Europe:Erasmus Mundus Master Course in System Biology

euSYSBIO is one of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Scheme in System Biology. Apply online from 15 September to 30 November, 2010. All applicants must submit the required documents, regardless of prior applications.

Last date for sending in your documents: 10 December 2010.

Required documents for euSYSBIO

1. A signed cover sheet (generated from the web-based application at – application code SYSBI)
2. A correctly certified copy of your bachelor’s degree in original language and translated into English.
3. A correctly certified copy of your transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included. If possible, please provide the university course descriptions from your university study guide or university website. Descriptions of the following courses should be included: multivariate calculus, linear algebra, computer science and programming.
4. Proof of your English proficiency.
5. GRE test-scores, if available.
6. A Curriculum vitae including details on your academic career.
7. A letter of motivation.
8. A copy of your passport or some other kind of identification in English.
9. Two letters of recommendation from professors of the most recently attended higher institution.
10. If you have work experience or other (publications, patents, posters, etc.) to support your application, please include certificates of these in your application.

Send your documents to the address on the cover sheet and keep an eye out for the link to the Erasmus Mundus Complementary Information form. It will be sent to ‘Your pages’ at when we have received your application documents. Your application is not complete without it.

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USA:Merit Fellowships/Graduate Society Term Time Research Awards Post – Prospectus Stage, Harvard University

The Harvard Merit Fellowships and Graduate Society Term Time Awards for Dissertation Research are nowsimilar in terms of eligibility requirements and stipend; they are available to outstanding GSAS students in allfields, including the natural sciences (separate applications no longer exist). These fellowships are normally tobe held in the fourth or fifth year, or earlier, and are for the purpose of allowing the students to devote a greaterportion of their time to research, fieldwork, and writing than would otherwise be possible. Students must havepassed Generals and have an approved dissertation prospectus at the time of nomination, or be scheduled tohave approval by the time the award begins (the award otherwise will be forfeited if approval does notmaterialize).The maximum grant is a single term standard cohort stipend (in FY10 it was $11,165 but may be subject tochange for the coming year). The award is taken for one semester, either fall or spring. During the semester that theaward is held, teaching is restricted to 1/5 (one section), with no restriction in the non-fellowship term.


Merit/Term Time candidates may be in any field within GSAS. All candidates must have passed Generalsand have an approved dissertation prospectus at the time of nomination, or must be scheduled to have anapproved prospectus by the time the award begins (the award otherwise will be forfeited if approval does notmaterialize). Normally, at the time of nomination, the candidates will be in the third or fourth year of thedoctoral program – or earlier.Please Note: Under a new policy, students will be allowed to combine the merit/term time fellowship stipendswith additional fellowships, with a cap of $32,000 stipend. Multiple winners will be expected to take the full non-GSAS award. It is important to report promptly, as soon as you receive another fellowship offer.

Application form:

How to apply:

Applicant must fulfill the following

1.Application form, which includes a brief synopsis of the proposed project
2.Candidate’s Statement of Purpose, two to four pages (double-spaced) in length.
3.A curriculum vitae
4.Two letters of recommendation from faculty members.
5.Candidate’s graduate school transcript. Note that when applying for internal

Harvard fellowships, studentsdo not need to submit an official transcript from the Registrar’s Office. They may submit a copy of their gradereport available online from the Registrar’s Office. To access our grade report, go to andsing in using your ID and PIN. Click on “Campus Resources”. Under “FAS Academics”, click on “OnlineStudent Record.”

If you meet the eligibility and other criteria described above, then you should: (a) prepare the required proposalor statement as described above; (b) seek required letters of recommendation as early as possible, submitting acopy of your proposal to the letter writer; and (c) instruct letter writers to submit letters to the appropriatedepartment administrator by the departmental deadline and verify that this has been done once the deadline hasbeen reached.

Application deadline: February 11, 2011

Contact:Cynthia Verba, Director of Fellowships, Holyoke Center 350.


USA:Fulbright Scholarhip Program 2011 for Pakistan

The United States Education Foundation in Pakistan invites applications for the Fulbright Scholar Program. The program seeks to improve mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Pakistan through academic and cultural exchange This program funds up to 10 monlhs of lectureship, post-doctoral research, or a combination of the two at a U.S. college or university. Persons selected are expected to share information about Pakistani literature and culture with their students, colleagues and community groups in the U.S. On returning to Pakistan, Fulbright scholars are expected to make a significant contribution to Pakistan’s development and to share their U.S. experiences with students, colleagues and community groups in Pakistan.

Deadline: 20 October 2010

Grant Benefits

The grant funds airfare, an incidental research allowance, a living stipend and health insurance The program also funds one accompanying dependent. USEFP will assist with the visa application process.


Scholars, professionals and artists from all disciplines are welcome lo apply, with Ihe exceplion of clinical medicine. Every applicant must either hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in his/her field, or be a distinguished leader in his/her field. Successful applicants must be committed lo serving Pakistan in the public, NCO, or privale sector. Candidates must have work experience in teaching, research, or the public sector in Pakistan. Successful candidates will have an excellent command over written and spoken English They will have a clear and well-formulated proposal about what they would like to accomplish in the U.S. and how it relates to their work in Pakistan The proposal is the most important single portion of the application People applying for lectureship must have a demonstrated abilily lo leach in a university setting. Persons who have completed their Ph.D. within the last two years or who have been to the U.S. for research or other longer-term educational opportunities within the last five years are ineligible. Also ineligible are persons with a dual U.SVPakistan nationality or who have a spouse, fiance, parent or child over 18 years of age who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Employees of the Fulbright organization or Ihe U.S. Deparlmenl of State are ineligible.

Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please visit our website at to download the application form

All application materials (original and one copy), including references, must be received by USEFP by 4:30 p.m. on October 20, 2010

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan

P.O. Box 1128, Islamabad 44000.
Phone: 051-8431300 Fax: 051-8431555


USA:Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarships

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings (Hollings) scholarship program is designed to:

1. increase undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities;
2. increase public understanding and support for stewardship of the ocean and atmosphere and improve environmental literacy;
3. recruit and prepare students for public service careers with NOAA and other natural resource and science agencies at the federal, state and local levels of government; and
4. recruit and prepare students for careers as teachers and educators in oceanic and atmospheric science and to improve scientific and environmental education in the United States.

The Hollings Scholarship Program provides successful undergraduate applicants with awards that include academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000 per year) for full-time study during the 9-month academic year; a 10-week, full-time internship position ($650/week) during the summer at a NOAA facility; and, if reappointed, academic assistance (up to a maximum of $8,000) for full-time study during a second 9-month academic year. The internship between the first and second years of the award provides the Scholars with “hands-on”/ practical educational training experience in NOAA-related science, research, technology, policy, management, and education activities. Awards also include travel funds to attend a mandatory Hollings Scholarship Program orientation, conferences where students present a paper or poster, and a housing subsidy for scholars who do not reside at home during the summer internship.

Eligibility Requirements:

* U.S. citizenship.
* Full-time status as a college sophomore at an accredited college or university within the United States or U.S. territories.
* Cumulative and semester/quarter GPA of 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale) in all completed undergraduate courses and in the major field of study.
* Majoring in a discipline area related to oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, or education, and supportive of the purposes of NOAA’s programs and mission, e.g., biological, social and physical sciences; mathematics; engineering; computer and information sciences; and teacher education.

Application deadline: 29January2011

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Canada:Ontario Graduate Scholarship Program

The Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) program is a merit-based scholarship. Awards are available to students in all disciplines of academic study. An Ontario Graduate Scholarship is awarded for one academic year, which may consist of two or three consecutive terms.

The OGS program is jointly funded by the Province of Ontario and the postsecondary institution. The Province of Ontario contributes two-thirds of the value of the award and the university provides one-third. For 2011-2012, the Province of Ontario will provide about $30 million towards these scholarships and eligible institutions will provide $15 million.


You must be at least 16 years of age.
If you are a Canadian citizen you are eligible to be considered for an OGS award. If you are in any of the following citizenship categories, statuses, you must have obtained that status no later than the OGS application deadline date in order to be considered for an OGS award:

Permanent Resident
- Protected Person [under subsection 95(2) of the Immigration and Refugee Protections Act (Canada)]
-Temporary resident visa as a member of the student class under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada)
Eligible Program
You must be taking an eligible program, which is defined as a full-time program of study of two or three terms at an eligible institution leading to a graduate degree. Each of the components that determine an eligible program is outlined below.
Course Load
You must be enrolled as a full-time student, as defined by the institution. To be considered a full-time student, you must meet the following conditions:
- be pursuing studies as a full-time occupation;
- not be employed, for more than an average of 10 hours per week for any term during registration as a full-time graduate student. Note: If you are employed as a teaching fellow or demonstrator, the ten hours per week should represent the total time spent by you in connection with the appointment, including preparation and marking examinations, etc.
Students who are unable to study full-time due to a permanent disability may still be considered for an award provided all other eligibility requirements are met.

Who Can Get This Aid
You may be considered for an OGS if you meet the criteria in each of the following areas.
Eligible Institution
You must be enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution in Ontario. Eligible institutions in Ontario are:
+ Brock University
+ Carleton University
+ University of Guelph
+ Lakehead University
+ Laurentian University of Sudbury
+ McMaster University
+ Nipissing University
+ Ontario College of Art and Design
+ University of Ontario Institute of Technology
+ University of Ottawa
+ Queen’s University
+ Ryerson University
+ University of Toronto
+ Trent University
+ University of Waterloo
+ The University of Western Ontario
+ Wilfrid Laurier University
+ University of Windsor
+ York University

Deadlines: Application deadline is November 17, 2010 if you are a direct applicant. If you are applying through your school, please check with them to find out their deadline.


The Luce Scholars Program in Asia

Each year, the Henry Luce Foundation invites Harvard University to nominate two to three students or alumni as candidates for the Foundation's national search for fifteen to eighteen Luce Scholars.

The goal of the Luce Scholars Program is to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program is aimed at a group of highly qualified young American in a variety of professional fields who have limited experience in Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia. The Luce Scholar Year is a cultural and experiential opportunity rather than an academic one. Students are not enrolled in colleges or universities and no academic credit is extended for the program. Luce Scholars gain new perspectives and cultural insights through immersed living and working experiences in Asia. A professional placement is individually arranged for each scholar on the basis of his or her professional interest, background, and qualifications.

Presently, the Luce Foundation can place Scholars in the following countries or regions: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

The Luce Scholars competition is open to Harvard College seniors, recent graduates of Harvard College, Harvard graduate students, and recent graduates of Harvard graduate or professional schools.. Applicants must be citizens of the U.S. who have not reached their 30th birthday by September 1st of the year they enter the program.

Scholars receive a monthly stipend from the Foundation sufficient to meet normal expenses in the country of their placement. Travel expenses, a onetime freight shipment, and medical and travel insurance are provided for scholars and their spouses.

For more information, including application procedures and deadlines, please consult the program guidelines.

