School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences and Diamond Light Source Ltd. - Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, University of Central Lancashire, UK

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Reference Number: RS/12/21
Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences in collaboration with Diamond Light Source Ltd.

The studentship is tenable for up to 4 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress]. The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees for UK/EU residents for 4 years plus a maintenance grant of £13,590 for at least 3 years. The proposed start date for the studentship is 1 October 2013.

International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference between the UK/EU and International Fee Rate.

Project Title:  Analysis of ligand and inhibitor interactions with membrane proteins of Gram-positive pathogenic bacteria.

Project Description
Gram-positive bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus and enterococci are amongst the most significant agents of healthcare-acquired infections in the UK. They are of particular concern in the clinic because they exhibit a readily acquired resistance to a wide range of antibiotics. Understanding how virulence factors such as adherence mechanisms are regulated in these bacteria is important for finding new alternative antibiotic therapies and for drug discovery.

Regulation of virulence factor production is often initiated through membrane sensory proteins (histidine protein kinases of two-component signal transduction systems). This project will build on our ability to purify these membrane proteins in intact active forms for studies of ligand and inhibitor interactions using synchrotron radiation circular dichroism spectroscopy (SRCD) and activity assays. The contribution of the membrane environment will also be investigated.

The outcomes of this project will be the identification of environmental signalling ligands and novel inhibitors that target membrane histidine kinases specifically and bacterial membranes in general. The project will result in further development of SRCD-based methods but not exclusively for investigating ligand-membrane protein interactions.

The successful applicant will spend approximately 50 % of their time at the Diamond Light Source Ltd (beamline B23) and 50 % in the School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences at the University of Central Lancashire. There are excellent facilities in which to undertake the project, both at Diamond’s synchrotron radiation CD facility at Harwell and in the new research facilities at UCLan which include CD and FTIR spectroscopy and LC-MS, analytical chemistry facilities incorporating X-ray diffraction and NMR spectroscopy, as well as microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry and tissue culture suites which will be housed in newly refurbished laboratories in the Darwin Research Facility in Summer 2013.

Supervisors: Dr Mary Phillips-Jones (University of Central Lancashire) and Dr Rohanah Hussain (Diamond Light Source Ltd.).

Eligibility:

Applicants should hold a minimum of a UK Honours Degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
We require a graduate in one of the life and/or physical sciences with a 2(i) or above grade and an interest in microbial physiology and/or the application of biophysical techniques to biology. The ideal candidate will have an interest in learning membrane protein purification techniques, and spectroscopic techniques especially circular dichroism spectroscopy. Hands-on familiarity with either of those techniques is an advantage but not essential.
Informal project related enquiries may be directed to Dr Mary Phillips-Jones (01772 895831) or Dr Rohanah Hussain (01235 778524).

Requests for an application pack (quoting the reference number RS1221) should be directed to the Graduate Research School Office. Tel: 01772 895082 or email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk

Closing Date: 26th July 2013

Proposed Interview Date: 23rd August 2013 (to be confirmed)


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PhD Studentship in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Lancashire, UK

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Reference Number: RS/13/02
Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences funded jointly by the Sydney Driscoll Neuroscience Foundation and Brain Tumour North West.

The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress]. The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees for UK/EU residents plus a maintenance grant of £13,590 (2012/13 rate). International applicants may apply but will be expected to pay the difference between the UK/EU and International Fee Rate. The successful applicant will start on 1 October 2013.

Project Title: Synthesis and evaluation of novel heterocyclic compounds against glioma

Project Description
A PhD studentship position is available in the group of Dr Tim Snape for an outstanding and ambitious chemistry graduate with a keen interest in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry as well as an interest in running biological assays. Funded jointly by the Sydney Driscoll Neuroscience Foundation and Brain Tumour North West, the successful applicant will undertake research at the boundaries of synthetic organic chemistry and medicinal chemistry. The work will involve the design and synthesis of small aromatic heterocycles which have the potential to kill malignant glioma cells. Building on previous chemistry already established (Timothy Snape et al., Bioorg. Med. Chem., 2013, 21, 1918-1924), the student will prepare a library of analogues and evaluate their preliminary activity in order to optimise the anticancer effects of these compounds.

You should have the potential to work under your own initiative and will be expected to interact productively with collaborators in the biosciences, so excellent communication and organisational skills are required.

