PhD Scholarships for the NAMEC project, DTU, Denmark

We are looking for PhD students and postdocs with an interest in highly cross-disciplinary, team-oriented research!

The focus of the Namec centre, ‘Namec – NAnoMEChanical sensors and actuators, fundamentals and new directions’, is to develop a platform for new mechanical sensors and vehicles for oral drug delivery. The centre will initiate a focused, fundamental and interdisciplinary research within nanomechanics with the goal of creating a platform for new types of nanomechanical components for drug delivery as well as realizing ultra sensitive sensors which give reliable and reproducible data. The centre focuses on pharmacological applications.

The research project is collaboration between Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, Department of Mathematics and Department of Electrical Engineering at DTU and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences at KU.

For information on the overall project you are welcome to contact Head of Centre and Professor Anja Boisen, tel.: (+45) 4525 5727 .

See the available PhD Scholarships and Postdoc positions for the NAMEC project and

Application deadline: 10 August 2009

Canada / China Scholarship Program for Business administration degree

Canada / China Scholarship Program

CSSC is proud to provide scholarships for students wishing to attend the joint business administration degree program offered by Canada’s Athabasca University (AU) and China’s Soochow University(SU).
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Student Service Corp. (CSSC)
For study in: North America, As
Field of Study: Business Management / Finance
Available to: Unrestricted/Worldwide
Award Amount: US $2100 - $4200
Grade Level: Undergraduate
Submission Deadline: Ongoing

Contact Information
110-6545 Bonsor Ave.
Burnaby, BC V5H 4N3
Contact Name/Title
Scholarship Administrator
(604) 438-7538
(604) 434-6717

Postdoctoral Position in Cell Cycle and Cancer Research, University of Santiago

Spain - University of Santiago, Postdoctoral position in Cell Cycle and Cancer Research

Postdoctoral positions are available to join the Cell Cycle and Oncology Group at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.

We are looking for highly motivated people, with a Ph.D. in life sciences and a background in Molecular Biology, Genetics or Biochemistry. Experience in the generation and/or analysis of genetically modified mice is a plus. International publications are required.

Current research interests:

  • Cdk inhibitors in tumor suppression: functions on and beyond cell cycle.
  • Functional genomics in tumor marker discovery and validation.
  • Genetically modified mice as preclinical models in new anti-cancer therapeutic approaches.

The Cell Cycle and Oncology group was established in 2003. Since then the lab have generated several high-impact papers and is funded by public and private agencies. The group is currently composed by 7 PhD students and 2 technicians.

Publications (2004-2008):
Vidal A et al. p130 and p27 co-operate to control mobilization of angiogenic progenitors from the bone marrow. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 102: 6890-6895. (2005)
Canibano C et al. The dependence receptor Ret induces apoptosis in somatotrophs through a Pit-1/p53 pathway, preventing tumor growth. EMBO J. 26: 2015- 2028 (2007)
Vidal A et al. Of mice without pockets: mouse models to study the function of Rb family proteins. Front Biosci 12: 4483- 4496 (2007)
Yeh N et al. Cooperation between p27 and p107 during endochondral ossification suggests a genetic pathway controlled by p27 and p130. Mol Cell Biol 27: 5161-5171.(2007)
Pazos Chantrero E et al. Cyclin A probes by means of intermolecular sensitization of terbium-chelating peptides. J Am Chem Soc, 130(30):9652-9653 (2008)
Castro-Feijóo L et al. Hypochondroplasia and acanthosis nigricans: a new syndrome due to the p.Lys650Thr mutation in the FGFR3 gene? Eur. J. Endocrinol. 159: 243-249 (2008)
Lozano MV et al. A highly efficient system to delivery taxanes into tumor cells: Docetaxel-loaded chitosan oligomer nanocapsules. Biomacromolecules, 9: 2186-93 (2008)

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is found.

