France : The ESSEC Business School PhD Program 2010 Financial Aid in Accounting and Auditing

ESSEC is one of the leading European Business Schools. It has campuses in Paris and Singapore, offering mostly graduate level training in business administration (MBA, Exec MBA, specialized masters, PhD). It became the first AASCB accredited business school outside the United States and Canada in 1997. It is also accredited by EQUIS. ESSEC has developed a strategic alliance with Université Panthéon-Assas, the University of Mannheim in Germany, Keio Business School and many academic partnerships with leading institutions worldwide (Kellogg, Chicago, Berkeley, Tuck, Instituto de Empresa, IIM Ahmedabad, Tsinghua, etc.). The MBA program was ranked number seven in the 2007 Wall Street Journal world ranking. In addition to its regular research activities, our department hosts a company sponsored chair, the KPMG Chair in Financial Reporting.
Students can specialize in one of the following subfields:
  1. Empirical financial accounting
  2. International financial reporting
  3. Auditing
  4. Financial statement analysis
  5. Organizational and social aspects of accounting
The ESSEC PhD program in accounting and auditing is devoted to training doctoral candidates to conduct research at the highest level on questions dealing with the role of accounting information in an ever changing economic environment. The PhD program in accounting and auditing is broadly based and offers interdisciplinary training in order to apply basic knowledge from the various fields of business studies to address a variety of accounting and auditing issues.
Ph.D. students may be eligible for financial aid according to need and merit:
a. Tuition fees waiver;
b. Tuition fees waiver plus a living allowance (currently 15,000 euros for a full year of study).
These financial aids are available during the four years of study.They are conditional upon students` progress and performance, which are reviewed annually.
  1. External aid (e.g. French Government scholarships for foreigners, foreign government scholarships, CIFRE agreements).
  2. Bank loans.
To find out more, please visit our web pages at: or CONTACT:
Ph.D. Program
Avenue Bernard Hirsch – BP 50105
95021 Cergy Pontoise Cedex
Tel:+ 33 (0)1 34 43 30 85 / 32 50
Fax:+ 33 (0)1 34 43 30 01
Candidates wishing to be considered for our PhD program in Accounting and Auditing are strongly encouraged to apply or enquire before 15th February 2010 (1st round) or at the latest 15th May (2nd round).
Professor Chrystelle Richard, Accounting & Auditing PhD

UK : PhD studentships Imperial College London - Imperial College Business School

Studentships: up to £18,000 pa plus payment of fees
Deadline: Friday 19th February
Start date: October 2010
Imperial College Business School has a global reputation for academic excellence and provides the opportunity to learn from world-class faculty and cutting edge research. The recent RAE 2008 assessment places the Business School joint first for the percentage of activity assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.
PhD studentships are offered by Imperial College Business School to students with an excellent Masters degree who wish to advance their academic or professional career.
We have a number of awards offered by the EPSRC and ESRC in the following areas:
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship
We also have a number of Imperial College Business School Awardsavailable in the form of fee remission, part funding or a grant towards living expenses. Study can be in any of our areas of expertise and the awards are open to UK/EU/International students.
For detailed information on each studentship, please
For any queries, please email or call + 44 (0)207 594 9608

UK : PhD project in Space and Solar Plasma Physics

Queen Mary, University of London

Applications are invited for a SEPnet funded (South-East Physics network, PhD Studentship within the Astronomy Unit, School of Mathematical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
The project is related to exciting, major unsolved problems of solar physics such as coronal heating and solar flare dynamics. Type III radio bursts are believed to come from solar flare electrons that travel upwards, away from the Sun, on open magnetic field lines. The proposed work aims to fill the gap in understanding how the upwards moving electrons are accelerated and produce the observed radio emission. This will be achieved through kinetic-scale modelling of the phenomenon and numerical simulation results will be compared with radio and other wavelength observations. The project benefits from access to large-scale parallel 1000 core processor cluster via UKMHD consortium, while the radio data will be available via participation of QMUL in LOFAR-UK and SEPnet Astro consortia ( The LOw Frequency ARray, LOFAR (, is a next-generation software-driven telescope currently under construction in the Netherlands and UK.
Dr David Tsiklauri, Senior Lecturer at Astronomy Unit, QMUL will be the PhD project supervisor, while Dr Aris Karastergiou, Astrophysics, Oxford University, will act in a co-supervisory capacity.
Applicants should have a good Honours degree in Physics or Applied Mathematics (at least 2:1 or equivalent) or a lower second class plus a Master's (MPhys) qualification. Programming experience in any high level language is highly desirable.
Candidates will receive full fees and tax free stipend of circa £13,000 per annum for three years.
Candidates should send their CV and names (with contact details) of two referees by Email to:
The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than 15 January 2010.
Starting date will be soon after the deadline and is negotiable.
For further information, please visit URL links below:
Dr David Tsiklauri's webpage
Astronomy Unit
Queen Mary University of London
Funding Notes:
In addition to UK and EU students, non-UK or non-EU ones (worldwide) are also eligible to receive tuition fee waiver and a full stipend

