25 April 2011

Scholarship in Germany: JSMC

JSMC offers a PhD program based on M.Sc. degrees and seeks to attract highly motivated PhD students from various scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, medical sciences, earth sciences, and bioinformatics.
JSMC provides a structured, interdisciplinary, research-oriented PhD program. This is based on extension of existing cooperative research, involves non-university research institutions and includes the direct involvement of companies, with exchanges of results in collaborative PhD projects. The education of young scientists within JSMC is based on top-level fundamental research in microbial communication.
Central elements of doctoral training at JSMC are:

  • Cross-disciplinary PhD research projects that are situated in the tension zone between basic research and industrial application
  • Promotion of research stays abroad, participation in international conferences and in collaborative projects to give PhD students early international experience and help them network internationally
  • Comprehensive training in ‘transferable skills’, e. g. scientific publication and presentation, acquiring research funds, etc.
  • Close supervision by a team of mentors to ensure that the students achieve the goals of their PhD projects efficiently within three years.
  • Applicants must have – or be about to – obtain a Master’s degree or equivalent (e.g., the German ‘Diplom’) in Natural Sciences or a related field. Students holding a Bachelor’s degree from a research-oriented institution can also be admitted to the program if they have shown outstanding performance (e.g. making a major contribution to a refereed publication).
In general, those welcome to apply will be students with a degree in biology, chemistry, physics, medical sciences, bioinformatics, and earth sciences.
Please check whether your research experience matches the open projects on offer during the current Recruitment Call. Applicants should show a strong interest in the JSMC research program centered on the overarching topic “Microbial Communication”. They should also be willing to engage enthusiastically in cross-disciplinary projects .  Both German as well as international students are welcome to apply. However, candidates should demonstrate adequate competence in the English language as English is the language of instruction at JSMC.
Recruitment Procedure
Application is only possible online via this website. The JSMC Recruitment is a four-stage process:
Stage 1: Statement of Interest
  • Please acquaint yourself with the PhD projects offered within the current JSMC Recruitment Call. Download, complete, and submit the “Statement of Interest” form. Please note that applications can only be considered if a completed “Statement of Interest” is received before the deadline .
  • Please be prepared to submit your full application within one week following the deadline for submission of the “Statement of Interest”. You may be asked to apply at short notice. However, please DO NOT submit any documents other than the completed “Statement of Interest” form unless you are explicitly invited to do so.
Stage 2: Full Application
Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application (including CV, college or university credentials, list of theses and publications, passport photo, and letters of reference).
Stage 3: Telephone Interviews
Candidates with adequate qualifications may be asked to participate in a telephone interview for further evaluation.
Stage 4: JSMC Recruitment Meeting
Candidates who are selected through the first three stages will be invited to attend a JSMC Recruitment Meeting in Jena, Germany. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by JSMC. Successful candidates will be able to start with their JSMC PhD Fellowship shortly after the Recruitment Meeting (later starting dates can also be arrange
The JSMC Recruitment Meetings are meant as an opportunity for both sides – candidates and JSMC members – to get to know each other. They therefore include various events:
  • Candidate lectures (the candidates present their research experience in 10+5 min talks)
  • One-to-one interviews with project supervisors
  • Visits to Institutes (to get to know the facilities and future colleagues)Get-together with the current PhD Fellows of JSMC
  • Joint dinner with project supervisors (to discuss future plans in a relaxed atmosphere)Guided tour through the town of Jena
Info taken from: http://www.jsmc.uni-jena.de/phd-program/fellowship-application/


Scholarship in UK: Scholarship in University of Westminster

Full-time Masters degree in the field of European Studies for applicants from Moldova in UK-2011Study Subject:European Studies
Employer: University of Westminster
Scholarship Description:Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.
Eligibility: You must be from Moldova, and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree in European Studies at the University. Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.This scholarship is open to Moldovan students who have an interest in the increasingly close relationship between Moldova and the EU.


18 April 2011

Scholarship in USA: University of West Florida

Department of Environmental Studies Graduate Program at University of West Florida , USA

Materials to be submitted to the UWF Graduate School

  1. You must complete and submit the UWF Graduate Application and $30 processing fee.
    • Applications for admission will not be processed more than one year in advance of the date for which entrance is sought.
    • Please contact the Graduate School (850) 473-7716 or toll free (866) 931-4872 or email gradadmissions@uwf.edu if you have any questions about the application process.
    • You will need to have a U.S. Social Security Number. Contact your nearest U.S. Social Security Office to apply for a number if necessary, before submitting this form. The social security number is not a permanent student identifier and will not be required for student identification purposes. Student will receive a permanent UWF ID number which serves as his/her permanent student identifier. UWF uses social security numbers to assist in matching test scores and transcripts of applicants. State and federal reporting require social security numbers. UWF will not disclose the social security number of any student to anyone except as required by law, permitted by the student or approved by the President or designee.
  2. Official Transcripts must be submitted
    • It is the responsibility of the applicant to request one official transcript be sent to the Graduate School from every college and university attended. Transcripts of work completed at UWF will be obtained by Graduate Admissions. Request that your current name and Social Security Number be added to the transcript if necessary. All transcripts become the sole property of the university.
    • Please mail transcripts to the following address:
    The University of West Florida
    Graduate School, Attention: Graduate Admissions
    11000 University Pkwy., Bldg 11
    Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
  3. Official Test Scores
    • The GRE, MAT, or GMAT scores are considered official only when they are sent directly to the Graduate School, Attention: Graduate Admissions, from the Educational Testing Service in Princeton, New Jersey. Student copies are not considered official.
    • Verbal and quantitative GRE/GMAT scores or scaled MAT scores are required for all graduate applications regardless of academic qualifications.
    • Send test scores to the address listed below:
      The University of West Florida
      Graduate School, Attention: Graduate Admissions
      11000 University Pkwy., Bldg 11
      Pensacola, FL 32514-5750

