Tuesday, December 1, 2009

8 Full-Time Doctoral Scholarships at B-IT Research School, Aachen/Bonn, German

The Bonn-Aachen International Research School of Applied Information
Technology (B-IT Research School) is operated by RWTH Aachen
University (http://www.rwth-aachen.de) and the University of Bonn
(http://www.uni-bonn.de) in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute
Center Birlinghoven Castle (http://www.izb.fraunhofer.de).

The research school covers a wide range from foundations to different
areas of application, including interdisciplinary topics:
- Media Informatics and Advanced Human-Computer Interaction
- Communication Systems Engineering
- Software and Information Engineering
- Life Science Informatics
- Computer Graphics
- IT Security
- Data Mining, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
- Algorithm Design and Formal Foundations of Applied IT

Applications are sought for up to eight Full-Time Doctoral Scholarships
to be filled by March 2010, under the following conditions:


A very good Master degree in Informatics/Computer Science or another
field related to the topics of the research school.
The research school will also consider a few exceptionally qualified
Bachelor graduates with an outstanding track record for a funded
scholarship covering an integrated Master-Doctoral program linked to
the international Master programs of the Bonn-Aachen International
Center for Information Technology (B-IT).
Applicants should have a strong background and interest in one of the
eight research areas above.
Details can be found at http://www.b-it-center.de/research-school.


Scholarship amount is 1.468 Euro per month, tax free.
Under certain conditions, increased scholarships are available for
candidates with children.
Scholarships can be granted for a maximum of three years, with an
intermediate evaluation.


Applications must include
- a curriculum vitae,
- copies of exam transcripts,
- a recommendation by at least one university professor, and
- a short description of work done so far (e.g., Master thesis or
other research-related experience) and research interests, including
the specific research area of interest and possibly first ideas for a
thesis topic.
- TOEFL (or IELTS) and GRE scores should be included.

The B-IT Research School has a strong interest in bringing in the full
pool of talent in applied Informatics and therefore strongly
encourages female students and students from outside Germany to apply.
The working language of the research school is English.

Applications must be submitted electronically to
rs-applications@b-it-center.de no later than *January 2, 2010*.
Questions can be directed to the Coordinators of the B-IT Research
School: Prof. Dr. Matthias Jarke, RWTH Aachen University (jarke AT
dbis.rwth-aachen DOT de) and Prof. Dr. Armin B. Cremers, University of
Bonn (abc AT cs.uni-bonn DOT de).


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Erasmus Mundus Msc Program in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (EM-DMKM)

Erasmus Mundus Master Program in
Data Mining and Knowledge Management (EM-DMKM).

Erasmus Mundus is a certification of excellence which is delivered by
the European community
to the best international master programs in Europe, and it is
supported by very attractive scholarships.

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Data Mining and Knowledge Management (DMKM)
proposes specialist training in this field. This is a two years course.
The higher education consortium that organizes the master is composed
of six universities in four countries:

* France (University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6, University
Lumière Lyon 2, Polytech’Nantes - Polytechnic Graduate School of
Nantes University),
* Romania (Technical University of Bucharest),
* Italy (University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro) and
* Spain (Technical University of Catalonia)

The Master’s in DMKM is aimed at students from all over the world.
Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer
science, applied mathematics or statistics, as well as a good level of
English (TOEFL 550 or equivalent). Admission is granted on the basis
of a selection procedure. Classes are taught in English and the course
is composed of 18 modules of around sixty hours each.

The course runs over 4 semesters on at least two countries of the
European Union. The first semester is devoted to basic training that
includes theoretical mathematics, statistics, databases, logic,
knowledge representation etc. whereas the two following semesters are
dedicated to acquire 2 specialities among 6 in “E-Science”, “Data
Mining and Complex System Modeling, Application in Social Science”,
“Knowledge and Decision”, “Statistical Modeling and Data Mining”, “Web
Semantic” and “Relational Data Mining”. The fourth semester is devoted
to the writing of a dissertation in either a laboratory or a company.

Language classes will also be provided to ensure that students
integrate as well as possible in socio-cultural terms in the host
country. Each student must spend (6-12) months in at least two of the
4 countries. Students that have obtained 120 ECTS, will automatically
obtain national Master’s degrees from the countries in which they have
studied. Classes are transmitted via video-conferencing. They are also
recorded and accessible on line. Students can benefit, on their site
of residence, from support in the form of tutoring for each course.

Tuition fees are 4,000 € for European students and 8,000 € for other students.

The European Union provides up to 20 scholarships that covers
transportations, subsistence and tuition fees.
It offers also up to 6 scholarships to scholars.

The deadlines for applications are:
- 2 January 2010 for Scholarships for Non European students and scholars
- 15 April 2010 for Scholarships for European students
- 20 June 2010 for DMKM Master Course

Please see the EM-DMKM website (www.em-dmkm.eu) for further details
and on-line application form.
website: www.em-dmkm.eu

Professor Jean-Gabriel Ganascia
DMKM Consortium communication
University Pierre et Marie Curie – Paris 6

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Scholarships and Call for Applications Master of Human Rights and Democratisation

Scholarships and Call for Applications Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific)

Applications are now being accepted for study and for scholarships in the Master of Human Rights and Democratisation (Asia Pacific) (MHRD).

The MHRD is a unique Master degree program in which students undertake a foundational semester of study at the University of Sydney, and then a second semester at one of the four partner universities:
Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia)
Mahidol University (Thailand)
Katmandu School of Law (Nepal)
University of Colombo (Sri Lanka)

Graduates of the course will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific, and will have opportunities to research and examine the application of human rights and democratisation in the field with the partner institutions.

Course Structure
In the first semester at the University of Sydney, students will undertake a foundational course in social science, legal and political approaches to human rights and democratisation. During the second semester students will follow two core units of study complemented by either supervised research, an internship at an in-country organisation specialising in human rights/democratisation or undertake further specialised electives. Students must select one of the four partners universities listed above to undertake their second semester study.

Courses- Core Courses
Human Rights Norms and Laws (1 & 2)
Human Rights and Democratisation Research
Dynamics of Human Rights Violations
Democratisation: Theory and Practice
Critical and Emerging Issues in the Asia Pacific

In the second semester, students will take one of the following options:
a) Specialised electives
b) Internship program
c) Research thesis

Graduates will have both the ability to undertake independent scholarly research on current issues pertaining to human rights and democratisation in the Asia Pacific and skills to put their academic understanding and practical experience to use in real situations.

Potential Students
We are looking for people who have a strong commitment to or experience on working on issues about human rights and democratisation. The degree will strongly benefit people already working in, or seeking to work in the fields of human rights and democratisation in our region.

Through a combination of academic and practical educational experiences, the objective of the program is to produce graduates who can support ongoing efforts to strengthen institutions dedicated to the protection and promotion of human rights and democracy and to enhance a regional culture of human rights and democracy. Recognising the critical institutional developments that are taking place both regionally and in particular countries during this time, the program has been set up to ensure that human rights and democracy advocates in the region are well resourced to lead us into the next decades.

Thirty scholarships, covering course fees and a living and travel allowance, will be offered to outstanding applicants from across the Asia Pacific region. This is made possible with the support of a significant grant from the European Commission.

Scholarships will be available to citizens of Asia Pacific countries (a full list of countries is available from the Academic Director upon request). The award of scholarships will be determined by academic qualifications and potential contribution to human rights and democratization.

Applications are now open.
Applications for the MHRD close on 30 April 2010 and are considered upon receipt.
Applications for the Human Rights and Democratisation Scholarship close on 12 March 2010.

Contacts and Further Information
If you are interested in the program, you can find more information at http://www.arts.usyd.edu.au/departs/ssp/postgraduate/2010_pgcw_ssp_human_dc069.htm

For any questions, or for a copy of the application form, please contact Academic Director Dr. Danielle Celermajer at danielle.celermajer@usyd.edu.au


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OCIS - Oxford Scholarships

Launched in 2009, the OCIS - Oxford Scholarships support British Muslim students as well as those from developing countries in Asia and Africa to read for degrees at the University of Oxford. Under the programme, up to five scholarships each year are available for undergraduate students from Muslim communities in Britain. A further five scholarships are available for postgraduate students, at least two of whom will be UK students from Muslim communities, while the rest will be students from specified countries in Asia or Africa. The scholarships are available to students undertaking study in a range of fields relevant to the needs of Muslim societies.

