[Germany] Ph.D. student position, Adhesion and mechanics of polymerfilms

Ph.D. student position, Adhesion and mechanics of polymerfilms
Working group „Scanning Probe Microscopy and Nanotechnology“ Division „Tribology and Wear Protection“
Department „Materials Protection and Surface Technology“ BAM - Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, GermanyPh.D. student position „Adhesion and mechanics of polymerfilmsClosing date: May 4th, 2009Experiments will deal with the influence of the polymer-substrate-adhesion on the mechanical properties of thin polymer layers. They will comprise different sample preparations, in order to vary the adhesion between the polymer film and the substrate, the application of various methods for the quantitative estimation of the adhesion, and the analysis of the mechanical properties of the polymer thin films via force-distance-curves, in order to determine quantitatively the influence of the adhesion. The scheduled experiments have important theoretical implications in the field of confined polymers. Moreover, this subject is also very relevant for possible applications in the field of adhesives and coatings.

Preference will be given to applicants (M.Sc./Diploma) in Physics, Chemistry or related fields. Experience with scanning probe microscopy, surface preparation and analysis, polymer physics and chemistry are advantageous.A basic knowledge of German language would be appreciated, English is required. The supervisor of the PhD work will be Priv. Doz. Dr. habil. Brunero Cappella.
Information can be gathered by telephone (++49 30 8104 3343) or by email
Applications including cv (photo) must be sent by mail or email before
04.05.2009 to:
Priv. Doz. Dr. habil. B. Cappella
BAM VI.25 (UE)
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin

[Malaysian] AMCHAM-MACEE 2009 Scholarship

American Malaysian Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) and the Malaysian-American Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE) are pleased to announce the competition for the AMCHAM-MACEE 2009 Scholarship. AMCHAM created a scholarship endowment program in 1998 to benefit deserving Malaysian students seeking to pursue their undergraduate studies in the United States.

The AMCHAM-MACEE 2009 Scholarship annually awards a US$20,000 scholarship, covering four years of undergraduate study in the United States ($5000.00/year renewable for four years subject to meeting the specified conditions). The scholarship is open to qualified Malaysian students who are accepted to an accredited university in the United States for four years of study culminating in a Bachelors degree. The student must be accepted for Fall semester, 2009.

The closing date for applications is May 30. For application and other details, visit

[India] Post Doctoral Fellowship for Women - IIT Madras

IIT Madras offers Short Term Post Doctoral Fellowship for women with Ph.D with an objective of maintaining awareness and interest in high quality academic research in the engineering departments of Aerospace, Applied Mechanics, Biotechnology, Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & Engineering, Electrical, Engineering Design, Mechanical, Metallurgical & Materials and Ocean and in the departments of Chemistry, Humanities & Social Sciences, Management Studies, Mathematics and Physics.

Eligibility: Candidates should have a Ph.D in the appropriate discipline. There is no age limit prescribed.

Duration : The duration of the fellowship will vary from 2 to 6 months, consisting of 2 to 3 visits of duration not less than two months. After the first visit, the Department at its discretion may extend the fellowship to a maximum total duration of six months.

Details of Support:

Rs.25000/- (consolidated) per month.
Return Train Fare by II AC from place of residence in India to IIT Madras.
Suitable accommodation as per IIT norms will be offered if requested and if available.
Application form and other details can be downloaded from The print out / hard copy of the duly filled-in application has to be sent to the Deputy Registrar (Academic), IIT Madras, Chennai 600 036 in an envelope superscribed as, “Short Term Post Doctoral Fellowship of IIT M for women” .

Applications are received throughout the year and the candidates will be intimated about the availability by the respective departments.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

[Slovak] PhD Scholarships from the Government of the Slovak Republic

Scholarships from the Government of the Slovak Republic. Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD. Students, University Teachers and Researchers

About the Programme

Establishment of the National Scholarship Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD students, University Teachers and Researchers was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in 2005. The National scholarship programme of the Slovak Republic is funded by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic.


The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is intended to support mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers to stay at Slovak universities and research institutions.

Types of scholarships

Scholarships for foreign university students (enrolled at least in the 6th semester) to take part in Master study over a period of 1 to 2 semesters (from 5 to 10 months) at Slovak universities.
Scholarships for foreign PhD students to take a part of PhD study over a period of 1 to 12 months at Slovak universities or research institutes.
Scholarships for foreign university teachers and researchers over a period of 1 to 12 months to carry out teaching or research at Slovak universities, research institutes or nongovernmental organisations on the basis of an invitation.

Citizens from following countries can apply for scholarships

European Uni0n member states – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom,
other countries participating in the Bologna process (listed are only countries that are not stated in item a) – Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine,
Canada, Central American countries, Latin American countries, Mexico, the United States of America,
Australia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Due to the mobility nature of the programme applicants cannot be considered if they have been studying, teaching or researching in Slovakia at the time of submitting their application.
The Scholarship Programme does not support:

foreign students and PhD students accepted for entire Master or PhD studies in Slovakia, specifically those who are already studying in Slovakia and would like to cover part of their costs from the National Scholarship Programme;
foreign university teachers and researches who are already teaching or researching at Slovak universities and research institutes;
citizens of the Slovak Republic studying, teaching or researching at foreign universities or research institutes;
foreign applicants accepted for other scholarship programmes in Slovakia (for example Visegrad Fund, Erasmus, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements, etc.).
Scholarship designation
The scholarship is designated to cover living costs (accommodation, boarding, etc.) of a study, research and teaching stay of foreign applicants at Slovak universities and research institutions. The applicants can ask their host institution to assist them to arrange their accommodation and necessary documents regarding the stay in Slovakia, or they have to arrange it by themselves. The Scholarship Programme does not cover the travel costs to and from Slovakia.

