Endeavour Awards 2011, Postgraduate & Postdoctoral Awards by Australian Government

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

The Endeavour Awards aim to:
Develop on-going educational, research and professional linkages between individuals, organisations and countries;
Provide opportunities for high achieving individuals from Australia and overseas to increase their skills and enhance their global awareness;
Contribute to Australia`s position as a high quality education and training provider, and a leader in research and innovation; and
Increase the productivity of Australians through an international study, research or professional development experience.

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you are a citizen or permanent resident of a country other than Australia, Endeavour Award opportunities are available from the International Applicants section.


Undergraduate MITSUI-BUSSAN Scholarships for Indonesian Students, Japan

MITSUI-BUSSAN Scholarship Program For Indonesia Prospectus, 2010
In Cooperation with the Ministry of National Education of The Republic of Indonesia and PERSADA

The MITSUI-BUSSAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDONESIA (hereinafter referred to as `the Program`) was established in Tokyo, Japan, in 1992 as a non-profit foundation under the approval of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (formerly called the. Ministry of Education) Japan based on a fund prepared by Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The Program aims to encourage Indonesian students who wish to study at universities in Japan and obtain a bachelor`s degree thereby.

1. Objectives
The objective of the Program is to support and assist the students so that:
Firstly, the students can learn about and become intimate with Japanese culture and customs. Secondly, the students can develop an international sensibility through daily life in Japan. Consequently, the students can make their best efforts in their respective fields so as to contribute to the development of Indonesia after finishing their studies in Japan, calling upon their experience of living and studying in Japan.

Therefore, the grantees who have completed their studies in Japan under the Program will be requested to make their utmost effort to materialize the Program`s objectives; however, the grantees will be entirely free from any other obligations and duties.

2. Qualifications
(1) Nationality: Applicants must be citizens of the Republic of Indonesia.
(2) Age: Applicants must be less than twenty (20) years of age as of April 30th, 2010 and unmarried. The grantees must remain single during the tenure of their scholarship period.
(3) Academic Background and School Records: Applicants must have completed SMA (Senior High School) of IPA or IPS course with marks of at least seven (7) or higher on their school records for the following subjects, throughout the whole SMA study period of 3 years:
For IPA course: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English.
For IPS course: Mathematics, Economics, History and English.
(4) Japanese Language: Applicants must be willing to study the Japanese language and to receive university education in the Japanese language in Japan.
(5) Health: Applicants must be healthy, both mentally and physically, and have no infectious diseases.

3. Fields of Study
(1) Study of Sciences and Engineering (4-years under-graduate course), such as: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Information & Computer Science, Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry, Geology, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Urban Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Precision Engineering, Ship Building & Ocean Engineering, Aeronautics, Electrical Engineering,Electronics, Information & Communication Engineering, etc. Metallurgy, Materials Science, Applied Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Factory & Production Management, Plant Management, Agricultural Engineering, Forest & Fishery Science, Agricultural Chemistry, Agrobiology, Food Engineering.

Due to course term reason, applicants can not choose Medical science, Pharmaceutical science and Veterinary science as field of study.

(2) Study of Social Sciences, Business and Commerce (4-years under-graduate course), such as; Civil Law, Public Law, Political Science, Economic Theory, Economic History, Economic Policy, Enterprise Management, Accounting, Commerce & Marketing, Finance, Insurance, Industrial Relations, Econometrics, International Economics.

4. Tenure of Scholarship
Grants are tenable for five years and six months (5.5 years) from October 2010 until March 2016, i.e.

Japanese language study: 1.5 years (18 months)
University study: 4.0 years (48 months)
Total: 5.5 years

- Japanese language study is scheduled to be conducted at Tokyo Japanese Language Education Center of Independent Administrative Institution Japan Student Services Organization, Tokyo, Japan (hereinafter referred to as `Japanese Language Center`).
- Entrance to and graduation from universities in Japan can only be achieved by the efforts and endeavor of the grantees.

The applicants shall submit the prescribed application form and other documents as requested below from March 1 to not later than 12:00 a.m. on April 30, 2010 (Friday) to PERSADA as mentioned below, where the prescribed application form is obtainable.

