PhD Project in Deploying Nanotechnology for Oil and Gas Flow Assurance, UK

‘Flow assurance’ is a key concern in the oil and gas industry, and refers to the need to guarantee the flow of oil/gas from reservoirs to processing plants in the face of a number of engineering challenges. Current research shows that nanotechnology has an important role to play. Crucial to the deployment of nanotechnology in a difficult and remote environment such as an offshore oil well is an understanding of how nanoparticles are transported through porous media such as rock.

The School of Mechanical Engineering is seeking a talented PhD candidate to explore this phenomenon using a combination of model experimental systems and novel computational simulations of multiphase flow in porous structures. Key aspects to be understood include the penetration of nanoparticles into rock saturated with various oil/water ratios, adsorption/desorption rates, agglomeration/dispersion behaviour, spatial distributions and residence times.

The School has excellent experimental and computational facilities to support the project, and an international reputation for its research. It has consistently achieved the highest possible rating in the UK government Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), with 75% of staff rated as internationally excellent or world leading. The School’s vibrant and diverse postgraduate community is well supported in training and development by the dedicated Faculty of Engineering Graduate School.

Application deadline: 31 July 2010

Contact Professor : Anne Neville, e: or Dr Mark Wilson, e:

Web Link

Patrick & Margaret Flanagan Scholarship for South African Descents, Rhodes University, UK

Postgraduate Women’s Scholarship
Rhodes University invites potential high flyers in their fields,to apply for the above scholarship for full-time postgraduate study abroad in 2011.

Eligibility : Postgraduate women with a first class (75% and higher)academic record and outstanding personal qualities, preference being given to applicants of South African descent, regardless of race creed or colour, who are English speaking (in the sense that either home language is English, or that they have a real love and affection for the language).

Period: Two years of full-time study.

Tenable: At any university or tertiary institution abroad, but preferably Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, St Andrews or Trinity College (Dublin).

Value: Up to R300 000 per annum for two years to assist with the costs of travel, tuition fees, residence fees, book allowance, pocket money, etc.

Application procedure: Submit a covering letter of motivation, detailed ACADEMIC CV (including email contact details of three Academic referees, one of which must be a Head of Department), a full certified academic transcript and a certified ID copy. Ensure that a working email address is provided with your CV for correspondence purposes. There is NO
application form until the short-listing stage. Incomplete and late applications will NOT be considered.

Contact Address :

The P&M Flanagan Committee,
Postgraduate Financial Aid,
Research Office,
Rhodes University,
P O Box 94, GRAHAMSTOWN, 6140
Tel: 046-603 8755;
Fax: 046-603 8822;
Closing Date: 2 August 2010.


McGill University Postgraduate Scholarship Opportunities in Law

The Quebec Research Centre of Private and Comparative Law invite applications for postgraduate scholarship opportunities

FQRSC Scholarship in Transsystemic Legal Studies

With significant financial support from the Fonds québécois de la recherché sur la société et la culture, the QRCPCL has launched a wide-ranging research program on transsystemic legal education and how it affects our understanding of the discipline of law. Funds are available for one graduate student, either at the doctoral or the master’s level (up to $15,000), to participate in this program. The selected student will be one whose proposed research relates to aspects of transsystemic legal education or legal epistemology. This could include (but is not limited to): comparative law as applied in legal education; methodology or philosophy of comparative law methodology or philosophy of legal education; interdisciplinary perspectives on comparative law or legal education. The student will participate in the activities of the research program, including the organization of conferences on transsystemic legal education, the publication of conference proceedings, and the publication of scholarship on transsystemic legal thought.

The successful student may be granted a renewable or a non-renewable scholarship. This scholarship is now offered for 2010-11. Priority will be given to students applying to postgraduate programs at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. Such candidates should indicate in their application to the Faculty of Law that they wish to be considered for this scholarship. If a suitable candidate is not found in that group, applications will be invited at a later date from other students who will be able to participate in the program of research

MDEIE Scholarships in Civil Law Trusts

With significant financial support from the Ministère du Développement économique, de ‘Innovation et de l’Exportation, the QRCPCL has launched an ambitious research program on the institution of the trust in civil law. Funds are available for one doctoral student (up to $15,000) and one masters’ student (up to $12,000) to participate in this program. The selected students will be ones whose proposed research relates to aspects of the trust in the civilian tradition, or in a comparative perspective. The students will participate in the organization of a large international conference on the law of trusts, the publication of the proceedings, and in other activities related to the program of research.

The successful students may be granted renewable or non-renewable scholarships. These scholarships are now offered for 2010-11; it is expected that they will also be available, subject to the renewal of existing scholarships, in 2011-12.

Priority will be given to students applying to Postgraduate programs at McGill University’s Faculty of Law.

Such candidates should indicate in their application to the Faculty of Law that they wish to be considered for these scholarships. If a suitable candidate is not found in that group, applications will be invited at a later date from other students who will be able to participate in the program of research.

Lionel Smith
Director: Quebec Research Centre Of Private & Comparative Law James McGill Professor, McGill University
Tel.: (514) 398-4670


UCL (University College London) Scholarships for Overseas Students

UCL (University College London) Scholarships for Overseas Students

UCL is a multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching across the academic spectrum, with subjects spanning the sciences, arts, social sciences and biomedicine. in 2009, UCL obtained ranked fourth as the world’s best universities according to the QS World University Ranking.

Basic TOEFL/IELTS requirements

IELTS 6.5 – 7.5
TOEFL (PB) 580-630
TOEFL (CB) 237-267
TOEFL (IB) 92-109
Depending on subject
Scholarships for UCL Students:

Abbey “1 UCL” Excellence/Endeavour Awards . 10 available @ GBP 1,000
The Abbey “1 UCL” Excellence/Endeavour Awards, funded by Abbey, aim to foster the notion of UCL as a community, and to highlight, celebrate and reward outstanding achievement or endeavour by current UCL students in a non-academic field.

Cochlear Graeme Clark Scholarship . 5 available @ EUR 6,000
The Graeme Clark Scholarship is a unique award open to Nucleus cochlear implant recipients around the world.

Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarships . 2 available @ GBP 12,000
For students who plan to explore the nature of religious, racial and cultural prejudices and to find ways of combating them.
Applicants must be

Prospective M.Phil./PhD students from any country,
Admitted for full-time MPhil/PhD research in any department of UCL,
Intending to pursue research relevant to the aim of the scholarship.

Gay Clifford Fees Awards for Outstanding Women Students . 4 available @ GBP 2,500
Available to female Master’s degree students from any country intending to undertake full-time studies at UCL’s Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Social & Historical Sciences.

Graduate Research Scholarships for Cross Disciplinary Training (One-Year) . 4 available @ GBP 14,988
For full-time UCL MPhil/PhD and EngD students from any country wishing to spend an additional year of their MPhil/PhD or EngD in another UCL department acquiring research skills and knowledge from a different discipline, which can be applied in their normal area of research. Training should be of one year’s duration to permit sustained exposure to the new discipline.
Applicants must be

Admitted to or currently registered at UCL for full-time MPhil/PhD or EngD research, and
in receipt of three years funding for their normal MPhil/PhD or EngD programme.

Where the student is in receipt of a scholarship or funding e.g. from a Research Council, written permission for the arrangement must be sought from the relevant body.

Harold & Olga Fox Undergraduate Scholarships in the Department of Biology . 1 available @ GBP 5,000
The Harold and Olga Fox Scholarship fund has been set up thanks to a recent bequest from the estate of Professor Harold Fox to Biological Sciences students. We award one Scholarship per year to overseas (full fee-paying) students applying for the BSc degree programme in Biology, Environmental Biology, Genetics, Human Genetics or Zoology.

The Harold and Olga Fox Scholarship fund has been set up thanks to a recent bequest from the estate of Professor Harold Fox to Biological Sciences students. We are offering three Scholarships to UK/EU undergraduate students joining the degree programmes of Biology, Environmental Biology, Genetics, Human Genetics or Zoology.

UCL Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships for Excellence . 18 available @ GBP 3,000
for the academically most outstanding first- and second-year undergraduate student at each of the eight UCL Faculties, as well as the School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

UCL Global Excellence Scholarship . 16 available @ GBP 5,000
Academically most outstanding undergraduate and graduate students joining UCL. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence, achievement and potential.

UCL Graduate Research Scholarships . 15 available @ GBP 14,988
UCL Graduate Research Scholarships aim to attract high-quality students to undertake research at UCL.

