[USA] The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program 2011

[USA] The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program 2011

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program provides an opportunity for the next generation of historians to experience primary-source research and to work closely with eminent scholars.

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program has two components:

Gilder Lehrman History Scholars (10 students) are invited to participate in a five-week research program in New York City from June 26 to July 30, 2011; each student is awarded a fellowship worth $10,000 that includes tuition, books, field trips, a travel allowance of up to $600 for transportation to and from the program in New York City, room and board, and a $2,200 stipend.

Gilder Lehrman One-Week Scholars (30 Finalists) will be invited to a one-week program in New York City from June 18 to June 25, 2011; each student is awarded a fellowship worth $1,500 that includes tuition, field trips, a travel allowance of up to $600 for transportation to and from the program in New York City, and room and board. The weeklong program fosters an interest in American history through field trips, discussions with professionals about careers for history majors, and lectures by leading scholars such as David Brion Davis, Christopher Leslie Brown, and Pauline Maier.


At the time of application (February 15, 2011) students:

Must be considered sophomores or juniors in an accredited college or university. (Must have completed at least one full year of undergraduate work before applying and should expect to return to school for a full year of undergraduate study after the program)
Must have completed at least one course in college in American history
Should expect to major or specialize in American history or American studies.
Notifications will be mailed to all candidates by March 16, 2011.

Applications from international students and minority candidates are strongly encouraged.

[USA] The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme

The Weidenfeld Scholarships and Leadership Programme cultivates the leaders of tomorrow from transition and emerging economies by providing outstanding university graduates and young professionals with

The opportunity to pursue fully funded graduate studies at the University of Oxford.
Access to a comprehensive programme of leadership development, long-term mentoring and networking.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be a national of one of the following countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Mongolia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United States, Uzbekistan, Western Sahara, Yemen.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they aspire through their professional work to contribute to the public good in their country or region, or on a global basis. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection between their subject of study and their longer-term career objectives.
This scholarship may not be held in conjunction with any other awards.
The Scholarships are only available to students who are not already studying at the University of Oxford.

[France] The International Space University Master's Scholarship 2011

The International Space University is given funding from industry and government agencies to help support MSc students who are unable to cover all of their tuition fees. This aid is available to selected applicants, and covers a portion of their fees. It is paid directly to ISU by the sponsoring organization.

This financial aid is available for:

applicants from Europe (the countries listed below have priority*)
applicants from the United States and Canada
applicants from ISU Affiliates
applicants from developing countries
applicants from other countries (within the limits of funds available)
(*Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom)

Financial aid is granted on the basis of:

academic and professional merit
demonstrated efforts in personal fund-raising
demonstrated financial need
Applicants for the MSc programs 2011-2012 should apply online on the ISU website before 15 March 2011 if they wish to receive a scholarship, or before 30 June 2011 if they are not in need of financial support.

Financial aid will be awarded within the limits of funds available, so early applications are highly recommended. Scholarships will start to be awarded in December 2010.

Please note that the relevant box on the Confidential Financial Information form of the application must be checked. It is recommended that candidates make a personal effort to raise funds enabling them to attend the program. Such initiatives are taken into consideration when ISU allocates funding.

When submitting your application to ISU, please don't forget to attach your resume. Your resume may be given by ISU Staff Members to sponsors. However, ISU will not give its sponsors contact information, but will try its best to match applicant's profiles to sponsor requirements.

The ISU Funding Committee, which includes both faculty and Sponsors, awards funding to applicants whose career goals appear to stand to gain substantial benefit from the ISU MSc programs.

Funding is given for help towards tuition fees only.


PhD Studentship: Emerging Environments, Evolving Identity, Photographic Practices and Expanding Media, UK

The aim of this project is to analyze relationships between space and image within a particular landscape through new photographic technologies

Study Subject: Photographic media

Employer: University of Northampton

Level: PhD

Scholarship Description: The University of Northampton invites applications for a three year full-time studentship to explore the interface between changes to the environment, photographic representation and identity formation.

The research principally interrogates the interface between changes evident in the external landscape/environment (natural and/or man-made) and photographic representation as an experiential process, reflecting upon the complex relationship between environmental change and identity formation. Central to this work will be the development of methodologies and approaches to explore the recent expansion of lens-based technologies and digital media in relation to audience and spectatorship, and the use of photography as a research method.

The aims of the project are as follows:
• To analyse relationships between space and image within a particular landscape through new photographic technologies
• To interrogate relationships between the individual, identity, community and place and visual representation through a synthesis of original image production and cross-disciplinary critical analysis.
• To investigate the interconnectedness between emergent/transitional place and space, ethnic/cultural manifestation and formation and image in a context of accelerated physical, social, economic and technological change
• To develop original forms of communication/expression through which complex relationships between people and their evolving environment might be represented

Scholarship Application Deadline: 12 November 2010

Further Scholarship Information and Application

PhD Position in Information Systems, Uppsala University, Sweden

PhD Position in Information Systems, Uppsala University, Sweden

Scholarship for doctoral studies at the Department of Informatics and Media as of January 1th, 2011

Study Subject: Information Systems
Employer: Uppsala University
Level: PhD
Scholarship Description:The candidate is supposed to participate in the department’s ongoing research: Visual Compositional-Relational Software Development. Therefore applicants with a solid background, preferably in several of the following topics, are solicited to apply: declarative (functional and/or logic) programming methodology, software engineering methods, e.g., agile software development, object-oriented modelling and design, diagrammatic visualisation and computer graphics. Experience with the .Net framework is a merit.

Qualifications: M.Sc in Computer Science/Information Systems or equivalent.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 November 2010.
Further Scholarship Information and Application


Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for International Master in Service Engineering Program (IMSE)

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for International Master in Service Engineering Program (IMSE)

The IMSE programme (120 ECTS) is organised in four successive phases over two years, each providing the core knowledge and developing the skills of the incoming students. The phases are as follows:

Development and monitoring of software services (University of Stuttgart)
Analysis of service enabled business processes (University of Crete)
Design of software services (Tilburg University)
Thesis: Services Science Topics (any location inside/outside Europe)
Erasmus Mundus Scholarships Description

The Erasmus Mundus programme is a co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. It aims to enhance quality in European higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries.
The Erasmus Mundus programme supports high-quality European Masters Courses, by providing attractive grants for students from around the world. The exact number of scholarships available for the Academic Year 2011-2012 will be announced on this website in October 2010.

Types of scholarships :

Category A Scholarships
Category A scholarships (third-country students) amounts to € 48.000 for two years. Third-country nationals, eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship, are citizens from all other countries than: the 27 EU member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Nederlands, Portugal, the UK,Sweden,Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain) and the EEA-EFTA states (Norway, Lichtenstein, Iceland ).
In particular, Erasmus-Mundus applicants who are not residents of any of the above countries, and who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries, fulfil the requirements of a third country student.
Category B Scholarships
A category B scholarship can be awarded to any masters students who do not fulfil the category A criteria defined above. A category B scholarship amounts to € 20.000 for two years.
General Information

The EU requires that we maintain a geographical balance of admitted students that receive an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. This means that no more than two students from a single country may receive an EM scholarship for the IMSE programme. Individuals who have already benefited from an EMMC scholarship are not eligible for a second scholarship or another Community grant while pursuing their Erasmus Mundus masters studies. Furthermore, students who have already received an Erasmus Mundus scholarship in previous years cannot apply for a subsequent Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Selection Process and Application Deadline :

The consortium will allocate the scholarships by using a ranking based on the previously mentioned criteria and specific criteria set by the Erasmus Mundus Agency. An interview with pre-questionnaire may also be part of the selection procedure.

The IMSE Admission Board expects to be able to communicate to Erasmus Mundus Category A applicants whether they have been accepted to the IMSE programme and whether they have been awarded an EM category A scholarship in April 2011.

De deadline for Erasmus Mundus Category B scholarships is 15 April 2011. For these students, we expect to be able to communicate whether they have been accepted to the IMSE programme and whether they have been awarded an EM Category B scholarship in July 2011.

Note: A GMAT/GRE is compulsory for all students who wish to qualify for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship. This also applies to students from partner universities.

Source :

SEARCA Master and PhD Scholarships in Agriculture

SEARCA Master and PhD Scholarships in Agriculture

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields (including biological sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, biochemistry, and development management) for School Year 2012-2013. The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.

