ANFCT-University of Birmingham Joint Master Scholarships 2010 for International Students

Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust (ANFCT)
The Allan and Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust (ANFCT) was set up in 1977 in memory of two generations of the Ferguson family to promote their particular interests in education, international friendship and understanding, and the promotion of world peace and development.
The University and ANFCT are pleased to announce jointly-funded postgraduate scholarships for international students commencing Masters programmes at the University in 2010.
There will be up to five postgraduate taught scholarships. Each scholarship is worth £10,000 towards the cost of tuition fees, which is paid directly the University of Birmingham. These are for students who are both nationals of, and domiciled, in a country in Africa.
Eligibility and application procedures
In order to be eligible for consideration, candidates must:

  • Be classified as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes
  • Have applied for a place to study on a one year Masters degree programme at the University and been issued with a student ID number
  • Complete and submit a Scholarship Application Form together with copies of academic transcripts and at least one academic reference by the closing deadline of 28 May 2010
  • Accept an offer of a place on a one year Masters degree and meet the conditions of any offer
  • Have made adequate financial provision for study in the UK
  • Applicants must not be in receipt of a full scholarship from any other source
  • Awards for 2010 entry cannot be deferred
  • Scholarship awards will be deducted from the tuition fees payable to the University
  • By submitting an application, candidates agree to their name being published as a scholarship winner and becoming an ambassador for the University
The Joint University of Birmingham and ANFCT scholarships are open to any of the one year Masters programmes, with the exception of MBA and clinical programmes.
A scholarship selection panel will consider the information provided on the candidate’s Scholarship Application Form and postgraduate application form and will make the awards on the basis of academic achievement. Successful candidates will be informed in writing by 30 June 2009.
Application form
Contact and further information
For further information please contact:
Peter Jordan
Student Funding Office
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT, UK
Tel: +44(0) 121 414 2705
Fax: +44(0) 121 414 6637
Please note that the closing date for applications is 28 May 2010.
We will be unable to consider applications received after this date.

Canon Collins Trust Postgraduate Scholarships 2011 for Southern African Students

Canon Collins Trust will award postgraduate scholarships to study in South Africa for southern African students in 2011.
All scholarships are for postgraduate study for one academic year. Renewal of scholarships will be considered for subsequent years of study (provided that students meet reporting requirements and receive satisfactory academic reports) up to a maximum of one year for Honours, two years for Masters and three years for PhD. Canon Collins Trust scholarships are not full scholarships and the value can vary from R10,000 to R35,000 a year dependent on need, level and available funds. The only full scholarships that the Trust offers for study in South Africa are for women of rural origin under the Graça Machel scholarship scheme. This must be applied for separately on a different form.
Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to women and men from the following southern African countries, or with official refugee status in one of these countries.

  • Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique
  • Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
We aim for gender equality and we welcome applications from women and from those studying unusual subjects. We welcome applications from Angola and Mozambique which are currently underrepresented amongst our scholars.
All applicants must be committed to:
  • The development of southern Africa
  • Using the knowledge, training and skills gained through the scholarship for the general benefit of their home community and country
Subject Area
Applications for all subject areas will be considered but the applicant must demonstrate how studying this subject will contribute to the development of southern Africa.
Applicants are expected to apply independently to universities. We will consider applications from students part way through their course but we will not cover debt from previous years.
Application Process
The application form is of primary importance as assessment is made on the basis of a completed Canon Collins Trust application form. A great deal of care must be taken in completing the form especially the motivation section. The following documents must be sent with all applications:
  • Certified copy of university academic transcript
  • One passport size photo with the applicant’s name clearly written on the back
  • Two references in sealed envelopes (two academic or 1 academic and one employer reference)
  • Copies of 2 payslips (if employed)
  • For PhD candidates a copy of their accepted PhD proposal
Please note we will not assess applications that have documents missing so DO NOT submit your form until you have all the necessary information.
Please post (do not fax or email) completed application forms and supporting documents to:
Canon Collins Trust
PO Box 34692
Groote Schuur 7937
Cape Town
Please note couriered applications will not be accepted at a PO Box address.
Please be aware that Canon Collins Trust will assess over 650 applications. It is important that you take time to complete the form accurately and legibly. Where possible use a computer to complete the form. It is provided as a word document to facilitate this process.
The deadline for applications is August 11th 2010 – late applications will not be considered.
You should ask your referees to provide you with a reference that relates to your application for this scholarship. It should outline your strengths as an applicant, demonstrate your capacity to study at the level required, and identify your potential impact in the future. In the case of an employment reference, please be aware that confirmation of employment is not sufficient as a reference. We require information regarding your work performance and potential.
If you are not currently employed, we will accept a reference from voluntary work, or two academic references.
Application checklist
  1. Have you answered all the questions carefully? Have you clearly demonstrated why the Trust should fund you rather than any other applicants?
  2. Remember to include all of the required paperwork.
  3. Is the application form clear and easy to read?
  4. Do not include any additional information (including CVs) as it will be discarded. Your application will be judged by the quality of the information on the application form.
We will not acknowledge receipt of your application. We will let you know the outcome of your application in November/ December 2010. Please do not contact us about the result of your application before January 2011 as we will not respond. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address.