Amount of a monthly scholarship

University students 240 EUR
PhD students 470 EUR
University teachers:
lecturers with or without a PhD degree 670 EUR
associated professors 835 EUR
professors 1 000 EUR
young researchers (<>
PhD holders (or > 4 years of experience) 835 EUR
senior researchers (>10 years of experience) 1 000 EUR
Application procedure
The on-line application system at opens 6 – 8 weeks before the deadline. The application form is accessible only after the on-line application system is opened. In order to submit the on-line application, it is necessary to fill in the on-line application form (in Slovak, English, French, Spanish or Russian version), attach all required documents (in .doc or .pdf format) and press the “submit” button.

Applications must be submitted on-line at and documents marked with asterisk (*) (see the List of required documents that must be attached to the on-line application form) must be sent by post and received by the deadline at SAIA, n. o. The submitted documents must be originals.

Foreign applicants who need to apply for entrance visa to Slovakia should consider the necessary visa processing period when planning the starting date of their scholarship stay. Information about visa conditions is provided by Slovak Embassies.

Documents must be received by deadline at:
SAIA, n. o.
Námestie slobody 23
812 20 Bratislava 1
Slovak Republic

Applications deadlines:
30 April 2009 (until 16:00 CET) - for academic year 2009/2010
31 October 2009 (until 16:00 CET) - for summer semester 2009/2010

List of required documents that must be attached to the on-line application form by foreign students and PhD students applying for a study/research stay:

structured Curriculum Vitae,
motivation letter,
detailed study programme in case of students (incl. date of arrival and period of stay),
detailed research programme in case of PhD students (incl. date of arrival, period of stay and detailed programme time schedule),
two recommendation letters provided by applicant`s university teachers in case of students, one recommendation letter provided by applicant`s supervisor in case of PhD Students,
confirmation letter from a sending university certifying that applicant is a full-time student enrolled in min. 6th semester, in case of a PhD student a confirmation certifying enrolment in a PhD study (*),
certified copy of a Bachelor`s diploma or Master`s diploma and a certificate of a state exam (if any),
admission or invitation letter from a host university or research institute in Slovakia proclaiming commitment that applicant will be enrolled in a study or research programme (incl. period of stay). The admission or invitation letter must be printed on official letter head paper of the host institution, including a signature of the person in charge and a stamp. (*)
List of required documents that must be attached to the on-line application form by foreign university teachers and researchers:

structured Curriculum Vitae,
detailed teaching and/or research programme (including date of arrival, period of stay and detailed programme time schedule),
invitation letter from a host university or research institute in Slovakia (incl. period of stay). The invitation letter must be printed on official letter head paper of the host institution, including a signature of the person in charge and a stamp. (*)
(*) The documents must be sent by post and received by the deadline at SAIA, n. o. The submitted documents must be originals. The original admission or invitation letter from the Slovak host university or research institute can be sent by post from the host institution in Slovakia directly to SAIA n.o.
Selection procedure of applicants from abroad
The selection committee, appointed by the Minister of Education of the SR, carries out the selection of scholarship holders.
SAIA, n. o. will send the e-mail notification of granting or refusing a scholarship to all applicants within six weeks after the application deadline.

The selected scholarship holders will receive “Letter of award” and “Letter of acceptance” of the scholarship by post. The “Letter of acceptance” should be signed and send back to SAIA, n. o.
SAIA, n. o., Námestie slobody 23, 812 20 Bratislava 1, Slovak Republic
Silvia Kotulièová, Programme Co-ordinator
Tel.: +421 2 544 11 426 (436)
Fax: +421 2 544 11 429
Visit the official website

[India] Pre-Doctoral and Ph. D. Programme - 2009, Institute of Physics

Pre-Doctoral and Ph. D. Programme - 2009, Institute of Physics, India

re-Doctoral and Ph. D. Programme - 2009: Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar is an autonomous research institution within the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. The research activity in the Institute centers around the areas of theoretical and experimental condensed matter physics, nuclear physics and high energy physics. The institute has a large number of experimental facilities such as the 3MV Pelletron accelerator (and associated beam lines for carrying out RBS/Channeling, PIXE, AMS, Implantation etc.), HRTEM, XPS, ARUPS, XRD, X-Ray Reflectometry & Standing Waves, micro-Raman, PL, FTIR, UV-VIS Spectrometer, SPM(in air) etc. In the 11 th plan period more experimental facilities directly related to the emerging area of Nanoscience and nanotechnology are expected to be added. The institute has been actively involved in international collaborations, notably among them are experiments in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions at CERN and BNL.

One of the important objectives of the Institute has been to train and guide young scholars for research in physics. For this, the Institute has regular one year Pre-doctoral (post M.Sc.) course work and Doctoral research programmes for those who successfully complete the Pre-Doctoral course. The institute campus has hostels for the scholars.

