University of Otago Postgraduate Award, New Zealand

Code: OUA
Closing Date: 2 Nov
Value: An emolument of $13,000 plus tuition fees at the NZ student level and costs incurred in the production of two hard bound theses.
Tenure: Tenure is for one year, or until the thesis is submitted, whichever period is the shorter.
Categories: Masters
Location: New Zealand
Summary: This Award is offered by the University of Otago for Masters’ thesis study in any subject.

Comments: Postgraduate Awards are awarded by the University Council, on the recommendation of the Senate, to candidates in the first year of their thesis research for a Master’s degree.

Tenure of a Postgraduate Award by a Master’s degree student is for one year, or until the thesis is submitted, (whichever period is the shorter.) Students must be in the first year of their thesis research to be eligible for an Award. A shorter period of tenure shall be awarded in cases where four months or more of registration as a candidate for the degree have already been completed at the time of the award. Overseas tenure of a Postgraduate Award is not permitted.

Eligibility Information: Postgraduate Awards are available only to students seeking to obtain their first Masters qualification. The University of Otago Postgraduate Awards are open to Domestic Fee Paying Students only. Confirmation of the Award is dependent on approval of the application to register as a Masters candidate and completion of the enrolment procedure.


Relevant University Regulation: This scholarship is governed by the University of Otago Regulations and Notes for Postgraduate Scholarships and Awards

Application Information: Applications are made on the University of Otago Postgraduate Scholarships and Awards application form.

Organisation: University of Otago
Contact: Postgraduate Scholarships Administrators
Address: Scholarships Office, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 479 5292
Fax: +64 3 479 5650

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships 2010

New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) are open to all international students who meet the eligibility criteria.

NZIDRS scholarships include:

full tuition fees for three years of full-time doctoral study
NZ$20,500 per annum living allowance (NZ$1708.33 per month).
up to NZ$600 annual health insurance allowance
NZ$2000 (across 3 year tenure) travel allowance. This is intended to be used for conference attendance and field research
NZ$800 (across 3 year tenure) book and thesis allowance
NZ$500 one-off establishment allowance. Only to be paid to those students who are travelling to NZ specifically to take up the NZIDRS. No student already located in NZ is eligible to receive this amount.
Additional funds are not available to support accompanying dependants.

Evidence of available supervision

You need to show evidence that academic supervision is available when you apply for this scholarship. Applicants should contact the relevant university departments to confirm the availability of appropriate supervision before submitting their applications. Please see the terms and conditions for more information.

NZIDRS application close date

The NZIDRS closes to applications on the 15th of July each year. Applications will be accepted from early May until 5pm (NZ time) on Thursday the 15th of July 2010. Please note that NZIDRS applications received after the closing date and/or incomplete applications will not be considered by the selection panel under any circumstances. This is non-negotiable.

Find out more

If you have questions about the NZIDR scholarships, please contact the Education New Zealand Scholarships Manager –

PhD studentship in Building Material, ETH Zurich, Swiss

PhD studentship in Building Material, ETH Zurich, Swiss
Job description: A position for a PhD position is available at ETH Zurich, in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, in the new group of Micro-structure and Rheology, headed by Emanuela Del Gado, of the Institute for Building materials (

The research will focus on the development of mesoscopic models and numerical experiments to investigate the rheology and mechanics of gels and glassy suspensions of interests for smart engineering materials (cement gels, nano-composite suspensions ...). The activity is part of an international and interdisciplinary research framework, including theoretical and experimental leading groups in the field of engineering materials. It is fully funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

ETH offers an exciting working environment and a competitive salary. The position will be available from July the 1st, 2010.

Interesting candidates will have a Master degree in physics, mathematics, physical chemistry, materials science, engineering, or a related field.

For information and applications, please contact Emanuela Del Gado by email, at the present address delgado@mat. (

PhD studentship in material physics, France

PhD studentship in material physics, France
Job description: Friction stir welding (FSW) is currently a growing process of solid-state joining. Under development since a decade, its main advantage lies in the absence of intrinsic defects unavoidable in usual liquid-state joining processes. However, the mechanisms of formation of friction-stirred welds still remain largely unknown, due to the complexity of the underlying phenomena: (i) the strong spatial variations of the deformation and temperature fields, (ii) the nature and thermomechanical behaviour of materials and tools.