PERSADA c/o Kampus Universitas Darma Persada (UNSADA)
Jl. Radin Inten II (Terusan Casablanca), Pondok Kelapa,
Jakarta Timur 13450 , Indonesia
Telephone: (021) 8647373
Facsimile: (021) 86900241

For more information please visit

Hubert H Humphrey Non Degree Scholarship for Indonesian Professionals, USA

Here is still time to get a scholarship Hubert H Humphrey offered to professionals and middle level ofIndonesia to take non-degree programs. This program combines graduate level course for thedevelopment of professionalism in the United States (U.S.) for 9 months.

Scholarship applicants are generally required personnel administrator in a position to lead and at least five years experience working in public institutions or private non-profit, including non-governmental organizations (NGOs) committed to community service. In addition Sarjana (S-1) with a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a scale of 4.00), applicants must have the ITP / Toefl iBT minimum of 525 or IELTS 5.5.

The fields of study are recommended for this scholarship include Food Technology / Agricultural Communication / Journalism, Economic Development Studies, Banking and Finance, Human Resources, Policy Analysis and Public Administration, Management and Technology Policy, Regional and Urban Planning, Management and Public Health Policy, (including education and prevention policies and the spread of HIV / AIDS).

Applicants who are interested must fill out and complete this application form and sent to the office:

AMINEF (The American Indonesian Exchange Foundation)
Balai Pustaka Building, 6th floor,
Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya 4,
Jakarta 10720th.

The deadline for submitting forms to 30 April 2010.

PhD Research Construction Management & Stabilization, University of Twente, Netherlands

The University of Twente is an entrepreneurial research university. It was founded in 1961 and offers education and research in areas ranging from public policy studies and applied physics tobiomedical technology. The University has approximately 2700 employees and 8000 MSc and BSc students and is the Netherlands` only campus university.

The Civil Engineering group of the Faculty of Military Sciences is part the Netherlands Defence Academy (NDLA). In co-operation with the Construction Management & Engineering group of the University of Twente and under supervision of A.E.C. van der Stoel, cutting-edge research is conducted in the area of construction process management and technology.

The Netherlands Defense Academy and the University of Twente are looking for a:

PhD for a PhD research project

Expeditionary Construction Management: A research on construction management processes in stabilization and reconstruction operations.

Scope of the Ph.D. project:
In several (post-) conflict situations, military involvement in (re)construction of local roads, schools and hospitals is necessary to create stability. The scarcity of military engineers and the necessity to be involved in such non-military activities – as a part of a wider comprehensive conflict approach – forces the military organization to outsource these activities. Outsourcing construction projects to – in particular – local contractors increases local capacity-building and local ownership. Despite these advantages, the military organization also faces many difficulties regarding tendering, controlling, monitoring and evaluating construction projects which are performed by local parties. In order to overcome these difficulties, the objective of this research project is to develop a new construction management process model which suits the specific needs of construction management in stabilization and reconstruction operations. The PhD will spend about 20% of his time on teaching courses to NDLA-students.

The candidate is expected to have a Master degree in construction management, civil engineering,business administration, economics or a comparable subject. Excellent analytical skills are a must. Furthermore, the candidate should be able to work in a multidisciplinary and dynamic work environment and be able to read and understand Dutch and to write and speak English.

We offer the possibility to work on an interesting Ph.D. project for 4 years.The salary scale, starts at of € 2042,- gross per month for the first year, and will lead up to € 2612,- in the fourth year based upon the job profile for PhD researcher (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). In addition, the University of Twente offers attractive fringe benefits.

The PhD will be located at Faculty of Military Sciences of the Netherlands Defense Academy (NDLA) in Breda. Because of the military context of this project, screening will be part of the procedure.

For more information, please contact dr. H. Voordijk (j.t.voordijk[at] or dr. ir. E. Dado (E.Dado[at]

You can apply for this position by e-mailing your resume including score list and a motivation letter topersoneelszaken[at], please mention vacancy number 10/036.

MSc Scholarships, Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, UK

As a part of the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of DICE (the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology) and thanks to the generous support of the Garfield Weston Foundation, we are offering a number of fully funded scholarships for international students at taught Masters level in 2010. The scholarships will be for one year of study covering the cost of tuition fees and £12,000 for maintenance. The scholarships are available to nationals of any country paying international fees (excluding European Union, USA and Canada) for the following programmes:
MSc Conservation Biology
MSc Conservation and Tourism
MSc Conservation and Rural Development

Priority will be given to students from developing biodiversity-rich countries that are facing pressing conservation challenges. These are highly competitive awards aimed at talented conservation practitioners who have the potential to make a real difference in biodiversity conservation andmanagement in their home countries. Successful applicants must demonstrate at least one year`s practical experience working in conservation. They must also demonstrate that they have applied elsewhere for scholarship funding.

