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Friday, October 29, 2010

2011 Korean Government Scholarship Program for International Students for an Undergraduate Course


1. Program Objective

The objective of the Korean Government Scholarship Program for an Undergraduate Course is to provide international students with the opportunity to conduct advanced studies at higher educational institutions in Korea in order to promote international exchanges in education and mutual friendship between the countries.

2. Total Candidates for Selection: 100 people from 59countries
※ Only those who hold a citizenship of the countries in the attachment are eligible for the program.

Vietnam, Indonesia , Malaysia, Mongolia, Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Azerbaijan , Bangladesh, Colombia, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guatemala, Kyrgyzstan,Nepal, Russia, Pakistan, Peru, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Afghanistan, Angola, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Congo(DRC), Dominican Republic, East Timor, El Salvador, Gabon, Guinea Bissau, Hungary, Iran, Japan, Kenya,, Lebanon, Mauritania, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Paraguay, Poland, Romania, Senegal, Sweden, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine and Yemen

3. Academic Programs

Undergraduate degree courses for four years after successfully completing a one-year Korean Language Training.
※ University transferring is not allowed (e.g. Beginning from the 3rd year is not allowed.)

4. Fields of Study

4-year undergraduate courses provided by the universities designated by NIIED
※ Not applicable: fields the study period of which exceeds 4 years (e.g. medicine, dentistry, architecture)

5. Qualifications

Prospective applicant must meet the following qualification criteria:
(1) Must be a citizen of the country to which scholarships are offered, which is
also applied to his/her parents.
※ Applicant must not be a holder of Korean citizenship.
(2) Should be under 25 years of age as of March 1, 2011.
(3) Have an adequate health, both physically and mentally.
※ Persons who are pregnant or having severe illness may not apply.
(4) Have finished or be scheduled to finish formal education of elementary, middle,
high school as of March 1, 2011.
※ Exceptional acceptance for a person who will have finished high school as of September 1,
2011 and who will be able to have level 3 in TOPIK until then.
(5) Possess above 80% (out of 100%) in a grade point average (G.P.A.) of the whole school
years of the high school attended or within top 10% among graduates in the same year.
(6) Not at any time have received a Korean government scholarship for his/her undergraduate
study before.
(7) Not have enrolled in an undergraduate course in Korea before.
(8) Preferential selection for applicants who are good at Korean or English.

6. Submission of Required Documents

(1) Place of Submission : Visit or Post to the following address
Inha University Admission Team
253 Yonghyun-Dong, Nam-Gu, Incheon, 402-751, Korea.
Please write : "Application for the Korean Government Scholarship Program" on the Envelop
(2) Deadline of Submission: Nov. 1(Mon) 09:00 am ~ Nov. 19(Fri) 17:00 pm
The application documents will not be accepted after November 19 17:00 pm.
(3) Documents to be submitted
①One Completed Application Form (on a prescribed form: RD-1)
②One NIIED Pledge (on a prescribed form: RD-2)
③One Self-introduction Essay (on a prescribed form: RD-3)
④One Study Plan (on a prescribed form:RD-4)
⑤Two Recommendation Letters (from two different referees stated below, on a prescribed form: RD-5)
※Applicant's teacher or principal of the school, academic advisor or CEO of an organization, etc.
⑥One original Personal Medical Assessment (on a prescribed form: RD-6)
⑦ One original Certificate of Health authorized by a doctor (on a prescribed form: RD-7)
※Only applicable for candidates who have successfully passed through the selection procedure set
by the institution in charge of recommendation of candidates
⑧One original Copy of High School Diploma
⑨One original Copy of High School Grade Trans
⑩One original Copy of the Applicant’s Passport
※Application for issuance of a passport can be replaceable instead.
⑪The Certificates of Citizenship of the Applicant and his/her Parents
※A birth certificate or a copy of passport, etc.
⑫One original Copy of a Certificate of Korean or English Proficiency (if applicable)
※It should be issued within 2 years from as of March 1, 2011
(4) Notes
① Applicants can apply for the program through more than one institution in charge of
recommendation of qualified candidates, but s/he SHOULD BE RECOMMENDED by ONLY ONE
※In case that s/he will be recommended by more than one institution, his/her
application is to be rejected; if informed by more than one institution that s/he
is selected as one of their candidates, s/he should make a decision as to which
recommendation will be effective and let them know it.
①English Name Spelling in the application form MUST be exactly the same as in the passport.
※One copy of application for issuance of a passport is replaceable for a copy of passport.
②Application form and other program materials are to be filled out either in Korean or in
English. And all of the materials should be A4 sized; if smaller, attach the material to
an additional A4 sized paper; if bigger, fold it up to be an A4 sized one.
③Regarding a high school grade tran, it should prove that your academic achievement
satisfies 5-(5) above; otherwise, you should submit a certificate issued by the high
school, which should include either an official seal of the school or a school principal’s signature.
④The documents such as certificates or credentials issued in languages other than Korean
or English must include official notarized translation, which is to be put before the original.
⑥ Other documents except the ones written on a form prescribed by NIIED should contain their
numbers and names on the top right. (ex.⑧High School Diploma)
⑦When you submitting the documents to the institution in charge of selection of candidates,
the documents should be arranged in the order of the list of the required documents stated
above. Each document can be stapled, but all of the documents should be put together using
(a) clip(s): do not staple them altogether, or do not put them into a transparent file one by one.
⑧ Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant.
⑨ Incomplete or incorrect documents are subject to rejection by NIIED.

7. Scholarship Payment

(1) Scholarship Period: March 1, 2011 ~ February 28, 2016
(2) Scholarship Benefits
① Airplane ticket or airfare: The grantees will receive an airplane ticket or be paid an
economy class airfare of the shortest route between their country and Korea when they come to
Korea, and, thereafter, when they leave Korea after completion of their study.
②Monthly Allowance: 800,000 won per month
③Tuitions: The full tuition is exempted by NIIED and the entrance fee for the first
semester by the host university.
④Settlement Allowance: 200,000 won upon arrival
⑤Repatriation Allowance: 100,000 won upon completion of studies
⑥Korean Language Training Expenses
※The full costs up to 1 year (NIIED pays directly to the language training institution)
⑦Medical Insurance: The grantees will be provided with health insurance for major accidents
and illnesses during their scholarship period.
(3) Notes
① NIIED does not compensate fees for the domestic travel both in the grantee’s country
and Korea.
②Airfare for entry into Korea will not be provided to a grantee that has been staying
in Korea for between the confirmation date of selection of scholarship students and
the designated entry due (February 28, 2011).
③NIIED does not compensate fees for insurance of traveling to and from Korea.
④The medical fee is to be reimbursed through the insurance company to the grantee after
s/he pays first
⑤ Any grantee who gives up his/her study during the scholarship period will not receive
airfare and allowance for repatriation except for the cases approved by NIIED such as
severance of diplomatic relations, war or other natural disasters.
⑥ Any grantee who quits the program in 3 months after one’s entrance into Korea, should
refund all scholarship fees (The airfare of arriving Korea, settlement allowance, monthly
allowance, Korean language training expenses, etc.).

Available Universities for 2011 KGSP grantees

Ajou Univ. Cheongju Univ. Chonnam National Univ. Chosun Univ. Chungbuk National Univ. Chungnam National Univ. Daegu Univ. Daejeon Univ. Dong A Univ. Dongguk Univ. Dongseo Univ. Ewha Womans Univ. Gyeongsang National Univ. Hanllym Univ. Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies Hannam Univ. Hanyang Univ. Hongik Univ. Inha Univ. Jeju National Univ. Jeonju Univ. KAIST Kangwon National Univ. Keimyung Univ. Kongju National Univ. Konkuk Univ. Konyang Univ. Kookmin Univ. Korea Univ. Kyonggi Univ. Kyunghee Univ. Mokpo National Univ. Myongji Univ. Pai Chai Univ. Pukyong National Univ. Pusan National Univ. Seoul National Univ. Sogang Univ. Sookmyung Women’s Univ. Soon Chun Yang Univ. Sung Kyun Kwan Univ. Sunmoon Univ. Ulsan Univ. Woosuk Univ. Woosong Univ. Yeungnam Univ. Yonsei Univ.


