PhD Position in Computer Science, France at the University of Bourgogne

PhD Position in Computer Science at the University of Bourgogne (France)

Description : The Institute for Spatial Information and Measurement (I3mainz) at the University of Applied Sciences (Mainz, Germany) and its partner the Laboratory of Computer Science, Electronics and Imaging (Le2i – UMR 5158 CNRS) at the University of Bourgogne (Auxerre, France) are seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill an available Phd position in the field of Computer Science commencing September, 2009.

The successful candidate will be expected to hold a Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related field and will be enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Bourgogne. The candidate’s work will be carried out in part at I3mainz in Germany and in part at the Le2i in France.

His research will be within I3mainz’s WiDOP project which benefits from a three-year funding support (~ 27 000 EUR per year for this position) granted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Germany). WiDOP (Wissensbasierte Detektion von Objekten in Punktwolken für Anwendungen im Ingenieurbereich), which stands for “Knowledge-based detection of objects in 3D point clouds for engineering applications”, is an ambitious project aiming to devise and develop efficient intelligent methods capable of achieving an automated processing of terrestrial laser scanner data.

This project contrasts with existing ones in that it uses prior knowledge as basis for a selective, object-oriented detection, identification and modeling of objects present in the point cloud. This knowledge can be obtained from various sources such as databases, construction plans, as-built plans or Geographic Information Systems. Within WiDOP, the successful candidate will work on knowledge-based numerical processing of 3D point clouds.

The goal is to develop and implement intelligent methods capable of achieving an automated processing, detection, identification and modeling of objects from terrestrial laser scanner data. Applicants should send, by e-mail, their curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of 2 references and a cover letter to Adlane Habed Tel.: +33 (0)3 86 49 28 57 Links: [i3mainz] [Le2i]

Contact address : Adlane Habed Assistant Professor UFR Sciences and Techniques, Université de Bourgogne BP 16, Route des Plaines de l’Yonne, 89010 AUXERRE Cedex FRANCE E-mail: Phone. : + 33 3 86 49 28 57, Fax : +33 3 86 49 28 50

1910 Centenary PhD Scholarships in UK for Developing World Students

1910 Centenary PhD Scholarships

Langham Partnership is working with a number of centres of theological training in the UK to offer four PhD scholarships starting in October 2010, as a way of marking the centenary of the Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910. The scholarships are for PhD students from the Majority (Developing) World. They are available for study at Oxford Centre of Mission Studies, Edinburgh University, London School of Theology and International Christian College, Glasgow.

Langham Partnership has over the past 30 years helped to sponsor almost 300 scholars to complete PhD degrees. The work of the Langham Partnership scholarship programme is focused on the Majority (Developing) World, and the 1910 Centenary PhD Scholarships are intended to benefit students from there.

The Edinburgh World Missionary Conference of 1910 anticipated the predominant role which church leaders from the Global South would play in the future, and this scheme is therefore an appropriate way of marking its centenary. The scholarships represent the commitment of the four institutions to engage in dialogue with churches in the Developing World (Majority), and assist with the training of strategic church leaders from there.

Eligibility criteria, and further details can be obtained from the Langham Partnership website, or the four participating institutions.

Further enquiries can be addressed to

Closing date for applications is 30 November 2009.

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[Israel] Scholarships for International Workshop on Media Strategies for Social Change

Media have become powerful instruments, taking on a wide social role, conferring status on public issues, people, organizations and social movements. Research testifies that the standing of social policies is raised when they are delivered by people who command favorable attention in the media. Media exposure legitimizes the status of individuals, groups and their causes.

This presents managers of government and grassroots organizations, as well as journalists and public relations officers with new challenges to obtain additional knowledge on the use of media, telecommunications etc. as tools to expose audiences to their views and to enlighten public opinion concerning social policies and services.

During this workshop the participants will analyze the impact of the media on public opinion, politics and setting the political agenda. They will have the opportunity to exchange experiences and ideas on the concepts, programs and methodologies applied in their countries and in Israel.

On completion of the workshop, the participants will have:

  • analyzed the role of media as a tool for social change
  • examined communication theory and advocacy journalism as tools for changing public opinion
  • made an analysis of relevant case studies
  • use of media in the participants' countries, using print and video material
  • become familiar with the various uses of media in different organizations in Israel

Admission Requirements
The workshop is designed for 26 to 30 women and men between the ages of 30 and 50, who hold positions as journalists, television presenters reporting on socio-economic issues, public relations officers in service, governmental and non-governmental organizations, and planners of media strategies for grassroots organizations.
Candidates are expected to have academic training or equivalent professional training in relevant subjects, with at least 7 years of practical experience. They should be presently engaged in promoting socio-economic issues through the media.
Familiarity with Windows and Office and a good command of written and spoken English are essential.

Workshop Procedure
Participants reside at MCTC and the studies are intensive. Five to six days a week are devoted to classroom study and observation visits. Saturdays and/or Sundays are often spent on assignments or on excursions to places of historical or religious interest, or on study visits.
The themes will be presented in the form of lectures and discussions by professionals in the field, university lecturers and researchers. These will be complemented by observation visits to relevant institutions.
Participants are expected to make significant contributions to the Workshop by becoming actively involved and sharing their experiences and ideas with their colleagues. They will be required to make a presentation on their work, describing their organization and specific media-related programs that they are involved in, bringing with them written articles and /or video films. They will also write articles and/or film a short documentary on an issue of relevance to them, as a final group project.
Participants are asked to bring with them audio, video and written material from their organization and their country, which will be used as case study material during the Workshop.

Program Of Studies
The following subject areas will be examined:

  1. The Media, Public Opinion and Politics:
    • Journalism as a force for social change
    • Theoretical models of communication, media effects and charisma
    • Social responsibility and advocacy journalism
    • Increasing citizens’ awareness through media technologies
  2. Media and the Community
    • Use of media in promoting social change
    • Public relations
    • Use of media in mobilizing support for special interest groups
  3. Practical use of Internet for the Media
    • Online databases
    • Digital media
  4. Lectures by Participants
    Participants are required to make a presentation during the Workshop, describing programs/ projects under their auspices that are relevant to the Workshop.
  5. Observation Visits
    Visits will be made to private and public media institutions and human service organizations.

