Sunday, June 28, 2009

20 Scholarships from Uni Emirates Arab University

The United Arab Emirates University announces the establishment of a new Ph.D. program for qualified Emiratis and a number of expatriate students. The program will begin Fall 2009 and it is anticipated that up to 20 students will be admitted this first year.

1. All Ph. D. students must be full time students.
2. All Ph.D. students will be supported by a scholarship that will include:
a. A monthly tax free stipend of 10,000 AED
b. University provided furnished housing
c. Health insurance for student, spouse and up to three children
d. Textbooks will be provided
e. Annual round trip air tickets to home country for student, spouse and up to three children(for expatriate students)
3. Tuition will be charged for the Ph.D. program on a credit hour basis and all admitted students will be eligible to receive sponsorships of tuition. Students admitted to the Ph.D. program who do not receive external sponsorships will be eligible for University sponsorship of tuition charges.
4. The expected duration of the Ph.D. program will be 3-4 years post Bachelor’s degree or 2-3 years post Master’s degree
5. The program will consist of at least one year’s graduate level course work, passing of a qualifying examination and successful completion of a dissertation.
6. The exact nature of a Ph.D. students’ program will be prepared by the host department and approved by the Board of Graduate Research Studies.
7. Fields available for study include all areas currently presented by the faculties and colleges at UAEU. Discipline field names will be used such as chemical engineering, physics, history, etc.

1. Minimum GPA Expectation:
a. If post Bachelor degree entry – 3.5 out of 4.0 for final 60 credit hours
b. If post Master’s degree entry – 3.5 out of 4.0 for Masters Course work.
2. Minimum TOEFL score – 575 expected
3. GRE scores will be considered; GMAT scores for Business will be considered. These scores are not required but will strengthen the application.
4. Two letters of recommendation are required
5. After receipt of the completed application form and supporting information as outlined in the next section, an application proposal will be prepared by host department and will require the approval of the department chair and college dean. This proposal will include a statement of personal goals from the candidate and a description of the proposal program of work.
6. The proposal will be considered by the Board of Graduate Research Studies and a recommendation made to the Provost who will make the final decision as to acceptance into the program.
7. Each of the following will be considered in reaching a decision whether or not to approve enrollment and the proposed course of study:
a. Candidates suitability, academic achievements and potential
b. Suitability and research record of supervisor and, if applicable, co-supervisor(s)
c. Suitability and research record of thesis advisory committee membership
d. Department facilities or their equivalent
e. Proposed coursework, including learning outcome goals
f. Proposed thesis topic or general area of research(exact topic may be approved later)
g. Eligibility and admission to the Ph.D. program are independent of the applicant’s tuition sponsorship.

1. Candidate must complete and submit the online application form that may be found at
2. Candidate must have official transcripts of all university work sent directly from the appropriate universities to Office of Admissions, UAE University, P.O. Box 17555, United Arab Emirates(use of express mail suggested).
3. Official score reports of the TOEFL, (GRE and/or GMAT) should be sent to: Office of Admissions, UAE University, P.O. Box 17555, United Arab Emirates.
4. Two letters of recommendation should be sent to UAE University, P.O. Box 17555, Office of Admissions, United Arab Emirates.
5. Selected candidates may be invited to UAEU for an interview. Some candidates may be interviewed via a video conferencing system.
6. Applicants are urged to contact the college and/or the department in which they would like to study and discuss their application.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the following individuals for further information about specific areas:
• College of Business and Economics
Professor David Graf, Dean
• College of Education
Dr. Abdulla Al-Za’abi Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
• College of Engineering
Dr. Ali Almarzouqi, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
• College of Law
Dr. Shadi Murtada
• College Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Ateeq Jakka, Assistant Dean for Research
• College of Science
Dr. Abdulmajeed Saif M. Al-Khajah, Assistant Dean for Research
• College of Food and Agriculture
Professor Ghaleb Hadrami, Dean
• College of Information Technology
Dr. Boumediene Belkhouche, Associate Dean
• College of Medicine
Prof. Mohamed Yousef Hasan, Vice Dean

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

ADS 2010

The Main Objectives of the ADS Program are:

* To assist Indonesian public and private institutions meet identified institutional objectives and training needs through the provision of postgraduate education to selected staff;
* To assist individuals to increase their capacity to contribute to Indonesian institutions and professions by the provision of postgraduate study opportunities in Australia;
* To assist alumni of the ADS scheme to maintain and update their academic and professional skills;
* To promote Indonesia and Australia's equity in development policies;
* To deliver training that complements the human resource development goals outlined in AusAID's Indonesian Country Program Strategy; and
* To select high quality candidates with the ability to succeed at tertiary study in Australia, with minimal extensions and with the abiliity contribute to Indonesia's development.

In General, Candidates must :

* Be an Indonesian citizen and not have permanent residence in Australia or New Zealand;
* Not be married or engaged to a person who is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence;
* Satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character etc);
* Not hold a scholarship that would give similar benefits;
* Not have held an Australian Government Scholarship in the 12 months preceding the application;
* Be applying to commence a new course of study and not be seeking support through ADS for a course already commenced in Australia;
* Be able to take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered; and
* Satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian tertiary institution in which the course is to be undertaken.

Specifically, Candidates must :

* Be applying for courses that fall within the four areas of development priority;
* Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.9 (on a scale of maximum 4.0) and an English language proficiency of at least 5.0 in IELTS (or 500 in Institutional TOEFL or equivent). The IELTS or TOEFL result must be current (a test result obtained in 2008 or 2009 will be considered current);
* Already hold an undergraduate degree, if applying for a Masters;
* Already have a Masters, if applying for a Doctorate;
* Apply for a degree at a level higher than their current highest qualification;
* If applying for a Doctorate, applicants must be staff of universities, higher education institutions, research institutes, key policy makers and targeted candidates in other agencies associated with AusAID activities. It is highly desirable for Doctorate applicants to have a letter of support from an Australian university for their proposed field of study;
* Answer all relevant questions on the application form;
* Be willing and available to take full-time (Monday - Friday, 08.00 - 16.00)English for Academic Purposes(EAP) training in Indonesia prior to studying in Australia, if offered a scholarship; and
* Be not older than 42 years old at time of application.

Number of Awards and Study Options

The number of ADS awards each year will depend on Australian government budget appropriations. In the 2009/2010 ADS cycle, 300 ADS scholarships are available for commencement in 2010/2011. The scholarships are allocated as follows:

* 2/3 of all awards will be offered to applicants from the public sector category;
* 1/3 of all awards will be offered to applicants from the open category;
* Up to 50% of awards overall will be offered to applicants from the Targeted Category;
* Up to 30% of all awards will be offered to applicants from Geographic Focus Areas.The geographic focus will include East Nusa Tenggara, West Nusa Tenggara, Papua, West Papua, and Aceh;;
* 90% of all awards will be offered at Masters level (270) and 10% of all awards will be offered at PhD level (30); and
* An equal number of awards will be offered to males and females

Length of Study and Course Options

Scholarships will be available for full-time study of an Australian post-graduate qualification for the minimum period required to complete the award through the relevant Australian university, selected from AusAID contracted universities (normally a maximum of 2 years for Masters and 4 years for Doctorate).

For more information and application form, please visit:

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Scholarship 2009-2010 for Msc and Phd in Agriculture-industrial and engineering

Indonesia: Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, University of Indonesia

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields (including biological sciences, sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, biochemistry, and development management) for School Year 2010-2011. The scholarship is open to nationals of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Vietnam who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.