Application for a scholarship is a two-stage process. First, you must apply for a place on one of the three MSc programmes through the University of Kent online postgraduate admissions process and meet all the admissions criteria. This must be done by 30 April 2010. Failure to provide all the application material (including two references) by this date may result in you being ineligible for the scholarships.

Once you have received a formal offer letter, you are then eligible to apply for a scholarship. To do this, you must send the following information to the address below by 31 May 2010:
A cover letter and personal statement of <500 words summarising your academic and professional career so far and stating clearly why you wish to undertake the MSc programme at DICE.
Alternative funding sources to which you have applied for support in coming to DICE for the MSc programme. The list must state whether your application was successful, unsuccessful or is under review, and must be supported by evidence (in the form of copies of applications or letters from the funder).
A letter of support from a conservation organisation that is familiar with your work. They should fully explain how they think you would benefit from training at MSc level and how you would be likely to put this training into practice upon completion.

These three documents should be sent by email or post to:

Shelley Malekia
Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology
School of Anthropology and Conservation
University of Kent
Marlowe Building
Kent CT2 7NR, United Kingdom.

Email: S.Malekia[at]
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1227 827928
Fax: + 44 (0) 1227 827289

We expect to inform candidates whether or not they have been successful by mid-July 2010


KODAK Scholarship Program 2010 in Film / Cinematography, Worldwide

For university or college students of film, film production, or cinematography at the undergraduate or graduate levels in a degree or diploma program. Nominations must be made by the school department or program official.

Prizes Awarded in this Worldwide Program (awarded in US or local dollar equivalent)

Excellence in the Craft of Filmmaking Category:
Gold: $1,000 cash award and $5,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
Silver: $4,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
Bronze: $3,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grant
Honorable Mentions: Two $2,000 KODAK Motion Picture Product Grants

A Blue Ribbon Jury will evaluate all submitted work and make all final selections. The jury will consist of one individual from Kodak and one from the University Film & Video Association (UFVA), plus a representative from the filmmaking industry. Nominees will be evaluated on the basis of academic achievement, creative and technical ability, communications ability, and range of filmmaking experience. Visual Imagery will count 50%, creative and other technical skills 25%, and the other criteria 25%.

Conditions of Entry
Entries must be completed works that communicate a story or theme in some fashion — no clips or short vignettes.
Eligible institutions are colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, participating Asia Pacificcountries (Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore), participating European countries (Austria, Benelux, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom) and participating Latin America countries (Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Surinam, Uruguay and Venezuela).
No more than two nominees per institution.
College student nominees must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the 2009 – 2010 academic year and planning to enroll for the 2010 – 2011 academic year in a film school’s degree or diploma program.
All judges’ decisions are final.
The names of the winners may be published on the website at Winners agree to allow the free use of their names, photographs and general location for publicity and news purposes in connection with the Scholarships Program.

Master Scholarships by The OKAZAKI KAHEITA International Scholarship Foundation, Japan

Anyone who supports the objectives of the foundation to build his/her own country and to promoteinternational friendship, is outstanding in personality and ability, in sound health and is deemed to be in need of financial assistance for educational expenses, and who meets the following qualifications:
Be a citizen of Indonesia
Be a resident of Indonesia on April 1, 2010
Be born after April 2, 1986
Academic Qualifications: Must have graduated from a university designated by our foundation prior to March 31, 2011 and be able to obtain a letter of recommendation from his/her supervising professor. The applicants also required to have completed a total of 16 years of education at recognized educational facilities.
Major: The field of study selected by the applicant must be the same as his/her major at theundergraduate level. Preferably, the applicant should have selected the university of his/her choice and the supervising professor under whom he/her wishes to pursue graduate studies. The applicant`s proposed research theme should be suitable for study at the graduate level in a Japanese university.
Language ability: Must be able to understand graduate level lectures taught in Japanese or English. Selected applicants who have not yet learned Japanese are required to attend a Japanese language course at a language school for 6 months (approximately 500 hours)prior to coming to Japan. Furthermore, the selected applicant shall be required.
Dwelling: Must principally be willing to live in the ANA dormitory.
Note: The foundation thinks it desirable for the students to live in the ANA dormitory
Not only for the purpose of saving living expenses but also for the purpose of associating daily with young Japanese people living in the same facility.
Others: The foundation deems it most suitable that the selected applicant come to Japan alone (without his/her family) to study under our program.
The student must live alone (without his/her family) for the first year in Japan.
After one year it is possible for the selected student to live with his/her family if he/she wished to do so, but the foundation cannot give any assistance for his/her family.

