PhD student position at the University of Tampere Medical School, Department of International Health

PhD student position at the University of Tampere Medical School, Department of International Health

We are seeking for a highly-motivated PhD student to join an international research consortium working on child malnutrition in Africa. The main research aim of the consortium is to develop and evaluate lipid-based nutrition supplement (LNS) formulations for prevention of malnutrition.

The holder of the position will pursue his/her doctoral studies full-time focusing on the development of new methods to assess child health, nutritional status and subjective well being. A successful applicant should have a Master’s degree in one of the following (or related) fields: medicine, nutrition science, public health, or sociology. Previous experience in developing countries is highly appreciated. Fluent English skills are essential and willingness to spend extended periods of time in rural Africa is a requirement.

The position is available starting from September 2009, or as agreed. Funding in a form of a personal scholarship (1900 € / month, from which the recipient pays 11 - 14% as pension and occupational accident premiums) is available in 12-month periods, for a maximum of four years. In order to receive a stipend, the chosen person will have to register as a post-graduate student at the University of Tampere. Before the scholarship period, a maximum of four months salary is available for preparation and registration of a PhD research plan. Salary during that period will be determined by the salary system of Finnish universities based on demand level 1 of the chart for teaching and research personnel (1608 € / month +  0 - 48 % personal bonus) .

Closing date for applications is April 24, 2009. Only electronic applications are accepted. Please e-mail your application including description of your skills and a summary of previous research experience and international health or nutrition related working experience, CV, and names and contact information of two reference persons to project coordinator Hanna Peevo ( Please indicate the date when you could start.

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Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship 2009

What is the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship?

The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Japan jointly fund the ADB-Japan Postgraduate Scholarship.

  • The programmes covered by this scholarship scheme are limited to the following:
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science (Environmental Science)
  • Master of Arts (Development Studies)
  • Master of International Business
  • Master of Commerce (International Business)
  • Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Master and Doctoral programmes in Engineering.

What does the ADB-Japan scholarship cover?

The ADB-Japan Scholarship provides for the scholar’s:

  1. Tuition fee at the University of Auckland.
  2. Airfare from his or her home country to Auckland, New Zealand.
  3. Basic cost of living in Auckland.
  4. Health and medical insurance in New Zealand.
  5. Airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar’s home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study.

Note: The ADB - Japan Postgraduate Scholarship does not cover the scholar’s dependants.

Who is eligible?

Citizens, preferably with work experience and relevant tertiary qualifications from the following countries are eligible to apply (as at 10-Jan-2005):

Pacific Islands Region:
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Timor Leste

Asia Region:
Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China PR, Hong Kong China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of Krygyz Rep Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taipei/China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.

Note: Applicants living, studying or working outside their home country are not eligible for this scholarship.

What are the minimum academic and English language requirements to study at The University of Auckland?

The minimum academic requirement for entry into The University of Auckland postgraduate study is the equivalent to a 3-year New Zealand university bachelor’s degree with a B average. The minimum English language requirement for entry into postgraduate study at The University of Auckland is IELTS (International English Language Testing System Certificate) with an overall score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0 or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper-based 575 with a TWE of 4.5 or computer-based 233 with a TWE of 4.5.

How do I obtain an ADB - Japan Scholarship application form?

1. Send a request for a hardcopy of the ADB - Japan Scholarship application form by mail to:

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand

2. Download a copy of the application form here:


Auckland International Student Information Centre
Phone: +64 9 3737599 ext 89526
Fax: +64 9 373 7405

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019

How do I apply?

Step 1

Apply online at nDeva for admission as an international student.

Visit nDeva

Step 2

Wait for up to four weeks for your University of Auckland admission application to be processed. If you are successful with postgraduate admission entry and receive an official Firm Offer into The University of Auckland, you may proceed to step 3. If you are unsuccessful you may not proceed to step 3.

Step 3

Complete the Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship application form and send in with all required documents to:

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand

Step 4

Applicants will be notified on receipt of a completed ADB-JS application. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by the end of October 2008

Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship
The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92018
New Zealand

Closing date

The closing date for this scholarship is 1 June 2009.

