IPL Launches R8m Scholarship Programme in South Africa

The organisers of the DFL Indian Premier League have launched one of the largest community programmes in South Africa by a sport organisation, committing more than R8 million to scholarship programmes around the country.

The tournament’s Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi announced the programme last week at a special event at Alexander Sinton High School in Athlone, Cape Town.

The school became the first beneficiary of the Help Educate And Teach (HEAT) programme when headmaster Faziel Parker officially received R100 000 paid into a dedicated scholarship fund at the school.

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African Animation Scholarship Application 2009

SAE calls for African Animation Scholarship applicants

The SAE Institute is calling for African candidates for the African Animation Scholarship programme. SAE Cape Town is offering 10 scholarships for sub-Saharan African students and five South African students.
The African Animation scholarship programme is available for applicants from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and Ghana.

The part-scholarship value will be based on approximately 28% of the published tuition fees for a National Certificate in Animation. The duration of the course is a year and it commences on 15 June, 2009.

The application deadline is 17 May, 2009.

For more information go to

[Germany] The Fachhochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences calls for applying for a scholarship

The Fachhochschule Stralsund – University of Applied Sciences calls for applying for a scholarship (542,- € per month) provided by the Ministery of Education, Science and Culture of the Federal State of Mecklenburg – Vorpommern.

The scholarship is offered for studying at our university for one year (11 months) or two years (22 onths). he stay supposes to start during the Winter Semester 2009/2010 starting in September 2009.

We offer scholarships for the following courses of studies:
Baltic Management Studies (completely taught in English language)
Business Administration
Business Informatics
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Leisure and Tourism Management (taught in English and German language)
Bachelor courses
Medical Informatics and Biomedical Engineering
Computer Science
Electrical Engineering
Master courses
Medical Informatics

Application requirements
- 2 years of studying at your home university
- good command of German language (level B2/C1 – Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages)
Bachelor courses
- Baltic Management Studies and Leisure and Tourism Management: good
command of English language (level B2/C1 – Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages)
- First academic degree (after at least 3 - 4 years)
- good command of German language (level B2/C1 – Common European
Framework of Reference for Languages)
Master courses
- internship (20 weeks)
Application documents
- application form on our> international > English
> Incoming students > Studying one/two semesters > General information
- Curriculum vitae
- Transcript of records
- certificate that proves German or English language skills
- Motivation letter for studying at the Fachhochschule Stralsund and applying for a scholarship
- Recommendation letter written by a professor

Please send your application directly to my hands until 31. May 2009.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.
Antje Pedde (phone: +49 3831 457052, email:

[USA] Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship 2009

Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship

Public Affairs Office of the U.S. Consulate General, Jerusalem
Announces the
AY 2010 - 2011 Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship PHD Student Program

The Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship is a highly selective program for Ph.D. study at top U.S. institutions in science, technology, or engineering. Approximately 40 awards will be competed for worldwide looking for candidates who demonstrate unique aptitude and innovation in scientific fields. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership qualities, and a commitment to improving cross-cultural relations through international exchange.

The fellowship will provide the following benefits: activities, tuition and fees; a monthly stipend for up to 36 months; books and equipment; research and professional conference allowances; round-trip airfare from fellow’s home city to the host institution in the United States; health and accident coverage as per U.S. government guidelines; and specially tailored enrichment activities. After three years, the American host university will be expected to cover the remaining expenses toward completion of the Ph.D. J-1 visa sponsorship will be provided for up to five years.

Eligible fields include: aeronautics and astronomics/aeronautical engineering, agriculture (theoretical or research-based focus only), astronomy/planetary sciences, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer sciences/engineering, energy, engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean, and petroleum), environmental science/engineering, geology/earth and atmospheric sciences, information sciences and systems (engineering focus only), materials science/engineering, mathematics, neuroscience/brain and cognitive sciences, oceanography, public health (theoretical research focus only) and physics. For 2010, agriculture has been included as a new field and while agriculture tends to be a fairly applied field of study, those wishing to pursue theoretical and research-based study in such areas as entomology, plant biology, plant pathology, and soil science are eligible for this award.


