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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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lee Kuan Yew Master's Scholarship in Public Management


The MPM is a one-year programme for highly accomplished individuals who hold senior leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The programme teaches advanced public management practices and provides direct exposure to the inner workings of Singapore Government agencies through a six-week attachment. MPM students are also introduced to American politics, society and culture through semester-long studies at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Admissions Policy

The objective of the admissions policy of the MPM programme is to select a diverse group of students with outstanding academic ability and who have demonstrated career achievement with potential for future growth, and who are contributing to public service.

Criteria for Selection

Among the criteria used to guide the selection process are:

  • Leadership capabilities demonstrated through professional accomplishment
  • Personal character, demonstrated by professional commitment and direction, motivation and maturity
  • Scholastic ability as demonstrated by achievement in an earned undergraduate and/or graduate degree, recommendations, analytic training, written work and standardised test scores

Applicants are also evaluated on the depth and quality of their experience, as demonstrated by work history, references and the applicant's written analysis of past employment experience.

An MPM candidate should be motivated, outward-looking, and open to new ideas. He should be ready to contribute a unique perspective and experience to the programme to benefit other students, and be ready to contribute to his organisation and country at the end of his training. In effect, the candidate we are looking for should be important enough to the organisation that a sabbatical year away would have significant impact for the organisation, but whose added training will be seen as vital in the organisation's next step forward.

In addition, the candidate should meet most of the following criteria:
  • Be in an organisational position at least comparable to a Director of Division and up to a Deputy Secretary level in the Singapore Civil Service
  • Have demonstrated clear leadership potential within a country civil service or political leadership, or in comparable positions in non-profit organisations or in the private sector
  • Likely to be between 35 to 45 years old
  • Have a minimum of eight years working experience preferably in the area of policy making and public management
  • Possess at least a good tertiary education up to Bachelor level
  • Preferably have some background in Mathematics and Economics
  • Have a good command of the English Language (minimum TOEFL score of 580 or IELTS band of 6.5)
  • Show a genuine interest in governance, and be able or likely to fill a future position in government
  • Be of good personal character


The Scholarships/Fellowships below are offered on a competitive basis to recognise outstanding MPM candidates who have clearly demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities and are committed to public service. A Scholarship/Fellowship fully finances the candidate’s education in the Master in Public Management programme.

Due to the prestige of the Scholarship/Fellowship, not all awards will be made unless there are candidates of sufficient merit. In addition to meeting the stringent criteria for entry into the MPM programme, all Fellows/Scholars should also demonstrate exceptional academic ability and professional distinction.

Fellows/Scholars may not concurrently hold any other scholarship, fellowship or award without the prior approval of the School.

There is no bond or obligation for the Fellow/Scholar to be employed by NUS or in Singapore.

Note 1: Each Fellowship provides for the following expenses:

  • A monthly stipend throughout the period of the award
  • A one-time book allowance
  • A one-time settling-in allowance
  • Shared housing
  • Tuition, examination, health insurance and other approved fees
  • Tuition fees and accommodation at partner university
  • Cost of travel from home country to Singapore on award of the Fellowship
  • Cost of travel from Singapore to partner university
  • Cost of travel from partner university to Singapore
  • Cost of travel from Singapore to home country on graduation

Application for MPM 2012 programme

To apply to the MPM programme, you must submit a complete application package that includes all of the following items:

  • Completed admissions application form
  • Application fee form and Application fee of S$40 (or US$30) for paper application or S$20 (or US$15) for online application
  • Official transcripts and certificates
  • Standardised test scores
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score (if available)
  • Curriculum vitae/ resume
  • Current position and career trajectory
  • 3 Essays
  • 3 References
  • Completed financial aid application form (if applicable)
  • Copy of passport, identity card or birth certificate
  • Copy of supporting documents

The application form must be completed in English. Non-English supporting documents must be accompanied by a notarised English translation. The originals of submitted documents must be furnished for verification at student registration. Students found to have given inaccurate or false information will be required to withdraw from the MPM programme. Your full name, as written on page one of the application form, should appear on every document submitted. Please call our attention to any variation in your name that may appear on any material submitted.

It is your responsibility to ensure that all application materials are mailed in time to reach the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy by the relevant deadline. We regret that late applications will not be accepted. They will instead be considered for the following intake.

The application deadline for applicants applying for financial aid is 30 June 2011.