To apply:
Interested candidates please send CV and a letter of research interests to Anxo Vidal at

[Ireland] Master/PhD Scholarships from the Government of Ireland


IRCSET `Embark Initiative` Postgraduate Scholarship
Description of scheme
Second Call 2009

The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) `EMBARK` Scheme offers opportunities for suitably qualified students to pursue a postgraduate degree by research. The Scheme supports basic research in the broad areas of Science, Engineering and Technology. The call for applications opens on June 9th 2009 for students and researchers hoping to begin postgraduate research in the Republic of Ireland in October 2009. While a majority of postgraduate Scholarships awarded by the Council are offered to European uni0n (EU) citizens or to those who are ordinarily resident within a member state of the EU, a proportion of awards are also offered to exceptional candidates who are ordinarily resident in non EU member states.

Scholarships are awarded only to those who will be full-time students and who will engage fulltime in research during the period of the award. Students awarded under the scheme must maintain their principle residence in Ireland during the term of the Scholarship and Scholarships must be held at a recognised third-level institution in Ireland.

UK, International Student Scholarship 2009/10 Glyndŵr University

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

Entry Requirements
To gain entry to Glyndŵr University on a scholarship package you will need to show that you have:

  • Achieved a satisfactory educational standard; AND
  • Satisfied Glyndŵr University’s English language requirements; AND
  • Satisfied Glyndŵr University’s financial requirements.

How to Apply
Please email or telephone 0044 (0)1978 293433 to speak to an International Office adviser if you think you would be classed as an international student and are considering making an application to Glyndŵr University.

Download Application form
Further details

USA: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Computational Science or Engineering, Argonne National Laboratory

Computational Postdoctoral Fellowships
Argonne National Laboratory

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for positions as Argonne Computational Postdoctoral Fellows.

Fellows will carry out research in computational science or engineering in one of the following areas: biological science, chemistry, earth science, engineering, materials science, nuclear energy, physics, and energy science. The home research division of each fellow will be determined based on area of interest.

Fellows will develop and implement advanced computational approaches aimed at scaling applications for high-end computing systems. Using these advanced approaches, the selected fellows will conduct large-scale simulations on leadership-class computers, with the objective of producing breakthrough research in the scientific disciplines of interest.

The successful candidates will interact with both divisional researchers and staff of the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to best utilize high-performance computers. The ALCF operates a 557-teraflop IBM Blue Gene/P system for production scientific and engineering computing and a 13.9-teraflop IBM Blue Gene/P system for system software development, software testing, and tool and application porting.

Argonne is a leader in addressing the nation’s critical scientific and technological problems and has vigorous research programs in the physical, life, and environmental sciences. The laboratory is located in the southwestern Chicago suburbs, offering the advantages of affordable housing, good schools, and easy access to the cultural attractions of the city.

Fellowships are awarded for a one-year term, with possible renewal for a second year. Interested candidates should apply to cpf-fellow[ at ] For application requirements and further information, see

A multidisciplinary fellowship selection committee will review application material.

Argonne is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC.

Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce

Spain: Postdoctoral Scientist Position at IMDEA Energía to work on Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Technologies and Applications

IMDEA is a network of research centres promoted and recently created by the Regional Government of “Comunidad de Madrid” in Spain. This new institutional framework is aimed to put together public and private supports for science and to lead scientific research towards excellence by creating a framework that will be appealing for international talented scientists. IMDEA Energía Institute develops R&D activities in energy-related themes, with main emphasis in renewable energy and clean energy technologies. The ultimate goal will be to achieve outstanding scientific and technological contributions for reaching a sustainable energy system.

The Solar Energy R&D Group of IMDEA Energía is developing the science and technology for the production of electricity and chemical energy carriers using concentrated sunlight at high temperatures and high solar flux.

The Solar Energy Group of IMDEA Energía is opening a Postdoctoral Scientist Position on Concentrating Solar Thermal Power Technologies and Applications, with the following characteristics:

Your Tasks:

  • Research and development in the field of high temperature solar technology.
  • R&D on solar thermal concentrating systems and/or high temperature solar receivers/reactors.
  • R&D work for national and international research projects on CSP.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.
  • Supervision of doctoral students.

Your Qualification:

  • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or Material Sciences, or a related area
  • Solid background in optics, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics
  • Background on CSP technologies
  • Fluent in English.

Location: Móstoles, Madrid, Spain.

Remuneration: Between 28,000-40,000 € per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.

Duration: Up to 4 years.

We are looking forward to your application.