The Predoctoral programme is designed to train fresh M.Sc. students for conducting research activities. It is aimed at imparting a broad based training in advanced physics and research methodology. The course work is planned with the view that it should help a student not only in doctoral research, but also enable him/her to become a good physics teacher irrespective of whether or not he/she takes up doctoral research. The Pre-doctoral course runs from August to June every year. The successful candidates are awarded certificates for “Post- M.Sc. Course in Advance Physics” which has been recognized by the Utkal University, Berhampur University, and Sambalpur University as equivalent to their M.Phil degree.

On completion of the Pre-doctoral programme, the students are eligible to join for research under the supervision of faculty members of the Institute, leading to the Ph.D. degree awarded by Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be university within the Department of Atomic Energy.

During the pre-doctoral and the first year of the Ph.D. programme, students are placed in Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) grade and are paid Rs. 12,000/- p.m. fellowship. On satisfactory performance after the first year of the Ph.D. programme, they are placed in Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) grade and paid Rs. 14,000/- p.m. fellowship. In addition there is a contingency grant to meet expenses on books and for domestic travel to attend conferences and workshops. The medical facilities are available on-par with the regular employees.

The Institute invites application for the Pre-doctoral Programme from Indian nationals having the following qualifications : –

M.Sc. Physics with minimum 55% marks (in aggregate).
GATE qualifiers with minimum score of 95 percentile having current validity or, CSIR / UGC- NET qualifiers (for research fellowship) within last one year
Candidates who have qualified JEST-2009 with a minimum score of 95 Percentile need not send any application. They will be contacted directly by the Institute. If a candidate has scored less than 95 percentile in JEST-2009 but satisfies any of the criteria for GATE/NET as above, he/she should also send the application.

Candidates appearing for the final semester/year of M.Sc., who have already qualified in GATE or CSIR/UGC-NET can also apply. They should submit the relevant proof before joining the pre-doctoral programme. In case of non-availability of the M.Sc. results at the time of joining, the admission will be treated as provisional.
Application in prescribed format (given below), should be sent only by email as doc or pdf file latest by 15
th May, 2009 to

[England] Penguin Scholarship for the MA Publishing course

London College of Communication's School of Printing and Publishing is delighted to announce that Penguin has chosen to provide its very first publishing scholarship to be awarded, via a competitive basis, to a student to study on the book and journal pathway on the MA in publishing course at the College.

The scholarship is for £3,000 and will be awarded for the academic year 2009-10.

Any graduate student applying for and being accepted for the MA in book publishing for that year will be invited to apply for the scholarship. The deadline for applications is July 30. Once all applications have been received, the winner will be chosen from a committee of senior personnel at Penguin UK and on the MA in book publishing.

Gill Davies, professor in book publishing at the University of the Arts London, stated 'It is marvellous that Penguin has chosen the LCC for the very first publishing scholarship to be awarded by the company.'

Helen Fraser, Managing Director of Penguin Books remarked 'Penguin is delighted to be supporting the London College of Communication's publishing masters' through a scholarship. We admire LCC's course, value the students who have worked at Penguin either during or after their MA, and are delighted to find a way to reward student excellence through this award.'

Penguin scholarship press release (PDF)

[USA] Open PhD position in Geomatics/Photogrammetry at University of Florida

The Geomatics Program at the University of Florida is seeking a PhD student to work on feature-based photogrammetry in which the classical point-based photogrammetry is replaced by higher order geometric primitives such as lines and splines. Although the use of features was introduced to the photogrammetric community more than two decades ago, most of the existing algorithms such as relative orientation and triangulation are based on the use of point measurement. This PhD work will concentrate on developing robust algorithms for feature-based photogrammetry that will be applied to solve practical problems such as 3D building reconstruction. The position will be funded by University of Florida/Geomatics. The start date for this position is August-2009. In this position the tuition will be waived, the health insurance will be paid by the University, and this is in addition to an annual salary of $16,000 ($1333/month).

Required knowledge and skills

Suitable applicants should have a master’s degree or equivalent in Geomatics (particularly photogrammetry) or other related analytical discipline.
Experience in computer programming (C#, MATLAB), image processing and analytical techniques for data analysis such least-squares error modeling. Algorithms and software development will be central to the success of the research.
The applicant should have strong problem-solving and communication skills, including excellent English.
The PhD student will enter an approved program leading to the degree of PhD within a time frame of 3-4 years. It is a prerequisite, however, that the formal admission requirements for the PhD program are met before appointment can be made.

For more information please contact Dr. Gamal Seedahmed (, 01-954-577-6305.
The electronic application must contain: a cover letter, CV, scanned copies of transcripts, publications and other relevant work, as well as 3-4 references. The application should be marked “Geomatics/Photogrammetry” and sent to Dr. Seedahmed by email before June 30, 2009.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

[Malaysian] Graduate Reseach Assistantship

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Mechanical Engineering Graduate Research AssistantShips

Research Assistantships are available for Masters Degree Programmes in the Department of Aeronautical Engineering of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for the academic year 2009-’10. Assistantship per month is around 1500RM. On campus dormitory accommodation on nominal charges may be provided for students who are single. Tuition fees of about 700RM/month for the first six months and about 530RM/month for the subsequent months are to be borne by the student.

Field of Research
Propellants and Combustion

Who can apply?
Fresh Mechanical Engineering/ Aerospace Engineering/ Aeronautical Engineering graduates with good academic standing (minimum CGPA of 3.00/4). Students who are to graduate by May/June 2009 can also apply. Interest and strong knowledge in gas dynamics and combustion are the basic requirements. The applicant should be conversant with computer programming. Relevant research experience will be an added qualification. Strong knowledge in English is required (minimum score: TOEFL: 550; or IELTS: 6).