UCL Overseas Research Scholarships . 40 available @ GBP 3,300
Aim to attract high-quality international students to UCL to undertake research.
Applicants must be

Admitted to or currently registered at UCL for full- or part-time MPhil/PhD or EngD research, and
Liable to pay tuition fees as the overseas rate (overseas fees status), and
Holding or expecting to achieve at least a UK 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

UCL UPC Progression Scholarship . 2 available @ GBP 5,000
The UCL UPC Progression Scholarships aims to encourage UPCSE (University Preparatory Certificate for Science and Engineering) and UPCH (University Preparatory Certificate for Humanities and Social Sciences) students to continue to undergraduate study at UCL, and recruit new students into UCL’s UPCSE and UPCH programmes
UCL (University College London)

UCL is a multidisciplinary university with an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching across the academic spectrum, with subjects spanning the sciences, arts, social sciences and biomedicine. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) UCL was rated the best research university in London, and third in the UK overall. It confirmed UCL multidisciplinary research strength with outstanding results achieved across the subjects, ranging from Biomedicine, Science and Engineering, and the Built Environment to Laws, Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

The university is located on a compact site in the very heart of London and is surrounded by the greatest concentration of libraries, museums, archives, cultural institutions and professional bodies in Europe.

United Kingdom

Gower Street , London WC1E 6BT United Kingdom

44 207 6792000


Accounting and Finance Honours Scholarship, Monash University

Accounting and Finance Honours Scholarship, Monash University


To be eligible, you must be:

an Australian or New Zealand citizen, or holder of an Australian permanent resident visa or permanent humanitarian visa, or an international student, and intending to enrol full-time in the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree majoring in accounting or finance at a Monash campus in Australia. Selection is based on academic merit and an interview.

Selection criteria

Awarded to eligible students on the basis of academic achievement in accounting or finance units during the final two years of their degree and any prizes awarded for academic achievement. Final selection will be by a panel interview.


$6000 per annum, for one year only.

Number available in 2011

Up to two.


Recipients must maintain full-time enrolment and a minimum of a distinction weighted average mark (70 per cent).


This scholarship cannot be deferred.

2011 Applications

All eligible students will be automatically assessed based on course application.

Duration: 1.0 year
Annual value: $A 6,000.00
Total value: $A 6,000.00
Important Dates
Application closing date: Automatic application

This scholarship is available at any Australian institution located at the following states: Victoria

This scholarship is only available for the following course levels: Bachelor Degree

This scholarship is available for courses on the following fields of study: Business Administration, Management


Name: Monash University
Contact Information

Phone: +61 (3) 99026011
Fax: +61 (3) 99055004

For more information, visit

Postdoct position in Biomedical Engineering/Cardiovascular/Neurophysiology 2010 at Kyushu University

Postdoct position in Biomedical Engineering/Cardiovascular/Neurophysiology 2010 at Kyushu University

Postdoct position in Biomedical Engineering/Cardiovascular/Neurophysiology 2010 at Kyushu University

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Dr. Kenji Sunagawa at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyushu University in Fukuoka, Japan. It has been well established that regulatory failure plays a central role in the pathogenesis of refractory cardiovascular diseases. We have been developing artificial devices to intervene the regulatory systems. The devices function as parts of physiological systems and restore normal function of the impaired regulatory systems. In this particular project, we will be developing a neuromodulator which reinstitutes disrupted autonomic balance in heart failure. Applicants need expertise in animal and/or human experiments and should have sophisticated knowledge in biomedical engineering in cardiovascular research.

* Salary: Open
* Employer: Cardiovascular Medicine, Kyushu University
* Location: Fukuoka, Japan
* Type: Full Time
* Requirements: Doctoral degrees in Biology, Cardiovascular Physiology, Biomedical Engineering, Neurophysiology or relevant disciplines.

Deadline: No later than August 31, 2010

Candidates selected for an interview will be required to visit Kyushu University, Fukuoka at our expense. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. Candidates should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae with achievements via email to , and three letters of recommendation via mail directly to the address below;

Contact us:
Tomomi Ide, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Graduate School of Medical Sciences
Kyushu University
3-1-1 Maidashi Higashi-ku,
Fukuoka Japan

Excellence Scholarship Master Programme at Leiden University

Excellence Scholarship Master Programme at Leiden University

* Deadline: October, 1st 2010
* Open to: all nationalities
* Scholarship: up to €10,000

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme 2010/2011 (LExS) Programmes starting in February 2011

For whom?

1. Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master`s degree programme starting September 2010 or February 2011 ( All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master`s programmes in Leiden).
2. All nationalities enrolling in the following programmes starting September 2010 or February 2011:

* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law
* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law
* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
* MSc in International Relations and Diplomacy

Scholarship Amount:
The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 5 awards:

* Platinum : Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee* and an allowance of €10,000 for living costs
* Gold : Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee*
* Silver : Covers 75% of the tuition fee
* Bronze : Covers 50% of the tuition fee
* Ivory : Covers 25 % of the tuition fee

* The tuition fee will be reduced to the amount of the home fee. Students who have been awarded a Platinum or Gold award still have to pay the home fee themselves.

Application procedure

* Fill in your online application for admission to Leiden University
* Upload all necessary documents
* Indicate clearly that you would like to apply for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page
* Upload your letter of motivation for the LExS scholarship on the scholarship page
* Submit your online application
* Pay the application fee

All LExS applicants will be informed by the scholarship department of the International Office.

Letter of motivation
To apply for the scholarship, you should write a letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you indicate why you believe you should be considered for this scholarship. The Word document should then be attached on the scholarship page in your online application for the master`s programmes for which you are applying.

It is possible to submit applications for more scholarship programmes simultaneously. However, it is not possible to obtain more than 1 scholarship from Leiden University for the same studyprogramme.

If you have already submitted your online application for admission to Leiden University, but would still like to apply for the LExS scholarship, we kindly request you to submit the LExS motivation letter to the Scholarships department:

Faculty of Economics (FEUB) Undergraduate ?Exchange Program Scholarship

Faculty of Economics (FEUB) Undergraduate –Exchange Program Scholarship

The Faculty of Economics (FEUB) Undergraduate – Exchange Program Scholarship
University of Brawijaya – Indonesia

University of Brawijaya (UB) became a public University in 1963. Today, UB is one of the leading universities in Indonesia with more than 30,000 students in various degrees ranging from the Bachelor's Degree Program, Master's Degree Program, Doctoral Degree Program, and Medical Specialist Program in 10 faculties.

UB campus is situated in the city of Malang, East Java, in a strategic location you can easily reach by public transportations. Thanks to trees growing in all corners of the campus and the cool air of Malang, you can find UB a very fresh campus. A city of education, Malang has been developing rapidly. This seems to be inseparable from the triumph of East Java in the past.

Faculty of Economics (FEUB) is one of the faculties in UB and is also known as one of the most reputable Faculties of Economics in Indonesia. It is proven by an "A" accreditation from the National Accreditation Board for higher education in Indonesia for all departments (Accounting, Management, and Economics of Development). In addition, FEUB is also a member of AACSB International (the Association to Advanced Collegiate School of Business). These facts indicate that FEUB has been acknowledged as a remarkable faculty both in national and international level. These high achievements always motivate FEUB to continuously improve its quality in educational field.

FEUB Undergraduate-Exchange Program Scholarship is an initiative of the FEUB through World Class University (WCU) program offered to international students who are interested to spend one semester (4 month) in one of our department in FEUB: (1) Accounting (2) Management (3) Economics of Development (Economics). This scholarship will provide educational, research and professional development opportunities to support growth in the region and to build enduring links at the individual, institutional and country levels. This program is also designed for international student to gain experience of living and studying in one of Indonesian campus.

General Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must

* Be a citizen of a country in the Asia and the Pacific.
* Be a regular full-time student in one university in the Asia and the Pacific region studying Accounting, Management/Business or Economics (have completed at least their first year of study in the home university).
* Have met FEUB academic requirement (at least GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or equivalent grading system)
* Have met the English requirements for the course to be considered for a scholarship with a minimum TOEFL 550 or equivalent
* Not hold or have held an Indonesian Government funded scholarship in preceding 12 months at the time of application
* Satisfy all requirements of the Indonesian Department of Immigration
* Not married to/ or defacto of, or engaged to, a person who holds or is eligible to hold an Indonesian status.

What does FEUB Undergraduate Exchange Program Scholarship cover?

* Tuition fees for one semester
* Campus Accommodation (4 month)
* Standard Living Allowance (4 month)
* · Return Air Travel (Economy Class)

Credit Transfers

Academic Credits (normally around 15-18 credit hours) at UB might be transferred to home university as part of the requirements for their graduation. Enquiries about subject offered can be communicated using email:

Upon completion of the program students will receive an exchange program academic transcript from FEUB.

How to apply?

Applicants must complete an application form with certified copies of all relevant documents, including:

* Copy of Academic Transcript/Record
* Supporting Letter from the home university

Deadlines for the FEUB Undergraduate-Exchange Program Scholarship Applications

The Exchange Program Scholarship Applications for Semester 1, 2010 must be submitted by 30 July 2010.

