Europe : 20 Ph.D. positions and 3 postdoctoral positions in CREAM-EU Project

CREAM is offering a total of 20 Ph.D. positions and 3 postdoctoral positions, which will be formally advertised in September 2009 with expected start dates in late 2009 or early 2010. CREAM is an EC funded Initial Training Network of 13 partner organisations and 9 associated partner organisations from 9 European countries. The partners in CREAM represent the main sectors involved in chemical risk assessment (industry, academia, regulatory authorities) and who are interested in exploring how mechanistic effect models can add value to the risk assessment process. The overall aim of CREAM is to develop and experimentally validate a suite of mechanistic effect models that are based on Good Modelling Practice. CREAM will provide world class training for the next generation of ecological modellers, emphasizing transparency and rigorous model evaluation as core elements of the modelling process.

We are looking for candidates with experience in one or more of the following areas: population ecology; ecotoxicology; ecological risk assessment; ecological modelling; programming.

Salary and terms of employment will be in accordance with Marie Curie rules of the European Commission ( According to these rules, applicants must be nationals of a member state, associated country or third country. They must be nationals of a country other than that of the premises of the host organisation where they will carry out their project. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of selection by the host institution (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account).

Applicants should send CV, list of publications, reprints of relevant publications, copies of academic transcripts, two letters of reference including contact information of the referees, and a one-page statement of applicant’s expected contribution to and benefit from participation in CREAM. Applicants should clearly indicate (preferably indicating priority of preference) for which CREAM project(s) they would like to be considered. Applications should be sent by email

Details on the projects are described on the corresponding webpages of this site. Details on the job announcements are linked to pages desribing the project partners (see also the overview table below).

Potentially interested applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant partners prior to formally submitting an application. Positions are subject to funding.

Expected Application Deadline: 15 October 2009

Helmholtz Centre for Enrivonmental Research – UFZ2 PhDLink
Roskilde University2 Phd
1 PostDoc
Wageningen University/Alterra1 PhD
1 PostDoc
RWTH Aachen University2 PhDLink
Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)2 PhDLink
Syngenta Ltd.1 Phd
1 PostDoc
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft1 PhDLink
Reading University2 PhDLink
National Institute of Agronomic Research1 PhDLink
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam1 PhDLink
University of York2 PhDLink
Jagiellonian University2 PhDLink
NERI, University of Aarhus1 PhDLink

UK : British Chevening Fellowships - 2010 for Pakistan

Please note that Chevening Fellowships is distinct from Chevening Scholarship. We will advertise Chevening Scholarship for young professionals and graduates later.

The British High Commission is compiling a short-list of nominations for the Chevening Fellowship, a 12-week intensive course of study at a British university for mid-career professionals.

The fellowship is only available for mid-career professionals who are able to fully commit to a 12 week course between January and April 2010. It is important to note that being short-listed for nomination by the High Commission does not guarantee success; the final decision is made by a Global Selection Panel.

We regret that due to an anticipated high number of applicants unsuccessful candidates will not be contacted. The decision of the British High Commission is final.

Please send completed application form and your CV to:
Project Manager
Chevening Program
Press and Public Affairs Section
British High Commission
Diplomatic Enclave
Ramna-5, Islamabad
Please note that Curriculum Vitae is the requirement of British High Commission.

Click below for criteria for short-listing, and details on the application process.

Following are the course outlines:
Five new courses on offer for Chevening Fellowships 2010 till 10th August 2009.

Please note that the selection process for the below mentioned nine courses has been completed. Please do not apply for these courses now.

Conflict Prevention and Resolution, PDF 122KB
Delivering Economic Regulatory Reform
Economics of Climate Change
Economics of Energy
Finance and Investment in a Low Carbon Economy
Government Relations with NGOs and Civil Society
International Institutional Governance and Effectiveness
Managing Migration
Reforming the Security and Justice Sectors in Post Conflict Countries

The final deadline for applications of above mentioned courses is 10th August 2009.

Belgium : Phd position in Term Alignment in Multilingual Document Collections at About KULeuven

Description: We invite applications for a 4 year PhD position financed by the research project TermWise: Creating Resources for Specialised Language Use. The TermWise project (financed by the IOF - Industrieel OnderzoeksFonds) aims to develop a prototype software tool that offers comprehensive multilingual terminological support to language professionals dealing with specialized language use. Lawyers, doctors or business people all have their own jargon. Knowledge about the typical words and expressions in these disciplines is essential for translators, copy writers or anyone else who deals with specialised texts.

