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, May 26, 2011

UNU-WIDER/AERC visiting scholars


The UNU-WIDER/AERC Visiting Scholars Programme is intended to give qualified AERC network members the opportunity to undertake research on topics related to development and/or global economic issues, with special attention to African economies, to participate in UNU-WIDER activities, and to contribute to UNU-WIDER publications. It is also designed to complement the UNU-WIDER/AERC PhD Internship programme, by allowing doctoral thesis advisors to concurrently visit with their respective PhD students in the internship programme.

Successful applicants are expected to

  1. have a post-graduate degree (Master's or PhD) in economics or a related discipline.
  2. have a sound research record.
  3. pursue research on development or global economic issues, with special attention to African economies.
  4. spend between 2-3 months at UNU-WIDER.
  5. interact with the academic staff at UNU-WIDER.
  6. prepare one or more papers to be considered for publication in the WIDER Working Paper series.
  7. present a seminar in their field of research.
  8. acknowledge UNU-WIDER's support when appropriate.

Financial assistance

UNU-WIDER would provide a monthly stipend of 2,000 euros as a contribution towards travel, accommodation, medical, and other out-of-pocket expenses. Developing country scholars may apply for a supplementary grant to cover high travel costs.

Application procedure
There is no standard application form. Those interested in this programme should submit to both AERC (e-mail: and UNU-WIDER (e-mail:

  1. a written letter of application which includes the preferred period for the sabbatical.
  2. a research proposal, bearing in mind UNU-WIDER's current research focus, and
  3. a detailed curriculum vitae, including contact details and a list of publications.

Applications should be received by postmark 30 September each year (applications will not be assessed until after the closing date).

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UNU-WIDER PhD Research Internship Programme


The UNU-WIDER PhD Research Internship Programme aims to provide PhD (doctoral degree) students registered at a university and similar research institutions the opportunity

  1. to utilise the resources and facilities available at UNU-WIDER for their PhD thesis research
  2. to produce papers suitable for publication in the Research Paper series and elsewhere
  3. to work jointly with UNU-WIDER researchers in areas of mutual interest.

Selection criteria (essential)

Applicants should
(a) be currently enrolled into a PhD programme.
(b) have shown ability to conduct research on developing or transition economies. Candidates working in other social sciences may apply but should keep in mind that UNU-WIDER is an economics-focused institute.
(c) be fluent in oral and written English.
(d) possess good quantitative and statistical analysis skills.

Selection criteria (desirable)
Preference will be given to applicants
(a) who are living or working in developing or transition countries.
(b) whose research topics are linked to UNU-WIDER's current programme.
(c) who are willing to work jointly with UNU-WIDER researchers for mutual benefit.
(d) who are at later stages of their PhD.

Selection procedure

1. Applications will normally close on 30 September of each year.
2. Short-listed applicants will be asked to contact interested/relevant UNU-WIDER researchers to work out a revised research proposal and research timetable. Only those endorsed by UNU-WIDER researchers are to be considered for final selection.
3. Final selection is to be made by mid-November, taking into consideration issues of office space, gender balance, regional coverage, and relevance to current UNU-WIDER projects.
4. Short-listed applicants will be informed of the final decision by the end of November.
5. The selected applicants must confirm their decision to take up UNU-WIDER's offer by 15 December.

The selected interns are expected to
(a) spend 2-3 months in Helsinki and return to their home institution afterwards.
(b) pursue research on a mutually agreed topic.
(c) contribute to UNU-WIDER's research-related activities.
(d) give seminars on their research findings.
(e) complete one or more research report(s).
(f) acknowledge UNU-WIDER's support in their theses, reports, or papers whenever appropriate.
(g) provide research assistance amounting to 30% of their time (about 1.5 days per week), if required. This is subject to prior discussion with the responsible UNU-WIDER researcher(s).

The selected interns will
(a) receive supervision in the field of their research.
(b) have access to the research and computing facilities of UNU-WIDER.
(c) be provided with office space (most likely shared).
(d) be provided a travel grant, travel and accident insurance, and a monthly stipend of EUR 1300 to cover living expenses in Helsinki during the period of their internship. Health insurance should be arranged privately by the candidates. The programme does not cover expenses related to dependants.