Application form must be sent to

Program Internasional
Fakultas Ekonomi – Universitas Brawijaya
c/p Dr. Devanto Pratomo
Jl. Veteran – Malang

Please also sent a copy of the applications and any enquiries by email to

Results of Applications

Students applying for a scholarship for Semester 1, 2010 will be advised of the outcome of their application in 3rd August 2010.

The semester is starting on 23rd August 2010

The Following are the Exchange Program Scholarship eligible countries:

1. Australia
2. Brunei Darussalam
3. Cambodia
4. China
5. Hongkong
6. Japan
7. Laos
8. Malaysia
9. Myanmar
10. New Zealand
11. Philippines
12. Singapore
13. South Korea
14. Thailand
15. Vietnam

PhD scholarship opportunity @ The Queensland Brain Institute (Australia

PhD scholarship opportunity @ The Queensland Brain Institute (Australia)

PhD scholarship in Bioinformatics at the Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland, Australia

Two PhD scholarships are available in the area of psychiatric genetics and second-generation-sequencing:

Project 1: Investigating the role of micro-RNAs in Schizophrenia using Second Generation DNA Sequencing The successful applicant will seek to identify rare and novel microRNAs in brain tissue. This involves comparing miRNA expression in multiple brain tissues of SZ-affected versus unaffected controls by using second generation DNA sequencing to identify the target mRNA transcripts of novel miRNA’s that are differentially expressed between SZ-affected and –unaffected samples. The following functional analysis aims at investigating the role of miRNA’s in the etiology of SZ.

Project 2: A systematic screen for schizophrenia-associated rare variants in population isolates from Sarawak and southern India

The successful applicant will investigate the contribution of rare variants to SZ in two population isolates from Sarawak (Iban) and southern India (Tamil Brahmin) that are the subject of current GWAS in the Mowry lab. This involves the systematical re-sequencing of the best candidate SZ regions identified in the Iban and Tamil Brahmin GWAS, as well as strongly replicated SZ regions from studies in other populations.

Please find more details on the projects at Note the closing dates for the two scholarships are mid 2010.

Contact: Prof. Bryan Mowry
Tel (QBI): +617 3346 6351
Tel (QCMHR): +617 3271 8693

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Asia Research Institute-National University of Singapore Fellowships

Asia Research Institute-National University of Singapore Fellowships

The Asia Research Institute (ARI) was established as a university-level institute in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the National University of Singapore (NUS). Its mission is to provide a world-class focus and resource for research on the Asian region, located at one of its communication hubs. ARI engages the humanities and social sciences broadly defined, and especially interdisciplinary frontiers between and beyond disciplines.

(Senior) Research Fellowships, One-Year Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowships and Postdoctoral Fellowships
The positions are intended for outstanding active researchers from around the world, to work on an important piece of research in the social sciences and humanities. Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. Up to three months of a 12-month fellowship may be spent conducting fieldwork in the Asian region.

Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowship Appointments - ARI Sabbatical Leave Scheme
The positions are intended for researchers whose work focus on Asia and would like to devote the sabbatical term from their home institutions to conducting work in ARI, NUS. Interested applicants should have at least a PhD with a few years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants are invited to indicate which of the ARI clusters they would like to be affiliated with (see information about clusters below). Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The position is essentially a writing fellowship, and at least one published outcome is expected. Applicants who do not normally publish in English will be encouraged and assisted to do so.

3-Month Visiting (Senior) Research Fellowship Appointments
The positions are intended for outstanding researchers whose work focus on Asia, with a balance anticipated between senior and junior scholars. Interested applicants should have at least a PhD with a few years of postdoctoral research experience. Applicants are invited to indicate which of the ARI clusters they would like to be affiliated with (see information about clusters below). Interdisciplinary interests are encouraged. The position is essentially a writing fellowship, and at least one published outcome is expected. Applicants who do not normally publish in English will be encouraged and assisted to do so.


PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering - Imperial College London

PhD Studentship in Chemical Engineering - Imperial College London

PhD Studentship
Experimental Investigation of Fluid Flow and Mass Transport in Heap Leaching

Imperial College London - Department of Earth Science and Engineering

Starting between September - December 2010

A Rio Tinto studentship is being offered to an excellent student in Chemical Engineering, Minerals Processing or related disciplines. The studentship will cover all student fees, and also offers a tax-free stipend of approximately £15,590 per annum for the period 2010/2011. Applications will be considered from both local and overseas students.

Heap leaching is a process for extracting metals from ores. It is rapidly increasing in its usage due to lower operating and capital costs compared to more conventional extraction methods. Understanding the fluid flow and mass transport processes occurring within the heap is essential to improving its design and operation.

This project will be predominantly experimental and will involve the use of a variety of techniques to investigate fluid flow within heaps at both the laboratory and pilot scale. The candidate should have a good understanding of fluid dynamics and desirably some knowledge or experience of minerals processing.

For more information or to apply, please contact Dr Stephen Neethling ( Details of the criteria required by Imperial College can be found at:

Application forms and instructions can be obtained from our website: ( or from Ms Samantha Delamaine (e-mail: or Tel: +44 (0) 207 594 7339).

Applicants will be processed when received with the expectation that the post will be filled by September 2010 and no later than December 2010

5 PhD Scholarships in ICT, Aalborg University, Denmark

5 PhD Scholarships in ICT, Aalborg University, Denmark

Position No.

At the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine 5 PhD stipends are available within the general study programmes Wireless Communication and Computer Science. The stipends are open for appointment from September 15, 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
Electronic Systems/Computer Science/Mathematical Sciences

5 Mobility Stipends in ICT

The PhD stipends are offered via a grant to three departments at Aalborg University; Department of Electronic Systems, Department of Computer Science, and Department of Mathematical Sciences. The grant from The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation covers 5 full financed PhD stipends. The driving hypotheses of the projects are the following:

A. Hypothesis: Adaptive signal processing algorithms implemented as embedded software can be used to linearize a highly nonlinear but energy efficient power amplifier core to yield an overall linear and energy efficient amplifier. The applicant needs competences in one or more of the areas: RF electronics and modelling, embedded systems, IC design, FPGA design, power amplifier design, and RF simulation techniques. Contact: Professor Torben Larsen (E-mail:, phone: +45 2020 6856).

B. Hypothesis: Bayesian statistical methods based on a unified approach for divergence approximations can be used to improve the performance of data receivers for mobile communications where the challenge is to make a decision on what data was originally sent by a transmitter or a group of transmitters, when the data is corrupted due to interferences, e.g. generated by other transmitters. Desired competences in one or more of the areas: Data receiver design, wireless communication, signal processing, and Bayesian statistics. Contact: Professor Bernard Fleury (E-mail:, phone: +45 9940 8629).

C. Hypothesis: Quantitative model checking, simulation, static analysis and compiler optimizing methods may be used for designing and implementing optimal mappings and scheduling of embedded applications onto multi-core, multi-processor and networked architectures. Desired competences in one or more of the areas: Computer science, embedded systems, multi-core architectures, and verification and scheduling. Contact: Professor Kim Guldstrand Larsen (E-mail:, phone: +45 9940 8893).

D. Hypothesis: Advances in spatial and computational statistics are capable of improving the foundation for understanding and exploiting data-dependent characteristics of spatio-temporal indexing and query processing techniques for the mobile Internet, thus resulting in more effective techniques. Desired competences in one or more of the areas: computer science and statistics – in particular interest in the mobile Internet and spatial and computational statistics. Contact: Professor Jesper Møller (E-mail:, phone: +45 3057 3127).

E. Hypothesis: Utilizing simultaneous coverage from multiple wireless access devices and exploiting knowledge about typical spatio-temporal communication patterns obtained through spatio-temporal data mining techniques, it is possible to predict which links can be kept in a low power state at certain times, while still allowing data packets to be routed in the mobile core network, and thereby reducing the overall power consumption very significantly. Desired competences in one or more of the areas: databases, data mining, and/or spatio-temporal data management, combined with an interest in wireless communications. Contact: Professor Torben Bach Pedersen (E-mail:, phone: +45 9940 9975).

If you want to apply for more than one PhD position you must submit an application for each position. Please indicate in the comment box which stipend (A, B, C, D or E) you are applying for. Applications sent by email will not be accepted.

The projects are supported by three departments as mentioned earlier; Dept. of Electronic systems, Dept. of Computer Science, and Dept. of Mathematical Sciences. For all projects two supervisors will be appointed – a main supervisor and a co-supervisor. The two supervisors will always be from different departments. It is the plan to have some joint activities for all 5 PhD students – for example, a summer school is planned.

Since the PhD stipends have been funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation with the plan to improve mobility, you are not allowed to have a Masters degree from Aalborg University. As long as your qualifying masters degree has been received from any other university than Aalborg University you can apply – also if you have your degree from another Danish university.