The focus of the PhD research is on term alignment, i.e. the automatic alignment of phrases and words that are translational equivalents in large multilingual document collections. The research covers the study of existing statistical alignment models (e.g., sequence and fertility based models) and the design, development and evaluation of novel alignment algorithms including generative, discriminative and graph models.

The academic objective of the research is a Doctorate in Engineering: Computer Science from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Funding is available as from October 2009 up to September 2013 at the rate of a K.U.Leuven PhD bursary (approx. € 26000 nett per annum, which includes holiday and end-of-year allowance, and social security). The research will be performed at the Department of Computer Science at the K.U.Leuven. A close collaboration with the other partners of the TermWise project, who develop technology for term extraction, conceptual modelling, and interface development is foreseen.

The candidate has the following profile:
a) A degree in Computer Science, Informatics or equivalent with a minimum grade of cum laude
b) Interest in computational linguistics and statistical natural language processing.
Because the successful candidate will work as a member of a project group, team spirit is indispensable. Basic knowledge of Dutch and French is required at the time of application, and candidates are expected, and will be given the opportunity, to improve possible gaps in their language skills in the first year of their employment.

Contact information:

Interested applicants should send their CV and letter of application BEFORE 2009-10-08 to:
Prof. Marie-Francine Moens: sien DOT moens AT cs DOT kuleuven DOT be
Dr. Herman Crauwels: herman DOT crauwels AT denayer DOT wenk DOT be
Dr. Kris Heylen: kris DOT heylen AT arts DOT kuleuven DOT be

Key words: information retrieval, text mining, natural language processing

Latest application date: 2009-10-08

Financing: available

Type of Position: scholarship

Duration of the Project : 4 years

Research group: Department of Computer Science

Online Application

Italy : Ph.D. Student Position in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials in University Ca Foscari of Venice

University Cà Foscari of Venice
Ph.D. Student Position in Risk Assessment of Nanomaterials
Department of Environmental Sciences


The Department of Environmental Science has started a research program for assessing human and ecological risk due to exposure nanomaterials (engineered nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes, quantum dots). We have a strong background of risk assessment of chemicals and emerging pollutants and participate in national and inter-national multidisciplinary research project. We offer one PhD student position in human and ecological risk assessment of nanomaterials, supported by the FP7 funded ENPRA (Risk Assessment of Engineered NanoParticles) project and the ECSIN (European Centre for Sustainable Impact of Nanotechnology).


Currently many data gaps exist in the areas of risk assessment of nanomaterials (i.e., environmental fate & transport, potential releases into the environment, ecological and human exposure, dose-response relationships, etc.). Filling these data gaps will aid in future risk assessments of nanomaterials when proven methods are available.

Project and job description

A fellowship in support of a PhD training (scholarship student) is available to study and perform research in the area of risk assessment of nanomaterials. The main aim of the PhD project is to improve our understanding of complex engineered nanoparticles exposure situations and toxicological effects to human health as well as the environment, and to develop and apply adequate methodologies for a sound risk assessment. The emphasis of the open position is to further develop non-conventional ways of addressing potential risks (e.g., weight of evidence approaches, expert elicitation, multi criteria decision analysis, etc.), taking into account the deep uncertainties that currently pervade every step of the risk assessment procedure. The proposed research will focus on risk assessment methodologies by analysing the state-of-the-art of approaches and tools proposed so far, and by developing and applying suitable methodologies to estimate potential risk due to nanomaterials exposure.

A panel of engineered nanoparticles (metal, metal oxide and carbon-based nanoparticles) will be selected by taking into account their production and/or consumption amount as well as future value. Moreover information concerning the influence of engineered nanoparticles on human health and the environment will be collected from literature and analyzed. Detailed risk assessment of the selected nanoparticles will be carried out after hazard evaluation and exposure assessment. During the risk assessment process, facts based on scientific evidence, hypotheses and extrapolation due to lack of knowledge, data uncertainty and other factors will be specified. The state of concern regarding manufactured nanoparticles will be reflected as well. You will have to work in close collaboration with researchers from the Department of Environmental Science and from the Venice Research Consortium (CVR).


