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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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Japan: Researcher Positions at The International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)


The International Center for Young Scientists (ICYS) of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) is now seeking a few researchers. Successful applicants are expected to pursue innovative research on broad aspects of materials science using most advanced facilities in NIMS. Please refer to the NIMS website for detailed information on the research environment in NIMS.

In the ICYS, we offer a special environment that enables young scientists to work independently based on their own idea and initiatives. All management and scientific discussions will be conducted in English. An annual salary between 5.03 and 5.35 million yen (level of 2009) will be offered depending on qualifications and experience. The basic contract term is two years and may be renewed to one additional year depending on the person’s performance. A research grant of 2 million yen per year will be supplied to the ICYS researcher. All applicants must have obtained a PhD degree within the last ten years.

Download the application form (MS-Word / PDF) and enter the requested information.

Submission of Application

Submit the following documents to icys-recruit[at] : HTML mails are NOT acceptable. Please send the e-mails in TEXT mode by March 31, 2010.

1. application form (MS-Word / PDF)
2. CV
3. list of publications and patents
4. reprints of three significant publications

CYS Administrative Office

National Institute for Materials Science
Sengen 1-2-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0047, Japan

Guide for Application Form

Outline of the research plan

The objectives, background and plan of your research should be described within 1,000 words.


State the broad long-term objectives and describe concisely and realistically what the specific research described in this application is intended to accomplish.


Outline the experimental design and/or the procedures to be used to accomplish the specific aims of the project. Where appropriate, describe any new methodology and its advantage over existing methodologies. Discuss potential difficulties and limitations of proposed procedures and alternative approaches, where feasible, to achieve the aims. Provide a tentative sequence or timetable for the investigation.

Appeal Points

The novelty and originality of your research should be highlighted within 500 words.

Facilities Needed

Specify the need for particular facilities or instruments which the NIMS may have available or may be able to provide for the purpose of the ICYS researcher. These might include items such as access to a supercomputer. It is recommended that candidates state the infrastructure required for their research.

Contact Researcher

State whether you are acquainted with any researcher at NIMS and/or have any specific researcher at NIMS whom you would like to work with.


Applicants are required to submit the names and addresses of two professional references who are in a position to offer opinions on the applicant's qualification.

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Distinguished Service Award - Association for Educational Communications and Technology


AECT's Distinguished Service Award is presented to an individual for outstanding leadership in advancing the theory and/or practice of educational communications and technology for over 10 years. Suggested areas include but are not limited to:

- Leadership
- Development / Production
- Major contribution to education outside the U.S.
- Research / Theory
- Publication

Comments from an additional three contributors must be submitted in order for the nomination to be considered.

The awardee receives a plaque presented during the awards ceremony at the 2010 annual convention to be held October 26-30, 2010 at Hyatt Regency Orange County, Anaheim, California.


The nominee need not be a member of AECT.


Nominee may not be a past winner of this award.
Nominee may not be currently serving as a member of the AECT Awards Committee.

Note: The award may be given posthumously.


To submit a nomination complete the form. Please click here.

Comments from an additional three contributors must be submitted in order for the nomination to be considered. Please use the same form. Click the above link.


Deadline for nominations is July 29th, 2010.


For additional information please contact:
Phillip Harris
AECT Awards Chair

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UK: 10 Durham Social Sciences and Health Interdisciplinary Scholarships


Durham University is a world-class university: in the 2008 RAE 90% of our research was of international quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour and a significant percentage was "world-leading".

We are delighted to offer over 200 full and partial funding opportunities to outstanding applicants wishing to undertake doctoral and masters degrees. We will be spending in excess of £10 million per annum on postgraduate funding from 2010/11.

Opportunities open to postgraduates starting their studies in 2010 include (but are not limited to):

* 10 Durham Social Sciences and Health Interdisciplinary Scholarships offering tuition fee scholarships at the Home/EU rate and stipends of £5,000 per annum

Awards are available across the full range of disciplines offered by Durham University. For detailed information and how to apply visit

We also have an award-winning Doctoral Training Programme to ensure researchers are well equipped to enter future careers and make a significant contribution through the skills and experiences gained at the University. For further information visit

Durham University

Address: University Office ,
Old Elvet, Durham, England
Telephone: 0191 334 2000

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UK: Phd/Mres Studentships 2010 at Open University Business School


Ten PhD/MRes studentships are available from October 2010.The studentships cover tuition fees, research training support grant and a starting stipend of £14,200 per year.The MRes provides advanced level research methods training and is relevant to those wishing to go on to study for a PhD.Together, our MRes and PhD programmes have been awarded 1+3 recognition by the Economic and Social Research Council.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates who have a good honours degree in a related subject. PhD applicants should be able to demonstrate research training equivalent to that of an MRes in a related subject.

We welcome exciting projects in any area of expertise within the school:

* Accounting
* Finance
* Human Resources Management, Organization Studies and Organizational Behaviour
* Managing Knowledge and Innovation
* Marketing
* Social Marketing
* Strategic Management
* Public Leadership and Social Enterprise

Formal enquiries contact Dr Kirstie Ball: For more information visit

For details of our application process, please see:

Closing date for receipt of complete applications is 30 April 2010.

Provisional arrangements for the interview: Interviews will form part of the selection process and are to be held 1 - 4 June 2010 via web conference or by face to face interview.

PhD applicants are expected to give 15-minute PowerPoint presentation about their proposal, followed by a question session.


We must receive a completed application form, previous degree certificates and transcripts, TOEFL/IELTS test result (if applicable) and a 1,000-word research proposal before we can consider your application.

Further particulars are available in large print, disk or audiotape (minicom 01908 654901).

We promote diversity in employment and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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UK: Henry Grunfeld Research Fellowships at ifs School of Finance


The ifs School of Finance is a leading provider of financial education to the financial services industry and the wider community globally and is the only specialist financial education body able to award its own taught degrees.

The School is expanding its postgraduate and research portfolio. As part of this initiative, it offers an annual visiting research fellowship.

The ifs School of Finance /Henry Grunfeld Research Fellowships

Tenable from circa August 2010

ifs School of Finance is offering fellowships to collaborate on research into areas of topical interest within financial services.

Value of this studentship

Research Fellowship: £18,000 pa. One-year fellowships aimed at early career, post-doctoral researchers, to support research into an area of interest and relevance to ifs, its students and customers.

For further particulars, details on timings and how to apply, please see:

fs School of Finance

Address: 4-9 Burgate Lane
Canterbury, Kent, England
Telephone: 01227 818 609
Fax: 01227 784 331

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

USA: Graduate Assistantship at NCSU Soil and Environmental Biogeochemistry Laboratory


We seek an exceptional Ph.D. student to conduct NSF-funded independent research on the interactions of microbial exudates (siderophores) with mineral surfaces and metals. Activities include conducting traditional geochemical, molecular modeling, and cutting-edge spectroscopic experiments to better understand the fundamental mechanisms of biogeochemical processes. Opportunities exist to interact closely with collaborators in and travel to Northern California and New York City.

Related activities include laboratory work in Raleigh and California; data analysis; report and manuscript preparation; and presentation of research at local, regional, and national meetings. All GRAs participate in our teaching program by assisting in the instruction three laboratory sections of the introductory undergraduate soils course or an equivalent teaching experience.

Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC We are unique among our peers due to our diverse expertise in environmental and soil science, as well as our fundamental knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological process that are key to understanding issues associated with these fields. Our outstanding faculty and strong collaborations make us an internationally recognized center for innovative research and graduate training. We seek highquality students pursuing careers in soil and environmental science. The Raleigh-Durham area consistently ranks among the best places to live in the United States, largely due to its vibrant intellectual community and ample access to recreational and cultural activities.

Eligibility Requirements

M.S. degree in Chemistry, Geology, Environmental Science or Engineering, Soil Science, or a closely related discipline. Demonstrated excellence in academics, and written and oral communication skills.


