Sunday, August 23, 2009

PhD Scholarship in Interdisciplinary Areas at NUS

August 2010 in the following interdisciplinary areas:







The Asia Research Institute is pleased to offer Ph.D. research scholarships from

The PhD scholarship is to be taken up jointly with the appropriate discipline-based department. This would normally be with a department of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but where appropriate could also be with the Faculty of Law, School of Business or School of Design & Environment at the National University of Singapore. Please note that some departments / Programmes only have one intake per year in August (Semester 1).

Interested applicants are required to submit their application by 15th November 2009, indicating clearly both which ARI interdisciplinary area they wish to join and which department they would be attached to. Application procedures and forms can be obtained from the NUS website via this URL:

Applicants must use the application forms in the respective Faculty websites depending on the Faculty to which they wish to seek admission. They should send their applications directly to their respective faculties, indicating their interest to be attached to ARI. Applicants should not send a duplicate copy to ARI.

The following interdisciplinary areas or “clusters” are offering scholarships:

1) The Changing Family in Asia (Research Leader: Prof Gavin Jones)
This cluster explores the dimensions of family change in the region, their causes and their implications. These dimensions include rising ages at marriage, declining size of the nuclear family, increase in one-person households and alternative family forms, changing gender roles within families, and changes in family structures. They are studied in the context of the changing political-economic structures and changing state/family roles in provision of services and support.

2) The Migration Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Brenda Yeoh) explores the issues arising from increased levels of human mobility in the region, both within and across national borders. Mobility of high-level professional and managerial personnel, labour migration, both documented and undocumented, and human trafficking all raise theoretical and methodological questions and major policy issues, as does the role of migration in urban change.

3) The Religion and Globalisation Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Bryan Turner) explores the changing patterns of religious practice, belief and identity in recent times, particularly in Southeast Asia, China and South Asia. The title implies a particular interest in transnational and diasporic interactions, the engagement with modern technologies and values, and new global or ‘glocal’ forms of identity.

4) The Cultural Studies Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Chua Beng Huat) consciously challenges disciplinary boundaries to address new topics, issues and concerns thrown up by the rapid globalization of contemporary cultures. ARI is interested in new understandings of the everyday life cultural practices of contemporary Asia, as in adaptations of older patterns in literature, and the performing and graphic arts, in rapidly changing contemporary conditions.

5) The Southeast Asia-China Interactions Cluster (Research Leader: Professor Anthony Reid) will welcome students in two project areas: The Cold War in Asia, relating particularly to relations between the two Chinas (CCP and KMT) and the parties, movements and governments of Southeast Asia; and issues of heritage recovery and archaeology in Aceh and Sumatra more generally.

6) The Asian Cities Cluster (Research Leaders: Prof Heng Chye Kiang & Prof Chua Beng Huat) is housed in School of Design and Environment (SDE), Department of Architecture (NUS). This cluster focuses especially on cutting-edges areas of rapid change and the identity of Asia cities, notably including: the impact of rapid urbanization, adapting and conserving heritage to a changing urban environment, and urban environmental planning. It will build collaborative and interdisciplinary connections among the colleagues from the Humanities and Social Science faculties in NUS.

ARI is a university-level institute formed in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the NUS. The mission of the Institute is to produce and promote world-class research on Asia. ARI engages the social sciences and humanities broadly defined, and encourages especially multidisciplinary studies. Now home to six research clusters with a strong team of resident and visiting scholars, ARI works closely with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Design and Environment in NUS.

For enquiries, please contact:

Ms Kristy Won
Asia Research Institute
Tel: (65) 6516 3810
Fax: (65) 6779 1428


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PhD Scholarships in Management - Greece and UK

What is the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community?

The Anglo-Hellenic doctoral community presents a unique opportunity to
bring together a range of expertise from Scotland and Greece in order to
support the development of talented doctoral students who wish to engage
in empirical research in Greece. Such a community offers opportunities,
that otherwise may not be available, to study at a leading UK
University. Students will spend up to 60% of their academic year in
Athens, gaining experience in a range of research activities. The Athens
Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) ( seeks to
support this endeavour with academic expertise and supervision offered
by its director Dr Gregory T. Papanikos, and also financially by
providing a scholarship fund to help support exceptional doctoral
candidates. Strathclyde University Business School (SBS)
( will provide academic supervision, high
quality facilities, post-graduate research training, and academic
standards and validation, and Professor Sharon Bolton will offer
supervisory expertise and academic management of the community.

