USA: Harvard Academy Scholars Program

The Academy Scholars Program identifies and supports outstanding scholars at the start of their careers whose work combines disciplinary excellence in the social sciences (including history and law) with a command of the language, history, or culture of non-Western countries or regions. Their scholarship may elucidate domestic, comparative, or transnational issues, past or present. The Academy Scholars are [read more..]

USA: Yale World Fellows Program

The Yale World Fellows Program seeks applications from mid-career emerging leaders who have distinguished themselves within their own professions, regions, countries, or at an international level. Successful applicants uniformly possess the extraordinary qualities of mind and character that strong leadership requires. Candidates for the Fellowship must demonstrate themselves to be driving forces [read more..]

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Friday, July 31, 2009

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Postdoctoral positions, RIKEN Brain Science Institute Wako, Japan

We are currently hiring post-doctoral positions in the Gardner Research Unit at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute.We are looking for highly motivated scientists whoare interested in studying visual perception with a combination of functional MRI techniques and psychophysics. Candidates should have, or be expecting to receive, a PhD in neuroscience, bioengineering, or related fields. A strong training in experimental methodology (not necessarily fMRI and psychophysics – for example, single-unit neurophysiology is appropriate) with solid quantitative skills is required.

RIKEN is located in Wako, Japan which is a 12 minute train ride from central Tokyo. Seminars and daily scientific activities at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute are all conducted in English. Non-Japanese applicants may apply for on-campus housing for their first year. For inquiries, send a brief cover letter stating your research interests, your CV and contact information for two scientist who can act as references to

Justin L. Gardner at

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Germany: DAAD Undergraduate Scholarship 2010 - 2011


Highly qualified undergraduate students are invited to apply for scholarships funding study, senior thesis research and/or internships in Germany. The goal of this program is to support study abroad in Germany and at German universities. Preference will be given to students whose projects or programs are based at and organized by a German university. Scholarships are available either as part of an organized study abroad program or as part of an individual, student-designed study abroad semester or year.

Eligibility Requirements

Each year, an independent selection committee of academics and international education experts is assembled to select the Undergraduate Scholarship grantees. This committee is looking for students who:

are currently second and third year students and will be in their third and fourth year during their stay in Germany

are seeking DAAD support for a 4-10 month period in Germany during the German academic year.

possess outstanding academic records and personal integrity, as evinced by both their grades and letters of recommendation.

are US or Canadian citizens or permanent residents thereof. Foreign nationals are eligible if they have been full-time students at an accredited US or Canadian university for more than one year at the time of application and will return to the US or Canada after the scholarship period to complete their Bachelor's degree.

have well-defined study, research or internship plans for their stay in Germany.
submit the DAAD language evaluation form with their application, although German language competency is not mandatory.

demonstrate an interest in contemporary German and European affairs and who explain the significance of their project in Germany to their future studies, research or professional goals.

are enrolled, full-time students in an undergraduate degree-granting program at an accredited North American college or university

Terms of Award

Scholarships may be granted for a minimum of four (one semester) and a maximum of 10 months (one academic year). Recipients will be awarded a monthly stipend of approximately € 650, plus additional funds to help defray travel and research expenses as well as health insurance.

Note: The scholarship periods must take place during the German academic year (anywhere from October 2010 through July 2011)

The Application Process

The application form must be completed online and you must send the original printout of the application with your signature, your supplemental documents and materials, and 3 copies of everything in one package to the DAAD New York office. Be sure to submit all materials and the correct amount of copies of each. Do not staple or bind any part of your application! Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted. Please disregard the "Information regarding your application", the last page of the online application. The information relevant to your application is the following as well as the instructions DAAD New York provides in the Online Application Guidelines and the Instructions for Completing the DAAD Online Application.Your paperwork should be in English or French (if you are French Canadian) not in German.Supplemental Documents are:

Project Proposal
Two Letters (no more, no less) of Recommendation: If you have two majors, please submit letters from professors in both of your major fields of study; Otherwise, please submit a letter from a professor in your major field of study, and a letter from a professor in one of your minor fields of study. Please make sure to tell your professors not to send letters in German!

One of the following: Acceptance into Study Abroad Program, Exchange Program, letter by mentor or invitation from a German university. (see FAQs if you have questions)
Statement of Support and Credit Eligibility. Click here to download the Statement of Support and Credit Eligibility.

Transcripts (for the Undergraduate Scholarship Program only college transcripts!)
Language Evaluation Certificate (Sprachzeugnis).Click here to download the Language Evaluation Certificate (Sprachzeugnis).

Please do not call our office; you will receive an e-mail or letter of acknowledgment approximately four weeks after the deadline. If you want proof of receipt right away, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard in your application.

Applicants will receive notification of acceptance in May 2009.

Please provide your documents in the order listed above and do not staple or bind any of your documents!

Mail your application to:

DAAD(German Academic Exchange Service)
Undergraduate Scholarships
871 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 p

Application Deadline

All applications for the academic year 2010/11 must be postmarked by January 31, 2010


If you have questions regarding the Undergraduate Scholarship award, please contact: If you are NOT a citizen or student in the UNITED STATES or CANADA, please see DAAD International


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Master/PhD Scholarships from the Government of Ireland

The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) 'EMBARK' Scheme offers opportunities for suitably qualified students to pursue a postgraduate degree by research. The Scheme supports basic research in the broad areas of Science, Engineering and Technology. The call for applications opens on June 9th 2009 for students and researchers hoping to begin postgraduate research in the Republic of Ireland in October 2009. While a majority of postgraduate Scholarships awarded by the Council are offered to European Union (EU) citizens or to those who are ordinarily resident within a member state of the EU, a proportion of awards are also offered to exceptional candidates who are ordinarily resident in non EU member states.

Scholarships are awarded only to those who will be full-time students and who will engage fulltime in research during the period of the award. Students awarded under the scheme must maintain their principle residence in Ireland during the term of the Scholarship and Scholarships must be held at a recognised third-level institution in Ireland.

The Scholarship awards are valued at 24,003 per year of award. Of this amount 16,002 is paid as a maintenance award to the Scholar. The remaining 8,001 is allocated to cover payment of fees to the Research Body, and support for the research to be carried out.

Government Of Ireland Scholarships In Science, Engineering And Technology
Description of Scheme

The duration of the award will normally be 36 months for PhD Funding. Funding for a M.Sc. (by research) will normally be for 12 months. Recipients of the award at M.Sc. level are encouraged to continue to a PhD providing that the additional funding period is agreed with IRCSET in advance.

Applications for funding under the scheme are accepted by an online electronic application system available at our website from June 9th 2009.