More information

For more information on The Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship program contact The Asian Development Bank:

Asian Development Bank
PO Box 789
0980 Manila
The Philippines


Visit the ADB Headquarters:

6 ADB Avenue
Mandaluyong City 1550
The Philippines
Pone: +63 2 632 4444
Fax: +63 2 636 2444

PhD Fellowship, Analytical / Physical Chemistry, University of Geneva

PhD Fellowship

Description : The fellowship will support a student working on aggregation of colloidal particles in the presence of polyelectrolytes and multivalent ions. The project relies on light scattering and fits into the overall themes of the research group in the area of the physical and analytical chemistry of polyelectrolytes and interfaces. The research is primarily experimentally oriented and is complemented by other state-of-the-art experimental tools, including scattering techniques and surface sensitive tools. Prerequisites are masters or diploma preferentially in chemistry, but a degree in physics or engineering is equally welcome. Experience with light scattering and/or computer programming represent an advantage. Enthusiasm for top-quality research and teaching is as important as good oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will encounter an active research group, well-equipped laboratories, and excellent working conditions. Earliest starting date is June 1, 2009, or as agreed. Applications are considered from now on until the position is filled.

Homepage :
Category : Analytical / Physical Chemistry
Contact address : Department of Inorganic, Analytical, and Applied Chemistry, University of Geneva, Sciences II, 30, Quai Ernest-Ansermet 1211 Geneva 4, Switzerland Phone: + 41 22 379 6405
Keywords : physical chemistry, analytical chemitsry
Your Name : Prof. Michal Borkovec
Email :

The Times and Henley Business School Scholarships

Henley Business School, in association with The Times, is offering a scholarship worth almost £40,000 for the Henley executive MBA programme.

The Henley Executive MBA is a two-year, part-time programme for experienced, practising managers looking to complete their MBA alongside full-time employment. It is designed for those with experience and achievements to share.

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[Scotland] Saltire Scholarships for International Students 2009

Gain an internationally recognised qualification and take your career to new heights.

This exciting scholarship opportunity is open to Canadian, Chinese, Indian and US nationals and is aimed at encouraging bright, talented and hard working individuals to live, work and study in Scotland.

£2000 is available as a one off award towards the cost of tuition fees for a full time Masters level course (excluding PhD studies) in a wide range of subject areas. You can choose to study at any of Scotland's universities and Higher Education Institutions.

Deadline for applications: 12 June 2009

Please note that Scotland's Saltire Scholarships now incorporates the ‘Scotland USA Graduate Scholarships' scheme run in 2008.

Further Scholarship Information and Application
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Postdoctoral Fellowship, CBS, Canada, 2009

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES – Postdoctoral Fellowships

Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships (PDF) to work with our affiliated Research & Development groups across Canada. CBS has active research programs within transfusion science emphasizing platelets, stem cells, plasma proteins, infectious disease, epidemiology and clinical transfusion practice.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and a strong research background. This two-year award includes a salary and research allowance, and the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates must select and contact a CBS affiliated scientist to serve as the Postdoctoral Fellowship supervisor. CBS also supports a Graduate Fellowship Program and a Summer Internship Program. Information, forms and a list of CBS affiliated scientists are available at, and from the R&D Office (, Canadian Blood Services, Research & Development, 1800 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1G 4J5, Canada. Please note that the 2008 campaign will not accept on-line applications. Candidates are encouraged to respond by hard copy.

PDF Application deadline: July 2, 2009.

Stanford-India Biodesign Fellowship 2009

The goal of Stanford-India Biodesign is to train the next generation of medical technology innovators in India. This highly competitive program is directed towards Indian citizens who have an interest in the invention and early-stage development of new medical technologies. Successful applicants will have advanced degrees and/or significant work experience. University faculty are strongly encouraged to apply.

Funded by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, Stanford University, and other supporters, the SIB Fellowship Program is centered in New Delhi and administered as a collaboration between Stanford University, the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in partnership with the Indo-US Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF). In future years, the fellowship and associated teaching programs will be developed in other centers in India.
Fellows receive tuition, stipend, and international travel support (for trips required for the fellowship.) During the fellowship, approximately half of the fellows’ time is spent in India, and the other half at Stanford University. Fellows work on a multidisciplinary team joining other innovators with a combination of engineering, medical and business backgrounds.

The team examines clinical needs within the Indian setting, identifying opportunities for medical technology innovation. Working closely with Stanford, AIIMS and IIT Delhi faculty, the teams invent, prototype, develop and patent one or more new technologies. Fellows are also mentored by “real-world” experts from the medical technology, legal and venture capital industries in the United States and India.

