2014 BCI Student Research Scholarship Program

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Each year, BCI awards scholarships to help students at universities around the world conduct conservation-relevant research.

The goal of this program is to support exceptionally talented students in research initiatives that will contribute the new knowledge that is essential to conserving bats and the ecosystems they serve worldwide.

The maximum one-year award per student is $5,000. We hope that these funds will open opportunities for matching grants from other conservation organizations, government agencies and private foundations, and that BCI's support will grow in years to come.

Applications are now being accepted for 2014 BCI Scholarships. The deadline for submitting applications is December 15, 2013

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The Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarships, Bond University, Australia

The Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarships award scholarships to outstanding students from around the globe, looking to study at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. These scholarships open the door to applicants with strong achievements in both community involvement and contribution, and academia.

  • $5,000.00 cash bursaries awarded to domestic students in their first and second year of studying at Bond ($10,000.00 in total)
  • $7,500.00 cash bursaries awarded to international students in their first and second year of studying at Bond ($15,000.00 in total).

The Padma and Hari Harilela Scholarships are available to commencing students in any of Bond’s three semesters.

  • Available to Domestic and International students applying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.
  • Applicants must demonstrate that they currently have extensive community involvement and contribution, as well as strong academic achievements.
  • Applicants must meet the prerequisites and the admissions entry standard for their chosen degree.
  • Submission of a 500-word personal statement outlining the applicant's community involvement and contribution, as well as personal attributes and academic achievements.
Selection Criteria
Individual applications will be assessed for entry into Bond University and the personal statement will be assessed against our criteria. Students must meet ALL eligibility points stated in order to apply for a scholarship.

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Fellowships at the Centre for Global Cooperation Research, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research invites applications for fellowships starting in April 2014.

The Centre will offer six to eight fellowships across the four research units. The fellows will work at the Centre for a period of six to twelve months.

Fellows’ Profile
The Centre looks in particular for researchers who are interested in:
a) trans- and interdisciplinary research
b) critical and culturally diverse perspectives on global cooperation
c) innovative methodological approaches and experimental ways to do and discuss their research.
Fellows conduct their research independently. They are expected to work at the Centre and to take residence in the region. We will be happy to assist fellows in their search for an appropriate apartment. The Centre is especially interested in applications from the Global South. We would particularly encourage qualified women to apply.

Applications (in English language) should contain a cover letter, a CV, a list of publications, and a short presentation of the proposed research programme (3-5 pages) plus two or three respective publications. Please indicate for which period you would like to come and mention at which level (Postdoc, Fellow, Senior Fellow) you wish to apply. Please indicate to which research unit your research project might fit best.

Applications should be emailed to fellowship-applications@gcr21.uni-due.de. The deadline for application is the 20th of August 2013.

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The Foundation for African Leadership in Business MBA Scholarships

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ALB offers scholarships to qualified residents of Africa who wish to obtain an MBA through one of our partner universities.

Scholarship comes with great responsibility, and as such, ALB scholarships are offered as part of the ALB Fellowship Program.

To qualify for the ALB Fellowship Program, applicants should demonstrate the following through their application:
  • A commitment to returning to their country after program completion
  • Strong professional background, including 3 or more years of work experience
  • Strong academic background, including completion of a Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • High competency in written and spoken English
  • Acceptance to an MBA program
  • Completion of the GMAT exam
  • All other requirements for admission to the partner school program
Eligibility for scholarships is merit and need based.

Student Responsibility:
Fellows are expected to serve as representatives of their country, the African continent, and the ALB Foundation throughout their program and ongoing professional career. To ensure that the ALB goals are being pursued throughout the MBA program, all ALB Fellows complete the ALB Fellowship Project, which involves the group development of an entrepreneurial business plan to be implemented in the Fellow’s home country. Additionally, all ALB Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country following graduation, and remaining there to work for a minimum of two years.

How to Apply:

All interested candidates should register with ALB as a first step in the application process. For more information about the application process visit How to Apply.

Undergraduate Deans' Scholarships, Bond University, Australia

Each faculty supports outstanding undergraduate students by awarding part-fee scholarships. These scholarships relate specifically to the student's field of study and are based on high academic achievement.