Phd Position in Computer Science at University of Strasbourg, France

Phd in Cloud Computing for Datadriven Applications at University of Strasbourg, France
The Scientific and Parallel Computing and Imaging (ICPS) group is seeking very good candidates for the following subject. Applicants shall have a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or in a related discipline. As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, orally as well as literally, are needed. Further, since the research work normally involves developing and testing analytical techniques, good programming skills are important. A successful candidate should have a profound interest in parallel and distributed systems.
The main objectives of this PhD is to study the different available cloud solutions and to propose an environment able to transparently manage resources for dynamic-data-driven applications. The work will have to tackle specific issues such as handling on-the-fly provisioning of resources suitable to one given application, as well as their reservation, deployment and execution of processes.
Salary : 1300 Eur net / month (+optional 300 Eur/month if 64hrs teaching/year)
Application Deadline : 31st May 2010
Source :

The University of Edinburgh Coca-Cola Undergraduate Scholarships for Eastern Europe

The University of Edinburgh and Coca-Cola will offer a number of scholarships for undergraduate study in any subject offered by the university. The scholarship will cover the full tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £5,000 and will be tenable for the duration of the programme of study.
The scholarships are competitive and will be awarded to citizens from Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine who are accepted for admission on a full-time basis for an undergraduate course of study and whose personal circumstances would make accepting an offer from the University of Edinburgh difficult.
Applicants must be self-financing. The scholarship is not available to students already on course.
Applicants should have applied through UCAS, and should have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh by the scholarship closing date of 17 June 2010.
Application Procedure
Eligible applicants should complete an online scholarship application at
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
Completed application forms must be returned to the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 17 June 2010.
Selection Procedure
A University of Edinburgh Selection Committee will meet in July 2010 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarship will be announced in July 2010.
Termination of Scholarship
The scholarship may be terminated at any time when an unsatisfactory progress report is received from the School or if the scholarship holder ceases to be registered as a full-time student at the University of Edinburgh.
Source :

PhD Position, Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences, Netherlands

The Nijmegen Centre for Molecular Life Sciences (NCMLS) is organising an international PhD recruitment event to attract top students to study in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Selected candidates will be invited to NCMLS for a 2½ day program allowing participants to visit departments of their choice, to engage in one-to-one discussions with group leaders and group members, as well as participate in organised lab tours. Travel and accommodation expenses will be reimbursed.

Find out more and apply now to begin your PhD research at the NCMLS Graduate School talentevent. The Talent Event will take place 15th – 17th September 2010.

What we offer
As a PhD student at the NCMLS Graduate School, you will follow a tailor-made program governed by your own training and supervision plan. You will be regarded as a junior member of the NCMLS and will be challenged to participate fully in this stimulating research environment. Projects offered are structured along the three research themes
Infection, Immunity and Regenerative medicine
Metabolism, transport and motion
Cell growth and differentiation

Studying in Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Renowned for its green campus in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it has nine faculties and enrols over 17.500 students. The strength of the University lies in its personal approach. The campus is a close-knit community in which academics from different faculties often work together in cross-disciplinary teams.


The deadline for application is 1 July 2010.

Postdoctoral Position in Optical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, USA

The Center for Systems Biology at the Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School has an immediate opening for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow within the In-Vivo Microscopy Core.

