Sweden : 1-2 Doctoral Student positions in Media and Communication Studies

Sweden : 1-2 Doctoral Student positions in Media and Communication Studies

The Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT at Karlstad University invites applications (provided the requisite decisions are made) for one/two positions as Ph.D. doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies.

There are three prioritised research areas at the department:
- Global Media Studies
- Digital Media and Cultural Circulation
- Communication, Citizenship and Social Change.

More information about MKV, Media and Communication Studies in Karlstad is available at

Research education includes 240 ECTS credit points, including a dissertation. The doctoral student is expected to perform a certain amount of department work, for instance teaching. These duties may not constitute more than 20 % of the full work time. The doctoral student is expected to be involved in the daily work at the department. The position is limited to 4 years, but can be prolonged for up to one more year.

Qualifications: Applicants must meet the requirements for general and special eligibility. The general eligibility requirement is the following, a master's degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS cr are studies at master's level, or if a person in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge.
The special eligibility requirements are courses in media and communication studies totalling 90 ECTS cr corresponding to three progression levels has special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in media and communication studies.

Admission: On the basis of individual assessment of the candidates' abilities to successfully complete the research education. The earliest date for filling the position is the 1st of August 2010.

Application ref nr FAK1 2010/52 shall contain:
- Application package from the University web page:
- List of qualifications with certified copies of certificates etc.
- Undergraduate and Graduate essays and papers that are referred to
- Any other scientific texts that show the ability of the applicant to profit from research education
- Report on practical experience and employment of importance
- A brief (1 000 words) description of why the applicant is interested in the position and the main area of interest and goals with the training
- Two letters of recommendation.
More information:
Head of Department Solveig NIlsson Lindberg or Professor André Jansson
Union represeantative for SACO Thomas Wennstam and for OFR Barbro Berglund and for ST Eva Hallgren.
All persons are available at +46 54-700 10 00.
Application with Reference FAK1 2010/52 should be sent to
Karlstad University
Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT
at the latest 2010-05-03.
Tentative Application Deadline : 3 May 2010

USA : Fall 2010 Jefferson Fellowships Sponsored Links

USA : Fall 2010 Jefferson Fellowships
Sponsored Links

The Jefferson Fellowships program was launched in 1967 to enhance public understanding through the news media of cultures, issues and trends in the Asia Pacific region, broadly defined as Asia, the Pacific Islands and the United States. The Fellowships provide U.S. and Asia Pacific journalists with an opportunity to broaden their understanding of Asia Pacific issues and build a professional network through one week of dialogue with professional colleagues and experts at the East-West Center, followed by a two-week study tour to cities in Asia or the U.S.
Fall 2010 Jefferson Fellowships
Theme: The Road to Energy Security: Paved with Efficiencies, Renewable Technologies and Investment
Energy security is one of the most pressing challenges of our time, especially in light of its inextricable link to economic well-being and the environment. However, the uneven distribution of energy supplies among countries has led to significant vulnerabilities. Threats to energy security include the political instability of several energy producing countries, the manipulation of energy supplies, the competition over energy sources, attacks on supply infrastructure, as well as accidents and natural disasters. For these reasons, governments in nearly all the large consuming nations are now considering various domestic and foreign policy measures to increase energy efficiencies develop renewable technologies to scale and create a positive investment climate for industry.
Against this backdrop, the Fall 2010 Jefferson Fellowships program will look specifically at two of the largest users of energy, the U.S. and China, and their efforts in addressing energy security. The program will take special care to look at the challenges and opportunities involved in improving energy efficiency and in developing renewable technologies. In addition, the Fall 2010 program will examine the two countries’ efforts to facilitate joint research and development. Finally, the program will examine how each country seeks to promote public and private investment in the supplies of today’s fossil fuel sources as well as the clean technologies that will transform the energy system for the future.
Program Dates: October 23 - November 13, 2010
Study Tour Destinations: Palo Alto, California; Sacramento, California; Beijing, China; Shenyang, China
Who Can Apply: Working print, broadcast, and online journalists in the United States, the Pacific Islands, and Asia with a minimum of five years of professional experience. Applicants must have the ability to communicate in English in a professional, multi-cultural environment.
Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Funding: The Jefferson Fellowships are supported from a grant from The Freeman Foundation. The grant funds economy class, roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, Hawaii as well as program-related air and ground transportation, lodging, and meals for participating journalists. A modest per diem is also provided. Participants are responsible for all applicable visa fees and any additional visa-related expenses.
News organizations are also asked to support their employees' participation by cost-sharing whenever possible. An "Employers Statement of Support" is a required part of the application. While financial assistance from the employer is not required, employers are encouraged to provide support to their Jefferson Fellows as a demonstration of their commitment to the program.
Applicants must submit the Jefferson Fellowships application form and
A maximum three-page letter outlining your issues of interest, a brief description of your news organization, what you expect to accomplish if an award is granted and topics you propose to address in your paper and presentation at the East-West Center. It should be a topic that represents a perspective from your country/community related to the program theme.
A letter of recommendation on official letterhead from your supervisor describing your suitability for the Fellowship and the benefit the organization hopes to derive from your participation in the program.
Names, addresses, phone/fax numbers and e-mail of three people who may be contacted by the Center as references. Two of these references should be people outside your news organization.
The “Employer’s Statement of Support” form completed by your employer (form is included in the 3-page application).
NOTE: Samples of your work are not required. If you wish to include samples, please do so via web links to articles.