In addition to applications for Embark Initiative Funding applicants may also apply, using the online application system, for funding under IRCSET's Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The Enterprise Partnership Scheme offers researchers the opportunity to gain additional valuable experience while completing their research by working closely with a relevant industry partner as well as providing insights into some of the commercial factors stimulating research in Ireland. Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI), through the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, provide a number of additional scholarships in areas of sustainable energy. Students working in areas ranging from the grid integration of wind to the applied chemistry of bio fuels have been previously supported. IRCSET welcomes such applications to the competition. Queries regarding the scheme which have not been addressed in the scheme documentation

Apply Online

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USA: Postdoctoral Fellowship 2010-2011/Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP), Princeton University


The Program in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Michael Oppenheimer, Director) announces its 2010-2011 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. STEP will award one-year research positions (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) to eligible, talented researchers. These awards are designed to promote basic policy-relevant research under the supervision of one or more STEP faculty members. STEP faculty are offering fellowship opportunities in the following areas of interest:

- David Wilcove: (1)conservation of migratory animals (2) impacts of logging and agriculture on biodiversity in Southeast Asia

- Michael Oppenheimer: (1) modeling the role of learning in decisions where structural model error is a key concern. This work will be coordinated with ongoing case studies of actual scientific learning coupled to policy decisions. For further insights on this project, see

(2) analysis of paleoclimate proxies for sea level, ice extent, and temperature to improve the use of analogs in forecasting future sea level rise. This project focuses particularly, but not exclusively, on proxies from the Last Interglacial.

- Denise Mauzerall: research interactions between air pollution and climate change including chemical transport and climate modeling, analysis of potential co-benefits and technical and policy options for mitigation.

Qualification for this position

The Postdoctoral Fellows Program is open to all regardless of citizenship, but requires a completed doctorate and does not support work towards the completion of a degree. STEP fellows will be eligible for salary and full employee benefits in accordance with University guidelines.

Applicants should send a CV and a cover letter describing their areas of expertise and interest via The review process will commence immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

How to apply

Complete the online application (

Documents which can be associated with this posting: Resume/CV, Cover Letter

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Scholarships for the PhD Program in Business Administration, University of Bologna, Italy

The PhD program in Business Administration of the University of Bologna trains brilliant researchers in the fields of management, by offering courses in several areas such as organization theory, business strategy, marketing, technology and innovation management, research methods, advanced statistics, econometrics. In addition to the courses, PhD students have the opportunity to attend seminars held by internationally renowned scholars, present their work at conferences, spend a research period of at least 6 months in international academic institutions. The courses are held in English. The PhD in Business Administration (3- year program) is organized by the Department of Management of the University of Bologna (

In order to apply, a Master degree (laurea specialistica/magistrale) is required. The 2010 edition of the PhD in Business Administration (25th cycle) will start in January 2010. 10 students will be admitted to the program and 5 scholarships will be offered. The number of scholarship-assisted places may increase thanks to the financial support of public or private institutions. The net amount of the scholarship is around 1000 Euro per month, for a 3-year period. The amount of the scholarship can be increased during the research period spent abroad (+50%) and through assistantships in teaching or contract research activities.
Applications from foreign students are encouraged.

For further details on the PhD program in Business Administration, the admission requirements and the selection procedures, please visit the
website: contact the PhD Coordinator, Professor Federico Munari (

The call for application will be published at the beginning of August 2009 on this website:

The deadline to submit all the application documents (approx. 14th September 2009) will be specified in the call.

Further Scholarship Information and Application

2009 Scholarships for International Students, Smart Structures Lab, Chonbuk National University, Korea

We are building a research team of graduate students or post-doctorate for our laboratory. Our projects are related to the application of laser ultrasound technologies and fiber-optics sensors technologies to the non-destructive test and evaluation (NDT&E), and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of important engineering structures, such as wind turbine, space launch vehicle, nuclear power plant, and aircraft. All the projects are application based with supports from the industries or government and have great potential to be commercialized. If you are highly motivated, we want to invite you to join our research team.

Basic Requirements:
Mechanical / Aeronautics / Aerospace / E&E / Mechatronics engineering background
Good English language proficiency.

Financial Supports:
  1. Research assistantship will be provided. Starting pay is 900,000 Korean Won for PhD or 600,000 Korean Won for master. Salary for post-doc is between 1,500,000 and 2,000,000 Korean Won.
  2. Annual increment of 50,000 ~ 100,000 Korean Won.
  3. Incentive bonus for publication.
  4. Tuition fee discount depending on the grade of the coursework for each semester. Previous records show that an average student could get 40% discount from the total tuition fee.

Application Semester: Fall 2009

For more information:
Department homepage:
Chonbuk National University:
Send your enquiries (laser ultrasound group) (fiber-optics sensor group)

Prof. Jung-Ryul, LEE

Smart Structures Laboratory

Chonbuk National University, South Korea.


Scholarship for M.S.-Ph.D. students in Mechanics of Materials Lab. at Chonnam National university, Korea

We are looking for prospective M.S./Ph.D. students who has interests in a research topic , ‘Construction of Optical X-ray System for Nondestructive Evaluation’ which is co-worked with ‘Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences’.

Students who have knowledge in Solid mechanics, Microfabrication process, Finite element method, and Characteristics of X-ray will be welcomed. Also, some experiences about X-ray mirrors, tomographic images, 3D reconstruction using the tomographic images, geometric modeling, biomechanics related to biological materials will be helpful for this research
Scholarship from our project fund is 900,000 Korean Won/Month for Ph.D. and 600,000 Korean Won/Month for M.S., respectively.Depending on the TOEIC score (Minimum PBT 527 points, CBT 197 points, IBT 71 points, IELTS 6.0), tuition fee can be exempted.

Depending on the publication results and coursework grade, BK21 Scholarship of our School (900,000 Korean Won/Month for Ph.D. and 600,000 Korean Won/Month for M.S.) is additionally awarded (need to overcome the harsh competition).The application semester will be spring 2010.

Interested students are encouraged to apply their Curriculum Vitae to the email address below:
Insu Jeon, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Mechanical Systems Engineering
Chonnam National University
300 Yongbong-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, 500-757, Republic of Korea

Tel. : +82-62-530-1688Fax. : +82-62-530-1689
e-mail :,

Contact Adress:
School of Mechanical Systems Engineering,
Chonnam National University,300 Yongbong-dong,
Buk-gu, Gwangju,500-757,
Republic of Korea

Postdoctoral scholarships – The Swedish Research Council

The aim of postdoctoral scholarships is to provide young researchers within the areas of responsibility of Formas with the opportunity of working abroad for a certain period in an internationally prominent research environment. The application for a post-doctoral scholarship is to be written by the recipient of the scholarship. If there are special conditions (which must be fully motivated) a Swedish university or research institute may be considered, but it must be different from the one where the doctoral degree was obtained.

The scholarship is awarded for one or up to two years. The visit may be divided into several periods, with a minimum length of three months each. Applications for extensions to post-doctoral grants awarded no later than 2007 can be submitted consecutively.

To be eligible to apply for a postdoctoral scholarship, the doctoral degree must have been obtained five years before the closing date for the call, counted from January in the year when the applicant received her/his Doctoral degree. Parental leave, illness, military service or other similar circumstance which have prevented research activities after the degree was awarded are acceptable reasons to make an exception from the five-year rule. If the applicant has not been awarded the Doctoral degree by the time the application is submitted the, a copy of the degree diploma/certificate must be submitted to Formas, no later than 1st of November in the year of the main annual call.Applicants for the post-doctoral scholarship must have Swedish citizenship or permanent residence permit in Sweden.

The recipient is granted a personal scholarship according to the following:
An annual scholarship of SEK 250,000-350,000 depending on the costs of living in the host country and the number of accompanying family members. Formas covers expenses for return tickets for the recipient of the scholarship and accompanying family members. The most economical travelling option should be chosen.
A total standard sum of SEK 50,000 for research costs.

