PhD Student Persuasive Technology

Eindhoven University of Technology

At the core of the project is the belief that technology alone cannot bring about a sustainable society. Individual agents need to change their behavior as well. This is where persuasive technology comes into the picture. It aims at persuading human agents to behave in socially-valued ways, by giving information, providing feedback, and taking over actions.

The success of a persuasive technology that serves the public interest depends on the integration of sound technology, effective persuasive principles and careful attention to ethical considerations. Overall, this research program investigates the psychological mechanisms and the ethical dilemmas of persuasive technology. Specifically, it will consist of an in-depth empirical study of a concrete case where persuasive technology is under development: the energy management and safety of vehicles (cars, trucks). Vehicle simulators will be used to observe human agents using various forms of persuasive technology, where the most important variable will be the amount of control transferred from the user to the technological system.

The present PhD-project will focus on psychological mechanisms related to shared values, competence, trust, experience and confidence that influence allocation of control. This project will run in a strongly interdisciplinary setting: The PhD-student will closely collaborate with another PhD-student (philosophical perspective) and a Postdoc who develops the vehicle control simulation.


University Graduate

For this position we are interested in candidates with a solid background in social psychology or human-technology interaction. In addition we require an interest in the development of automotive systems (hybrid drive trains for trucks) and the willingness to engage in the co-development of such systems. Candidates with a master in Human-Technology Interaction, Social Psychology or related programs are invited to apply. The PhD candidate is expected to deliver a PhD thesis and a number of scientific publications within a period of 4 years.
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences
NWO-project: Persuasive Technology, Allocation of Control, and Social Values within the group Human-Technology Interaction (HTI).

The department of Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences (IE&IS) engages in education and research in the area of operational business processes and transitions in societies in relation to technical changes. In the IE&IS department, scholars and students work together on critical problems at the interface of engineering, management, innovation, and human behavior. The department has two schools: the School of Industrial Engineering and the School of Innovation Sciences. The School of
Innovation Sciences is one of the leading IS schools in Europe, with a strong presence in the international research and education community. Within the School of Innovation Sciences three degree programs are taught: BSc in Innovation Sciences (Technische Innovatiewetenschappen), MSc in Human Technology Interaction, and MSc in Innovation Sciences. Moreover, the school participates in several PhD programs set up by national research schools. The School of Innovation Sciences also contributes to the 3TU Centre of Excellence in Ethics & Technology.

Organizationally, the School of Innovation Sciences consists of three sections: Philosophy & Ethics, Human-Technology Interaction and Technology, Innovation & Society.
Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 jaar
Maximum hours per week: 40

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

dr. Jaap Ham

prof.dr. Cees Midden
E-mail address:

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

* About the organization

You can apply for this job before 31 August 2009 by sending your application to:

Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
paviljoen C 0.17
Postbus 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
E-mail address:

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number V39.482.

PhD position (3 years) Brain Computer Interface to assist in Stroke Rehabilitation

University of Twente

Job description
PhD (3 years) Brain Computer Interface to assist in Stroke Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation of (mild) stroke patients may be improved by providing real-time feedback about motor performance during training sessions. In addition to feedback from actual motor behavior, EEG based feedback could also contribute to the re-learning of motor skills. This project aims to develop a portable, easy-to-use EEG system for use in the in-home environment to assist in the rehabilitation of stroke patients.

In particular, the project will focus on
development of fast mountable (capacitive? ) electrodes
real-time signal processing of EEG signals
development of portable hardware/software
evaluation of the system in healthy subjects and patients

University Graduate

Candidates should preferably have a background in electrical or biomedical engineering or applied physics, and a strong interest in biomedical signal acquisition and processing. This project is a collaboration between the University and Departments of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine and part of a large (25 PhD students) Dutch consortium, called BrainGain. The Braingain-project aims at collaborative, highly multidisciplinary research between 5 universities and a number of companies, in the areas Brain-Computer Interfacing and Brain Stimulation.

The vacancy resides in the Chairs Neurotechnology/ClinicalNeurophysiology , Departments Electrical Engineering and Technical Medicine and Institute MIRA (Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine).

University of Twente Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
The University of Twente (UT) is an entrepreneurial research university, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. Organized over five faculties, the UT offers twenty educational programs ranging from applied physics, public and business administration, communication studies and diverse programs in engineering technology. Research takes place within the context of institutes and focuses, among other things, on information and communication technology, nanotechnology, biomedical technology, policy studies, construction management & engineering, and mechanics. More than 7,000 students and 2,700 staff members live and work at the UT, the Netherlands’ only campus university.

The Department of Electrical Engineering of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science comprises of 250 faculty staff and app. 500 students. It offers a BSc programme in Electrical Engineering and an MSc programme in Electrical Engineering with 5 specialisations (Microsystems and Microelectronics, Measurement and Control Engineering, Telecommunication Networks, Biomedical Engineering and Embedded Systems) and contributes to the MSc programmes of Mechatronics and Nanotechnology. Research is directed toward signal processing, transmission and storage. The Department is characterized by a large number of contacts with government institutions, European Union and industry.

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2000 - 2500

Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2492
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 3 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
What we offer

We offer a full-time position with a maximum duration of 3 years. The gross salary for the PhD student will range from 2042 in the first year to 2492 per month in the third year, according to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

prof.dr. Wim Rutten
E-mail Michel van Putten

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

* About the organization
* About the department
* About the function
* Website faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

You can apply for this job before 02-08-2009 by sending your application to:

Universiteit Twente
Faculteit EWI
prof.dr. W.L.C. Rutten
postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede


When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT/09/155.