This Core laboratory focuses on the development of optical imaging techniques for molecular imaging with biomedical and biological applications. The candidate should have hands-on experience in one or more of the following: optical instrumentation development, biomedical optics, optical microscopy (confocal and multiphoton, FRET, Raman), optical spectroscopy, fiber based microscopy. Exceptional experience in multiphoton mouse imaging is required.

Proficiency in programming using C++, Matlab and Labview are a benefit.

Applicant should present a strong publication record and demonstrate independence in research.

We offer excellent training opportunities in a highly collaborative research environment including molecular biology, system biology, stem cell biology, cardiovascular disease, cancer and imaging disciplines. The candidate will be engaged on multiple collaborative projects.

Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD degree or equivalents in one of the following discipline: Applied Physics / Biophysics, Biological Sciences, Optical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering with a strong background in different optical imaging techniques; in particular, in-vivo multiphoton microscopy.

All interested applicants should submit a CV and two letters of reference to Claudio Vinegoni cvinegoni[at]

Further Information
Excellent command of spoken and written English is essential in all positions. Competitive academic salaries. Ability to keep good records and work independently is essential. MGH is an equal opportunity employer.

PhD Candidate in Land Remote Sensing at Wageningen University & Research Centre, Netherlands

Scientific fields: Agriculture
Function types: Research, Development, Innovation
Education: University Graduate
Hours: 38.0 hours per week
End procedure: 5 May 2010
Job number: ESG CGI-0013

Job Description
A PhD-candidate in land remote sensing `Applying terrestrial LIDAR to measure vegetation characteristics and improve remote sensing monitoring applications` The Centre for Geo-Information atWageningen University (NL) is offering a PhD position for combining terrestrial LIDAR measurements and new remote sensing algorithms for monitoring of vegetation structure and biophysical variables; with focus on forest areas. The PhD student is expected to perform research on the analysis of hemispherical, multiple-return terrestrial LIDAR measurements and integrate such data with improved and innovative land remote sensing approaches for calibration and validation purposes. The methodological work will entail field campaigns (also international), the analysis of three-dimensional LIDAR signals to derive vegetation parameters, and the application of quantitative digital image analysis techniques. The research is part of international research collaborations.

MSc degree and experiences in relevant fields such as Remote Sensing, Forestry, Ecology,Environmental Science, or Geography. Knowledge in the areas of expected methodological work and programming skills in IDL or MATLAB is preferable. The candidate should have an interest to work in a research team including international partners.

Conditions of employment:
A full-time PhD-position for 4 years. There will be a probationary period of 18 months.The gross salary is € 2.042,- based on a full-time position in the first year and increases to € 2.612,- in the final year. Location: The candidate is expected to pursue a PhD study at Wageningen University`s Center of Geoinformation, Netherlands.

Additional Information:
More information is available through Prof. Dr. Martin Herold, e-mail martin.herold[at]
Website Centre :

Contract type:
Temporary, max. 4 jaar

Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)

Centre for Geo-Information (CGI) has a leading role in the field of geo-information, remote sensing and ICT. With scientific, interdisciplinary and a user-oriented approach, CGI contributes to solutions of (inter-) national spatial topics.

Wageningen University and Research Centre Delivering a substantial contribution to the quality of life. That`s our focus – each and every day. Within our domain, healthy food and living environment, we search for answers to issues affecting society – such as sustainable food production, climate change and alternative energy. Of course, we don`t do this alone. Every day, 6,500 people work on `the quality of life`, turning ideas into reality, on a global scale. Could you be one of these people? We give you the space you need. For further information about working at Wageningen UR, take a look

Additional information:

The short URL code for this job opening is: 4117
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PhD Position in Computational Biology at University of Freiburg, Germany

Within the Freiburg Initiative for Systems Biology (FRISYS, a PhD position (TV-L E13 50%) is available. The successful candidate will be associated with the group of PD Dr. Stefan Rensing ( at the Faculty of Biology of the University of Freiburg.

We expect applications from candidates with
a master or diploma in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or comparable education
programming skills, preferably in Perl
proven ability for team work
good knowledge of sequence and relational databases
good English communication skills
experience with next generation sequencing, grid computing and computer administration is advantageous.

