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ph.d. scholarship (4 years) -- Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

22.12.08 |

ph.d. scholarship (4 years)

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

The impact of voluntary principals and agents on npo governance and
performance: a theoretical study

This study's aim is to develop micro-economic models of organisational
behaviour explicitly taking the presence of volunteers into
consideration. Therefore, the researcher will be selected on the basis
of the assessment of her/his thorough knowledge of (and preferably
experience in) theoretical micro-economics.

The models to be developed fit into the aforementioned principal-agent
framework (see Bénabou and Tirole (2003) as an example of the approach
to be taken), and will depart from the confrontation of organisational
and individual utility functions. Important arguments in the individual
utility functions will be the effort of the volunteer, her attachment to
the organisational goals and her attachment to the clients’ goals (for
the introduction of this distinction, see our previous work in Caers et
al. (2006b)), her inclination to shirk, and the possibility of
alternative activities. The impact on organisational performance will be
analytically assessed. Given the expected amount of analytical
difficulties to be met due to the complexity of the utility functions
involved (see also Caers et al., 2005, 2006a), the modelling effort is
planned to gradually evolve from simpler cases to more realistic ones,
as is traditional for this kind of work. In the next paragraphs we
describe a preliminary structure of this work.

The first year, after having reviewed the literature, the ‘simpler’
models will be constructed. We will model organisations with only
operational volunteers (the other categories of persons involved being
professionals), then with only managerial volunteers, and then with only
voluntary board members. These first models will concentrate on the
agency costs without bonding and monitoring, which will be introduced
later on. Volunteers will be modelled as utility maximisers, therefore
not necessarily exclusively pursuing organisational goals. Agency costs
then are the differences between the performance levels obtained, and
the ‘first best’ levels. Clearly, performance based reward schemes,
which play an important role in the governance literature on profit
organisations, are not relevant here.

In the second year, we will first introduce bonding and monitoring in
the models developed in the first year, monitoring reflecting essential
aspects of organisational governance. Furthermore, we will also consider
volunteers still to be present at only one level in the organisation,
but now together with paid staff members. Also, models with only
volunteers at two of the three levels described above will be conceived.

In year three the most comprehensive models will be derived: volunteers
at all levels, together with professionals at all levels, leading to a
set of empirically testable hypotheses, to be verified in the fourth
year, at least within one large organisation grouping both paid staff
members and volunteers at all levels.

For further information: Marc Jegers, VUB, Pleinlaan 2, B-1050 Brussel,
Belgium 00 32 2 629 21 13 marc.jegers @ website:

BIOINFORMATICS POSTDOC The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam




Pathway-based tumour characterisation by alignment against
panels along multiple molecular dimensions.


Astra Zeneca Oncology has constructed large cell panels to serve as in
vitro models for drug response. These cell panels have been extensively
characterized by mutation analysis, mRNA expression, aCGH, response to a wide
variety of drugs, micro-RNA expression and phosphoprotein characterization. In
parallel, the same measurements are being performed on a collection of
colorectal samples. In this project two aims are pursued. First, a comparative
analysis will be performed between the cell line data and the tumor data to
determine the multi-dimensional molecular states spanned by the cell lines and
whether these states faithfully recapitulate the space spanned by a
representative and clinically relevant selection of tumor samples. Guided by
this mapping and by following a pathway-based approach, integrative modeling
will be applied on the cell line panel data to construct models predictive of

Job description:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the bioinformatics
analysis of the cell line and tissue data. More specifically, these tasks
include 1) constructing a comprehensive gene list of the PI3K and ERK network;
2) Molecular characterisation of the colorectal cell panel and tumour samples
through integrative analysis of the various data sources within the space
spanned by the identified network genes and 3) Pathway-based alignment of cell
panel to tumours to determine the extent to which the cell panel recapitulates
the heterogeneity in the tissue set.


The position is embedded within the Bioinformatics and statistics group
lead by Dr Lodewyk Wessels ( at the
Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam and the Oncology Informatics group,
Discovery Medicine, Astra Zeneca, Alderley Park, UK lead by Dr Tim French. We
plan to have regular meetings, and the postdoc will also spend time at both


Candidates should fulfill the following criteria.
- MSc or PhD in
one of the following areas: bioinformatics, engineering, computer science,
statistics, physics, biotechnology, or biology.
- Knowledge of
fundamental aspects of cancer biology, especially signalling
- Knowledge of fundamental aspects of computer science
(algorithms and data structures, programming languages).
- Knowledge or
experience of informatics.
- Knowledge of statistics, artificial
intelligence or bioinformatics is highly desirable.

Conditions of Employment:

The successful candidate will be employed by the Netherlands Cancer
Institute. The employment conditions follow general employment rules as laid
down in the 'CAO' for hospitals. The salary will be determined depending on
education and experience.

Contact and Applications:

Dr. Lodewyk Wessels, tel. +31 20 512 7987 or e-mail: or Dr Tim French Discovery Medicine, Cancer
Bioscience, tel. +44 1625-519922 or e-mail: Applicants should send a CV, list of
publications and the names and addresses of at least two persons that can be
approached to obtain further information.


Closing date:

30 January 2009

L.F.A.Wessels, Ph.D
Bioinformatics and Statistics
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 5127987
Fax: +31 (0)20 6691383
Mobile: +31
L.F.A.Wessels, Ph.D
Bioinformatics and Statistics
Netherlands Cancer Institute
Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam
Tel: +31 (0)20 5127987
Fax: +31 (0)20 6691383
Mobile: +31

M.S./Ph.D. Studies in Information Systems at UC Irvine


M.S./Ph.D. Studies in Information Systems at UC Irvine

The faculty of the Information Systems Group (ISG) at UC Irvine is looking
for a handful of excellent prospective students who are seeking an exciting,
active place to study and do research on databases and information systems
starting in the Fall of 2009. Several large projects are underway and
several new ones are just beginning and will provide excellent opportunities
for incoming students to "get in on the ground floor" of interesting new
research initiatives.

ISG is a part of the CS Department within the Bren School of Information
and Computer Sciences at UC Irvine, an environment that offers a number of
unique advantages and opportunities. Being one of just a handful of such
schools across the country, ICS offers a broad, stimulating intellectual
environment for graduate studies. ICS is comprised of three departments -
Computer Science, Informatics, and Statistics - covering all traditional
computer science areas as well as related areas such as software
human-computer interaction and usability, collaboration technologies, and
statistical machine learning and data mining and analysis.

UC Irvine itself, in the words of our current chancellor, "combines the
strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable
Southern California location." Thus, in addition to a stimulating research
and educational environment, graduate study in ISG at UC Irvine offers
attractive off-hours opportunities. Our location in Orange County
( offers easy access to a wide variety
of outdoor and indoor entertainment and sporting activities.

More information about graduate study in CS at UC Irvine can be found on the
UCI CS graduate studies page (
The application period is open now and applications will be accepted through
January 15, 2009. More specifics about ISG, its faculty, and its projects
be found on our new ISG web site ( Check us out!
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PhD Fellowships at the Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology


The Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics, and Electrical
Engineering (IME) at the Norwegian University of Science and
Technology (NTNU) invites applicants for 8 PhD research fellowships.

The 8 research fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis, to help
recruit talented candidates for the PhD study programs administered by

The Faculty is keen to attract the best candidates available and puts
few restrictions on training background and fields of
research. Applicants must however contact a relevant research group at
IME and name a prospective thesis advisor prior to submitting their

Further information about the announcement and instructions for

Possible thesis advisors within the database area:

Applications should be submitted to the Norwegian University of
Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics
and Electrical Engineering, N-7491 Trondheim, Norway, or by e-mail to Applications should be marked IME-056-2008.

Closing date: February 16th 2009.

PhD scholarships

20.12.08 |

PhD scholarships

Giessen University's International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), funded by the German federal government's Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With its excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of PhD students and the intensive personal support it provides, the Graduate Centre offers postgraduate students optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and a custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.
From 01st October 2009, the GCSC offers

up to 9 PhD scholarships.

PhD scholarships include a monthly stipend of approximately €1000 and are offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of a year. Scholarships commence on October 1st, 2009.

Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study programme and the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active involvement in at least one GCSC graduate research group. Scholarship holders must register as PhD students at Justus Liebig University. There are no tuition fees for doctoral students at JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately €200 per semester. Scholarship holders are expected to take up residency in or near Giessen.

The GCSC encourages applications from graduate students who have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A.-degree (or equivalent) in one of the GCSC's academic subjects* or in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences. Fluency in either English or German is required.

The main selection criteria are the candidates' academic qualification, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the GCSC's research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 30-minute interview; telephone interviews can be arranged for candidates from overseas.