  • Applicants must be citizens, nationals or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by the country from which applicant is applying;
  • Applicants will have completed an undergraduate degree before August 1, 2010;
  • Applicants will be proficient in English with a recent TOEFL score (or equivalent) of 580 or higher; and
  • Applicants must provide a GRE General Exam score report prior to August 17, 2009. A nominee is expected to achieve a quantitative score of at least 700. (Note: a GRE Subject Exam score report will also be needed for all selected candidates in the following fields of study: biology; biochemistry, cell, and molecular biology; chemistry; computer science; mathematics; and physics)

Each applicant will be required to submit an online application at, along with all supporting documents.
A complete application includes:

  • An online application which includes:
    • a clearly written research objective
    • a professional resume
    • a completed Fulbright committee nomination advice form
  • Three letters of reference (submitted electronically and attached to the online application or official paper copies sent by mail)
  • Official (or scanned and attached to the online application; official paper transcripts should also be sent at a later date) academic transcripts from each post-secondary institution attended
  • Score reports (as soon as available but prior to U.S. screening committee review).
    • TOEFL or IELTS or other English language proficiency exam (when required)
    • General GRE exam
    • GRE Subject exam (if applicable and available)

Deadline:June 1, 2009.Late applications will NOT be accepted.
Applications are online:,
Please complete, sign and send your application to

West Bank/East Jerusalem residents: Tel: (02) 622-7172 or
Gaza Residents: (08) 286-4622 or 0599-239-044

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[India] Research Scholarships at Bengal Engineering & Science University , Shibpu

Research Scholarships at Bengal Engineering & Science University , Shibpur.

Description : Department of Mathematics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah – 711103, West Bengal, India. Advt. No. RA2309. Advertisement: A JRF/SRF/RA is required for the research project entitled “ A study to orbits of operators is fixed point and allied problems” sponsored by CSIR, under the supervision of Professor B.S. Choudhury, in the Department of Mathematics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, Howrah - 711103. Fellowship :: Junior Research Fellow (JRF) : Rs. 12000-12000-14000/- Senior Research Fellow (SRF): Rs. 14000-14000-14000/- Research Associate (RA) : Rs. 16000-17000-18000/- Qualifications :: JRF : M.Sc in Mathematics with NET / GATE qualification. SRF : M.Sc. in Mathematics with 2 year research experience. (Non NET / GATE candidates are also eligible). RA : M.Sc. in Mathematics with 2 year research experience or Ph.D. Application:: Interested candidates may apply in plane paper to the Principal Investigator, CSIR Project No. 25(0168)/09/EMR-II. The application should reach the following address on or before May 15, 2009. Contact:: Prof. B.S. Choudhury. Department of Mathematics, Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur Howrah – 711103, West Bengal. E-mail:, Contact No: Office: +91-33-2668-4561 to 63, (ext-217, 525)


University of Liverpool International PGT Scholarships - MSc (Eng) or MRes programmes

International PGT Scholarships - MSc (Eng) or MRes programmes
University of Liverpool

International students who pay tuition fees at the full international rate can receive up to £2,000 in scholarships and awards. All eligible international students will automatically receive a University of Liverpool International Advancement Award worth £1,000. The Faculty of Engineering International PGT Scholarship offers a further £1,000 to each high calibre international student who registers for full-time studies leading towards the award of an MSc (Eng) or MRes degree in the Faculty of Engineering.

Successful applicants for the scholarship will be notified in writing shortly after all transcipts and certificates supporting their application have been received.