There are 2 ways by which you can submit your MPM application:

For online submissions, you must also forward a copy of the completed online application form and supporting documents to:

Admissions Committee for the 2012 Master in Public Management Programme
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore
469C Bukit Timah Road
Oei Tiong Ham Building
Singapore 259772


For enquiries, please contact (65) 6516-6134 or email to

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship


Australian Development Awards: Sri Lanka


Long term Development Awards are an important component of the Australian Government’s development program in Sri Lanka. They support study at Australian tertiary institutions. The objectives of the awards are to develop the capacity and leadership skills of awardees so they can contribute to development in Sri Lanka, and build people-to-people linkages at the individual, institutional and country levels. In Sri Lanka, long term Development Awards include the Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) and Australian Leadership Awards (ALA) Scholarships.

ADS in Sri Lanka are available only to government employees to support study at Masters Level. ALA Scholarships are open to all, and support study at Masters or Doctoral level.

Applications for the intake commencing academic year 2012
Close at 6:30pm, 31 May 2011
Applications received after 6:30pm on the closing date will not be accepted. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete their application online at For assistance, please contact the South Asia Scholarships Program (SASP) Office via the contact details provided below.

Applicant profiles

To ensure equity and broad participation, AusAID encourages women and men, people with a disability, people from ethnic minorities, people living in rural areas and members of socially and/or economically disadvantaged groups to apply.

ADS Applicant Profile

ADS in Sri Lanka aim to strengthen human resource capacity in the government service in bilaterally agreed priority sectors. The scholarships provide opportunities for awardees to develop higher professional and technical knowledge and to build professional linkages with individuals and institutions within the region and Australia. Alumni returning to the government service are expected to contribute to improved service delivery and development outcomes in Sri Lanka.

ALA Scholarship Applicant Profile

ALA Scholarships aim to develop leadership, build partnerships and networks within the Asia-Pacific region, and address priority regional issues. ALAS is an open scheme and any eligible Sri Lankan citizen may apply.
Selection for ALA Scholarships is highly competitive, and based on an assessment of leadership qualities, academic excellence, and potential development impact. To be successful, applicants must either be leaders or have the potential to become leaders and influence social and economic policy reform and development outcomes both in Sri Lanka and the region.

For more information on ALA Scholarships please refer to the ALA Scholarships page:

Priority sectors

ADS Priority Sectors

ADS support study at Masters level, either by coursework or by coursework with a research component, in the following priority sectors.

  1. Governance: ADS in the governance sector support improvements in public financial management, economics and public sector management.
  2. Environment: ADS in the environment sector are open to candidates working on natural resource management.
  3. Education: ADS in the education sector are open to candidates working in education policy and management. Candidates with demonstrated capacity to implement Government policy on improving primary and secondary education are encouraged to apply.
  4. Health: ADS in the health sector are open to candidates working in public health management. Candidates with demonstrated capacity to implement Government policy on reducing malnutrition are encouraged to apply. (Medical degrees will not be considered).

ALA Scholarship Priority Themes

ALA Scholarships support study at Masters (by research, coursework, or a combination of both) or Doctoral level. Applicants must demonstrate that their proposed study fits within one of the following priority themes: Disability, Economic Growth, Education, Environment, Food Security, Gender, Governance, Health, Human Rights, Infrastructure, Regional Stability, Rural Development and Water & Sanitation.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants for any scholarship must:

  • be a citizen of Sri Lanka;
  • be resident in Sri Lanka or somewhere other than Australia;
  • not have applied for permanent residency in Australia or New Zealand;
  • not be married or engaged to be married to a person who holds or who is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence status;
  • have completed a tertiary level qualification at least equivalent to an Australian Bachelor degree;
  • not already be following a course of study at a university abroad;
  • not have held a scholarship for study outside Sri Lanka in the 24 months preceding to application; and
  • have a minimum Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, OR
  • have a TOEFL paper-based test score of at least 580, or a TOEFL computer-based test score of at least 237, or a TOEFL internet-based score of at least 92, valid at the time of application and which remains valid until the commencement of studies in Australia.

In addition, an applicant for an ADS scholarship must:

  • be less than 45 years of age on 1 January 2012;
  • have a first degree with preferably a second class pass from a Sri Lankan or recognised foreign university;
  • have at least 3 years experience in the public sector and be confirmed in their position, and
  • have at least 2 years experience in the public sector in a field relevant to the proposed course of study.
  • not have previously received any Sri Lankan or overseas government funded award for long term academic studies in a foreign country.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully consider course selection before applying. Apart from exceptional circumstances, AusAID will not consider requests to change a selected course.

Awardees are required:

  • to sign a contract with the Commonwealth of Australia declaring they will comply with the conditions of the scholarship;
  • to return to Sri Lanka for at least two years after completing their scholarship, to contribute to economic and social development of the country. Failure to do so will incur a debt to the Commonwealth of Australia for the total value of the scholarship; and
  • to meet all requirements of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. Failure to satisfy visa requirements within the required timeframe will result in the scholarship being withdrawn.

