AUSTRALIA; Postgraduate Scholarship in Chinese Film and Media Studies

Scholarship Description

A scholarship is available for a full-time Masters candidate who is undertaking research in a topic pertaining to Chinese Film and Media Studies, with a focus drawn from the ARC-funded project topic of ‘posters of the cultural revolution: contemporary Chinese perspectives on an era of propaganda’. The stipend will be awarded on a competitive basis to a student who has demonstrated excellent critical aptitude in a relevant field of study, has tertiary training in Chinese Studies, and who has Honours 1 in relevant field of study (Honours 2 applicants considered if accompanied by excellent referee’s reports). Applicants should simultaneously apply for admission into a Masters degree at the Faculty of Arts. For further information and application intructions please visit (select ‘current research scholarships’ and search for keyword ‘media’).

Reference Number: 4363
Study Subject: Chinese Film and Media
Provided By: The University of Sydney
To be undertaken at: The University of Sydney.
Level: Post Graduate

This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until September 30, 2009.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD20427 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 1 year.
Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Cultural studies, Journalism, communication and media, JOURNALISM, LIBRARIANSHIP AND CURATORIAL STUDIES, LANGUAGE AND CULTURE, Other arts, Other language and culture, SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES AND ARTS - GENERAL or THE ARTS.

This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent.
Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must refer to scholarship description. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Main Contact
Professor Stephanie Donald (Professor of Chinese Media Studies )
Phone: +61 2 9351 6851
Fax: +61 2 9351 2434
Web Site:
Department of Media and Communications
Room N309 Woolley Building A20
The University of Sydney
NSW, Australia

AUSTRALIA; Microfluidics PhD Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The Aust Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) has a multidisciplinary focus with leading-edge researchers working at the interface of the biological, chemical and physical sciences. The Institute’s research focuses on improving human health and quality of life. The Sch of Pharmacy at The University of Queensland has a supportive postgraduate student environment including a scheme to encourage research presentations at international conferences in the final year of candidature. The project will focus on the design, fabrication and characterisation of microfluidic devices for the preparation of drug delivery vectors. The candidate will also be involved in assessing the efficacy of the derived vectors in vitro and in vivo in various tumour models. The successful candidate will be put forward for any ONE of the following scholarships: UQ Research ; Australian Pgrad Award; Sch of Engineering; Sch of Pharmacy Strategic. Please refer to PDF for more info.
Reference Number: 4356
Study Subject:
Provided By: The University of Queensland
To be undertaken at: The University of Queensland.
Level: Post Graduate (Research)

This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Open for applications until August 13, 2009.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD20427 (per annum). This award is to be used for research and living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years.
Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES.

This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent, or Honours 2a or equivalent.
Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the scholarship provider. 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.
Main Contact
Dr Harendra Parekh (School of Pharmacy)
The University of Queensland
Phone: 07 3365 7430

AUSTRALIA; Peter Cullen Postgraduate Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The NSW Government has developed a postgraduate scholarship in honour of the late Professor Peter Cullen AO FTSE. Professor Cullen contributed significantly to water resource management in Australia, and NSW. The program is jointly funded by various New South Wales Government Water Agencies, including the Department of Water and Energy, Sydney Catchment Authority, State Water, Hunter Water Corporation and Sydney Water Corporation. The aim of the scholarship is to: • Improve our understanding of how rivers, groundwater, wetlands and estuaries function and respond to enhanced management • Improve the linkages between water science and water management in NSW • Provide research opportunities for water specialists in NSW. The Scholarship is open to a first year PhD student enrolled at Australian University.

Reference Number: 4358
Study Subject: Aquatic Science and Water Management
Web Address:
Provided By: Department of Water and Energy
Level: Post Graduate (Research)

This scholarship is offered annually to one person. Open for applications from August 1, 2009 until August 28, 2009.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD20000 (maximum per annum). This award is to be used for accommodation, research, living expenses, travel and miscellaneous purposes. This scholarship is paid annually for the period of 3 years, reviewed annually.
Research Information


This scholarship is for study in Australia. Only citizens of Australia or permanent residents can apply.
Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must consult the scholarship web site. 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.
Main Contact
Simon Williams (Team Leader- Water Science)
Department of Water and Energy