Application forms should be obtained from Israeli Diplomatic and/or Consular Repreentatives serving the applicant's country and returned to them, completed, and together with recommendations from appropriate authorities, not later than 15th August, 2009, for forwarding to MASHAV and MCTC.

Items Covered By The Scholarship
Lectures, field visits, written study material and use of the library and internet.
Two students to a room (linen, hot water, heating).
Full Board
Cultural and Social Activities:
Excursions to historical and religious sites.
Health Services:
Medical insurance covers medical services and hospitalization in case of emergency. It does not cover the treatment of chronic or serious diseases, specific medications taken by the participant on a regular basis, dental care, eyeglasses, or the period of pregnancy. The Health Authorities recommend that visitors to Israel make sure they have been inoculated against tetanus in the last ten years.

  • Newspapers and periodicals
  • Laundry facilities on the premises.
  • Participants are responsible for all other expenses

International travel fares are the responsibility of the candidate or his/her sponsoring organization. Passport and Visa Passports must be valid for the period of the workshop and include an entry visa into Israel. Two additional passport-size photographs are also required for various documents.
The date and flight number of the booking to Israel must be confirmed to assure arrival before the opening of the course, on 19th October, 2009.


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[Indonesia] The Indonesian Arts And Culture Scholarship 2009

A. Background

The 2009 Indonesian Arts and Culture Scholarship is the seventh year of the Program that was initially offered and awarded to member countries of the South West Pacific Dialogue (SwPD); Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Timor-Leste, and the host Indonesia.

Bearing in mind the success of the program, the offer was expanded over the years to include member countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), ASEAN+3 (China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea), and the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), as well as India and South Africa. Last year, Indonesia welcomed new awardees from Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and the United States. This year will see new awardees from Austria.

B. Objective

The program aims at demonstrating Indonesia's commitment as an initiator of the establishment of Southwest Pacific Dialogue (SwPD) and as the originator member of ASEAN in advancing the social culture cooperation in the region. The program also has as objective to encourage better understanding amongst awardees of participating countries through Indonesia's immensely diverse art and cultural heritage. Finally, to cultivate a cultural of cooperation, emerging from direct contact and sharing of cultures amongst people involved in the program, leading to thriving diplomatic relations in the region and worldwide.

C. Awardees

Awardees of the 2009 IACS include awardees of regional organizations of the SwPD, ASEAN+3, and PIF, as well as from India, South Africa, Azerbaijan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, the United States, and this year, Austria.

D. Time

The non-degree arts and culture scholarship is offered for a period of three months.

E. Location

The scholarship awardees will be divided into four groups and assigned to the four arts centers (sanggar) located in Bandung, West Java; Denpasar, Bali; Solo, Central Java; and Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta.

F. List Of Courses

In Bandung, West Java, awardees will learn Sundanese art and culture namely the production, maintenance and appreciation to angklung; karawitan, wayang golek, and traditional dance of Sunda and West Java. They will also learn Sundanese and Indonesian Language as a component of the culture.

The awardees will learn Javanese art and culture such as the process of batik and its significance; karawitan; traditional Javanese dance; and Javanese language and culture in Yogyakarta dan Solo.

In Bali, awardees will learn Balinese art and culture. Balinese artists will teach Balinese art and culture namely Balinese dance, paintings, carving and gamelan lively. Each art center will also arrange special visit to several historic as well as renowned tourist destinations for participant.

Prior to their placement in the art centers, the awardees will undertake an orientation for a week in Jakarta and will learn issues such as the Aim and Objectives of the

G. Scholarship

The Scholarship includes:

  • Tuition fee (including extra-curricular activities);
  • A round trip economy class plane ticket;
  • Accommodation (board and lodging);
  • Health insurance;
  • Monthly allowance of Rp. 1.500.000,-.

H. Organizing Committee

The Directorate of Public Diplomacy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
Telephone : +62 21 381 3480
Fax : +62 21 385 8035
e-mail :

Terms and Conditions

  1. Candidates should preferably be between the ages of 18 to 35 years-old with at least a high school diploma;
  2. Candidates should possess high interest and talent in arts. Arts students or those with an academic history on Indonesian culture are encouraged to apply;
  3. Bearing in mind the intensity of the program, candidates are highly advised to ensure prime physical conditions, particularly for female candidates to ensure that they are not conceiving prior to and during the program;
  4. Candidates must complete the application form (attached) and submit it along with the followings:
    1. 3 (three) passport-sized photographs;
    2. A photo-copy of passport with validity period at least two years;
    3. A photo-copy of academic diploma;
    4. A photo-copy of the latest valid health certification from a qualified medical practitioner;
    5. A recommendation letter;
    6. A personal statement declaring the following:
      • the willingness to be subject to Indonesian laws and regulations during his/her stay in Indonesia;
      • the willingness to follow all the rules and regulations set up by the organizing committee and art centers;
      • the willingness to accept the facilities provided by the organizing committee and arts centers and stay at the designated accommodations;
      • not to work or be employed for financial benefits during the program;
      • the willingness to follow the travel arrangements arranged by the organizing committee to and from Indonesia;
      • the willingness to participate in all the program arranged by the organizing committee and art centers, unless, during the program, declared unfit by a qualified medical practitioner;
      • the willingness to leave Indonesia immediately after the closing ceremony, at a date determined by the organizing committee;
      • the willingness to bear any excess baggage at his/her expenses.

The application form and all the required documents must be received by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Indonesian Embassy/Consulate in the applicant's country before 10 May, 2009. For further inquiries, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the above Indonesian Embassies and Consulates.