The address at AIIMS for the SIB Centre

Stanford India Biodesign (SIB) Centre
Room No.108, Old OT Block (First Floor)
All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029
Ph/Fax: +91-11-26588168

 for the 2010 Fellowship are now open. Deadline is May 22, 2009.

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Full MTEC Masters Scholarships, University of Twente, The Netherlands



The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed the University of Twente as the university where students from Central and Eastern Europe will complete a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at next to no charge.

The Dutch government will be refunding the costs as part of the MATRA Training for European Cooperation (MTEC) programme. This programme has been devised to support the transition from totalitarianism to multiform democracies in Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to attending the master’s programme, students will take part in a social programme – which includes an introduction to the Netherlands – and will follow a personal development programme. Enrollment is open until 1 July 2009.

What does an MTEC Scholarship consist of?

An MTEC scholarship covers tuition fee, study materials, housing, subsistence, insurance, visa costs, travel to and from the home country, a personal development programme (including effective leadership, change management, project planning) and a social programme (Introduction programme, excursions, and access to the unique campus facilities of the University of Twente).

Who may apply for an MTEC scholarship?

Besides applicants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the MTEC scholarships are meant for students and residents from Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. These students should have completed their Bachelor of Science (BSc) with flying colours and should satisfy the criteria for admission to the Master of Science (MSc) Public Administration, University of Twente. Applicants should both be nationals of one of the participating countries and be resident in one of these countries. A selection procedure is part of the intake.


Prospective students need to have completed a bachelor degree in Public Administration or strongly related social sciences, live in the relevant states at the time of application, have an IELTS subscore of 6.0 minimum on all four aspects of the IELTS test, and may not be older than 35 years. Professionals are required to acquire permission of their employer to study a year abroad and be issued with a guarantee that they can take up their position upon return.

The MSc programme Public Administration

The Public Administration (PA) Master’s degree programme, duration one year, highlights public administration and informed approaches (i.e. rooted in policy) to social issues. As a public administrator, you will be expected to understand the complex administrative relations in networks of public and private organizations and their impact on the quality of administration and policymaking. In addition, you must be able to systematically analyze the implications for various values and interests involved and the tension arising between such concerns as decisiveness and democracy. To effectively evaluate problems and design appropriate solutions, you must have the ability to assess existing knowledge at face value and generate new, relevant knowledge. Moreover, you will be able to use that knowledge as a basis for effective recommendations and their introduction/implementation.


Applicants who want to be considered for an MTEC Scholarship have to go through the regular admission procedure of the University of Twente starting at Besides, candidates should apply through the website of CROSS Agency and consecutively send their printed application form to the Royal Netherlands Embassy in their country and a copy of application to the Directorate of European Integration of BiH, ms Dzenana Zivalj (Trg BiH 1, 71 000 Sarajevo). Applicants who have already been admitted to the MSc programme Public Administration of University of Twente, can directly apply for an MTEC scholarship by using the application form which is available at the website

Applications for admission should be sent before the 1st of July 2009.

For more information about the MSc programme Public Administration, please visit or contact the study information desk at or telephone (+31) 53 489 5489. For more information about University of Twente, please visit

For more information about the MTEC scholarships, including conditions regarding application and the entitlements and obligations which are attached to the scholarships, and the application form, please visit: or contact Mr. Michiel Zimmer by e-mail ( or telephone (+31 70 778 8142).

PhD Position in Ecology, Sweden, 2009

PhD position in Ecology: The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science has about 160 members including 55 PhD researchers and 55 PhD students (for more information see the department’s

A new project financed by the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) in aquatic ecology, entitled: “Eutrophication as a selection factor for the occurrence of predation-resistant and potentially pathogenic bacteria in aquatic environments”.

Project description
Eutrophication is one of the largest threats to aquatic environments, as it causes a number of drastic changes in the system. One example is phytoplankton communities that often become dominated by inedible, filamentous or toxic forms. The underlying mechanism for this may be increased predation on lower trophic levels, selecting for increased occurrence of predation-resistance in nutrient rich environments.
Evolution has taken many solutions for bacterial resistance to protozoan predation. Some examples are increase or decrease in cell size, production of toxins, cell aggregations, biofilm formation, and resistance to degradation within the protozoa. Some predation-resistant bacteria are also resistant to phagocytosis by human macrophages, suggesting that protozoa constitute a biological gym for the occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria.

