Italy: PhD Fellowships in the International PhD Programme in Genetics and Molecular Physiology of Fruits, Fondazione Edmund Mach

PhD Fellowships in the International PhD Programme in Genetics and Molecular Physiology of Fruits, Fondazione Edmund Mach, Italy

14 PhD Fellowships starting in spring 2010
Talented and motivated candidates who have, or are expecting to obtain by end of July 2010 a Master or equivalent degree in Life Sciences and Bioinformatics, are invited to submit their application by 31st January 2010.

The candidates can postulate for one to three specific projects. Each project is developed as a collaboration between researchers at the Fondazione Edmund Mach (FEM) and one of the other partner institutions.
The official language is English
About the conditions of the Fellowships
For this first call, the FEM will sponsor all 14 fellowships. Selected candidates will spend a total of 2 years work at FEM and 1 year at the partner institution co-responsible for the specific PhD project. Successful candidates can start working on their project from April 2010.
Note that the GMPF PhD programme does not handle request for registration as PhD student. FEM is a research Foundation and cannot issue the PhD degree. Therefore successful candidates will have to register as PhD students with the university partner of the project or with another university.
Fellows students will have 1 year time from when the fellowships starts to register as PhD students. If at the end of the first year the selected candidate is not yet registered as PhD, the fellowship will stop.
The graduate studies curricula are carried out according to the rules of the University where the candidate is enrolled as PhD student. In addition to the graduate certificate of the University hosting the PhD student, the GMPF PhD Programme issues a specific graduate study certificate.
The salary is 20.000 Euro per year (before taxes) and is provided for 3 years with the possibility to extend for 1 more year, pending the approval of the Tutor Committee. Students will also benefit of bench fees and reimbursement for travelling to the other institutions.
The applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in the field of Life Sciences and Bioinformatics. It is also possible to apply when the master’s degree is received within six month after the application deadline (31st July). In this case please provide a copy of your Bachelor’s degree or an academic transcript.
To apply, send by e-mail the application form, your cv (1 page) and at least 1 referee form duly completed and signed to: gmpf[ at ]
Please inform your referee/s early enough to give your referee/s enough time to transmit the letter of recommendation!
Only .pdf files are allowed! (free online PDF converter)
Assessment and selection procedure 
Applicants will be assessed on the basis of their curriculum and of the letter(s) of recommendation. Short-listed candidates will be informed 3 weeks after the call has closed and invited for a two-day interview to be held at FEM in San Michele all’Adige (Italy) in March 2010 (specific dates will be given soon).
Closing date: 31st January 2010
Call in Nature 12_09 - file pdf, 1.331 Kb
Application_form - file word, 108 Kb
Referee Form - file word, 149 Kb

Portugal: Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Wireless Communications

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position in Wireless Communications, Portugal

Job description
The 4 TELL Research Team - within the Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT - Aveiro) - is seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher to work on one of our research projects funded by the EU ICT Framework program.

You will be required to have experience in the general area of wireless communications and software engineering with expertise in object oriented design and C++. The ideal candidate would require advanced proficiency in one of the following areas:
  • Cooperative Communication Protocols;
  • Network Discovery Mechanisms;
  • P2PSIP and Networking;
You should have a good honours degree in Telecommunications or Electronic Engineering, and a PhD degree in a topic related to the above research areas.
The salaries offered are very competitive and are dependent on the candidate experience.
You will join an established research group at the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the opportunity to conduct research at the highest international level. The group has extensive expertise in 3G systems and future emerging technologies. The group has also been involved in EU Framework Programme 5 / 6 / 7 projects and has wide collaboration with other research institutes, universities and industry.
Contact for informal enquiries
Informal email enquiries can be made to Dr. Jonathan Rodriguez: jonathan[ at ]
For further information on the Instituto de Telecomunicações and the 4 TELL team, please visit the following sites: and
To apply, please send by email: a cover letter detailing your suitability for the position in question; detailed CV; and the name and address of two referees to support your application.
All applications should be sent to Cláudia Barbosa: cbarbosa[ at ]
The closing date for applications is 15th January 2010.

