Switzerland : 2 PhD positions in Soil Chemistry/Isotope Geochemistry at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

We are inviting applications for two PhD student positions based jointly in the Soil Chemistry Group (Prof. Ruben Kretzschmar) and the Isotope Geochemistry Group (Prof. Bernard Bourdon) at ETH Zurich. The research topic will be the development of stable mercury (Hg) isotopes as novel tracers for biogeochemical Hg cycling in soil environments. Mercury is an important pollutant element and Hg isotope ratios provide a promising new tool to trace Hg sources and transformations in natural ecosystems. One PhD project will focus mainly on the investigation of field samples, whereas the other PhD project is dedicated to perform laboratory based experiments. Both project parts will be strongly linked and use the state-of-the-art facilities of the Soil Chemistry and Isotope Geochemistry laboratories at ETH Zurich.
We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a strong interest to perform interdisciplinary research at the interface of soil chemistry and isotope geochemistry. Previous experience in these fields and/or analytical chemistry would be beneficial. Applicants should hold a MSc degree (or equivalent) in geosciences, environmental sciences, chemistry, geoecology, or a related discipline. Good knowledge of English is essential. Female and male candidates are equally invited to apply. Employment will be according to standard regulations of ETH Zurich (funding secured for 3 years). Start in March 2010 or upon mutual agreement.
Applicants should submit letter of application, CV, statement of research interests, copy of certificates, and addresses of 2-3 potential referees to Prof. Ruben Kretzschmar, ETH Zurich, CHN F23.1, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland (paper copy by mail or single pdf-file by e-mail to jan.wiederhold[AT] For further details on the project please contact Dr. Jan Wiederhold. Evaluation of applications will start 4.1.2010 and continue until the positions are filled.
More information on our research group can be found at

[Republic of Korea] KT&G Foundation Scholarships 2010 for Master Degree

Deadline: November 30, 2009
The KT&G Foundation offers scholarships to the Turkish, Iranian, Russian, Kazakhstani, Indonesian students who seek a master's degree at the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) of Yonsei University

Eligibility and Conditions
  1. Degree: A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent degree.
  2. Age : No limit
  3. Health: Applicants must be in both sound physical and mental health.
  4. English Language Proficiency: Applicants must possess strong English language proficiency (Recommended score of TOEFL CBT 237 (IBT 93/PBT 580), IELTS 6.5 or above).
  5. Arrival in Korea: Scholarship recipients must arrive in Korea by February 23, 2010 and must attend the new student orientation program on February 24, 2010 at Yonsei GSIS.
  6. Application Period: All necessary documents must be submitted to the Yonsei GSIS office between September 1, 2009 - November 30, 2009. All original documents should arrive at the GSIS office by this date.
Terms of Fellowship
The scholarship covers a maximum of 24 months (2 years), from March 2010 to February 2012. Students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0/ 4.3 every semester to maintain fellowship eligibility.
Scholarship Details
  1. Tuition fee: The KT&G Foundation will provide tuition fee for Spring 2010 through Fall 2011 (up to 4 semesters).
  2. Stipend: The KT&G Foundation will provide a monthly stipend of KRW 1,000,000(= USD 892) for up to 24 months
Application address:
Yun Jeong Choi
Graduate School of International Studies
Yonsei University
New Millennium Hall 510
134 Sinchon-dong Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-749
Republic of Korea

[England] Overseas Scholarships in Music from City University London

Deadline: January 25, 2010
The Department of Music at City University London announce a scholarship scheme (a total of four awards) for students beginning their postgraduate studies in Music in 2010-2011.

These scholarships are open to full-time overseas research students (UK/EU students are ineligible) who begin an MPhil-PhD in Music in 2010-2011. The award comprises a £4,000 contribution to overseas tuition fees, renewable for a further 2 years dependent on progress.
Overseas students who wish to study for an MMA-DMA degree (joint with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama) are eligible for an award of £2,000.
Applications will be assessed according to the following criteria:
  • Level of achievement at Undergraduate and Master's degrees
  • Markers of esteem such as prizes for outstanding work or a publication list, or major performance engagements
  • Research excellence or demonstrable research potential
You must complete the application procedure for a research degree in the normal way and, once submitted, must email the Research Administrator at the School of Arts, Amber Burrow-Goldhahn of your intention to be considered for an Overseas Scholarship in Music.
The closing date for receipt of applications: Monday 25 January 2010. The outcome will only be announced after the City University Studentship competition results have been released.
Click here to read full details information

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund Educational Grants US/Canada 2010-2011