Applications may be submitted directly to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education, or to the Ministry where the applicant is employed for preliminary screening. The Ministry where the applicant is employed may conduct preliminary screening of applicants and submit their nominations and the application documents to the Ministry of Education/Higher Education, which will then include the nominees of other Ministries in the final list of candidates accompanied by the complete set of requirements to SEARCA not later than 30 July 2011. Applicants should inquire with their respective Ministries regarding the Ministries’ deadline for receiving SEARCA applications.

SEARCA scholars may study at any of the following members of the University Consortium coordinated by SEARCA: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Institut Pertanian Bogor and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; and University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines. Other reputable universities outside the University Consortium but within the Southeast Asian region may also serve as study posts of scholars under special arrangements and project agreements. Applicants may apply online via the SEARCA website, but original application documents must still be sent to their Ministry for official endorsement and submission to SEARCA.

Applicants are required to submit to SEARCA applications for admission to the Graduate Schools of at least three universities in the list.

The application requirements and forms may study may be downloaded from the SEARCA

website at

The topic of the research that the applicants plan to conduct for their thesis must be in line with either of the priority thrusts of SEARCA, namely: natural resource management and agricultural competitiveness.

Interested parties may contact the Graduate Scholarship Department of SEARCA via email at or

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines
Telefax: (63-49) 536-7164
Email: or


National Geographic Channel World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship 2010

National Geographic Channel World Nomads Travel Photography Scholarship 2010 in conjunction with National Geographic Channel is offering the chance to go to Bhutan on-assignment with National Geographic photographer Jason Edwards. The Scholarship recipient will photograph rare and endangered wildlife, historical architecture and colourful cultural life in Bhutan.

The winner of the scholarship will be flown to Paro from their country of residence where they will join an 7 day personalised expedition with Jo Jo’s Adventures.


Anyone can apply – this is open to photography students, lovers of photography or any non-professional trying to kickstart a career in travel photography.
Minimum age 18.
This is a global opportunity – you may apply from any country.
You should be an exceptional photographer with a lust for adventure, ambition to grow your photographic skills and forge a career in Travel Photography, and of course a desire to travel to Antarctica.
Remember this is a scholarship, a learning experience, and therefore will not be suitable for professional or Semi-professional photographers.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 17 October 2010

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

NRF Community Engagement Program, South Africa

NRF Community Engagement Program, South Africa

The Community Engagement Programme is a competitive programme, which provides the space for research that contributes both to knowledge production within the ambit of community engagement (here community is defined in its broadest sense); as well as research on the processes and dynamics of engagement from the perspective of the higher education sector. To further elaborate, the programme is aimed at supporting and providing the enabling conditions for higher education institutions to come to grips with some of the philosophical and conceptual challenges associated with the dynamics of community engagement and social responsiveness, as a field of research enquiry

Objectives of the programme:

To sharpen and mainstream the higher education sector’s response to community engagement as a third pillar of academic activity (Hall: 2009).
To facilitate the development of robust theoretical and conceptual positions on community engagement in the South African context; and thereby stimulate and contribute to contemporary debates on the issue.
To create new forms of knowledge in this area.
Key features of the programme:

Research, which contributes to deeper theoretical, philosophical and conceptual orientations of community engagement from a higher education perspective.
Research which interrogates the complex interplay and processes of engagement; that is, the various ways in which knowledge is produced, assimilated and utilized through interactions and relationships with communities.
Case studies, typologies, appreciative inquiry about community engagement and community assessments.
Key assumptions underpinning the programme:

The conception, definition or meaning ascribed to the notion of “community” is not universal or pre-determined in the programme; it may be the focus of the project; and will depend on how each project defines it.
An exploration of community engagement implies that communities (however defined) have roles and agency in a reciprocal set of relations.

Rated and unrated researchers are eligible for funding in this programme, in accordance with the strategy and eligibility criteria, as set out in the call guide, for funding commencing in 2011, for a period up to 3 years.

Applicants are invited to submit proposals on the NRF interim system ( Please select the Community Engagement Programme under “Create New Application”.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 29 October 2010

AWARD NOTIFICATION: December 2010 for commencement of funding in 2011.

Please direct all enquiries to:

Mr Martin Tjatji
Grant Officer
GMSA: Strategic Knowledge Fields
Tel: +27 (0) 12 481 4126
Fax: +27 (0) 86 562 9590
Ms Mpho More
Liaison Officer GMSA: Strategic Knowledge Fields
Tel: +27 (0) 12 481 4269
Fax: +27 (0) 86 647 7742
For more details go to:

University of Dundee Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians 2011

University of Dundee Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians 2011

The University of Dundee is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for life sciences research. The Wellcome Trust has funded an exciting scheme to provide training opportunities in basic science to young clinicians. The aim of the programme is to nurture and develop the talents of the brightest junior doctors for academic medical research. The programme is located in the College of Life Sciences and the College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing.

Since the beginning of the programme in September 2008, fourteen clinical research fellows have been appointed.

The fellowships are open to young clinicians who intend to pursue a career in academic medicine. For successful applicants, this training programme will provide:

A PhD research project in a key science discipline within a well-resourced, world-class environment for science and medicine.
Highly experienced supervisors with an excellent track record in basic research.
A clinical mentoring programme closely linked with the postgraduate deanery.
A unique 6 week full-time introductory course in laboratory techniques.
A clinical salary, PhD registration fees, general training funds and travel costs
Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 November 2010

Programme contact details:

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

Erasmus Mundus FUSION-EP Scholarships for Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics

The aim of the European Master in Nuclear Fusion Science and Engineering Physics (FUSION-EP) programme is to provide a high-level, multinational, research-oriented education in fusion-related engineering physics, in close relation to the research activities of the partners, together with a well-integrated language and cultural experience. The combined and harmonized teaching & research of the 7 universities offers a broad range of competences in the field of fusion science and engineering physics. The Joint European Masters Programme offers a genuine European opportunity for Master level studies in a field which is of crucial importance to solving the urgent and vital problem of world energy supply.

In view of the expertise of the partners, the programme offers three programme tracks to the student: Plasma physics (fusion-oriented); Computational methods in physics; and Instrumentation and Radiation. The programme structure is combined with a mandatory stay for each student at two universities in two countries: semesters 1&2 at University A; and semesters 3 & 4 in B. Semesters 3 & 4 are in a particular track.

During semester 4 students will also attend a one month long winter school at the ITER site (attendance is compulsory). After semesters 2 & 4 a summer event is organized (attendance is compulsory) in which tracks and Master thesis topics are proposed for Master 1 students Master 2 students defend their thesis at this event. Student mobility is an inherent part of the programme structure and philosophy.

The partners in the Consortium are:

Universiteit Gent, Belgium (coordinator)
Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy, France
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Universität Stuttgart, Germany
The joint or multiple degrees are recognised in Belgium, France, Spain and Germany.

Admission criteria:

Bachelor degree in engineering physics, applied physics, physics or equivalent degree. Sufficient bachelor level knowledge in classical and modern physics is mandatory together with the necessary mathematical and computer programming skills. No difference is made between third-country students, EU students, grantees and non-grantees. Applicants (students and scholars) from third countries (whether or not applying for a grant) will be subject to a well-defined selection procedure aimed at achieving high quality.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship

Per academic year Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available for FUSION-EP students from third countries are available. Nationals coming from all countries other than the 25 EU Member States (Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, Finland, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, the UK, Sweden, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia), the EEA-EFTA states (Island, Liechtenstein and Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (presently Croatia and Turkey), who are not residents of any of the above countries, and who have not carried out their main activities (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the above countries are considered “third-country nationals”.

no more than 4 of the selected third-country students should come from the same country.
no more than 2 of the selected third-country students should come from the same institution (3 where a Partnership under Action 3 has been established).
The Erasmus Mundus scholarship consist of twenty monthly instalments of 1600 euro and a yearly fee of 5000 euro to cover expenses, like subscription fees, insurances and travel.

Application files should be posted to:
Prof. G. Van Oost
FUSION-EP Secretariat – Application FUSION-EP
Faculty of Engineering
Department of Applied Physics
J.Plateaustraat, 22
B – 9000 Ghent


International College of Hotel Management Undergraduate Scholarships 2011-2012

The International College of Hotel Management (ICHM) is pleased to offer:

Two Round 1 International Scholarships for the July 2011 or January 2012 intakes.
Two Round 2 Scholarships for the January 2012 or July 2012 intakes.

