2011-2012 Executive MBA Scholarships at Nottingham Business School, UK

2011-2012 Executive MBA Scholarships at Nottingham Business School, UK

Nottingham Business School Announce Executive MBA Scholarships for UK, EU and International Students 2011-2012, UK
Study Subject: Executive MBA
Industry Employer: Nottingham Business School
Level: Master’s
Nottingham Business School will be offering either one full scholarship of £14,800 or two part scholarships of £7,400, depending on applications and the judgement of the panel. The competitive scholarships are available to UK, EU and international students who have been offered a place to study on Nottingham Business School’s Executive Masters of Business Administration 2011 / 12 entry. Nature of the Scholarship. These competitive scholarships will be awarded to the candidates who most closely meet the criteria for the award, which are provided below.
The scholarship decision will be made by an awarding committee and all decisions are final. If you are awarded a scholarship your fee will be adjusted before enrolment. Applications must consist of a fully completed scholarship application form, together with a response to the essay title below of 1500 words. Please see Application From for further details. The selection panel reserve the right to exclude from consideration any applications that include essay submissions which exceed the stated word limit.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 October 2011.

University of Zambia Master Scholarships in Plant Breeding and Seed System

University of Zambia Master Scholarships in Plant Breeding and Seed System


The Department of Crop Sciences has received a grant from Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation through Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to support a limited number of fellowships for a Masters Degree programme in Plant Breeding and Seed Systems tenable at the University of Zambia.


SADC citizens in the following countries- Zambia, Mozambique and Malawi.
Requirements for Admission

Possess a degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with credit or better from the University of Zambia or another recognized University: or
Or have qualifications deemed equivalent to the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences with credit or better;
Have had three (3) years of experience after receiving the degree of Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences; or otherwise
Satisfy the University Senate of their ability to pursue postgraduate studies in their fields.

The scholarship will cover tuition, stipend, medical insurance and cost of field research.

Mode of Application

Application forms can be obtained from the Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies (DRGS) UNZA or download from The application includes, a brief Curriculum Vitae of NOT more than 2 pages and the names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of 3 referees, a letter of motivation of one page and a nomination letter from the current employer. Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply. The application fee is K120, 000 for Zambians and US $ 60 for non- Zambians, payable to DRGS. Closing date for applications is 31st March 2011.

Please send your application documents to:

The Director, Directorate of Research and Graduate Studies, University of Zambia, P.O. Box 32379

For further information Contact DRGS on phone +260 211 290258, email or Crop Science Dept, School of Agricultural Sciences on +211 295655 email;

University of Edinburgh Distance Learning Masters Scholarships 2011

University of Edinburgh Distance Learning Masters Scholarships 2011

Edinburgh Global Online Distance Learning Master’s Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh will offer 10 Master’s scholarships for eligible distance learning Master’s programmes offered by the University.


The scholarships will be awarded to students who are accepted for admission onto distance learning Master’s programmes at the University of Edinburgh. Applicants must be both nationals of and resident in one of the countries listed on the Scholarships webpage

Applicants should already have been offered a place at the University of Edinburgh and should have firmly accepted that offer or be intending to do so.


The scholarship will be awarded broadly on the basis of academic merit. Candidates must have, or expect to obtain, a UK first class or 2:1 Honours degree at undergraduate level or the international equivalent.

Application Procedure

Eligible applicants wishing to apply for a scholarship for session 2011-2012 should complete an online application. The scholarship application will be available in mid October 2010.

When completing the personal statement of the scholarship application form, please indicate why Distance Learning suits your particular circumstances making reference to both online learning and distance learning.
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 received by the Scholarships and Student Finance Office no later than 31 May 2011.

Selection Procedure

A Selection Committee will meet in June 2011 to select the scholarship holders. The winners of the scholarships will be announced by the end of June 2011.

Radboud University PhD Position 2011 in Philosophy of Law, Netherland

Radboud University PhD Position 2011 in Philosophy of Law, Netherlands

Doctorate positions in the field of Philosophy of Law at Radboud University in Netherlands-2011

Study Subject: Philosophy of Law
Employer: Radboud University
Level: PhD

The PhD project involves writing a dissertation on the following topic: ‘Human Rights and Human Duties: Assessing the Obligations entailed in Human Rights’. You have an MA in Philosophy and/ or Law with a clear interest in a philosophical and conceptual approach to legal questions. Furthermore you should have excellent analytical and writing skills in English and Dutch. You have teaching skills or are willing to obtain these skills.The initial contract will be for one and a half years, which then will be renewed if the progress made under this first contract is satisfactory. An employment of 0,8 FTE is negotiable. Commencement date: 1 July (at the latest).

