Executive Doctorate Programme 2010/11-England

The Cranfield University offers The Executive Doctorate Programme for the year 2010/11 in England

The Cranfield Executive Doctorate is one of the leading international professional doctorates and therefore competition for places is particularly strong. Applications are accepted throughout the year for an annual start date in September.
International Students.
Application Process:
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Applications are accepted throughout the year for an annual start date in September.

Hong Kong/Vincennes University Scholarships 2010/11-Indiana

The Vincennes University offers The Hong Kong/Vincennes University Scholarships for the year 2010/11 to Hong Kong residents in Indiana

Vincennes University offers tuition/housing grants ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 per year for qualified Hong Kong Students.

  1. Hong Kong resident
  2. Qualify for admission
  3. Preference given to math, science, and business majors
  4. Amount of award is based on GPA and English proficiency
  5. Submit a completed application packet
  6. Submit a maximum 500-word essay that describes your academic interest and why you would like to study at VU
How to apply:
  1. Application and all supporting documents must be received by May 15. Consideration will be given to late applications if funds are still available.
  2. For application form visit

Application Mailing Address:
Institute of International Education/China – Hong Kong
Room 601 General Commerce Building
156-164 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong

Scholarship Deadline:
May 15th, 2010


PhD Fellowships 2010-Metagenomics/Nano-chip-Denmark

The Technical University of Denmark offers The PhD Fellowships in Metagenomics and Nano-chip for the year 2010 in Denmark

The fellowship will be part of two large projects: The first is an EU research project (BIOTRACER, see focusing on improved biotraceability of unintended micro-organisms and their substances in food and feed chains. The second project is a national project on vaccination of poultry against Campylobacter. In both projects the PhD student will focus on the development of culture-independent, metagenmics-based techniques for detection, enumeration and characterization of Campylobacter. In addition, part of the PhD will deal with the transfer of culture-independent protocols to a nano-chip platform, which is under development by a private partner company.

  1. Master’s degree in natural science, veterinary or human medicine, as an engineer or similar
  2. Fulfils the requirements as set by the Technical University of Denmark.
  3. Practical laboratory experience with molecular microbiology, and basic knowledge of food safety
  4. Theoretical biological background, and a strong drive for obtaining results
  5. Interest in working and communicating in an international research network.

How to apply:
  1. Apply online at
  2. Applications must include documentation of a completed master’s degree.
  3. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
Further Information:
For more information contact: Mathilde Josefsen, phone: 22 84 58 59, or Prof. Jeffrey Hoorfar, Phone: 22 76 83 55.
Application Deadline:
3 May 2010


University of Birmingham International Master Scholarships 2010

The University is offering 20 individual awards worth up to £10,000 for candidates commencing a one year Masters programme in 2010.
Eligibility and Application Procedures
The scheme is open to applicants from all countries outside the EU who have applied for a one year Masters degree programme in any discipline at the University.
Candidates must be classified as overseas for fee purposes and must not be in receipt of a full scholarship from any other source.
To apply, candidates must submit a scholarship application form together with copies of academic transcripts and at least one academic reference no later than the closing date of Friday 28th May 2010.


The Romanian Cultural Institute Grants for Foreign Researchers

The programme is dedicated to academic improvement, aiming undergraduate and graduate students (MA and PhD) who prepare their final papers (dissertations, theses). The selection is performed by an independent committee of professionals, based on an application file that must contain, among other papers, a reference letter from the supervisor of the BA or MA dissertation or doctoral thesis.
Deadline for submitting the applications: May 15th 2010
The documentation and research period have to be ended until December 31st, 2010.
Grant’s value: 3 495 euros/person
The field for which the evaluation and selection is performed: collecting reference materials and research
ICR awards 5 grants on a yearly basis.
Length of the grant: 3 months
Required application papers:

  • application form;
  • resume;
  • project’s description;
  • 2 reference letters (one from the supervisor and the second one from another professor, preferably an academic specialized on the proposed topic);
  • Copies of one the studies published in the last two years in a scientific review;
  • The period for which the grant application is made
The address for submitting the documents:
Institutul Cultural Român, Aleea Alexandru nr. 38, sector 1, Bucureşti.
Ruxandra Sighinaş
031 7100 675
Scholarship source:

PhD Studentship in The Clemson University School of Civil Engineering, USA

CU-SIM: Modeling and Analysis Skills for Sustainable Infrastructure Restoration
The Civil Engineering Department at Clemson University invites applications for twoGraduate Assistantships for Ph.D. Students to start August 2010. The Graduate Assistants will investigate the coupling of Single Phenomena Models into one Multi-Phenomena Model, and the application of statistical methods to quantify uncertainty, determine parameter sensitivity and infer parameter values from experiments.
During the course of their graduate education, the Ph.D. students will be expected to acquire relevant skills in

  1. Effect Screening,
  2. Sensitivity Analysis,
  3. Experimental Design,
  4. Sampling Techniques,
  5. Uncertainty Quantification,
  6. Model Verification and Validation and expertise in
  7. Statistical Inference for model Calibration.
Therefore, the suitable background of the doctoral student to accomplish these tasks in a timely manner, must include
  1. statistics,
  2. numerical modeling, and
  3. programming experience (e.g. Matlab, Fortran, C, C++, parallel computing, Unix programming and Linux) .
Although an M.S. degree is not mandatory, students with a prior M.S. degree will be given priority. Applicants should have good command of both written and spoken English.
Graduate Assistantships will be in the form of a 1/4-time (10 hours per week) teaching assistantship and a 1/4 time (10 hours per week) research assistantship to provide the students with expertise in both teaching and research in civil engineering.
The Clemson University School of Civil Engineering, has approximately 50 graduate students, 22 full-time faculty members. The Department conducts research in six key areas: Applied Fluid Mechanics, Construction Engineering and Management, Construction Materials, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, and Transportation Systems.
Interested Students are Invited to send resumes, statements of professional interests and contact information for three references to:
SezAtamturktur, Ph.D.
Review Of Applications Begins Immediately Until The Position Is Filled.

PhD Opportunity in Re-Os Geochemistry and Stratigraphy at Colorado State University, USA

Ph.D. Opportunity in Re-Os Isotope Geochemistry and Stratigraphy of Ordovician Graptolite Zones in Newfoundland.
We seek a highly motivated and creative Ph.D. student for a multi-disciplinary project funded by NSF. Innovation and diligence combined with the ability to assimilate cross-disciplinary literature are essential. The primary goal is the Re-Os dating of graptolites in a detailed biostratigraphic context. The student will be based with the AIRIE Program at Colorado State University, with a competitive stipend for at least two years.
The Re-Os work will dovetail with field studies, sequence stratigraphy, and graptolite taxonomy spearheaded by S. Egenhoff and J. Maletz and a PhD student focused on the stratigraphy.
Contact Holly Stein and Judith Hannah at
Judith L. Hannah, Professor
Secondary appointment (July-Dec):
Department of Geosciences – AIRIE Program
Forsker, Berggrunn og skorpeprosesser
Colorado State University
Norges geologiske undersøkelse
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1482 USA 7491
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PhD Position in Southeast Asian Pop Music, Leiden University, Netherlands

Within the NWO funded project ‘Articulating Modernity: the Making of Popular Music in 20th Century Southeast Asia and the Rise of New Audiences’.