The value of each scholarship is A$15,000 to be paid in the following manner:-

Year 1 A$4,000 Year 2 A$4,000
Year 3 A$4,000 Year 4 A$3,000

Round 1: July 2011 or January 2012 intake – Friday April 1st 2011
Round 2: January 2012 or July 2012 intake – Friday September 2nd 2011

Open to all international students studying outside Australia, international students undertaking an English course in Australia, and international students who have completed less than two years high school in Australia. International students who finish high school in Australia including the last two years must apply for the Australian Entry Scholarships.
Minimum age requirement of 18 years old at the time of commencement with ICHM.
Maximum age 24 at time of application.
Will complete/graduate in 2011 or prior to the the July 2012 intake, or have already completed/graduated their final year of high school studies. Results must meet ICHM Academic Entry Requirements (refer to ICHM Prospectus or website).
For students whose mother tongue is other than English, IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550. (Paper based; computer & internet also acceptable)
Open only to new students seeking entry into Year 1.
If you do not have a copy of our prospectus to assist with the preparation of your scholarship application, it can be viewed on our website or please contact our Admissions Office and a copy will be forwarded to you by post.

Other general information is available on our website and in our student magazine “On-Course”, or by contacting the ICHM Admissions Office.


Your completed application must contain:

Scholarship application form.
This form is in two parts.
- Cover page providing your personal contact details (see perforated attachment).
- Your response to 4 short-answer questions found on the reverse of the cover page.
Brief CV (not more than one page in length)
Most recent copies of your school reports from the last two years.
ICHM application form (unless an application to attend ICHM has already been forwarded).
Evidence of English language ability (e.g. IELT S/TOE FL)
The ICHM Application form can be found in the Prospectus 2011, or on the ICHM website. All sections must be completed and submitted along with the Scholarship form and details.
Scholarship Application Fee of A$50.
Payment can be made by credit card or cheque. Cheques in A$ made payable to ICHM Pty Ltd. All cheques are banked and credit card payments processed upon receipt.
Note: Do not staple or bind applications. Do not send original transcripts as they will not be returned.


Round 1: July 2011 or January 2012 intake – Friday April 1st 2011
Round 2: January 2012 or July 2012 intake – Friday September 2nd 2011
Applications received after the closing dates will not be considered for these scholarships.


Fax: (+61 8228 3684

ICHM Admissions Office
124 Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000


Up to 5 finalists will be selected from each round to be interviewed. The interview will be conducted on-line by video link, or if this is not available, through a teleconference.

Scholarship Application (including academic results, CV and short answer responses). 50%
Interview 50%
Following the interview, the winners will be selected as those most likely to excel in hotel management. Scholarship winners will be notified within two weeks.


Students who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria and ICHM entry requirements can apply for a scholarship. Students who have already applied and been accepted by ICHM for these intakes may also apply by completing the Scholarship Application form.

ICHM reserves the right to reduce the value of scholarships if there are less than ten applicants in either round.

The tuition fees for international students starting in 2011 are A$23,050. In addition there is a one-time New Student Fee of A$1,500. The 2011 cost for Accommodation & Meals at ICHM is A$8,190, payable during on-campus semesters and subject to availability. These scholarships can only be applied to the tuition fees. Students commencing in the 2012 intakes are required to pay the listed fess at that time.

The A$50 Scholarship Application Fee is non-refundable, this applies to successful and unsuccessful applicants. It is not considered as part of the New Student Fee or Course Fees.

The scholarship amount will be credited against the final fee payment each year.

Students who are offered and accept a scholarship or bursary amount are ineligible to apply for subsequent scholarship rounds. Students who do not accept or receive any amount at all, are able to apply to future scholarship rounds, as long as they meet all other entry requirements.

The Selection Panel may decide to increase the number of scholarship winners by reducing the scholarship amount.

Payment of the scholarship amount on behalf of the student for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of the course will be dependent upon satisfactory academic results and industry placement performance as determined by the ICHM Academic Board.

The awarding of the Scholarship payment each year depends on the student paying the balance of the student fees by the due date as set out in the Application Form contained in the prospectus. Students failing to pay the balance of fees by the due date will forfeit the right to their scholarship.

The Scholarships are open to new first year students only. Students currently studying at ICHM are ineligible.

Scholarship students failing to comply with the ICHM rules and regulations in relation to personal and ethical behaviour will forfeit their entitlement to the scholarship.


ICHM 2011 – 2012 International Student Scholarship Form

Universiti Brunei Darussalam Visiting Research Fellowships 2011

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) offers annually a number of Research Fellowships and Visiting Research Fellowships for research on Brunei topics, preferably at post-doctoral level, which can contribute to the national development of Brunei Darussalam. Tenable at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, the Fellowships will be granted for up to 12 months.

Applications are now open for contracts beginning in January 2011 and UBD hereby invites suitable candidates to apply for the positions.

Please send a completed application form together with the necessary documentation to the following address:

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link Gadong
Bandar Seri Begawan BE1410
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Fax: (673) 2460464
Email: Office of Postgraduate Studies and Research

The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th November 2010.


Research Fellowship Application Form
Research Fellowship Scheme
Visiting Research Fellowship Scheme


Bachelor Degree Scholarships 2011-2012, Colby-Sawyer College, USA

Bachelor Degree Scholarships 2011-2012, Colby-Sawyer College, USA

Early Action Scholarship

Early Action Award
Requirements: Must apply for Early Action (non-binding) by December 1
Value: $2,000 per year
Other Notes: Students must submit and complete an application for admission during the early action deadline period. The award is in addition to other scholarships and is renewable for four years of study provided the student continues to be enrolled full-time and remains in good academic standing.

Academic Scholarships

Wesson Honors Scholarship
Requirements: Students with a 3.75 GPA at point of admission are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
Value: $17,000 per year
Other Notes: This award is competitive and includes direct admission into the Wesson Honors Program. Selection is by committee review and awards are limited. It is renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon good academic standing in the Wesson Honors Program.
Deadline: Scholarships are limited and we recommended that students complete their applications for admission and the Wesson Honors Program by February 1. Please note: Students who qualify to apply for the Wesson Honors program will be notified through the mail, following their acceptance to Colby-Sawyer. Applying for the honors program is separate from our Merit Award application process and eligible students are encouraged to pursue both.

Founders Scholarship
Requirements: 3.5 GPA at point of admission
Value: $16,000 per year
Other Notes: This award is competitive and selection is by committee review. Students receiving this award have graduated from high school with honors level classes and a rigorous college preparatory program. It is renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon maintaining a 3.3 GPA while enrolled at Colby-Sawyer.
Deadline: Scholarships are limited and we recommended that students complete their application for admission by February 1.

Presidential Scholarship
Requirements: 3.3 GPA at point of admission
Value: $14,000 per year
Other Notes: Renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon maintaining a 3.0 GPA while enrolled at Colby-Sawyer.

Chargers Scholarship
Requirements: 3.0 GPA at point of admission
Value: $12,000 per year
Other Notes: Renewable annually for four years of study dependent upon maintaining a 2.75 GPA while enrolled at Colby-Sawyer.

Merit Based Awards
Colby-Sawyer College acknowledges the unique talents and interests of our students through our Merit Awards. Awards will be available in fields such as leadership, community service, art, and creative writing. Students are eligible to apply for merit awards at any point, including prior to being accepted. Students may only apply for one merit award.
Deadline: February 1

Colby-Sawyer College
Office of Admissions
541 Main Street
New London, NH 03257
Email: admissions[ at ]

Colby-Sawyer College Scholarships

PhD Scholarships at DTU Fotonik, Denmark

PhD Scholarships at DTU Fotonik, Denmark

DTU Fotonik seeks qualified candidates for a number of vacant PhD positions. Candidates are invited to apply for a specific project from the list below or to submit individual project proposals. Additional information concerning individual project proposals should be obtained by contacting the potential main supervisor directly. The procedure for these projects is described below.

Communication Technology
Network architecture for high demanding video applications
Cognitive approach for service oriented integration of home, access and core networks

Dynamic Photonics
Photonic crystal THz fibers and functional fiber devices
Multi-color all-fiber femtosecond laser tunable in the near-infrared, visible, and ultraviolet range

Light Sources & Industrial Sensors
IR and THz sensing
Enhanced phase microscopy

Control of optomechanical nanomembranes with applications for coherent single-photon sources
Plasmonic nanostructures for improved photovoltaic devices

Other projects: Individual research projects

You may also apply for a PhD project at DTU Fotonik in a different way. In case the above-mentioned projects do not match your interests, you are allowed to provide a project description of your own. In this case, you are required to first contact a potential supervisor directly in order to agree on the project description and supervision. Staff lists are provided in the homepages of each of the department research areas.

