[UK] Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship for 2009-2010

Funding Information for Prospective Postgraduate Students
Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarship for 2009-2010 Session

The University of Edinburgh will offer two scholarships in 2009-2010 to students who plan to undertake PhD degrees in the School of Informatics or the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh. The value of each award will be £15,000 per academic year and is tenable for a maximum of three years. Please note that no Wolfson Microelectronics Scholarships will be available for 2008-2009.

The scholarship may be terminated at any time when an unsatisfactory progress report is received from the School or if the scholarship holder ceases to be registered as a full-time student at the University of Edinburgh.

The scholarship is awarded to an MPhil/PhD student intending to study in the School of Informatics or the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh. The sole criterion for the scholarships will be academic excellence; successful applicants are likely to hold or expect to achieve a UK first class Honours undergraduate degree or the overseas equivalent.

Application Procedure:
Applicants can download an application form in Rich Text Format (RTF) or PDF (which requires Adobe Acrobat Reader), or request one to be sent to them from:
The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
The University of Edinburgh
Old College
South Bridge
Telephone: +44 131 651 4070

A completed scholarship application form, together with a copy of your degree transcript and two academic references, should be received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office by the closing date of 1 April 2009 in order to be considered for the scholarship.

Applicants should also have applied for a place for postgraduate study at the University well in advance of the scholarship deadline.

Selection Procedure
The selection panel will meet in early May 2009 to select the scholarship holder. The winner of the scholarship will be announced in mid May 2009.


[Ethiopia] Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Awards 2009

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Canada Fund for Africa is inviting applications for the Second Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Awards.

The following is the content of the release from ECA -

Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Awards aim to recognise the work of African Governments in the effective use of ICTs for public services delivery as part of ECA’s African Information Society Initiative (AISI) and Canada’s ICTs for development programme. The Awards are aimed at African Governments and institutions based in Africa that are engaged in initiating, developing, and implementing ICTs for public services in Africa contributing to the development of the Information Society in Africa.

The aims are to:

  • Create greater awareness on the role of ICTs in the public services and the development process within the framework of the African Information Society Initiative (AISI);
  • Encourage African Governments and institutions to use ICTs for development in general and improved public/citizen’s services in particular; and
  • Motivate other African stakeholders in effective utilization of ICTs for citizen’s services.

This pioneering African programme will publicly recognise the innovation, excellence, and leadership in Africa’s public sector e-government development. It will be recognised as an honour to be nominated for TIGA Awards, and a significant public sector career achievement for the team members to be selected as an Award Winner.

The TIGA Award is intended to be a biannual event to honour African Governments and institutions. More information is available at: UNECA TIGA

2009 Technology in Government in Africa (TIGA) Awards: CATEGORIES

The deadline for the 2009 Technology in Governments in Africa (TIGA) Awards is 31st January 2009. Entries can be made in the following categories:
Public service delivery to citizens/communities
This award recognizes outstanding achievements by organisations or teams in developing and implementing innovative projects to improve online government service delivery (such as service application forms, tax payments, revenue collection, birth & death registration, other forms of Government eServices, etc.); with a specific focus on citizens or businesses as clients of government. The Prizes will be under three levels/sub-categories: national, provincial, and local.

Improved health services through the use of ICTs

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by organisations or teams in developing and implementing innovative projects to improve online as well as Government eServices using other forms of health service delivery; with a specific focus on citizens as clients of government. The Prizes will be under three levels/sub-categories: national, provincial, and local.

Improved educational services through the use of ICTs

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by organisations or teams in developing and implementing innovative projects to improve online as well as Government eServices using other forms of education service delivery; with a specific focus on citizens as clients of government. The Prizes will be under three levels/sub-categories: national, provincial, and local.

Public Private Partnership (PPP) in economic and financial eServices delivery

This award recognizes outstanding achievements by organisations or teams in developing and implementing innovative projects to improve financial service delivery (such as customs, banks, insurance, trade facilitation, etc.); with a specific focus on citizens as clients of government. The Prizes will be under three levels/sub-categories: national, provincial, and local.


A Panel of Judges composed of prominent personalities with sound knowledge and experiences in the use of ICTs in government services in Africa and elsewhere will be presiding over the selection and review process.

Judging will be based on the entries for the stated categories, and winners will be those, who in the opinion of the Judges have made a significant contribution to:

  • Government effectiveness in terms of reducing costs
  • Effective delivery of public services and improved accessibility to citizens
  • Fostering local talent and creating synergies between the private and public sectors


Conditions governing the Awards:
ECA and Canada Fund for Africa have the right to reproduce and transmit in any media, for non-commercial purposes, the work that has been selected.
ECA and Canada Fund for Africa have the right to cancel the Awards at any time, when the selected entities and organisations are found ineligible or don’t fulfil the criteria laid down for the award.
The decision of the judges shall be final.
Members of the Panel of Judges for the Award and members of the sponsoring institutions shall not be eligible to submit an entry.

Criteria for entries:

Applicants are required to submit a full description of the project under each category entered. In addition, a dully-completed application form should accompany all entries. The project description should clearly illustrate the benefits to Government clients of the category entered based on the selection criteria including Government effectiveness in terms of reducing costs, effective delivery of public services and improved accessibility to citizens, and fostering local talent and creating synergies between the private and public sectors.