This is a joint project with the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) and the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation (NIOD). The project analyzes the interplay between the production of popular music, the articulation of modernity, and the emergence of new audiences, lifestyles and related processes of social differentiation in 20th century (pen)insular Southeast Asia. We focus on decisive historical junctures where technological innovation, human agency, the consumption of new musical styles and the rise of new audiences came together within particular Southeast Asian urban localities. Two senior researchers have been appointed within the project to study the jazz age (1920-1950s) and Islamic popular music in the digital era (1990s-2000s). There is one PhD position available.

The PhD project advertised covers the period from the 1950s to 1970s. The regional focus is onIndonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand or the Philippines. We ask candidates to focus on pioneering artists and producers and to explain their emergence within their particular urban context, the kind of audiences the artists addressed, the new genres they created and how their music was disseminated through live performances, vinyl records, audio cassettes and radio broadcasts.

Candidates are expected to have:
A MA , MPhil or MSc degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities with excellent results;
A good command of English (IELTS certificate of qualification 7,5) and proficiency in a Southeast Asian language;
Outstanding research qualities manifest in a high-quality MA thesis or equivalent;
Ability and willingness to carry out empirical research and spend extended periods abroad;
Keen interest in interdisciplinary research methods and approaches (anthropology, history, musicology) and the ability to work in a team.

Terms of employment
A successful applicant will be appointed as promovendus for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of capabilities and compatibility. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities for academic personnel, and will range from 2.042, – per month in the first year, gradually rising to 2.612,- in the final year.

Applications should include:
A motivation letter;
Curriculum vitae;
Degree transcript of the highest degree obtained (or to be awarded this year), in the form of a transcript/grade- sheet from your university;
The MA thesis or other major writing sample;
Two reference letters;
A short research proposal (app. 2.000 words)

For further inquiries, and/or more extensive descriptions of project and subproject, please contact Dr. Bart Barendregt, (barendregt[at]

Applications, including reference number, must be received by May 10, 2010 and can be sent to vacature[at]

Upon receipt of your application we will send you confirmation by e-mail. If you have not received a confirmation within three days after you sent us your application by e-mail, phone us at +3171 527 3427.

Application deadline: May 10, 2010

Vacancy number: 10-038

PhD Scholarships in Economics at SSUP Sant’Anna, Pisa, Italy

Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies (thereafter, the ‘School’), together with the University of Strasbourg, announces for the Academic Year 2010-2011 a public competition for 4 positions supported by a grant to attend the International Doctoral Program in Economics.

The School reserves the possibility of accepting up to a maximum of 2 further students without grant or other forms of financial support.

The aim of the program, in line with the standards of excellence pursued by the School, is to provide a training path oriented both at research activities and at professional careers in the private and public sectors, involving structured courses and supervised research yielding an original dissertation to be discussed in a public examination.

The program lasts three-years and is offered by an international faculty composed of both internal faculty of the School and of the University of Strasbourg and a large group of Visiting Scholars. The Program, offered jointly with the University of Strasbourg, is part of a European ‘Network of Excellence’ – involving the Universities of Sussex, Aalborg, Manchester, Paris XIII, Oslo, and several others, supporting exchanges of research students and faculty.

At the successful completion of the Program, the School awards the student with the PhD (Philosophy Doctor) Degree.

Applicants must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) or equivalent title. There is no restriction on nationality of origin.

Candidates are requested to apply online at: by May 13, 2010 by 12.00 pm GMT. In case of any problem with the online application, please contact the Ph.D.Administration Office (tel. +39 050 883.383/335/ 220, e-mail: infophd[at]

A hardcopy of the application (signed by the candidate) together with the enclosures as per art. 7, must reach by May 20, 2010.

Scuola Superiore Sant`Anna
Divisione Formazione Universitaria e alla Ricerca
International Doctoral Program in Economics
Piazza Martiri della Libertà 33
I – 56127 PISA, Italy


PhD Scholarships in Economics, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Italy

Defap, Graduate School in Economics and Finance of Public Administration offers PhD programme in Public Economics. The new PhD programme is a joint project by Università Cattolica (Milano), and Università degli studi Milano-Bicocca. The programme, taught in English, includes rigorous training in both theoretical subjects and advanced techniques with special attention to empirical tools.

The Faculty of the School includes teaching staff from the three founding institutions and from several top foreign universities. The School has established exchange programmes with international institutions and academic departments.

The PhD programme is now in its sixth year of activity, it is widely recognized as one of the best Italian PhD programs in Public Economics, and has built a very promising track record in placing its graduates.

7 scholarships will be awarded on merit. Undergraduate students can apply without their degree. In this case, admission will be accepted conditionally and the candidate will have submit to the diploma di laurea or the foreign academic qualification by the deadline matriculation, or give up the place.

Preliminary Application is available at:

[Australia] Endeavour Awards 2010

The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government's internationally competitive, merit-based scholarship program providing opportunities for citizens of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Europe and Americas to undertake study, research and professional development in Australia. Awards are also available for Australians to undertake study, research and professional development abroad.

Applicants for the second round of the 2010 Endeavour Awards will be advised of the outcome of their application in April 2010.

The 2011 round is now open and will close on 31 July 2010.

Please go to Apply Now for further details on how to apply for a 2011 Endeavour Award.

For detailed information on eligibility requirements, Award values, list of participating countries and other important information please see theApplicant Guidelines.

You should download these Guidelines and ensure you read and understand them before starting your application.

The Endeavour Awards are a part of the Australia Awards initiative which was announced by the Prime Minister in November 2009. The Australia Awards have been established to maximise the benefit to Australia of its extensive scholarship programs, and to support enduring ties between Australia and our neighbours.

The Australia Awards will bring together the international development awards administrated by the Australia Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations' (DEEWR) Endeavour Awards under a single recognisable brand. The Australia Awards are being progressively phased in commencing in 2010.

Further information is available at

[England] University College London Scholarships

Deadline: July 7, 2010
University College London Scholarships give two scholarships that are African Graduate Scholarships and CIHD Virtual Scholarship
African Graduate Scholarships:
Application deadline for scholarship is on May 14, 2010
Co-funded by:

  • CP Charitable Trust African Graduate Scholarship
  • Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust African Graduate Scholarship
The scholarships exist to support African nationals with a high-quality academic and professional background who wish to further develop their skills and knowledge in their specific field. The Scholarship is a one-off award for the academic year September-September.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
  • The candidate must be an African national and a permanent resident of an African nation.
  • The candidate must have made an application to UCL to study for a full-time postgraduate programme at the Centre for International Health and Development for the coming academic year.
  • The scheme offers a substantial scholarship towards UCL tuition fees and some living costs. Therefore, the candidate must arrange for and obtain additional funding for their subsistance cost while livig in the UK. The candidate must also be able to provide evidence that he/she has secured other sources of funding for travel and living costs.
  • Please also see the guidelines and application procedures
  • Download a scholarship application form
  • Applications must be received at CIHD by the specified deadline (for the academic year 2010-11)
CIHD Virtual Scholarship:
CIHD offers a limited number of partial scholarships of £1,500 for MSc applicants from overseas and £1,000 for PG Diploma applicants from overseas. These scholarships are paid towards tuition fees only and are not awarded for living/subsistence costs.
Available to suitably qualified applicants who have been given and have accepted an unconditional offer from UCL but are having some difficulty in obtaining full scholarships.
If you feel you are eligible for this scholarship please:
  • Write a two page statement of the value of this course to your personal development in your chosen field of work.
  • Write a statement of funding applications you have made.
  • Provide details of any sponsorships you have been awarded and
  • Please return these along with a completed Scholarship application form by 10th July 2010.
Click here for further scholarship information and application