Applicants should have, or expect to receive a minimum of UK 2:1 honours degree in Chemistry (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. An interest in organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry are essential. An interest in the biological evaluation of small molecules would be desirable.
Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Tim Snape email: tjsnape@uclan.ac.uk Tel 01772 895805
Requests for an application pack (quoting the reference number RS1302) should be directed to the Graduate Research School Office. Tel: 01772 895082 or email: researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk

Closing Date: 1 August 2013
Proposed Interview Date: Week beginning 19th August 2013


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PhD Studentships in the School Of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, UK

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Applications are invited for two full-time PhD (via MPhil) studentships in the School of Psychology.

The studentship is tenable for up to 3 years [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates plus a maintenance grant of £13,590 (2012/13 rate). International applicants may apply but will be expected to pay the difference between the UK/EU and International Fee Rate. The successful applicant will start on 1 October 2013.

As a minimum requirement, applicants should have, or expect to receive, a second class (upper division) honours degree (or equivalent qualification) or an MSc in a related discipline.

Applicants are able to apply for one of three projects listed below.
Reference RS/12/03
The Vulnerability of Children’s Cognition: Understanding and Reducing Auditory Distraction

The omnipresence of background sound within our environment renders it inevitable that cognitive activity will sometimes be distracted. Whilst much is known about the attributes of background sound that distract adult cognition, very little is known about the possibly different attributes of sound that disrupt child cognition. For example, assertions have been made that the intensity and/or intelligibility of background speech impairs children's scholastic attainment but little if any data are available to support this claim. The successful candidate will undertake a PhD project designed to elucidate the properties of the sound as well as the focal task-setting that dictate child auditory distraction with a view to making practical recommendations regarding the reduction of such distraction. Informal enquiries to Dr John Marsh (Tel: +44 (0) 1772 893754)

Reference RS/12/04
‘Honour’-Based Violence (HBV) in the UK: Development of a risk assessment manual for use in practice within the Criminal Justice, Health and Education Systems. 

In the UK, Honour-Based Violence (HBV) is a major concern for those working with victims and perpetrators from ethnic minority backgrounds. The risk assessment guides currently used in the UK to evaluate risk of spousal assault and child abuse are inappropriate for use with victims and/or perpetrators of this inimitable type of family- and community-violence. This study responds to calls for the development of clear, structured guidelines on how to better assess risk of HBV, when victims and/perpetrators come into contact with those who are in a position to help, including the police, social workers, psychologists, and teachers. Informal enquiries to Dr. Roxanne Khan, Dr. Nicola Graham-Kevan or Dr. Maz Vanlal

Reference RS/12/05
Visual processing of, and emotional reactivity to, facial and non-facial social stimuli: The role of Ability Emotional Intelligence. 

This studentship offers the opportunity to work with an established multidisciplinary team to examine how emotional intelligence confers a social advantage. The successful candidate will undertake a PhD examining the relationship between emotional intelligence in adults and (1) conversational performance in group-and dyadic interactions, and (2) visual processing of, and reactivity to, social stimuli. Informal enquiries to Dr. Pamela Qualter (Tel: +44 (0)1772 893877).
Requests for an application pack (quoting the above reference numbers) should be directed to the Graduate Research School Office. Tel: 01772 895082 or email researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk.

Closing Date: 19 July 2013
Proposed Interview Date: 2 August 2013


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JAXA International Top Young Fellowship

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JAXA is looking for talented and motivated individuals who are willing to work at the frontline of Japanese space development, space science and aviation technology.



Terms and Conditions
Duration of the Fellowship and commencement of research activity
  1. The research period duration is basically three (3) years. The contract shall be renewed every fiscal year. The period can be extended up to five (5) years from the time of commencement through review by the ITYF Steering Committee if desired, depending on funding and progress.
  2. Commencement of the research activity (start of contract) :subject to be consulted
Note: the starting date is required be the first day of the month during Japanese FY2013 (until March 2014)