(1) Question for application & submission of required documents
- Related to the admission : +82-32-860-7204
Inha University Admission Team (
- About the program +82-32-860-7034 Inha University International Center (
(2) For others except the above
NIIED Website:


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M. Hildred Blewett Scholarship


To enable early-career women to return to physics research careers after having had to interrupt those careers. The scholarship consists of a one-year award of up to $45,000 (applicants can apply in a subsequent year for one additional year of support). Allowed expenses include dependent care (limited to 50% of the award), salary, travel, equipment, and tuition and fees. Overhead charges by the institution are not allowed.

The applicant must currently be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. She must be currently in Canada or the United States and must have an affiliation with a research-active educational institution or national lab. She must have completed work toward a PhD. Applicants are strongly encouraged to be members of the American Physical Society.

History of the Award

The award was established from a generous bequest from M. Hildred Blewett, an accelerator physicist who died in 2004. Hildred Blewett was passionate about physics and wanted to help women overcome obstacles by establishing the scholarship.

Rules & Eligibility

The applicant must currently be a U.S. citizen, legal resident, or resident alien of the United States or Canada. She must be currently in Canada or the United States and must have an affiliation with a research-active educational institution or national lab. She must have completed work toward a PhD.

Application Process

All applications are reviewed by a sub-committee of the Committee on the Status of Women in Physics. The Blewett Scholarship application process opens in the fall and the application deadline is in June 2011.

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The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program, USA


The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service in which they can help formulate, represent and implement U.S. foreign policy. Each year, the Rangel Program selects 20 outstanding Rangel Fellows in a highly competitive nationwide process and helps support them through two years of graduate study, internships and professional development activities, and entry into the Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Fellows who successfully complete the program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers, one of the most exciting and rewarding careers available.

Rangel Fellows are committed to serving their country and promoting positive change globally. Individuals who have successfully completed the Rangel Program are now making a difference in countries throughout the world, including Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, South Africa, Nigeria, Angola, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Spain and Ireland.

FELLOWSHIPS FOR GRADUATE STUDIES In 2010 the Rangel Program plans to award 20 fellowships of up to $34,000 annually towards tuition, room, board, books and mandatory fees for completion of two-year master’s degrees. At the conclusion of two years of study, the Rangel Fellow is expected to have obtained a degree in international affairs or another area of relevance to the work of the Foreign Service (such as public administration, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, political science, or communications) at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Awardees are expected to maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2 throughout their period of study.
ORIENTATION New Rangel Fellows will participate in an orientation at Howard University in mid-May, shortly after their selection. The purposes of this orientation are to familiarize the Fellows with all aspects of the fellowship and to enhance their understanding of, and skills for, Foreign Service careers.

TWO SUMMER INTERNSHIPS (CAPITOL HILL AND OVERSEAS AT U.S. EMBASSIES) Rangel Fellows will participate in two internships. The first, an internship working on international issues for Members of Congress in Washington, D.C., will occur in the summer after being selected and before the first year of graduate study. The second will be an overseas internship in a U. S. Embassy that takes place during the summer between the first and second years of graduate study.

MENTORING Each Fellow will receive mentoring from a Foreign Service Officer throughout the duration of the fellowship as well as during his/her early employment at the State Department.

CURRICULUM Fellows must obtain graduate degrees in international affairs or a related subject such as economics, history, political science, public administration, communications, public policy, business administration or foreign languages at a graduate or professional school approved by the Rangel Program. Studies in law do not satisfy this requirement. Applicants apply to two-year graduate programs at U.S. universities simultaneously with their application to the Rangel Program.

EMPLOYMENT/CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS Fellows who successfully complete the Rangel Program and Foreign Service entry requirements will receive appointments as Foreign Service Officers. Each Rangel Fellow who obtains a master’s degree is committed to a minimum of three years of service as a Foreign Service Officer. Candidates who do not successfully complete the Rangel Program and the subsequent three year service obligation may be subject to a reimbursement obligation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applicants must be in the senior year of their undergraduate study or have completed their undergraduate degree by June 2011 and must be seeking admission to enter graduate school in the fall of 2011 for a two-year program.

Applicants must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale at the time of application.

A completed online application, which includes the following:

•Background Information•A personal statement (in 600 words or less) that discusses the applicants’ reasons for applying, interest in foreign affairs, commitment to pursue a Foreign Service career and any relevant experience or information.
•A statement (in 500 words or less) from the applicant that discusses his/her need for financial assistance to attend graduate school, including an explanation of:
1.The financial assistance received during undergraduate studies
2.Overall education-related debt
3.Ability/plans to pay for graduate school independently
•Two letters of recommendation:
◦One from a faculty member
◦One from a community leader or other individual who can comment on the applicant’s non-academic accomplishments and his/her potential
◦Sumbission options:
1.Option 1 (preferred): In the online application, select recommenders to submit letters electronically. Reference the recommendation form below to see how recommendations will be received.
2.Option 2: Submit sealed letters (with recommender signature over the envelope seal) in applicant’s supplemental materials package using the recommendation form below.
3.Option 3: The recommender may email (the letter must be a signed PDF file) or mail an official letter in directly to the Rangel Program using the recommendation form below.
◦ Recommendation Form

Application deadline

Received by January 21, 2011

Mail all supplementary materials to:
Patricia Scroggs, Director
Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center
Howard University
2218 6th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20059

No faxed materials will be accepted

For all inquiries, please contact:

Erica Lee, Rangel Program Assistant
(202) 806-4367 or


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Pasteur international PhD program in Life Sciences and Biomedicine


In 2009, the Institut Pasteur, a world leading biomedical research institute founded by Louis Pasteur in 1887 and located in central Paris (France), inaugurated a new international Ph.D. program in collaboration with several major Paris universities for students holding a Master degree (or equivalent) in Science, Medicine or related fields from a university outside of France.

The Pasteur – Paris University Doctoral Program offers cutting edge training in a large variety of topics covering Molecular and Cellular Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Microbiology, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Structural Biology, Enzymology and Metabolism, Biological Chemistry, Virology, Parasitology, Medical Mycology, Epidemiology, Infectiology, Imaging, Neurosciences, Developmental Biology and Systems Biology.

Responsibilities and Duties

Students will conduct their research in one of the 120 laboratories of the Institut Pasteur. They will be immersed in an exciting, dynamic and interactive research environment that includes access to a large variety of core facilities with state-of-the art equipment. Students will extend their knowledge by attending specialized courses and will benefit from a vast seminar program that attracts major speakers from all over the world. At the end of their studies (typically three years), students will defend their PhD according to European guidelines. The Institut Pasteur and the affiliated university will jointly award the degree.


Students will receive a stipend to cover their living expenses and health insurance. Assistance for accommodation in student residences will also be available.

Candidates will be selected on a competitive basis. Selected students will be part of the Pasteurian community with whom they will share their passion for science and wish to contribute to the prevention and treatment of diseases.

The Institut Pasteur, in the heart of Paris, is a great environment for carrying out challenging experiments to discover new worlds in the life sciences. We encourage all interested candidates / faculty to go over the web page and learn about the Pasteur-Paris University International Doctoral Program.

Deadline: December 15th, 2010.

The completed form must be sent by the host lab to

Pasteur-Paris University International Doctoral Program
Direction de l’Enseignement, Institut Pasteur
28, rue du Dr Roux, 75724 Paris CEDEX 15, France.


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PhD Scholarship in Solar Radiation and Energy, Australia


An excellent PhD opportunity is available for a joint project with the Weather and Energy Research Unit at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University in the area of Solar Radiation and Energy.

The appointed PhD student will develop a solar radiation and energy forecasting system aimed at improving the way in which solar energy produced by a selection of energy devices is integrated into the electricity grid. Such a system may eventually be implemented operationally by bodies such as the Australian Energy Market Operator and/or solar power farms operators.