Annual stipend is $18,000. Tuition and health insurance are covered under the Graduate Student Support Plan.

How to apply

For further details about this position, please contact:
Owen Duckworth
Department of Soil Science, North Carolina State University
(919) 513-1577
Applications may be submitted online through the NCSU Graduate School (see the “Apply to Graduate School” option at

Application: August 2010

North Carolina State University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees

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UK: PhD Studentship in Developing Bespoke Diabetic Footwear, University of Salford - School of Health, Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and dedicated graduate looking to obtain a PhD within an international project related to the design of diabetic footwear. During the course of the PhD the successful candidate will develop a range of experimental skills in human motion analysis and measurement of pressures under the foot, increase their knowledge of foot biomechanics, and gain skills related to the management of clinical trials. In addition, they will learn about the latest technological developments in diabetic footwear design and manufacture, working with partners in Italy, Spain and Germany. The successful candidate will also benefit from working in a multidisciplinary applied research environment within one of the fastest growing human movement science research groups in the UK.

This three year PhD studentship provides a three year stipend (approximately £13,500 PA rising in line with nationally agreed pay awards) and tuition fees will be paid at home/EU rate. The preferred starting date is May 2010.

Project background:

One of the major problems to affect people with diabetes is foot ulceration. This ulceration often results from elevated pressure or shear within footwear and, if left untreated, can result in full or partial amputation of the foot. Diabetic footwear is designed to reduce in-shoe pressure and shear. Although research has shown that diabetic footwear should be individually customised, there lack of understanding about how this customisation should be implemented in a clinical setting.

During this project you will first develop an in-depth understanding of the effect different footwear design features have on plantar pressures. You will then combine this understanding with gait laboratory assessment to produce a systematic approach for prescribing diabetic footwear. This approach will be developed in conjunction with other research and industry groups who are developing new rapid manufacturing processes for the production of footwear components.

The work is funded as part of an EU project ( that seeks to produce a complete solution for specifying, designing and manufacturing bespoke footwear for people with diabetes. The work will involve liaison with research groups in other EU countries, including Italy, Spain and Germany.

You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a 2(i) or 1st in a health care or exercise science related discipline, e.g. podiatry, physiotherapy or sport science and candidates with a Masters qualification are particularly encouraged to apply. You will have an interest in foot health, footwear design and in gait assessment. Experience of working with patients or clinical trials, and an awareness of foot problems associated with diabetes would be advantageous. You will be able to work independently and as part of a team and must have excellent communication and 'people' skills. Closing date for applications: 15th March 2010.

How to apply

To Apply: Please contact Graham Green for the job description, person specification and application details e-mail:

General enquiries to: Dr Steve Preece, Email:

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Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities


Access to knowledge is our passion. When it comes to higher education for promising scholars, we do not want anything to stand in the way. That is why we are pleased to announce the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities.

Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships and networking retreats for computer science students with disabilities. This scholarship aims to help dismantle barriers that keep students with disabilities from entering computing, encourage them to excel in their studies and become active role models and leaders in creating technology.

Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic performance and demonstrated passion for computer science.

A group of Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD students will be chosen from the applicant pool. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of researchers and engineers. The scholarship recipients will each receive a € 7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2010/2011 academic year.

In June 2010, all scholarship recipients will be invited to visit Google’s Engineering Centre in Zurich for an all-expenses-paid networking retreat. It will include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity to meet and share experiences.

Eligibility requirements

Candidates must be:

A student entering the final year of a Bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in a Master’s or PhD programme (or equivalent), in 2010/2011.

Enrolled at a University in Europe. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students with disabilities studying at a University in Europe are eligible to apply.
Studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.

A person with a disability. The term persons with disabilities is used to apply to all persons with disabilities including those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which, in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

How to apply

Please complete the online application and submit all requested documents by 15th March 2010. All application documents must be in English. Students may be invited for a phone interview following the initial review. We provide other interview opportunities for students who cannot use phones.

You will be required to submit the following:

Up-to-date copy of your CV.

Answers to the following short essay questions (suggested word count is 400-600 words per question):

- Describe a significant technical project you have worked on. If you have worked on a major independent research project (such as research for a Master’s or PhD programme), please describe that work here. Give an overview of the problem and your approaches to the key technical challenges. If this was a group effort, specify your individual role and contributions.

- What are you passionate about? Tell us which barriers you have had to overcome to be successful in your studies and in your life and how did you fulfill your passion? Feel free to think broadly and examine the many ways you overcame barriers and fulfilled your passion.

Academic transcripts.

Bachelor’s: A copy of your current academic record.

Master’s and PhD: A copy of your previous and current academic records.

Enrollment confirmation for 2010/2011 or confirmation of graduation date.

Please include with your application an official enrollment confirmation or a confirmation of your graduation date issued by an official authority of the university e.g. your departmental administrator or a professor.

Recommendation letters.

Two strong referral letters from individuals who are qualified to evaluate your accomplishments, e.g. from a professor, adviser or supervisor.

For specific questions not answered on this page or in the FAQ section,

please e-mail

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Friday, February 26, 2010

IUGA International Fellowship Award


The purpose of the IUGA-sponsored Fellowship award is to allow for increased dissemination of urogynecological knowledge by funding travel and living expenses for a Fellow to visit a renowned Urogynecology Center and perform a clinical Fellowship for one year. In addition, the Fellow is responsible for formulating a research study according to the research interests and local situation of the host site, which should be presented at the IUGA Annual Meeting and the manuscript published in the International Urogynecology Journal.


The applicant must:

1. be in advanced or have completed the post-graduate training in gynaecology, urology or surgery.
2. submit a letter of recommendation and agreement from his/her academic institution, hospital, or employer, allowing at least a 12-month absence.
3. Select a host institution from a list of IUGA-approved host sites (available at the IUGA website).
4. Contact the Program Director from a selected host site to discuss potential research projects. The nature of the research project will be required as part of the application letter. In addition, the host Program Director must provide a letter to include with the application stating their willingness to host the applicant (see Application Process).
5. Be an IUGA member in good standing

If accepted

, the applicant must:
6. Provide a detailed description of travel requirements/Visa documentation and other requirements for travel to the selected host site country. IUGA will not
7. Deliver a full itemized account regarding use of funds awarded by IUGA provide assistance in these arrangements.
8. Provide his/her own laptop computer in order to be able to complete the required data collection, preparation of abstract, and manuscript.
9. Complete the ethics board (or equivalent) application/submission process from selected host site with guidance from the program director. The applicant cannot undertake the research study unless ethics approval has been obtained from the host site, and the approval letter is submitted to the IUGA office.
10. Write a six-month-report regarding the progress of clinical training and research in order for the Education Committee to evaluate the program and release the second half of the award money
11. Present the completed research at the next IUGA annual meeting
12. Prepare a manuscript based on the results of the research study for submission to the IUJ
13. Write a detailed report about the clinical and research activities and about the experience with local requirements including accommodation, Medical Board registration, Visa etc. This report will be made available to IUGA members on the website and is due one month after cessation of the fellowship.

Program Duration

The duration of the IUGA fellowship is 12 months. The start of the program may vary depending on host site obligations, academic year or time required to obtain visa, work permission or Medical board registration. The fellow can take annual leave of 2-4 weeks with approval from the host site, and depending on host site obligations.

Application Deadline

Four weeks PRIOR to the IUGA Annual Meeting.

Amount of funding

A total of US$ 30,000 will be provided to the approved applicant, which is intended to fund travel and living expenses for 12 months. No additional funding will be available through IUGA and any additional funding required will be obtained by the applicant, or applicant’s home institution. The applicant will be responsible for all health care costs and/or any other costs related to living away from their home country, other than that stated in this application.

The applicant will receive USD$15,000 prior to starting the fellowship and the remainder after a 6-month-report of clinical and research progress is submitted.