The above theories will be tested within the PhD project. The link between ecosystem drivers, bacterial functional diversity and epidemiological factors will be investigated in aquatic systems. The PhD project will include field experiments as well as selection and microcosm experiments in laboratory. The tularemia-bacterium Francisella tularensis will be used as an example for a predation-resistant and potentially pathogenic bacterium. The project is performed in collaboration with ecologists, microbiologists and medical scientists.

Assoc. Prof. Agneta Andersson, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University will be main supervisor in the project. Prof. Anders Sjöstedt, Department of Clinical Bacteriology, Umeå University, and Assoc. Prof. Mats Forsman, Swedish Defence Research Agency will be associated supervisors.

The application should include a letter of intent, certified curriculum vitae that includes information on previous education, copies of the master’s thesis, publications and other documents supporting your competence and suitability for the position, and address and phone number to two reference persons. The application may be written in English or Swedish.

The recruitment procedure will follow
the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen chapters 5 and 7). Prerequisites include either i) 240 ECTS credits (Swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master level), or ii) 120 Swedish (old) credits (Swe. poäng; corresponding to 180 ECTS credits) of higher education studies if they were taken before July 1, 2007 or equivalent competence. Education should include 120 ECTS credits (2 year) biological subjects, 15 ECTS credits ecology or corresponding subject, and a 30 ECTS credits independent project in ecology or a similar relevant field. It is qualifying to have good knowledge in ecological theory and training in microbial ecology and molecular biology/genetics. The successful applicant should have good ability to write and speak in English, creativity, power of initiative, independence and ability to collaborate. Evaluations will be based on results on University courses, quality of master’s thesis, references, interviews and the letter of intent.

A PhD education is 4 years (48 months) and the PhD-student will get a formal position at the start of the project (Sw: “doktorandanställning”). Up to 10 % as teaching assistant may be included in the position (then the position will be extended accordingly).

For more information contact Agneta Andersson, +46 90-786 9845,, Homepage:

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO civil, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

Your complete application, marked with reference number 313-364-09, should be sent to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive May 14, 2009 at the latest.

Worldwide Search for the next Sloan Fellowship Women’s Scholarship Winner: London Business School

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

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

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

Deadline: Monday 15 June 2009

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PhD Position in Physical Geography – “Past climate variability in southern Greece”

PhD Position in Physical Geography within the topic “Past climate variability in southern Greece” at the Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. Reference number SU 463-40-09. Deadline for application: May 4, 2009.

The Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology is one of the major departments within the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University. The department has 120 employees and approximately 1500 students. The main research disciplines are Geomorphology, Glaciology, Climatology, Quaternary Geology, Hydrology, Remote Sensing, Geographical Data Processing, Ecological Geography and Tropical Geography. Teaching is oriented towards geography, earth sciences, integrated biology-earth science and environmental sciences.

Project description
We seek to recruit a candidate for a PhD position in Physical Geography. The main aim of the project is to provide new high-resolution, precisely dated records on past (Holocene) climate variability in southern Greece, mainly using speleothems, and to relate the results to available information on cultural dynamics in the region over the same period of time. The PhD project will contribute to the MISTRA-funded program The Urban Mind that combines humanities and natural science studies of urbanism and climate change in the Eastern Mediterranean. The project involves fieldwork in Greece, laboratory work and geochemical analyses, interpretation and integration of data, publishing in scientific journals and writing a thesis.

Terms of employment
The 4-year PhD program includes at least 3 years of research and at most one year of course work. The position may be extended by up to 1 year if up to 20 % teaching assistance or administration is included in the contract. The position is financed by a faculty studentship at Stockholm University and amounts to about 15.500 SEK per month during the first 12 months. Upon satisfactory progress, the PhD-student can apply for a PhD-employment from the second year with a salary of 20,450 SEK per month.

The candidate should have an MSc or equal in Physical Geography or Geography. Preference will be given to those with a background in Palaeoclimatology. Experience of fieldwork, laboratory work and the integration of natural sciences and humanities are considered advantageous. Candidates must be self motivated, committed and enthusiastic about conducting fieldwork and about working in the laboratory. The PhD dissertation will be written in English.