You have a Master degree on environmental science, chemistry, biology or in a closely related discipline and thesis focused on nanomaterials-related topics. The position requires a high ability to interact with faculty and other PhD students and senior researchers. You, as our successful candidate, should be practiced in spoken and written English. We offer an up-to-date research infrastructure, collaboration in a multidisciplinary networked laboratory, and the possibility to receive the PhD from the University Cà Foscari of Venice.

Conditions of employment

Salary conditions, according to national rules, for doctoral students. Estimated maximum net salary per month: 1000,00 €.
Entrance upon
The position is available upon application and selection:, click on Didattica, Dottorati di ricerca, Bando Scuole di Dottorato 25 ciclo, 2009-2010 (please note that all the documents and the application form will be available after summertime)

3 years (starting from the 1st of January 2010)

Contact address

Please send your application included your curriculum vitae to:
Prof. Antonio Marcomini
University Cà Foscari of Venice
Department of Environmental Sciences
Tel: +39 041 2348548
Fax: +39041 2348584
Web site:;

Australia : Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) in Sound Practice

Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry) in Sound Practice: Supporting Sustainable Careers in Orchestral Musicians through Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives

Two scholarships are being offered by the Discipline of Biomedical Science at the University of Sydney, the Australia Council for the Arts and eight major orchestras of Australia. This project will identify injury risk factors and predictors of injury, trial targeted interventions designed to better manage and prevent injury, and profile the psychological and physical health of professional musicians working within the eight premier state orchestras of Australia. The project aims to develop, implement and evaluate comprehensive multidisciplinary interventions to reduce the current unacceptably high rate of injury in this population and to support musicians in the management of psychological issues such as music performance anxiety and occupational stress. The project will provide an international benchmark for injury risk assessment and management within the orchestral workplace, assessment of physical and mental health of professional musicians and track injury trajectories, thereby facilitating the development of effective Occupational Health and Safety policies for professional Australian orchestral musicians at risk of a prematurely shortened career due to injury.

The successful PhD candidates would focus their research within one of the following areas:

1. Epidemiological research with a focus on injury surveillance
This project involves several components including a longitudinal population cohort study that will clarify causal factors in injury. The first stage will be collating baseline measures of current physical and psychological health status. The second stage involves a longitudinal study involving regular injury surveillance monitoring (Study 1) and identifying priority risk factors that will be targeted by specifically designed intervention trials (Study 2).

2. Clinical physiotherapy research on injury prevention and management intervention trials
By analyzing the results from stage 1 and 2, intervention trials will be designed and run to identify effective injury prevention and management strategies in professional orchestral musicians and to evaluate the short and long term effects of these interventions.

3. Qualitative and clinical psychology research with a focus on music performance anxiety
Implement intervention trials aiming to target musicians who suffer high levels of music performance anxiety and investigate other psychosocial risk factors such as occupational stress. Using the results of the baseline survey, the ongoing surveillance data in the psychosocial area and existing literature, interventions with a selection of professional musicians will be developed, implemented and evaluated.

The successful applicant will have qualifications and experience in any of the following: physiotherapy, psychology, epidemiology and public health; occupational medicine or equivalent. They will ideally have experience in one or more of the following areas: survey design and implementation; injury surveillance and injury management, and will have knowledge of applied univariate and multivariate statistics to analyse complex sets of data.

Applicants must have a First Class Honours degree or equivalent, or a Masters Degree, or have extensive clinical experience in an appropriate discipline. Candidates should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent clinical skills or an excellent undergraduate record of achievement, with demonstrated competencies in working effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Also considered are publications, demonstrated research skills and relevant work experience. Applications are open to local and international students, however the scholarship does not cover any tuition fees payable by international students. Three years for full-time PhD students.

Direct queries to Dr Bronwen Ackermann, School of Medical Sciences, Room L111 Cumberland Campus C42, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe NSW 2141 (Phone: 02 9531 9472; Fax: 02 9531 9520; ).