The creation of an Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community has six central
objectives and related outcomes:

• To offer opportunities to exceptional students who wish to study at a
leading UK university whilst engaging in empirical research in Greece.

• To create a community of early-career scholars that is supported by
two research-based institutions – ATINER in Greece and SBS in UK – thus
providing a strong network of mechanisms that provide support for
quality research and successful completion of doctoral theses

• To produce innovative research that will be of importance to the
academic, policy and business communities in Greece, UK, Europe and beyond.
• To establish lifelong networks of collaboration between the UK and Greece
• To create flows of knowledge exchange
• To build the next generation of leading academics, policy makers and
business leaders with a pan-European outlook

Studying for a PhD at Strathclyde University Business School

PhD students will be expected to pursue structured, supervised research
into one of the many business-related fields in which Strathclyde
Management School has expertise. Particularly, members of the
Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community will focus on producing innovative
research that will be of importance to the academic, policy and business
communities in Greece, UK, Europe and beyond.

The minimum research period for a full-time PhD is 3 years. At the end
of this period, candidates will be expected to write an extended thesis,
demonstrating evidence of their capacity to pursue scholarly research
that is reflective and offers critical insight into an under-researched
area. The results of their research should make an original contribution
to knowledge and be of a standard appropriate for dissemination and
publication to a wide audience.

Where will the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community reside?

The Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community will be based in the Department of
Management, Strathclyde University Business School (SBS). Students will
register at SBS, be involved with induction activities and attend
Research Training. They will attend the Department of Management’s
annual ‘doctoral day’ in October and be expected to present their
research as part of the departmental seminar series in year two and
three of their studies. As networking and knowledge exchange activities
will be at the heart of the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community’s
activities, students will also be expected to submit papers to
international academic conferences in years two and three, and also to
present and attend the ATINER conferences that take place every summer
in Athens as a means of regularly networking with academics from all
over the world. Special seminars and workshops will also be held at
ATINER covering methodological issues, and the European business and
economic environment. Depending on supervisory arrangements, members of
the cohort may spend up to 60% of their academic year in Athens,
studying under the supervision of Dr Gregory T. Papanikos. For those
students who receive scholarships, summers in Athens will be spent
conducting research assistance work for ATINER (supporting projects and
the conference season).

Fees and Administration

Candidates offered a place to study as part of the Anglo-Hellenic
Doctoral Community will be registered at Strathclyde University as
full-time Doctoral candidates from October 2009. Current Fees: 3,450 GB
Pounds per year which includes registration, attendance at research
training classes, supervision, full use of Strathclyde University’s
postgraduate student facilities and support services, and administration
of the cohort by Professor Sharon Bolton, Department of Management.

It is expected members of the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community will
submit their completed theses following three years of study. The theses
will be examined according to Strathclyde procedures and standards. Each
member of the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community will be assessed
annually by an independent panel of experts drawn from Strathclyde
University, appointed by the department of Management, SBS, as per the
Strathclyde system. Students who do not make satisfactory progress will
be advised either to aim to complete the degree of MPhil or to cease
study entirely. The decision of the panel will be final.

Members of the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community will receive academic
supervision from either Dr Gregory T. Papanikos or Professor Sharon
Bolton, with co-supervisors based at Strathclyde appointed according to
student proposals and supervisory availability. Professor Sharon Bolton
will also act as overall leader of the cohort and the main point of
contact for all matters relating to student admission, registration,
progress and monitoring of periods spent in Athens.

ATINER intends to offer a total scholarship fund of 90,000 euros over a
period of three years. Scholarships will be awarded to exceptional
applicants to support their period of study. Scholarships may take the
form of support scholarships or fees only. Candidates will be awarded
scholarships for a period of three years – however, annual renewal of
funding will depend entirely on academic progress and contribution to
the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral Community.