  • Generally 10-40% tuition for any undergraduate degree combination (excluding Bond University's Medical Program)

  • The number of Deans' scholarships awarded per annum is at the discretion of the Dean of each Faculty

  • Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic and other achievements
  • Scholarships cover 10-40% of the total tuition fee for eligible candidates
  • Students whose first language is not English must refer to and meet Bond University’s standard English     Language Requirements

Selection Criteria
Applicants will be assessed based on their ability to meet the eligibitiy criteria listed

Application Submission
International applicants wishing to apply for a Deans' Scholarship must complete a BondUniversity Application Form and ensure they complete the section marked 'Scholarships/Deans' Scholarships'. Applications may be made for either the January, May or September semester.

For further information, please contact your International Regional Manager.

International Research Candidate Scholarships, University of New South Wales in Australia

UNSW offers the following scholarships to international research candidates of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research:

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS)
  • University International Postgraduate Award (UIPA)
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) plus a Faculty Research Stipend

Note: In the Faculty of Engineering, only candidates for PhD will be considered for TFS
Note: only one application is required for the UNSW International Research Scholarships, applicants will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.

Applications for the next round will close 6th September 2013. Outcomes will be released from the week commencing 21st October 2013.

Future application rounds:
Applications for Semester 1 International scholarships open in July, and applications for Semester 2 open in January (dates subject to change).

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Government of Czech Republic Scholarships

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

These so called Government Scholarships are designed to cover the standard length of study
1) in Bachelor/Master/Doctoral study programmes plus one-year preparatory course of the Czech language (which is combined with other field-specific training). Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools, or Bachelor's/Master's degree courses, as applicable, who can enrol only in study programmes in which instruction is given in the Czech language. Depending on the subject area, applicants are normally required to sit entrance examinations at the higher education institution concerned. Successful passing of entrance examinations constitutes a precondition for the scholarship award;
2) in follow-up Master study programmes or Doctoral study programmes. Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master study programmes, respectively, who enrol in study programmes with instruction in the English language.   

Scholarships are provided in the field of Economics, Agriculture, Informatics, Environment and Energetics at public universities in the Czech Republic.

The scholarships are dedicated solely to promoting the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need. Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, nor a citizen of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permanent residence permit on the territory of the Czech Republic may therefore apply for the scholarship. Furthermore, the scholarships may not be granted to persons younger than 18. (The applicant has to turn 18 as of 1 September of the year when s/he commences studies in the Czech Republic at the latest.)

A limited number of scholarships is offered also to students from the developing countries who file their applications with the respective National UNESCO Commissions (the scholarship application form is available at: http://registr.dzs.cz/registr.nsf and needs to be printed). For contact information on individual local offices see http://www.unesco.org/ (and search under the heading Communities, National Commissions).

Prospective applicants are advised to address their inquiries concerning, among others, their eligibility and closing date for applications to the Czech Embassies in their countries. 

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International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS), Australia

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IPRS enables international students to undertake a postgraduate research qualification in Australia and gain experience with leading Australian researchers.
The objectives of the IPRS scheme are to:
  • attract top quality international postgraduate students to areas of research strength in Australian higher education providers (HEP) ; and
  • support Australia's research effort.
Scholarships are open to international students of all countries (except New Zealand) and are available for a period of two years for a research masters degree or three years for a research doctorate degree. The scholarship covers tuition fees and health cover costs for scholarship holders, and health cover costs for their dependants. From 2011, commencing IPRS recipients will be able to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award.

A total of 330 IPRS places are awarded to HEPs each year at a cost of around $20m per annum. Section 46 of the Higher Education Support Act 2003and the Commonwealth Scholarships Guidelines (Research) 2012 provide the legislative basis for the provision of funding to this scheme. The department is currently consulting with the sector and stakeholders on changes to the guidelines.

The allocation of IPRS funding to participating universities is based on a formula that is reflective of their overall research performance.

Important note: Applications for an IPRS need to be made directly to participating universities.
Universities are responsible for the management of IPRS applications, the selection process and offers. International students and researchers need to approach their chosen university for direction about how to apply for an IPRS. Contact details for participating universities and general information about courses offered in Australia may be obtained from the Study in Australiawebsite.