The fields of application of FSW are spreading towards the joining of different materials, especially those with strong chemical affinity, and the microstructural characterization of FSW beads between aluminium alloys and pure copper recently performed in our research group has evidenced the presence, probably detrimental, of intermetallic compounds at the interface. In particular, phases with stoichiometries AlnCup(Xq) - with X an addition element - not mentioned on the equilibrium phase diagrams Al-Cu(-X), have been detected with the nugget, a vortex zone mostly deformed by the process.

In this context, the proposed study, lying within a more general framework of interpretation of the physical phenomena involved in FSW, will aim at elucidating the origin and nature of the previously mentioned AlnCup(Xq) compounds, by means of coupling between experiments and atomic-scale modelling.

The first part of the work will consist in the elaboration of AlnCup(Xq) phases by mechanical alloying of a mixture of powders, followed by their characterization (crystal structure, thermal stabilityÂ…) via complementary investigations relying on microscopy, calorimetry, X-ray diffractionÂ… The results obtained through this alternative large-strain process will enable to precise and extend the thermomechanical conditions of formation and stability of the metastable compounds induced by FSW. In parallel, numerical simulations will be carried out in the case of a model binary alloy Al-Cu. These simulations, involving ab initio calculations followed by a cluster-expansion- based thermodynamic modelling, will aim at providing a semi-quantitative measurement of the degree of metastability of the concerned phases, leading to data relevant for an improved assessment of the phase diagram. As far as possible, these results, concerning a binary alloy, will be extended via the study of the influence of addition elements (mainly X=Si) on the stability of the intermetallic compounds detected.


[1] « Structure and mechanical properties of friction stirred beads 6082-T6 Al alloys and pure copper », M. N. Avettand-Fenoel, R. Taillard, Ch. Herbelot and A. Imad, Materials Science Forum 638-642, 1209 (2010)
[2] « The challenge of the friction stir welding of dissimilar materials with the emphasis on the Cu-Al case », M. N. Avettand-Fenoel, R. Taillard, Ch. Herbelot and A. Imad, submitted to Science and Technology of Welding and Joining
[3] « Hexagonal-based ordered phases in H-Zr », L. Holliger, A. Legris and R. Besson, Phys. Rev. B 80, 094111 (2009)
[4] « Multiscale modeling of precipitate microstructure evolution », V. Vaithyanathan, C. Wolverton and L. Q. Chen, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 125503 (2002)
[5] « Crystal structure and stability of complex precipitate phases in Al-Cu-Mg(-Si) and Al-Zn-Mg alloys », C. Wolverton, Acta Mater. 49, 3129 (2001)

PhD Studentships in Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

PhD Studentships in Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
PhD studentship: Energy and charge transfer processes in hybrid and fully organic nanostructures for photovoltaic applications

At Italian Institute of Technology, Center for Nano Science and Technology IIT@polimi (Milano, IT)

Field(s): applied physics, material physics, nanotechnology, optics and optoelectronics

Application deadline: May 24 (Mon), 2010
Submitted: Apr 28, 2010
Contact: Annamaria Petrozza
E-mail: annamaria.petrozza@

Address: CNST-IIT@Polimi c/o Politecnico di Milano
Job description: see

PhD in Atmospheric Science, Dept. of Applied Environmental Science

PhD in Atmospheric Science, Dept. of Applied Environmental Science
PhD position in the field of aerosol-cloud interactions over the Amazon rain forest at the Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM) – Atmospheric Science Unit. Reference number SU ITM-2010-08. Deadline for applications: June 11, 2010.

Project description
The main aim of this PhD position is to study aerosol-cloud-climate interactions over the Amazon tropical rainforest. The successful candidate will be a part of the project “Amazonian Vegetation Impacts on Aerosols and Clouds” funded by the Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet). Key aspects of this experimentally-oriented work include:

1) Prepare for and participate in two intensive experimental aircraft-based field campaigns in the Amazon in 2011 and assist with ground-based measurements between the airborne campaigns.

2) Perform data analysis and process-oriented modeling of the airborne and ground based measurements with special focus on aerosol-cloud-biosphere interactions.