This work will involve analysing solar radiation output from Numerical Weather Prediction models by comparing it with historical observations in order to improve our understanding of the physical processes relevant to solar radiation. The forecasting system will then capitalize on this detailed analysis. Other areas of weather and climate science will benefit from this solar radiation analysis.

Key Capabilities

- An understanding of meteorology, especially of solar radiation processes, and effects of clouds and aerosols.
- Familiarity with at least one software language for data analysis (possibly R)
High level interpersonal skills suited to effective interaction with other members of the research team and industry contacts.
- Demonstrated high level of communication skills.
- Active support of the CSIRO code of conduct and HSE requirements.

Key Result Areas/Duties

- Analyse solar radiation data from observations (in situ and satellite) and model output for Australia with a possible extension to a wider region using a standard software program (e.g. R, IDL, Matlab).
- Investigate and improve our knowledge of solar radiation forecasts provided by Numerical Weather Prediction models.
- Investigate and improve our knowledge of the interaction between solar radiation and solar energy production for a selection of energy devices.
- Develop a solar energy forecasting system using a combination of Numerical Weather Prediction model output and historical data for a selection of energy devices.
Write and submit research papers, and a Ph.D. thesis


Scholarship applications close 30th November 2010, but the search may remain open until the position is filled. The selected PhD student will be awarded a research support budget of up to AUD 24,000 per annum.
"Applicants should submit a brief statement of practical and academic suitability for the proposed research topic, a current curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and contact details for two referees."

For enquiries on the scholarship please contact: Dr Alberto Troccoli on +61 2 6246 5759 (alberto.troccoli[at]

For enquiries on admission to the Fenner School please contact: Dr Janette Lindesay (janette.lindesay[at] or Dr Frank Mills (frank.mills[at]

If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 301 509 for assistance. Outside business hours please email


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Harvard Postdoctoral Position in Science, Technology and Society


The John F. Kennedy School of Government and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) at Harvard University are seeking to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow with expertise in Science, Technology and Society (STS). The one-year position will carry a teaching load of one undergraduate course in Technology and Society; the successful candidate will also assist in STS Program activities and build links between STS and SEAS. Renewal for a second year may be possible contingent on satisfactory performance. Candidates should be qualified to carry out research on the social implications of one or more aspects of engineering or applied sciences, such as information and communication technologies, biotechnology, or nanotechnology. Areas of specialization might include studies of innovation; risk and regulation; intellectual property; new research partnerships and research governance; or ethical issues in technological R&D. Research experience on comparative, international and global issues is especially welcome.

Interdisciplinary teaching experiences are highly desirable. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate field, including science and technology studies, sociology, law, political science, economics, or engineering.

Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a writing sample or representative publication, and three letters of recommendation in paper copy to Professor Sheila Jasanoff, Director, Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 79 John F. Kennedy Street, Mailbox 17, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. Applications from women and minorities are especially encouraged. Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

The Program on Science, Technology and Society at the Harvard Kennedy School can be contacted through its office below:

Program on Science, Technology and Society
Harvard University
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tel: 617-495-5636
Fax: 617-496-5960

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Postgraduate scholarship in Geobiosphere Science, Sweden


The PhD project will focus on studies of marine sediments obtained from different upwelling regions across the globe. The aim of the project is to study relationships between primary productivity and the benthic environment in upwelling regions since the last deglaciation. We have previously documented large variations in primary productivity off NW Africa, so large that the benthic life was affected to a significant extent. The task at hand is to investigate if this was the case in other major upwelling areas as well. The project involves: sediment sampling, different kinds of laboratory work such as grain-size analyses, analyses of biogenic silica, organic carbon together with a large amount of micropaleontological analyses, foremost benthic foraminifera but also other groups of microfossils may come to mind. Participation in sea-going expeditions might be required.

The project belongs to LUCCI (Center for Studies of Carbon Cycle and Climate Interactions, LUCCI) at Lund University.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

The applicant is expected to hold a university degree (preferably MSc. or equivalent) in Earth Sciences with a strong focus on Quaternary Geology or Marine Geology. A degree in biology with additional courses in Quaternary/Marine Geology might also be considered. The applicant needs to have finished a master or bachelor thesis at the time of appointment. Experience with scientific publication in English is an asset together with experience with micropaleontological work. Lab experience is of advantage although not strictly required.

Applications for this position should include a letter stating the reasons for applying and brief statements about ambitions in relation to the project. The application should also include a CV with general personal information and details of previous studies/work.

Basis of Assessment

The position is guaranteed for four years. An educational stipend is awarded for the first 12 months of full-time study, following which time the student is appointed as a full doctoral student.

Regulations concerning educational stipends for doctoral students can be found in SFS 1995:938 and 1998:81. Regulations concerning appointment as a full doctoral student can be found in HF 5 Chap 1-7§§ and SFS 1998:80. Also consult the admission regulations found at:

Those who hold an educational stipend or a doctoral student appointment must first be accepted for postgraduate study. To be accepted, a student must be judged to have the competence necessary to complete a course of postgraduate study.

In addition to pursuing postgraduate studies, the doctoral student may also perform other duties - including research, teaching and administration – according to the specific regulations.

Applications are submitted online

All submitted documents must be attested as to their authenticity.


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Visiting Research Scholar, Japan


The International Research Center for Japanese Studies is one of the constituent institutions of the National Institutes for the Humanities, which was established as an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation under a law effective April 2004. Founded in May 1987 as an inter-university research institute of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, this Center seeks to promote comprehensive, international, and interdisciplinary research on Japanese culture, and to foster cooperation among researchers in Japanese studiesworldwide. In order to broaden and deepen research on Japanese culture and bring together researchers in a variety of specialized fields, the Center regularly appoints a number of scholars from around the world as Visiting Research Scholars.

The Center invites applications from scholars who wish to conduct research while in residence here. Visiting Research Scholars are expected to engage in collaborative activity with the Center's permanent faculty by, for example, participating in at least one of our team research projects ("kyôdô kenkyû").

1. Number of Openings:

Several positions.

2. Obligations:

The Visiting Research Scholar will be free to carry out his/her individual research, but must join in at least one team research project.The Visiting Research Scholar will contribute at least one article to either of the Center's two periodical publications, Nihon Kenkyu (in Japanese) or Japan Review (in European languages). Submission is expected during the visitor's stay at the Center or after his/her return to his/her home country.

3. Qualifications and Eligibility:

Researchers of any nationality under 65 years old when the research period begins, who live outside Japan, are eligible to apply. Others whom the Director-General of this Center deems to have equivalent qualifications as a researcher may apply, provided that they meet the age criteria.

Applicants who meet the following criteria are preferred.

(1) Researchers employed by a university or other research institution.
(2) Researchers with a doctoral degree.
(3) Those whom the Director-General deems to have equivalent qualifications as above (1) and (2).

4. Research Period:

The Visiting Research Scholar is expected to arrive in Kyoto between April 1, 2012 - March 31, 2013 then to stay for a period between three months and one year.

5. Salary and Conditions:

(1) The Visiting Research Scholar will receive a monthly salary on the legally appointed day each month, the amount of which is approximately the same as the salary of a regular full-time employee of the same age at the Center.
(2) Roundtrip travel expenses will be paid according to a rate stipulated in the regulations.
(3) A research allowance (including a domestic research travel expense allowance) will be disbursed to each Visiting Research Scholar.
(4) The Center's library, computers, and other facilities, including an individual research room, will be made available for the use of the Visiting Research Scholar, in the same way as for a regular full-time employee of the Center.
(5) Visiting Research Scholars have opportunities for presentation of research findings in seminars, public lectures, and the Nichibunken Forum held by the Center.
(6) Housing accommodations will be available on the site of the Center. (There are charges for the use of these facilities.)

6. Application Procedure:

7. Application Deadline:

The application form should reach the Center by November 30, 2010.