NETHERLAND; PhD Position in Imaging Genetics of Intelligence

Job description
Understanding how genetic variation affects brain functioning related to general intelligence is one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century. Advances in both molecular genetics and functional and structural neuroimaging have provided the tools necessary to explore the effects of genetic variants on brain functioning. Identifying the brain mechanisms that underlie intelligence is paramount to our understanding of how individual differences in general intelligence emerge and how such differences may confer vulnerability to cognitive dysfunction. This project aims to identify these brain mechanisms by combining expertise from two excellent research groups, using an imaging genetics approach towards human intelligence. This project is a collaboration between the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, and the Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research, Amsterdam. You will be based within the Cognitive Neurology group at the Donders Institute ( and will have frequent contacts with the genomics group at CNCR (

University Graduate
You have a Masters degree (or equivalent) in a field related to cognitive neuroscience (e.g. experimental/cognitive psychology, biology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence). Excellent candidates from other scientific backgrounds will also be considered. Good programming skills (Matlab) are highly desirable. Familiarity with neuroimaging techniques (functional and structural) and in genetic statistics are certainly an asset. Proficiency in oral and written English as well as good social skills are also required.

Radboud University Nijmegen Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.

The Centre for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR) was founded jointly by the VU University Amsterdam and the VU University Medical Centre. At the centre, neurobiologists, clinical and preclinical neuroscientists and psychologists collaborate to contribute to the development of a new integrative neuroscience, rooted in molecular biology and genetics and extending all the way to behaviour and cognition in health and disease. The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour comprises the Centres for Cognition, Cognitive Neuroimaging and Neuroscience. The mission of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging is to conduct cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience. Much of the rapid progress in this field is driven by novel neuroimaging techniques scanning the activity and structure of the human brain in vivo a field of research in which the Centre plays a leading role. The research themes cover central cognitive functions such as perception, action, attention, cognitive control, memory, and language. The internationally renowned centre currently employs more than 100 PhD students and post-doctoral researchers of more than 20 nationalities. The centre is equipped with three MRI scanners (7T, 3T, 1.5T), a 275 channels MEG system, an EEG-TMS laboratory, several (MR-compatible) EEG systems, and high-performance computational facilities. English is the lingua franca at the centre.

Conditions of employment

Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2,612
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: Initially 18 months with possible extension by 2.5 yrs.
Maximum hours per week: 40

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Prof.dr. G. Fernández
Telephone number: +31 24 3610749

Dr. D. Posthuma
Telephone number: +31 20 5982823

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

* About the organization
* About the department
* About the function
* Radboud University Nijmegen

You can apply for this job before 15-09-2009 by sending your application to:

Donders Instituut, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
Radboud University Nijmegen, Donders Institute, t.a.v. Ms. Stijns
Kapittelweg 29


When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number 30.07.09.

UK; Unilever PhD Studentship

In order to predict environmental fate of chemicals the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has established standardised laboratory methods to estimate biodegradation in the environment. However, in many parts of the world, particularly in developing regions, untreated waste water is routinely emitted directly into surface water. This presents a number of difficulties for conventional risk assessments for down-the-drain’ chemicals. An alternative risk assessment model, based on the “impact zone” (IZ) concept, has been proposed for such direct discharge’ conditions. In this model, chemicals are assessed in terms of their potential impact on river recovery processes and in terms of their predicted concentration at the end of an “impact zone”, within which the ecosystem is impacted by other pollutants.

At Unilever a laboratory-based simulation system using a continuous flow river model has been constructed in which microbial biofilms are allowed to develop to simulate natural conditions under which biodegradation takes place. This system allows the behaviour and associated ecological risks of biodegradable chemicals to be assessed under direct discharge conditions.

In this PhD project you will investigate fundamental relationships between microbial biomass density and diversity, system pre-exposure to chemicals and the rate of biodegradation processes. A range of cutting edge molecular community profiling methods will be used, including the use of high throughput sequencing techniques. The results will be used to optimise the continuous river flow model system to provide a more realistic assessment of natural biodegradation processes in laboratory systems.

The student will have the opportunity to spend up to 6 months of the PhD at Unilever’s research and development centre in Bedfordshire.

Further information
This PhD studentship is funded for 3.5 years and carries an annual tax-free maintenance stipend of £15,790. The studentship will start on 5 October 2009 and will be supervised by Dr Gary Bending.

