The research group Measure, Model, and Manage Bioresponses (M3-BIORES) headed by Prof. Daniel Berckmans in Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium) is one of the leading groups in monitoring and control of bioresponses. The research objective is to measure on-line biological responses of living organisms and to predict their dynamic response in order to monitor and control their well being, health and performance.
Currently, there exists an open position as:
EU Project Assistant Coordinator – Research Engineer or PostDoctoral Fellow
The title of the project is: 'Training in Research, Product Development, Marketing and Sales in Biobusiness’ in EU’s 7th Framework Programme: Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (More info: ).

Project description and tasks:
Biobusiness project has the objective to train people with a biological background in research and development to realise high-tech products. The products aimed for are close related to ‘Precision Livestock Farming’: measuring real time signals (sound and image information, sensors on animals) and using this information for health and welfare monitoring. The project is set up and conducted in close collaboration with 7 European Universities and Institutions and 3 commercial companies. The total project recruits 11 early-stage researchers where 6 of them will work on collection of data from experimental installations and field experiments, 3 of the researchers will work on product development and 2 will work on developing algorithms and modelling of the collected data. The candidate will be responsible in assisting the coordination of the project together with the official coordinator, Prof Daniel Berckmans. He/she will follow up scientific progress as well as administrative and financial aspects of the project. He/she will work in an international environment within a research lab and will be travelling frequently to the other project partner institutions.

He/She must have a PhD degree (agriculture, bio-engineering, physics, mathematics, or another relevant field). Experience of promoting PhD students and developing fund raising proposals are essential. This post requires a combination of scientific expertise in the domain of bio-engineering / agricultural sciences / animals sciences, knowledge of the EU funding, communication, networking and interpersonal skills. Experience of managing/coordinating large and complex multi-partner projects, working on (or within) EU and a track record in successful lobbying and advocacy, networking and higher level representation are plus points. He/She must be able to speak and write English fluently. Working knowledge of the MATLAB programming environment is an advantage.

Place of work will be Leuven, Belgium.
Salary will be based on the fee of research engineer / postdoctoral researcher at university level.
Duration will be three years.

More information:
Dr. Vasileios Exadaktylos; Tel.: +32-(0)16-321730; e-mail: ;URL:

Please send your detailed CV to Vasileios Exadaktylos at K.U.Leuven, Faculty of Bio-engineering, Division M3 BIORES, Kasteelpark Arenberg 30, 3001 Heverlee, Tel.: +32-16-32.17.30, Fax: +32-16-32.14.80, e-mail:
Tentative Application Deadline : 13 May 2010

UK : Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship

The Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship programme is aimed at combating intolerance. It supports research to this end, from any academic discipline. Current and prospective LSE MPhil/PhD students working in areas relevant to religious, racial and cultural intolerance are invited to apply.


  • (up to) four-year award beginning in October 2010;
  • the award has an annual value of £15,000, which will cover fees in all cases;
  • the remainder of the award once fees have been paid will be made available for maintenance purposes;
  • the award is renewable annually subject to satisfactory academic performance;
  • to be awarded on the basis of potential to make a difference in and around the study of intolerance.
The scholarship will be coordinated by the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights, so in addition to joining the academic department of their supervisor, the successful recipient will have the opportunity to become a junior research associate of the Centre. They will be invited to play a part in the intellectual life of the Centre by, for example, leading a research seminar on their work.

Application process

If you are not already registered on (or have yet to be accepted onto) an LSE doctoral programme, please contact the staff member you are interested in working with at the earliest available opportunity. Prospective students will also need to submit an application for admission to the School via the LSE Graduate Admissions Office.

In order to be considered for the Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship, you will need to have a formal offer of a place on an LSE doctoral programme and be nominated by your prospective supervisor.

The scholarship application should take the form of the following:
1.     a completed application form, which includes a personal statement of no more than 1500 words;
2.     a curriculum vitae which includes your academic background; and
3.     a supporting statement (in the form of a letter of reference) from your (prospective) supervisor. 

The deadline for applications is Noon Thursday 29 April 2010. 

Download application form (MS Word)
Interviews with short-listed candidates will be held at LSE in the week commencing 24 May. Facilities for remote interviewing (via phone/Skype) will be made available should candidates be unable to attend in person.

If you wish to be considered for other LSE scholarships, including the LSE Research Studentship Scheme, you will also need to complete the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form, available from the Financial Support Office website.