8. Address for the Application:

Office of Research Exchange
International Research Center for Japanese Studies
3-2 Oeyama-cho, Goryo, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 610-1192, Japan
Phone: +81(0)75-335-2041 Fax: +81(0)75-335-2092


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Canada Asia-Pacific Awards


This award will support scholars in universities or research institutes in the Asia-Pacific Region to undertake short term research, including collaborative research, contributing to the understanding of bilateral and multilateral relations between Canada and the countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. The award will assist with direct costs related to the research project, and, when a research trip to Canada is warranted, will provide assistance towards international airfare and a weekly flat rate allowance for a period not exceeding five weeks.
Awards may be granted for:

1.Research projects related to Canada and Asia-Pacific relations, either with the region as a whole, or any part thereof. Although we welcome applications from all disciplines lending themselves most readily to Canadian Studies we are particularly interested in projects that have policy relevance for Canada and Canada’s foreign policy. Topics that are highly relevant to Canada’s foreign policy include Democracy & Rule of Law, Economic Development and Prosperity, Environment, Managing Diversity, North American Partnership, Peace and Security.
2.Interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary studies; or
3.Comparative studies with substantial Canadian content (33% or more);
Priority may be given to projects, which relate Canada’s foreign policy; or contemporary situations and issues which illuminate options for future developments; or which focus on Canada’s bilateral relations.

(Purely scientific subjects such as physics, chemistry, medicine, engineering, etc. which would not lead to a better knowledge and understanding of Canada per se are not eligible, nor are proposals which focus exclusively on technological or methodological issues).

EligibilityAwards will be available to scholars and researchers from all countries of the Asia-Pacific Region.

Applications are to be submitted by the designated principal researcher, with the official endorsement of his/her institution.

Applicants must: full-time members of the academic staff of a recognized institution of higher education or equivalent degree-granting institution in the Asia-Pacific Region, or scholars at research and policy planning institutes who undertake significant Canadian bilateral and/or multilateral relations research projects;
2.hold a degree equivalent to a Master's or better;
3.have a working knowledge of either English or French.

In addition, while not mandatory, applicants should provide evidence of their interest in or involvement with Canada prior to the application. This may be demonstrated by courses they have already given, research they have undertaken, extra-mural activities, or membership in an Association for Canadian Studies in their region or country. Preference may also be given to projects that will involve more than one country.

Value of Awards

The Canada-Asia-Pacific Award will consist of a grant in the amount of up to CDN $10,000, based on the analysis of the proposed budget needed to do the research. More than one award may be offered annually. Successful candidates will not be able to make a new application until they demonstrate that they have fulfilled the terms and conditions of their previous award.

Selection and Notification

All applicant dossiers will undergo a preliminary evaluation at the Canadian Mission and will then be forwarded to the attention of the Selection Committee of the International Council for Canadian Studies (ICCS) in Ottawa. This Committee includes Canadian academics and at least three academics from other countries; it meets once a year, in January.
The Committee will based its decision on the following criteria:

1.academic excellence of the proposal;
2.Canadian content
3.relevance of the proposal in its contribution to Canadian Studies;
4.feasibility of the research project;
5.likelihood of publication upon completion;

After reviewing the applications, the International Council for Canadian Studies in Ottawa will forward its recommendtions to DFAIT, which will make the final decision.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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(613) 789-7834



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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Predictability of Extreme weather events


PREDEX (PREDictability of EXtreme weather events) aims to develop and apply new methods for quantifying the predictability of extreme events in complex systems, adopting an interdisciplinary combination of ideas from dynamical systems, statistics, meteorology and atmospheric physics.

PREDEX involves collaboration between three research groups:

the Exeter Climate Systems research centre at University of Exeter (UK)
the Meteorology & Climate Center at University College Dublin (IE)
the Dynamical Systems Group at University of Groningen (NL).


Title: Predictability of Extremes in Dynamical Systems Models for the Midlatitude Atmospheric Circulation.

The fellow will be supervised by Professor Henk Broer (Groningen) and Doctor Mark Holland (Exeter). Activities will include developing and applying statistical methods to quantify the predictability of extremes in low dimensional dynamical models (like the Henon maps and the Lorenz system). Close collaboration is expected with the Dublin and Exeter teams, as well as with members of three National Weather Services (UK MetOffice, Dutch KNMI and Irish Met Eireann) supported by a programme of international visits and seminars. The post is based in Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science at Groningen University, in particular the Research Programme Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics. Ample experience exists in the theory of Dynamical Systems and in applications on Climate Variability.


We wish to recruit an enthusiastic mathematician/scientist to engage in the PREDEX project supported by the Complexity-NET European network.

Applicants must hold a PhD, or have equivalent research experience, in a mathematical or physical science discipline (e.g. dynamical systems, atmospheric physics, applied statistics, numerical modelling).

Experience in numerical and/or statistical programming (e.g. Fortran, C, R) is essential. Some knowledge of dynamical meteorology and/or climate science would be advantageous. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a potential to carry out creative and independent research, and to publish in the peer-reviewed literature.


The starting gross salary will be between € 2,379 and € 3,755 monthly (scale 10) depending on knowledge, skills and experience.

This full-time post is available from 1 January 2011 on a fixed term basis until 31 December 2012.


Voor informatie kunt u contact opnemen met:
Prof H.W. Broer (for informal enquiries),

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PhD position in Systems and Control at Uppsala University


The research group Systems and Control in the department of Information Technology of Uppsala University (Sweden) ( invites applications for a Ph.D. studentship. The successful applicant will work in the context of the ERC project on control engineering and modeling for biomedical systems. Especially motivated students with a strong background in engineering, computer science, applied mathematics or alike are encouraged to apply. This research will be conducted under supervision of Alexander Medvedev and Petre Stoica.

In this Ph.D. project we will explore different approaches to unravel complex interaction networks as observed in dynamical systems of the human body, especially with respect to endocrinology and neurology. As classical modeling tools are often not satisfactory for modeling of biological signals, ample room for improvement and further exploration of either theoretical or applied research remains in this area.

The applicant will work in the framework of a larger cooperation with different medical teams, and work towards a practical solution based on a sound theoretical foundation. In order to obtain this, we will combine the best of such exciting research areas as system identification, machine learning, signal processing, theoretical computer science, flavored with a healthy engineering perspective.

A Ph.D. student position requires a Master of Science in Engineering Sciences or Applied Mathematics, or equivalent in a field that is relevant for the topic of the Ph.D. thesis. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Further information: and Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance among its staff and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications must include a brief description in English of research interests and past experience that are relevant to the thesis topic, a CV, copies and translations (into English) of diplomas and transcripts, a copy/abstract of the Master thesis, other relevant documents, as well as the earliest feasible starting date of employment. Candidates must provide contact information to at least three referees, but no actual reference letters.

For more information, please contact Alexander Medvedev (, phone +46 18 - 471 3064;

Union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet, phone number +46 18-471 5380; Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, phone number +46 18-471 1996; or Stefan Djurström, Seko, phone number +46 18-471 3315.


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PhD position Morphological image analysis and visualization


Founded in 1614. One of the best universities in Europe and the world. A wide variety of disciplines. Internationally oriented. Rooted in the North of The Netherlands. Socially active. Our researchers and lecturers are inspired academics. Ambitious students. We respect the differences in talent, ambitions and performance of the 25.000 students and members of staff.

The university provides a career advisory service for partners of new staff who move to Groningen.

The university is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of fields, they are particularly encouraged to apply.


In many scientific areas one increasingly makes use of images where each pixel holds a matrix or tensor value. This project addresses the development of a solid mathematical and algorithmic framework for connectivity-based morphological filtering and visualization of tensor images. The goal is to extend (hyper)connected, adaptive and multiscale morphological filters to tensor images. Tensor images contain a wealth of information which allows adaptive directional steering of morphological image operators. As the image data sets can grow to very large sizes, the development of efficient algorithms for the new filters is an important part of the project. A prime application area is medical imaging of the brain, where diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging enables the in-vivo exploration of nerve fiber bundles. We will collaborate with neuroscience researchers to explore the potential of the new morphological filters for brain connectivity analysis.

