PhD Studentships 2010-11 University of East Anglia – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

University of East Anglia – Faculty of Arts and Humanities

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is pleased to offer a total of 24 additional University-funded PhD studentships across a range of subject areas available to students from within or outside the EU. Schools of study include the following areas in Politics and Government:

Political, Social and International Studies
Application deadline is 1 March 2010 (please quote Ref: Guardian10).

For a more complete set of information about the full range of subject areas available within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, as well as details of how to apply please visit our website at:
Alternatively please contact the Postgraduate Research Office e-mail: or Tel: (01603) 592546 or attend the University Postgraduate Open Day on Wednesday 20 January 2010.

USA: University of Evansville EducationUSA Scholarship

USA: University of Evansville EducationUSA Scholarship


The University of Evansville, in partnership with EducationUSA, is again offering an OSEAS Scholarship of $14,000 per academic year to undergraduate students nominated by EducationUSA advisors worldwide (one per center).

This scholarship is guaranteed with 2 conditions: students are academically admissible to the University of Evansville and they submit the nomination form from the EducationUSA advisor. Students lacking English proficiency may begin in the University's Intensive English Center.

UE again ranks highly with U.S. News and World Report as top 10 "overall", 2nd in the "best value" category and 6th in this year's newest category of "universities with a commitment to teaching". In addition, the University's civil engineering program is ranked #1 in the U.S. among small universities by the American Society of Civil Engineers. All engineering programs hold ABET accreditation and the School of Business, AACSB international accreditation.

Email Bev Fowler at bf28@evansville. edu for more information.

USA: BU Global Program Update

USA: BU Global Program Update

*Changes in Boston University Global Programs*

The program offerings and admissions requirements have changed and we hope you will read this  carefully as it impacts the type of programs available to your students.

*Starting in Fall 2010, BU Global will no longer offer the diploma and certificate programs.* *In the place of these certificates, BU Global will administer* *Abroad@BU Graduate Certificates* *which are open to students currently enrolled in a graduate program in their home country. *The certificates will continue to have a *discounted tuition rate*, students will still be able to do an *internship *after the certificate and will still be eligible for *OPT* after completing both the
certificate and internship.

The reason for this change in admissions is tied to a change in the curriculum for the certificates. We know it will mean a different sector of students interested in our programming at the graduate level and we look forward to providing you and your colleagues additional marketing materials on the new programming as soon as it is available.

Katherine Dunkerley
Business Liaison Manager, BU Global
Boston University
Metropolitan College and Extended Education
755 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone: 617-358-2837 Fax: 617-353-7120

USA: Ph.D. Fellowships in Humanities, University of Texas in Austin

USA: Ph.D. Fellowships in Humanities, University of Texas in Austin


The Harry Ransom Center, an internationally renowned humanities research library and museum, announces its 2010-2011 Research Fellowship program.

The Ransom Center annually awards 50 fellowships to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities, including literature, photography, film, art, the performing arts, music, and cultural history. Applicants must demonstrate the necessity of substantial on-site use of the Center's collections.


For research in the Center's collections. A limited number of two or three month fellowships are available for projects requiring extensive work with the Ransom Center's collections.

TRAVEL STIPENDS * $1,200-$1,700
Travel stipends may be awarded to scholars with research projects that require less than one month's research at the Ransom Center. Awards of $1,200 are available for domestic U.S. travel; $1,700 for foreign travel. There is not a specific required length of residency for travel stipends. Travel stipends may not be combined with other Ransom Center fellowships and are not available to graduate students.

Six fellowships jointly sponsored by the Ransom Center and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies are designated for graduate students who are working on doctoral dissertations. Dissertation fellowship residencies must be taken up during the period from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2011. There is not a specific required length of residency for dissertation fellowships.


Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie

Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie

Le Canada a créé un « Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie » (PCBF) en 1986 afin de faire profiter à 37 pays membres de la Francophonie (admissibles à l’APD) des compétences qui existent dans les institutions canadiennes d’enseignement et de resserrer les liens de tous ordres avec ces pays, favorisant ainsi la promotion des valeurs canadiennes à l’étranger.

Depuis 1987, plus de 1801 bourses ont été octroyées aux ressortissants des pays bénéficiaires de ce programme.