D.A.A.D (German Academic Exchange Service) Grants for Study and Research in Germany

An agreement between the D.A.A.D (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, or German Academic Exchange Service) and Harvard University provides Harvard graduating seniors, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows the opportunity to apply for study or research scholarships in Germany.

Applicants in all academic fields are welcome to apply. Applicants should have a well-defined study or research project that makes a stay in Germany essential. Applicants in the arts, humanities, and social sciences should have a strong command of the German language.

Study Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified graduating seniors, graduate students, and recent Harvard University graduates of all disciplines to do independent study or to undertake a full Master's degree in Germany.

Research Scholarships are awarded to highly qualified doctoral candidates (Ph.D. candidates and other doctoral degrees) and post-doctoral fellows who wish to pursue research at German universities, institutes, or archives.

The fellowship includes consists of a monthly stipend ranging from approximately $900 to $1,205, a study/research subsidy, an extra baggage subsidy, a travel subsidy and health, accident, and liability insurance.

The D.A.A.D maintains a detailed website describing their program and criteria for selection at*. For more information, including information about the multi-step application process at Harvard, please see the program guidelines.

Deadline : October 15

* Students should not submit applications directly to the DAAD, as Harvard applicants will need to go through an internal selection process at Harvard.

Great Artesian Basin PhD Top-up Scholarships

Funding Body:

Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee (GABCC)


Great Artesian Basin PhD Top-up Scholarships

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Sciences & Engineering


Postgraduate Research


Two top-up scholarships are being offered for full-time PhD students to undertake research in the ecological, physical, cultural or socioeconomic aspects of the Great Artesian Basin. The scholarship will supplement primary postgraduate awards for PhD projects commencing in 2010.

There is no closing date for receipt of applications. Applications may be submitted at any time.


Applicants must be an Australian citizen or have Australian Permanent Resident status and be successful in obtaining a primary scholarship such as an Australian Postgraduate Award or equivalent.

Amount awarded:

The value of the award is $5000 per annum (tax exempt) and is for up to 3 years.

Application guide:

Please visit the Great Artesian Basin Coordinating Committee website for application information at:

Rhodes Scholarship 2011 for Hong Kong

Funding Body:

The Rhodes Trust


Rhodes Scholarship 2011 for Hong Kong

Research Areas:

Humanities & Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Sciences & Engineering




The Rhodes Scholarship Hong Kong is tenable at the University of Oxford. Applicants should have resided in, and received education in, Hong Kong for a minimum period of 10 years, or must be permanent residents of Hong Kong or citizens of the People’s Republic of China and enrolled in full time study at a university in Hong Kong. Applicants must also be aged between 19-25 and have obtained an honours degree or equivalent. The scholarship includes fees, a personal allowance, and travel allowance.

For further information please visit

Closing date:

29 September 2010

South Africa:UJ-CSIR Scholarships 2011

The University of Johannesburg (UJ)and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) established ajoint bursary programme in 2007.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be SA citizens.
• Scholarships are awarded on the basis that students commence full-time study at Honours, Master’s or Doctoral
level at the UJ in 2011.
• Applicants must ensure that their research area falls within one of the specified disciplines or in closely related disciplines (see Section 3 below).
• The scholarship-holder may not hold full-time salaried employment during the tenure of the scholarship, but he/
she will be allowed to undertake a maximum of twelve hours of teaching, tutorials, assistance or demonstration duties per week on average during the year of study, and he/she may be remunerated for his/her services at the normal UJ tariff for services rendered.
• Applicants must have a minimum average of 65% in their previous degree.
• These scholarships may not be heldconcurrently with bursaries, grants or emoluments which bind the recipient
to enter into the service of the contract holder on completion of his/ her studies.
• Students may enter into the programme at any of the following stages of study:
• 1st year of Honours in 2011
• 1st or 2nd year of Master’s in 2011 or
• 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of Doctorate in 2011
• provided that the necessary previous qualification has been completed by the commencement of the programme.
• Renewal of scholarships for each academic year is determined by satisfactory progress of the student.
• Scholarship-holders will be expected to spend a limited amount of time at CSIR facilities during the course of their studies in order to promote a good understanding of the CSIR among them.
• All successful students will be required to enter into a signed scholarships agreement with the UJ and CSIR.
• If a scholarship-holder does not obtain the degree for which the scholarship
was awarded within the prescribed period (one year for Honours; two years for Master’s and three years for doctoral study); relinquishes his/ her studies, or leaves the UJ during the period for which the scholarship was awarded, the UJ may at its sole
discretion require him/her to refund all payments of the scholarship already received for study towards the particular degree/diploma, plus interest at the rate of 15, 5 % per annum a tempore morae.

Applications are invited for Honours, Masters and Doctoral degrees, within the following disciplines or in closely related disciplines:

Material Science and Manfacturing

NaturalResources and the Environment

Information andCommunications Technology

National Laser Centre

Built Environment

Defence, Peace,Safety and Security

Modelling and Digital Science


Application forms and the Programme Guide can be downloaded from www.
1. Applicants must read through the Programme Guide carefully BEFORE submitting an application.
2. All fields in the application form must be completed correctly or your application will be rejected.
3. All applicants must submit the following documents:
• An application form
• Curriculum Vitae (clearly indicating
your study field)
• ID document
• Full official academic record including all levels of tertiary study prior to your current qualification. Please note that
academic records from student portals will NOT be accepted. (Do not submit certificates. Academic records must include marks)
• For Master’s and Doctoral students
- A brief (max one page) outline of the project you would like to explore (clearly indicating the research area