The closing date for applications is 1st March, 2009. All applications (including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC website) have to be submitted online. Please find further information on the two-stage application procedure on our website at

If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact us at On 2nd February 2009, the GCSC will host an Information Day at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Gießen. The Information Day gives potential applicants the opportunity to meet the staff and students involved in the doctoral programme. You will also have the chance to obtain more information on the research areas and academic objectives of the GCSC, the wide range of interdisciplinary courses, colloquia, and conferences, the research support on offer, our international networks and partner institutions, as well as on publishing and funding opportunities available to GCSC-members.

*) see or

PhD Opportunities


PhD Opportunities
Cluster of Excellence for "Religion and Politics"
Up to ten PhD opportunities available in the
Cluster of Excellence for "Religion and Politics"
at the University of Münster, Germany
An exciting opportunity exists for potential PhD students
to fill up to ten positions by April 1, 2009 in the
interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence for "Religion
and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures" at the
Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster,
Germany. The Cluster involves a large number of academics
from the areas of History, Catholic and Protestant
Theology, Jurisprudence, as well having capacity in the
areas of Islamic Studies, Philosophy, Philology, Political
Science, and the Sociology of Religion. Projects in the
Cluster are grouped around four themes: Normativity,
Staging, Integrative Procedures, and Violence. Further
information about specific projects can be found at:
There are currently up to ten positions available in the
Graduate School within the Cluster. Each of these positions
is attached to a stipend based on half a E13 TV-L position
(approximately € 900 per month). Initially the
positions are available for two years, with an extension of
a further year possible. Besides from working on their own
projects, PhD students are expected to participate in the
planning and organization of conferences as well as the
running of workshops within the Graduate School. These
workshops are expected to cover such areas as theory,
methods, lectures, and the interpretation of source
We are seeking students fluent in German who have
demonstrated exceptional ability in the Humanities,
Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Law/Jurisprudence, or
Theology/Religious Studies. Furthermore we are particularly
interested in attracting students who have demonstrated
high competence in interdisciplinary studies, have proven
their ability to communicate their research to a variety of
forums, and have the potential to establish themselves in
international arenas. Applicants are requested to provide a
five page description of their intended project (including
a bibliography). It is expected that the project will
complement the research aims and also one or more of the
themes of the Cluster. Applicants with appropriate research
topics from all eras of history, across a wide range of
study areas, geographical locations, and themes will be
considered. However, we are particularly interested in
receiving expressions of interest from applicants
interested in antiquities or the nineteenth and early
twentieth centuries.
We explicitly encourage women to apply. The applications of
women with equal aptitude, qualification and academic
achievements will be given priority, provided there are no
prevailing reasons to the contrary that arise from a
competing candidate's personality. Severely handicapped
candidates with equal qualifications will be preferred.
Please send your application, including cover letter, CV,
copies of transcripts, a project description, and two
academic references by January 31, 2009 to the Coordinator
of the Graduate School in the Cluster of Excellence:
Ms Julia Simoleit
Graduate School in the Cluster of Excellence "Religion
and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures",
Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster
Johannisstraße 1-4
D - 48143 Münster, Germany

Please direct any further enquiries to Julia Simoleit (

Postgraduate Research Opportunities


Postgraduate Research Opportunities

Department of Social Medicine

Excellent postgraduate research degree (PhD / MD) opportunities in a
leading (RAE 6*) department.

The Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, one of the
UK's leading institutions for epidemiology and health services research,
is inviting applications from outstanding, highly motivated graduates
with good honours or Masters degrees in relevant disciplines for PhD
studentships tenable from October 2009. Projects in statistics,
epidemiology, human genetics, bioinformatics, economics, sociology, and
psychology applied to medical and/or clinical issues are encouraged.
Research areas include: quantitative and qualitative health services
research; aetiological, genetic, lifecourse, clinical, nutritional and
cancer epidemiology; effectiveness and acceptability of health
services/care; health/illness/disability in older age.

A variety of potential studentships are available, including University
of Bristol Postgraduate Research Scholarships; Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD
studentships in Molecular, Genetic and Lifecourse Epidemiology; MRC
Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology Studentships; and Overseas

The closing date for receipt of applications in the Department is 6th
February 2009.

For further details about the available studentships, potential topics
and supervisors, and for application forms, contact: Susie Potts,
University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS
(0117 928 7274). Email

Web page

Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance


University of St Andrews

PhD Studentships

Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance

The studentship available at any Scottish university too

International prize studentships for PhD research 2009

The Scottish Informatics and Computer Science Alliance (link: ) is a collaboration of leading Scottish Universities whose aim is to work together to consolidate and develop Scotland's position as an international research leader in computer science and informatics. As part of this, the Scottish Graduate Academy in Informatics and Computer Science offers 20 international prize studentships per year to outstanding PhD candidates.

SICSA prize studentships are worth around £18, 000 per year for 3 years. They include support for living expenses of at least £12, 940, research expenses and a contribution towards postgraduate fees at the UK standard Home/EU rate (currently £3315). Students who are not UK/EU residents must pay the higher overseas student fee of around £11,500 per year. If you are awarded a SICSA studentship, you may apply to the admitting university for additional support to cover the difference in fees. The award of a SICSA studentship does not guarantee such support.

These studentships are open to excellent students from any country. There are no residency or citizenship requirements. We will 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

Students must have or must expect to be awarded a 1st class honours degree or an MSc with Distinction or equivalent GPA scores. Your degree must be in a discipline that is relevant to your proposed field of research.

For more details of how to apply for a SICSA prize studentship, see the SICSA web pages (

Applicants for international prize studentships must complete a SICSA studentship application as well as a postgraduate application to your preferred university.

Applications must be received by 8th February 2009. We will tell you as soon as possible after this date if you have been awarded a studentship. Our aim is to make all offers by mid-March 2009.

Scholarship at Cambridge University


PhD studentships in Statistics

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Limit of tenure: 3 years

Applications are invited for PhD studentships in Statistics, to be held
in the Statistical Laboratory. The Studentships are associated with the
Cambridge Statistics Initiative which is targeted at the development of
novel statistical methodology, both generic and in specific application
areas. Information about the Laboratory can be found at .

The studentships will provide funding to cover fees at the home/EU rate.
Additional funding for fees for those paying the overseas arts rate
could be available and will be assessed competitively. A stipend will be
paid of at least the equivalent to the national minimum (13290 for the
academic year 2009/10) for a minimum period of 3 years.

Supervision, along with research training tailored to the needs of the
student, will be provided by the Laboratory. Research interests of
academic staff can be found at

Applicants must qualify for admission to the PhD course at the
University of Cambridge. They should normally hold (or expect to be
awarded) a first class UK honours degree or equivalent and a
postgraduate qualification in Mathematics or Statistics.

Initial enquiries, which should include a curriculum vitae and an
indication of possible research topics, should be directed to Professor
A.P. Dawid, email:

Quote Reference: LF04227.

Closing Date: 31 January 2009.

Scholarship at Cambridge University


PhD studentships in Statistics

Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Limit of tenure: 3 years

Applications are invited for PhD studentships in Statistics, to be held
in the Statistical Laboratory. The Studentships are associated with the
Cambridge Statistics Initiative which is targeted at the development of
novel statistical methodology, both generic and in specific application
areas. Information about the Laboratory can be found at .

The studentships will provide funding to cover fees at the home/EU rate.
Additional funding for fees for those paying the overseas arts rate
could be available and will be assessed competitively. A stipend will be
paid of at least the equivalent to the national minimum (13290 for the
academic year 2009/10) for a minimum period of 3 years.

Supervision, along with research training tailored to the needs of the
student, will be provided by the Laboratory. Research interests of
academic staff can be found at

Applicants must qualify for admission to the PhD course at the
University of Cambridge. They should normally hold (or expect to be
awarded) a first class UK honours degree or equivalent and a
postgraduate qualification in Mathematics or Statistics.

Initial enquiries, which should include a curriculum vitae and an
indication of possible research topics, should be directed to Professor
A.P. Dawid, email:

Quote Reference: LF04227.

Closing Date: 31 January 2009.