Envisioned starting date is June 1, 2009 (although this can be negotiated).

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates and transcripts of academic records (all attested), a list of two persons who may act as references (with phone numbers and email addresses), and one copy of the applicants’ Master Thesis and articles in which she/he is a co-author.

For further information
contact Karin Holmgren (main supervisor), phone +46-(0)8-674 7157,

Union representatives are Bo Ekengren (SACO), Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), phone +46-(0)8-16 2000 (switchboard) and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), phone +46-(0)70-316 43 41.

Applications labelled “Utbildningsbidrag” with reference number SU 463-40-09 should be sent not later than May 4, 2009, to:
Stockholm University
The Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
Susanna Blåndman

DAAD PhD and Master Scholarship Program 2009/2010

DAAD calls for the PhD and Master candidates to apply for the  2009/2010 scholarship programs. The PhD program is offered in Germany and the master program is offered in Germany and Jordan.

Check to know more about their call and to view their PowerPoint presentations regarding each program.

You can download the applications from their website and send it to the Public Relations Office ,three copies- before August 25, 2009.

For Further Information Contact:
Ms. Ruba Sunokrot
Public Relations Officer

Palestine Polytechnic University

Hebron- West Bank

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[Netherlands] Amsterdam Merit Scholarships for Bachelor's and Master

The Univeristy of Amsterdam aims to attract the world's brightest students to its international classrooms. As from September 2007, outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.

The Amsterdam Merit Scholarships (AMS) have specifically been designed by the Universiteit van Amsterdam to offer talented and hard-working non-EU/EEA students the opportunity to pursue a degree in one of the academic fields covered by the UvA. The AMS programme is highly selective: only applicants with excellent study results and motivation may receive a scholarship.

EU member states
The European Economic Area (the European Uni0n plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

If you do not hold a passport from one of the countries listed above, then you are a non-EU/EEA student.

Requirements for eligibility
Candidates wishing to take part in the Amsterdam Merit Scholarship programme must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a non-EU/EEA passport and not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans ('Studiefinanciering'; for more information please refer to: The scholarship office should be notified as soon as possible of any change in nationality, type of residence permit, and/or possible 'Studiefinanciering' support, throughout the academic year.
  2. Be fully admitted to a degree programme at the Universiteit van Amsterdam which is registered at the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes (CROHO; for more information refer to:
    For more information about general application requirements, please consult the individual programme descriptions for study programmes taught in English, or for study programmes taught in Dutch.
    Scholarship continuation is not guaranteed when a candidate changes his or her degree programme.
  3. Be admitted to a bachelor's or master's programme at the Universiteit van Amsterdam for the first time. AMS will not be awarded to candidates who are admitted for a second bachelor's or master's programme at the Universiteit van Amsterdam.
  4. Be able to comply with Dutch visa regulations (follow the link to the IND website below).
  5. Be enrolled at the UvA as full-time student for the academic year and the programme for which the scholarship is awarded.
  6. The candidate should not receive a full coverage scholarship for the same period of study as the AMS scholarship. Notify the scholarships office when another full scholarship such as HSP, Alban, NFP, etc. has been awarded and which scholarship has been chosen to accept.
  7. Scholarship continuation for subsequent year(s) of study depends upon satisfactory study progress. The programme you will be enrolled in, as it depends on the curriculum and rules and regulations of the department, sets the standard for satisfactory progress, the time and manner in which progress will be measured. Please be advised that you are expected to gain approximately 80% of credits in any one year.

The programme you wish to apply for might set extra requirements such as academic and language requirements. Please see the faculty information below for more information.

The faculties and international schools award scholarships themselves; as such, regulations may vary. Students interested in an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship may contact the faculty or international school offering the study programme of their choice for more information.

Overview study programmes UvA

Amsterdam Medical Centre (AMC)
Students applying to a programme at the AMC can find information on the application process on the AMC website.

Amsterdam Law School (ALS)
Students wishing to apply for a study programme in Law can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships on the Amsterdam Law School website.

Faculty of Economics and Business
Students enrolling at the Faculty of Economics and Business may request more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships by e-mail:

Faculty of Science
Students enrolling at the Faculty of Science can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships through the link below.

Graduate School for Humanities
Students enrolling at the Graduate School for Humanities can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships through the link below.