[India] India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2010

There are three India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships, available for Indian students starting their undergraduate degree studies in September 2010.
Each scholarship is worth £6,500 of your undergraduate course tuition fee per year. The scholarships will take the form of a fee reduction.
To be eligible for the India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2010 (£6,500) applicants must be an Indian national or permanently domiciled in India, apply for a study place by 25 June 2010 and hold an offer of a study place for entry in September 2010.
The India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2010 are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you need to apply. Eligible students will automatically be sent details of how to apply from January 2010 onwards.
Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield.
The deadline for applications is Friday 2 July 2010.
India Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2010 – Sheffield University, UK
Click here for further scholarship information and application

Master of Integrated Water Management Scholarships at International WaterCentre, Australia

Full and partial tuition Water Leader Scholarships are open 1 May – 1 August 2010 for Australian and international applicants ( to study International WaterCentre’s full-time or part-time/distance Master of Integrated Water Management:

  • Full scholarships (Australian and international students)
  • Partial scholarships (Australian citizens/residents only)
  • Full-time and part-time study
Applications open 1st May- 1st August
The Master of Integrated Water Management is custom-designed by leading practitioners and academics in a range of disciplines from International WaterCentre (IWC) member universities, ranked among the best in Australia.
The program takes integrated, whole-of-water cycle approach and equips students with the integration, leadership and managerial skills to become part of an elite group of water leaders with sustainable and holistic solutions to global water and climate change challenges.
  • A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution.
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency
  • Commitment to the whole-of-water cycle, integrated and trans-disciplinary approaches to water management.
For applications, timeline, and other details visit:
Take a virtual tour of the course
What our students say
Download the program brochure:
Call: +617 3123 7766

Developing World Scholarships in Analytical Chemistry

The purpose of the scheme is to assist citizens of Developing World countries to visit the UK or Ireland to acquire new analytical science knowledge, or experience of analytical science teaching, learning or training methods, which would be applied on return to their Home Country. The emphasis would be very much on achieving a practical and beneficial impact in their Home Country, rather than on purely academic research.
2. Eligibility of Applicant
2.1 Applicants shall be citizens of a Developing World country as defined by World Bank economic criteria. See Appendix I.
2.2 Applicants shall be employed in industry, academia or the public service in a Developing World country or be a registered postgraduate student at a university or college in a Developing World country.
2.3 Applicants shall supply written confirmation of their employment in industry, academia or the public service in a Developing World country.
2.4 Unless already a member, Scholars shall apply for Membership of the Royal Society of Chemistry and its Analytical Division within one month of the commencement of the scholarship. Application forms can be found at:-
2.5 Applicants shall hold a recognised under- or post-graduate qualification in analytical chemistry / science or a subject closely related to analytical chemistry / science, or shall demonstrate a long term interest and record of achievement in analytical chemistry / science.
2.6 There are no restrictions on the age of the applicant.
2.7 Current and former Scholars are not eligible to apply for a second scholarship.
3. Scholarship Work Programme
3.1 Each Scholarship shall be for a period of not more than three months.
3.2 Applicants shall submit a comprehensive Work Programme for the full period of the Scholarship.
3.3 Applicants, in consultation with the Host Institution, are free to choose the subject of the Work Programme, provided that:-

  • The principal objective of the Work Programme is to acquire new analytical chemistry / science knowledge, or experience of analytical chemistry / science teaching, learning or training methods;
  • There is a clear strategy for applying and exploiting the results on the Scholar’s return to their Home Country;
  • The subject should be of social or commercial significance to the Scholar’s Home Country.
  • Preference will be given to Work Programmes that are likely to achieve a practical and beneficial impact in the Scholar’s Home Country, rather than on purely academic research.
3.4 The Work Programme shall be conducted largely at a Host Institution. Exceptionally, other organisations outside the above definition of a Host Institution shall be considered.
3.5 The Host Institution shall provide written confirmation of its acceptance of the applicant’s work programme.
3.6 The Scholar shall provide the Trust Secretary with a comprehensive report of the Scholarship within three months of the end of the Scholarship.
3.7 Scholars are expected to devote themselves full-time to their Work Programme.
4. Finance
4.1 The total value of the Scholarship will not normally exceed £5,000. It is presumed that the Scholar will continue to be paid their salary by their Home Country institution or organisation during the period of their Scholarship.
4.2 The Trustees will pay for:-
4.2.1 The cost of the Scholar to travel from their Home Country to the Host Institution and back once only, by economy class travel.
4.2.2 The cost of board and lodging in the UK or RoI.
4.2.3 The cost of travel and subsistence directly connected with the Work Programme within the UK or RoI.
4.2.4 The cost of consumable materials directly connected with the Work Programme up to a maximum of £500;
4.3 Normally the grant will be paid in advance directly to the Scholar. The mode and currency of payment will be agreed with the Scholar.
If not paid directly to the Scholar, the grant will be paid in advance to the Host Institution on invoice to the Trust Secretary, in which case the Host Institution shall be responsible for disbursing funds to the Scholar as appropriate.
4.4 Applicants, in consultation with the Host Institution, shall provide a comprehensive budget for all cost elements of the scholarship.
4.4 The Scholar, in consultation with the Host Institution, shall be responsible for:-
4.4.1 Making arrangements for the conduct of the Work Programme at the Host Institution.
4.4.2 If required, work permit, visa and immigration clearance with the UK or RoI authorities.
4.4.3 Travel arrangements from and to their Home Country and within the UK or RoI.
4.4.4 Their own domestic arrangements while in the UK or RoI.
4.4.5 Insurance of their travel costs and personal belongings while travelling to and resident in the UK or RoI.
4.5 Within one month of the end of the Scholarship, the Scholar or the Host Institution shall provide the Trust Secretary with a statement of expenditure. Money unspent at the end of the Scholarship shall be returned to the Trust Secretary.
4.6 For the avoidance of doubt, the Trustees will not pay the Host Institution’s registration fee or bench fee or overhead charge.
5. References
Applicants shall supply references from:-
  • 5.1 A senior member of their Home Institution
  • 5.2 A senior member of the Host Institution
  • 5.3 The names of at least two independent referees, one of whom at least will be approached by the Trust Secretary. They should be well acquainted with the applicant’s work and be prepared to referee the applicant’s application. They should not be either of the persons named above. They should not be members of the applicant’s Home Institution, nor members of the Host Institution.
6. Miscellaneous
  • 6.1 A scholarship may be terminated or its conditions varied, at any time at the discretion of the Trustees.
  • 6.2 The decision of the Trustees is final.
  • 6.3 The Trustees reserve the right to make no award if the criteria for the scholarship are not met.
  • 6.4 Any Scholar whose progress or conduct does not satisfy the Trustees shall have the grant terminated.
  • 6.5 If a Scholar, for any reason, ceases to undertake the Work Programme the Trustees must be informed immediately in writing. Where possible, at least one month’s notice should be given of any material change in the Scholar’s or the Work Programme’s circumstances.
  • 6.6 Scholars should seek to publish the results of their Scholarship in accordance with normal academic practice, preferably in RSC journals. The Scholar, the Home Institution and the Host Institution shall acknowledge the support of the ‘Analytical Chemistry Trust Fund of the Royal Society of Chemistry’ in all publications and materials resulting from the Scholarship.
  • 6.7 The Trustees accept no responsibility, financial or otherwise, for expenditure by the Scholar or the Host Institution in addition to the Scholarship grant, or liability arising from the Scholarship.
  • 6.8 The Trustees have no interest in intellectual property generated during the Scholarship. It is the responsibility of the Host Institution and the Scholar to make every effort to ensure that potentially valuable results arising from the Scholarship are exploited and that there is a suitable return to the Host Institution and Scholar.
For further information and an application form, contact the Trust Secretary:-
Dr David A Ferguson
37 Lime Avenue
Surrey GU15 2BH
Tel / FAX: 00 44 (0)1276 500780
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PhD Position in Geosciences at Mines-ParisTech in Fontainebleau, France