For students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF (Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund) awards grants of approximetly $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Every year, the MMMF also invite the recipients in Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.
Follow the application procedure below.
Application Forms: available online from November 5, 2009.
Deadline for submitting completed applications: midnight February 18, 2010
Results: ONLY successful applicants will be notified around May 1, 2010
Eligibility Criteria
A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:
  1. Has a record of service to women and/or children in her country.
  2. Resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application.
  3. Is enrolled at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2009-10 and remain enrolled during the entire year of the grant.
  4. Uses the grant to continue to study for her degree.
  5. Is a national of a lower or middle income country as designated by the Country Eligibility List of the World Bank (Country Eligibility List). Applicant cannot ba a U.S. citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Land Immigrant.
  6. Demonstrates a plan to return to a developing country in about two years after receiving the grant.
  7. Demonstrates financial need.
  8. Is at least 25 years old by December 31, 2009 (Born before December 31, 1984).
  9. Is not related to any World Bank Group staff member or his/her or her spouse.
There are no exceptions to the MMMF Scholarship criteria listed above.
Application Instructions
The complete Application Package consists of:
  • Online Application Form (The Application Form can only be completed and submitted online.Click here (DOC) to get a draft
    1. Registration: First time users please click here to register with the MMMF and access the form.
    2. Accessing your Application Form: Returning users click here to access your application form.
  • Online Recommendation (Deadline: midnight February 18, 2010)
    Two (2) recommendations from professors/supervisors must be submitted using MMMF online recommendation form. Please provide the person with website:, and tell them to go at the bottom of the page to click on US/Canada Program, in order for them to click here (PDF) to access, complete and submit recommendation. At least one recommendation must be from a professor/advisor at your current institution and one must have known you for at least one year.
  • Documents to be mailed
    The following documents are required and must be mailed together in one envelope to the MMMF, postmarked no later than February 18, 2010 addressed to:
    The Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
    P.O Box 27255
    Washington, DC 20038-7255
    1. copy of Fall 2009 Registration
    2. Official copy of transcript for fall 2009 in a sealed enveloppe from the Registrar.
    3. Official estimate of annual expenses for students published by your institution.
    4. One (1) passport-size photograph
    5. Copy of US/Canada Visa
    6. For applicants at US Universities, copy of I-20 / DC-2019 (formally IAP-66)
    7. For applicants at Canadian Universities, copy of Study Permit
    8. Copy of curriculum vitae/resume (Maximum two pages)
Click here for more information and application about this scholarships.

[English] Goldsmiths International Postgraduate Scholarship

Deadline: April 1, 2010
There are up to 10 scholarships available to prospective international students studying for a full-time taught Master's programme . The scholarship provides a £5,000 fee waiver and is tenable for one year only.

To be eligible to apply you must have applied for a place on a full-time postgraduate taught degree, have an international fee liability and are self-financing to some extent. You will also need to demonstrate academic excellence and / or significant achievement in your chosen field of study.
Please note that current students are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
How to apply
You will need to complete an International Postgraduate Scholarship application form (Doc), and return it to:
Bursaries & Scholarships Officer
Student Support RHB 124
Goldsmith, University of London
New Cross
London SE14 6NW
Please note that your application form for a scholarship is processed separately from your application form for admission. You must therefore ensure that you provide COPIES of all relevant transcripts and certificates with the application.
Selection criteria
All applications will be assessed on academic merit only – financial circumstances will not be taken into account.
More information can be foubnd here:
Goldsmiths University of London or University of London

[Indonesia] Scholarships from Colombo Plan

Deadline: 14 Desember 2009
Sehubungan dengan surat Colombo Plan No: CP-MAL/PPA/LT/09/4(1,3) tanggal 3 september 2009,dengan hormat kami sampaikan tawaran untuk mengikuti Pendidikan Master mulai bulan Juni 2010 di International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia.

Seluruh biaya yang berkaitan dengan keikutsertaan pendidikan tersebut akan ditanggung oleh Colombo Plan Secretariat bekerjasama dengan International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) dan Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).
Sekiranya intansi saudara akan memanfaatkan tawaran tersebut, maka kami harapkan dapat mengirimkan 1(satu) orang calon peserta yang memenuhi starat kepada kami paling lambat tanggal 14 Desember 2009 dengan kelengkapan-kelangkapan sebagai berikut:
  1. Formulir Pencalonan rangkat 4(empat) disi lengkap dan diketik rapi serta disetujui oleh pejabat yang berwenang dengan dilengkapi 4 buah foto berwarna ukuran 4x6 cm.
  2. Daftar Riwayat Hidup (Bhs Inggris);
  3. Tranksrip Ijazah Nilai dan Ijazah yang dilegalisir oleh pejabat yang berwenang.
  4. Mampu berkomunikasi dan menulis dalam bahasa Inggris yang dibuktikan dengan hasil nilai tes TOEFL Prediction minimal 550 atau IELTS minimal 6;
  5. Karangan Singkat minimal 500 kata;
  6. Refensi dari teman kerja dan atau atasan langsung;
  7. Pengisian application form secara langsung ke website
Informasi lebih lengkap kunjungi atau download brosurnya.