Le PCBF vise à contribuer au développement durable des pays bénéficiaires en accordant la priorité à 1) la formation des formateurs dans le domaine de l’enseignement technique et professionnel, 2) l’amélioration des compétences des collèges et universités dans le domaine de l’enseignement et de la recherche et 3) l’accroissement des compétences et le renforcement des aptitudes par la formation des spécialistes et des gestionnaires dans le secteur public et le secteur privé.
Ce programme propose les bourses suivantes :

Bourses de maîtrise d’une durée de 2 années à temps plein.

Bourses d’études doctorales d’une durée de 3 à 4 années selon le programme d’études à temps plein.

Bourse postdoctorale : Bourse de perfectionnement à la recherche pour les détenteurs d’un doctorat, d’une durée n’excédant pas 10 mois.

Bourses de formation technique et professionnelle dans un collège ou une université pour une durée de 2 ans à temps plein.

Bourse de stage d’une durée de 3 à 10 mois en vue du renforcement des compétences visant le perfectionnement/mise à niveau du personnel-clé des institutions.

En Asie-Pacifique, les ressortissants du Cambodge, Laos, Vanuatu et Vietnam peuvent présenter leur candidature à ce programme. En particulier, les ressortissants vietnamiens peuvent consulter le site VIED du ministère vietnamien de l’éducation et de la formation et y télécharger les pièces du dossier de candidature.

La limite de dépôt des dossiers de candidature des Vietnamiens au VIED est le 12 janvier 2010 ; celle de soumission des dossiers de candidature par les pays bénéficiaires auprès de l’ambassade canadienne est le 15 janvier 2010.
Pour plus d’information voir

Vous pouvez télécharger un dépliant de l’offre de bourses du PCBF pour l’année 2010-2011 en cliquant ici (fichier .pdf, 1,2 Mo).

USA: Summer Global Business Program, University of Southern California

USA: Summer Global Business Program, University of Southern California


The Summer Global Business Program, at the University of Southern California's Marshall School of Business is an intensive 4 week program for non-business majors. No matter where life takes you, this program will provide you with the global business knowledge and tools to set you apart from the crowd.

Open to U.S. and international non-business majors only, this program teaches juniors, seniors and recent college graduates the business basics such as business strategy, finance, marketing, operations and strategy and organizations.

The curriculum includes lectures, case studies, corporate visits, and experiential learning activities to provide students a solid understanding of how organizations functions. Enrichment sessions include networking, American dining etiquette, resume writing and presentation skills.

For more information visit or email
globalsummer@ marshall.

Elaine Padilla
Assistant Director, Global Programs and Partnerships
USC Marshall School of Business
3670 Trousdale Parkway, BRI 310
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0802
Tel: 213-740-9207
Fax: 213-740-7701

Postdoc: Ion Channels, Receptors and Biosensors

Postdoc: Ion Channels, Receptors and Biosensors

Postdoctoral Position

Ion Channels, Receptors, and Biosensors
Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble

A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of Membrane Proteins of the Institute for Structural Biology (IBS) in Grenoble, France (

We have devised a novel type of bio-inspired sensors, Ion-Channel Coupled Receptors
(ICCR), based on the fusion of receptors with an ion channel. Binding of a ligand to
the receptor triggers opening of the associated ion channel that is easily detectable using standard electrophysiologica l techniques. This concept was validated by the creation of ICCRs between a potassium channel and several G-protein coupled receptors (GPCR).

In collaboration with biochemists, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists, we
are now pursuing this work in several intertwined directions: structure-function study of receptor-channel interactions in existing ICCRs, design and construction of new ICCRs, mechanism of protein-protein interactions in natural ICCRs such as the K-ATP channel. Although the project has obvious biotechnological applications, the approach shall remain very fundamental with a strong focus on the structure and dynamics of membrane proteins and on their interactions.

Moreau et al (2008) Nature Nanotech. 3:620-5 Vivaudou et al (2009) Structure and function of ATP-sensitive K+ channels In: Ion Channels: From Structure to Function, Ed. J Kew & C Davies, Oxford University Press Hosy et al (2010) J Biol Chem (in press)

We are looking for a motivated individual with a demonstrated experience in molecular
engineering and biophysics. A knowledge of electrophysiologica l recordings,
bioinformatics and/or membrane proteins will be an asset. At least one peer-reviewed
publication in a recognized international journal is absolutely required. This position is available for 3 years starting as soon as possible, with possibility of a 1 year prolongation. Salary after tax ~2100EUR/month (~3000 US$). The project is funded by the French Research Agency ANR. Send CV with references to Dr Michel Vivaudou (e-mail:

Volunteering in Cameroon (Africa) with Hope Foundation for 2010!