International Scholarships in Mathematical Sciences - University of Nottingham


University of Nottingham

International (non-EU) Tuition Fee Scholarships (PhD or MPhil) in
Mathematical Sciences

School of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Nottingham is offering awards of two full Tuition Fee
Scholarships for a new international student registering on a research
degree programme in the School of Mathematical Sciences at The
University of Nottingham from September 2009. The scholarships are for
each year of a PhD or MPhil research programme, subject to satisfactory
progress. To be eligible to apply for these scholarships, students

* have an upper second honours degree in a mathematics or
mathematics-related subject, or its equivalent
* be holding a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a
full-time research degree programme in the School of Mathematical
Sciences at the University of Nottingham to commence studies from
September 2009
* be classified as an 'overseas' student for fee purposes

Information regarding suitable research projects is available on the
School's web pages at:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to:

Applications for postgraduate study can be made on-line at:, alternatively, application forms are
available from the Postgraduate Admissions Secretary, School of
Mathematical Sciences, The University of Nottingham, University Park,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD. Tel: 0115 951 4948. Fax: 0115 951 4951. Email: Please quote ref. SCI/549X1.

Closing date: 17 April 2009.

For all our vacancies and more about working at the University of
Nottingham see:

Rio Tinto Scholarship Fund - Graduate Program [with Sampoerna Foundation]

19.12.08 |

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

Upon completing the program, scholar is under a (n+1) binding program
with PT. Rio Tinto Indonesia, where n = the number of years receiving
the scholarship grant. The scholar must apply their knowledge and
contribute significantly to PT. Rio Tinto Indonesia for (n+1) year.

Application deadline is January 30, 2009.

Basic Eligibility

Applicant must satisfy ALL of the following conditions:

* Indonesian citizen who is under 35 years of age when lodging the
* Hold a local Bachelor's degree from any discipline with a
minimum Grade Point Average of 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale).
* Have a minimum of two-year full-time professional work
experience after the completion of the undergraduate degree.
* Submit the required English language requirement (TOEFL/ IELTS)
and the Graduate Admission Test as required by each program, after the
applicant is selected as the scholarship finalists:

- International TOEFL with a minimum score of 577 (PBT) or 233
(CBT) or 90 (IBT), OR

- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) of
minimum 6.5

* Adhere with the scholarship rules and regulations, particularly
in the (n+1) binding program with PT. Rio Tinto Indonesia.
* Currently did not enroll in graduate or post-graduate program,
or obtained a Master's degree or equivalent.
* Did not enroll or graduate from an overseas tertiary
institution, unless was on a full scholarship.
* Do not receive other equivalent award or scholarship offering
similar or other benefits at the time of the award.
* Demonstrate that without the scholarship, applicant is not able
to afford an Overseas Graduate Program.

Scholarship Value

The scholarship's worth is approximately AUD 68,000.- depending on the
program's fee, for the duration of study. This covers the following:

* Graduate Admission Test and TOEFL/ IELTS reimbursement, one time
only, based on original invoice, for the test taken no more than 6
months prior to the scholarship application;
* University application fee;
* Student visa application fee;
* Return airfares from Jakarta to Sydney
* Tuition fees, for the duration of study;
* Living allowance, to support living costs during period of
* Literature allowance, to purchase textbooks required for study.

How to Apply?

Download the application package (application, reference and health
information forms) at,en, or
obtained it from:

Sampoerna Foundation

Sampoerna Strategic Square

North Tower, 26th - 27th Floor

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kavling 45

Jakarta 12930

When submitting the application package, please write "Rio Tinto-S2" at
the top right hand corner of the envelope. Sampoerna Foundation will
consider the completed applications and will notify the short-listed
applicants to attend the continuing stages of the selection process.

Interested applicants who meet the requirements must complete and return
the application package by the deadline (January 30, 2009) to Sampoerna
Foundation office. E-mail applications will not be considered.

Further Information

Prospective applicants are advised to directly contact the University of
New South Wales (UNSW) directly or Australian Education Center (AEC) to
find out about the admission process and requirements for an enrolment.

Applicants' inquiries about the scholarship (requirements, conditions,
coverage, etc.) should be directed to Sampoerna Foundation (62 21


Ella Cecillia

Program Department

Putera Sampoerna Foundation

Sampoerna Strategic Square, North Tower, 26th Floor

Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav.45, Jakarta 12930

Phone: 62 21 5772340 ext. 7130/ Fax. 62 21 5772341



New Zealand Development Scholarship

16.12.08 |

New Zealand Development Scholarship

The New Zealand Development Scholarships (NZDS) scheme offers the
opportunity to people from selected developing countries to undertake
development-related studies in New Zealand.
This may include study related to education, health, rural
livelihoods, governance, human rights, or economic development,
depending on the human resource development training needs of the home

New Zealand -Development Scholarships are offered for full-time,
tertiary level study at participating New Zealand education
The NZDS scheme has two categories:
1-New Zealand Development Scholarships – Public category (NZDS-Public)
The NZDS-Public scholarships scheme is a bilateral scheme available to
individuals from selected partner countries in Southeast Asia and the
Pacific. The selection criteria is determined by the partner
government and NZAID.

Shortlisted applications, mostly from public sector employees, are
endorsed for a scholarship by the partner government. Employees from
civil society or private sector organisations may apply for the NZDS-
Public in some countries depending on country-specific selection
criteria. The levels and fields of study available for study in New
Zealand are determined according to the partner country's human
resource development training needs.
Country eligibility download: Cambodia (pdf 6K), Indonesia (pdf 8K),
Lao PDR (pdf 6K), Philippines, Timor-Leste (pdf 5K), Viet Nam (pdf
5K), Cook Islands (pdf 9K), Fiji (on hold), Kiribati (pdf 9K), ,Papua
New Guinea (pdf 4K), ,Samoa (pdf 1K), Solomon Islands (pdf 1K), Tonga
(pdf 2K), Vanuatu (pdf 1K).
2-New Zealand Development Scholarships – Open category (NZDS-Open)
The NZDS-Open scholarships scheme is a non-bilateral scheme available
to candidates of some developing countries in Africa, Asia, Latin
America and the Pacific. Under the NZDS-Open scheme, candidates
independently apply for a scholarship.

NZDS-Open scholarships are generally directed at employees of private
sector or civil society sector organisations, including non-
governmental organisations. In some countries, public sector employees
can also apply for a NZDS-Open scholarship depending on the country or
region-specific selection criteria. This criteria also determines the
levels and the fields of study under which candidates can apply to
study in New Zealand.
Eligible countries in South Asia and Southeast Asia: Cambodia (pdf
66K), Indonesia (pdf 68K), Lao PDR (pdf 66K), Maldives (pdf 58K),
Mongolia (pdf 58K), Myanmar (pdf 58K), Nepal (pdf 58K), Philippines
(pdf 62K), Sri Lanka (pdf 58K), Timor-Leste (pdf 75K), Viet Nam (pdf
Eligible countries in the Pacific region: Federated States of
Micronesia (pdf 84K), Marshall Islands (pdf 84K), Palau (pdf 84K),
Fiji (On hold), Kiribati (pdf 69K), Papua New Guinea (pdf 84K), Samoa
(pdf 61K), Solomon Islands (pdf 71K), Tonga (pdf 82K), Vanuatu (pdf
Eligible countries in Latin America: Argentina (pdf 74K), Bolivia (pdf
74K), Brazil (pdf 74K), Chile (including Rapa Nui) (pdf 74K), Ecuador
(pdf 74K), El Salvador (pdf 74K), Guatemala (pdf 74K), Honduras (pdf
74K), Nicaragua (pdf 74K), Paraguay (pdf 74K), Uruguay (pdf 74K)
Eligible countries in Africa: Kenya (pdf 70K), Mozambique (pdf 70K),
South Africa (pdf 70k), Tanzania (pdf xxK), Zambia (pdf 70K)
More info:

Beasiswa Monbukagakusho Program Penataran Guru dan Japanese Studies

15.12.08 |

Beasiswa Monbukagakusho Program Penataran Guru dan Japanese Studies

Pendaftaran untuk program Penataran Guru mulai dibuka tanggal 17 November
2008 dan akan ditutup pada 30 Januari 2009. Untuk keterangan lebih lanjut
mengenai program Penataran Guru, dan Japanese Studies, bisa dikunjungi
homepage kedutaan besar Jepang di Jakarta,






* Beasiswa Monbukagakusho Program Penataran Guru dan Japanese Studies

Pendaftaran untuk program Penataran Guru mulai dibuka tanggal 17 November 2008 dan akan ditutup pada 30 Januari 2009. Untuk keterangan lebih lanjut mengenai program Penataran Guru, klik di sini, sedangkan untuk program Japanese Studies, klik di sini.

Study in Japan, situs mengenai berbagai informasi mengenai belajar ke Jepang.
Soal-soal ujian Monbukagakusho 2007 yang lalu sudah dapat dilihat di sini, termasuk soal ujian program Japanese Studies.