Applicable for all scholarships
Candidates should have a master’s in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering.

The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

The application must be received no later than 1 November 2010 by using the online-system. Please open the link below “apply for this job online” (”søg stillingen online”) and fill in the application form. In the space marked “comment”, please write which position you are applying for.

Your application must include following documents:
-Curriculum Vitae
-A letter motivating the application
-Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
-Conversion of grade average to Danish grades ( please use spreadsheet ).
-Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applicants will receive an answer no later than end of December 2010.

Deadline for application: 1 November 2010

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Apply for this job online.

PhD Positions at The University of Melbourne, Australia

PhD Positions at The University of Melbourne, Australia

1 PhD position in peer-to-peer networks, 1 PhD position in ad-hoc transport

At the University of Melbourne there are two new openings for PhD students:

-one in the area of peer-to-peer networks
(for students with a background in computer science or electrical engineering)
-one in the area of computational transportation science
(for students with a background in computer science, geomatics or related).

A new interdisciplinary project (Effective Decentralized Transport Management) will develop novel peer-to-peer communication mechanisms in hybrid sensor networks with stationary and mobile nodes, and test their applicability and efficiency in a cooperative ad-hoc transportation scenario. We are looking for two PhD students that collaboratively investigate the two aspects of this project. The research in peer-to-peer networks will investigate novel multidimensional routing protocols to support delay sensitive applications in heterogeneous networks. The research in cooperative ad-hoc transportation will use these novel structures for efficient management of ride sharing, an application that requires both, directed and in-depth information of transport supply for local users planning a trip.

Desired skills:

Position 1: solid background in network protocols and structured peer-to-peer networks
Position 2: solid background in spatial / spatiotemporal information
good programming skills in object-oriented or declarative languages
interest in world-leading research as well as in development
research training (e.g., a project and thesis at the end of the masters programme)
The fix-term positions are funded by full scholarships from National ICT Australia (NICTA) for three years, which can be extended for another six months, and a fee relief from the Melbourne School of Engineering for candidates of a scholarship score of 80 or above. With this level of funding, and excellent free social services on campus, students can easily live in Melbourne, one of the most liveable cities in the world. Expected start is 1 February 2011. Candidates must fulfil the entry criteria for research higher degree students at the University of Melbourne.

About NICTA:
NICTA is Australia’s ICT Centre of Excellence. It is the largest organisation in Australia dedicated to ICT research. NICTA focuses on use-inspired basic research to address the technology challenges facing industry, community and the national interest.

NICTA offers prospective students an enhanced PHD program with access to specialist coursework; world-class supervision in a challenging and supporting environment; practical research with industry and domain experience; professional skills development by offering courses in project management, commercialisation and communication; placement in a particular NICTA research program with the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art research; opportunities to work on development and commercialisation projects; research internships; and world-class infrastructure.

NICTA also has a strong emphasis on use-inspired research that has the potential to be commercialised. Hence, students have an opportunity to work on research projects that may lead to commercialisation opportunities.

For more information, visit:

About the University of Melbourne:
The University of Melbourne is in all international rankings among the top 100 universities in the world, and its School of Engineering is ranked even higher. For more information, visit:

References to previous work:
Santosh Kulkarni, Scott Douglas, David Churchill (2010), Badumna: A decentralised network engine for virtual environments. Computer Networks, 54 (12): 1953-1967.

Winter, S. (2008): Intelligent Self-Organizing Transport. Künstliche Intelligenz, 08 (3): 25-28.

Applications should be sent via email to:
Santosh Kulkarni, santosh.kulkarni[ at ] (for position 1)
Stephan Winter, winter[ at ] (for position 2)

All applications for position 1 sent by 1st December 2010 will be considered. All applications for position 2 sent in by 15 November 2010 will be considered. Applications by women are highly encouraged.

Full Scholarship Masters Degree Program at Korea, South Korea

Full Scholarship Masters Degree Program at Korea, South Korea

The following is the admission guide for international applicants at The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University.

- Peace and Global Governance
- Asia Pacific Studies
- New Politics and Future Governance

- A person whose nationality isn’t Korean and is a graduate or a graduate-to-be for a bachelor’s or master’s degree.

Scholarship and benefits
- Official academic language : English
(All official academic events, classes, examination are conducted in English)
- Full Scholarship for tuition and accommodation fee
- Accommodation fees are for 8 months of school days during the year. Vacations are not included.
- Free text books
- Other scholarship opportunities
- Separate Campus etc

For details regarding scholarship please refer to the following link.

Application deadline
- April 30 for Fall semester
- October 31 for Spring semester
- Applications with postal mark until the deadline will be accepted.
- Applications still must physically arrive within one week after the deadline.

Application Schedule, required documents
- Please, refer to the attached file (Admission Guideline for International Applicants.pdf)

Admission fee
- None (May change in future admissions, as for the 2011 Spring admission there are no admission fee)

Contact information regarding admission
- E-mail : gip[ at ]
- Postal Address: The Graduate Institute of Peace Studies, Kyung Hee University 258-5 Bupyeong-ri, Jinjeop-eup, Namyangju-si, Gyeonggi-do, 472-864 Korea
- Tel: +82-31-570-7013


[Italy] Partial Scholarships for Master or Intensive Courses at Istituto Superiore Di Design

[Italy] Partial Scholarships for Master or Intensive Courses at Istituto Superiore Di Design

Istituto Superiore Di Design offers undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships of the value of 50% of tuition fees to outstanding students for the following programs starting on: 18th of November 2010 and 7th of January 2011

Applicants must be in possession of title permitting course admission, as follows:

for Master Courses: University degree (or a declaration stating that the degree will be obtained before the beginning of the chosen Course), or at least two years' experience in a field related to the chosen course;
for Intensive Courses: High-school diploma or equivalent title permitting admission to university.
Moreover, applicants must have a good knowledge of English language (corresponding to TOEFL level 450) if they choose to attend courses in English, or Italian language (corresponding to level B) if they choose to attend courses in Italian.

Request of Scholarship
Applicants must send, within the 30th of September 2010 (for the November 2010 intake) and the 30th of November 2010 (for the January 2011 intake), only via email to

filled-in application form
curriculum vitae and of studies
title permitting admission to the chosen course (see under "Requirements")
portfolio containing a selection of student's works
letter of motivation
copy of passport.

APRICOT Fellowship Program for Developing Countries

APRICOT Fellowship Program for Developing Countries


Since 2000, the APRICOT Fellowship Program has provided opportunities to personnel from developing countries to participate in APRICOT. The program provides basic financial assistance to selected applicants, who fulfill eligibility criteria and are then selected by the Fellowship Committee.

The Fellowship Award which is granted to successful applicants (Fellows) covers a proportion of conference registration, travel, and living expenses associated with attending APRICOT.

Who can apply?

The APRICOT Fellowship Program targets individuals from developing countries who are actively involved in Internet development, in a professional capacity, in any of the following roles:

•Engineers (network builders)
•Decision makers in government, educational, non-government and private sectors
•Educators and trainers

Award Package

APRICOT will provide Fellows with the following assistance to attend the APRICOT 2011:

•Workshop, Tutorial, and Conference Fees
•Up to 80 per cent of return air fare, to a maximum of USD 1,000

•Accommodation in designated hotel, on a twin-share basis
•Ground transportation expenses

Terms & Conditions

1.Fellows are required to travel on the cheapest available economy class ticket. Applicants must provide a reliable quotation for air travel at the time of application, and up to 80% of that amount will be funded (to a maximum of USD 1000).
2.Fellows are expected to stay at the designated APRICOT Fellowship Hotel. Fellows may check in one day before the event starts and check out one day after the event ends.
3.Fellows accept responsibility for all liabilities, and for costs associated with medical and travel insurance.
4.Fellows are required to attend and participate in all sessions of the event, and funding may be withheld in case of absence from any part of the event.

Entry Visas

Please note that a valid passport or an appropriate travel document is required to enter the host country. Participants from certain countries may also require a visa.

Participants are responsible for arranging their visas, and should consult the APRICOT website for information on entry/immigration requirements.

Criteria for Selection

The APRICOT 2011 Fellowship Committee will select the fellows according to the following criteria:

•Membership of the target audience listed above
•Residency in a developing country
•Demonstrated ability to utilize the experiences gained from APRICOT
•Willingness to return to APRICOT as a presenter or trainer in the future

Note: Candidates who have been prior recipients of a fellowship within the last four years from APRICOT or a related conference such as APAN, APNIC or SANOG will not ordinarily be considered for fellowship.