Participating Australian institutions

ADS and ALA Scholarship awardees are accepted widely by most universities and institutions in Australia. A detailed list of the participating institutions for the 2012 intake is available at:

Benefits and entitlements

ADS & ALA Scholarships are offered for the minimum period necessary for an individual to complete the academic program specified by the Australian higher education institution. Masters courses must be no longer than 2 years and a Doctoral program no longer than 4 years.

The following benefits generally apply:

  • full tuition fees;
  • return air travel—payment of a single return, economy class airfare to and from Australia, via the most direct route;
  • establishment allowance—a once only contribution towards expenses such as rental bonds, text books, additional medical insurance, excess baggage etc;
  • contribution to Living Expenses (CLE)—a fortnightly contribution to basic living expenses;
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)—a compulsory 4-6 week program on life and study in Australia prior to the commencement of formal studies;
  • overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of the award (for award holder only). This covers basic hospital and medical costs, excluding pre-existing conditions;
  • supplementary Academic Support (Tutorial Assistance) to improve a student’s performance to ensure their academic success, if required; and
  • contribution to fieldwork costs may be available for eligible research students only for one return economy class airfare via the most direct route to Sri Lanka or within Australia.

For more details on benefits and entitlements please read the Scholarships handbook, available at

How to prepare

  1. Applicants must first check if they are eligible to apply for a scholarship. Eligibility criteria for ALA Scholarship & ADS are detailed above. ADS in Sri Lanka are available only to government employees (public sector) whereas ALA Scholarships is an open scheme.
  2. Applicants should download the Scholarship handbook and peruse its contents thoroughly. Please visit
  3. When selecting a course, applicants must first check the participating institutes/universities listed at Applicants may then go to and to individual university websites to search for a suitable course.

Applicants must ensure that:

  • The course is in line with identified Priority Themes for ALAS or Priority Sectors for ADS.
  • If applying for an ADS, the course is a Masters degree of no longer than 2 years duration and comprised either of coursework, or coursework with a research component.
  • If applying for ALA Scholarship, the course is a Masters degree of no longer than 2 years or a Doctoral program of no longer than 4 years.
  • The course will enable them to contribute to poverty alleviation and sustainable development of Sri Lanka when completed and they return to the country.
  • They satisfy all requirements specified by a university for enrolment in a selected course, including English language proficiency requirements.

Required documentation

All applicants must submit the following documents at the time of application. Failure to do so will result in an application being deemed ineligible.

  • Proof of citizenship i.e. birth certificate, passport (if available), national ID;
  • Tertiary degree certificates (certified copies) and copies of any additional awards;
  • IELTS or TOEFL certificates valid at the time of application, and remaining valid until the proposed start date of the nominated course (i.e. at least until February 2012 for Semester 1 starters).

Please send/ arrange for academic transcripts to be sent to the SASP Office by 15 June 2011. If your University asks for a letter from SASP requesting transcripts for purposes of applying for the scholarship, please contact our staff ASAP.

In addition:

  • ADS applicants must complete the External Resources Department (ERD) Form 2 and obtain ERD endorsement (available at ). To be granted ERD endorsement, candidates must first have written approval from their Ministry Secretary.
  • Applicants seeking to undertake a Doctoral degree, Masters by research or Masters by coursework with a research component must provide two academic referee reports. Templates for referee reports are available at

How to apply

  1. A common application form is used for both scholarships. The online application form is accessible at Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit applications online. Those wish to apply in hard copy are requested to contact the SASP office well in advance of the application deadline. Personnel at the SASP office can discuss options with you for lodging an application. If required, they can arrange to forward a copy of the form to you.
  2. Government employees eligible to apply for ADS must select only one of the following options from 14 themes listed in the application form: Governance, Environment, Education or Health. ADS applicants may also elect to be considered for ALA Scholarship. In this case they should complete all parts of the application form including the “Leadership Award” section. ADS applicants who do not wish be considered for an ALA Scholarship do not complete the “Leadership Award” section.
  3. Applicants from the open category, who are only eligible to apply for an ALA Scholarship, must complete the entire application form including the “Leadership Award” section. ALA Scholarship applicants from the open category may choose any of the 14 themes listed above, which are included as options in the online application.
  4. The “Supporting Statement” section of the application form is particularly important. Applicants must provide strong arguments to support their suitability for a scholarship.
  5. Applicants who wish to pursue studies by research (including a Doctoral degree, Masters by research, or Masters by coursework with a research component) must complete the “Research Proposal Details” section.
  6. Applicants must complete the “English Language Proficiency” section in full, including the scores obtained. Applicants must attach a copy of their IELTS or TOEFL certificate.
  7. Certified scanned copies of all supporting documents must be uploaded to the online application form. Applicants lodging hard copy applications must provide 3 copies of the application form with certified copies of the relevant supporting documents attached.
  8. For more information on ADS, first read the FAQs and then contact the SASP office using the contact details below. For more information on ALAS, first refer to the FAQs and then write to or visit
  9. Applications hand delivered will not be accepted. Hardcopy applications must be received by post by the SASP office at the following address before 6:30pm on 31 May 2011:

South Asia Scholarship Program (SASP)
Coffey International Development – Liaison Office
43/28, Nugagaha Place, Piliyandala Road, Maharagama

Scholarship management process

The selection process is open and transparent. The 9 key steps in the processes are:

  1. Intake opens – 11 March 2011
  2. Submit online or postal applications with necessary supporting documents
  3. Intake closed online – 6:30pm 31 May 2011
  4. Compliance checks
  5. Short listing, interviews and ranking of applications
  6. SASP seeks university placement
  7. Immigration / visa and health clearances
  8. Pre-departure briefing and mobilisation
  9. In-Australia support

Useful links

Contact Us

Dr. Hemamali Palihakkara
Country Scholarship Coordinator - Sri Lanka

Dinukshi Shiyara Fernando
Scholarship Associate – Sri Lanka & Maldives

South Asia Scholarships Program (SASP)
Telephone: (94) 112842639, 115018938
Mobile: (94) 773638958

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship


Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at European University Institute


The Max Weber Programme is Europe’s largest postdoctoral programme in the social sciences and humanities. It is funded by the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence where the research community of professors, researchers and fellows provides an excellent environment for the Programme.

The Programme, open to all nationalities, is designed for junior post-docs who have received a doctorate in economics, law, history, social and political sciences, or a related field, within the last 5 years and who want to advance in their research and academic training, in an active multidisciplinary environment before entering the international job market, or in the early stages of their academic careers.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their research accomplishments and potential, their academic career interests, and the availability of the EUI faculty to provide mentorship.

Fellows are supported and encouraged to pursue their research agendas and participate in the research activities of the EUI, and in particular, the research activities of the Max Weber Programme and of the EUI Departments with which they are affiliated.

Why Choose EUI

- The EUI offers one of the world's largest doctoral and postdoctoral programmes in the social sciences
- It hosts an international community of over 1,000 scholars from more than 60 countries
- It is proud of its high completion rate: 90% of researchers complete their doctorate in four years
- It offers excellent career prospects for its researchers: 65% in academia, 15% in international organizations, 20% in the private sector and NGOs
- At the EUI researchers have time to focus fully on research, with grants of up to four years from EU Members States and other states
- It offers joint exchange programmes with major North American and European universities


The basic stipend is € 2,000 per month.

Successful applicants who receive other grants or salaries must disclose this to the EUI. The amount of the fellowship will be fixed at a lower rate (minimum €1,250 per month) depending on the amount of the additional income. The Fellowships are awarded for 12 or 24 months. Candidates should indicate the preferred period in their application.

If applicable, family allowances will be added to the basic stipend (see below).

Family Allowance

A household allowance of € 300 per month is paid to fellows with a partner if the partner lives with them in Florence and on condition that the partner's income is not over € 2,000 per month.

There is a dependants allowance of € 200 per month for each dependent child living with the Fellow in Florence.

Fellows are entitled to these allowances if they are not receiving any similar allowance from another source, and on presentation of relevant certificates (mariage certificate or equivalent, birh certificates).

A school or university certificate is required for dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18.

The next deadline is 25 October 2011 for the academic year 2012-2013.

Selection Criteria

The following criteria guide the selection of Max Weber Fellows:

- Research accomplishments and potential. Research excellence is assessed on the basis of the candidate’s contributions (publications, PhD thesis, etc.) and other supporting evidence (i.e., letters of reference and research plan).
- Academic career interests are assessed on the basis of the CV, the ‘Research and a academic career statement’ and other supporting evidence (i.e. letters of reference), with the aim of assigning Max Weber Fellowships to those candidates, satisfying the research excellence criteria and committed to an academic career, who can benefit the most from the Max Weber Programme, oriented towards the early stages of the post-doc academic career.
- In addition the above two criteria, the capacity and availability of EUI faculty to provide mentorship is taken into account; however, while having common research interests may be helpful, it is not a necessity for mentorship.


