Graduate Research Assistantship in Fisheries (MS or PhD)

Graduate Research Assistantship in Fisheries (MS or PhD)
Location: Princess Anne, MD USA
Company: University of Maryland Eastern Shore
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Salary: $18,000
Closing Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009
Date Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009
Must be qualified for admission to the University of Maryland MEES Graduate
•Background in fisheries, marine science, invertebrate zoology, age and
growth studies, statistics
Biology and Conservation of New England Whelks
•A graduate research assistant is needed to conduct a field and lab study on
age, growth, and reproduction of whelks (Busycotypus sp) in Massachusetts
•The New England whelk (or conch) fishery has expanded rapidly from
bycatch-only to a directed fishery as lobster fishing has declined.
•Whelks are slow growing , late maturing, animals with low fecundity, and
may be protrandrous hermaphrodites, making them extremely susceptible to
•Virtually nothing is known about growth, age, or sexual maturity of whelks
in New England, so current management is based solely on size, season, and
effort restrictions.
•The requirement for bait creates heavy fishing pressure on horseshoe crab
populations, which are already fully exploited in New England.
•Working with fishermen and managers, we will determine growth rates, age
distributions, and size/age of sexual maturity in order to improve the
conservation of Massachusetts whelks in a sustainable manner.
Contact Name: Dr. Bradley Stevens
Contact Phone: Not Entered
Contact Email:
Other Contact Information: Contact: Dr. Bradley Stevens
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center
Princess Anne, MD 21853

PhD Research Studentship, Computational Modeling of Fracturing Process, Portugal

Description : We are looking for Masters or Bachelor Students to fill in a PhD research studentship in our research centre at IDMEC PORTO – Institute of Mechanical Engineering.
The scholarship is available for a period of six months with possibility of renewal. The PhD studentship will pay a bursary of 980€ per month.
Desirable Criteria: Degree in appropriate Engineering subject (Mechanical, Civil …)
Masters in appropriate Engineering subject (Mechanical, Civil …)
Good knowledge of Finite Elements
Good programming skills
Objectives and Work Programme: The main objective of this project is to develop analytical and numerical models for the finite element simulation of fracture initiation and propagation processes. These phenomena can be found in projectile impact, rock blasting, machining operations, etc. The main tasks to be undertaken are:
– Formulation of constitutive models that include a large number of complex interacting physical phenomena (extremely large plastic strains in the presence of internal degradation, high strain rates, thermal effects, …) and their implementation within a finite element environment;
– Development and implementation of numerical procedures to allow the propagation of cracks through finite element meshes when coupled with adaptive remeshing;
– Validation and appraisal of the developed models in practical problems.
Scientific Supervision: Dr. Francisco M. Andrade Pires
Homepage :
Category :
Contact address : Please forthwith send your CV and a motivation letter to the following address or informally contact Dr. Francisco Pires, email:
Dr. Francisco M. Andrade Pires
Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias,
s/n 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships, Canada

Dalhousie University
Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie University invites applications for the following  postdoctoral fellowship program.
Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships
Description: Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually at Dalhousie University to recently graduated scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline. Awards are tenable for two years and include travel costs, a research grant, and a conference travel allowance.
Eligibility: The date of the applicant’s Ph.D. must be January, 2008 or later. For further criteria and information, please see
Application deadline: December 15, 2009.
Candidates in Mathematics or Statistics: Please send your application to
Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o Dr. Richard Nowakowski, Chair
Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada, B3H 4H6

Scholarship for Technical Training in JAPAN, The Hindu-Hitachi Scholarships

In association with Hitachi Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, THE HINDU invites applications for Scholarship for technical training in JAPAN. The number of Scholarships will be three. The terms and conditions are as follows:

Hindu Hitachi Scholarship 2010

[Netherlands] HSP Huygens Scholarship Programme 2010-2011

One of the important documents you need to sent with your HSP Huygens application is an official HSP Huygens nomination letter, written by Leiden University. The faculty of your study program should, based on the HSP Huygens requirements, agree with your candidacy for a HSP Huygens Scholarship. If they don’t, Leiden University will not provide you with a HSP Huygens nomination letter. This means that you cannot apply for a HSP Huygens scholarship.
For whom?

  • Excellent students from all nationalities in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies
  • Excellent students from all nationalities who are studying towards a master’s degree.
  • PhD applications can only be accepted from excellent students with the Croatian or Turkish nationality
  • Starting date-September 2010 or February 2011
  • Period-minimum 6 months, maximum 24 months

Students who have already submitted their online application and students who are already enrolled can request a HSP Huygens nomination letter by sending an email to Please mention your Student ID number (See your online application) in the e-mail. We will then adjust the scholarship page in the online application.
Deadline 1 December 2009
More information
Nuffic website
Or sent us an e-mail
more info click here

[Belgium] VLIR-UOS Scholarships 2010-2012

This website provides an overview of the VLIR-UOS funded International Training Programmes and the International Master Programmes.
VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries so that they can follow a master’s or training programme in Belgium. These scholarships cover all related expenses. Every year, VLIR-UOS awards up to 180 scholarships to first-year master’s students and 70 scholarships to training participants.
All programmes are specifically designed for people in positions of responsibility in civil society (e.g. universities, schools, NGOs, local communities, governments).
The target group for master’s programmes comprises students from developing countries, although those from other countries are also welcome. Training programmes are tailored to people from developing countries with a certain degree of professional experience.
Although these programmes are primarily oriented towards students and professionals from developing countries, they are also open to other people. This website includes all the information you need to apply for a place on a given programme as a self-supporting student or a scholar. It also includes information on course content and application requirements.