Application forms and description of the project should be in English or French. Though the projects/initiatives can be in any language including local languages, the submissions should be translated into English or French.

Entries that do not address projects in Africa and undertaken by non-local organisations are ineligible.

Submission of Entries:


All entries in a language other than French and English must have translation and/or transcription included in the submission.

Closing date for the 2009 Technology in Governments in Africa (TIGA) Awards is 31st January 2009

Submit to:
Ms. Aida Opoku-Mensah
ICTs, Science and Technology Division (ISTD)
5th Floor, ECA Building, ECA, PO Box 3001, Menelik II Avenue
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


4. Winners:

The winners will be selected from entries, which in the opinion of the Judges make a significant contribution to Government effectiveness, effective delivery of public services and improved accessibility to citizens, and fostering local talent and creating synergies between the private and public sectors. .

[Serbia] Mba Scholarship - COTRUGLI

COTRUGLI Business School, as the fastest growing international business school in SE Europe, is awarding 6 scholarships for MBA program to Croatian citizens.

The scholarship project evolves as a part of COTRUGLI’s Social Responsibility Program, created to encourage positive changes within the SEE region. The scholarships valued at more than 300.000 HRK will be granted to the applicants, who are most likely to contribute to the growth of COTRUGLI in this region.

MBA Scholarship applying requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Solid knowledge of English
  • Minimal 1 year of work experience

In order to be considered eligible MBA participants, applied candidates have to successfully pass trough the Application Process. Scholarships will be granted to the most successful candidates during the selection process.

Once they apply for the selection process, candidates agree that the materials taken during the process can be used for advertising purposes of COTRUGLI and that they give up all rights related to them. COTRUGLI’s policy is not to publish any kind of information regarding the status of applied candidates. COTRUGLI fences itself from any kind of discrimination in its programs and activities, including religious, sexual, ethnic and national discrimination.

Application Process
Application process shall consist of 2 rounds:
ROUND 1 - Deadline for submission of the Application Form: April 13, 2009 (by midnight)

  • Starting at February 5, all potential candidates can register on-line for the selection process here:
  • Once they apply, all candidates will receive an Application Form, which needs to be filled out in English and submitted until April 13, 2009 (by midnight).

ROUND 2 - Selection Finals: April 25, 2009
COTRUGLI will select candidates, who will be informed about entering the final round of selection process not later
than April 20, 2009.

Second round of the selection process will be held on April 25 in Zagreb. The aim of this final round is to select scholarship winners.

It is not easy to be a true leader; therefore, the selection process will not be easy either. Second round of the selection process will consist of individual tests and group assignments. The whole process will last 10 hours.

Winner Selection
According to the evaluation of each candidate’s professional and individual achievements and impressions gathered during the whole selection process, the special commission will select 6 candidates. They will receive scholarships and become participants of COTRUGLI MBA generation 2010.

Candidates will be informed about the results of the selection process not later than April 30, 2008.

At the end of the process, after scholarship winners have been selected, in the random manner only 1 of them will win a full MBA scholarship (12.000 €). The other candidates will receive partial scholarships for the MBA program (6.000 €).

To experience the atmosphere of the last year Scholarship Finals and find out more what to expect, please follow the link: Scholarship Finals Movie

COTRUGLI will grant five (5) partial MBA scholarships, each worth 6.000 €, and one (1) full scholarship worth 12.000 €.

Partial scholarship winners are obliged to cover the difference in price between a partial and full scholarship; that is the additional amount up to the entire price of MBA program. The price of MBA program is 12 000 €.

All candidates who successfully complete the scholarship process and the enrolment process before June 1st, 2009 are entitled to 30% discount on the regular price of the MBA program.

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[Germany] Master Scholarships KSOP

Master Scholarships KSOP Germany
Scholarships for Masters, KSOP Germany
Scholarships are available to the international students, for Masters course in Optics and Photonics at the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics (KSOP), Universität Karlsruhe, Germany.

Optics & Photonics are driven by fascinating scientific challenges, unexpected breakthroughs, and by a huge demand of the market. While basics of optics are typically covered throughout different disciplines during undergraduate education, state of the art aspects of Optics & Photonics are by now only subject of specialized lectures in different university departments. To overcome these limitations, the Karlsruhe School of Optics & Photonics at the Universität Karlsruhe offers a novel comprehensive Masters and a Ph.D. program.Highly appreciated by the German Federal Government, the state of Baden-Württemberg and 16 leading Optics & Photonics companies, the educational concept of KSOP is supported by an outstanding scholarship program worth up to EUR 800 per month for international students.

MSc Program
The 2-year M.Sc. course in Optics & Photonics qualifies for a further career in industry as well as in research. Completely taught in English, the program is developed for applicants who have accomplished a Bachelor degree in Optics & Photonics, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science , Biology or Medical Sciences.

The Master course is also considered to be the main entrance channel for national and international students who are interested to pursue a Ph.D. thesis work in the field of Optics & Photonics.The program is divided into four stages providing the students with the necessary prerequisites
(Stage I: Introduction), to give them a solid background on the most important topics within the wide and diverse field of Optics & Photonics
(Stage II: Core Subjects) and let them acquire specialized knowledge in one of the four deepening courses
(Stage III: Specialization) to be able to competently perform a six-month research project on a current topic of research
(Stage IV: Masters Thesis). In addition, an 8-weeks industrial internship is scheduled between stages 2 and 3.