Applicants from any part of the world will be considered, however it is expected that the majority of fellows selected will be from the Asia Pacific region.

Contact us

For APNIC 30 specific inquiries, please select from the following:



Graduate Scholarships at CLIB-Graduate Cluster for Industrial Biotechnology, Germany

Graduate Scholarships at CLIB-Graduate Cluster for Industrial Biotechnology, Germany

Over the course of the programme, a total of 84 students will receive 3-year scholarships. Currently, we have 60 fellows enrolled in the CLIB-Graduate Cluster.

The current application call is open until 12 November 2010 and we invite applications for projects starting on 01 April 2011.

Excellent graduates in bioinformatics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biochemical- or chemical engineering who want to pursue a German doctorate (PhD degree) in industrial biotechnology can apply.

Applicants should either hold an M. Sc. or Diploma at the time of application, or obtain it by March 2011 and show an excellent track record in their area of study

The following projects are available. See:

Application Deadline : 12 November 2010

Fully Funded International PhD Fellowships 2011 at La Caixa Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

Fully Funded International PhD Fellowships 2011 at La Caixa Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

During 2011, the Fundación “la Caixa” will provide support for ten highly qualified graduate students to carry out their experimental work towards obtaining a PhD degree at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO; Spanish National Cancer Research Centre) within an International PhD Programme.

The “la Caixa”/CNIO international PhD programme offers cross-disciplinary training in state-of-the-art basic and applied cancer research within an international scientific environment. Ten fully funded four year fellowships will be available in 2011. Candidates should have an excellent academic track record, a solid knowledge of English and previous research experience.

Who Can Apply?

This call is open to applicants from all nationalities.
Students holding a university degree (BSc, MSc, Diploma, DEA, Licenciatura, Laurea or equivalent) in biomedical sciences, or who expect to be awarded with such qualification during the first half of 2011, are eligible to apply to the Programme. This university degree should qualify for the start of a PhD thesis in the student’s home country. Non-European university degrees should be equivalent to a European diploma or degree.
Studies should have been completed no more than two years ago.
Applicants must have an excellent academic record and previous research experience during their undergraduate period.
Candidates must have a solid working knowledge of English.
Co-authorship of publications in MedLine-listed journals will be positively considered.
Participation in the CNIO Summer training programme will be positively evaluated.
Individuals may not have worked at the CNIO, at any time, for more than three months before being hired as part of the “la Caixa”/CNIO International PhD Programme. The earliest date of incorporation into the Programme is September 1st of each year.
The upper age limit for eligibility is 30 years.
Applicants having doubts about their eligibility should contact the Training Office ( prior to submitting their application.


Applications must be received by March 15th, 2011.
All candidates must be selected by the end of July 2011.
Fellowships must be started in September-October 2011. The PhD thesis has to be completed within 4 years, without exceptions.
For further information on this programme and on the different research programmes and groups at the CNIO, please follow the links below:

Call (full text; 140 KB)
List of participating groups (60 KB)
Poster (310 KB)
Advertisement (New Scientist, Nature) (105 KB)
2009 Scientific Report
Application form

Ernest May Fellowship on Influence Strategic Studies and Key Issues of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School?s

Ernest May Fellowship on Influence Strategic Studies and Key Issues of International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School’s

Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has recently launched a new initiative to help build the next generation of men and women who will bring professional history to influence strategic studies and key issues of international affairs .

May Scholarships honor of Ernest Ernest May, Charles Warren Professor of American History, a member of the Belfer Center’s board of directors and a faculty affiliate of the International Security Center, who died in June 2009 .

May Fellows Ernesto is in the Belfer Center and participate in the activities of the Centre as part of a group of scholars of international security. Have access to all research resources at Harvard. Niall Ferguson, Laurence Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and a member of the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center, will serve as point of contact and mentor for the fellows.

The grants include fellowships from ten months of either $ 34,000 (for research scholars post-doctoral or advanced) or $ 20,000 (for predoctoral students.)

Fellows must devote part of their time to collaborative efforts, as agreed by the project director. It is also expected to complete a book, monograph or publication couple during their period of residence.

Applying for a Fellowship

The Center offers both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships for one year, with a possibility for renewal. Applications for fellowships are welcome from recent recipients of the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, university faculty members, and employees of government, military, international, humanitarian, and private research institutions who have appropriate professional experience. The Belfer Center seeks applications from political scientists, lawyers, economists, those in the natural sciences, and others of diverse disciplinary backgrounds. The Center also encourages applications from women, minorities, and citizens of all countries.

Fellows are expected to devote some portion of their time to collaborative endeavors, as arranged by the appropriate program or project director. Fellows are also expected to complete a book, monograph, or other significant publication during their period of residence. Pre-doctoral research fellows are expected to contribute to the Center’s research activities, as well as work on — and ideally complete — their doctoral dissertations.

Stipend Information

The Belfer Center offers ten-month stipends of $34,000 to post-doctoral and advanced research fellows and $20,000 to pre-doctoral fellows. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for other sources of funding. All applicants should indicate clearly in their research statement whether they are seeking full or partial funding from the Center, and indicate other potential funding sources. Non-stipendiary appointments are also offered.

Areas of Research

International Security Program (ISP) : Addresses U.S. defense and foreign policy; security policy; nuclear proliferation; managing nuclear technology and materials; the political economy of the Russian nuclear complex; chemical and biological weapons proliferation, control, and countermeasures; terrorism; regional security, especially in Eastern Europe, Asia, and the Middle East; internal and ethnic conflict; transatlantic relations; democracy and democratization as a factor in international politics. The International Security Program offers pre-doctoral and post-doctoral research fellowships. The Belfer Center also co-sponsors, with the Shorenstein Center for Press and Politics, a fellowship for journalists specializing in defense and foreign affairs. One postdoctoral residential fellowship is available each academic year for scholarship in security affairs with a particular focus on issues relating to gender, co-sponsored with Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program.
Religion in International Affairs : The goal of this initiative is to integrate a sophisticated understanding of religion with international affairs in policymaking and scholarship. The Initiative on Religion in International Affairs offers pre-doctoral and advanced research fellowships jointly sponsored by ISP.
Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program (STPP) : STPP includes two major research projects that offer pre and post-doctoral fellowships in national and comparative science and technology policies and policy formation mechanisms; science and technology policy for competitiveness, sustainability, and security; social determinants of, and social impacts of, scientific and technological change. If you are applying for an STPP fellowship, please specify to which of these areas you are applying. Fellowships are available within the following projects:
Managing the Atom Project : Addressing the risks posed by nuclear weapons and weapons-usable materials; assessing the future of civilian nuclear power; and strengthening democratic management of both through improved access to information, broader public participation, and more effective regulation and oversight. Managing the Atom is a joint project of the Belfer Center’s International Security Program (see above), though it offers a separate set of fellowships.
Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group : Addresses patterns and processes of energy research, development, demonstration and deployment in the United States and around the world, policies and institutions for closing the gap between national and international energy R&D strategies and those needed to meet the challenge of climate change; analysis of effectiveness of collaborative and partnership approaches for meeting U.S. energy-related environmental goals.
Dubai Initiative : The Dubai Initiative focuses on topics related to the Middle East and the research interests of the Belfer Center and the Dubai School of Government (DSG). The Dubai Initiative offers pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowships at the Belfer Center, as well as joint fellowships with DSG. The areas of research currently considered are those on the evolving issues of governance; U.S. foreign policy; security studies; economic policy; energy policy; innovations in governance; e-government; government performance; and women studies in the Middle East. Scholars from the region are also welcome to apply. Fellows are expected to devote a portion of their time on collaborative research, as arranged by the Initiative with DSG. Fellowships will be awarded based on specific research deliverables negotiated with the Dubai School of Government researchers and may involve spending some part of their fellowship in Dubai. Applicants looking to write a book manuscript or are in the process of completing one may receive funding to do so. The Initiative also funds research papers and research grants on research related to the Middle East.
Application Procedures

Each applicant should submit as one complete packet:

A completed one page application : A 3 to 5 page double-spaced statement that proposes a major research project or dissertation prospectus, including its relevance to the research interests of one of the Center’s programs or projects; the statement should clearly indicate at the top of the page the specific Belfer Center program or project to which the application is being directed and whether or not you are applying for funding.
A curriculum vitae;
3 sealed letters of recommendation (not emails) attesting to the applicant’s professional competence;
A short writing sample pertinent to the application (No more than 50 pages; please do not send books or lengthy manuscripts);
Pre-doctoral candidates must also provide a sealed graduate school transcript.
The steps above constitute the application process. The applicant is responsible for collecting all materials, including letters of recommendation and transcripts and submitting them as one packet to the Center. Materials submitted will not be returned to the applicant. Emailed materials will not be accepted. If you are applying to a jointly sponsored fellowship, please submit two copies of all your application materials.