Terms of the Fellowship
  1. Employment Status: Fixted term Employee (JAXA International Top Young Fellow).
  2. Salary: The monthly salary is 791,000 JPY before tax deduction (equivalent to an annual salary of $94,920 USD at a exchange rate of 100 JPY /USD ).
    Note: In order to support the recovery efforts of the Great East Japan Earthquake, a small salary reduction is temporarily applied to all employees of government-oriented agencies. This also applies to the ITYF, and a salary reduction of 6.79% is planned until March 2015. (Due to this reduction, present monthly salary is 737,000 JPY before tax deduction)
  3. 2,500,000 JPY (25,000 USD at the above exchange rate) of research funds, which includes support for travel and research expenses, are prepared per fiscal year. Fellows may also apply for competitive research funds (e.g. JSPS’s Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research).
  4. Place of appointment: JAXA Sagamihara Campus (ISAS).
  5. Housing and commutation allowance are provided in addition to the salary, if fellows meet certain requirements due to JAXA’s rule.
  6. Social and other insurances will be fully provided.
  7. Japanese language lessons are available on-campus a few times a month.
  8. Other conditions should be under the provision of JAXA regulations and Japanese applicable laws and regulations.

Eligibility
Applicant must have a Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral level degree) and less than 8 years postdoctoral experience.

Documents to be submitted
A set of the following documents is to be submitted in the application.
  1. Applicant’s curriculum vitae.
  2. Outline of applicant’s previous research, and future research plan.
  3. List of research achievements, including published papers and other publications, etc.
  4. Applicant’s three(3) major research papers.
  5. Three(3) letters of reference.
Note: The letters of reference must be sent by email directly from your referees' accounts to ITYF2013@jaxa.jp. Please inform us of the names of your referees in your email message when you send the application documents.

Application documents can be sent to the address below by registered mail or international courier service. If so, please state “Application documents for JAXA International Top Young Fellowship” in red ink on the front of the envelope. Application documents will not be returned.

JAXA International Top Young Fellowship Committee
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara-shi, Kanagawa 252-5210, JAPAN
Number of positions
A few

Application deadline
August 31 , 2013

All applications must be received by the closing date.

Selection of Fellowships
Submitted documents will be reviewed by the JAXA International Top Young Fellowship Steering Committee. Selected candidates will be invited for a seminar presentation at ISAS/JAXA in Japan. (At JAXA’s expense).
(Schedule)
  • Beginning of October : Announcement of paper screening result by e-mail
  • Beginning of November : Seminar presentation
  • End of November : Announcement of Successful Applicants

General inquiries
E-mail:ITYF2013@jaxa.jp
JAXA International Top Young Fellowship Steering Committee
Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Miscellaneous
All documents should be in English language.

Use of personal information
The personal information provided to JAXA will be used and handled only for the purpose of selecting the JAXA International Top Young Fellow. JAXA will discard all personal information of unsuccessful candidates after the selection.

Related Web Sites
For further information on ISAS’s activities, please refer to the following web sites.


Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarships (MIFRS)

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The Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS) is awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University of Melbourne. 

MIFRSs are funded by the University with each faculty having a limited number to award.  Each year the University of Melbourne offers about 150 MIFRSs.

Scholarship value
The MIFRS covers full tuition costs, but not overseas student health care.

Eligibility criteria
To be considered for a MIFRS, applicants need to apply for scholarship and candidature in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne. Further information concerning the eligibility criteria can be found in the conditions.

Selection criteria
Selection will be based on the eligibility criteria and academic merit. Scholarship assessment guidelines, tips for applicants and other funding opportunities may be found on the Scholarships Resources webpage.
Application process
Please refer to the How to Apply section of the Graduate Research Scholarships website. 

Closing date and timelines
Applicants should submit their application for admission and scholarship by 31 August. Applications received after this date will only be considered for any MIFRSs that remain at the time the application is assessed for scholarship.

For University of Melbourne students who are currently enrolled in the course for which they would like MIFRS cover, please apply via the Student Portal.

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application and all required documents well before the closing date.

Please refer to the table of timelines section for international applicants.


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IDRC Research Awards, Canada

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IDRC offers these research awards annually to Canadians, permanent residents of Canada, and citizens of developing countries pursuing master's or doctoral studies at a recognized university or having completed a master’s or doctoral program at a recognized university.

As a research award recipient, you will undertake a one-year paid program of research on the topic you submitted when competing for the award. During part of the time (often around 50%), you will be trained in research management through hands-on experience with your chosen program. You will be mentored by an IDRC staff member.

Who can applyThe program is aimed at candidates who, through demonstrated achievements in academic studies, work, or research, have shown interest in creating and using knowledge from an international perspective.

To be eligible, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Canada, or a citizen of a developing country.
  • Be either currently enrolled at a recognized university at the master's or doctoral level or have completed a masters or doctoral degree at a recognized university. These awards may be part of an academic requirement.
  • Your proposed research must focus on one or more developing countries.