Travel Documents/Visas

The applicant is responsible for obtaining travel documents, Visas, or any other documentation required for their entry/stay in the host country. IUGA will not be responsible and will not provide support in obtaining such documents.

Selection Criteria

The International Fellowship Subcommittee, a subcommittee of the IUGA Education Committee, will select one international fellow per year for funding. There might be some overlap due to local requirements at the host site (e.g. academic year).

Criteria for selection will be based on multiple factors, including:

1. The applicants goals, previous interests and benefits to the work place/patients after the fellowship.
2. Availability of urogynecologic training programs in the applicant’s home country.
3. Quality and nature of described research project.
4. Strength of letter of recommendation from applicant’s program or hospital director.
5. Applicant’s prior academic record.

Application process

An application for an IUGA-sponsored Fellowship should include the following items:
1. A letter of application, including:

• Applicant’s name and contact information
• Brief description of current clinical and scientific work
• Brief description of current fellowship training program in home country (if available)

2. Title and description of proposed research project.
3. Letter of recommendation
4. Letter from the current academic or hospital director stating that a 12-month absence is approved.
5. Curriculum vitae (CV) as well as copies of training diplomas.
6. Letter from host Fellowship site Program Director/Chairman accepting the applicant as a Fellow for a period of 12 months. Please use the template for Host Program Director/Chairman Letter on the IUGA website.

Submission of Application
(please do not send paper copies) the completed application to the IUGA office at:

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USA: IUGA Research Grant Application for Least Developed Countries


IUGA-Funded Research Opportunities for Least Developed Countries

IUGA offers one basic science and one clinical research grant in the area of urogynecology annually to the highest scored applicant. Traditionally, all grant applications have been scored using standard criteria as set forth by the Research and Development Committee, regardless of the geographic region of the applicant. It has become increasing apparent that due to several socio-economic issues which confront LDSs (see above), the knowledge, training, and tools to complete, submit, and execute a basic science or clinical research study are not always available to individuals from these countries. In order to ensure that all geographic areas, regardless of socio-economic status, are given a fair opportunity to receive an IUGA-funded research grant, IUGA is offering research grants restricted to only those proposals that are going to be developed in LDCs. Applicants from other geographic areas (not LDCs) may apply for a research grant with a project to be done in a LDC.

How to Apply for an IUGA-Funded Research Grant for Least Developed Countries


The purpose of the IUGA-sponsored Research Grant for Least Developed Countries is to fund the development of research in the field of urogynecology. Grants to applicants from LDCs will be awarded each year to IUGA members who complete and submit the required application prior to the stated deadline. The number of LDC grants and the amount of each will be based on the number of submissions and the needs and requested amounts of each application.

LDC grants will only be paid to an institution and not an individual. All submitted grants will be reviewed, scored, and awarded by a group of six members of the Research and Development Committee. Grant recipients will be notified in writing via email. All IUGA members in good standing are eligible to apply for a Research Grant for Least Developed Countries.

Grant Proposal

A completed grant application must be submitted to the IUGA office no later than 6 weeks prior to the annual meeting. All relevant material for the grant proposal can also be obtained on the IUGA website, under Education. Please follow the Research Grant Application instructions carefully and do not omit any sections as this will delay the submission process.

Funding may include statistical analyses, technical support (i.e. sonographer), laboratory studies, diagnostic studies (i.e. post treatment urodynamics), mailing and postage for questionnaires or other related material, patient compensation for participating in the study (i.e. meals, travel), computer and other related equipment. If funding is required to travel to the IUGA annual meeting to present findings, please include in the budget with explanation. Indirect costs, such as university overhead or IRB fees, will not be provided. Detailed funding allocation should be included in the budget section of the Research Grant for Least Developed Countries application.

Interim Report

Grant recipients are required to submit a 6 month interim report (from the date of the grant payment) stating the progress of the research study to date. Interim reports should be submitted to the IUGA office electronically at Interim report forms can be obtained at under Education.

Final Report

Grant recipients are required to submit a final report stating the results of the research study and an itemized budget showing how funds were used, including providing receipts of paid items, where applicable. The final report will be due to the IUGA office one month following the completion of the research study award period. Final report forms can be obtained at under Education.

Presentation and Publication

Grant recipients are required to submit an abstract of their completed research study for presentation at the next IUGA annual meeting and submit a completed manuscript for publication to the International Urogynecology Journal.

Deadline: July 12, 2010

Application Form:

Grant Submission

Please submit all grant applications electronically to the IUGA office at 6 weeks prior to the annual meeting. Please do not submit paper (hard) copies by mail to the IUGA office. If further information/documents are required, you will be contacted by the IUGA office. All questions regarding the IUGA Research Grant application should be directed to the IUGA office at

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INTERNATIONAL “HERMES” FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME for conducting research in universities and research centres in France


The Ministère des Affaires Etrangères (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research) Foundation « Maison des Sciences de l’Homme » in Paris
Countries concerned:

- Asia: China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia
- Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Peru
- South Africa

Description of the programme


The HERMES Programme aims at enabling young post-doctoral research scholars in humanities and social sciences from the above-mentioned countries to visit France for the purpose of conducting research there. These 3 to 9-month long research grants have been designed to enable the invited researchers to:

· Conduct an individual research project in the host laboratory
· Integrate themselves within French and European scientific networks
· Establish sustainable cooperation between their institution of origin and their host institution.

The invited research scholars should select their host research centres in France (in universities or in other research institutes). The selection procedure is carried out in consultation with the Scientific Direction of the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Paris. The latter may help candidates to establish preliminary contacts, if needed.

The HERMES Programme is set up at the initiative of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in association with the Foundation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH) and the Department of Social Sciences and Humanities (Département Homme et Société) of the National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, CNRS). The Foundation MSH is the scientific and administrative operator for the HERMES Programme.

The Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris) ( brings together research scholars and centres from a number of public institutions (EHESS, CNRS, FNSP, universities) and from several disciplines, working in the world’s main cultural hubs, around collective work tools. It constitutes a national and international platform for scientific collaboration. Its initiatives are based on two main perspectives that are aimed at maintaining and constantly stimulating scientific dynamism – the interdisciplinarity and internationalisation of research.

Scientific fields covered by the HERMES Programme:

All disciplines of social sciences and humanities, with the priority being given to research projects on problems faced by the contemporary world. An interdisciplinary approach to the research problematic is encouraged.

Amount of fellowship:

The amount of the monthly allowance for covering boarding and lodging expenses is 2000 € (Euros); medical insurance charges are also covered. Additional aid may be granted to cover documentation expenses and participation in scientific activities. Travel expenses between the country of origin and France may be covered under certain conditions.

Conditions for candidature

· Candidates must hold a Ph.D. Degree (or equivalent qualification).
· They must belong to a research institution associated with universities, academies, or a research institute in their country.
· Applicants must hold a doctoral degree (or equivalent). The doctoral degree must have been obtained less than 8 years prior to the submission of application.
· Fluency in French and/or English is desirable. Candidates must have a good command over one of the host laboratory’s working languages.


Applications have to be submitted in the two following ways:

1) A partial application should be sent electronically (Application Form, CV, list of publications, scientific project) to
2) A complete application (in 3 hard copies – paper version) has to be sent by regular mail. In order to obtain an application form, candidates should download one: ( The complete original applications have to be sent to the following postal address:

Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme
Direction scientifique - Programme HERMES
Attn. : Neli Dobreva
54 Boulevard Raspail
F-75270 Paris cedex 06

The original applications must include:
1. An application form (to be downloaded)
2. A Curriculum Vitae
3. A list of publications
4. A detailed, paginated research programme, in French or in English (3-5 pages)
5. A photocopy of the candidate’s Ph.D. Degree
6. A 3 pages resume of PhD thesis
7. Letters of recommendation from scientific personalities and officials from research institutions in the candidate’s country of origin and, if possible, from French or European scientific personalities
8. A letter from the director of the research institution or laboratory in France with a commitment to host and guide the concerned candidate during his/her stay.

