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The John S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation announces the award of 20 scholarships for postgraduate studies (Master's level) across all scientific fields and 2 additional postgraduate scholarships in the field of Maritime and Shipping Studies through the Neraida Floating Museum (Legal Entity Under Private Law) for universities in Greece and abroad, starting in the academic year 2015-2016.
The non-profit legal entity under private law with the name " Neraida Floating Museum " owns the ship "Neraida" on which the business history of John S. Latsis is presented. Its objectives include, among others, the promotion of actions and initiatives related to the fields of Greek shipping history, business history and the attraction of young people to the maritime profession.
Applications are open to those who meet all the following requirements:
2. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
In addition to the academic record of each candidate, during the selection process of scholarship awardees the following will be also considered: quality of the postgraduate programme of study, the statement of purpose, the candidate’s financial situation, social criteria (e.g. unemployment of parents, health issues of the candidate, polygamy, etc.) and the general quality of the application submitted. The Foundation reserves the right, at its discretion, to invite candidates for a personal interview at any stage of the evaluation process.
4. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS & TIMETABLE
Applications should be only submitted electronically, from Monday 20 April to Tuesday 12 May 2015, via the online submission system, which will be accessible from the Foundation's website www.latsis-foundation.org only during the submission period. Candidates must submit the supporting documents in electronic format (scanned) and, if selected, will be asked to provide certified copies of the documents they have submitted electronically.
Two public calls will be active in the online system. The Foundation’s general postgraduate scholarship programme and the programme of the “Neraida Floating Museum”. Applicants will choose which of the two programmes they wish to be considered for and apply online accordingly.
Selected candidates will be informed in the last week of July 2015.
5. DURATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship is awarded for full-time postgraduate programmes (Master's level), the official duration of which may range from 9 to 24 months.
The Foundation reserves the right to terminate the scholarship permanently in case of good cause.
6. ΑMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP
Postgraduate studies abroad: The amount of the scholarship consists of payments of up to €900 per month for as many months as the postgraduate study programme has been determined by the university to last.
Postgraduate studies in Greece: The amount of the scholarship consists of a payment of up to €600 per month, for as many months as the postgraduate study programme has been determined by the university to last.
7. INFORMATION & CONTACT
For further information, interested parties may consult the Frequently Asked Questions section and for clarifications they may contact the Foundation via [email protected].