Belgium : Research position with a clear intention to complete a PhD at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

A three year research position in a project with a clear intention to complete a PhD at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven within four years.
A system for automatic monitoring of human effectiveness on a tugboat (SAFETUG)
Project description and tasksThe port of Antwerp is the 2nd largest port in Europe and the 8th largest container port in the world. Its’ unique position in the centre of Europe along with its speed and reliability make it a popular destination for a large number of cargo ships. Of crucial importance for efficiency and safety in this process is the assistance that tugboats provide to the large cargo ships.
However, there is currently no solution available that can measure online the efficiency of the tug boat captain in performing the boat manoeuvres. In order to reduce the captain performance-related accidents, there is a big need for a system that can identify ineffectiveness of the tug boat crew and act in order to prevent accidents. It is the aim of this project to develop such continuously monitoring and early warning system. The approach will be based on image analysis and analysis of biological responses (such as Heart Rate, Skin Conductance, etc.).
The tasks of the researcher will include setting up of the experiments both in a boat simulator and a real tugboat. Data analysis and mathematical modelling in order to develop models that can be used for monitoring and prediction of the captain’s performance in terms of concentration, sleepiness and stress (human effectiveness).
The research will be conducted in close collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and two industrial partners, an established tugboat operator and a young, high-tech university spin-off.
Candidate profile
The candidate must have a master’s or equivalent degree in (bio-) engineering (electrical, computer, civil, mechanical, bio-mechanics, medical technology etc.), physics, mathematics or other relevant field.
The candidate should be willing to obtain a PhD degree in the field of bio-engineering. Reporting the project results in international peer reviewed journals is a major task.
The candidate must be able to speak and write English.
Working knowledge of MATLAB, experiences in image processing and/or mathematical modelling are an advantage.
For more information and application instructions, the candidates are requested to send a CV to Dr. Vasileios Exadaktylos, Division M3-BIORESm Faculty of Bio-Engineering, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Tel. +32-16-32.17.30, email. 
Tentative Application Deadline : 13 May 2010

Denmark : PhD Scholarship at DTU Informatics starting in the fall 2010

A PhD scholarship is available at DTU Informatics with a starting date in the fall 2010. The scholarship is offered as part of a strategic plan so that supervisors not having any PhD students already will be given highest priority.

The subject of the PhD thesis must be within one of the main research areas of the department:
Candidates should hold a M.Sc. degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a M.Sc. degree in engineering.

DTU Scholarships
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programs at DTU.

Information about the general requirements for a PhD at DTU: application, enrolment, documentation, general planning and structure etc. can be found

Please note: 
The application must be submitted in co-operation with a potential supervisor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to contact a potential supervisor and ask for an endorsement.
Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current Danish rules for PhD students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
Further information is available at the DTU Informatics 
PhD homepage, the DTU Informatics Graduate School ITMAN homepage or by contacting the responsible DTU Informatics PhD secretary: Be-te Elsebeth Strøm,es(a), DTU Informatics, Richard Petersens Plads, Bldg. 322, room 132, DTU, DK - 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, phone: 4525 3706, fax: 4588 2673.

Applications in the form of one original hard copy and one PDF file (electronically submitted) must be submitted to Be-te Elsebeth Strøm at the address indicated above.

Applications must include:
  • A personal application addressed to the Dean of Graduate Studies and International Affairs
  • Short description of your PhD project
  • Acceptance in writing from a supervisor
  • Documentation for MSc degree
  • Excell sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system
  • CV
The application must be received by DTU Informatics no later than Friday April 23rd 2010 at noon.

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

[UK] MBA Scholarship – The University of Edinburgh

The MBA is the world’s most valuable business qualification. It is a powerful demonstration of some of the most sought-after attributes in any executive: intelligence; innovation; and determination.
MBA Students
The Edinburgh MBA will develop the knowledge and personal skills required by senior managers in the modern business setting
It blends established expertise with the latest thinking to provide a real catalyst to your career. And in a fiercely competitive employment market, the MBA gives graduates a real edge.
But which MBA programme? The Edinburgh MBA is one of the most highly regarded in the world. Internationally accredited and highly ranked, it provides a unique opportunity to develop your skills in one of Europe’s leading universities – in one of the continent’s most beautiful cities.
These 15 scholarships are open to applicants who have an excellent academic record and who are citizens or residents (for a minimum of three years) of India or any European, North America or African country and who are applying for admission onto an MSc programme in the business school.