The Geophysical team of the Centre de Geosciences at Mines-ParisTech in Fontainebleau (France) has a position for a PhD in geophysics (3 years) for a gifted young student on the following subject:
“Near surface characterization using surface waves”
Description :
The research context of the PhD thesis is the geophysical exploration, whose aim is the study of the Earth subsurface by exploiting and analyzing the properties of seismic/elastic waves which are reflected by the subsurface in-homogeneities and recorded at the surface. The provided subsurface characterization is crucial for the petroleum industry to find oil and gas traps.
In the context of hydrocarbon exploration, the seismic techniques that are traditionally more diffused are based on body-wave propagation, in particular P-wave reflections, since these waves spread energy into the Earth’s interior and carry on interesting information about the deep subsurface. On the contrary surface waves, which represent about 67% of the propagating seismic energy, are usually considered as coherent noise to be removed or attenuated. However, the properties of surface waves depend on the elastic parameters of the shallow subsurface, whose lateral variations and heterogeneities strongly affect surface wave propagation.
The objective of the PhD research is to investigate innovative techniques for extracting and using all the relevant information content of surface waves, before removing them from the acquired seismic data. The inversion of surface wave properties contributes to the creation of a near-surface model. For hydrocarbon exploration, proper knowledge of the near surface would allow to improve model building at the exploration target depth, as well as the quality of seismic data processing.
While most of the traditional approaches generate a 1D model, the PhD project aims at extending actual methods to yield a 2D model of the near-surface. For the 2D inversion, it will be worthwhile to analyze first which of the model parameters are actually influenced by the surface wave propagation. This sensitivity analysis would allow the introduction in the inverse problem of novel kinds of independent information, such as the higher modes of surface waves and the polarization parameters, in order to increase the reliability and to better constraint the inversion result.
Candidate profile
The candidate must have a research master degree in physics, geophysics or applied mathematics, and be interested in seismic signal processing and seismic imaging. The candidate should also have experience in programming. Good knowledge of English is essential.
Location and dates
Location : Centre de Géosciences, Mines ParisTech, Fontainebleau, France
Duration : 3 years, starting from September/October 2010
Around 1500 euros per month (net salary)
How to apply
Please post or email a detailed CV and a motivation letter to :
Daniela Donno
Centre de Géosciences, Mines ParisTech
35 rue Saint-Honoré, 77305 Fontainebleau, France
Tel: +33 1 64 69 49 38
Fax: +33 1 64 69 49 35
Please quote reference : 10/geophy_sw
For infos
Please contact Daniela Donno ( or Hervé Chauris (, and also refer to

USA: Scholarships at University of Mount Union

USA: Scholarships at University of Mount Union


The International Award is given automatically to non-native English speaking applicants who qualify based on a review of a student's English language proficiency level at the time of acceptance. To qualify for the International Award, applicants must be admitted as an F-1 degree seeking student and hold a valid I-20 form which will be issued by Mount Union and must not have completed their entire secondary school education in an English curriculum.

The award amounts are the following:

* 45-60 iBT (PB TOEFL scores between 450 and 497) or an IELTS score of

4.5 - $7,500 award

* 61 iBT (PB TOEFL scores at 500 and above) or an IELTS score of 5.0 and

above - $10,000 award

In addition, we also offer need based financial aid and if an international student qualifies as according to the College Board's International Student Financial Aid Application it could mean an additional $6,000 for a total max of $16,000. Our total cost for 2010-2022 for tuition, fees, room and meals is $32,584 so on average we can help with about 50% of the total cost.

*About Mount Union*

The University of Mount Union offers a liberal arts education and affirms the importance of reason, open inquiry, and individual worth. Mount Union's mission is to prepare students for meaningful work, fulfilling lives, and responsible citizenship. Mount Union was founded in 1846 by Orville Nelson Hartshorn as a place where men and women could be educated with equal opportunity, science would parallel the

humanities and there would be no distinction due to race, color or sex.

Mount Union is in Alliance, Ohio (population 25,000). The College is located 70 miles from Cleveland and 80 miles from Pittsburgh.

Mount Union enrolls 2,200 undergraduates; approximately 50 percent women and 50 percent men, representing more than 28 states and 18 countries.

For more information on international admission, contact the Center for Global Education at: intladms@muc. edu, tel. (330) 823-3296 or fax at (330) 829-8204.

Mount Union

USA: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

USA: Postdoctoral Fellowships in Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

Application Deadline: *June 1, 2010*

The University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences Announces a New Postdoctoral Fellowship Program for 2011 For the first time, the University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences is offering up to eight postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities and social sciences to begin in January 2011. These inaugural fellowships are designed to attract excellent scholars from outside the University of Pittsburgh and to offer junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers.

The Arts and Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowships are for one year and are renewable for an additional year. Fellows will teach two courses per year, complete scholarly work, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School of Arts and Sciences and the department or program with which they are affiliated. The fellowship

offers junior scholars the time, space, and financial support necessary to produce significant scholarship early in their careers. The annual stipend will be $45,000. Fellows will receive an annual research fund of $3,500 and a one-time reimbursement of up to $1,500 for moving expenses.

*Eligibility: *

We invite applications from qualified candidates in the humanities and social sciences who have received the PhD from outside of the University of Pittsburgh between December 1, 2007 and November 30, 2010. Applicants who do not have the PhD in hand at the time of application must provide a letter from the Department Chair or the Advisor stating that the PhD degree will be conferred before the term of the fellowship begins.

*Guidelines: *

Postdoctoral education is an important facet of research and scholarship at the University of Pittsburgh, and the University has developed a comprehensive set of guidelines for postdoctoral fellows and the faculty, departments, and programs who work with them.