Application reviewed immediately, so please be sure it is complete.

The application deadline for 2011-2012 fellowships is January 14, 2011.

Applicants should expect decisions from the programs in late March.

Send Application Packets to:

Fellowship Coordinator
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 John F. Kennedy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
For more information:
Telephone: 617-495-8806
E-mail: bcsia_fellowships[at]

PhD Positions on Spectroscopic Analysis of CO2 Capture, Delft University, Netherlands

PhD Positions on Spectroscopic Analysis of CO2 Capture, Delft University, Netherlands

Students who are applying for this scholarship must have Knowledge and experience in the fields of optical measurement techniques would be advantageous

Study Subject: Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and Applied Physics

Employer: Delft University of Technology, Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering

Level: PhD

Scholarship Description: CO2 capture and storage (CCS) is one of the leading options for the short-term reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Currently, the CO2 capture step accounts for 75% of the cost of the CCS chain and leads to a significant increase in energy usage. Therefore, more efficient CO2 capture technologies are required. Absorption is the most mature technology for CO2 capture today; however, this process is not yet fully understood. It is a major challenge to separate the effects of mass transfer from chemical reaction kinetics. Therefore, in this project, a Raman-spectrocopy-based set-up will be developed to investigate the equilibrium condition as well as the transient CO2 absorption process. The PhD project will focus on the development of the measurement set-up and measuring cells, as well as the experimental investigation of the absorption process. By incorporating the measurement results, thermodynamics and chemistry, further information about the diffusion process as well as the reaction kinetics should be gained. A significant part of the project is being carried out at the Chair for Technical Thermodynamics (LTT) of Prof. André Bardow (RWTH Aachen University).


Applicants should have an MSc in the area of mechanical engineering, chemistry, chemical engineering, or applied physics. Knowledge and experience in the fields of optical measurement techniques would be advantageous. Fluency in English is an additional requirement.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31-10-2010

Further Scholarship Information and Application:

French Government Master-PhD Scholarships for Palestinians

French Government Master-PhD Scholarships for Palestinians

These grants for Palestinian Master and PhD students are managed by the French consulate in Jerusalem.

Program description
The programme is in partnership with several French and Palestinian institutions and local authorities : municipalities of Cergy, Rezé, Grenoble, Gennevilliers, Midi Pyrénées region, Paris 11 university, An-Najah uiniversity in Nablus, Al Quds uiversity… Conditions for scholarships vary according to co financing partners, but there is only one call for application.

Type of grant
Study; Research

Standard French scholarship allowance, living allowance of 520 euros per month + accommodation, or 767 euros a month without accommodation, according to the type of partnership.


2 to 3 years
Number of grants

20 to 30 scholarships a year


Maximum of 35 years old for post graduate, and 40 years old for PhDs

Palestinian territories
Subject area


Master; PhD
Excellent academic level is compulsory
Language skills

To study in a field taught in French, a good level in French is required (level DELF B2). If it is requested that the candidate improves his linguistic skills in a French Cultural Centre (free), any lack of attendance is sanctioned by a suspension of the scholarship.
To study in a field taught in English, an excellent level of English is required. In this case, a good level of French is not compulsory.


Application and eligibility criteria can be downloaded on the Consulate General of France in Jerusalem website starting from August of every year.

Required documents

Application, two copies to fill in, one in French and the other one in English
2 CVs and 2 cover letters (in French and English)
for PhD candidates: one page description of the thesis project (if already determined)
Three cover letters (academic superior, professor…)
Copy (not originals!) of diplomas obtained and grades in the Tawjihi and in university
Passport copy or travel document copy
1 passport photo ( stapled to the first page)
copy of the correspondance with univerities
Steps and calendar:

1. Downloading the application form

When : between October 3rd and November 30th 2010
2. Submitting your application

When : before December 2nd 2010 (all late applications will not be considered)
Where : at the cooperation service in Jerusalem or at any French cultural and accredited centers (cf instructions)
3. Pre-selection, in January 2011

4. Interviews, in February 2011

5. Results by email and on the website, early March 2011

!! Please do not contact the Consulate general about the results before March 1st 2011!
Information and instructions !!

Before applying, please read the instructions very carefully:

BGF – Instructions 2011 (FR / ENG)
As well as the information brochures and website below :

Leaflet BGF (Arabic)
Brochure Choose_France (ENG)
To apply, please download, fill in and send us back the application form below, enclosing all the required documents:

Formulaire de candidature BGF 2011-12

Before December 2nd 2010
Selection process

The best candidates are shortlisted for individual interviews. The final selection takes place in concertation the Palestinian Ministry for Higher Education.

Consulate General of France in Jerusalem
Cultural action and cooperation service
BP 182
+972 2 591 40 00

Consulate of France in Jerusalem:


French Government Master-PhD Scholarships 2011 for Indonesia

French Government Master-PhD Scholarships 2011 for Indonesia

The French Government, through its Embassy in Jakarta, has been providing excellence scholarships to Indonesian citizens for more than 29 years.
In order to pursue its objective to support Indonesian human resources, the French Embassy will offer scholarships for the year 2010.
Those scholarships are given to government officials, lecturers, students, with a priority to those involved in a cooperation program between France and Indonesia, to undertake two kinds of training:

Master degree (full scholarship)
Doctoral degree (18 months full scholarship)
Type of grant
Study; Research


Intensive French language course in CCF Jakarta (unless candidate has a good level in French language or intends to take a diploma taught in English language)
Monthly living allowance
1 return ticket
tuition fees (limitation will apply)

Master degree (full scholarship, max. 2 years)
Doctoral degree (18 months full scholarship) – 18 months in France (BGF scholarship) + 18 months in Indonesia (An Indonesian laboratory must supervise and financially support the candidate while in Indonesia)


Subject area
Agronomy – Agroalimentary; Architecture – Urban and Regional Planning; Arts – Culture – Design – Fashion; Biology; Chemistry; Communication – Journalism; Law; Environment; Computer Science; Literature – Languages; Management – Business Administration – Finances; Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Health – Community Services; Education; Engineering; Economics – Politics; Humanities – Social Sciences; Sports; Tourism and Hospitality – Food Service; Transportation – Logistics

Priority will be given to the following fields of studies:

Engineering (water management, agronomy, civil engineering, information technology…)
Sciences (biotechnologies, information and communication technologies, environment, risk and disaster management, energy, etc.)
Public administration
Law and political sciences
Applications from students in other fields are nevertheless welcome, as acceptance will be primarily based on excellence.


Master; PhD

Minimum GPA score of 3 (except for fundamental sciences – 3,5)
Language skills

Fluent in French or English (International TOEFL 550 / IELTS 6)
Additional criteria

The selection committee will give priority to applicants who have already identified a master/PhD program and have had a positive answer form a French professor (or an acceptance letter).
Campus France office in Jakarta may help you find the study program that suits your project.


Application process

More information:, follow “Membiayai Studi Anda”, or, follow “Etudier en France” / “Belajar di Prancis”
Required documents

More information:, follow “Membiayai Studi Anda”, or, follow “Etudier en France” / “Belajar di Prancis”

BGF flyer 2011 pdf (PDF, 1.1 Mo)
BGF Application form Master2011 (PDF, 117.9 ko)
BGF Application form Doctorat2011 (PDF, 120 ko)
Pertanyaan Anda 2011 (PDF, 176.9 ko)

31 March 2011
Selection process

First selection based on application file: Application form and all required documents must be submitted
The selection committee will give priority to applicants who have already identified a master or doctorate program and have had a positive answer form a French professor (or an acceptance letter)
Second selection: motivation interview in Jakarta (French or English languages only)
Contact details

CampusFrance Indonesia
CCF Jakarta
Jl Salemba Raya 25
Jakarta 10440
+62-21 310 18 84


French Embassy in Indonesia:

CampusFrance Indonesia:

International Students Academic Merit Scholarship at East Tennessee State University, USA

International Students Academic Merit Scholarship at East Tennessee State University, USA

The International Students Academic Merit Scholarship is open to new international students seeking a graduate or undergraduate degree. The scholarship covers 50 percent of the total of in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees only. No additional fees or costs are covered. The award is available for:

Eight semesters for undergraduate recipients
Five semesters for recipients seeking a Master’s degree, or commensurate with the length of the program.
Eight semesters for doctoral students, or commensurate with the length of the program (see ETSU graduate catalog).
Scholarship can be applied to summer semesters.
Eligibility Requirements

Applicants Must:

Be admitted to ETSU as full-time, degree-seeking students (undergraduate admissions, graduate admissions)
Have or plan to have an F-1 or J-1 student visa
Have a demonstrated record of academic achievement
Fill out the scholarship application form.
Students are encouraged to apply as soon as they are admitted to ETSU.
When to Apply

Completed applications, including letters of recommendation, need to be submitted by the following dates:

Fall semester deadline: no later than June 1st
Spring semester deadline: no later than October 1st
Students are encouraged to submit scholarship applications as soon as they are admitted to ETSU. An application cannot be reviewed until the applicant is admitted to the university. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed. Click here to apply now.