Scholarship Program
Scholarships of EUR 800 per month are available for a maximum duration of two years. Part of the scholarship is a research assistantship at the university. Furthermore, KSOP offers an elaborated industry internship program. Studying at KSOP also means having the opportunity to participate in KSOP events such as a special tailored orientation phase at the university of Karlsruhe, Summer Schools, company contact fairs, seminars, and many more.
Intake: Winter term each year
Application deadline: 15 July each year

Download Material
Application Form KSOP Scholarship (right-click and save, pdf)
Checklist Scholarship Application (right-click and save, pdf)

Further Information
Dr.-Ing. Judith Elsner
Phone: +49 (0)721 608 7880
Fax: +49 (0)721 608 7882

[France] 300 PhD positions at INRIA

A number of PhD Postions are open at INRIA for the young scientists in one of its research teams. Priority will be given to candidates with mobility background and to topics pertaining to the Institute’s priority themes. You can apply if you have a degree in computer science, automatic control or scientific computing equivalent to the French research master.

Deadline : 04 May 2009

INRIA is at the leading edge of research and its scientific themes are innovative. You can meet there scientists of international stature or work with them. Novel ideas are considered with interest. INRIA maintains special relations with industry and fosters the emergence of startups founded by its research scientists (80 such companies founded in 20 years). At least 80 different nationalities are present at INRIA and activities are regularly organized in order to ease the integration of newcomers. The ambiance is relaxed and everyone can contribute to the social life of the community.

The details of the open PhD positions are available on INRIA website and the procedure to apply is also given on the website. Please follow the link below for further details:

[UK] PhD Studentships -University of Manchester

Studentships are available for highly qualified applicants for 4-year PhD projects in Integrative Systems Biology at the University of Manchester, UK. These studentships are available to the applicants from the UK and abroad.

Systems Biology is the new science that aims at understanding how living organisms function in health and fail in disease. The new insight is that the important properties of life arise in interactions between individuals, from individual molecules, through individual cells, through organs. The new point in history is that experimental methodology is now available to look at virtually all molecules and other components of living cells. Using modern mathematics and bioinformatics to make computer models of what happens in and with living organisms, Systems Biology seeks to understand how molecules are guided to self-organise into complex processes such as the cell cycle, reproduction, adaptation to a variety of challenges, and the formation of complex structures ( academia and the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry have realised that the vast amounts of information about individual molecules offered by genomics can only be put to use and lead to understanding through Systems Biology.

Following substantial investments in the new Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre (MIB,, the Manchester Centre of Integrative Systems Biology (MCISB,, and the AstraZeneca Chair of Systems Biology, the University of Manchester houses a doctoral training centre for Integrated Systems Biology. Inspired by the top scientists in Systems Biology, students with a physical science/engineering/mathematics background will be teamed up with students from biological and medical backgrounds. Candidates from both backgrounds are invited to apply. They will engage in extensive training, both experimental and theoretical, in Systems Biology within the MIB and in partner groups all over the world.

Eligibility for Funding
Applicants should have an undergraduate or masters degree in the biological, medical sciences or in the physical sciences, mathematics or engineering.

Studentships are available to applicants from the UK and abroad.

Further information and Application
For further information or to apply, email in the first instance Lynne Davies:

with “DTCapp” on the subject line, including a CV, expected or actual degree class and the names of at least 2 academic referees with their email addresses. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a formal application to the University.

Further particulars of the training programme are available at

[Belgium] Postgraduate Specialisation Scholarship

The Flemish Community of Belgium is offering three Specialisation Scholarships to Irish students for the academic year 2009/2010.

The following terms apply:

  • The scholarship is open to Postgraduates.
  • A monthly payment €840 (including registration fees and insurance) during the term of the Specialisation Scholarship.
  • Candidates must be postgraduate students and no older than 35 years (holders a PH.D.-diploma cannot apply as they no longer qualify for student status in Flanders)
  • Candidates will need to fill out the attached application forms (in duplicate) and specify the institution they wish to attend. Correspondence with the preferred institution may also be attached.

Application forms are available from the International Section, Training College Building, Department of Education and Science, Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
Please read the note on ‘Instructions to the Candidates’ on the last page of the application form.

Application Procedure:
Completed application forms (plus supporting documents) should be returned to this office no later than 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 17 April 2009. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 17 April 2009

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[Denmark] Phd Scholarship in Aarhus University

Department of Management at Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, is advertising a PhD fellowship available as at 1 July 2009 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Centre for Design of Global Enterprise (DoGE) at the Department of Management invites applicants for a position as PhD scholar by 1 June. The position is linked to a multidisciplinary research project entitled “Made in Denmark 2050 – The role of firms in globalisation”, concerning the export success factors of Danish companies. The research project is carried out in collaboration with the GlobID research centre at the Department of Economics and is funded by The Tuborg Foundation.

The PhD student will be joining an international network of experienced researchers from Economics and International Business Studies, and is expected to partake in large scale data analysis, statistics/econometric investigations as well as in writing of academic articles and communication of research results. A successful applicant must be willing to acquire a basic knowledge of Danish during the early period of the PhD position.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate a strong interest and preferably prior knowledge in both applied statistics/micro-econometrics as well as in organizational design and strategy.