Pada saat ini sekitar 1600 siswa Indonesia tengah melanjutkan pendidikannya di Jepang. Dari jumlah tersebut, sebagian besar adalah mereka yang menerima beasiswa, baik dari pemerintah Jepang, instansi maupun perusahaan lainnya. Beasiswa Pemerintah Jepang yang cukup dikenal oleh masyarakat Indonesia adalah beasiswa dari Kementerian Pendidikan, Kebudayaan, Olah Raga, Ilmu Pengetahuan dan Teknologi Jepang (Monbukagakusho/ MEXT). Beasiswa ini meliputi biaya studi dan biaya hidup, tanpa ikatan apapun.
Kedutaan Besar Jepang di Indonesia dan Konsulatnya di Surabaya, Medan dan Makassar setiap tahun melaksanakan pendaftaran dan penyeleksian bagi para peminat beasiswa Monbukagakusho. Adapun program-program yang ditawarkan kepada siswa Indonesia adalah Program Research Student bagi lulusan perguruan tinggi, Undergraduate, College of Technology dan Professional Training College bagi lulusan SLTA dan Japanese Studies bagi mahasiswa program studi Jepang serta Teacher Training bagi guru.

PhD Studentship - Design and Mission Analysis of Femtosatellites - University of Glasgow

13.12.08 |

PhD Studentship

"Design and Mission Analysis of Femtosatellites"

Space Advanced Research Team, Department of Aerospace Engineering

The Space Advanced Research Team at the University of Glasgow is currently seeking a PhD student to investigate the "Design and Mission Analysis of Femtosatellites"

The project consists of the design and development of femto-satellites with a volume of 1 cm x 1 cm x 1 cm and a weight of approximately 10 grams. These very tiny satellites are expected to be mainly made of stacked silicon microchips. Some microchips will be responsible for very specific tasks necessary for the survival of the mission (for example, communication, attitude control, etc.), whereas other microchips will form the scientific payload (for example, embedded microcameras, radiation detectors, etc.) These femto-satellites have the potential to drastically lower the costs of space missions and increase the frequency of the launches. Furthermore, the possibility of having a huge number of femto-satellites (more than 1,000) at a reasonable manufacturing price (less than £200 each) will increase the overall mission reliability (losing some of them will not jeopardize the overall mission objectives). It will also allow the conception of new mission scenarios and the assembly of large structures in space consisting of thousands of small elements (for example, interferometric antenna arrays, synthetic aperture radars, etc.) The doctoral student selected for this project will have to take into account not only the design trade-offs of present microelectronic technology, but also the mission design and analysis trade-offs applicable to space applications. In this process, it is expected that the doctoral student will be able to produce some advances in the state-of-the-art of this interdisciplinary field of research since the present design rules of small satellites cannot be directly applied to the design and development of femto-satellites due to the severe constraints in size and power consumption.

The PhD candidate for this post will hold an upper 1st class degree in either aerospace engineering or electrical & electronics engineering. The successful applicant will have good analytical and modelling skills, and good knowledge of microprocessors and/or space mission analysis and design. Enthusiasm and determination in exploring original ideas as well as good team spirit are desirable qualities of the successful candidate. A very good spoken and written English is essential.

Each Scholarship will run for 4 years, cover all tuition fees (EU or overseas) and provide the successful student with a stipend at the Research Council recommended rates (£12,940 for 2008/09). On top of this the project benefits from £5,300 per year research costs.

The project will start between January 2009 and April 2009.

In the first instance the documentation submitted by the applicant will include a cover letter detailing why you wish to be considered for the post and how your skills fit the proposed research, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and the name and address of two referees willing to submit a confidential reference.

Informal enquiries and applications should be sent to Dr Gianmarco Radice, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK. Tel: +44-(0)141-3304068. Email:

Note that unsuccessful but nevertheless outstanding candidates may be considered for other scholarships with a start date of October 2009.

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Vacant positions at KTH Stockholm, Sweden


Vacant positions at KTH

PhD in Electronic Systems Design
Ph.D. position in Polymer Technology
Doctoral student in electrical machines and drives
Ph.D. Position in Approximability
PhD Student in Internal Combustion Engines
Openings for 4 Ph.D. Students at Automatic Control Laboratory
PhD Positions in Astrophysical Dynamos

9 PhD Positions at Uppsala University, Sweden


PhD position in Complex Metal and Semiconductor Nanoclusters,
stationed at MAX-lab Lund
at the Department of Physics and Materials Science
Application no later than December 16, 2008. UFV-PA 2008/3086

PhD position in Medical Science
at the Department of Medical Sciences
Application no later than December 17, 2008. UFV-PA 2008/2627

PhD position in Neuroscience within the subject of mechanisms of
improved stress tolerance and welfare of farmed fish
at the Department of Neuroscience
Application no later than December 15, 2008. UFV-PA 2008/2928

PhD student
at the Department of Physics and Materials Science
Application no alter than January 30, 2009. UFV-PA 2008/3000
Extended date of application

PhD position within the IceCube project
at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Application no later than January 15, 2009. UFV-PA 2008/2838

PhD positions in theoretical physics, especially string theory
at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Application no later than January 15, 2009. UFV-PA 2008/2833

PhD position in organic chemistry - organic nanochemistry and
at the Department of biochemistry and organic chemistry
Application no later than December 15, 2008. UFV-PA 2008/2859

PhD position in microbial ecology
at the Department of ecology and evolution
Application no later than January 7, 2009. UFV-PA 2008/2947

PhD student in nuclear physics with emphasis on experimental hadron
at the Department of Physics and Astronomy
Application no later than December 15, 2008. UFV-PA 2008/2741

PhD Position in Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland


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PhD studentship
Glaciology, Geomorphodynamics and Geochronology
Department of Geography
University of Zurich, Switzerland

We are seeking a PhD candidate for the project CRYOSUB: Mountain
Cryosphere Subgrid Parameterization and Computation, starting 1 March
or 1 April 2009.
The expected outcome of this project is a method that allows for
continental-scale modeling of permafrost, snow and glacier mass
balance in mountain areas under present and simulated future climate.
This is important because the mountain cryosphere influences a large
proportion of the global land mass and population, experiences high
rates of climate change and is currently inadequately resolved in
regional climate models due to the dominating influence of sub-grid
variability. This project will provide a proof of concept for the
inclusion of topography sub-grid schemes into climate models as well
as applications of mountain cryosphere models over large mountain ranges.
Applicants are required to have successfully completed a Masters level
degree in a relevant area, e.g., Climatology, Meteorology, Computer
Science, Mathematics, Physics, Computational Geography or Earth
Sciences. Programming skills (low level such as C/FORTRAN and high
level such as Matlab/IDL) and experience with GIS are important
assets. You have a very good standard of written and spoken English
and will be working in a heterogeneous and multi-disciplinary
environment. Mountaineering skills are welcome. You will receive the
standard PhD salary according to the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Curriculum Vitae, transcripts and contact details (including e-mail
addresses and phone numbers) for two references should be sent with
your letter of application to:

Dr. Stephan Gruber
Department of Geography
University of Zurich-Irchel
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich, Switzerland

Reviews of applications will commence on 1 February 2009.

6 PhD Positions in Geology at Lulea TU, Sweden


The Division of Applied Geology is looking for 6 new PhD-students.

Research and education at the Division of Applied Geology is mainly
focused on Environmental Geochemistry. Basic research is combined
with applied projects. The philosophy is that being in the front of
basic research gives a favourable development of methods and skills
useful and necessary in applied research. The applied research aims
at studying and quantifying pollution effects from different
anthropogenic sources, and possible methods to decrease the release
of pollutants and to limit their deleterious effects.

1. Remediation of sulphide-bearing mine waste by using sewage

By studies on all scales from laboratory tests, pilot scale studies
and full scale field trials, various types of use of sewage sludge
for remediation of sulphide-bearing mine waste will be develope. The
efficiency on different time scales will be quantified as well as
improvements achieved by mixing of the sewage sludge with other
materials. The research is performed in close collaboration with the
active mining industry.

Contact persons: Lena Alakangas, tel +46 920 491396, and Björn Öhlander, tel +46 920 491478,

Dnr 3081-08

2. The use of alternativ materials for remediation of sulphide-
bearing mine waste

During remediation of mining waste, the most important goal is to
decrease the inflow of oxygen to the sulphide minerals. This is
usually obtained by applying a sealing layer with so low hydraulic
conductivity that it always has a high degree of water saturation.
Till with a high clay content is commonly used in Sweden. In this
project the use of alternative materials, such as waste from other
industries and activities will be studied. The research is performed
in close collaboration with the active mining industry.