Program and Application Downloads:
Application Instructions (1 page)
Fillable Adobe PDF version of application form (3 pages)
Fillable MS Word version of application form (3 pages)
Application deadline is Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Incomplete or late applicants will not be considered.
Applications may be sent by e-mail, fax or post as follows:
Fax: 1-808-944-7600 (ATTN: Jefferson Fellowships)
Jefferson Fellowships Program
East-West Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848-1601, U.S.A.
If you have questions about the application process, please contact us at: or 1-808-944-7682
Ann Hartman
Seminar Specialist, Seminars
East-West Center
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601
Phone: (808) 944-7619
Fax: (808) 944-7600
Tentative Application Deadline : 31 December 1969

Post-Doc: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland

Post-Doc: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland
Wyle Information Systems
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, Maryland

Post-doctoral Research Scientist is needed to utilize remote sensing technology
to monitor, predict, and facilitate the control of infectious disease transmission.
Climate changes are now apparent across the globe and expected to grow. The observed
changes are causing a wide range of impacts – rising temperature, changing precipitation patterns, significant shift in ecosystems, and increased invasive species and disease pathogens.

As environmental and climatic factors have a profound role in initiating,
promoting and sustaining the transmission of infectious diseases, the objective of
the research is to develop empirical and theoretical models and techniques for
disease surveillance and control. This research includes aspects of ecological
modeling in climate change scenarios.

The position requires a recent Ph.D. (within 2 years from graduation) in Earth
sciences, physics, mathematics, computer sciences, theoretical ecology or engineering
with emphases on modeling diseases or biological systems. Familiarity with statistical methods (biostatistics desirable), numerical methods, artificial intelligence techniques, dynamic system modeling, common geospatial and GIS techniques, and in particular, with C, R, Matlab and ArcGIS are definite assets. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

Applicants should send a CV and names of three technical references to Dr. Lawrence
Klein, Group Manager, Wyle Information Systems, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,

Post-Doc: Automatic Control, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden

Post-Doc: Automatic Control, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden
The Automatic Control Lab at KTH announces one open position for a post-doc on the topic

Identification of Complex, Structured and Networked Systems

The Automatic Control Lab at KTH conducts research in networked control systems,
control of communication systems, systems biology and system identification. Much
of the research is conducted within the Linnaeus Centre ACCESS, Sweden's largest
research effort in networked systems, and in EU-projects.

It is increasingly common that engineering systems are built from components that
are interconnected in complex networks. Examples are found in the vehicle and IT
industry, in energy and material distribution, and in industrial process control.
This project concerns development of systematic system identification techniques
for large-scale complex networks.

We are also partner in the new EU project AUTOPROFIT (Advanced Autonomous Model-
Based Operation of Industrial Process Systems) where the objective is to develop
methodologies which decrease the modeling cost and provide efficient model maintenance in process control applications. Here we will develop a system identification framework for model predictive control.

Deadline: June 15
More information:

USA: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the humanities or humanistic social

USA: Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the humanities or humanistic social

Applications are being accepted for the Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Kenyon College. Intended to complement the College's Yarbrough Dissertation Fellowship program the post-doctoral program creates a one-year teaching fellowship in the humanities or humanistic social sciences for holders of PhD's who come from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds. The program seeks to attract recent recipients of doctoral degrees whose research focus is in international fields of study, including comparative or cross-cultural scholarship.

Kenyon will provide a stipend of $50,000, plus insurance and health benefits, and a small moving allowance. The College will also provide some allowance to cover research, travel to conferences, and professional expenses.

To be eligible, candidates must have completed a PhD in a humanities discipline or humanistic social science discipline from an accredited university prior to the commencement of the fellowship. Generally, the program seeks fellows with doctorates in one of the following fields: African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Asian Studies, Classics, Dance, Drama, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, History, Humanities, International Studies, Legal Studies,
Modern Languages and Literature, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, and Women's and Gender Studies.

As a reflection of Kenyon's commitment to promoting diversity in thought and experience within the academy, this fellowship is intended for members of under-represented groups (e.g. ethnic minorities; women in fields that are occupied predominantly by men, or men in fields that are occupied predominantly by women; and persons who are first-generation college graduates within their families).

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2010, and will continue until the fellowship is awarded.

For more information:
Apply online:

USA: Johnson & Wales University Still Accepting Applications!

USA: Johnson & Wales University Still Accepting Applications!

Students may still apply with Johnson & Wales University for our terms starting in September and December 2010, as well as March 2011!

Besides being a leader in culinary arts (top 2) and hospitality (top 5), most students study in business majors such as accounting, equine business management, fashion merchandising & retail marketing, etc. We also offer technology related majors such as computer sciences and engineering. A full listing of all majors offered at our four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina is available online:

JWU enrolls 16,000 students out of which 1,500 are from 95+ countries. Merit based scholarships for international undergraduate students range from $1,000 to $5,000.

For more information:

Katrin Krieger
Director of International Relations: Europe, Middle East
Johnson & Wales University
Email: kkrieger@jwu. edu
Tel: 1.401.598.4936

2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship Dear Ford Fellowship Alumni,

2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship

The 2011 Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y is now accepting applications from community leaders who are citizens and residents of Brazil, India, Indonesia, Israel, Turkey, Ukraine, and Venezuela. *Applications must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed by June 30, 2010 to be considered. *For more information about the program, please visit our website at To download the application and brochure, please click “2011 Application and Brochure,” and follow the links on the next page. Please disseminate this information to candidates you think would be interested in applying.