- as specified in Section 3 – that you fit into)
4. If you are unable to courier or post your application, please either
1) hand deliver to Postgraduate Centre, APK Library and Information Centre, Level 1 (Next to the 24 hour study area) Auckland Park Kingsway Campus, A-Ring 425
Att: Ms P Luvhengo OR
Fax to 011-559-4094
Att: Ms P Luvhengo.
5. Confirm receipt of your application if
you courier, post or fax with
Ms P Luvhengo at 011-559-3780 or

Application Closing Date: 15 October 2010

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Canada: Postdoc Position in High Performance Computing, Memorial University

The project “High Performance Computing for Geophysical Applications”, an interdisciplinary project between the Departments of Earth Science, Physics and Physical Oceanography, and Mathematics and Statistics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, is seeking candidates for TWO Post- Doctoral Fellowship positions. The purpose of this project is to develop algorithms and software for the numerical modelling and inversion of geophysical data using high-performance, multi-core, shared- memory computer architectures. Development will be carried out on a dedicated large-scale multiprocessor computer that is to be purchased as part of the project.

Particular goals of the project include: the implementation of an interactive 3D pre-stack seismic migration algorithm for multi-core, shared-memory computational environments; the implementation of
adaptive beam-forming methodology on a parallel computational architecture; and the development of 3D seismic and joint seismic–gravity–EM inversion algorithms. The two Post- Doctoral Fellows will be expected to contribute towards the attainment of these goals.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Geophysics, Physics, Computational Science, or similar discipline with a background in scientific computation and experience programming in at least one of
the two major languages FORTAN90 and C/C++. Candidates who are in the final year of a PhD programme and who will have completed all the requirements for their programme by the start date of the position will also be considered.

The positions are for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year subject to budgetary constraints. The start-date for both positions is negotiable, but before April 1st 2011 is preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For more information, or to apply for one of the positions, please contact:

J. P. Whitehead, PhD
Professor, Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada, A1B 2X7

Email: johnw[ at ]

Belgium:PhD Position in Scientific Computing at K.U.Leuven

Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics
division of the Computer Science Department at K.U.Leuven in Belgium.

The project involves the numerical simulation of wave scattering and propagation problems using boundary element methods, with an emphasis on high frequencies and with applications in acoustics and electromagnetics. The goal is to drastically reduce the necessary degrees of freedom by studying and incorporating the asymptotic behaviour of the solution. The required asymptotic analysis has already been carried out for a great variety of problems in the last couple of decades, yet this knowledge has not been exploited to its full extent. The challenge of the project is to bring existing ingredients together, thereby turning mathematics into applications.

A slightly longer description of the project can be found on the website of the Arenberg Doctoral School.

Feel free to contact daan.huybrechs[ at ] for more details and specifics.

Please apply using the above link.

UK:Colt Foundation Fellowships in Occupational/Environmental Health 2011

The Colt Foundation is particularly interested in high quality research projects in the field of occupational and environmental health, particularly those aimed at discovering the causeof illneises arising from conditions at the place of work. The Foundation also makes grants each year to PhD students whose subject is relevant to this field of medicine. The grant is normally for three years, and the stipend rate for the first year is f’12,000 (t 1 3 ,000 inside London), rising with inflation for the following two years. Fees will be paid as incurred. Further details can be obtained from Jackie Douglas at the address shown. The grant does not attract tax. In recent years grants have been made in respect of:

• The role of microRNAs in occupational allergic contact dermatitis
• Human health, climate change and the bio-energy industry
• Analyses on the association of asthma with occupational exposure using data from the ‘ British 1958 Rirth Cohort
• The effects of intermittent or prolonged exposure to environmentally relevant UV
radiation in mammalian cells
• Geographical information systems and statistics in environmental health: Asthma prescribing and air pollution in space and time
• Development and validation of a diagnostic tool for occupational asthma based on
serial lung function measurements
• An investigation into the potential toxicologtcalhazard of nanotubes on the lungs
• The positive work environment and its effect on employee health
• A molecular approach to understanding the mechanism(s) of silica-induced lung
• Air pollution and children’s health

Applications are now invited from prospective students who are qualified in science or
medicine and should include an outiine of the proposed research, a CV, a strong letter of
support from the proposed supervisor, and the contact details of two referees’ The
application must te iubmitted by the student personally.

Application deadline: 18th October 2010


Erasmus Mundus Master Scholarships in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) 2011

The MSc programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) is a top-level programme aimed at preparing qualified graduates to deal with contemporary tropical forestry. It provides students with direct access to the best tropical forestry teaching in Europe.

The programme is offered by a five university consortium from Denmark, France, Germany, Italy and Wales. The programme consists of a year of study in one of three institutions (Bangor, Copenhagen, Dresden) followed by a second study year at one of the four other institutions. The aim of the first year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable tropical forestry. This allows students to choose freely among the five specialisation options in the second year. The first year ends with the Joint Summer Module including field work in a tropical country. Specialisation options in the second year are agroforestry systems (Bangor), socio-economics of tropical forestry (Copenhagen), tropical forest management (Dresden), environmental management and policies for tropical forests (Montpellier), or ethics in forestry and responsible trade in tropical forest products and services (Padova). The teaching staff is very active in research and students profit from their global expertise.

The SUTROFOR offers an integrated study programme with a resulting double degree that is fully recognised in all the participating countries. Selection requires a strong Bachelor’s degree, the applicant’s CV, documentation of proficiency in English (and if choosing Montpellier, French in some cases), the applicant’s personal statement of motivation, and recommendations from two references. The language of instruction is English with a French option in Montpellier.