Materials to be submitted to the Environmental Studies Department

  1. A formal letter of interest, background, and professional goals, including a preference for the thesis or non-thesis track. Applicants for the thesis track are encouraged to contact departmental faculty in their field of interest before applying to secure availability of a thesis advisor.
  2. Three letters of recommendation by individuals in professionally relevant fields.
  3. A current curriculum vitae.
Upon the submission of a completed application, it will be reviewed by the departmental graduate program committee. If all requirements are met a decision is usually made within four weeks.


16 April 2011

Scholrship in Scotland: SICSA PhD Studentship 2011

The Scottish Graduate Academy offers prize studentships to excellent candidates from across the world. There is no residence qualification and candidates from any country may apply.
We are now accepting applications for the Prize Studentship. The deadline for this round is 2nd May 2011.
To make an application for a SICSA Prize Studentship, you must:
- Apply online via the SICSA Scholarships 2011 Applications System before the stated deadline, and;
- Apply directly to your first-choice institution as soon as possible.
Once you have applied
Selection of candidates is by a competitive process where we look at the student’s academic achievements, referees reports, research proposal, publications and experience. The research proposal is particularly important as this helps us judge how well a candidate has thought about their research, how well the research fits with the SICSA scholarships 2011 themes and the potential cross-site supervisory arrangements.
Your studentship application will be considered by the universities that you have listed in your application. They will decide, on the basis of the information in your application, if they wish to nominate you for a SICSA studentship. If they do so, your application will be considered by the Graduate Academy Board.
Your first choice university may decide not to nominate your application for a studentship. In this case, your details will be passed to any other universities that you have included in your application and they may decide to support your application. Applications from students who are not nominated by one of the SICSA partners will not be considered for a prize studentship
Information about SICSA Theme Areas

We are willing to consider applicants in any area of computer science and informatics but may give preference to students who are working in SICSA theme areas:
- Next-generation Internet
- Multi-modal interaction
- Modelling and abstraction
- Complex systems engineering
Some universities would like to recruit students for specific projects and information about these projects is available here. However, your application does not have to be related to any of these projects and you may make a research proposal in any area of work.

Application Deadline : 2 May 2011
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Scholarship in Australia: Excellence in Nursing Scholarships at Griffith University

PhD Nursing Scholarships for applicants from  Australia and New Zealand at Griffith University in Australia-2011
Study Subject:Nursing
Employer: Griffith University
Scholarship Description:The National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing Interventions for Hospitalised Patients was established 1 November, 2010. There are two main foci of the NCREN.Compromised Skin Integrity, including pressure ulcers, intravascular devices and surgical wounds; and Symptom Management including pain, anxiety and delirium.The main functions of the NCREN are to undertake systematic reviews, randomized controlled trials and knowledge transfer research in addition to providing research training. One PhD scholarship will be awarded in one of the foci areas, with recipients undertaking systematic reviews and pilot randomised controlled trials as part of their degree.
The scholarship is worth $AU 32,000 per annum for three years, and will be paid as a fortnightly stipend.New applicants who are not currently enrolled in a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program should complete the appliaction steps for admission to a higher degree by research.
Scholarship Application Deadline:29 May, 2011


Scholarship in UK: International PhD Scholarship at School of Social Work, UK Read more: International PhD Scholarship at School of Social Work, UK : Scholarships for College Students, PhD Scholarships, International Scholarships 2011

The University of Central Lancashire Funding International PhD Scholarship in Impact of  Children’s Commissioners and Ombudsmen 2011, UK
Study Subject: Economic Impacts of EU’s Preferential Trade Agreements on Developing Countries
Employer: The University of Central Lancashire
Level: PhD
Scholarship Description: Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Social Work. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years. The project is part of an international collaborative study of Children’s Commissioners and Ombudsmen, or ‘independent children’s rights institutions’, directed by Professor Thomas with colleagues in Switzerland and the United States (the Research Group on Ombudspersons for Children – RGOC). The international study is focused on how models of independent children’s rights institutions map onto different national contexts, on criteria for independence, and on ways of measuring impact. This particular project will be looking at the latter question.
The aim is to develop methods and instruments for assessing the impact of independent children’s rights institutions on children’s lives, on policies for children and young people, on societal attitudes to children and on children’s participation in society. The research student will be invited to complete a thorough review of the relevant literature, and then to conduct an empirical enquiry, targeted on one or more independent children’s rights institutions, which will be designed to explore and test the reliability and validity of different approaches to measuring impact.
Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011


Scholarship in UK: Capacity Building Scholarships at University of Westminster, 2011 in UK Read more: Capacity Building Scholarships at University of Westminster, 2011 in UK : Scholarships for College Students, PhD Scholarships, International Scholarships 2011

Full-time Masters Scholarships at University of Westminster in UK- 2011
Study Subject:Any
Employer: University of Westminster
Scholarship Description:You must be a faculty member of one of our partner institutions and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.The University offers Capacity Building Scholarships to upgrade your skills if you are a faculty member of one of our partner colleges at home or overseas. The value of the scholarship varies depending on need. Please contact the Scholarships Office for full details if you fall into this category.
Scholarship Application Deadline:31 May 2011