*Application Requirements and Procedure*

Applicants should submit the following materials:

1. An application form (available at edu/postdoc)

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Detailed statement of current research interests (1,000 words) that clearly outlines the goals of the research you will undertake during the term of the fellowship.

4. One writing sample no longer than 20 pages.

5. A copy of the Dissertation Table of Contents

6. A two-page statement of teaching interests and one or two course proposals (subject area, brief syllabus, proposed methods) for a 15-week course directed towards advanced undergraduates or graduate students.

7. Three letters of recommendation. (NOTE: Letter writers should e-mail their recommendations directly to, using the applicant's name and the word, "Postdoc Recommendation" in the e-mail subject line.

*Application Deadline and Notification of Awards*

All application materials-including letters of recommendation- must be submitted electronically before June 1, 2010. Only fully completed formal applications will be considered. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documentation is complete and that referees submit their letters of recommendation to postdoc@as.pitt. edu by the closing date. Awards will be announced in July 2010.

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. Women, minorities, and international candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

*For more information, contact:*

Ms. Runette Brown

University of Pittsburgh

Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies Office

5401 Sennott Square

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Tel: 412-624-3939

Fax: 412-624-6855

E-mail: postdoc@as.pitt. edu

USA: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Policy, University of Wisconsin-Milkwaukee

USA: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Policy, University of Wisconsin-Milkwaukee

Application Deadline: *April 30, 2010*

The School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is accepting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Policy for 2010-2011.

The information policy fellowship is designed recent PhDs who are interested in social, ethical, economic, legal, and technical aspects of information and information technologies with a focus on information policy and information ethics. Specifically, we are seeking candidates with research and teaching interests in the philosophy of information, critical/cultural studies of information, and/or advanced research methods.

Along with continuing their own research agenda, the fellow will work closely with the Center for Information Policy Research and affiliated faculty, assist in coordination of related events, work with current PhD students, and participate in the academic and intellectual community of the School. The fellow will be expected to teach one class in the fall and spring semesters. The stipend for the fellowship will be $38,000 for a 12-month appointment beginning in August 2010, with a $2,000 research and travel stipend. Fellows are eligible for benefits. Stipend for this

position may be subject to future UW System furlough policies.

*Application Information: *

Applicants must be scholars who are not yet tenured and who are no more than 3 years past receiving their PhD.

Applicants must hold a PhD in a information studies or related discipline. Applicants who do not yet hold a PhD but expect to have it by August, 2010 will be asked to provide a letter from their home institution corroborating the degree award schedule. Verification of completion of degree will be required before the start date.

Application packages must include: letter explaining research agenda, teaching interests, and appropriateness for the fellowship, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and 3 references.

Send all application materials electronically to: Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan at eliz1679@uwm. edu

Deadline for application is *April 30, 2010*. Decisions to be made by May 31 2010.

For more information, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Buchanan at, and visit us at and

USA: New MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management, Maryville University of St. Louis

USA: New MBA in Sport and Entertainment Management, Maryville University of St. Louis

Maryville University of St. Louis, fulfilling its mission to "provide selective and cutting edge programs in the Arts and Sciences, Health Professions, Education and Business", is happy to announce two new MBA concentrations, two new Master programs and one new Doctoral program, beginning Fall 2010.

The two new MBA concentrations are Sport and Entertainment Management, and Process and Project Management. The two new Master programs are Master of Arts in rganizational Leadership and Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and leadership. The new doctoral program is the Doctorate of Nursing Practice.

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership, please use this link:

To learn more about the Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership, please visit:

To learn more about the Doctorate of Nursing Practice, please visit:

For more information about these two concentrations, please visit:

For further inquires or questions, please contact the Office of International Admissions at internationaladmiss ions@maryville. edu, (314) 529-6857 or 800-627-9855

Germany : 2 Ph.D. student positions in the field of angiology and cardiology

The research group Experimental Cardiology at the Clinic of Tübingen, Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen, invites applicants for a Ph.D. student position.

We are looking for an accomplished, highly motivated and career oriented young scientist, preferably with a strong interest in cell/molecular biology and biomedical research. Applicants should hold a Diploma / Master Degree in Biology, Biochemistry or a related discipline.

Our areas of research are: Experimental angiology and cardiology, tissue regeneration, cell-cell interaction and signal transduction.

You will join a cooperative and stimulatory working atmosphere with excellent scientific equipment.

Handicapped applicants will be preferentially considered in case of equivalent qualification. Salary according to TV-L.

Please, send your application including a short statement of research interest, a full CV and the names and contact information of one or two references per e-mail to:

Dr. Margitta Elvers

Experimental Cardiology

Department of Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

University Clinic of Tübingen

Otfried-Müller-Str. 10

72076 Tübingen


USA : Institute for Comparative Literature and Society Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010-2011

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship through the new International Network to Expand Regional and Collaborative Teaching (INTERACT) program at Columbia University, being launched during the 2010-2011 academic year. The fellowship will cover a 10-month period beginning August 1, 2010, and comes with a stipend of $45,000 plus benefits.


INTERACT is a pioneering program at Columbia University that focuses on developing global studies in the undergraduate curriculum through a network of postdoctoral scholars focused on cross-regional, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary study. A total of six Columbia University INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships will be offered in the 2010-2011 academic year, with candidates selected by centers and institutes across the University. Candidates will function as liaisons between their home office and the INTERACT network of scholars with other regional and disciplinary specializations.

INTERACT’s primary goal is to improve global literacy among Columbia students and equip them to be leaders in a globalizing world. These objectives will be met through innovative courses, participating in institute programs and events and an annual educator workshop organized collaboratively by INTERACT Fellows.

About ICLS

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) was founded at Columbia University in 1998 to promote a global perspective in the study of literature, culture, and their social and historical context. It houses the interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature and Society and draws its faculty from the humanities, the social sciences, and the Schools of Architecture and Law.

ICLS is pleased to offer one INTERACT Fellowship to an outstanding scholar who pursues comparative research, with evident multilingual and interdisciplinary aptitude as well as a demonstrated emphasis on global contexts and connections, either in literary studies or the social sciences, broadly speaking.


The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society’s INTERACT Fellows will devote half their time to teaching and working with other Fellows on INTERACT programming, and half their time to their own research and writing. The Fellow’s curricular responsibility would be to develop one course each semester (Fall 2010 and Spring 2011), preferably in coordination with Columbia’s developing Global Core Curriculum (for more information see: Each Fellow is required to be in residence in the New York City area and participate in all activities of the INTERACT program collaborative.


As one of the Institute’s primary goals is to provide institutional support for the best in cross-disciplinary and cross-regional comparative work, we encourage applications from a wide variety of humanities and social science disciplines.

Recipients of the Fellowship must have received their Ph.D. degree within the past four years (Spring 2006 and after).

Recipients must complete all their Ph.D. requirements (completed and filed the dissertation) by June 30, 2010.

Application Process

The following list of materials is required for all applicants:

· Instruction Sheet

· Completed Application Form

· Curriculum vitae

· Course proposal: 2-3 page proposal for two undergraduate courses to be offered at Columbia University. These courses are to be offered without prerequisites, and must emphasize cross-border, trans-regional, and interdisciplinary approaches. These course proposals are meant to convey a sense of your teaching interests beyond the special field of your research.