The short URL code for this job opening is: 00355-756.
You can use this as a direct link to the job by adding the code to the


International MBA scholarships 2009/2011 – Nyenrode Business Universities for MBA study

Scholarship Introduction:
Nyenrode Business Universities is pleased to announce new scholarships for the International MBA program 2009-2011.
All scholarships are merit based and are open to candidates who have been successfully admitted to the International MBA program. The scholarships have been made available by Nyenrode Business Universities, Nyenrode Fund, our alumni and a number of Dutch companies.
Eligibility for Scholarship:
Candidates whose background shows particularly strong commitment to or potential in: finance and banking, marketing, entrepreneurship and family business and international consulting and strategy.

How to apply:
In order to be eligible for a scholarship, you must submit your complete program application (including scholarship essay) before one of the following dates; at which time the scholarship applications received to date will be reviewed:
June 15, 2009
August 15, 2009
Answered in order to be considered for a scholarship.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
You must submit your complete program application (including scholarship essay) before one of the following dates:
August 15, 2009



PhD Scholarships in Systems Biology | University College Dublin, Ireland 2009 for EU students

Scholarship Introduction:
PhD scholarships in Systems Biology
Structured PhD Programme in Bioinformatics and Computational Medicine
University College Dublin, Systems Biology Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Applications are invited for PhD studentships, starting in October 2009 or later within the Bioinformatics and Computational Medicine Structured PhD Programme ( at University College Dublin, to work on the following research projects focusing on computational and mathematical modeling of biochemical cellular pathways:
The successful candidates will undertake a four-year research project on computational and mathematical modeling of biochemical cellular pathways in close collaboration with experimental research groups at Systems Biology Ireland.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
The PhD positions are funded by the graduate education programme (GREP) of the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) and they are available for EU students only. The 4-year scholarship includes student stipend, fees, some consumables and travel budget to allow the student to obtain work experience abroad and industrial work experience in a company in Ireland or abroad.

How to apply:
Applicants should send a CV, transcripts and names and addresses of two referees to before the closing date of August 21, 2009.

Application form for Scholarship:
Applicants should send a CV, transcripts and names and addresses of two referees

Important Dates:
Contact Details: ( Closing date: 21st August 2009.



Phitek Systems Signal Processing Scholarship 2009/2010 – The University of Auckland NZ for graduate students

Scholarship Introduction:
Established in 2006 and financed by Phitek Systems, a global business designing and manufacturing a range of products for the international aviation, consumer electronics and personal communications markets.
The main purpose of the Phitek Systems Signal Processing Scholarship is to assist and encourage students taking the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
• academic results for Part II of the Degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
• Technical ability
• Professional skills
• Leadership potential & social skills
• Contribution to the University and/or community activities
• Potential to contribute to the audio signal processing industry.

How to apply:
Upon completion of each academic year the scholarship recipient’s status will be reviewed by the Selection Committee and, depending on criteria being met, will be continued onto the next year of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) study.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Closing date:



Global MBA Scholarship 2010/2011 – for ACCA members

Scholarship Introduction:
The scholarships are awarded to those individuals who best represent ACCA’s core values of opportunity, innovation, diversity, accountability and integrity. In addition, members also need to demonstrate how the MBA programme will make a positive contribution to their own career, the accounting profession and the community in which they live.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
Any ACCA member that fulfils the following criteria is eligible to apply for the MBA scholarship:
• be an ACCA member of good standing
• have regular access to IT facilities
• admitted to ACCA membership less than 10 years ago
• minimum of three-years’ professional/managerial experience
• not already registered as a student on the MBA programme.

How to apply:
As part of the application procedure please include the following with your form:
• an up-to-date CV which briefly summarizes your work experience, academic history, community activities and interests
• a personal statement (maximum 1000 words) explaining how you represent ACCA’s core values, determination to complete the course, how you will find the time to study and describing the positive contribution you believe the MBA will make to your career, the accounting profession and the community in which you live
• provide the name and address of two contacts who have agreed to act as your referees. At least one of these should be your current employer or be able to comment on your ability in the workplace.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission :
28 February 2010
28 February 2011



APAI-Enhanced Pigment Weathering Scholarship 2009 – Applied Centre for Structural & Synchrotron Studies (ACeSSS)

Scholarship Introduction:
The whitest, brightest, most cost-effective pigment type used in paints is titanium dioxide. However, painted surfaces containing unmodified titanium dioxide undergo weathering while exposed to outside elements such as oxygen, water and UV-light. This results in a reduction of gloss and chalking of the product. The overall objective of this project is to produce a pigment with a new ceramic coating that has superior weathering resistance as compared to pigment coated by existing methods. The Applied Centre for Structural & Synchrotron Studies (ACeSSS) currently employs multidisciplinary research staff and supports an international team of PhD students. The centre works closely with industry sponsors to solve, process and manufacturing problems, and generate the basis for future innovations.This APA(I) project is aimed at developing new coating ceramics by a combined experimental and theoretical approach.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent.

How to apply:
To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the university. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Main Contact
Bev Gordon (Administrative Assistant)
University of South Australia
Phone: (08) 8302 5563

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until September 30, 2009.



