[Denmark] A PhD scholarship Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change (ENSPAC)

The purpose of the PhD project is to use distributed temperature sensing (DTS) of streams to improve the spatial parameterization and modelling of catchment hydrological processes. The DTS system uses a long (2 km) fiber-optic cable to provide stream temperature measurements with 1 m resolution. In particular, the system will be used to identify, parameterize and model lateral inflows to the stream in relation to the spatial characteristics of the upland contributing areas. The PhD student will be involved in measuring, analyzing and modelling the data using also ancillary information.

The scholarship is financed by the Danish Research Council for Technology and Production as part of a larger research project which includes the use of Earth observation and other spatial data for modelling hydrological and atmospheric processes ( The PhD student will be working in the research project group and is co-supervised by the Department of Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU Environment) who is also a research project partner. The PhD student will be affiliated to the Graduate Programme in Environmental Stress Studies (GESS) at Roskilde University. GESS is an international graduate program that covers a broad range of research topics within the area of environmental stress (

Candidates with a background in physical geography or environmental engineering and with an interest in both field hydrology and hydrological modelling are encouraged to apply for the position. Experience in hydrological modelling, spatial data management, computer programming, field hydrology and/or data analysis is considered advantageous. Further information can be obtained by contacting Eva Boegh (, tel +45 46743942) or Dan Rosbjerg (, tel +45 45251449).

Employment as Ph.d. student is for up to 3 years. The employment includes up to 840 hours work at the department (teaching, research communication etc.) The applicant should be willing to work with national and international monitoring programs and assessment of environmental quality. Salary and other conditions are in accordance with agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

Candidates receiving GESS scholarships are automatically registered in the school. They are expected to participate actively in relevant courses, seminars and other activities arranged by GESS.

Roskilde University encourages all interested applicants, regardless of age, sex religious or ethnic background to apply.

The application should include a project proposal description (max 5 pages), candidate certificate, and curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation may also be submitted. The application should be submitted in 5 copies to

PhD Secretary, Jytte Bach
Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change
Roskilde University
Universitetsvej 1, PO Box 260
DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark

The deadline for application is Monday 25 May 2009, at 12:00 noon.
Material received after this time will not be taken into account.
Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

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[Germany] Cognitive Science PhD Programme Scholarships

The Ph.D. Programme Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück invites applications for 7 Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Grants for Ph.D. Students.

The Ph.D. Programme Cognitive Science is a curricular Ph.D. programme, associated with the Institute of Cognitive Science and research groups from the Institutes of Informatics and Psychology. It includes research groups in Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, Neurobiopsychology, Neuroinformatics, Philosophy of Cognition, Knowledge Based Systems, and Differential Psychology.


The Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück is one of the largest European centres in Cognitive Science, offering degree programmes for BSc, MSc, and PhD in Cognitive Science and carries out research on a broad range of cognitive processes.

We invite applications for the Lichtenberg Ph.D. scholarships from all Cognitive Science areas. Scholarships are € 1400 (plus allowances) per month for a maximum of three years, to start at October 1st, 2009.

The University of Osnabrück strives to increase the number of women in research and teaching. Women are therefore explicitly encouraged to apply.

Application & Scholarships

If you are interested in registering for the Cognitive Science PhD Programme you are welcome to send your application.

Academic requirements

Master's degree (or equivalent) in Cognitive Science or a sub-discipline is required. This must include at least basic qualifications in at least two of the following disciplines: artificial intelligence, biology, computer science, (computational) linguistics, neuroscience, philosophy, or psychology. (For details see the admission regulations .)

Dissertation proposal

We recommend that you do not send a worked out dissertation proposal with your initial application but only a short description of one or two topics you are interested in. Subsequently we will put you in contact with one of the principal investigators of the programme who will develop a full dissertation proposal with you interactively.

Application documents

  • application form (doc-version) (pdf-version)
  • all documents as required in the application form (educational certificates etc.)
  • curriculum vitae
  • papers published or submitted for publication
  • previous theses (Bachelor, Master, etc.)
  • names and addresses of two referees

Please send an electronic version of these documents to Dr. Carla Umbach (email below). Officially authenticated photocopies of certificates will be required on admission.

Dr. Carla Umbach, email: Tel. (+49 541) 969 3369


Deadline for application for start in October 2009 is the 31. May 2009. Late applications may be accepted if there are still open places in the programme.