International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS)
Students enrolling at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS) can find more information on Amsterdam Merit Scholarships through the link below.

[Denmark] CALPIU PhD Scholarship 2009 in Linguistics at Roskilde University

The Department of Culture and Identity at Roskilde University, Denmark, is offering a Ph.D. scholarship granted under the auspices of the Centre for Cultural and Linguistic Practices in the International University (CALPIU) by the Danish Research Council for Culture and Communication.

The centre invites applicants to propose projects dealing with student-student or student-administration (e.g. supervision) communicative interaction within international study programmes.

The successful applicant should have a background in Ethnomethodology/Conversation Analysis, Interactive Sociolinguistics or Discourse Analysis, preferably in combination with studies in Anthropology, Linguistics, Sociology or similar fields. The successful applicant should be proficient in both Danish and English. It would be an advantage, but not a requirement, to have some competence in one other language of relevance to CALPIU, such as Polish or Mandarin.

The Ph.D. scholarship will be available from the 1st of August, 2009.

The scholarship will last for a period of three years. The successful applicant will be asked to contribute 840 hours of work to the Department (teaching on one of the Department’s Master’s programmes and disseminating research to a broad audience etc.). Danish candidates should also expect, preferably, to carry out research abroad for at least six months. The Department’s research programme cooperates with GradEast (”Forskerskole Øst”), and the Ph.D. candidate will be expected to enrol in GradEast.

The salary and other terms of employment are based on the general agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). All qualified candidates are urged to apply regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background.

The application must be in Danish or English and include a CV, documentation (copies) of examinations passed, and a project description of a maximum of 5 pages. The description should include an outline of the problem area to be studied, the research questions raised, the theoretical approach taken as well as methodological considerations and a work and time plan. The project description and other material should be forwarded in three copies.

For further information about the application, the Ph.D. program

me and the research activities, please contact: Prof Bent Preisler (see contact information below), or Ph.D. secretary Marianne Sloth Hansen (; telephone +45 4674-2518).

More information concerning CALPIU can be found at:

Please send the application, the project description and other material - in three hard copies, and contained in an envelope marked “CALPIU PhD Scholarship” - to the address provided below.

Deadline for applications is the 2nd of June, 2009, at 12.00 noon. Material received after this time will not be taken into account.

Mailing Address for Applications:
Attn: Ms Marianne Sloth Hansen
Roskilde University, Dept of Culture and Identity
Building 3.2.4, Universitetsvej 1, P.O. Box 260
Roskilde DK4000

Contact Information:
Prof. Bent Preisler
Phone:+45 4674 2374

[England] Geography Postgraduate Scholarship from University of Manchester

University of Manchester England prepare postgraduate scholarship bursary of £2,000, which is automatically deducted from student's fee at enrollment. The full 2009-10 Overseas Fee for Masters program within the discipline of Geography is £10,800. Must be used for full time study in the 2009-10 academic year. This funding is available to international students, including Indonesia student.

Bursaries are for study on Postgraduate Taught Masters within the discipline of Geography, as detailed below:

  • MA Human Geography
  • MSc Environmental Governance
  • MSc Environmental Monitoring, Modelling & Reconstruction
  • MSc Geographical Information Science

This funding is available to students undertaking the following types of study Postgraduate taught only.

Academic requirements

  • Second Class Honours, Upper Division or above, or overseas equivalent. Please contact the School's Recruitment & Admissions office for equivalency information.
  • Applicants whose first language is a language other than English must have 7.0 IELTS or equivalent from another recognized English Language test (TOEFL)

Closing date is 29 Jun 2009. Applications received after the 30th June 2009 will not be considered for the bursary. Successful applicants will be notified before the end of July

For more information you can contact details for enquiries:
Mr Paul Arrowsmith
Recruitment & Admissions Administrator
Tel: 0044 (0)161 275 0800

[England] MBA Professional Scholarships 2009 at University of Exeter Business School

UK University of Exeter Business School. This year the Business School is offering twelve £5,000 scholarships for entry on the Full-Time MBA programme in September 2009. The awards are made on the basis of working experience. Applications may be received up to 31 August 2009.

The Exeter MBA

The MBA programme at the University of Exeter has produced over 500 graduates since 1997. Like the larger Business Schools, Exeter offers high-quality, accredited MBA programmes delivered by faculty with world-class reputations. Unlike the larger Business Schools, we offer this on a campus built on a human scale with a lifestyle ideally suited to learning and personal development.