Note: It is generally very hard for students from abroad to live and study in Japan. With his/her family, as the student will meet many difficulties such as the high cost of living, housing problems and language difficulty.

All applications must reach the Okazaki Kaheita International Scholarship Foundation no later than May 31, 2010. (Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.)

The applicant must submit the application form through the university which is appointed by the Foundation. Each application must contact to those university. He/She can not apply individually.

Aplication deadline: May 31, 2010.


3 PhD Positions, Minimally Invasive Robotics in An MRI Environment (MIRIAM), University of Twente, Netherlands

The Institute of Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine at the University of Twente,Netherlands has openings for three PhD student positions for the project MIRIAM – Minimally Invasive Robotics in An MRI Environment.

Research Project Description
Needle insertion is one of the most common minimally invasive clinical procedures. It is used for diagnosis, localized drug delivery, and tissue sample removal from tumours deep within the body. These procedures are often performed under the guidance of magnetic resonance (MR) images. For effective medical diagnoses and treatments, the needle must reach its intended target. However, tissue inhomogeneity, organ deformation, and physiological processes cause the needle to deviate from its intended path. In order to increase the targeting accuracy of needles and improve clinical outcomes, the goal of this research project is to develop:
An MR-compatible robotic device (PhD: Mechanical Design – Position 1)
Patient-specific biomechanical tool-tissue interaction models (PhD: Biomechanical Modeling – Position 2)
Techniques to track and control needle path using MR images (PhD: Image Processing, State Estimation and Control – Position 3)

The following collaborating research groups at the University of Twente will conduct this project: Biomechanical Engineering (, Control Engineering (, and Signals and Systems (

External collaborators: Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Demcon Twente BV, Xivent Medical BV, and Siemens Nederland NV.

The University of Twente ( is an entrepreneurial research university, located in Enschede, the Netherlands. The present project is part of MIRA – Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine (

What We Ask
The successful applicant has completed a Master`s degree in mechanical, biomedical, electricalengineering or a closely related discipline. He or she should possess excellent skills and practical experience in one or more of the following research areas: mechanical design, soft tissue mechanics, finite element modeling, image processing, and signal processing. Experience at the intersection of one or more of these areas are desirable. Proficiency in written and spoken English is required. An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

What We Offer
We offer a contract for four years. The extent of this position is a maximum of 38 hours per week (1 fte) according to the Dutch university rules. The monthly salary of a PhD student, in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO-NU), ranges from € 2042 gross in the first year to € 2612 gross in the fourth year. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus, and a number of additional benefits. Your main responsibility will be to carry out research, but you will be given the opportunity to acquire some teaching experience as well.

Information and Application
Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. Please email your application, including cover letter, CV, and the contact information for at least two references as a `single` PDF file with `Application MIRIAM: Position #` in the subject line to:

Contact information:
Ms. Carla Gouw-Banse / Ms. Jolanda Boelema-Kaufmann
Control Engineering
University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
Tel. +31-53-4892606
Fax +31-53-4892223 Email:
Vacancy number 10/043

If you have questions regarding the positions, please contact:
Dr. Herman van der Kooij (H.vanderKooij[at] – Position 1
Dr. Sarthak Misra (S.Misra[at] – Position 2
Dr. Ferdi van der Heijden (F.vanderHeijden[at] – Position 3

Postdoctoral Position, Department of Biological Chemistry, UCLA School of Medicine, USA

The lab of Dr. Hammers is seeking a highly motivated individual for a postdoctoral research position at the Johns Hopkins University.

The successful candidate will join a diverse group interested in tumor angiogenesis. Projects range from basic cell biology and animal models to translational aspects such as high-throughput screening and patient specimens / biomarkers.

MD or PhD in an appropriate area of biology
Experienced in molecular and cellular biology techniques
Well versed with animal work.

Position available immediately.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to hhammer2[at]


Employer: Oncology / Angiogenesis / Hammers Lab, Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, MD, United States
Expires: July 06, 2010

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