New Zealand Refining Company Ltd Bursary 2009/2010 – The university of Auckland for engineering students

Scholarship Introduction:
The New Zealand Refining Company Ltd has made available a Bursary for a student in one of the Departments of Chemical & Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering or Engineering Science.
The Bursary shall be held in one of the Departments of Chemical & Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronic Engineering or Engineering Science at The University of Auckland.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
a) Character;
b) The candidate’s potential contribution to the Engineering profession in New Zealand;
c) Financial need;
d) Leadership potential and social skills;
e) Academic achievement

How to apply:
The Bursary may not normally be held with any other Bursary, scholarship or fellowship.
• Provided a suitable position is available, the Company will offer the bursar paid employment during the summer vacation before the tenure of the bursary.
• The Selection Committee may refrain from recommending an award if it finds no candidate of sufficient merit.
• The Company reserves the right to terminate the award if the student is disciplined or does not complete his/her studies.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Closing date:



New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants BCom Scholarship 2009/2010 – The university of Auckland

Scholarship Introduction:
The Scholarship was established in 2008 and is funded by the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
The main purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage high-quality students to study at Honours level in Accounting and enable NZICA to be associated with excellent students.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
Applications by way of a form close with the Scholarships Office on 31 July in the year preceding the award.

How to apply:
The Scholarship will be awarded by the University of Auckland Council upon the recommendation of a Selection Committee comprising the Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics (or nominee), the Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance (or nominee) and one other academic, appointed by the Dean.
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92 019
New Zealand
Phone: (09) 373 7599 -Ext: 87242

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Closing date:



The USA/Canadian MBA Scholarships 2009 – London Business School for USA and Canadian MBA applicants

Scholarship Introduction:
A wide range of scholarships are available to successful applicants who applied in Stages 1, 2 and 3 on the MBA programme. This page provides an overview of the key awards available. You will be given more information on the School scholarship portfolio, including how to apply, when you receive your offer. We strongly recommended that you research external funding opportunities as
The USA/Canadian Scholarships
Funded by: London Business School.
Open to: All successful USA and Canadian MBA applicants.
Recipients will be expected to assist with the School’s marketing efforts in the region. well.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
The MBA Programme is designed for those looking to take their career to the next level. Choose the MBA if you’re seeking:
• a rapid promotion in your chosen career
• a change of career, industry or both
• the tools to succeed as an entrepreneur.
Whatever your goals, you should be:
• experienced
• intellectually capable
• determined and ambitious
• culturally aware
• someone with leadership potential.

How to apply:
Fill the application online before the deadlines.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
• 17 Aug 2009
• 14 Sep 2009



Netherland PhD in the Integrated Circuit Design 2009 – for post graduate students

Scholarship Introduction:
The PhD in the Integrated Circuit Design (ICD) group focuses on the research and realization of integrated high efficiency amplifiers for piezoelectric loads. Amplifying the noise canceling signals for piezoelectric panels is complicated because of the high voltages (up to 100V), erratic load impedance and tough distortion requirements. This renders existing amplifier solutions too large and power hungry. High efficiency amplifier techniques like class D switching amplifiers exist, but we have to move beyond that in order to satisfy the demands for higher efficiency, compactness and low distortion. More information about the ICD group can be found on

Eligibility for Scholarship:
University Graduate
What we ask
You have completed an Electrical Engineering university degree (M.Sc. level) or are about to graduate in an area that is relevant to our research. You are skilled in mixed-signal integrated circuit design, and have knowledge of linear- and switching amplifiers and power converters. You can translate system-level requirements to specifications and organize your own research. Also, you possess good writing and presentation skills.

How to apply:
Please send your C.V. to Bram Nauta together with a letter of motivation, and the e-mail addresses of two references. Also please let me know from what moment on you are available.
P.S. Foreign students are welcomed.

Application form for Scholarship:
Send CV to the .

Important Dates:
You can apply for this job before 20-09-2009



The Sugar Research & Development Corp Postgraduate Scholarships 2009 – The Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC)

Scholarship Introduction:
The Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) invites applications for three Postgraduate Scholarships to foster training in technical and social disciplines relevant to SRDC’s research priorities. Scholarship Project Proposals may be for PhD, Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate level courses. Applications from candidates holding other bursaries will be considered. Applicants are urged to download the SRDC scholarship application kit from the SRDC website, which contains advice on how to address the selection criteria and prepare a high quality proposal.
Study Subject: Sugar research
Provided By: Sugar Research and Development Corporation
Level: Post Graduate

Eligibility for Scholarship:

How to apply:
To apply for this scholarship you must consult the scholarship web site. You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship here.
Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Main Contact
Annette Sugden
Phone: 07 3225 9442
PO Box 12050
George St Post Shop
Qld, Australia

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
This scholarship is offered annually to 3 people. Open for applications until August 14, 2009.



France; PhD Studentship Genomic DNA

Studying the mechanisms of action of anti-cancer drugs on the kinetics of DNA replication
Eukaryotic cells replicate their
DNA from hundreds to thousands of chromosomal sites
termed replication initiation sites or replication origins. Initiation of
DNAreplication involves
interactions between these replication origins and a network of cell cycle regulatory proteins. Several
types of anti-cancer drugs (and its candidates) act as an inhibitor of
We are looking for a Ph.D student to study the effect of anti-cancer drug on
DNA replication
program using our single molecule approach.
DNA replication analysis with molecular combing
(Replication Combing Assay,
RCA) is a direct method to monitor the effect of chemicals compounds
on the kinetic of
DNA replication. This project is a part of an interdisciplinary training network called
DDR (High Resolution Microscopy in the DNA damage response)” and supported by the
Commission of the European Communities. The appointee will therefore have opportunities to learn
live cell imaging, high-resolution microscopy and other techniques through an interdisciplinary
training approach that includes specially designed summer schools, workshops and meetings
encompassing all network participants.