DEADLINES for submission of applications: March 31, 2010 & September 30, 2010

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France: Chateaubriand Fellowship Program 2010/2011


The Chateaubriand Fellowship program is an initiative by the Office of Science and Technology (MS&T) of the Embassy of France in the United States. This program is intended for public or private French research laboratories wishing to welcome a young American scientist, doctorant (preferably), or post-doctorant, for a 3 to 10 month period.

For the 2010 call, the program’s orientation and methods were re-examined. Grants aim to initiate or reinforce collaborations, partnerships, or joint projects (for example PUF, MIT-France, France-Chicago, France-Berkeley, France-Stanford, etc.) by encouraging an exchange at the doctoral level. The Office of Science and Technology wishes to privilege the candidacies of American doctorants seeking joint thesis supervision or, if possible, a joint degree with France.

Value of this fellowship

The MS&T will provide a stipend (2,000 Euros a month for a doctoral fellow) and cover the cost of travel and health insurance. No particular level of French is required ; it is at the host institution’s discretion. Language courses can be offered on site. All scientific disciplines are eligible.

The application form is available on the Chateaubriand website :

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2010, and the fellowship can begin on any date from September 1, 2010, to March 1, 2011.


For more information, candidates and American and French research teams can contact the MS&T in Washington at :

(202) 944-6220 or (202) 944-6250

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UK: Scholarships to UK for Central and Local Government


The Ministry of Home Affairs, State Ministry for National Development Planning/National Development Planning Agency, and the Ministry of Finance with the support of Decentralization Support Facility (DSF) are pleased to be able to offer a number of full scholarships for civil servants (Pegawai Negeri Sipil) from central and local government for one year Master degrees in the United Kingdom.

Eligible fields of study are: Decentralized Governance and Development, Urban Governance for Development, Public Service Policy and Management, Public Administration, Local Government Finance, and Corporate Environmental Management.

General Requirements for Applicants:

• Applicants must be either civil servants from one of the three ministries/institutions mentioned above or local government officials from any one of the regions in which the DSF has local government activities (Kepulauan Riau, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Riau, Banten, West Java, DKI Jakarta, Yogyakarta, East Java, West Kalimantan, East Kalimantan, North Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, Bali, East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, Central Kalimantan, Jambi, Gorontalo).

• Maximum 40 years of age.
• Excellent first degree with a minimum GPA 2.75 on a scale of 4.
• Good level of spoken and written English language (IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL Institutional/International 550).
• Minimum of two years working experience as a civil servant in an area related to decentralization.
• Highly motivated and committed to career and professional development.
• Must be able to demonstrate future leadership potential and the capacity to play an important role in Indonesia's development.
• Field of study should be relevant to educational background or current profession.
• Previous recipients of an overseas scholarship for Master degrees are not eligible to apply.

Documents required:

• Application Form
• Copy of degree certificate and certified (translated into English) academic transcript of grades
• Copy of ID card (KTP)/Passport and Employee ID Card
• Copy of English test certificate
• Recommendation letter from direct supervisor
• The latest official appointment letter

Application Deadline:

Complete applications must be submitted by post at the latest by Wednesday, 17 March 2010 to:

Bagian Sumber Pembelajaran dan Kerjasama Kediklatan
Badan Pendidikan dan Pelatihan Kementrian Dalam Negeri
Ministry of Home Affairs
Jl. TMP Kalibata no. 8, Jakarta Selatan 12750

Contact Person:

Sri Mulyani +6221 799 6521
Muchsinin +6221 799 6521
Rickith Goas +6221 351 0764

The application form is available on: and

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Austria: New sponsorship offers stepping stone for young researchers in the life sciences in Vienna


The "Vienna International Post-Graduate Program for Molecular Life Siences" (VIPS) supports scientists from their successful Ph.D. to establishing their own independent research group. This innovative approach combines scientific specialization in one area of research and the development of an independent research focus of the participants within the framework of a 3-5 year long training. As an initiative of the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, VIPS will become one more incentive for international researchers to choose Vienna for this important part of their career development.

The Austrian Federal Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF) and the City of Vienna support the new "Vienna International Post-Graduate Program for Molecular Life Sciences", short VIPS, with 5 Mio. Euro. Within the framework of this project, the Max F. Perutz Laboratories offer promising young scientists the possibility to spend their post-doctoral time in a unique training program in Vienna. In bi-annual international calls, the best candidates will be selected through a competitive screening process. During their three to five year long stay at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, the successful PostDocs will contribute their know-how and are in return prepared for their next important career leap: the establishment of their own independent research group. Customized advanced training and guidance by experienced scientists at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories will help the young researches to stay motivated and reach their goal of becoming group leaders.

"This will set a new standard in the Austrian science community", says the RNA-researcher and Wittgenstein-Award laureate Renée Schroeder, one of the initiators of VIPS: "Especially in the difficult time after finishing the Ph.D., young scientists rarely receive support to become independent. VIPS will offer a new approach for their promotion from which all PostDocs at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories will profit and which, in turn, can also be implemented at other institutes. "

The first successful applicants will be coming to Vienna in summer 2010. Until then, the future mentors will also go through advanced training to prepare for the task ahead. With this, the VIPS program also sets new standards for the further education of established scientists.

The VIPS program is a pilot project in the field of basic research (molecular biology) at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories of the Campus Vienna Biocenter. Starting with this pilot project, a new model for post-graduate education can be developed, which can also be extended to other fields of research. VIPS has the potential to develop into a Viennese-wide program for the recruitment of top-class young scientists in the life sciences.

Further Information:

Max F. Perutz Laboratories

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories are a joint-venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University, founded 2005. This inter-university collaboration is a new and innovative approach to strengthen research and education at both universities. The 60 research groups at the institute in the Dr.-Bohr-Gasse work in the area of molecular cell biology. Since 2007 the Scientific Director of the institute is Graham Warren, a biochemist and former Yale-professor.

Scientific Contact

Prof. Dr. Renée Schroeder
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
University of Vienna
1030 Vienna, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9
T +43-1-4277-54690
M +43-664-60277-54690


Dipl-Ing. (FH) Georg Bauer
Max F. Perutz Laboratories
University of Vienna
1030 Vienna, Dr. Bohr-Gasse 9
T +43-1-4277-24003

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Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Inc


On 26 June 1996 in Florence, Italy, an Agreement of Cooperation was signed between the European University Institute and the Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated . The goal of the Agreement is to provide the opportunity for Australian researchers, both established and early career, to avail themselves of the resources and intellectual environment of the EUI. The Agreement was renewed in 2004, and established on a permanent basis in 2007.

The European University Institute is a high profile research institute established by the Member States of the European Union in 1976 at San Domenico di Fiesole, Florence. The research developed there bears on and shapes the main policy issues which confront contemporary European society both internally and externally. The EUI hosts the European Forum and serves as the archive of all European documentation. It is a gateway to Europe. For its part, the EUI is desirous of establishing closer links with East Asia and the Pacific region.

The Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated was established as a consortium of interested universities (Monash University, Griffith University, the University of New South Wales, the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, and the Australian National University, and the Delegation of the European Union) following an approach from the EUI to form a link with Australian universities. It is hoped that other universities, in time, will join the AEUIFAI. The Fellowships, however, are not limited to scholars from member universities.

Under the Agreement there are three categories of Fellowship tenable at the EUI for up to nine months.

1. Postdoctoral scholars and early career academic staff from Australian universities.

2. Postgraduates from any Australian university.

3. Visiting (established) Scholar from any Australian university.

The presence of Australians at the EUI is intended to be a high profile one.

The first Fellowship was advertised in December of 1996 and awarded in 1997.