Applications for OCIS - Oxford Postgraduate Scholarships for the academic year 2010-2011 are invited through the University’s normal admissions procedures. The scholarships cover University and college fees and a grant for living costs. An application for a scholarship is made at the time of completion of the Graduate Application Form. Further information is available from the University’s web site. Details of the ‘Scholarship Profile’ for 2010 entry is now available.

For More Information, Please visit:

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Teacher Training Programs: Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Teacher Upgrading)

Registration for the departure in 2009 will be opened on 16 November and closed on January 29, 2010

Teacher Upgrading Program (Teacher Training Program) is one of the Japanese Government scholarship programs (Monbukagakusho) specifically designed for teachers for teaching in accordance with improving qualities. They will be given training in how to teach, making the teaching-learning plan more effectively and attract students and other things that can improve and quality of teachers. This program is a non-degree programs and the length is 1 year 6 months (including 6-month Japanese language learning) from October 2010.


1. Graduates of S-1 or D-4, and teachers who are actively teaching in elementary, junior, senior high school (including private schools and vocational).
2. Applicant has taught more than 5 years of formal education institutions on April 1, 2010. All fields are offered except, the Indonesian language, local language, Arabic language, religious education and hospitality.
3. Age under 35 years old on April 1, 2010.
4. Physically and spiritually healthy. (female applicants are not allowed in the pregnant condition)
5. Willing to learn Japanese because the language of instruction at the university is in Japanese.


1. Without the bond department.
2. Return economy ticket Indonesia (Jakarta) - Japan.
3. Free entrance exam fees, tuition and registration fee.
4. Monthly allowance of ¥ 170,000 per month (there is a possibility to change).
5. Participants are provided with dormitory regulated solely by payment recipients.


1. Registration opened on 16 November 2009 and closed on January 29, 2010.
2. For applicants, both public and private employees can directly submit / send the completed form to the Education Section Embassy of Japan with the necessary documents attached.
3. For applicants with the status of permanent civil servants to report and submit a photocopy of the form to the Bureau of International Cooperation (BKLN) Ministry of National Education.

(incomplete documents will not be received)

1. Form.
2. Passport photo (must be affixed on the form).
3. Diploma and transcripts.
4. Letter from the teaching that explains that the applicant is a faculty member who is still actively teaching and approved this scholarship program.
5. Letter of recommendation from employers about the person of the applicant.

* All documents should be written in English or Japanese.

Selection Steps

1. English written test (especially for teachers of Japanese: Japanese language test) on February 16, 2010.
2. Those who passed the written examination will be invited for an interview in Jakarta.
3. Those who pass the interview will be recommended to Monbukagakusho.
4. Those who pass the selection in the Monbukagakusho will receive scholarship recipients

Source: http://www.id.emb-japan.go.jp/sch_tt.html


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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Doctoral Position (Research and Teaching Assistant)

Chair of Professor J. Goeree
University of Zurich (Switzerland)

The candidate is expected to do research during a period of four years leading to a doctoral
thesis. In addition, he or she will be involved in teaching activities. A bachelor’s or master’s
degree in economics, mathematics or physics is required. The focus of the research in our
group is on microeconomics, in particular, auction theory and mechanism design. We
encourage applications of young researchers who want to benefit from and contribute to a
stimulating environment at an internationally renowned economics department.
The candidate will attend doctoral courses offered by UZH. The thesis typically consists of
three pieces of original research, including both single-authored and co-authored papers.

Please send applications by email to jgoeree@iew.uzh.ch. We plan to fill the position by
February 1, 2010.

For information on our research activities, please consult:

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The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments will
admit fifteen PhD students to its doctoral program to begin October 1, 2010. Ten of these
candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported
in their quest for funding.

The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness
of Muslim cultures and societies. It invites applications from candidates whose
dissertation project fits one of the Graduate School’s Research Areas.
Successful applicants will have a master’s degree in one of the disciplines
represented at the Graduate School, with a ranking, where applicable, of above
average. The language of communication is English. Admission is for one year,
and, contingent upon a positive evaluation after the first year of study, will be
extended for another twelve months. Admission and grant can be extended for
a total of three years.

The application package needs to include the following documents: a completed and
signed application form; an outline of the dissertation project (up to 6 pages, with a brief
summary); a signed curriculum vitae; two letters of reference; certified copies of degrees
received; evidence of proficiency in the language(s) relevant to the dissertation project;
and for non-native speakers of English, proof of proficiency in English. Holders of PhD
scholarships that were awarded on the basis of academic references for the same project
with which applicants apply to the Graduate School can submit copies of these

Applications will be reviewed by the School’s Admissions and Grants Committee.
The complete application package must be submitted by November 30, 2009 to:
Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Managing Director
Dr Arnim Heinemann
Altensteinstr. 48
14195 Berlin

For further information, please contact the Graduate School’s office at

For more information visit our website at

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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Doctoral Programs: PhD Position in Applied Mathematics, Vienna University of Tech., Austria

Ph.D. student and postdoc positions

We are looking for a Ph.D. student and a postdoc for the FWF Project Cross-diffusion in chemotaxis and tumor growth models, financed for three years. The Ph.D. candidate should have a diploma or master in Mathematics with a good knowledge in the analysis and/or numerical approximation of partial differential equations. The postdoc should have a qualified Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and a good research record. Both candidates are expected to be interested in mathematical questions concerning mathematical biology. The salary is according to the standards of the Austrian Science Fund FWF, see here for the salaries (in German).

Interested candidates should send their application (CV, diploma/Ph.D. copies, references etc.) preferrably by e-mail to Prof. Dr. Ansgar Jüngel, juengel(AT)anum.tuwien.ac.at, before November 10, 2009 (postdoc position) and before November 31, 2009 (Ph.D. student position). The Vienna University of Technology aims to enlarge the number of female scientists. Therefore, female graduates and female postdocs are particularly encouraged to apply.

For questions, please contact Prof. Dr. Ansgar Jüngel, juengel(AT)anum.tuwien.ac.at.

website link:

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Master Degrees Progams: Master of Public Policy, NUS

The Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy is a graduate school of the
National University of Singapore consistently ranked amongst the top 30
universities in the world by QS World University Rankings 2008. The School
aims to educate, train and generate ideas amongst a new generation of
globally minded policymakers and leaders from the public and private
sectors. Our students are entrepreneurs, public sector officials,
ambassadors, senators, editors, and aspiring leaders who are working on the
ground to make a difference.

The School currently attracts over 300 outstanding candidates from more than
50 countries, including China, India, USA and South East Asia and
Europe. These students come from diverse backgrounds in the public and
private sector.

The School also attracts global luminaries including former Prime Minister
of Britain, Tony Blair, President of World Bank Robert B. Zoellick, Nobel
Laureate Amartya Sen amongst others.

Under the leadership of Dean Kishore Mahbubani, a world renowned public
intellectual and former UN Ambassador from Singapore, the school has made a
mark globally.

The LKY School is the first Asian School to be admitted into the prestigious
Global Public Policy Network (GPPN) set up by Columbia University’s School
of International & Public Affairs (SIPA), the London School of Economics &
Political Science (LSE) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
(Sciences Po). The school offers its students a unique opportunity to gain a
double Masters degree with one of its GPPN partners. We also have a long
standing partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School.

*Master in Public Administration *

The MPA programme is a one-year degree for mid-career professionals with
more than five years of professional experience. The MPA is designed to
enhance the effectiveness of mid-career professionals from the public,
private and non-profit sectors in addressing complex, multidimensional
policy issues. The MPA programme places great emphasis on management and

*Master in Public Policy *

The MPP programme is a two-year degree for young professionals with 1-5
years of experience. Students learn the fundamental skills of public policy
analysis from the disciplines of politics, economics, and public management.
They also have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of a specific
area by electing to focus their studies on one of five specializations:
Development Studies; Economic Policy and Analysis; International Relations
and Security Studies; Social and Environmental Policy; and Public Management
and Governance. Finally to provide an element of direct practical
experience, MPP students undertake a public policy or management study (the
Policy Analysis Exercise) for a client in the public, private or non-profit

*Double Degree Opportunities at Columbia University, LSE or Sciences Po*

The MPP programme also offers the invaluable opportunity for qualifying
students to obtain a double degree from the LKY School as well as from one
of our partner institutes which include Columbia University’s School of
International and Public Affairs (SIPA), London School of Economics and
Political Science (LSE), and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
(Sciences Po). Students spend one year in Singapore and the second year in
New York, London or Paris, and quite often the school provides full-funding
for the students to study there.