Entry Requirements

Before applying to become a member of the Anglo-Hellenic Doctoral
Community, candidates need to be sure that they have a keen personal
interest in the topic they will be researching - and an interest in the
process of research. They will need a strong academic background and the
motivation to pursue independent research for a period of 3 years.

For registration as a PhD student, candidates will need:

• A first degree equivalent to a UK 2:1 and above, i.e. GPA 3.2 or
better/ a GMAT score of 600 or above.

• A Master’s degree with a significant research component in the Social
Sciences (and associated disciplines) or applied economics, with grades
at Merit and Distinctions levels.

• Evidence is also required that a candidate’s English proficiency is
adequate for high level academic study. Leading UK universities ask for
an IELTS balanced test score of at least 7.0. If candidates are unable
to take the IELTS then an IB TOEFL score of at least 100 may be
accepted. A Cambridge Proficiency Certificate in English (grade C) may
also be accepted. Oral language skills will also be assessed at interview

• Two References – one must be from someone who can vouch for academic


In the first instance, enquires should be directed to Dr. Sharon Bolton,
Head, Management Research Unit, ATINER & Professor, Department of
Management, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, U.K. or Gregory T.
Papanikos, Director, ATINER & Visiting Professor, Department of
Management, University of Strathclyde, U.K. via email only

Informal interviews will take place in Athens. Following interview, a
selection of potential candidates will be invited to make a full
application with a detailed research proposal attached. ONLY those who
are invited to make a full application will be considered.

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Open PhD positions at University of Pisa, Italy

Call for Admission of Candidates Educated Abroad to the Ph.D. Schools of the University of Pisa - Year 2010

Art. 1 Announcement
The University of Pisa announces a competition, based on academic qualifications, for the admission of candidates educated abroad to the Ph.D. Schools starting in 2010. The list of the Ph.D. Schools (and their Ph.D. programs) is attached to this document (Attachment A). The overall number of candidates without the study grant which can be admitted to each Ph.D. program is one.

In addition the available University grants are indicated in the table of the article 4 (only for some Schools or Ph.D. Programs).
An application for this competition does not prevent candidates from applying the other competition based on both academic qualifications and examinations planned to be announced at the beginning of September 2009 at http://www.unipi. it/studenti/ offerta/dottorat /accesso, with deadline for application at the end of September 2009.

If some public or private financing becomes available, within the expiry date of the call, additional study grants may be offered. The courses of each Ph.D. program will start on January 1st, 2010.

Art. 2 Requirements
Applications are invited from candidates who: are not resident in Italy; have obtained abroad a secondary school qualification, from a school that is not subject to Italian regulations, examinations and curricula, giving access to University education at first degree level, and an academic qualification equivalent to the Italian “laurea specialistica/ magistrale” . Both qualifications must be awarded by non-Italian institutions. The equivalence of each qualification to one of the above-mentioned Italian degrees will be established (for the sole purpose of this competition) by the Academic Board of the School. The University may exclude candidates lacking admission requirements at any time.

Art. 3 Application and deadline
The registration to this competition should be completed within September 4th, 2009, 1.00 (CET - Central European Time) pm, only by web, filling in the form on following the instructions indicated. After this date it is not possible to apply to this competition. You should send only by web using the same on line modality within September 4th, 2009, 1.00 pm, the following documents (only in pdf format):

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20 PhD Scholarships at University of Wales, UK University of Wales

Global Academy


Outstanding Opportunities for Outstanding Graduates

20 PhD Scholarships - £20,000 annual stipend

The University of Wales is inviting expressions of interest from outstanding graduates for its first cohort of Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships (POWIS).

POWIS is a new £11 million initiative that is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund provided through the Welsh Assembly Government. In 2009, POWIS will fund a minimum of 20 scholarships to undertake PhD research on a full-time basis over a three year period.

The successful candidates will undertake research projects developed by high growth, innovative companies in Wales and supervised by academics from partner universities. This is therefore an opportunity for students with an excellent academic background to gain experience of developing R&D within high growth technology-based firms, whilst improving their entrepreneurship and innovation skills.