For further information please contact Dr. Manuel Romero, Tel. +34 914888565,

E-Mail: manuel.romero[ at ]

Applicants should send their Curriculum Vitae (publications list included) only through the corresponding electronic form available at the website. Please upload your application at

Italy: Scholarships PhD in Business Administration, University of Bologna

The PhD program in Business Administration of the University of Bologna trains brilliant researchers in the fields of management, by offering courses in several areas such as organization theory, business strategy, marketing, technology and innovation management, research methods, advanced statistics, econometrics. In addition to the courses, PhD students have the opportunity to attend seminars held by internationally renowned scholars, present their work at conferences, spend a research period of at least 6 months in international academic institutions. The courses are held in English. The PhD in Business Administration (3-year program) is organized by the Department of Management of the University of Bologna (

In order to apply, a Master degree (laurea specialistica/magistrale) is required. The 2010 edition of the PhD in Business Administration (25th cycle) will start in January 2010. 10 students will be admitted to the program and 5 scholarships will be offered. The number of scholarship-assisted places may increase thanks to the financial support of public or private institutions. The net amount of the scholarship is around 1000 Euro per month, for a 3-year period. The amount of the scholarship can be increased during the research period spent abroad (+50%) and through assistantships in teaching or contract research activities. Applications from foreign students are encouraged.

For further details on the PhD program in Business Administration, the admission requirements and the selection procedures, please visit the website.

or contact the PhD Coordinator, Professor Federico Munari (federico.munari[ at ]

The call for application will be published at the beginning of August 2009 on this website.

The deadline to submit all the application documents (approx. 14th September 2009) will be specified in the call.

[Netherlands] MSc MMD scholarships, Radboud University

In the 2006 - 2008 period, 9 talented students from outside the EER received financial support from our MMD Study Fund. For the 2009 curriculum year, 6 talented non-EER students have been selected that receive full scholarships covering all study and living costs. These students come from Turkey, India, Ethiopia, and Zambia.

For the 2010 curriculum year, we will also select 6 non-EER students that will receive a full scholarship. Candidates for the MMD scholarship however must apply before 1 December 2009 and thereby can also apply for HFP or NFP fellowships (deadlines 1 February and 1 March 2010 respectively).

PhD positions in the NCMLS graduate school
Approximately 160 PhD students are part of the Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences graduate school. Each year, more than 40 PhD positions become available. MSc MMD graduates are prime candidates for these PhD positions, which have been written by one of the 40 Principal Investigators of the NCMLS.

Personal PhD grants
A successful research career starts when a masters student writes his/her own research project. The Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre has provided 3 PhD grants for the best projects written by Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (MMD) or Biomedical Science (BMS) students that started their masters in 2007. The selected students will start their projects in September of 2009. Likewise, 3 PhD projects have been reserved for MMD and BMS students who have started their masters in 2008.

For the students starting their MMD or BMS masters in 2009 and thereafter, 6 PhD projects will be available on yearly basis.

Students who want to apply for (almost) full scholarships such as HSP, NFP and MMD Study Fund should send in their application before 1 December 2009 (to start in September 2010).

For Dutch students
This master's programme has been accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education. This means that Dutch students enrolled in this programme may apply for a government scholarship. For international practical research training, students can apply for a grant from the 'HSP Talentenprogramma':

For all international students
Huygens Scholarship Programme (HSP): (see: international students).

Radboud Scholarship Programme
To non-EEA (European Economic Area) students, the Radboud University provides several scholarships to compensate the higher tuition fee. Students who are accepted before 15 April are eligible to these scholarships. Please read more details on the RU website.

For international students from selected countries
International Fellowship Programme (IFP) Ford Foundation, for students from Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ghana, Guatamala, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and Vietnam.

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PhD fellowship Ecosystem Management Research Group 2009

University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp is an open, student-oriented, democratic and pluralistic university. It aims for high quality and stimulates innovation in education, research and service. It is the ambition of the Universiteit Antwerpen to find answers for actual and relevant scientific, social and policy problems. Starting from a solid tradition, it continuously aims for a renewing, original and multidisciplinary approach. As a privileged actor in the contemporary knowledge society, the Universiteit Antwerpen considers itself predestined to play a pioneering role in the context of a number of pillars of research of national and international renown. It thinks of multidisciplinary collaboration as an important stimulator of innovative research and supports the development of initiatives in virgin paths and territories of research that might lead to innovating insights.