*Fully funded scholarships are available to outstanding candidates.

More information, along with programme application booklets, are available
online at http://www.lkyspp. nus.edu.sg/. The deadline for the MPP and MPA
applications with scholarship is 31 January 2010 for intake in July 2010.


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Doctoral Programs: 11 PhD Fellowships in SEACOT project

Surface Engineering for Antifouling -
Coordinated Advanced Training (SEACOAT)

This is a temporary web page intended to support recruitment to the network. A more detailed web-site will be running soon

Positions available:

11 Early Stage Researcher (PhD) Fellowships
6 Experienced Researcher (post-doc) Fellowships

Applications are invited for Early Stage Researcher Fellowships (leading to a PhD) and Experienced Researcher Fellowships (post-docs) funded through a Marie Curie Initial Training Network. Most positions are due to start on March 1st 2010 or soon thereafter.

The SEACOAT Network:

The main research goal of the project is to improve understanding of biointerfacial processes involved in the colonisation of surfaces by marine fouling organisms. This will inform the future development of new, environmentally-benign materials and coatings for the practical control of marine biofouling.

Our principal objective is to discover which nano- and micro-scale physico-chemical properties of surfaces influence the adhesion of fouling organisms, through the use of surface engineering technologies to fabricate coatings that vary systematically in relevant surface properties, and length scales.

We will use advanced surface analytical methods to characterise test surfaces for relevant physico-chemical surface properties and how these change after immersion. Parallel adhesion bioassays using a range of representative marine organisms will test intrinsic antifouling properties of surfaces.

Fellows’ individual projects will be integrated into one comprehensive research and training network which is strongly based on exchange and transfers between academia and industry. The network will also provide fellows with network-wide training activities (4 Advanced Training Courses, an international Workshop/symposium). All fellows are expected to collaborate with other Partners in the Consortium through secondments and visits.



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Scholarships from The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF)


The Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF) invites excellent students to apply for the PhD Program in Finance starting in fall 2010. Up to six scholarships will be offered to the best applicants.
The program is open for students from all countries with all academic specializations, provided they hold a Master degree or equivalent and have sufficient level of formal training. Students who are going to graduate soon (by June 2010) may apply, too. To participate in the selection process a candidate's application must be received by January 7, 2010.

The VGSF PhD program in Finance consists of two parts: rigorous coursework and work on the PhD thesis. The students attend courses covering all major topics in finance and analytical methods required for research. In particular, the courses focus on Corporate Finance, Asset Pricing and Quantitative Methods in Finance. In the past academic years students had the chance to attend courses taught by international scholars such as Tomas Björk, Christopher Hennessy, David Lando, Jacob Sagi, Rossen Valkanov, Jiang Wang and Toni Whited. After passing the required exams, students start to conduct research projects on their own. In our weekly research seminar students have the opportunity to meet internationally renowned scholars presenting their state-of-the art research.

For further information on the PhD program and the application please visit our website: www.vgsf.ac.at

Josef Zechner,
Director of the PhD Program

Source : http://www.vgsf.ac.at/vgsf/home_vgsf

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Monday, November 2, 2009

PhD positions in EECS at Carleton University, Canada

Several openings are available for self-motivated PhD students in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Canada. The positions will start in either Spring or Fall 2010. The successful candidates are expected to research on advanced wireless networking systems.

1. A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/Engineering is preferred
2. A good background in mathematics and networking/communications/security
3. Good GPA in related fields

If you are interested in the position, please email your resume/CV to Prof. F. Richard Yu at Richard_Yu@Carleton.ca. Please also visit http://www.csit.carleton.ca/~fyu/ for further information.

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PhD opportunity in Geodynamics at the Bayerisches Geoinstitut (Bayreuth, Germany)

The Bayerisches Geoinstitute offers a PhD position in the field of Geodynamics.
The focus of the research will be on the effect of continental lids on the efficiency of mantle convective stirring.

Interpreting surface geochemical data requires the understanding of the mechanisms that can preserve or erase chemical heterogeneities over geological times. The effect of continental lids is known to have a first order impact on mantle convective dynamics and heat transfer. In particular it has be shown that the presence of continents influences the convective wavelength and the time dependency of the mantle motions. However the consequences on the efficiency of convective stirring have not been quantified and studied systematically. This will be the main objective of this thesis, using 2D and 3D numerical modeling of mantle convective motions.

Applicants should hold a master degree in Physics, Geophysics or equivalent. We are seeking for candidates with a solid background in fluid dynamics and heat transfer, knowledge in numerical methods and in one or more programming language (Fortran , C …).
Decent computational facilities are available at the Bayerisches Geoinstitute (www.bgi.uni-bayreuth.de ) and at the University of Bayreuth. Funds will be available for attending international conferences and workshops.

The position to be filled up as soon as possible, will be awarded for a period of three years.
To apply, please send the following documents in electronic form to : henri.samuel[at]uni-bayreuth.de

- A Curiculum Vitae
- The contact information of at least two referees
(www.bgi.uni-bayreuth.de )


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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Master Scholarship from COLOMBO PLAN

Dear All,

Please find below a letter from the department of National Education telling that there are master scholarships availbale for Indonesian people to study in IIUM (International Islamic University of Malaysia). The funding for this scholarship is from Colombo Plan. For further information, please read the following letter. Good Luck!

Jalan Jenderal Soedirman Pintu 1 Senayan Jakarta 10270

Kepada Yth,
Pimpinan Perguruan Tinggi,

Sehubungan dengan surat Colombo Plan No: CP-MAL/PPA/LT/09/4(1,3) tanggal 3 september 2009,dengan hormat kami sampaikan tawaran untuk mengikuti Pendidikan Master mulau bulan Juni 2010 di International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM), Malaysia.
Seluruh biaya yang berkaitan dengan keikutsertaan pendidikan tersebut akan ditanggung oleh Colombo Plan Secretariat bekerjasama dengan International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) dan Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP).
Sekiranya intansi saudara akan memanfaatkan tawaran tersebut, maka kami harapkan dapat mengirimkan 1(satu) orang calon peserta yang memenuhi styarar kepada kami paling lambat tanggal 14 Desember 2009 dengan kelengkapan-kelangkapan sebagai berikut :

* Formulir Pencalonan rangkat 4(empat) disi lengkap dan diketik rapi serta disetujui oleh pejabat yang berwenang dengan dilengkapi 4 buah foto berwarna ukuran 4x6 cm.
* Daftar Riwayat Hidup (Bhs Inggris);
* Tranksrip Ijazah Nilai dan Ijazah yang dilegalisir oleh pejabat yang berwenang.
* Mampu berkomunikasi dan menulis dalam bahasa Inggris yang dibuktikan dengan hasil nilai tes TOEFL Prediction minimal 550 atau IELTS minimal 6;
* Karangan Singkat minimal 500 kata;
* Refensi dari teman kerja dan atau atasan langsung;
* Pengisian application form secara langsung ke website http://www.iium.edu.my

Untuk lebih jelasnya, terlampir kami sampaikan informasi rinci mengenai pelatihan tersebut atau dapat di download dmelalui website http:/www.iium.edu.my
Atas perhatiannya kami sampaikan Terima kasih

Lampiran :

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Rio Tinto Scholarship Fund


PT. Rio Tinto Indonesia in collaboration with Sampoerna Foundation provides one (1) full scholarship for the qualified individual to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Science, Science, or Commerce at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia.

Application Deadline is December 11, 2009


1. Indonesian citizen, a holder of Sulawesi Tengah or Sulawesi Tenggara identification card (KTP), with maximum age of 35 years old when lodging the application.
2. Hold a local Bachelor’s degree from any discipline with a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
3. After the applicant passes all the selection stages,the scholarship finalists have to be able to submit the required English test result (TOEFL / IELTS) and the Graduate Admission Test as required by the Master’s program that the applicant wish to apply:
* International TOEFL with a minimum score of 577 (PBT) or 233 (CBT) or 90 (IBT), OR
* International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of minimum 6.5
4. Do not hold a Master’s degree or equivalent
5. Did not enroll or graduate from an overseas tertiary institution, unless was on a full scholarship.
6. Do not receive other equivalent award or scholarship offering similar or other benefits at the time of the award.
7. Demonstrate that without the scholarship, applicant is not able to afford an Overseas Graduate Program.
8. Current student of graduate program at local university and wish to transfer study to UNSW is welcome to apply.
9. Teachers, lecturers and civil servants are welcome to apply.