Category A Scholarships for Third-country nationals: Total 48.000 EUR

Category A scholarships can be awarded to masters students from all countries other than the 27 EU member states and EEA/EFTA states: Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway. Furthermore, you must comply with the 12 months rule: You must not be a resident nor have carried out main activity (studies, work etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries.

Category B Scholarships for European nationals: Total 20.000 EUR

Category B scholarships can be awarded to any masters students who do not fullfil the criteria A defined above, i.e nationality requirement and 12 months rule.

For both categories please note:

  1. You must study in two of the consortium partner countries.
  2. The two countries must be different from the country in which you have obtained your last university degree.

It is possible to be admitted to the Course, even though you are not awarded a scholarship. You will then have to cover EM SUTROFOR participatory costs. If you finance your study yourself, you are allowed to study in the country of your last university degree.

Deadline for Non-EU students is 1 December 2010

For further information, please see the application form for Non-EU students

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Erasmus Mundus: Masters Scholarship Programme 2011/12 in International Performance Research (MAIPR) for International Students

unded by the European Commission, the MA in International Performance Research (MAIPR) Erasmus

Mundus programme from autum 2011 will be offered by four internationally renowned academic institutions: the University of Warwick in the UK; the Universiteit van Amsterdam (the University of Amsterdam) in The Netherlands; the Tampereen Yliopisto (the University of Tampere) in Finland, the latter in cooperation with Helsingin Yliopisto (the University of Helsinki); and the Arts University of Belgrade (Serbia)

Students study at two of these institutions, a home and a mobility institution. The two institutions at which you study – and either can be your home or your mobility location – will be a combination of Warwick, Amsterdam and Arts Belgrade. You also conduct fieldwork and arts research in these countries. You will spend from the beginning of the course until the December holiday break at your home institution. You then go to your mobility institution, where you will study until the end of June. When you finish your mobility period, you will be expected to complete your studies at your home university.

In addition, all students attend a summer school in Finland, run by Tampere, thereby benefitting from additional teaching and supervision by Finnish tutors throughout the programme.

Students successfully completing the programme will receive a double degree from the Universities of Warwick, Amsterdam or Arts Belgrade.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships: the European Commission, via the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), funds two scholarship competitions for outstanding students from outside the EU and for selected EU/EEA/EFTA students, as well as for a number of visiting scholars. Please see at the link for more details.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarships (SUBJECT TO CONFIRMATION)

Erasmus Mundus (EM) Scholarships are funded by the European Commission (EC), under the management of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). EM scholarships are awarded to the strongest applicants to the MAIPR programme itself, in accordance with the rules and regulations set by the EACEA.

EM Scholarship Competition 2011-12 Eligibility: Erasmus Mundus has two separate competitions, Category A and Category B:

CategoryA: € 36 000: The application deadline is Tuesday, 4th January 2011

Category A scholarships are aimed at covering all the costs of the programme, therefore fees, travel and living expenses over 16 months:

  • 10 scholarships for eligible third-country applicants (therefore those whose nationality and place of abode are outside of the EU/EEA/EFTA area) who have lived, studied and/or worked for LESS THAN a cumulative period of 12 months within the EU/EEA/EFTA area as at 31 January 2011.
  • 2 additional scholarships are reserved for eligible West Balkans and Turkish applicants who have lived, studied and/or worked for LESS THAN a cumulative period of 12 months within the EU/EEA/EFTA area as at 31 January 2011.

After the 12 000 programme fee has been deducted from the EM scholarship, you will receive 24 000. This amount is made up as follows:

  • € 8 000 travel and installation allowance
  • € 16 000 monthly stipend

The above will usually be paid in 16 x monthly instalments of 1 500 €. The first payment will be made shortly after arrival at your home university.

Category B: € 14 000: The application deadline is Tuesday, 4th January 2011

Category B scholarships are considered as financial contributions rather than full scholarships:

  • 8 scholarships for eligible EU/EEA/EFTA applicants, also third-country applicants who have lived, studied and/or worked for MORE THAN a cumulative period of 12 months within the EU/EEA/EFTA area as at 31 January 2011.

After the programme fee has been deducted from the EM scholarship, an EU student will receive € 8 000 to be paid over 16 months at the rate of € 500 per month.

EM Scholarship Competitions: you do not apply separately for either of the EM scholarship competitions. Recommendations are made by the MAIPR consortium and are based solely on the quality of the application to the MAIPR programme itself. See the How to Apply webpage for more information.

EM scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. It is therefore important that your MAIPR application is as strong as possible as competition for the scholarships is very strong. You should also bear in mind that you may be accepted onto the MAIPR programme but not be awarded a scholarship. Remember: if you apply for the MAIPR after the 4th-January 2011 deadline, you cannot be entered into the EM competition

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USA:WAPPP/International Security Program Fellowship At Harvard Kennedy School

In the academic year 2010-2011, the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School will be awarding one postdoctoral residential fellowship to an outstanding scholar in security affairs from the United States or elsewhere working to promote basic research in the broad area of international security with a particular focus on issues relating to gender. This fellow must hold a Ph.D. by September 2010. The fellow will hold his or her fellowship jointly with the International Security Program (ISP) of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (Belfer Center).

For 2008-2009, the fellowship was awarded to Dr. Megan Mackenzie, a political scientist who will conduct a comparative analysis of the existing policies and programs created to address children born of war time rape and AIDS orphans in Sierra Leone and Uganda.


The Women and Public Policy Program / International Security Program Fellow will be expected to participate actively in the weekly WAPPP and ISP seminars and also in the intellectual life of the two centers, taking part in seminars relevant to their interests and presenting papers. Research fellows will also be expected to complete a book, monograph, scholarly article or other significant publication during their period of residence.