The application for a post-doctoral scholarship should be organised in applicable areas in the same manner as a regular grant application, but the research plan should be written for one or up to two years. However, the budget (Appendix B) need not be filled in. The signature appendix (Appendix S) is signed by the applicant only (as the scholarship is personal, no other signature is necessary). The scholarship is personal, and no administrative bodies need to be indicated in the application form. The applicant’s home address should be provided instead of the institution’s. The research plan should include information regarding the proposed host institution as well as a justification for the choice.

The application must contain a letter of invitation from the host institution verifying that the applicant will be able to participate in the institution’s research as well as be able to carry out her/his own research. The application is reinforced by a letter of recommendation from the faculty professor or the previous supervisor indicating the importance of the postdoctoral visit.
The following documents must be supplied via the Formas Direct web based form:
  • Application form, including a popular science description.
  • Appendix A. Research programme comprising is limited to a maximum of 18,000 characters, including references
  • Appendix C. Brief CV (maximum of 8000 characters)
  • Appendix D. List of publications (maximum of 8000 characters).
  • Appendix G. Letter of invitation from the host institution. Letter(s) of recommendation from previous supervisor(s) are mandatory but reinforces the application. Non-Swedish citizens should include a certificate indicating permanent residence permit.
  • Appendix I. Copy of Diploma or certificate of the doctoral degree.
  • Appendix J (figures, tables or other illustrations relating to the research programme in Appendix A) is optional (maximum length of two pages).

Please note that the signature appendix (Appendix S) which is automatically generated upon registration is to be signed by the applicant for the postdoctoral scholarship only.

Extensions up to one year, for postdoctoral scholarships awarded no later than 2007, can be applied for consecutively (not later than 3 months before the visit ends). The continuation application should include a progress report as well as a confirmation letter from the institution. The progress report must include a fully motivated justification for the extension.

Contact: FormasThe Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial PlanningKungsbron 21P.O. Box 1206SE-111 82 StockholmSwedenTel +46 (0)8-775 40 00Fax +46 (0)8-775 40 10Org.
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PhD Position in Applied Mathematics at Austrian Academy of Sciences

The Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) in Linz is looking for 1 PhD student in the field of the optimal control and optimisation. This position is part of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) project “Numerical verification of optimality and optimality conditions for optimal control problems”.

  • Requirements:
A master`s degree in (applied) mathematics or a closely related field is required. The successful candidate should have an excellent background in applied mathematics, optimization, partial differential equations, and their numerics. Programming skills are desirable.
  • Salary and Funding:
The research is funded by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) according to its salary guidelines #8594; “FWF Personalkostensä tze für DoktorandIn neu”. The position is limited to three years. Funding for conference visits etc. is available. The position can start from September 1, 2009.

  • Inquiries and applications:
Please send the usual documents (CV, degree certificates, thesis – if already finished, title and abstract otherwise, references, and letter of motivation), preferably by email, to:
Daniel Wachsmuth
Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM)Austrian Academy of Sciences
Altenbergerstraß e 69A-4040 Linz, Austria
website link:

USA: China Scholarship Council Georgetown University Fellowship for Post Doctoral Program


Georgetown University and the China Scholarship Council (CSC) established the China Scholarship Council-Georgetown University Fellowship Program in May 2006 to support post-doctoral research at Georgetown. Fields of study will include natural sciences, physical, life and health sciences, among others. In the past two rounds, seventeen Chinese scholars have been granted this fellowship. Each fellowship offers an annual stipend of no less than $30,000 USD. In addition to the stipend, the fellow will have a great opportunity to work with leading faculty in the field. For a list of available Fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year, see Available Fellowships. Call for applications for the 2010-2011 year begin in mid-October, 2009.


Eligible candidates will:

•Have received a PhD degree by March 20, 2010
•Be permanently employed at a university or research institute in China (Candidates who are currently on a temporary post-doctoral contract with a Chinese university or research institute will not be eligible.)

• Possess high-level English-language skills
• Present a compelling and explicit statement of interest in Georgetown research and teaching projects
• Be assessed on the originality of their scholarship and the high quality of their academic record
• Have returned to China for at least 5 years if you have received a previous award from the China Scholarship Council

The Fellowship Program

• Duration: 12-24 months depending on the fellowship requirement, beginning September or October 2010
•Support provided to Fellowship recipients by the CSC and Georgetown University:

◦ Value of Fellowship (CSC):

■ $1,150 USD per month which will be paid by the Chinese Embassy or Chinese Consulate General in U.S.
■ round-trip international travel expenses
■ US visa application fees
■ at least $1,350 USD per month
■ space at Georgetown in which to work
■ e-mail account, access to computers, telephones
■ access to Georgetown libraries and academic databases

•Awardees will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life at Georgetown by undertaking joint research with Georgetown scholars, participating in seminars, or engaging in other academic activities as agreed to with the host department. Please review the specific descriptions of the individual fellowships for further details.

Application Requirements

• Georgetown application form, including statement of research project, completed and submitted by e-mail

• Letters of recommendation (in English) from current supervisor and thesis advisor submitted on the reference forms

• Proficiency in English (selected applicants will be tested for English proficiency in early January 2010)



• October through December: Information sessions for prospective Fellows will be held in Xi'an, Chengdu, and Nanjing. Click here for specific times and locations. These sessions are for questions about the application process. The professors hosting the fellowships will not be present, so questions about the research to be conducted during a fellowship should be sent by e-mail.


• January 10: Deadline to submit application to Georgetown
• Early February: English Assessment Interview for selected candidates.
• February 26: Georgetown will make Fellowship offers to candidates. These offers will be contingent upon CSC funding approval.
March 20: Deadline for a candidate who received an offer from Georgetown to apply for CSC funding. For questions on the CSC application process, see here
• Mid-July: CSC announces Fellowship recipients.
• July-August: Fellows accept offers and apply for U.S. visa
• Early September: Fellowship begins

Contact us by telephone or mail
Georgetown University Main Campus and Medical Center
37th and O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
(202) 687-0100
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 662-9000


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Switzerland: International Foundation of University Women for PhD and Post-Doctoral Program


IFUW international fellowships and grants are open only to women graduates who are members of the International Federation.

IFUW and its national affiliates help to build the future by offering fellowships and grants to enable women achieve their educational goals.

Target countries

Albania, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Egypt, El Salvador, England & Wales, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Guatemala, Guinea, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Korea, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Scotland, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Zimbabwe and IFUW Independent Members.

Term of awards

· Fellowships

o CFUW/A. Vibert Douglas Fellowship – approx. €7500-,

o Ida Smedley MacLean Fellowship – approx. between €4,950 and €6,200-,

o Ruth Bowden International Fellowship – approx. €5000-,

· Grants

o NZFGW Daphne Purves International Grants – approx. between €1,850 and €3,700

o Winifred Cullis Grants – approx. between €1,850 and €3,700

o Dorothy Leet Grants – approx. between €1,850 and €3,700

Field of study

Requirements for application


· must be a female graduate

· must be either a member of one of IFUW’s national federations and associations or an IFUW International Member

· must have completed the first year of a doctoral degree.