1. Tuition fee and health insurance for maximum 2 years study program in UNSW.
2. Living allowance and literature allowance.
3. One roundtrip plane ticket: Sulawesi – Sydney – Sulawesi.
4. Student visa application fee.
5. University application fee.
6. IELTS preparation fee.

To download the application form, please click here

Application package can also be taken at the following offices:

Universitas Haluoleo (Bapak La Otjo Oti)
Staf Pembantu Rektor I
Rektorat, Lantai 4
Kampus Bumi Tridharma Anduonuho
Jl. H.E.A Mokodompit
Kendari, Sulawesi Tenggara - Indonesia

Universitas Tadulako (Ibu Utik Widaryanti)
Bagian Pelayanan Kesejahteraan Mahasiswa
Kampus Bumi Tadulako Tondo
Jl. Sukarno Hatta Km.9, Tondo
Palu, Sulawesi Tengah – Indonesia

Complete the application package and the required documents, and submit it to:
Sampoerna Foundation
Sampoerna Strategic Square
North Tower, 27th
Jl. Jendral Sudirman Kavling 45
Jakarta 12930
(Please write “RIO TINTO S2” at the top right hand corner of the envelope)

For further explanation, please email us at: ella.cecilia@sampoernafoundation.org.
This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it or call us at 021 577 2340 ext. 7153.


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48 PhD positions at IMT Lucca, Italy

Doctoral Programs

Competitions for admission are open in the following Ph.D. Programs at IMT:

Computer Science and Engineering

The doctoral program aims at preparing researchers and professionals with a wide knowledge about the foundations of informatics and about its applications to a variety of systems and disciplines, focusing on aspects of particular importance in the present context. The new version of informatics is changing the perspective of other disciplines and several aspects of common life, and is the target of very active research in the international scene.

Economics, Markets, Institutions

The program aims at dealing with issues in political economy, applied public economics, the functioning of industries and markets, the impact of macroeconomics on productivity and growth.

A distinctive feature of the Ph.D. program is the integration of theoretical, technical, and practical expertise, aimed to educate highly qualified professionals, who analyze, plan, and manage concrete interventions of political economy.

Theoretical methodologies and models are generated and tested, through the systematic investigation of the real world, with a distinctive focus on concrete observation of markets and their actors. At the end of the program, students are able to identify commonalities as well as distinctive characters of economies, markets, and industries.

Management and Development of Cultural Heritage
Ph.D. in collaboration with Politecnico di Torino

The program trains both researchers and professionals, able to operate at the highest levels of management of Cultural Heritage and Landscape, in both public and private institutions. The program integrates concepts and methods from several domains (humanities, economics, law, information technologies, material sciences) in the analysis of cultural heritage and landscape.

The program provides a consistent multidisciplinary path where students are provided with competencies which nowadays cannot be obtained but through particular self-training initiatives. The job market today has to rely on various professional figures - thus incurring conflicts and standstills in the decision-making process - or is forced to choose only one competence among all the needed ones.

A distinctive feature of the program is the involvement of Ph.D. students in projects, both on local and international scale, so as to make them familiar with the complex management of cultural heritage and landscape.

Political Systems and Institutional Change

The Ph.D. in Political Systems and Institutional Change is a multidisciplinary course analysing, in a comparative perspective, institutions in their historical, political, sociological, economic and legal features. Special attention will be devoted to processes of institutional change. The Ph.D. aims at forming political analysts able to: plan and manage collaborative and integrated processes at the international level; analyse and assess policies and institutional settings at a supranational, national and regional level; confront the specific problems of countries in transition towards democracy and a market economy.

Duration: 3 years

Language: Courses and seminars are held in English. Foreign Ph.D. students are required to attend an Italian Language and Culture Course.

Classes begin in March 2010.


The deadline for applications is December 4, 2009 at 18:00 (Italian time).


Application online:


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20 PhD Studentships at Institute of Cancer Research, UK

Applications are invited for PhD studentships beginning October 2010. For more information, visit our How to Apply page.

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 1st December 2009. Available studentships are listed below. Any enquiries should be directed to registry@icr.ac.uk. To see projects suitable for applicants with backgrounds in the relevant subject areas click on the tiles below.

Biological Sciences
Maths, Statistics & Epidemiology
Physics & Engineering
Computer Sciences


Studentships funded by The Institute of Cancer Research will be supported for four years. The non-taxable stipend, for 2010/11 is £19,300 (inner London - Chester Beatty Laboratories, Fulham Road) or £18,000 (outer London - Sutton Campus). Higher stipends are available for students on the Wellcome Trust PhD Programme in Mechanism-based Drug Discovery.

Find below a complete list of Institute studentships:

Intermediate phenotypes and mapping causal variants; IGFBP-2, IGFBP-5 and breast cancer risk
Professor Alan Ashworth

The development of viral vectors for use in Gene-directed enzyme prodrug therapy (GDEPT)
Professor Caroline Springer

Structural and chemical biology in the design of selective kinase inhibitors
Professor Julian Blagg and Dr Richard Bayliss

Identification and characterisation of novel therapeutic targets in breast cancer metastasis
Professor Clare Isake

Prostate MR Spectroscopy in vivo
Dr Geoffrey Payne and Professor Nandita DeSouza

Synthesis of targeted fragment libraries by iterative scaffold elaboration
Professor Julian Blagg

Development of specific RNase inhibitors for the treatment of haematological cancers
Drs Faith Davies and Ian Collins

Ubiquitin-mediated signalling in apoptosis and cancer
Professor Pascal Meier

Impact of p53 function on metabolic activation of environmental carcinogens
Professor David Phillips

A systems genetics analysis of Rho-family GTPase signalling
Dr Chris Bakal

A mechanism based classification of human prostate cancer
Professor Colin Cooper

Quantification of pre-clinical PET and SPECT imaging
Dr Glenn Flux

Inheritance and brain tumour risk
Professor Richard Houlston

Inheritance and leukaemia risk
Professor Richard Houlston

Pre-clinical evaluation of imaging biomarkers of neuroblastoma
Drs Louis Chesler and Simon Robinson

Determining modifiers of cdk inhibitor sensitivity
Professors Sibylle Mittnacht and Paul Workman

Exploring the mechanism of CCT using small molecule inhibitors
Professors Keith Jones and Keith Willison

Non-invasive molecular profiling of breast cancer with optoacoustic imaging
Dr Jeff Bamber, Professor Nandita deSouza and Dr Simon Robinson

Investigating the relationship between PI3K/AKT signalling and cell cycle checkpoints for cancer drug development
Dr Michelle Garrett

Identification and validation of target genes in cancer using the synthetic lethality approach
Dr Spiros Linardopoulos


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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

USA: Fellowships in Sustainability Science Harvard University's Center for International Development

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for International Development invites applications for resident fellowships in sustainability science for the University's academic year beginning in September 2010. The fellowship competition is open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to mid-career professionals engaged in research or practice to facilitate the design,
implementation, and evaluation of effective interventions that promote sustainable development.

Due date for applications: *December 1, 2009*

Applicants should describe how their work would contribute to "sustainability science," the emerging field of use-inspired research seeking understanding of the interactions between human and environmental systems as well as the application of such knowledge to sustainability challenges relating to advancing development of agriculture, habitation, energy and materials, health and water while conserving the earth's life support systems. This year we will give some preference to applicants who address the challenges related to meeting human needs for water or food/agriculture/ land use in the context of sustainable development.

In addition to general funds available to support this fellowship offering, special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in Sustainability Science is available to support citizens of Italy or developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to apply. The Sustainability Science Program is directed by Professors William Clark and Michael Kremer, and Nancy Dickson. For more information on the fellowships application process see http://www.cid.harvard.edu/sustsci/fellowship.

Applications are due December 1, 2009.

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20 PhD Scholarships at the International Center for Development and Decent Work- Kassel University, Germany

20 PhD Scholarship Positions for Students from DAC Countries at the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)
Call for Applications
International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)
Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development
20 PhD Scholarship Positions for Students from DAC Countries* at the International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD)

Starting March 1st, 2010
Deadline for applications: November 15th, 2009

ICDD is an interdisciplinary and international scientific network of excellence with the head office located at the University of Kassel, Germany and partner universities in Latin America, Africa and Asia. ICDD is funded under the programme “Excellence Centers for Exchange and Development” (exceed) launched by the German government through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Under its Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development, ICDD invites applications for 20 PhD scholarship positions for studnets from DAC countries at the following internationally renowned universities:
8 at the University of Kassel, Germany in the fields of political and agricultural science,

2 at the Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), India in the field of sociology,
2 at the Universidade Estaduale de Campinas (Unicamp), Brazil in the field of economics,
2 at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa in the field of sociology,
2 at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan in agricultural science,
2 at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatan (UADY), Mexico in agricultural science, and
2 at Egerton University (EGU), Kenya in agricultural science.