Postdoctoral Fellowships at HAB in Germany

The Herzog August Bibliothek is an independent research centre of the State of Lower Saxony and it awards fellowships to post-doctoral researchers in order to promote research in the areas of
medieval and early modern cultural history. The international programme is open to all historically oriented disciplines. Projects should be centered on the historic book and manuscript holdings of the Wolfenbüttel library. Fellows are required to be be in residence in Wolfenbüttel for the duration of their fellowship.

Fellowships of between 2 and 12 months are either € 1250 (if fellows continue to receive full pay during their fellowship tenure) or € 1800 per month, plus a travel allowance to and from Wolfenbüttel. Fellowships carry a residence requirement and the library has its own housing facilities. Fellows are expected to contribute to the academic life of the library and participate in scholarly exchange. Complete applications for fellowships in the following calendar yearmust reach us by January 31st. Please request an application form. Applications now being received are for fellowships in 2015.

Regulationsfor the Award of Fellowships at the Herzog August Bibliothek.

Please send an email requesting an application form, which contains all the necessary information about documents to be submitted, and state the topic of your research: forschung@hab.de
Requests for information and application forms
Herzog August Bibliothek
Frau Dr. Jill Bepler
Postfach 13 64
D - 38299 Wolfenbüttel
Tel.: +49(0)5331/808-208
Fax: +49(0)5331/808-266
e-mail: forschung@hab.de

Immunity in Cancer & Allergy PhD Program, University of Salzburg, Germany

The doctoral program “ICA” focuses on two pathologies of the immune system, i.e. the overwhelming allergic immune response and the inefficient immune response against certain tumors. Both diseases are a growing concern and there is an urgent medical need to elucidate the underlying mechanisms for the development of new therapies. The scientific goal of the program is unraveling the cellular and molecular immunological mechanisms and pathways and to develop rational and molecule-based strategies for the treatment of these diseases.

For this purpose, we select excellent graduate students from all over the world, provide an intellectually stimulating environment, excellent instrumental and methodological infrastructure and ambitious scientific projects. Ten research groups with international reputation guarantee high quality research and training. Furthermore, the college structure ensures that students benefit from the collective experience of the researchers.

Program members are employed with full social security coverage at the University of Salzburg and are funded for at least 3 years. The ICA Program gives support for research stays in partner laboratories or universities, travel expenses for visiting congresses, workshops, summerschools and international courses.

With more than fifty percent of female students, the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Salzburg has an impressive portion of young women in science. ICA would like to follow this line, therefore, female students are encouraged to apply for the PhD program.

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Cambridge International Scholarship, UK

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The Cambridge International Scholarship Scheme is a prestigious scheme of approximately 80 full scholarships for international students.

It was founded in 2009, and is funded by the Trusts with assistance from the University, from external funding partners, and from Departments and Colleges that have agreed to contribute to these awards. The scholarship competition is administered jointly by the University's Student Registry and the Trusts.
Scholarships are offered to the PhD applicants who are most highly ranked by their respective Departments, across all disciplines. Scholars are chosen by a selection panel including representatives from each of the six academic Schools within the University. The only factors taken into consideration are academic ability and research potential, examination results, and references. The financial situation of applicants does not affect the selection of scholars.

In the case of some selected candidates, the Trusts will subsequently identify partner organizations willing to provide part of the cost of the scholarships, but the Trusts will meet the balance, and where necessary the whole costs, of these awards. The value of the scholarship is equivalent to the University tuition fee, approved College fee, and an annual living allowance for a single person. The length of the scholarship is three years.

Scholarship application deadline is early December.

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UCLAN Research Bursaries and Studentships, UK

The University of Central Lancashire advertises a range of funding schemes at different times through the year.

These include the University’s own studentships and bursaries and those from external organisations including the Research Councils, the NHS, commerce and industry. Most funding is for PhD places.

Schemes vary and may provide either full cover or partial funding for tuition fees. Some may also include a maintenance grant.

Here is the list of current funding schemes:
·         Astrophysics PhD Studentships
·         PhD Studentship in the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences
·         School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences and Diamond Light Source Ltd. - Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
·         Three PhD Studentships in the School of Language, Literature and International Studies

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UTS International Academic Excellence Award, Australia

UTS International offers academic excellence awards for commencing international students enrolling in postgraduate coursework programs.

International students commencing between Spring Semester 2011 and Spring Semester 2014 (inclusive) who meet the criteria will receive a scholarship.
Awards are granted on the basis of academic merit.