Volunteering in Cameroon (Africa) with Hope Foundation for 2010!

Hope Foundation Germany/Cameroon is offering a number of interesting volunteering positions throughout the year in Cameroon in various development projects. This is a chance to contribute your time and skills in helping communities overthere to improve their standards of living. Check on the calendar and send in your applications as soon as possible.

Send us your questions and inquiries to:

Regards from this end.
The Hope Foundation Team!

PhD Position Studentship 2010 in Molecular Pharmacology

Description PhD Position Studentship 2010 in Molecular Pharmacology
Asthma is a common disease, with an average prevalence in European countries of around 10-15% among children. In most cases, asthma is associated with an allergic response towards inhaled aeroallergens such as house dust mite or pollen that causes inflammation and remodeling of the airways. Remodeling of the airways is most prominent in severe asthmatics and is characterized by increased and altered extracellular matrix deposition in the subepithelial airway compartment, marked thickening of the bronchial smooth muscle, mucus gland hypertrophy and hyperplasia, and bronchial microvascular remodeling. There is accumulating evidence that asthmatic airway remodeling already occurs in early childhood, often precedes the onset of symptoms and determines the deficit in lung function in later life. Here, we propose that the Wnt signaling pathway, central in lung development, plays an important role in the development of airway remodeling, and provides novel opportunities for treatment.

Project aim
In this project we aim to determine the role of Wnt signaling pathways in the initiation of cell responses associated with airway remodeling in asthma. We will use cell cultures of airway fibroblasts and airway smooth muscle cells to establish the role of individual Wnt ligands and frizzled receptors in functional responses including cell proliferation, matrix protein production and cytokine secretion. Also, we will study interactions with disease triggers and dissect the intracellular signaling mechanisms involved.
We are looking for
MSc in (Cell) Biology, Life Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacy or equivalent. The candidate should have expertise with molecular and cellular techniques, ability to work autonomously and to collaborate, good communication and organization skills and good English speaking and writing capacities.
The project has to result in a PhD thesis within 4 years. Start of the PhD studentship is as soon as possible.

To respond to this advertisement, please send your CV and letter of motivation to Dr. Reinoud Gosens, Department of Molecular Pharmacology, University of Groningen
+31 50 363 8177 (tel)
+31 50 363 6908 (fax)

UK; Applications for Full time PhD Studentships in Pain Research

Ref HSCR02B : Applications for Full time PhD Studentships in Pain Research
The Faculty invites applications for two studentships leading to the degree of PhD (either directly or via MPhil) in aspects of pain neurophysiology.
The studentships will join an established programme of clinical pain research between the University and the NHS regional pain centre.  There are currently 5 PhD students in this group undertaking various studies related to chronic pain and a postdoctoral researcher is shortly due to be appointed.  Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates in psychology, biomedical sciences, clinical sciences and medicine.

Funding for the studentships is for three years and includes a subsistence grant of £13290 per annum with University fees of £3390 paid for UK/EU students. Applications from candidates outside of the EU will incur higher University fees which will reduce the subsistence grant.
Pain Research
The Faculty of Health has a research interest in clinical pain with projects in pain measurement, psychology of beliefs, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, intrathecal drug delivery. The linked clinical unit is a nationally recognised centre for the specialised therapies of spinal cord stimulation and intravenous drug infusions in fibromyalgia. The 2 PhD projects in the following areas are being offered:

  1. Central processing of pain neuromodulation : Investigations of neurostimulation
  2. Central processing of pain neuromodulation : Investigations of fibromyalgia
The 2 students together will be expected to develop and test paradigms for investigation of central mechanism of pain transmission and to apply these to the two clinical therapeutic areas above. This will involve testing and validating various psycho-physiological measures.
Support is provided throughout and there is an expectation in the early stages to support the learning of experimental and therapeutic techniques.
The students are also supported by access to the multidisciplinary clinic team providing these specialised clinical therapies. Office space and computing are available at the research site.
The team has a track record of regular peer-reviewed publications and research grant awards and past students have been invited to present their work at national and international meetings.