Application Deadline:31 August 2009

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[Germany] HHL Scholarship for Effective and Responsible Leadership 2009

HHL is offering three one-year

scholarships that support HHL's mission to 'educate effective and responsible business leaders through excellence in teaching, research and practice.'
The scholarship covers the first 12 months of tuition in HHL's MSc program (each worth 15,000 Euro).Scholarship DescriptionThe HHL Scholarship for Effective and Responsible Leadership 2009 targets successful future business leaders who want to study in HHL's Master of Science in Management (MSc) program starting in September 2009.The scholarship will provide the successful applicants with a tuition waiver that covers the tuition of the first 12 months of the MSc program. Social responsibility, effective leadership, and dedication describe the track record of the grantee. In return, the grantee will support HHL's mission.Application Requirements and DeadlineApplicants must hold or be in the process of obtaining a first degree in business or economics (at least 180 ECTS credits) with an above average result. Furthermore a GMAT score of at least 650 is required. Only applicants who apply for HHL's MSc program for the September 2009 intake are eligible to apply for this scholarship.Applicants are required to submit all application documents by June 30, 2009. Only the GMAT test result can be handed in by July 05, 2009 at the latest.Click here for further information

[Australia] PhD Scholarship Database Optimisation for Flash Memory

One PhD scholarship is available in the area of database optimization for flash memory. Flash memory is a superior database storage medium than the hard disk drive(HDD). Flash memory can access data up to 100 times faster than HDD and currently can store more than 640GB of data. This means in the future flash memory is likely to replace HDDs for large database servers that require high performance. In addition flash memory is particularly suitable for small portable devices since it is small, shock resistant and uses little energy. This project aims to create and evaluate algorithms that take full advantage of the desirable characteristics of flash memory while overcoming its significant hardware constraints. Applicant must have strong programming capabilities.

Applicant must have achieved at least an honours 2a or equivalent degree in computer science or similar discipline and fulfil other requirements for PhD candidature in La Trobe University (for more information see RGSO web site).

English Requirements:
International students must fulfill the university English requirements, see here for more information.

Tuition Fees:
International students with a 1st class honours or equivalent degree will be exempt from paying tuition fees. All Australian students will be exempt from paying tuition fees as usual.

Scholarship Amount:
$26, 669 per year (2009 APAI rate) for 3 years. The scholarship is funded under the ARC discovery project scheme (project number DP0985451).

La Trobe University

Contact Person:
Name: Dr Zhen He
Phone: (03) 9479 3036
Web site: home page

Web Source

[New Zealand] The 2009 Anita Borg Scholarship in Technology for Women

As part of Google's ongoing commitment to furthering Anita's vision, we are pleased to announce the 2009 Google Australia and New Zealand Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Through the scholarship, we aim to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.

Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates' academic background and demonstrated leadership. A group of female undergraduate and graduate student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. Each scholar recipient will receive a $5,000 scholarship towards the 2010 academic year. In addition all finalists and scholarship recipients will be invited to an expenses-paid networking retreat to be held at Google's Sydney Engineering centre in September.

Who can apply?

Applicants must satisfy all of the following criteria to be eligible:

  • Be a female student at an Australian or New Zealand university who has completed one or more years of a Bachelors degree with at least one year of study remaining, whether as part of a Bachelors or postgraduate degree.
  • Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at an university or equivalent tertiary institution (please see FAQ for details) in Australia or New Zealand in 2010.
  • Be studying Computer Science, Software Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.
  • Maintain an excellent academic record (e.g. distinction average plus).

Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply. Past applicants and finalists are also encouraged to re-apply. If you have any questions, please email

Official announcement can be obtained from here

CANADA; Graduate Position: Evolutionary Conservation Biology

Two positions (one PhD, one MSc) are now available to examine the evolutionary consequences of small population size for conservation biology (Location:
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada). Students will study interactions between population size, genetic diversity, adaptation, and phenotypic plasticity, using several populations of a salmonid fish in eastern Canada as a model system. The research will involve a combination of fieldwork, fish
husbandry, common-garden experimentation and molecular genetic studies;
previous experience in any of these areas is an asset.