If you cannot submit your application on-line, contact us well before the deadline at:

Academic Service
European University Institute
via dei Roccettini 9
I-50014 San Domenico di Fiesole

Tel. +39 055 4685 377
Fax +39 055 4685 444

Please quote on your application when applying for this scholarship


L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Postgraduate Scholarship Supplements - Canadian Mentorship Program


Created in 1998, the international L'Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science program aims to improve the position of women in science by recognizing outstanding women researchers who have contributed to scientific progress, and young women scientists engaged in exemplary and promising projects.

As an extension of this program, L'Oréal Canada Inc., in collaboration with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, offers two postgraduate scholarship supplements to young Canadian women scientists involved in promising research projects.

The objective is to create a network of women who will act as role models to younger generations within the framework of a Canadian mentorship program for girls in science developed by L'Oréal Canada Inc.


Eligible candidates must:

- have been awarded a NSERC PGS (Postgraduate Scholarship), NSERC CGS (Canada Graduate Scholarship) or a Vanier CGS (Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship) for the 2010-2011 or the 2011-2012 academic year;
- be willing to dedicate to the mentorship program three (3) days of the year during which the award is held;
- have obtained the support of their supervisor;
- be entering or currently enrolled in a doctoral program;
- be involved or will be involved in a research project in the life sciences field, including biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, agriculture, medicine, pharmacy and physiology.

Value: $5,000 CAD for one year

Number available: Two (2) postgraduate scholarship supplements.

Application Form: Download (PDF format)

Guidelines: Download (PDF format)


Postmarked paper application must be sent to the AUCC on or before May 2, 2011.
IMPORTANT: You are responsible for ensuring that the post office postmarks your envelope by
the due date.

Further information and the application form should be requested directly from the AUCC at the
address noted below. Please refer to the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Postgraduate
Scholarship Supplements – Canadian Mentorship Program.
Mail to:

Higher Education Scholarships
Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC)
Ref: L’Oréal Canada For Women in Science Postgraduate Scholarship Supplements –
Canadian Mentorship Program
600-350 Albert Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1R 1B1
Telephone: (613) 563-1236 Facsimile: (613) 563-9745
E-mail: Internet:

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Two Doctoral Student Positions in Medical Law


Two doctoral student positions in Medical Law at the Department of Law, starting September 1, 2011 or as otherwise agreed.

Medical Law is a comparatively young research subject at Uppsala University, introduced to meet a growing need for research focussed on the role of law in different areas of biomedicine. Medical Law transcends the borders of more traditional legal disciplines and deals with aspects of public law, private law, criminal law, EU law and public international law, as well as the interaction between law and ethics. Within this subject studies may concern legal aspects of rapidly developing scientific areas – such as genetic diagnosis or the use of ICT in healthcare – but also questions related to organisation and responsibilities in healthcare and biomedical research, as well as the status and rights of patients and research subjects. Pharmaceutical law and the regulation of forensic medicine constitute other areas of Medical Law.

An employed doctoral student shall, foremost, be devoted to his or her own postgraduate research. Other duties at the faculty which relate to teaching and administrative work may be included within the scope of the employment (to a maximum of 20%).

A requirement for employment as doctoral student is that the applicant must be admitted to postgraduate studies. To this extent, the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the doctoral studies will be decisive. The regulations governing the employment of doctoral students may be found in Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 of the Higher Education Ordinance.

The faculty is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and male candidates are particularly invited to apply

Local guidelines are established for setting the salary.

A person may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate research study.

All applications must be in writing and should include the following:

■Completed application forms for admission to postgraduate studies, and employment as doctoral student (forms available on the faculty website under “Research education”).
■Signed and witnessed curriculum vitae.
■Certified copies of degrees obtained and other relevant documents.
■One copy of written legal work, e.g. articles, undergraduate degree final essay or similar.
■A short description of the planned doctoral project, with a time schedule for the entire period of study. In this research plan, the applicant should give his or her view of the project and its potential, by briefly describing its intended focus, the research questions, and the methods to be applied.
Please note that all documents attached to the application should be translated into English or Swedish.

Information on the research in Medical Law at Uppsala University may be obtained from professor Elisabeth Rynning, phone + 46 18 471 2003, e-mail

Further information on the Law Department, the research studies and the terms of employments may be obtained from Torbjörn Ingvarsson, Director of Studies, phone: +46 18-471 2019, e-mail: Union representatives are: Anders Grundström, Saco Council, phone: +46 18-471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, phone: +46 18-471 1996, and Stefan Djurström, Seko, +46 18-471 3315.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 23 May, 2011, UFV-PA 2011/896. Use the link below to access the application form.

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2 Macquarie University Research Excellence PhD Scholarships (MQRES)


The Legal Governance Concentration of Research Excellence (CORE) in the Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, is offering two full time Macquarie University Research Excellence PhD Scholarships (MQRES) under the supervision of Dr Cameron Holley, a member of the CORE.