The application:
The applicant must submit an application for each stipend he or she wishes to apply for. The application must include the following:

1. An application letter stating the motivation of the applicant to apply for precisely this stipend, applicants background, other relevant information etc. This letter must also include a list of submitted material.
2. A Curriculum Vitae.
3. Copies of all relevant degrees obtained as well as copies of relevant scientific papers etc. These must be in Danish or English (signed by an authorized translator). Exam papers in other languages can't be assessed.
4. A maximum 2 page (11 point Calibri / 2 cm margins all sides) proposal for the research to be pursued in the project containing:
a. Suitable title.
b. Brief background for the project.
c. Initiating problem.
d. Short state-of-the-art in the field with use of a few key references.
e. Novel ideas to solve the proposed problem (in the form of bullet points).
f. Main challenges to work on in the project (in the form of bullet points).
g. A rough sketch of a time and work plan.
h. Up to 5 key references.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Helen Kjerstein Kristensen, The Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, phone: +45 9940 7373.

The faculties have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: and a Network for all PhD students:

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of January 11, 2006 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.


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PhD Studentship in Engineering - University of Cambridge

PhD Studentship in Engineering - University of Cambridge

PhD Studentship
Modelling of ThermoAcoustic Instabilities
University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

Limit of tenure: 3 years

Lean premixed combustion are identified to be a potential candidate for environmentally friendly gas turbines. Because of the inherent instability issues in lean combustion, the use of partial premixing strategies is inevitable and is commonly used in industrial gas turbines to have smooth operating characteristics. The occurrence of combustion oscillations leading to thermoacoustic instabilities is also inevitable in large industrial gas turbine and these instabilities come into light at an advanced stage of new engine development programmes. Hence altering combustor design will be very expensive and these instabilities are usually controlled using sophisticated open or closed loop control strategies built based on experience. Thus, there is an attractive incentive to develop reliable methodologies and tools to predict combustion instabilities since there is a substantial economic gain in using reliable predictive tools in new engine development. This project is a first step towards this goal.

The main aim of the project is to simulate the thermoacoustic instabilities of lean premixed and partially premixed flames using the latest combustion models developed in the past few years at Cambridge University Engineering Department for turbulent premixed and partially premixed combustion. It is expected that one of the commercial CFD tools along with the CUED combustion submodels will be used to simulate turbulent combustion. These CFD results are to be analysed to obtain flame transfer functions which will be used in subsequent thermoacoustic simulations using loworder modelling methods. There is also a scope for developing a new modelling approach. These predictions are to be compared with published results on thermoacoustics and this project involves collaboration with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Japan.

The successful candidate will have a first class, at least 2:1 or equivalent, postgraduate degree in Mechanical/Aerospace/engineering or any other relevant fields. A strong background in fluid dynamics, combustion, numerical methods and good analytical skills are desirable. Application from overseas student is welcome. Funding, covering all expenses, is available for three year doctoral study in thermoacoustic instability modelling and computations at Cambridge University Engineering Department. This studentship will commence from October 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter, but it should be before January 2011

Further details on this project may be obtained from Dr N. Swaminathan ( An application form for PhD study at Cambridge University can be obtained from the Board of Graduate Studies. On line applications must be submitted but 16 July 2010. Paper applications must be submitted by 31 July 2010. More information on the graduate studies at CUED is available here . If you submit your application online via BoGS website, send a copy in pdf format to Dr N. Swaminathan ( before 31stst July 2010

Quote Reference: NA06893, Closing Date: 31 July 2010

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

PhD position available - Lund University

PhD position available - Lund University

PhD studentship in Geobiosphere Science
at the Department of Earth and Ecosystem Science, Faculty of Science

Reference Number: NPA 2010/107
Last application date: 23 August 2010
Day of appointment: 1 October 2010
Information: Daniel Conley, tel. +46 46 2220454
Worker's unions at Lund University: OFR, SACO, and SEKO

Project description: Fluvial transport of amorphous silica

The PhD project will investigate the transport of amorphous silica by rivers to the
world's oceans. Amorphous silica (ASi) mostly originates from biological uptake by
plants. Plants take up dissolved silicate and deposit it as an amorphous form of
silica called phytoliths. Phytoliths and ASi formed in soils enters aquatic
ecosystems through litterfall and erosion. In addition, diatoms in aquatic
ecosystems also take up dissolved silicate and deposit it as ASi. There is a wide
range of concentrations found in rivers depending upon the soils and vegetation in
the watershed, and algal growth in lakes and rivers. The amount of ASi transported
by rivers to the world's oceans is poorly known.

The Ph.D. student will investigate the flux of ASi from some of the world's largest
rivers. The student will participate in several expeditions to sample rivers for a
variety of constituents, including ASi. Some of the expeditions will be carried out
through collaboration in on-going studies. The goal of the project is to establish a
global estimate of the amount of ASi inputs from rivers.

This project is financed by the Faculty of Sciences at Lund University.

The applicants are expected to hold a university degree (preferably MSc. or
equivalent) in natural sciences. A degree in subjects like Geology, Geochemistry,
Geography or Aquatic Ecology is preferable. Documented experience in field studies
is an advantage. Experience of scientific publication in English is an asset.

The position is guaranteed for four years. The starting date is negotiable, but the
project should commence 1 October. Applications for this position should include a
letter stating the reasons for applying and brief statements about ambitions in
relation to the project. The application should also include a letter with
motivation on why the student wants to undertake a Ph.D., a CV with general personal
information and details of previous study/work record.

Additional information:
The position is restricted to four years. Formal regulations for postgraduate
studies at the Faculty of Science are provided at:

PhD studentships can only be offered to applicants who are granted admission to
postgraduate studies. In the selection procedure, the ability to complete the
education according to the study plan for postgraduate studies is considered.

Apart from postgraduate education, the successful applicant may be assigned other
duties within undergraduate teaching, research, and administrative work according to
special regulations.

The Faculty of Science considers gender and equity aspects in the recruitment
process. Women are particularly encouraged to apply, as the majority of PhD students
within the Faculty are men.

Application forms for the announced position are provided at

The application must reach the Registrator, Kansli N, Lunds universitet, Box 117,
S-221 00 LUND, Sweden, not later than 2010-08-23 to be considered. All submitted
documents must be attested as to their authenticity.

Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia

The Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA) was first introduced in
1993. It is funded by the Government of Japan, administered by the
International Monetary Fund (IMF), and conducted at various graduate schools
in Japan. Its objective is to contribute to institutional capacity building
in economic policymaking to promote the sustainable growth of emerging and
developing economies in Asia and the Pacific. By training future
macroeconomic managers in these countries, the JISPA aims to enable them to
better formulate sound economic and financial stability policies needed for
sustainable growth and development.

Scholarship awards are made on the basis of the candidate’s academic record
and work background, mathematical and statistics skills, English language
proficiency, and potential for contributing to the macroeconomic and
financial management and economic development of their country.


2 PhD Positions at The Accademia di Architettura, Univ of Lugano, Swiss

2 PhD Positions at The Accademia di Architettura, Univ of Lugano, Swiss

The Accademia di architettura di Mendrisio (Università della Svizzera italiana) invites applications for

2 full‐time doctoral positions and 1 post‐doctoral position (80%)

within the interdisciplinary research project "From Ravenna to Vals. Light and Darkness in the Architecture from the Middle Ages to the Present" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The PhD candidates studying the history of the use, knowledge and effects of daylight and artificial light in Architecture in premodern or modern times will dedicate two thirds of their time to their thesis and the other third to the team's research project (teaching activities included). The annual salary will amount to 40'200–46'200 Swiss Francs for a maximum of four years.

The post‐doc candidate with research experience in 19th to 21st century History of Architecture will investigate in his/her project the use, knowledge and effects of daylight and artificial light in the field of modern and/or contemporary Architecture, to which he/she will dedicate two thirds of his/her time. The other third will be dedicated to the team's research project (teaching activities included). The annual salary (80%) will amount to 60'000–66'000 Swiss Francs for a maximum of four years.

The employment will begin per October 1st 2010 or by arrangement. The knowledge of two Swiss national languages plus English is required.

Candidates with a University master or diploma in Art History, Architecture, History, Cultural or Visual Studies from any nationality are welcome to submit a curriculum vitae, a summary of their doctoral/post‐doctoral project (2‐5 pages) and writing samples (only as PDFs on a CD) to the address below. The applications will be accepted in Italian, German, French or English.

Please send the applications (Letter, complete CV, copies of documents regarding to academic titles, summary of post‐doc/doctoral research project; writing samples) to Human Resources Department, deadline: July 26th 2010 (the documentation will not be returned).

Sig.ra Christiane Schroeder, Accademia di Architettura, Università della Svizzera Italiana, Largo Bernasconi 2, CH‐6850 Mendrisio, Switzerland.

For further information please contact the project leader:

website link:

US National Science Foundation: Science and Engineering Indicators

US National Science Foundation: Science and Engineering Indicators

A lot of interesting data and commentaries in the "Science and Engineering Indicators" report from the US National Science Foundation.

Full link is here:

Is there any statistic of how Indonesian-origin students fare?