Whom to apply?
Professor S. Krishnan
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
81310 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

How to apply?
Application should contain

A covering note duly signed,
A Statement of Purpose,
A detailed curriculum vitae (CV) with a self attested passport size photograph and certified photocopies of the grade/mark sheets attached [apart from other details CV must indicate courses taken with dates, grades obtained, final CGPA, computer programming proficiency, TOEFL/IELTS score, and contact address with e-mail and phone numbers]

Also, confidential reports about the applicant from three referees are required. The referees are requested to send their confidential reports (regarding the applicant’s strength and weakness, flare for independent research, capability to work in a team, etc.) in sealed envelopes directly to Professor S. Krishnan

Last Date Assistantships will be offered to the selected students on screening the completed applications as and when received. However, the applications received after April 30th 2009 will not be considered.

For more information please visit :

England] LSBU Merit Scholarships for International Students

Students classified as overseas for fee purposes with exceptional academic marks throughout their academic career who hold an offer for any postgraduate taught course at LSBU.

Number of scholarships: 5
Value: £3000 – £5000
Deadline: Applications to LSBU by 11 May 2009

How to apply

Download our online application form (Word Doc 55KB - opens in new browser window). All applicants must complete a separate Scholarship Application Form but students will only receive 1 Scholarship.

PLEASE NOTE It is necessary to have applied for an LSBU course BEFORE applying for an International Scholarship OR you may wish to submit your course application and scholarship application together. Please quote your Student ID number on your application form. Details on how to come to LSBU as an international student are available on our how to apply page.

[USA] HSF/Cien Anos Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired) and be of Hispanic heritage. Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and must apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Also have plans to enroll full time in a degree seeking program at a U.S. accredited institution in Arizona or the Southern California region during the 2009-2010 academic year. In addition applicants must currently reside in Arizona or the Southern California region and be at least 21 years of age at the time of application.

Deadline: May 15, 2009

For more information and to apply, visit HSF website.

Google Lime Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Access to knowledge is our thing. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we don’t want anything to stand in the way. That’s why we’re proud to partner with Lime. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities.

Recipients of the Google Lime Scholarship will receive a scholarship for the 2009–2010 academic year. Selected students will also be invited to attend the all-expenses-paid retreat at the Googleplex in Mountain View, CA, in 2010. Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated passion - $10,000USD for those studying in the US and $5,000CAD for those studying in Canada (based on average tuition costs).

Eligibility Requirements

Candidates must be:

  • A student entering their junior or senior year of undergraduate study or be enrolled in a graduate program in the 2009–2010 academic year at a university in the United States or Canada (in addition to US and Canada citizens, international students with disabilities studying at universities in the US or Canada are also encouraged to apply)
  • Enrolled in a Computer Science or Computer Engineering program, or a closely related technical field as a full-time student for the 2009–2010 academic year
  • A person with a disability (defined as someone who has, or considers themselves to have, a long-term, or recurring, issue that impacts one or more activities that others may consider a daily function); this definition also includes the perception among others that a disability exists

How To Apply

Candidates will apply online via the Lime online application process, and provide the following:

  • Contact and education information
  • Current resume
  • Academic transcripts
  • Answers to essay questions
  • Two recommendation letters from a professor, adviser or supervisor

Download Application Form

Download Flyer

Application Deadline: June 1, 2009

Click here for detail information.

[England] Worldwide Search for the next Sloan Fellowship Women's Scholarship Winner

This prestigious scholarship is offered in partnership with Saatchi & Saatchi and Spencer Stuart. The award winner will receive a fully funded place on the Sloan Fellowship programme, along with a programme of career mentoring with Spencer Stuart.

The Sloan Fellowship Programme MSc shapes today's senior executives to become tomorrow's effective leaders.

Eligibility: All self-funded female candidates who have started an application for the Sloan Fellowship MSc commencing in January 2010 are eligible to apply.

Deadline: Monday 15 June 2009

Click here to view website

[Australia] Biomedical PhD scholarship

The Biomedical Systems Laboratory ( has an Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) scholarship available for one student to pursue a full time PhD degree and participate in a project supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and Telemedcare Pty Ltd.

The research area is on the development of novel techniques for analysing and modelling biomedical signals to extract parameters for early diagnosis of critical illness in human (such as heart diseases), with potential application in the emergency department. Of particular interest is the beat-to-beat change exhibited in heart rate variability (HRV) and the arterial pulse waveform. We specifically look for applicants with strong background in mathematics and signal processing; good programming skills in Matlab or Labview; interest in physiology and clinical studies, frequency domain / time series analysis, nonlinear dynamics, statistical signal processing and data mining.


This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until August 31, 2009.

Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD26669 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.

Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Artificial intelligence and signal and image processing, Biomedical engineering, Electrical and electronic engineering, Engineering and Technology, Information, Computing and Communication Sciences or Medical and Health Sciences. It is required that your study starts no earlier than March 5, 2009 and no later than August 31, 2009.


This scholarship requires you to have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent. Only citizens of Australia or permanent residents can apply.

Gregory Chan (Research Associate)
Electrical Engineering



Scholarship for Women- Executive MBA Programme

Executive MBA Programme Scholarship for Women

The Executive MBA programme office is delighted to offer scholarship support for the September 2009 (SEMBA2011) for the female participant who has best demonstrated leadership potential and commitment to support the ongoing success of the Executive MBA programme. This substantial scholarship of up to £23,850 (the final award to be determined at the review stage) will be deducted from the balance of the first year tuition fees for the programme.