The application form can be downloaded from this website. If the form cannot be accessed applicants should provide the following information:

1. full name, date of birth, sex, citizenship, office address, phone, fax, and e-mail details;
2. present PhD status (institution where candidate has registered for PhD, name of supervisor, date of registration as a PhD candidate, title of thesis, present stage, and expected date of submission);
3. education and work experience (university education, languages, principal publications, employment record, scholarships/fellowships received for overseas study);
4. work proposal for internship (research proposal including research outcomes, reasons for seeking to come to UNU-WIDER, potential contribution(s) to UNU-WIDER's research activities, period of internship sought for, a research timetable, and relevance/links to UNU-WIDER's ongoing projects).

Applications, to be accompanied by a letter of reference from the supervisor(s), should be received at UNU-WIDER by postmark 30 September each year (applications will not be assessed until after the closing date) by regular mail at the following address:

PhD Internship Programme
Katajanokanlaituri 6 B
FIN-00160 Helsinki

Inquiries only (not applications) may be made by e-mail to e-mail: (

We will NOT enter into exchanges regarding topics and how to prepare applications.
Responses will be provided only to candidates who qualify for the programme.

Please read the above guideline before making any inquires.

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PhD Scholarship in Physics of Spine Development


The spine is a highly complex and remarkable structure: it consists of a stack of bony vertebrae separated by cartilaginous intervertebral discs which act as elastic hinges. It is an open question how such complex functional structures form during embryonic development. It appears that physical processes play a pivotal role, since the architectures of both the vertebral bone and the intervertebral disc seem optimally structured to deal with specific mechanical loads. Understanding the process of spine development may help to develop new strategies to engineer functionally oriented tissues

Your job

Your position is part of a recently granted (VICI-award) multi-disciplinary research program on the self-organisation of structured connective tissues. The leading hypothesis is that mechanical cues steer the activity of cells as well as the assembly and alignment of extracellular matrix molecules. The aims of this PhD project are to measure the physical cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions by optical tweazers; to elucidate the extra-cellular process of matrix self-assembly by microscopy; and to measure the mechanical properties of cells and extracellular matrix components by microrheology. Other PhD positions within this program will address the developmental biology of the spine and computational modeling of self-assembly in connective tissues.

Your experience and qualifications

The candidate we are looking for should be recently graduated from a MSc program in physics, biochemistry, medical physics, or strongly related field.
Other requirements are:
  • Knowledge and experience in soft matter physics or materials science;
  • Additional experience with cells or biomolecules is a plus;
  • Strong affinity for multidisciplinary research;
  • Capacity to write and communicate fluently in English.

What do we offer

  • Salarisschaal OIO: 2086 tot 2673 euro Gross in full-time employment depending on qualifications and experience).
If you decide to devote your skills and knowledge by working for VUmc, we are pleased to give you excellent working conditions in return. Whether you have a full - time or part-time position with us, you benefit from many attractive fringe benefits.
For all our fringe benefits, please visit:


The project will be supervised by Theo Smit ( and co-supervised by prof.dr. Gijsje Koenderink (AMOLF research institute/

For more information regarding your application for this vacancy you can contact Mandy van den Bosch, recruiter, at +31-(0)20-4445635.


Would you like more information about the postion, please contact Dr. ir. T. Smit via 0204445635.
You can apply until 18 june 2011 through the button below .

or a complete and current overview of vacancies, see

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International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) Postdoctoral Fellowship


UNU-IIGH is offering a Postdoctoral Fellowship in support of its postgraduate education programme. This programme serves as a complement to the Ph.D. Fellowship Programme. We are targeting scholars from various countries especially from the developing region of the world with opportunities based on gender equity.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme targets five fellowship positions each year for a period of twelve months. The Fellowship Programme has four core aims:

  1. young scholars conduct research at a postdoctoral level, particularly those from developing countries
  2. scholars participate in and contribute to the research activities of UNU-IIGH
  3. scholars interact with Malaysians and provide a conduit between the host country, their home country, developing country researcher and the UN system.
  4. provide UNU-IIGH and its academic community with an opportunity to benefit from the diverse knowledge, background, and experience

Click the link in the right margin for more informations about UNU-IIGH.

Research proposals should relate clearly to one of the above current research areas of UNU-IIGH.


