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NOMA Master Scholarships 2010-2014

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http://scholarshiponline.info/norway-norads-programme-for-master-studies-noma-scholarship-2010-2014/

The Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) invites applications for grants to Master programmes to be conducted in English in the South. The call for applications is presented with reference to the NOMA Agreement between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) and SIU, signed on 27 April 2006, extended with an addendum to 2014 and the NOMA Programme Document.

A Master degree programme eligible for support under the NOMA programme is defined as full- time work-load over two academic years equivalent to 120 credits according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). One student cohort is defined as 4 semesters (2 years).

NB All programme activities must be finalised within 31.12.2014

For the period 2010 – 2014, applications for Master programmes are limited to the following categories:

a) Bilateral Master programmes for a period of either two years (one student cohort) or four years (two student cohorts). NOMA funding is limited to maximum NOK 2,25 million for one student cohort and maximum NOK 4,5 million for two student cohorts and includes all relevant supportive activities.

Bilateral Master programmes should be based on cooperation between two partner institutions, one in the South and one in Norway. One academic staff member at each partner institution called project coordinator has the responsibility for planning, implementation and reporting. Bilateral programmes may have apart from the above mentioned, informal or formal cooperation with other institutions, without specific NOMA funding for such cooperation activities.

b) Multilateral Master programmes for a period of either two years (one student cohort) or four years (two student cohorts). NOMA funding is limited to maximum NOK 3 million for one student cohort and maximum NOK 6 million for two student cohorts and includes all relevant supportive activities.

Multilateral Master programmes should have two main partner institutions, one outside Norway (IoN) and one in Norway (IiN) but may consist of additional partner institutions both outside Norway and in Norway ( it is a requirement for multilateral NOMA programmes to have minimum two partners outside Norway; one main partner and one additional partner). It may also have additional partner(s) in Norway.
The role of additional partners should be clearly stated in the application. Each partner institution must have an academic partner contact person, and must endorse the application before submission.

Apart from the general admission requirements for all students for NOMA Master programmes the following additional criteria apply for NOMA scholarships:

* Nationality (see criteria under eligible countries)
* Relevant professional experience of 2-3 years is desirable, but in order to increase the number of women participating in NOMA, the professional experience for women, who otherwise fulfil the academic requirement for NOMA scholarships, can be waived. The requirement for professional experience can be waived for both male and female applicants in countries where an academic field is not yet established
* Leave of absence from job in home country, if applicable (see above)
* Statement of purpose

The NOMA programme aims at equitable access and gender equality in all programme activities.

1. Aim and Objectives of the NOMA

The proposed Master programme should contribute to the realisation of the aim and objectives of the NOMA:

1.1 Aim

The overall aim of the NOMA is to contribute to the education of staff in all sectors (public and private sectors as well as civil society) in eligible countries, through building capacity at the Master level in higher education institutions (HEI) in the South.

1.2 Objectives

The objectives of the NOMA are:

* To support the development of Master programmes at HEI in the South through close collaboration with HEI in Norway in accordance with national needs in the South
* To achieve, in a longer term perspective, sustainable capacity of institutions in the South to provide the national work force with adequate qualifications within selected academic fields of study
* To stimulate South-South-North cooperation through support to the development of regional Master programmes
* To enhance gender equality in all programme activities
* To strengthen and further develop the competence of Norwegian HEI to integrate global as well as developmental perspectives in their professional work

2. Application and selection procedures

2.1 Creating an application

An application to the NOMA-programme should be planned and worked out jointly by the academic staff of the main cooperating institutions. The application should be submitted online to the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Higher Education (SIU) (NOMA secretariat) before 30 June 2009, GMT 1500 hrs.
The online procedure of applying for funding from NOMA is as follows:

1. Both project coordinators must create a personal account in SIU’s database. This is done at http://espresso.siu.no. (Persons that already have a username and password with SIU should not register again).
2. After being registered, one of the project coordinators may create a NOMA application.
3. The creator of the application then grants the other project coordinator access to the same application by adding her/him as “editor” to the application. NB the partner must be registered as a user in order to be granted editor access to the application.
4. The other will now have editor access to the same (joint) application from his/her personal login.

2.2 NOMA Institutional Contact Person- Reading Access

When selecting an institution in the application form, information about the institutions’ responsible central administrative unit of NOMA programmes (Office for International Relations or similar) will appear automatically if a NOMA institutional contact person previously has been appointed at the institution concerned. If new to the NOMA programme, the institution must appoint a NOMA institutional contact person. This person will be given reading access to the applications in progress from their institution. The appointed institutional contact person must register as a user at

http://espresso.siu.no

and then contact SIU at noma@siu.no marking the email with the subject “Institutional contact NOMA”, in order to be granted the access as institutional contact.