Applicants may submit their applications to their countries’ respective Ministries of Education, Higher Education, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources, or Rural Development. The Ministries will then screen and endorse their applications and submit the list of qualified applicants accompanied by the complete set of requirements to SEARCA not later than 30 July 2009. Applicants should inquire with their respective Ministries regarding the Ministries’ closing date for receiving SEARCA applications, which they will screen and endorse to SEARCA.

Any one of the following universities may serve as study posts of SEARCA scholars:
a. Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
b. Kasetsart University, Thailand
c. Thammasat University, Thailand
d. Institut Pertanian Bogor, Indonesia
e. Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
f. University of Indonesia, Indonesia
g. University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños, Philippines
h.UP Diliman, Philippines
i. UP Visayas, Philippines
f. National University of Singapore, Singapore

SEARCA reserves the right to make the final decision on the choice of the scholars’ study post. Therefore, applicants are required to submit to SEARCA applications for admission to the Graduate Schools of at least three universities in the list.

The list of requirements for application as well as all the required forms for scholarship application and admission to the graduate study programs of universities where SEARCA scholars may study may be downloaded from the SEARCA website at http://
The topic of the research that the applicants plan to conduct for their thesis must be in line with any of the priority thrusts of SEARCA, namely: agricultural competitiveness, sustainable land use and water management, and biodiversity conservation. SEARCA’s Eighth Five-Year Plan may be downloaded

SEARCA shall not evaluate applications with incomplete documents. Moreover, applicants who are denied admission by the Graduate School concerned will not be considered for scholarship.
Application Requirements

Interested parties may contact the Graduate Scholarship Department of SEARCA via email at or or telefax: (63-49) 536-7164.
Communication may also be sent to SEARCA , College, Los Baños 4031, Philippines.
For more information, visit the Graduate Scholarship section of the SEARCA website at

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

API Senior Fellowships and API Fellowships

The API Fellowships Program offers two (2) categories of Fellowships: API Senior Fellowships and API Fellowships. The categorization is based essentially on the age of the applicant.

The API Senior Fellowships are meant for those with an established track record as a public intellectual and who are at least 40 years of age, as of August 31, 2009. The project may be carried out for a minimum of one (1) month to a maximum of twelve (12) months. Up to four (4) API Participating Countries may be visited.

In addition to the general eligibility above, the applicants for the API Senior Fellowships must:
- Be 40 years of age or more as of August 31, 2009 (exceptions may be made);

- Have the ability and experience to conduct research projects and/or professional activities in the Participating Countries other than the applicant's native country or country of residence;

- Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities in up to four (4) of the Participating Countries, but in a country(ies) other than the applicant's native country or country of residence;

- Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities for a continuous period of between one (1) and twelve (12) months (Note: The fellowship period must be continuous.); and

- Have the ability, influence, and means to disseminate the results of their research projects and/or professional activities.

The API Fellowships are for those under 40 years of age, as of August 31, 2009. The project may be carried out for a minimum of four (4) months to a maximum of twelve (12) months. Up to two (2) API Participating Countries may be visited.

In addition to the general eligibility above, the applicants for the API Fellowships must:

- Be under the age of 40 as of August 31, 2009 (exceptions may be made);

- Have the ability and desire to engage in research projects and/or professional activitites in the Participating Countries other than the applicant's native or country of residence;

- Have a strong potential to contribute to their field in the future; - Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities for a consecutive period of between four (4) and twelve (12) months (Note: The fellowship period must be continuous.); and

- Undertake the proposed research projects and/or professional activities in up to two (2) of the Participating Countries, but in a country(ies) other than the applicant's native country or country of residernce.

What are commitments involved?
After the project year, you must attend the annual API Regional Workshop, which usually takes place in November (for applicants for Fellows Year 2010-2011, it will be in November 2011), and present your results by submitting the papers and other materials. You are strongly encouraged to disseminate the results of your project to a wider audience wherever possible.

By fulfilling your commitments, you will become a member of the API Community. You will be expected to participate in the activities of the Community, and will have the chance to apply for post fellowship programs.

What is the API Community?
The API Community is consisted of all past and current recipients of an API Fellowship, and everyone involved in the API Fellowships Program as selection members, program directors, and coordinators. This growing community now members more than 250 persons of varied backgrounds but with a shared commitment. Members meet at national and cross-country functions, as well as through informal networks and collaborative projects at a national and regional level.

What does the API Fellowships Program provide?
- A stipend and housing allowance for the time spent overseas on the project, the amount varies by country;

- International transportation costs, for one round trip only;

- Domestic transportation allowance;

- Research allowance to cover computer costs, field expences, books, tranlation fees, etc.; and

- Travel insurance during the fellowship period.

How are API Fellows chosen?
In each Participating Country, there is a selection committee comprised of established public intellectuals. This committee evaluates all the applications, invites a shortlist for interview, and sends its recommendations to an International Selection Committee which makes the final choice. There are a maximum of six Fellowships for each country per year. The selection procedure is confidential.

What is timing?
- The deadline for application submission is August 31, 2009.

- Interviews will take place in September/October/November 2009.

- The results will be announced in February 2010.

- The project must be carried out between July 1, 2010 and July 31, 2011.

Application materials
An application must include:

1. Application Form
(Please select your native country or country of residence to download the application form.)

- Application form for applicants from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
(Click here to download application brochure in English)

- Application form & Application brochure for applicants from Japan

- Application form for applicants from Thailand
(Click here to download application brochure in Thai)
Note: For applicants from Thailand, it is required to submit your application materials both in English and Thai.

2. A Cover Letter
A cover letter with brief introduction of yourself and details of why you are applying for the API Fellowships Program.

3. A Curriculum Vitae
A full CV, written in English with details of your education, professional career, publications, and achievements. (Not more than three (3) pages in length.)

4. Two Reference Letters
If these are not in English, you must provide an English translation. These letters should be addressed to the API Fellowships Program, and be written within three (3) months before the deadline for submission.

5. A Project Proposal
Your project proposal must address to the following questions (in less than five (5) pages):

# What is your project? Please answer in detail.
# Why do you want to carry out this project?
# Why are you the right person to do this project?
(mention relevant previous experience.)
# How are you going to do it? (methodology)
# What will be the outputs (research paper, video, performance, etc.) and how will you disseminate it?
# How does the project contribute to the goal of API?
# What are your past achievements and future plans as a public intellectual? (organization, advocacy, publication, etc.) How will this Fellowship help you?

Note 1: Project proposals written by persons other than the applicant him/herself are NOT acceptable.

Note 2: Plagiarism in the project proposal is also strictly prohibited.

Please submit the all above documents in one envelope addressed to the Partner Institution in your country.

Please note!
- You cannot apply for an API Fellowship for a project in your own country.

- You must type the application. Handwritten applications cannot be processed.

- If you make any misrepresentation, willful or otherwise, in the application and accompanying documents, it may cause for revocation of the Fellowship grant at any time.
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Monbukagakusho College Technology D2 International Water Center Australia

The IWC Water Leader Scholarships offer full and partial tuition scholarships for Australian citizens, permanent residents and international applicants for the Master of Integrated Water Management program.

The IWC Water Leader Scholarships are available for the Masters program full-time or part-time/distance study mode. The course commences in March 2010.

Australia/NZ citizens and permanent residents

Scholarships include both full-tuition and partial-tuition fees for both full-time and part-time/distance study options.

International scholarships

International scholarships cover full tuition costs of the three-semester full-time Masters program, as well as overseas student health cover for the duration of the program.

Scholarship does not include:

* Travel
* Accommodation allowance
* Living stipend
* Field work or course material costs.

It will be the responsibility of successful applicants to cover these costs.