This annual fellowship is funded by the Ford Motor Company and organized by the 92nd Street Y to provide education and support to community leaders engaged in the nonprofit sector. To date, 210 individuals from 57 countries have received the Ford Fellowship, which is now in its eleventh year.

A successful applicant must demonstrate that he or she:

§ is a community leader engaged in the nonprofit sector, either professionally or as a volunteer;

§ is successfully addressing issues that affect the community’s well-being; and

§ would benefit from an intensive three-week nonprofit management training course in New York .

Previous Ford Fellows include:

§ a South African AIDS educator;

§ the president of a Jewish aid society facilitating Bosnia-Herzegovina’ s transition to democracy;

§ a sustainable development expert from Zimbabwe ;

§ the founder of an Indian organization that educates women and children working in the silk industry; and

§ an Indonesian advocate for ethnic minorities.

The residency takes place June 2-June 22, 2011 in New York City. Airfare, accommodation, food, transportation, instruction, and other program-related expenses are included in the fellowship, and participants receive a small stipend upon arrival.

During the intensive three-week residency, Ford Fellows take classes in areas including nonprofit management strategy and leadership at Columbia University ’s Picker Center for Executive Education. The academic curriculum is complemented by visits to model nonprofits in New York City and meetings with academic, business, and government leaders. The experience is enhanced by Fellows’ residency at the 92nd Street Y, a Jewish community and cultural center founded in 1874 that annually serves over 300,000 people of all national, ethnic, religious, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds.

The Ford Motor Company International Fellowship of the 92nd Street Y provides a tremendous opportunity to international community leaders, and I would greatly appreciate your help in distributing this information and the link to our application to people and organizations that could benefit from this fellowship. Once again, if you go to our website, you can download the application and brochure by clicking “2011 Application and Brochure,” and following the links on the next page. *Applications for the 2011 Fellowship must be postmarked, faxed, or emailed no later than June 30, 2010*.

Please contact me at 212.415.5473 or or Amanda Raz at 212.415.5561 or if you have any question or wish to receive brochures and applications by post mail. Thank you for your assistance.

With best regards,
Alison Gardy
Director of International Relations
92nd Street Y

USA: Scholarships at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

USA: Scholarships at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
The University of Nebraska at Omaha demonstrates its commitment to international education by awarding scholarships to academically talented students from around the world. Scholarships for new international students content=internationalprogramsscholarships at the undergraduate and graduate level range from $2,500-$7,700.

Departmental scholarships and graduate assistantships content=generalunoscholarshipandgraduateasssistantships are also available.

UNO has a tradition of warmly welcoming international students to America's Heartland to study, live, and learn. Students from across the globe come to the university and become a part of Omaha's diverse, international community. UNO awards scholarships and graduate assistantships to academically talented students from around the world.
Among our over 140 undergraduate and 45 graduate, many have been singled out as today's leaders in their fields.

Apply online at:

Julie D. Soper
International Admissions Advisor
University of Nebraska at Omaha
E-Mail: world@unomaha. edu
Phone: +1 (402) 554-2293

USA: Intensive English Program for International

USA: Intensive English Program for International Student Athletes

The University of Miami offers an Intensive English Program at IMG Academies! You can improve your English at a top-50 U.S. university and train in your sport at a world class sports institute at the same time! Set over 400 pristine acres in Bradenton, Florida, IMG Academies features tennis, golf, soccer, basketball, baseball and other sports programs throughout the year.

The University of Miami's Intensive English Program is designed to prepare international student athletes to succeed in U.S. education environments by providing instruction in academic English and study skills development. You would be well prepared to attend a U.S. university once you have completed this full-time, academic course.

Check us out at:

University of Miami at IMG Academies on Facebook

Meagan Call
International Student Services Coordinator
University of Miami at IMG Academies
Phone: 1-941-753-9957

8 PhD Grants at Hasso Plattner Institute, German

8 PhD Grants at Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany
Hasso-Plattner- Institute (HPI) is a privately financed institute affiliated with the University of Potsdam. The Institute's founder and benefactor Professor Hasso Plattner, who is also co-founder and chairman of the supervisory board of SAP AG, has created an opportunity for students to experience a unique education in IT systems engineering in a professional research environment with a strong practice orientation.

In 2005, HPI initiated the research school in "Service-Oriented Systems Engineering" under the scientific supervision of Professors Jürgen Döllner, Holger Giese, Robert Hirschfeld, Christoph Meinel, Felix Naumann, Hasso Plattner, Andreas Polze, Mathias Weske, and Patrick Baudisch.

We are expanding our research school and are currently seeking

8 Ph.D. students (monthly stipends 1400/1500/1600 Euro)
and 2 Postdocs (monthly stipend 1800 Euro)
Positions will be available starting October 1, 2010.
The stipends are not subject to income tax.

