SBASSE Introduces New Fellowship Programme for Undergraduates
The Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE), LUMS is proud to announce 24 Honorific Fellowships for its undergraduate programmes in the basic sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics. These Fellowships have been established through a generous donation from Founding Pro Chancellor, Syed Babar Ali and Packages Limited to commemorate his 90th birthday.
The Fellowships are aimed to bolster interest in fundamental sciences and incentivise students to pursue them as their majors. Each fellowship awardee will be eligible for a 50% tuition waiver for a year. The 24 scholarships will be distributed amongst sophomores, juniors and seniors, based on their CGPA.
Talking about his motivation behind his donation, Syed Babar Ali said, "With these Fellowships my hope is that we will nurture future scientists. Supporting young minds to explore the sciences and expand their horizons has the potential to greatly benefit our society."
Dr. Arshad Ahmad, Vice Chancellor, LUMS, expressed his gratitude to Syed Babar Ali for his continued generosity and said, “These Fellowships open pathways for students and in particular women interested in the pure sciences. They also provide opportunities to become full partners with faculty doing groundbreaking work at SSE.”
Dean SBASSE, Dr. Muhammad Sabieh Anwar elaborated on the purpose behind the scholarships, “The Fellowship programme reaffirms our commitment to appreciating the value of fundamental knowledge in discovery and birth of novel solutions to the problems we face in the 21st century. The best and the brightest must be attracted to these fundamental branches of knowledge.”
Each fellowship awarded is named after a renowned scientist from the region.
Bilqees Mujeeb Fellowship - Biology
Dr. Mujeeb, born in 1936, was a pioneer in the field of parasitology in Pakistan. Her teaching and research experience spanned five decades. Dr. Mujeeb discovered almost a thousand new types of worms from animals in Pakistan and 40 new species have been named in her honour. She authored more than 75 scientific articles in Urdu, and about 500 research papers. Dr. Mujeeb obtained her PhD from the University of Toronto in 1966.
Ahmed H. Zewail Fellowship - Chemistry
Dr. Zewail was born in 1946 in Damanhur, Egypt and is widely regarded as the father of Femtochemistry. He was the first Arab Nobel Laureate in the category of science, whose discovery in rapid laser technology enabled the study of chemical reaction at the atomic level. Dr. Zewail published over 600 papers and 14 books and was the Linus Pauling Chair as Professor in Chemistry, as well as Director, Physical Biology Centre for Ultrafast Science and Technology at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH).
Khawaja Dil Muhammad Fellowship - Mathematics
Born in 1884, Dr. Muhammad was a great mathematician and authored more than 32 books on the subject. Dil ka Hindsa and Dil ka Algebra were some of his popular books. He was also a poet. Some of his famous works were Peet Ki Reet and Dil ki Geeta. Dr. Muhammad started his professional life as a lecturer at Islamia College Lahore and retired from the institution as Principal.
Chandrasekhar Fellowship - Physics
Born in Lahore, in 1910, Dr. Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1983 for his theoretical studies of the physical processes of importance to the structure and evolution of the stars. His research made it possible to understand the maximum mass of stable white dwarf stars, predict neutron stars and understand certain types of supernovae. NASA’s premiere X-ray telescope in orbit around Earth, the Chandra Telescope, was named in his honour.
For details of the Fellowships please visit the SBASSE website here
Click here to find out the rules and eligibility criteria.