PhD students in Denmark work under very favourable terms: They are employed on a full-time basis for three years, and the salary is enough to cover all necessary accommodation and living costs and to lead an active life. A PhD student does not pay university fees.

PhD students at Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus (ASB), work under almost the same terms as other research staff, i.e. they have their own office space with a computer, incl. Internet access, email, phone etc., as well as access to secretarial assistance etc. Moreover, expenses in connection with the scientific work are covered, e.g. participation in research courses and academic conferences in Denmark and abroad.

There are also good and well-paid job opportunities in Denmark for people with a PhD degree, both within and outside the university sector.

A PhD student in Denmark must complete an individually planned PhD course programme within the relevant research area and conduct a research project under the supervision of experienced senior researchers. The PhD student is also expected, as part of the programme, to spend some time (up to six months), with coverage of travel and accommodation expenses, at another – often foreign – research institution. During the programme, the PhD student is further expected to gain teaching experience within the subject area as well as experience with other forms of dissemination of research results. ASB also finances participation in relevant PhD courses and scientific conferences. In addition, it is expected that PhD students participate in and contribute to the other activities of the department.

Conditions of employment
The PhD fellowship has duration of three years. Graduates and students expecting to complete their study programme in the near future may apply for the fellowship. The employment is covered by a national collective agreement.

The applicant’s research potential will be the determining factor for a positive academic assessment. Exam results will also be assessed. For further information on admission criteria and ASB’s PhD programme, please go to:

If you have any questions about the fellowship etc., please feel free to contact Henrik Scriver, deputy head, tel. +45 8948 6560, email:


The application must be submitted on a special application form, which can be downloaded here.

The following material must be submitted:

  • Application form (scolarship no. 544-0132)
  • Project description (max. 5 pages), including the expected theoretical and methodological approach.
  • Graduate diploma (including a list of all grades)
  • CV
  • Other material, if any (e.g. publications), which should be taken into account in the assessment

Questions about the preparation of the project description may be directed to Professor Poul Houman Andersen, Aarhus School of Business, tel. +45 8948 6630, e-mail:

The application and attachments must be submitted by e-mail to or in sets (without binding) in five copies by ordinary mail to Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, Management Office, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark, Attn.: Inger Steensgaard.

Deadline for application
Monday 1 June 2009 at 12:00 noon. The applications will subsequently be assessed by an expert assessment committee, and applicants will receive the committee’s assessment of the individual application and the response to the application from ASB approx. one month after the expiry of the deadline for application.

The assessment of the application comprises an overall assessment of the applicant and his or her qualifications. Particular weight is attached to the project proposal, the grades obtained by the applicant in the study programme, and to whether the applicant, during the study programme or in another manner, has displayed special skills in writing major papers, e.g. a thesis.

Aarhus School of Business is part of Aarhus University. It currently has 480 permanent employees, including 240 researchers. ASB holds the international EQUIS accreditation awarded by the EFMD (European Foundation of Management Development).

Researchers at ASB cover most fields of research in management, economics, business communication and law. ASB has developed a large international network in these fields.

More than 7,000 students are enrolled at the university. Study programmes include six-semester bachelor programmes, four-semester master’s programmes and three-year full-time PhD programmes as well as part-time MBA and diploma courses.

The scientific staff of the Department of Management includes 32 researchers of whom 7 are full professors. There are also a number of PhD students and research assistants.

Further information about Aarhus School of Business can be found at:
Aarhus University:

[Qatar] Scholarships at Faculty of Islamic Studies

Scholarships are available for international students at the Faculty of Islamic Studies for the academic year 2009/10.

Deadline : 30 April 2009

His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani Scholarships:

  • 5 scholarships for MSc in Islamic Finance
  • 5 scholarships for General Diploma in Islamic Studies

Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned Scholarships:

  • 5 scholarships for MA in Public Policy in Islam
  • 5 scholarships for MA in Islamic Studies with a specialization in Religion and contemporary thought

Sheikh Youssef Al Qaradawi Scholarships:

  • 5 scholarships for MA in Islamic Studies with a specialization in contemporary fiqh

Scholarship includes

  • Program tuition fees
  • Housing
  • Recreation, phone, internet
  • Health plan fee
  • Transportation inside and outside Qatar Foundation

General Requirement/Criteria

  • Submission of a completed application form
    Evidence of a grade of “Very Good” (GPA of 3.4 or above) in the first (undergraduate) degree
  • A strong command of English with a minimum TOFEL score of 550Pass Arabic Test (within the first year of studies at Qatar)

Further information and Application form
Further information and application form are available on the website:
Completed applications and further inquiries should be sent to

You may also contact Admission office directly at +974 4546588 / +974 4546560

[France] PhD Fellowships and Post-doctoral Fellowships

PhD Fellowships and Post-doctoral Fellowships In France Sandwich (split) PhD Fellowships,Post-doctoral Fellowships,Sceince and Technology, France

The French Embassy in Pakistan aims to help the development of cooperation between French and Pakistani students / scientific organisations, engaged in R&D programs of all the scientific and technology fields. In this framework, the French Embassy in Pakistan has launched a new program for research mobility. This fellowship program is intended for highly qualified Pakistani doctoral and postdoctoral students and offers them an excellent opportunity to do research in France.