2.3 Additional Partners - Reading Access

The project coordinators may also grant reading access for network partners to their joint application.

The procedure for granting reading access follows the procedure for adding editors to the project.

2.4 Submission of the NOMA application

When submitting the application, separate Cover pages will be available for printing by the project coordinators (at IoN and IiN). This document should be printed and duly signed by the project coordinators and heads of the respective departments and the Vice Chancellor/ Rector/University Director or similar. The signed Cover page should be submitted to the NOMA Institutional contact person/NOMA coordinating unit at the institution within 6 July 2009.

The institutional contact person/NOMA coordinating unit should submit the signed cover pages to SIU together with the institutional assessment and prioritised list of applications within 28 August 2009.

2.5 External evaluation

All eligible applications are sent from SIU to two external evaluators – one from the South and one from the North, who will assess the academic quality of the applications.

2.6 Institutional assessment

After the external evaluators have submitted their evaluations, the institutions themselves are obliged to assess each application according to the “Guidelines and criteria for institutional assessment of applications to NOMA”. If more than one application is submitted from the institution, the institution should rank the applications they present to SIU. The ranking from the institutions in the South will be given double weight compared to the ranking from the institutions in the North.

The institutional assessment should be carried out by a “NOMA committee” if such exists, or another academic committee at the institution should be designated to this task. The external evaluations will be made available online for the institutions (institutional contact person) from 10 August 2009. The institutions will then make their assessment of relevance and feasibility of the proposed application(s).

The institutions must, based on these assessments prepare a prioritised list of the applications from their own institutions. The assessments and the prioritised list of applications and the cover pages should be presented to SIU within 28 August 2009.
Details about the procedures for institutional assessment will be provided to the relevant institutions by SIU at the end of July 2009.

2.7 Decision on allocation of NOMA funding

The NOMA Programme Board will make the final selection of the projects to be supported in October 2009.

3. Terms and conditions for the applications

1. One HEI outside Norway and one Norwegian HEI will be the two main contract partners under the Master programmes supported by NOMA. The two main contract partners may collaborate in development and implementation of the proposed programmes with relevant public and private organisations in their respective countries.
2. The applying institutions must already have identified each other as potential partners for a cooperation project.
3. Funding will be given to new Master programmes that have not received prior financial support from the Norad Fellowship Programme (2001-2005) or NOMA Master Programme 2006 and 2007. Only new projects will be considered for financial support under this Call. The mere extension of an existing NOMA Master programme to new countries or recruitment of new regional students will not qualify for support. Previous relevant experience from an existing NOMA programme may be used to facilitate the preparation of a new project, however, this new Master programme should involve a new main partner outside Norway and the development of a curriculum catering to the specific needs of the partner concerned.
4. The maximum budget for the proposed Master programmes is NOK 4,5 million for bilateral programmes and NOK 6 million for multilateral programmes (please refer to the Introduction chapter for further details on the different categories).

3.1 Basic principles of cooperation and the role of the institutions in NOMA

The NOMA cooperation works according to a decentralised model, i.e. cooperation projects are initiated, planned, implemented and reported in cooperation between project coordinators/academic partner contact person at departmental level at the partner institutions.

The collaboration should be based on the principle of equality between the partners and characterised by transparency at all levels.

Institutions applying for support from NOMA need to appoint one administrative contact person at institutional level (NOMA Institutional Contact Person) to coordinate the institution’s handling of the application procedure. Preferably the NOMA institutional contact person should be located centrally in the institutions organisation e.g. Head of International Department or equivalent position. It is not recommended to appoint this function to a Vice Chancellor or Rector.

Institutions with several NOMA projects may establish a “NOMA coordinating unit” as well, in order to coordinate the day to day handling of the NOMA cooperation, reporting procedures and the follow-up of financial issues and accounting.

3.2 What a joint application for Master programmes must include

* A plan for how the proposed Master programmes can contribute to the realisation of the aim and objectives of the NOMA
* A plan for the achievement of academic goals
* A budget for the project
* CV’s of the academic coordinators, in the South and in Norway
* Information about existing contacts/partners, and prior relevant international experience at the institutions
* A description of relevant national needs in the selected academic field in the South that will be addressed by the Master programme
* A statement of commitment to the Master programme by the leadership of the respective HEI (in the form of signed Cover pages from both North and South)
* A strategy for ensuring sustainability in a longer term perspective
* Indicators of success both qualitative and quantitative, for evaluating the Master programme

3.3 Projects stimulating regional cooperation

The establishment of Master programmes that stimulate regional cooperation in the South will be encouraged. A country, other than those listed in para 3.4. point 1 and 2 a), may be selected for academic reasons as location for a regional project. In that case it will be considered essential that partner institutions in a South-South context, within the project period, are enabled to provide Master programmes to meet their own national needs for capacity-building.