The University of Antwerp takes special care over all employees, as the quality of education, research and service also depends on them. Every member of staff as an individual can count on the recognition of his/her dignity and of his/her contribution to the realization of the tasks of the university. All members of staff are expected to treat each other on equal terms and in a spirit of mutual respect and trust. Staff policy is oriented at bringing about sustainable staff relations by means of e.g. aiming for maximal opportunities for development and promotion for those who have the appropriate qualifications and capacities, aiming for maximal job security, with a strong social concern, in particular for the family duties of the members of staff, and aiming for equal opportunities for women and members of staff with a migrant background.

In the department of biology of the Faculty of Sciences is following full-time position (m/f) available:


Biological control on silica fluxes through upland ecosystems


The Ecosystem Management Research Group (ECOBE) is active in basic scientific research towards ecological and biogeochemical processes in rivers, wetlands and ecosystems in general, and in applied environmental research aimed at optimizing ecosystem management.


- You are directly participating in innovative research towards the role of ecosystems in the terrestrial silica cycle. This is a quickly developing research topic, in which the Ecosystem Management Research Group has gained international recognition.

- During your fellowship, you will develop silica-signatures for several ecosystems (forest, cropland and grassland), using advanced isotope techniques and weathering product ratios. These signatures will be linked to silica signatures observed in riverine ecosystems, to track the relative influence of upland ecosystems in controlling riverine fluxes of silica.

- The fellowship is part of cooperative FWO (Research Foundation Flanders, 2009-2013) project involving the KULeuven (Research Group Physical Geography), University of Antwerp (Ecosystem Management Research Group and the Research Group Ecophysiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology) and Africamuseum in Tervuren (Brussels).

- You are required to apply for a PhD fellowship sponsored by FWO during your first year of employment. The team leaders will help you in preparing this application. Meanwhile, you are funded as a University of Antwerp PhD fellow.

Your profile:

- You have a masters degree in Biology, Geology, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences or in a relevant research field.

- Knowledge of the statistical software R or S-PLUS and GIS-applications is a plus.

- You are an ambitious young researcher, prepared to dig her- or himself for 100% into an innovative new research topic

- Knowledge of biogeochemical cycles in either aquatic or terrestrial ecosystems, or both, is a plus.

- Expertise in laboratory techniques is welcome

Our offer:

- A challenging and rewarding research fellowship in a dynamical research environment

- A starting contract for one year, that can be prolonged to 4 years after positive evaluation

- The contract can take effect from September 2009. The starting date can be determined together with the successful applicant.

- A wide range of possibilities to attend scientific courses

- Regular dissemination of you research at international conferences

- A flexible research environment, where you receive a significant freedom in developing your own research project. This occurs in continuous interaction with the team leaders, and should enhance and stimulate the scientific achievements within the research group.


- Please apply before August 30, 2009

- To apply, complete the mandatory application form (in attachments your curriculum vitae and briefly (250 words) summarize your motivation and relevant knowledge).

More information about the fellowship can be obtained by contacting either Dr. Eric Struyf (, phone +32 3 2652304) or Ir. Stefan Van Damme (, phone +32 3 2652263).

JulyDenmark - Three-year PhD scholarship in Lifelong Learning and Social Psychology of Everyday Life

Three-year PhD scholarship in Lifelong Learning and Social Psychology of Everyday Lif

The PhD School in Lifelong Learning and the Social Psychology of Everyday Life Roskilde University

Three-year PhD scholarship at The PhD School in Lifelong Learning and Social Psychology of Everyday Life
Roskilde University