Who is eligible?
Women who have been accepted for SEMBA 2011 and who are fully self-funding. Candidates may submit a scholarship application at the time of submitting their EMBA application, however essays will only be considered for the award if candidates have been offered and have accepted their place on the programme by the scholarship deadline.

Criteria for awarding the scholarship
The scholarship will be awarded to an appropriate female candidate on the basis of future professional and leadership potential as demonstrated by the quality of the essay submitted in support of the scholarship application, and a proven track record of success, (i.e. educational and professional background) demonstrated at the EMBA application and interview stages. The Scholarship Committee will also consider the original and personal contribution to the ongoing success of the Executive MBA expressed through the essay and to which the scholarship winner will commit as an ambassador of the EMBA programme.

Judging panel
The judging panel is made up of members of the Admissions Committee and includes representatives from the Sloan and Executive MBA Admissions, Marketing and Programme Management Teams, Faculty and Career Services.

How to apply
You must submit the following documents:

  • Completed scholarship application form
  • A short essay of not more than 1,000 words (please supply the word count) in support of your application for the scholarship award.

The topic of the essay is:
‘As a female leader, please outline how you will personally support the ongoing success of the EMBA programme’.

Deadline for submission
We must receive your scholarship application before 12 noon on Monday 13 July 2009. The decision will be communicated to applicants by 17.00 on Friday 17 July 2009.

Candidates will need to have their funding in place and make all the necessary payments as outlined in the fee schedule. The full amount of the award will be deducted from the balance of the first year tuition fees for the programme.

[France] Master in Advanced European and International 2009

Applications for Master in Advanced European and International Studies (M.A.E.I.S.) at Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales (Nice/France) in cooperation with Istanbul Bilgi
University is open! 
The Master Program offers the unique opportunity to learn Europe “in Europe” and develop perspectives for Europe’s future. The programme includes semesters in Istanbul, Nice and Berlin and guarantees an international education with an excellent academic staff and environment.

Location: Istanbul, Nice, Berlin, Poznan
Duration: 9 months (From October to July)

In any case, applications and especially request for financial aid should reach the I.EH.E.I. as early as possible in order to be considered under the best conditions.

Deadline for Master Applications:
The deadline for applications is on June 30th, 2009.

Curriculum Highlights: Students who successfully complete the program acquire 60 ECTS credits. In addition to the stays in Istanbul, Nice, Berlin, the Institute offers a study trip to European and international organizations in Geneva, Strasbourg, and Brussels.

Program Value: The program is taught by academics from various European countries, as well as experts from research institutions and international organizations. Over the last years, the Institute
has graduated 5000 students coming from more than 80 different countries, having offered them many scholarship opportunities.

Subject Areas: International Relations, European Integration, Democracy and Society, Federalism.

This program is supported by the European Union.

For more information, you are welcome to consult our web site at:

Please address further requests to:
Students Service
10 avenue des Fleurs
06000 NICE - France
Email :
phone: +33 (0)4 93 97 93 70 - Fax : +33 (0)4 93 97 93 71

Centre International de Formation Européenne
Institut Européen des Hautes Etudes Internationales
10 avenue des Fleurs
F – 06000 Nice

[Africa] Peace and security women fellowships in Africa

Peace and security women fellowships in Africa

The Conflict, Security and Development Group (CSDG) at King’s College London together with the Africa Leadership Centre (ALC), is pleased to announce a call for applications for the Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women for 2009/2010. These Fellowships1 are intellectual and financial awards for personal, professional and academic achievements, as well as the recognition of future potential.From October 2009, the Peace and Security Fellowships for African Women will be delivered by CSDG and the ALC, which is a partnership of King’s College London and Kenyatta University, Nairobi.
The ALC aims to build a new community of leaders generating cutting edge knowledge on peace, security and development.

The Fellowships bring together African women in the early stages of their careers to undertake a carefully designed training programme in conflict, security and development. This training is followed by an attachment to an African regional organisation or a Centre of Excellence to acquire practical experience in the field of peace and security. It is intended that this project will train African women to develop a better understanding of African peace and security issues in order to increase their participation in conflict management processes and other areas of security concerns for Africans.

Eligibility Requirements:

    Applicants should:

  • Be female citizens of an African country, with valid travel documents.
  • Have knowledge of, or experience of women’s rights, gender and development issues.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a commitment to contribute to work on peace and security in Africa
  • Demonstrate commitment to the core values of the programme and the Africa Leadership Centre.
  • Must have a relevant organisational base and be endorsed by an organisation with which they have been involved for at least two years. Exceptional candidates without such organisational ties will be given special consideration.
  • Have a demonstrable plan for how to utilise knowledge gained in the Fellowship upon return to their countries and organisations.
  • Hold a Master’s degree or Bachelors with an equivalent level of professional experience.
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English.