Value and duration
Valued at A$2,000, which will be credited towards the first semester's tuition fees.

Who is eligible?
Future international students intending to undertake a postgraduate coursework program between Spring Semester 2011 and Spring Semester 2014 (inclusive)

Course area(s)
All courses

Selection process
Academic achievement in most recently completed tertiary qualification recognised by UTS for entry into the UTS course.

How to apply
If you apply to undertake a postgraduate coursework program at UTS, commencing between Semester 2, 2011 and Semester 2, 2014 (inclusive), you will automatically be considered for this scholarship. You do not need to submit a separate scholarship application or documentation in addition to what is required for the coursework application.

Application period
Opening date: 13 March 2012
Closing date: 30 June 2014
For further information contact
UTS International Office
Phone:  +61 2 9514 1531
Email: international.applications@uts.edu.au

South – North Research Scholarship 2014, Germany

FSC seeks up to three visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries for a period of four months in 2014.

The Center wishes to attract young innovative professionals. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will collaborate with the research staff of the relevant institute of the University of Hohenheim to conduct a specific research project, which is in line with the work at their home institute and at the same time to contribute to the mission of FSC. 

Funding for research is expected to be provided by the applicant’s and/or supervisor’s institute and/or other organizations. The objective of the collaborations is to write at least one joint, peer-reviewed publication. Candidates should present their research work at the University’s seminars, lecture series and/or workshops. They are also expected to engage in teaching and training activities at the graduate and/or postgraduate level. 

Furthermore, FSC aims at establishing an active, long-lasting collaboration with the supported researchers and their home institutes through an interactive alumni-network.
The scholarship is awarded for a stay at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 for junior postdoctoral researchers and EUR 1,990 for senior post-doctoral researchers. Travel costs to/from Stuttgart will be covered. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.

Required skills

The applicant must provide proof of:
•    outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5;
•    PhD degree in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues;
•    latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship
•    track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;
•    plan to return to his/her home country / country of residence and institute;
•    excellent proficiency in oral and written English.

Furthermore, the applicant must:
•    be able to conduct innovative research;
•    have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit;
•    be able and willing to work well in an interdisciplinary, multicultural environment with individuals from different scientific, societal and cultural backgrounds and with organizations from the public, private and civil society sector;
•    be available for the entire period of the research stay of 4 months in 2014;
•    be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.

Application is only possible by completing FSC’s application form, which can be down-loaded from this webpage. Besides the application form, the documents indicated in the application form are required for the application.

Applications will only be accepted, if the research proposal is based on one of the research themes suggested on the “List of research themes” from FSC’s webpage.

The deadline of application is August 15, 2013.

FSC will confirm the receipt of all (complete) applications (i.e., if an application is not complete or not in the described format, FSC will not consider it and will not confirm receipt of the application).
The selection of the candidates will be in the beginning of September 2013, the scholarship program will start anytime from October 2013, based on the agreement between supervisor of the hosting institute and the scholar.

All accepted applications will be selected according to the following criteria:
1.    Fulfillment of announcement criteria (cf. “required skills” and “application”);
2.    Quality of proposal and project feasibility;
3.    Fulfillment of demands (e.g. of hosting institutes or emerging from collaborations with (devel-opment) organizations).

The selected applicants will be contacted no later than October 15, 2013. Please be aware that FSC will contact only successful candidates. 

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UQ Science International Postgraduate Scholarships, Australia

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The Faculty of Science is proud to offer the UQ Science International Postgraduate Scholarships program. 

The program is two-tiered with applicants eligible to be considered either for scholarships valued at a total of AU $12,000 or AU $5,000 with one application. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic performance and the applicant’s personal statement.

Science Postgraduate Excellence Scholarships: Total value AU $12,000
(paid AU $6,000 in first semester of study and AU $6,000 in second semester of study)

Science Postgraduate Merit Scholarships: Total value AU $5,000
(paid at AU $3,000 in first semester of study and AU $2,000 in second semester of study)
The scholarships are available for students applying for entry into any of the science coursework programs at postgraduate level.  