Please quote the allocation reference numbers 2011107 and 2011108 on your application form.

Two outstanding doctoral candidates are sought to undertake studies in either of the projects below. Both projects are focused on novel forms of governance that seek to address two of the greatest environmental challenges facing Australia and the international community: climate change and scarce groundwater resources.

Climate Project: Given the continuing failure of governments and multilateral treaties to deliver effective climate outcomes, this project investigates an emerging, but potentially powerful new ‘actor’ in climate governance regimes both in Australia and globally. These new actors take the form of climate change civil society movements (eg ‘Get Up’, ‘1 Million Women’, ‘’ and ‘10-10’). The project examines the circumstances under which these new movements can shape law, policy and practice (eg direct action mechanisms, lobbying and partnerships) to produce effective and legitimate climate outcomes. The project aims to develop principles to guide these new movements to better influence climate law regimes and deliver improved climate outcomes.

Groundwater Project: This project responds to the recent call for a ‘water reform revolution’ to empower communities to collaboratively manage water buy-back and entitlements in Australia. The project will examine the circumstances under which collaborative forms of groundwater management are likely to be effective both as a standalone governance approach and as a component of wider legal and regulatory systems. It aims to provide necessary guidance and prescription to policy makers so they can deliver this ‘revolution’ and mobilise collaborative groundwater governance to achieve improved environmental outcomes for Australia.

The successful applicant will join an innovative team of researchers at Macquarie Law School who are undertaking inter-disciplinary research on contemporary issues related to legal governance and public policy.

There is a possibility that suitable candidates will spend a period of time travelling within Australia and overseas to conduct empirical research on civil society movements or examples of collaborative groundwater governance.

As a doctoral student, you will develop expertise in cutting edge environmental law and governance theory, gain experience in research design and methods (eg interviewing), and produce insights that may lead to improved environmental and social outcomes in practice.

Applicants should be available to start before the end of 2011. They should also have the following attributes:

■an undergraduate degree with first class honours in an appropriate discipline (such as law, legal studies, environmental science, the humanities, social sciences, or some combination of these areas), or equivalent research qualifications (such as publications or a Masters degree with a substantial research component);
■if they have not graduated already, they should expect to finish their undergraduate degree by the end of 2011;
■a strong interest in the projects mentioned above; and
■good written and verbal communication skills
For further information and discussion regarding this project, candidates are encouraged to contact Dr Cameron Holley: telephone: +61 2 9850 7863; email:

The scholarship pays a living allowance currently $22,860 per annum tax exempt (2011), and the tenure is 3.5 years full time, subject to satisfactory progress.

These scholarships are open to both domestic and international applicants, although only one is currently available for an international student.

Applicants will need to complete a candidature/scholarship application form and arrange for two academic referee reports to be submitted to the Higher Degree Research Office. Refer to: for further application instructions. Macquarie University will advise the successful applicant of entitlements at the time of scholarship offer.

Please quote the allocation numbers 2011107 and 2011108 on your application.

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowships


The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 14 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyons, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in life and exact sciences, provided that their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities and that it interfaces with humanities and social sciences. The diversity of the 14 participating IAS offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants may select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising young scholars as well as from
leading senior researchers. Based on the 2011/2012 application campaign, the EURIAS selection process has proven to be highly competitive. To match the Programme standards, applicants have to submit a solid and innovative research proposal, to demonstrate the ability to forge beyond disciplinary specialisation, to show an international commitment as well as quality publications inhigh-impact venues.

For the 2012-2013 academic year, EURIAS offers 36 fellowships (19 junior and 17 senior positions).

All IAS have agreed on common standards, including the provision of a living allowance (in the range of € 26,000 for a junior fellow and € 38,000 for a senior fellow), accommodation (or a mobility allowance), a research budget, plus coverage of travel expenses.


– Applications are submitted online via, where, you will find detailed information
regarding the content of the application, eligibility criteria, selection procedure, etc.
– The deadline for application is May 31st, 2011. Late applications will not be considered.


– Scientific assessment by two international referees
– Pre-selection by the EURIAS international Scientific Committee
– Final selection by the IAS academic boards
– Publication of results (December 2011)

For further information on the Programme, please consult our website:

For further information on the IAS and their specific working conditions:

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Nuclear History Fellowship with NPIHP partner, Monash South Africa


Monash South Africa, a partner of the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP), is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship to a scholar studying South Africa’s nuclear history, in particular relating to its nuclear weapons programme, collaboration with other countries, and non-proliferation policies. South Africa was the first country to develop, and then voluntarily destroy a nuclear weapons arsenal before acceding to the NPT. Its nuclear history and policies therefore represent a unique case in the history of international arms control measures, non-proliferation and non-alignment.