* A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution. You must have completed a university level qualification which is at least equivalent in standard to an Australian four year degree. If you are unsure whether your previous university qualification(s) is equivalent in standard to an Australian four year degree, you should seek advice from the Australian Education Centre in your home country or region, or contact UQ International Education Directorate.

* Demonstrated English language proficiency
* Two years practical experience in a related field is preferred but not required.


1 August 2009

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Asian Public Intelectuals Fellowships Program - The Nippon Foundation

API Mission Statement
Public Intellectuals are those—academics, researchers, media professionals, artists, creative writers, NGO activists, social workers, public servants and others with moral authority—who are committed to working for the betterment of society by applying their professional knowledge, wisdom and experience.

The Nippon Foundation Fellowships for Asian Public Intellectuals (API Fellowships Program) is designed to stimulate the creation of a pool of such intellectuals in the region. They aim to promote mutual learning among Asian public intellectuals and to contribute to the growth of public spaces in which effective responses to regional needs can be generated.

What are the goals?
# To create and nurture a community of public intellectuals in the Asian region;
# To promote mutual learning among Asian public intellectuals; and
# To contribute to the growth of public spaces in which effective responses to regional needs can be generated.

In selecting Fellows, API Fellowships Program will favor projects that address critical issues for the region, which use creative and multidisciplinary approaches, and which have some element of advocacy.

What are the themes?
- Changing Identities and their Social, Historical, and Cultural Contexts: e.g., the use of historical memory in building regional and national identities; the construction of cultural majorities and minorities; the role of the media and the arts; the dynamics of cultural encounter; the performance of gender, religion, and class roles.

- Reflections on the Human Condition and the Search for Social Justice: e.g., the distribution of political rights; economic and physical security; the management of social change; the marginalization of peripheral populations; human interaction with the environment.

- Globalization: Structures, Processes, and Alternatives: e.g., the impact of economic integration on states and societies; human and capital migration; the changing role of borders; the meaning of self-reliance; the global marketing of culture; civil society in the era of globalization.

What can I do as a project?
The project may take several forms: research paper; film; series of journalistic articles; data gathering; building networks; work of art, etc., but must fulfill three conditions: it must NOT be part of your regular employment; it must contribute to the goals of the API Fellowships Program, and fit with the API themes; and it must have tangible output (research paper, film, photo essay, etc.).

The project must be carried out in one or more of the API Participating Countries, but NOT in your native country or country of residence. The current Participating Countries are: Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.

You will need to find a Host Insitution in the country where you carry out the project.

Who can apply?
Anyone involved in the production and exchange of knowledge or ideas in line with the goals of API Fellowships Program. This includes academics, researchers, media professionals, artists, writers, NGO workers, social workers, public servants and others who work for the betterment of society.

General eligibility requirements:

- Applicants must hold the nationality or proper resident status in one of the five (5) Participating Countries and reside in the country at the time of application;

- Applicants must attend an interview at a designated date and place;

- The proposed project by the applicant must take place and should be completed within the period of July 1, 2010 to July 31, 2011 (Note: The fellowship period must be continuous.);

- Applicants must have a basic knowledge of English or a laungage(s) spoken in the country(ies) where the proposed research and/or activities are conducted; and

- Applicants must be based in the region/country and will continue to be so in the future.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

3 PhD Scholarships in Science and Management of Climate Change, University of Venice, Italy

PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change

CALL for APPLICATION 2009/2010

In 2007, the Department of Economics and the Department of Environmental Sciences of the Università Ca’ Foscari of Venice, in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change (CMCC), have launched a 3-year PhD Programme in Science and Management of Climate Change.

Every year, up to twelve students are enrolled in this Ph.D. programme. All lectures are given in English by internationally renowned professors.

The PhD Programme is organised into two streams:

* Dynamic Climatology at the CMCC Headquarters in Bologna
* Climate Change Impact and Management, at the Department of Economics of the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice

For the year 2009/2010 (25th cycle of Italian PhD Programmes) we offer three scholaships with the financial support of the Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change.

Please note that there are two additional felloship opportuntities funded by AXA-CMCC. More details are available at:

Courses and credits

The courses will start in September 2009.
During the first year, PhD students will attend twelve 5-credit courses (30-40 hours of lectures, seminars or labs per course). Eleven courses are planned in each of the two thematic streams, and students will choose the twelfth one from the list of courses of the other stream. Credits are acquired by attending the courses and passing a final exam.


During the first year, each student will be assigned a tutor who will be the main reference of the PhD candidates over the 3-year period. Tutors can be academics or distinguished researchers in disciplinary fields related to the PhD programme.


A thesis proposal, coordinated by an academic advisor, must be presented after the first year. The final thesis is due at the end of the three years. An extension is possible in exceptional cases. The thesis, written in English, is reviewed by two international referees.


In order to apply, students are required to hold an Italian “Laurea magistrale” or an equivalent foreign university degree (e.g. MSc or DEA). Foreign applicants shall provide full documentation of their university studies, including course profiles. Knowledge of the English language is a necessary prerequisite. Students are required to send proof of their knowledge of English (Toefl, Cambridge Certificate, etc).

Please note: Candidates for the Dynamic Climatology Stream should have a background in mathematics or physics at the BA level. Previous experience with numerical modelling and programming in a UNIX/Linux environment would be desirable, though not essential.
The Stream on “Impact and Management of Climate Change” has a multidisciplinary approach and background on Economics or Enviromental Science are preferably. Proficiency in mathematics is requested e.g. integral and differential calculus, linear algebra.


Applications for the PhD programme must be formally submitted by sending an application form together with the following documents:

* Proposal for a research project to be carried out during the three years;
* Curriculum vitae;
* Presentation/recommendation letters by previous tutors/professors;

Other documents that may be considered are the following:

* Degree certificates and scores (or equivalent)
* Masters degree certificate or other specialisation courses;
* Academic transcripts (list of courses with grades);
* Scientific publications, including an English abstract;
* Certificates of research experience at universities or research institutions;
* Score in GRE, GMAT, TOEFL or similar standard tests.

Admission evaluation

The candidate’s ability to carry out high level research activities will be screened through the evaluation of the documentation attached to the application form. Phone interviews may be organised if necessary.

Application deadline

Applications open on 20th May 2009 and close on 23rd June 2009 h. 12.30 (Rome time)

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8 Postdoc Fellowships at Malardalen University, Sweden

One Year Post Doctoral Research Fellowships
The Swedish National Strategic Research Centre on Embedded Software PROGRESS

Mälardalen University is an expansive university with a strong focus on engineering, and the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering is a research intensive environment with strong focus on Embedded systems, Real-time systems and Software Engineering.


The Swedish national strategic research centre on embedded software PROGRESS, hosted by Mälardalen University in Västerås, Sweden, is offering excellent career opportunities for top-talents by providing
8 one year post doctoral research fellowships
with possible extension to two years

Earliest starting date: September 1st 2009

Deadline for submissions: June 30, 2009 (cut-off date; submissions received after that date are welcome and will be considered as long as there are fellowships available)

Required qualifications: PhD in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Engineering (or equivalent) and proven research excellence in at least one of the areas listed below.

Submit your application electronically at

Research areas

Prospective candidates should have a proven track record related to one of the following research directions:

- Component Model
This research direction has the main responsibility for developing ProCom, the component model to which all PROGRESS activities are linked.

- Formal Modelling and Analysis
This research direction works in the area of formal models, analysis techniques, and tools for verification of embedded systems.

- Timing Analysis
This research direction deals with code-level timing analysis techniques for components and component-based systems, mainly Worst-Case Execution Time (WCET) analysis.