The main research areas in the research school at HPI are:

Service-Oriented Geovisualization Systems (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Döllner)

Modeling and Verification of Self-Adaptive Service-Oriented Systems (Prof. Dr. Holger Giese)

Tools and Methods for Software Engineering in Service-Oriented Systems (Prof. Dr. Robert Hirschfeld)

Security Engineering of Service-Based IT-Systems (Prof. Dr. Christoph Meinel)

Service-Oriented Information Integration (Prof. Dr. Felix Naumann)

Evolutionary Transition of Enterprise Applications to Service-Orientation (Prof. Dr. h.c. Hasso Plattner)

Operating System Abstractions for Service-Oriented Computing (Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze)

Services Specification, Composition, and Enactment (Prof. Dr. Mathias Weske)

Quantitative Evaluation and Optimization of Service-Oriented Systems (Prof. Dr. Werner Zorn)

Prospective candidates are invited to apply with:

Curriculum vitae and copies of degree certificates/ transcripts,
A short research proposal,
Writing samples/copies of relevant scientific papers (e.g. thesis, etc.),
Letters of recommendation.
Please submit your applications to the coordinator of the research school:

Prof. Dr. Andreas Polze
Hasso-Plattner- Institute
Universität Potsdam
Postfach 90 04 60
14440 Potsdam, Germany

Successful candidates will be notified by September 15, 2010 and are expected to enroll into the program on October 1, 2010.

For further information, do not hesitate to contact the office:

Telephone +49-331-5509- 220
Telefax +49-331-5509- 229
Email: office-polze( at)hpi.uni-

International Ph.D. in the Life Sciences, Switzerlan

International Ph.D. in the Life Sciences, Switzerland
International Ph.D. Programs in the Life Sciences
Posted by:
Life Science Zurich Graduate School
Posted date:

The Life Science Zurich Graduate School houses several highly competitive Ph.D. programs, run jointly by the ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich. Each program offers research and education opportunities in a stimulating international environment for ambitious students who wish to work towards a Ph.D. degree. Accepted students perform their research project in one of the participating research groups of their favorite program, according to their scientific interest. Advanced teaching and training courses are offered throughout the curriculum. The program language is English throughout. Ph.D. studies usually last 3-4 years.

Applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a Masters degree or equivalent from a university in a relevant field before starting the Ph.D. program. Applicants accepted for the program will have to register with either the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich, depending on the affiliation of their future research group.

Our web pages provide detailed information for submission of application. Please refer to the guidelines as we only take into consideration applications received in the required format: http://www.lifescie nce-graduatescho php?id=108

Application deadlines are July 1 and December 1 &where=

100 PhD Studentships, Univ of the West of Scotland, UK

100 PhD Studentships, Univ of the West of Scotland, UK
UWS is committed to developing its research student community.

Over 80 studentships are currently available for an October 2010 start.

Unless otherwise specified, the University studentships involve the following benefits for home/EU students:

£6000 stipend per year for three years
Exemption from payment of fees (current value - £3400)
International students will be considered but will only be admitted on a self-funding basis. Applications should be submitted by 31st May 2010 (with an earlier deadline for some Creative and Cultural Industries projects).

For more information about the projects available click on the relevant School:


Should you require further information please contact the University Innovation and Research Office

Grants for Egyptians to Study in USA ? Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Program (FLTA)

The program strengthens foreign language instruction of Arabic in American institutions while providing Egyptian teachers of English as a second language (ESL), as well as teachers of American studies, literature, and journalism and media studies, with opportunities to refine their skills, increase their English language proficiency, and expand their knowledge of American society. FLTA fellows teach a maximum of two Arabic classes at host institutions. They enroll in at least four courses (two per semester), one of which must be in U.S. studies. They also facilitate cultural events, language clubs and language tables in their host.

Eligibility Criteria

· Teachers or teachers in training of English as a second language (ESL), or of American studies, literature, and journalism and media studies.

· Age between 21-29 years on October 1, 2010.

· Bachelors degree.

· Fluency in spoken and written English with a minimum Institutional TOEFL (Local ITP) score of 550, Computer-Based TOEFL (CBT) score of 213, Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) score of 79-80, or overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0. For information on Local-ITP TOEFL, please contact AMIDEAST at www.amideast.orgegypt

Grant Benefits

· International travel.
· Stipend.
· Medical insurance.

· Online Application available on:

Deadline: May 20, 2010

Fulbright Graduate Student Program for Ukrainian Citizens in USA

This program provides an opportunity for graduate students to combine study and independent research in a variety of ways: to earn a Master degree; to take advanced courses; to practice teaching through an assistantship in a university; research outside a degree program allows a student to specialize in a particular area; to re-qualify in a different area; or to broaden an academic perspective.

Eligibility & Requirements:

• Ukrainian citizenship
• Residence in Ukraine at the period of the contest
• Master, Specialist or Bachelor degree at time of award (4th — 6th year students are eligible)
• High level of proficiency in written and oral English
• Qualify for a U.S. J-1 visa which requires returning to Ukraine for 2 years following program completion
• At least five years since last participation in Fulbright Academic Exchange programs
• You or an immediate family member are not an employee of the US Embassy, Fulbright Program, or other US mission in Ukraine supported by the US Department of State. This restriction applies for one year following termination of employment.

Eligible Fields:

•Aeronautics •Astronomy •American Studies (Linguistics, Literature, Art, History) •Anthropology •Applied Linguistics •Archaeology •Architecture •Art History •Biological Sciences •Chemistry •Communications •Computer Science •Criticism or Management of Cultural and Theater Studies •Economics •Educational Administration •Environmental Science/Management •Engineering •Folklore •Gender Studies •Geography •Geology •History •Historic Preservation •International Relations •Information Sciences •Journalism / Mass Communications •Law •Library/Information Sciences •Linguistics •Literature •Materials Science •Mathematics •Museum Studies •Neuroscience/Brain and Cognitive Sciences •Oceanography •Philosophy •Physics •Political Science •Psychology •Public Health •Religious Studies •Sociology •Social Work •Theatre Arts •Urban Planning

How to Apply:

By May 16, 2010 submit document packet:

• completed application form,
• 3 letters of recommendation,
• a copy of education diploma, class transcript and grades (for 4th and 6th year students copy of class records).