Each fellow is expected to help strengthen the intellectual capacity of UNU-IIGH and enhance the spirit of the academic community. Under the supervision and general direction of the Programme/Research Fellow, each fellow will work on specific research projects, or initiatives, and may be responsible for activities in one or more issue areas.

Responsibilities may include: general research and writing activities, contributing to the development of research agendas, assisting in the definition of methodologies and advanced research approaches, assisting in the design and development of course materials, developing and managing scientific networks, organizing conferences and seminars, developing promotional materials, formulating funding proposals, preparation and presentation of research within the UNU-IIGH community, contribution to the UNU-IIGH Working Paper Series, and preparation of other possible in-house and external publications.


Applicants must have obtained a Ph.D. (or at least successfully defended his/her Ph.D. thesis) in an area broadly associated with the UNU-IIGH thematic directions described above prior to 18th June 2011 the application deadline. Language proficiency in English is essential. Applicants from developing countries and women are particularly encouraged to apply.


The period of the Postdoctoral Fellowship is twelve months. Fellows will be provided with their own desk within a dedicated study area in the Institute, a networked PC, and full Internet access.

The fellowship provides for a monthly stipend of USD3,000. Eligibility for a second 12-month appointment may be considered based on the Fellow’s performance.


Postdoctoral Fellows will be responsible to look their own accommodation. Limited assistance to locate suitable accommodation maybe acquired from the Institute.

Travel Arrangement

UNU-IIGH provides fellows with return air tickets between his/her country of residence and the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Admission Procedures

Interested applicants should submit their applications, preferably by email or mail as per below address, and must include the following documents in English or with English translation:

i. Completed and signed United Nations University Personal History form (P-11) downloadable from United Nations University website at Please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organizations;

ix. Certified copies of academic transcripts (Master’s and Ph.D. courses if applicable) and a copy of the doctoral degree certificate.

x. Two publication samples (if unavailable, please send two chapters from your dissertation).

xi. Two original supporting letters of reference (Please ensure the letter is signed by the referees.).

xii. Evidence of English Language proficiency (only required if PhD. dissertation was not submitted in English) eg. TOEFL score, certificate of proficiency.

Note: When the document is in another language, please be sure to attach an English translation.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications for the fellowship is 18th June 2011

Starting Dates

The Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme begins on 1st August 2011 and selected fellows are required to be in Kuala Lumpur by this date.


United Nations University
International Institute for Global Health
UKM Medical Centre,
Jalan Yaacob Latiff,
Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras,
56000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

T: +603 9171 5394
F: +603 9171 5402

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Singapore Ministry of Education SMA3 Graduate Fellowship


The Singapore Ministry of Education has established a four-year fellowship scheme for new doctoral students at NTU or NUS who will conduct their research at the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Centre (SMART Centre).

The establishment of this Fellowship Programme is intended to attract to NTU and NUS the best and most talented doctoral students from Singapore, the region, and beyond and educate them to be future leaders in science and technology for Singapore and beyond. The Fellowship will provide them with the opportunity to be involved in the strategic research programmes at the SMART Centre and provide them with the opportunity to be co-advised by an MIT faculty member. The student may spend up to six months doing research at MIT.

The SMA3 Graduate Fellowship at SMART provides:

  • up to four years of full tuition fees at the student's home university;
  • a monthly stipend of S$3,200;
  • a scholarly allowance of up to S$12,000 to help cover the expenses associated with a six month research residency at MIT;
  • and co-supervision by an MIT and NTU/NUS faculty.


A student must:


January 2012 Intake: May 17, 2011 through July 17, 2011

Application Requirements

In order for your SMA3 Graduate Fellowship application to be reviewed by the Committee, your application must include the documents listed below. Failure to adhere to this may disqualify your application.

  1. On the online form, identify a SMART Interdisciplinary Research Group(s) (IRG(s)) that fits your research interest.
  2. Provide a research statement based on your interest within a SMART IRG. To find out more information on the projects within the IRGs, click on the links below:

  3. Provide the name and institutional email address of two (2) academic referees. Your referee(s) must either be a faculty member from your undergraduate university or a faculty member from where you obtained your most recent degree. If you are currently employed, your principal investigator, senior academic advisor or supervisor can serve as your referee.