Application Guide: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an academic transcript, and the names and contact details of two referees. A statement of the broad area of your research interest should also be included. Please send applications to Mrs Pauline Zahara, Project Manager, Discipline of Biomedical Science, School of Medical Sciences, Room L229 Cumberland Campus C42, The University of Sydney, Lidcombe NSW 2141 (Phone: 02 9036 7423; Fax: 02 9351 9520; Email: see below).
Email Address:

Closing Date: 24 August 2009

Misc : Microsoft Phd Scholarships for Students from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East

The PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and supports exceptional students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to science and computing. This programme supports PhD students in computing and those working at the intersection of computing and the sciences.

Only PhD supervisors should apply. If their project is selected, the supervisor has up to a year to find the best possible student for the project. Joint applications by two supervisors from different disciplines are especially encouraged.

On this page:
Eligibility Criteria
Application Process
Selection Process


  • Application deadline: 16 September 2009
  • Notification of results: December 2009

Eligibility Criteria

We usually consider only one application per university department or per laboratory of a national research institution.

Only applications from countries in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East will be considered. Some additional criteria apply in some of these countries.

Only applications in research areas relatively close to the ones researchers at Microsoft Research in Cambridge focus on will be considered. These areas are:

Unless otherwise specified, applications may only be submitted through theonline application tool.

Application Process

Applications are accepted in English and in electronic form only through the online application tool. After you create an application in the online application system, you can modify it at any time before the application deadline.

Applications are accepted only through a student’s institution, such as from the PhD supervisor or a departmental secretary. We do not accept applications from students directly.

  • Applications should contain the following:
    • An online Web form that includes contact details of supervisor(s) and possible reviewers.
      Ideally, one of the suggested reviewers should be from Microsoft Research. If no suitable Microsoft researcher can be identified, it may mean that the proposed research project is too far from our areas of interest.
    • A project proposal of maximum four (4) A4 pages in 10-point font, including references.
      Accepted formats: plain text or Microsoft Office Word only.
  • The research project proposal should address the following points:
    • Evidence that the research supervisor would be suitable to supervise of a PhD student for the proposed research project.
      This may include a short list of recent and relevant publications of the supervisor.
    • Evidence that the department or laboratory offers a suitable environment for research in the proposed area.
    • Basis for the research (motivations and brief state-of-the-art, including key references).
    • Hypothesis under investigation and main aims.
    • Research strategy with significant milestones if identified.
    • Methods of research (for example, main techniques, experiments, and trials).
    • Details of any collaboration with other departments/research bodies.
    • Expected outcomes (for example, software tools).

Applications must be complete and received by the announced deadline to be considered. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.

Country-Specific Application Guidelines

In Germany, some PhD scholarships are offered to some students of the
International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science and theMax Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics. For other institutions, please follow the instructions on this page.

United Kingdom
In the United Kingdom, we are able to offer co-funding with the UK Research Councils through the
Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards (DHPA). Interested applicants simply need to tick the appropriate box on the application form. The DHPA FAQ explains the benefits of this programme.

Selection Process

Applications are on a competitive basis and we anticipate a high level of demand for scholarships (the average selection rate has been around 20 percent over the last 5 years). Following receipt of such applications, each is carefully reviewed by researchers from universities and from Microsoft Research and the best proposals are selected. For reference, you may consult the evaluation form sent to reviewers.

After a ranking based on the ‘marks’ of the reviewers (when the number of reviews permit it), a shortlist of applications is drawn and are then ranked manually per research area by Microsoft Researchers using all the information provided to us by the expert reviewers as well as additional information such as the relevance of the research to our particular interests, the interest of one of our researchers to get involved in the project, and so on. The rankings from each research areas are then combined, trying to keep a good balance between each area.

Decisions are made solely at the discretion of Microsoft Research and all decisions are final.

Supervisors have up to one year (from the date of notification) to propose the best and most suitable student possible to carry out the proposed research project.

The student, who can be of any nationality, should not have started his or her PhD before September 2009.

After a student is identified, we request a CV and two strong letters of recommendation (in English and preferably not from the supervisor) from professors familiar with the student’s work and we may decide to interview the student by telephone.

The terms of the agreement between the institution of the successful applicant and Microsoft Research have been developed over the course of the last few years with input from numerous research organisations around Europe to ensure that they are appropriate and equitable.
Terms and conditions of the sponsorship


Each Microsoft scholarship consists of an annual bursary up to a maximum of three years. The amount varies in different countries and may depend on specific arrangement with public research funding agencies. The bursary continues automatically the following years, provided the Scholar meets the requirements of the institution. Payment is made to the institution. The amount of the scholarship is the maximum amount Microsoft Research pays to the institution. For more details, see our terms and conditions. In addition, every Scholar receives a laptop with a selection of software applications.