· Research proposal: 2-3 page statement describing the research project you would pursue at Columbia University if awarded a fellowship, indicating its relation (if any) to your doctoral dissertation, as well as its relation to the mission of ICLS.

· Letters of recommendation: 3 letters of reference (signed and sealed) that include an evaluation of your research and teaching proposals.

· Previous Education: Indicate on your curriculum vitae each college and university you have attended, with the inclusive dates. Have a copy of the transcript of your graduate record sent to INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship, The Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.

All application materials (including letters of reference) should be postmarked on or before May 15, 2010. Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Candidates may be invited for a phone interview. All evaluations made in connection with applications received are confidential.

Awards will be announced no later than June 2010. The 2010-2011 Institute INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowship is contingent on successful Title VI funding from the Department of Education.

Please return completed applications to:

INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Director, Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Heyman Center, Mail Code 5700

Columbia University

2960 Broadway

New York, NY 10027

The 2010-2011 Instruction Sheet and Application Form can be accessed here.

To obtain application materials or for more information on the INTERACT Postdoctoral Fellowships, please contact Catherine LaSota, ICLS Assistant Director, at (212) 854-4541 or clasota at

Sweden : Ph.D. student position in High Voltage Engineering

The Department of Materials and Manufacturing Technology consists of six research groups and has a total staff of around 60 persons. The research activities span from basic research on nanostructural materials to product- and process related issues within materials and manufacturing technology.

The research is carried out in close collaboration with national and international industries and universities. Our graduate as well as undergraduate education is organized in a wide range of courses, we are involved in three masters’ programmes and three graduate schools.

Job description

Today the modern society is strongly dependent upon reliable electric power supply. Trustworthy components of the power systems are here of primary importance and recent developments of power electronic technology has enabled their controllability to a level that was not possible just a few years ago. However, the rapid evolution towards higher switching frequencies and higher voltages has led to appearance of increased and different stresses on the electrical insulation, which, in some cases, have resulted in failures. The thermal and electrical phenomena that occur under these stresses significantly reduce the lifetime of the insulating materials and thereby also the lifetime of the components. It has also been observed that the behaviour of the insulation systems is not the same at higher frequencies as compared to the normal power frequency.

The aim of this research project is to further develop a new measuring technique for material characterisation, so called arbitrary waveform dielectric spectroscopy, towards relevant industrial applications. The main advantage of this technique is that high precision dielectric measurements can be made with diverse external voltage sources, including operating and disturbance voltage signals, instead of using precision sources. The harmonic content in the voltage signal is then utilised in combination with high accuracy current measurements. The additional advantage of the technique is that it can possibly be applied for on-line measurements.

The work is partly experimental, but also includes signal processing tasks and theoretical studies for extracting relevant information from measured data. You will learn more about discharge physics to understand the physical mechanisms that control electrical discharges in insulation exposed to fast transients as well as about material long term behaviour and ageing mechanisms while exposed to electrical discharges. In addition to the research activities you will also follow courses within the Graduate School of High Voltage Engineering (GSHVE).

Required qualifications

You must have recently received a MSc (or equivalent) degree in electrical engineering, engineering physics or materials science. You should be innovative, analytical and interested in materials and measuring techniques. You will be a part of the High Voltage Engineering Group, which research focuses mostly on areas related to modern high voltage insulation systems. The project is to be carried out and supervised in cooperation with ABB Corporate Research and is financed by Elforsk’s Elektra programme. Teaching duties at maximum 20% of full time be included as a part of the work assignments.

Application procedure

The application shall be written in English and include the following items:

An application of a maximum of one A4 page containing your specific qualifications for the position

Attested copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents

Curriculum Vitae

Letters of recommendation and name of reference persons (optional)

The application shall be sent electronically as pdf or zipped documents. Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf format, the material can be sent as a hard copy to Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (2010/75) must be written on the first page of the application.



Chalmers University of Technology

SE-412 96 Göteborg


Further information

Adjunct professor Tord Bengtsson, ABB Corporate Research, +46 21 323169

Senior lecturer Jörgen Blennow, +46 31 772 1625,

Professor Stanislaw Gubanski, +46 31 772 1616,

Union representatives

SACO: Jan Lindér

ST: Marie Wenander

SEKO: Johan Persson

All reachable via Chalmers exchange: +46 31 772 10 00

Switzerland : Ph.D. Program at Faculty of Informatics

We encourage applications from highly qualified candidates. Admission to the Ph.D. program is competitive. Each year we receive many strong applications from around the world. Applicants are admitted based on their research interests and experience, potential for success in the program, and compatibility with current needs of the Faculty.

The official language of the Ph.D. program is English. Students must be able to demonstrate fluency in English prior to admission.

The Ph.D. program is governed by regulations adopted by the Faculty.

In order to be admitted, the applicant must have completed a Masters degree in computer science, informatics, or a closely related field prior to joining the program (but not necessarily prior to applying to the program).

Applications for admission to the Ph.D. program are reviewed two times per year. Admission is typically for the Fall semester (commencing in September).

Applications for admission to the Ph.D. program - Dates Application Deadline Approximate Notification Date Start Date

December 1

February 1

March 1 (Spring Semester)

May 1

July 1

September 1 (Fall Semester)

Students must complete their applications to arrive on or before the appropriate deadline, and will be notified of acceptance or rejection by the approximate notification date.

The application for admission to the Informatics Ph.D. program consists of the following completed materials.

General USI Ph.D. application

At least one (but preferably two) letter(s) of recommendation from persons familiar with the applicant's academic abilities (e.g., a thesis advisor).

Please note that the letter of recommendation must be sent by the recommender under separate cover.

A one- or two-page statement of purpose, written in English by the applicant, describing: the applicant's motivation for obtaining a Ph.D. degree; how the applicant acquired fluency in English; any particular research interests; any prior research experience; reason for applying to the USI program; and current plans for a professional career after obtaining the Ph.D. degree

Completed application materials should be mailed to the following address.

Ph.D. Admissions

Faculty of Informatics

University of Lugano

Via G. Buffi 13

6904 Lugano, Switzerland

Financial Assistance

Most students in the Ph.D. program are supported as assistants. The support covers tuition and provides a stipend. Responsibilities of assistants include both teaching and research duties. Generally students receive support as long as funds are available and the student is making adequate progress through the program (as described in the regulations).


Please contact the Dean's Officce (decanato dot inf at usi dot ch) for further information on the Ph.D. program and admission process.

Finland : HECER PhD Programme in Economics

Economics offers unique tools to analyze and understand important societal and business problems, and to conduct research on them. A PhD education in economics is a stepping stone into a research career and exciting and demanding expert positions in the private and public sector as well as in international institutions. The HECER PhD Programme offers highly motivated and talented individuals the possibility to pursue their goal of acquiring a solid training in economics at the highest level.