3.5 Eligible institutions

HEI in the South from countries listed under geographical criteria that are recognised /accredited by the national authorities in the country where they have their campus, and have appropriate systems for accounting and audit and can provide plans for monitoring and reporting according to the NOMA requirements, are eligible.

Norwegian institutions who are members of the Norwegian Association of Higher Education Institutions (UHR) in Norway and have accredited Master programmes through The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT), are eligible.

The main contract partners, one in Norway and one outside Norway, shall collaborate in the development and implementation of the proposed programmes with relevant public and private organisations in their respective countries.

3.6 Eligible academic fields

The following are the eligible academic fields for NOMA for the programme period:

* Education
* Environment, economic development and trade
* Gender
* Good governance, democratic development, human rights and migration
* Health
* HIV/AIDS
* Oil and energy
* Peace and Conflict resolution

The Master programmes may be offered with selected modules in the South and/or in Norway. The main focus of the programme should be in the South. Norwegian students should be encouraged to enrol in course modules in the South as well as in Norway as a part of their degree programme.

3.7 Student Admission process

The recruitment process of Master students should be open and transparent. The recruitment should be done in cooperation with relevant bodies at the respective institutions. The NOMA programme aims at equitable access and gender equality in all programme activities.

Student applications for Master programmes should be forwarded directly to the institution offering the master programme.

The HEIs, both in the Norway and outside Norway, are responsible for keeping records of student intake for reporting purposes to SIU.

3.8 Disbursement of funds

All project funds will be transferred from SIU to the Norwegian main partner institution. Disbursement of funds to project activities in the South should be made by the Norwegian main partner institution according to annual budgets.

The partner institution in the South shall report on disbursed project finances annually to the Norwegian main partner institution while the Norwegian main partner institution is responsible for reporting of the total project finances to SIU.

3.9 Accounting and audit

HEI in Norway and in the South that receive funds from NOMA are instructed to ensure that appropriate accounting systems are implemented, and that accounting is done according to generally accepted accounting principles. Audit should be carried out in accordance with international standards.

Each institution is accountable for funds received from the NOMA programme.

4. Timetable for the NOMA application process

Timetable for the application process NOMA Master Programmes 2010-2014, will be as follows:
Activity Responsible Deadline
Call for applications NOMA Master Programmes 2010-2014 SIU 24 November 2009
Submission of joint online NOMA applications Project coordinators 30 June 2009
Signed Cover page submitted from project coordinator to institutional contact person Project coordinators 6 July 2009
Details about the procedures for institutional assessment to the relevant institutions SIU Ultimo July 2009
Evaluation of applications by external evaluators SIU 6 July 2009
Evaluation by external evaluators available to institutions SIU 10 August 2009
Submission of institutional assessments, a prioritised list of applications from the institution as well as signed Cover page VC/Rector/University Director or similar/NOMA coordinating unit or similar 28 August 2009
Award of support funds for NOMA Master Programmes 2010-2014 NOMA Programme Board October 2009

Scholarships at Life Science, Univ. of Vienna, Austria

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The PhD program Molecular mechanisms of Cell Signaling

Admission requirements
http://www.phd-cellular-signaling.at/index.php?mid=1&smid=4&1_section=1&1_id=4

Our target group are excellent students from all disciplines of natural and life sciences and medicine who are motivated to pursue their scientific career in an international research environment. The candidates must hold, or be close to obtaining, an undergraduate degree equivalent to a Master, which would enable them to enter a PhD Program in their own country. In general, applicants should not be older than 30 when they apply, although career breaks will be taken into account.

The selection procedure, all training activities, communication, and interaction will be in English, and the participating students are expected to be proficient in English.

Reapplications will not be considered

Deadline:
Deadline for receipt of completed application is May 15, 2009.

Application:
Apply online now by clicking here
http://www.phd-cellular-signaling.at/index.php?mid=1&smid=4&lid=2

Letters of recommendation:

Letters of recommendation are an essential part of your application. These letters should be written by two scientists who are familiar with your academic work and can judge your potential as a PhD student. Please forward this template to your referees and ask them to send a .pdf file of their recommendation, printed on official paper and signed, to registration@phd-cellular-signaling.at. The name of the candidate should be indicated in the "Subject" line. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that the referees write to us before May 15, 2009. Applications lacking letters of recommendation will not be processed.

Selection procedure and admission:

Complete applications will be reviewed by the Program Faculty and other group leaders of the Vienna Biocenter. Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Vienna Biocenter for a five-day period of interviews and information exchange, which will take place in June 2009. The successful candidates will be offered admission at the end of the interview period. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index_en.cfm?l1=1&l2=1&l3=1&idjob=28387373&CFID=6544416&CFTOKEN=7661c2159ebb2483-AB16B60E-A2AB-DFF1-950B2A32C8F0C9C6

Studentships at Univ. of the West of Scotland, UK

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Studentships
http://www.uws.ac.uk/research/research-studentships.asp

The University is pleased to offer over 60 studentships for PhD study commencing in October 2009.