    Your referee will have access to the online referee report form soon after you provide his/her institutional email address. An auto-generated email will be sent to your referees asking them to fill out the form. Once your referee has completed the form, an automated email will be sent to you confirming receipt of your referee’s report. Recommendation letters will not be accepted in lieu of the referee report.

    NTU and NUS requires the applicant’s referee to submit an online referee report form. The deadline to submit the form is July 17, 2011. Be sure you give your referees sufficient time to fill out the report.

    If you are applying to both NTU & NUS, and choose to provide the same referee, your referee must fill out two (2) separate referee report forms; one (1) for NTU and one (1) for NUS. NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to alert the referee that they must fill out two (2) separate online reports and ensure both referees submit the report by the due date.

  4. Supporting documents:
    In order for your online application to be considered complete, you must upload the documents in the “Supporting Documentation” page. The files must be in PDF format and should be saved as an individual document, each not exceeding 6Mb. We suggest you prepare these materials before you start the application process.
    1. A photocopy of your academic transcript(s). Alternatively, a copy of your degree audit or latest academic record, if your transcript is not available. [Once you receive confirmation of your admission to the university, you will be required to submit a certified true copy of your transcript(s) directly to the university. If your transcript is not in English, you must provide a certified translated version in English.]
    2. A copy of your GRE/GATE (or an equivalent) score.
      [A student who received their undergraduate degree from NTU or NUS is exempt from this requirement.]
    3. A copy of your TOEFL/IELTS score if your native language is not English.
      [NOTE on items b and c: If you are scheduled to take the GRE/GATE/TOEFL/IELTS test after the application deadline, please indicate the date of the test on your application. You must send your score sheet(s) to by September 30, 2011. Please plan your test date accordingly.]
    4. A scanned copy of your most recent passport-size photograph in JPEG format.
    5. Optional:
      • Master/Degree certificate(s) or Diploma certificate(s);
      • Copies of awards;
      • A chronological list of research publications/journals, stating all the authors, titles, publishers/journals, first and last page number (Do not send copies of your publications);
      • Resume/CV/Biodata.
  5. You must submit your application through the SMART online portal. Otherwise, your application will not be considered.

Guidelines for Awarding of SMA3 Graduate Fellowships

  1. A student who applied to one university will only be considered for that university and not the other.
  2. If the student is admitted to both NTU and NUS, the student has the option to select the university through which to accept the SMA3 Graduate Fellowship.
  3. If a student has identified more than one potential SMART IRG, the student has the option to select which IRG s/he would like to work for.
  4. If a student has more than one potential research advisor from SMART-NTU and/or SMART- NUS, the student has the option to select an advisor provided the SMART-MIT advisor has a collaborator with that particular university.
  5. A student who is not awarded a SMA3 Graduate Fellowship will be considered for other fellowships within the university provided that they indicated this on their application.

Process in place after the Awardees have been identified

  1. The decision on the student's application for admission to the university will be conveyed to the student by NTU or NUS.
  2. NTU and NUS will notify the students on whether or not they have been awarded the SMA3 Graduate Fellowship.

NOTE: This is the only form you need to fill out if you are applying to the SMA3 Graduate Fellowship and admission to NTU or NUS. If you are applying for both NTU and NUS, you must complete two (2) separate online applications, one to NTU and the other to NUS.

Be sure you only create one account for each university you are applying to. Creating multiple accounts for each university application may potentially jeopardize your application.


Application Period: May 17, 2011 – July 17, 2011
Deadline for referees to submit referee reports: July 17, 2011
Notification of Awardees by the universities: October 18, 2011 onwards

For inquiries regarding admission eligibility (including GRE/TOEFL requirement):

For inquiries regarding SMA3 Graduate Fellowship (e.g. application procedures):

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Monday, May 23, 2011

Erasmus Mundus (AgTraIn) Scholarship


Agricultural Transformation by Innovation (AgTraIn) is a three-year world-class Joint Doctoral Programme (180 ECTS). AgTraIn is part of the Erasmus Mundus programme initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world. The language of the programme is English. AgTraIn has a policy of equal opportunities for men and women and people with special needs.