How to Apply
To be considered for the Fellowship please e-mail or post the following documents to Eka Ikpe at or Eka Ikpe, Conflict, Security and Development Group, King’s College London, Strand Bridge House, 138-142 Strand, London, WC2R 1HH, UK by 17:00 hrs, Monday 4 May 2009:

  • A letter of application detailing your relevant experience
  • A supporting statement detailing why you think that this Fellowship is important and future plans for engagement with peace and security issues no longer than 2,000 words
    2 letters of recommendation(To be received directly from the Referees by the deadline of 17:00 hrs, 4 May 2009)
  • Recent curriculum vitae
  • Two samples of your written work (maximum 5,000 words) with a one page abstract
  • Please ensure all documents are sent in as MS Word attachments in a single email message (separate emails for the same application will not be accepted) or as a single post package and that your name is indicated at the top right hand corner of every page of all documents submitted.

Due to the large volume of applications received it may not be possible to contact all applicants that have not been short listed. Hence, if you have not received a response from CSDG by 24 July 2009, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.
This project is supported by a range of funders including the Foundation Open Society Institute, King’s College London Alumni, UK Department for International Development and King’s College London. It is subject to continued funding support from all funders

Applications should be recieved by Monday 4 May 2009:

[Norway] Ph.D. position on Process Analytical Technology

Ph.D. position on Process Analytical Technology
Telemark University College currently enrols about 5000 students and employs about 500 employees. The university college has four faculties and the teaching and research activities are located at campuses in Bø, Notodden, Porsgrunn and Rauland. The university college administration is located at Porsgrunn.

Process Analytical Technologies: acoustic chemometrics, multivariate image analysis and representative sampling for improved industrial process control

The Faculty employs a staff of 70. The position is associated with the Department of Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, and Cybernetic, and the immediate superior is the Head of the Department. The place of employment is Porsgrunn.

Current activities at the Faculty of Technology are a.o. directed towards extending the scope of Process Analytical Technologies (PAT) to a broader range of processing and manufacturing sectors, with a particular focus on particle-processing and bio-mass conversion industries. The Ph.D. study focuses on three modalities not yet fully exploited in PAT, individually or in more powerful combinations:

  • Acoustic chemometrics [AC]
  • Representative process sampling [Theory of Sampling, TOS]
  • Multivariate image analysis [MIA, AMT, and MIR]

These emerging modalities will be applied in feasibility studies on selected industrial processes - in TUC’s own process technological equipment laboratories, with pilot-plant or full scale-up applications in selected collaborating industries.

It is a requirement that the person appointed to the position will enter a doctoral degree programme in Process, Energy, and Automation Engineering. Candidates should have a Master of Science or Master of Technology degree, or the equivalent, in areas such as chemometrics, chemical engineering, process technology, cybernetics or applied statistics.

The appointment term is for a period of 3 years.

The workforce in the public sector should to the greatest extent possible reflect the diversity of the population. It is therefore a personnel policy objective to achieve a balanced age and gender composition and recruit people from immigrant backgrounds. Persons of different ethnic backgrounds are therefore encouraged to apply for the position.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply.
The Academic Appointments Committee is responsible for appointments to academic positions at Telemark University College.

The position is placed in the State salary scale 17.515, code 1017, research fellow, scale of pay 45 (NOK 353,200/ year). A statutory deposit is made to the state pension. The successful applicant must comply with the laws, regulations and agreements that apply for the position.

For more information please contact Associated Professor Maths Halstensen, tlf. 35 57 51 87, or Professor Kim Esbensen, Please contact Human Resources Manager Eldrid Eilertsen, tel. 35 57 51 12 for general information.

Telemark University College uses online applications. We therefore ask applicants to register their application online by clicking on the “Send application” link to the right.

Please submit copies of certificates, qualifications, references, and list of publications either electronically together with your application or by post within one week of closing date. The address is Høgskolen i Telemark, Avdeling for teknologiske fag, Postboks 203, N-3901 Porsgrunn. The envelope should be marked with 09/432.

The applicants are responsible for submitting the required documentation.
Region: Telemark
Job type: Contract
Working hours: Full-time
Working days: Day
Application deadline: 15.05.09
Expected Start Date: By appointment
Location: Porsgrunn
Contacts: Kim Esbensen
Maths Halstensen
Telephone: +47 35575187
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[Italy] SDA Bocconi School of Management Scholarships & Loans Tuition Waivers

Scholarships & Loans Tuition Waivers
SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available maximum 4 total (100%) or 8 partial (50%) tuition fee waivers to 2009/2010 candidates with an outstanding profile. Besides excellent credentials, candidates from specific geographical areas (Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America) will be considered with special attention during the assignment procedure.

The assignment criteria of total or partial tuition waivers are defined and acknowledged by a special Commission whose decision is final and will be notified to beneficiaries in correspondence to the 2 application deadlines (15th February and 15th July 2009).

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  • Analysis of academic and professional record
  • Results of the MIHMEP selection process
  • Strength of the Motivation Letter

To be eligible for the tuition waiver applicants must have:

  • Sent the full application to the SDA Bocconi School of Management for MIHMEP 2009/10 selection
  • Completed the Tuition Waiver Application Form (see below)
  • Written the Motivation Letter

A limited number of scholarships fully or partially covering tuition fees are offered by sponsoring companies, consultancy firms and other organizations. Scholarships are awarded upon the basis of merit and other criteria as specified from year to year by the sponsoring entity.

Participants are encouraged to seek out the numerous opportunities available in all countries, such as the sponsorship of the company that employs them, or scholarships offered by private foundations, international organizations or local governments.

Sponsoring companies of previous editions
Astrazeneca, Baxter, Bracco, Glaxo Wellcome, Novartis Pharma, Oracle, Zimmer Europe, WHO.