Deadline : 30 Sep 2009

Types of Fellowships Two types of fellowships are available:

  • TYPE A: Sandwich (split) PhD:
  • TARGET GROUP : Doctoral students
  • FELLOWSHIP OBJECTIVE : Part of thesis work in France
  • FUNDING TERM : 6 months
  • FELLOWSHIP GRANT : 767 €/month + travel + insurance
  • TYPE B: Post-Doctoral
  • TARGET GROUP : Post-doctoral students
  • FELLOWSHIP OBJECTIVE : Research in France
  • FUNDING TERM : 3 to 6 months
  • FELLOWSHIP GRANT : 1300 €/month + travel + insurance

General Rules At the time of their application, candidates for Sandwich PhD and Post-Doctoral fellowship must :
prove their excellent study and research achievements, have registered for PhD in a Pakistani university/ institute or have already a PhD degree, have an acceptance letter from a French host,
be at most 35 years for Type A or at most 40 for Type B applications.

Deadline for registration : 30th September 2009
Result announcement : December 2009
Starting date of the fellowship : March 2010 onwards
Application form and detailed information are available on or in the Campus France desks in Alliance française at Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad or Karachi.

Contact Details
For any further information please contact:
Eng. Sandie FAVIER Attachée for Science and TechnologyFrench Embassy in Pakistan / SCAC
Tel : 1535
Fax : 1530
Mobile : 00.92.(0)30. 3.520.6012

Download Relevant Forms
Applications for Post Doctoral Fellowships
Letter for French Host
Letter for Pakistani Referee
Non Objection Certificate
Applications for Sandwich PhD Fellowship

[USA] GOAA Paleologos Graduate Scholarship 2009-2010

GOAA 2009-2010 Paleologos Graduate Scholarship Applications Available

Applications are now available for the 2009-2010 Paleologos Graduate Scholarship. At least one scholarship of $10,000 per academic year will be awarded to help graduate students defray the costs of tuition, room and board, and other expenses related to obtaining a degree.

Candidates must be Orthodox Christian students within a jurisdiction of SCOBA (Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in the Americas), U.S. citizens (or permanent residents) and either beginning their graduate studies or continuing their graduate studies in the 2009-2010 academic year. Students receiving a full scholarship from any other source or a partial scholarship exceeding fifty percent (50%) of their tuition are ineligible.

Candidates must also prepare a scholarship proposal (2-3 pages) describing how their current studies allow them to employ their talents, and how being awarded this scholarship would help them use these talents to serve the Church or community at large.

Applications are also available on-line on the Archdiocese website at:

Once the application has been filled in and all necessary documents assembled, the completed packet should be sent to the Paleologos Graduate Scholarship Committee, Office of the Chancellor, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, 8 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10075.

The deadline for submission of all completed application packets is April 20, 2009.

[Italy] Graduate Scholarship MIREES - University of Bologna

This program was launched some years ago by the University of Bologna, Italy; it is taught entirely in English (120 ECTS) and provides a joint diploma of the Universities of Bologna, Ljubljana, Vytautas Magnus University at Kaunas, Corvinus University of Budapest and, from the next Academic Year 2009-2010, the State University of St Petersburg. MIREES students will spend the first year in Forlì (one of the five campuses of the University of Bologna), while in the second year a minimum of 5 months will be spent at Partner Universities and, in particular cases, at MIREES Associated Universities in the Balkans. A mobility grant is offered to all enrolled students.

More detailed information on the teaching plan and the Faculty, together with the application form, can be found at our web site: The next deadline for applications is May 15th, 2009.

The program is especially recommended for prospective PhD students. Our best alumni are currently attending doctorate programs at the Universities of Oxford, Kent, the New School in New York and other prestigious international academic institutions. Moreover, the program is designed to forge analysts, area experts, consultants and mediators, to meet the needs of research institutes, the European Commission, international agencies, voluntary organizations and NGO’s, public administration, managers, corporations and banks located in East-Central Europe and the Balkans or promoting investments in these regions. Most of our alumni have found employment precisely in these fields.

The MIREES program offers specialized, in-depth knowledge of the post-socialist countries in transition, the new EU member states, and the new East-European neighbour countries to students with a BA in Economics, Politics, International Relations, History, Languages (and Slavic languages in particular), agricultural studies and cultural studies generally.

The program aims at developing language skills. MIREES offers courses in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Bulgarian, basic and advanced Russian, and Slovak (Hungarian and Lithuanian are also available in the 2nd year) as well as Italian for foreigners as an additional option. The curriculum stresses interdisciplinary studies in the economics of transition; politics and international relations; media studies; and history and cultural studies focused on Central, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Thirdly, the international dimension of the program is enhanced through student mobility, by an international faculty composed of prominent scholars of international repute, and a genuinely international student body. (In the previous five cycles we enrolled students from 21 countries including the US, Mexico, Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, Germany, the United Kingdom, Albania, Poland, Armenia, Norway, Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and, of course, Italy).

Therefore, I would be extremely grateful if you could encourage your BA students to consider applying to this two year program and, at the same time, if you could forward this message to your colleagues interested in this part of the world. With this in mind we are sending you, as an attachment, our promotional flyer in a pdf file. It briefly covers all the general aspects of the program, as well as the mission and the profile of our Master of Arts.

Should you need further information, please feel free to contact the Tutor of the course at facscpol-fo.tutormirees@… or the Faculty Student Office (info.spfo@…, phone +39.0543.374145).