The AgTraIn Objective and Focus

The main objective of the AgTraIn programme is to develop an elite European school within the topic of successful development and transformation of farming systems in the developing world. Thematically, the AgTraIn programme deals with agricultural production chains, the natural resource base and the involved communities. The scope of AgTraIn will range from the technical aspects of agricultural production, over post-harvest management, processing and value-addition, to market access and commercialisation. A key feature of the programme is the involvement of key stakeholders in identifying research questions and participating in project formulation. The emphasis is on applied research.

The AgTraIn Consortium

The AgTraIn programme provides you with a single entry-point access to top-level and up-to-date research on agricultural transformation within the scientific fields of the programme. The programme is jointly developed and delivered by a six-university consortium consisting of

  • University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Universita degli Studi di Catania, Spain
  • University College of Cork, Ireland
  • Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
  • Montpellier SupAgro, France
  • Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Category A and B Fellowships

Two different Erasmus Mundus Doctorate fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates:

Category A fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates from all countries other than the 27 EU member states, the EEA-EFTA states (Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Switzerland), the Western Balkan countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia), and Turkey. Furthermore, the doctoral candidate must not be resident nor have carried out her/his main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to third-country candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC.

Category B fellowships can be awarded to any doctorate candidate who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above.


Category A and B fellowships are identical except that the first are eligible to receive €7500 for travel and the latter €3000. Each fellowship is made up of two additional components: operational funds and salary/stipend. Operational funding ranges from €10,800 to €21,600 depending on type of study, while salary (doctoral candidate employed) is €100,800, and stipends (doctoral candidate legally treated as a student) is €50,400. For further information, we refer you to the Fellowships Table.

Please note:

  • The fellowships are awarded exclusively for full-time enrollment
  • Third-Country doctoral candidates, who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship, can be awarded a Category A fellowship
  • Doctoral candidates benefiting for an EMJD fellowship cannot benefit from other Community grants while carrying out their Erasmus Mundus doctoral activities
  • For Category B fellowship holders, the AgTraIn universities in the mobility track must not be located in the country in which the doctoral candidate has obtained his/her last university degree

  • You can only apply to maximum three Erasmus Mundus Programmes

Application and election Procedures

NEXT CALL - information available 1 June 2011

AgTraIn only issues one annual call for applications covering both EU and third-country applicants. The annual call announces selected research topics relevant for the application round. As an example, you can assess the 2010 topics above.

Application Form and Guidelines

When the call is opened you can access the Application Form here. For directions on how to complete the application, you will also be able to download the Guidelines to completing the AgTraIn doctoral candidate application form.

As an example, you can access the Application Form 2010 and the Guidelines to completing the AgTraIn doctoral candidate application form. The 2011 documents will be available 1 June 2011.

Main contents of the application form:

  • Indication of selected research topic from the AgTraIn PhD Topic Catalogue
  • Project synopsis of max 1500 words
  • A sample of own scientific text
  • Certified copy of second university degree(s) certificate
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae
  • English proficiency (min score IELTS 7.0 , TOEFL: Paper-based 600/IBT 100)
  • Two academic references

Evaluation criteria

Eligible applications are evaluated by the AgTraIn Assessment Committee according to three main criteria:
  • Academic potential as indicated by (i) a very good second university degree; (ii) a research synopsis that closely relates to one of the five research subjects announced in the call, and demonstrate insight and interest in the subject, (iii) documented research achievements, e.g. publications in international journals with peer review. This is the most important criterion
  • English proficiency
  • Academic references


Based on this, the best applicants are short-listed and invited to develop a full project proposal. Short-listed applicants will be informed by email. They are put in direct contact with the potential supervisors, who will assist the applicant in developing the full project proposal. Within a deadline of 5-6 weeks, the applicant submits the full proposal on a standard format to the AgTraIn Secretariat.


Each shortlisted applicant is invited, if recommended by their principal supervisor, to present their proposal before a Scientific Committee, consisting of at least two members of the AgTraIn Consortium Commission. Applicant costs are covered by the Consortium.

Start date

Selected doctoral candidates should expect to start their doctoral studies around 1 September 2012.