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[USA] American Meteorological Society Undergraduate Scholarships

Eligibility Requirements

  • Scholarships are available to full-time students entering their final year of undergraduate study in the fall of 2009.
  • Applicants must be majoring in the atmospheric or related oceanic or hydrologic science, and/or must show clear intent to make the atmospheric or related sciences their career.
  • Applicants must be enrolled full time in an accredited U.S. institution, and must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least a 3.25 on a scale of 4.0 at the time of application.

Evaluation and Selection
The evaluation of applicants will be based on applicant's performance as an undergraduate student, including academic records and recommendation. Selection will be made by the AMS Executive Committee based on recommendations from the AMS Committee of Judges for Undergraduate Awards. The AMS does not prepare written evaluations of either successful or unsuccessful candidates.

Number and amount of scholarships vary.

Application Procedures
Please complete all 6 sections of the application. Letters of references and official transcripts may be sent under separate cover. All applications and supporting materials must be postmarked no later than the deadline date. Written references will be accepted via e-mail and can be sent to .

Application packages must be postmarked by deadline has passed. Send your complete application package to:

Attn: Undergrad Scholarship Program
45 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108

Direct any questions to Donna Sampson, (617) 227-2426 ext. 246 or Stephanie Armstrong, (617) 227-2426 ext. 235.

Headquarters: 45 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108-3693
DC Office: 1120 G Street, NW, Suite 800 Washington DC, 20005-3826
Phone: 617-227-2425 Fax: 617-742-8718

[India] The National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities (2009-10)

Applications (in English or Hindi) are invited latest by 31st August, 2009 in the prescribed proforma from the persons with disabilities to award the National Scholarships for the year 2009-10 for pursuing technical and professional courses from recognized institutions. Salient features of the scheme are:

  • 500 national scholarships will be awarded to eligible students with disabilities for the year 2009-10 for pursuing technical and professional courses from recognized institutions.
  • Financial Assistance can be given for computer with editing software for blind/deaf graduate and post graduate students pursuing professional courses and for support access software for cerebral palsy students.
  • Scholarship of Rs.1 GQ0/-p.nn. for hostellers and Rs.700/- p.m. for day scholars studying in professional courses at graduation and above level, and Rs.700/-p.m. for hostellers and Rs.400/- p.m. for day scholars pursuing Diploma /certificate level professional. Course fee is reimbursed upfo ceiling of Rs. 10,000/-per year.

The eligible students with disabilities should submit their applications for scholarship in prescribed format duly countersigned and recommended by the head of the institution, where they are studying, so as to reach, complete in ail respects to:
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC),
Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-!2,
Faridabad-121007 on or before 31-08-2009.

Details containing the eligibility conditions, the prescribed proforma for the application are available on website of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt, of India "''.

For further details, please visit website of NHFDC
or contact:
NHFDC, Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12,
Tel no.0129-2226910, 2287512, 2287513

Applications received, other than countersigned and recommended by the head of the institution in which the applicant is enrolled for study or after the last date or incomplete in any respect (i.e. without requisite information or documents), shall not be considered.

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[India] Fair & Lovely Scholarships 2009


  1. Scholarships are awarded to women only.
  2. For Fair & Lovely Scholarships, candidates must:
    1. Have cleared HSC and must have secured at-least 60% marks in their 10th and 12th examination
    2. Have working knowledge of English language
  3. Scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of our panel of Judges

How to apply:

The application form is available by mid each year. Candidates have to fill all the required details in the application form and provide attested copies of all documents listed.

For any further queries or specific project information, please feel free to write to us at - Fair & Lovely Foundation,
Post Box No. 11281,
Marine Lines, Mumbai 400 020
or email us at

Documents for the application:

  1. Original mark sheets and certificates
  2. Photo copies of all mark sheets and certificates
  3. 2 passport size photographs
  4. Original and one photo copy of family income proof.
  5. Original and one photo copy of admission proof.
  6. 3 copies of statement of purpose - which is an essay of not more than 250-300 words. It should include the following points.
    • About yourself.
    • Your aims and ambitions in life
    • Your path towards achieving this ambition
    • What do you consider as a bottleneck towards your achieving this ambition?
    • Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Renewal of Scholarship

Past beneficiaries of the Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarships can now renew their scholarships for more assistance in further education.

To process your renewal application you need to send us the following documents:

  1. Mark sheets of your last academic year.
  2. A letter from your Principal / HOD on your performance.
  3. A Statement of Purpose which should not be more than 250-300 words and should state how you have benefited from the Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarship and how would you make the most of this opportunity provided to you again.

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[United Arab Emirates] PhD Scholarship in various program at United Arab Emirates Unversity

The United Arab Emirates University announces the establishment of a new Ph.D. program for qualified Emiratis and a number of expatriate students. The program will begin Fall 2009 and it is anticipated that up to 20 students will be admitted this first year.

I. General Information

  1. All Ph. D. students must be full time students.
  2. All Ph.D. students will be supported by a scholarship that will include:
    1. A monthly tax free stipend of 10,000 AED
    2. University provided furnished housing
    3. Health insurance for student, spouse and up to three children
    4. Textbooks will be provided
    5. Annual round trip air tickets to home country for student, spouse and up to three children (for expatriate students)
  3. Tuition will be charged for the Ph.D. program on a credit hour basis and all admitted students will be eligible to receive sponsorships of tuition. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program who do not receive external sponsorships will be eligible for University sponsorship of tuition charges.
  4. The expected duration of the Ph.D. program will be 3-4 years post Bachelor`s degree or 2-3 years post Master`s degree
  5. The program will consist of at least one year`s graduate level course work, passing of a qualifying examination and successful completion of a dissertation.
  6. The exact nature of a Ph.D. students` program will be prepared by the host department and approved by the Board of Graduate Research Studies.
  7. Fields available for study include all areas currently presented by the faculties and colleges at UAEU. Discipline field names will be used such as chemical engineering, physics, history, etc.

II. Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum GPA Expectation:
    1. If post Bachelor degree entry - 3.5 out of 4.0 for final 60 credit hours
    2. If post Master`s degree entry - 3.5 out of 4.0 for Masters Course work.
  2. Minimum TOEFL score - 575 expected
  3. GRE scores will be considered; GMAT scores for Business will be considered. These scores are not required but will strengthen the application.
  4. Two letters of recommendation are required
  5. After receipt of the completed application form and supporting information as outlined in the next section, an application proposal will be prepared by host department and will require the approval of the department chair and college dean. This proposal will include a statement of personal goals from the candidate and a description of the proposal program of work.
  6. The proposal will be considered by the Board of Graduate Research Studies and a recommendation made to the Provost who will make the final decision as to acceptance into the program.
  7. Each of the following will be considered in reaching a decision whether or not to approve enrollment and the proposed course of study:
  8. Candidates suitability, academic achievements and potential
    1. Suitability and research record of supervisor and, if applicable, co-supervisor(s)
    2. Suitability and research record of thesis advisory committee membership
    3. Department facilities or their equivalent
    4. Proposed coursework, including learning outcome goals
    5. Proposed thesis topic or general area of research (exact topic may beapproved later)
    6. Eligibility and admission to the Ph.D. program are independent of the applicant`s tuition sponsorship.

III. Application Procedure

  1. Candidate must complete and submit the online application form that may be found at
  2. Candidate must have official transcripts of all university work sent directly from the appropriate universities to Office of Admissions, UAE University, P.O. Box 17555, United Arab Emirates (use of express mail suggested).
  3. Official score reports of the TOEFL, (GRE and/or GMAT) should be sent to:
    Office of Admissions,
    UAE University,
    P.O. Box 17555,
    United Arab Emirates.

  4. Two letters of recommendation should be sent to
    UAE University,
    P.O. Box 17555,
    Office of Admissions,
    United Arab Emirates.
  5. Selected candidates may be invited to UAEU for an interview. Some candidates may be interviewed via a video conferencing system.
  6. Applicants are urged to contact the college and/or the department in which they would like to study and discuss their application.

IV. Contacts
Applicants are encouraged to contact the following individuals for further information about specific areas:

College of Business and Economics
Professor David Graf, Dean

College of Education
Dr. Abdulla Al-Za`abi Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

College of Engineering
Dr. Ali Almarzouqi, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies

College of Law
Dr. Shadi Murtada

College Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Ateeq Jakka, Assistant Dean for Research

College of Science
Dr. Abdulmajeed Saif M. Al-Khajah, Assistant Dean for Research

College of Food and Agriculture
Professor Ghaleb Hadrami, Dean

College of Information Technology
Dr. Boumediene Belkhouche, Associate Dean

College of Medicine
Prof. Mohamed Yousef Hasan, Vice Dean

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Institute of Theoretical Physics Scholarship 2009 – Curtin University of Technology for graduate student

Scholarship Introduction:
Curtin University of Technology
The Institute of Theoretical Physics Scholarship is available to a student who is interested in pursing a career in physics and has demonstrated a high-level of academic achievement.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
• CUSPC – Bachelor of Science majoring in (Physics) and will progress into a double major in either Physics & Mathematical Science Major or Physics & Scientific Computing Major in 2nd year.
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the Institute of Theoretical Physics Scholarship:
• Receive a TER of 98.00 or above, or exceptional performance in Mathematics and Physics
• Have selected Curtin University of Technology as a first preference through TISC to undertake an eligible science degree
• Be undertaking the first semester of their first undergraduate degree at Curtin University of Technology in Semester 1, 2010
• Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian or Permanent Resident visa
• Be eligible for a commonwealth supported place

How to apply:
Further Information: Read applicant information
Scholarships Office
Student Central, Building 101, Level 1
Bentley Campus
Telephone: 9266 2992

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Opening Date: 14 August, 2009
Closing Date: 16 November, 2009


The ASA 2009/2010 Graduate Scholarship – the American Shotcrete Association (ASA) for graduate study

Scholarship Introduction:
The ASA Graduate Scholarships are available to applicants who have been accepted into a graduate program in the field of concrete at the time of application to an accredited college or university within the United States or at Laval University in Canada. To receive consideration for an ASA Graduate Scholarship, the applicant needs only to submit one application. Based on essays, submitted data, and references, the ASA Scholarship Committee will select scholarship recipients who appear to have the strongest combination of interest and potential for professional success in the shotcrete industry.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
• At the time of application, the applicant shall have been accepted for graduate study in the area of concrete at an accredited college or university within the United States or at Laval University in Canada.
• Applicants must be a full-time first or second-year (after bachelor’s degree) graduate student during the entire scholarship year. Course work during a summer session will count toward the degree year. Applications will be accepted from anywhere in the world but graduate study must take place in the United States or at Laval University in Canada during the award year.
• For your application packet to be considered for this award, each of the following pieces of information must be submitted by the deadline indicated on the application form:
*Completed 2009-2010 typed application form (handwritten applications will not be accepted)
*One-page resume (anything over one page will not be accepted)
*Essay (1-page limit, 300 words or less, name must be on first page, please include all scheduled classes for balance of academic year)
*Two (2) completed online reference forms
*All undergraduate and graduate transcripts (all universities attended during all undergraduate and graduate years)
Note: ASA does not contact applicants upon receipt of their application materials.

How to apply:
• The application, resume and essay should be sent to together in one email package. Hard copies of applications, resumes and essays will not be accepted.
• Transcripts are to be mailed directly to ASA and are only accepted if:
1) they are original documents. Unofficial transcripts, copies of transcripts, faxed, or emailed transcripts are not acceptable under any circumstance.
2) they are mailed directly from the university or
3) they are mailed by the student but are in a sealed envelope with a university stamp over the seal.
4) they are in English or accompanied by a translated English version as well as an explanation of the grading scale if different from the 4.0 scale used in the United States.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
The deadline for all application materials is 5:00 p.m. EST on September 1, 2009.