Contact persons: Lena Alakangas, tel +46 920 491396, and Björn Öhlander, tel +46 920 491478,

Dnr 3082-08

3. Effects of hydropower production on river-near

Hydropower production results in changed water levels in regulated
rivers. Short-term water level changes result in changed eco-systems
close to the rivers, and changed groundwater levels and properties.
The aim of this project is to study the effects of hydropower
production on the geochemistry of river-near groundwater.

Contact persons: Angela Lundberg, tel +46 920 491207, and Björn Öhlander, tel +46 920 491478,

Dnr 3083-08

4. The use of Cu-isotopes to quantify the role of microbes in
geochemical key reactions such as preciptation and dissolution of

During the latest years it has become possible to detect and analyse
the small changes in isotopic composition which chemical and
biological processes cause also for stable metals such as Cu. The
research team at Applied geology in Luleå is leading in Sweden in
development of such analyses, and in the development of applications
of them. The aim of this project is to develop methods for analyses
of Cu-isotopes in different materials, and to use such analyses to
quantify the role of microbes in geochemical key reactions such as
dissolution and precipitation of minerals in oxidizing mine waste.
Also isotopic changes during uptake in plants will be studied.

Contact person: Björn Öhlander, tel +46 920 491478,

Dnr 3084-08

5. Optimization of surveys of polluted areas

About 1 billion SEK is spent annually in Sweden for surveying and
remediation of polluted areas. The guidances for how to perform
sampling, anlyses and interpretations of, for example, polluted
soils, are vague and insufficient. The aim of this project is to
improve surveying of polluted areas, by geostatistical studies av
finished and ongoing objects.

Contact person: Christian Maurice, +46 70 6090195

Dnr 3085-08

6. Remediation of sulphidic mine tailings using green liquor dregs;
solving two waste problems at the same time

Mining results in large amounts of waste, waste rock and mill
tailings. If this waste contains sulphide minerals, oxidation may
result in the formation of acid mine drainage. The aim of this
project is to study if green liquor dredge, an alkaline rest product
from the paper industry, can be used as water and oxygen barrier in
sealing layers in remediation of mine waste. The green liquor dredge
may also buffer acidity produced by the oxidizing sulphides.
Potentially, two waste problems could be solved at the same time

Contact persons: Christian Maurice, + 46 70 6090195 and Björn
Öhlander, +46 920 491478,

Dnr 3175-08


Application with merits marked with Ref No should be sent to the
Registry Secretary,Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå,
Sweden or by email to

Last date for all applications is: 2009-01-01

PhD Studentships University of Bath School of Management


PhD Studentships

University of Bath School of Management

Overseas PhD Studentships

Studentships to cover Overseas fees, stipend and £1,000 training support grant and are awarded for three years.


Excellent PhD Studentships

Studentships to cover home/EU fees, stipend and £1,000 training support grant and are awarded for three years.

Applicants are expected to be seeking to pursue careers as professional research scholars and to exhibit excellent potential to succeed as international academics.

Applicants are strongly advised to approach suitable potential supervisors at the School of Management before applying.

To apply please follow this web link:

Closing Date: 16th January 2009

The University of Bath, School of Management is rated 5A for research in the latest UK government's Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) and is ranked among the top UK business schools.

Further Details

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering PhD Research Studentships - Loughborough University


Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering PhD Research Studentships

Acoustics and Vibration

Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering

Applications are invited for PhD research studentships within Loughborough University's Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering for the 2008-2009 academic year. Studentships will be paid a tax-free stipend of at least £12,900 p.a. for 3 years, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. For well-qualified overseas graduates studentships will cover the overseas fees. Applicants should be highly motivated and have (or expect to obtain) a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in the appropriate engineering discipline.

Loughborough University's research has a strong industrial and commercial dimension that is at the forefront of many technological advances. Research studentships in the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering are available in a number of key areas:

* Acoustics and Vibration

* Applied Aerodynamics

* Combustion and Energy Conversion

* Dynamics and Control

* Structures and Materials

* Risk and Reliability

Further details of research areas for each group can be found in our Research Guide which can be downloaded from the department's website:

Candidates should hold, or expect to receive, a first or upper second degree in a relevant engineering or science subject. In addition applicants whose first language is not English English will require a language qualification, full details can be found at:

Additional Information:
Applicants should complete the standard PhD application form available from:-

Further information about the studentship can be obtained by contacting:- Jackie Green, Research Administrator, Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University, E-mail:

For informal enquiries contact the relevant academic, details are available on the website:

Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 30 January 2009

Scholarships for the Graduate Program in Economics and Finance Madrid, Spain


Scholarships for the Graduate Program in Economics and Finance
Madrid, Spain

Scholarship / Financial aid: up to EUR 10,000 per year offered
Date: one year
Deadline: 6 April 2009
Open to: students

At CEMFI we train students for careers as professional or academic
economists. Our graduates acquire the quantitative tools and research
skills to work as economists in business, finance, government, and

The basic graduate offering at CEMFI is its highly prestigiousMaster in Economics and Finance. Unlike many Master programs in the US and elsewhere, ours is self-contained and offers a well respected qualification.
CEMFI grants a subset of its Master students exemptions from the
tuition fee and/or scholarships for living expenses amounting up to EUR
10,000 per year. They are granted according to academic merit. If new grants are endowed, they will be
announced on CEMFI’s web page.

Admission to the PhD program at CEMFI is through the Master. All students admitted to the PhD program obtain a scholarship, either from an external source or from CEMFI. For more information on admission and scholarship applications, please
visit the website. For any queries, feel free to contact: .


PhD Scholarships Available in mobile information sharing

12.12.08 |

PhD Scholarships Available

Applications are invited for PhD scholarships in mobile information sharing
research at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information at Nanyang
Technological University (Singapore). Successful candidates will have the
opportunity to work on a cutting-edge mobile interactive digital media
project that involves gameplay and information sharing. Potential areas of
research include:

* Mobile game design and development for information sharing
* User interface design and evaluation
* Modeling mobile information seeking
* Mobile data management
* Information retrieval and mining techniques
* Mobility and management of information systems
* Social, psychological and organizational impact studies

Ideal candidates would have a good Master's degree in computer science,
information systems, information science, or fields relevant to the above
research areas. They should have good communication skills in English and be
motivated to carry out research in one or more of the above areas. They
should also preferably have some mobile applications development and/or data
analysis experience. GRE scores are also required for candidates whose
degrees are not awarded from a Singapore-based university.

Scholarships are available for the August 2009 semester. Successful
candidates will be awarded a four-year scholarship plus a monthly stipend.
For more information about the graduate programs at the Wee Kim Wee School
of Communication & Information, please visit:

Potential applicants should send a CV with publication list and academic
transcripts to Dr Dion Goh at

beasiswa ke Qatar dan negara arab lainnya (utamanya untuk Arabik dan Islamikos


Dear rekan-rekan,

Bagi yang mau melanjutkan studi ke Qatar untuk mendalami Arabik atau
studi Islam, bisa mengklik bagian ini:

Di situ ada info beasiswa master maupun S1 (bachelor, kalau ada yang
mau ngulang lagi). Lumayan, mumpung lagi kaya Qatar kasih beasiswa,
nanti kalau udah kere 50 tahun lagi, dengan minyaknya yang habis,
pasti minta beasiswa ke NKRI. hehehe.

So, yang punya cita-cita lanjut ke Arab, kesempatan ini jangan

Ada pula info ke negara lainnya, Mesir, Marok, Tunisia, Algeria, di Tiap tahun biasanya buka antara Maret-Agustus,
masing2 negara berbeda.

kalau Lebanon, seperti Universite St Joseph di Beirut biasanya kasih
beasiswa untuk kajian Arab, tapi selain Arab dan Inggris, mereka minta
kemampuan dasar bahasa Prancis. Mungkin beda dengan American Univ of
Lebanon, cukup eglish dan arabic boleh. Infonya ada di universitas
bersangkutan. Googling saja.

Silakan... Terima kasih dan sukses untuk semua.


Zacky Khairul Umam

New distance learning French/English postgraduate certificate in 'Humanitarianism and Conflict


Oxford Brookes University and Université de Paris XII Val de Marne are interested in providing a new Postgraduate Certificate award in 'Humanitarianism and Conflict' which would be studied by Distance Learning. The new Postgraduate certificate aims to link applied practice with theory through sharing experience, discussion with key practitioners, critical reflections on experience and conceptual learning to practitioners from all parts of the world.
It will be based on the conceptual knowledge and experiences represented in the French and English humanitarian practices and understandings. The new award would be a dual award which would mean that the Postgraduate Certificate would be delivered jointly by both partners and that each student will receive an award from Oxford Brookes University and from Université de Paris XII Val de Marne. To take the programme you would need to have an active knowledge of either French or English and a passive knowledge of the other.
We would like to be sure that the proposed programme meets the needs of potential students and find out the level of interest in such a course. We would therefore appreciate if you could spare a few minutes to fill in this short questionnaire, which can be found at:
David Sanderson
Director, CENDEP
Department of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University, Gipsy Lane, Oxford, OX3 OBP
Tel 01865 484086


11.12.08 |


DEADLINE: 29th of January 2009

Politecnico is looking for Italian and foreign young post-doctoral
researchers (up to 33 years old) and Italian and foreign researchers
with at least two years of experience in foreign research labs and
presently employed abroad.