A three-year PhD scholarship at the PhD School in Lifelong Learning and Social Psychology of Everyday Life at the Department of Psychology and Educational Studies (PAES), Roskilde University; is announcing an opening for impending employment.
The department has a special interest in PhD project proposals within the following areas:
• Work life studies, e.g. illuminated by individualization/collectivity, learning, or health promotion and strategies
• University studies, e.g. illuminated by processes of inclusion/exclusion, rethinking problem based project work, or university student’s everyday life
Furthermore applications within other research areas of the department are welcomed: Everyday life and learning of children and youth; gender, body, and learning; subject, technology, and social practice; social practice and healthcare, and social entrepreneurship. The department’s research groups and programs can be found here:
The Graduate School in Lifelong Learning and the Social Psychology of Everyday Life offers two graduate programs focusing on lifelong learning and everyday social psychology. The Stipend in question will be affiliated to the relevant program in accordance with the PhD application.
For more information please visit:
The Graduate School in Lifelong Learning and the Social Psychology of Everyday Life:

For additional information please contact:
- Director of the PhD School, Linda Lundgaard Andersen, the Graduate School in Lifelong Learning, E-mail:
- Program Director Charlotte Højholt, the PhD program in Social Psychology of Everyday Life, E-mail:
- Academic Coordinator, Mikael Meldstad, E-mail:, tel. (+45) 4674 2732

The conditions of employment are in accordance with the agreement by the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The application must encompass:
 application form:
 Project description (4-6 pages)
 Schedule – time-frame of the PhD
 Budget (only if special costs are incurred due to particular empirical studies – or longer stays overseas)
 CV
 Copies of relevant diplomas and exam-papers
 Copies of relevant recommendations and dissertation statement/statements

The project description must describe the area of interest, the considered methods, and the theoretical approaches.
The purpose of the project description is to enable the PhD school to consider the relevance of the project, possible supervisors as well as the likelihood of completion with the timeframe and resources a three-year PhD scholarship provides.
In this aspect a time frame is of great importance. It serves as basis for assessing whether the candidate has a realistic estimation of what one is able to complete in three years.
The budget should not include own salary. It is solely a budget for special expenses either related directly to the project (interview transcriptions, advanced statistical analyses, etc.) or special expenses to study/travel abroad during the education.

Applications must emailed to as well as be submitted in 5 print copies to:
The PhD School in Lifelong Learning and Social Psychology of Everyday Life
Roskilde University
att. Mikael Meldstad
P10, Box 260,
4000 Roskilde

NETHERLAND; PhD in the Integrated Circuit Design

PhD position High efficiency amplifiers for piezoelectric loads

Job description
The PhD in the Integrated Circuit Design (ICD) group focuses on the research and realization of integrated high efficiency amplifiers for piezoelectric loads. Amplifying the noise cancelling signals for piezoelectric panels is complicated because of the high voltages (up to 100V), erratic load impedance and tough distortion requirements. This renders existing amplifier solutions too large and power hungry. High efficiency amplifier techniques like class D switching amplifiers exist, but we have to move beyond that in order to satisfy the demands for higher efficiency, compactness and low distortion. More information about the ICD group can be found on

University Graduate
What we ask
You have completed an Electrical Engineering university degree (M.Sc. level) or are about to graduate in an area that is relevant to our research. You are skilled in mixed-signal integrated circuit design, and have knowledge of linear- and switching amplifiers and power converters. You can translate system-level requirements to specifications and organize your own research. Also, you possess good writing and presentation skills.

University of Twente Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT)
The University of Twente (UT) is an entrepreneurial research university, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. Organized over five faculties, the UT offers twenty educational programs ranging from applied physics, public and business administration, communication studies and diverse programs in engineering technology. Research takes place within the context of institutes and focuses, among other things, on information and communication technology, nanotechnology, biomedical technology, policy studies, construction management & engineering, and mechanics. More than 7,000 students and 2,700 staff members live and work at the UT, the Netherlands’ only campus university.

The of the University of Twente is one of the largest academic ICT research institutes in the Netherlands with over 475 researchers. IT Security is a top priority research area: currently 40 PhD students, PostDocs and academic staff research IT security from a technical, legal, regulatory and/or societal point of view. Unique in the Netherlands, CTIT possesses the knowledge to cover the entire spectrum of research areas, ranging from mathematics and electronics via computer science to social science and law.

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2500 - 3000

Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2612
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
What we offer
We offer a contract for four years. The extent of this position is a maximum of 38 hours per week (1 fte) according to the Dutch university rules.