A few items that might be of interest to readers of this mailing list are below:

Many countries conduct R&D, but much of global R&D performance continues to be concentrated in a few high-income countries and regions.

Worldwide R&D expenditures totaled an estimated $1.107 trillion in 2007 (the latest year for which data are available).

* The United States accounted for about 33% of this total. Japan, the second-largest performer, accounted for about 13%. China was third, at about 9%. Germany and France, respectively, fourth and fifth (and the largest performers in Europe), accounted for 6% and 4%, respectively. The top 10 countries (also including South Korea, the United Kingdom (UK), the Russian Federation, Canada, and Italy) account for almost 80% of current global R&D performance.
* The 27 nations of the European Union (EU-27) accounted for about 24% of global R&D. R&D by the EU-27 grew at an average annual constant dollar rate of 3.3% between 1997 and 2007. By comparison, the U.S. pace of growth, on the same basis, averaged 3.3%.
* Recent growth in R&D expenditures has been most dramatic in China, averaging just above 19% annually in inflation-adjusted dollars over the past decade.

Foreign S&E doctorate recipients in the same era: 206,256.

Table 2-6
Asian recipients of U.S. S&E doctorates, by field and country/economy of origin: 1987–2007

Asia 168,627
China 53,665
India 24,386
South Korea 26,402
Taiwan 22,577

NOTE: Foreign doctorate recipients include permanent and temporary residents.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Earned Doctorates, special tabulations (2009).

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010

30 BSc Scholarships at Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey

30 BSc Scholarships at Istanbul Sehir University, Turkey



Istanbul ªehir University, established in 2008 by the Foundation for Sciences and Arts (BSV), will open doors to its very first students in the 2010-2011 academic year with 4 faculties and 10 departments. It is our vision to become one of the most prestigious and renowned research and teaching institutions in Turkey and in the world. Istanbul ªehir University invites international applicants to come study in Istanbul, Turkey.

The entire quota of international students accepted for the 2010-2011 academic year will be on full scholarship (including tuition fees, accommodation and health insurance). This scholarship covers one year English Preparatory School plus four years undergraduate study.

Deadline for applications via postal mail or online is 2nd August 2010.

Why Turkey?
Why go to university in Turkey?

- A stable and safe country
- Where East meets West
- A focal point in the region
- The world's 16th strongest economy
- An opportunity to learn two languages (Turkish and English)
- Research-focused universities
- An education of high quality as well as the mobility emerged with the Bologna Process.
- Attractive financial support for international students (scholarships, dormitory facilities, etc.)
- As of this year, international students studying at Turkish universities will have the chance to spend one or two semesters studying in one of the EU countries through the Erasmus Program.

Why Istanbul?
Why become a university student in Istanbul?

- Crossroad of two continents
- A multicultural atmosphere
- A cradle of civilizations
- Turkey's economic-finance center
- The metropolis with the highest number of universities in the region
- A welcoming and comfortable environment for international students

Why Istanbul ªehir University?

- A high rate of scholarships
- A laptop computer for every student
- 1 instructor for every 3 students
- Medium of instruction is English
- One year of English preparation
- Common core curriculum for all first year students
- The opportunity to change your department after the first year
- Young and qualified teaching staff
- Dynamic curricula
- Rich library
- Research-focused university
- Collaboration with prestigious international universities
- One or two semesters of education in an EU country through the Erasmus Program.
- The entire quota of international students accepted for the 2010-2011 academic year will be on full scholarship (including tuition fees, accommodation and health insurance)!


Scholarships: The entire quota of international students entering our university in the 2010-2011 academic year will be given full scholarship (including tuition fees, accommodation and health insurance). This scholarship will cover one year English Preparatory School plus 4 years undergraduate study.

Duration of Study: At our university, as is the common practice in Turkey, undergraduate programs are 4 years. However, you may shorten this time by taking courses in summer school.

Language of Instruction: The medium of instruction at our university is English. Students whose English level is not sufficient will go through one year of English Preparatory Program.

Structure of Education: Undergraduate programs are 4 years. All undergraduate programs will follow a common core curriculum in the first year of study. Upon successful completion of first year, students will be given the option to change their departments.

Double Major and Minor Opportunities: Under the Double Major Program you may follow two undergraduate programs and receive two diplomas. With our Minor Programs, you will be able to receive a certificate that supports your major.

Accommodation: International students entering our university for the 2010-2011 academic year will be provided rooms in our dormitories free of charge.

Health Services and Insurance: Our university will provide health insurance for all international students in the 2010-2011 academic year.


All international students* must be either graduates or in their final year of schools equivalent to Turkish High Schools. The requirements explained below must also be met.

* Applicants who fit the descriptions listed below will not be considered to have international student status:

Citizens of Turkey and the T.R.N.C., citizens of either Turkey or the TRNC with dual-citizenship, those with dual-citizenship who revoke their Turkish or TRNC citizenship after 2011 and complete all of their high school in Turkey or the TRNC, Turkish citizens who complete their high school education in the TRNC, anyone expelled for a disciplinary measure from a higher education instution in Turkey.


Applicants may apply online or via postal mail until 2nd August 2010 to the Student Affairs Office (for the application address and email see below). Explanations and updates regarding the applications will be announced on the university's website.

Istanbul ªehir University 2010-2011 Academic Year
Undergraduate Student Quotas


1. Undergraduate Application Form for international students (to download the form click here; to fill the form online, click here),
2. Certified English or Turkish translation of your diploma (if available) (your original diploma and a certificate showing equivalency to the Turkish high school diploma will be requested at registration),
3. Certified English or Turkish translation of your transcript (the document, approved by the school administration showing high school courses taken and grades received by the applicant),
4. Certified English or Turkish translation of your national ID card or passport,
5. A copy of your exam results (if available) indicating English proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS, etc),
6. One passport size photo (4.5cm x 6 cm),
7. Certified English or Turkish translation of one of the test results (if any) listed below:
7.1 Gold, silver and bronze medals taken from International Science Olympiads recognized and participated in by TÃœBITAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey),
7.2 YÖS (Examination for Foreign Students) Basic Learning Skills test score of at least 50 standard points,
7.3 TCS (Turkish Republics with Turks and Related Communities Test) score of at least 50 points,
7.4 SAT I (Scholastic Assessment Test) score of at least 1000 total points and a Math score of at least 500,
7.5 ACT (American College Test) Math, Science Reasoning and Composite score of at least 21 points,
7.6 GCE (General Certificate Education) test with at least 3 subjects related to the department to which you are applying at the A level,
7.7 International Baccalaureate diploma grade of at least 30,
7.8 German ABITUR test score of at least 4 points,
7.9 French Baccalaureate diploma grade of at least 10,
7.10 Matura diploma grade of at least 2,
7.11 Tawjihi of Jordan and Palestine test score average of at least 70 for all classes in the Scientific Stream,
7.12 Lebanese Baccalaureate (Baccalauréat Libanais) diploma grade of at least 60 out of 100 or 13 out of 20 for tests in the Scientific Stream.
7.13. Al-Shahada al-Thanawiyya (Baccalaureate) of Syria test score average of at least 170 out of 240 in the Scientific Stream, 165 in the Literary Stream, and 25 in the Language Stream,
7.14 High School Diploma of Iran (Diploma Debirestan) average of at least 15/20 and Pishdaneshgahi score of at least 15/20,
7.15 National University Test of Kazakhstan score of at least 90 out of 120,
7.16 Gaokaonda-University Entrance Exam of the People's Republic of China score of at least 500 out of 750,
7.17 Besides the above listed exams, applicants may be evaluated by Istanbul ªehir University based on their high school diploma grade and university entrance exam results from their countries.
The validity period of exams taken upon completion of high school (Abitur, International Baccalaureate, GCE, Tawjihi, etc.) is unlimited. However, the results of other university entrance exams (SAT I and ACT) and YÖS are valid for only two years.


The evaluation of applications and the placement of applicants will be carried out by the Istanbul ªehir University Admissions Committee. The Admissions Committee may accept some applicants who have fulfilled the requirements after preliminary consideration. Applicants without any test results, if considered appropriate, will be called to take the International Students Entrance Exam.


The names of accepted candidates will be announced on the university's web site and applicants will be notified online. Students who confirm the notification will be sent a letter of acceptance via mail and online. Applicants must then present their acceptance letter, together with all other required forms, to the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in their countries to receive a student visa.


Students admitted to our university must register in person at the date specified below by the Student Affairs Office. Registration cannot be done via mail.