The studentship is funded by Unilever.

Further information can be found on the Warwick HRI website:

Please quote job vacancy reference number HRI67-079.

The closing date/time for applications is midnight (British time) at the end of Friday 24 July 2009.

UK; Rural Digital Economy Research Hub PhD Studentships

The University of Aberdeen is inviting applications for a number of PhD studentships on offer as a result of the development of a new Rural Digital Economy Research Hub funded by the UK Research Councils.

The Digital Economy Hub based at Aberdeen is one of three such centres in the UK. An award of £12.4M will fund a programme of research over the next five years, which will explore how digital technologies can be developed to enhance the delivery of crucial services such as healthcare and transport in rural areas across the UK. Around 60 research staff and students will be based in the Hub.

The Hub ( draws together the University’s research strengths in areas including computer science, communications engineering, human geography, transport, healthcare, sociology, and environmental science. Experts from across these disciplines will work together to understand and assess digital technology requirements and develop and evaluate solutions.

Eight fully-funded 3.5 year studentships are on offer to outstanding applicants in a range of topic areas; examples include:

Hybrid Wireless-Satellite Broadband for Rural Communities
Adaptive Internet Transport for the Pervasive Future Internet
Security and Privacy Policy Management
Agent Support for Team Problem Solving
Semantic Sensor Networks
Adaptive, Context Aware User Agents
Automated Generation of Natural Language
Generating Natural Language Summaries of Non-Textual Data

Agent-Aided Collaboration in Rural Emergency Care
Digital Technology and Chronic Disease Management in Rural Settings
Advanced Public Transport Systems
Digital Time-Use Diaries
Rural Enterprise and the Digital Economy
Tourism and the Digital Economy
Digital Support for Rapid Response to Environmental Change
Social Computing and Natural Resource Conservation Networks
Sustainability and Rural Digital Transformations
Community and Business Adoption Processes

Candidates for the awards must have an excellent first degree and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm for interdisciplinary research.

Students working within the Hub will benefit from:

• A fully-funded three and a half year PhD programme that integrates a research project with research training in interdisciplinary skills and entrepreneurship.

• A personalised pathway through this programme giving a balance of skills across key technology areas, future applications and human and societal issues.

• A stimulating environment bringing together research staff and students from a range of disciplines to address the challenges of the Digital Economy.

• Regular seminars and meetings with representatives from industry, the public sector, government agencies.

• Supervision from international leaders across a range of research areas.

• Office and laboratory space in a dedicated environment on the King’s College campus.


Each studentship will pay fees and a maintenance stipend (starting at £13,290 p.a) for three and a half years. Studentships are only available to UK applicants or nationals of other EU states who have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years.

How to Apply

Applicants should complete the application form and should specify “Digital-1” on the application. Application forms should be returned to Graduate School Admissions Unit, College of Physical Sciences, St Mary’s, King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 3FU. Deadline for Application is Friday 14th August 2009.

Queries about the studentships should be directed to the Graduate School Admissions Unit. Tel: 01224 272515, Email:

Funding information

£13,290 per annum for 3.5 years

Funding applies to:
EU applicants (including UK)
Funding duration:
3.5 years

Contacts and how to apply

Administrative contact and how to apply:
Applicants should complete the application form and should specify “Digital-1” on the application. Application forms should be returned to Graduate School Admissions Unit, College of Physical Sciences, St Mary’s, King’s College, Aberdeen, AB24 3FU. Deadline for Application is Friday 14th August 2009.

Queries about the studentships should be directed to the Graduate School Admissions Unit. Tel: 01224 272515, Email:

Application deadline:
14 August 2009

AUSTRALIA; APA(I) Dairy Processinig PhD Scholarship

Scholarship Description

The viability of the Australian dairy industry relies heavily on the manufacture and export of milk powders and dairy protein concentrates. In an earlier ARC Linkage Project, we achieved a significant breakthrough in the manufacture of dairy concentrates by using ultrasound to lower viscosity and improve heat stability. In this PhD project, we will consider the impact of ultrasound when applied upstream of dairy membrane processes. Results will be used to increase the energy efficiency of Australian dairy manufacturing plants and to develop novel heat stable dairy ingredients.There will be strong interaction during the project with personnel at Dairy Innovation Australia and at dairy factories owned by their member companies. The student can expect to gain direct experience of dairy operations through factory visits, an understanding of membrane science and technology as well as analytical skills in protein chemistry and analysis.