[England] Summer 2010 Scholarship for Dancer and Choreographer

Deadline: December 15, 2009
Dancers and choreographers with decidedly professional ambitions from European, Eastern European and non European countries preferably between 22 and 30 years of age and a good knowledge of English. The quality of your dance background is the main criteria for participation in the Programme.

How to apply?
Fill in the online application form and attach
  • a detailed CV
  • two recent photos (portrait & dance photo)
  • 3 letters of recommendation.
Please keep the size of the documents low, otherwise we might have problems receiving them.
The receipt of your application will be confirmed via e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail a few days after the deadline, please contact our office to verify that your application has been received.
Incomplete or late applications as well as applications via e-mail, post or fax will not be considered!
When to Apply?
For summer 2010:
  • Application deadline: December 15, 2009 - noon CET!
  • Selection process: January - February 2010
  • Final decision: March 2010
  • Programme dates: mid July - mid August, 2010 (tba)
Click here to visit website or email:

[USA] Graduate Research Assistants (M.S./Ph.D.) Robotics, Biomechanics and Smart Materials

The Applied Dynamics and Optimization Laboratory at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly), Brooklyn, New York, invites applications for Graduate Research Assistantships for M.S. and Ph.D. Students, starting immediately.
These are fully funded positions, covering full tuition expenses, as well as providing competitive stipends.
Successful candidates have to apply and be admitted to the Graduate Program in Mechanical Engineering for studies toward an M.S. or Ph.D. degree.
Candidates should meet the admissions standards of NYU-Poly, as may be here
The selected Research Assistants are expected to have interests in Robotics, Biomechanics or Smart Materials and Structures.
They should have strong backgrounds in Mechanics, Mathematics and Physics, Computer Programming (C++); experience with MATLAB; and, be highly motivated.
Preference will be given to candidates who have M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering or closely related fields, with strong oral and written communication skills.
Interested students should contact Professor Joo Kim, at the address below, with CVs and copies of their transcripts.
Application Deadline December 31, 2009 or until positions are filled.
Prof. Joo H. Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Six MetroTech Center, RH 513
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone:  (718) 260-3073
Fax: (718) 260-3532

[Asutralia] Charlie Perkins Scholarship

The Charlie Perkins Children’s Trust was formed in 2002 in the memory of the late Dr. Charlie Perkins AO. For more information about Charlie Perkins click here.
The Trust was initially set up to assist Indigenous children in the following areas:

  • improving the health of Indigenous children
  • educating and training Indigenous children
  • researching into improving the status of Indigenous children
  • addressing the welfare of Indigenous children
  • making donations to cultural organisations that promote issues relevantto Indigenous children.
In recent years, the Trust has assisted with the funding of:
  • a dialysis unit in Kintore in the Northern Territory
  • swimming pools in Kintore and Maningrida in the Northern Territory
  • prizes for Indigenous students at Sydney University and an annual oration
In October 2008, the Trust’s purposes were expanded to include the education of students as well as children and the Trust was re-named as the Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students.
The Trust is working with the University of Oxford to establish two annual
Perkins Scholarships for Australian Indigenous students to study at the University
of Oxford from 2010.
How to apply
How to apply for a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford
Before you do anything you should contact us to arrange a time to discuss your application.