During the course of their PhD, Scholars are invited to Microsoft Research in Cambridge for an annual Summer School that includes a series of talks of academic interest and posters sessions, which provides the Scholars the opportunity to present their work to Microsoft researchers and a number of Cambridge academics.

Some of the Scholars may also be offered—at the sole discretion of Microsoft Research—an internship in one of the Microsoft Research laboratories. Internships involve working on a project alongside and as part of a team of Microsoft researchers. Scholars are paid during their internship—in addition to their scholarship bursary. Interested Scholars need to apply through the Microsoft Research internship Web site.

Privacy Statement

The information provided in the application is used for making our decision for the Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship only. We may pass this information to external academic reviewers who have agreed to help us review the applications. All information contained in the application shall be considered by Microsoft to be non-confidential. Universities should not submit information that is confidential, restricted, or sensitive in any way and Microsoft assumes no responsibility for protecting or disclosing any such information, once submitted. Microsoft is committed to protecting your privacy.
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Denmark : PhD scholarship in Globalization and Offshoring in Copenhagen Business School

The Center for Strategic Management and Globalization invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship.

Started in 2005 and currently numbering 14 faculty, The Center for Strategic Management and Globalization (SMG) at Copenhagen Business School undertakes research into the strategic behaviour of companies in an increasingly globalized world (for more info: ).

The vision of the Center is to develop within the next three years into Northern Europe’s leading research center in strategic and international management. The globalization of firms and offshoring of different activities is one of the topics that are becoming central on the Center’s research agenda, primarily in the context of strategic and international management. Thus, we take an interest in “globalization and offshoring of value chain activities” that is, the relocation and reconfiguration of the different value chain activities in order to take advantages of the location-specific advantages e.g. in emerging markets.

The Center is a partner in a major research program, “Global Operations Networks: Challenges for Danish SME's Competing through Operations, (GONE Project)” funded by the Danish Council for Strategic Research, and it is desirable that the successful applicant is willing to work within this research program. The focus of the research program is on how Danish firms have adapted to a more global world through fine-slicing (modularization) and offshoring of their activities to low-cost countries. The main research questions relate to the costs and benefits of modularization, management of interfaces among the globally dispersed activities, and implications for the competitive advantage of firms. The research program will cover multiple case-studies as well as more quantitative and statistical analysis of large-sample datasets.

Although the successful candidate shall ideally work within the Center’s key research areas and with specific emphasis on the above themes, particularly qualified candidates who do not wish to undertake research on the above themes, but instead focus on other research areas within the center (i.e., other strategic management and international business themes) may also be considered.

The candidate should be able to commence work October 1, 2009, but a later start is also possible.

Potential applicants are requested to contact Professor Torben Pedersen ( to be informed about relevant supervisors.

Application deadline: September 1, at 12:00 noon.

General information:

To be awarded the scholarship, one must be enrolled as a PhD student. To be considered for enrolment, the candidate should have a basic training in social science, preferably business economics, at the master level, and must be fluent in Danish and/or English. Enrolment in the PhD program furthermore depends on the acceptance of the application, which must include a short project description, usually prepared in co-operation with the Department. This research proposal should contain a presentation of the intended research question, including the theory and methodology expected to be used.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include a completed compulsory form, copies of master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of possible papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. master thesis).

All parts of the application must be submitted in four copies, except the selected written work, which may be submitted in only one copy. Electronic submissions are not accepted.

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours).

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the winner of the scholarship.

Please find compulsory application form, guideline, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme (link to PhD School (PhD School in Economics and Business Administration):

The application must be submitted to:

Copenhagen Business School
Center for Strategic Management and Globalization
Porcelænshaven 24, 1st fl.
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Marked “PhD – VIP-20”

Applications received by e-mail or discs will not be taken into consideration.

All interested researchers irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, or nationality are invited to apply for the position.