Reference Number: 4357
Study Subject: Ultrasonics as a New Platform Technology in Dairy Processing
Web Address:
Provided By: The University of Melbourne
To be undertaken at: The University of Melbourne.
Level: Post Graduate (Research)

This scholarship is offered once only to one person. Dates when to submit scholarship application are not specified.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is AUD26669 (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid fortnightly for the period of 3 years, reviewed annually.
Research Information

This scholarship is for one of the following fields of research: Chemical engineering, Industrial biotechnology and food sciences, Other physical sciences or Physical chemistry (incl. structural).

This scholarship is for study in Australia for those who have achieved Honours 1 or equivalent.
Application Details

To apply for this scholarship you must apply directly to the scholarship provider. Terms and conditions are subject to change. Always confirm details with scholarship provider before applying.
Main Contact
Sandra Kentish (Associate Professor)
Chemical Engineering

22 PhD positions at the FACETS Project

FACETS-ITN Ph.D. positions: From Neuroscience to Neuro-Inspired Computing

22 Ph.D. Positions are available in the following scientific work areas: Neurobiology of Cells and Networks, Modelling of Neural Systems, Neuromorphic Hardware, Neuro-Electronic Interfaces, Computational Principles in Neural Architectures, Mechanisms of Learning and Plasticity.

This 'Marie-Curie Initial Training Network' (funded by the EU) involves 15 groups at European Research Universities, Research Centers and Industrial Partners in 6 countries.

Ph.D. students will participate in an exciting research programme and will receive a strongly interdisciplinary training in all scientific areas involved as well as in additional skills (planned training workshops). The program also includes extended stays in several partner laboratories (about 4 months in 2-3 different locations). Ph.D. degrees will be awarded by the universities of the partner groups. Each position is funded for up to 3 years.

Applicants with an excellent degree (Master of Science, Diploma, earned since September 2005) in Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Engineering or Mathematics and the strong wish to actively contribute to an interdisciplinary research activity are invited to apply.

15 PhD positions at the GATEWAY Project

New Marie Curie Initial Training Network

Multi-level assessment of ocean-climate dynamics: a gateway to
interdisciplinary training and analysis

GATEWAYS invites applications* * for

15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESR) at the PhD student level
The GATEWAYS project conducts interdisciplinary climate change research on the ocean circulation and its linking with climate processes on regional to global scales. The project combines modern observations, climate (ocean, atmosphere) modelling and marine palaeoclimatology. GATEWAYS sets out to test the sensitivity of the ocean circulation to changing climates of the past. It will assess the dynamics of the ocean circulation as a function of climate change; the influence of ocean circulation on continental climate; and the impact of inter-ocean water transports on the basin- wide overturning circulation.

The project provides training in laboratory-based analytical protocols and instrumentation, data processing and management, and numerical climate modelling. Complementary skills training focuses on project management and communication techniques. Trainees receive an integrated interdisciplinary grounding in the marine and climate sciences; proficiency in analytical procedures, climate modelling and statistical data processing; managerial skills to design and carry out research in an efficient and pragmatic way.

An information package providing project overview and application information is available at the Institut de CieÌncia i Tecnologia Ambientals of the Universitat AutoÌnoma de Barcelona at icta

* GATEWAYS is sponsored by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Community
** Deadline for applications is 30 September 2009

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PhD Scholarships in the School of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University

PhD Scholarships in the School of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University

Ten fully funded PhD scholarships covering UK/EU fees and a maintenance award at AHRC rates for three years.

Closing Date: 31 July 2009

Applications are welcome from well-qualified candidates from the UK and EU, whose research topic could be supervised at Swansea.

Applicants should have a background in the Arts and Humanities. The scholarships are available to new PhD students only, for full or part-time study.

We welcome proposals which match the research priorities of our centres: for further details visit the research pages for Arts and Humanities .

Further information:

Over 140 academics work in a wide range of the Arts and Humanities at Swansea.