MBA Professional Scolarship 2009

The Business School is awarding twelve Professional Scholarships for the 2008/9 academic year to students on our Post-Experience MBA programme.

These scholarships of £5,000 each will be available for MBA students starting the Full-Time programme in September 2009.

Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the contribution applicants can make to the programme, with special attention being given to the quality of previous work experience.

Applying for a scholarship

Applications for this award will be accepted up until 31 August 2009 . To apply, complete an application for the programme , ensure that you include a full Curriculum Vitae and that your personal statement includes a description of your work experience. Eligibility for the award will be assessed using the information provided in MBA application form and CV, with special attention given to the quality of work experience described as part of the personal statement.

For further information please contact the MBA Office
University of Exeter Business School, Streatham Court, Exeter, Devon, UK EX4 4PU
Telephone: +44 1392 263200

[Africa] Advanced Research Fellowship Programme for African University Students

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is pleased to announce the 2009 session of its Advanced Research Fellowship Programme and to invite interested scholars based in African universities or research centres to submit applications for consideration for an award.

The CODESRIA Advanced Research Fellowship Programme
2009 Competition: Call for Applications

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa is pleased to announce the 2009 session of its Advanced Research Fellowship Programme and to invite interested scholars based in African universities or research centres to submit applications for consideration for an award.

The CODESRIA Advanced Research Fellowship Programme is designed to contribute to the reinforcement and promotion of a culture of concentrated and extended reflection among African scholars. It is particularly targeted at a younger generation of post-doctoral African scholars interested in carrying out advanced research on any aspect of the African social reality, historical or contemporary. The programme is open to candidates from all disciplines of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Through the programme, support is offered to scholars interested in charting new research directions or extending on-going research to new heights, the expectation being that this will contribute immensely to enriching the state of knowledge about different aspects of the historical and contemporary experiences of Africa. Candidates are free to determine the theme on which they wish to work and to specify their preferred methodology for doing so. In identifying candidates whose applications should be supported, emphasis will be placed on the potential for their proposals to lead to the production of new/original insights. The fellowships will be awarded to cover a period of one year, at the end of which a report of publishable quality shall be submitted for evaluation. Each report is expected to be between 50,000 and 80,000 words long and if accepted for publication will be included in the CODESRIA Book or Monograph Series. For the year 2009, the Council will be awarding ten fellowships of a maximum value of USD10,000 each.

To be eligible, candidates are expected to be holders of a doctoral degree in any of the social sciences and humanities. The doctoral degree should have been obtained within five years of the date of submission of the application. Exceptionally, candidates who do not yet have doctoral degrees but who have accumulated considerable research experience will be considered for the award of a fellowship. All applicants are required to be affiliated to an African research institution.

Requirements for Application
Candidates wishing to be considered for the award of a fellowship are requested to submit the following documents:
a) Research Proposal
A research proposal of between 10 and 15 pages which should be a clear statement of the work to be undertaken, the problematic that underpins it, the significance of the study vis-à-vis the existing literature, the methodology to be employed, implications of the methodological approach adopted for the empirical research to be undertaken and the expected output. Candidates are strongly encouraged to indicate the innovative or original dimensions which they hope their study will yield; a detailed presentation of the epistemological foundations of the research will also be considered as a distinct advantage.
b) Work Programme
The duration of each fellowship is one year, effective from the date of award. Each application should be accompanied by a detailed work programme spread over a period of 12 months beginning from the date of award of the fellowship.
c) Budget
Applicants are required to provide a detailed budget up to a maximum of USD10,000 which includes the research and dissemination costs they expect to incur throughout the duration of their fellowship. The budget should be structured to reflect the disbursement formula the Council intends to apply, which will consist in paying 50% of the fellowship amount upon signature of the award contract, 25% of the grant upon receipt of a satisfactory scientific progress report and the remaining 25% per cent upon receipt of the final revised version of the research results. In addition to the costs of fieldwork and book acquisition, candidates are encouraged to consider integrating participation in one international conference relevant to their research preoccupation in the budgetary framework of their study. (The final choice of the conference to be attended will be made in close consultation with the CODESRIA Department of Training, Grants and Fellowships, it being understood that requests for support to participate in such an international conference will only be entertained by CODESRIA after the receipt of a first complete draft of the final report of the fellow for which feedback from the international scientific community might be elicited for the revision of the report).
d) Reference Letters
Applications should be accompanied by three reference letters from scholars who are familiar with the applicants’ work and are in a position to attest to their institutional affiliation. Where possible, candidates are requested to include at least one reference from a scholar based outside their countries of residence.
e) Curriculum Vitae
Each candidate should submit a detailed curriculum vitae showing clearly the candidate’s research publications and participation in research network/activities. Copies of certificates obtained by candidates should be included with the applications.
f) Copy of Doctoral Certificate
Applicants should include a copy of their doctoral degree certificate with their application documents. CODESRIA reserves the right to cross-check the actual date by which candidates completed their studies in order to determine their eligibility for the fellowship programme.
g) Candidate’s Commitment Letter
A one-page letter from the applicant affirming his/her readiness to submit a monograph-length scientific report of between 50,000 to 80,000 words as the outcome of the research carried out under the grant. The applicant should also commit to carrying out all revisions arising from the peer-review of their report in a timely manner, and affirm his/her understanding that the final version of the report will be published in the CODESRIA Book of Monograph Series.