Fellowship Applications

Applications for one six-month postdoctoral Fellowship are now being received, closing date 19 March 2010, for January-June 2011. The successful applicant will be notified by late June 2010.

Applications for two three-month postgraduate Fellowships, tenurable September-December 2010, are also being received, closing date 19 March 2010. The successful applicants will be notified by late June 2010.

The Australian European University Institute Fellowships Association Incorporated and its award scheme is currently generously sponsored by Monash University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Newcastle, the Australian Catholic University and the Delegation of the European Commission to Australia and New Zealand.


President: Associate Professor Adam Czarnota
Secretary: Dr Peter Howard
Registered Office: School of Philosophical, Historical and International Studies
Building 11
Monash University
Clayton VIC 3800
Tel: + 61 3 9905 9209 and 9905 2172
Fax: +61 3 9905 2210

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UK: PhD Studentship Cardiff University - School of History and Archaeology


PhD studentship is available within the research project concerned with the post-excavation analysis and publication of the excavations of Early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries under RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell parish, Suffolk. These excavations produced a large number and wide range of securely contextualised finds, and a key objective of the post-excavation programme is a thorough and groundbreaking analysis of the material resources, supply and technology available to and used by the population of the late fifth to late seventh centuries.

The specific subject of this PhD studentship is the non-ferrous metalwork from the sites (more than 800 objects, mostly copper-alloy). Topics to be investigated include the range of alloys and scope for provenancing of materials, and the diversity of production techniques, including extraction, hammering, casting, and decoration from tinning and gilding, to inlaying, chasing and punching. The techniques of analysis will include low-power microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, targeted X-radiography, and ICP-MS.

The principal supervisor of the student will be Professor Ian Freestone, and the second supervisor Professor John Hines, who is acting as consultant to the Suffolk county council archaeological service on the post-excavation work.

Cardiff has well-equipped archaeological laboratories and an active research group in artefacts and technology. Current related PhD research includes projects on Anglo-Saxon glass, Iron Age decorative metalwork, early medieval ceramics, and craft apprenticeship and skills transmission.

The student will be expected to start at the beginning of October 2010. It is stressed that, given the nature of the funding of this award, the successful applicant will be expected to complete his/her PhD in the standard three-year period, and that it is intended that such an undertaking will form part of a formal studentship agreement to be signed upon acceptance of an offer.

For further information about this studentship visit our website:

Funding and Eligibility

This award includes full UK/EU tuition fees plus a doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum (£13,290 p.a. for 2009/10, updated each year).

Academic Criteria: Eligibility criteria for the studentship are a first-class honours degree in archaeology, archaeological science or a related area, or a 2.1 plus a postgraduate Masters degree (or equivalents).

Residency: This award is open to all UK/EU applicants.

How to Apply

In the first instance, applicants should send a CV and Covering Letter to:

Mrs Sarah Tovey (Postgraduate Administrator)

School of History and Archaeology
Cardiff University
Humanities Building, Colum Road
CF10 3EU

Further Information

Informal enquiries should be directed to:

Professor Ian Freestone
Telephone: 02920 874470
Application Deadline: 19th March 2010

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UK: 2 PhD-positions in International Criminal Law at Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam


Two PhD researchers are sought for a project on the interaction between national and international criminal law, more particularly the divergence in the adjudication of international crimes. The project aims to conduct systematic and comparative research into international criminal law as applied by national courts and into liability theories developed by international courts with the ultimate purpose of drawing up (i) guidelines that can inform national judges to what extent they need to adopt an 'internationalist approach' and (ii) to develop a body of 'harmonized' substantive international criminal law.

The research will be part of the project 'Dealing with Divergence - national adjudication of international crimes.' This project is funded by a VIDI research award from the Netherlands

Scientific Organisation, the NWO.


The candidates will be required to engage in research leading to publications in academic journals and a PhD degree.


The candidates should have a degree in law and/or criminology. Specialisation in international law and a masters degree would be welcome. The candidates' academic record should evidence ability and an interest in international criminal law.

Further particulars

The successful candidate will be a member of the Department of Criminal Law within the department of Criminal Law & Criminology of the Faculty Law. The initial appointment will be for a period of 12 months. After satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years. You can find information about our excellent fringe benefits of employment at


The gross monthly salary is € 2.042,- per month in the first year up to € 2.612,- in the fourth year (salary scale 85), based on a full-time employment.


For more information you can contact E. van Sliedregt, project leader, phone number

+31 (0)20 59 86231, e-mail:


Send your application before 15 March 2010, to the VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, attn. Dr. Y.K.M. Kops, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It is also possible to apply by e-mail to: Please mention the vacancy number in the e-mail header or at the top of your letter and on the envelope

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UK: Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships for Clinicians in Basic Sciences, University of Oxford


The University of Oxford is pleased to offer fellowships for clinical trainees for this exciting three year programme to pursue DPhil studies. The programme will offer the opportunity to undertake a research project with a strong emphasis on basic science. All projects will be collaboration with the aim of bridging the gap between basic and applied research. Those appointed will have a medical degree and some specialist experience - typically having obtained MRCP or equivalent, but not CCT or consultant status.

The posts are open to those from the UK and also from abroad.

Applicants will apply to the Medical Sciences Division at the University of Oxford for a fellowship, based on a track record of academic achievement and potential. A supervisor and project will be selected from a range available in one of 5 broad areas:

• Neurosciences
• Infection and Immunity
• Cardiovascular medicine
• Haematology and haematopoiesis
• Metabolic medicine (also encompassing diabetes, endocrinology and nephrology)

For full details of the programme go to:

Apply Online:

For details of how to apply and information on eligibility, go to:

For queries please contact

The application deadline is 31st March 2010.

Interviews are expected to be held in the week commencing 19th April 2010.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Call for Papers - Gender, Economic Integration and Cross Border Road Infrastructure Development


International workshop on Gender, Economic Integration, and Cross-border Road Infrastructure Development: Poverty and Mobility in the Context of Asia
May 6-7, 2010
AIT Conference Center, Thailand
Organized by
Asian Institute of Technology
Asia Pacific Regional Secretariat of the
International Forum for Rural Transport and Development (IFRTD)
Supported by
Japan-ASEAN Solidarity Fund, ASEAN Foundation
Asian Development Bank
global Transport Knowledge Partnership (gTKP)

As Saskia Sassen noted, globalization is a process of differentiation. This workshop discusses how regional economic integration strengthened by cross-border road networks has differentiated effect based on gender, ethnicity and class.

Asia has historically experienced high intra-mobility of goods and people, but in the recent years, the quantum of such mobility has increased dramatically. Various factors have contributed to this increase, including economic disparity within the region; differences in economic/ employment/ business opportunities; transportation and communication infrastructure development, education opportunities, and a wider network of migrants in major cities and industrial areas in the region.

One of the largest factors is the heavy investment in the construction and renovation of road networks. Road networks are considered important for regional economic integration, and especially considered critical for the less developed countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Recognizing this, large investment has been put on improving connectivity through Asian Highways. The fact that people move both within and out of the region has implications not only for the wellbeing of migrants themselves, but also for the sending and receiving communities.

Although there have been studies on regional economic integration with the improved mobility of goods and capital, how this has impacted on the socio-economic condition and cultural practices among the local people along the road as well as at the border regions are still under-studied, especially from the perspective of gender and ethnicity.

Some of the aspects that need to take note of are:

• Changes in agriculture production, such as changes induced by increase in contract farming and plantation with cross-border investment in agriculture
• Changes in people’s livelihoods, which can occur through cross-border tourism, crossborder trade, cross-border transportation and investments.
• Changes in cross-border migration and daily mobility of people, and how mobility is used by local women and men to cope with or take advantage of economic integration.
• Changes in access to social services such as health and education
• Changes in land use and land ownership under contesting demand for land

The workshop explores how mobility of goods and people are changing as a result of road infrastructure development and economic integration policies, how such changes affect the livelihoods of the people along the road, and how such changes further affect the way of life and practices of local women and men, especially in terms of gender-based power relations. The effects can be varied for different communities, ethnicity, gender and age, and their coping/ adaptation strategies will also be different.