The ideal candidate will have:
- A Master’s Degree in Engineering (biochemical, biophysical), molecular or cellular
biology with relevant laboratory experience.
- Knowledge of English is essential
- A strong motivation and a proven ability through experience in academic or industrial
research environment
- Excellent organization expertise.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Excellent team player skills and be a highly proactive person, who takes initiative and
who interacts constructively with other group members.
Ideally these skills will be complemented by one of the following:
- Research-level knowledge of
DNA replication/cell cycle regulation
- Genomics Imaging of single molecule of biological sample

About Genomic Vision:
Genomic Vision is a start-up company, located in Paris, developing novel diagnostic and drug
discovery solutions based on its world-leading nanotechnology for
DNAanalysis: Molecular Combing.
Molecular combing technology allows fixing high molecular weight
DNAmolecules uniformly on a
solid support with constant stretching factor, to form an array of fibers. Immunodetection of
pre-incorporated and hybridized probes on stretched
DNA can directly visualize genomic content.
Genomic Vision holds strong relationship with top-institutes such as Pasteur Institute, Curie institute,
ENS, etc. through this technology.

Jun Komatsu, PhD
Project Leader – Diagnostics Division
Genomic Vision
+33 1 55 42 29 14

[Korea] Scholarship for M.S.-Ph.D. students in Mechanics of Materials Lab. at Chonnam National university in

We are looking for prospective M.S./Ph.D. students who has interests in a research topic , ‘Construction of Optical X-ray System for Nondestructive Evaluation’ which is co-worked with ‘Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences’.

Students who have knowledge in Solid mechanics, Microfabrication process, Finite element method, and Characteristics of X-ray will be welcomed. Also, some experiences about X-ray mirrors, tomographic images, 3D reconstruction using the tomographic images, geometric modeling, biomechanics related to biological materials will be helpful for this research

Scholarship from our project fund is 900,000 Korean Won/Month for Ph.D. and 600,000 Korean Won/Month for M.S., respectively.
Depending on the TOEIC score (Minimum PBT 527 points, CBT 197 points, IBT 71 points, IELTS 6.0), tuition fee can be exempted.

Depending on the publication results and coursework grade, BK21 Scholarship of our School (900,000 Korean Won/Month for Ph.D. and 600,000 Korean Won/Month for M.S.) is additionally awarded (need to overcome the harsh competition).

The application semester will be spring 2010.

Interested students are encouraged to apply their Curriculum Vitae to the email address below:
Insu Jeon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Systems Engineering
Chonnam National University
300 Yongbong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 500-757, Republic of Korea
Tel. : +82-62-530-1688
Fax. : +82-62-530-1689
e-mail :,
Contact Adress:
School of Mechanical Systems Engineering,

Chonnam National University,
300 Yongbong-dong,
Buk-gu, Gwangju,
Republic of Korea

[USA] Undergraduate Scholarship Tuttle Science & Technology Scholarship

Vice Adm. Jerry O. Tuttle, USN (Ret.) and Mrs. Barbara A. Tuttle Science & Technology Scholarship

Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students working full time toward an undergraduate Bachelor of Science technology degree at any fully accredited institution in the United States. Students must major in one of the following fields such as those offered by schools like ITT Tech, DeVry or Lincoln Tech: Computer Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Network Systems, or Information Systems Security.

Please Note: Distance Learning or OnLine Programs will not qualify.

Candidate must be a U. S. citizen enrolled full time in a technology major and be a sophomore or junior at the time of application – minimum second-year students please. Primary consideration will be given to a military enlisted candidate.

PLEASE NOTE: At least two letters of recommendation printed on school stationery with signature will be required from field-of-study professors. Address to:
Mr. Fred H. Rainbow
Vice President and Executive Director
AFCEA Educational Foundation
4400 Fair Lakes Court
Fairfax, VA 22033

An official transcript reflecting all college-level study will also be required by the deadline date. These items can be sent separately but not to arrive prior to October 15, 2009.

If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact the Educational Foundation via the email below.

Contact Info:
Name: Norma Corrales
Phone: (703) 631-6149 or (800) 336-4583 ext. 6149
Online applications will be posted in September for the November 2009 deadline
- please check back then.

[Sweden] Postdoctoral scholarships – The Swedish Research Council

Postdoctoral scholarships

The aim of postdoctoral scholarships is to provide young researchers within the areas of responsibility of Formas with the opportunity of working abroad for a certain period in an internationally prominent research environment. The application for a post-doctoral scholarship is to be written by the recipient of the scholarship. If there are special conditions (which must be fully motivated) a Swedish university or research institute may be considered, but it must be different from the one where the doctoral degree was obtained.

The scholarship is awarded for one or up to two years. The visit may be divided into several periods, with a minimum length of three months each. Applications for extensions to post-doctoral grants awarded no later than 2007 can be submitted consecutively.

To be eligible to apply for a postdoctoral scholarship, the doctoral degree must have been obtained five years before the closing date for the call, counted from January in the year when the applicant received her/his Doctoral degree. Parental leave, illness, military service or other similar circumstance which have prevented research activities after the degree was awarded are acceptable reasons to make an exception from the five-year rule. If the applicant has not been awarded the Doctoral degree by the time the application is submitted the, a copy of the degree diploma/certificate must be submitted to Formas, no later than 1st of November in the year of the main annual call.