Upon application PhD students can be provided with a three years scholarship of normally 1500 € per month (plus extras). After the first year there is an assessment of the progress of the dissertation project. The continuation of the scholarship in the second and third year depends on the results of the assessment.

There are no study fees for PhD students but only an administration fee of appr. 160 € per semester. Students have to provide proof of health insurance upon registration.

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[Spain] Graduate Program in Economics Scholarships, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

The Department of Economics of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid offers a distinguished Graduate Program in Economics to outstanding young graduates in a full time basis. The program is composed by a two-year Master in Economic Analysis aimed at training students in advanced economics, followed by two or three additional years of research towards the completion of a PhD dissertation.
All entering students can benefit from scholarships covering living expenses and fees financed by the Department of Economics (conditional on satisfactory academic performance and collaboration in academic tasks).As a result of the University's strong commitment to research, in a recent comparison of economics departments, sponsored by the European Economic Association, it has been recognized as number 51 in the world, number 10 in Europe, and number 1 in Spain. There is a large, international faculty, highly commited with quality in teaching and research. Furthermore, the quality of our PhD Program in Economics has been confirmed by a recent study (Amir and Knauff, Ranking Economics Departments Worldwide on the Basis of PhD Placement, available at, which ranks our PhD Program among the best in Europe.Our Graduate Program is member of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER), an initiative by eight of the leading economics departments in Western Europe: Barcelona (Universitat Autonoma), Brussels (Free University), Mannheim, Stockholm (joint graduate programme), Tilburg, Toulouse, UCL and Universidad Carlos III. The network organises extended exchanges of research students between the participating departments.All academic activities of the Graduate Program are conducted in English, and therefore an adequate level of written and spoken English is required to all the applicants. In addition, graduate students are expected to achieve an appropriate level of written and spoken Spanish at the end of their first year in order to accomplish their duties within the department.Applications are welcome from those students with outstanding grade in Bachelor degree or equivalent and a strong quantitative background as well as interest to conduct independent research. Admissions criteria are based on the level of academic excellence demonstrated by the candidate, and on appropriate candidate background for the rigorous study of economics. Notice that applications must be done to the Master in Economic Analysis. You can find more information, as well as the application form from this websiteExceptionally, students with a Master degree in economics or a closely related field, passed with distinction, can be considered directly for application to the PhD in Economics. Nevertheless, they should apply to the Master in Economic Analysis indicating their desire to be admitted directly to the PhD.For any further query, please contact

[USA] Fulbright Science and Technology Scholarship 2009

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.

Application Procedures:

  • 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 here, 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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[USA] 2009 Postel Network Operator's Scholarship

The North American Network Operators Group (NANOG) and the American Registry of Internet Numbers (ARIN) have been unique and successful in forming cooperatives for Internet builders in North America and other parts of the world. Senior practitioners from around the world contribute their time to NANOG and ARIN as presenters, teachers and trainers, to produce consistent non-commercial conferences of high-quality.

Since 2007, the generosity of an anonymous donor in partnership with the Internet Society (ISOC), financial support to a person from a developing country has been provided allowing participation in the annual Fall NANOG/ARIN meetings.

The Postel Network Operator's Scholarship Committee cordially invites suitable applicants to apply for fellowship funding to participate in the October 2009 NANOG/ARIN meetings.

Target Audience

The Postel Network Operator's Scholarship targets personnel from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in any of the following roles:

  • Engineers (Network Builders)
  • Operational and Infrastructure Support Personnel
  • Educators and Trainers

Award Package

Successful applicants will be provided with transportation to and from the meetings and a reasonable (local host standard) allowance for food and accommodation. In addition, all fees for participation in the conferences, tutorials, and social events will be waived. The final grant size is determined according to final costs and available funding. Successful applicants will be advised at least 2 months prior to the fall meeting date.

Criteria for Selection

The Postel Network Operator's Scholarship Committee will select the fellow according to the following criteria.

  • Membership in the Target Audience listed above
  • Residency in a developing country
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize the experiences gained from NANOG and ARIN, And apply such within their country or region
  • Evaluation of an abstract of a presentation to be given at the meeting.

Applicants from any part of the world will be considered.

Fellowship Selection Committee
The Fellowship Section Committee is a joint activity of the NANOG Steering Committee and the ARIN Board of Trustees.

Application for Fellowships
The deadline for application is 1 June 2009, and the awardees will be informed by 3 July 2009.

To apply for the fellowship please read submit your application via email to

Please be sure to include the Abstract, and even possibly some slides, from the presentation you would give at the meetings.

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