Selection Process
All applications received will be reviewed by an independent Selection Committee comprising eminent scholars. All candidates will be notified of the results of the selection process.

Deadline for the Receipt of Applications
All applications should be received not later than 31 July, 2009. 
Applications should be addressed to:
The Advanced Research Fellowship Programme,
BP 3304, CP 18524,
Dakar, Senegal.
Tel: +221- 33 825 98 22/23
Fax: +221-33 824 12 89

[England] PhD Studentship - School of Life and Health Sciences - Aston University

PhD Studentships for home/EU/international overseas students with bursaries available against fees.

Projects are available in research groups allied to Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Pharmacy, Optometry and Psychology.

Applications are invited for three year Research Studentships to be undertaken in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston University to start in July or October 2009.

The School of Life and Health Sciences is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to pursue cutting-edge research. In the 2008 RAE, 85% of the research in the School of Life and Health Sciences was ranked as being of international quality, and the School was ranked 3rd out of 61 UK University submissions to Allied Health Professions and Studies for quality and volume of research. The School currently has a research income of about £8m, with approximately 70 research students, (part time and full-time), who are registered in the School each year.

Project Details
Projects can be viewed by research topic and research supervisor here.

Financial Support
The projects are available to students meeting the University and School academic entry requirements and bursaries for international students will be awarded competitively on merit. The bursaries for international students will cover payment of £10,000 against the international fee and for home/EU students will cover payment of £3,000 against the home/EU student fee.

Application Requirements

  • Applicants should have or expect a good honours degree (either first class or upper second class) or hold an MSc in a relevant discipline.
  • If you are an EU/IOS Applicant, the English Language Requirements are a minimum score of 620 (250 minimum in computer test) in TOEFL OR IELTS with minimum marks of 6.0 in each section and an overall band of 6.5.
  • The studentships are for 3 years, subject to a satisfactory progress review at the end of the first year, and are available for July 1st and October 1st 2009 registration.

For an application form please visit this site (PDF)

Closing Date: Monday, 13th May 2009 for July entry or August 12th for October entry

For informal enquiries or to return completed applications forms, please contact
the Research Office,
Room MB560,
School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University,
Aston Triangle,
Birmingham, B4 7ET;
Telp: +44 (0)121 204 4019).

Reference: R090077

[Austria] OMV Scholarship for innovative master program

MSc Program
Renewable Energy in Central and Eastern Europe

OMV, Central Europe’s leading oil and gas company, deals in context of research projects with improvements in energy efficiency, greenhouse gas minimisation as well as economical use of biogenous fuels. Furthermore OMV awards two scholarships to the outstanding MSc Program “Renewable Energy in Central and Eastern Europe” to participants from Hungary and Slovakia. These two grants to participants from Hungary and Slovakia in the amount of EUR 13,000 each will be awarded by a jury. The participation of the scholarship holder is EUR 4,500. Any recourse of law is excluded. The winner will be informed.

Please send your complete Grant Application consisting of application form, CV and motivation letter to by June 26, 2009 the latest.

Technische Universität Wien
Continuing Education Center
DI Andrea Würz
Tel: +43 / (0)1 / 58801-41721

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