Access Scholarship 2010 – Curtin University of Technology for undergraduate degree

Scholarship Introduction:
The Curtin Access Scholarship has been designed to assist students who may otherwise not have an opportunity to attend university due to financial hardship. Students must be enrolling for the first year of their first degree in 2010.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
Applicants must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the Access scholarship:
• Demonstrate financial hardship
• Have selected Curtin University of Technology as a first or second preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree
• Be undertaking the first semester of their first undergraduate degree at Curtin University of Technology in Semester 1, 2010
• Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian or Permanent Resident visa
• Be eligible for a commonwealth supported place

How to apply:
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Scholarships Office
Student Central, Building 101, Level 1
Telephone: 9266 2992

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Opening Date: 14 August, 2009
Closing Date: 16 November, 2009


The Norwegian Quota Scheme 2010 – University of Oslo for Master’s and Phd's degree

Scholarship Introduction:
The Norwegian Quota Scheme is a funding scheme offered by the Norwegian Government to students from developing countries, Central and Eastern Europe, and former Soviet states for studies at institutions of higher education in Norway. This funding scheme aims at offering specially designed, research-based Master’s Degrees taught in English. The Quota Scheme also offers funding for Ph.D.-programmes and a one-year course in advanced Norwegian Language. Quota Scheme applicants should come from universities/institutions with formal cooperation agreements with the University of Oslo.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
Applicants for admission under the Quota Scheme must fulfill certain criteria in order to be considered for admission. Admission is limited and therefore extremely competitive.

How to apply:
Due to the large number of Quota applicants to a limited number of Quota scholarships available, potential applicants must submit the online ‘Request for Application Form’ before they can receive the formal application form. The ‘Requests for Application Forms’ will be processed by the International Education Office and only applicants that fulfil all the formal Quota requirements will receive the application form. The deadline for submitting the online ‘Request for Application Form’ is 1 November, in order for the students to have sufficient time to submit the Quota Scheme application and the required documents before the 1 December application deadline.
The Request for Application Form for the 2010 enrolment will be available on this web site end of August 2009.
Students address their Quota application directly to the International Education Office at the University of Oslo.
Doctoral programme applicants must in addition send in their research proposal and application for admission to doctoral studies to the relevant faculty.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
The deadline for submitting the online ‘Request for Application Form’ is 1 November, in order for the students to have sufficient time to submit the Quota Scheme application and the required documents before the 1 December application deadline.


John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship 2010 – Curtin University of Technology for under graduation degree

Scholarship Introduction:
Academically gifted students who display John Curtin’s qualities of vision, leadership and community service are eligible to be nominated for the John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship. This is Curtin University of Technology’s most generous and prestigious scholarship program. Students selected as John Curtin Undergraduate Scholars have excelled in a wide range of endeavours, and have lent their talents and energies to the community around them.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
Nominees must meet ALL of the following criteria to be considered for the John Curtin Undergraduate scholarships:
• Be able to demonstrate leadership qualities and engagement in community service
• Be a current year 12 student in the top five per cent of their graduating year and be nominated by the school principal,
Be a mature age person, and be nominated by a professional educator who can verify their academic excellence.
• Have selected Curtin University of Technology as a first preference through TISC to undertake an undergraduate degree
• Be undertaking the first semester of their first undergraduate degree at Curtin University of Technology in Semester 1, 2010
• Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or the holder of a Permanent Humanitarian or Permanent Resident visa
• Be eligible for a commonwealth supported place

How to apply:
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Scholarships Office
Student Central, Building 101, Level 1
Bentley Campus
Telephone: 9266 2992

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Opening Date: 14 August, 2009
Closing Date: 2 October, 2009


C-POND Centre for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-communicable Diseases in the Pacific 2009 – Deakin University Melbourne Australia

Scholarship Introduction:
The Fiji School of Medicine in collaboration with Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia welcomes applications from suitably qualified persons to undertake research on obesity prevention leading to a PhD qualification from Deakin University

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

How to apply:
To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the university. 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.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
This scholarship is offered annually to 2 people. Open for applications until August 14, 2009.


ARC PhD Scholarship Opportunity: The use of social marketing to improve asthma self-management 2009 – University of Wollongong

Scholarship Introduction:
The Centre for Health Initiatives at the University of Wollongong and the Asthma Foundation NSW are calling for applications for PhD scholarships. This project, funded by the Australian Research Council, seeks to implement and evaluate a novel approach to improving asthma self-management among older Australians. This project will apply evidence-based social marketing principles to the development of an asthma self-management education program, from formative through to evaluative stages. The successful applicant will have: First-class honours (or equivalent) in public health, marketing, psychology or a related field An understanding of social marketing principles, and some exposure to social marketing and/or health promotion in their previous studies An interest in asthma, and some exposure to chronic disease self-management and/or health behaviour change in their previous studies

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 scholarship provider. 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.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications from July 1, 2009.


Spring 2010 – Two day Preprogram Orientation in Pensacola – University of West Florida

Scholarship Introduction:
A one year Executive Program for a cohort of 20 full-time students will receive 75% of their tuition through scholarship funding for five 8-week semesters while taking two online courses per semester and will graduate December 2010. This program will consist of:
Scholarship Applications are being accepted now from new students admitted to the University of West Florida for Fall 2009, or Spring 2010 terms.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
Students must already be admitted to UWF by November 15 to be selected for this scholarship. The departmental deadline for admission to the Software Engineering program at UWF is extended to July 15, 2009. Interested applicants not already admitted to the university may Apply now using the UWF online graduate admissions application. Choose the Fall 2009 semester if you wish to get a head-start or choose Spring 2010 for admission and choose “Master’s Program – Computer Science/Software Engineering” from the Major menu.

How to apply:
Fill the application online.
For more information Contact:
(850) 857-6056
Department of Computer Science
University of West Florida

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
The deadline for receipt of scholarship applications for the executive cohort starting Spring 2010 is November 22, 2009.


Kathleen Mary Reardon Travelling Scholarship in Music 2009/2010 – The university of Ackland

Scholarship Introduction:
This Scholarship was established in 1998 by the trustees of the Reardon Memorial Music Trust in association with The University of Auckland using funds left to the Trust by the estate of Mrs Robina Annie Reardon, MBE.
To help music students from The University of Auckland intending to improve their instrumental or vocal skills overseas.