The four year HECER PhD Programme is structured according to best practice in economics. The training consists of a first year of core courses (micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics). The course work provides the foundation for the students’ own research. The second and third years consist of original research and courses in fields of interest in economics (econometrics, industrial organization, international economics, labour economics, microeconomic theory, macroeconomics and public economics). The fourth year consists of original research. The HECER PhD Programme builds on the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Economics (FDPE).

For admitted students, the HECER PhD Programme offers funding for four years. HECER, a joint venture between the economics departments of Aalto University, Hanken School of Economics and University of Helsinki, offers an exciting environment of high international quality. The HECER PhD Programme emphasizes collegiality, support, and encouragement in addition to students’ own effort. HECER offers a wide supply of seminars and conferences and faculty that are at the forefront of their fields of interest. HECER has recently placed students well in the international academic job market with positions at LSE, Mannheim, and Nottingham.

To apply to the HECER PhD Programme,

1. Send your CV and the application form (rtf) to

or to


P.O. Box 17 (Arkadiankatu 7)


2. Ask for two letters of recommendation which the referees should send directly to either of the above addresses.

The application deadline is April 30, 2010 at 15.45.

Those who are accepted need to apply for PhD student status at one of HECER’s member departments. If you have any questions, please contact Otto Toivanen (

Applying to HECER's member departments

Details on how to apply for a PhD student status at each member department can be found at the following websites:

University of Helsinki, Department of Economics

Aalto University School of Economics

Hanken School of Economics

Deadlines for applications are:

University of Helsinki: May 15 2010

Aalto University School of Economics: May 31 2010

Hanken School of Economics: May 17 2010, October 22 2010

Germany : Research Scientist in Information Security-Machine Learning

The Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Computer Science at the University of Tuebingen is seeking a motivated research scientist (Ph.D. student) in the areas of information security and machine learning (salary scale TV-L 13). The focus of this position is the development of methods for detection of previously unknown malicious content in non-executable data.

Successful candidates should have a Diplom or M.Sc. degree in computer science and excellent programming skills, expecially at the operating system and networking levels. Prior experience with computer security methods, e.g. intrusion detection or antivirus systems, and/or machine learning methods ist strongly desirable.

The position is initially limited for 1 year with a possibility for


Interested individuals should send a complete application package

containing CV, full academic transcripts with grades and examinations, statement of research interests, names and contact data of two references to:

Pavel Laskov, Ph.D.

Heisenberg Fellow

University of Tuebingen

Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Computer Science

Department "Computer Architecture"

Sand 1

72076 Tuebingen


Ireland : Funded PhD Studentship in Dynamic Network Analysis, Mining and Modelling

The Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI) at the National University of Ireland Galway is seeking applications for a funded PhD studentship in Dynamic Network Analysis, Mining and Modelling.

The successful candidate will join the Clique Strategic Research Cluster in DERI at NUI Galway. Clique is a Science Foundation Ireland funded research cluster addressing the development of analytical, modelling and visualisation techniques for large scale, dynamic graphs and networks. The cluster is distributed between DERI and University College Dublin, and has industry partners such as IBM. The DERI group conducts fundamental algorithmic work as well as investigating and modelling the principles underlying the evolution and interactions in large social, communication and collaborative networks. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

Analysing user roles in social networks and designing efficient algorithms to find these [1];

Analysing and modelling the interactions between online communities [2];

Formulating predictive models for information diffusion in social and collaborative networks;

Designing efficient graph algorithms to find evolving communities with correlated change behaviour [3];

Designing scalable, distributed, real-time algorithms to tackle problems in massive dynamic graph datasets;

The successful candidate should have at least a bachelor’s degree in computer science, maths, science or engineering, and have the pre-requisites for PhD studies at NUI Galway. The PhD studentship covers academic fees, a generous monthly stipend and a research travel allowance for a three year period.

In addition, the following criteria are desirable but not necessary:

Familiarity with graph algorithms and theory (e.g., finding connected components efficiently);

Familiarity with modelling and simulation;

Familiarity with social network analysis;

Familiarity with large-scale, distributed, dynamic data analysis (e.g., data streaming algorithms);

Familiarity with data mining, feature selection and machine learning, especially graph mining and graph grammars;

Masters or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline or topic

The successful candidate will work with the DERI Principle Investigator, Dr. Conor Hayes, Dr. Jeffrey Chan and Dr. Marcel Karnstedt in DERI, Galway. There will be extensive opportunities for collaboration with other Clique researchers and with other research groups and projects in DERI. The application must contain the following: a CV, a one page statement explaining the candidate's interest in and compatibility with the objectives of the position and a list of referees. Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered. Closing date: May 30th, 2010.


[1] Jeffrey Chan and Conor Hayes, “Decomposing Discussion Forums using User Roles”, in Proceedings of 2nd Web Science Conference 2010, USA, 2010.

[2] Marcel Karnstedt and Conor Hayes, “Towards Cross-Community Effects in Scientific Communities”, in Knowledge Discovery, Data Mining and Machine Learning, 2009.

[3] Jeffrey Chan, James Bailey and Christopher Leckie, “Discovering correlated spatio-temporal changes in evolving graphs”, in Knowledge and Information Systems, 16(1), 2008.


International Masters and PhD programmes at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI),

Job Description: International Masters and PhD programmes at the Asia-Europe Institute (AEI), University of Malaya located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of the prosperous country, Malaysia.
AEI offers distinctive areas of study namely International Masters in Regional Integration (Political Science), Small & Medium Enteprises(SMES), ASEAN Studies and Information Management. This is a one year full-time programme facilitated by experienced and resourceful visiting professors from Europe, Asia and USA. This exclusive programme trains selected students with good first degree to reach full potential in academic achievement as well as promising career future and advancement. Full and partial scholarships are also offered to deserving students.
University of Malaya (UM) is the oldest university in Malaysia, established in 1905 and has produced thousands of students who had succeeded in their chosen fields. UM, the pride of the nation has opened its doors to welcome students from all over the world to share and experience the quality education and cultural diversity & harmony in this blessed soil of Malaysia.
Please feel free to contact us if you need more info on the programmes and any other concerns with regards to study & living in Malaysia.
For more information and/or to apply, please log on
Important Reminder :
1) The deadline for application is 31 May 2010 for 2010 intake which starts in mid September 2010.
2) If you are applying to AEI through this lead, please email us your name and address for us to reconfirm your application with the recruitment centre.
3) Please be guided that your application can only be made online.
Thank you and all the best,
Kim Mahmud
EduTrade Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
email :

[Switzerland] International PhD Program in Biomedical Research

Deadline: May 10, 2010
Applications are invited for internally funded PhD student fellowships at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) in Basel, Switzerland. The FMI is part of the Novartis Research Foundation. Our research focuses on epigenetics, growth control and neurobiology. We employ state-of-the-art technologies to explore basis molecular mechanisms of cells and organisms in health and disease.
Current topics include:
Biology of aging / Cancer and metastasis / Cell adhesion / Protein structure / Proteomics and genomics / Molecular mechanisms of cell signaling / Cell type specification and differentiation / Connectivity and function of neuronal circuits / Vision, olfaction, motor control / Synaptic plasticity / Learning and memory / Epigenetic regulation and chromatin modification / Gene expression and silencing / Genomic integrity / MicroRNAs and posttranscriptional regulation
Our international PhD program has 100 graduate students from more than 25 countries. The working language is English. Most students are registered at the University of Basel. The successful candidate holds a Diploma (or M.Sc.) acceptable for matriculation at the University of Basel and has a strong background in cell and molecular biology.
Financial support is in accordance with the scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Your income will be generous relative to international standards for PhD students. Duration of the appointment: typically 4 years.
Application deadline: May 10, 2010
For application forms and further information see, or,
Friedrich Miescher
Institute for Biomedical Research,
Maulbeerstrasse 66, 4058 Basel,

