[India] Master Scholarships in Engineering and Technology at Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur

Applications are invited to study 4 semester full-time Master of Engineering and Master of Technology courses at Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur. Students will be supported by postgraduate scholarships offered by the University through AICTE fund.

For details, refer to the document below:

Contact address :

Bengal Engineering And Science University
Shibpur P.O. - Botanic Garden,
Howrah, Pin - 711103,
West Bengal, India
Ph. No. - +91 033 2668 4561-63
Fax : +91 033 2668 2916

Webpage of the University:

Information Center : +91 033 2668 4561 (Ext. No. - 250)
Name : Prof. Banerjee
Email :

[UK] Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award in Turbochargers Design at University College London

Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award
Multi-objective design of industrial turbochargers for reduced aeroacoustic noise and increased efficiency
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Value of Award:
Maintenance Stipend for a maximum period of 3 years (£12,940 for Session 2008/09), full overseas rate fees and a Research Training Support Grant

Minimum Academic Requirements: A very good first degree (equivalent to a UK first class honours degree) from a prestigious institution in a relevant discipline such as Engineering, Mathematics or Physics (a lower rated BSc with a Masters will not normally be accepted as the equivalent of a UK first class honours degree). Candidates must also meet the University’s English language requirements.

Additional Information: The Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards are a national initiative to bring outstanding students from India, Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Russia, South Africa and the developing world to the UK to study for PhD degrees in top-rated research environments. The eligible countries are those listed in Part 1 on the OECD website:

http://www.oecd. org/dataoecd/35/9/2488552. pdf

This award is provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Council ( uk) and Napier Turbochargers Ltd and is available for a research project in the area of:

Multi-objective design of industrial turbochargers for reduced aeroacoustic noise and increased efficiency

Marine engine room noise is becoming the subject of ever-stricter regulation by certification bodies. Diesel engine technology is currently concerned with reducing NOx emissions and increasing fuel efficiency and power density. The consequence of the noise limits on current turbochargers is to limit the allowable pressure ratio of the turbocharger and consequently limit the reduction in NOx and limit the increase in fuel efficiency and power density.

In order to mitigate the noise, filter silencers can be fitted to compressor intakes. But these reduce the turbocharger efficiency. An alternative approach is to design the turbocharger compressors for reduced noise. However, compressor designs that reduce aero-acoustic noise in many cases result in a reduction in compressor efficiency. In this project an aero-acoustic model will be developed and will be used together with a Multi-objective/ multi-point optimization strategy based on 3D inverse design method in order to reduce noise while improving the compressor efficiency. The final design will be manufactured by Napier’s Turbochargers and will be evaluated experimentally at the Napier’s test facility.

For further information regarding the project, please contact Prof. M. Zangeneh (

Applications forms are available at

Please also send a copy of your application by email to or by post to Prof. M. Zangeneh, UCL Dept. Mechanical Engineering, Torrington Place, London WC1E 7JE, UK.

Further information on the background to the Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards Scheme can be found at

UCL Taking Action for Equality

The closing date for applications is Friday, 30th May 2009.

[Netherlands] Ph.D Scholarships and Postdocs in Social Sciences at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS)

The ICS offers fully funded Ph.D scholarships for a variety of projects to excellent candidates who recently gradua­ted in one of the social sciences. Graduates in Mathematics, Statistics or Economics are also invited to apply.

The Ph.D students will be appointed for a full four-year period in which the graduates will work on an individual project, leading to a doctoral dissertation. The generous scholarships fully cover tuition, research and living expenses. The salary amounts to appr. €2042,- before taxes in the first year of the appointment, rising to appr. €2612,- before taxes in the fourth year. There are no tuition fees.

The program (in English) begins September 1st, 2009 and applications should arrive at the ICS before May 1, 2009.

Project Proposals

Project proposals

The deadline for sending in applications is May 1st, 2009.