Additional Conditions

Recipients must maintain full-time status.
Undergraduate recipients must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in order to continue receiving the scholarship. Graduate recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA.
The scholarship only applies to in and out-of-state tuition and maintenance fees. Recipients will be required to pay other fees such as program fees, course fees, housing costs, and medical insurance costs.
Recipients continuing from a bachelor’s to a master’s degree program must reapply for the scholarship.
Students who are NOT eligible:

Students continuing from an ETSU bachelor’s degree program to a second ETSU bachelor’s degree program
Graduate students receiving a graduate assistantship or tuition scholarship
Students receiving any other ETSU tuition scholarship
Students applying for the M.D. and Pharm. D. programs
Apply for the International Students Academic Merit Scholarship. Go to:

For questions contact:
Maria Costa

East Tennessee State University
The Honors College
International Programs and Services
P.O. Box 70668
Johnson City, TN 37614 USA


Denmark PhD Sholarship on Wave-to-Wire Modeling of Wave Energy Devices

Denmark PhD Sholarship on Wave-to-Wire Modeling of Wave Energy Devices

“Wave-to-wire modeling of wave energy devices” The structural design of the wave energy device project (SDWED) is an international alliance of research over a five year period aims to harness the energy potential of wave energy at competitive costs. The prospect of the project is to develop design tools and design of a common base devices wave energy to make them more reliable and economically competitive. The main innovation of the project is a goal of developing a model of wave-to-cable will be able to generate structural design specifications based on the parameters related to the hydrodynamics, the PTO and moorings. This has the potential to drastically reduce the cost of energy produced while increasing the reliability of the devices for wave energy.

This PhD scholarship is one of four funded through the research project SDWED (two are placed with the University of Aalborg and the others are placed with the Technical University of Denmark and the University of Bologna). The aim of the scholarship published here is in developing models of wireless wave energy devices waves.

Qualification requirements:
The PhD scholarship is assigned to an individual who has a master’s degree, preferably in civil or mechanical engineering. or similar title, with an academic level equivalent to masters degree in engineering. Strong skills in scientific computing, applied mathematics and programming in one or more major programming tools like C / C + + / Matlab are preferred and an interest in the use of wave power is required. As the main focus will be to integrate the study of hydrodynamics, power take-off and tie model components in a wave of cable model is an advantage to have a multidisciplinary background.
You can get more information from Professor Jens Peter Kofoed, Department of Civil Engineering, Research Group on Wave Energy, telephone: +45 9940 8474 on the technical aspects of the scholarship.

PhD scholarships are allocated to people who have a master. PhD scholarships are normally for a period of 3 years. Is a prerequisite for the allocation of the scholarship that she will be enrolled as a PhD student in 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 Program in Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of graduate students are evaluated every six months. Is a prerequisite for the continued payment of salaries which was approved earlier gains at the time of evaluation.
The qualifications of the nominees will be evaluated by an evaluation committee. Based on the recommendation of the evaluation committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Medicine will make a decision for the allocation of the scholarship.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Heidi Cramer, The Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, phone: +45 9940 7582.
The faculties have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: and a Network for all PhD students:

At the Faculties of Engineering, Science and Medicine, Department of Civil Engineering a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Civil Engineering. The stipend is open for appointment from January 1, 2011.


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.

Application Deadline : 2010, November 10

DAFI Scholarship Programme

DAFI Scholarship Programme

UNHCR provides, on a limited basis, scholarships for refugees at the tertiary level in universities and polytechnic institutions through the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative Fund (DAFI). Funding for this programme is provided by the Federal Government of Germany.

The purpose of the DAFI Programme is to contribute to the self-reliance of refugees by providing them with a professional qualification for future employment.

Scholarships are granted only for studies in the country of asylum. Preferably, UNHCR would like to see the graduates return home and contribute to the reconstruction of their home country, or to the development of the country of asylum or the refugee community at large.

Are DAFI scholarships available in every country?

DAFI scholarships are provided only in developing countries or countries in transition. DAFI programmes are mostly available in developing countries with a significant refugee population, mostly in Africa and Asia. There are also a limited number of DAFI scholarships in some countries of Eastern Europe and Latin America. Each year, more than 1,000 refugee students benefit from the programme.

Because of its financial limitations, competition for scholarships is high and only a portion of the qualified candidates can be admitted to the programme. Therefore, selection criteria have been established which are to be strictly followed.

Who can apply?

In order to be eligible, a candidate should:

be a refugee with recognised refugee status;
have successfully completed secondary schooling to a high standard in campbased refugee schools, or in national schools of the country of origin or asylum;
have no other means of support for university studies;
select a course of study that is likely to lead to employment in the country of origin;
not be older than 28 years at the beginning of studies (An exemption could be applied to health and education courses of shorter duration provided to health staff and teachers with previous working experience or employment);
select a choice of study course with maximum three to four years duration.
What are the preferences and priorities from amongst those who meet the criteria?

The following are paramount:

gender-balance (currently, only about 40% of DAFI students are female, therefore we particularly encourage women to apply);
individuals with special needs, such as physical disabilities;
the student’s proven academic performance;
students who had to interrupt their studies due to flight, and who possess proof of previous university or college studies in their country of origin;
students who interrupted their DAFI scholarship in the country of asylum due to repatriation to the country of origin. Subject to prevailing conditions and available funds, studies may be continued by returnees in the country of origin;
In order to allocate benefits in an equitable manner to as many refugee families as possible, no more than one scholarship should be provided within a single refugee family;
students who choose shorter and inexpensive courses with high chances of employment (such as computer studies, paramedical and teaching professions, etc).
Applicants should be able to clearly express their reasons for having chosen the particular study subject, and relate their choice to expected future employment opportunities in the country of asylum and upon repatriation. The granting of scholarships is limited to students contemplating courses of four, or fewer years’ duration, with reliable prospects and high probability of employment. As funding is limited, and the programme seeks to offer as many scholarships as possible, full length university courses in medicine and similar courses will normally not be entertained. One exception to this are refugees who had their education in their country of origin disrupted, who require assistance for four years or less to complete their education in the country of asylum, and who are able to provide credible records of their previous studies. Applicants are encouraged to seek individual counselling and guidance about their choice of study at UNHCR offices or their respective nongovernmental organisation (NGO) partners implementing the DAFI programme.

Can any asylum seekers or returnees apply for a DAFI scholarship?

Asylum seekers who have not (yet) been recognised as refugees as well as refugees seeking resettlement in a third country are not normally eligible for a DAFI scholarship. In making the final selection in a given country, every effort will be made to achieve a fair distribution of scholarships among rural/camp-based refugees and urban refugees; as well as among groups of refugees from different ethnic, religious and communal backgrounds, where appropriate.

The DAFI programme does not support refugees after they return home because returnees have access to a greater number of academic scholarships.

How do I apply?

If there is a current DAFI programme in your country of asylum and you meet the above-mentioned criteria, you should complete an application form (Application for Educational Assistance) to be submitted to UNHCR directly. Forms are available at UNHCR offices. All UNHCR offices will receive your application.

NOTE: Do not submit your application to UNHCR headquarters in Geneva. If you have further questions, please contact your nearest UNHCR office. School and university certificates will be verified prior to the selection of candidates. In cases where certificates are not originals, or are older than three years, the candidates may have to undergo a test.

Will I be entitled to a DAFI scholarship if I meet all the selection criteria?

Due to funding constraints, only a limited number of candidates who meet the selection criteria can be selected. In some cases, UNHCR country offices can not take on any new applicants in a particular year for a variety of reasons. In other countries, the programme is phasing out and only continuing students receive sponsorship until graduation. Qualified candidates who are not able to join the DAFI programme are encouraged to take initiatives for identifying alternative sponsorships.