Expressions of interest are sought from graduates with a background in one or more of following areas:

Advanced engineering and manufacturing
Digital economy
Health and bio-sciences
Innovation management
Information systems and business management
Sustainable technologies

The Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarship programme is open to all students, whether from the UK, EU or worldwide. Scholarships cover all tuition fees and an annual stipend of £20,000 plus a one off research grant of £5,000. Innovation scholars will also follow a programme of personal, cultural, and professional development including residential courses and summer schools.

To be considered for a scholarship, you must have a strong academic background and evidence of outstanding achievement at first degree, with a masters degree and relevant industry experience preferable. Ability to communicate effectively in English is essential.

The University of Wales wishes to significantly increase the number of women studying PhDs in Wales and strongly encourages applications from suitably qualified women for these scholarships.

To express your interest in learning more about the opportunities available in your field, email for an application form.

Deadline for expressions of interest is Monday 14th September 2009 12:00 GMT


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Open PhD Positions, Univ. of Naples-Parthenope, Italy

The University of Naples “Parthenope” announces the XXV session for the following PhD courses:


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Scholarships at King Mongkut’s University, Thailand

*2009/2010 semester II, Round I, M.Phil, Msc, M.Eng, PhD scholarships in
Energy Technology & Management and Environmental Technology & Management at
the Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE), Bangkok,

suitably candidates are invited to applly for this sacholarship. Applicants
for PhD and MPhil should contact potential advisor (see list of JGSEE
faculties and affiliate in our website) to develop research topics and draft
proposal. A wide range of R & D topics are being pursued by the core and
affiliated academic staff of JGSEE. However, focused research groups have
been formed so that they may deliver R & D results with greater impact to
the economic and society.

A brief description of the focused R & D areas is given below. (See more
details on JGSEE’s website) 1. Fuel Combustion and Emission Control 2. Micro
Hydropower 3. Biodiesel Production 4. Hydrogen and Fuel Cell 5. Energy
Management in Building 6. Atmospheric Science and Modeling 7. Climate Change
and Carbon Cycle 8. Biotechnology for Energy and Environment 9.
Environmental Management 10. Energy and Environmental policy PhD and MPhil
applicants who are interested in any focused research groups listed above
should write 2-3 pages description of the tentative thesis topic. Applicants
should contact the affiliated staff before undertaking this exercise. Please
note that the affiliated staff you choose may be attached to any one of the
5 universities in the consortium. So when you choose the thesis topic and
supervisor, please observe the name of the university he is attached too. It
will be the place you are going to undertake your thesis study.

Deadline for oversees applicants: *September 30th, 2009*
For online application please visit this link:

For home page please visit this link:

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply online application at and submit a completed
application form and the research topic in English by post to;

Academic Services Section
The Joint Graduate School Energy and Environment
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
126 Pracha Uthit Rd., Bangmod, Tungkru, Bangkok 10140 , Thailand .

All the documents you have to send as follow.
- Transcripts
- 3 letters of recommendation
- 2 recent photographs of 1-inch size; one must be affixed with this
application form.
- A one-page description of the tentative thesis topic
- Results of English performance test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS etc.)

International Scholarships and Research Contact address :
Academic Services Section The Joint Graduate School of Energy and
Environment Third floor of SEEM building King Mongkut’s University of
Technology Thonburi 126 Pracha-utit Road, Bangmod, Bangkok, 10140 Thailand
Email: academic[ at ], chooma_t[ at ]

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PhD Studentships in Health and Social Care School of Health and Social Care

Avery Hill Campus

Applications are invited for 2 three-year, fulltime postgraduate research studentships in the School of Health and Social Care leading to a PhD. Candidates will have a background in social science and/or the health and social care professions (nursing, midwifery, public health, or social work). The topics are open and we would be happy to consider how to develop your ideas in the context of our strengths in social science applied to health and social care, particularly in relation to patients’ experiences and outcomes in acute care, models and methods for promoting behaviour change, child protection, learning disability and fragile families. Please contact the Director of Research, Professor Elizabeth West ( for further information and to discuss your research interests.