The research aims at the following objectives:

Analysing the conceptual link between human rights and human duties.
Developing a normative theory of human duties.
Proposing practical guidelines for the assessment of the legal implications of human duties.
Alongside the PhD research, the candidate is required to make a small contribution to the teaching of the Philosophy of Law department in the Bachelor of Law programme of the Faculty of Law.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 6 April 2011

The Maria Pia Gratton International Award 2011

The Maria Pia Gratton International Award 2011

The Maria Pia Gratton International Award at the University of Illinois was established by the family and friends of Maria Pia Gratton. Pia passed away on October 31, 1995, at the age of 47. When she came to the United States, Pia had two small children, a degree in math, and little grasp of the English language. Pia enrolled in classes to learn English and computer programming, and with determination she made a home for her family, developed close friendships and began a career in her new country. Those who knew Pia knew her to be a beautiful woman, a caring mother, a loving wife, a dependable co-worker, a true friend, a conscientious student, a patient teacher, and a daring traveler. This award continues Pia’s memory with a living tribute to her life.

Who is eligible to apply for the Gratton Award?

This award is intended to enable a female graduate student from outside the United States to have an academic and cultural experience at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). Preference will be given to a student who has had a limited opportunity to travel outside of her home country.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply:

Applicants must either be: a) currently enrolled as graduate students at UIUC with at least one academic year (i.e., two semesters) of graduate school remaining after the conclusion of the academic year in which the student is applying for the Gratton Award; OR b) if not currently enrolled as graduate students at UIUC, applicants must be applying as graduate students at UIUC for the academic year immediately following the year in which the student is applying for the Gratton Award (Note: Applicants who have not yet been admitted to UIUC must follow regular academic admission procedures. For application information, please refer to;
Applicants must be international students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents are not eligible to apply);
Applicants must be female (applications from male applicants will not be considered).
What does the Gratton Award include?

The Gratton Award provides a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend totaling $10,000 for the academic year.

Please note that some Colleges and/or programs do not accept tuition waivers. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that her program will accept a tuition waiver in lieu of payment.

When is the deadline to apply for the Gratton Award?

The deadline to apply for an award for Academic Year 2011-2012 is April 4, 2011. All applications will be reviewed after the deadline. Decisions will be announced and applicants will be notified via email as soon as possible after the deadline.

What criteria are considered by the selections committee in evaluating Gratton Award applications?

The selections committee will take into account the degree to which applicants share Pia’s philosophy of life and desire to improve their multicultural experiences and education. Pia believed that living among various people, studying various cultures, and learning various customs taught her to appreciate and respect the people of this world. For more information about Pia, please refer to:

What does the application consist of?

The application consists of three questionnaires and one electronic material submission. The first questionnaire asks for basic information about the applicant, the second questionnaire asks the applicant to respond to an essay prompt, and the third questionnaire asks the applicant to provide detailed financial information about funding sources. The electronic material submission outlines the conditions of applying for the award and requires an electronic signature. Scholarship applicants must complete and submit all of the questionnaires as well as the electronic signature form in the application. Your application will be complete once you see check marks in each of the questionnaire and material boxes. Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.

Please note:

When you click “Create App” to begin an application, a message may pop up indicating that you may be charged a $25 fee to begin a new program application. This fee does not apply when creating a scholarship application.
The application allows you to save material and continue working on it at a future date until the deadline. After the deadline has passed, you will not be able to access the application again. You will have until 11:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on the date of the deadline to complete your application; at midnight, the application will close.
Scholarships might be taxable to the recipient. Recipients will be taxed on the scholarship payments, if required.
Questions about applying for the Maria Pia Gratton International Award should be directed to Ms. Jessica Sheets, Study Abroad Scholarship Coordinator, by e-mailing

Deadline: 04/04/2011

SCRIPT Scholarships 2011/12: University of Edinburgh Distance Learning in Law

The SCRIPT/AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law offers two scholarships for students wishing to pursue one of the following programmes:

LLM Innovation, Technology and the Law (Distance Learning)
LLM Medical Law and Ethics (Distance Learning)
LLM Intellectual Property Law (Distance Learning)
LLM Information Technology Law (Distance Learning)
Scholarship amount: 3,000 GBP each

Number of awards: 2

Award Criteria: Awards will be based on a short paper (up to 1500 words including footnotes) on following topic:

“Critically assess an example of how technological innovation (eg. in medicine, IT, intellectual property, forensics) impacts on the law, and vice versa.”

Your paper must be your own original work, and you should not have used it in any other context. It will be judged on its academic merit. At least two members of the academic staff will assess the paper independently (double blind), and in case of dispute will refer the paper to a third member/party.

The first award is open to applicants from around the world. The second award is open specifically to assist students from developing countries. A developing country shall be considered any country classified as a low income economy by the World Bank. Click here to view a list of these countries.

Application process: Applications for the scholarship must be submitted to Clare Neilson at by Friday 29th July 2011.

Please use the coversheet provided (downloadable here). To be considered for the award, you must have completed the application process, and have been made an offer of a place on one of the distance learning LLMs, prior to the deadline for submission. Please download the attached coversheet to submit with your paper.

Award Process: The two students who are selected will have the scholarship amount of 3,000 GBP deducted from their fees during the registration process if they are full-time. Students who are part-time starting in September 2010 over 2 years will have 1,500 GBP deducted from both year one and year two fees. Students who are part-time starting in September 2010 over 3 years will have 1,000 GBP deducted from each year’s fees.