CBS focuses on innovation, partnership with the business community and internationalisation. As a Learning University CBS demands high quality on teaching, research and staff. CBS has around 15.000 students distributed among a wide range of degrees in social science and humanities among these a very dynamic environment for executive programmes. CBS has around 400 full-time researchers and around 500 administrative employees.

Deadline: 2009-09-01

Denmark : Vacant PhD scholarships at Copenhagen Business School

If you are among the top students in your field, and you are interested in acquiring research skills at a very high level, the three-year PhD programme at CBS may be for to you. The programme allows you to conduct research within a topic of your own choice under the supervision of CBS professors, and supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, .

CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. Two thirds of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.

CBS now invites applications for PhD scholarships. The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement.

The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23,370 (app. 3,100 euro) up to DKK 28,477 (app. 3,800 euro) depending on seniority, a monthly non-pensionable allowance (app. 165 euro) plus a pension contribution equivalent to 17,1 per cent on 85 per cent of the base salary.

Your application should include a research proposal that addresses a topic within the CBS research profile. CBS covers all of the classic fields within business economics and business languages connected with the management and operation of public and private organizations – for example, marketing, finance, accounting, organization and translation. In addition, research is carried out in a number of subjects important for the understanding of the challenges firms face in the global knowledge society. These include not only business law, informatics, innovation, international economics, inter-cultural understanding, communication and media research, but also business oriented research in such fields as philosophy, political science, design, anthropology, and history. Please consult the CBS homepage ( for further information about the research topics of CBS.

Closing date: Friday 2 October 2009 at 12.00 noon

Further information can be obtained from the CBS Office of PhD Education, e-mail Potential applicants are encouraged to identify a preferred department for their PhD studies and contact this department well in advance the closing date in order to develop a research proposal. (Please note that Danish holidays are generally taken in July).

General information:
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (according to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in Danish and/or English.

The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.

In addition to the research proposal, the application must include a completed compulsory form, copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis). Non-native Danish speakers must enclose documentation for language skills. Documentation of GRE and/or GMAT scores is strongly encouraged. The GMAT programme code is: JCZ-FT-25

All parts of the application must be submitted in four copies, except the selected written work, which may be submitted in only one copy. Electronic submissions are not accepted.

A PhD scholarship covers a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent to ½ year’s work (840 work hours).

The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

A committee of experts will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the Dean will select the winners of the scholarships.

Please find the guidelines and compulsory application form at

The application must be submitted to:

Copenhagen Business School
The Dean’s Office
Solbjerg Plads 3
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Marked “PhD – VIP-22

Applications received by e-mail or discs will not be taken into consideration.

All interested researchers irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, or nationality are invited to apply for the position.

CBS focuses on innovation, partnership with the business community and internationalisation. As a Learning University CBS demands high quality in teaching, research and staff. CBS has around 15.000 students distributed among a wide range of degrees in social science and humanities including a very dynamic environment for executive programmes. CBS has around 400 full-time researchers and around 500 administrative employees.

Deadline: 2009-10-02

Italy: Open PhD positions in Various Fields, University of Macerata

PhD course in

  • AREA 10 – Ancient History, Philology, Literature and Art History
  • AREA 11 - History, Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology
  • AREA 12- Law
  • AREA 13 - Economics and Statistics
  • AREA 14 - Political and Social Sciences

Admission requirements and applications

1. Applications for the PhD positions are invited from candidates, regardless of age, who have an Italian “laurea quadriennale” or “specialistica” or “magistrale” or equivalent degree qualification obtained abroad.

2. Candidates holding a foreign qualification, with the application form, must require the recognition of the equivalence of his/her own qualification certified by the University of Macerata, attaching to the application form the following documentation:
a) a copy of the degree certificate and its translation into Italian, authenticated by an Italian Consulate or Embassy in the country where the degree was issued
b) a transcript of all the examinations required by the degree programme, including the final marks obtained in each examination, along with its translation into Italian authenticated by an Italian Consulate or Embassy in the country where the degree was issued
c) declaration of equivalent value (Dichiarazione di valore)

3. The call for admission is reserved to students who are non-EU citizen.

4. Applications for admission to the selection process should be made using the application form attached at the end of this document. The application must be sent to the following address:

Università degli Studi di Macerata – Area Ricerca Scientifica e Alta Formazione - Ufficio Scuola di Dottorato, Piaggia della Torre, 8 - 62100 Macerata - Italy by 2 p.m. September 4th, 2009 (applications arriving after the deadline will be disregarded, even if sent before the deadline).