· must have been accepted for admission to the institute where the work will be carried out

Deadline for application

The deadline for members of IFUW national federations and associations varies by country, but normally falls between September and mid-October. Please ask your national headquarters for the exact deadline. The 2008/2009 competition is now closed. The next competition will offer awards for 2011/2012 and will open in March 2010. IFUW has no other funding available.

Application instructions
Application form


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PhD Research fellowship position – Norwegian University

A PhD research fellowship position is offered Department of Electronics and Telecommunications ( in the Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

The project is on the modelling and design of electromagnetic traps of Bose-Einstein condensate drops and their spatio-time dynamics.

The ideal applicant should have knowledge in electromagnetism, quantum mechanics, numerical simulations, and skills in the design of electronic circuitry.

Further information about this award can be obtained from Professor Guennadi A. Kouzaev, tel. 73 59 63 69 , e-mail: mailto:%20guennadi.kouzaev@iet.ntnu.noAward holders at NTNU are normally appointed for 4 years with 25% of the time spent on specified work. This work is primarily linked to teaching and is usually divided so that a relatively large part is done in the first half of the period of the appointment.

The appointment is at code 1017, salary level 45-61 in the national salary scheme, gross NOK. 353.000- 468.500 per annum, of which 2% is deducted for the State Pension scheme.
The appointment will be made in accordance with current regulations with relevant parts of “Supplementary guidelines for employment as research fellow at NTNU”.

The goal of the announced position is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants must agree to participate in organised doctoral study programmes within the period of the appointment. The successful applicants must agree to the conditions laid down for public employees. A contract will be drawn up regarding the period of appointment and work-related duties for award holders.
See also the information about doctoral studies at NTNU at

The national labour force must reflect the composition of the population to the greatest possible extent. It is therefore a major political objective to achieve a balance of gender and to recruit persons with an immigrant background. Immigrants are encouraged to apply for this post.
NTNU wants to increase the proportion of women in its scientific posts. Women are encouraged to apply.

The application must contain information about education, examinations and previous experience. Certified copies of certificates and documents must be attached.

Publications and any other work which the applicant wishes to be taken into account should also be enclosed. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to specify the input of the applicant in a joint work, a short summary should be attached outlining the applicant’s input.Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.Applications are to be sent to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway, or by e-mail to: Application should be marked Jnr. IME-038-2009. Closing date: 3th of August 2009.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

South Africa and UK: Graça Machel Scholarship Programme for African Students

Application Information:

The key aim of the Graça Machel Scholarship Programme is to help provide the female human resources necessary for economic, social and cultural development in the southern African region and to develop an educated and skilled workforce that can benefit the wider community. Scholarships that target women have long been recognized as an effective approach in addressing gender equality and eradicating poverty. By providing opportunities to study at postgraduate level, these scholarships aim to empower women and to equip them to take up leadership positions in order to have a direct impact in the communities, nations and region in which they live. Following in the footsteps of Graça Machel, these female scholars will be positive role models for other women.

The Graça Machel Scholarship Programme will provide a minimum of 60 postgraduate scholarships to female students from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe in both South Africa and the UK. The majority of the scholarships will be for study in South Africa.

One of the key concerns of Mrs Machel is giving a voice to rural women and the scholarship is therefore aimed at empowering rural women. The Graça Machel scholarship is for women who have experienced significant struggle in their life and who have sought to overcome those barriers, be they related to gender, disability, poverty, age or racial discrimination. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate clearly how their application fits within this vision of empowerment.

Postgraduate Study: All scholarships are for postgraduate study, either for one academic year if based in the UK or for two years if based in South Africa. The scholarship includes payment of a maintenance allowance, travel, health insurance and tuition fees.

Candidates: Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to women on the basis of academic/professional merit, financial need, intended academic programme, leadership potential and commitment to work for constructive change in Africa. Applicants must have at least two years’ relevant work experience.

Subject Areas:
• Health
• Education
• Science & Technology
• Economics & Finance
• Development

Applications outside these areas will not be considered and will be discarded.

Application Process: The application form is of primary importance as the main assessment is made on the basis of the completed application form. If necessary, interviews will also be conducted. The following documents must be sent with all applications:

• Certified copy of undergraduate degree certificate plus university academic transcript
• One passport size photo with the applicant’s name clearly written on the back
• One academic reference in sealed envelope
• One employment reference in sealed envelope

Please POST (do not fax or email) completed application forms and supporting documents to:

Canon Collins Trust
22 The Ivories
6 Northampton Street
London N1 2HY

Please be aware that Canon Collins Trust will assess many applications. We have at least 20 applicants for each available scholarship. It is important that you take time to complete the form fully, accurately and legibly. It is also vital that you demonstrate why your application should be successful.

The deadline for applications is

• 10th August for study in South Africa
(Courses starting in February): we will notify you by 30th November if you have been successful

• 10th December for study in the UK
(Courses starting in September/October) Application forms for study in the UK will be available in September. We will notify you by 30th June if you have been successful.

Further Scholarship Information and Application (doc)

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Internship Opportunity with United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) 2010


POSITION TITLE: Intern (2 positions: culture intern and web intern)
LOCATION: Panama City, Panama

As the food aid arm of the UN, WFP uses its food to:
• meet emergency needs
• support economic & social development

The Agency also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the right place. WFP works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda, promoting policies, strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry.

The WFP works with:

• Victims of natural disasters
• Displaced People - both refugees and internally displaced persons
• The world's hungry poor, trapped in a twilight zone between poverty and malnutrition.
• WFP also believes that women are the first solution to hunger and poverty.

With the vision of contributing to the eradication of hunger and malnutrition in the region, especially among children, and the overall objective of strengthening the capacity of governments and other stakeholders to be able to do so through the promotion and facilitation of knowledge sharing, WFPs project “Knowledge Management for Hunger Reduction in Latin America and the Caribbean”, seeks to respond to this situation by:

America and the Caribbean”, seeks to respond to this situation by:

• Establishing, strengthening, and supporting the functioning of knowledge networks that unite, both in person and virtually, governments and other stakeholders in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the region, providing them with a space to exchange knowledge to foster better practice; and

• Developing, launching, and supporting the maintenance of a knowledge management portal that is interactive, decentralized, and online and that is available for governments and other stakeholders in the fight against hunger and malnutrition in the region to access as a tool for fostering better practice.


Position 1: Web Intern

Under the direct guidance of the Regional Coordinator of the Initiative


• Explore relevant web sites and mapping of attractive solutions based on specific criteria, with identification and justification of the 100 most successful sites
• Provide suggestions on attractive and functional web design and services, recommending actions based on the previous analysis of the most successful sites
• Preparation of project documentation material (PowerPoint, brochures, summaries)
• Perform additional research and administrative tasks as required
Interns’ duties and projects may not be as listed. These will depend on the needs of the host organization.