You must bring the following documents with you for registration:
1. Original copy of your high school diploma and its translated English or Turkish copy certified by the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in your country,
2. A Certificate of Equivalency for your high school diploma: a certificate issued either by the Ministry of National Education of Turkey or the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in your country indicating that your high school diploma is equivalent to Turkish high school diploma,
3. Original copy of test results submitted in application and its English or Turkish translation certified by the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in your country,
4. A certified Turkish translation of your passport,
5. Six (6) passport size (4.5 cm x 6cm) photos,
6. A photocopy of your student visa obtained from the Turkish Embassy or Consulate in your country.
To complete the registration, international students must obtain their Residence Permit from the Foreign Branch of the Istanbul Police Department and submit photocopies of the relevant pages to the Student Affairs Office.


Application dates: June 28 – August 2 (Monday), 2010.
Preliminary evaluation: August 3 – August 6, 2010.
Exam: August 12 (Thursday) 2010.
Announcement of the Exam Results: August 16 (Monday), 2010.
Registration dates: August 31 – September 3, 2010.


Mailing address: Istanbul ªehir University, Student Affairs Office, Ahmet Bayman Cad. No. 2, Seyrantepe-ªiºli, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: + 90 212 444 40 34, Fax: 90 212 282 66 27; Email:

Istanbul ªehir University does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race and religion.

100 Scholarships from Greece Government 2010-2011

Within the framework of international development cooperation and assistance, each year, Hellenic Aid grants approximately 100 scholarships to foreign and expatriate students deriving from developing countries for graduate and postgraduate studies at Greek universities and technological education institutes.

Hellenic Aid Scholarship Programme for the academic year 2010-2011.
Application form for undergraduate studies.
Application form for postgraduate studies.
Table of eligible countries for the academic year 2010-2011.

The Nordic Africa Institute Study Scholarship 2011, Sweden

The Nordic Africa Institute, which encourages research and studies on Africa in the Nordic countries, invites applications for a number of one-month scholarships to facilitate use of the Institute’s library. The scholarships cover travel expenses to and from Uppsala and include a shared office and free accommodation in a shared student apartment.

Next deadline for applications: 1 October 2010

Directions (pdf)
Application form (pdf)
Who can apply?

Students pursuing Africa-oriented studies at universities and colleges in the Nordic countries are eligible candidates for these scholarships, regardless of citizenship. A basic academic degree (Bachelor’s degree) is required. The scholarships are also intended for Africa-oriented journalists and textbook writers.

The purpose of the Study Scholarships

The primary purpose of the scholarships is to offer the scholarship holders a one-month stay at the Nordic Africa Institute in order to facilitate use of the Institute’s large library collections on contemporary Africa (books, periodicals, newspapers, and government publications).

Application date

The study scholarships are awarded once per year and the applications must be in by 1 October (for the spring and autumn semester of coming year).

Further information: Inga-Britt Isaksson-Faris (, phone +46 18 56 22 00.


IGERD Masters Scholarship in Economics, MOI University, Kenya

One Year Masters in Economics Scholarship: One scholarship is available through MU/VLIR-UOS-Gender Equity Project which is administered through IGERD. This is a ONE YEAR FULL TIME scholarship at a Flemish University in Belgium starting in September 2011.

Qualifications :
IGERD is searching for a female candidate interested in undertaking MA program in ECONOMICS. Applicant must have MA in Economics and therefore interested in enriching oneself with a second masters. This is a capacity building initiative and therefore staff members at Moi University are encouraged to apply.

Application process:

Interested candidates should:

i) Submit a TWO PAGE document highlighting their areas of interest and why they want to pursue a second Masters in Economics. The proposal should be typed and double spaced, Font 12, Times New Roman.
ii) Include ALL relevant academic transcripts, full contact details e.g. Cell-phone number, email, and one (1) colored passport size photos.
iii) Proposals submitted to IGERD should be forwarded through your Head of Department or equivalent.

a) All documents must be submitted to the Director IGERD by 30th September 2010
b) Only successful candidates will be contacted thereafter.
c) Visit IGERD for a copy of this advert.
Send inquiries and application documents to:

Institute for Gender Equity, Research and Development (IGERD),
Moi University, P.O Box 3900, Eldoret 30100.

Email: and

IGERD Office is in the Main Campus, Administration Building, 2nd Floor/Left Wing
Phone +254-53-43344,


Humane Studies Fellowship at George Mason University, USA

The Institute for Humane Studies Scholarships of up to $12,000 are awarded to undergraduate or graduates to study in the United States or abroad.

About 120 scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate, graduate, law, and professional students who are exploring the principles, practices, and institutions necessary to a free society through their academic work.

Each year IHS award scholarships to students from universities around the world and sponsors the attendance of hundreds of students at its summer seminars and other educational programs.

All qualified men and women will be considered for Humane Studies Fellowships without regard to race, religion, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, or handicap.

Although IHS considers applications from outside the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, fellowships are generally awarded to applicants who live, or are studying, in those countries.

Application deadline: December 31.

For further details, and application materials, contact Institute for Humane Studies Scholarships Website at:


Who is eligible for the Humane Studies Fellowships?

The following individuals are eligible for the Humane Studies Fellowships:

Individuals who will be undergraduate juniors or seniors during the academic year of funding
Graduate students in any field
Law students, MBA students, and other professional students
Note: Students pursuing MFA degrees are not eligible for the Humane Studies Fellowship. MFA students should apply for the IHS Film & Fiction Scholarship.

Fellowship awards can be used to study in any country.

Country of origin and country of study have no bearing on eligibility.

In order to receive Fellowship awards, winners must be full-time, enrolled students at accredited degree-granting institutions for the entire period of the award. For the purposes of the Fellowship, ‘full-time’ is defined as an applicant’s home institution defines it.

Humane Studies Fellowships are awarded for one year. Winners are eligible to reapply in subsequent years. There is no limit on how many awards an individual may receive.

How can I apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship?

Applications are accepted online only. The online application can be found here. Paper copies of the application are not available.

What forms, documents, and essays are required to apply?

Required information is listed below and can be submitted through the online application.

A completed online application
Essay A– A 500–1,000 word essay describing your intellectual development and future plans. The essay should address your interest in the intellectual and institutional foundations of a free society, how you expect to contribute to a better understanding of these foundations, and your career goals, with an emphasis on where you expect to be in five, 10, and 20 years.
Essay B– A 1,000–2,000 word essay discussing a research paper, dissertation or other intellectual project you are either working on now or recently completed. The essay should address how this project supports your larger research and career goals, criticisms you faced or are likely to face and how you responded or plan to respond to them, and any how you handled any other difficulties you encountered .
The names and email addresses of two (and not more than three) individuals who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf
A brief description of your current research interests
A writing sample of not more than 30 pages
Your most recent university transcript; unofficial transcripts are acceptable
Score reports for your most recent standardized test; unofficial reports are acceptable
Note: if you have never been required to take the GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT, or ACT, you are not required to take it for the purposes of the Fellowship. Simply note you were never required to take these tests.

What is required of previous Humane Studies Fellowship winners?

A completed online application
In place of Essay A, please write an update on your career goals and describe the progress you’ve made in your course of study since your last application
Essay B – A 1,000–2,000 word essay discussing a research paper, dissertation or other intellectual project that you are either working on now or have recently completed. The essay should address how this project fits in with your larger research and career goals, criticisms you have faced or are likely to face and how you have responded or plan to respond to them, and how you handled any other difficulties you encountered.
The names and email addresses of two (and not more than three) individuals who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf
A writing sample or updated dissertation proposal
An up-to-date university transcript if you have completed coursework since your last application
What score reports are required for the Fellowship application?

The score reports for your most recent standardized admissions test (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, SAT or ACT) is required as part of the application. If you have never been required to take an admissions test, you are not required to take the test to apply for the Humane Studies Fellowship.

An official score report is not required. A scanned copy of the score report is sufficient, and can be uploaded as a PDF file in the online application. To convert your report into a PDF file, try the offer of five free PDF conversions per month.

If you are unable to locate a copy of your scores, official score reports can be obtained from the following agencies:

GRE:; score reports cost $15. The IHS code for ETS is 0066.

SAT:; score reports cost $6.50. The IHS code for College Board is 0066.

LSAT:; score reports cost $35. The IHS code for LSAC is 0066.


ACT: The IHS code for the ACT is 7000.

What if my score report is no longer available from the testing service?

An official score report is not required. Your department or university may have a copy of your score report on file. A copy of the score report from your personal files is also acceptable.

What transcripts are required for the Fellowship application?

We require your most recent university transcript. If you are in the first year of a graduate program and do not have a transcript for your current university, please send your undergraduate transcripts. Official transcripts are not required.

My college or university does not issue transcripts. What do I do?

Please send other appropriate documentation that rates the quality of your academic work.

I cannot obtain transcripts from my university. Am I still eligible?

If you cannot obtain transcripts, you remain eligible. However, failure to submit documents limits our ability to thoroughly evaluate your application, and may affect your chances of being named a Fellow.

What is required for the letters of recommendation?

We require the names and email addresses of two (2) and not more than three (3) individuals who will write letters of recommendation on your behalf. Your recommenders should be able to comment on your intellectual and scholarly ability, your chance of success in your chosen career path, and your ability to contribute to the understanding of the principles, practices and institutions necessary to a free society.