5. Candidates must also attach the receipt of payment of € 15 for expenses. Payment must be done in the following way: bank account no. 10250, payment to Università degli Studi di Macerata, at any branch of Banca delle Marche S.p.A. or money transfer, bank account no. 18057 at any Bank (IBAN G 06055 13401 000000018057 – SWIFT code BAMAIT 3AXXX), specifying “Contributo spese concorsuali dottorato”.

6. Each application for admission can refer only to one PhD course.

7. Applications that are not sign by the applicant, or not including personal data, or the required declarations, or the option of the PhD course to which the candidate seeks admission, or those received after the deadline will not be consider.

8. The University Administration is not responsible for the loss of communication due to inaccurate address or candidate’s change of address or for communication delay due to the post office.

Admissions Commission
1. The Admissions Commission is appointed by the Rector with a decree. The Admissions Commission will consist of three Macerata University teaching staff plus a substitute.

2. At the end of the comparative evaluation the Commission compiles one final overall classification, on the basis of the score obtained by the candidates. The candidates will be informed of the results by registered mail. The final classification will be published on the web site of the School at the address > “Bandi di concorso e graduatorie” section.

Comparative evaluation
1. The admission procedure consists of the comparative evaluation of the educational qualifications submitted by the candidates in order to assess the candidate’s research skills. For this reason the candidates must submit:
• a research project
• curriculum vitae and list of publications (if any);
• a statement of knowledge of the Italian language;
• 2 letters of introduction from teaching staff of the student’s home University;
• copy of ID card or passport.

2. The Admission Committee can assign up to a maximum of 60 points to each candidate, divided as follows: 30 for the research project, 20 for the curriculum vitae, publications and letters of introduction and 10 for the Italian language skills. Only candidates with a minimum score of 40/60 are eligible to be included in the overall final list of recipients of the scholarships.

3. At the end of the comparative evaluation, the Admission Commission draws up an official report which includes the final overall list of the applicants.

4. The available scholarships will be awarded to the 5 top candidates in the list, having the qualification required.

5. This official report will be forwarded to the Rector by the President of the Commission.

Admission and registration for the PhD courses
1. Successful candidates must submit the following documentation, before the communicated deadline, to Area Ricerca Scientifica e Alta Formazione – Scuola di Dottorato, Piaggia della Torre, 8 - 62100 Macerata – ITALY:
a) enrolment form which can be download from the web site >
“Modulistica” section > “Area dottorandi” section > Domanda di immatricolazione, with
revenue stamp (for the value of € 14.62);
b) the receipt of payment of €100.00 which covers the regional tax for the study right and of the obligatory civil insurance;
c) a passport –size photo;
d) a copy of the identity document signed by the owner.

2. Candidate who is offered a scholarship must declare, in the enrolment form, the following:
a) not to be already registered on other study courses and not to register on other one during the PhD programme;
b) that he/she is not permanently employed and he/she will seek authorization from the Teacher Committee before starting any occasional or short-term employment;
c) that he/she has never been awarded another PhD scholarship before, not even for a single year;
d) that they don’t have other scholarship except for those granted by national or foreign institutions to integrate learning and research activities during a visit abroad;
e) that he/she will not have a gross personal year income above € 15,000 in the calendar year in which he/she benefits from the scholarship.

1. The five top successful candidates will be awarded one annual scholarship of the amount of € 13,638.47 subject to tax deduction, according to the Italian Law.

2. Candidates who already obtained a scholarship for the PhD course, not even for a single year, cannot receive another one.

3. The winner of the scholarship loses the right if he/she does not express the acceptance within the term communicated from the Administration, in which case the scholarship will be offered to the next eligible candidate.

4.The annual scholarship can be confirmed only after passing first year evaluation exams organised by the Teachers Committee.

5. The differed payment of the scholarship will be made in bimonthlyinstalments starting from the beginning of the course activity, subject to a statement of regular attendance issued by Course Coordinator.

6. The amount of the scholarship can be increased if candidates choose to spend some time studying in a foreign country.

7. Candidates cannot receive other scholarships except for those granted by national or foreign institutions to integrate learning and research activities abroad.The scholarship is also incompatible with a gross personal income exceeding the amount of €15,000 a year.