How to apply
Applicants should hold or expect to hold a first or upper second class honours degree in psychology, biomedical science or related discipline.
You can find out some more information and the application forms on our website following the below link.
Information on the Faculty of Health’s Centre for Health and Social Care Research and Graduate School can be find via
  1. To apply download the Research Degree Application Form  from
  2. Complete the form FULLY and indicate the relevant Bursary Ref(s) in Section 1
Return the completed Research Degree Application Form and a covering letter to Mrs Sue Clarke, Research Administrator, Graduate School Administrator, Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Birmingham City University, Room 224, Ravensbury House, Westbourne Road Campus, Birmingham B15 3TN Tel 0121 331 6124 by 9.00 a.m. on Monday, 25th January, 2010.
Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Prof Jon Raphael for an informal discussion by emailing or tel. 01384 244809.
The closing date for applications is 9.00 a.m. on Monday, 25th January, 2010. Interview date Wednesday, 3rd February, 2010

UK; EPSRC Industrial CASE Research Studentship in Wastewater Treatment

School of Civil Engineering
University of Birmingham
EPSRC Industrial CASE Research Studentship in Wastewater Treatment
Applications are invited for a PhD Industrial CASE Studentship funded jointly by the EPSRC and Severn Trent Water Ltd to be held at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Birmingham. The studentship fully covers University tuition fees (at EU/UK level) and provides a tax-free bursary of £13,200 per year, rising annually in line with the EPSRC recommended rate.

Project description:
Although a well-designed sewage sludge digester has in the past been synonymous with a well-mixed digester, the associated energy and resource costs are significant. The water industry now seeks the minimum degree of mixing to minimise cost and environmental impact without compromising biogas output. The limited evidence base suggests that continual mixing might not be necessary for maximising sludge conversion to biogas. It also suggests that not all parts of a digester need to be mixed equally, with unmixed strata at the base of the digester demonstrating methane producing activity 1.5 times of that in mixed zones.
In order to predict confidently the optimum mixing regime for a particular sludge digester, we need to determine to what extent biogas output depends on, and can be influenced by, flow patterns in a digester; flow patterns which are in turn determined by physical parameters of the digestion vessels, inflow mode, mixing systems and sludge rheology. Thus, mixing regimes for sludge digesters could be tailored to enable flow patterns that would potentially increase biogas production and/or reduce mixing energy input; in both cases improving the overall energy yield from that digester and reducing its environmental impact.
The overall aim of this project is to identify mixing regimes and associated flow patterns that optimise biological activity and hence biogas output, while minimising energy input, for anaerobic sludge digesters. This will be achieved through an analysis of the relationship between biogas yield and mixing in laboratory-scale digesters for a range of physical sludge characteristics (e.g. viscosity, yield stress, solids content) and energy input characteristics (e.g. mixing speed and frequency, impeller size, number and position).
The student will also develop a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of the laboratory digesters to visualise flow patterns and quantify turbulence effects that impact on biogas yield. The experimental and numerical results will then be used in combination to identify optimum mixing regimes for digesters depending on their sludge rheology, operational regimes, tank dimensions and mixing systems.
Entry requirements:
To qualify for the full scholarship, you need to be a UK national, or a UK permanent resident, or an EU national, who has been resident in the UK for more than three years. You should have a good degree (1st Class, 2.1 or MSc) in civil or chemical engineering, applied mathematics or a related physical science. Some experience in wastewater treatment or CFD is preferred but not essential.
Closing date for applications: 31st January 2010.
Informal inquiries: Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Dr John Bridgeman (email: or Dr Cynthia Carliell-Marquet ( before applying.
How to apply: An on-line application form (or hard copy version) with guidance notes can be found at

UK; KESS MRes / PhD Scholarship Silicon Solar Cells 2010

Project Title: Development of low-cost, high-efficiency silicon solar cells
Application Deadline: February 26th 2010
School: School of Engineering
Supervisors: Dr. Owen J Guy
Enquiries: Dr. Owen J Guy, School of Engineering, Singleton Park Swansea, UK.
Tel. +44 (0)1792 513181; email:
Project Description