Two years fellowships for junior researchers
Two years fellowships for senior Italian researchers working abroad
Two years fellowships for foreign senior researchers


VIB Ph.D. Program


VIB Ph.D. Program

Get your Ph.D. at VIB !
Students interested in obtaining their Ph.D. at VIB have several options:
* International students, including those with an EU-nationality, can apply to VIB’s International Ph.D. Program.
* Students with an EU-nationality can additionaly apply for a grant from the IWT or the FWO for their Ph.D. at VIB (Flemish Ph.D. Program).
* Flemish students can apply for an IWT or FWO grant for their Ph.D. at VIB (Flemish Ph.D. Program).

1. VIB International Ph.D. Program

The 2009 call for application opens November 1, 2008.
Application deadline is February 15, 2009!

Each year, VIB selects 4 candidates for a fully funded 4-year Ph.D. program. VIB offers challenging interdisciplinary research projects with individual guidance and support.
VIB is located in Flanders, Belgium, in the centre of Europe, with easy access to other European countries. More than one third of all researchers have their roots outside Belgium, making VIB a vibrant international and intercultural community. Practical information about living in Flanders is also provided on this website.

The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards non-Belgians currently living abroad. Candidates should hold a university degree or satisfy equivalent requirements to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. For more information about the program, click on admission requirements and application.

Download our pdf-advertisement for the VIB International Ph.D. program 2009 (pdf - 147kb)

2. VIB Flemish Ph.D.Program

VIB hosts about 340 Ph.D. students who work in the different VIB research departments. Most Ph.D. students enter VIB with a Ph.D. fellowship obtained through the university or one of the competitive Flemish (IWT, FWO) or international (EC-MC) granting bodies.
If there are new Ph.D. projects available in the different departments, you can find them here (some info in Dutch). Please make sure to contact a VIB group leader well in advance of the grant deadline to coördinate your application to these granting bodies.

About VIB
VIB, the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, is an entrepreneurial research institute. Over 1000 scientists and technicians in 65 research groups conduct research in a wide range of life science domains. VIB’s main objective is to understand the mechanisms that are responsible for normal development such as angiogenesis, apoptosis, plant growth and development, and diseases such as cancer, inflammation, neurodegeneration and haemophilia.

Established in 1996, VIB has Research Departments at four Flemish universities: Ghent University, the K.U.Leuven, The University of Antwerp, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

Within its different research departments, VIB has world class research groups in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, structural biology, systems biology, genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and proteomics.
In addition to biomedical research on human diseases, VIB scientists use yeast, Drosophila, Xenopus, Arabidopsis, poplar, zebrafish and mice as model systems to address fundamental questions in the field of molecular life sciences.

VIB also pursues an active technology transfer policy. VIB’s innovative research and inventions are protected by patents. These are either actively licensed out to national and international companies, or form the basis for setting up new bio high-tech companies.

There are many applications of gene technology. VIB develops scientifically founded information and documentation on gene technology and its social applications. VIB communicates biotechnology related information to specific target groups such as politicians, press, youngsters and a general public consisting of non-specialists.

PhD Programme in Transnational Studies and International Relations at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies


PhD Programme in Transnational Studies and International Relations at the Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Scholarships: 9 Doctoral Scholarships

Date: 3 year full-time PhDprogramme starting September 2009

Starting date for Applications: 1 December, 2008

Deadline for Applications: 1 February, 2009

Online application

The Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS), a joint endeavour of the Freie Universität Berlin (FUB), the Hertie School of Governance (HSoG) and the Social Science Center Berlin (WZB), announces its next call for applications for its full-time PhD programme. All three are leading institutions in the field of political science and its neighbouring disciplines. The programme draws upon their faculty, research projects, facilities and services.

The three-year English language doctoral programme is designed for exceptionally talented and motivated graduate students. It offers state-of-the-art survey classes, a strong training in research methods and research design, skills courses and individualized supervision. While the courses and training present an important part of the curriculum, the bulk of the workload for the PhD candidates in the programme will be in the form of independent research for their dissertations.

The successful applicants will be informed in the first half of April 2009 in order to enter to the doctoral programme in September of the same year. The three-year programme has a strong focus on social science theories and methods but also welcomes applications from adjacent disciplines like economics, history, law, and area studies. Dissertation topics should refer to one of the following three areas of concentration broadly defined:

* The analysis of national and transnational causes and consequences of political, societal and cultural globalization.
* The challenges to governance in international and transnational settings including issues of politization and legitimacy, as well as in areas of limited statehood.
* The comparative study of regional cooperation, including the EU.

The application requirements for the programme are:

• An exceptionally strong completed university degree qualifying for PhD studies in political science, international relations, sociology, economics, law or adjacent disciplines.

• Proof of C1 level English language skills or the equivalent.

• CV

• A short letter of motivation (600 words maximum)

• A research proposal (5000 words maximum

• Two letters of reference from faculty members

The deadline for applications to the doctoral programme is 1 February 2009. Applicants are required to apply online. The respective website will be available from 1 December 2008 at

PhD Positions in LBS at University College Dublin, Ireland


2 PhD Positions in LBS at University College Dublin, Ireland

The School of Computer Science and Informatics at University College Dublin
( has two open funded PhD positions in the areas
of geospatial
personalization and visualization for LBS under the supervision of Dr.
Michela Bertolotto.
The research relevant to the first position will focus on the
development of techniques to
ascertain users' spatial interests by implicitly monitoring their
interaction with a spatial
dataset via a mobile user interface. User interest models can be
built by analyzing this
information and used to generate personalized spatial datasets and
interfaces. The second
position relates to the use of visual techniques for effective
analysis of spatial data in LBS.

The scholarships are funded within an SFI ( awarded
Strategic Research
Cluster in Advanced Geotechnologies ( The
Cluster is a consortium
of schools/departments from National University of Ireland Maynooth
(NUIM), Trinity College
Dublin (TCD), the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University
College Dublin (UCD).

Start date: June-September 2009. Each tax free scholarship amounts to
approximately €25K per annum
(less fees) for 3 years.

Interested candidates satisfying the requirements outlined below are
invited to send an up-to-date
CV and the names of two references, or any further enquiries, to

•BSc (honours) or MSc in computer science or related discipline
•Proficiency in programming in at least two programming languages
•Fluency in English (both spoken and written)
•Very good interpersonal and communication skills
•Ability to organise and prioritise own work and organise research within
the project timetable
•Ability to present own research at International conferences
•Motivation to work in a rapidly evolving field
•Ability to work independently
•Ability to work in a team and to relate to a wide range of people
•Experience with spatial databases and application development on
mobile devices (desirable)

PhD & Postdoc positions at Radbound University, Nijmegen, NL


Several PostDoc and PhD positions in astrophysics, radio astronomy
and astroparticle physics at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the

Due to a large grant from the European Research Council (ERC) and
other national sources (NWO/NOVA), several PostDoc and PhD positions
covering a wide range of topics are or are expected to be available
over the next year.

The radio astronomy and astroparticle physics of the Radboud
University group is heavily involved in commissioning and
exploitation of the new low-digital radio telescope LOFAR, the
biggest of its kind in the world. Also, the group is a collaborator
of the Pierre Auger observatory.

The LOFAR activities focus on three of the main Key Science
projects. In particular the positions are available in the following
areas: 1) the direct detection of Ultra-High energy cosmic rays
(UHECRs) and neutrinos in air and on the moon, 2) the search for
sources of ultra-fast astrophysical radio bursts, and 3) all-sky
radio surveys of radio sources with particular emphasis on potential
UHECR sources.

The Auger activities involve the design and construction of a newly
funded radio detector array for Auger as well as composition and
clustering analysis of UHECRs.

We are looking for exceptional candidates who are strongly motivated
to pursue a rigorous research program with top international
astrophysical facilities. The candidates are expected to have a
solid background in physics, astrophysics, and/or astroparticle
physics and be able to work and interact in a multidisciplinary
international team. Additional skills such as software development
(c++/python), Monte Carlo simulations, radio astronomy data
analysis, or electronics design and development can be useful.