8. Scholarship holders are exempted from paying the standard university tuition fees. They must, however, pay the contribution which covers the regional tax for the study right (€ 90)
and of the obligatory civil insurance (€ 10), which amounts of € 100 for each year of thecourse, to be paid on enrolment.

9. Benefitting from the scholarship there’s not represent a form of employment with University of Macerata.

Official Call

Italy: Open PhD positions in Various Fields, University of Verona


It is open at the Università degli Studi di Verona the public competition, for qualifications and/or exams, for the admission to the Graduate Schools and Doctoral Programs, Year 2010.




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DOCTORAL PROGRAMS – YEAR 2010 - 9 Scholarships

For each Graduate School and each Doctoral Program information regarding the study program, the number of places and scholarships available, the criteria for the evaluation of qualifications (if provided), the dates for admission exam sessions, the possibility of an oral exam in a foreign language for a candidate who requests it in his/her application and any other information relative to the selection process are detailed in Attachment no.
1, published in the University’s Official
Register (Albo Ufficiale dell’Ateneo) and on the Internet site – National and International Doctoral Programs – The Research Doctorate at Verona University ).

The Graduate Schools and Doctoral Programs held during the year 2010 will have their administrative base in the University of Verona.
The Graduate Schools and Doctoral Programs will start on the 1st of January 2010 (the academic year will coincide with the calendar year) on the condition that, after the recruitment period, there are a minimum of three people enrolled for each Doctoral Program and School.


In order to be able to apply for the call for admissions to Graduate Schools and/or Doctoral Programs, any applicant (regardless of age or nationality) must be in possession of either a “Laurea” Degree (“Vecchio Ordinamento”) or a Master Degree (“Laurea Specialistica”) released by an Italian university, or of an equivalent academic qualification from a foreign university that grants access to a PhD course.

Applicants who will qualify for a degree within and not after the beginning date of Doctoral Programs (1st January 2010) will also be able to apply. In this case participation in the Call will be defined “subject to confirmation” and candidates will be required to submit to Area Ricerca – U.O. Dottorati di Ricerca Nazionali ed Internazionali within and not after the 31st December 2009 the degree certificate or self-certification of said degree (in accordance with DPR n. 445 dated 28th December 2000 for EU citizens). Applications missing this documentation will not be considered.

Candidates are admitted to participate in the call subject to confirmation. Exclusion from the procedure, in case the aforementioned prerequisites are missing, may be imposed at any time as a motivated sanction, even after examination sessions. Applications submitted or received after the closing date or without the exact title of the Graduate School/Program to which the person wishes
to apply will be rejected.


Applications, addressed to Rettore dell'Università degli Studi di Verona, Via dell’Artigliere 8 –37129 Verona – Italy, consisting in Attachment n. 2 duly filled in, together with any qualification as required by the procedures, must be submitted to the University of Verona by the deadline set for September, 21th 2009, by means of:

Hand delivery

(specifying on the envelope “APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION PROCESS TO BE ADMITTED TO DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ……. IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ……..) at the University of Verona Post Office – Via dell’Artigliere n. 8, Verona, in the following hours:
from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 13.00;

Postal delivery

addressed to Al Rettore dell'Università degli Studi di Verona, Via
dell’Artigliere 8 – 37129 Verona – Italia specifying on the envelope “APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION PROCESS TO BE ADMITTED TO DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ……. IN THE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ……..)

ATTENTION: The postmark date does not constitute proof of dispatch.
Applications must be received within the deadline, with no exceptions. Any applications received after the deadline will be rejected.

Candidates residing abroad can advance the application documents by e-mail to the following address: The original papers required for the application must be submitted by post anyway.

The amount granted for a scholarship is € 13.638,47 per year (gross) and will be increased in situations stipulated by law. The scholarship is exempt from IRE (personal income tax).

The scholarship will be granted for the entire duration of the PhD course (three years) and the instalments will be paid monthly in arrears on the 15th day of each month. To the students enrolled in the first year of the PhD program, the january and february instalments will not be paid earlier than March 15th except for foreign candidates, who will receive the first instalment not earlier than February 15th only if they submit all the necessary documentation within the deadline set for
December 20th, 2009.

Official Notice

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