Applicants for the post-doctoral scholarship must have Swedish citizenship or permanent residence permit in Sweden.

The recipient is granted a personal scholarship according to the following:

  • An annual scholarship of SEK 250,000-350,000 depending on the costs of living in the host country and the number of accompanying family members. The scholarship conforms to the levels established by EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organisation,
  • Formas covers expenses for return tickets for the recipient of the scholarship and accompanying family members. The most economical travelling option should be chosen.
  • A total standard sum of SEK 50,000 for research costs.

The application for a post-doctoral scholarship should be organised in applicable areas in the same manner as a regular grant application, but the research plan should be written for one or up to two years. However, the budget (Appendix B) need not be filled in. The signature appendix (Appendix S) is signed by the applicant only (as the scholarship is personal, no other signature is necessary). The scholarship is personal, and no administrative bodies need to be indicated in the application form. The applicant’s home address should be provided instead of the institution’s. The research plan should include information regarding the proposed host institution as well as a justification for the choice.

The application must contain a letter of invitation from the host institution verifying that the applicant will be able to participate in the institution’s research as well as be able to carry out her/his own research. The application is reinforced by a letter of recommendation from the faculty professor or the previous supervisor indicating the importance of the postdoctoral visit.

The following documents must be supplied via the Formas Direct web based form:

  • Application form, including a popular science description.
  • Appendix A. Research programme comprising is limited to a maximum of 18,000 characters, including references
  • Appendix C. Brief CV (maximum of 8000 characters)
  • Appendix D. List of publications (maximum of 8000 characters).
  • Appendix G. Letter of invitation from the host institution. Letter(s) of recommendation from previous supervisor(s) are mandatory but reinforces the application. Non-Swedish citizens should include a certificate indicating permanent residence permit.
  • Appendix I. Copy of Diploma or certificate of the doctoral degree.
  • Appendix J (figures, tables or other illustrations relating to the research programme in Appendix A) is optional (maximum length of two pages).

Please note that the signature appendix (Appendix S) which is automatically generated upon registration is to be signed by the applicant for the postdoctoral scholarship only.

Extensions up to one year, for postdoctoral scholarships awarded no later than 2007, can be applied for consecutively (not later than 3 months before the visit ends). The continuation application should include a progress report as well as a confirmation letter from the institution. The progress report must include a fully motivated justification for the extension.

The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning
Kungsbron 21
P.O. Box 1206
SE-111 82 Stockholm
Tel +46 (0)8-775 40 00
Fax +46 (0)8-775 40 10
Org. 202100-5232

more info click here

[Korea] 2009 Scholarships for International Students, Smart Structures Lab, Chonbuk National University

Looking for Prospective Graduate Students

We are building a research team of graduate students or post-doctorate for our laboratory. Our projects are related to the application of laser ultrasound technologies and fiber-optics sensors technologies to the non-destructive test and evaluation (NDT&E), and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of important engineering structures, such as wind turbine, space launch vehicle, nuclear power plant, and aircraft. All the projects are application based with supports from the industries or government and have great potential to be commercialized. If you are highly motivated, we want to invite you to join our research team.

Basic Requirements:

  • Mechanical / Aeronautics / Aerospace / E&E / Mechatronics engineering background
  • Good English language proficiency.

Financial Supports:

  • Research assistantship will be provided. Starting pay is 900,000 Korean Won for PhD or 600,000 Korean Won for master. Salary for post-doc is between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 Korean Won.
  • Annual increment of 50,000 ~ 100,000 Korean Won.
  • Incentive bonus for publication.
  • Tuition fee discount depending on the grade of the coursework for each semester. Previous records show that an average student could get 40% discount from the total tuition fee.

Application Semester: Fall 2009

For more information:

Send your enquiries to: (laser ultrasound group) (fiber-optics sensor group)
Prof. Jung-Ryul, LEE
Smart Structures Laboratory
Chonbuk National University, South Korea.


Junior Research Fellow Position, Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, India

Applied Mechanics Department Advertisement for the Post of JRF- Application Deadline: before 28th August 2009.

Applications on plain paper with complete bio-data alongwith self-attested photocopies of candidate’s professional certificates are invited from Indian nationals for the post of Junior Research Fellow to work in research project entitled “Investigation of chemical gas sensors based on low cost thin films of metal-oxide semiconductors” sanction order no. SR/S2/CMP-41/2008 dated 27.01.2009 sponsored by Department of Science & Technology. The application completed in all respects should reach to: Dean (R&C), Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad-211004 on orbefore 28th August 2009.The envelope should be superscribed as “Application for the post of Junior Research Fellow in the Project: Investigation of chemical gas sensors based on low cost thin films of metal-oxide semiconductors”. A soft copy of the application should also be sent to the email address of the Principal Investigator ppsahay @ m n n it . a c . in . /

Applications received late or incomplete may not be considered. The position is purely temporary and will be governed by the Administrative rules/service conditions of Research & Consultancy Cell, MNNIT.

Qualifications : 1st class M.Sc in Physics or equivalent. NET/GATE passed candidates will be preferred.

Fellowship : Rs.12,000 (Consolidated) + 15% HRA per month.

Other Benefits : Accommodation may be available as per the availability and Institutes norms.