This research project is a collaborative effort of the research groups Scientific Visualization & Computer Graphics and Intelligent Systems of the JBI. The research is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The PhD student will be supervised by prof. dr. Jos Roerdink and dr. Michael Wilkinson of the JBI.


master's degree in Computer Science (with a strong background in mathematics) or Mathematics (with a strong background in computer science)
experience in one or more of the following areas: image processing, scientific visualization, pattern recognition
programming experience in Matlab and C/C++/Java
you are expected to have an excellent academic record (as shown by a list of examination marks) and be curious, creative and ambitious
good command of the English language (oral and written).


The university offers a gross salary of € 2,042 per month in the first year to € 2,612 per month in the final 4th year.
After the first year there is an evaluation for feasibility of successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next 3 years. A training program is part of the agreement.

The preferred starting date is no later than 1st January, 2011.

You can apply for this job by sending your application including a letter of interest, a CV, a list of course marks, a summary of your Master's thesis, and the names and addresses of two to three persons who are willing to provide letters of reference upon request.


Voor informatie kunt u contact opnemen met:
Prof. Jos Roerdink, JBI, +31 50 3633939,

Dr. Michael Wilkinson, JBI, +31 50 3638140,

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Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program


The Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language and Japanese language instruction to Japan for residential research, with the aim of further developing and practicalizing research in these fields both in Japan and overseas, and enhancing the fundamentals of the research.

Applicant qualifications

Applicants to this program must satisfy all of the following qualifications:
(1) Be engaged in research into the Japanese language or Japanese language instruction.
(2) Be university professors or associate professors with outstanding results in research, or other persons with equivalent research backgrounds.
(3) Be non-Japanese nationals, in principle. Japanese nationals that have resided outside of Japan for 10 years or more and who are active in the academic community of their country of residence will, however, also be considered.
(4) Be able to come to Japan alone, in principle. (As the grant is intended for researchers, the Foundation does not permit accompanying family members in principle, and is unable to offer assistance in such cases.)

Duration of study in Japan

- Invitees will stay in Japan for either short (6 months) or long (up to 12 months) fellowship periods, depending on their research topics and circumstances. Applying researchers must
- be able to stay in Japan during one of the following two periods:
- Long fellowship: Early October 2011–late September 2012
- Short fellowship: Early October 2011–late March 2012 or
- Early April–late September, 2012

* In case of special need only, the actual period of stay may be altered within the October 2011–September 2012 period. However, long fellowships must be of less than 365 days duration for tax reasons, regardless.

Number of invitees

A total of 3–5 applicants will be selected.

Receiving organization

One of the following:

The National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics
Ochanomizu University
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Waseda University

Fellowship subsidies

(1) Passage to and from Japan (in the form of air tickets)
(2) Living and research expenses of 300,000 yen per month
(3) Housing subsidy of up to 150,000 yen per month
(4) Relocation allowance of 300,000 yen
(5) International travelers’ illness and injury insurance

Further information, please contact

Hakuho Japanese Language Research Fellowship Program Secretariat
Sanbancho KS Bldg., 2 Sanbancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0075
Tel: +81-(0)3-3263-8695 Fax: +81-(0)3-3263-8687

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The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Postdoctoral Research


The aim of the Rubicon programme is to encourage talented researchers at Dutch universities and research institutes run by KNAW and NWO to dedicate themselves to a career in postdoctoral research. Rubicon offers researchers who have completed their doctorates in the past year the chance to gain experience at a top research institution outside the Netherlands (maximum of two years).

The Rubicon programme also offers talented researchers from abroad the opportunity to obtain grants to spend a maximum of two years in the Netherlands to conduct research.

Who can apply

Postgraduates who are currently engaged in doctoral research or who have been awarded a doctorate in the twelve months preceding the relevant deadline. Applicants who are still engaged in doctoral research may only apply if their supervisor provides a written declaration approving their thesis.

Women especially are urged to apply.

Researchers from abroad may apply

What can be applied for

A period of up to two years at an institution outside the Netherlands or at a Dutch institution. The minimum duration is twelve months. Standard awards have been set both for periods spent abroad and for periods spent in the Netherlands.

When can be applied

Closing date for submitting applications is 1 December 2010
There are three selection rounds a year for Rubicon grants.

Extra Information

In order to promote mobility among researchers, applications will be admissible only if the candidate is to conduct the research at an institution other than the one where he or she graduated or that awarded his or her doctorate. The research must also be conducted in a country other than the one where the applicant graduated or obtained the doctorate, unless that country is the Netherlands. It is not allowed to combine research at different institutes. Depending on the nature of the project, applicants may conduct field research.

Candidates may apply for a Rubicon grant only once. An application will be deemed to have been made if the application has been accepted for consideration by NWO. Past recipients of Talent grants will not be eligible for consideration under the Rubicon programme. Applications must be submitted by individual researchers and not by pairs or teams of researchers.

Application must be submitted via NWO's electronic submission system Iris.

Selection Criteria

Proposals will be assessed on the basis of quality criteria (as listed in the brochure which can be downloaded from this website) and certain policy criteria.


- Multidisciplinary advisory committees will assess the applications.
- The views of external referees will not be sought.
- The final award decisions will be made by the boards of the relevant divisions/foundation.
- The entire assessment procedure will take approximately 4 months.
- Three multidisciplinary advisory committees will be appointed by NWO:

- the Social Sciences (MaGW) and Humanities (GW) divisions will appoint a single advisory committee for the alpha and gamma cluster;
- the Earth and Life Sciences (ALW) and Medical Sciences (ZonMw) divisions will appoint a single advisory committee for the life sciences cluster;
- and the Physical Sciences (EW), Chemical Sciences (CW) and Physics (N) divisions and the Technology Foundation (STW) will appoint a single advisory committee for the beta cluster.

Additional information


Beginning with this round, Rubicon has additional funding at its disposal through the Marie Curie Cofund Action. The total amount for each 2010 Rubicon round is 2.9 million euro, including this extra budget.


Ministry of OCW, Governing Board of NWO, Marie Curie Cofund Action.

Ms drs. H.R. Varwijk
phone: +31 (0)70 344 08 52, e-mail:


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Pre-doctoral position at Instituto Madrileño de Estudios Avanzados IMDEA Energía


The Foundation IMDEA Energía has been created by the Regional Government of “Comunidad de Madrid” in order to promote R&D activities in energy-related themes, with main emphasis in those topics related to renewable energy and clean energy technologies.

The Scientific Programme of IMDEA Energía, managed by the Foundation, has been outlined with the aim of contributing to the future establishment of a sustainable energy system ( Thereby, two main objectives are guiding the workprogramme: To carry out R&D activities aimed at fostering the development of renewable energies. To carry out R&D activities aimed at developing clean energy technologies that have none or minimal environmental impact.

The Foundation IMDEA Energía is firmly committed to the objective of providing the Institute with a staff of worldclass and prestigious researchers, following the recommendations of the Scientific Council, which is also formed by recognized researchers in the energy field. Accordingly, IMDEA Energía is developing from the beginning a selective process of recruitment of researchers and principal scientists for its different research units. Likewise, IMDEA Energía has an internal policy of education and training of junior researchers and therefore is offering a job opening to young students with recent University Degree and interested in starting a scientific professional career within the field of energy. The labor contract, with a maximum duration of four years, will facilitate the integration into a research team and the realization of a PhD project.

Research Line

Life cycle management of sustainable energy production systems

Degree required

Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Environmental Science; Environmental Engineering, Energy Engineering or equivalent University Degree

The candidate that successfully overcomes the selection process will be offered a labour contract with an initial duration of one year, extendable for three additional years if the researcher overcomes a favourable evaluation. The gross salary is 20,461 €/year. The start is expected between December 2010 and January 2011 (See section on deadline for the submission of applications).

Candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

1. Being in possession of the official degree required and having finished the studies leading to obtaining those degrees by November 10th 2010. Those candidates that, at the time of submitting their application, have not yet obtained the required official degree must prove later having obtaining it, sending again the student record with the final marks.

2. Full command of the English language.

Selection criteria

- Curriculum Vitae.
- Student record.
- Additional academic degrees related to the topic of the position offered.
- Suitability of the studies/knowledge of the candidate to the research lines of the position offered.
- Knowledge of Spanish and/or other languages.