In addition to the requirements listed below for all applicants, the following qualifications are desired for the web intern position:

• University studies in information and communications, political science, public health, international affairs, or related field
• Preferably some prior experience working with development projects or in development entity
• Excellent advocacy and communication skills
• Strong information collection, analysis, and writing skills
• Proficiency with computers, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management and other software packages,
• Experience of working with Web 2.0/social web (RSS,Tags, Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts)
• Familiarity with content management portals and web page design
• Excellent sense of initiative, judgment, and responsibility
• Ability to plan, organize and work under pressure
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently in a multicultural office environment

Position 2: Culture Intern

Under the direct guidance of the Regional Coordinator of the Initiative


• As part of a team, help identify videos of the cultural dimension of nutrition and food security
• As part of a team, help launch and follow up on a national contest selecting the most suitable documentation on the cultural dimension of nutrition and food security
• Identify centers of expertise on the cultural dimension of nutrition and food security
• Prepare project reports as required
• Preparation of project documentation material (PowerPoint, brochures, summaries)
• Perform research and mapping of relevant hunger reduction web initiatives, as required
• Perform additional research and administrative tasks as required
Interns’ duties and projects may not be as listed. These will depend on the needs of the host organization.

In addition to the requirements listed below for all applicants, the following qualifications are desired for the culture intern position:

• University studies in information and communications, political science, public health, international affairs, or related field
• Preferably some prior experience working with development projects or in development entity
• Excellent advocacy and communication skills
• Strong information collection, analysis, and writing skills
• Proficiency with computers, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management and other software packages, Experience of working with Web 2.0/social web (RSS,Tags, Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts)
• Familiarity with content management portals and web page design
• Excellent sense of initiative, judgment, and responsibility
• Ability to plan, organize and work under pressure
• Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently in a multicultural office environment
Requirements for all applicants:
• McGill U2 or U3 Arts student returning to McGill full-time in the fall
• Excellent writing and communication skills in both English and Spanish (completion of McGill’s Intermediate Spanish course, or equivalent);
• Familiarity with the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean;
• Strong working ability of Microsoft Office applications;
• Minimum GPA of 3.0
• Students must bring their own laptop.
• Students must fulfill Faculty of Arts requirements as outlined in the Handbook for Interns at

HOURS: The intern can expect to work full time from May 18th to August 7th, 2010.

REMUNERATION: Unpaid internship

Successful applicants will be eligible to apply for Faculty of Arts Internship Awards.

See for more information.
Students must submit hard copies of their cover letter, resume and official transcript in both English and Spanish to Anne Turner at the Arts Internship Office in Leacock 307, where they will be revised and filtered according to the requirements set by the host institution. The Arts Internship Office will then transmit the selected applications to the host institution, which will ultimately be responsible for the selection of the candidate(s).

Only successful applicants will be contacted. At that time, they will be asked to submit an electronic copy of their application which will be forwarded to the host institution.


For mor info, please contact:

Anne Turner, Internship Officer, Faculty of Arts
Leacock Building, Room 307
(514) 398-2916

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UK: Chevening Scholarships for Venezuela in Academic Year 2010


The Chevening programme is named after Chevening House in Kent, the official country residence of the Foreign Secretary. It began in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international programme of Scholarships and Fellowships. The first Scholars started in 1984, the first Fellows in 2005. The programme provides nearly 1,000 Scholarships at Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK for postgraduate students or researchers from over 130 countries. It also provides over 200 Fellowship places for mid-career professionals who are already working in fields related to the FCO’s policy goals. The programme is largely funded by the FCO. The Scholarship scheme receives significant contributions from HEIs and other organisations in the UK, and from a wide range of overseas sponsors including governmental and private sector bodies, with which the FCO or its overseas Posts have partnership agreements. It is managed by the British Council, on behalf of the FCO, both in the UK and overseas.


Chevening scholarships are prestigious awards and highly sought after by people from all over the world who want to make a difference. There are over 17,000 applications for about 1000 awards in 2009/10. A typical successful applicant is:

◦ A graduate with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. These include:
- influencing and communications skills, leadership track record, networking ability, ambition, plans for the future

- intelligence, academic potential, drive, self management, strength of character, integrity, interests outside work

◦ Motivated to make a career that will take them to positions of leadership in their o wn country within 10 years of their scholarship
◦ Committed to networking to find global solutions
◦ Able to use their studies and experience in the UK to benefit themselves, their countries and the UK

Eligible candidate

◦Have good English Language skills and an IELTS score of 6.5 (or its equivalent) for admission to postgraduate courses
◦Meet the academic requirements for their courses of study

How to Apply

Details about all countries where the Chevening Scholarships scheme operates can be found here.

Prospective scholars applying for Chevening scholarships for 2010/11 will need to apply on-line here: E-Chevening. Remember though that you should first read your country page to see if there is any country specific information relevant to your application. Those pages will give you information about application dates for example.

Any follow up questions should be directed to your local British Council Office.


The links to all country pages should be below. A technical problem means you will have to type the following URL with the letter that corresponds to your country name at the end, e.g applicants from India or Indonesia etc should go to

1. Contact details

Address – British Council, Torre Credicard, Piso 3, Av. Principal de El Bosque, Chacaíto, Caracas

Phone number - +58 (212) 952 9965
Fax number – +58 (212) 952 9691

E-mail address –

2. Application Deadline 2010/11

Date – 30 October 2009

3. British Council / FCO Embassy Links


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Monday, July 27, 2009

Europe: Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Geospatial Technologies 2010 - 2011


The Masters program targets holders of Bachelor degrees in application areas of Geographic Information (GI), e.g., environmental planning, regional planning, logistics/traffic, marketing, energy provision, etc.. GI is a rapidly growing market, lacking qualified GI personnel and offering excellent career chances. Therefore, the Masters Program targets life-long learning for graduates and professionals in the fields of geography, surveying, planning, local adminstration, etc., who are willing to acquire additional GI skills for applying them in their respective GI application area.

Awarded joint degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Geospatial Technologies


•Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (WWU), Institute for Geoinformatics (ifgi), Germany
•Universitat Jaume I (UJI), Castellón, Dept. Lenguajes y Sistemas Informaticos (LSI), Spain, and,
•Universidade Nova de Lisboa (UNL), Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (ISEGI), Lisboa, Portugal.

Medium of instruction: English

Scholarship Conditions

Under Action 2 of Erasmus Mundus the EU Commission offers scholarships to select highly qualified students (for the entire Masters program) and visiting scholars (for 4 months).

Applicants MAY NOT apply to more than three Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses in the same year.

Erasmus Mundus scholarships:

Scholarships for students for the 18-months Erasmus Mundus Masters Course are 35.600 € in total, distributed in periodic payments. The continuation of these payments will be based upon the successful completion of the first, second, and third semester.

The scholarship is a lump sum, meant to cover ALL costs (e.g., tuition fees, travelling, visa costs, accommodation, living expenses, etc.). There will be no further funding except a health insurance, which will be provided by the European Commission.

The study program requires that students provide appropriate laptop computers. Those students granted by the Erasmus Mundus programm who do not possess an appropriate laptop (>= Pentium 4) must buy one from the ERASMUS scholarship before starting the study program. If necessary, UJI and ISEGI can facilitate the procurement.