We offer
a challenging project embedded in a cooperative research network
an excellent scientific environment in one of the nicest German cities
state of the art infrastructure and research objectives

The University of Freiburg is an equal opportunity employer.
Please send your application by May 12th, 2010 as a single PDF to stefan.rensing[at]

PhD Fellowships in Biopharmaceutics as Medicinal Products, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce that 8 PhDfellowships will be available from 1 July 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are invited for the three-year fellowship from candidates that hold or expect to hold a master’s degree in a field relevant to the following projects:

Micro-containers – an approach improve transmucosal delivery of peptides? Main supervisor: Associate Professor Anette Müllertz, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6440 (email: amu[at]

Insight into water in solid state biopharmaceutical drug products. Main supervisor: Professor Jukka Rantanen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6585 (email: jtr[at]

Modified protein and their interaction with commonly used pharmaceutical excipients. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Marco van de Weert, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6186 (email: mvdw[at]

Rational design of polymeric matrix nanoparticles for delivery of small interference RNA (siRNA). Main supervisor: Associate Professor Camilla Foged, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6402 (email: cfo[at]

Protein drugs: Surface-induced aggregation in a pharmacy setting. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Lene Jørgensen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry (email: lej[at]

Solution and formulation properties of protein-modules. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Bente Vestergaard, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6144 (email: bv[at]

Influence of mucosal membrane barrier properties on transport kinetics of oral peptide and protein delivery. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6346 (email: hmn[at]

Non-injectable delivery of modified biopharmaceuticals. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6346 (email: hmn[at]

The PhD fellowships are financed by the The Danish Council for Independent Research, NAMEC, Amgros A/S and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The PhD fellowships are to be completed in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Regulations and Guidelines for the Awarding of the PhD Degree by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The terms of employment are stated in the agreement between The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance.

The PhD fellowships are affiliated to the research training programme, Drug Research Academy.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Please note that 5 of the PhD fellowships are part of the Danish Research Agency´s mobility programme, which means that applicants should have a Master´s or Bachelor degree from another university than the University of Copenhagen.

Further information on the PhD projects and applicant information form can be found on our web site (

Applications should be marked with reference number 211-0023/10-0900. Include in seven (7) copies (sorted):
1. Applicant information form
2. Letter stating the interest and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
3. CV
4. Copy of Master of Science diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor’s and master’s degrees)
5. Possible references
6. Applicants with an MSc degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used.

Applications should not be sent directly to the supervisor. Applications should be sent to:

University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universitetsparken 2
DK – 2100 Copenhagen

Deadline for applications: Friday 7 May 2010 at 12 o’clock noon. Please note that only hardcopy applications are accepted.

We will not send any confirmation of reception of the application. An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected appr. 4-5 weeks after application deadline.

Postdoctoral Position, Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
Omaha, NE, United States

Architectural Engineering (AE) focuses on the design, integration and coordination of building engineering systems, including structural systems; heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems; acoustical systems; and lighting and electrical systems. The University of Nebraska AE program is part of the Charles W. Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction. It is offered on the Omaha campus in the Peter Kiewit Institute Building.

Description: Postdoc Position at University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Project: Magnetoelastic analysis of nano-structures for sensor applications
Contract: One year, extendable

Job Description
Nano-structures have opened many possibilities and opportunities to produce an entire new generation of sensor devices for acoustic, vibration, tactile, flow measurements, and etc. However, most studies ofmechanical and electromagnetic properties of nano-structure were limited to experimental basis. There is a lack of modeling and design tools for the dynamic and electromagnetoelastic analysis of nano-structures.

The objective of this research is to
develop an efficient model for dynamics responses of nano-structures based on a finite element modeling method;
understand electromagnetoelastic dynamics of nano-structure in both linear and nonlinear ranges;
validate experimentally the model; and
fabricate nano-sensor devices

The PostDoc candidate should have a PhD in mechanical engineering or relevant area with strong background in solid mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, finite element modeling as well as implementation, and a strong interest in multi-physics modeling and analysis. The candidate should have good skills implementing the finite element method and programming using preferably, fortran or C++ and MATLAB. Moreover, s/he should posses good command of English language and affinity to writing scientific articles, and be able to conduct research both independently and in collaboration with team members.

To apply: For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Siu-Kit Lau, Phone: (402) 554-3858, email: slau3[at], or Professor C.W.S. To, Phone (402) 472-1678, email: cto2[at] To apply, please email a cover letter and a CV to Dr. Siu-Kit Lau.

Expires: 2 August 2010

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