For the 2009-2010 MIHMEP edition two Foundations have awarded MIHMEP a the following scholarships:
Download Cariplo Foundation
Download Emirates Foundation

The School assists candidates with their search for funds by placing at their disposal the documentation required for loan applications.

In particular, Bocconi facilitates opportunities for low-interest loans available to admitted students, thanks to agreements with some partner banks.

Furthermore the University provides international students with information about possible sources for financing in several countries.
For further information, please visit our website:

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[Australia] MBA Scholarships 2009 - Bond University

here are numerous MBA scholarships available to support full-time study at Bond University.

MBA scholarships are awarded annually across the following specific categories:
International MBA scholarships:

  • Latin America
  • India
  • Northern & Western Europe
  • Southeast Asia
  • Eastern Europe & Russia
  • South Africa

Industry specific MBA scholarships:

    • Finance and banking
    • Public sector, health and education
    • Fast moving consumer goods
    • Engineering, technology and manufacturing’

    Other MBA scholarships:

    • Woman’s Merit Award
    • Dean’s scholarship

    All MBA candidates who wish to be considered for scholarship support should mark the scholarship box on their application form for the program and provide a statement supporting their request for a scholarship award. Scholarship applications will be evaluated after candidates have been approved for entry into the program.

    Scholarship awards are based on academic merit, using university records, work experience, references, application essays and possibly a GMAT score and interview to evaluate merit. Successful scholarship applicants will be notified when they receive their letter of acceptance into the program.

    Your complete application must be received by the following dates:

    • November 1, for admission in the January semester
    • March 1, for admission in the May semester
    • July 1, for admission in the September

    Scholarships vary in value and have different criteria on which they are awarded.
    For more information or assistance with your application please contact the Office of Admissions:
    Phone: 1800 074 074 (toll-free within Australia)
    Phone: +61 7 5595 1024
    For more information on Bond MBA scholarships email

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    [England] Charles J Mauro International Undergraduate Scholarship

    One undergraduate scholarship will be offered to a student from the United States of America for undergraduate study in Economics or Business Studies. The scholarship will be worth £1,000 per year and will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study.


    The scholarship is competitive and will be awarded to a citizen from the USA who is accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate programme in either Economics or Business Studies.

    The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit.

    The scholarship is not available to students already on programme.

    Applicants should have applied through UCAS, should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
    Application Procedure

    All applicants must complete a scholarship application form which can be downloaded in Rich Text Format (RTF) or PDF (which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) and send it to the Scholarships and Student Finance Office:

    The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
    The University of Edinburgh
    Old College
    South Bridge
    Edinburgh EH8 9YL
    Fax: +44 131 651 4066
    Telephone:+44 131 651 4070

    Completed scholarship application forms must be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 1 May 2009.

    Selection Procedure

    A University of Edinburgh Selection Committee will meet in late May 2009 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarship will be announced in early June 2009.

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    US Scholarships: Washington Semester Program

    American University’s Kogod School of Business - Washington Semester Program is inviting junior (= mahasiswa tahun ke tiga) and senior (=mahasiswa tahun ke empat ) undergraduate students majoring in Business Management from around the world to apply for the prestigious
    sixty year old program of experiential learning in International Business and Trade starting August 2009. The fall of 2009 experience is particularly unique: students will have the opportunity to interact with the newly elected president’s economic team in the White House, State Department, Treasury Department, Commerce Department, US- Trade Representatives, Federal Reserve Board and US Export Import Bank. Elected representatives of important committees in the United State Congress and senior officials of International Development organizations such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and Inter-American Development Bank are also included in this program. In addition,
    students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with representatives of Fortune 500 Multinational Corporations, and lobbyists of Trade Blocks from around the globe, strategically positioned in the Washington Metropolitan area. Business students may undertake an
    internship in a profit or non-profit organizations and acquire hands-on knowledge and experience in US businesses and complete either an intensive research project or an elective from regular university course offerings (total of 15 credits). For three days of each week, students will participate in intellectual discussions with major players in US business and those who shape world trade policies. For further information about the Washington Semester Program, please visit

    Due to an overwhelming demand to attend this program, and the program’s limited space, Washington Semester will accept no more than 75 students. Students are selected through the following competitive criteria: academic aptitude, English language proficiency and a well-developed career plan in international business and trade or closely related field. Full or partial Scholarships are available for both US and International students and are based on individual needs. 

    Application Deadline is May 1, 2009. For further information


    A. Y. Zohny, LL. M, PhD
    Academic Director of International Business and Trade
    American University, Kogod School of Business
    Washington Semester Program, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW,
    Washington, DC
    Phone: 202-895-4916 Fax: 202-895-4939 E-mail:

    American University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action
    University and employer.

    NETHERLAND; Postgraduate Programmes and Scholarships at Leiden University

    Leiden University (est. 1575) is the oldest university in the Netherlands. Leiden is a fully accredited classical university and a founding member of the “EUROPAEVM” network, the Coimbra Group and the League of European Research Universities (LERU).

    There are six faculties: Archaeology, Humanities, Law, Science, Social and Behavioural Sciences, and Medicine.
    Together they offer over 80 degree programmes (MA/MSc, LL.M., and MPhil/PhD) such as Psychology, Public International Law, International Relations & Diplomacy, Political Science, Biology, Mathematics, (Art) History and numerous Asian, African and European languages and cultures.