Expected start date is September 2009 or January of 2010. Each position is contingent upon acceptance to the Department of Biology graduate program at
Concordia University. If interested, please send an application including: 

(i) a CV; (ii) a brief cover letter describing research interests and theirrelationship with this research; (iii) names and addresses of two references,
and (iv) documentation of undergraduate grades. Please send applications
electronically to: Dr. Dylan Fraser, Department of Biology, Dalhousie
University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4J1. Fax: 902-494-3736. Email:
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Dr. Dylan J. Fraser
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Biology, Dalhousie University,
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3H 4J1
Tel: (902) 494-6279; Fax: (902) 494-3736
Email: dylan.fraser[at]

Master Studentship on Sensor Development for Optimisation of Anaerobic Digesters, Cranfield University

ttp://scholarshipo uk-msc-by- research- studentship- on-sensor- development- for-optimisation -of-anaerobic- digesters- cranfield- university/

Supported by the Yorkshire Water, a studentship of up to £17,000 p.a. for 1 year plus fees* is available.
Anaerobic digestion is one of the most exciting areas in the wastewater business due to recent initiatives on renewable energy production and concerns on reduction of carbon emissions and impact on climate change.

Yorkshire Water, winner of the Big Tick Award of Excellence from Business in the Community in ‘Climate Change’ for activities to drive energy efficiency and increase renewable generation for 2008, together with Cranfield University are currently looking for a suitable candidate to develop a sensor to monitor and optimise anaerobic digesters. The suitable applicant will develop a sensor for measurement of volatile fatty acids in mesophilic anaerobic digesters and assess its application for detecting early signs of process imbalance at full-scale wastewater treatment works at Yorkshire Water.

The MSc project will be developed with academics at Cranfield University but the successful candidate will spend most of the time at Yorkshire Water, who will be sponsoring the programme. In return the applicant will be offered an excellent working environment, travel opportunities and a competitive bursary.

Start Date: ASAP

Technical Schools Research Students Training Programme

The successful candidate will attend Cranfield University’s ‘Technical Schools Research Students Training Programme’ which is designed to equip students with research skills required during their research studies and in their future careers. This programme consists of a series of ‘one-day events’, coupled with smaller interactive group sessions. Details can be found at:

http://www.cranfiel esrstp/

For further details please contact Alison Whaley at a.whaley@cranfield., Academic Co-ordinator, T: +44 (0) 1234 750111 x2570

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent or MSc in a related subject such as science or engineering. The applicant will need to have knowledge on wastewater treatment processes and working experience on laboratory analysis or wastewater plant operation. A self-starting individual who is organised and enthusiastic with good communication and problem solving skills.


*Supported by Yorkshire Water, this studentship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. Applicants are also eligible for a bursary of up to £17,000p.a. dependent upon qualifications and experience

How to apply

If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the Application Form or you can request that we post one to you. Alternatively you may wish to apply online here

For further information contact us today:

School of Applied Sciences
T: +44 (0)1234 754086
E: appliedsciences@ cranfield.

Please note that we are unable to consider submissions for specific research studentships that fall outside of the stated eligibility criteria.

Official announcement can be obtained from: unities/page3925 5.jsp

Application deadline: 31 May 2009
Supervisor: Dr Ana Soares and Dr Elise Cartmell
Duration of award: 1 year
Award type: MSc by Research

USA; Postdoctoral Fellow Breast Tumor Microenvironment

A POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP is available in Paraic Kenny’s laboratory at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. The laboratory is focused on the use of complex 3D culture models of the breast tumor microenvironment to identify, dissect and target key pro-tumorigenic signaling proteins produced by various cell types of the tumor microenvironment. The postdoctoral fellow will work on a funded research project to define the signaling factors that macrophages use to drive human breast cancer cell proliferation and invasion.