All forms in this application are to be completed in English and printed from a computer. The letters of recommendation should be written in English. If they are not, an English translation must be provided, preferably certified by the university’s International Studies/Relations section. Letters of recommendation (and translations) must be submitted by the persons filling out the recommendations in sealed envelopes to the Fulbright Office or to the applicant. Copies of your certified academic documents should be in Ukrainian. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applicants should submit hard copies of the application. All supporting documents (university transcripts, reference letters, work samples, other documents) should be mailed to Fulbright Office with the application. We also require applications to be sent to the Fulbright Office electronically.

Applications can be downloaded or requested by e-mail from

The Fulbright Office in Kyiv will make all testing arrangements and cover all costs of the application, selection, and testing process (travel to and stay in Kyiv, exam fees, etc.). The Program will provide visa support for the grantees.


Fulbright Program in Ukraine
4 Hrushevskoho St., Suit 305, Kyiv 01001
Tel.: (044) 279-1850 (044) 279-1850, 279-2324
Fax: (044) 230-20-60
Program Manager: Inna Barysh

PhD Anniversary Studentship at Bangor University ? School of Law

As part of our recent 125th anniversary celebrations, Bangor University launched a five year programme of postgraduate expansion. As part of this expansion, the School of Law is inviting applications for one Anniversary Studentship.

This provides three years of support for full-time PhD study.

Value of this scholarship

Each holder of a PhD studentship receives an annual maintenance grant of £13,000 (for 2010/11). For the following two years (2011/12; 2012/13)the core grant will rise in line with inflation. PhD studentship holders also receive an annual research allowance of up to £1,500 (for approved expenditure). Studentship holders do not pay fees. No additional allowances are payable.

Successful studentship applicants will beexpected to supply around 100 hours per year of teaching/research assistance focused on a supervisor / research team as part of their development as an academic of the future.

The School invites applications from highly motivated suitably qualified candidates in all major areas of Law, including:

Global Law, including:

1. Intellectual Property Law & Industrial Design Law
2. WTO Law
3. International Commercial Arbitration
4. International Insurance Law
5. International Sales Law
6. Private International Law
7. Public International Law

The Global Law group is led by Dr Wei Shi (WTO and CommercialArbitration specialist), and its membership includes Sarah Nason (PublicInternational Law), Dr Zhen Jing (International Sales Law andInternational Insurance Law), Howard Johnson, the School’s Deputy Head &Director of Postgraduate Studies (specialisms Intellectual Property Law)

How to Apply

The application deadline is 30 April and we expect to inform applicantsof the outcome of their applications by 1 June.

For more information and details of how to apply, please visit:

For further postgraduate opportunities at Bangor University please visit:

College Degree Scholarships for Middle East & North Africa in United States

A highly competitive scholarship program providing select student leaders from the Middle East & North Africa with a fully-funded scholarship towards the completion of a degree at a college or university in the United States.

The Middle East and North Africa Scholarship Program is a highly competitive scholarship program which provides select student leaders from the Middle East and North Africa with a fully-funded scholarship towards the completion of a Master’s degree at a university in the United States. This unique opportunity offers:
• Master’s degree programs in Geoscience, Engineering and MBA. Most sponsorships will be in Geoscience, with a limited number in Engineering and MBA. All MBA candidates must have a science, math or engineering background
• Full graduate tuition to attend a U.S. university
• Academic and visa support
• Housing and living expenses while in the U.S.
• Transportation to the U.S. and return to home country upon program completion
• Medical Insurance while in the U.S.


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

• Must be a citizen of Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia or the United Arab Emirates
• Hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in Geoscience, Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Math or Geography
• Demonstrate English proficiency (550 written TOEFL; 79-80 iBT TOEFL; 6.0 IETLS)
• Demonstrate a history of academic excellence and native fluency in Arabic
• Exhibit leadership skills and cultural competency
• Have a valid passport
• Demonstrate English proficiency
• Register for the Graduate Record Exam (GRE)

Application Guidelines

Ongoing Application Process.Apply through the program website :

Candidate Selection

Applications are judged on merit in an open and independent review conducted by a selection panel comprised of international education experts and faculty. Selection panels will recommend finalists to the program sponsor, who will conduct two in-person selection events per year.

Contact Address

ExxonMobil Middle Eastern Scholars Program
Institute of International Education
1800 West Loop Street, Suite 250
Houston, TX 77072-9481
Telephone +1-713-621-6300 ext.17

Financial Aid for African Students: Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (FARSP) 2011-2012

We are now open for the 2011-2012 Fulbright African Research Scholar Program (FARSP)Two categories of grants are offered in the FARSP: research grants and program and curriculum development grants.
Research Grants:

Awards of 3 to 9 months are offered for African university faculty or research institute professionals to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2010 and no later than March 2011. Preference will be given to individuals with a doctorate degree, at least three years of university teaching experience and a productive scholarly record, and whose projects relate directly to their ongoing teaching and/or research responsibilities. Length of grants is determined by research requirements as demonstrated in the proposal.