Duration
 
 This competition is for positions starting in early 2014.

Research awards are normally held for 12 months. They are tenable, on a full-time basis, for a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of 12. They normally start in January and must be completed by the end of December.

Number of awards

The number of awards varies each year. Approximately 16 awards will be offered in 2014.

Employment status

Research award recipients holding award tenure in Canada in 2013 receive an annual salary ranging from CA$38,248 to CA$44,276, depending on qualifications and experience. As research award recipients, you are considered to be full-time term employees of the Centre. Benefits include contributions to Employment Insurance, Employer Health Tax, the Canada Pension Plan, and 4% of salary in lieu of vacation leave. Some travel and research expenses are also supported, up to a maximum of CA$10,000. Salaries and benefits for research award recipients located in our regional offices may vary.

Deadline: August 7, 2013 (awards will be announced in November 2013)

The application must show how you will reach a set of learning objectives. IDRC requires applicants to specify only one IDRC program where they wish to apply. IDRC may forward your application to a second program.

The specifications for IDRC research awards are linked to current program priorities. IDRC reserves the right to change program priorities, which may determine the final choice and allocation of the awards.

We thank all applicants; however, due to the high volume of submissions, only those applicants considered for an award will be contacted by email. An autoreply from the IDRC Fellowships and Awards program serves as acknowledgement of receipt of your application.

These awards focus on research carried out in one or more developing countries. Most research awards positions are for 12 months and are based at IDRC’s head office in Ottawa, Canada. A few take place in one of IDRC’s regional offices. Candidates must conduct their research in areas corresponding to IDRC'sresearch priorities.

The IDRC research awards aim to provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of IDRC program staff. They are designed to provide hands-on learning experiences in research program management, and in the creation, dissemination, and use of knowledge from an international perspective.

You will be expected to provide support to management and program staff in some of the following areas:
  • synthesize project outcomes
  • produce publications and dissemination materials or activities on research results
  • participate in team meetings
  • carry out research to locate, review, and synthesize relevant material
  • prepare correspondence, reports, and presentations
  • help organize meetings, workshops, and seminars
  • update and maintain databases

In principle, IDRC supports research in all developing countries. At this time, however, we do not support awards that involve research in Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Somalia, Eastern Europe, or Central Asia. 


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Macquarie University IPRS & iMQRES Scholarships for International Students in Australia

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Macquarie University offers International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS) and additional International Macquarie University Research Excellence (iMQRES) Scholarships.

The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) program was established to maintain and develop international research linkages, and aims to attract top quality postgraduate students to areas of research strength in the Australian higher education sector, and support Australia’s research efforts. This Government funded scholarship covers the tuition fees and compulsory health cover for international postgraduate students of exceptional research promise, for two years for a Masters by research degree or three years for a Doctorate by research.

The number of IPRS places funded varies between institutions and from year to year. In addition to the tuition fees covered under the IPRS program, Macquarie University generously offers IPRS awardees a living allowance stipend, and usually supplements the places on offer via its own scholarship scheme.

The Macquarie University Research Excellence Scholarship (MQRES) scheme is a Doctoral (PhD) scholarship program that aims to support exceptional research students enrolled in one of the University’s recognised Concentrations of Research Excellence (CORE), as well as the broader University.

The Higher Degree Research Office at Macquarie University provides a single application form to apply for both candidature and scholarship.

To apply:
1. Complete an application form, and include:
2. Original or certified copies of all academic transcripts. An official translation into English must be included if documents are not in English;
3. A certified copy of your birth or citizenship certificate, or your ID card, or the identity page of your passport
4. An original or certified copy of documents providing evidence of any name change
5. A project proposal outline with reference list (check with Faculty/Department of interest for length)
6. TWO academic referees: If one is your proposed supervisor, then please obtain a third reference. A referee report form should be forwarded to your nominated referees. Your referee does not have to fill in information they can not comment on, and may attach a letter if they have additional comments for the selection committee. A standard referee report form is available from the HDR Scholarships Forms and Conditions webpage:

 Each referee should complete and return the form directly to the University no later than 13 September 2013. Due to the number of applications and reports we receive we would ask you to please check directly with your referee if you wish to know if these reports were sent. If time permits, we will send you an email if we have not received your referee’s reports. Applications may not be considered if all required documentation has not been received.