Submission of applications

Only electronic applications submitted within the deadline will be considered.
The information required is the following:
- Electronic application form.
- Statement of Purpose (by filling the corresponding section within the electronic form)
- Curriculum vitae.
- Student record with the average marks obtained.

In order to submit the application form and the rest of the information, candidates should log into the website of IMDEA Energía at (section Open Positions) and follow the link to Call for Pre-doctoral Positions.

Deadline for the submission of applications

Interested candidates may submit their application before November 105h 2010 (13:00 Madrid’s time). Selection process will be completed by November 30th, and starting date should take place between December 2010 and January 2011.

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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for FY 2011


The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the opportunity to compete for the 2011 Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (Global UGRAD Program) which is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

The Global UGRAD Program will provide one-semester and academic-year scholarships to outstanding undergraduates for non-degree programs at accredited U.S. institutions. Scholarships will be available in all academic fields of study except Medicine, Nursing, Veterinary medicine, Pharmacology and Animal Care.

The length and start date of the scholarship award will depend upon the applicant's interests, the need for pre-program English language training, as well as placement options and availability of funds. Students accepted into the full academic year program will travel to the U.S. in the fall of 2011. Students accepted into the one-semester program will travel in the fall of 2011 or in the winter (January) of 2012.

Eligible Applicants Must:

Be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program and have completed first year of undergraduate study prior to starting their UGRAD Program.
Have at least one semester or an equivalent term to complete at their home institutions upon completion of their UGRAD Program. The UGRAD semester or academic year must not be the last academic term of their undergraduate study.

Be highly motivated non-elite or less-privileged undergraduate students who demonstrate leadership through academic work, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

Have a good knowledge of English with minimum TOEFL score of 500 or 173 on Computer based TOEFL, 61 on Internet-based TOEFL.

Have no previous study experience in the United States.

Participants should be 24 years or younger at the time of application.

Application Instructions

Interested students who do not already have an official TOEFL score of 500 or above should plan to take the Institutional TOEFL Practice (ITP) on November 27, 2010 at the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Registration for the ITP is available through the Educational Advising Center at RUPP (room 103) from Monday - Friday, with a registration deadline of November 22, 2010. Please contact Mr. Hang Chanthon for registration of the ITP at 023-884-320.

Students receiving a 500 or above on the TOEFL - ITP are invited to apply for the Global UGRAD Program. The application and are available here (DOC - 106 KB). Applicants must submit all required supporting documents and test score reports directly to the Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh at #1, Street 96, Sangkat Wat Phnom, by December 03, 2010. For further information, contact Mr. Bun Sambath at tel. 023-728-683, or email:


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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program, USA


The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program brings emerging leaders in key professional fields from Eurasia to the United States for one to two years of graduate study at institutions across the United States.

Through their academic studies, internships, and community service, fellows come in close contact with Americans and make direct connections with American universities, businesses, social-service organizations, schools, and other institutions, allowing them to develop a deeper understanding of U.S. values and ideals, such as democratic leadership.

Returning Muskie alumni share their firsthand understanding of American culture and democratic values in their home-country workplaces and communities and take leadership roles in the nonprofit, private, and government sectors. The Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship Program is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.


The Muskie Program is open to graduate students and professionals from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan for one-year non-degree, one-year degree, or two-year degree study in the United States.

Eligible fields of study for the Muskie Program are: business administration, economics, education, environmental management, international affairs, journalism and mass communication, law, library and information science, public administration, public health, and public policy.


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Czech Government Scholarships for Developing Countries


Scholarship Awards within the Foreign Development Assistance Programme - offer for the academic year 2011/2012

General information on the scholarship programme:

The Government of the Czech Republic offers a number of scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance Programme in support of the study of foreign nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education in the Czech Republic.

These so called Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study:

1) in Bachelor/Master study programmes plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training). Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools who can enrol only in study programmes in which they follow instruction in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to take entrance examinations at the respective institution of higher education. The scholarship award is conditional upon a successful passing of entrance examinations;


2) in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enrol in study programmes with instruction in the English language.

Study Areas Available in English:

1) Economics

follow-up master study programme Economics, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University in Prague (;
doctoral study programme Economic Theories, Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Charles University in Prague (;

2) Informatics

follow-up master study programme Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Management, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague;

follow-up master study programme Information Management, Faculty of Informatics and Management, University of Hradec Králové (;
3) Agriculture

follow-up master study programme Natural Resources and Enviroment, Faculty of Agrobiology, Food and Natural Resources, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (;

follow-up master study programme Forestry, Water and Landscape Management, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (;

follow-up master study programme Technology and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (;

doctoral study programme Chemistry (Agriculture Chemistry), Faculty of Agronomy, Mendel University in Brno (;tag=67).

Scholarship applications together with the required attachments are to be submitted to the appropriate Czech Embassy in the applicant’s country before the deadline set by the Embassy so that the applicants’ dossiers reach the respective Czech authorities (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport) by 15 January each year.

Students who, at the time of application, stay in the Czech Republic may submit the respective documents to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department for Development Co-operation, by 31 December of the preceding year at the latest.

Foreign nationals who have been granted permanent residence in the Czech Republic are not eligible to apply for Government scholarships.

A limited number of scholarships is offered to students from developing countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO Commissions. For contact information on individual local offices see (and search under the heading Communities, National Commissions).

Applications sent directly to the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport will not be processed.

Application Deadline: 15 January


Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Karmelitska 7
118 12 Prague 1
Czech Republic

tel.: +420 234 811 111
fax:+420 234 811 753


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The Belfer Center's Nuclear Security Fellowship, USA


The Belfer Center's International Security Program (ISP) has been has been invited to participate in a new nuclear security fellowship program funded by the Stanton Foundation. These fellowships are for predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty. The purpose of the fellowships is to stimulate the development of the next generation of thought leaders in nuclear security by supporting research that will advance policy-relevant understanding of the issues. Stanton Nuclear Security Fellows will be joint International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom (MTA) research fellows.

Fellows are expected to produce a written product at the end of the fellowship (e.g. an article, report, or book). Suitable topics may include, but are not limited to:

Nuclear terrorism
Nuclear proliferation
Nuclear weapons
Nuclear force posture
Nuclear energy as it relates to nuclear security

Stipend Information

These fellowships will offer ten-month stipends of 20,000 USD to pre-doctoral research fellows, and stipends for postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty will be awarded on a case-by-case basis and commensurate with experience, with provision of health insurance. Office space and supplies, computers with LAN and Internet connections, and access to Harvard University libraries and other facilities will be provided.

Applications for these fellowships for the 2011-2012 academic year will be accepted until January 14, 2011. Please send two copies of your application materials. Applicants who have already applied for an ISP/MTA fellowship for 2011-2012 will automatically be considered for Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship. There is no need to submit a separate application. Decisions are expected by March 15, 2011.

Application Procedures

Each applicant should submit as one complete packet:

1.A completed one page application (click to download the application PDF).
2.A 3-5 page double-spaced statement that proposes a major research project or dissertation prospectus. Please indicate at the topic of the page that the application is being directed to the Stanton Nuclear Security Fellowship.
3.A curriculum vitae;
4.Three sealed letters of recommendation (not emails) attesting to the applicant's professional competence;
5.A short writing sample pertinent to the application (please do not send books or lengthy manuscripts);
6.Predoctoral candidates must also provide a sealed graduate school transcript. The steps above constitute the application process.
The applicant is responsible for collecting all materials and submitting them as one packet to the Center. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately. Materials submitted will not be returned to the applicant. Emailed materials will not be accepted, unless specifically indicated by the Program Director.

Contact Information

Fellowship Coordinator Telephone: 617-495-8806

Mailing address:
Fellowship Coordinator
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
79 John F. Kennedy Street, Mailbox 53
Cambridge, MA 02138


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Israeli Government Scholarships for Foreign Students



The Government of Israel is pleased to offer scholarships to foreign students, as agreed in the Cultural Agreements between Israel and the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada (Quebec Province), China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxembourg, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Turkey.