Program and Curriculum Development Grants:

Awards of 3 to 5 months are offered for African university faculty or administrators to conduct research in any academic discipline at a U.S. academic or research institution beginning no earlier than August 2010 and no later than March 2011. Proposals should be linked to professional duties and demonstrate how the scholar will use the knowledge gained to develop new courses, curricula, or programs at the home institution. These grants are designed for less experienced scholars who have not had access to current research or instructional developments in their disciplines. University faculty who do not hold doctorate degrees are eligible for awards in this category, but need strong letters of reference or invitation to convince the academic review panel to nominate them for awards. Length of grants is determined by research requirements as demonstrated in the proposal.


The ARSP includes a special set of grants for scholars with proposals in HIV/AIDS-related research. Scholars in all academic disciplines are invited to formulate proposals with an HIV/AIDS focus. Candidates may apply either as research scholars or as program and curriculum development scholars.


- Applicants must be citizens of the country from which they apply or permanent residents qualified to hold a valid passport issued by that country.
- Applicants must not have received a Fulbright grant for study, teaching, or research in the U.S. within the last five years.
- Preference will be given to individuals who have had no experience or only limited experience in the United States.
- Proposals involving doctoral dissertation research, postdoctoral research immediately following completion of a doctoral degree, or general professional travel, are ineligible.
- Proposals for clinical medical research involving physician training, patient care and contact cannot be approved under the Fulbright Program.
- Applicants must have sufficient English proficiency to carry out their research projects and collaborate effectively with colleagues. TOEFL exams are not required to evaluate applicants’ language skills.
- Applicants must be in good health. Successful candidates will be asked to submit a Medical History and Examination Report.
- Scholars who were unsuccessful in previous competitions may re-apply. Repeat applicants should revise their proposals, update curriculum vitae, and obtain current letters of reference.

Scholars must indicate the type of grant for which they are applying (research or program and curriculum development).

Letters of invitation or identification of potential host colleagues or institutions may be part of an application, but they are not required. Applicants are discouraged from requesting affiliation with an alma mater. The Fulbright Program enables scholars to broaden their professional contacts as well as their understanding of the diversity of U.S. academic programs in their disciplines. Laboratory fees are not part of the standard benefits package for the ARSP and are awarded on a limited case-by-case basis only if funding is available.

Deadline for applications is Friday, May 29, 2010.

To request for an application form, write to the Cultural Affairs Assistant

New Zealand Development Scholarships For Micronesia Region

New Zealand Development Scholarships aim to strengthen human resource capacity by providing knowledge, skills and qualifications in key socio-economic areas, with the objective of strengthening the ability for Pacific countries to meet their national development priorities.In the Pacific region, through the Open category of the New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS-Open) scheme, New Zealand offers development scholarships for full-time, multi-year tertiary study in New Zealand. Candidates apply directly to New Zealand education institutions (see Annex 1).


•Applicants must meet the following NZAID eligibility criteria before their application will be further considered against the selection criteria. Applicants must:
• be a citizen of their home country (i.e. permanent residents are not eligible to apply);
• be residing their home country, preferably for at least two years prior to application;
• not have citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia or another developed country;
• not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds, or who is eligible to hold, citizenship or permanent residence status of New Zealand, Australia or another developed country;
• be aged 17 or over before the scholarship start date;
• be applying to commence a new qualification and not be seeking funding for a qualification already commenced in New Zealand or another country;
• not have completed, or nearly completed, a qualification at a similar level (i.e. applicants must apply for a higher level qualification than any previously attained), unless strong developmental relevance is demonstrated;
• satisfy the admission requirements of the New Zealand education institution at which the qualification is to be undertaken, including English language proficiency criteria;
• have been working in their home country, preferably for at least two years prior to application;
• have worked for two years in their home country since completing their highest tertiary qualification gained to date;
• be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their home country’s public, private or civil society sector (as relevant), and to the development of their home country in general; and
• be able to take up the scholarship in the academic year for which it is offered.
Applicants cannot:
• be studying full-time at post-secondary level;
• be transferring from another scholarship (either in New Zealand or in another country) to a NZAID scholarship;
• hold, or have held, a New Zealand Government or Australian Government scholarship in the 24 months preceding the scholarship start date (12 months for Short Term Training Awards); or
• have been terminated from a New Zealand or Australian Government scholarship previously.
All applicants are expected to continue residing in their home country during the application and selection process. If offered a scholarship, candidates must:
• be able to satisfy Immigration New Zealand requirements for international student entry to New Zealand (i.e. medical checks and police clearance/character checks, etc);
• not hold another scholarship during the period of the NZAID scholarship; and • agree in writing that they will return to their home country for a minimum period of two years following completion of their scholarship in order to contribute to their country’s social or economic development.

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Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarship 2010/2011 University of Cambridge

Job Description: University of Cambridge Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships announced for 2010
Three outstanding students from Bangalore, Kolkata and Mumbai are destined to receive the 2010 Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarship to fund their undergraduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

The Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarship programme was established in 2009 in honour of India’s Prime Minister who graduated fromthe University of Cambridge with a First in Economics in the late 1950s, and who was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University in 2006. The Scholarship is awarded to students who have received an offer of a place at the University of Cambridge. Two of the three places offered by University of Cambridge are conditional on these students achieving specific grades.
The Scholarship programme will provide full funding, covering fees and means-tested maintenance for undergraduate study at the University of Cambridge, and was launched to provide financial assistance to exceptional students in India who would not otherwise be able to afford to go to Cambridge.
The Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded to Neal Duggal from Mallya Aditi International School, Bangalore, Jesika Haria from Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai, and Rudrajit Banerjee from The Cambridge School, Kolkata. Neal Duggal and Jesika Haria have received conditional offers of places to St John’s College and Emmanuel College,Cambridge , to study for degrees in Economics and Engineering respectively, while Rudrajit Banerjee has received an unconditional offer to study Natural Sciences at Christ’s College,Cambridge.
All three students received Cambridge Outstanding Achiever Awards in 2008 from University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for their exceptional performance in their examinations. Neal Duggal won the Top in India award for Cambridge IGCSE Chemistry; Jesika Haria came Top in India for her performance across six Cambridge IGCSE subjects, and also won awards for Cambridge IGCSE Literature (English), Foreign Language French, Additional Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics; Rudrajit Banerjee won the Topin India award for Cambridge International A Level Physics.
More than 200 schools in India currently offer Cambridge international examinations, including Cambridge IGCSEs and Cambridge International A Levels.
The Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships are administered by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust, a charity established by the University of Cambridge, and were launched with gifts from Sir Evelyn and Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild through the Eranda Foundation, and from the Mr Sunil Bharti Mittal-led company, Bharti Airtel (through the Bharti Foundation). The fund is underpinned by substantial funding throughCambridge Assessment, a department of the University and the parent of University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, Professor Alison Richard, who has recently returned from a visit to India, said: “I am so pleased to be congratulating these wonderfully able young people and to say how much we are all looking forward to their arrival inCambridge. The long standing bonds between Cambridge and India are made even deeper with the inauguration of the Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarship scheme. The University is honoured that these scholarships are in the name of the Prime Minister, and deeply grateful for the vision and generous support of the donors.”
CIE Regional Manager, South Asia, Ian Chambers said the Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for talented students to make their mark on the world.
“We are thrilled to be able to announce the recipients of the Manmohan Singh Undergraduate Scholarships. We would like to congratulate Neal, Rudrajit and Jesika on their landmark success. These students are immensely deserving of this scholarship. Their consistent academic performance shows their commitment to their chosen fields of study. This opportunity to study atthe University of Cambridge without financial burden will allow them to attend one of the world’s top universities, and become one of the world’s future leaders. We wish them every success.”

International College of Hotel Management, Australia

Job Description : Eligibility Requirements
-Citizens of Australia, both resident and non-resident. International students attending schools in Australia who completmimimum of the last two years of their high school studies in Australia. Students attending Australian International Schools in Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia are also eligible to apply.

-Minimum age requirement of 18 years old at the time of commencement with ICHM.

-Maximum age 20 at time of application.

-Will complete in 2010 or have recently completed Year 12 or equivalent international schooling.
-Open only to new students seeking entry into Year 1.
-For students whose mother tongue is other than English, IELTS 6.0/TOEFL 550 (Paper based; computer & internet
also acceptable).
Step 1: How to apply
Your completed application must contain:
- Scholarship application form.
This form is in two parts.
- Cover page providing your personal contact details.
- Your response to the 4 short answer questions. Note that there are no right or wrong answers. We simply want to find
out more about you.
- Brief CV (not more than one page in length)
- Copies of your school reports for year 11 and 12 (to date).
- iCHm application form (unless an application to attend iCHm has already been forwarded).
The Application form can be found in the ICHM Prospectus, or on the ICHM website. All sections must be completed
and submitted along with the Scholarship form and details.
-Scholarship Application Fee of A$50.
Payment can be made by credit card or cheque. Cheques in A$ made payable to ICHM Business Management Account.
All cheques are banked and credit card payments processed upon receipt.
note: Do not staple or bind applications. Do not send original transcripts as they will not be returned.
COnditiOnS OF entRy
Students who meet the scholarship eligibility criteria and ICHM entry requirements can apply for a scholarship. Students who have already applied and
been accepted by ICHM for these intakes may also apply by completing the Scholarship Application form.
ICHM has two intakes in 2011. We reserve the right to request winners to commence in the July 2011 intake, unless the applicant has been accepted
into the January intake by scholarship closing date.
ICHM reserves the right to reduce the value of scholarships if there are less than ten applicants in Australia.
The tuition fees for Australian students starting in 2011 are A$23,050. The 2011 cost for Accommodation & Meals at ICHM is $7,850 (approx.), payable
during on-campus semesters and subject to availability. These scholarships can be applied to the tuition fees or the accommodation fees.
ICHM has been approved by the Australian Government as a VET FEE-HELP and FEE-HELP provider. This allows students to borrow money from the
Government to fund their studies at ICHM; it is only available to Australian citizens. For more information please follow the links on the ICHM website.
The A$50 Scholarship Application Fee is non-refundable, this applies to successful and unsuccessful applicants. It is also not considered as part of the
Course Fees.
The scholarship amount will be credited against the final fee payment each year.
The Selection Panel may decide to increase the number of scholarship winners by reducing the scholarship amount.
Payment of the scholarship amount on behalf of the student for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of the course will be dependent upon satisfactory academic
results and industry placement performance as determined by the ICHM Academic Board.
The awarding of the Scholarship payment each year depends on the student paying the balance of the student fees by the due date as set out in the
Application Form contained in the prospectus. Students failing to pay the balance of fees by the due date will forfeit the right to their scholarship.
The Scholarships are open to new first year students only. Students currently studying at ICHM are ineligible.
Scholarship students failing to comply with the ICHM rules and regulations in relation to personal and ethical behaviour will forfeit their entitlement to
the scholarship.
Step 2: Send your completed application to:
ICHM Admissions Office
124 Hutt St
Adelaide SA 5000
Fax: (+61 8) 8228 3684
Applications close on Tuesday, 5th October 2010.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for these scholarships.
Step 3: Selection process
Ten (10) Australian finalists will be invited to an interview in Adelaide, and an economy airfare will be provided to a
maximum cost of A$500 per applicant. Balance will be paid by applicant, or applicants can choose to be interviewed by
video conference link.
Assessment Criteria
For short listing of applicants
School Report 25%
CV and references 25%
Short Answer Questions 50%
For finalists
Panel Interview 70%
Short listing criteria 30%
Finalists for interviews will be advised by fax, email or post by the first week of November 2010. Where possible,
interviews will be conducted during late November/early December 2010 and winners advised immediately thereafter.
Winners will be selected by a panel considering the assessment criteria above and the “person/s most likely to excel at
Hotel Management”.