Eligible Programs:
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Studies
  • Animal Studies
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biotechnology 
  • Conservation Biology
  • Environmental Management
  • Food Studies
  • Geographic Information Science
  • Occupational Health and Safety Science
  • Magnetic Resonance Technology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Protection
  • Regional Development
  • Rural Systems Management
  • Science
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Veterinary Studies
For more information on these postgraduate programs visit: www.uq.edu.au/study 

The scholarships are available for international students who have completed undergraduate studies and have been accepted into an eligible postgraduate program at UQ. Applicants must be classified as an international student in Australia.

1.      Lodge an official UQ undergraduate or postgraduate application form for international students (www.uq.edu.au/international/how-to-apply) for entry into one of the eligible Science programs (listed in Appendix 1) to the UQ International Admissions Section or through your agent.

UQ International Admissions Section
UQ International
Level 2, JD Story Building
The University of Queensland
Brisbane, Queensland, 4072 Australia
Email: applicationstatus@uq.edu.au

2.       Receive a UQ Student ID Number

3.       Complete and submit the Science International Scholarship online application form.

By submitting an online application you acknowledge that you have read and understand the scholarship 

Scholarship applications must be received by 12 midnight Australian Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 31 October to commence in Semester 1, 2014 (February)

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UQ Science International Undergraduate Scholarships, Australia

The scholarships are available for students applying for entry into any of the science coursework programs at undergraduate level.

Science Undergraduate Excellence Scholarships: Total value AU $12,000
(paid AU $6,000 in first semester of study and AU $6,000 in second semester of study)

Science Undergraduate Merit Scholarships: Total value AU $5,000
(paid at AU $3,000 in first semester of study and AU $2,000 in second semester of study)

Eligible Programs:
  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Science
  • Applied Science
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Food Technology
  • Occupational Health & Safety Science
  • Regional and Town Planning
  • Science
  • Veterinary Science
For more information on these undergraduate programs visit: www.uq.edu.au/study 

The scholarships are available for international students who have completed secondary studies and have been accepted into an eligible undergraduate program at UQ. Applicants must be classified as an international student in Australia.

  1. Lodge an official UQ undergraduate or postgraduate application form for international students (www.uq.edu.au/international/how-to-apply) for entry into one of the eligible Science programs (listed in Appendix 1) to the UQ International Admissions Section or through your agent.

    UQ International Admissions Section

    UQ International
    Level 2, JD Story Building
    The University of Queensland
    Brisbane, Queensland, 4072 Australia
    Email: applicationstatus@uq.edu.au
  2. Receive a UQ Student ID Number
  3. Complete and submit the Science International Scholarship online application form.

Next round deadline is 31 October to commence in Semester 1, 2014 (February).

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Global South Scholar-In-Residence Programme, Switzerland

This fellowship is open to outstanding young professors from universities from developing and emerging countries pursuing advanced research in areas bridging the fields of international and development studies, broadly defined, and working in disciplines such as anthropology, history, law, politics and political science, and economics. 

Scholars will spend one academic semester (mandatory duration: 3 months minimum - 5 months maximum) at the Institute to :
  • Share their expertise and experience with students and professors at the Institute ;
  • Further a personal research project ;
  • Participate in teaching courses ;
  • Update and strengthen the curriculum of their course ;
  • Develop their contacts with the international community of the Institute and Geneva area.

Scholars receive a contribution towards living expenses. The Scholarship also covers round trip travel to and accommodation in Geneva.
The selection will be based on the quality of research. Quality being equal, selection may be guided by an interest in promoting gender and regional diversity. Candidates should demonstrate how their research stay will contribute to their academic career and their home institution.

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MBA International and Domestic Scholarships, University of Queensland, Australia

University of Queensland, the UQ Business School is offering MBA scholarships for domestic and international students in Australia.

The scholarship will entitle the successful applicants to receive a 25% discount on their course tuition fees for the minimum number of units required to complete the full-time (12 month) MBA program unless otherwise stated. International students may also be eligible for an additional reimbursement of up to AUD$3,000 to cover travel expenses.
The scholarship will be renewed at the end of each semester of the program if the holder:
(a) obtains satisfactory grades; and
(b) makes a satisfactory rate of progress towards completing the full-time (12 month) MBA program; and
(c) fulfills the obligations of the full-time (12 month) MBA program; and
(d) remains a full-time MBA student.