The campus of the Radboud University, hosting 17.500 students, is
located within a few biking minutes of the downtown area of the
lively city of Nijmegen, the oldest in the Netherlands. The city is
close to the German border and major city centers in the Netherlands
and Germany (e.g., Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam, the Ruhrgebiet,
Cologne) are within about an hour's drive. The young and rapidly
growing astronomy department at the Radboud University offers a
pleasant and collegial work environment. It is firmly embedded in
the NL astronomy community through the national top research school
NOVA. There are strong ties with the local high-energy physics
department, as well as with national research institutes in
Astronomy and particle physics, such as ASTRON, NIKHEF, and KVI.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a publication list,
a brief (1 page max.) statement of research interests, and two
letters of reference to be sent separately. Review of applications
will begin on Nov 1st and continue until all positions are filled.
The salary will be on the standard Dutch university scale, which
will start from an average 2042 Euros gross/month for PhD positions
and an average ranging from 2850 to 3300 gross/month for PostDoc
positions depending on experience (taxes roughly being 20%-30%; some
special agreements for foreigners exist).

Please submit resumes preferentially by email to or
by postal mail to Mw. M. Nelemans, Afdeling P & O, Radboud
Universiteit Nijmegen, Postbus 9010, 6500 GL Nijmegen, The
Netherlands. Please refer to jobnr. 62.81.08 for a PhD position and
to jobnr. 62.80.08 for a PostDoc position.

Closing date is December 15, 2008. Search will continue until all
positions are filled.

Further information can be obtained from the group leader, Prof.
Heino Falcke,

Internship Program for undergraduate students majoring in Information System/Technology at Hess


Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company, engaged in
the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, as well as in
refining and in marketing refined petroleum products, natural gas, and
electricity. Our vision is to maximize shareholder value by enhancing
financial performance and providing long-term profitable growth. We are
committed to meeting the highest standards of corporate citizenship by
protecting the health and safety of our employees, safeguarding the
environment and creating a long-lasting, positive impact on the communities
in which we do business.

As part of our commitment in developing national human resources, Hess also
offers a program addressed to selected individual to a practical work
experience and an inside look at what it's like to work at Hess. This
program shall provide the following key benefits:

- Real work experience
- Learning and development internship programming
- Attention to placing interns in areas parallel to their career goals
- Organic mentoring, through the personal commitment managers, employees
and peers

Currently we have an Internship Program for undergraduate students majoring
in Information System/Technology.

*Summary of the program:*

* *


- To design, coding, and implement Web Based Operations Database to
be used by Company


- Setup front end application
- Design programming on web as Company front end application
- Demonstrate and display Company Operations information on users PC
screen(using Net Browser)
- Proper documentation during post the job completed:
- Provide weekly progress and measure against project target
- Provide Final report summary
- Provide Technical Document (in designing programming)
- Provide Technical User Guide (to operate the Web Based application)

*Program Duration*

- Approximately 3 months in the Jakarta office


- Undergraduate student from Information System/Technology background,
final stage with minimum GPA of 3.00
- Good understanding in web based programming (ASP, IIS)
- Design and programming charting, spreadsheet using Office Web Component
- Sufficient understanding and able to implement SQL Server database and

Interested applicants may send their comprehensive CV in English (max. 100
KB) and quoting "Internship Program' in the email subject; together with
detail info on GPA, related project involvement, activities and details
contact of the Referees to:

no later than 7 days after post date of this ad

Complete set of supporting document will be required to those short listed
prior to the interview

Info Magang di Luar Negeri

4.12.08 |

I'm recommending you an opportunity to have internship abroad that can
develop you professionally and personally. It's not a scholarship but you
just have to pay around Rp 2.7 million for preparing the internship with the
opportunities spread all around the world. Eventhough you need to pay your
own ticket, you will get accommodation if you choose to have internship in
some countries that can provide you accommodation.

You don't have to worry about GPA, they don't bother it.
You don't have to worry about working experience, they don't put it into
Use this opportunity to enrich your CV!!

Try to find this out more and tell your friends!!!!


AIESEC is a global student organization, exists in 106 countries, providing
exchange for young people which the program called Global Exchange
The Global Exchange Program is a program which provides internship
opportunities abroad to young people around the world.

The requirements that must be fulfilled are:
- maximum age is 30 years old
- fluent in english

If you are challenged to take this opportunity, what you need to do are:
- Contact to get a form
- Fill the Exchange Participant form, prepare your CV & motivational letter
- Submit the application kit (EP form, CV, and motivational letter *to at December 15th,2008 for the latest*.

Projects are vastly growing in AIESEC China and India and that's what I
strongly suggest to you. Pick China and India as your destination.

What are the benefits to join AIESEC Global Exchange Program? Please keep in
mind, you will pay for the flight, yes you will. And you will pay for your
own living cost there as well. But here's the difference, AIESEC is a global
organization existed in 106 countries, so our link spread on those 106
countries. Therefore, what we can promise you is that AIESEC will provide
for your accommodation (house and place for a living) and transportation
there –actually, it will be provided by your destination country's AIESEC.
That's their responsibility, and that should be your benefit joining this
program. Suppose you go to India, then AIESEC India will provide for your
transportation and accommodation.

Hereby I attach the Frequently Asked Question to help you get more
understanding about AIESEC and its Global Exchange Program.

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you need more information.

*Shirin Zahro
Local Committee Vice President of Outgoing Exchange 08/09
AIESEC University of Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

Phone +62 21 787 2256/57 (office) , +62 817 99818 59 (mobile)
E-mail *** <>*
YM *** <>*
MSN *** <>*
Web ***

Beasiswa di Kingston University

2.12.08 |

Kingston University
PhD studentship
Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture

The Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture invites applications from outstanding postgraduate students for an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award starting in March 2009. The award is for a three-year full-time studentship, and is equivalent in value to a standard AHRC Doctoral Award.

Partner organisation: The Geffrye Museum

Project: Approaches to documenting the homes of the London middle classes in the 21st Century

The aim of this project is to examine domestic interiors from the standpoint of the householder/occupants, exploring the meanings and values placed on domestic spaces. The research will seek to understand the social, cultural and aesthetic contexts, which influence choice and taste

It is anticipated that the project would suit well-qualified postgraduates from the arts, humanities or social sciences, who are looking to research the visual and material contexts of contemporary family life, domesticity and home-making. The project sits across the fields addressed by the Design Research Centre and the Modern Interiors Research Centre in the Faculty, and the Geffrye Museum. It will involve developing research methodologies for this subject area and gathering material such as recorded interviews of householders and images of their homes, which will form part of the Geffrye Museum's archive collections.

Applications deadline Wednesday 14 January 2009. Interviews will be held in February.

For further details please contact Emerald Day, Research Administrator on:
Tel +44 (0)20 8417 4016 (voicemail)

Info Phd Kelatan di Belanda


Sukses selalu

3 PhD-students

The project "*Consequences of Phosphorus Reduction for the Dynamic Transfer
of Organic Matter between Primary Producers and Primary Consumers*" is part
of the Sea and Coast Programme of the Netherlands Organisation for
Scientific Research (NWO).

In this project, we will investigate how phosphate availability regulates
the productivity and composition of functional groups of phytoplankton and
microphytobenthos in the western and central Wadden Sea. The implications of
phosphate related species selection on the food web structure and the
carrying capacity of the Wadden Sea will be addressed by defining the
transfer of microalgal carbon to various development stages of selected
benthic primary consumers. New views on the functioning of the lower food
web are to be conceptualized in a biogeochemical model and provide essential
information on the direction and magnitude of change in Wadden Sea carrying
capacity as a result of management policies and global change.

*PhD-student 1* (vacancy number CEME-MM-08428) will study the primary
production and the group specific production by using a combination of
techniques making use of variable fluorescence and stable isotope labelling
of biomarkers and will also investigate the factors limiting algae growth.
Primary location: NIOO-CEME, Yerseke.

*PhD-student 2* (vacancy number NIOZ-08429) will investigate the production
of benthic microalgae (MPB) using oxygen microsensors and will investigate
the effect of MPB on sediment water exchange. These processes will be used
by the PhD-student to develop a biogeochemical model describing the
processes. Primary location: NIOZ, Texel.

*PhD-student 3* (vacancy number NIOZ-08430) will investigate the transfer of
primary organic carbon to various larval stages of marine bivalves as
representatives of primary consumers. This transfer will be studied for
various compositions of food (algae), and the consequences of P limitation
will be evaluated in terms of growth and development rates of the larvae.
Primary location: NIOZ, Texel.

*The appointment will be initially for 1 year, which will be extended to 4
year provided that the applicant has proven to be well suited for the job.
The project will start in January 2009.