What are the selection procedures?

The selection process normally involves several steps from pre-selection to shortlisting and final decision by a Selection Committee, which will take place in the capital. Candidates who have to travel to the capital to be interviewed by the committee will not be reimbursed for their travel expenses. The final Selection Committee usually consists of UNHCR staff, a member of the German Embassy, other NGOs or organisations providing scholarships, UNHCR implementing partners in the education sector and staff of universities or other academic institutions, or the Ministry of Education or other government officials.

How many students can benefit in a given country?

This depends on the funds the country is being allocated by UNHCR headquarters and the total DAFI funding available for that year. Factors such as the total number of the refugee population in that country, number of refugees completing secondary school, quality of educational facilities, costs of scholarships, support structure and employment opportunities are amongst the main criteria deciding how funds are distributed. Pending assessment of the circumstances, new DAFI scholarships may not be awarded during repatriation exercises.

What expenses can the scholarship cover?

The DAFI programme might cover the costs mentioned below in full or in part, depending on the specific needs of refugee students and the country operation:

REGISTRATION/TUITION FEES: The scholarship usually covers the registration and tuition fees. In many countries, refugees pay the same fees as national students. In others, refugees have to pay the registration fees applicable to foreigners, which are considerably higher. When applying for admission to a university, refugees should clearly indicate in the application that they are refugees and negotiate for the most favourable fee. Registration and tuition fees are paid directly to the institution.
SUBSISTENCE ALLOWANCE: Students will receive a subsistence allowance. In some countries, the subsistence allowance is paid as a lump sum while in other countries it is divided into several components such as living allowance (food), book allowance, boarding/housing allowance, local travel allowance and pocket money (or personal allowance). Not all of the allowances are automatically applicable to each country but are rather based on local circumstances. The level of allowances should reflect real needs and actual costs of living in the given country, and permit the student to cover his/her basic needs. If a student enters into an attachment during his/her long vacation, adjustments may be made to the subsistence allowance in line with actual needs. In cases where students return home (i.e. within the host country) they may be paid a transport allowance covering their return travel. Boarding or housing allowance as part of subsistence covers the costs of housing on university campus, or, if the same is not available or prices are prohibitive for the students, a similar boarding outside the campus. In some cases, when students live with their parents, a boarding allowance will not be paid. Local travel allowance covers the daily travel between the university and home, if applicable. Pocket money should include items such as stationery and other minor expenses.
STUDENTS’ ANNUAL ALLOWANCES: Note that students are not automatically entitled to all allowances as conditions in the various countries differ. In some countries, all or several allowances have been combined into a lump sum payment. Likewise, the needs of individual students within the same country may differ according to subject of study, so that benefits may vary amongst students. Costs for medical insurance or medical treatment are handled by UNHCR offices in accordance with local implementing arrangements and requirements. Costs for medical treatment are generally reimbursed to the clinic or pharmacy directly and not paid out to the students themselves. Annual payments also include an allowance for books and clothes.
In some countries, the annual payments are included and pro-rated in the subsistence allowance. Allowances for fieldwork, research and/or project work can be paid against verified receipts if funds required are reasonable and agreed beforehand.

Can I apply for a partial scholarship?

Yes. A partial sponsorship under the DAFI project is possible if the candidate has some other source of funding, for instance, for registration and tuition fees. In this case, a selected student would only receive a subsistence allowance. In other cases, students may be able to sustain themselves, but may only need support to pay for registration/tuition fees.

If selected, will I be sponsored automatically until I finish my studies?

DAFI scholarships are provided strictly for one academic year. After one year, the scholarship can be renewed for another year, if the student passed the annual examination for promotion to the next academic year. In cases where a student fails one course but can repeat it during the next academic year, the scholarship may be renewed. If a student fails more than one course, and is thus not promoted to the next academic year, the scholarships will be terminated, unless there are justified reasons for the student’s failure, such as long absence due to certified sickness. The limited number of scholarships available does not justify sponsoring students with unsatisfactory academic performance, unless for a very good reason.

What are the reasons for discontinuation of a scholarship?

repeated failure of examinations
failure to submit study progress reports
double sponsorship
cheating at examinations
gross personal misconduct
lack of funds (in exceptional financial crisis situations).
Suspicion of fraud, malpractice or seeking unfair advantage will lead to suspension of benefits, pending thorough investigation.

Scholarship assistance should not exceed four years. This rule is applied to allow as many students as possible to benefit from the programme.

Can I apply for postgraduate studies?

Postgraduate studies (M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. and some postgraduate diploma courses) are generally not supported under the DAFI programme. However, special consideration could be given to students who enrol in postgraduate short-term teacher training courses, provided this is of immediate benefit to the refugee community. Graduates are encouraged to search for other sources of funding to sponsor the continuation of their academic studies.

Will UNHCR help me to find an attachment or employment after completion of studies?

UNHCR has very limited capacity to guide refugee students in finding an attachment or employment. Students are strongly encouraged to take their own initiatives in contacting other organisations, embassies, NGOs and private sector companies for this purpose and make use of opportunities the internet provides. Current and exstudents are encouraged to organize themselves in DAFI clubs for the purpose of networking and information sharing, particularly on internships, employment opportunities and other sponsorships for postgraduate studies. In order to justify the continuation of the DAFI programme, it is vital to report on its impact. Therefore, all former DAFI students are urged to maintain contact with UNHCR or the implementing NGO partner. There is a special form to be completed by former students at least six months after graduation and forwarded to the respective UNHCR branch office (contact your branch office for the ex-DAFI student form). If it is not possible to submit the ex-DAFI student form, information on employment status may be communicated through other means (e-mail:

I am a refugee in a country of asylum with a current DAFI programme and I meet the criteria, but I am not proficient in the language of instruction. What should I do?

You should ask UNHCR or the implementing NGO partner if there are language courses for refugees which you can join. In some cases, and subject to the recommendations of the UNHCR office as well as availability of funding, languagetraining courses may be provided.

I am a refugee in a country of asylum where there is no DAFI programme, but I meet the criteria and would like to apply. What should I do?

You should still bring your wish to the attention of UNHCR staff, either verbally or in writing. If there is a sizeable number of qualified applicants, and provided other conditions required for DAFI are being fulfilled, it may be possible to launch a DAFI programme in that country in future years. However, note that DAFI only supports refugee students in developing countries and countries in transition. Meanwhile, you should take your own initiatives in identifying alternative possibilities for scholarships with other organisations, institutions, foundations, embassies or the private sector. In some countries, it is possible to negotiate with universities for exemption from tuition fee payments.

Which countries have a current DAFI programme?

In 2006/2007, the following countries are participating in the DAFI programme:

In Africa:
Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In Asia:
India, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Syria, Thailand and Yemen.

In Central- and South America:
Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Panama, and Uruguay.

In Eastern Europe:
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Georgia, Russian Federation, and Serbia & Montenegro.

There are changes every year with so


University of Wroclaw PhD Scholarships in Classical/Ancient Mediterranean Studies, UK

University of Wroclaw PhD Scholarships in Classical/Ancient Mediterranean Studies, UK

This project aims at introducing doctoral students to independent research work in the field of classical/ancient Mediterranean studies sensu largo, conducted under supervision of senior faculty members representing different research expertise and educational traditions. During first three years of their program students will be offered a broad range of post-graduate level classes in Liverpool and Wroclaw with the assumption that study load for each individual will be decided case by case by their supervisors working in conjunction with the project coordinator. The fourth year is devoted exclusively to writing a dissertation which is a major publishable-quality research paper. All students, however, will have to prove their ability to read Greek texts by sitting a Greek exam prior to opening the doctoral procedure. This normally should happen no later than by the end of the fourth semester. Student are also expected to pass an exam of a modern language other than English or their native tongue. Normally student’s supervisor determine what language they are supposed to select. Prospective students should note that all post-doctoral education in this program as well as dissertations are in English.

Research Themes :

This project proposes eight major research themes and within them some thirty-four possible dissertation topics, as shown in the chart below with a tentative division of topics among supervisors/ academic advisors.

Achaemenid empire, Alexander the Great and aftermath
War and the Greeks
Eastern Mediterranean and the coming of Rome
Economy in the Hellenistic and Roman East
Politics, literature and imaging in Hellenistic and Roman period
Family and society in Sparta
Meals, luxury and society
Scholarship Application Deadline: 14 November 2010

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