The bursary will be £14,500 per annum in 2009/10; tuition fees will be met in addition to this sum. Successful candidates will be expected to undertake taught courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods and key research skills if required. Students may be asked to undertake some teaching activities of up to three hours a week and are expected to contribute to the life and research culture of the School.

A Masters degree or a First or Upper Second Honours Degree is required.

A full application includes:

* An application letter
* CV (including details of education, qualifications, research and other relevant experience)
* Research proposal of up to 2,000 words
* The names of two academic referees; to speed up the process referees should be asked to send their references immediately, by post to the address below, or by email to

Please send your application electronically to and copy to by 5 pm on 28 August 2009. Interviews will be held in September and studentships will commence as soon as possible thereafter.

Professor Elizabeth West
Professor in Applied Social Science
Director of Research
School of Health and Social Care
Mary Seacole Building
University of Greenwich
Avery Hill Road
Eltham, London SE9 2UG

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NANO-COATINGS AND SURFACE FUNCTIONALISATION FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE VASCULAR BIOMATERIALS Position: PhD position (3 years) Starting date: immediate - 1st January 2010 Research field: Biomaterials - Thin coatings – Nanotechnology - Nanobiomaterials
Group: Laboratory for Biomaterials and Bioengineering (LBB), Québec City, CANADA Director: Prof. Diego Mantovani Project The LBB is offering a 3 years PhD position for the development of highly-adherent and strongly-
cohesive fluorocarbon nano-coatings for intravascular stents, and bio-mimicking coatings for cardio vascular implants. The proposed PhD project focuses on the surface treatments of metallic biomaterials with different plasma technologies (polymerization, functionnalisation, implantation,
etching), complementary nanotechnology tools (AFM for imaging, in situ corrosion and mechanical properties), surface characterization techniques (XPS, ToF-SIMS, NEXAFS, X-PEEM), and others.

The PhD student will be involved in an international multidisciplinary project and it is foreseen that
the student will be sent out for research stays to deepen the cooperation with our worldwide partners (France, Belgium, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Mexico, Italy, Germany) and be involved about new methods/ideas and implementation issues at the cutting edge of the science. A co-tutelle de thèse with
French partners might be envisaged depending the ability, personality, and motivation of the candidate. Research at LBB is highly project-oriented, and students with different but complementary backgrounds are often working together on a common project, each exploring a specific facet.
Skills A master degree in chemistry, physics, materials or engineering is highly recommended. Prior experience in vacuum, surface modification by plasma or plasma chemistry is considered as an added value, but not essential. Working languages are French and English, the candidate should rapidly
become fluent in at least one of the language mentioned above. Work environment LBB is a project-oriented, efficiency-concerne d, and truly cosmopolitan academic research Laboratory, with students and researchers with different but complementary backgrounds coming from
Canada, France, Italy, Belgium, Iran, Indonesia, Australia, Mexico, and others. For more information on our works and our national and international partnerships, please visit www.lbb.gmn. .
Laval University is the oldest university in Canada and second in North America, after Harvard, and remains one of the leading universities in Canada. The university campus is located within the city and provides everything needed for an enjoyable student life ( ). Québec City is a lively
town in the heart of the province of Québec, known for its excellent cuisine, cultural life and is embedded in a fantastic landscape ( http://www.quebecre e/ ). If you are interested in the position, please send your application (i.e. application letter, CV and
references) by email to Professor Diego Mantovani. Contacts: E-mail: Diego.Mantovani@ gmn.ulaval. ca Laval University, Laboratory of Bioengineering and Biomaterials
Pavillon Adrien-Pouliot, 1065, avenue de la Médecine Québec G1V 0A6, QC, Canada Phone: + 1-418-656-2131 ext. 6270; http://www.lbb. gmn.ulaval. ca — Hendra

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

PhD positions at University of Bologna, Italy


Official documents are in Italian language.
This translation cannot be used for legal purposes.

PLEASE REFER TO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT PUBLISHED IN: - Ricerca - Dottorati di Ricerca: Bando di Concorso 25 ciclo a.a. 2009/2010

Every change and/or integration at the announcement are available at the above mentioned website: see the file “Modifiche e aggiornamenti al bando 25 ciclo” in the section Allegati.