This project will develop production process technology for low-cost, high-efficiency thin-wafer, mono-crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells. The project will use reclaimed silicon wafers and thin silicon wafers (several times thinner than standard silicon wafers) to develop silicon PV cells which have the same efficiencies as current state-of-the-art mono-crystalline PV cells but use only a fraction of the silicon material. This crucially will reduce the cost of electricity generated by PV to a competitive level to traditional power generation.
The project will involve innovative metal-contact, doping methods, anti-reflective technology and cell design, in collaboration with the industrial project partner Pure Wafer. Electrical, physical and optical characterisation of cells will also be performed in order to optimise cell efficiencies. This project will then extend its investigation into tandem cells fabrication and thin films by means of wafer bonding and sputtering technologies.
This project will optimise the electrical & optical behaviour of the PV cells focusing on the design of doping profiles and P-N junctions for PV cells. Further investigation will include the electrical characterization of the cell structure.
The second and equally important task is the fabrication, simulation and optical characterization silicon surfaces in order to optimize cell efficiencies. To create an antireflective surface – capable of absorbing a large proportion of incident light – a textured surface can be created through etching silicon. This can be combined with the deposition of anti-reflective coatings. Research will be focused on characterization and simulation of the optical properties of the textured surface and multi-layer cell structures and how they help to absorb incident light and increase cell efficiency.
Energy is one of the of the School of Engineering’s priority research themes with solar electricity generation at the core of the renewable energy technologies at Swansea. This project will work in tandem with UK industry to create innovative technology for photovoltaic (PV) cells and to take this technology forward to commercialisation. The market demand for PV is clear and the use of reclaimed silicon is an environmentally friendly and sustainable energy solution.
The commercial demand for silicon PV is driven by the increasing demand for renewable energy. As fossil and nuclear fuels are expected to run out by around 2060 and the positive impact of bio-fuels on CO2 emissions and food crops is highly debatable the market share for PV is predicted to grow exponentially. It is against this background of runaway energy prices and fear of climate change that new attention has been focused on solar generation as an economically viable energy source.
Qualifications/Skills Required
This is a multidisciplinary project encompassing aspects of physics, electronics, materials or physical chemistry and thus high quality candidates with first-class or 2:1 degrees or a Masters degree from any of these disciplines would be considered.

Applicants must be UK and EU citizens.
Applicants must be resident in the Convergence Area (West Wales and the Valleys) on enrollment and be permitted to work in the Convergence Area upon completion of the scholarship.
The studentship is part funded by the European Social Fund. The scheme pays all university tuition fees (£3,390 in 2009) it includes an annual tax-free bursary beginning at £9,000 (payable monthly), and gives support for consumables, equipment and travel worth £4000 per student where appropriate
KESS Application Forms
KESS application forms (English and Welsh versions) can be obtained by contacting Ms Dawn Morgan via email; or telephone 01792 513721
Application Procedure:
To apply please send in the following to Dr. Owen J Guy (address below), by the February 26th 2010:

  1. A completed KESS application form
  2. The names of two personal referees
  3. An up to date CV
  4. A covering letter, in which you should expand on the relevant contents in your CV and wider experience, and why you think you are a good candidate.
The deadline for receipt of e-mail applications is February 26th 2010. Please follow this with an original signed hard copy to:
Dr. Owen J Guy, School of Engineering, Singleton Park Swansea, UK.
Tel. +44 (0)1792 513181; email:

Erasmus Mundus 2010: Opportunity for Partnership Third Countries

Erasmus Mundus is a cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with Third-Countries.

It includes partnerships between European and third-country higher education institutions, exchange and mobility at all levels of higher education, including a scholarship scheme. This means support for mobility for students (undergraduate, master, doctoral and post-doctoral)
and for staff (academic and administrative).
Thematic fields of study – The following list of regional needs in terms of thematic fields of study has been identified for this window:
o  Agricultural Sciences
o  Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning
o  Business Studies and Management Sciences
o  Education, Teacher Training
o  Engineering, Technology
o  Geography, Geology
o  Law
o  Medical Sciences
o  Natural Sciences
o  Social Science
o  Other Areas of Study
The maximum grant per partnership is EUR 2.475 million.
Deadline for submission: 30 April 2010

Visit for technology requests and offers

USA; Facebook Fellowship Program 2010

Eligibility Criteria Facebook Fellowship Program 2010
* Full-time Ph.D. students in topical areas represented by these
fellowships who are currently involved in on-going research.
* Students must be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, System Architecture, or a related area.
* Students must be enrolled during the academic year that the
Fellowship is awarded.
* Students must be nominated by a faculty member.