Only citizens of these countries may apply.

Different types of scholarships are offered:

1. Summer language courses (Ulpan)
2. One academic year, or Research scholarships

Basic Requirements:

• The applicant must hold a BA or BSc degree (or higher) and have a good record of academic achievement.

• The applicant must be a citizen of the country where he/she applies for the scholarship and be under the age of 35.

• Proof of English or Hebrew language knowledge.

• The applicant should meet the academic requirements of the Israeli University that he/she applies to. Scholarship will be approved only after the required institute approves the acceptance of the candidate.

Terms and Conditions:

• Terms and conditions of the scholarship will change every year according to the yearly budget.

• The scholarship could be partial, or in rare cases full.
Partial scholarship will include health insurance and tuition fees OR a monthly allowance for one academic year (8 months only). Full scholarship will include tuition fees, a monthly allowance and basic health insurance.

• Accommodation, transportation and travel arrangements to and from Israel are the applicant's responsibility.

• Scholarships will be granted only in universities and programs approved by the Ministry.

• Scholarships for Ulpan language studies will be granted in the Ulpan chosen by the Ministry only.

• First priority will be given to candidates applying for a post doctorate program and to research students. Second priority will be given to PhD Students and to MA students. Third priority will be given to candidates for overseas programs.

Submission of Application:

Applications should include:

Completed application form
* Download application instructions and forms
Detailed letter describing the field the applicant intends to study in Israel, specifying the University he/she wishes to attend
Curriculum Vitae
Copies of letters exchanged with Israeli universities or the Israeli supervisor (in the case of a research or post doctorate)
Official original academic records (or notarized copies) of all relevant studies and test scores, diplomas attesting the completion of an academic degree, including a transcript of the student's records
At least two (2) letters of recommendation from lecturers/professors who taught the candidate
Three (3) photographs
Certificate of health
All of the above should be printed in English and submitted in three (3) copies to the Israeli embassy in the applicant's country.

Date for the submission of application forms is different in each country but normally is no later than November 30.

It is very advisable to contact your local Israeli embassy to verify the date for submitting applications and to receive more detailed information concerning the process of choosing the candidates for scholarship from your country.

Final decision regarding the granting of a scholarship will be made around May each year.

The embassy will notify the candidate of his/her acceptance to the scholarship program.

For more details, please write to the following e-mail address:


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2012 Asian Development Bank Japan Scholarship, New Zealand


The University of Auckland

What is the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship?

The Asian Development Bank and the Government of Japan jointly fund the ADB-Japan Postgraduate Scholarship.

The programmes covered by this scholarship scheme are limited to the following:

Master of Public Health
Master of Science (Environmental Science)
Master of Arts (Development Studies)
Master of International Business
Master of Commerce (International Business)
Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Master and Doctoral programmes in Engineering.

What does the ADB-Japan scholarship cover?

The ADB-Japan Scholarship provides for the scholar's:

1.Tuition fee at the University of Auckland.
2.Airfare from his or her home country to Auckland, New Zealand.
3.Basic cost of living in Auckland.
4.Health and medical insurance in New Zealand.
5.Airfare from Auckland, New Zealand, to the scholar's home country at the conclusion of his or her course of study.

Note: The ADB - Japan Postgraduate Scholarship does not cover the scholar's dependants.

Who is eligible?

Citizens, preferably with work experience and relevant tertiary qualifications from the following countries are eligible to apply (as at 10-Jan-2005):

Pacific Islands Region:
Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Timor Leste

Asia Region:
Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China PR, Hong Kong China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea, Republic of Krygyz Rep Laos PDR, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taipei/China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam.

Note: Applicants living, studying or working outside their home country are not eligible for this scholarship.

What are the minimum academic and English language requirements to study at The University of Auckland?

The minimum academic requirement for entry into The University of Auckland postgraduate study is the equivalent to a 3-year New Zealand university bachelor's degree with a B average. The minimum English language requirement for entry into postgraduate study at The University of Auckland is IELTS (International English Language Testing System Certificate) with an overall score of 6.5 and no band less than 6.0 or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper-based 575 with a TWE of 4.5 or computer-based 233 with a TWE of 4.5.
How do I obtain an ADB - Japan Scholarship application form?

1. Send a request for a hardcopy of the ADB - Japan Scholarship application form by mail to:

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019
New Zealand

2. Download a copy of the application form here:


Auckland International Student Information Centre
Phone: +64 9 3737599 ext 87996
Fax: +64 9 373 7405

The University of Auckland
Auckland International
Private Bag 92019

More information

For more information on The Asian Development Bank- Japan Scholarship program contact The Asian Development Bank:

Asian Development Bank
PO Box 789
0980 Manila
The Philippines


Visit the ADB Headquarters:

6 ADB Avenue
Mandaluyong City 1550
The Philippines
Pone: +63 2 632 4444
Fax: +63 2 636 2444


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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

PhD Research Scholarships at National University of Singapore (NUS)


The Asia Research Institute is pleased to offer Ph.D. research scholarships from August 2011 in the following interdisciplinary areas:







The PhD scholarship is to be taken up jointly with the appropriate discipline-based department. This would normally be with a department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but where appropriate could also be with the Faculty of Law, School of Business or School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore. Please note that some departments / Programmes only have one intake per year in August (Semester 1).

Interested applicants are required to submit their application by 15th November 2010, indicating clearly both which ARI interdisciplinary area they wish to join and which department they would be attached to. Application procedures and forms can be obtained from the NUS website via NUS Research Scholarship webpage

Applicants must use the application forms in the respective Faculty websites depending on the Faculty to which they wish to seek admission. They should send their applications directly to their respective faculties, indicating their interest to be attached to ARI. Applicants should not send a duplicate copy to ARI.

The following interdisciplinary areas or "clusters" are offering scholarships:

1) The Asian Migration cluster (Research Leader: Professor Brenda Yeoh) explores the issues arising from increased levels of human mobility in the region, both within and across national borders. Mobility of high-level professional and managerial personnel, unskilled labour migration (both documented and undocumented), and human trafficking all raise methodological and theoretical questions and major policy issues, as does the role of migration in development and change.

2) The Changing Family in Asia cluster (Research Leader: Professor Gavin Jones) explores the dimensions of family change in the region, their causes and implications. These dimensions include rising ages at marriage, declining size of the nuclear family, increase in one-person households and alternative family forms, changing gender roles within families, and changes in family structures. They are studied in the context of the changing political-economic structures and changing state/family roles in provision of services and support.

3) The Cultural Studies in Asia cluster (Research Leader: Professor Chua Beng Huat) focuses on comparative and pan-Asian popular culture practices in different spheres of everyday life. It encourages the challenging of conventional disciplinary boundaries to rethink received knowledge on existing issues and addresses new topics and concerns thrown up by the rapid changes and impact on cultural practices, brought about by new technologies and the new phase of global capitalism.

4) The Religion and Globalisation in Asian Contexts cluster explores the changing patterns of religious belief, practice, and identity in recent times, particularly in Southeast Asia. The title implies a general interest in transnational and diasporic communities, engagement with modern technologies and values, as well as new global or “glocal” forms of religious activities and institutions. More specifically the cluster looks at modern forms of filial piety and the interactions between politics and religion. In addition to these substantive research areas, the cluster promotes the interdisciplinary research involving the study of social and cultural theories and diverse methodological approaches to the academic study of religion.

5) The Science, Technology, and Society cluster (Research Leader: Professor Gregory Clancey) explores techno-scientific institutions, practices, and knowledge-making regimes within Asian societies and cultures. The newest of the ARI research clusters, and thus still building critical mass, we are particularly interested in topics relating to biotechnology / bioscience / biomedicine and society; interactive and digital media; Asian techno-scientific cultures; interactions between Asian sites or projects and those elsewhere, and science & technology policy. By "Asia" we mean South, East, and Southeast Asia, but are particularly interested in projects with the potential to cross these sub-regional boundaries. Methodologically we are open to a range of approaches including historical, sociological, anthropological, geographical, and media or cultural studies based initiatives.