Application process
There are 2 steps to completing the application process. Applicants should:
  • Step 1: Apply to the University of Oxford for admission to a degree program and for acceptance to an Oxford college
  • Step 2: Apply for a Charlie Perkins Scholarship
Note: You must be accepted by the University of Oxford in order to be eligible to receive a Charlie Perkins Scholarship.
Applying to study at the University of Oxford
Before applying you should check the University of Oxford website to clarify exact entry requirements for your chosen course/s.
You should take some time to thoroughly read through the following information before starting on the application process as errors may delay your application.
See the University of Oxford’s website for an overview of the process for applying for graduate study.
The deadline for students who wish to also apply for a Charlie Perkins Scholarship is 22 January 2010. An exception to this is for programs offered by the Medical Sciences Division and in Philosophy where the deadline is 8 January 2010.
When you apply to Oxford you will also be required to nominate two colleges.
There is no limit to the number of applications to different courses you can make. However, you will need to provide the full set of necessary supporting materials for each application you submit.
Application fees
The application fee for each program is £25 GBP. You must submit payment in full at the time of application. If you are applying for more than one course you will need to supply separate application forms and payments for each program.
Online applications can only be paid by credit card. If you do not have access to a credit card there are options available to you.
Paper applications can be paid online using a debit or credit card.
You can also pay by cheque or International Banker’s Draft in UK pounds (£) Sterling, made payable to “University of Oxford”.
For more information on paying the application fee see the University of Oxford’s website.
More information
The academic year at Oxford runs from October to June. The year is divided into three 8-week terms, Michaelmas (autumn), Hilary (spring), and Trinity (summer).
You can:
Applying for a Charlie Perkins Scholarship
Before applying interested candidates must contact us to arrange a time to discuss your application.
Submit your application by 29 January 2010 (5pm AEDST)
The selection panel will produce a shortlist of candidates for interview during February 2010
Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the selection panel at the end of February and the announcement of successful candidates will be made in March 2010
Successful candidates will be flown to Oxford immediately following the announcement to visit colleges
In 2010, the University of Oxford term will commence on Sunday 10 October.
Deadlines for the Charlie Perkins Scholarships
Applications open 9am AEDST Monday 16 November 2009
Applications close 5pm AEDST Friday 29 January 2010

Applicants must
be of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
have tertiary qualifications
be accepted into any graduate degree program offered at the University of Oxford – it should be noted that this will require a First Class Honours or upper Second Class Honours degree.
Selection of successful applicants will be based on the academic success of the candidates and their potential to contribute as leaders and role models.
Applicants for the Charlie Perkins Scholarship must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent; identify as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander; and be accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived.
Applicants must provide with their application a written statement confirming the above. Applicants may wish to provide a statement in writing from the Chairperson of the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community in which they live or have lived confirming the above.
What you need to provide in your application
  • Completed application form
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Five references (at least two academic; one from your community or an elder in the community; two of your own choice)Personal statement, mentioning:
    • a bit about yourself
  • what you want to study and why
  • how you see yourself contributing to the Indigenous leadership of Australia
Ready to apply? Download the Charlie Perkins Trust application form
Where to send your application:
Charlie Perkins Scholarships
The Charlie Perkins Trust for Children & Students
PO Box 840
Kensington NSW 1465

[Switzerland] PhD Studentship Computational Linguistics – University of Geneva

 Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Computational Learning and Computational Linguistics (CLCL) group of the University of Geneva ( The successful candidate will pursue research in
connection with a project on statistical machine translation funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, in collaboration with researchers in Geneva’s Linguistics Department and the IDIAP Research Institute.
Candidates should have a solid background in computer science or computational linguistics. They should have excellent programming skills as well as communication skills in English (and ideally in French as well).
Preference will be given to candidates with a strong interest and/or experience in machine learning or statistical methods, and in computational linguistics or natural language processing. A strong academic record,
excellent analytical skills, and a clear aptitude for autonomous, creative research will be priority selection criteria.
Funding is guaranteed for 3 years through a Swiss National Science Foundation PhD studentship, with a possible extension for a fourth year. Starting salary will be around the range 3300-4400 CHF/month (gross)
depending on the conditions of employment (1 CHF = 0.66 EUR).

The position is available starting 1 March 2010 or soon thereafter. We will
begin considering applications immediately, and will give priority to
applications received before 30 November 2009.

How to apply:
Applicants should send their curriculum vitae, academic transcripts
indicating their degrees and all their courses with grades, a statement of
purpose, and names and addresses (with e-mail and telephone number) of at
least two references to the email address, or to
the postal address given below. Electronic applications are strongly preferred.
Informal inquiries should be directed to Dr. James Henderson at or Dr. Paola Merlo at
About the institution:
CLCL is an interdisciplinary group between the Artificial Intelligence
Laboratory of the Computer Science Department and the Laboratory for the
Analysis and Technology of Language of the Linguistics Department. Further
information on related research activities of the CLCL group can be found
on the CLCL group’s website ( and on the home pages
of Dr. James Henderson ( and Dr. Paola Merlo
The University of Geneva is one of the leading research universities in
Europe and offers excellent working conditions, as well as a stimulating
scientific environment. The University of Geneva wishes to increase the
proportion of female academic staff and, for this reason, especially
welcomes applications from women.
Keywords: computational linguistics, natural language processing, machine
learning, machine translation
Application Deadline: 07-Dec-2009
Mailing Address for Applications:
Dr James Henderson
CUI – University of Geneva
Battelle bâtiment A
7 route de Drize
Carouge, Geneva CH-1227

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