Thank you very much for your kind attention and cooperation.
Best regards,
Prof. Stefano Bianchini
Director Master of Arts MIREES
on behalf of all Partners’ Universities

[New Zealand]Doctoral Scholarship at Victoria University

The role of effective workplace communication skills for achieving transactional objectives can be considered fundamental to workplace success for most organisations.

While important in all aspects of workplace interaction, these skills are crucial in the negotiation of complex and potentially conflictual agreements which potentially carry far-reaching consequences (Norisada 2007, Prego-Vazquez 2007, Pavlenko and Blackledge 2004, Locher 2004). The negotiation process is a communicative endeavour with discourse as the tool by which participants achieve (or fail to achieve) their intended outcomes. A detailed analysis of discourse in social interaction can thus throw valuable light on the range of strategies which may contribute to resolving disputes and disagreements in problematic and challenging negotiations.

The research objective is to identify the discursive characteristics of effective negotiators and negotiations in potentially conflictual situations in professional workplaces. The specific workplace(s) to be the focus of the research, including industry/sector, will be negotiated with potential applicants.

The deadline for applications is 15 May, 2009.

Application forms are available from here

Further information is available from the contacts below.

Application contact:
Philippa Hay
Scholarships Manager
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600 Wellington
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 463 7493

Research contact details:
Professor Janet Holmes
School of Linguistics and Applied
Language Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600 Wellington
New Zealand
Telephone: +64 4 463 5614
Vice Chan cellor's Strategic Research Doctoral Scholarship
School of Linguistics and Applied Lan guage Studies

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[Germany] Rave Foundation Scholarships

The Rave Scholarships contribute to further practical training in arranging and realizing exhibitions. Twice a year the Rave Foundation awards these scholarships to curators, restorers, museum technicians and culture managers from countries in transition and developing countries.


  • Applicant must be from a country in transition or a developing country
  • Hitherto no opportunity to study or work in Germany for an extended period of time
  • Knowledge of either German, English or French
  • Younger than 40 years old
  • Completion of professional study or training within the last five years
  • Applicant must no longer be studying or involved in on-the-job training
  • Confirmation from a partner institution in Germany which has agreed to take on or initiate a joint project
  • A reference from the applicant’s country of origin
  • Applicants who are not accepted cannot re-apply

Selection procedure

  • The Rave Foundation committee will assess all applications
  • Scholarships are awarded twice a year
  • About 6 scholarships are awarded per year
  • There is no recourse to legal action regarding the awarding of a scholarship
  • Applicants will be informed in writing about whether their application was successful or not. No reasons will be given for the committee’s decision

Application documents

  1. CV, including educational qualifications
  2. Outline of the planned project in Germany
  3. Consent from a German institution in which the applicant will work during the scholarship period in Germany
  4. A letter of reference from the applicant's home country
  5. An abridged report (max. 2 pages) on the current state of the arts scene in the home country

Application dates
The deadlines for applications are 31 March and 30 September each year. Selections will be made within 2 months of the respective deadlines.

Applications are to be submitted to:
Rave Foundation
c/o Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen
Charlottenplatz 17
D-70173 Stuttgart
Fax +49.711.2225194
rave-stiftung( at )

An information leaflet about applying for a Rave Scholarship can be ordered from the above address as well.
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[Australia] PhD scholarships with QUT's School of Economics and Finance

QUT's School of Economics and Finance is seeking three PhD students to undertake study in the areas of behavioural economics and applied microeconometrics.

The scholarships are attached to a large international research group sponsored by the Australian Research Council, AusAid, the World Bank, the Ford Foundation and the German Labour Institute (IZA) as well as an international collaboration with European companies.

The successful applicants will work with researchers from the Australian National University and the QUT-based National Centre for Econometric Research.

They will be expected to follow standard economic PhD coursework in all fields of economics and to engage in a variety of analyses, such as handling large-scale data sets on migration in China, performing economic experiments in Australia with and without measuring heart rates, or developing a theoretical view of human decision making (including migration, network formation and attitudes towards risk and collaboration).

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Application criteria

  • At least an Honours 2A or international equivalent thereof in economics or closely related subfield.
  • Good verbal and written English language skills.
  • A proven high ability in the use of analytical methods, as witnessed by courses in statistics/ economic modelling/game theory/mathematics, or else prior work of a high analytical quality.
  • The ability to work with world-class researchers from many different countries (Australia, the United States, England, China, Indonesia, Germany) and the desire to become a research-oriented economist.

The scholarships

The school is offering three full-time scholarships to the value of $26,140 per annum (tax exempt and indexed annually) for three years. Top up scholarships and/or Research Assistant work may be available. The successful applicants will be based in Brisbane.

Application closing date

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 9 April 2009.

For more information about the research projects, please contact Professor Paul Frijters (phone (07) 3138 2947 or email or Associate Professor Uwe Dulleck (phone (07) 3138 9103 or email

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[Netherlands] Utrecht Excellence Scholarships

Eligible candidates: outstanding prospective students applying for one of the programmes listed below
Amount of scholarship: 1,500- 20,600 euro per year
Number of scholarships/year: approximately 55
Provided by: Utrecht University

Aim of the programme
The Utrecht Excellence Scholarship offers a number of outstanding prospective students the opportunity to pursue a degree in a selected number of fields at Utrecht University:

Bachelor's programmes:

  • Economics
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences at University College Utrecht

Master's programmes:

  • Biomolecular Sciences
  • Business Informatics
  • Conflict Studies and Human Rights
  • Drug Innovation
  • International Economics and Business
  • Linguistics: The Study of the Language Faculty
  • Sociology and Social Research
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theoretical Physics

The scholarship programme is highly selective. Only candidates showing the highest achievement and promise may receive a scholarship.