The fellowship, made possible by a generous grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, will provide a unique opportunity to conduct research on declassified material in various archives in South Africa, in particular the Archive of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (previously the Department of Foreign Affairs) and the Department of Defence Documentation Centre. The fellow will also have access to a rich collection of databases and South African newspapers through the Monash University library.


One research fellowship of three months is available. Candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds (government, the corporate world, professions, and academia) are encouraged to apply. The fellowship will be awarded on the basis of academic and professional accomplishments, as well as the candidates’ ability to connect research conducted during their proposed fellowship to their own ongoing body of academic research. A PhD and evidence of publications beyond the doctoral dissertation is preferable; however, applications from candidates nearing completion of a PhD will also be considered.

Fellowship Details
The duration of the fellowship is three months, to be taken up between 1 June and 15 December 2011. The value of the fellowship is 100,000 ZAR (approximately 15,000 USD). The successful applicant will be considered an independent researcher rather than an employee of Monash South Africa, and therefore will not be eligible for employment benefits, including health insurance; however, office space as well as access to the Monash South Africa library, digital resources and the Internet will be made available. The successful applicant will be responsible for obtaining a relevant South African visa.

How to Apply

The deadline for applications is 12 May 2011. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, a CV, one letter of recommendation, and a proposal (maximum 1,000 words) outlining the project and the work they propose to conduct.

Please direct all application materials and inquiries to Anna-Mart van Wyk at

For more information about Monash South Africa visit the Monash South Africawebsite

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Australian Postgraduate Research Award (Industry) at University of Sydney


Title: Australian Postgraduate Research Award (Industry) on optimised sensors for rapid, dry electro-physiological measurements

This scholarship is funded by an ARC Linkage-Projects grant and will provide support for 3 years on a full-time basis for a research project leading to a PhD. The objective of the research project is to develop electrodes for rapid electrophysiological recording, vital for the development of electrical diagnosis and monitoring systems in remote environments. The electrodes will be optimised in terms of materials, shape, size, number of contacts and depth for recording capability and mechanical strength. Materials of interest are nickel, gold, silver and carbon nanotubes. These electrodes will support a device, developed by the Partner Organisation, that farmers can operate to pregnancy test their herd. This will allow more improved management of herds by farmers. More timely management of cattle pregnancies and has been estimated to be worth over $100 million per year to the Australian beef industry. The electrodes will also have application in a range of health areas such as emergency medicine where electrodes need to be rapidly applied, e.g. heart attack and stroke.


Applicants should have an Honours 1 or 2A degree in science or engineering. Experience/background in materials, physiology or electronics would be an advantage. Applicants are not restricted to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens, however, the APAI does not cover any tuition fees payable by international students.

Amount awarded:

The scholarship stipend is $27,222 (tax exempt). All full time research students in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering are eligible for an additional Norman I Price Top-up award of $7000 per annum.

Application guide:

For further information, contact Dr Alistair McEwan (Phone: +61 2 93517256; E-mail: Applications, including a curriculum vitae, copy of an academic transcript, proof of citizenship or permanent residency, the names and contact details of at least two referees should be sent to Dr Alistair McEwan, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, The University of Sydney NSW 2006.

Closing date:
01 May 2011

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International PhD Scholarship at Lancashire Business School


Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the Lancashire Business School. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.

Project Title:

Economic Impacts of EU’s Preferential Trade Agreements on Developing Countries
Project Description:

The aim of this PhD project is to analyse economic impacts of preferential trade agreements between the EU and the chosen developing countries. GLOBE computable general equilibrium model and the Social Accounting Matrix (SAM) representation of Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database will be used to simulate various trade liberalisation scenarios, depending on the contents of the preferential trade agreements. The main focus will be on economic effects of such preferential trade agreements on developing economies. Depending on the applicant’s research interests, developing countries chosen can either be i-)Latin American, ii-) African or Asian economies. When deciding about the developing countries, the student needs to make sure that they are in Global Trade Analysis Project’s (GTAP) database, which is the main database that will be used for this project. Applicants will need to justify their choice of developing countries during the application and interview processes. They will produce a research proposal of not more than 2,000 words that outlines and justifies the proposed research question, identifies any additional data requirements and details the proposed work programme.

Applicants should have, or expect to receive a qualification equivalent to a high class UK honours degree.