Scholarships for visiting scholars (4 months) are 13.000 € in total, distributed in periodic payments. The scholarship is a lump sum, meant to cover ALL costs (e.g., travelling, visa costs, accommodation, living expenses, health insurance, etc.). Visiting scholars apply for one of the three universities with the following requirements and tasks:

• Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster (April - July 2010): Requirement: M.Sc. or PhD in Geoinformatics or similar. Tasks: Teaching (min. 4 semester hours per week), research in the context of ongoing research projects
• Universidade Nova de Lisbon, ISEGI (September 2009 - January 2010): Requirement: M.Sc. or PhD in Geoinformatics or similar. Tasks: Teaching (min. 4 semester hours per week), assist with the supervision of Masters projects
• Universitat Jaume I (September 2009 - January 2010): Requirement: M.Sc. or PhD in Geoinformatics or similar. Tasks: Teaching (min. 4 semester hours per week), assist with the supervision of Masters projects.

Third-country graduate student means a national of a third country OTHER THAN

•those from the EU Member States,EEA-EFTA States (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway)and candidate countries for accession to the European Union (Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey);
•who has already obtained a first higher education degree; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or EEA-EFTA or candidate countries;

•who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or EEA-EFTA or candidate countries (on EC deadline February 28, 2009);

•and who has been accepted to register or is registered in an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course already.
Third-country scholar means a national of a third country OTHER THAN

•those from from the EU Member States, EEA- EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union;
•who is not a resident of any of the Member States or EEA-EFTA or candidate countries;

•and who has outstanding academic and/or professional experience.


Only third-country graduate students and scholars and Western Balkans and Turkey Window", who have applied to and have been accepted by an Erasmus Mundus Masters Course, are eligible for a scholarship. All countries of the world - with the exception of the Member States, the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway) and the candidate countries for accession to the EU (Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Turkey) - are considered third countries. Erasmus Mundus Masters consortia will ensure that third-country students / scholars meet the definition established above. In addition, students from the "Western Balkans and Turkey Window" are eligible to apply for a scholarship for a Mundus Masters Program starting in 2009.

Non-compliance may lead to the cancellation of the scholarship awarded to a student / scholar. However, students may be admitted conditionally to Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses, and selected conditionally for scholarships, on the basis that the scholarship only becomes effective when the students fulfil all the eligibility criteria.

Without prejudice to the respect of high academic standards, in order to ensure a geographical balance across third-country students / scholars, Erasmus Mundus Masters consortia shall respect the following basic criteria when selecting third-country students / scholars:

•no more than 25% of the selected third-country students should come from the same country. Each selected third-country scholar should come from a different country (but they can come from the same countries as students);
•no more than 10% of the selected third-country students should come from the same institution.

The basis of all scholarship contracts is the contract between the European Commission and the University of Münster. This contract (no. 2007-0064/001/FRAME MUN123) is an integrated part of the scholarship contracts. download Further information about the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commission:

Application procedure

Applications in English language are to be sent in parallel

The application requires personal information as well as supporting documents. For a complete list, see the online application form.

All official documents must be included as certified copies both in English or Spanish or Portuguese or French, AND in the original language.

Certification of copies can be performed by the following institutions and persons in Germany, Portugal, or Spain:

County or City Council; Police Department; Court Clerk's Office; Notary Publics, Parish Offices and Health Insurance Companies – and other institutions, if they have an official seal with a state or provincial coat of arms.

The following institutions are allowed to certify copies in other countries: German, or Portuguese, or Spanish Embassies and Consulates and those institutions and persons allowed to certify copies in that particular country.

The copies have been properly certified if the stamp of certification includes an official seal and has been signed by the office-holder or functionary. Loose papers must be certified individually. Attention: Copies of certified copies cannot be accepted!

Please note that we will not be able to send back documents to the applicants after the end of the evaluation procedure!

Only for scholars: The applications of scholars for Erasmus Mundus scholarships will be evaluated and pre-selected by the consortium on the basis of the application form and supporting documents. Selected applicants will be invited to a personal interview by telephone (online, Skype, last week in January). Scholars have to apply for one of the three locations: Lisbon, Castellón, or Münster.

Institute for Geoinformatics, University of Münster: Dr. Christoph Brox, broxc@uni-muenster.deThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it (to be addressed for general information about the Masters Program and specific information about ifgi)

Universidade Nova de Lisboa,
Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação:
Mrs Filomena Caria,

Universitat Jaume I,
Department of Computer Languages and Systems (LSI):
Prof. Dr. Joaquín Huerta,


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Sunday, July 26, 2009

USA: Fellowships/ Scholarships for Yale University and the Hotchkiss School for Foreign Service Dependents


The purpose of this substantial bequest by Ambassador Louis G. Dreyfus Jr. is to support the education of children and grandchildren of Foreign Service Officers at Yale University or The Hotchkiss School.

How to apply:

To apply for a Yale scholarship for AY 2009-2010, please send the following items to:

DACOR Bacon House Foundation
Attn: William C. Hamilton
1801 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006

• A copy of Foreign Service parent’s most recent appointment
• A brief letter of interest
• A resumé
• A copy of the applicant's most recent transcript
• A one-page statement of academic goals

The Dreyfus Sub-Committee will review and select winners for this award. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2010.

Applicants for support at The Hotchkiss School should apply directly to the Hotchkiss Director of Financial Aid.


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Japan: Tenure-Track Faculty Members to Participate in “Program to Foster Young Researchers in Cutting-Edge Interdisciplinary Research ”


Toyohashi University of Technology invites international applications for ten special-assignment faculty positions in the “Program to Foster Young Researchers in Cutting-Edge Interdisciplinary Research ”, adopted as part of the “Promotion of Independent Research Environment Improvement for Young Researchers” supported by the FY2009 budget for the promotion of science and technology.

Positions available

Ten special-assignment faculty members will be appointed (mainly tenure-track special-assignment assistant professors, but in some cases, special-assignment associate professors).

Invited research areas

This program is intended to promote interdisciplinary research in different areas: intelligent sensing chip technology (material development and the design, fabrication, and evaluation of sensors/MEMSs/LSIs) and photonic information device technology, which serve as basic electronic technologies, as well as cutting-edge areas of application (life science, medical care, agricultural science, environment science and technology, information communication, robotics, etc.). For example, interdisciplinary research on basic electronic technology and molecular biology is expected to lead to the development of biomolecular sensing technology. We wish to appoint researchers who specialize in either basic electronic technology or cutting-edge areas of application and are capable of carrying out interdisciplinary research.

Qualifications required

(1) A doctorate (i.e., Ph.D.) at the time of appointment
(2) Experience in a unique research subject in the above-mentioned research areas and the capability to produce excellent research achievements
(3) Excellent record of research achievements related to the above-mentioned research areas

Appointment period

The term of appointment will be until 31 March 2014.
Researchers may subsequently be hired as tenured faculty members (associate professors) on the basis of their research achievements and performance during their period of appointment.

Compensation, etc.

Successful applicants will receive an annual salary of approximately 5 to 7 million yen; this is determined in accordance with the working regulations for part-time faculty members and the relevant rules and regulations of the University.

They will be enrolled in the social insurance system (employees’ health insurance and employees’ pension insurance), and employment, and occupational injury insurance schemes.

No retirement allowance will be paid.


Special-assignment faculty members will mainly engage in research activities in areas of cutting-edge interdisciplinary electronics research (such as research activities based on the research plan submitted at the time of appointment, the publication of international-level research papers, and presentations at international conferences). To foster the ability of researchers to teach and lead students, opportunities to participate in educational activities, such as providing instruction in their fields of expertise and guiding graduate students, will be provided two to three years after appointment, in preparation for tenured position.