* Internet Economics: auction theory and algorithmic game theory
relevant to online advertising auctions.
* Cloud Computing: storage, databases, and optimization for
computing in a massively distributed environment.
* Social Computing: models, algorithms and systems around social
networks, social media, social search and collaborative environments.
* Data Mining and Machine Learning: learning algorithms, feature
generation, and evaluation methods to produce effective online and
offline models of behavioral signals.
* Systems: Hardware, operating system, runtime, and language
support for fast, scalable, efficient data centers.
* Information Retrieval: search algorithms, information
extraction, question answering, cross-lingual retrieval and multimedia

Ph.D. opportunities at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Germany

Ph.D. opportunities at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT), Germany

Applications are invited for 2 Ph.D. positions at the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT) (www.zmt-bremen. de) in Bremen, Germany in the field ecology of coral reefs. These positions are within the framework of the research project FORCE ?Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment? funded by the European Union. FORCE partners an inter-disciplinary team of researchers from Europe and the Caribbean to
enhance the scientific basis for managing coral reefs in an era of rapid climate change and unprecedented human pressure on coastal resources.

1) Role of benthic algae in coral reef recovery processes: Research will involve field and laboratory experiments with coral larvae to study the effects of benthic algae on coral early life stages, including larval behavior, larval settlement and survival, as well as field studies on benthic algal dynamics, and settlement and post-settlement mortality of corals. Outcomes will be incorporated within an ecological model developed by other FORCE partners. The research will involve
interactions with field ecologists, marine botanists and ecosystem modellers, and will be performed in close collaboration with the Marine Botany group at the University of Bremen (, the Research and Management of Biodiversity Foundation CARMABI in Cura?ao (, and partners within the FORCE project.

2) Ecology of benthic cyanobacterial mats on coral reefs: Work will involve field surveys to characterize the spatio-temporal dynamics of benthic cyanobacterial blooms in relation to biotic and abiotic parameters in the environment, as well as field and laboratory experiments to investigate the controlling factors of these blooms. The
study will involve a variety of experimental and state-of-the- art analytical techniques for community-, functional- and geochemical analyses. The work will be multidisciplinary, involving biology, microbiology and biogeochemistry. The research will be performed in close collaboration with the Microsensor Research group of the
Max-Planck-Institut e for Marine Microbiology in Bremen (www.mpi-bremen. de), the Center for Marine Environmental Sciences MARUM ( , the Marine Geology Department at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research in Texel ( , and partners within the FORCE project.

The field location for both positions will be Cura?ao, Netherlands Antilles. Both appointments are for a 3 year period starting April 2010 (negotiable) .

Requirements: Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply for these positions. Applicants should hold a Master or Diploma degree in marine biology (position 1) or in biology (position 2). Experience in coral reef ecology, marine botany and scientific diving will be important assets for position 1. A background in microbial ecology with an interest in biogeochemistry and experience in coral reef ecology are desirable for position 2. Diving certification and good skills in
English are essential for both positions. The candidates should be prepared to make long-term stays on Cura?ao, and have good communication skills to integrate efficiently into an interdisciplinary research team.

Applications should be received by February 15th 2010, including a short outline of research interests and experience, a complete CV and names with email addresses and phone numbers of two referees by email in a single pdf-file to the address below. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. ZMT is an equal opportunity employer. Disabled persons with comparable qualification receive preferential status. Please feel free to get in touch if you have questions.

Dr. Maggy Nugues
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology (ZMT)
Fahrenheitstr. 6
D-28359 Bremen
tel: +49-421-2380025, fax: +49-421-2380030
e-mail: maggy.nugues@ zmt-bremen. de, skype: maggy.nugues

Full Scholarships - HSBC Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2010/2011

To award full scholarships to non-final year undergraduate students for studying approved courses/programs at specified overseas universities in 2010/2011 academic year (Lists of the approved disciplines and overseas universities in Attachment A). To enable students to have more exposure in their fields of study, applicants will have the flexibility to major in a different discipline, other than the one the applicant is currently studying, while aboard. The majoring discipline, however, will have to be listed in the approved disciplines list by HSBC as below:

All disciplines under architecture, business and economics, communication, computer science/information systems, construction and land use, dentistry, design, education, engineering, health care, hotel and tourism, law, medicine, science (basic and applied), social sciences, textiles, and arts subjects (linguistics and languages, translation, history, geography, fine arts and applied arts) and environment.
Value of Awards : Full scholarship shall be awarded
(Maximum total value of scholarships for all awardees is HK$869,118)
Coverage : – Full Tuition fees
- A minimum economy return airfare
- Reasonable room and board costs, books and a small portion of living expenses (List of expenses covered by the scholarship award amount is in Attachment B)
Eligibility : – Non-final year undergraduate students
- HK permanent residents with right of abode in HK
Application Deadline : 5:30pm, Friday, 15 January 2010
(Office hours: Mondays – Fridays, 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5:30pm)
Further Scholarship Information and Application (PDF)

Overseas Student Scholarships at Lingnan University, HK

Hong Kong – Overseas Student Scholarships at Lingnan University
Background of the Scholarships
Scholarships of HK$120,000 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. In 2009-10, the annual tuition fee is HK$70,000 and the hostel fee is HK$9,000 per year (excluding the summer term). Tuition fee for 2010-11 is HK$80,000 per year. Hostel fee for 2010-11 is under review.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Selection Criteria
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.
Application Procedures
Online Application:
Please complete the Online Application for Direct Admission and upload the completed Application for Overseas Student Scholarships together with relevant documents through the online application system on or before 31 March 2010. Please for details.
Paper-form Application:
Please submit the completed Application for Overseas Student Scholarships with your Application for Direct Admission form (both available at, together with other supporting documents by post to Admissions Office, the Registry, Lingnan University, 8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong on or before 27 February 2010. Late applications will be considered subject to the availability of places.

[England] 12 Master's Scholarships 2010/2011 from The University of Edinburgh

Deadline: May 3, 2010
Twelve scholarships are available to UK and EU students who have been accepted at the University of Edinburgh on a full-time Master's degree programme in any subject offered by the University. The scholarships will cover the UK/EU tuition fees up to £5,100 which will be deducted from the tuition fee and will be tenable for one academic year.
Who may Apply:
  1. 1The scholarships will be awarded to UK/EU citizens who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for a postgraduate Master's programme of study at the University of Edinburgh.
  2. Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.
Selection Procedure:
A Selection Committee will meet in late May 2010 to select the scholarship holders. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in early June 2010.
Application Process:
  • Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application from.
  • Alternatively applicants can request a paper application form from:
    The Scholarships and Student Finance Office
    The University of Edinburgh
    Old College
    South Bridge
    Edinburgh EH8 9YL
    Telephone: +44 131 651 4070
Click here to read more information about 12 Master's Scholarships 2010/2011 from The University of Edinburgh

[USA] The Peter and Alice von Loesecke Scholarship 2010/2011

Deadline: April 16, 2010
The MBA Tour has established a scholarship foundation called the "Peter and Alice von Loesecke Scholarship Foundation". The purpose of The Foundation is to award 1 or 2 scholarships each year to a candidate who best exemplifies the criteria for the award and continues to demonstrate during their MBA studies an interest in pursuing those objectives for which the scholarship was awarded. Each year The Foundation will announce the criteria for which the scholarship is awarded.
The foundation will consider the following circumstances for the scholarship award:
  1. The student is leaving a family business to go to business school
  2. The student is a currently an entrepreneur
  3. The student could not afford to return to a family business or an entrepreneurial business without financial assistance
  4. The student is currently working in a developed country and wants to return home after his or her education to work in a family business or start a business and will need financial assistance to do so
  5. The student is a foreign national living and working in a developing economy and wants to start a business in that country after getting their MBA
Selection Criteria:
The award criteria will be socially motivated to include:
  1. A desire to return to a home country to grow a family business and create employment
  2. A desire to create a socially responsible entrepreneurial venture (e.g. micro lending, basic health care delivery in poverty stricken rural areas)
  3. A desire to work for an international lending organization providing loans for projects in developing countries
  4. A former volunteer or employee of a public service organization (e.g. veteran of the armed forces, peace corps volunteer, or an NGO)
Application Procedure:
The Foundation will receive nominations no later than by April 16, 2010. Nominees must have attended one of our events where their nominating school was present.
  1. April 16th, 2010 is the deadline for nominations.
  2. May 14th, 2010 is the deadline for nominee applications
  3. June 11th, 2010 we will announce MBA Tour finalists and semi-finalists.
Click here for more information about the scholarships

Copyright - 2009 Scholarship-position : PhD, Postdoctoral, Graduate College, Postgraduate, Master , Financial Aid, Fellowships, Undergraduate Scholarships