Application instructions and the link to the downloadable application form is available at: http://www.hdr.mq.edu.au/information_about/applications

International Development Office Scholarships at Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Nottingham Trent University offers a range of scholarships for international (non-EU) students beginning a full-time undergraduate course in September / October 2013.


International Development Office Scholarships
Scholarship
Open to
Amount
International scholarship
All
£2,000
Undergraduate scholarship
Undergraduates
£2,000 per year for a three year course
International Baccalaureate scholarship
All undergraduates who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma
£2,000 per year for a three year course
Vietnam scholarship
Students from Vietnam
£4,000
Iraq scholarship
Students from Iraq
£2,000


Email the completed application form, personal statement and academic transcripts to the International Development Office before the deadline.

Closing date
Early application deadline: 30 April 2013
Final deadline: 30 July 2013

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Rome Master’s Scholarship at the University of Kent, UK

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The University of Kent at Rome is pleased to be able to offer the following scholarship for taught Master’s students for the academic year 2013–14:
  • Faculty of Humanities’ Scholarship consisting of a fee waiver (worth £5,590) and a full maintenance stipend on £13,590, valid on a taught Master’s programme in the Rome suite of programmes.
Criteria
  • The scholarship is open to candidates who have been offered a place on any of the Kent at Rome MA programmes in Roman History and Archaeology or Ancient History, to start in September 2013.
  • Candidates must hold a first-class Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject, or hold an equivalent non-UK qualification or a Master’s degree at merit or distinction in a relevant subject or equivalent by July 2013.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to outstanding applicants able to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, clear intellectual ambition and the potential to make a strong contribution to their chosen MA programme.
  • This scholarship is open to all full-time postgraduate applicants. UK, EU and overseas fee paying students are invited to apply.
How to apply
  • Candidates must make a formal application to study on an applicable Rome taught Master's programme to commence their studies in September 2013.
  • Candidates must then be offered a place on the one of these programmes.
  • Candidates must also send a letter of motivation, not exceeding 500 words, stating why they wish to join their chosen Kent at Paris MA programme and how this fits into their longer term plans.
  • The letter should be sent to the Academic Director of Rome, Professor Ray Laurence, r.laurence@kent.ac.uk

The deadline for applications: 19 July 2013.

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Kurt Hansen Scholarships, Germany

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Application for a Kurt Hansen scholarship is open to students studying to be educators in the field of science.
 
Key support areas include study projects, internships, summer courses, preparatory and supplementary study courses and theses. Assistance is also available for projects aimed at improving the training of science teachers.
  
The foundation places great emphasis on internationalism, and therefore grants scholarships exclusively to students from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany.

Applicants should be able to show good to very good final school marks as well as a particularly good intermediate diploma. Furthermore, a broad horizon and a high level of motivation and personal commitment are expected of all applicants – be it in a social, political or cultural field.

The current call for applications for the Kurt Hansen Scholarships is taking place during the period from June 1 to July 15, 2013. The independent Foundation Board will hold its next selection meeting on September 6, 2013.

Click here for the online application form:
http://www.bayer-foundations.com/img/system/linkarrow.gif Otto Bayer, Carl Duisberg and Kurt Hansen Scholarships

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Monash International Merit Scholarship, Australia

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Monash University in Australia offers the Monash International Merit Scholarship  to international undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) degree commencing students.

25 scholarships will be available in 2013. Applications from students from all countries are invited and countries with strategic priorities for Monash will be given preference.

Eligibility
International student
Commencing or continuing a full time undergraduate or postgraduate (coursework) degree at a Monash campus in Australia, or
Applying to Monash from another institution or pathway program

Selection will be based on academic achievement. Preference will be given to commencing students who are not enrolled in a Monash pathway course.

Scholarship value
$10,000 for a full time study load (48 credit points) paid per year until the minimum number of points for your degree are completed.
Recipients may be asked to participate or be profiled in relevant Monash marketing, recruitment and promotional materials and/or events.


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Monash International Leadership Scholarship, Australia

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Monash University in Australia offers the Monash International Leadership Scholarship to international undergraduate and postgraduate (coursework) degree commencing students.


Six scholarships are available. Applications from students from all countries are invited and countries with strategic priorities for Monash will be given preference.

Selection will be based on academic achievement. Students will also be assessed on their scholarship application statement and their potential to be an ambassador for Monash University.