During the workshop, research outputs from the ASEAN Foundation funded project “Capacity building for gender, poverty and mobility analysis of road transportation development in GMS region” will be among those that will be presented. Thus, there will be strong focus on GMS in the workshop, but presentations from other regions/ countries are also welcome.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 20, 2010


Kyoko Kusakabe, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Shinya Hanaoka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Ranjith de Silva, International Forum for Rural Transport and Development, Asia Pacific Regional
Secretariat, Sri Lanka.

Please send your abstract to:

Ms. Kanokporn Jaroenrith
Gender and Development Studies, School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O.Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Email:; Fax: 66 2 524 6166

Travel grants are available for limited number of participants from ASEAN member countries, as well as Nepal, Bhutan, and Bangladesh.

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Belgium: The EFC AGA and Conference 2010 Scholarship Programme


The EFC AGA and Conference Scholarship Programme is now open for applications. This scholarship fund has been generously funded by EFC members and is aimed at widening participation in the conference, bringing foundation staff from across the world.

Eligibility and Application Conditions

The eligibility criteria required to apply for the scholarship is as follows:

• The organisation should be unable to cover the costs of attending the conference
• Transparent finances and activities
• Capacity to qualify for EFC membership
• Attending the whole AGA and Conference
• Only one application per organisation •Priority will be given to those aged 35 years and under

The scholarship programme is intended to cover one or more of the following:

• Registration fee for the AGA and Conference - Registration covers conference participation, meals (where indicated in the programme), social events and a conference bag of materials (including the Delegates List) distributed when registering onsite
• Travel expenses (participant’s own arrangements, economy rates only) - Any transfers, meals, visas or other travel-related costs are exempt and these must be covered by the individual
• Accommodation expenses (two nights in a single room selected by the EFC Secretariat) - Hotel incidentals such as phone calls, room service, pay-for-view tv etc are exempt and are the responsibility of the individual upon checking out of the hotel

The scholarship programme this year is generously supported by:

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, EVKAF, Fondazione CRT, the Global Fund for Women, Realdania and Robert Bosch Stiftung.

Applications are welcomed for scholarships to cover one or more of the following:

- Registration fee for the AGA and Conference
- Travel expenses
- Accommodation expenses

The deadline for applications is 12 March.

Download Application Form

Further information and application forms may be found at:

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UK: EPSRC DTA Awards for PhD study at University of Glasgow - Faculty of Engineering


Research studentship opportunities are available through EPSRC Doctoral Training Awards (DTA) for PhD study in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Glasgow, commensurate with current research activities.

Value of this studentship

These awards, normally for 3.5 years, provide a stipend at the Research Council level (£13,290 per annum in 2009/10) and tuition fees for eligible UK residents, or a tuition fee only award for EU students. Applicants should possess, or expect to be awarded, at least an upper 2nd class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, which may include the Sciences and Technology in addition to Engineering. The stipend will be enhanced above this level for well-qualified candidates, or candidates with appropriate industrial experience.

Deadline and application requirements

Applications for a DTA scholarship for entry around Sept 2010 should be received by the appropriate department by the deadline of 29 March 2010. The application should contain the following: covering letter stating the wish to be considered for an EPSRC DTA studentship, a confirmation of residency status and the identification of a research area of interest commensurate with current research activities in the Faculty of Engineering; a current CV; a transcript of studies to date; and 2 references.

How to apply

Applications and enquiries should be addressed to the Postgraduate Research Admissions Officer in the appropriate department in the first instance:

* Aerospace Engineering (
* Civil Engineering (
* Electronics & Electrical Engineering (
* Mechanical Engineering (

at the University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK.

Further information on Postgraduate Study and these studentships at:

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Belgium: Call South-North-South master credit allowances 2010 - VLIR-UOS Scholarships


VLIR-UOS (University Development Cooperation) has announced two new calls for scholarships: master credit allowances and PhD Plus scholarships. Candidates must have the nationality of one of the countries mentioned on the DGDC list of developing countries. Applications are to be submitted by March 18.

A master credits allowance is an allowance for students from the South (DGDC country list) that are following an English-taught master programme in Flanders and wish to follow (part of) a course module of their currently ongoing master programme or conduct scientific activities in connection with their currently ongoing master programme i.e. in the framework of officially attributed study credits (ECTS) for at least one and no more than three months from January to December 2010 at a university in the South (DGDC country list – a country other than the own country of origin).

The purpose of the master credit allowance is to bring about South-South links. Given the role of VLIR-UOS projects and programmes, institutional and other links between university courses and universities in Flanders and in the South could hereby be activated or strengthened.

Eligible Candidates

A master credit allowance can only be granted to master students (with or without scholarship) holders from an English-taught master programme in a Flemish university, who:

- have the nationality of one of the countries on the DGDC list of developing countries;
- did not receive a “south-south mobility allowance” from VLIR-UOS in 2009.
- Students who are/have been abroad in 2010 before this call was launched, can submit an application file. In case they are selected financing can be obtained in retrospect.

Deadline 18 March 2010

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Belgium: Call South-North-South PhD Plus scholarships 2010 - VLIR-UOS programme


VLIR-UOS (University Development Cooperation) has announced two new calls for scholarships: master credit allowances and PhD Plus scholarships. Candidates must have the nationality of one of the countries mentioned on the DGDC list of developing countries. Applications are to be submitted by March 18.

Ph.D.Plus scholarships are scholarships for persons from the South (DGDC country list) that were awarded a Ph.D. as part of or after having participated in a VLIR-UOS programme or at a Flemish university and that wish to specialise at a Flemish university for up to three months in 2010.

The purpose of Ph.D.Plus scholarships is to give former scholars with a Ph.D. the opportunity to follow an intensive (refresher) course or conduct intensive scientific activities in a short period of time at a Flemish university and under the supervision of a Flemish promoter with the aim of utilising the acquired knowledge in the local context.

Eligible Candidate

Ph.D.Plus scholarships are reserved for persons who meet the following three requirements. This means that applicants should:

- have obtained a Ph.D. degree at a Flemish university or (preferably but not necessarily) in the framework of a VLIR-UOS programme;
- have obtained this Ph.D. degree at least 1 year before the start of the Ph.D. Plus scholarship;
- have the nationality of one of the countries on the DGDC list of developing countries;
- not have been granted a “south-north specialisation scholarship” from VLIR-UOS in 2009.

Deadline 18 March 2010

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The Ministry of Education of Taiwan offers one Scholarship to students of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia


The Ministry of Education of Taiwan offers one scholarship to students of Austria, Slovenia and Croatia for the academic year 2010/11. The scholarship is intended to encourage the study of degree programs, which are taught in English or Chinese (undergraduate, Master and PhD programs).

Types of Scholarship and values:

(1) Undergraduate Scholarship (NTD 25,000 per month)
(2) Master Scholarship ( NTD 30,000 per month)
(3) Ph.D. Scholarship ( NTD 30,000 per month)
(1 € = 42,20 NTD in January 2010)

- Recipients may attend Language Enrichment Programs in University - affiliated Chinese Language Centers in Taiwan up to one year (NTD 25,000 per month), before beginning the degree program.
- Flight ticket, tuition fees and health insurance are not paid additionally

Scholarship period: September 2010 until August 2011

- Maximum duration for bachelor students: 4 years (plus 1 optional year of Mandarin Chinese studies)
- Maximum duration for master students: 2 years (plus 1 optional year of Mandarin Chinese studies)
- Maximum duration for doctoral students: 3 years (plus 1 optional year of Mandarin Chinese studies)

Students who finish the first year of study with success are eligible to reapply at the Taiwanese university in order to receive the scholarship for the following year.