Recent PhD graduates are preferred. Qualified individuals must have strong laboratory expertise in molecular and cell biology, publications in English language journals, and be prepared to work in a highly competitive environment. Ability to work independently, demonstrated creativity, and very high motivation are expected.

More information about the PI and the laboratory, including a full list of recent publications is available from our website:

To apply, send a CV and a brief statement of previous research accomplishments and contact details for 3 references

GERMANY; PhD position available at the Courant Research Center Evolution of Social Behavior, Göttingen University

1 PhD position available at the Courant Research Center Evolution of Social Behavior, Göttingen University, Germany Applications are invited for a PhD project to work on competition and cooperation in male Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) in their natural habitat in Morocco. The project will focus on male reproductive competition and consequences for social relationships and
stress physiology in Barbary macaques. The study will be carried out in the oak and cedar forest near the city of Azrou, in the Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco. The field site is run by Dr. Bonaventura Majolo (University of Lincoln, UK) and Prof. Mohammed Qarro (Ecole Nationale Forestière d’Ingénieurs, Morocco). Three habituated troops are currently available to study at the field site. Accommodation will be in the city of Azrou, in a fully furnished flat with internet connection. Azrou can be easily reached from Fez international airport (around Km60 from Azrou), but also from Rabat-Sale’ or Casablanca airports. All the necessary equipment for field work is available on site (binoculars, weather station, hand-held computers and software for data collection, and equipment for playback experiments). 

Initial funding is available (9-12 months depending on the starting
date) and we are currently seeking additional funding up to three more years.

The candidate should hold a master’s degree in Biology or Physical
Anthropology and have a strong background in Behavioral Ecology or Animal Behavior. Anticipated start of fieldwork is August 2009 and data collection will last approximately 1.5 years. The work at the field site is physically very demanding. The field site is between
1,400 and 1,900 meters a.s.l. and weather conditions can vary
dramatically across the year, with temperature ranging between 35ºC to -5ºC and snow in the winter months. Hence, interested individuals should be physically fit and have previous experience with field work in remote areas. He/she should enjoy working in a team as well as individually and independently. Data collection will include detailed behavioral sampling as well as collection of fecal or urine samples for subsequent hormonal analyses. Thus, prior experience in behavioral observation of social animals in the wild will be a pre-requisite. Ability to speak (and write) English is mandatory, knowledge of French and/or Arabic beneficial. Following the field period, behavioral and hormonal analyses will be conducted at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Applications should include a letter describing research experiences and interests, a CV and contact information of two referees. Application should be send be to Prof. Julia Ostner via email (jostner [ à ] Review of applications start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Germany : PhD Scholarships in Stochastic Models of Complex Process at TU Berlin

http://www2. math.tu-berlin. de/smcp/index. php?eID=tx_ nawsecuredl& u=0&file= fileadmin/ user_upload/ scholarships/ aushangstip. pdf&t=1241126785 &hash=518603f28c 01b1e798e7490655 94b605

International Research Training Group
Stochastic Models of Complex Processes
Berlin – Zurich
Call for Applications – PhD scholarships

The IRTG Stochastic Models of Complex Processes Berlin-Zurich is offering several scholarships for graduate students in Berlin starting October 2009. Candidates should have obtained (or be about to obtain) a Diploma or M.Sc. degree in mathematics or closely related fields with results significantly above average, and intend to pursue graduate studies in mathematics within the research area of the IRTG. The IRTG offers, besides the opportunity to do supervised research, a rich graduate programme consisting of graduate courses, seminars, and guest lectures. Fellows are required to actively participate in this programme.

Scholarships are tax-free and carry a monthly stipend of € 1203.– plus family allowance.