*Salary: *
The gross salary starts at approx. € 2.000,- per month in the 1st year, and
will gradually increase to a maximum of approx. € 2.600,- per month in the
4th year. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch
Universities (NIOO) or the Collective Employment Agreement for Research
Institutes (NIOZ).

*Information: *
More information and a complete project description can be obtained for PhD1
from the projectleader Dr Jacco Kromkamp (,
+31-113-577481), for PhD2 from Dr Eric Epping (,
31-222-369444) or from Dr Karline Soetaert (,
+31-113-577487), and for PhD3 from Dr Katja Philippart (,

*Written applications including CV, reference list and vacancy number should
be sent to Prof. Dr C.H.R. Heip, director NIOO-CEME, P.O. Box 140, 4400 AC
Yerseke, The Netherlands or by e-mail to*.*

Beasiswa King Fahd University

1.12.08 |

Assalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh

King Fahd university of petroleum and minerals (KFUPM) di saudi arabia saat ini sedang membuka pintu seluas-luasnya bagi mahasiswa muslim yang qualified untuk bergabung dengan KFUPM. KFUPM pada dasarnya adalah universitas yang fokus dibidang science&technology saja. Silahkan melihat profil jurusan-jurusan di atau kontak saya via japri di

Mungkin bagi rekan-rekan muslim banyak yang meragukan kualitas universitas di timteng. Untuk memberi gambaran saat ini KFUPM duduk di posisi 320an daftar terbaru THE-QS yang dikeluarkan oleh Times higher education. (silahkan melihat di link berikut: ) dan merupakan universitas terbaik di kawasan timteng. Dengan dukungan hampir 40% staf pengajar asing dan finansial yang tak terbatas, KFUPM saat ini mengembangkan banyak research center, yang tentunya menyedot banyak mahasiswa asing baik yang PhD dan Master. Melanjutkan pendidikan di saudi menawarkan banyak manfaat yang tidak mungkin didapatkan dengan mudah kecuali dinegara saudi sendiri seperti kemudahan beribadah dan haji/umroh. Mudah-mudahan ini menjadi pendorong bagi mahasiswa muslim indonesia untuk lebih banyak lagi bergabung lagi dengan mahasiswa manca negara lainnya di KFUPM.

Sebagai informasi saja yang sifatnya tidak resmi : seluruh aplikasi akan diterima dan diproses oleh deanship of graduate studies, jika applicant dinyatakan diterima berdasarkan transkrip yang mereka kirim maka mereka akan diminta untuk menyertakan int'l TOEFL dan GRE. Informasi lebih lanjut silahkan hubungi saya di


Junior research fellowship In philosophy The Queen's College


Junior research fellowship In philosophy
The Queen's College

The Governing Body proposes to elect to a Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy tenable for three years from 1st October 2009.

The basic stipend of the Fellowship, which is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, is £16,404, subject to adjustment in the light of any other emoluments enjoyed by the Fellow or in the light of any general alteration to University stipends. The Fellow will be entitled to free rooms in College (or in approved cases to an allowance of £3,285(in lieu), and to free meals in College. Other allowances are available. The Fellow may, with the leave of the Governing Body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the College's own teaching needs.

Candidates must by 1 October 2009 have passed all the examinations required for a first degree at Oxford or another university, and must not have accumulated more than six years in full time postgraduate study or research (not necessarily continuous).

An application form may be obtained from the College Office, The Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW, (telephone: 018...); email:, or at to whom applications (six copies) should be submitted not later than 19th December 2008.

PHd position in Marketing


Ph.D Positions in Marketing
Tilburg, 5000 LE, (Noord-Brabant), 38 hours per week Tilburg University

Job description
Tilburg University’s Ph.D. programme is among the most selective in Europe. It offers a full-fledged graduate programme, comparable to top schools in the U.S. Coursework and dissertation sum up to a four-year curriculum, divided into the 1-year M.Phil. programme (mostly coursework) and the 3-year Ph.D. programme (mostly dissertation work).

Before embarking on their Ph.D., our students first enter a 1-year M.Phil (graduate) programme that prepares them for doing research in marketing. The MPhil programme offers one of the most complete sets of fundamental and advanced courses anywhere in Europe in preparation for a Ph.D., and is taught by professors who are top-notch researchers. Candidates who already possess an M.Phil. degree can apply for direct admission to the dissertation phase.

University Graduate
All applicants must have a doctoral degree or be close to completion.

Students who have successfully completed the M.Phil. programme can transfer from M.Phil. to Ph.D. status. The dissertation phase takes three years and covers a specific research domain in quantitative marketing, consumer behaviour, or marketing strategy. While PhD students work in close collaboration with their thesis advisors, they also have plenty of opportunity to interact with the other faculty members.

Tilburg University
Tilburg University (the Netherlands) is a modern, specialized university. It is well known for its high standards in education and scientific research as well as its good support facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both tranquillity and connectivity as it is situated in a wooded park, yet only five minutes away from the city centre, main highways, and railways. Located in Tilburg, a mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the south of the Netherlands, and in close proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, Tilburg University is situated in the very heart of Europe

The Marketing department is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. The Faculty enjoys high rankings for its excellence in education and research. In Europe, it is the current number one research institute in economics and the number three in business. Members of the Marketing department are represented in the boards of all major marketing journals and have a strong publication record (please consult the personal web pages of our staff members on We are committed to nurture this position further in the future by combining the strengths of three key research areas in marketing: quantitative marketing, consumer behavior, and marketing strategy. A warm collaborative atmosphere, strong team spirit, focus on cross-border research, and a shared ambition to excel are among the key drivers of the Marketing team.

Conditions of employment
Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 3000 - 3500
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 1 and 3 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
The tuition fee for the 1-year M.Phil. programme is €1,597 for European Economic Area (EEA) citizens and €10,272 for non-EEA citizens. Due to generals subsidies, excellent students from non-EEA countries will receive substantial tuition fee waivers of up to €7,812 so that only the legal minimum fee of €2,460 has to be paid. During their M.Phil year, students are responsible for their own sources of income. However, for international students, several scholarships are available of €800 (full) or €400 (partial) net per month on the basis of educational merit. For Dutch students, a number of student assistantships are available. All candidates admitted to the Ph.D. programme will receive a starting salary of approximately €2,400 gross per month. This salary increases yearly to reach approximately €3,100 gross per month in the third and final year of the Ph.D. programme.

Additional Information

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

* About the organization
* About the function
* Electronic application form
* GMAT score
* GRE score

You can apply for this job before 01-04-2009 by sending your application to:

Tilburg University
A. Habraken
P.O. Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
E-mail address:

You can apply for this programme by sending your application to Tilburg University CentER Graduate School Room K208 PO Box 90153 5000 LE TILBURG the Netherlands

Your application should comprise:

1. A filled out application form that can be found out
2. A letter of motivation
3. Two academic letters of reference
4. An example of written work (e.g., bachelor thesis)
5. A transcript or certified copy of university grades (bachelor + master)
6. An overview of all quantitative courses taken at university level (e.g. statistics, mathematics, econometrics), including a brief description of the course contents and the handbooks used.
7. An IELTS or TOEFL English language test (unless you have studied or worked in an English language environment for at least three years)
8. A GMAT or GRE score. Applicants should perform in the top 10% on the quantitative part of either one of these tests. For more information about these tests, please see and The code number for Tilburg University is VMV-LT-72 for GMAT and 0730 for GRE.
9. Those wishing to apply for a scholarship and a tuition fee waiver should include a written request with their application addressed to the Director of Graduate Studies.

The application deadline is April 1 2009 for all non-Dutch passport holders. Applicants who want to be considered for a scholarship/tuition fee waiver should have submitted their completed applications by February 1 2009. The application deadline for holders of a Dutch passport/visa is July 1 2009. The difference lies in the administrative procedures that we need to follow to enable non-Dutch passport holders to receive a visa, housing, etc. All applicants are advised to submit their application by the earlier deadline, because only a limited number of positions are available

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number AT 300.08.43.

The short URL code for this job opening is: 00343-756.
You can use this as a direct link to the job by adding the code to the URL

FELLOWSHIPS: Sustainability Science (Harvard)


FELLOWSHIPS: Sustainability Science (Harvard)


The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for
International Development invites applications for resident
fellowships in sustainability science for the University's academic
year beginning in September 2009.

This year we will give some preference to applicants who address the
challenges related to meeting human needs for water or
food/agriculture/land use in the context of sustainable development.
In addition to general funds available to support this fellowship
offering, special funding for the Giorgio Ruffolo Fellowships in
Sustainability Science is available to support citizens of Italy or
developing countries who are therefore especially encouraged to apply.

Applications are due January 15, 2009.

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