Ireland: PhD Studentships in Software Engineering, The Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering (LGSSE)

PhD Studentships in Software Engineering, The Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering (LGSSE), Ireland

The Lero Graduate School in Software Engineering (LGSSE), the main education initiative of Lero - the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre, offers a four-year PhD program provided jointly by the four leading Irish Universities involved in Lero (Dublin City University, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and University of Limerick). The next LGSSE program cycle begins in September 2010.

The first year includes taught modules in research theory and practice, as well as technical software engineering modules. Also during the first year, the candidate will prepare a research proposal that will be the basis for a three-year individual research project.
In this way LGSSE combines the best features of the European and US models of PhD education.
This combination offers several advantages:
  • a leading-edge curriculum drawn from four of Ireland’s leading universities,
  • access to a critical mass of world-class software researchers who form an expert advisory board for each student,
  • generous PhD studentships covering stipend, equipment and fees - awarded on a competitive basis,
  • ability to leverage your research collaborations with leading research institutions and industry worldwide
Applications are being accepted until the end of February 2010 and please view for details of application procedures. An application form is available to download from the website.

PhD Position in Economics at Hertie-School of Governance, Berlin, Germany

The Hertie-School of Governance (HSoG) is a partner in the collaborative research center SFB 700: “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). We invite applications for
1 Doctoral Researcher – Economics or Political Science
within a research project directed by Prof. Dr. Henrik Enderlein. The project analyses financial crises in developing countries, in particular sovereign debt crises and related creditor litigation. For a detailed description of the project, see
Job profile:
- An excellent university degree in economics or political science.
- A strong background and interest in project-related research (e.g. development economics, international political economy, macroeconomics, international finance and law).
- Good knowledge of applied empirical methods. Skills in econometrics and statistical software such as Stata would be an asset.
- An excellent command of English; command of German would be an asset.
The position involves research at the intersection between economics and political science. You would become part of a motivated team of researchers working in an interdisciplinary environment with excellent resources and strong exposure to relevant international organizations (e.g. IMF, IADB, World Bank).
Contract duration and remuneration:
From early 2010 until end 2013. The positions is part-time (50%), remuneration is according to DFG guidelines.
To apply:
Please send your application (including a CV, letter of motivation, and grade-listings)by 31 December by email to and christoph.trebesch@fuberlin.
de. Please indicate your availability for an interview in the period 17.12.2009 - 09.01.2010.
The Hertie School of Governance is a project of the Hertie Foundation (

Spain: PhD Fellowships at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO)

PhD Fellowships at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain
In 2008 “la Caixa” Foundation launched a scholarship programme to offer interdisciplinary training and research opportunities to outstanding young graduate students of any nationality to pursue a PhD project at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO).

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 2010. Candidates should have an excellent academic track record, a solid knowledge of English and previous research experience.
Applications must be received by March 15th, 2010.
For further information on this programme and on the different research programmes and groups at the CNIO, please follow the links below:

Outside this special programme, specific PhD training opportunities will be posted in the “Jobs” section of our web page together with directions on how to apply.
For further information, please contact our Training Manager, Mar Pérez at phd[ at ]
Via: official announcement

Overseas Student Scholarships 2010/11-Lingnan University-Hong Kong

The University of Lingnan offers The Overseas Student Scholarships for the year 2010/11 to International Students In Hong Kong

Scholarships of HK$120,000 (i.e. about US$15,424) each per academic year will be awarded to successful applicants, covering tuition fee, hostel and other academic and living expenses. Each scholarship is offered on an annual renewable basis and is tenable for a period of up to 3 years, subject to continued outstanding academic performance.


  1. Students should have attained at a recognised post-secondary institution outside Hong Kong a qualification equivalent to the Admission Requirements of the University and students will be considered on an individual basis.
  2. Students may be required to gain a minimum of Grade C in English in the GCE O-Level or GCSE Examination or an equivalent public examination; or a TOEFL score of 213 in the computer-based test, or 550 in the paper-based test, or 79 in the internet-based test; or an IELTS overall band score of 5.5.