Scholarship applications are to be received by 30 November in the year prior to commencement of the full-time (12 month) MBA program with a covering letter addressed to the MBA Director, and submitted to:
MBA Student Liaison Officer
UQ Business School
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Queensland 4072

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PhD Candidate, Maastricht University, Netherlands

Wednesday, July 24, 2013 0 comments
A number of PhD and Postdoc positions are available at the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance / UNU-MERIT.

Job description
Children of migrants circulate between their parents’ origin country and the host country more than is acknowledged. They may go ‘home’ on school vacations, or return for longer periods of time with or without their parents, or be forced to return due to their parents’ legal status in the host country. This impacts children’s wellbeing as well as their educational outcomes in many ways. This PhD project examines the effects of circulation on children’s lives focusing on a) children’s own perceptions; b) parents’ perceptions, and; c) schools’ assessments and distinguishing by the different reasons for circulation. The project is multi-sited as it will follow children between The Netherlands and an African country. This project falls under the Transnational Families research theme of MACIMIDE and will be hosted by the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research programme of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

We seek candidates with strong academic abilities and the ambition to become excellent researchers. You have completed a research master (MA, MSc, MPhil) in
anthropology, geography, development studies or other related social science with a preference for a 2-year Masters degree. Outstanding students with a 1-year regular master can be accepted in exceptional cases when their profile exactly matches the requirements for this research project.
We are looking for a prospective PhD candidate with:

• Strong background in qualitative research methods Background;
• Experience in conducting research in the Global South, preferably in Africa;
• A proven interest in development and/or migration studies;
• Strong analytical capacity;
• Good organisational skills;
• Affinity with work in an interdisciplinary and highly international environment;
• Excellent writing skills in English;
• Knowledge of (or a willingness to learn) Dutch;
• Willingness and proven ability to work in a team;
• Willingness to relocate to (the vicinity of) Maastricht.

The PhD-candidate will be enrolled in one of the Netherlands Graduate Research Schools as well as in the FASoS graduate school, and be supervised by Prof. Valentina Mazzucato and Prof. Hildegard Schneider (Maastricht University).
The PhD student will be based at Maastricht University.

What we have to offer
Maastricht University provides an attractive, internationally-oriented academic environment where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct first-rate research.

We offer a 4 year full-time PhD contract. Your workload will be the normal workload for the position of PhD Candidate (Promovendus). Currently this implies 80% research activities and 20% teaching activities.
(The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended with another 3 years.) You will be employed by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Compensation will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of € 2083,- with a yearly growth to € 2664,- gross a month (based on a full-time appointment).

Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%. A candidate who does not already live in Maastricht (or its immediate area) is eligible for a relocation allowance. Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

Applicants from abroad moving to the Netherlands may be eligible for a special expense allowance scheme: the 30% facility. The Tax and Customs Administration decides whether employees meet the necessary conditions.

You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.

Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local university provisions apply as well. For more information please see the website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl / Index and forms / HR from A-Z.

Appointment date: 1 January 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Please consult our website: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos, where you can find more information on the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research programme.
Any informal inquiries about this job opening may be addressed to: Prof. Valentina Mazzucato v.mazzucato@maastrichtuniversity.nl or Prof. Hildegard Schneider / h.schneider@maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Candidates are invited to submit their application that should consist of:
1. A letter of motivation stating the candidate’s qualifications and reasons for interest in the position;
2. A CV;
3. A transcript of grades from MA education plus a list of marks of your Bachelor studies;
4. A statement of teaching and teaching evaluations (if available);
5. The contact information of two referees (including e-mail, phone number, mailing address, and relationship to the applicant), and
6. A summary of a research proposal indicating how you would approach this research project (what you would like to research and how you would do it) of maximum 2 A4 pages.

The deadline for submitting your application is 30 September, 2013

Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the Faculty Office at: pzfdcwvacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

PhD Scholarships in Trait-Based Marine Ecology, DTU, Denmark

Centre for Ocean Life offers a number of 3-year PhD scholarships within the general topic of Marine Ecology.

The PhD students will be employed at DTU Aqua (The National Institute for Aquatic Resources, Technical University of Denmark, Charlottenlund, Denmark), or at one of the collaborating institutes or universities in the Copenhagen area.

Qualifications We are looking for ecologists with quantitative skills or physicists/mathematicians/engineers with a keen interest in ecology. Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering, biology or equivalent.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

AssessmentThe assessment of applicants will be made by Thomas Kiørboe and Ken H Andersen in consultation with the relevant members of the Centre.