Application documents
(1) Application form (Form 1)
(2) List of the applicant’s achievements (Form 2)
(3) Reprints of the applicant’s representative papers (up to five papers, photocopies acceptable) and their summaries (approximately 200 words each)
(4) Summary of his/her past research (up to two A4 pages)
(5) Plans for carrying out cutting-edge interdisciplinary research after taking up his/her new post (up to two A4 pages)
(6) An electronic medium (CD, etc.) containing items (1) to (5) in the form of a single PDF file.
Download the application form.
Form 1
Form 2

*1 Items (1) and (2) should be prepared in the designated University format. Items (3), (4), and (5) can be prepared in the format of the applicant’s choosing.
*2 Original copies of items (1) to (5) and the electronic medium should be sent to us.
*3 Japanese details and application form are available at 「Japanese Application guidelines」(

Deadline for application

Applications must arrive no later than Friday 6 November 2009.

Application method and contact information

Application documents should be sent to the address provided below . As a rule, application documents will not be returned to the applicant after screening.

Personal information contained in the applications will be held in confidence in accordance with the Private Information Protection Law and the University’s rules and regulations. However, please be aware that, in some cases, the University will contact the applicants for additional information concerning the documents.

Mailing address and contact information
Yukiharu Ozaki
Support Section for “Program to Foster Young Researchers in Cutting-Edge Interdisciplinary Research ”
Toyohashi University of Technology

Address 1-1 Hibarigaoka, Tempaku-cho, Toyohashi, Aichi 441-8580, Japan
TEL +81-532-81-5117
FAX +81-532-44-6984
E-mail: wakate-sien[at]

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UNDP - Asia Pacific Human Development Media Fellowship

Context and Objective - The human development approach puts people at the centre of development. It recognizes the importance of economic concerns but goes beyond them to raise issues of enlarging human capabilities and expanding people’s choices.

The objective of the Media Fellowship is to contribute to building capacity in the Asia Pacific and support policy through advocacy and dissemination of research that bring people to the centre of development debates. The Fellowship encourages media professionals from Asia Pacific developing countries to undertake media advocacy on issues of concern in the region from a human development perspective on a new theme each year.

Theme – Gender: Overcoming Political, Legal and Economic InequalityGender is a social construct and is experienced differently in different cultures, societies and contexts. The power imbalance that defines gender relations influences access to and control over resources, their visibility and participation in social and political affairs, and their ability to realize their fundamental rights. Therefore, the struggle for greater gender equality involves addressing unequal power and unequal voice so all people can exercise choices that lead them to a fulfilled life.

Key triggers: Three key triggers than can contribute to transformation are political, legal and economic equity, as they are fundamental in catalysing transformation in gender relations in the personal and public spheres while also having a clear potential for policy. Gender identities are in fact shaped by, and in turn can shape, political, economic, social, religious and cultural factors, and through unequal power relations, can translate into marginalization, oppression, poverty and even violence. Gender identities further define and differentiate the roles, rights, responsibilities and obligations of women and men; they draw attention to a range of biases – based on biology and social norms that define expected behaviours for women and men. Although the specific nature of social norms and values vary across space and time, they tend to favour males over females, heterosexuals over sexual minorities, in terms of access to capabilities, resources, opportunities, choices and rights that are important for the enjoyment of social, cultural, economic and political freedoms. Issues of gender based violence, culture and identities (masculinity and femininity) cut across all sub-themes.

Role of men and boys: Although gender work is largely focused on women, the role of men and the deconstruction of different forms of masculinity, fatherhood and sexuality are fundamental to an understanding of gender inequality, gender rights and asymmetric power among gender groups. The negative aspects of partially informed views about gender is now being seen in terms of ‘male backlash’ against women-dominated development projects, pointing to the need to address masculinity and the role of men and boys.

Changing mindsets - media, technology, education (universal and content):Governments and all relevant actors, including NGOs, academia, parliamentarians, local authorities, the business community, civil society, international organisations and the private sector can be instrumental in changing national and local priorities to focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment.Political will paves the way for a change process. The commitment in respect to gender issues is expressed, for example, in legislation as well as in the programmes, policies, and plans of governments. These can target mindsets for example through gender review of textbooks and utilization of ICT tools which level the playing field among genders. Cooperation between civil society organizations and the government can contribute to the gradual change of the stereotypical perceptions on gender in culture and practices prevailing in society which limits individual and group choices and freedoms in life.

What are the factors beyond the persistence of gender inequalities in Asia Pacific? What steps can reduce gender-based inequalities in the region? What challenges should be tackled in order to create and sustain an enabling environment? What examples exist of changes in government policies which, together with alliances developed with the civil society, have translated in promoting gender equality in practice? Has political will not only introduced the gender equality dimension, acknowledging its centrality, but also taken further commitments by mainstreaming gender in various dimensions of planning? These are some of the questions that could be addressed.

The FellowshipThe award will be based on a proposal, including a draft budget. Proposals can cover different media outputs, e.g. radio programmes, short films, public service announcements, print media articles, cartoons, photo essays, etc. The Fellows should be willing to present their work at workshops, seminars and other events as may be arranged by UNDP from time to time (travel-related costs will be covered separately).

The final media product will be shared with UNDP and acknowledge UNDP’s support as follows: “This work was supported by the United Nations Development Programme under an UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Media Fellowship. The content, information, analysis and policy recommendations of this work represent the independent efforts, perspective and views of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations Development Programme, its Executive Board or its Member States’.

* Be a citizen of a developing country in the Asia Pacific region (1. Afghanistan,2. Bangladesh,3. Bhutan,4. Cambodia,5. China,6. Cook Islands,7. Democratic People’s,Republic of Korea,8. Federated States of Micronesia,9. Fiji,10. India,11. Indonesia,12. Iran, Islamic Republic of 13. Kiribati,14. Lao People’s Democratic Republic,15. Malaysia,16. Maldives,17. Marshall Islands,18. Mongolia,19. Myanmar,20. Nauru,21. Nepal,22. Niue,23. Pakistan,24. Palau,25. Papua New Guinea,26. The Philippines,27. Republic of Korea,28. Samoa,29. Solomon Islands,30. Sri Lanka,31. Thailand,32. Timor-Leste,33. Tokelau,34. Tonga,35. Tuvalu,36. Vanuatu,37. Viet Nam)
* A mid-career accredited media professional
* Around five years of relevant professional experience
* Completed application with enclosures (proposal, budget, time frame, CV, supporting material, if any, in English); supporting material in a language other than English must be accompanied by an English translation
* UN staff members are not eligible to apply
Application Process
All candidates must complete a formal application in English or with an English translation, including:

* Summary statement of the objectives of the proposal
* Project proposal, including a draft budget, not exceeding 2,000 words. The
project timeframe should not exceed 12 months
* Statement of professional objectives (please indicate how selection as a UNDP Media Fellow will contribute to your short and long term career objectives)
* Curriculum vitae
* Letter of reference from two professionals in your media who can comment on the applicant’s past work and the potential of the proposed work to contribute meaningfully to its chosen field
Incomplete applications or those received after the due date, will not be processed.
Selection Criteria

* Demonstrate exceptional creativity and innovation
* Contribute to value-addition or innovation in communicating research
* Provide evidence for placement of final product in established media; preference will be given to strategic or wide reach
* Complete work by third quarter of 2010 or earlier
Selection Procedure
Shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in an interview, conducted by an independent panel, which will comprehensively asses the proposal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and subsequently informed about the results of the interview.