The successful candidate will work within a well-established atmospheric research group at Stockholm University as well as with international partners, mainly from Brazil, Germany and the USA. ITM offers an excellent environment for graduate training in environmental research. The wide spectrum of scientific expertise ranging from atmospheric science through aquatic chemistry and biogeochemistry to ecotoxicology builds the fertile basis for a thriving culture of interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation. With our large staff of experienced scientists, we offer close personal supervision and a wealth of experience to our students. Our extensive network of national and international collaborators opens doors to other perspectives and opportunities.

Terms of employment
The doctoral program is for 4 years (48 months) of full time study. Start preferably during summer–autumn 2010. Salary is according to the Swedish “doktorandanställning”.

We are looking for a person with engineering or technical skills who is interested in experimental work in atmospheric science, and who is willing to work independently and enjoys field work in challenging environments. Previous experience in the fields of aerosol science, meteorology, experimental physics, chemistry or biology is an advantage. Programming skills in the LabView and MATLAB software packages are welcome.

For further information about the position, contact Assistant Professor Radovan Krejci, telephone +46-(0)8-16 4338 and +46-(0)706-341 511, e-mail, or Prof. Kevin Noone,, telephone +46-(0)8-674 75 43.

Union representatives are Bo Ekengren (SACO), Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone +46-(0)8-16 2000 (switch board), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone +46-(0)70-316 43 41.

Your application, including CV, transcripts of all university courses with grades, a copy of your university degree, a cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest for this position, name and contact information to two reference persons, and any other documents (e.g., diploma thesis/”examensarbete”) you would like to include should be labelled with reference number SU ITM-2010-08 and submitted no later than June 11, 2010, to:
Department of Applied Environmental Science (ITM)
Stockholm University
Att. Karin Nyström
Position Dnr: ITM-2010-08

Applications via e-mail ( are accepted if immediately followed by a signed hard copy original.

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

PhD studentship in theoretical combustion, UPMC, France

PhD studentship in theoretical combustion, UPMC, France
Job description: This position would concern theoretical/ numerical modelling of combustion dynamics.

The aim of the modelling work is to establish physical-sound mathematical models which are capable to shed some light on present issues for reliable design of combustion. An unresolved fundamental issue is the relative importance of hydrodynamics (turbulence) compared to chemical kinetics on the combustion process.
First, the mathematical and physical structure of the advection-reaction- diffusion equation that is typical for combustion phenomena will be studied.

In a second time, the complete compressible Navier-Stokes equation and the modelled reaction-diffusion equation previously analysed will be coupled. The work will use various experiments as basis for verifying the modelling. The experiments will be mainly from experimental research carried out at the department by the means of a rapid-compression machine.

The work will be carried out in collaboration with the University of Rome "La Sapienza".

Keywords: Turbulence, Theory, reactive flows, numerical simulations.

Applications are now invited for the position and are tenable as soon as possible. Candidates are expected to have a degree in Physics, mechanical Engineering or a similar discipline; Candidates who are also skilled in fluid mechanics, dynamical systems and numerical methods are strongly encouraged.

More information can be found at

Please send your applications, including a CV possibly with a list of references, as a single PDF-file by email to the address

Address: Institut Jean Le Rond D'Alembert Université Paris 6 case 162 4, place jussieu 75252 Paris Cedex 05

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Surveillance and Security, Vanderbilt University

Postdoctoral Fellowship on Surveillance and Security, Vanderbilt University
“Exploring U.S. Department of Homeland Security Fusion Centers.”

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The application deadline is June 10, 2010

We are seeking a postdoctoral- level scholar for a research project on the social, legal, and technical dimensions of DHS “fusion centers.” This project will document and evaluate the information sharing practices of fusion centers, with a focus on variations in data sharing across fusion centers. The primary researchers on this project are Torin Monahan (Vanderbilt University) and Priscilla Regan (George Mason University). This will be a one-year position beginning this summer (no later than August 31), with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Postdoc in European Integration, Institute for European Integration

Postdoc in European Integration, Institute for European Integration
The Institute for European Integration Research (EIF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences now invites:

APPLICATIONS for the position of full-time researcher at the post-doctoral level.

PREFERRED PROFILE: PhD in political science with specialisation in European integration with a focus on one or several EU policy areas (preferably those not yet studied at EIF).