- Dependability
This research direction focuses on techniques for analyzing and ensuring dependability of component based real-time systems.

- Deployment
This research direction provides mappings and translations from the software design to executing code on particular target platforms.

- Development Environment and Process
This research direction provides a tool infrastructure with a set of basic tools and support for integration of other tools (provided by PROGRESS or externally), as well as guidelines for component-based development processes, and techniques for integrating such development in existing processes.

- Componentization of Legacy
This research direction provides methods and techniques that assist in integrating legacy code in the component-based development, as well as providing faithful execution of legacy code in a component-based setting.

- Legacy Property Prediction
This research direction focuses on existing industrial “legacy” systems, with the purpose of providing timing and resource usage information necessary for componentization of legacy code.

For more information
Professor Hans A Hansson,
School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, Mälardalen University
e-mail:, phone: +46-21-10 31 63

About these positions:
Mälardalen University:

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7 PhD Scholarships in Biomolecular Sciences at University of Trento,Italy

The University of Trento announces the 25th cycle of the Doctoral School in Biomolecular Sciences.

Length: three years

Scientific areas: BIO/10 Biochemistry
BIO/11 Molecular Biology
BIO/13 Applied Biology
BIO/18 Genetics
BIO/19 Microbiology
CHIM/06 Organic Chemistry
INF/01 Informatics

Head of School: prof. Paolo Macchi
Tel. +39 0461 88 3095 - 3819; E-mail:
Official language: English
The selection for 10 doctoral positions is announced. 7 positions will be assigned scholarships.

Degree Requirements
Applications for the doctoral positions are accepted from candidates, regardless of gender, age and nationality, who have an Italian “laurea specialistica” or “laurea magistrale” in compliance with Ministerial Decree no. 509 of 3.11.1999 as amended, a university degree of the previously enforced Italian regulations, or an equivalent academic degree obtained abroad.

The degree in scientific areas will be a preferential title.
Applicants who have a foreign degree which has not been officially recognized as equivalent to an Italian degree must submit a request for equivalence in the application.

The application, together with all the attachments required, must arrive at the University of Trento by the 30th of September 2009 in one of the following ways:
a) hand-delivered to the University of Trento - Ufficio Protocollo Centrale, Via Belenzani 12 – 38100 Trento (ITALY) from 10:00 am to 12:00 a.m., Monday to Friday;
b) by mail to the following address: Al Magnifico Rettore dell’Università degli Studi di Trento, Via Belenzani 12 – 38100 Trento (ITALY) (please write “Selection for Doctoral School in Biomolecular Sciences” on the envelope);
c) on-line application by 4:00 p.m. (GMT+1)at the following website:

Applications arriving after 4:00 p.m. (GMT+1) of the 30th of September 2009 will be disregarded, even if sent before the deadline.
The University of Trento does not accept responsibility for mishandling of applications by mail or courier services, or for applications sent to an incorrect address.

The gross amount of the scholarship is Euro 13,638.47 per year 1.
Grants are normally paid bi-monthly and in advance, with the exception of undue payments in case the student is expelled or suspended.
Grants cannot be combined with other scholarships, except those awarded by national or foreign scientific institutes deemed appropriate for the research activities carried out by the doctoral student.
The scholarship will be increased by 50% for research periods spent abroad that are authorized by the Head of the School or by the Doctoral School Committee.

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PhD Studentship-Electricity Demand Reduction and Responsive Strategies for Mining Operations

University of Exeter
CSM Trust funded PhD Studentship
Electricity Demand Reduction and Responsive Strategies for Mining Operations

Applications are invited for a three year PhD studentship based within the Camborne School of Mines (CSM), at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus near Falmouth, researching the theme of ‘Electricity Demand Reduction and Responsive Strategies for Mining Operations’. This project will contribute to CSM’s continuing expansion of research interests in mining and energy. The studentship is being funded by the CSM Trust and will be supervised by Dr Gareth Kennedy and Dr Patrick Foster.
Main objectives of the project:

The electricity demand of mining operations has become an increasingly important factor during the last few decades, particularly with rising energy costs and the limited availability of energy resource. As mining operations continue to grow larger in size, and with the price of electricity set to increase significantly in the near future, a comprehensive strategy to account for these changes will be necessary. The project will concentrate predominantly on developing novel demand reduction and management strategies capable of reducing the electricity demand specifically when the mine is operating under peak conditions. The scheme will forecast the electrical efficiency of a mine several hours and days in advanced, providing the mining operator a real time and pro-active tool for advisory decision support.
The aims and objectives of the project are to: -

study the load demand profile in the mining sector to characterise the overall effects of load-shifting and reduction technique;
develop demand reduction and management strategies that can be deployed in an underground mine without affecting the safe operation of the mines;
develop a prototype smart technology and instrumentation system that will enable such strategies to be implemented;
evaluate carbon footprint reduction as the result of implementing a demand reduction/management system in the mining sector.
Main duties and responsibilities:
The successful applicant will make original contributions to this research through the development of novel control and responsive strategies for reducing electricity costs in mining operations. He/she will be expected to study mine power systems (if there is no prior knowledge) and operations in order to develop this intelligent responsive scheme. The student will be required to participate in the PhD training and development programme offered by the University.
The successful student will also have the opportunity to work closely with the mining industry. This will include on-site visits to underground mines (potentially both in and outside of the UK), obtaining data, and collaborating with major mining companies. In addition to the project work, the student will be expected to attend and present at international conference(s) and publish their work.
Relevant Experience/Qualifications/


Experience in numerical and computational methods.
A minimum of an Upper Second Class (2.1) degree in electrical and electronic engineering, mining engineering or related disciplines
Competent use of email and word processing;
Possess good verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to produce high quality written technical reports.

Evidence of experience in modelling and forecasting electricity demand would be an advantage.
Experience in smart technology and instrumentation system design.
An MSc in electrical, electronic, or mining engineering or a related discipline would be an advantage.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills, including a good knowledge in electrical and electronic engineering. Good understanding about mining operations will be an advantage.
Familiar with LABView, MATLAB or power system simulation packages such as IPSA, PowerFactory/DigSILENT, PSS/E and PSCAD/EMTDC.
The studentship is for three years and available from 1 October 2009. It includes a maintenance grant of £13290 per annum with all fees paid for Home/EU students.
Applicants should send a covering letter and a detailed CV, together with names and addresses of two referees to Laura Taylor, Closing date: 30th June 2009
Informal Enquiries: Before submitting an application you may wish to discuss the post further by contacting Dr Gareth Kennedy (Tel: 01326 371876, email: or Dr Patrick Foster (Tel: 01326 371828, email:

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PhD Position in Financial Econometrics, Univ. Konstanz, Germany

FP7 Marie-Curie Initial Training Network
Risk Management and Risk Reporting
Position: Early Stage Researcher/PhD Placement

Project Title: Realized Covariance
Project Description: This project will study estimation and modeling of financial volatilities based on high frequency data, named realized volatilities, which are more accurate measures than their low frequency counterparts. The research objectives are both technique and content driven. The research will focus on developing precise measures of highly dimensional covariance matrices in the presence of market microstructure noise and Epps effects (non-synchronicity and non-equidistance of price observations), as well as on extending and improving the structure of the existing dynamic covariance models in order to account for specific statistical properties, such as long memory and constructing parsimonious parametrical models to capture major stylized facts of price volatility. Further, in the empirical application of the project, it will be shown that realized covariance approaches are strong competitors to standard multivariate GARCH approaches as instruments for portfolio and risk management. For this purposes, new economic and statistical criteria have be developed.