We offerWe offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment termsThe salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
For further information please contact Professor Ken Andersen (kha@aqua.dtu.dk) or Professor Thomas Kiørboe (tk@aqua.dtu.dk).

For questions regarding the DTU Aqua PhD school please contact Ulla Heiberg (ulhe@aqua.dtu.dk).

You can read more about DTU Aqua at www.aqua.dtu.dk

Please do not send applications to the above e-mail addresses, instead apply online as described below.
ApplicationPlease submit your online application no later than 8 September 2013.

Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Publication list (if any)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

MaxNetAging Research School Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, Germany

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 0 comments
The MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS) is seeking applications for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, starting in February 2014.

MNARS is an international graduate program launched by the Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging). The program focuses on topics of aging ranging across the full spectrum of the behavioral and social sciences, biology, law and the humanities. Each fellow enrolled in the MNARS will be affiliated with one participating Max Planck Institute. During the first six months of the MNARS all doctoral and postdoctoral fellows will study together at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock. Please visitwww.maxnetaging.mpg.de for more information on the program and the participating Max Planck Institutes.

Applications should include
  • a CV
  • a statement about the level of the job you are seeking (as doctoral or postdoctoral student) and why you are interested in working in the MaxNetAging Research School
  • details of qualifications, including information about honors, awards, or evaluations of your educational degrees (e.g., "cum laude")
  • a list of publications, if any
  • names and addresses of 2 people we can contact about you, and
  • for postdoctoral fellows a brief outline about your research agenda in the upcoming two years
Applicants should also indicate the Max Planck Institute they wish to be affiliated with.

The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and strongly encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. Applications should be addressed to the MaxNetAging Director Prof. James W. Vaupel and sent by e-mail at the latest by September 6, 2013 to appl-mnars@demogr.mpg.de. E-mail inquiries concerning the application process and other aspects of MNARS should also be sent to appl-mnars@demogr.mpg.de.

DRS Incoming Postdoc Fellowships, Free University of Berlin, Germany

The Dahlem Research School's Postdoc Fellowship Program provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin.

The aim is to support highly-qualified postdoctoral researchers who are outstanding in their field and to integrate them into one of the university’s research groups in an early phase of their career.
The program is designed to promote the further academic career development through research funding, a tailored qualification program including essential professional guidance on preparing grant proposals, and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. At the end of the funding period, DRS fellows are expected to apply for funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universität Berlin.

Dahlem Research School offers 18 Incoming Postdoc Fellowships in two funding lines: 8 COFUND-2014 and 10 POINT/REGAIN-2014 fellowships.

Starting in Spring 2014, each research fellowship will be awarded for 18 months. Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/ key topics of the participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas.

Returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility (such as researching outside Germany, working for industry or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons) are specifically encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications: 15 September 2013.

Eligibility Criteria
The call is open to postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who
  • hold a doctoral degree
    (the dissertation must be submitted and proof must be available by the application deadline)
  • completed their doctoral degree no longer than 6 years before the deadline
    (starting with the date on the doctoral certificate)
  • have not lived in Germany for longer than 12 months during the last 36 months before the deadline
Returnees from phases of international, inter-sectoral and/or non-academic mobility (such as researching outside Germany, working for industry or after a career break e.g. due to family reasons) are specifically encouraged to apply.
Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/ key topics of the participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas

  • 18 months research funding, starting March 2014
  • An employment contract at level TV-L FU E13 (which refers to the collective agreement for the public area of Berlin and translates into an annual net salary of approx. 24.400 to 31.800 Euro, depending on previous work experience and marital status)
  • Social security and health insurance included
  • A total research allowance for the duration of the project of 5.400 Euro for non lab-based/ 21.600 Euro for lab-based projects
  • monthly mobility allowance of 200 Euro and a one-time travel allowance
  • A fully funded intensive German course
  • tailored qualification program and access to the Professional Development Program delivered by Dahlem Research School

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Woodrow Wilson International Fellowship Program

Monday, July 22, 2013 0 comments
The Wilson Center invites scholars, practitioners, journalists and public intellectuals to take part in its flagship international Fellowship Program.