Eligibility for Scholarship:
The Scholarship shall be awarded by the Council of The University of Auckland on the result of an examination to be conducted by the Head of the School of Music or Deputy, with the assistance of another member of staff from the School of Music; and a third examiner, who will not normally be a current member of staff in the School of Music.

How to apply:
Application forms available from the School of Music.

Application form for Scholarship:

Important Dates:
Closing date:



Europe : 20 Ph.D. positions and 3 postdoctoral positions in CREAM-EU Project

CREAM is offering a total of 20 Ph.D. positions and 3 postdoctoral positions, which will be formally advertised in September 2009 with expected start dates in late 2009 or early 2010. CREAM is an EC funded Initial Training Network of 13 partner organisations and 9 associated partner organisations from 9 European countries. The partners in CREAM represent the main sectors involved in chemical risk assessment (industry, academia, regulatory authorities) and who are interested in exploring how mechanistic effect models can add value to the risk assessment process. The overall aim of CREAM is to develop and experimentally validate a suite of mechanistic effect models that are based on Good Modelling Practice. CREAM will provide world class training for the next generation of ecological modellers, emphasizing transparency and rigorous model evaluation as core elements of the modelling process.

We are looking for candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: population ecology; ecotoxicology; ecological risk assessment; ecological modelling; programming.

Salary and terms of employment will be in accordance with Marie Curie rules of the European Commission ( According to these rules, applicants must be nationals of a member state, associated country or third country. They must be nationals of a country other than that of the premises of the host organisation where they will carry out their project. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of selection by the host institution (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account).

Applicants should send CV, list of publications, reprints of relevant publications, copies of academic transcripts, two letters of reference including contact information of the referees, and a one-page statement of applicant’s expected contribution to and benefit from participation in CREAM. Applicants should clearly indicate (preferably indicating priority of preference) for which CREAM project(s) they would like to be considered. Applications should be sent by email

Details on the projects are described on the corresponding webpages of this site. Details on the job announcements are linked to pages desribing the project partners (see also the overview table below).

Potentially interested applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant partners prior to formally submitting an application. Positions are subject to funding.

Expected Application Deadline: 15 October 2009

Helmholtz Centre for Enrivonmental Research – UFZ2 PhDLink
Roskilde University2 Phd
1 PostDoc
Wageningen University/Alterra1 PhD
1 PostDoc
RWTH Aachen University2 PhDLink
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)2 PhDLink
Syngenta Ltd.1 Phd
1 PostDoc
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft1 PhDLink
Reading University2 PhDLink
National Institute of Agronomic Research1 PhDLink
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam1 PhDLink
University of York2 PhDLink
Jagiellonian University2 PhDLink
NERI, University of Aarhus1 PhDLink

UK : British Chevening Fellowships - 2010 for Pakistan

Please note that Chevening Fellowships is distinct from Chevening Scholarship. We will advertise Chevening Scholarship for young professionals and graduates later.

The British High Commission is compiling a short-list of nominations for the Chevening Fellowship, a 12-week intensive course of study at a British university for mid-career professionals.

The fellowship is only available for mid-career professionals who are able to fully commit to a 12 week course between January and April 2010. It is important to note that being short-listed for nomination by the High Commission does not guarantee success; the final decision is made by a Global Selection Panel.

We regret that due to an anticipated high number of applicants unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted. The decision of the British High Commission is final.

Please send completed application form and your CV to:
Project Manager
Chevening Program
Press and Public Affairs Section
British High Commission
Diplomatic Enclave
Ramna-5, Islamabad
Please note that Curriculum Vitae is the requirement of British High Commission.

Click below for criteria for short-listing, and details on the application process.

Following are the course outlines:
Five new courses on offer for Chevening Fellowships 2010 till 10th August 2009.

Please note that the selection process for the below mentioned nine courses has been completed. Please do not apply for these courses now.

Conflict Prevention and Resolution, PDF 122KB
Delivering Economic Regulatory Reform
Economics of Climate Change
Economics of Energy
Finance and Investment in a Low Carbon Economy
Government Relations with NGOs and Civil Society
International Institutional Governance and Effectiveness
Managing Migration
Reforming the Security and Justice Sectors in Post Conflict Countries

The final deadline for applications of above mentioned courses is 10th August 2009.

Belgium : Phd position in Term Alignment in Multilingual Document Collections at About KULeuven

Description: We invite applications for a 4 year PhD position financed by the research project TermWise: Creating Resources for Specialised Language Use. The TermWise project (financed by the IOF - Industrieel OnderzoeksFonds) aims to develop a prototype software tool that offers comprehensive multilingual terminological support to language professionals dealing with specialized language use. Lawyers, doctors or business people all have their own jargon. Knowledge about the typical words and expressions in these disciplines is essential for translators, copy writers or anyone else who deals with specialised texts.

The focus of the PhD research is on term alignment, i.e. the automatic alignment of phrases and words that are translational equivalents in large multilingual document collections. The research covers the study of existing statistical alignment models (e.g., sequence and fertility based models) and the design, development and evaluation of novel alignment algorithms including generative, discriminative and graph models.

The academic objective of the research is a Doctorate in Engineering: Computer Science from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Funding is available as from October 2009 up to September 2013 at the rate of a K.U.Leuven PhD bursary (approx. € 26000 nett per annum, which includes holiday and end-of-year allowance, and social security). The research will be performed at the Department of Computer Science at the K.U.Leuven. A close collaboration with the other partners of the TermWise project, who develop technology for term extraction, conceptual modelling, and interface development is foreseen.

The candidate has the following profile:
a) A degree in Computer Science, Informatics or equivalent with a minimum grade of cum laude
b) Interest in computational linguistics and statistical natural language processing.
Because the successful candidate will work as a member of a project group, team spirit is indispensable. Basic knowledge of Dutch and French is required at the time of application, and candidates are expected, and will be given the opportunity, to improve possible gaps in their language skills in the first year of their employment.