    Most (post)graduate programmes are taught in English. Several Language and Culture programmes are taught in the language of their subject such as French, German, Italian and Spanish. This allows students from all over the world to study in Leiden and obtain a degree in one of the many areas of excellence of the University.
    Presently over 18,000 students are enrolled, including approx. 1,700 international students
    What makes Leiden University special?
    • Strong emphasis on the quality of education and research
    • Broad range of programmes: 270 specialist programmes within 80 disciplines
    • Highly qualified teaching staff
    • A multi-cultural learning environment
    • Leiden is a student city where students feel safe and secure
    • Centrally located in between the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht

    For more information:
    Grants and Scholarships:
    General funding sources

    For general sources of funding that may apply to this study opportunity, visit the page(s) below.

    * Institutional funding

    Funding information

    Funding applies to:
    EU applicants (including UK)

    Contacts and how to apply

    Administrative contact and how to apply:

    Leiden University, International Office, P.O. Box 9500
    Postal code: 2300 RA
    City: Leiden
    Country: The Netherlands
    Phone: +31715277287
    Fax: +31715277298

    UK; PhD Research Studentships in Supply Chain Management and Sustainability

    Queen’s University Management School is delighted to offer two PhD Research Studentships each covering approved University tuition fees and a maintenance allowance of £13,290 per annum. Commencing 1 October 2009 for three years the studentships will be in the following areas:

    Supply Chain Management

    The successful applicant will be required to work as part of the Centre for Food Traceability research team at Queen’s University Belfast. The PhD project will address the business impacts of integrating sustainability considerations into the supply chain on a company’s strategy, policy and operations. Empirical work will focus on the agri-foods sector and be linked with industrial partners.

    For informal enquiries relating to the Supply Chain research project, please contact Dr Anthony Potter (


    The sucessful applicant will be required to work as part of the Sustainability and Management research team at Queen’s University Belfast. The PhD project will address a research question relevant to the field of corporate sustainability management/corporate sustainability performance evaluation/sustainable finance.

    For informal enquiries relating to the Sustainability research project, please contact Professor Frank Figge (

    Academic Requirements

    Applicants should hold a Masters degree in a relevant area, or hold or expect to obtain a 1st class honours or high 2:1 degree in a relevant subject.

    As part of the application process, applicants are required to submit a research proposal, which clearly demonstrates how your experience and interests align with the aims of the research project. Proposals should be for empirical research involving qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Applications are encouraged from people seeking to pursue an academic career.
    Funding information

    Funding applies to:
    EU applicants (including UK)

    Contacts and how to apply

    Administrative contact and how to apply:

    For further information on Queen’s University Management School, please visit our website For further information on the Sustainability and Management research group within the Management School, please visit

    Application Details

    Interested applicants should apply online at: by Friday 1 May 2009.
    Application deadline:

    1 May 2009



    The University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law welcomes international students to enroll in its LL.M. program, designed to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to meet the challenges of a global marketplace.

    See the scholarship request form at: edu/Tradelaw

    International and U.S. students complete a rigorous core curriculum, demonstrate research and analysis skills in a required thesis, and may participate in any number of practical learning opportunities offered at the James E. Rogers College of Law and through institutional affiliations, most notably the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade.

    LL.M. candidates at The University of Arizona will complete a minimum of 24 credit hours for the degree. During the summer foreign students will also complete a two-unit Introduction to American Law, and a special course devoted to U.S. research and writing techniques. Most of the curriculum will involve "core" courses in International Trade and Business Law, International Commercial Law, and instruction in related areas such as Investment Law, European Union Law, Commercial (UCC) Law, Corporate Law, Administrative Law, Antitrust Law, Securities Law, and/or Domestic and International Environmental Law. Recent research projects include the development of an electronic commercial registry; comparison of and suggestions for harmonization of banking law; transportation documentation; environmentallegislation; customs law and procedures; common rules for recognition of judgments; dispute settlement at the WTO and under NAFTA Chapter 11; industrial incentives legislation in Central America; and comparative real estate law, but this is by no means an exhaustive list.

    The program's LL.M. classes are extremely diverse. Students hail from all over the globe, including:
    Mexico, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, China, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Honduras, India, Israel, Malaysia, Nigeria, the Congo, El Salvador, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Trinidad and Tobago, Haiti, the Philippines, Paraguay, Russia, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Taiwan, The Cameroon, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Uruguay, Guatemala and Vietnam.

    For more information about the program and available financial aid, visit: edu/Tradelaw



    Fall - Winter 2009-2010

    The Andre Michaux Travel and Research Grant Foundation announces a grant program to be awarded biennially for research related to horticultural and botanical exchanges within the greater Atlantic World.

    A grant for travel and research ($500.00) will be awarded twice a year for Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter.

    M.A., Pre-Doctoral and Independent Scholars whose research is centered on horticultural and botanical exchanges within the greater Atlantic World are encouraged to apply. A tax offset will be provided to independent scholars, who are awarded the grant. Please note: The foundation is interested and wishes to support junior scholars just starting their academic careers.

    Applicants are required to submit four copies:
    A) CV
    B) Paper or publication related to botany and horticulture
    C) Two letters of recommendation
    D) Research goals

    Applications for Fall/Winter 2009/2010 must be postmarked by 5/30/2009 and mailed to:

    Barbara Spence Orsolits
    Director - The Andre Michaux Travel and Research Grant Foundation
    4085 Ridge Road
    Smyrna, Georgia

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