Scholarship value
100% course fees paid until the minimum number of points for your degree are completed. Recipients may be asked to participate or be profiled in relevant Monash marketing, recruitment and promotional materials and/or events. The scholarship excludes OSHC, accommodation and living costs.


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Otto Bayer Scholarships, Germany

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Otto Bayer scholarships are open to students in their advanced study period. Disciplines receiving support are:

Biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biological process engineering, bioinformatics 
Chemistry, chemical engineering, material sciences and environmental sciences 
Pharmaceutics and drug discovery 
Physics
Medical sciences

Bayer supports study projects, internships, summer courses, preparatory and supplementary study courses, as well as theses and doctoral studies (the program does not include post-doctoral scholarships). 
 
The foundation places great emphasis on internationalism, and therefore scholarships are granted exclusively to students from German-speaking countries wishing to study abroad and foreign applicants who want to study in Germany.

Applicants should be able to show good to very good final school marks as well as a particularly good intermediate diploma or an above-average bachelor’s exam. Furthermore, a broad horizon and a high level of motivation and personal commitment are expected of all applicants – be it in a social, political or cultural field.

The current call for applications for the Otto Bayer Scholarships is taking place during the period from June 1 to July 15, 2013.

 
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omics@vib - VIB International Postdoc Program

Monday, June 24, 2013 0 comments
VIB offers international fellowships to integrative biology postdocs who have advanced skills in omics technologies.


The omics@VIB postdoc program offers a highly stimulating and multicultural environment. Embedded in excellent research groups, you will be working on breakthrough science, with access to cutting-edge technologies, three year secured funding and personal career assistance.

We expect you to propose your own integrative biology project, focusing on the use or the introduction of ‘omics’ (bioinformatics, metagenomics, genomics, proteomics...) in the research topic of your choice.

Eligibility
Nationality: VIB International Postdoc program “OMICS@vib” is open to applicants from all nationalities. Applicants should not have been carrying out research in Belgium for more than 12 months during the last 3 years before the deadline of the program on 15/9/2013. Postdocs selected for this program should be able to start their postdoc project before 1/6/2014.

University degree: Applicants must hold a PhD degree before the start of the fellowship, but not necessary when applying.

Publication record: Applicants must have a proven record of research accomplishments and at least one original first author publication (including joint authorship), either published or accepted in an international peer-reviewed journal with high recognition in the field.

Age: Candidates should not have more than 5 years of postdoc experience at the moment of the deadline 15/9/2013.

Career Break: One additional year will be taken into account for every childbirth or any other officially stated career break reason (caring for sick children or parents, additional studies…)

Language: English is used in all VIB laboratories for oral and written scientific communication. Candidates must deliver proof of a solid English working knowledge. Adding TOEFL test results in your cv is recommended.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Deadline is 15 September 2013.


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Amelia Earhart Fellowship

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Established in 1938 in honor of famed pilot and Zontian, Amelia Earhart, the Amelia Earhart Fellowship is awarded annually to women pursuing Ph.D./doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering.


The Fellowship of US$10,000, awarded to 35 Fellows around the globe each year, may be used at any university or college offering accredited post-graduate courses and degrees in these fields.

Eligibility
Women of any nationality pursuing a Ph.D./doctoral degree who demonstrate a superior academic record in the field of aerospace-related sciences or aerospace-related engineering are eligible. Please note that post-doctoral research programs are not eligible for the Fellowship. Members and employees of Zonta International or the Zonta International Foundation are also not eligible to apply for the Fellowship. Current fellows may apply to renew the Fellowship for a second year and will undergo the same application and evaluation procedures as first-time applicants. Applicants must be registered in a full-time Ph.D./doctoral program when funds are received in September and will not graduate before April 2015.

Deadline
Applications for the 2014 Fellowships must be received or post-marked by 15 November 2013 to be considered. Applications that are incomplete or late due to postal delays will not be considered. For questions, please contact programs@zonta.org.


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School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment Africa Scholarship

Sunday, June 23, 2013 0 comments
This scholarship is for overseas students from Africa applying to any MA or MSc course in the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment, to start their studies in September 2013.

Eligibility
To be eligible you’ll need to meet the following criteria:
·         Be a self-funding international student designated as an overseas fee payer;
·         Be ordinarily resident of a country in Africa;
·         Apply for one of the School’s MA or MSc courses to start your studies in September 2013, by Friday 12 July 2013, and be offered a place on the course.