Two of these scholarships will be in the form of Graduate Teaching Assistantships with a requirement to offer six hours teaching each week in any field of history.

How to Apply:

Applicants should submit their CV and research proposal by 31 July 2009. Projects will commence from 21 September 2009.

Contact: Professor Helen Fulton
School of Arts and Humanities
Keir Hardie Building
Swansea University
Swansea SA2 8PP

Phone: 44 (0)1792 602417
Fax: 44 (0)1792 295761
Email: h.e.fulton@swansea.

Engineering Ph.D. Scholarship in Kochi, Southern Japan What is Special Scholarship

Engineering Ph.D. Scholarship in Kochi, Southern Japan
What is Special Scholarship Program (SSP)?Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the advanced research of the university by enlisting the help of highly capable international students. Every year in April and October, the university enrolls selected foreign doctoral students under specific research projects. The students pursue the doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting their host professor as a research assistant (RA). Through this program KUT wishes to expand and deepen international ties with academic and educational institutions all over the world.

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1. PROGRAM OF STUDYCourse for International Students
Doctoral Program (3 years)
Department of Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering

20 students per year


One year
*The term will be extended for increments of one year up to a total of three years, unless the university terminates the scholarship for any of the reasons stated below in the paragraph 12, Termination of Scholarship

(1) Scholarship recipient must work as a research assistant under the specific research project.
*However, the total paid working time per week, including research assistant work, should not exceed 28 hours.
(2) Scholarship recipient must report his/her study and research achievements to the dean of the graduate school of engineering at the end of each semester. The submitted reports will be evaluated.

(1) Receive up to 1,200, 000 yen per year for working as a research assistant.
(2) Exemption from 300,000 yen enrollment fee and 535,800 yen (per year) tuition fee.
(3) Receive 200,000 yen for travel and initial living costs (given only to applicants who are living outside Japan at the time of application)

7. ELIGIBILITY Applicants are required to meet all of the following conditions
(1) To have or to be expected to acquire a master's degree before enrollment.
(2) To have intention, adequate knowledge and research skill to work as a research assistant under the one of research projects listed here
(3) To have an excellent academic record
(4) To have a high English proficiency
(5) To be 35 years old or under at the time of enrollment
(6) To have other than Japanese nationality

(1) Choose the research project from the SSP Research Project List
for October 2009 & April 2010 Enrollment.
(2) Complete and submit all required documents.
*Please refer to the List for SSP Application Documents

Application deadline September 30, 2009

for more information please visit http://www.kochi- gs_e/admission/ index.html

[Switzerland] Leadership MBA Program and Scholarship

Redesigned in collaboration with CEOs and HR Directors across Europe, BuAdd Newsiness School Lausanne's new MBA aims to develop future leaders equipped to address tomorrow's business challenges. BSL is ranked in the top fifth of the QS Global 200 Business Schools 2009 listing.

'Leadership is to transform ordinary people into extraordinary people in order to achieve extraordinary things together,' said Daniel Vasella, Novartis CEO and Chairman of the Board. To mark the launch of the program, BSL has established a Future Leader Scholarship to reward a future leader's plan for professional growth by granting him/her with a scholarship to the new MBA program.

Siegfried Gerlach, President & CEO of Siemens, and Benoit Dumont, Chairman of JP Morgan, were among the executives consulted in designing the BSL MBA and will act as honorary BSL judges in selecting the scholarship recipient.

BSL's new MBA program focuses on personal leadership. It highlights success criteria defined by business leaders: adaptability to change, the ability to grasp the bigger picture, to remain calm under pressure, to communicate effectively, and to work well in a team.

To develop the new MBA program, BSL interviewed business executives of companies such as ABB, Allianz, Alcoa, AstraZeneca, BCV, Bobst, British Petroleum, Bulgari, Cadbury, Coop, Ernst & Young, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Johnson & Johnson, JP Morgan, Kaz, Kudelski Group, Medtronic, Migros, Nespresso, Nestle, Novartis, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Siemens, Starbucks, UBS, Vibro-Meter.

'Why did no other business school ever think of asking us what we think,' said Charles Bill, Learning & Development Leader EMEA & India for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. ' We need business acumen; personal effectiveness and interactive skills are essential.'