Proposed Start Date: September 2009 subject to finalization of the contract
Duration: 36 months
Financial Information: Salary plus allowances in line with Marie-Curie FP7 requirements for ESRs.
Host Institution: University of Konstanz, Germany
Academic Advisor: Professor Dr. Winfried Pohlmeier

Secondment: Manchester Business School for 4 months, Deutsche Bundesbank, Riskmetrics, Olsen Ltd.

Eligibility: Nationals or residents of Germany can not apply. At the time of appointment, applicants should have no more than 4 years experience (FTE) after graduation and should not have resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately before appointment.

To Apply: Applicants are requested to send the following documents to the Project Coordinator by July, 15th 2009:
- a curriculum vitae
-copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates
-proof of English proficiency (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency, IELTS, TOEFL)
-one-page statement of purpose about aptitude and motivation for pursuing the program
-two letters of recommendation
-GRE results

Project Coordinator:
Professor Dr. Winfried Pohlmeier
University of Konstanz
PO Box D124
78457 Konstanz

website link:

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009


(Beasiswa Pendidikan Perawat di Singapura)

One government health institution in Singapore is opening opportunity for 20 Indonesian best students for 3 (three) years full scholarship.

Requirement :

1.Sekolah Menengah Atas (SMA) fresh graduate with average minimum 75 grade for BAHASA INDONESIA, BAHASA INGGRIS, & FISIKA/KIMIA/ BIOLOGI. And average minimum grade 80 for MATEMATIKA (2007/2008 graduates are allowed to apply)
2.Good health
3.Fluent English speaking (& able to speak Chinese/Mandarin is preferable)

Please send your application & CV (in English) to PO BOX 1457 JKB 11014 enclosed with:
1.Photocopy of KTP (and passport if any)
2.Photocopy of english-translated Ijazah SMA (legalized by school)
(Grad. of 2009 can send "Ujian Nasional" result first)
3.Photocopy of english-translated Laporan Hasil Belajar (Raport) class of 10, 11, & 12 (legalized by school)
4.If you are in 1st & 2nd year of academy/college/ university, please enclosed with previous english-translated academic transcript too.
5.Six (6) color recent passport-sized photographs

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted
Test & Interview will be held in Indonesia in the beginning of July 2009.
Successful candidates will be study in nurse polytechnic with :
1.Housing facility
2.Monthly allowance
3.Bond (ikatan dinas) in Government Hospital

For more information, please contact nursescholarship@
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Saturday, June 6, 2009

SCHOLARSHIPS from Khazanah and XL

Education is the gateway to progress and create a superior community. Concern XL to education has been long and consistently expressed through various programs as a real effort to achieve the nation participated.

XL this time working with the Yayasan Khazanah, one shareholder XL, opening the opportunity for five students to be selected to continue education in the Multimedia University (MMU), a leading university in Malaysia, for 2 years.

This program is open to students who have completed the Diploma III program department / program of study with the IT & Telecom registration period from 30 May -30 June 2009.

Requirements that must be fulfilled by the participants is as follows:

1. Indonesian Citizen
2. Maximum age of 23 years before 1 October 2009
3. Has completed a Diploma or III will be completed in September 2009
4. GPA 3.25/4.00
5. Score of NEM SMU minimal 8.5/10
6. Actively participate in campus activities and organizations, social life and have good leadership
7. Physicaly and spiritualy Healthy

The selection process will be done through:

1. Test TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication) Test and the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
2. Psiko Test
3. Health tests
4. Interview with Top Management and the XL Foundation Khazanah

The selection process is intended to screen the best candidates to select five scholarship recipients.

Education scholarship in universities and the opportunity to work in XL awaits you.
Show your partisipatio, Reach for the golden opportunity and achievemen. Continue to achieve a bright future together with Yayasan Khazanah and XL!
How to register:

1. Click here to download the complete registration form
2. Fill out the registration form using Microsoft Word
3. When you have finished, save, and click here to upload your form fields, and fill the short data.

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Postgraduate Courses for Professionals with Relevance to Developing Countries 2010/2011

CALL for APPLICATION (Deadline 31st August 2009)

Please klick here to download this File as PDF.

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) - Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst – supports a range of postgraduate courses at German universities which aim at providing academically educated young professionals from Developing Countries with further specialized studies. The DAAD supports these selected programs with a certain quota of scholarships and with financial assistance for a special tutoring system. At the end of the course (programs run 12 to 36 months, depending on the particular institution) participants can obtain an internationally recognized Master’s or in some courses PhD degree.
Target group:

University teaching staff, researchers and professionals holding an academic degree and with at least two years of experience in the public or private institutions in the following areas:

* Economic Sciences / Business Administration/ Political Economics
* Development Co-operation
* Engineering and related sciences
* Mathematics
* Regional Planning
* Agricultural and Forest Sciences
* Environmental Sciences
* Public Health / Veterinary Medicine / Medicine
* Sociology and Education

(See or download Annex for the list of selected courses)
Language of instruction:

German or English, depending on the degree course:

Participants in postgraduate courses in which English is the language of instruction receive a scholarship for a two-month intensive German language course.
Participants in postgraduate courses in which German or German/English is the language of instruction receive a scholarship for a six-month intensive German language course. Please note that the candidates must have certain German language certificate at the time of application.

Criteria for applying:

* Age limit: 36 years of age at the time of application (for some courses 32 years)
Degree: Bachelor or Master
* GPA: min 2,75 for Master candidates and 3,00 for Doctoral candidates
* Work experience: at least two years after completing Bachelor degree.
* Language skill:
For postgraduate courses held in English request an international TOEFL (minimum score: 550 paper based, 213 computer based, 80 internet based) or IELTS (band 6). Some courses may expect a different level. For detailed information see the website of the relevant course.
For postgraduate courses held in German: please see the details on the course list. Certain level of German language exam may be required before admission to the course.

Information and DAAD form are available from the:

DAAD Jakarta Office
Summitmas I, Lt. 19
Jl. Jenderal Sudirman Kav. 61-62
Jakarta 12190

Consultation hours: Monday – Thursday, 1:30pm – 4:00pm
Contact person: Ms. Muji / Ms. Dwi
Phone: (021) 520 0870 / 525 2807
Fax: (021) 525 2822

You are suggested to apply online. However you must send the printed form together with other application documents (triplicate) by post to the DAAD Jakarta Office before the deadline. The instruction on how to apply online is available at
if you encounter problem with internet connection during the online application, you can obtain the DAAD form at :

Application documents (please set in the following order and do NOT staple):

1. DAAD Form (see the above information)

2. Curriculum Vitae; please use the Europass specimen form at

3. A Statement of motivation for participation in the postgraduate courses with emphasis on the relevance to his/her occupation

4. Two letters of recommendation of recent date, each from supervisor at your company/institution, and from your previous academic supervisor

5. Confirmation of employment from the candidate’s employer in the home country and where possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon his/her return to the home country

6. Academic Degree Certificate (certified copies of original) in Bahasa Indonesia and the English/German translation

7. Academic transcript, covering the complete duration of academic studies (certified copies of original) in Bahasa Indonesia and the English/German translation

8. Secondary School Leaving Certificates/ijazah SMA, including note of UAN (certified copies of original) in Bahasa Indonesia and English/German translation

9. Language certificate (see criteria for applying ‘Language skills’)
for course held in English: TOEFL or IELTS scores
for course held in German: please see the website of the relevant course

All papers must be submitted in triplicate. Those applications, which do not clearly specify the desired degree course, or those that are not complete in all respects, cannot be processed, and will not be considered.