IHS will contact your recommenders shortly after you submit your application, and we will ask them to send the letters directly to us by January 19, 2010.

Can letters of recommendation be sent separately to IHS?

Yes. If your recommenders wish to send their letters before we contact them, they may do so either by email or by surface mail.

Emails should be sent to

For surface mail, the envelope should be signed across the seal and sent to:

Institute for Humane Studies
Attn: Humane Studies Fellowships
3301 N. Fairfax Dr., Ste. 440
Arlington VA 22201

Can your system send out letters of recommendation before the deadline?

No, the system will send out requests for letters of recommendation only after you have submitted your application. The deadline for recommenders to submit their letters is January 19, 2010.

Can my recommender send in the letter via US Mail?

No, we greatly prefer that your recommender send the letter via email.

Do all Fellows receive $12,000?

No. IHS makes Fellowship awards from $2,000 to $12,000. To determine the size of an award, we consider the cost of tuition at a student’s institution and other funds the student may receive.

How many Fellowships are awarded each year?

The number of Fellowships awarded in a year varies according to the strength of the applicant pool. In recent years, we have awarded between 110 and 160 Fellowships.

How will I know that my application is complete?

We will send you an email indicating your application is complete. If anything is missing, we will contact you directly to request the missing documents.

I do not have all required documents and information for the application. May I still apply?

Yes. However, failure to submit documents limits our ability to thoroughly evaluate your application, and may affect your chances of being named a Fellow.

If I win a Fellowship, will it automatically be renewed each year?

Fellowships are awarded through a competitive process each year. Previous winners must reapply in order to be considered.

May Humane Studies Fellowships be used to study abroad?

Yes. Fellowships may be used for study at degree-granting institutions anywhere in the world.

When is the deadline to apply for the Fellowship?

The deadline to apply for the 2010-11 Fellowships is December 31, 2009.

Will materials that are postmarked after December 31, such as test scores or transcripts, be considered?

We will not accept any supporting documents, such as transcripts, score verifications or writing samples postmarked or emailed after January 22. Please endeavor to make your application complete before this date.

When will decisions be announced?

Decisions will be announced in two stages. In March, you will receive an update announcing whether you are a finalist under consideration. In early May, we will announce final decisions.

Can my Fellowship award be deferred?

No. Fellowship awards cannot be deferred. Only individuals who are enrolled full-time for the entire period of the award can collect the award. Those who do not enroll in a university for the period of the Fellowship forfeit the award.

IEDC Executive MBA Scholarships 2011, Slovenia

As an agent of positive change in the region, IEDC-Bled School of Management has traditionally provided a small number of scholarships aimed at supporting and promoting economic development and leadership in the emerging economies.

Following this tradition, IEDC is proud to announce its Executive MBA Scholarship Campaign of 2010. Open to outstanding candidates who meet the qualifying criteria, the campaign offers five scholarships for up to 50% off the tuition fees for the 2011 One-Year and Two-Year Executive MBA programs with a maximum value of 11 500 Euro and 14 250 Euro respectively per person. The deadline to is November 1st, 2010.

Do I qualify for an IEDC scholarship?

Executive MBA Scholarship Campaign 2011 is open to qualifying candidates only. To qualify, make sure that:

You have a minimum of 3 years of work experience
You are proficient in written and spoken English
You have bachelor’s degree or equivalent
You have completed the application form
You have 2 letters of recommendation
You have written a one-page essay answering a question “Why should I receive an IEDC scholarship?” highlighting both your intellectual merit and financial need that qualifies you for a scholarship, and
You have submitted your application and essay by November 1st, 2010 (if you apply for One-Year EMBA 2011 or Two-Year EMBA 2011-2012).
All received applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee, with the final result announced shortly after the deadline.

What are the criteria used by the scholarship committee?

Three main criteria are used to assess the scholarship application:

Intellectual merit: demonstrated by prior academic and professional achievement, and supported by high interview score given by the MBA Director during the candidate one-on-one interview.
Financial need: demonstrated by the GDP and purchasing power of the country of the applicant, the revenue and profitability levels of current employer, and any other supporting evidence provided by the applicant.
Diversity: a factor of nationality and professional experience, diversity criteria assures that each candidate makes significant contribution to the overall diversity of the incoming Executive MBA class.
Application Process

All candidates requesting a scholarship go through a standard application process, which includes the following steps:

Submitting fully completed application form and supporting documents no later than November 1st, 2010,
Completing a one-on-one interview with an MBA Director, organized in person or via phone, and
Receiving formal letter of acceptance.
Once the candidate is accepted, the application, interview score and scholarship essay is submitted for review to the scholarship committee, which makes its decision about scholarship awards. Upon the decision, candidates receive a formal scholarship notification letter shortly after the submission deadline.

Application Form

To obtain an application form, prospective applicants may:

download the IEDC Executive MBA application form here:
NEW MBA application form – an Excel file to be filled in electronically!
We recommend you fill in this new MBA application form, that allows you to save time on placing certain data in, as well as makes attachment of CV redundant. Please fill it in on your computer, print it out the final version, sign and send it back with the rest of documents to the EMBA office by post.
Old version of MBA application form – a Word document to be filled either electronically or by hand!Should you decide to fill in this form, please attach your CV separately and send it together with other documents back to EMBA office by post.
submit the application form and the essay by email to Ms. Vera Pasynkova, Executive MBA Marketing and Sales Manager, at

Scholarship Essay compliments data offered by the application form and offers deeper insight into candidate’s merit and achievements. As such, the essay is your main chance to make real and personal appeal to the scholarship committee. Guidelines for submitting an essay are:

One page, single spaced, 12-point font
Answering the question “Why should I receive an IEDC scholarship?”
Demonstrating high intellectual merit, significant financial need, and applicant contribution to the diversity of the EMBA Class of 2011
Sending Your Application for Admission and Scholarship

To apply for scholarship, your applications should be sent to the EMBA Office by November 1st, 2010. The final application package should include documents demonstrating the candidate’s eligibility for the program and the scholarship:

A completed application form (to be submitted by email or regular post)
Two letters of recommendation (to be submitted by regular post)
A one-page scholarship essay (to be submitted by email or regular post)
Official transcript of bachelors’ degree or equivalent (to be submitted by regular post)
Two passport photos (to be submitted by regular post)
Contact Information

Postgraduate Studies Office
IEDC-Bled School of Management
Executive MBA Office
Prešernova cesta 33
4260 Bled
phone: +386 4 57 92 515
fax: +386 4 57 92 501
email: EMBA


[UK] Charles Wallace India Trust

The Charles Wallace India Trust (CWIT) is an arts, heritage conservation and humanities scholarship fund. It enables Indians in the early or middle stages of their careers to spend time in the UK, helping to achieve their
artistic, professional or academic ambitions and make wider international contacts.

Who was Charles Wallace
Charles Wallace was born in Calcutta in 1855. He lived, worked and flourished there, founding the Shaw Wallace company ( though there are no connections between CWIT and the contemporary Shaw Wallace).

Charles Wallace died in 1916, bequeathing his modest fortune to his family for a generation and then for the benefit of those among whom he had made it.

About CWIT
In 1981, following an agreement between the Indian and British governments, CWIT was established as an English charity. It is run by four trustees, one nominated by the British Council. The trustees cover CWIT’s main areas of interest and are Ingval Maxwell, Dr Yasmin Khan, Caroline Douglas and Colin Perchard ( British Council nominee). The Secretary is Richard Alford.

In nearly 30 years CWIT has made around 2500 grants. British Council India advises on CWIT’s work and gives administrative support including guidance on applying for a visa.

CWIT’s recent annual reports and accounts, including lists of scholarships and grants given, can be seen on the Charity Commission’s web site

Applications are now open for the 2011-12 awards
The various awards offered by the Charles Wallace India Trust are:

Fully Funded Awards in the arts and heritage
Visiting Fellowships*of 2-3 months duration, fully funded
Grants towards the cost of Short Research or Professional visits and
Scottish Universities International Summer School
These do not cover full costs
Grants towards the cost of the penultimate or final year of Doctoral Study
at a UK university
The deadline for applications is Tuesday 16 November 2010.

What you should do next
decide which type of scholarship or grant you wish to apply for checkwhether you are eligible and meet CWIT’s requirements- if necessary seekingadvice from British Council India, from the institution or host organizationyou want to go to or from CWIT follow the guidelines and submit your application before the relevant deadline -to British Council India for fully funded awards in arts, heritage conservation and the 2 Translator Fellowships -direct to the host institution via the links provided for all other Fellowships, the Residencies at Gasworks and Spike Island and SUISS -direct to CWIT in London by e-mail for research grants and professional visit grants, and for grants towards completing UK doctorates

What will happen next
Your application will be acknowledged Applicants for fully fundedawards will be told in February 2011 they have been shortlisted for interview in Delhi Applicants for Fellowships, artists residencies and SUISS will be told by the host institution whether or not they have been successful. CWIT will send formal offer letters to successful applicants advising them to make early contact with the British Council

Please note that timings will vary:
Applicants for research and professional visit grants , and grants towards
completing UK doctorates will be told, normally by late March/Early April,
whether or not they have been successful.