Women?s Research & Education Institue (WREI) Congressional Fellows on Women and Public Policy, USA

WREI awards annual fellowships to a select number of graduate students with a proven commitment to equity for women. WREI Fellows gain practical policymaking experience and graduate credit as they work from January to August as Congressional legislative aides in Washington, D.C. Fellows receive stipends for tuition and living expenses.

Established in 1980, the WREI Fellowship program is designed to:

encourage more effective participation by women in the formulation of policy options
promote activities that encourage the translation of research into policy
raise awareness that national and international issues concerning women are interdependent
foster better understanding of how policies affect women and men differently
gain greater appreciation of the fact that issues often defined as “women’s issues” are really of equal importance to men.
Fellows are selected on the basis of academic competence as well as their demonstrated interest in the public policy process. They are expected to be articulate, adaptable and to have strong writing skills. Only students who are currently in, or have recently completed, a graduate or professional-degree program at an accredited institution in the United States are eligible.

Fellowship applications for 2011 are now open.
Deadline for all applications is May 21, 2010

To learn more about the program, qualifications and conditions, explore the WREI fellowship FAQ here. For reference, you may download the WREI 2011 information and application package here. The 2011 WREI Fellowship brochure is coming soon.

Or send a self-addressed, 63-cent stamped envelope to:
The Congressional Fellowship Program
Suite 801
1828 L Street, NW
Washington, DC 200036

ACLS Fellowships, American Research in the Humanities in China

This program is open to scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application.

Applicants must submit a carefully formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Those submitting a joint proposal must apply individually. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars.

Fellowship tenure is from four months to one year of continuous research in China. The fellowship period must fall between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. However, awardees planning to begin using fellowships as early as July 2011 must be prepared to delay entry into China if it is not possible to secure placement before September.

The program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stipends are calculated based upon the length the awardee’s stay in China, and include allowances for travel, living expenses, and research/affiliation fees. Stipends for four months of research cannot exceed $25,200. The maximum award is $50,400. The award may be reduced if the candidate also receives full or partial salary during the fellowship period. There is no financial support for dependents.

ACLS administers this program with the assistance of the Beijing office of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (CSCC). The CSCC, jointly sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Social Science Research Council, was established in 1966 to promote contacts between individual American scholars and private scholarly groups and their counterparts in China.

Fellowship Details

Amount: up to $50,400
Tenure: four to twelve months between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012
Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system ( no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, September 29, 2010.
Notifications will be sent in January 2010.

An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who has lived in the United States continuously for at least three years as of the application deadline date.
An applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. However, an established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify.
Application Requirements

Applications must include:

Completed application form
Proposal (no more than five pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
Up to three additional pages of images, musical scores, or other similar supporting non-text materials [optional]
Copies of correspondence with Chinese contacts
Bibliography (no more than two pages)
Curriculum vitae (no more than five pages)
Three reference letters

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, USA

Scholars are invited by the Kennedy Library to apply for the Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Research Fellowships. These fellowships are administered by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation from income provided by the Schlesinger Fund.

Schlesinger Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $5,000, which may be awarded to a single individual or divided between two recipients. They are intended to support scholars in the production of substantial works on the foreign policy of the Kennedy years, especially with regard to the western hemisphere, or on Kennedy domestic policy, especially with regard to racial justice and to the conservation of natural resources.

Successful candidates will develop at least a portion of their work from original research in archival materials from the collections of the Kennedy Library and related materials. Proposals are invited from all sources, but preference will be given to those from applicants specializing in the areas indicated above. Preference is also given to projects not supported by large grants from other institutions.

The postmark deadline for applications is August 15 2010. Applicants will be promptly notified of their projects’ eligibility. Awards will be announced on October 20.

To obtain information about the Library’s holdings, applicants should contact a member of the research room staff at the adress below or by phone (617-514-1629) and request a copy of Historical Materials in the John F. Kennedy Library.

To apply, submit an application form (pdf) accompanied by a brief proposal (three to four pages) in the form of a letter describing the planned research, its significance, the intended audience, and expected outcome; two letters of recommendation from academic or other appropriate references; a sample of your writing (ca. ten pages); a project budget; and a vita. List the collections in the Kennedy Library and other institutions which you plan to use. Describe how the funds will be applied, other fellowships or grants which will support the project and whether matching funds are available to you from your institution or elsewhere. In your proposal, describe your qualifications and similar research projects you have undertaken.

The estimated per diem cost of accommodations, meals and incidentals for Boston is $225.

For further information, please contact:

Grant and Fellowship Coordinator
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
Columbia Point

Boston, MA 02125
Telephone: (617) 514-1631
Fax: 617-514-1625
Email: kennedy.library[at]

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