ICDD’s objective is to create and transfer knowledge on how to create and improve work and income opportunities in rural and urban regions of developing countries in light of globalization, climate change and urbanization. ICDD encompasses various disciplines such as agricultural science, political science, sociology, economics, and has a network of partner universities in Asia, Africa and Latin America. ICDD closely co-operates with International Labour Organisation and NGOs.

One of ICDD’s core structures for the inter-disciplinary generation of knowledge is the Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development. PhD projects within this school may be rooted in either the natural or social sciences and should be focused on actor and problem oriented research on sustainable human-environmental relationships and decent livelihoods. ICDD promotes three research clusters as a common framework for the design of prospective PhD projects:

* Countries eligible for Official Development Assistance of the OECD as approved by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in August 2009 (cf. list attached)

1) Sustainable Value Creation for Decent Work
This cluster focuses on strategies to increase value creation by developing technologies for more efficient and sustainable use of resources and by improving human skills, preferably along agricultural commodity chains. PhD applicants should be interested in analysing spatially and sectorally detailed urban-rural linkages to address the mobility of people, goods, services, money transfers, information, and associated flows of nutrients, energy and water.

2)Instruments for Promoting Decent Work
This cluster focuses on the effectiveness of existing instruments in enforcing minimum standards for labour as formulated by the International Labour Organization (ILO) such as public procurement, supply chain governance, and national minimum wages. PhD applicants should be interested in analysing such instruments and their effective implementation in different state contexts. A special focus should be directed towards their impact on or relevance for informal labour relations and particularly on the working conditions and lives of temporary labour migrants.

3) Strategies of Empowerment for Decent Work
This cluster focuses on the advocacy of good working conditions within economic and political decision-making processes against the background of eroding capacities of workers to engage in collective action due to the growing informal nature of work. Thereby special attention is directed towards particularly vulnerable groups, such as domestic workers. PhD applicants should be interested in exploring possible sources and forms of organisations to foster empowerment strategies within informal labour relations.


PhD students of the Graduate School will be based either at the University of Kassel or at one of ICDD’s international partner universities (see above), and will be enrolled in the respective university’s PhD training programmes. Please indicate in your application at which university you wish to be located. A joint international workshop programme on subjects of the ICDD, research methods, the linkage between theory and empirical research and for the presentation of the prospective PhD projects will take place every year within the Graduate School.
Scholarships will be awarded for four years under the precondition of a successful extension after one year. The scholarships will cover a country-specific monthly allowance according to DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) standards. All scholarships will include travel expenses for south-north and south-south mobility if necessary and funding for field research and the participation in Graduate School and ICDD activities.

Application Requirements
- Cover Sheet (cf. attachment)
- above average MA/MSc degree in a disciplines related to the above topics / fields
- proof of English language proficiency
- academic or vocational experience in one of the disciplines related to the thematic field of development and decent work
- letter of recommendation from a professor of the ICDD network
- summary of master thesis (1500 words), if applicable
- preliminary PhD project proposal including topic, research question, short overview of the relevant literature, theoretical approach, research design and methodology (2.000 words)

Please submit your detailed curriculum vitae and scanned copies of the following documents with your application:
-certificate and transcript of records of your recognised bachelor and master degrees in the original language, listing all subjects and grades (If you have not yet completed a Masters program, please include a letter from the person responsible for the program testifying the likelihood of successful completion of the program);
- certificates / proof of English language proficiency;
- university entrance examination certificate listing all subjects and grades (in the original language);
- certificates of additional studies and completion of studies listing all subjects and grades (in the original language);
- translations of all of the above-mentioned documents, if the language of the mentioned certificates is not German, English, French, Spanish or Portuguese.
- certificates of previous professional/vocational experience (if applicable).

Applications with all necessary documents must be submitted electronically as a single pdf** no later than the 15th of November 2009 to:

Officially authenticated photocopies of all documents and translations will have to be presented, if selected for admission.
For further information please see the ICDD webpage:
or contact: Mrs. Simone Buckel, phone + 49(0)5618047395, buckel@icdd.uni-kassel.de

** Please assemble all items for your application in one single pdf document with the completed cover sheet as the front page and preferably with a list of contents as the second page. Applications consisting of multiple files will not be accepted.
Cover Sheet
Application for ICDD Graduate School of Socio-Ecological Research for Development
General Information
First Name(s):
Date of Birth:
Place of Birth:
Country of origin / Country of residence:
Country issuing passport:
Sex: [ ] Male [ ] Female
Marital Status:
Number of Children:
PhD Project
Titel of PhD Proposal:
Supervising ICDD Professor:
Aspired University of Enrollment:
Academic Qualifications
e.g. Bachelor in Political Science
e.g. Master in Economics
How many terms/years did you study?
e.g. A, B –,…; Distinction, Merit,…;
Second Class Division,…
Language skills
e.g. native speaker or
TOEFL or IELTS test result
Professional Experience etc.
e.g. Development Institutions, Unions, NGOs etc.


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9 Marie Curie ITN Fellowships

Nine Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions in five locations (EPFL,
TU Berlin, Technion, FORTH, and U Rennes I)
are funded by the European Commission under the Marie Curie Initial
Training Network Program (project TransForm).

We address (pre-PhD) researchers aiming at significantly improving
their career perspectives from both the
public and private sector.

The duration of the appointment is 3 years, with a possibility of
extension funded from other sources.


The ESRs will pursue research on the general area of concurrent
computing and in particular on the theoretical
foundations of transactional memory.

Multicore architectures have come to stay; yet multicore is useless
without concurrent programming. The
current parallel programming approach of employing locks is widely
considered to be too difficult for any but
a few experts. Transactional Memory (TM) is a new programming
paradigm which is considered by many
researchers as the future of parallel programming. To understand
properly TM systems as well as be able to
assess them and improve them, a rigorous theoretical study of the
approach, its challenges and its benefits is
badly needed.

This is the challenging research goal to be undertaken by the recruited ESRs.

Each recruited ESR will primarily work with one of the academic
partners of the project:

* Swiss Institute of Technology in Lausanne(EPFL), Switzerland
(Prof. Rachid Guerraoui)
* Technical University of Berlin, Germany (Prof. Anja Feldman & Dr.
Petr Kuznetsov)
* Technion, Department of Computer Science, Israel (Prof. Hagit Attiya)
* FORTH, Heraklion, Greece (Prof. Panagiota Fatourou)
* University of Rennes I, France (Prof. Michel Raynal)

and under the supervision of researchers from the industry:

* Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany (Prof. Dr. Anja Feldman &
Dr. Petr Kuznetsov)
* Microsoft Research, Cambridge, UK (Dr. Tim Harris)
* Sun Microsystems Labs, Massachusetts, USA (Dr. Victor Luchangco)
* IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA (Dr. Maged Michael and Dr.
Eran Yahav).


The recruited researchers should be, at the time of selection, in the
first four years of their research careers
(measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would
formally entitle them to embark on a
doctorate). Also:

* ESR should not already have a PhD
* ESR should be nationals of a country other than the country of
her/his primary academic partner, and
* ESR must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity
(work, studies, etc.) in the country of her/his
primary academic partner for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.


Example A:
A researcher has already been working as a researcher in industry for
two years since graduating with his/her
first degree in computer science.
S/he would be able to benefit from participation in an ITN as an ESR
even without pursuing a PhD degree.

Example B:
A researcher has graduated with his/her MSc degree in computer science
in 2007 and would like to start
his/her PhD studies in 2010.
S/he is eligible as an ESR within the ITN as s/he has less than 4
years of research experience and no PhD.

Example C:
A researcher obtained his/her PhD after 3 ½ years.
S/he is not eligible as an ESR within an ITN even though s/he has less
than 4 years of research experience.