More Info:
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Friday, June 5, 2009

PhD Studentship in the Computational Investigation of Drug Resistant Mutations in the Kinases

PhD Studentship [3 y; good degree (or expect to receive
shortly) in chemistry, physics, biochemistry or a relevant discipline;
keen interest in molecular modelling; "Comp Investigation of Drug
Resistant Mutations in the Kinases"] / University of Southampton

PhD Studentship in the Computational Investigation of Drug Resistant Mutations in the Kinases
Academic Supervisor: Professor Jonathan W. Essex, School of Chemistry, University of Southampton.
Industrial Supervisor: Dr Richard A Ward, AstraZeneca, Alderley Park, Macclesfied.
36 Month PhD Studentship
proteins are intimately involved in cell signalling, and in many cases
mutations to these proteins are involved in the development of cancers.
A number of small-molecule drugs have been developed to target these
proteins, most notably gleevec, which binds to the BCR-ABL kinase and
is used as a treatment for chronic myelogenous leukemia, and iressa,
which binds to the epidermal growth factor receptor’s (EGFR) tyrosine
kinase domain and is used to treat non-small cell lung cancer. However,
as is the case for bacteria and viruses, the tumour proteins can mutate
and thereby develop resistance to these drugs. The mechanisms by which
these mutations confer drug resistance are unclear, and are likely to
depend on the particular mutation involved. Clearly, however, if we are
able to understand these mechanisms, we are then in a position to
design novel inhibitors which are unaffected by these mutations.
this studentship, you will address the issue of how mutations of EGFR
confer drug resistance to kinase inhibitors by using a range of
simulation techniques, including docking and scoring, fast free energy
calculations, and more accurate rigorous free energy methods. Methods
to calculate the relative free energies of different protein
conformations will also be used. This studentship is funded by the
EPSRC and AstraZeneca (AZ), and will be supported by direct access to
relevant experimental data available through AZ. The project will be
supervised by Prof Jonathan Essex at the University of Southampton,
together with a senior scientist from AZ. You will be joining an
established research team working in the area of applying and
developing computer simulation methods to biological problems.
should have, or expect to receive shortly, a good degree in chemistry,
physics, biochemistry, or a relevant discipline, and a keen interest in
molecular modelling. Please contact Dr Richard A Ward (
for enquiries related to this project and for further information
regarding the nature of this industrially-sponsored studentship.

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PhD and Masters studentships PhD and Masters studentships

PhD and Masters studentships [2+y; university degree in
Math; Non-Spanish speakers are expected to become proficient in Spanish
within two years; 535+$ per month] / National Autonomous University of
Mexico and the Michoacan University of San Nicolas of Hidalgo; Morelia
/ deadline June 6 - good people, good jobs, good companies

PhD and Masters studentships
A number of fully funded PhD and Masters studentships for students outside
Mexico are available within the Joint Postgraduate Program in Mathematical
Science of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Campus Morelia, and
the Michoacan University of San Nicolas of Hidalgo (UNAM-UMSNH), Morelia, Mexico.
The PhD studentships are tenable for up to 3 years and have a stipend of
9,466.00 Mexican Pesos per month (714 US Dollars, equivalent to six Mexican
minimum wages). The Masters studentships are tenable for up to 2 years and
have a stipend of 7,100.00 Mexican Pesos per month (535 US Dollars,
equivalent to four and a half Mexican minimum wages). Health coverage will be
provided by the Mexican social security system.
Applicants should have or expect to gain a university degree in Mathematics or
related discipline with an average of 8 in a scale from 0 to 10. Non-Spanish
speakers are expected to become proficient in Spanish within two years.
The preferred starting date is 17th August 2009. Deadlines for applications
is 6th June 2009. Applications received after the deadline will be considered
for the Spring 2010 semester. The entrance exam is scheduled for 13th June
2009. Foreign students should arrange for a faculty member to supervise the
exam at their home institution.
A complete application includes a covering letter addressed to the Comité
Académico del Posgrado en Matemáticas specifying contact details, CV, copies
of university degrees, a copy of an identity document (passport, driving
licence, etc), and contact details of two academic referees. Applications
should be send electronically to
For further details visit:
Application forms can be found here:
For informal enquiries, please contact Dr. Elmar Wagner, phone: +52 443 322 3500, ext. 4127, email:
“Morelia, a city of about 1 million, rests on a gentle sloping hill
overlooking the Valley of Guayangero and is another of Mexico’s colonial gems.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage Artistic sight. At an elevation of 6,399 feet
above sea level, Morelia’s climate provides spring-like days throughout the year.”

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4 Postdoc/PhD Positions at Interface of Neuroscience & Robotics (Imperial College London)

Department of Bioengineering
4 postdoc or Ph.D. positions at the interface of Neuroscience and
We have recently received funding from the EU-FP7 for four positions
to investigate how humans physically interact and adapt their control
to perform efficient manipulation.

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in robotics/
mechatronics, physics, control, or neurophysiology,
neurorehabilitation or fMRI.. They should have potential for excellent
research and the capability to collaborate within an
interdisciplinary research group with people from all these
disciplines. They should be highly motivated to use robotics and
control techniques for tackling fundamental issues in motor control/
learning, or in the rehabilitation after neurological disorders.
Applicants for a postdoc position should have obtained, or be about
to obtain, a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applicants
for a Ph.D. position should have an MSc degree, although exceptional
candidates with a BSc degree will be considered. Applicants with a
bursary or a fellowship who want to participate in this research are
also welcome.
Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (http:// is a leading technological university with a
global reach and Neurotechnology has been selected as a strategic
development area.. The Human Robotics group at Imperial College
( carries out research
at the interface of robotics and neuroscience, from
neurophysiological studies and computational modelling to robotic
implementations, VR-aided neuro-rehabilitation and assistive devices.
Enquiries about these positions or applications can be made to
Etienne Burdet (, adding the title ‘Human Robotics Position’
and your name as the subject of your email..
To apply please submit a CV, a brief expression of interest
describing why you are interested by this position and you qualify
for it, the names of suitable referees, and scans of your academic
transcripts should be sent to
Etienne Burdet, PhD
Department of Bioengineering
Imperial College London

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7 PhD Scholarships in Sciences, Univ. of Pisa, Italy

Call for Admission of Candidates Educated Abroad to
the Galileo Galilei Ph.D. School of the University of Pisa Year 2010

Art. 1 Announcement

The University of Pisa announces a competition, based on academic qualifications, for 7 grants reserved for candidates educated abroad for admission to the gGalileo Galilei Ph.D. School h. The 7 grants are
¨ 5 grants by the gGalileo Galilei Ph.D. School h
¨ 1 grant by Ministry for University and Research (budget of the 2009 call) will be assigned for study and research on the subject e fInnovative applications in Biomedical Industry f f within the
Ph.D. programme in Fisica Applicata (Applied physics),
¨ 1 grant by Ministry for University and Research (budget of the 2009 call) will be assigned for study and research on the subject e fEnergy saving and small scale energy generation systems f f
within the Ph.D. programme in Fisica (Physics).
If some public or private financing becomes available, within the expiry date of the call, additional study
grants may be offered.

The selection will be based on the scientific qualifications of the candidates, bearing in mind the balance
between the different areas of the School.

The candidates must apply for one of the following Ph.D. programmes:

Ph.D. programme:

Informatica (Computer science)
Fisica e Fisica applicata (Physics and Applied physics)
Matematica (Mathematics)
Scienze chimiche (Chemical sciences)

An application for this competition does not prevent candidates from applying for the other competition,
based on both academic qualifications and examinations, announced at with deadline for applications September 2009.
The courses of each Ph.D. programme will start on January 1st, 2010.