VLIR-UOS sincerely hopes that the exchange during your study in Flanders results in partnerships and improved understanding across frontiers, and that the knowledge you acquire will be invested and disseminated in the framework of long-term initiatives in your country of origin.
Application and selection procedure
Applicants applying both for academic admission and for a VLIR-UOS scholarship need to consider both the admission requirements and the scholarship criteria.
Applicants applying for academic admission but not for a scholarship, simply need to consider the admission requirements from the host university where the programme is organised.
The host university is in charge of the academic admission of applications. Study results will be taken into consideration during the selection but relevant professional experience and prospects for applying the acquired insights after return to the country are the most important academic selection criteria. The academic admission requirements are specific for every programme. Consult the requirements from the programme you choose at the list of programmes.
The scholarship selection is carried out by a joint selection commission of VLIR-UOS and the host university. The host university – not the applicant! – forwards the applications for a scholarship to the VLIR-UOS secretariat after the academic admission. The VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria are taken into consideration. These criteria consist of, on the one hand, qualification criteria which need to be fulfilled in any case by all scholarship applicants and, on the other hand, of selection criteria that are evaluated by the selection committee. The VLIR-UOS scholarship criteria can be found in a download at the bottom of this page.
All applicants will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application. Applicants, who are accepted both academically and for the scholarship, will be contacted by e-mail by VLIR-UOS and the host university at the latest on 15 May 2010. Applicants who are not selected academically will be informed by the host university.
Scholarship application deadlines:

  • Master’s programme: 1 February 2010
  • Training programme: 1 February 2010 except the training about the Great Lakes (30 November 2009)
This is how you apply
  • Choose ONE training programme or ONE master programme you wish to apply for ( Notice that YOU CAN APPLY FOR ONLY ONE PROGRAMME FOR THE COMING ACADEMIC YEAR, so choose carefully! You cannot increase your chances by trying to apply for more than one programme, as the system will not allow you to apply for more than one programme. Should you try to apply for more than one programme, your data will appear more than once in our central database and all your applications will be inadmissible;
  • Fill in your data in the tool (prescreening form) provided on this website, at the bottom of the page that gives more information about the programme you choose to apply for from the list of programmes of international training or master’s programmes
  • Upon completion of the input of your data, you will automatically receive an e-mail with a link to the correct application form from the host university that is organising the programme you choose
  • Applications should no longer be sent to the VLIR-UOS Scholarship Office. They should be sent directly to the host university where the programme is organised. Applications sent to VLIR-UOS will not be considered;
  • The application form, together with all required documents (instructions can be found on the application form from the host university), should reach the admission office from the host university where the chosen programme is organised before the application deadline;
  • Applications that are incomplete, illegible or that reach the admission office from the host university after the deadline will be automatically rejected.
Country list
Only residents and nationals of the following countries are eligible for a VLIR-UOS scholarship:


Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Palestinian Administered Areas, Philippines, Vietnam
Latin America
Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname

VLIR-UOS,Bolwerksquare 1a,

1050 Brussel
Tel +32 (0)2 289 05 50,
Fax +32 (0)2 514 72 77,
Here is the link to the site for more information and application process:

[USA] Kaplan Leadership Program

Enrollment in an accredited associate’s degree program in the NYC area
Completion of 12 – 30 non-remedial college credits by the application deadline (January 14, 2010)
U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Current recipient of federal and/or state financial aid
Minimum GPA of *3.25 on a 4.0 scale
*If your GPA is below 3.25, please submit a brief statement (200 word maximum) that explains why your current GPA may not reflect your academic potential.
Member of a underserved or underrepresented population
Desire to transfer to a bachelor’s program immediately upon completion of an associate’s degree
If your GPA is below 3.25, but believe you are a good candidate for the program, please submit a brief statement (maximum of 200 words) explaining why your GPA may not be reflective of your academic potential.
Deadline: 01/14/2010
Amount: Up to $3,000 per yr. (Associate’s Degree); Up to $30,000 per yr. (Bachelor’s Degree)

How to apply:

Get the application here.
Please visit: Kaplan Educational Foundation – Community College Transfer Scholarship
or the Scholarship Office for applications and/or additional information. Return completed applications to the Scholarship Office in Room # S-343.

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