  • Candidates can choose a project from the following list .
  • Candidates can also suggest a project of his/her own that fits well into the ICS research program.
  • Applicants are requested to write a brief motivation for the proposal(s) of their preference.
  • Applicants are advised to read the literature mentioned with the proposal(s) of their choice.
  • Literature which is mentioned to be ‘available on request’ can be obtained from the ICS secretariat in Utrecht.
  • As already mentioned, the selection procedure aims at identifying highly qualified candidates and at a careful match of these candidates with suitable projects.

Project proposals for the recruitment and selection procedure 2009

  1. Dual Identity and Politicization Among Turkish Immigrants
  2. Education and Political Tolerance in Europe
  3. Equality and Dependency in Couples’ Financial and Social Arrangements
  4. Brothers and Sisters in Europe: Total Family Effects on Occupational Status of their Children
  5. Through the Iron Curtain: The Effect of Communism on Social Mobility in Eastern Europe
  6. How Racist are Ethnic Minorities and Native Dutch in Urban Neighbourhoods?
  7. ‘Own Culture First?’ Nationalism and National Cultural Consumption
  8. The Collateral Effects of Imprisonment on Life Courses
  9. Ambitions of Men and Women and Their Occupational Career
  10. Decline of the Work Ethic?
  11. Transfer of Work Values
  12. Making a Difference? Performance and Professionalization of Humanitarian INGOs
  13. Status Competition – Blessing or Curse?

The details about these project proposals can be obtained from:

[Italy] MBA Scholarships 2009-2010 at MIB School of Management, Trieste

MIB School of Management is committed to helping talented candidates with a strong CV attend an MBA program, no matter what their economic situation.

For those wishing to attend a high-quality, internationally-accredited MBA program with an impressive percentage of placement (2008 average: 96%) like those offered at MIB School of Management, the commitment can be an economic burden.
Deadline: 30 June 2009

Full-Time MBA

Full-Time MBA in International Business

The School and company sponsors fund scholarships, awarded as a full or partial exemption from MBA tuition fee.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit and on specific requirements indicated by the School or company sponsors. For specific requirements, download specific scholarship information.

Evaluation criteria

Among evaluation criteria preference is given to:

  • Significant professional experience
  • Language proficiency in Foreign languages
  • Demonstrated managerial skills

To be considered for scholarships, candidates must:

  • Complete and send the ON-LINE application at
    or the PDF application form to the MBA in International Business
  • Meet the requirements stated in the scholarship description
  • Send all relevant documentation indicated in the competition for scholarship

Admission to the MBA program is independent from the scholarship process.
When outcomes for MBA admissions are announced, candidates will be informed if they receive a scholarship and the amount.


EU Citizens: 20 August, 2009
Non EU: 31 July, 2009


Scholarships are awarded as a full or partial exemption from MBA tuition fee.




In order to finalize the application, the following documents must be received:

  • Degree certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A certificate demonstrating adequate knowledge of English such as TOEFL (verification of skills may be made directly by the School)
  • A deductive reasoning test score such as GMAT (alternatively, verification will be made directly by the School).

The documentation must be sent by June 30, 2009

2009 Educational Vouchers

All MBA participants, who meet the public announcement conditions, can benefit from an another opportunity to partially cover the MBA tuition fee: the Educational Vouchers for high education, that would be probably issued by the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia this year too.

For further information, please contact our staff:

[Italy] Master Scholarship 2010 in Insurance and Risk Management at MIB School of Management of Trieste

MIB School of Management of Trieste, Italy is pleased to announce a scholarship competition for applicants to the XI edition of the Master in Insurance and Risk Management.

The Scholarships will go toward tuition fees to attend the XI edition of the Master in Insurance and Risk Management (January 2010 – December 2010).

The Scholarships will cover up to 100% of the tuition fees (equivalent to 18.000,00 EUR - eighteen thousand EUR). The amount of the scholarships will be discounted from the overall tuition fees. In case of course abandonment or exclusion for any reason, no amount of the scholarship will be paid or reimbursed.

Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Academic degree (or equivalent qualification).
  • Good working knowledge of English (TOEFL certificate is recommended).

MIB School of Management will award scholarships to the best candidates on the basis of educational qualifications, professional skills and motivation shown during the entrance interview.