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Mexican Scholarship Info 1

Mexican Government Scholarships 2010

Scholarships are awarded for specialization studies, master’s degrees, doctorates, and medical specialties, postgraduate research and postdoctoral visits, visits for artistic creation and for visiting professors and experts, high-level lecture visits, professional internship programs for visiting professors and postgraduate mobility.

This Call for scholarships and grants shall be open from April 22 through August 31, 2009, and online registration of candidatures shall be done from July 15 to August 15, 2009, with the exception of the following Programs: “Genaro Estrada” Program for Specialists on Mexico; High-Level Lecture Program; Special Internship Program; Studies on Mexican Independence and the Mexican Revolution; Program of Visits for News Media Collaborators; the Mexican Program to Improve the Quality of Mexico’s Higher Education Institutions; and the “Daniel Cosío Villegas” Programs of El Colegio de México. The foregoing shall remain open until October 30, 2010. Online registration for these programs is not required..

The general conditions of the scholarships offered by the Foreign Ministry through its General Directorate for Academic and Cultural Cooperation are contained in the Rules Applicable to Foreign Grantees of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships, the text of which can be found at the end of this Call.

Scholarships or grants are not open to persons residing in Mexico nor are they available to foreign diplomats accredited in Mexico or members of their families. Persons who have acquired dual nationality through naturalization will not qualify as eligible candidates.

Scholarship Characteristics

Scholarships are awarded for specialization studies, master’s degrees, doctorates, and medical specialties, postgraduate research and postdoctoral visits, visits for artistic creation and for visiting professors and experts, high-level lecture visits, professional internship programs for visiting professors and postgraduate mobility.

Scholarships are not granted for preparatory courses, distance studies (virtual mobility), supported open learning, or for Direct Doctorates (Master’s and Doctorate integrated programs).

The vast majority of the supply offers come from Mexican public institutions and some private institutions are likewise participating in this Call, including: Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey [Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education]; Universidad de las Américas, Puebla [University of the Americas, Puebla]; Universidad del Claustro de Sor Juana [Claustro de Sor Juana University]; Universidad Iberoamericana [Ibero-American University]; and Universidad La Salle [La Salle University].

Scholarships are offered in the disciplines stated in this Call, except for odontology, plastic surgery, marketing, accounting, advertising, and business administration. In the field of medicine, scholarships are granted only in the public health institutions, hospitals and institutes established under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs-Ministry of Health cooperation program.

Scholarships are granted for a period of up to one year. In the case of masters’- level studies, scholarships may be renewed for up to 12 months while doctorates and medical specialties and subspecialties, scholarships may be renewed for up to an additional 24 months, in accordance with what is established in the scholarship award. The postgraduate mobility scholarships are granted for a maximum period of 6 months in school system..

Scholarships or grants for postgraduate research and postdoctoral visits shall have a maximum duration of one year and under no circumstances will they be extended beyond that period.

Scholarship grantees must ensure the conclusion of their theses within the regular period of their study programs since no additional extensions are granted for concluding theses or for taking final examinations once the program has been completed.

Scholarships may begin on the date authorized by the General Directorate for Academic and Cultural Cooperation.

Types of Programs in the Call

Of the programs offered by the Mexican receiving institutions, in collaboration with the SRE, there are three types: Bilateral, which stem chiefly from Agreements and Programs signed between the Government of Mexico and the government of another country; Multilateral, originating from Mexican Government commitments assumed with international bodies or under multilateral mechanisms; and, Special, which encompass topics of considerable importance for Mexico’s international agenda.

The institutions and programs which comprise this Call can be viewed at the following webpage:

Candidate Profiles

Preference will be given to persons who:

* Intend to take studies which focus on themes of priority for their country’s development.
* Will work in areas of particular importance for the institutional development of their country.
* Will take postgraduate studies that are registered in the Programa Nacional de Posgrados de Calidad (PNPC) (National Quality Postgraduate Program).
* Will take postgraduate studies not available in their own countries.
* Will take studies or conduct research at institutions located in states throughout the Mexican Republic.
* Are professors or researchers at public higher education institutions and scientific research centers in their own countries.
* Are government officials in charge of areas or programs of special interest to their countries.
* Work on projects for human, social, or economic development that target marginalized groups or areas which are socially or economically depressed.

General Requirements

* Submit candidature on the corresponding application form (Application Form A or B) within the specified deadline. Both forms are included in this Call. (1)
* Have the official proposal from the government of the candidate’s country that forms part of Application Form A.
* Have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or doctorate, depending on the type of studies for which they are requesting the scholarship or grant.
* Have a minimum GPA of 8, on a scale of 1 to 10, and in the event of a different scale, they must submit the equivalent.
* Have the academic acceptance of the receiving Mexican institution. (2)
* Meet the requirements specified in this Call. Neither incomplete dossiers nor original documents shall be received.
* Return to their home countries upon termination of the scholarship and remain there for at least a time period similar to the duration of the scholarship in Mexico.
* For postgraduate-level research scholarships, the candidate must submit the letter of acceptance issued by the Mexican institution with curricular credit acknowledgement.

The specific requirements are established in each of the Programs. It is recommended that they be very carefully read. (2)

(1) These Application Forms can be found at the following website:

(2) It is possible to receive a letter of contact from an institution at the time of applying for the scholarship or grant and then to later continue with the processing and requirements of the receiving institution. Once the latter have been met and the letter of academic acceptance has been obtained, it must be signed by the Head of the School Services Department, the Coordinator of Postgraduate Studies, and/or by the Head or Academic Secretary of the Faculty, School, Institute or Center selected. In the case of medical areas or fields, the acceptance letter must be signed by the Head of the Specialty and the Head of Teaching at the hospital or institute of the Ministry of Health. It is important to mention that the definitive letter of acceptance must be sent – through the receiving institution and/or the respective Mexican Consulate or Embassy – to the SRE at least one month prior to the date the studies are to begin.

In the case of postgraduate studies, the document must indicate the study program in which the candidate was accepted, as well as the program duration and the starting and finishing dates, according to the school calendar, and program modality (six-monthly, four-monthly, or quarterly). In addition, in the case of research visits, the document must specify the name of the academic tutor of the project, the place where it is to be conducted, and the time period it will take.
Regardless of the opening of the Call, applicants must establish contact with the academic institution in order to process their acceptance.

Reception of Dossiers

All scholarship processing formalities must be expedited before the Mexican Embassy in the applicants’ home country or before the concurrent corresponding Embassy, through the applicants’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education and/or the local governmental institution designated for said purpose. When the application calls for the official proposal signature of the government of the applicants’ country by virtue of being an intergovernmental offer and generally reciprocal, the documentation must carry said signature, otherwise the application shall not be taken into consideration.

Dossiers shall be received at Mexican Embassies between April 22 and August 31, 2009.

Candidatures must be submitted, as required, on either Application Form A or B, properly filled out, together with copies of the documents stipulated. Only applications fully completed and meeting all requirements will be processed. Original documents will not be received.

Documents will need to be notarized or carry an apostil if so requested by the receiving Mexican academic institution as a condition for accepting an applicant.

Candidates must conduct the necessary formalities directly with the Mexican institutions of their interest and must have the latters’ acceptance before candidatures can be officially considered. If at the time of handing in a dossier an applicant does not yet have academic acceptance, said candidature shall only be received conditionally.

Selection Criteria

* Academic excellence of the candidate in the area intended to be studied at a Mexican institution.
* A congruent relationship between candidates’ academic and professional backgrounds and the area in which they wish to specialize in Mexico.
* Importance of the studies and their direct influence on the development of the candidate’s country.
* Reintegration of candidates into their countries’ labor market on completion of the scholarship.
* Connection between the studies and specific projects underway or already approved, as well as their impact on the development of candidates’ countries.
* A projection of the specific application of the knowledge acquired.