Contact information:

Interested applicants should send their CV and letter of application BEFORE 2009-10-08 to:
Prof. Marie-Francine Moens: sien DOT moens AT cs DOT kuleuven DOT be
Dr. Herman Crauwels: herman DOT crauwels AT denayer DOT wenk DOT be
Dr. Kris Heylen: kris DOT heylen AT arts DOT kuleuven DOT be

Key words: information retrieval, text mining, natural language processing

Latest application date: 2009-10-08

Financing: available

Type of Position: scholarship

Duration of the Project : 4 years

Research group: Department of Computer Science

Online Application

Italy : Ph.D. Student Position in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in University Ca Foscari of Venice

University Cà Foscari of Venice
Ph.D. Student Position in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
Department of Environmental Sciences


The Department of Environmental Science has started a research program for assessing human and ecological risk due to exposure nanomaterials (engineered nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots). We have a strong background of risk assessment of chemicals and emerging pollutants and participate in national and inter-national multidisciplinary research project. We offer one PhD student position in human and ecological risk assessment of nanomaterials, supported by the FP7 funded ENPRA (Risk Assessment of Engineered NanoParticles) project and the ECSIN (European Centre for Sustainable Impact of Nanotechnology).


Currently many data gaps exist in the areas of risk assessment of nanomaterials (i.e., environmental fate & transport, potential releases into the environment, ecological and human exposure, dose-response relationships, etc.). Filling these data gaps will aid in future risk assessments of nanomaterials when proven methods are available.

Project and job description

A fellowship in support of a PhD training (scholarship student) is available to study and perform research in the area of risk assessment of nanomaterials. The main aim of the PhD project is to improve our understanding of complex engineered nanoparticles exposure situations and toxicological effects to human health as well as the environment, and to develop and apply adequate methodologies for a sound risk assessment. The emphasis of the open position is to further develop non-conventional ways of addressing potential risks (e.g., weight of evidence approaches, expert elicitation, multi criteria decision analysis, etc.), taking into account the deep uncertainties that currently pervade every step of the risk assessment procedure. The proposed research will focus on risk assessment methodologies by analysing the state-of-the-art of approaches and tools proposed so far, and by developing and applying suitable methodologies to estimate potential risk due to nanomaterials exposure.

A panel of engineered nanoparticles (metal, metal oxide and carbon-based nanoparticles) will be selected by taking into account their production and/or consumption amount as well as future value. Moreover information concerning the influence of engineered nanoparticles on human health and the environment will be collected from literature and analyzed. Detailed risk assessment of the selected nanoparticles will be carried out after hazard evaluation and exposure assessment. During the risk assessment process, facts based on scientific evidence, hypotheses and extrapolation due to lack of knowledge, data uncertainty and other factors will be specified. The state of concern regarding manufactured nanoparticles will be reflected as well. You will have to work in close collaboration with researchers from the Department of Environmental Science and from the Venice Research Consortium (CVR).


You have a Master degree on environmental science, chemistry, biology or in a closely related discipline and thesis focused on nanomaterials-related topics. The position requires a high ability to interact with faculty and other PhD students and senior researchers. You, as our successful candidate, should be practiced in spoken and written English. We offer an up-to-date research infrastructure, collaboration in a multidisciplinary networked laboratory, and the possibility to receive the PhD from the University Cà Foscari of Venice.

Conditions of employment

Salary conditions, according to national rules, for doctoral students. Estimated maximum net salary per month: 1000,00 €.
Entrance upon
The position is available upon application and selection:, click on Didattica, Dottorati di ricerca, Bando Scuole di Dottorato 25 ciclo, 2009-2010 (please note that all the documents and the application form will be available after summertime)

3 years (starting from the 1st of January 2010)

Contact address

Please send your application included your curriculum vitae to:
Prof. Antonio Marcomini
University Cà Foscari of Venice
Department of Environmental Sciences
Tel: +39 041 2348548
Fax: +39041 2348584
Web site:;

Australia : Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) in Sound Practice

Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) in Sound Practice: Supporting Sustainable Careers in Orchestral Musicians through Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives

Two scholarships are being offered by the Discipline of Biomedical Science at the University of Sydney, the Australia Council for the Arts and eight major orchestras of Australia. This project will identify injury risk factors and predictors of injury, trial targeted interventions designed to better manage and prevent injury, and profile the psychological and physical health of professional musicians working within the eight premier state orchestras of Australia. The project aims to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive multidisciplinary interventions to reduce the current unacceptably high rate of injury in this population and to support musicians in the management of psychological issues such as music performance anxiety and occupational stress. The project will provide an international benchmark for injury risk assessment and management within the orchestral workplace, assessment of physical and mental health of professional musicians and track injury trajectories, thereby facilitating the development of effective Occupational Health and Safety policies for professional Australian orchestral musicians at risk of a prematurely shortened career due to injury.

The successful PhD candidates would focus their research within one of the following areas:

1. Epidemiological research with a focus on injury surveillance
This project involves several components including a longitudinal population cohort study that will clarify causal factors in injury. The first stage will be collating baseline measures of current physical and psychological health status. The second stage involves a longitudinal study involving regular injury surveillance monitoring (Study 1) and identifying priority risk factors that will be targeted by specifically designed intervention trials (Study 2).

2. Clinical physiotherapy research on injury prevention and management intervention trials
By analyzing the results from stage 1 and 2, intervention trials will be designed and run to identify effective injury prevention and management strategies in professional orchestral musicians and to evaluate the short and long term effects of these interventions.

3. Qualitative and clinical psychology research with a focus on music performance anxiety
Implement intervention trials aiming to target musicians who suffer high levels of music performance anxiety and investigate other psychosocial risk factors such as occupational stress. Using the results of the baseline survey, the ongoing surveillance data in the psychosocial area and existing literature, interventions with a selection of professional musicians will be developed, implemented and evaluated.

