scholarship.
Additional information about the programme, the criteria for eligibility and the application process is attached. Information about the programme is also available on the Institute for Strategic Dialogue website www.strategicdialogue.org.
The professional relationships fostered at Oxford, combined with our leadership programme, are paving the way for a trans-cultural, trans-continental and sustainable network of future leaders. We would be most grateful for your assistance in raising awareness of the Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme by circulating this information to relevant universities, networks of students, educational advising centres in your country, and appropriate professional networks.