Successful applicants should be aware that they must have commenced their programme of study within 12 months of the academic year for which it was initially awarded.

Award Date: Successful applicants will be informed by email by mid August.

Further information

Further information on scholarships and other sources of funding is available from the Scholarships and Financial Aid Office website

PhD and Postdoc Positions in Multimedia at Instituto Superior T?ico, Lisbon, Portugal

PhD and Postdoc Positions in Multimedia at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal

The Multimedia Signal Processing Group at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal, invites applications for PhD and Postdoc positions, with a yearly renewable contract, for a maximum duration of 4 years.

The PhD and Postdoc Research Grants are available in accordance with the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) regulations and payments for advanced training and qualification of human resources, see

The Multimedia Signal Processing Group develops research in the areas of visual information analysis, modeling, processing, manipulation, representation, adaptation, coding and description for multimedia applications.

The current PhD and Postdoc grants are available for the following technical areas:

Advanced video coding
3D video coding and processing, 3D holoscopic video
Automatic metadata creation, mobile visual search
Quality of experience, video quality and video segmentation quality
Secure biometrics recognition
The candidates shall fulfill the following conditions:

Strong motivation for research work
Background on the relevant technical areas
Strong publication record on the relevant technical areas (especially for Postdoc applications)
Fluent in English and with good skills in technical writing and presenting
Good programming skills
The applicants will be supervised by one or more of the following Professors: Fernando Pereira, Paulo Correia, Luis Ducla Soares, Paulo Nunes and João Ascenso (see for details).

Please send your application by email to, including:

Detailed curriculum vitae;
Motivation letter;
Recommendation letter(s).
Selected candidates will be interviewed.

Applications shall be received no later than 31st March 2011.

For any clarifications, please contact Prof. Fernando Pereira at

MBA Scholarship 2011 at University of Cyprus

MBA Scholarship 2011 at University of Cyprus

On behalf of the Department of Public and Business Administration of the University of Cyprus, we welcome you to the University of Cyprus MBA. This might be your first step towards a life changing experience.

During the past few years, the University of Cyprus has demonstrated its commitment to excellence in scholarship, research, and service. Building on the success of the previous years, we now launch a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program that takes pride in creating visionary and influential leaders in the local, regional and international business community.

We are looking to take on board individuals with promising leadership potential and excellent academic credentials, who will share knowledge and ideas, actively contribute to the program, and shape the future of business practice. These participants, the innovative program supported by world recognized faculty, and the academic environment that fosters scientific research, form the pillars of the leading MBA program in the region.

Your participation in this program will enhance your professional development and provide you with the management tools and skills to become an agile and highly adaptive leader with the ability to succeed in a rapidly changing business environment.

We encourage you to take part in this truly unique and exciting learning experience. We look forward to welcoming you soon to the University of Cyprus MBA family.


The following scholarships are available:
1. The MBA program aims to attract the strongest applicants. For this reason, the MBA program offers a number of scholarships for candidates who are accepted for the academic year 2011-2012 based on:

Academic excellence
Financial need
Application deadline: 15 April 2011
2. The MBA program, within its social responsibility and contribution dimension of creating leaders of tomorrow, has announced 32 scholarships for the academic year 2011-2012. The scholarships will be awarded based on the academic achievements and work experience of applicants who have been accepted in the program and are currently working for the following organizations:

Government departments
The Police Force
Association of municipalities
Authority for Supervision and Development of Cooperative Societies, Cooperative Societies
Electricity Authority of Cyprus
Cyprus Telecommunications Authority
Mass media
Private Sector Firms

Candidates must submit a completed application before the deadline, along with a copy of their academic degree(s), a verification from KYSATS if required, copies of certificates of other relevant examinations, and two recent photographs.

Admission Requirements:

Degree from a recognized academic institution or equivalent.
The program accepts students according to the selection criteria that focus on work experience and prior academic performance.
Priority will be given to applicants who have at least 3 years of full-time work experience and superior academic performance, which may also be demonstrated through GMAT or GRE exams.
Candidates that apply to the program in English must demonstrate proficiency in English through one of the following: TOEFL or IELTS or GCE or equivalent, unless they hold a degree from an English speaking institution.
Two recommendations from academics or people who are familiar with the work of the candidate.
Applicants will be invited for a personal interview to assess their contribution potential to the program.
How to Apply

Application forms and additional information can be obtained from the MBA office at the University of Cyprus or can be downloaded by clicking the button below:


Click to download (pdf)
Instructions on how to fill the form:

Save the file on your PC.
Open the file using Adobe Acrobat.
Fill in the application form selecting the appropriate field.
The package must be sent to:

MBA Program
Department of Public and Business Administration
School of Economics and Management
University of Cyprus
75 Kallipoleos Str.
P.O. Box 20537
CY 1678 Nicosia,
Application Deadline : 15 April 2011

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