To be considered for a scholarship, the application form for the programme must be completed on-line at

In order to finalize the application, the following documents must be received:

  • Degree certificate
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • If available a certificate which demonstrates an adequate knowledge of English such as TOEFL (alternatively, verification will be made directly by the School);
  • If available a deductive reasoning test score such as GMAT (alternatively, verification will be made directly by the School).

The documentation must be received by November 16, 2009 at the following address:

Ms. Barbara Sepic
Admissions Officer
MIB School of Management
Largo Caduti di Nasiriya 1
34142 Trieste - Italy

Official announcement and application can be obtained from:

[UK] International Student Scholarship 2009-2010 at Glyndwr University

International students applying to study at Glyndŵr University in September 2009 may be eligible for one of our scholarships. Succesful scholarship students will have a reduction in their tuition fees as well as free accommodation for the 2009/10 academic year. Succesful candidates will be notified in writing in their conditional offer letters.

Application form for the International Student Scholarship Package (pdf format) can be download at:,14196,en.pdf

Further details

If you would prefer a private bathroom (en-suite) as part of the free accommodation scholarship please choose Scholarship Package A on the application form.

Scholarship Package A
Foundation degree courses £6,400*
Undergraduate courses £6,400*
MSc, MRes & MA courses £8,150
MBA course £8,800
Postgraduate research courses £8,150*

If you would prefer a shared bathroom as part of the free accommodation scholarship please choose Scholarship Package B on the application form.

Scholarship Package B
Foundation degree courses £5,900*
Undergraduate courses £5,900*
MSc, MRes & MA courses £7,650
MBA course £8,300
Postgraduate research courses £7,650*

* These programmes last longer than one academic year; in subsequent years students will not be entitled to free accommodation.

Official announcement available at:

[Spain] PhD Studentships in Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The NeTS research group is looking for PhD students coming from renowned universities from around the world, with a very good grade record, who have a very high interest in wireless, and multimedia communications in the Internet, and the protocols associated with it. Paramount is a desire to learn and push the limits of current technology, as well as providing new insight into today’s and tomorrow’s networks and services.

We are seeking for two profiles:

  1. Students coming from electrical engineering, computer science or related fields, interested in research on pervasive wireless communications, specially those based on the IEEE 802.11 principles, including sensor, ad-hoc, infrastructure WLANs and mesh networks, as well as on the future Internet architectures for multimedia communications, specially those based on distributed -P2P- principles.
  2. Students interested on economical and regulatory aspects of telecommunications technologies from communications engineering fields and knowledge about communication markets and/or economic/regulatory aspects. Candidates coming from social sciences areas with a ground base on telecommunications technologies will also be considered. In both cases, a motivation to interdisciplinary work oriented to understand relation among technical, economical and regulatory issues is compulsory.

There are 4 PhD competitive positions available for the 2009/2010 year. Each position includes a 3-year grant, that covers insurance, tuition and salary.

Application period (10 April 2009 - 10 June 2009)

Please send your full CV, together with your student record (as appropriate) and a cover letter stating your interests and goals to NeTS research group:

PhD Program information: Computer Science and Digital Communication of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF):

[Sweden] PhD Position in Aquatic Ecology at Umeå University

PhD position in Ecology: The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science has about 160 members including 55 PhD researchers and 55 PhD students.

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”.

(for more information see the department’s homepage:

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-resistanc e 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.


Applicants must have completed a research degree (e.g. Masters) or university study of 180 hp (3 years), including 120 hp (2 year) biological subjects, 15 hp ecology or corresponding subject, and a 30 hp independent project in ecology or a similar field. It is qualifying to have good knowledge in ecological theories 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: “doktorandanstä llning”). 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

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.