The monthly salary of a PhD student, in accordance with the Dutch universities collective labor agreement (CAO-NU), ranges from EURO 2042 gross in the first year to EURO 2612 gross in the fourth year. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance (8%) and an end-of-year bonus (8,3%), and a number of additional benefits.

Your main responsibility will be to carry out research, but you will be given the opportunity to acquire some teaching experience.

We offer our PhD students the opportunity to broaden their knowledge by joining international exchange programs, by participating in national and international conferences and workshops, and by visiting other research institutes and universities worldwide.

Additional Information
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: R. van der Zee

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

* About the organization
* About the department
* About the function
* Website faculty EEMCS
* Website ICD group

You can apply for this job before 20-09-2009 by sending your application to:

University of Twente
EEMCS R. Roann van der Zee
postbus 217
7500 AE Enschede


When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT/09/165.

AUSTRALIA; The Sugar Research & Development Corp Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarship Description

The Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) invites applications for three Postgraduate Scholarships to foster training in technical and social disciplines relevant to SRDC’s research priorities. Scholarship Project Proposals may be for PhD, Masters, Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate level courses. Applications from candidates holding other bursaries will be considered. Applicants are urged to download the SRDC scholarship application kit from the SRDC website, which contains advice on how to address the selection criteria and prepare a high quality proposal. Please refer to PDF for more information.
Reference Number: 4367
Study Subject: Sugar research
Web Address:
Provided By: Sugar Research and Development Corporation
Level: Post Graduate

This scholarship is offered annually to 3 people. Open for applications until August 14, 2009.
Payment Information

The value of this scholarship is unspecified (per annum). This award is to be used for living expenses. This scholarship is paid annually for the period of 2 years if masters or 3 years if PhD.
Research Information


This scholarship is for study in Australia.
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
Annette Sugden
Phone: 07 3225 9442
PO Box 12050
George St Post Shop
Qld, Australia

Main Contact
Bianca Cairns
PO Box 12050
George St Post Shop
Qld, Australia

Main Contact
Dr Diana Saunders (Investment Manager )
Phone: (07) 3225 9443
PO Box 12050
George St Post Shop
Qld, Australia

[Sri Lanka] Asia Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowship on Climate Change & Human Development

The human development approach puts people at the centre of development. It recognizes economic drivers for change but goes beyond them to raise issues of enlarging human capabilities and expanding people’s choices. The objective of the Academic Fellowship is to encourage young Ph.D. students from the Asia Pacifific region to analyse critical development issues from a human development perspective, contributing to development theory, applications and policies. Thus, the Fellows are expected to push the frontiers of research on human development while analyzing, through the human development lens, issues directly or indirectly related to human development. The research must focus on a well-defifined aspect of human development under the theme selected

Please see our brochure on “Human Development Fellows” for information on 2005-2008 recipients of Fellowships:
http://www2. about_us/ fellowship. php

Theme – Climate Change and Human Development
Human development is about expanding human potential and enlarging human freedom. Climate change is a human development challenge, as it threatens to erode human freedoms and limit choice and plunge large numbers into poverty and hardship.

Climate change is hampering efforts to deliver the MDG promise as it undermines international efforts to combat poverty and exacerbates already existing inequalities. Those, in turn, can result in an increase in conflict over sharing natural resources. Climate change is in fact an increasingly powerful driver of wider inequalities between and within countries, also between women and men.

Climate change can result in increased frequency of extreme weather events, flooding, storms, drought, increases in sea temperatures, and melting of glaciers, etc., which effect negatively agriculture and health/nutrition. This has negative implications on the livelihood of poor and vulnerable communities who depend largely on agriculture and natural resource management. In particular, women are affected in their roles of food producers and providers, guardians of health, and care givers. Reduced employment opportunities, for example for women working in agricultural fifields, constitute a net loss in income which leads to a loss in savings, making it even harder for households to cope with disasters.

The magnitude of this long term challenge can be assessed considering that an additional 1.8 billion people are expected to face water stress by 2080, with large areas of Central Asia, northern parts of South Asia and northern China facing a grave ecological crisis as a result of glacial retreat and changed rainfall patterns. Up to 330 million people in coastal and low-lying areas are expected to be displaced through flflooding and tropical storm activity. In the Asia Pacific region, in particular, over 70 million people in Bangladesh and 22 million people in Viet Nam could be affected by global warming-related flflooding.