Applications should be submitted by 1st September.

Contact Information- Applications or any queries should be sent to

Alternatively, you could send them to:UNDP Asia Pacific Human Development Media Fellowship Human Development Report Unit UNDP Regional Centre for Asia Pacific, Colombo Office23 Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka

For detials:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

UK: International Scholarships for Developing Countries at The University of Westminster


The mission of the University of Westminster is to provide high quality higher education and research in both national and international contexts for the intellectual, social and professional development of the individual and for the economic and cultural enrichment of London and wider communities.

Now university of Westminster is providing many types of scholarships available for developing countries.

Target Countries

Afghanistan / Albania / Algeria / American Samoa / Angola / Argentina / Armenia / Azerbaijan / Bangladesh / Belarus / Belize / Benin / Bhutan / Bolivia / Bosnia and Herzegovina / Botswana / Brazil / Bulgaria / Burkina Faso / Burundi / Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) / Cambodia / Cameroon / Cape Verde / Central African Republic / Chad / Chile / China / Colombia / Comoros / Congo / Costa Rica / Croatia (Hrvatska) / Cuba / Djibouti / Dominica / Dominican Republic / East Timor / Ecuador / Egypt / El Salvador / Eritrea / Ethiopia / Fiji / Gabon / Gambia / Georgia / Ghana / Grenada / Guatemala / Guinea / Guinea-Bissau / Guyana / Haiti / Honduras / India / Indonesia / Iran / Iraq / Jamaica / Jordan / Kazakhstan / Kenya / Kiribati / Korea (north) / Kyrgyzstan / Lao People's Democratic Republic / Latvia / Lebanon / Lesotho / Liberia / Libyan Arab Jamahiriya / Lithuania / Macedonia / Madagascar / Malawi / Malaysia / Maldives / Mali / Marshall Islands / Mauritania / Mauritius / Mayotte / Mexico / Micronesia / Moldova / Mongolia / Morocco / Mozambique / Myanmar / Namibia / Nepal / Nicaragua / Niger / Nigeria / Pakistan / Palau / Palestinian Territories / Panama / Papua New Guinea / Paraguay / Peru / Philippines / Poland / Romania / Russian Federation / Rwanda / Saint Kitts and Nevis / Saint Lucia / Saint Vincent and the Grenadines / Samoa / Sao Tome and Principe / Senegal / Serbia and Montenegro / Seychelles / Sierra Leone / Solomon Islands / Somalia / South Africa / Sri Lanka / Sudan / Suriname / Swaziland / Syria / Tajikistan / Tanzania / Thailand / Togo / Tonga / Tunisia / Turkey / Turkmenistan / Uganda / Ukraine / Uruguay / Uzbekistan / Vanuatu / Venezuela / Vietnam / Zaire / Zambia / Zimbabwe /

Westminster International Scholarships

These generous awards are aimed at full funding 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.

MBA Scholarships

Amount: 50 per cent tuition fee waivers.

Eligibility: You must hold an offer for the 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 sectors.

Deadline: 1 December 2009.


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 per cent 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: 1 December 2009.

Official scholarship or student grants email:

The deadline for scholarship applications for January 2010 is 1 November 2009 unless otherwise specified.


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USA: 2010 The Mary Lily Research Grants - Duke University


The Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture documents the public and private lives of women through a wide variety of published and unpublished sources. Collections of personal papers, family papers, and organizational records complement print sources such as books and periodicals. Particular strengths of the Sallie Bingham Center's collections are the history of feminist activism and theory, prescriptive literature, girls' literature, artist's books by women, lay and ordained church women, gender expression, women's sexuality, and the history and culture of women in the South. Information about our collections can be found on the Collections Overview page or through our Subject Guides.

Any faculty member, graduate or undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project directly related to the collections held by the Bingham Center or to women's history and culture is eligible to apply. All applicants must reside beyond a 50 mile radius of Durham, NC. Grant money may be used for travel to the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, costs of copying pertinent archival resources, and living expenses while pursuing research here, including accommodations and meals. The maximum award per applicant is $1,000. We strongly encourage applicants to contact our research services librarian before applying for the grant. We can lead you to potential sources of which you may not otherwise be aware.

Application Process

Download and complete an application form (Word document). Electronic grant submission is preferred: send application and other documentation as an attachment to Applications by mail or fax will also be accepted (address and fax number below). Graduate and undergraduate students or their advisors should mail recommendations to the address below. If you wish to apply to more than one center for the same project, simply check the appropriate boxes at the top of the application form to indicate that you have chosen this option. Grants will not exceed $1,000 even if awarded jointly. More details are included in the grant application form.

The next cycle of awards will be for use between March 2010 and August 2011. Applications must be received or postmarked by January 29, 2010. Awards will be announced after March 15, 2010. If you have questions, e-mail or call 919-660-5967.

Research Grant Programattn: Amy McDonaldRare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections LibraryBox 90185Duke UniversityDurham, NC 27708-0185 U.S.A.
Fax: 919-660-5934e

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UK: Postdoctoral Research Assistant at The University of Dundee 2010


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in gene transfection techniques such as sonoporation and electroporation as applied to chicken embryos and high-level molecular biology skills. A background in Developmental Biology and cell signalling pathways would be an advantage. This appointment would be for 12 months beginning April 2010.

Benefit: £28,839 - £35,469


Applications in the form of a CV and covering letter, including the names and addresses of 3 referees, should be sent to email address quoting LS/3035. Alternatively, please send 2 copies of your CV and covering letter to Human Resources, College of Life Sciences, MSI/WTB/JBC Complex, University of Dundee, DD1 5EH.

Applicants will only be contacted if invited for interview.

The University of Dundee is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 20 Nov 2009


The University of Dundee is a registered Scottish charity, No: SCO15096

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2010 Google Anita Borg Scholarship for Female Students from Europe, Middle East, Africa

Dr. Anita Borg (1949-2003) devoted her adult life to revolutionising the way we think about technology and dismantling barriers that keep women and minorities from entering computing and technology fields. Her combination of technical expertise and fearless vision continues to inspire and motivate countless women to become active participants and leaders in creating technology.

As part of Google’s ongoing commitment to furthering Anita’s vision, we are pleased to announce The Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship: Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Through the scholarship, we aim to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic performance, leadership experience and demonstrated passion for computer science. A group of female Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients will each receive a €7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship.
In June 2010, all scholarship recipients and finalists will be invited to visit Google’s Engineering Centre in Zurich for a networking retreat. It will include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity for all finalists to meet and share their experiences.
Eligibility requirements

Candidates must:

- Be a female student entering her final year of a Bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in an a Master’s or PhD programme (or equivalent), in 2010/2011.
- Be enrolled at a University in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.
- Be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.
- Maintain an excellent academic record (e.g. a First Class Honours degree).

Application Deadline: 1st February 2010.

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