Applications meeting all requirements shall be reviewed by a Preselection Committee in the applicants’ respective country.

The final decision regarding scholarship awards rests with the Government of Mexico and shall not be open to appeal.

Scholarship Benefits

* Enrollment and school fees, where applicable.
* Monthly allowance, equal to:
1) 4 D.F. (Federal District-Mexico City) minimum wages for a specialty, Master’s or Master’s-level research, as well as for studies in the Spanish language and Mexican culture. This currently amounts to $6,576.00 pesos.
2) 5 D.F. (Federal District-Mexico City) minimum wages for a doctorate or doctoral research, as well as postdoctoral visits, medical specialties or subspecialties, and expert and artistic visits. This currently amounts to $8220.00 pesos.
* Medical insurance coverage from the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), effective as of the third month of the scholarship, as long as scholarship grantees comply with the delivery of the documentation requested in due time and manner in order to proceed with their admission into the IMSS system.
* At the beginning of the scholarship, transportation from Mexico City to the location of the academic institution where the grantee is to study, and transportation from there back to Mexico City upon termination of the scholarship.
* International air travel costs will only be paid to nationals of countries with which Mexico has a reciprocal agreement covering the international air travel of scholarship grantees, and, to grantees whose program in this Call includes said benefit.

Any expenses not stipulated in the foregoing shall be payable by the scholarship grantee, including: costs involving study incorporation and revalidation costs; costs for printing of the thesis; graduation and degreeprocurement processing fees; costs of registration in the National Register of Foreigners; and visa renewal fees.

Scholarship Awards

The scholarships for 2010 will be awarded by the SRE, through its General Directorate for Academic and Cultural Cooperation. Scholarship grantees shall be notified between December 1 and 17, 2009. The results will be delivered in writing at the corresponding Mexican Embassy.

The terms and conditions of the scholarship awards shall be made known to applicants through the Mexican Embassy in their countries.

Scholarships are non-transferable to other individuals and may not be deferred for any school years other than those for which the scholarship was originally granted.

Persons granted a scholarship from this Call must sign a written pledge to return to their native countries upon completion of their scholarship studies.

Regulations for Scholarship Grantees

Scholarship grantees shall be documented as non-immigrant students at the Consular Section of the Mexican Embassy in their countries. They must not travel to Mexico as tourists.

Scholarship grantees who hold dual nationality must enter Mexico as scholarship grantees and accredited citizens of the country which proposed their candidature.

Scholarship grantees must agree to sign the document entitled “Rules Applicable to Foreign Grantees of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships”, which is included in this annual Call. Signing this document, as well as the Award Contract, constitutes acceptance of the scholarship and of the conditions governing the grantee’s stay in Mexico.

Once a scholarship is awarded, no changes of either educational institution or studies will be permitted. In the event a scholarship grantee were to abandon his/her studies, become involved in activities contrary to the provisions of Mexican law, fail a subject or unjustifiably obtain grades below a GPA of 8.5 (eight-pointfive), on a scale of 0 to 10 in each study period, the scholarship shall be cancelled.

Scholarship grantees must abide by the rules of the Mexican academic institution where they are studying. Should they directly or indirectly participate in any hostile movement or act, inside or outside their academic surroundings, or should the academic institution discharge or expel a grantee, the scholarship shall be cancelled automatically.

Scholarships are granted to pursue studies in Mexico, therefore, candidates may not be absent from the country for a period exceeding 30 days per scholarship year. Should this occur, the scholarship allowance shall be suspended but may be reinstated and/or cancelled definitively.

Permits to leave the country cannot be accumulated from one year to another. The year shall be counted as of the date on which the scholarship begins. Those grantees receiving a scholarship for a period of less than 12 months shall be analyzed on case-by-case basis.

Preference shall be given to candidatures whose thesis or research can be done in its entirety in Mexico, to prevent setbacks for students who, because of their chosen subjects, might need to return, halfway through studies, to their native countries to gather information. When this occurs, the scholarship shall be temporarily suspended upon the students’ departure from Mexico and reinstated upon their return, in accordance with the timeline granted by the Directorate for Academic Exchange (DIA) of the General Directorate for Academic and Cultural Cooperation.

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Mexican Scholarship Info 2


a) Immigration
Once candidates have received official written notification of the scholarship award, they must then proceed with all formalities stipulated before the corresponding Mexican Embassy or Consulate. Grantees must be documented as scholarship students with Immigration Form 3 (FM3) not as tourists.
Scholarship grantees may not travel on diplomatic or official passports. The costs of registration and visa renewal shall be borne by the scholarship grantees.

b) Travel to Mexico

If international air travel forms part of the scholarship benefits, the airline ticket will be arranged by the Directorate for Academic Exchange. The Mexican Embassy in the respective country shall notify grantees of the flight and ticket details. In the event international air travel is not included in the scholarship benefits, grantees must travel to Mexico at their own expense.
Before the trip to Mexico, grantees must be sure to have international medical insurance to cover their expenses in the event of illness, accident, or hospitalization for the first three months of their stay in Mexico, given that the IMSS medical insurance does not come into effect until the third month of the scholarship.

c) Arrival in Mexico
Upon arrival in Mexico City, scholarship grantees must report in person to the offices of the Directorate for Academic Exchange of the General Directorate for Academic and Cultural Cooperation located at: Plaza Juárez N°20, Piso 4 (Fourth Floor), Col. Centro, 06010, México, D.F. between 09:00 and 13:30 hours, Monday thru Friday, to complete the necessary formalities for their registration as SRE scholarship grantees. We recommend that you consult your scholarship grantee guide.

d) First Allowance Payment
The first allowance will be paid to scholarship grantees during the last days of the month in which the scholarship begins and in accordance with the annual calendar they will be given by their local Mexican Embassy before traveling to Mexico. Consequently, it is essential that grantees bring enough living expenses to last for at least the first 30 days. Scholarship grantees who fail to report to the DIA and be documented within the first ten days of the month in which the scholarship begins shall forfeit the first allowance payment.

e) Payment of Monthly Allowance
In the annual calendar schedule, the monthly-allowance payment day and the payroll-list signing dates are stipulated. Scholarship grantees accredited with institutions in the metropolitan area (Mexico City) must go to sign the corresponding payroll list at the offices of the Directorate for Academic Exchange. Scholarship grantees studying in the interior of the Republic must send – via e-mail – confirmation of receipt of their allowance payment. For said purpose and at the moment of being documented, they will be given a simple form prepared by the Directorate for Academic Exchange.

f) Intermediate Formalities
Scholarship grantees must familiarize themselves with the document entitled Rules Applicable to Foreign Grantees of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships, as well with the processes they must observe as grantees during their stay in this country so as not to omit any formality.

g) Final Formalities
Upon completion of their studies or research, scholarship grantees must hand in to the Directorate for Academic Exchange of the General Directorate for Academic and Cultural Cooperation a copy of the graduating-exam proof document, as well an electronic version of their thesis or final paper and a letter signed by the tutor confirming attainment of the objectives of the project. If applicable, they must also request the airline ticket for return to their home country and be informed of the departure date.
In the event of failing to comply with the foregoing requirements, the last monthly allowance payment and the airline ticket shall be cancelled, if applicable.

Obligations of Scholarship Grantees

These can be found in the document entitled Rules Applicable to Foreign Grantees of Ministry of Foreign Affairs Scholarships, which grantees must sign at the moment of receiving the scholarship award and thereby promise to abide by its provisions and respect its contents

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