What are the mechanisms through which the ecological impacts of climate change affect the poor? Are there examples of good practices to ensure climate and human security?

Have climate change and other environmental concerns been integrated in development planning in the context of environment protection and sustainable development? What has been the effectiveness of policies introduced? What is a possible agenda to promote human development and climate security? These are some of the questions that could be addressed.

The Fellowship
The UNDP Human Development Academic Fellowship for Asia Pacific carries an award of US$ 10,000. The students will be required to submit to UNDP a copy of their fifinal approved dissertation. In addition, Fellows may be expected to present their work in workshops/seminars and other events arranged by UNDP (travelrelated costs will be covered separately).

The thesis will acknowledge UNDP’s support by saying: “The author acknowledges the financial support received from the UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowship for the research.”

Application Process
All candidates must complete a formal application in English or with an English translation, including:

  • Summary statement of the objectives of the proposal
  • Project proposal not exceeding 2,500 words
  • Curriculum vitae

Incomplete applications or those received after the due date will not be processed.


  • Be a citizen of a developing country in the Asia Pacific region (list of countries in Annex II)
  • Have Have a Masters degree in a relevant discipline such as a social science, liberal arts, or management and be currently enrolled as a full time Ph.D. student
  • Have identified a human development- related topic (further reading on Human Development topics is encouraged prior to submission of application.
  • Submit a proposal approved by her/his direct supervisor at the University in which Ph.D. is being pursued
  • Be younger than age 30. In exceptional cases the age requirement may be relaxed to 35 years to accommodate candidates who have returned to fulltime study after a period of work and/or family responsibilities
  • Not be a UN Staff member

Selection Criteria

  • Exceptional degree of creativity in choice of idea or topic
  • Stage of development of the proposal
  • Value-addition or new direction to the human development concept, methodology, analysis, application or policy relevance
  • Track record of past accomplishments
  • Time needed for completing the work undertaken

Selection Criteria
Selection will be based on an assessment of written proposals up to 2,500 words. A review of eligibility and assessment of the proposals submitted will be the basis for short listing. Short listed candidates will be required to participate in an interview. An independent selection committee will review the proposals and interact with the short listed candidates for the fifinal selection.

Deadline for 2009
Applications should be submitted by 1st September 2009.

Contact Information
Applications or any queries should be sent, preferably by email, to hdfellowships. rcc@undp. org
Alternatively, you could send them to:
UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowship
Human Development Report Unit
UNDP Regional Centre for Asia Pacific, Colombo Office
23 Independence Avenue
Colombo 7
Sri Lanka

[Italy] Master in Insurance & Risk Management Scholarship

Master in Insurance & Risk Management Scholarship
MIB School of Management

The School and company sponsors fund scholarships, awarded as a full or partial exemption from Master tuition fee.Scholarships are awarded based on merit and on specific requirements indicated by the company funding the scholarship. Details of scholarships are listed on the individual scholarship descriptions.


  • Significant professional experience
  • Foreign languages
  • Demonstrated managerial skills

To be considered for scholarships, candidates must:

  • Complete and send the application on-line to the Master in Insurance & Risk Management
  • Meet all requirements stated in the scholarship description
  • Send all relevant documentation indicated in the competition for scholarships

Admission to the Master in Insurance & Risk management is independent from the scholarship process.
When outcomes for MIRM admissions are announced, candidates will be informed if they receive a scholarship and the amount.

The number of scholarships may increase; periodic changes are listed on the website in this section.

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

  • General Scholarship open to applicants from all regions
    • Scholarship for MIRM Applicants
  • Scholarships for specific geographical countries:

    • Scholarships for Citizens of Italy

    • Southeastern Europe and Balkan Area
    • Central and Eastern Europe
    • Irneri full Scholarship (South, Central and Eastern Europe)
    • Slovenia
    • Croatia
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Serbia
    • Bulgaria
    • Romania
    • Turkey
    • Former Soviet Republics
  • ASIA
    • China
    • India
  • Central and South America


  • 30 November, 2009 for non-EU citizens
  • 10 December, 2009 for EU citizens



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