Duration and number of scholarships

Selected students receive a scholarship for the duration of the degree programme, which is a maximum of two years for a Master's degree and three years for a Bachelor's degree. Approximately 55 scholarships are awarded each year. The scholarship will only be renewed for the second (and third) year if the student is making satisfactory progress towards the degree.

Amount of scholarship

Selected students are awarded a scholarship between 1,500 and 16,400 per year (Bachelor) or between 1,500 and 20,600 euro per year (Master). Students should be aware that the grant is not a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance study and stay completely. As one of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands, students from abroad must prove to the IND (immigration and naturalisation office) that they have sufficient financial means.

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Eligibility criteria

The applicant must meet the eligibility criteria in order to be considered for this scholarship. The applicant should:

  1. Not have the Dutch nationality;
  2. Hold a non-Dutch secondary school diploma;
  3. Have been admitted to one of the international Master's programmes of Utrecht University listed above, the Bachelor's programme in Economics or to University College Utrecht;
  4. Hold a relevant Bachelor's degree (for a Master's programme) or secondary school diploma (for a Bachelor's programme), or an equivalent thereof;
  5. Be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa (if applicable);

Failure to meet one or more of these criteria automatically means the student is not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection criteria

Eligible candidates are selected for a scholarship on the basis of the following criteria:

  1. Their academic excellence and promise in the proposed field of study;
  2. The academic quality and results of the preceding education, as evidenced, for example, by grades, test scores, publications, letters of recommendation;
  3. The quality and relevance of the motivation letter (academic content, intercultural and communication skills, personal motivation);
  4. The quality and feasibility of the financial plan in the application;
  5. The quality of the application itself (completeness, accuracy, consistency).


It is not possible to apply for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship. The Selection Committee of the programme will select eligible candidates on the basis of the selection criteria mentioned above. The selected candidates will be offered an Utrecht Excellence Scholarship in May.

Please note! Students starting their programme in February are not eligible for the Utrecht Excellence Scholarships.

The funds for the scholarships come from the Utrecht Excellence Scholarship Fund, established by Utrecht University.


[Norway] Oslo Peace Scholarships 2009 in Master of International Affairs

The Graduate Studies in International Affairs (GSIA) program in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, in partnership with the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) and Bjørknes College, offers one scholarship each year for full-time study in the Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies degree program. Tuition fees will be covered by The Australian National University and Bjørknes College; and students will receive some funding towards living costs as a stipend.

The program brings together academics at the forefront of international relations, peace, and conflict research from two sides of the globe. Students spend one semester at Bjørknes College in Norway with faculty from the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) pursuing courses in Conflict Resolution and Peace-Building, Ethics of Peace and War, and Gender and War. The international relations courses are taken at ANU in Canberra. Participants have full access to the specialist libraries of the Nobel Institute and PRIO.

Program: Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies (Code 7815SPEACE)


  • Canberra: A$6,200 - in fortnightly payments
  • Oslo: NOK 30,000

Tuition Fee

  • Canberra: A$12,000 (international students) or A$8,400 (Australian or New Zealand students)
  • Oslo: NOK 40,000

Maximum Duration: 2 sessions/semesters full-time

2008 Applications

Application Close: 31 May 2008
Take Up By: 20 June 2008
Oslo Session Commences: 18 August 2008
Oslo Session Ends: 12 December 2008
Canberra Semester Commences: 23 February 2009
Canberra Semester Ends: 30 June 2009

2009 Applications

Application Close: 30 April 2009
Take Up By: 15 May 2009
Oslo Session Commences: 17 August 2009 (tbc)
Oslo Session Ends: 11 December 2009 (tbc)
Canberra Semester Commences: 22 February 2010
Canberra Semester Ends: 30 June 2010

Eligible Program(s): Master of International Affairs specialising in Peace and Conflict Studies

Eligibility Criteria: International students, Australian and Norwegian students

How to Apply

Applicants should state their interest in being considered for this Scholarship in their application for admission. Please refer to the application procedure " rel="nofollow">here


Applicants are encouraged to contact Graduate Studies in International Affairs office for more information:
Phone: +61-2-6125 2167

[Korea] Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Students (GSFS) Program for 2009 Fall Semester

GSFS Program aims to recruit excellent foreign students from universities in East, Southeast, and Central Asia to help them achieve their dream of continuing graduate studies. After collecting different ideas from all the departments of the university, we finalize the GSFS Program for every semester. Therefore the period of scholarship, eligible countries and universities, number of students per major and information on financial support can change. Please refer to attached guideline for GSFS.