The Future Leader Scholarship award may be applied to the BSL Executive MBA, Full-time MBA or Flex-MBA degree program. The Executive MBA takes place on Saturdays and is completed in 1½ years. The full-time and flex programs follow a modular format, with the full-time being completed in 1 year. Participants in the part-time, Flex-MBA determine their own study schedule and may take up to 3 years to complete. Tuition for an MBA at BSL is CHF 44,800.

Starting Date:
The new MBA programs begin in September, with guaranteed openings for those applying in May and June.

To apply for the scholarship, eligible candidates are asked to submit an essay of 2000-2500 words on how they will use a BSL MBA to achieve their professional vision(s). All applications and essays must be received by July 31, 2009.

BSL is pleased to establish the Future Leader Scholarship to mark the launch of its redesigned modular MBA program. BSL's new MBA aims to develop future leaders for tomorrow's business challenges.

Through the Future Leader Scholarship, BSL honors a future leader's plan for professional growth by providing him/her with a full scholarship to an MBA program of choice. A BSL MBA is fully accredited by the ACBSP and has a monetary value of 44,800 CHF.

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[South Korea] Graduate Scholarship from The College of Engineering, Seoul National University for 2010

The School of Engineering offers Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology) Scholarships to maximum four qualified students who wish to work toward Doctoral degree at the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.

Field Of Study
The study area must be within a field accepted by one of faculty members of the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo.


  1. Nationality: Applicants must have the nationality of a country which has diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. Applicant who has Japanese nationality at the time of application will not be eligible.
  2. (Age: Applicant must have been borne after April 2, 1975.
  3. (Academic Background: Applicants must have a Master's Degree or research experiences equivalent to master's research works. (Those who will receive a Master's Degree by the end of September 2010 may apply).
  4. (Health: Applicant must be physically and mentally healthy enough to purse study at the university.
  5. (Arrival in Japan: Applicants must be able to leave for and arrive in Japan within the dates set by the university. (Estimated dates are between October 1 and October 7)

Scholarship will not be awarded in the following cases:

  1. The applicant is an active member of the military or a civilian employed by the military.
  2. The applicant is unable to travel to Japan within the dates set by the receiving university.
  3. The Applicant was a grantee of a Monbukagakusho Scholarship in the past. However, he/she will be selected if he/she has had at least three years of research or teaching experience after returning to his/her home country.
  4. The applicant is already the recipient of a scholarship from an organization (including a governmental organization in his/her country of origin) other than the Monbukagakusho.
  5. The Applicant, consider a 'future grantee' and selected as such, is unable to graduate within the pre-set date or unable to fulfill graduation requirements.

Scholarship Benefits

  1. Allowance: Under the fiscal 2009 budget, each grantee will be provided monthly with 155,000 yen (an additional monthly stipend of 2,000 or 3,000 yen may be provided to those undertaking study or research in specially designated regions) .However, these amounts are subject to change depending on the annual budget of each year. The scholarship will not be paid to a grantee who takes a leave of absence or is long absent from his/her university.
  2. Traveling Costs
    1. Transportation to Japan: Each grantee will be provided, according to his/her itinerary and route as designated by Monbukagakusho, with an economy class air ticket from the international airport closest to his/her place of residence to Narita International Airport or Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport). Expenses such as inland transportation from his/her place of residence to the nearest international airport, airport tax, special taxes on overseas travel and travel expenses within Japan will be borne by the grantee (the place of residence of the grantee shall in principle be the address stated in the application form). Air travel from a country other than the grantee's nationality will not be covered.
    2. Transportation from Japan: The grantee who returns to his/her home country within the last-payment month of his/her scholarship will be provided, upon application, with an economy class air ticket for a flight from Narita International Airport or Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) to the international airport closest to his/her place of return.
      Note: Insurance premiums for travel to/from Japan shall be borne by the grantee. The airport the grantee departs from or returns to must be an airport of the country of his her nationality.
  3. School Fees: Fees for the entrance examination, matriculation and tuition at the university will be exempted.

Deadline and the Application Documents
Applicants must submit the following documents to the Dean of the College of Engineering, Seoul National University by October 5, 2009. The documents submitted will not be returned.