Although applications for the scholarship should be made before 31 May 2010, the scholarship will only be awarded to an applicant who has been made an offer of a place (conditional or unconditional). Applicants who hold full sponsorships are not eligible for the scholarship.
If an applicant is successful in being awarded the scholarship, but subsequently declines their offer of admission on the MSc programme, the award of the scholarship will be withdrawn and awarded to another applicant.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a 500 word essay, explaining why they feel they should be awarded the scholarship, and how the scholarship will benefit them. This essay should accompany their application for the MSc programme.
If you have already submitted your application, you are welcome to apply separately for a scholarship. Please email your application with the title ‘Business School MSc Scholarships’ in the subject matter to– Please ensure your full name, UUN, details of the programme you applied for and contact details as stated in your application match those on your scholarship submission.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the benefits to the student. The decision will be made by the School selection committee. The winners of the scholarships will be contacted by 30 June 2010.

Deadline for application: 31 May 2010

MBA Office
The University of Edinburgh
7 Bristo Square
+44 (0)131 650 966

Conditions of Award
The scholarships will only be awarded to applicants who have firmly accepted their offer through payment of the deposit. An award will be withdrawn if a student fails to meet the conditions of their offer.

[Austria] 15 PhD Scholarships at the Vienna PhD School of Informatics

The Vienna PhD School of Informatics is an international PhD School, funded by the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna), the City of Vienna and private sponsors. PhD students for this full-time programme are recruited world-wide, all courses are held in English.
The call for applications for the study year 2010/11 is now open.
The PhD School is located at TU Vienna and admits Austrian as well as international students annually. TU Vienna invites applications for a maximum of 15 PhD scholarships per year. The first study year of the PhD School started in October 2009. No tuition fees have to be paid by these holders of scholarships.
Call for applications 2010/11

  • The call for applications for the study year 2010/11 opens on February 1st 2010.
  • Application deadline: 7th May 2010
  • Interviews: 4th June – 14th June 2010
  • Notification of Acceptance: 16th June 2010
  • Start Programme: 11th October 2010


The Vienna PhD School of Informatics involves an intense period of supervised study and research, culminating in the submission of a thesis. The duration of the PhD School is three years. The degree is awarded to candidates who, through original investigation, make a distinct and significant contribution to knowledge in their field of specialisation.
The PhD-School’s curriculum covers the main research areas of the Faculty of Informatics. In addition, it may also imply cooperation with other TU Vienna faculties. The school is designed to facilitate the integration of industry, either by defining joint research issues, by offering workplaces (with well-defined research related tasks) during summer breaks, or by sponsoring.
TU Vienna aims at positioning this PhD School of Informatics at a high level of excellence within the international community. The vision is to increase both the quality and the quantity of excellent young researchers in the field of informatics.
Vienna University of Technology
Faculty of Informatics
Getreidemarkt 9/E180
1060 Vienna 

more info click here

[Scotland] Karen Napier Scholarships 2010/2011

The Karen Napier Scholarships are generously funded by the Karen Napier Charity in memory of Karen, a graduate of the MSc in Investment Analysis. Each Scholarship will meet the course fees at the Home/EC rate and will offer £3,500 toward maintenance. In addition, the Accounting and Finance Division will waive the remainder of the course fees in the event that a Scholarship is awarded to an overseas fee paying applicant.
Applicants may be of any nationality and must hold or expect to obtain an offer of a place on the full time MSc in Investment Analysis for entry in September 2010. Applications may be submitted for the Scholarships along with the course application, but only those obtaining a place on the course will be entered into the Scholarship competition.
Application Procedure:

  • Complete the Karen Napier Scholarship application form, (PDF) ensuring that all sections are answered legibly.
  • Pay particular attention to the section which requires a handwritten statement of approximately 500 words on why a Scholarship would help you, and what your career or educational aims are for the five year period after you graduate from the Investment Analysis course.
  • The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2010.
  • Please note that the Scholarships will be allocated in July and therefore if you are applying both for the Scholarships and the Investment Analysis course close to the 30 June deadline, you should ensure that your course application is complete.
Click here to read more information about Karen Napier Scholarships 2010/2011

[ Japan] Panasonic Scholarship 2010 for Indonesian Students

The Panasonic Scholarship Program was established in 1998 in commemoration of the company`s 80th anniversary as a way for the company to express its appreciation to society. Its aim is to provide scholarship opportunities to privately financed students from Asian countries who wish to pursue a master`s course in Japan, to offer financial assistance to foster highly educated experts who can contribute to the development of their countries in the 21st century, and to promote mutual friendship between their home countries and Japan.
A privately financed student from Indonesia, who wishes to pursue a master`s course in Japan, should meet the following requirements:
Applicants must be citizens of Indonesia
Educational Background etc:
Applicants must be graduates or pending graduates of universities and have a distinguished academic record and must have completed 16 years of school education or have been accepted as eligible for enrollment at the targeted graduate schools. However, applicants must have completed their bachelor degrees no more than 4 years prior to the date of their arrival in Japan. (with age less than 26 years old in March 2011).