The successful applicant will have qualifications and experience in any of the following: physiotherapy, psychology, epidemiology and public health; occupational medicine or equivalent. They will ideally have experience in one or more of the following areas: survey design and implementation; injury surveillance and injury management, and will have knowledge of applied univariate and multivariate statistics to analyse complex sets of data.

Applicants must have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent, or a Masters Degree, or have extensive clinical experience in an appropriate discipline. Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent clinical skills or an excellent undergraduate record of achievement, with demonstrated competencies in working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Also considered are publications, demonstrated research skills and relevant work experience. Applications are open to local and international students, however the scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by international students. Three years for full-time PhD students.

Direct queries to Dr Bronwen Ackermann, School of Medical Sciences, Room L111 Cumberland Campus C42, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe NSW 2141 (Phone: 02 9531 9472; Fax: 02 9531 9520; ).

Application Guide: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two referees. A statement of the broad area of your research interest should also be included. Please send applications to Mrs Pauline Zahara, Project Manager, Discipline of Biomedical Science, School of Medical Sciences, Room L229 Cumberland Campus C42, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe NSW 2141 (Phone: 02 9036 7423; Fax: 02 9351 9520; Email: see below).
Email Address:

Closing Date: 24 August 2009

Misc : Microsoft Phd Scholarships for Students from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East

The PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and supports exceptional students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to science and computing. This programme supports PhD students in computing and those working at the intersection of computing and the sciences.

Only PhD supervisors should apply. If their project is selected, the supervisor has up to a year to find the best possible student for the project. Joint applications by two supervisors from different disciplines are especially encouraged.

On this page:
Eligibility Criteria
Application Process
Selection Process


  • Application deadline: 16 September 2009
  • Notification of results: December 2009

Eligibility Criteria

We usually consider only one application per university department or per laboratory of a national research institution.

Only applications from countries in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East will be considered. Some additional criteria apply in some of these countries.

Only applications in research areas relatively close to the ones researchers at Microsoft Research in Cambridge focus on will be considered. These areas are:

Unless otherwise specified, applications may only be submitted through theonline application tool.

Application Process

Applications are accepted in English and in electronic form only through the online application tool. After you create an application in the online application system, you can modify it at any time before the application deadline.

Applications are accepted only through a student’s institution, such as from the PhD supervisor or a departmental secretary. We do not accept applications from students directly.

  • Applications should contain the following:
    • An online Web form that includes contact details of supervisor(s) and possible reviewers.
      Ideally, one of the suggested reviewers should be from Microsoft Research. If no suitable Microsoft researcher can be identified, it may mean that the proposed research project is too far from our areas of interest.
    • A project proposal of maximum four (4) A4 pages in 10-point font, including references.
      Accepted formats: plain text or Microsoft Office Word only.
  • The research project proposal should address the following points:
    • Evidence that the research supervisor would be suitable to supervise of a PhD student for the proposed research project.
      This may include a short list of recent and relevant publications of the supervisor.
    • Evidence that the department or laboratory offers a suitable environment for research in the proposed area.
    • Basis for the research (motivations and brief state-of-the-art, including key references).
    • Hypothesis under investigation and main aims.
    • Research strategy with significant milestones if identified.
    • Methods of research (for example, main techniques, experiments, and trials).
    • Details of any collaboration with other departments/research bodies.
    • Expected outcomes (for example, software tools).

Applications must be complete and received by the announced deadline to be considered. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.

Country-Specific Application Guidelines

In Germany, some PhD scholarships are offered to some students of the
International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science and theMax Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. For other institutions, please follow the instructions on this page.

United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, we are able to offer co-funding with the UK Research Councils through the
Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards (DHPA). Interested applicants simply need to tick the appropriate box on the application form. The DHPA FAQ explains the benefits of this programme.

Selection Process

Applications are on a competitive basis and we anticipate a high level of demand for scholarships (the average selection rate has been around 20 percent over the last 5 years). Following receipt of such applications, each is carefully reviewed by researchers from universities and from Microsoft Research and the best proposals are selected. For reference, you may consult the evaluation form sent to reviewers.

After a ranking based on the ‘marks’ of the reviewers (when the number of reviews permit it), a shortlist of applications is drawn and are then ranked manually per research area by Microsoft Researchers using all the information provided to us by the expert reviewers as well as additional information such as the relevance of the research to our particular interests, the interest of one of our researchers to get involved in the project, and so on. The rankings from each research areas are then combined, trying to keep a good balance between each area.

Decisions are made solely at the discretion of Microsoft Research and all decisions are final.

Supervisors have up to one year (from the date of notification) to propose the best and most suitable student possible to carry out the proposed research project.

The student, who can be of any nationality, should not have started his or her PhD before September 2009.

After a student is identified, we request a CV and two strong letters of recommendation (in English and preferably not from the supervisor) from professors familiar with the student’s work and we may decide to interview the student by telephone.

The terms of the agreement between the institution of the successful applicant and Microsoft Research have been developed over the course of the last few years with input from numerous research organisations around Europe to ensure that they are appropriate and equitable.
Terms and conditions of the sponsorship


Each Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years. The amount varies in different countries and may depend on specific arrangement with public research funding agencies. The bursary continues automatically the following years, provided the Scholar meets the requirements of the institution. Payment is made to the institution. The amount of the scholarship is the maximum amount Microsoft Research pays to the institution. For more details, see our terms and conditions. In addition, every Scholar receives a laptop with a selection of software applications.

During the course of their PhD, Scholars are invited to Microsoft Research in Cambridge for an annual Summer School that includes a series of talks of academic interest and posters sessions, which provides the Scholars the opportunity to present their work to Microsoft researchers and a number of Cambridge academics.

Some of the Scholars may also be offered—at the sole discretion of Microsoft Research—an internship in one of the Microsoft Research laboratories. Internships involve working on a project alongside and as part of a team of Microsoft researchers. Scholars are paid during their internship—in addition to their scholarship bursary. Interested Scholars need to apply through the Microsoft Research internship Web site.

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