Singapore : The NTU Apec Scholarship for Full-Time MBA Programme

This scholarship is open to nationals of the following APEC member economies to pursue a full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme at NTU:
Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Russia, Chinese Taipei, Thailand, United States, Vietnam.
Eligibility criteria
  • Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply
  • A good bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of management or professional experience
  • Proficiency in the English Language
  • An acceptable score in the Graduate Management Admission Test [GMAT]
  • You should not be on paid employment or accept paid employment or concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship, bursary or top-up allowance during the prescribed period of the award
There is no bond attached to the scholarship. No deferment of scholarship awarded will be allowed. Awards that are not taken up will be given to other qualified candidates.
  • Each scholarship is tenable for 4 trimesters (≈ 16 months) only
  • Each scholarship shall cover the following:

    • Monthly stipend of S$1,400.00
    • Book allowance of S$500.00
    • Tuition fee, health insurance, examination fee and other approved fees, allowances and expenses
    • Cost of one overseas Business Study Mission (for MBA candidates only) undertaken within the tenable period of the scholarship
    • Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on award of the scholarship
    • Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on successful completion of the Masters degree within the tenable period of the scholarship

Application procedure
Open in November and close in December each year. Application for the APEC scholarship is to be submitted online via Applicants are advised to print and keep a copy of their online application for reference.
After submitting the online application, applicants should check that theTranscript Request Form is printed and sent to the appropriate authority of the University or institution attended for a transcript to be issued directly to this University. Specific instruction are given in the form.
Supporting documents need to be sent to MBA office by post. Applications without application fee or supporting documents will not be processed.
Please print “APEC SCHOLARSHIP” on the top left hand corner of the envelope.
Upon receipt of your application form and application fee, an acknowledgement will be issued to you. The acknowledgement also serves as the receipt of payment of the application fee.
Candidates who do not fulfill the eligibility requirements, whose applications are incomplete or are received after the closing date will not be considered.
For further details please open the following page:

Singapore : Nanyang Fellows Programme, Nanyang Business School

The Nanyang Fellows Programme was launched in 1998 by Dr Tony Tan. Since then courses are conducted annually with an optimum cohort of around 20-30 students. The small size enhances learning and interaction on a personal level.
In this 12-month full-time programme, the Nanyang Fellow will spend ten and a half months at the Nanyang Business School in Singapore, three weeks at MIT’s Sloan School of Management in Boston and two weeks in Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. The programme also includes a compulsory Business Study Mission (BSM) in a carefully selected country around the world. The programme also includes a Leadership Seminar Series where you will gain privileged insights from the experiences of top business and government leaders through closed-door dialogues.
Why should I pursue this programme?
The Nanyang Fellows Programme is a highly prestigious and first-rate MBA programme. The programme will be suited for you if you have strong talent and leadership potential that makes you stand out in your organization.
The design of this programme is unique and distinctive as follows:
  • An elite MBA programme that draws from the 3 top business schools in the world (NBS, MIT Sloan & Wharton)
  • Cutting-edged residential programmes: Sustainability in MIT Sloan; Leadership & Finance in Wharton.
  • Learn and immerse in the US business environment and culture
  • Experience and study the business environment and culture of a 3rd country (BSM)
  • Gain privileged insights and wisdom from top Asian and international CEOs and leaders (Leadership Seminar Series)
  • Build lasting friendships with other bright and dynamic leaders like yourself, including those from emerging economies
  • Unleash and extend your leadership potential
Who should attend?
The Nanyang Fellows Programme is crafted specially for those preparing for the pinnacle of leadership in their organisations.
Here is the typical Nanyang Fellow profile:
  • Capable and highly-talented mid-career executive (mostly in their mid-30s or early 40s)
  • Has at least 8 years of management or senior professional experience
  • Personally endorsed by their CEO (or equivalent)
  • Fully or partially sponsored by their organizations
  • From ASEAN, Asia or other parts of the world
As Singapore’s elite MBA, the Nanyang Fellows Programme admission requirements are rigorous. You are required to meet all of the following criteria:
  • A good bachelor’s degree
  • At least 8 years of management or senior professional experience
  • Demonstrated fluency in English and a good score in TOEFL or IELTS (for international applicants who’s medium of instruction is not in English at tertiary level)
  • Recommendation from your organisation’s CEO or equivalent
We may invite you for an interview, at our discretion, after you have submitted your application. This interview is to help us better appreciate you to ensure that the programme is appropriate for you.
The interview may be conducted over the phone or on campus.
The Nanyang Fellows Programme attracts only the top talent from the East. As such, we are highly selective in handpicking individuals to be part of this programme. While we look for leadership potential, strong academic capability and good personal qualities (ethics, integrity and social responsibility), we also try to ensure a good diversity of backgrounds to add to the richness of this programme.
Leadership Potential
The Nanyang Fellows Programme is for future leaders, and we want to ensure that all participants have proven leadership potential. We will carefully assess your leadership potential through your application essay, referees’ testimonials and interview outcome.
Strong Academic Capability
We look for candidates who have strong proven academic performance, as the intellectual demands of this programme are rigorous and require excellent analytical abilities and good communication skills. Apart from good academic record, we will also consider your GMAT (if any) and TOEFL scores to evaluate your academic abilities.
Character and Personal Qualities
As a future leader, we expect from you the highest levels of personal integrity and character. As you will be learning and working closely with other Fellows, we expect qualities of mutual respect and civil decorum, and the genuine desire to share and contribute towards community fellowship and cooperation, fostering camaraderie and furthering friendship and goodwill amongst all.
Application Procedure
To apply for the Nanyang Fellows Programme, you will need to complete theonline application form.
While the full application can be submitted online, supporting documents can be couriered, faxed or mailed.
Please note the following policies as you prepare for your application:
  • Your application must be written by you, without assistance from any other person.
  • All your submissions must be in English. For non-English documents, an official English translation must be provided at your expense.
  • You may submit only one application per academic year.
  • Once your application is submitted, additional materials or changes will not be considered.
  • All your submissions will be treated in confidence.
  • All your submissions become the property of Nanyang Business School, and will not be returned to you.
  • You are responsible for ensuring that all the information provided is authentic and accurate.
  • You are responsible to ensure your application is complete.
  • We may require you to provide additional proof of the information submitted at your own expense. This may include a telephone or face-to-face interview. If you are unable to provide satisfactory proof, we reserve the right to reject your application.
Application Form
Fill in the Online Application Form.
What to expect
In the online form, you will be asked to provide some information, including:
  • Education, academic qualifications and awards
  • Employment history, including your professional and managerial experience
  • Professional qualifications, memberships and awards
  • Details of your international experience
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (for international applicants) and GMAT score (if any)
  • Contact information of 2 referees
  • 4 short essays on your goals, accomplishments, etc.
You will also be asked to submit the following documents by postal mail:
  • Résumé
  • Degree scroll (and notary translated copy if it is not in English)
  • Academic transcripts (and notary translated copy if it is not in English)
  • GMAT report (if any)
  • TOEFL or IELTS report (for international applicants)
  • Company endorsement letter and/or evidence of financial support
  • NRIC (Singaporeans) or valid passport (international applicants)
  • Passport-size photograph
You may also send us the above documents (and the 2 referee reports) by mail to the following address:
The Director
The Nanyang Fellows Programme
Nanyang Business School
Block S3, B2A-39
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798
After submitting the online form, you will be given an application number when you finish. You may use this number when you contact us regarding your application.
What to expect next
Due to the huge amount of application received, we will contact you within 2 week of your submission if you are short-listed.
Fees & Period of Study
The tuition fee for the programme is S$68,000/- (Sixty-Eight Thousand Singapore Dollars) and covers the academic year from July of the current year to June of the following year(see the academic calendar).
The tuition fee covers the tuition at NBS-NTU, MIT Sloan and Wharton; one Overseas Business Studies Mission (airfare, transportation, accommodation and limited meals), computer fees and examination fees. The fee is payable in one lump sum upon successful registration.
The fee does not include the cost of airfare (country of origin to Singapore; Singapore to homeland; Singapore to USA), transportation and accommodation in Singapore and USA.
An enrolment fee of S$1000/- (One Thousand Singapore Dollars) is payable upon acceptance of the offer of admission. The enrolment fee is non-refundable but is deductible against the tuition fee upon successful registration.
Scholarships & Financial Aid
We offer attractive scholarships on a competitive basis to outstanding international candidates of exceptional ability and sterling track record. The scholarship provides each scholar with full or partial tuition fee waiver.
Financial aid is awarded to successful scholarship applicants in financial need, with a modest monthly stipend, air passage(s) and/or overseas accommodation. The specific value and coverage may vary.
There is no bond or obligation for the scholar to be employed by NTU or in Singapore. You may apply for a scholarship and financial aid concurrently with your application.
Application for scholarship for the intake of 2010/2011 will cease on 31 January 2010