There are two cut-off dates:

1) 1st Cut-off date: November 15, 2009
Expected starting date: January 1, 2010

2) 2nd Cut-off date: March 31, 2010
Expected starting date: October 1, 2010

Priority will be given to applicants that can join the project in early 2010.
Applicants should send an e-mail of interest to the contact person at
the academic partner
of their choice (EPFL, TU Berlin, Technion, FORTH, or U Rennes I):

* EPFL: Prof. Rachid Guerraoui, rachid.guerraoui AT epfl DOT ch
* TU Berlin: Dr. Petr Kuznetsov, pkuznets AT acm DOT org
* Technion: Prof. Hagit Attiya, hagit AT cs DOT technion DOT ac DOT il
* FORTH: Prof. Panagiota Fatouru, faturu AT csd DOT uoc DOT gr
* U Rennes I: Prof. Michel Raynal, michel.raynal AT irisa DOT fr


Marie Curie ITNs provide competitive financial support to the ESRs including:

* a fair monthly living and mobility allowance
* a yearly travel allowance (i.e., a fixed amount of money based
upon the direct distance between the location
of origin of the researcher and the chosen institution)
* a career exploratory allowance (i.e., a single payment for
attending job interviews, additional courses, job
fairs, etc.) and
* coverage of the expenses related to the participation of the
ESRs in research and training activities
(contribution to research-related costs, meetings, conference
attendance, training actions, etc.).

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PhD Position in Economics at University of Cologne, Germany

The Macro-, Labor- and Public Economics Group at the University of Cologne is seeking to fill several PhD-Student Teaching Assistant positions (3/4 TVL-13). Participation in the Doctoral Program at the University of Cologne is expected and there will be close supervision of successful candidates’ dissertation work by members of the group (Prof. Dr. Martin Barbie, Prof. Dr. Peter Funk, Prof. David Jaeger, Ph.D, Prof. Dr. Alexander Ludwig.

Successful candidates hold a University degree (Master/Diplom) with an exceptional grade point average and have excellent analytical and mathematical skills. Profound knowledge in one of the aforementioned fields, a strong background in Economic Theory, Econometrics, or Mathematical Economics are advantageous, but not necessary.

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the German disability laws. Women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further information, please contact: i.dinstuehler@uni-koeln.de.

To apply, please send transcripts, CV, and a summary of your Master’s thesis (max. 5 pages), the thesis bibliography, and other supporting material to the email address above.
website link:

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7 PhD Studentships at Sheffield Hallam University, UK

PhD Research Studentships - 7 posts available
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
Sheffield Hallam University - Sports Engineering, Biomechanics and the Modelling of Sport and Health

Bursary £13,290

Tuition fees

Full time for 3 years

The Sports Engineering Research Group within the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing employs approximately 20 staff comprising research engineers, designers, sports scientists and PhD students. Clients include Adidas, Prince, Puma, UK Sport, British Swimming and the International Tennis Federation.

Following a very successful Research Assessment Exercise, the Sports Engineering Research Group in collaboration with the Health and Social Care Research Centre is seeking to recruit outstanding candidates to carry out multi-disciplinary PhD projects. The following projects are available immediately:


The biomechanics of the golf swing;
The biomechanics of sports bras;
The dynamics of tennis shoe interactions with tennis courts.

Pattern recognition in Olympic diving;
Optimal design of sports equipment using FE & CFD;
Modelling of cardio-vascular risk-reduction in discrete populations;
The effect of physical gaming interfaces on activity levels.
These projects will be suitable for applicants with a 1st or high 2i in a physical science such as Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Sports Science or a related discipline. Ideal candidates should not be afraid of mathematics or programming and, in particular, we would like to hear from students with experience of MATLAB, image processing, computational fluid dynamics, finite elements analysis, biomechanics, and the support of elite athlete.

Candidates should have good analytical skills, tenacity and perseverance and be good in a team. An interest and knowledge of sport is desirable but not essential, as is direct experience of work in the sports sector.


The Sports Engineering Research Group and Health and Social Care Research Centre represent a fantastic opportunity for those seeking to gain experience of a multidisciplinary research environment and wish to have a career in the engineering, sport or health sectors. PhD students have the opportunity to travel overseas and support high profile consultancy projects within the groups.

Further information about the different roles is available from www.shu.ac.uk/jobs

Closing date: 9 November 2009

Competition will be strong and candidates are encouraged to consider more than one project.

Interviewing will take place in November with a preferred start date by 1st January 2010.

In the first instance please submit a full CV to:

Amanda Brothwell a.brothwell@shu.ac.uk

The Sports Engineering Research Group

Centre for Sport and Exercise Sciences

Faculty of Health and Wellbeing

A129 Collegiate Hall

Collegiate Crescent Campus


S10 2BP

Working towards equal opportunities


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Friday, October 16, 2009

[Amerika] Beasiswa USAID Master Degree Scholarship

Candidates from the following areas in Indonesia will be prioritized: Aceh, North Sumatera, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Yogyakarta, Central Java and East Java .
Previous affiliation of the institution with USAID whether as a beneficiary or partner program will be viewed favorably.

USAID - AED (Academy for Educational Development)

Scholarship opportunities to study in the USA for:
• Master`s Degrees in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management.
• Master`s Degrees in Water and Sanitation.

Training has long been a key component of the U.S. government`s development program in Indonesia. USAID/ Indonesia plans to support the tradition through the Human and Institutional Capacity Development (HICD) program that will provide academic degree training. The HICD program is structured in a way that will help individuals acquire the knowledge, skills, and the capacity to support Indonesia`s development and the achievement of the Government of Indonesia/USAID` s objectives.

USAID has awarded a contract to the Academy for Educational Development (AED), a U.S. non-government organization (NGO) to support the implementation of the HICD program in Indonesia. AED is now inviting Indonesian citizens to study for Master`s Degrees in the USA in
1) Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management and
2) Water and Sanitation.

1. Master`s Degrees in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management.
Eligible candidates may come from the Ministry of Forestry, Environment, Development Planning, Research and Development, Finance, Economy or other related government institutions including provincial and district level offices and regulators; civil society groups (Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management Associations, NGOs and Foundations) ; or professionals in fields related to sustainable development with international or local organizations who have strong potential for leadership, research, education, journalism and consultancy in the same field.

Candidates with experience working in geographical areas with high biodiversity conservation value will be prioritized. An indicative list would include Kalimantan, Sumatera, Papua, Sulawesi and NTT.

Every attempt will be made to balance candidate selection by gender.

2. Master`s Degrees in Water and Sanitation.
Eligible candidates may come from related government Institutions, civil society groups (Water and Sanitation Associations, NGOs, and Foundations), water and sanitation professionals/ environmental engineers working in the development sector with international or local organizations, and faculty from schools of Water and Sanitation/Environm ental Engineering at accredited Indonesian universities.

Candidates from the following areas in Indonesia will be prioritized: Aceh, North Sumatera, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Yogyakarta, Central Java and East Java .
Previous affiliation of the institution with USAID whether as a beneficiary or partner program will be viewed favorably.

Every attempt will be made to balance candidate selection by gender.

Interested applicants, may request application forms at info@aed.or.id or download them at www.aminef.or.id

Completed application forms must be returned to the AED office at the address below by November 15 at the latest:

Academy for Educational Development
Wisma Nugra Santana, 16th Floor, Suite 1616,
Jalan Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 7-8, Jakarta 10220.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

PhD Scholarships in Epidemiology - Swiss Tropical Institute

Neglected Tropical Diseases and integrated demographic
surveillance in mobile pastoralists and their animals in Chad
In the frame work of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation ProDoc
scheme, a PhD position in Epidemiology is open at earliest convenience.

PhD Position in Epidemiology at the human-animal interface
Working places: Basel, Switzerland and N’Djaména, Chad
Remuneration: According to the salary scheme of the Swiss National Science Foundation
Duration 3 years.


Master of Science degree
Registration at the University of Basel
Experience with field work in Africa
Fluency in French, written and spoken
Notions in Arabic are an asset
Suitable candidates have preferably a background in biology, public health, animal
health, population biology or health geography.