Requirements for qualification:

- Austrian, Slovenian or Croatian citizenship
- General qualification for university entrance
- Students who already received a scholarship from the Taiwanese government as well as students who are currently studying in Taiwan are not eligible to apply for the same or lower academic degree.

Application documents:

- Completed application form (see
- A photocopy of proof of general qualification for university entrance or proof of study success (English)
- Two letters of recommendation from university teachers
- Study plan written in English or Chinese
- Photocopy of a completed application form of the Taiwanese university (+ copy of application for a Chinese language center if Language Enrichment Programs will be attended before the degree program)
- A photocopy of proof of language proficiency for the language used in the degree program (Chinese or English; not necessary for students who attend the Language Enrichment Program in the first year)

Place of submission:

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Culture Division
Wagramer Str. 19/11 OG
1220 Wien, Austria
Application deadline: 31st March 2010

The candidates should apply personally at the preferred Taiwanese university and/or Language
Center for admission and submit the necessary application documents (depending on the university!

Information is available on the homepages of the universities) to the Taiwanese university and Language Center in time. Candidates are advised to submit their admission letters issued by the Taiwanese university together with the signed original “Taiwan scholarship terms of agreement” to the Culture Division in Vienna by June 20th.


For more information please consult with the Culture Division of the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Vienna (Wagramer Str. 19/11 OG; 1220 Wien; Tel.: +43/1/212 4720 62; Fax: +43/1/512 6083; Web:; E-Mail:

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Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) PG scholarships for Engineering and Science


Generous Scholarships are available for Australian students to complete a master of science degree in a range of sustainable engineering and technology fields at the Masdar Institute of Science & Technology in the United Arab Emirates.

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) is offering PG scholarships for outstanding graduates in engineering and science. MIST is keen to have Australian scholars included in their research teams and the scholarships provided by MIST are both generous and highly relevant The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) is part of the MASDAR initiative to establish an entirely new economic sector in the United Arab Emirates dedicated to alternative and sustainable energy. Masdar is a highly- strategic initiative with primary objectives of,

- helping drive the economic diversification of Abu Dhabi
- maintaining and expanding Abu Dhabi's position in evolving global energy markets
- positioning Abu Dhabi as a developer of technology, and
- making a meaningful contribution towards sustainable human development.

MIST is a private, not-for-profit, independent, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. MIST offers Masters and from 2010 PhD programs, in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. MIST is establishing linkages with government and industry, both within the region and internationally, in order to apply knowledge to develop innovative technologies and in the education of a wider audience in relation to alternative and renewable energy.

MIST is located in Masdar City, a $USD20 billion carbon-neutral, zero-waste city in Abu Dhabi which will be powered solely by alternative energy.

Graduates will receive degrees from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology as well as a certificate from MIT verifying that the degree is to MIT standards. Masdar is also a founding member of the Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute and is interested in concrete partnerships in sustainable energy technology, solar technology and joint research projects with Australian universities. More details on the academic programs, admission criterion and application procedure.

MIST offers Graduate Scholarships to complete a Master of Science degree in the following areas:- Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Water and Environmental Engineering, Information Technology, Engineering Systems and Management, Electrical Power Engineering, and Microsystems.

Applicants for scholarships will need to meet MIST's high admission standards which include; an appropriate TOEFL score, GRE and an excellent CGPA from a recognized university. A minimum CGPA of 3.0 (on a 4 point scale) or 2:1 in the British system, minimum TOEFL score of 577 (91 on the IBT) or academic IELTS (min 6.5), and a minimum GRE quantitative score of 700.

The MIST scholarship includes:

- 100% tuition fee scholarship
- Textbook provision
- Laptop provision
- Medical Insurance
- Housing in a single unit apartment (at the Masdar campus)
- Reimbursement of travel expenses (economy class air-ticket) into Abu

Dhabi and back home after completion of studies. Travel expenses (return economy class air-ticket) back to the student's home country at the end of the 1st year of studies will also be reimbursed.

- Reimbursement of TOEFL and GRE exam fees (upon registration at Masdar Institute and submission of original receipts)
- A competitive stipend per month (cost of living allowance).

MIST scholarships have no bond or conditions upon graduation, however, the scholarship and benefits are subject to maintaining a minimum CGPA as determined by MIST and satisfactory progress on their research.


Any Australian student requiring further information on MIST scholarships should contact Stephen Garrett, Consul (Education), Australian Education International at the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai, UAE. Ph +9714 5087182 +9714 5087182 or email

Scholarship applicants will benefit significantly by having their application endorsed by the Australian Government

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Belgian Scholarship Programme in Uganda 2010/2011


The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education and Sports, in cooperation with the Government of Belgium, will award bilateral SCHOLARSHIPS to Ugandan Health Workers working in the Public and PNFP health sectors, Ugandan professionals working in the Public Education and Sports Sector and Ugandan nationals (civil servants, employees from the private sector and the civil society) for the academic year 2010/2011.

The Belgian Government provides scholarships for PhD studies, Master, Bachelor and Short Training Programmes at Local, Regional, and European universities. The Belgian Government actively promotes a gender balance in its scholarship programmes and candidates working upcountry will be given priority. Studies at reputable universities all over Uganda can be funded.

General Requirements

A. Minimum Requirements for a Mixed PhD:

1. Ugandan national
2. Candidates must not be over 40 years old on 31/5/2010.
3. Prior to application, candidates must have the written approval of the relevant supervising Ugandan professor on the basis of a clearly defined proposal.
4. Candidates must have a Master Degree in the same field as the PhD studies
5. Candidates must be working as a teacher or as a researcher at a recognized Ugandan university or a national research institute
6. The PhD subject should be relevant to his/her teaching programme or research
7. Candidates must have the written authorization of their employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies
8. Candidates must have a valid letter of admission to the University at the time of submission of the application file.

B. Minimum Requirements for Master studies:

1. Ugandan national
2. Candidates must not be over 35 years old on 31/5/2010.
3. Candidates must have a Bachelor Degree
4. The course has to be relevant to their work
5. Candidates must have a valid letter of admission to the relevant university by 30th June 2010
6. Candidates must have the written authorizationof their employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies

C. Minimum Requirements for Bachelor studies (Health Workers and BTVET institutions only):

1. Ugandan national
2. Candidates must not be over 30 years old on 31/5/2010
3. Candidates must have an A-level certificate or an equivalent
4. Candidates must have a letter of admission to the relevant university by 30th June 2010
5. Candidates must have the written authorization of their employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies

D. Minimum Requirements for Short Training

Programmes (Belgium / Europe / Uganda):

1. Ugandan national
2. The course has to be relevant to their work
3. Candidates must have the written authorization of their employer and a letter of guarantee of employment after completing the studies
4. Candidates must have a valid letter of admission to the relevant programme

General programme (Civil Servants, Employees from the private sector and from the Civil Society):

Scholarships (Masters & PhD only) must be directly related to the sectors and the themes of the Belgian Development Cooperation. These are: public health, education and training, agriculture and food security, basic infrastructures (water, irrigation, secondary roads, rural electrification, etc.), conflict prevention and peace building, equal promotion of men and women, protection of the environment, promotion of social economy

Applicants can obtain the application forms for the academic year 2010 /2011 from the Embassy of Belgium website, or at the reception of the Embassy, from Monday to Friday between 9 am and 1 pm, proving compliance with the criteria. Only candidates complying with these criteria should apply for a scholarship.

Please submit your completed form in duplicate by latest Friday 26th February 2010, 12:00 pm to:

Rwenzori House,
3rd Floor, Lumumba Avenue, Kampala
P.O. Box 7043
Tel: 041 349 569 /70

Candidates that meet the selection criteria will be invited to the Belgian Embassy for an interview.

The lists of the selected candidates will be displayed at the Embassy of Belgium, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education and Sports.