The KSTF Research Fellowships

KSTF believes that teaching and the preparation of outstanding teachers is a complex undertaking worthy of empirical study by the most creative and dedicated scholars. The KSTF Research Fellowships support early career scholars engaged in critical research relevant to the recruitment, preparation, induction, mentoring and retention of high quality mathematics and science teachers. The Research Fellowships anchor KSTF’s work in cutting-edge educational research. The program also helps ensure that the KSTF Teaching Fellowships benefit from the most current and best knowledge about teacher preparation and professional development.

KSTF Research Fellows are producing research relevant to KSTF’s mission and beyond, securing the foundation’s role as a key contributor to the knowledge base on science and mathematics teaching at the high school level.

The fellowship of $110,000 will be awarded in 2010. Typically, the award is $55,000 for two years. Usually up to three fellowships are awarded. KSTF expects that Fellows will not receive any other financial award to support the research project described in the Research Fellowship application during the 2-year fellowship tenure.

This is a non-residential fellowship. No part of the award may be used for overhead or indirect costs. Fellows may conduct their research at their home institutions or at other research sites that they have arranged. During their fellowship tenure, Fellows will be required to attend three KSTF meetings each year to meet with KSTF Research Fellows and other researchers. One of these meetings will be part of the KSTF Summer Meeting, which brings together KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows, KSTF Research Fellows, veteran teachers, and science and mathematics teacher educators. At the summer meetings Research Fellows will be expected to provide presentations of their research and workshops for beginning teachers. KSTF will provide additional travel funds for Fellows to attend these meetings.


* Applicants must have received their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree by the start date of the fellowship (July 1, 2010).
* Applicants from universities and colleges may not be tenured before the start of the fellowship (July 1, 2010). Applicants from other research institutions must be within 6 years of having been awarded their final degree.
* Applications must be made by the individual applying for the fellowship. Group applications will not be accepted.
* The proposed project must be a research project.

A full application for the KSTF Research Fellowships includes a pre-proposal and a full proposal. The application cycle for 2010 awards is closed to new applicants.

* Pre-proposals for the 2011 KSTF Research Fellowships are due June 30, 2010, 5:00 pm, EST (pre-proposal guidelines).
Full proposals for the 2011 KSTF Research Fellowships are due January 5, 2011, 5:00 pm, EST.
* Complete and eligible pre-proposals and full proposals (applications) will be reviewed by KSTF staff and selection panels.
* Finalists for the 2010 KSTF Research Fellowships will be notified of the award in late March, 2010.

visit the KSTF online application center

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UK : 3 PhD Studentships Control For Energy And Sustainability