Contact at College of Engineering, Seoul National University
KIM Heesun
Office of International Affairs
College of Engineering, Seoul National University
Phone: +82-2-880-8079
Fax: +82-2-876-0740
E-mail address:

Contact at School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo
TODA Akari
Office of International Cooperation and Exchange
School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1 Hongo, Bukyo-ku, Tokyo
113-8656 Japan
Phone: +81-3-5841-6032
Fax: +81-3-5841-6053
E-mail address:

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[USA] EPA Marshall Scholarships

The EPA Marshall Scholarship Program provides an opportunity for exceptional U.S. students to begin or continue their graduate environmental studies at a British university. This scholarships funded by the Marshall Commission and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA Marshall Scholarships will support research specifically in the area of the environment and can be in any related field. Applicants may study at any appropriate UK Institution.


  • Selected as Marshall Scholars
  • Pursuing a graduate degree in one of the following areas:
    • Physical, life or systematic sciences
    • Engineering and technology
    • Economics
    • Social and behavioral sciences
    • Urban and regional planning
    • Communication science

The proposed program of study must be demonstrably relevant to environmental protection, restoration or stewardship; environmental public health; or ecosystem health. Applicants whose work emphasizes the study of global environmental problems, international collaborative approaches to environmental problem solving, technology exchange programs or research to improve international dialog regarding the environment will be given first consideration.

The Marshall Commission will pay for the first two years of the Scholarship and the Scholar will spend this time in the UK, and the EPA will pay for up to three additional years of study, which can be spent in the UK or the US, providing this research culminates in a doctoral degree.

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[USA] Erma Byrd Scholarship Program 2009

The Erma Byrd Scholarship Program provides scholarships to individuals pursuing a course of study that will lead to a career in industrial health and safety occupations, including mine safety. This program is designed to increase the skilled workforce in these fields at both the fundamental skills level and the advanced skills level.

The program has a service obligation component, requiring recipients of the scholarship to be employed in a career position directly related to industrial health and safety, including mine safety, for a period of one year upon completion of the degree program.

The selected areas of study are:

  • mining and mineral engineering,
  • industrial engineering,
  • occupational safety and health technology/technician,
  • quality control technology/technician,
  • industrial safety technology/technician,
  • hazardous materials information systems technology/technician,
  • mining technology/technician,
  • and occupational health and industrial hygiene.

Scholarship recipients must begin such employment no more than six months after the completion of their degree program.

Application Deadline is July 31, 2009

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[Germany] Master Scholarships In Public Policy

Programme Objectives:
This programme is designed to academically qualify future leaders in politics, law, economics and administration according to the principles of Good Governance and to prepare them in a praxis-oriented course for their professional life. The programme offers very good graduates with a first university degree the chance to obtain a Master's degree in disciplines that are of special relevance for the social, political and economic development of their home country. With the knowledge and experience acquired in Germany the scholarship holders should later contribute to the establishment of democratically oriented economic and social systems aimed at overcoming social tensions.

In addition, the training at German institutions of higher education should especially qualify the scholarship holders as partners in political and economic cooperation with Germany. With this programme, DAAD intends to contribute to the support of Good Governance and civil society structures in elected partner countries and regions.

The scholarship scheme is open to candidates from Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia as well as from countries in the Middle East. Target group Very well qualified graduates with a first university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) who in the future want to actively contribute to the social and economic development of their home countries. The scholarships are offered both for young graduates without professional experience and for mid-career professionals.

For Master courses taught in German or in German and English, good knowledge of German (ideally at completed A 2 level at the time of application) is an advantage for being able to pass the German language test required for admission to the Master programme at the end of the six-month preparatory German course. For courses taught in English, proof of good knowledge of English (generally a minimum of 550 TOEFL scores or equivalent) is required.

The university degree should have been obtained during the six years before the application for the scholarship. Applicants cannot be considered if they have been in Germany for more than one year at the time of application.

All Master courses have further additional requirements that must be fulfilled by the applicants at any case.

The scholarships are (generally) for two-year Master courses at a German institution of higher education. The successful candidates will study on one of the few Master courses listed below. The courses have an international orientation and are taught in German and/or English.

The scholarship holders will study in groups and be offered special tutoring at their host institutions. Furthermore, there is the possibility of networking events for participants in different courses and their attendance at tailor-made summer-schools.