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Belgium: Scholarships for university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries


The College of Europe can offer a significant number of scholarships to graduates from the European neighbourhood policy countries for post-graduate studies to its Bruges or Natolin (Warsaw) campus during the academic year 2010-2011.


These scholarships cover academic expenses, accommodation and meals.

Target Countries

The countries concerned are: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine.

How to apply

Interested graduates are invited to send their application to the Admissions Office.

The deadline for submission of applications is 15 April 2010.

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USA: Fairleigh Dickinson receives approval to offer Doctor of Pharmacy degree program


Fairleigh Dickinson University has announced that it has received approval from the New Jersey Presidents’ Council of the Commission on Higher Education to enroll students in New Jersey’s first pharmacy school affiliated with an independent university.

The school, to be housed within the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences at the College at Florham in Madison, NJ, will offer a doctor of pharmacy degree (PharmD) with four concentrations: pharmaceutical science, pharmacy administration, pharmacy education and pharmacy business. It will enroll its inaugural class in fall 2012, and will admit about 80 well-qualified students per year who have completed a rigorous prerequisite course load that will enable them to choose a concentrated area of study.

Students will be able to elect one of four programs resulting in a PharmD degree combined with a master’s degree. The master’s options are:

• Master of science degree in pharmaceutical chemistry (pharmaceutical science track),
• Master of arts in education (pharmacy education track),
• Master of public administration (pharmacy administration track),
• Master of business administration (pharmacy business track).

FDU is investing $12 million to renovate and expand its science facilities at the College at Florham. The new pharmacy school has applied for accreditation from the American Council for Pharmacy Education.

For more information:

Ms. Heather Augar
Director of International Admissions
Fairleigh Dickinson University
1000 River Road, T-KB1-01
Teaneck, NJ 07666, USA
ph: 201-692-2512
fx: 201-692-2560

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USA: Stanford University Postdoctoral fellowship: Cultures of Nature in the American West


The Environmental Humanities Project, in collaboration with the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, seeks applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship focusing on cultures of nature in the American West. Applicants' research should focus on how cultures shape conceptions of nature, the natural, species boundaries, uses of plants and animals and natural resources, the human body in its environmental dimensions, or environmental health and illness; how cultures of nature form and dissolve; how cultures map nature, literally and metaphorically; how cultures of nature rooted in particular places develop dimensions beyond that place (e.g. in the virtual realm); and what practical differences such cultures make for human uses of the environment and in shaping nature.

The postdoctoral fellow will be a leader in the Environmental Humanities Project, a new initiative at Stanford designed to develop an interdisciplinary community across departments, programs and research areas in the Humanities involving environmental issues.

This community will also seek to build bridges to the social and natural sciences.


Fellows should be committed to this goal and will be expected to participate actively in building such a community. In addition, they will teach one class and participate in workshops and seminars. The appointment is for one year but may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand 30 days prior to the appointment start date.

The concept of "cultures of nature" is conceived broadly to include indigenous, ethnic, class-based, local, professional formations and subcultures. The American West is understood as the United States west of the Mississippi, western Canada, Mexico, and their interfaces with the Pacific region.

Target Candidates

We welcome applicants from anthropology, history, literary and cultural studies, political science, sociology and urban studies, as well as candidates from the natural sciences with a strong interest in multidisciplinary methods and the humanities. We particularly encourage applicants who are interested in working with a variety of sources, including data, maps, images, and multimedia visualization techniques. Applicants should be comfortable working in a collaborative research setting. The fellowship research project will be developed by the candidate in collaboration with scholars from a variety of related disciplines, and will have an associated public outreach dimension.


For further information please contact Ursula K. Heise, Professor of English, Director of the Program in Modern Thought and Literature and faculty coordinator of the Environmental Humanities Project, or Jon Christensen, Executive Director, Bill Lane
Center for the American West, Stanford University

Applicants should submit the following materials by April 1, 2010:

- Cover letter,
- CV,
- 1000-word project proposal,
- dissertation abstract,
- 25-page writing sample,
- three letters of recommendation.

Send application materials to: Prof. Ursula K. Heise,
Department of English, 450 Serra Mall Bldg. 460, Stanford University,
CA 94305-2087.

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For SEAMEO Member Countries - SEARCA PhD Research Scholarships


Launched in November 2005, the SEARCA PhD Research Scholarship provides financial support to a limited number of qualified PhD students whose researches are relevant to the priority thrusts of SEARCA.

This scholarship program aims to:

1.Provide PhD students the opportunity to use the resources and facilities available at SEARCA and its network of universities for their research;
2.Produce quality research papers for publication; and
3.Enable them to work with SEARCA's R&D personnel on mutually identified areas of concerns/interests in agriculture and rural development.

Eligibility for the Grant

Any graduate student who is a citizen of any of the 11 SEAMEO member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam) and pursuing a PhD in agriculture or related sciences from any university in the world is eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The applicant must have already completed his/her course work with an approved dissertation proposal and is ready to conduct the dissertation research.

The applicant’s research must focus on any of SEARCA’s priority thrusts under the broad themes of natural resource management and promotion of agricultural competitiveness.

Application Requirements

The application requirements are:

1.Filled out Application Form (see below);

2.Letter of application for the research scholarship;

3.Recommendation letter from the Dean of Graduate School of the university where the student is pursuing his/her degree program;

4.Dissertation research outline/proposal approved by the Advisory Committee and Dean of Graduate School;

5.Budgetary requirement for the entire research duly attested and recommended by the major adviser and Dean of Graduate School;

6.Certified transcript of academic records for all courses taken at the PhD level;

7.Curriculum vitae;

8.Letter from the student certifying that he/she is not receiving any other research grant from any other institution. If partial funding has been obtained from other sources, a certification from the funding agency indicating the amount of grant and the items in the research that are covered by the grant; and

9.Research timetable indicating the activities involved in the research, the expected date of defense and expected date of seminar paper presentation.

Application deadlines are 1 April and 1 September.

Applications should be addressed to:

Dr. Editha C. Cedicol
Graduate Scholarship Department
SEARCA, Los Baños 4031 Laguna, Philippines

Download SEARCA PhD Research Scholarship application form

Invitation to Apply for SEARCA PhD Research Scholarship

For inquiries, please email: gsd[at]

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Philippines: SEARCA's Graduate Scholarship in Agriculture for School Year 2011/2012


The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields (including biological sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, biochemistry, and development management) for School Year 2011-2012. The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.

How to apply

Applicants may submit their applications to their countries’ respective Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources, or Rural Development. The Ministries will then screen and endorse their applications and submit the list of qualified applicants accompanied by the complete set of requirements to SEARCA not later than 30 July 2010. Applicants should inquire with their respective Ministries regarding the Ministries’ deadline for receiving SEARCA applications.

Partner Universities

SEARCA scholars may study at any of the following members of the University Consortium coordinated by SEARCA: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Kasetsart University, Thailand; Institut Pertanian Bogor and Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia; and University of the Philippines Los Baños, Philippines. Other reputable universities outside the University Consortium but within the Southeast Asian region may also serve as study posts of scholars under special arrangements and project agreements. Applicants may apply online via the SEARCA website, but original application documents must still be sent to their Ministry for official endorsement and submission to SEARCA. Applicants are required to submit to SEARCA applications for admission to the Graduate Schools of at least three universities in the list.

Application Requirements

The application requirements and forms may study may be downloaded from the SEARCA website at

Topic of the research

The topic of the research that the applicants plan to conduct for their thesis must be in line with either of the priority thrusts of SEARCA, namely: natural resource management and agricultural competitiveness.

How to apply

Interested parties may contact the Graduate Scholarship Department of SEARCA via email at or

Application form:

Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and
Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)
College, Los Baños, Laguna 4031, Philippines
Telefax: (63-49) 536-7164
Email: or

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