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India Chevening Rolls-Royce S&I Leadership Programme 2014 now open

The last date for applications is 15 November 2013.

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Oxford University

Applications are invited for the Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme to be held at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

This all-expenses-paid 12-week scholarship for 12 persons is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Rolls-Royce. The last date for applications is 15 November 2013.

This is an opportunity for mid-career Indian professionals working in the fields of science and innovation. The ideal candidate should be a mid-career government, science or media professional with leadership potential and experience in any of the following or similar disciplines: research, technology, manufacturing, business development, or business and public administration.

Chancellor of the University of Oxford, Lord Patten said:

I am delighted that Oxford University hosts the Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme for mid-career Indian scholars and practitioners. Oxford’s long-standing links with India are strong and varied. They include cutting edge research partnerships across the disciplines, outstanding collections of art and manuscripts and with top Indian scholars. It will be a particular pleasure to welcome the 2014 CRISP scholars and strengthen these connections. CRISP is a stimulating and wide-ranging programme, with the potential for forging deep and long-lasting personal links for all participants.

British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan KCMG said:

This unique scholarship brings together the very best of British with the very best of India. It captures the essence of the modern UK-India partnership - world-class capability matched to world-class potential to generate world-class ideas. I am delighted that Rolls Royce, Oxford University’s Saïd Business School and the UK’s Chevening Scholarship Scheme continue to invest with confidence in this important venture.

Further Information:

  • The Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Programme includes a wide range of modules including bridging pure research and business/scientific entrepreneurship, practical processes of innovation, commercialisation of research and technology transfer.
  • The Chevening Scholarships are among the world’s top scholarship schemes and have provided scholarships to approx 40,000 potential leaders from over 110 countries to study in the UK.
  • The Saïd Business School is one of Europe’s youngest and most entrepreneurial business schools. An integral part of the University of Oxford, the School embodies the academic rigour and forward thinking that has made Oxford a world leader in education.
  • Rolls-Royce is actively involved in and supportive of educational opportunities and activities for students, graduates and professional executives. The company is a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy. In 2009 Rolls-Royce invested £864 million on research and development, two thirds of which had the objective of further improving the environmental aspects of its products, in particular the reduction of emissions.

Marcus Winsley, Director,
Press and Communications
British High Commission,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411

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Published 13 September 2013