Duration of the award
Dependent on award/scholarship undertaken (maximum of one year).

How do I get a visa
The British Council will help facilitate the grant of your visa.

[Australia] PhD Scholarships in Public Transport 2010

Monash University, Australia offers PhD scholarships in public transport priority 2010. The scholarships are funded by the Australian Research Council and support research project ‘LP100100159 Optimising the Design and Implementation of Public Transport Priority Initiatives’. Applicants should submit the following by Friday, 30 July 2010:

Academic Transcripts – certified photocopies
Curriculum Vitae
The details of two academic referees familiar with your studies
A cover letter/statement outlining your research interests of relevance to this application
Information about PhD Scholarships in Public Transport Priority (pdf, 36kb) are available to view and download.

Project Details – Public Transport Priority Research PhD Scholarship 2010 (pdf, 640kb)

Send Applications by Email to: by the due date.

For further information about this PhD programs 2010 in engineering, please go to the scholarship link below:

[France] PhD scholarships in engineering, economics, law, and political science

PHD programme in France 2010/2011. Eiffel scholarships are awarded to foreign students for study in France towards a PhD or master’s degree, primarily in three areas:

economics & management,
law & political science

The program aim is to attract elite foreign students from developing countries.

Amount of Eiffel Scholarship: Under the program 400 scholarships are offered every year.

Master’s courses: Eiffel scholarship-holders on Master’s courses receive a monthly allowance of €1,181.

In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return travel, health insurance and cultural activities. Scholarship-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance.

PhD courses: Eiffel scholarship-holders on PhD courses receive a monthly allowance of €1,400.

In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return travel, health insurance and cultural activities.

Scholarship-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance.

Eiffel scholarship allowance will be paid by direct bank transfer on the first working day of each month, from the start of your course onward.

To receive your allowance, you will need to open a bank or postal account and notify Égide of the details.

The students chosen are also given health coverage, travel expenses and cultural activities.

Applications from students currently studying outside France will be given priority over those from students already studying in France.

Application procedure
Applications for Eiffel grants are submitted by French higher education centres from a shortlist of outstanding students they would like to enrol on their courses.

Applications are not accepted from students themselves, or from non-French centres.

Centres submit applications on behalf of candidate students consistent with programme objectives, in accordance with instructions and guidelines issued by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Applications to be submitted by 11 January every year

The Aegis – Eiffel Program,
28 street the Beautiful ones,
75010 Paris,
Tel : + 33 1 40 40 59 30.
Telefax : + 33 1 40 40 59 24.

[ Germany] ESMT International MBA Scholarships 2010

ESMT European School of Management and Technology was founded in October 2002 by 25 leading global companies and institutions. The international business school offers Full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs, as well as executive education in the form of open enrollment and customized programs. The School also features in-house research-oriented consulting services in the areas of competition and regulation. ESMT is a private university based in Berlin, Germany, with an additional location in Schloss Gracht near Cologne.

ESMT continues development of scholarship program to promote diversity on the MBA

Regional scholarships available for applicants from all continents
Full scholarships available for exceptional female applicants
ESMT European School of Management and Technology has continued the development of its MBA scholarship program for 2010-11. The MBA program at ESMT is built on both faculty and peer-to-peer learning, and the school is committed to diversity in the classroom. “The current Full-time MBA class at ESMT is made up of participants from 21 countries,” said Nick Barniville, Director of MBA Programs. “Our aim is to further increase this diversity.” The majority of all ESMT scholarships are now clustered according to region. Financial support is being offered in the form of merit-based partial scholarships to applicants from the Americas, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Two full scholarships for women will also be provided this year (value 38,000 EUR each). “We already have 35%women in the MBA class, and we are committed to doing everything we can to further increase this figure,” adds Barniville.

The school is also introducing an Academic Excellence Scholarship, giving financial support to an exceptional applicant with a GMAT score of over 700. In addition, applicants for the Full-time MBA have the opportunity of applying for the ESMT Corporate Fellowship Program. The program combines a full scholarship with attractive internship opportunities and mentoring at one of ESMT’s founding companies after graduation.

Tuition and fees for self-sponsored participants of the Full-time MBA program are 38,000 EUR. This includes 9,000 EUR for learning materials, office supplies, food and drinks on campus on weekdays while the program is running, and the international field seminar.

This year, for the first time, some scholarship funding will also be made available to self-financing participants on the school’s Executive MBA program beginning October 2010, which carries a tuition fee of 57,500 EUR.

Application deadlines are mid-November 2010 (for full-time MBA beginning January 2011) and August 2010 (for Executive MBA beginning October 2010).

More information for applicants
Stephanie Kluth
Tel.: +49(0)30 21231-1400

[Belgium] Ph.D. scholarship in Elementary Particle physics ? University of Antwerp

The particle physics group of the University of Antwerp has an opening available for a full-time Ph.D. scholarship.

The main topic of research of the group is the experimental study of fundamental interactions at large accelerators such as the LHC at CERN. The group participates in the CMS experiment and is active in the study of strong interaction, the search for the Higgs boson and physics beyond the Standard Model.

Description of the position:

You conduct research and prepare a doctoral dissertation in the field of experimental particle physics
You mentor bachelor and master students in developing their thesis subject
You contribute to the general education tasks of the Physics department


You have a masters’ degree in Physics or Applied Sciences
You can present excellent grades

A Ph.D. scholarship for a period of two years, with one possible extension of two years after a positive evaluation
Starting date for the scholarship is 01 October 2010

Prof. Pierre Van Mechelen
University of Antwerp, Physics Departement
Groenenborgerlaan 171
2020 Antwerp
tel.: +32 3 265 3573
fax.: +32 3 265 3318
To apply:
Send an extensive CV with mention of your study grades and two letters of recommendation to the (email) address above before 31 August 2010


Symantec Graduate Fellowships

Symantec Graduate Fellowships
Symantec will award Symantec Research Labs Graduate Fellowships to outstanding Ph.D. and M.S. students who meet the eligibility criteria listed below. A key goal of the program is to fund innovative research that has real-world value, in areas of Symantec’s business interests in information security, availability, and integrity.

Fellowship participants also gain first hand research and development experience through guidance and mentorship from a top scientist of Symantec Research Labs during the fellowship period. Each participant is also encouraged to spend a summer working with their mentor at Symantec on a research project in their area of interest.

Provisions of the Award
* In the US, the fellowship award will cover 100% of tuition and fees for the recipient’s graduate school in the US. A stipend is provided to cover living expenses while in school
* In Europe, a stipend is provided to cover research and living expenses while in school.
* Mentors from Symantec Research Labs are paired with award recipients. The mentor is a top researcher who can provide ongoing technical guidance on the recipient’s research, during their graduate training as well as during summer internships at Symantec.
* All recipients will be encouraged to take a salaried summer internship with Symantec Research Labs (Mountain View, CA, Culver City, CA, or Sophia Antipolis, France).
* Each recipient will be given a laptop preloaded with Symantec software.
* Fellowships are awarded to recipients for one academic year and may be extended for a second year, based on the award recipient's continued exceptional academic standing, progress and achievement. Any such extensions will be granted solely at Symantec's discretion.

Eligibility Criteria
* Applying students must attend a U.S. or European university in a Ph.D. or Master’s program focused on technology research. Exceptional graduating undergraduate seniors may also apply and final award is contingent on their acceptance to a graduate program.
* Preference will be given to students with a desire to work in an industrial research lab and those working on research projects likely to have real-world practical value to customers, in areas related to Symantec’s businesses of information security, availability, and integrity.
* Recipients will also be selected based on their overall potential for research excellence and their academic progress to-date as evidenced by publications.
* The scholarship awards will be made through the university and are not transferable to another academic institution.

Required Application Information
Applications should be submitted as a single compressed file (.zip file) and must include the following:
* A completed fellowship application form including a personal statement of research interests not to exceed 500 words. Applicants are strongly encouraged to articulate the practical value to customers of their proposed research areas.
* A C.V. and thesis proposal (optional).
* Three letters of recommendation from professors or industry researchers who can evaluate the applicant's scientific aptitude and potential for research (may be sent confidentially, please see application form for instructions).
* Incomplete applications cannot be considered and we cannot guarantee notification of incompleteness. Please make sure applications are complete.

Application Dates and Process

* Fellowship applications will be accepted beginning July.
* Application deadline will be December 18.
* As part of the application process, some candidates may be contacted for telephone interviews.
* The final award decisions will be announced in February.

Contact detail:

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