Scholarship value
50% of course fees

Scholarship application
To apply you'll need to complete an International Scholarships Application Form and email it to us before the associated deadline.

The deadline to apply for this scholarship is Friday 12 July 2013.


Further information
If you’d like more information about any of our scholarships, please contact us.
Email: andrew.plant@ntu.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 6415

PhD Studentship in Historical Studies, University of Leicester, UK

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The School of Historical Studies is pleased to offer this fully-funded studentship for October 2013 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme.

The studentship arises from a €1.5 million European Research Council grant to Professor Clare Anderson, for the project The Carceral Archipelago: Transnational Circulations in Global Perspective, 1415-1960.

This research project, which started March 2013, will take a case study and comparative approach to the history of imperial expansion, unfree labour, confinement, and their legacies through a focus on the history of penal colonies all over the world. It will employ a project manager and two postdoctoral researchers, and includes provision for the PhD studentship advertised here. The research student will focus on Sakhalin Island, Russia.  This is an excellent opportunity for a student, passionate about history, with a background in history, another social science and/or Russian
This is an excellent opportunity for interested students to undertake their PhD research as part of a prestigious international research project. There will be superb opportunities for collaboration and networking, both nationally and internationally; for engagement in impact activities (notably the production of a Transportation Atlas, and content for the project website); for participation in the project conference and writing workshop; and for the publication of research as part of the project’s academic outputs.

Research Areas and Supervision
We would like to invite applications from students whose historical interests coincide with the project’s geographical focus and themes.

The successful applicant will undertake case study research on Sakhalin (Russia), and will be supervised by ProfessorClare Anderson and Dr Zoe Knox.

The successful applicant will have considerable flexibility in determining the scope of their research. However, we are interested in reading proposals that fall within the project’s broad objectives, which are to:
  • quantify and map global convict flows and circulations
  • assess the importance of convicts as a labour supply
  • specify qualitatively the character of convict work and management, convict relationships with neighbouring communities, and convict experiences of transportation
  • compare the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of each site with other labour flows - e.g. of slaves, indentured servants, soldiers - and adequately theorise convict transportation in debates about freedom/ unfreedom, circulation and mobility
  • give details of the flow of ideas, practices, and personnel within and across nations and empires and to specify whether the global powers copied each other’s ideas or designed transportation systems anew
  • trace the influence of penal colonies on other types of confinement, and vice versa - e.g. asylums, prisons, agricultural colonies etc. - and analyse the flow of ideas, practices, and officials across these spaces
  • show and analyse what the impacts of convict transportation were with respect to culture, demography, and the built environment and what happened to ex-convicts and their descendants
  • find out how histories of penal transportation are told in museums, heritage sites, and monuments and how they have influenced people’s sense of identity.
The successful applicant will be expected to conduct research in libraries and archives outside Leicester and overseas.

Entry Requirements
This studentship is open to suitable UK/EU and International (i.e., outside the EU) applicants.
Applicants must have a first-class or high upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in history or a relevant discipline and meet the University’s standard English language entry requirements. It is expected that applicants will have a relevant Masters degree with merit or distinction or be able to show evidence that they will achieve this before October 2013.
Applicants should have good Russian language skills.
The studentship is for full-time study only and applicants must be able to commence their studies in October 2013.

Financial Information
The studentship package is generous and include over a period of three years (36 months):
  • a tax-free stipend of £17,400 per year
  • additional funds for UK and international research travel
  • provision to attend one national and one international conference in the final year of registration
Please note that the successful applicant will be required to pay their tuition fees; the University's research degree tuition fees are currently £3,828 for UK/EU applicants and £10,915 for international applicants.
Informal Enquiries
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Professor Clare Anderson:

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To apply, simply follow our three-point checklist:
  1. Draft a research proposal that tells us what you want to research and how you intend to do it
  2. Prepare your supporting documents
  3. Submit your online application or apply by post

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 August 2013.


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CAS Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries

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The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Fellowship for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars from Developing Countries Programme is designed to enhance scientific cooperation between CAS-affiliated research institutions  and academic institutions in developing countries, enabling awardees to participate in the scientific research programs of the CAS-affiliated institutions or to conduct collaborative research projects agreed upon by a host institution of CAS.