The stipend for the 2010-2011 academic year postdoctoral fellowship is $34,000. Residential fellowships also provide for individual health insurance and institutional support.


Applicants for the Women and Public Policy Program / International Security Program Fellowship should submit one complete copy of the items below:

  1. A cover letter with current e-mail address and home address.
  2. A current curriculum vitae (including publications).
  3. A 1500-word description of the proposed research project, and a statement indicating the need for postdoctoral support. This proposal should include the background, nature, importance, specific objectives, and methodology of the proposed research.
  4. One or two unbound samples of writing. If possible, these should be pertinent to the application.
  5. Three letters of recommendation attesting to the applicant’s professional competence.
  6. Please also indicate whether we may forward your application to other programs who we think may be interested in your work.

Selection Process:

Applications must be received in hard copy by WAPPP no later than January 31, 2011 for a fellowship beginning the following September. Applications will be reviewed by a faculty selection committee, and awards will be announced by early April. While being considered for a Women and Public Policy Program fellowship, you may be informed that you have received another fellowship. We would appreciate you passing this information along to us.

Applications for the 2011-2012 fellowship should be addressed to Theresa Lund at the following address:

Theresa Lund
Associate Director for Research
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Tel: 617-496-6609
Fax: 617-496-6154

Notification Process:

Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decisions by early April.

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USA:MIT/CIMIT Medical Engineering Graduate Fellowships 2011/2012

These awards will support the work of four MIT engineering students who wish to focus their PhD studies on healthcare research.The MIT/CIMIT Medical Engineering Fellowship offers support in the highly innovative yet classically under-funded areas of:
- Medical device development
- New algorithms
- Software for use in clinical practices, and
- The engineering of medical environments
The fellowship can support work in any of these exciting areas.
Each fellowship award is for 9 months of stipend and tuition (for the period 1/16/11-5/30/11 and 9/1/11- 1/15/12), plus $500 for travel to present at a national society meeting; renewal in the second year is possible upon review.
Nominations (maximum of 3 candidates from each department) must be submitted by the Department/Division Head and include:
- One letter of recommendation from the student’s research advisor or another faculty member familiar with the student’s talents and interests;
- Student’s CV; and
- Personal statement (a one-page student written description of his/her research interests)
Candidate requirements:
- Graduate student must be in 2nd or 3rd year
- Academic excellence
- Willingness to collaborate; and
- Strong desire to solve complex medical engineering problems
The Dean will submit a ranked, short list of candidates to the MIT/CIMIT Medical Engineering Fellowship
Award Selection Committee. Finalists may be interviewed by the selection committee

Application Deadline : 20 September 2010

For International Students: January 1 2011


USA:The Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Omidyar Fellowship at the Santa Fe Institute is unique among postdoctoral appointments. The Institute has no formal programs or departments. Research is collaborative and spans the physical, natural, and social sciences. Most research is theoretical and/or computational in nature, although may include an empirical component. SFI averages 15 resident faculty, 95 external faculty, and 250 visitors per year. Descriptions of the research themes and interests of the faculty and current Fellows can be found at


* – a Ph.D. in any discipline (or expect to receive one by September 2011)
* – computational and quantitative skills
* – an exemplary academic record
* – a proven ability to work independently and collaboratively
* – a demonstrated interest in multidisciplinary research
* – evidence of the ability to think outside traditional paradigms

Applications are welcome from:

* – candidates from any country
* – candidates from any discipline
* – women and minorities, as they are especially encouraged to apply.

Application Materials:

Interested candidates must submit the following:

1. Curriculum vitae (including publications list).
2. Statement of research interests (max. 2 pages) to include a short description of the research you would like to pursue and why.
3. Description of interest in SFI (max. 1 page) that describes your potential contribution to the SFI community and also explains the potential impact of SFI on your research. Consider addressing one or more of the following: What sort of input from other fields would most improve your future research? What type of multidisciplinary workshop might you want to organize during your Fellowship? What aspects of your present or future research are difficult to pursue in a traditional academic environment?
4. Three letters of recommendation from scholars who know your work. (The letters should be sent independent of the application. When you complete the online application, please be prepared to provide e-mail addresses of the three individuals who will recommend you. SFI will contact them directly with instructions for submitting letters.)
5. (Optional) A copy of one paper you have written in English, either published or unpublished.

Application deadline: November 1, 2010


UK:Postdoctoral Researcher At Oxford University

The research is funded by the Wellcome Trust, and will investigate interactions between auditory and motor areas in the brain during speech perception and production. The project will employ a variety of techniques either separately or in combination; these include behavioural measures, TMS, MEG and functional MRI.

Applicants should hold (or be about to obtain) a doctoral degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field. They should also have a strong background in cognitive neuroscience research and an interest in speech communication. Prior experience with at least one of the methods used (TMS, MEG or functional MRI) will be necessary, and prior experience with combining these techniques will also be advantageous. Other criteria are: autonomy through all stages of experimentation, sound knowledge of experimental design and statistical methods, and proven ability to express ideas and disseminate findings effectively. Applicants should be able to work independently as well as co-operate with other members of the research team.

The position is funded from 1 January 2011 for two years in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for a further 12 months.

Further information on the Speech and Brain Research Group can be found on the website at Initial scientific enquiries about the post or the project may be directed to Dr Kate Watkins (email: or Dr Riikka Mottonen (email: ).