Eligible candidate may be entitled to register for PhD/M.Tech. Program of the Institute. Facility of yearly leave, carryover leave, medical benefits etc. may be available as per the applicable rules for project staff.

Age Limit : 28 years.

Project Duration : About 3 years
Note: (i) No TA/DA will be paid for their appearing in the interview.
(ii) Candidates will be informed by e-mail about the interview date. So, candidate must provide valid e-mail IDs in their applications.
(iii) Mere, possessing the prescribed qualification does not ensure that the candidate would be called for interview.
(iv) The Institute reserves the right to accept application at any time, and consider candidates of exceptional credentials without applications. Qualification and experience may be relaxed by the Institute at any point of time for otherwise exceptional candidates.
(v) The applicant will be responsible for the authenticity of information, other documents and photographs submitted.

Name of Principal investigator: Dr. P.P.Sahay
Designation: Professor & Head
Department: Department of Physics
Allahabad – 211 004

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PhD Position, Prehistoric archaeology: Spatial Analysis of Late Neolithic settlements, The Netherlands

Prehistoric archaeology: Spatial Analysis of Late Neolithic settlements

Spatial analysis of Late Neolithic settlements in the province of Noord-Holland (The Netherlands) and interregional comparison

Available from October 1st, 2009, closing date for applications: September 1st, 2009.


Spatial analysis of Late Neolithic settlements in the province of Noord-Holland (The Netherlands) and interregional comparison.

This PhD position is part of the project Unlocking Noord-Holland’s Late Neolithic Treasure Chest. This project is co financed by the the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and administered by the State Service for Cultural Heritage (RCE). The project comprises five studies. Two PhD’s are based at the Groningen University (spatial analysis, ceramics), one PhD at Leiden University (flint). The studies on archaeobotany and archaeozoology are carried out by researchers from the state service and private firms.


In the second half of the past century, and the 1970-1990’s in particular, excavations were conducted at a series of Late Neolithic settlements belonging to the Single Grave Culture (SGC) (c. 2900-2500 cal BC) in the province of Noord-Holland (Kop van Noord-Holland, De Gouw). These excavations have demonstrated the exceptional quality of the sites, especially thanks to the good preservation of organic materials. In significant contrast to the generally poor and heavily biased archaeological record of the SGC elsewhere in the Netherlands, the rich body of excavation data potentially permits the development of models about settlement variability, the use and role of material culture, as well as landscape use. So far, the excavation data from the various sites have never been analysed integrally. Hence, any ‘models’ of cultural dynamics in the SGC are based on very incomplete data. This project aims to unlock and integrate cultural/ecological information and research data in order to provide a sound basis for cultural modeling and development of heritage management strategies. We will thereby obtain a better understanding of site variability in relation to landscape use, subsistence strategies and the material world of the inhabitants. It provides an opportunity to study a micro-region within the wider SGC culture, so far largely known from its burial context. Its place in relation to the communities in the central and eastern parts of the Netherlands can be assessed and possible long-distance contacts with related Corded Ware groups elsewhere can be studied, addressing the debate on the apparent uniformity of the Corded Ware complex.

Research topics

The study of settlement variability focuses on the identification of functional differences between sites. For this it is necessary to characterise the sites in terms of settlement size, intra-site spatial organisation and functional variability, as well as the duration of occupation (permanent versus seasonal). Insight into these aspects will be obtained through the analysis of cultural and palaeoecological remains. Also, efforts will be made to draw inferences on group composition of settlement inhabitants (sex, age) from material remains and physical anthropological data. For the interpretation of spatial patterns in terms of behaviourally meaningful processes, data will be analysed in an interdisciplinary fashion, in relation to the spatially referenced excavation recordings of objects, features and lithological layers.

Spatial analysis will play a pivotal role throughout the project. The work will start with the digitising of excavation plans and linking of find numbers in order to provide for a spatially referenced environment for further analyses. The availability of such an environment is also of importance for the sampling of materials in other research modules. The analysis of spatial data will next focus on research at various levels: identification and characterisation of structures (e.g. house plans, barns, fences, pits, and wells), characterisation of spatial patterns in find distributions, and development of spatial models of site formation dynamics. This multi-level approach contributes to the evaluation and interpretation of research results in the other modules and provides a sound basis for syntheses at site level. It will also contribute to the compilation of models for site formation that are not restricted to the SGC sites in Noord-Holland, but extend to other Neolithic wetland sites in the Netherlands.

The candidate needs affinity with computer-based modelling, spatial analysis and site formation processes

More information

More information on the GIA and its research are to be found at

The full project proposal may be acquired from the project supervisors.

Informal enquiries may be made to:

  • Dr. H. Peeters (principal researcher) +31 33 421 77 655; h.peeters [at]
  • Prof. D.C.M. Raemaekers: +31 50 363 6723; d.c.m.raemaekers [at]

The closing date for applications is September 1st 2009.

Letters of application should be sent to D.C.M. Raemaekers, University of Groningen, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, Poststraat 6, 9712 ER Groningen, the Netherlands.

Letters should include a short curriculum vitae and 1-2 A4 research proposal.

This PhD is a four year full time position. The gross monthly salary increases from c. € 2042 (first year) to c. € 2612 (last year).

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Cambridge University 800th Anniversary Scholarship for Pakistan students

he University of Cambridge 800thAnniversary Scholarship Programme has been created with funding from Cambridge Assessment, the parent organisation of University of Cambridge International Examinations, the awarding body that offers Cambridge O Levels and International A Levels.