PROGRAM DETAILS
The Fellowship Programme includes two categories:
• Category A: Short-term Visiting Scholarship, tenable for 3-6 months, and
• Category B: Post-doctoral Fellowship, tenable for 2 years. 
For Short-term Visiting Scholarship (Category A)
CAS will provide a monthly stipend of RMB 22,000 (pre-tax), which covers all living costs, such as accommodation, food, local transportation and health insurance in China.
For Post-doctoral Fellowship (Category B)
CAS will provide a yearly stipend of RMB 150,000 (pre-tax), covering all living costs, such as accommodation, food, local transportation and health insurance in China.
In addition, an economy-class round-trip international airfare (RMB 15,000 at the maximum) following the most direct route between the airport nearest to the awardee’s residence and that nearest to the host institution will be provided by the Programme through the host institution.
ELIGIBILITY
Applicants for Postdoctoral Fellowship (Category B) must meet the following criteria:
   • be nationals of a developing country (other than China);
   •  hold a PhD degree in a field of natural sciences;
   • provide evidence of proficiency in English or Chinese;
   • have worked out a research proposal accepted by a research professor (or associate professor) at a CAS-affiliated institution who agrees to be the host;
   • Be strongly recommended by the host institution;
   • Agreeing to abide by the laws of the People’s Republic of China and the rules & regulations of the host institution
Applicants for Short-term Visiting Scholarship (Category A) must meet all of the above-mentioned criteria and, in the meantime, hold a regular research assignment with at least five years of postdoctoral research experience
APPLICATION
There are two approaches to submitting applications for the Fellowship:
   • by a CAS-affiliated institution as the host of the applicant, or
    • by an international strategic partner institution which has been identified by the Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS.
Application Forms (see Attachment) must be completed and submitted in duplicates in English, along with a completed Recommendation Form completed, signed and sealed by the host institution of CAS) or a recommendation letter signed by the director of an identified international strategic partner institution. In the latter case, an official acceptance letter from the host institution affiliated with CAS is required.
A copy of the applicant’s Curriculum Vita and photocopies of official documents certifying the education qualifications and awards (if any) of the applicant should be submitted as Appendixes to the Application Form.
All applications should be mailed by post in sealed envelopes to the Bureau of International Cooperation, CAS. 

IMPORTANT
Please note that the application deadline is 15 September. Submissions received later than 15 September will NOT be processed.
Only applications submitted by the host institution or CAS-identified international partner institution are acceptable. Applications submitted directly by the applicants will NOT be accepted.
Incomplete/unsigned applications will NOT be accepted.
Applications will ONLY be acknowledged when processed.
CONTACT
For further inquiries, please contact
Dr. Ru Zhitao
Program Manager
Division of Comprehensive Management
Bureau of International Cooperation
Chinese Academy of Sciences
52 Sanlihe Road, Beijing 100864
Tel: +86-10-6859 7580
Fax:+86-10-6851 1095
Email: ztru@cashq.ac.cn
Web: http://www.bic.cas.cn/

Norwich Business School Full-time MBA Scholarships

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Norwich Business School offers a number of scholarships for the full-time MBA course applicants.

Early Bird Scholarships
We are offering five Early Bird scholarships worth 50 per cent (£8,750) of the full-time MBA course. The deadline for submitting an Early Bird scholarship is Thursday 01 August 2013.

Norwich Business School UK and EU Scholarships (£5,000)
Norwich Business School is offering five scholarships, each worth £5,000 to Full-time MBA offer holders with UK or EU status.

Norwich Business School International Scholarship (£5,000)
Norwich Business School is offering three scholarships, each worth £5,000, to full-time MBA offer holders with international status.

How to apply for a scholarship
To apply for any of the scholarships, please send us a 1,000-word statement outlining how your ideas and achievements will be contributing to the cohort of our January 2014 MBA programme. Please email your 1,000-word statement toscholarshipsnbs@uea.ac.uk

If you apply for a scholarship and are unsuccessful, you will automatically be considered for a bursary. The deadline for submitting a scholarship application (with the exception of the Early Bird offer) is Friday 18 October 2013.

Bursaries
A number of bursaries are available to candidates who already hold an offer for the full-time MBA programme. These are in the range of £1,000 to £3,000. Please remember the deadline is Friday 20 December 2013.

If you have applied for a scholarship and are unsuccessful in your scholarship application, we will automatically consider you for a bursary. However, if you are only applying for a bursary, please send us a 1,000-word statement outlining the potential contribution you could make to the 2014 MBA cohort. Please email your 1,000-word statement to scholarshipsnbs@uea.ac.uk


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