6) The Asian Urbanisms cluster (Research Leaders: Professor Heng Chye Kiang & Professor Chua Beng Huat) is targeted at examining emergent urban situations in which social-cultural and environmental sustainability require urgent attention. Issues under scrutiny include eco-urbanism, cultural preservation, and quality of social life. The following is an inclusive list of research expertise and ideas that would be welcome: sustainable architecture, urban management & governance, urban planning, urban design, urban place-making, land-use management, transport and communication modes, the interface between technology and society (for example, in relation to emerging environmental technologies, and water and energy resource use), industrial and landscape ecology, economics and finances of sustainability of quality human health and social life, regeneration of heritage areas in extant cities.

ARI is a university-level institute formed in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the NUS. The mission of the Institute is to produce and promote world-class research on Asia. ARI engages the social sciences and humanities broadly defined, and encourages especially multidisciplinary studies. Now home to six research clusters with a strong team of resident and visiting scholars, ARI works closely with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Design and Environment in NUS.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ms Kristy Won
Asia Research Institute
Tel: (65) 6516 3810
Fax: (65) 6779 1428

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The East-West Center - Asian Development Bank-Government of Japan (ADB) Scholarship


The Asian Development Bank-Government of Japan (ADB) Scholarship offers one location for study in the United States, at the East-West Center and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, located in Honolulu, Hawaii. The ADB scholarship provides support for graduate studies at the University of Hawai‘i while living in residence and participating in the educational activities at the East-West Center.

Eligibility for an ADB Scholarship

Recipients of these highly competitive scholarships must be citizens of developing countries that are members of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and have the equivalent of a four-year bachelor's degree and two full years of work experience. The ADB Scholarship is approved for study in architecture, business administration, economics, geography, law (LL.M. degree only), natural resources and environmental management, ocean and resources engineering, oceanography, Pacific Islands studies, public administration, sociology, tropical plant and soil science, and urban and regional planning. Participants may also pursue the specialized Japan-focused master of business administration (JEMBA). To determine citizenship eligibility, visit for a list of current ADB member countries.

- Applicants must be a citizen of a developing member country of the Asian Development
- Applicants must have a 4-year bachelor’s degree or the equivalent of a 4-year
bachelor’s degree, at the time of application. (An equivalent could be a 3-year
bachelor’s degree plus a 1-year master’s degree, or a 2-year bachelor’s degree

plus a 2-year master’s degree. This is subject to review.)
- Applicants must have a Master’s degree that is equivalent to a U.S. Master’s
degree to apply for Doctoral studies.
- Applicants must have at least 2 full years of professional work experience at the time of application.
- Applicants must take one of the English proficiency tests; the minimum acceptable scores are 550 for TOEFL or 6.0 for IELTS.
- Applicants living or working in a country other than his/her home country are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
- Applicants who have earned or studied abroad for a degree, or may be seeking a second master’s or second doctorate degree are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Participation in East-West Center

ADB degree fellows are required to participate in the East-West Center’s Student Program. As basic components of this program, ADB fellows are expected to:
a) participate in the Wednesday Evening Seminar, Fall 2011 semester and Spring semester
b) be involved in the EWC degree participant community;
c) submit a monthly report during the first year to the Associate Dean, detailing participation
in UHM and EWC activities;
d) participate in a community service activity for 90 hours during the award period; and
e) complete the requirements for the East-West Center Leadership Certificate.
Refer to for more information regarding these



No Application Fee is required to apply for the ADB Scholarship. Complete the ADB application and UH application and mail along with the required supporting documents to the East-West Center ADB Scholarship Office at the following address to be postmarked no later than November 1, 2010.

(LL.M. applicants use the LL.M. Program application instead of the UH application).
Mail to: East-West Center
Award Services Office
ATTN: ADB Scholarships
1601 East-West Road, JAB 2066
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA

Please note: Send all applications and supporting documents to the East-West Center. Do not send any applications or supporting documents to the University of Hawai`i. The November 1 postmark deadline for the ADB Scholarship application cannot be extended. Applications with a postmark after November 1 will not be considered.


Please send correspondence and all ADB Application documents to:

East-West Center
Award Services Office
ATTN: ADB Scholarships
1601 East-West Road, JAB 2066
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601 USA
Telephone number: (808) 944-7738
Fax number: (808) 944-7730/7070 (please do not send application forms and supporting
documents by fax)

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Monday, October 25, 2010

United States - South Pacific Scholarship Program


The United States-South Pacific Scholarship Program, authorized by the U.S. Congress and funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, is a competitive, merit-based scholarship program that provides opportunities for degree study at U.S. institutions of higher education. The scholarship program will include a summer internship in Washington, D.C. as well as a four- to five-week community service project in the student’s home country. Candidates from the following countries, who meet specific selection criteria, are eligible for the program: Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu. The U.S.-South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program is administered by the East-West Center on behalf of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Program Objectives

The Program provides educational opportunities for academically talented individuals from South Pacific countries to pursue bachelor’s or master’s degree study at U.S. institutions in fields that are directly relevant to development needs in the Pacific islands region. The Program is also intended to allow participants opportunities to obtain a broader understanding of the United States.

Eligibility Requirements

- Applicants must have completed secondary school in their respective educational system at the time of the application to the undergraduate program. In some countries this means having completed “Form 6.” In other countries, this may mean having completed “Grade 12.” Note: “Form 6” is not an EWC form that you must complete and return to the Center.
- Individuals who have completed some undergraduate level courses, but have not obtained a bachelor’s degree, are also eligible for this program.
- Applicants must be citizens of one of the sovereign Pacific Island countries listed above. Individuals who have dual citizenship, one of which is from the United States, are not eligible.
- Individuals who have already received the equivalent of a four-year United States bachelor’s degree are not eligible to apply for bachelor’s degree study, but may apply for the bridging program leading to a master’s degree.
- Because an objective of the program is to provide an educational exchange experience to those not previously afforded such an opportunity, preference will usually be given to candidates who have not had recent extensive experience in the United States. Preference may also be given to candidates who have not had extensive opportunities for study at educational institutions outside the Pacific Islands region (i.e., outside the countries listed in paragraph one above.)
- Scholarship recipients must be able to meet the requirements of the Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa program.
- Participants are expected to return home following the conclusion of this scholarship award to complete the J-visa two-year home residency requirement and to share the knowledge and experience they have acquired during the program in their home country.

Eligible Fields of Study

Eligible fields of study are drawn from the standard liberal arts curriculum and other selected fields, with priority given to agriculture, business*, computer science, education, environmental studies, journalism, political science, public administration, and related fields. If a proposed field of study is not among the priority fields, the applicant should give special attention to explaining how this course of study would support the goals of the program. Support is not available for professional degree programs such as medicine (M.D.), masters in business administration (MBA)*, or law (J.D.).

NOTE: *Business study is supported at the undergraduate level only, NOT at the master’s degree level. Please consult the University of Hawai‘i website for available degrees and programs:

Award Provisions and Conditions
Scholarship recipients will receive the following:

 Tuition and fees payable to the U.S. college or university at which the student is studying.
 Monthly maintenance allowance for residence hall room costs, food, and incidental expenses.
The exact amount will vary and depend on the location of the recipient’s program.
 Health insurance in accordance with the Exchange Visitor regulations.
 Settling-in and book allowance.
 Initial and terminal air transportation to all official activity sites.

Application Procedures

Downloadable application materials are at:
Application packets may also be obtained from U.S. embassies or consulates located in Suva, Fiji; Auckland or Wellington, New Zealand; Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Apia, Samoa; or from the Award Services Office at the East-West Center, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96848-1601. Further inquiries: Telephone +1 (808) 944-7735; Fax: +1 (808) 944-7730, Email: All inquiries should reference 2010 United States-South Pacific (USSP) Scholarship Program competition.

Award Decision and Start Dates

Award decisions are expected to be announced on East-West Center’s website (scroll down to USSP) by April 1, 2011. Awards will begin in early August 2011.

Email inquiries may be addressed to:

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