Undergraduate Scholarships 2010/11-NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program-USA

The NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program offers The Undergraduate Scholarships for the 2010/11 session in USA

Work conducted at NASA’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD) is directed toward enhancing the state of aeronautics for the nation, transforming the nation’s air transportation system, and developing the knowledge, tools, and technologies to support future air and space vehicles. The ARMD focus is on cutting-edge, fundamental research in traditional aeronautical disciplines, as well as emerging fields with promising application to aeronautics. ARMD is undertaking a new scholarship program focused on aeronautical research and related degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. ARMD is investing in long-term research in areas appropriate to NASA’s unique capabilities, and meeting our charter of addressing national needs and benefiting the public good. We are advancing the science of aeronautics as a national resource, as well as advancing the concepts, applications and technologies that can be drawn upon by civilian and military communities, and our sister government agencies.


Undergraduate Students

Scholarship Details:
$15,000 awarded for each school year, to be used for educational related expenses
$10,000 Summer internship at a NASA Research Center
2 years of support.

Application Procedure:
All applications must be submitted by the applicant by clicking the “Submit Application” button on the sidebar by January 11, 2010 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The button will be inactive until you have entered and saved data for all required sections of the application, at which point the button will become active. When you click “Submit Application,” a dialog box will pop up asking if you are sure, and you will select “Yes” or “No” depending on whether you are ready to submit the application or not. Once you click “Yes,” your application will be electronically submitted.
Once you have submitted your application, you will still be able to login and check the status of transcripts, GREs, and references. Additionally, you will be able to add or edit reference information as well as change your contact information. If you have any questions, please contact the ASEE NASA Aeronautics Scholarship Program Office at (202) 351-3546 or via email at .
For application form please visit

Application deadline:

January 11, 2010.


Developing Global Scientists/Engineers/Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects 2010-The National Science Foundation-USA

The National Science Foundation offers The Developing Global Scientists/Engineers/Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects for the year 2010 in USA

The United States needs to educate a globally-engaged science and engineering workforce capable of performing in an international research environment in order to remain at the forefront of world science and technology. To support this aim, the Developing Global Scientists and Engineers program provides highest quality international research experiences for U.S. students. Whereas the International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) component of the program supports groups of U.S. undergraduate or graduate students conducting research abroad in collaboration with foreign investigators, the Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Projects (DDEP) component supports the dissertation research abroad of one doctoral student in collaboration with a foreign investigator.


This program provides educational opportunities for Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students

Application Procedure:

Proposers must prepare and submit proposals to the National Science Foundation (NSF) using the NSF FastLane system at

Application Deadline:

February 15, 2010


PhD position Neogeography: the challenge of channeling large and ill-behaved data streams

The University of Twente is an entrepreneurial research university, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. Organized over five faculties, the UT offers 20 educational programs ranging from applied physics, public and business administration, communication studies and diverse programs in engineering

The Computer Science department of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is one of the largest academic institutions in computer science in the Netherlands. It provides courses in Technical Computer Science, Business Information Technology and Telematics. In addition, the department contributes to computer science education within other academic programs. The research of the department, spearheaded by telematics and information technology, is part of the multidisciplinary research institute Centre for Telematics and Information Technology (CTIT). The department has about 270 permanent staff members and 1200 students. In the Chair of Databases we have an open position for a PhD student Neogeography: the challenge of channeling large and ill-behaved data streams

Project description

In this project, we develop XML-based data technology to support the channeling of large and ill-behaved neogeographic data streams. In neogeography, geographic information is derived from end-users, not from official bodies like mapping agencies, cadasters or other official, (para-)governmental organizations. The motivation is that multiple (neo)geographic information sources on the same phenomenon can be mutually enriching.

Content provision and feedback from large communities of end-users has great potential for sustaining a high level of data quality. The technology is meant to reach a substantial user community in the less-developed world through content provision and delivery via cell phone networks. Exploiting such neogeographic data requires a.o. the extraction of the where and when from textual descriptions. This comes with intrinsic uncertainty in space, time, but also thematically in terms of entity identification: which is the restaurant, bus stop, farm, market, forest mentioned in this information source? The rise of sensor networks adds to the mix a badly needed verification mechanism for the real-time neogeographic data.

We strive for a proper mix of carefully integrated techniques in geoinformation handling, approaches to spatiotemporal imprecision and incompleteness, as well as data augmentation through sensors in a generic framework with which purpose-oriented end-user communities can be served appropriately.

This PhD position focuses on spatiotemporal data technology in XML databases and theory and support technology for storage, manipulation and reasoning with spatiotemporal and thematic uncertainty. The work is to be validated through testbed use cases, such as the H20 project with (water consumers in Zanzibar), AGCommons project with the Gates Foundation (smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa), and other projects with large user communities.

What we ask

We are looking for a candidate with a MSc. degree in computer science, databases, geoinformatics, software engineering, mathematics (with a computer science specialization) , or an equivalent degree. The work involves both theory (logic and statistics) and practice (implementation of the technology and experimental evaluation). The candidate must provide good communication skills, in writing as well as oral. Your main task will be to do research, but you will be given opportunities to acquire some teaching experience. The selected candidate will be embedded in a joint research project with ITC, Enschede, and will closely collaborate with a PhD
candidate from that institute.

What we offer

We offer a full-time PhD position in a dynamic and international environment. The duration of the contracts is four years. The gross salary will range from € 2.042,00 in the first year to € 2.612,00 per month in the fourth year.

Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development. In addition, we offer a holiday allowance (amounts to 8%) and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% (which is approximately an extra month of salary) and a number of additional benefits. The labor agreements are in accordance with the CAO-NU for Dutch universities.

Information and application

Information can be obtained from Maurice van Keulen, email:

If you can meet the above mentioned requirements, you are invited to send your application letter together with:

§ curriculum vitae

§ a list of publications

§ a list of courses you have followed (with grades)

§ the names and addresses of two referees

before October 10, 2009 by email or on paper to our secretary, email:
db_secr@ewi. , Faculty of EEMCS, University of Twente, Zilverling
3047, P.O. Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, The Netherlands, phone: +31 53 489 3690.

Please refer to the vacancy number 09/189

Eiffel Excellence Scholarship 2010-2011

Appel à candidatures bourses d'excellence Eiffel 2009-2010

Madame, Monsieur,

Nous avons le plaisir de vous informer du lancement de l'appel à candidatures du programme de bourses d'excellence Eiffel, du ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, pour l'année universitaire 2010/2011.

Nous attirons cependant votre attention sur la décision du ministère de regrouper dans un appel d'offre unique les deux programmes Eiffel et Eiffel Doctorat dans un souci de meilleure lisibilité.

Toutes les informations
relatives à cet appel unique à candidatures sont en ligne à compter de ce jour
sur le site Internet d'Égide, à l'adresse suivante : http://www.egide.

Vous y trouverez :

la présentation du
programme Eiffel
les dossiers de
candidature à télécharger (niveau MASTER et niveau DOCTORAT)

Nous vous recommandons de lire attentivement toutes ces informations et vous remercions de votre intérêt pour le programme de bourses d'excellence Eiffel.

Égide - Programme
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris
Mél. : eiffel@egide.

135 PhD Fellowships at Hong Kong

Established in 2009 by the Hong Kong Research Grants Council (RGC), the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme aims to attract the outstanding students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programmes in Hong Kong's institutions.

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for a maximum period of three years.

135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded for the 2010/11 academic year1.

The application deadline of the Scheme is 1 December 2009 (23:59 hrs, Hong Kong time).

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