Before taking up their Master studies the scholarship holders will be placed on German courses in Germany for normally 6 months (this also applies to scholarship holders in Master courses taught in English).

DAAD pays a monthly scholarship rate of currently 750 €. The scholarship also includes contributions to health insurance in Germany. In addition, DAAD grants an appropriate travel allowance as well as a study and research subsidy and in applicable cases rent subsidies and / or family allowances.

In addition to the study results achieved so far, the main criterion for election is a convincing description of the subject-related and personal motivation for the study project in Germany and the expected benefit after the return to the home country.

Application papers to be submitted include

  • DAAD application form for research grants and studyscholarships (please download here);
  • Motivation Letter containing a precise description of the applicant's academic / professional and personal reasons for wishing to participate in the programme;
  • Full Curriculum Vitae including information about precise field of study and, if applicable, description of job experience;
  • Recent language certificates giving evidence of your level of proficiency in English (TOEFL, IELTS) and if applicable in German. Please make sure to register in time for the respective tests. Fees for obtaining such certificates are considered as a personal career investment and will not be reimbursed.
  • Two letters of recommendation by university professors and/or current or former employers;
  • Officially authenticated copies of all certificates.

Further information about the papers to be submitted is listed on the application form which can be also obtained from the Internet (, from the diplomatic and consular representations of the Federal Republic of Germany or from the local DAAD lecturers, Offices or Information Centres.

DAAD cannot consider incomplete applications.

Applications have to be made for one of the Master courses listed below. You can indicate a second choice from the list. Studying on a Master course not included in the list cannot be funded within this programme.

The decision on the award of scholarships will be taken by a election committee composed of professors from the Master courses and representatives of DAAD.

Deadline The complete set of application papers must be submitted by 31 August 2009 to the usual application address in your home country (in most cases the local DAAD or diplomatic representation).

Other Important Information:
You will find the exact address to which the application has to be submitted on the DAAD website at country specific information.

You can also ask the German diplomatic and consular representations or the DAAD representatives in your home country.

They can also provide addresses of other institutions in your country to which you could turn for information and advice.

Contact And Advice:
Further information can be obtained from DAAD Section 444 (

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[Australia] Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) PhD scholarship

Applications are invited from appropriately qualified individuals for an Australian Research Council (ARC) funded Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) PhD scholarship.

This PhD position will be part of a new, collaborative research program between the CTCB and Syngenta Biotechnology. Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. They are a leader in crop protection, rank third in the high-value commercial seeds market, and employ around 21,000 people in over 90 countries. This new program expands on the existing collaboration between the CTCB and Syngenta that is aimed at developing sugarcane for improved biofuel production.

This PhD project will focus on the development of novel tools for sugarcane biotechnology and will utilise approaches in molecular biology, genomics, and plant transformation. The successful applicant will be an integral part of a dynamic, international team of researchers working on the improvement of sugarcane through biotechnology.

Applications deadline is August 7, 2009

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[England] Rhodes Scholarship for Indian

A Rhodes Scholarship covers approved university and college fees and other charges for which payment is made directly to the Scholar's college. It also covers living expenses sufficient to enable a Scholar to meet the necessary expenses for term-time and vacations. The Trust will also meet the cost of a Scholar's air travel, economy class, to the United Kingdom and of return to India on completion of studies at Oxford.

Conditions of Eligibility

  1. The Scholarships are open to citizens of India.
  2. Candidates must be of such an age that they will have passed their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on the 1st October 2010.
  3. Candidates must have at least a first class degree in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine from an Indian University. Candidates who are in the Final year of a degree course and have exceptionally bright academic record may also apply.
  4. Candidates for medical studies should consult the Secretary, as well as the Medical School Offices at Oxford, before submitting an application. Particular difficulties may arise for those wishing to do research in clinical departments.
  5. Marriage is not a bar to applying for, or holding, a Rhodes scholarship. However, married candidates should bear in mind that the scholarship stipend is sufficient only for one person, and that the Trust takes no financial responsibility for the support of a scholar's spouse. Moreover, spouses who are not British citizens will find it very difficult to obtain permission to undertake paid work in England.
  6. Subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees, the Committee of Selection for India is responsible for deciding whether candidates comply with forgoing conditions, and for making the nominations.

Application Deadline is August 1st, 2009

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