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Limit of tenure: 3.5 years
3 PhD studentships are available in the Control Group at the University of Cambridge funded by EPSRC as part of a recently announced programmegrant on Control for Energy and Sustainability awarded to Imperial College and the University of Cambridge.
Possible topic areas include:control of hybrid systems, passivity based control and model predictive control.
It is expected that students will interact with other students and research associates at Cambridge and Imperial College who are working on theoretical and applied aspects of control in the areas of energy and sustainability. The studentships will be supervised by Faculty members in the control group (Dr J.M. Goncalves, Prof M.C.Smith, Prof J.M. Maciejowski, Prof K. Glover and Dr G. Vinnicombe). The studentships will provide maintenance for UK or EU candidates at the EPSRC standard rate (13,290 for 2010-11) plus payment of the University and College fees for up to 42 months. Non-EU candidates may apply but funding for the overseas fee contribution will need to be provided from other sources. Candidates should apply for a studentship by making a formal application for admission to the University as a PhD student in the control group (Department of Engineering). Information and forms can be found from the website:
Candidates should indicate on their application that they wish to be considered for an EPSRC studentship on Control for Energy and Sustainability. Completed applications for PhD study should reach the Board of Graduate Studies by 31 May, 2010. Studentships may be allocated on a first come first served basis to suitably qualified candidates. Candidates are encouraged to notify Mrs Rachel Fogg by e-mail ( if they are making an application for astudentship
Quote Reference: NA05967, Closing Date: 15 January 2010
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunit

UK : Fifteen fully funded Prize PhD Studentships

Scottish Universities Physics Alliance - SUPA
+ over 100 other funded PhD places in physics in Scotland
The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) opens a single door into all physics PhDs in Scotland. When you apply for a SUPA Prize PhD Studentship you will also be considered for all other funded places available in physics departments in Scotland.
Major themes pursued by researchers in SUPA are:
  • astronomy and space
  • condensed matter and material physics
  • nuclear and plasma physics
  • particle physics
  • photonics
  • physics and life sciences
UK, EU and overseas students are invited to apply for fifteen fully funded SUPA studentships and more than 100 other funded PhD places in physics in Scotland for 2010.
SUPA Prize Studentships
SUPA is offering fifteen fully funded PhD studentships for outstanding students from the UK, the EU and overseas. These prestigious and competitive awards are intended to attract top students from around the country and around the world to study for a PhD in Scotland.
SUPA Prize Students are registered for a PhD in physics at one of the participating universities:
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Dundee
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of the West of Scotland
The considerable physics expertise within Scotland is made available to PhD students through the excellent training environment of the SUPA Graduate School, which uses:
  • video links between dedicated teaching rooms
  • computer mediated resources and tools
  • practical activities (e.g., programming labs)
  • tutorials and discussion classes
  • lectures by distinguished visitors
  • summer schools
  • collaborations with major research facilities
  • knowledge transfer opportunities
  • entrepreneurship training
All physics PhD students in Scotland are considered SUPA Graduate School students and are eligible to attend all educational and training activities.
Applications should be made at by 31 January 2010.
Further Funded PhD places in Scotland
Applicants for the fifteen SUPA studentships will also be considered for the other physics studentships available within Scotland. When you fill in the application form for the SUPA Prize PhD Studentship, please indicate your preferred theme and university.

Full Scholarships Available for Graduate Study at MASDAR Institute in Abu Dhabi

Full Scholarships Available for Graduate Study at MASDAR Institute in Abu Dhabi

Full Scholarships Available for Graduate Study at MASDAR Institute in Abu Dhabi
The MASDAR Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi is pleased to announce full scholarships to highly qualified graduate students from around the world for its Fall 2010 intake.
The MASDAR Institute is the centerpiece of the MASDAR Initiative, a landmark program by the government of Abu Dhabi to establish an entirely new economic sector dedicated to alternative and sustainable energy. The MASDAR Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT provides assistance in recruitment of faculty members and senior administrative staff and the provision of course curriculum, amongst other matters. The Institute is located inside the world’s first carbon neutral, zero waste Masdar City which will be powered solely by alternative energy, mainly solar energy.
The Institute offers Masters and (in 2011) PhD programs in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. It welcomes and encourages applications from qualified students and provides scholarships to talented students who meet its high admission standards.
For Fall 2010, the MASDAR Institute will offer seven 24-month Master of Science programs (coursework and thesis).
  • MSc in Engineering Systems and Management
  • MSc in Information Technology
  • MSc in Materials Science and Engineering
  • MSc in Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc in Water and Environmental Engineering
  • MSc in Electrical Power Engineering
  • MSc in Microelectronic Devices and Circutis
Details of faculty profiles, current research, programs offered, course description, scholarships, and other information is available on the website at, including an online application module.
Any questions about the Institute and scholarships may be directed to

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