[Sweden] Postdoc Positions on the Role of Climate Change for the Evolution of Biodiversity, Umeå University

The aim of the project is to understand how climate change affects evolution and the global distribution of species. The earth is subject to recurrent and rapid climate shifts at various time-scales, but the consequences of this has not been incorporated into models of evolution. Climate shifts cause extinction, splitting, and merging of gene pools, potentially affecting rates of speciation and species extinction. There are two opposing views on the effect of climate change on species diversification. According to one view, climate shifts enhance speciation by promoting lineage splitting. The alternative view is that climate shifts curb speciation by causing extinction or merging of diverging gene pools, as well as leading to species extinction. In the project, models of past climate change are combined with phylogenetic data to address how diversification of species and spatial patterns in genetic divergence within species are affected by climate variability. A paper providing a background to the project is found in Annu. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 33:741-777.

Position 1 investigates the role of climate variability for the diversification of species. Data on past climate change from climate models are used together with phylogenies from a range of taxa to test for an association between climate variability and species diversification.

Position 2 tests how climatic variability affects the degree of genetic divergence among populations. Data on levels of genetic divergence among populations are combined with data on past climate change from climate models to test for a correlation between genetic divergence and climatic stability, both within species (in cases where climatic stability varies across its geographic range) and between species inhabiting regions differing in climatic stability.

To qualify for the positions you should have a PhD degree or equivalent. Experience with geographic information systems and bioclimatic modelling is meriting for both positions. Position 1 requires good knowledge on methods of statistical inference from phylogenetic data. Position 2 requires familiarity with theories on causes for spatial patterns in genetic variation and knowledge on statistical inference using genetic data. The positions are for two years and available immediately, preferably starting no later than September 1, 2009.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Roland Jansson, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, phone: +46-(0)90-786 95 73,, or look at

Your application, in English, should include: (1) a short summary of your previous research achievements and other experience relevant for the positions, (2) a short description of why you are a good candidate for the position and how you could contribute to the research, (3) a curriculum vitae with a list of publications, and (4) names and contact details of three references.

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

If you are applying for both positions, you need to send in one application for each position. Applications will be discarded or, if the applicant so wishes, returned two years after the position has been filled. Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format.

Your complete application, marked with reference number 315-301-09, should be sent to (state the reference number as subject) or to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive May 31, 2009 at the latest.

Official announcement can be obtained from:

[UK] PhD Studentships in Public Health at University of Edinburgh, 2009-2010

The Centre for International Public Health Policy at the University of Edinburgh is offering two fully funded PhD studentships, covering fees (either UK/EU or international) and an annual stipend (for current academic year of £12,940), to commence in September 2009.

The successful candidates will have demonstrable skills in research and an understanding of issues in global health policy. They will have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant subject, or equivalent research experience. It is anticipated that students will be offered funding for three years for MPhil and subsequent progression to PhD.

Opportunities will exist for students to contribute to teaching and to the development of teaching materials, especially for e-distance learning.

We welcome proposals from outstanding candidates for research projects into any area of international public health policy that fits with CIPHP’s research portfolio.

If you wish to apply, you should make a formal application to the University of Edinburgh’s PhD programme in international public health policy at

You should also send a covering letter and an outline proposal of no more than two pages to

James Lancaster,
+44 131 651 3963

Please contact him in the first instance if you have any enquiries or would like further information.

The deadline for applications is Monday 11 May 2009.

Interviews will be held shortly afterwards, if necessary by teleconference or videoconference.

The Centre for International Public Health Policy (CIPHP) offers an outstanding environment in which to study for a PhD. It was established at the University of Edinburgh to conduct and disseminate research of the highest standard, and to provide exceptional postgraduate teaching. Focusing on the principles of equity, access, and universality, Prof Allyson Pollock and her colleagues have gained an international reputation for the quality and policy significance of their research across the following areas:

  • globalisation and health
  • comparative health systems
  • public private partnerships and marketisation
  • the role of pharmaceuticals in health services and clinical research
  • transnational corporations and international health policy
  • long term care
  • regulation, intellectual property, and freedom of information
  • child injury surveillance

CIPHP staff play a leading role in debates around the impact of current policies on public health and social inequalities. They contribute to the world’s leading peer-reviewed journals, and to professional journals, newspapers and magazines, and radio and television programmes.

CIPHP’s research agenda is interdisciplinary and international, and its research activities directly inform its innovative postgraduate teaching.