They are initially awarded for two years, subject to renewal to up to 3 years. All graduate students will be expected to work for a Ph.D. degree at one of the participating universities in Berlin and Potsdam. They are expected to spend 6 months at the partner institutions in Zurich, for which additional financial support will be provided.
Applications should provide the usual documents:
• letter of application
• curriculum vitae
• copies of certificates
• Diplom/masters’ thesis and relevant publications if available
• statement of purpose sketching the applicants research interests
• two letters of recommendation (to be sent directly to us)
The IRTG particularly encourages the application of female candidates. Disabled persons will be given preferential treatment in cases of otherwise equal qualification.

Applications and inquiries should be addressed to:
Prof. Dr. Jean-Dominique Deuschel, Coordinator, IRTG SMCP
Institut f¨ur Mathematik, MA 7-4, Technische Universit¨at Berlin
Straße des 17. Juni 136, 10623 Berlin, Germany
preferably via e-mail to siwak@math.tu-

Applications are requested before
June 15, 2009
http://www.math. tu-berlin. de/smcp/

PhD Position in Mechanical Engineering on “Human Posture and Movement Prediction Based on Musculoskeletal Modeling”, Aalborg University

http://scholarshipo denmark-phd- position- in-mechanical- engineering- on-human- posture-and- movement- prediction- based-on- musculoskeletal- modeling- aalborg-universi ty/

The PhD stipend is available within the general study programme “Mechanical Engineering”. The study will be conducted in close cooperation with researchers at the Department of Health Science and Technology.

The stipend is affiliated with the research project AnyBody Inside, co-financed between the Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation, AnyBody Technology A/S and Aalborg University. The purpose of the project is to investigate and develop reliable methods for prediction of natural postures and movements by means of musculoskeletal models of the human body. The project is therefore inter-disciplinary in nature comprising elements from mechanics, numerical mathematics, software development and physiology.

The hypothesis of the project is the idea that voluntary postures and movement strategies in humans are guided by a desire to optimize performance according to some criteria. It is the purpose of the project to identify these criteria, cast them into a mathematical form and implement them in musculoskeletal models using the AnyBody Modeling System.

The study programme will likely contain the following items:

* Literature review of state-of-the- art in the field.
* Biomechanical analysis of the problem resulting in candidate criterion functions and constraints.
* Innovation of models and examples suitable to investigate different formulations of the optimization problem.
* Experiments and simulation.
* Conclusions and final implementation of the methods.

Key topics: Musculoskeletal simulation, posture and movement prediction, optimization.

Applicants for the PhD position should hold a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering, mathematics, numerical methods, software engineering (or a related field) and should have an interest in physiology and biomechanics. A good command of oral and written English is also required.

Qualification requirements:
PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

Appointment and salary acc. to the Ministry of Finance Circular of January 11, 2006 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Tine Lützhøft, The Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, email:, phone: +45 9940 7380.

The PhD application form can be downloaded from the following address: get-a-phd/ 3591832

The faculty has a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: and a Network for all PhD students: http://pau.aau. dk

You may obtain further information from Professor John Rasmussen, phone: +45 9940 9307, email: concerning the technical aspects of the stipend.

Application marked with the PhD stipend No. 562/06-15-29129, should include in four copies: the PhD application form, the Masters diploma including grades, publications, Curriculum Vitae and any other material, as well as a list of submitted material. Due to legal constraints electronic applications will not be accepted. The application must arrive at Aalborg University with the morning post by the 30 June 2009.

Application is to be forwarded to :

Aalborg Universitet
De Ingeniør-, Natur- og Sundhedsvidenskabel ige Fakulteter
Niels Jernes Vej 10
DK-9220 Aalborg Øst

UK; 1 PhD Studentship on Human Factors in Video Visualization

PhD Studentship on Human Factors in Video Visualization
Department of Psychology, School of Human Sciences

PhD studentship stipend: £13290 per annum, plus £3390 annual fees

Applications are invited for one PhD studentship in video visualization, which is an exciting and challenging research area in visual computing. The position is for three years, and the research will be conducted within the scope of an interdisciplinary project funded by EPSRC. The main technical aspect of this studentship focuses on human factors in video visualization, and other relevant aspects may include video processing, visualization design and several applications. The post-holder will be expected to work as a team as well as engage in collaboration with other research groups in the UK and abroad. The studentship will be based at Computer Science, together with a team of three other researchers in the project. The PhD programme will be jointly supervised by Professor Ian Thornton and Professor Min Chen.