The scholarships provide full funding, covering fees and means-tested maintenance, for undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge. As the programme develops there are expected to be up to fifteen undergraduate scholars from Pakistan studying at the University at any one time.

School-leavers from Pakistan who meet the usual examination qualifications for admission to Cambridge may apply for the scholarships.

Applications for the 2010 academic year must be received by20 September 2009. Applicants for the scholarships will be interviewed in Pakistan in October/November 2009.

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South Africa - Master and Doctoral Scholarships in Health science


The MRC offers Masters and Doctoral scholarships for full-time study in the health sciences annually to students who have already obtained an honours degree and who wish to obtain postgraduate training in health research.


These scholarships are made available to students who are in possession of at least an honours degree, and wish to obtain a masters or doctoral degree in the health sciences.

Preference will be given to candidates who will undertake their research under supervision of MRC-funded researchers

Prospective applicants must be South African citizens or in possession of a permanent residence permit issued by the government department concerned.

Application forms and further information may be obtainable from the university administrative office or Research Administration Division at the MRC.

The closing date for applications is 30 September.

The closing date of individual institutions will be considerably earlier than this date.

Applicants are therefore advised to ascertain the applicable closing date from their respective institution.

Applications must be submitted through the university where the studies will be undertaken, and not directly to the MRC.

Closing Date: Applications must be returned to the Postgraduate Funding Office

by no later than the 31st August 2009 for onward forwarding to the MRC.

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IMPRS-ESM PhD Program, Germany

Zeitraum Funding will be available starting March 2010
Doctoral students receive financial support for a period of 3 years
Application deadline is September 15, 2009.

PhD positionArbeitsbereich Earth System Modelling The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research.

Emphasizing the physical system, the School also comprises institutions and scientists from the broader field of Earth sciences, including economics and social sciences. The IMPRS-ESM strives to attract a diversity of talented men and women from all nationalities to research in the Earth system sciences.Tätigkeitsbeschreibung Our doctoral students contribute to the understanding of the Earth system through the application, evaluation and development of a spectrum of Earth system models at different levels of complexity and spatial and temporal scales.Anforderungen The PhD program is open to applicants holding a German Diplom degree or the equivalent (e.g., Masters degree with written thesis) in physics, geophysical sciences (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or political science.Vergütung PhD Contract or StipendBewerbung To apply please register online (
application.html) and then submit all of the requested application documents. Online registration closes September 8, 2009. Application deadline is September 15, 2009. The selection procedure includes an interview.Please refer to our website: (
application.html)The IMPRS-ESM strives to attract a diversity of talented men and women from all nationalities to research in the Earth system sciences.Kontakt IMPRS-ESMDr. Antje Weitz Bundesstr. 53 20146 HamburgmailE-Mail:office.imprs@zmaw.deWeitere Informationen Webseite zum Stellenangebot des

2010 Canon Collins Trust Scholarship

2010 Canon Collins Trust Scholarship

Application Deadline: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Post graduate scholarship for 2010

Canon Collins Trust provides scholarships to students fromSouth Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Angola and Mozambiquewho wish to pursue a postgraduate degree (mainly Master’s degrees of one or two years) in either the United Kingdom or South Africa.

The key aim of the Scholarships Programme is to help build the human resources necessary for economic, social and cultural development in the southern African region and to develop an educated and skilled workforce that can benefit the wider community. Canon Collins Trust scholarship holders are thus expected to use the knowledge, training and skills acquired through their studies to contribute positively to the development of their home country.

The main application process for scholarships in South Africa opens in April and closes in August, for study the following year. A panel of academics and others consider the applications.

To qualify, you must have completed either a university degree or a three year post-matric diploma at a recognised training college or a B.Tech at a former Technikon. We fund both full-time and part-time study.

For further information about the scholarship, visit our website


AUSTRALIA; ASC Physical Therapies Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Australian Institute of Sport Centre for Sports Science and Sports Medicine in Canberra is offering a Physiotherapy Postgraduate Scholarship for 2009/10. The aim of the scholarship is to provide intensive technical and practical training combined with a research element, aimed at providing a postgraduate with a good grounding in the field of Sports Physiotherapy. Most postgraduates have combined this with further study and are very highly sought within the profession, both nationally and internationally. Candidacy is open to recent graduates of a physiotherapy degree who have relevant sports specific experience in the profession. The Postgraduate scholarship is tenable for 45 weeks. Please refer to PDF for more information.
Reference Number: 4368
Study Subject: Sports physiotherapy
Web Address:
Provided By: Australian Sports Commission
To be undertaken at: Other Australian institution.
Level: Post Graduate (Coursework)

This scholarship is offered once only to an unspecified number of people. Open for applications until August 21, 2009.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD35000 (total amount). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly.
Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Human movement and sports science.

This scholarship is for study in Australia.
Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must consult the scholarship web site. You can download the application form here. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Main Contact
Linda Philpot
Phone: (02) 6214 1728

USA; Davidson Fellows Scholarships

The Davidson Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people under the age of 18 who have completed a significant piece of work.

Application categories are Mathematics, Science, Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box. Davidson Fellows are honored every year in Washington, D.C. with Congressional meetings and a special reception.

To be eligible for consideration as a 2010 Davidson Fellow, applicants must:

* Be under 18 years of age as of October 1, 2010. Individuals born on or before October 1, 1992 are not eligible.
* Be a U.S. citizen residing in the United States, or a Permanent Resident of the United States residing in the United States, or be stationed overseas due to active U. S. military duty.
* There is no minimum age for eligibility.