Fellows conduct research and write in their areas of interest, while interacting with policymakers in Washington and Wilson Center staff and other scholars in residence.  The Center accepts policy-relevant, non-advocacy fellowship proposals that address key challenges confronting the United States and the world.

  • Citizens or permanent residents from any country (applicants from countries outside the United States must hold a valid passport and be able to obtain a J-1 visa even if they are currently in the United States)
  • Men and women with outstanding capabilities and experience from a wide variety of backgrounds (including academia, business, government, journalism, and other professions)
  • Academic candidates holding a Ph.D. (Ph.D. must be received by the application deadline of October 1)
  • Academic candidates demonstrating scholarly achievement by publications beyond their doctoral dissertations
  • Practitioners or policymakers with an equivalent level of professional achievement
  • English proficiency as the Center is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas among its fellows

The Center tries to ensure that the fellowship award, when combined with the recipient’s other sources of income (e.g. other grants and sabbatical allowances), approximates an individual’s current level of income.
Awards will also include round trip travel for fellows. If spouses and/or dependent children will reside with the fellow for the entire fellowship period, money for their travel will also be included. In addition to stipends and travel allowances, the Center provides 75 percent of health insurance premiums for fellows who elect Center coverage and for their accompanying family members.

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The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program

The Alfred D. Chandler Jr. International Visiting Scholar in Business History Program invites established scholars in business history based outside the United States to spend a period of time in residence at Harvard Business School.

The Chandler International Visiting Scholar is expected to interact with faculty and researchers, present work at research seminars, and conduct business history research.

Recipients will be given a $7,000 stipend (payable at the end of their visit), office space, an e-mail account, phone, computer, ID card, and access to the University’s libraries and the HBS Intranet. The program requires a two-month minimum length of stay. Scholars may stay up to a maximum of six months. Applicants should indicate when, during the calendar year, they would like to be in residence at the School. It is expected that the recipient will be actively engaged in the intellectual life of the business history group.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV, and a two- to three-page research proposal to Walter A. Friedman, Connell 301A, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163, U.S.A. This material can also be sent via e-mail towfriedman@hbs.edu

Applications for the fellowship should arrive no later than September 15 of the calendar year preceding that in which the fellowship is to be used. The applicant should also arrange for two letters of reference, sent directly by the recommender, to arrive at the above address by September 15. Grants will be announced by the end of October. Harvard University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

John James Memorial Foundation PhD Scholarship for Medical Research, ANU, Australia

Sunday, July 21, 2013 0 comments
The John James Memorial Foundation PhD Scholarship for Medical Research provides a stipend and other benefits.
It is normal for recipients to undertake study on a full-time basis. However, in accordance with strict criteria, the scholarship can be awarded for part-time study. International scholars must undertake study on a full-time basis.

Field of study
Medical Research

A$24,653 (2013 rate) per annum tax free, in fortnightly payments

Other benefits
Travel to Canberra, reimbursement of some removal expenses, thesis reimbursement allowance.

Three years full-time, with a possible six-month extension

Eligible programs
PhD in Medical Research

Bachelors degree with at least upper second-class honours, or a Masters degree with a research component or equivalent. first-class honours, or a research Masters degree from a recognised university; Australian and and New Zealand Citizens; Permanent Resident of Australia and International students. Applicants must have submitted an Application for Admission to the ANU.

Applyonline for admission and scholarship (recommended).

Closing date
Applications for international students are normally due by 31 August, and applications for Australian/New Zealand citizans and permanent residents of Australia are normally due by 31 October. However, Colleges may consider applications at any other time of the year.

Further information
T +61 2 6125 8124
F +61 2 6125 7535

Applicants are also strongly encouraged to make contact with the relevant Graduate Studies Convener or a prospective supervisor, prior to lodging an application, to discuss the proposed research topic and related matters.

International Student Scholarships, Penn State University, USA


Penn State University is offering scholarships to international first-year students who are enrolled full-time at Penn State University's Greater Allegheny campus.

This scholarship will help defray the costs of the full-time, out-of-state tuition for international students.

This award is offered on a competitive basis to international first-year students who complete applications by January 30, 2014. Transfer students are not eligible for this award.

Fifteen students will be selected to receive $2,000 their first year. This award is not renewable and cannot be used at any other campus

Scholarship application
Submit a complete application for admission at http://admissions.psu.edu/ by January 30, 2014.

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