Application Procedure:

  1. For online submission of application visit
  2. For Paper-form Application visit

Selection Process:

The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has good academic standing and a good track record in community services. For candidates of comparable academic merits, preference will be given to the candidate with better proven records of community services.

Scholarship Deadline:
27 February 2010


The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs offers The Eiffel PhD Scholarships for the year 2010/11 in France

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs offers The Eiffel PhD Scholarships for the year 2010/11 in France

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries, to attract elite overseas students on master’s, engineering and  PhD courses.
PhD Applicants

How to Apply:
Égide – Programme Eiffel
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris

Scholarship Details:

  1. Eiffel scholarships are granted for a period of up to ten months.
  2. Language instruction simultaneous with the main course may be available for the disciplines of law and political science, on request from the French host centre. It is not available for science and economics courses.
  3. Split courses: If approved by the selection commission, law and political science students may split the ten months into a maximum of three sessions lasting three to four months, over a maximum of three years, with students returning to their countries of origin between sessions.
  4. Centres are invited to inform Égide immediately of any event liable to delay graduation.

Scholarship Benefits:

Eiffel scholarship-holders on PhD courses receive an allowance of €1,400. In addition, the programme meets various expenses including return travel (single return trip for law and political science students on multiple stays), health insurance and cultural activities. Scholarship-holders might also be eligible for additional accommodation allowance.

Scholarship Deadline:

8 January 2010


The Technology University offers The ARC PhD Scholarships in marine chemistry and novel technologies for the year 2010/11 in Sydney

The Technology University offers The ARC PhD Scholarships in marine chemistry and novel technologies for the year 2010/11 in Sydney

An exciting opportunity exists for a suitably qualified graduate to undertake a PhD scholarship to investigate the role of saccharides in transformations of iron chemistry in seawater.


  1. Applicant should have a strong back ground in environmental/aquatic chemistry.
  2. Applicants must have a relevant first class-Honours degree and be eligible as a candidate for UTS Doctor of Philosophy.
  3. International applicants are also welcome.

Scholarship Benefits:

Australian Research Council PhD Stipend: $ 26,669 AUD pa (indexed annually) is tenable for a period of 3 years. Full time research scholarships are tax exempt. C3 funds an additional $5,000 travel grant, UTS Science provides a fully maintained laptop

How to Apply:
Please send a letter of interest outlining your relevant skills and experience, contact information for three referees and your CV

Scholarship Deadline:

1st March 2010


[Taiwan] Summer Scholarship

The Taiwan-US Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) is offering a unique program to college/university undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture.
A stipend of NT $25,000 (US $800) per month for two months (July & August) will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. The scholarship is budgeted to cover tuition, dormitory fees, 4 excursions and incidental insurance. Recipients are responsible for airfare to and from Taiwan. The application deadline is March 31, 2010.
The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. A unique program especially designed for students who will be representing their state as well as the United States, acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. Upon returning to the United States, students will be expected to act as ambassadors of good will for both the United States and Taiwan whenever the opportunity presents itself.
TUSA wants to create closer friendships and understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan. To accomplish our objective, we are offering a unique program to college/university undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture.

A stipend of NT $25,000 (US $800) per month for two months (July & August) will be awarded to each scholarship recipient. The scholarship is budgeted to cover tuition, dormitory fees, 4 excursions and incidental insurance. You must provide your own airfare to and from Taiwan.
Course Dates and Location.

  • July to August 2010.
  • The 2010 Scholarship Program will be at National Pingtung University of Education at Pingtung, Taiwan.
  • Application period is 1 Jan to 31 Mar ‘10. Scholarship winners will be announced on 20 Feb and 5 Apr ‘10.
Ambassadors are Creating Friendships.
  • Study at a Taiwan National University and six Academic Credits will be provided by the University.
  • Study the Mandarin Chinese language.
  • Living in Taiwan and studying the Taiwanese culture.
  • Enjoy university life on campus.
  • One on one peer program. Trained students provide study & living assistance for each student.
  • Weekend activities with host families or with university peers.
  • Volunteer opportunities for community service are available. i.e. teaching English and introducing American culture in Taiwan.
Scholarship Requirements.
  • Full-time undergraduate or graduate student at a college/university in the United States at the time of application.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen (Only U.S. Citizens may apply), and have a U.S. Passport.
  • Complete the Scholarship Application provided by TUSA.
  • Must have a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Furnish at least 2 recommendations, preferably from college/university professors.
How to apply for the Ambassador Program
2010 TUSA Ambassador Program Application Form Online (Download as PDF)
For more information and to apply, visit the program website at:

USA; Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students 2010

* Apply for this Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students 2010 at the student financial aid office of
the school where you are or intend to be enrolled.
The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program provides scholarships to full-time, financially needy students from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing
programs. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the cost of attendance
(tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses).

Eligible Disciplines
Under this program, funds are awarded to accredited schools of
* medicine
* osteopathic medicine
* dentistry
* optometry
* pharmacy
* podiatric medicine
* veterinary medicine
* nursing (associate, diploma, baccalaureate and graduate degree)
* public health
* chiropractic
* allied health (baccalaureate or graduate degree programs of
dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy,
physical therapy, radiologic technology, speech pathology, audiology,
and registered dietitians)
* graduate programs in behavioral and mental health practice
(includes clinical psychology, clinical social work, professional
counseling, or marriage and family therapy)
* programs providing training of physician assistants
Eligible Applicants
You are eligible to apply for this scholarship at a school that
participates in the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program if
you are
* From a disadvantaged background as defined by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services:
An individual from a disadvantaged background is defined as one
who comes from an environment that has inhibited the individual from
obtaining the knowledge, skill, and abilities required to enroll in
and graduate from a health professions school, or from a program
providing education or training in an allied health profession; or
comes from a family with an annual income below a level based on low
income thresholds according to family size published by the U.S.
Bureau of Census, adjusted annually for changes in the Consumer Price
Index, and adjusted by the Secretary, HHS, for use in health
professions and nursing programs.
* A citizen, national, or a lawful permanent resident of the
United States or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealths of Puerto
Rico or the Marianas Islands, the Virgin Islands, Guam, the American
Samoa, the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, the Republic of
Palau, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of

FINLAND; Graduate Students Scholarship 2010

Up to two positions are now available for highly motivated researchers at either postdoctoral or graduate student levels to join an international team investigating cellular signalling mechanisms in disease and degeneration.
Projects currently available include:

i) Development of light-regulatable scaffolds to manipulate intracellular signalling;
ii) Regulation and roles of small G proteins in response to neurotransmitter stimulation;
iii) Adaptor protein interactions regulating signalling in neuronal systems.
Our lab is particularly interested in upstream mechanisms regulating stress-activated MAP kinases in degenerative processes and use a combination of molecular biology and biochemistry methods together with facilities for live-cell imaging (, in particular HCA and TIRF microscopy for high-throughput and high resolution imaging respectively, to support these projects. Experience with cell signalling, primary neuronal culture and live-cell imaging is highly desirable.
The work will be carried out at the Biocentre in Kuopio, set in the Finnish lake district ( The positions are available from 1 January 2010 at the earliest. Applicants will be considered until the positions are filled. For further details, see
Apply by email with CV, names of 3 referees and brief description of research interests to Michael Courtney (

Master Program by Distance Learning in Sweden 2010/2011

Key dates:
When applying for a Master’s programme, it is important to remember certain key dates.
Semester start August or September 2010
Online service opens: 1 December 2009
Application deadline: 15 January 2010
Documents must arrive no later than: 1 February 2010
Selection results/Notification of admission: Early May 2010

Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola
Master in Business Administration (1 year)
Blekinge Tekniska Hogskola
Master in Informatics (1 year)
Lulea Tekniska Universitet
Master in Information Security (2 years)
Lund University
Master´s programme in Geographical Information Systems (2 years)
Linkoping University
Master in Child Studies (2 years)
Linkoping University
Master in Adult Learning and Global Change (1 year)

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