PROCEDURE: Please explain your research interests and send a CV with a list of publications (published, accepted and submitted works as well as texts in advanced stages of preparation) to Ms. Barbara Pavlik ( at) by 24 May 2010.


EMPLOYER: The Institute for European Integration Research (EIF) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (www.eif.oeaw. focuses on the policies of the European Union and their direct and indirect effects on both the national and global levels. Political science is our disciplinary basis for theoretically- oriented empirical research that frequently compares EU policy areas. EIF researchers regularly publish in SSCI journals such as JCMS, JEPP and WEP. Recent books and chapters from our team have been published by Oxford University Press, Ashgate and Routledge. EIF contributes to the academic community with high- quality open source publications, research databases and state- of-the-art analyses. Through cooperation with national and international partners, EIF is responsible for the editorial management of two peer reviewed journals published in the English language, European Integration online Papers (EIoP) and Living Reviews in European Governance

http://www.eif. downloads/ joboffer/ May2010.pdf

Bachelor and MA Programs: FMK Digital Art and New Media

Bachelor and MA Programs: FMK Digital Art and New Media
*Deadline for applications: June 18, 2010 *

The Faculty of Media and Communications have launched its *DIGITAL ART AND NEW MEDIA* study programs designed for students interested in learning, researching and creatively exploring and critically commenting on digital media, methods and forms in practical and theoretical work.

The programs combine foundational curriculum with cross-disciplinary theoretical support for the study along art, design and the practical work with the digital media. Courses delivered through modules held by adjunct faculty/professiona ls reflect the program's ties to various digital media industries, professionals, and independent artists and researchers. Through lectures, site visits, discussions, readings, and intensive studio practice, students will gain understanding of the critical, historical, and social dimensions of digital media and its impact to contemporary world along with skills critical for their future work as designers, artists,
marketing/advertisi ng experts, media experts, but also critical thinkers,
authors, and theoreticians of contemporary culture and art.

For more information on the courses, admission procedures and other, please
see or contact Faculty of Media and Communications via E-mail: fmk@singidunum. or phone +381 11 2626 474.

International Master in Digital Media - Bremen, Germany

International Master in Digital Media - Bremen, Germany
- Taught in English

- No tuition fee


April 2010: Start (online application system open)
31st May 2010: Final Application deadline
30th September: Original/attested copies of certificates have to be filed in
October 2010: Start of classes

How to Apply

We strongly recommend that you read first all information about the upcoming Master projects first. You have to select one for your online application.
The online application system is activated from April until May 31st 2010.
We will send you the admission or rejection of your application a.s.a.p.
You have to send all your documents in paper to our admission office by September 30th.

Program aims

Following the impressive success of computer-based interactive media in nearly all fields of business and private life, Digital Media is also emerging as a scientific discipline - a field of research that goes further than just combining the knowledge of designers and computer scientists: It also takes their different communities seriously, taking their respective approaches and attitudes into account. The comprehensive international Master of Digital Media program of study in Bremen seeks for excellence in design, informatics and media theory alike. This is an international program - the language of instruction is English.


The Master in Digital Media is a two-year program leading to a Master of Science (M.Sc.) or a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree. The Master of Arts is issued at the University of the Arts Bremen. The other Universities (University of Bremen, University of Applied Sciences Bremen and University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven) issue the Master of Sciences degree.


In order to be accepted for the program, applicants will need a surpassing Bachelor degree in a relevant field (e.g. Digital Media, Computer Science, Media Design) and proof of good English language Skills (TOEFL, IELTS or similar). Furthermore, applicants have to hand in several accompanying documents, such as letters of recommendation, a letter of motivation and a portfolio of relevant prior academic and non-academic work.

Free education

The German tradition of offering education virtually free of charge is of great benefit to students. Honoring this tradition, this master's program comes at nearly no cost. Thus, being accepted into our program is as good as winning a scholarship. We also do not impose an application fee.

Enrolled students are charged an administration fee of roughly 170 Euro per semester, most of which is accounted for by the “Semesterticket” that allows students to use public transportation in and around Bremen free of charge, including travels to the cities of Hamburg and Hanover. If you never use your “Semesterticket,” you can get a full refund for it.

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