* The deadline for 2010 is March 3, 2010.

BELGIUM; PhD Position at Faculty of Business and Economics

The research
group Management Informatics of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the
K.U.Leuven (Belgium)
has two vacancies for a full-time
researcher. The researcher should
have an academic degree in one of the following disciplines: Applied Economic
Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics and/or Statistics. Building upon earlier research, the researcher
will be working in the fields of intelligent
systems, data mining, and management informatics. It is expected that the researcher starts a Phd. This will typically include a thorough literature study, collaboration
with on-going research, and the development and validation of new research
methodologies. Occasionally, the
researcher will also be involved in educational support activities, such as: supervision
of exams; supervision of master dissertations, and student tutoring.

The K.U.Leuven
pursues a policy of equal opportunity and diversity.

Candidates are
invited to apply online at

SINGAPORE; PhD Studentship, Equatorial Waves and Intra-seasonal Oscillations

Successful candidates will be affiliated to the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (SPMS) researching into Equatorial Waves and Intra-seasonal Oscillations.


1. Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in meteorology, atmospheric science physics or mathematics from universities of good international standing.

2. Must possess good programming skill in Fortran and have experience with LINUX OS.


Financial Sponsorship is available

To apply

Applications should include 1) a cover letter and a full CV/resume (including a list of publications), 2) result transcripts from Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree programmes, and 3) the names and contact information of 3 references to Teo Chee Kiat (

Other related research opportunities can be found at

Canada: Ryerson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, Ryerson University

Ryerson Postdoctoral Fellowship in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control, Ryerson University, Canada

One Ryerson Post Doctoral Fellowship (RPDF) is immediately available from October 2009 in Spacecraft Dynamics and Control for three years (i.e. 36 months) renewable annually. The annual salary is $41,000 plus benefits (approximate total value of award $50,000). The aim of this RPDF program is to attract outstanding post-doctoral fellows who will enhance Ryerson’s Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) productivity.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria: (a) Have completed or received a PhD degree in dynamics and nonlinear control discipline no more than two years before the application deadline; or (b) Be expected to complete their PhD degree in dynamics and nonlinear control no later than six months after taking up the PDF. (c) There must be evidence of significant and exciting promise in Scholarly, Research and Creative (SRC) in relation to the candidate’s career stage and background. (d) If an applicant has at least six months of full-time relevant work experience in industry or government after receiving the doctorate, the eligibility period is extended to three years. (e) If an applicant has withdrawn from the workforce and active research for maternity or paternity leave or to raise a child for at least one year after receiving a doctorate, the eligibility period is extended to six years.

The RPDF will work in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Ryerson University ( The research will be supervised by Dr. Krishna Kumar, Canada Research Chair. Dr. Kumar’s areas of research/projects include Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, Fault Tolerant Control, Orbit and Attitude Dynamics and Control, Flexible Spacecraft, Formation Flying, and Underactuated Systems ( These projects are challenging and involve theoretical and experimental work. The candidate should have a Ph.D degree in dynamics and nonlinear control. The candidate must have a strong background in mathematics, dynamics and control. Experience with MATLAB is essential. Knowledge of orbital or attitude dynamics and designing spacecraft is desirable. Practical experience in designing controller is desirable.

The prospective candidate should send (preferably by email) their resumes, along with names and contact information of three references, as well as copies of research papers, before August 20, 2009, to:

Dr. Krishna Kumar, Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair in Space Systems
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3, Canada

Tel.: 416-979-5000, Ext. 4908; Fax: 416-979-5056
Email: kdkumar[ at ]

Turkey: Postdoctoral Position in Development of Fast Algorithms for Plasmonic Structures, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul

Postdoctoral Position in Development of Fast Algorithms for Plasmonic Structures, Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey

Postdoctoral Fellow

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Dr. Ergun Simsek, in the Faculty of Engineering at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, TURKEY. The aim of the project is development of fast algorithms for plasmonic structures.

A PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Physics, or a related field is required. The successful candidate should bring experience, enthusiasm and dedication to the group. A strong drive to succeed in computational photonics research is essential. Relevant areas of expertise includes optoelectronic materials and nanophotonics.

Applications should contain: a curriculum vitae (CV), full list of publications, copies of relevant publications, a letter (one-page maximum) describing their strengths for the research project, and names and contact details for three people who may be asked for references. Applications should be emailed in PDF format to: ergun.simsek[ at ]

The positions are initially for one year, with the likely extension for several years by mutual agreement. Review of applications will begin immediately. The positions are available on October 1st, 2009.

Salary: 1000 euros

[England] Scholarships for MSc Students of the Faculty of Engineering, Kingston University

Faculty of Engineering Kingston University has a number of scholarships available for Home/EU and International students.

Who can Apply?

Any student applying for a taught full-time postgraduate MSc course in the Faculty of Engineering with a confirmed offer of a place for the next academic intake (September or January).

Selection Process

Selection is by application only and applicants must:

  • Have a good academic record
  • Provide a statement of 500 words in support of your application.

Submitting an Application

In order to apply for a scholarship, you are required to fill in and submit a Scholarship Application Form:

The application must be typed and printed. We cannot consider incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline.

September 2009 Intake 31st July 2009 for Home/EU and International students.
January 2010 Intake 30th November 2009 for Home/EU and International students.

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