Erasmus Mundus Secretariat

For further information on e.g. the programme, admission procedures and deadlines please contact us at

You are also welcome to write to

Erasmus Mundus Secretariat

University of Copenhagen

Faculty of Life Sciences

Bülowsvej 17

DK-1870 Frederiksberg


Phone +45 35332048

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Max-Planck-Institute for Physics: Postdoctoral Position


The Max-Planck-Institute for Physics invites applications for a Postdoctoral positionto participate in a new effort on proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration.

The concept of proton-driven plasma wakefield acceleration has recently been proposed as a means of accelerating a bunch of electrons to high energies with very high gradients. Initial calculations are promising, as shown in Nature Physics 5, 363 - 367 (2009), and a demonstration experiment is now under consideration. The focus of the work will be on developing time- and frequency domain characterization techniques for the plasma wakefields and for the drive and witness bunches. An experimental technique under consideration to extract information on electric fields is single-shot electro-optical sampling based on dispersive Fourier transform.

Formal requirement for this position is a PhD in experimental nonlinear optics, plasma or terahertz physics. Previous experience in plasma wakefield experiments, particle and/or accelerator physics are an advantage.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with public service organization (TVöD) rules. The contract is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of an extension. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. The goal is to enhance the percentage of women where they are underrepresented. Women, therefore, are especially encouraged to apply. The MPG is committed to employing more handicapped people. Applications of handicapped people are particularly welcome.

Further information can be obtained from Dr. Olaf Reimann ( ).

Interested applicants should submit their application by July 15, 2011, including a cover letter, a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and arrange for three letters of support to be sent to

Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
Ms. Ina Wacker
Föhringer Ring 6
D-80805 München

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MSc Scholarship in Economics at Staffordshire University Business School


Staffordshire University Business School invites applications for a scholarship to be divided between part-time study for the MSc Economics for Business Analysis (EBA) and related research projects for the Centre for Applied Business Research (CABR).

The MSc Economics for Business Analysis (EBA) is a rigorous postgraduate Economics Award in applied economics with a focus on business. Modules cover the core of any masters degree in economics: microeconomics (Semesters 1 and 2); macroeconomics (Semester 1); and econometrics (Semesters 1 and 2). The business emphasis of the award is further reflected in personnel economics (Semester 2) as well as in business finance and accounting (Semesters 1 and 2). The award is completed by an individually supervised dissertation in which knowledge and skills gained on the award are applied to a substantial empirical and/or policy-oriented investigation. (A number of these have won international prizes and/or have been published in scholarly journals.) The MSc provides postgraduate training for economics and business graduates with interests and career intentions in banking, finance and insurance as well as government. It also prepares graduates for PhD research in applied economics. This Award was reviewed by the Quality Assurance Agency and received a ranking of “Excellent” with a mark of 24 out of 24. The MSc runs from September 2011 to October 2013.

The Centre for Applied Business Research (CABR) provides a wide range of applied business research expertise and knowledge transfer to private and public sector clients. Our research and projects typically focus on combinations of issues linked with
  • SME development
  • business development through innovation and diversification
  • traditional manufacturing industries
  • entrepreneurship
  • sustainability in business
  • evaluation of policy and programme effectiveness

Of increasing importance to us is funding from EU funding streams. Currently, we are partners on major EU projects concerning innovation policy and renewable energy.

We anticipate that research assistance will include contributing to – hence, learning about – research funding applications (particularly to European sources). The scholarship covers all course fees and pays a stipend to cover living costs at an annual rate of £10,110 during the first 12 months and £10,450 thereafter. We would like to appoint a candidate as soon as possible and by the start of July at the latest, to undertake related project work in the period before September 1st 2011. The stipend for this period of the scholarship will be the equivalent annual full-time rate (£20,220).

The minimum qualification level is a good honours degree (2:1 or above) in economics or business studies with substantial components of economics and quantitative skills. We would also be pleased to consider candidates already holding a masters degree in other relevant areas who wish to acquire training in economics and experience in applied research. Overseas applicants must, of course, be fluent in English (at least IELTS 6.5 or equivalent).

Application by covering letter and CV (2-4 pages max) email (subject line: MSc Scholarship) or post.

Applications should be returned to: Tom Ward, Centre for Applied Business Research, Staffordshire University Business School, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 2DF.
Email - Tel 01782 294902

Closing date: Friday 27th May 2011

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