Further particulars, including instructions on applying for this post and a copy of the application form, are available from the Administration Offices (email: or can be accessed on the departmental website at The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 8 October 2010. Please quote reference number CQ/10/013 on all correspondence. Interviews are scheduled for the end of October 2010.


UK:Scholarships At University of Westminster 2011

The deadline for scholarship applications for January 2011 is 1 November 2010 unless otherwise specified.

Alumni Scholarships:

These scholarships are gathered from income earned by the alumni affinity services. They are available to you if you are a graduate of any University of Westminster undergraduate degree and plan to proceed to a full-time Masters degree within the University.

Amount: £2,000 tuition fee waivers.

Eligibility: You must be a University of Westminster graduate progressing to a full-time Masters degree at the University.

Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need.

Full Fee Waiver Scholarships:

Amount: Full tuition fee waivers.

Eligibility: You must be an international student and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

Half Fee Waiver Scholarships:

Amount: 50% tuition fee waivers.

Eligibility: You must be an international student and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

MBA Scholarships:

Amount: 50% tuition fee waivers.

Eligibility: You must hold an offer for the full or part-time MBA degree.

Criteria: Academic excellence, career progression and financial need. Preference will be given to you if you work in the voluntary or public sector.

Deadline: 01 December 2010.

Westminster Business School (WBS) Part-Time Scholarships:

These scholarships are offered by Westminster Business School (WBS) to you if you are academically exceptional.

Amount: 50% tuition fee waivers.

Eligibility: You must hold an offer for any part-time Masters degree, excluding the MBA, within Westminster Business School.

Criteria: Academic excellence, career progression and financial need.

Deadline: 01 December 2010.

Westminster International Scholarships:

These generous awards are aimed at fully funding you if you are from a developing country and will study a full-time Masters degree at the University. Particular preference will be given to you if you can demonstrate how the knowledge you acquire from your studies will aid the development of your own country.

Amount: Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.

Eligibility: You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.

Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.


MMMF Educational Grants for Students of Developing Countries Studying in US and Canada

This scholarship is for the students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximetly $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Every year, the MMMF also invites the recipients to Washington DC to participate in a three day Awards Program organized in their honor.

Follow the application procedure below.

Application Forms: available online from mid-September 2010.
Deadline for submitting completed applications: N/A
Results: ONLY successful applicants will be notified around May 1, 2011

Eligibility Criteria

A woman is eligible to apply for an MMMF grant if she meets all the following criteria:
1.has a record of service to women and children and a commitment to improve the lives of women and children in developing countries.
2.resides in the U.S. or Canada at the time she submits the application. enrolled (in residence) at an accredited U.S. or Canadian educational institution for the academic year 2010-2011, intend to be enrolled for the 2011-2012 academic year.
4.uses the grant toward the completion of her degree. a national of a lower or middle income country, as designated by MMMF Country Eligibility List. not a U.S. or Canadian citizen, permanent U.S. resident or Canadian Landed Immigrant.
7.intends to return to her country(or other developing country) within two years of receiving the MMMF grant.
8.demonstrates financial need. at least 25 years old by December 31, 2010 (Born before December 31, 1985). not related to a World Bank Group staff member or their spouse.


UK:Abdullah Al-Mubarak Research Fellowship in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

The College hopes to elect not later than 1 December 2010 to an ABDULLAH AL-MUBARAK RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES, with tenure from 1 January 2011. Candidates should have recently completed or be about to complete a doctoral degree. The College welcomes applications from scholars with research interests in any aspect of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, including especially Gulf Studies. The tenure of the Fellowship will be for three years. The holder will be expected to do a limited amount of teaching for the College, but would require the permission of the Governing Body to undertake other paid work. The stipend currently ranges from £20,938 to £23,566 and is reviewed annually.

Applications, which are due by 24 September 2010, should be made online, where further particulars and relevant links are available. Informal enquiries can be made to the Senior Tutor’s Assistant, Sally Clowes.

Application Deadline: 24 September 2010


UK:Warwick Business School ESRC Case PhD Studentship 2011

One of the under-researched effects of higher education expansion in the last two decades has been increasing recruitment of graduates by small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and to sectors of economic activity and occupations to which previously, undergraduate study had not been a normal route. A key strategic objective of UK government higher education and training policies and investment during the last 25 years has been to raise workforce skills levels on the assumption that this would have economic and social benefits and indeed, was essential for economic growth, innovation and national productivity in an increasingly competitive global economy. An integral aspect of the expansion of higher education was to widen access to it from previously under-represented groups and extend opportunities to socially and economically disadvantaged sections of the population.

The assessment of how far these objectives have been met is widely debated and the current labour market provides a challenging research opportunity to investigate emerging trends. There continues to be considerable concern about the extent to which the integration of this increasing population of graduates into the labour market has reflected increased levels of national skill development and utilization and how far it has led to increasing graduate underemployment. This studentship provides the opportunity for a PhD student to conduct research that builds on the Futuretrack longitudinal survey of the cohort of students that applied through UCAS in 2005-6 to study full-time undergraduate courses at UK higher education institutions (HEIs). The survey is funded by the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), which is collaborating with the University of Warwick and the ESRC to offer this studentship. See for recent research undertaken by the institute and in particular, details of the Futuretrack survey, and for details about the sponsoring partner organisation and its related activities.