Applicants must major in any one of the science and technology disciplines. (Mathematics, Natural Science, Engineering, Bio-technology, Agricultural, and IT (Information Technology)
Note: This excludes medical science, pharmacology and dentistry
Japanese Language Proficiency:
Applicants must have adequate proficiency and knowledge in the Japaneselanguage not only for studying at master`s level but also for understanding Japanese culture.
Health Conditions:
Applicants must be medically fit and must be strongly motivated to study in Japan.

  • Applicants must be interested in and have the desire to contribute to the development of Indonesia and to promote friendship between Indonesia and Japan.
  • Applicants must obtain a study visa and arrive in Japan by end of March 2011 to attend the award ceremony to be held at Panasonic Headquarters at the beginning of April 2011.
  • Applicants who are receiving or will receive other scholarships including Japanese Government Scholarships are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
  • Applicants who are already enrolled at graduate schools in Japan at the time of application are not eligible for the Panasonic Scholarship.
Number of students to be accepted
From all applicants, in preliminary stage (phase I) it will be only top 100 candidates enter to next stage. In phase II, there will be only 12 best candidates as finalist. In final stage, through interview, group discussion and other process, the 3 most qualified finalist will be selected to be Panasonic Scholarship Nominees.
Duration of Panasonic Scholarship
  • Panasonic Scholarship will be provided for three years from April 2011 to March 2014, which covers
    Year One — Enrollment as research students in universities in Japan and Japanese-language training in Japanese-language institutes.
  • Year Two & Three — Register and complete master`s course in Japan. The entire period shall not exceed three years in any circumstances.
  • The entire period shall not exceed three years in any circumstances. The scholarship will be terminated if a scholarship recipient fails to gain admission to master course in Japan within one year after arrival in Japan (end March, 2011).
2.1 Research Student of Graduate School
  • Basic Scholarship : ¥150,000 per month
  • Tuition Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥200,000 to be paid each half year)
2.2 Master`s Course of Graduate School
In the case where students are able to take master`s courses within one year after arrival in Japan, the scholarship to be paid is as set out below.
  • Basic Scholarship : ¥180,000 per month
  • Entrance Fee Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid)
  • Tuition Assistance : Actual Amount (a maximum of ¥250,000 to be paid per each half year)
Selection & notification
Phase I
March 10 , 2010 : Deadline for e-Application Submission

Phase II April 15 –20 , 2010 : The First Screening (By documents)

May 7 – 11 , 2010 : The Second Screening

Phase III June 7 – 8 , 2010 : Final Selection (Interview)

June 8 , 2010 : Notification of the Result
Requirements for Panasonic Scholarship Student (Nominated)
  • Enrollment in Graduate School and Duration of Research
    Panasonic searches a student with passion for studying at graduate school for 3 (three) years. In concrete, Panasonic searches those who; obtain an informal consent from the academic adviser and finish application for enrollment as a research student within 2010, enroll in graduate school as a research student in April 2011, then enroll in a master`s course in April 2012 and complete a mater`s degree in March 2014.
  • Japanese Language Proficiency Test
    Panasonic Scholarship students (incl. nominated students) are required to obtain a certain level (Level-3 of Current Test, N4 of New Test) or above for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) conducted in Indonesia at the beginning of December 2010. In line with this, Panasonic recommends a student who has never learned Japanese to start a preparation for Japanese learning before attending the final interview. Besides, it is said that a student enrolling in a master`s course should reach a certain level (Level-1 of Current Test, N1 of New Test) or above for JLPT in order for them to successfully study and research at graduate school. Items to be noted

T. Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia

Jl. Raya Bogor Km. 29, Jakarta Timur
Telp : 6221 – 8710221
Fax : 6221 – 8710851
Contact person : Normanto Parman
Email :
Japan URL :
For further details and application go to:

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