Suitable applicants should possess a good Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, or a related subject (such as Mathematics and Physics).

Swansea University is on the coast in one of the most beautiful parts of Britain. The Departments of Computer Science and Psychology are both committed to internationally competitive research. 70% of Computer Science research and 35% Psychology research are rated 4* (world-leading) and 3* (internationally excellent) in RAE2008. For details of the two departments, please visit,  and

The closing date is 31 May 2009. Normally the studentship will start on 1 October 2009. The earliest starting date is 1 July 2009.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Ian Thornton, phone: +44 (0) 1792 513274, email:,  or Professor Min Chen, phone: +44 (0) 1792 295663, email:

To apply for the PhD studentship, an application form can be obtained (i) from the Postgraduate Admissions Office, Swansea University, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, or (ii) at

Completed application forms should be returned to the Postgraduate Admissions Office by the closing date. Please with a short message to confirm that you have submitted an application, for helping us ensure that all applications are considered.

USA; Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomolecular NMR / Structural Immunology

The Baker lab at the University of Notre Dame has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow in biomolecular NMR. Project goals are to study the influence of molecular flexibility in the cross-reactivity and specificity of T cell receptors of the cellular immune system (see Armstrong and Baker (2008), Biochem J 415, 183-196). A PhD in biochemistry, biophysics or related area is required, as is a strong record of research accomplishments. Training and experience in protein NMR strongly desired. Some immunology background will be helpful but not necessary. Willingness to engage and collaborate with other structural biologists, biophysicists and immunologists in the laboratory is also necessary.

For example, characterizations of flexibility will be related to crystallographic structures, measurements of binding kinetics and thermodynamics, and functional assays reporting on specificity, cross-reactivity, and antigen potency. More information can be found at the laboratory website at The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is superbly equipped for biomolecular NMR, with multiple spectrometers dedicated for protein research, including an actively shielded 800 MHz Bruker instrument with a cryoprobe.

To apply: Please forward a CV, a statement of research accomplishments, and reprints of published work to Dr. Brian M. Baker at Also arrange to have three letters of recommendation to be sent to the same address. Inquiries welcome by email or phone at (574) 631 9810.

AUSTRALIA; Serious Games PhD Scholarships at the University of the Sunshine Coast

Scholarship Description

Serious Games refers to computer games which have a primary purpose other than pure entertainment, and are generally games used for training, advertising, simulation, or education. The Serious Games market is growing strongly and many games developers are now developing commercially viable Serious Games. The two PhD research projects will provide world class training and supervision in Serious Gaming and Edutainment. Both PhD projects can commence immediately.

Reference Number: 4250
Study Subject: Computer Game Developmment
Web Address:
Provided By: University of the Sunshine Coast
To be undertaken at: University of the Sunshine Coast.
Level: Post Graduate

This scholarship is offered once only to 2 people. Open for applications from April 8, 2009 until June 1, 2009.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD25000 (minimum per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses and miscellaneous purposes. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.
Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Other information, computing and communication sciences. It is required that your study starts no earlier than April 8, 2009.

This scholarship is for study in Australia.
Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must apply direct to faculty. You can download a PDF with more information about the scholarship here. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
General info
Dr Christian Jones (S/Lec in Human-Computer Interaction)
Unviersity of the Sunshine Coast
Phone: +61 7 5459 4849
Mobile: +61 (0)4243 58195
Web Site:

Main Contact
Dr Christian Jones (S/Lec in Human-Computer Interaction)
Unviersity of the Sunshine Coast
Phone: +61 7 5459 4849
Mobile: +61 (0)4243 58195
Web Site:

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