It is envisaged that this will be a mixed-methods project, to take advantage of the resources available to the student. In addition to targeted analysis of the micro data and qualitative responses recorded in the survey, the successful applicant would be encouraged to conduct follow-up investigations of graduates who had appropriate employment and were willing to participate, and possibly their employers. HECSU, which produces the annual What do graduates Do? analyses of first destination statistics, has an extensive database of graduate recruiters and has conducted surveys of graduates from previous cohorts during their early careers, and it may be possible for the PhD student to draw on to identify suitable case study examples of organizations or potential graduate interviewees. The studentship would be attached to the IER Futuretrack Research team, directed by Professor Kate Purcell on a project agreed with HECSU and drawing on the expertise and resources of IER, WBS and HECSU.

Application Deadline: Monday 04 October 2010


Erasmus Mundus:MSc in Optics in Science and Technology– OpSciTech for International Students

MSc OpSciTech is a unique European Master’s Course providing a comprehensive and multidisciplinary coverage of the field of Optics, from upstream scientific aspects to engineering and applications in major sectors of the economy. Offered by six top-level academic partners in five countries, it receives financial support from the European Commission and is supported by major industries such as Alcatel-Lucent, Philips, Saint-Gobain, Thales, Zeiss or ASML.

The OpSciTech partners are:

· Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

· Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany

· Imperial College London, The United Kingdom

· Universit√© Paris-Sud 11 and Institut d’Optique Graduate School, Paris, France

· Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

Optics: the branch of physics and engineering which describes the behaviour of light and its interaction with matter and utilizes it.
More precisely, “Optics is the field of science and engineering encompassing the physical phenomena and technologies associated with the generation transmission manipulation detection and utilization of light” (ref.: “Harnessing Light: Optical Science and Engineering for the 21st Century”, National Academy Press 1998 ISDN 1-800-624-6242?…)

Applications: biosciences to medical technology, quantum physics to telecommunications, optical systems to mechatronics and image analysis.
Optics has been around for many centuries and will remain at the heart of science and technology for century to come.
MSc OpSciTech is your opportunity to be part of the vibrant community of optics scientists and engineers.

Erasmus Mundus grants for non-EU students (“Category A” from 2010-11)
OpSciTech is one of the Master Courses selected by the prestigious Erasmus Mundus framework of the European Commission through which students from non-European Uni0n countries are eligible for two-year grants of € 24,000 per year. For 2010/2011, a total of 10 Erasmus Mundus grants are available for these students (“general category”) and additionally 1 or 2 specifically for students from “special windows”, namely Western Balkans and Turkey. EM grants are awarded on the basis of merit by the European Commission under proposition of the OpSciTech board.

Erasmus Mundus Master programme
Optics in Science & Technology
Coordinator’s Office
Campus Polytechnique-RD 128, 2 av. Augustin Fresnel
91127 Palaiseau Cedex FRANCE
Phone : +33 1 64 53 32 08

Application Deadline: 02 January 2011

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USA:Niehaus Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Regional Political Economy

This fellows program is targeted at developing a new generation of scholars able to analyze and make policy recommendations about the regional political economy in the Middle East, East, South, or Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America. The Center invites candidates with a background in economics, political science, contemporary history, sociology, law, business, and other disciplines bearing on the study of markets, politics, and economic development, focusing on the regions of the Middle East, East, South, or Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America to apply. Scholarly work should explore the ways in which the politics within and between a set of countries intersect with natural resource endowments, market conditions, technological and physical infrastructure, and cultural biases to explain existing patterns of economic development and to promote higher levels of development more effectively. Selected candidates will be required to be in residence for the duration of the fellowship (September 1, 2011-July 1, 2012
Applicants are required to hold a PhD in one of the above mentioned disciplines.

To apply, please provide the following:

* Cover letter explaining the candidate’s scholarly career, prospective or actual doctoral defense date, and academic interests;
* Current C.V. including publications;
* 2000-word description of the proposed research project, including its specific objectives, importance, and research design;
* One writing sample (limit of 100 pages);
* Contact information for three references.

Candidates who hold positions at academic institutions will also be required to submit:

* Statement indicating if a sabbatical leave is available
* Home institution policy with regard to sabbatical pay
* History of “sabbatical leaves” over the past seven years
* A confidential statement indicating salary for the current academic year (September 2010-July 1, 2011)

Salary – Rank and salary will be contingent on qualifications. Fellows will receive applicable Princeton University benefits, a moving allowance, and $2,500 research fund.

For more information about the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance fellowship program, please contact:
Patricia Trinity, Assistant Director at

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Japan:INPEX Scholarship 2011 for International Students

INPEX Scholarship Foundation was established in tokyo, Japan as Non-profit organization under the permission of minister of education, based on the fund offered by INPEX Corporation (which was named Indonesia Petroleum Co. at that time), a Tokyo based oil exploration company, to promote mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill by exchange of education, art and natural sciences through the scholarship program between Indonesia and Japan. The main program is to offer scholarship awards to Indonesian youths, who have graduated from universities in Indonesia and live in Indonesia, and who wish to study the subjects in the fields of natural science in the Graduate level

Deadline: 15 November 201o

School of Universities in Japan for Master’s Degree, and to offer scholarship awards to Japanese youths also who wish to study in Indonesia.


* Those who have the nationality of the Republic of Indonesia and have studied the course of Natural Science in the prestigious national universities in Indonesia more than 16 years of of school education, and not more than 30 years of age when application is submitted, having “SARJANA” degree
* Those who have the aim to study the course of natural science in the master’s degree course of universities in Japan, and were permitted or are expected to be permitted to enter university
* Those who have excellent result of school record, (cumulative GPA more than 3), and are in good health
* Those who have been permitted to get scholarship from foundation by their belonging institutes, universities, or companies.
* Those who have interest in the friendly relations between the Republic of Indonesia and Japan are prepared to contribute the promotion of such relations
* Those who have not been awarded other scholarships in Japan

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