[Korean] Korean Government Scholarship Program for Graduate Students

Deadline: May 14, 2010
The Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students in order to promote international exchange in education and mutual friendship between the participating countries.
Total number of Applicants for Selection : 600 persons
Quota for Indonesia = 9
Applicable Universities and fields
  • Applicable Universities : 61 Universities (or Institutes) designated by NIIED
  • Applicants recommended by the Korean Embassies (Consulates) or by the adoption association must choose 5 desired universities out of 61 universities below and send in the application form to a Korean Embassy (Consulate) in the country of origin or to the adoption association. (Except for students nominated by Korean Government through Korean Embassy)
  • Applicants recommended by the domestic universities must choose one desired university out of 61 universities below and send in the application form to that university.
  • You can find detailed information about the fields and majors of the applicable universities on the website of NIIED.
  • Available fields : All majors of general graduate schools
  • Specialized or professional graduate school programs such as law school program, medical school program, GSIS program, etc. are also eligible on the condition that the university covers all tuition over the initial 5 million won(KRW)/semester.
  • o Available course: Master's Program, Doctoral Program and integrated Master's & Doctoral Program.
Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program
  • Applicants are only eligible to apply for the Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program Scholarship if they apply for and are accepted into an Integrated & Master's and Doctoral Program from the start of the scholarship period. Applicants who are applying for a Master's Program and plan to apply for or switch to an Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program in the future are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • Very few schools offer Integrated & Doctoral Program. Applicants are responsible for connecting the university/universities they wish to apply for to find out whether or not such programs are offered.
  • An applicant who applies for 5 year Integrated Master's & Doctoral Program especially can get scholarship for 4 years only.
Main Notes for 2010 Selection
  • Organizations accepting applications: Korean Embassies (Consulates), adoption association, and Domestic Universities in Korea
  • Applicants may not be recommended by more than one organization. Every applicant recommended by more than one organization will be disqualified automatically.
  • Selection Procedure : Students recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) or domestic university will be evaluated separately.
  • Obtain Admission From the University Before Entry to Korea:
    • Applicants recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) or overseas Korean adoptees must apply and gain admission into 1 of 5 universities out of the 61 designated universities.
    • Applicants recommended by a university in Korea should enter the same university.
  • Exemption of Korean language course: TOPIK level 5 or 6 certificate holder
Duration of KGSP
  • Master's : 3 yrs. (01.09.2010 ~ 31.08.2013) - 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs. of Master's
  • Doctoral : 4 yrs. (01.09.2010 ~ 31.08.2014) - 1 yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral
  • Integrated Master's & Doctoral : 5 yrs. (01.09.2010 ~ 31.08.2015) - 1 yr. of Korean language + 4 yrs. of Integrated Master's & Doctoral
Korean Language Course
  • After 1 year of Korean language training, Master's or doctoral program will be followed.
  • Duration : 1 year (Scholarship students who still don't get a TOPIK level 3 or above certificate after completing the language course should take an additional language course and can enter only after getting TOPIK level 3 or above)
  • After additional 2 semesters of Korean language courses (total 1 year period), students who still don't acquire the TOPIK 3 or above cannot enter the main program. (A student who used the additional language training will have demerit when he/she asks for an emergency extension with reasonable explanation. (For instance: Deduction of that period from the possible extension.)
  • Institution :
    • Applicants recommended by a Korean Embassy (Consulate) and overseas Korean adoptees will study at 1 of the 5 applied universities.
    • Applicants recommended by the universities in Korea will study at the same university.
  • Exemption of Korean language course: TOPIK level 5 or 6 certificate holder.
  • Students who are exempted from the Korean language course may enter the graduate school starting from September 1, 2010 or March 1, 2011.
  • Those who wish to enter on March 1, 2011 should get admission by himself/herself from the university and submit it to NIIED. (Otherwise, they will be disqualified.)
  • A student exempted from Korean language course must enter the main program by Mar 1, 2011, otherwise he/she will be disqualified.
  • A student who acquires TOPIK level 5 or 6 certificate during the Korean language course can enter the main program on Mar 1, 2011 if he/she wants to.
Application Qualifications
  • Both applicant and his/her parents must be citizens of the foreign country.
  • Applicants cannot have Korean citizenship.
  • Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for a long period of time.
  • Should be under 40 years of age as of September 1, 2010
  • Hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree as of September 1, 2010
  • Applicants who are enrolling or have already enrolled in the same academic program in Korea as the one they are applying for will not be admitted.
  • For Master's program (or Integrated Master's & Doctoral program): students who hold a Bachelor's degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Bachelor's degree
  • For Doctoral program: students who hold a Master's degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than Master's degree.
  • Applicants who are expecting the adequate diploma should present their diploma by September 1, 2010 before entry.
  • Should have a grade point average (G.P.A.) at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previous attended institution
  • If the grade is difficult to convert to percentage, official explanatory documents from the attended university are required.
Selection Procedure
  • "KGSP Guidelines for the Year 2010" including the application form will be on at the website of NIIED, GKS.(, the Korean Embassy (Consulate), and domestic universities.
  • For applicants recommended by the Korean Embassy (Consulate)
  • Korean Embassy (Consulate) may recommend 1.5 times their quota to NIIED
  • Evaluation on the applicant's eligibility by NIIED
  • NIIED entrusts the applicants to the desired universities (in order of choice)
  • For applicants recommended by domestic universities
  • Each designated domestic university can recommend up to 15 candidates (3 per country)
  • Special selection committee will evaluate the candidates.
  • In regards to candidates, NIIED will refer to the Korean Embassy (Consulate) for eligibility when needed.
  • For overseas Korean adoptees
  • Recommendation by Korean Embassy (Consulate) or Adoption Associations in Korea
  • Evaluation on the applicant's eligibility by NIIED
  • NIIED entrusts the applicants to the desired universities (in order of choice)
  • Special selection committee will make the final decision.
Selection Schedule
  • Recommendation deadline : May 14, 2010
  • Final selection by NIIED : by June 30, 2010
  • Result notice : by July 10, 2010
  • Entry to Korea : from August 25, 2010 to August 30, 2010
  • Korean language course or graduate school : starting from September 1, 2010
For further information, please contact
  • Korean Embassy (Consulate) / Universities in Korea
  • KGSP Team, National Institute for International Education Development (NIIED)
    43 Ewhajanggil,
    Jongno-gu, Seoul, 110-810,
    Republic of Korea
    Website: or Korean Government Scholarship Program -> Notice
    Phone: +82-2-3668-1448 (in English), +82-2-3668-1358 (in Korean)
    Fax: +82-2-743-4992

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