Informal project related enquiries may be directed to Dr Yontem Sonmez email Tel 01772 894689

Application Forms can be found at:
Completed application forms should be emailed to

The closing date for applications to the Graduate Research Office:

Friday 13 May 2011 5pm British Summer Time

Proposed Interview Date: 6th June 2011

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

PATH for Women Scholarship Fund for Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian Students


REACH US – Promoting Access to Health for Pacific Islander and Southeast Asian Women (PATH for Women), a breast and cervical cancer program working to address disparities among Asian and Pacific Islander communities, is offering the PATH for Women Scholarship Fund to Cambodian, Chamorro, Hmong, Laotian, Marshallese, Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Thai, Tongan, and Vietnamese high school seniors and undergraduate college students who demonstrate significant merit in academics, workplace, and community with an interest in the health field. Twelve students will be selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship to offset their expenses at a two‐or four‐year accredited institution. The scholarship is funded by the PATH for Women partnership which includes the following organizations:

Families in Good Health/St. Mary Medical Center, Guam Communications Network, Orange County Asian Pacific Islander Community Alliance, Pacific Islander Health Partnership, Samoan National Nurses Association, Tongan Community Service Center/Special Service for Groups, and Union of Pan Asian Communities. This scholarship opportunity is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number 5U58DP001006 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) across the United States (US) funding opportunity. REACH US PATH for Women is a program of the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance (OCAPICA). Low income students and those who are of the first generation in their family to attend college are encouraged to apply.


• High school seniors and students who are currently or will be attending a two or four year
institution that offers accredited, post‐secondary instruction in Fall 2011 may apply.
• Applicants must be Cambodian, Chamorro, Hmong, Laotian, Marshallese, Native Hawaiian,
Samoan, Thai, Tongan, or Vietnamese.
• Must reside or attend college in Orange County, Los Angeles County or San Diego County.
• Must demonstrate an interest in a health field.
• Students who have received this scholarship in prior years are NOT eligible for this year’s

Application Requirements

‐Interested students must submit a complete application and the required documentation.
‐Applications must be TURNED IN no later than 5pm on Monday, May 16, 2011.

Scholarship Terms & Conditions

The PATH for Women Scholarship Fund will award twelve $1,000 scholarships, which will be distributed to help offset the educational costs for the 2011‐2012 school year. Scholarship winners will be notified by the first week of July 2011.

Scholarship recipients must be enrolled by Fall 2011 at an accredited institution in the academic year of their selection. Scholarship funds not claimed in the academic year will revert back to PATH for Women.

Scholarship funds will go directly to the school, not to the student. The funds will be disbursed toward tuition, fees, and other appropriate educational expenses. Funds will be disbursed to schools in August 2011.

Certification & Release

All applicants, and where appropriate their parent or guardian, must sign the application certifying that all information provided is true and complete to the best of their knowledge and ability. With their signature and submission of the application, applicants also grant PATH for Women, OCAPICA, and other partners the right to use their information and their likeness for the purpose of promoting and publicizing the PATH for Women Scholarship Fund. Applicants under the age of 18 must have their parent or guardian sign the application.

Submission of the Application

All complete applications must be postmarked by 5pm on Monday, May 16, 2011. Incomplete
application packets will be disqualified. Applications must be sent to:

PATH for Women Scholarship Fund
Attn: Alisi Tulua
12900 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 214A
Garden Grove, CA 92843

For more information, please contact Alisi Tulua at or 714‐636‐9095 extension 212.

PATH for Women is a program of the Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander
Community Alliance (OCAPICA)

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Research Degree Scholarships at University of Hull


The following scholarships are available for students studying on our PhD programmes.

Open PhD scholarships and stipend


Three scholarships that each pay the fees to the value of UK/EU tuition fees, irrespective of the nationality of the scholarship winner, and stipend to a maximum of three years.

Who can apply

Applicants who:

  • have applied and received confirmation of an offer to study on the MPhil/PhD programme at Hull University Business School
  • are able to commence their studies in September 2011.

Awarded on the following basis

Competitive, awarded on the basis of best overall application, research proposal and fit with the school’s research strategy.

How to apply

Complete and submit the scholarship application form, as directed on the form, along with the following (note: applications submitted without full documentation will not be considered):

  • a research proposal of approximately 3,000 words (excluding referencing) detailing excellent knowledge of subject literature and research methods. The research proposal should be properly referenced utilising Harvard referencing style.
  • a covering letter to accompany the completed application form outlining your case for the scholarship award
  • a current detailed CV, identifying any research employment or experience and, where applicable, details of conference presentations or publications
  • copies of your educational transcripts and degree certificates
  • two references

For further information contact

Bella Anand
Business School Admissions Manager
Hull University Business School
Hull, HU6 7RX

T +44 (0) 1482 463331


Closing date

13 May 2011and interviews will be held during the week of 6-10 June (successful applicants will be notified by the end of July)

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