Applicants are invited to send:
1. Letter of motivation
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Copies of their diplomas
4. Letters of recommendation
5. Names and addresses of two reference persons
PD Dr. Jakob Zinsstag, Swiss Tropical Institute, PO Box, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland,
or by email to jakob.zinsstag@unibas.ch, Tel. +41 61 284 81 39

Background and Aims of the Project
Substantial gains have been made in global health, including reductions in overall and
child mortality in developing countries. However, progress remains uneven and there are
growing differences in mortality, morbidity and disease burden rates according to
geographical region. For example, communicable diseases, maternal and perinatal
conditions, and micronutrient deficiencies cluster in the tropics and subtropics, and
contribute to delay the social and economic development. Improving the health and
livelihoods of the global poor could save millions of healthy life years, enhance equity
and alleviate poverty, and hence contribute to achieving the millennium development
goals (MDGs). Certain MDGs are addressed by global alliances and partnerships; e.g. the
control of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Fewer efforts are placed on the so-called
neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), e.g. helminth infections and zoonoses. The focus of
this project is on the epidemiology and control of NTDs in semi-arid and humid contexts
in Central and West Africa.

The goal of this proposal is to deepen our understanding of morbidity patterns and
transmission dynamics of NTDs in two eco-epidemiological settings of Africa,
and to study the effects of control interventions aiming at reducing the burden due to
NTDs. This will entail the development of methods and analytical tools for demographic
surveillance of a highly mobile population in Chad, and a rural sedentary population in
south-central Côte d’Ivoire. These demographic surveillance system (DSS) sites will
serve as platforms to monitor changes in morbidity patterns following locally-adapted

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Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Asia (JISPA)

Application deadline
Partnership track: December 10, 2009 for the 2010-11 academic year.
Eligibility requirements

Target countries: Under current program guidelines, candidates must be a national of one of the following countries:

Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao P.D.R., Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pacific Island Countries, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

Work: Candidates should also currently work for one of the following or related agencies:

central bank, ministry of economy, ministry of finance, ministry of planning/development, ministry of trade/commerce, tax administration, or national statistics bureau. The program will also consider officials working in other areas of government that have a significant impact on the formulation or implementation of macroeconomic policy.

Education background: Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent with at least 16 years of formal education. Names of schools and attending dates beginning from primary school must be listed in the application. In some cases, 15 years of formal education may be accepted if there is an official explanation (a country’s particular educational system or other exceptional circumstances).

English proficiency: Applicants must have an English language proficiency, which needs to be demonstrated as equivalent to or more than an official TOEFL score of 550, CBT213, or iBT79-80. If TOEFL scores are not available, then an overall IELTS score of at least 6.0 can be substituted.

Application procedures

1. Completed application form: The applicant for the partnership track is requested to apply through the online application system. (The on-line application will be made available by the mid-October, 2009.) The blank application form Blank application form: PDF Version can be reviewed for reference only.
2. Official transcripts and official copies of diplomas or degree certificates from all undergraduate and graduate schools: An official copy means a certified copy of the original document with an official seal obtained from the administration office of the university attended. Copies attested by organizations/persons not having notarized/legal bearing will not be accepted.
3. Two reference letters: References should be from applicants’ supervisor at work and/or an academic advisor or professor.
4. TOEFL/IELTS certificate (if available): The TOEFL/IELTS test score must be from an examination taken after December 10, 2007. If a score is unavailable, the applicant will be requested to sit for a TOEFL/IELTS examination prior to receiving a final decision on the scholarship award.

All submitted application material must be presented in English or be accompanied by an official English translation. The material will be considered under the control of the IMF and provided to the relevant school(s) and the Government of Japan as it sees appropriate. None of the material will be returned to applicants.

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RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION Offshoring Research Network Duke University, Fuqua School of Business

Position summary

The Offshoring Research Network (ORN) at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, is seeking to hire a Research Associate for a period of two years, starting Summer/Fall 2009. The Research Associate will be expected to carry out survey-based and/or case study-based research on offshoring, outsourcing and the globalization of services.

ORN multi-year surveys
The international ORN project was initiated in 2004 by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the Duke Fuqua School of Business. The ORN project conducts both quantitative, survey-based research and qualitative case studies. It solicits two major annual surveys.

The ORN Corporate Client Survey tracks the adoption of offshoring and outsourcing administrative and technical functions, e.g. IT, finance & accounting, software and product development, by client companies across industries, from pioneering early adopters to the majority adopters. It includes data e.g. on offshoring drivers, risks, location choices, delivery models, performance outcomes and future plans. Unlike other surveys, this survey tracks offshoring and outsourcing activities over time by discrete functional implementation projects. It also includes companies that only consider offshoring and even those that have not considered offshoring yet. In collaboration with research partners worldwide, the ORN survey has been extended year by year. It has been taken by more than 1,500 companies from the U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, Scandinavia, and Belgium, and it will include companies from Italy, Korea, Australia and other countries.

The ORN Service Provider Survey, which was launched in 2007 for the first time, investigates the service providers’ perspective of offshoring. It covers questions about service profiles, the choice of service location, client contracts and relationships, risks involved with providing services, the recruitment and management of talent, future plans and outsourcing trends, and many other aspects.

ORN case studies
Parallel to the collection and analysis of survey-based data, the ORN project also involves complementary case studies investigating not only companies’ various experiences with offshoring, but also their internal routines, processes and capabilities that differentiate early from late adopters of the new business practice as well as more and less successful offshoring companies. In particular, ORN research is focusing on companies offshoring higher-level, innovation-centered activities and processes. Taking a co-evolutional research perspective, the ORN project also investigates the emergence of new geographical knowledge clusters and institutions guiding offshoring/outsourc ing activities.

In addition to developing knowledge on companies’ offshoring practices, the project seeks to develop theoretical concepts and frameworks partly based on the cases, explaining the emergence, adoption, and diffusion of offshoring practices and underlying capabilities within and across companies, industries, and countries. Audiences of the research results include both business practitioners and academics. Although the candidate’s main focus will be on academic research, he/she will have to maintain a strong orientation towards the business implications of the research findings.

Job requirements
The Research Associate will work in close collaboration with the other members of the international ORN research team and will participate in all aspects of the research projects, including data collection and analysis, and crafting research papers. The candidate will participate in developing practitioners- oriented presentations and in writing Thought Leadership articles for the business community. He or she will also be involved in designing and running selected courses for MBA students and executive MBAs. In addition, he or she is expected to work together with our sponsoring organizations and partners, including PricewaterhouseCoop ers and The Conference Board, in conducting custom research and various other projects. The opportunity to get involved in a wide array of activities will allow the Research Associate to acquire deep contextual knowledge and skills, field expertise and experience and qualify for both academic and consulting-oriented careers.

Ph.D. in Management/Business , Economics, Sociology, Geography or other related disciplines
Expertise and interest in relevant research areas, e.g. sourcing, business process redesign, open innovation, international business, cross-cultural communication, organizational learning, project and network management
Strong skills and proven experience in writing research reports and papers, and in presenting at international conferences
- Proven experience with (1) quantitative survey design and statistical analysis using large databases and/or (2) developing and analyzing case or field studies, preferably theory-guided and/or theory-building
Fluency in English
- Strong interpersonal skills, team spirit, and ability to work in multicultural settings
- Flexible, stress resistant, multi-task person with good time and priority management
- Available to travel worldwide.

How and where to apply

Please send a cover letter describing your interest in the Research Associate position; your CV, including your professional background, skills and publications; and a letter of recommendation by your PhD supervisor and/or other professor(s) you have collaborated with to the following address (either regular mail OR email):

Professor Arie Y. Lewin
Duke University
The Fuqua School of Business
1 Towerview Drive
Durham, NC 27708

Maly Sibounheuang (Associate Director): maly@duke.edu, ++1 919 660 7836, or
Dr. Stephan Manning (Research Associate): sdm24@duke.edu, ++1 919 660 7887

For further information about this position, please also contact Dr. Stephan Manning.
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General Linguistics: PhD Student, Northwestern University

Institution/Organization: Northwestern University
Department: Lingusitics
Web Address: http://www.linguistics.northwestern.edu/programs/graduate.html

Level: PhD
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics


In conjunction with our institutional partners, the Department of Linguistics
at Northwestern University invites applications for graduate fellowships in
linguistics and interdisciplinary research in language. All admitted students
receive a 5 year funding commitment (subject to satisfactory progress
towards the degree) including tuition, a 12-month stipend, and health
insurance. Students also have access to a variety of institutional resources for
supporting student research projects and professional travel.

Northwestern has a vibrant community of researchers actively working on a
wide variety of issues in language structure and processing, utilizing a
diverse range of methods and populations.