Students of any country and age with one of the following degrees:
• academic title conferred by foreign institutions, recognised as equivalent to an Italian title by the relevant academic authorities, also considering inter-university specific agreements of cooperation and mobility;
• an Italian laurea specialistica (3+2 years) or laurea magistrale (5 years)
• an Italian university degree - pre-reform regime (4 years).
Note: to be admitted to the competition applicants must obtain the 2nd level degree no later than October 31, 2009.

Applicants with a foreign university degree (not validated by an Italian authority yet):
In order to obtain the certification of equivalence by this University Teachers’ Board and for the sole purposes of the admission, applicants with a foreign university degree must attach to the application form:

- a certified copy of the University degree with the complete list of exams, the translation into Italian and the relevant authentication.
- a “Statement of validity” (Dichiarazione di valore) of the above mentioned document by the Italian Embassy or the Italian Consulate set in the country of the University which have released this document. This statement of validity must certify that the title is suitable for admission to an academic course at the same level of the PhD in the country where it has been released.
- applicants may also include all documentation, duly certified and translated into Italian, which may be judged appropriate for the purposes of the evaluation by part of the Teachers’ Board (courses, programs, exams, etc).

Note: admission is sub condicione for those candidates with foreign university degree who cannot deliver the required documents before the admission competition.
Documents must be delivered before the enrolment to the course.

Applications must be received by Ufficio Dottorato no later than September 18, 2009.
Info about admission exams, test dates and other details are available in the section of the announcement regarding the single doctorate courses.
Every communication (exam dates, ranking of qualified candidates, deadline of enrolment, further notice) will be given only by the official website: - Ricerca - Dottorati di Ricerca.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) Australia Indonesia Partnership

Each year, the Australian Government sponsors people from a number of developing countries to study in Australia through Australian Development Scholarships (ADS). The Australian Development Scholarship program in Indonesia aims to promote private and public sector human resource development in areas of agreed development priority.

This is achieved by providing post-graduate scholarships for Indonesians to study in Australia and by working in close cooperation with the Indonesian Government to deliver a program which is flexible to Indonesia’s human resource development needs.

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.


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


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).

4 September 2009

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4 junior researchers / PhD’s — Science System Assessment

/The Rathenau Instituut focuses on the influence of science and
technology on our daily lives and maps its dynamics; through independent
research and debate. /

For our research theme on the dynamics of large scale multi-actor
research programmes, the Science System Assessment department is looking

*/4 junior researchers / PhD’s/*

*Description of the position:*

Over the last two decades, we see new ways of funding and programming of
research and knowledge production. Large scale research programmes are
set up, characterized by collaboration between academia, industry and
societal actors. These programmes aim to develop knowledge which
contributes to economic development or societal problem solving. In
close cooperation with a team of senior and junior researchers, you will
conduct research into the dynamics and effects of such large-scale
multi-actor research programmes. There will be a focus on programs in
the field of both climate adaptation and water research. The research is
carried out in cooperation with KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Delft
University of Technology and the Free University of Amsterdam. We expect
you to prepare a PhD thesis, based on this research.


You have a master’s degree in a relevant field, strong skills in
qualitative or quantitative research methods and an interest in science
and technology policy. Knowledge on climate change, climate adaptation
and water related research is considered an advantage.**

* *

*Appointment: *The positions involve temporary appointments: initially
for 1 year, with the intention of extending the appointment with another
3 years.* *The maximum gross monthly salary coming with a full-time
appointment will amount to € 3,755, scale 10, Collective Agreement for
Dutch Universities, excluding 8% holiday pay and a 8,3 % year-end bonus.

*Info**rmation:* For more information about these positions and about
the Rathenau Instituut, see

or contact the project leader Femke Merkx, at +31 70 3421542 or
by e-mail at

*Application: *If you wish to apply, please send your CV, the names of
two references, and a cover letter by mail or e-mail to: Head Science
System Assessment Unit, Attn: Personnel Department, P.O. Box 95366, 2509
CJ The Hague, The Netherlands. E-mail address:

We consider new applicants on a rolling base until all positions are
filled. Selection will start at the 31^st of August. A first round of
interviews will take place on September 17^th .

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