Eligibility Criteria

  • International applicants who are currently enrolling or who graduated from the eligible universities of Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Graduate Students Program
  • Students who applied for the designated department which participate with the GSFS Program for the fall semester 2009
  • Demonstrate financial need

Application Procedures

  • Apply for international admission online at by April 9, 2009.
  • Submission of Documents to the SNU Office of Admissions by April 10, 2009.
  • Submission of Scholarship Application to the Office of International Affairs by April 17, 2009.
  • Mail the completed form with the official document indicating your financial status to the following address:
    GSFS Coordinator, Office of International Affairs, Seoul National University, Bldg.152, 599 Gwanangno, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-742, KOREA
    Tel +82 2 880 8635
    Fax +82 2 883 8632

Selection Receipients
Selections will be based on student's overall academic progress, records of past studies, study plan, personal statement, other achievement records and financial needs.

Notice Of Awards
Students will be notified by e-mail individually in the end of June, 2009.

Renewal Of Scholarship

  • Scholarship may be renewed on an academic semester basis; the recipients must maintain an average grade point level of 3.0/4.3.
  • Please note that the recipients of GSFS Program might be restricted of taking leave of absence.

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[Denmark] Masters Scholarships for Emerging Leaders

To contribute to the development of a productive private sector the ELSP offers scholarship support to outstanding emerging entrepreneurs and business leaders in Danita’s Programme partner countries and South Africa. An internationally-recognised Masters degree will equip suitable candidates to further contribute to the growth of their home companies and of their nation’s economy in the globalised market. Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply, as the ELSP recognizes the particular barriers facing potential female business leaders and innovators.

From 2009 the ELSP will offer scholarship support for an increasingly wide choice of internationally-accredited private-sector related Masters Degrees in Denmark or South Africa.

The closing date for the receipt of applications by CBS is 15 June 2009, and by University of Copenhagen 15 March 2009. Students should expect to attend introductory courses in August 2009 prior to the start of the Danish academic year in September.

Closing dates for applications to business schools in South Africa will be published on the DFC website as soon as they have been fixed. The academic year runs from January.

Applicants from Danita’s Programme partner countries should contact the Embassy of Denmark in their country of domicile for any further information and to deliver their applications. General ELSP information and news on the procedures for MBA courses in South Africa will be updated on the Danida Fellowship Centre website.

[England] PhD Studentships-Scholarships at LANCS Initiative

A total of 35 funded PhD positions will be available from 2009-2013 in four U.K. universities: LAncaster, Nottingham, Cardiff and Southampton (LANCS).

The U.K.'s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has awarded the LANCS initiative grants to a total of 5.4 million GBP to support the development of research capacity in Operational Research (OR) at these four collaborating universities. This, together with additional support coming from the universities themselves, means that during the period 2008-2013, a 13 million GBP investment will be made.

The principal aim of LANCS is to strengthen and grow theoretical OR in the UK with a particular emphasis on deepening our theoretical understanding of complex and uncertain real world problem solving environments. The initiative focuses on six different research themes: green logistics, healthcare, transport, discrete and nonlinear optimisation, heuristic understanding and systems to build systems. LANCS will also undertake an ambitious and far reaching collaborative research programme of industrial, scientific and public outreach to generate maximum academic, commercial and social impact.

Full funding and fee grants that come from the participant universities individually will be available to the students. The grants might vary depending on the qualifications of an applicant. The required background and further details for each applicant will be announced with each available position separately by the relevant university.

Please become a member of the announcement mailing list: lancs-announce@ uk to follow the available studentships and refer to the LANCS initiative web-site for more details.

[Japan] IUJ's Graduate School of International Management introduces 3 new Scholarships

The Graduate School of International Management (GSIM) at the International University of Japan (IUJ), which is the only Japanese Business School ranked in the Top 100 global business schools by the Economist Intelligence Unit, today announced the launch of 3 new scholarships. These scholarships consist of a full tuition waiver for the entire 2-year Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program and the 1-year Master of E-business Management Program at IUJ.

'As the global economy struggles under the weight of one of the worst and most far-reaching crises in history, now more than ever businesses of every scale and scope are serious need of leaders who can truly help to solve complex challenges,' said Dr. Philip Sugai, Dean of the GSIM. 'With these full tuition scholarships, we are hoping to bring those with the potential to become effective leaders to our campus to hone the skills and capabilities they will need to excel in this new business environment.'

For the incoming class of 2009, three (3) Scholarships will be offered. Specifically, one scholarship will be made available for each of the following groups of applicants:

Those who have shown clear examples of their potential to become a visionary leader, and who are:

  1. Japanese Nationals (living in Japan or Overseas)
  2. Women in business
  3. Those completing The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program

In addition to completing the traditional application documents for the appropriate programs at IUJ, applicants for these GSIM Future Leaders scholarships must complete an additional essay which delves deeper into their leadership aspirations and past achievements that qualify them for consideration.

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[Germany] Research Associate and Doctoral Student- Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Innovation Management

Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics, Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Innovation Management, Germany

Job description: scientific services in the research project „Innovation and coordination“, financed by the Volkswagen Foundation, and in cooperation with Columbia University and DIW Berlin. Main focus: statistical, especially panel econometric analyses of experimental data; conduction of laboratory experiments; work on a dissertation.

Job requirements: university degree, preferably in business and economics or in statistics ; other degrees possible; very good command of English (German helpful but not required), excellent skills in statistics, especially in the application of panel econometric methods. Willingness to familiarize yourself with experimental economics and game theory.

Please send your application and the usual documents to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, School of Business and Economics, Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies and Innovation Management, Professor Dr. Christian Schade, Spandauer Straße 1, 10178 Berlin, Germany or to schade at

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