-Structure of linguistic systems within and across levels: Pragmatics,
Semantics, Syntax, Morphology, Phonology, Phonetics
-Perception, production and acquisition of first and second languages
-Dynamics of language: diachronic change; experience-related plasticity
-Language and music: Parallels and interactions

-Statistical modeling; probabilistic approaches to language structure and
-Formal/mathematical theories of linguistic systems
-Experimental studies of language; psycholinguistics
-Acoustic phonetics; prosody and intonation
-Machine learning and natural language processing; corpus analysis
-Functional and structural neuroimaging; electrophysiology

-Mono- and multilingual
-Infant, young adult and elderly
-Acquired and developmental disorders

For more information on graduate study, research, and the application process,
visit us online:

If you have questions please contact the admissions officer, Matt Goldrick (see
contact information below).

Application Deadline: 31-Dec-2009

Web Address for Applications: http://www.tgs.northwestern.edu/admission/

Contact Information:
Matt Goldrick

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PhD Fellowship in Systems Biology of Human Metabolism, Univ. of Iceland

PhD Fellowship in systems biology of human metabolism

The Center of Systems Biology, University of Iceland is looking to recruit a highly motivated PhD students to join a growing effort focusing on systems biology of human metabolism. The research at the CSB UoI focuses on 1) human metabolism and 2) industrial biotechnology. The Center is an interdisciplinary center with the Schools of Medicine, Engineering and Natural Sciences participating.

The CSB UoI aims to characterize human disease using a systems biology approach. This research effort includes on 1) expanding the currently available human metabolic reconstruction, 2) discovery of new functions and pathways in human metabolism using computational and experimental techniques, 3) phenotyping of human cell lines using metabolomic techniques, 4) computational and experimental analysis of metabolic changes associated with disease, and 5) high-throughput drug screening. We use the state-of-the-art computational methods to guide and design human cell culturing experiments as well as metabolomic measurements. These technologies are embedded in a biologically driven research program that aims at systematic understanding of human metabolism, disease manifestation and drug target identification.

Job description:

* Expansion and refinement of the human metabolic reconstruction.
* Identification of missing metabolic genes using bioinformatics and modeling tools (gap filling)
* Development of cell type specific metabolic models from experimental data and the human metabolic reconstruction.
* Databases and literature mining for genomic information.
* Computational modeling of human metabolism in health and disease.

The project will thus include key technologies used in computational systems biology and bioinformatics.

Your qualifications:

* Master´s degree (or equivalent) in Bioinformatics, (Molecular) Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or Medicine.
* Strong interest in human biology and computational modeling.
* Basic skills/ experience in programming and statistical data analysis.
* Communication skills and team orientated work.

Our Offer:

* Working in a scientifically stimulating, innovative, dynamic, well- equipped, and international surrounding.
* In-depth training in cutting edge technologies used in systems biology.
* Numerous training opportunities in (molecular) biology, systems biology and bioinformatics.
* Initial short-term employment contract for three years.

The position is available immediately. Please send a cover letter, a brief description of research experience and interests, a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references in pdf file form to Professor Ines Thiele ( systemsbiology@hi.is ).

All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the appointment when a decision has been made. Salary for the positions will be according to collective wage and salary agreement.

Appointments to the University of Iceland do take into account the Equal Rights Project of the University of Iceland.

website link:
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Monday, October 12, 2009

8 PhD positions, high energy physics and astroparticle physics

The Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg 1504)
Mass, Spectrum, Symmetry: Particle Physics in the Era of the Large Hadron Collider, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft as a cooperation between Humboldt University Berlin, Technical University Dresden and DESY at Zeuthen offers:

8 positions for PhD students

in the field of experimental and theoretical elementary particle physics and astroparticle physics.

The graduate program will integrate different fields of research in the experimental and theoretical aspects of particle physics according to the challenges emerging from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN.
Main research topics are data analysis with ATLAS, astroparticle physics with IceCube and H.E.S.S., double beta decay, LHC phenomenology, quantum field and string theory as well as lattice gauge theory.
We are looking for excellent doctoral students with a university degree (diploma or master) from Germany or abroad.

The positions are offered from April 1st , 2010 at the earliest, lasting for a maximum of three years.
Applications are to be handed in by December 1st, 2009 to the coordinator of the graduate school Dr. Martin zur Nedden (nedden@physik.hu-berlin.de), Department of Physics, Humboldt-University Berlin. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

The application is exclusively online at our wepage:


The application should include C.V., copies of certificates of degrees, a letter of motivation specifying the field of research interest and the names and contact address of two referees.

Please arrange that the letters of recommendation are sent directly by the referees to the coordinator.

Further information about the graduate school and the process of application are available on the web page.

We especially encourage the application of qualified women. Handicapped candidates with equal qualification will be preferred.
Link: http://www.masse-spektrum-symmetrie.de/application

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18 PhD Fellowships at Graduate School of Life Science Wuerzburg

Würzburg is one of the leading German Universities in the Life Sciences based on funding by the German Research Foundation (DFG Ranking 2009). Internationally renowned research centres such as the Biocenter, the Research Center for Infectious Diseases, and the DFG Research Center for Experimental Biomedicine (Rudolf Virchow Center) contribute to this standing.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences (GSLS) is directly linked to those research centers. It comprises about 240 doctoral students and runs research training groups in the following major sections:
Biomedicine | Infection and Immunity | Integrative Biology | Neuroscience | MD/PhD program (MDs only)

We offer
1. an international, English spoken and widely visible research environment,
2. a personal fellowship, conference money and funding of research expenses for three years,
3. continuous supervision and mentoring by a thesis committee of three principal investigators,
4. a strong network of peers,
5. advanced scientific and transferable skills training,
6. special tutoring for international students.

We expect
1. passion for and experience in research,
2. an excellent university degree obtained within the last two years, usually a M.Sc. or German Diploma (if graduation is expected by March 2010 you may apply; exceptional candidates holding an Honours B.Sc. may join after a qualification period),
3. proven excellent oral and written English skills, willingness to learn basic German,
4. eagerness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment.

If this is a match, please refer to the GSLS homepage for details and online application (Deadline Nov 13, 2009):

Please also visit the GSLS homepage for several other funded PhD positions currently available at the GSLS.

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) - Japan Scholarship Program 2010

Scholarships for International Students
The Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program 2010

The Asian Development Bank-Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for well qualified citizens of the Bank’s Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to undertake postgraduate studies which will assist the economic and social development of their countries.

Who is eligible?
Citizens of developing member countries of the Bank (see list and selection criteria) who have a minimum of two years’ working experience and who are eligible for admission to the following degree programs at the University of Sydney:

* Master of Economics
* Master of Commerce
* Master of International Business
* Master of Transport Management
* Master of International Public Health
* Master of Engineering

Please note, applicants living or working outside their home country are not eligible for this scholarship. Also, no applicant will be allowed to apply for the ADB-JSP scholarship more than two times.

Application Deadline:
Application closing date for courses starting in July 2010 is 30 November 2009.

ADB Developing Member Countries
The following countries are ADB Developing Member Countries:

* Afghanistan * Armenia
* Azerbaijan * Bangladesh
* Bhutan * Cambodia
* People’s Republic of China * Cook Islands
* Fiji Islands * Georgia
* Hong Kong China * India
* Indonesia * Kazakhstan
* Kiribati * Republic of Korea
* Kyrgyz Republic * Lao People’s Democratic Republic
* Malaysia * Maldives * The Republic of the Marshall Islands
* Federated States of Micronesia * Mongolia * Myanmar
* Nauru * Nepal * Pakistan * Republic of Palau
* Papua New Guinea * Philippines * Samoa * Singapore
* Solomon Islands * Sri Lanka * Chinese Taipei * Tajikistan
* Thailand * Timor-Leste * Tonga * Turkmenistan
* Tuvalu * Uzbekistan * Vanuatu * Vietnam

Selection criteria
* Qualifications of the candidate.
* Applicants with less than two years of work experience will not be selected.
* Preference to women candidates.
* Preference to applicants with lesser financial capacity.
* The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who have previously studied abroad.
* The Program will, in principle, not support applicants who are pursuing a second master’s degree or a second doctorate degree.
* Candidates who are applying in a participating academic institution in their own country may not be selected.
* Diversification of nationality in the overall Program as well as at each participating academic institution will be considered.

Application form
You can complete the Application Form by following the instructions on the form.

Please download the ADB-JSP application form (191kb PDF).

You must have a copy of Acrobat Reader to access this form.

For further information please contact:
International Office
The University of Sydney
Phone - +61 2 8627 8302
Fax - +61 2 8627 8387
Email - adbscholarships@io.usyd.edu.au

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