Current and recent work in CIPHP includes

  • Tracing pharmaceuticals in South Asia: regulation, distribution, and consumption - analysing how pharmaceuticals reach individual users in India and Nepal with respect to child and maternal health and mental illness.
  • Transnational tobacco companies, globalisation, and public policy - uses secret industry documents to examine strategic reliance on smuggling across Asia, the erosion of health legislation in Kenya, Thailand, and Uzbekistan, and industry efforts to undermine the WHO’s first international public health treaty.
  • Multilateral trade agreements - the impact of international economic law on health system administration.
  • Public private partnerships in England and Scotland and beyond - evaluates the role of private banks, venture capitalists, and multinational corporations in the provision of public services, including health, education, and transport.
  • The economic and social aspects of clinical trials - what are the implications of the expansion of clinical research for regulation, research ethics, patient welfare, intellectual property, the wider economy, and public engagement with medical science?
  • Targeted child health surveillance in Scotland - what impact does this have on child health improvement and health inequalities?
  • International experience of not-for-profit organisations - evaluating the implications for government control and the public interest of the increasing role of not-for-profit organisations.

For more information about CIPHP

[Austria] PhD program Molecular mechanisms of Cell Signaling at University of Vienna

Our target group are excellent students from all disciplines of natural and life sciences and medicine who are motivated to pursue their scientific career in an international research environment. The candidates must hold, or be close to obtaining, an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Master, which would enable them to enter a PhD Program in their own country. In general, applicants should not be older than 30 when they apply, although career breaks will be taken into account.

The selection procedure, all training activities, communication, and interaction will be in English, and the participating students are expected to be proficient in English.

Reapplications will not be considered


Deadline for receipt of completed application is May 15, 2009.


Apply online now at

Letters of recommendation:

Letters of recommendation are an essential part of your application. These letters should be written by two scientists who are familiar with your academic work and can judge your potential as a PhD student. Please forward this template to your referees and ask them to send a .pdf file of their recommendation, printed on official paper and signed, to registration@phd-cellular-signaling. at. The name of the candidate should be indicated in the “Subject” line. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the referees write to us before May 15, 2009. Applications lacking letters of recommendation will not be processed.

Selection procedure and admission:

Complete applications will be reviewed by the Program Faculty and other group leaders of the Vienna Biocenter. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Vienna Biocenter for a five-day period of interviews and information exchange, which will take place in June 2009. The successful candidates will be offered admission at the end of the interview period. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Austria : 8 PhD positions, Water Resources Syst, TU Wien

http://waterresourc n.htm

A total of eight PhD student positions are available within the Vienna Doctoral Programme on water resource systems. We welcome the application of graduates with a keen interest in one of the following fields:

Aquatic microbiology
Water quality
Resource management
Remote sensing
Mechanics of structures
Risk assessment


Full financial support on a 12 month basis is available for 3 to 4 years, depending on progress
An annual gross salary of Euro 24749
A one semester exchange programme at an international partner university
Re-imbursement of travel expenses related to conferences, training activities and field work
A comprehensive service programme of the TU Wien including health and dental insurance, and retirement programme


Formal entry requirements are a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to Water Resource Systems, e.g., civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular biotechnology, process engineering, geodesy, hydrology, geology, spatial planning, geography, environmental management, economics and material sciences. Experience in water related research is beneficial, but not required. Excellent command of English in speaking, reading and writing is essential as English will be the working language of the programme. This Doctoral Programme is ambitious, so we seek resourceful, highly motivated students who are comfortable with working in a stimulating and competitive working environment.

Application material

An application containing your specific qualifications for the position
A motivation letter stating your research interests and one of the eight prefered research topics
Copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae

Dates and Deadlines

Application deadline is May 15, 2009. Short listed candidates will be invited to a selection seminar. Financial support towards travel expenses is available on request.

Equal Opportunities

The TU Wien is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Submission of applications

Application can be submitted electronically through email to office@waterresourc in pdf format, or as a hard copy to:

Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems
c/o Prof. Günter Blöschl
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
Vienna University of Technology
A-1040 Wien, Karlsplatz 13/222-2

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