The Studentship Scheme provides the following benefits:

Exemption from the payment of annual fees
£6000 annual stipend

An additional annual financial award will also be made to three exceptional applicants.

Project descriptions can be found below. To apply for any of the studentships, please complete the application form.

Business School

School of Computing

School of Education

School of Engineering and Science

School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

School of Media, Language and Music

School of Social Sciences

KULIAH GRATIS D-I KEPABEANAN DAN CUKAI STAN

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Buat teman2 milis beasiswa yang punya adik, saudara, keponakan, sepupu, teman yang berminat kuliah D1 Kepabeanan dan Cukai STAN, akan dibuka penerimaan mulai tanggal 5 s.d. 22 Mei 2009.
Info lebih lanjut bisa dilihat di
http://www.stan.ac.id/posts/20090414/pengumuman-penerimaan-usm-d1-bea-cukai-crash-program-2009.html

Scholarships from the Government of the Slovak Republic

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Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD. Students, University Teachers and Researchers
http://www.scholarships.sk

About the Programme

Establishment of the National Scholarship Programme for the Support of Mobility of Students, PhD students, University Teachers and Researchers was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in 2005. The National scholarship programme of the Slovak Republic is funded by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic.

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS, PhD STUDENTS,
UNIVERSITY TEACHERS AND RESEARCHERS

The National Scholarship Programme of the Slovak Republic is intended to support mobility of foreign students, PhD students, university teachers and researchers to stay at Slovak universities and research institutions.

Types of scholarships
a) Scholarships for foreign university students (enrolled at least in the 6th semester) to take part in Master study over a period of 1 to 2 semesters (from 5 to 10 months) at Slovak universities.
b) Scholarships for foreign PhD students to take a part of PhD study over a period of 1 to 12 months at Slovak universities or research institutes.
c) Scholarships for foreign university teachers and researchers over a period of 1 to 12 months to carry out teaching or research at Slovak universities, research institutes or nongovernmental organisations on the basis of an invitation.

Citizens from following countries can apply for scholarships
a) European Union member states – Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom,
b) other countries participating in the Bologna process (listed are only countries that are not stated in item a) – Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey, Ukraine,
c) Belarus,
d) Canada, Central American countries, Latin American countries, Mexico, the United States of America,
e) Australia, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam.
Due to the mobility nature of the programme applicants cannot be considered if they have been studying, teaching or researching in Slovakia at the time of submitting their application.

The Scholarship Programme does not support:
a) foreign students and PhD students accepted for entire Master or PhD studies in Slovakia, specifically those who are already studying in Slovakia and would like to cover part of their costs from the National Scholarship Programme;
b) foreign university teachers and researches who are already teaching or researching at Slovak universities and research institutes;
c) citizens of the Slovak Republic studying, teaching or researching at foreign universities or research institutes;
d) foreign applicants accepted for other scholarship programmes in Slovakia (for example Visegrad Fund, Erasmus, CEEPUS, bilateral agreements, etc.).

Scholarship designation

The scholarship is designated to cover living costs (accommodation, boarding, etc.) of a study, research and teaching stay of foreign applicants at Slovak universities and research institutions. The applicants can ask their host institution to assist them to arrange their accommodation and necessary documents regarding the stay in Slovakia, or they have to arrange it by themselves. The Scholarship Programme does not cover the travel costs to and from Slovakia.

Amount of a monthly scholarship

a)university students 240 EUR

b)PhD students 470 EUR

c)university teachers:
lecturers with or without a PhD degree 670 EUR
associated professors 835 EUR
professors 1 000 EUR

d) researchers:
young researchers (< 4 years of experience) 670 EUR
PhD holders (or > 4 years of experience) 835 EUR
senior researchers (>10 years of experience) 1 000 EUR

Application procedure

The on-line application system at www.scholarships.sk opens 6 – 8 weeks before the deadline. The application form is accessible only after the on-line application system is opened. In order to submit the on-line application, it is necessary to fill in the on-line application form (in Slovak, English, French, Spanish or Russian version), attach all required documents (in .doc or .pdf format) and press the "submit" button.

Applications must be submitted on-line at www.scholarships.sk and documents marked with asterisk (*) (see the List of required documents that must be attached to the on-line application form) must be sent by post and received by the deadline at SAIA, n. o. The submitted documents must be originals.

Foreign applicants who need to apply for entrance visa to Slovakia should consider the necessary visa processing period when planning the starting date of their scholarship stay. Information about visa conditions is provided by Slovak Embassies.

Documents must be received by deadline at:
SAIA, n. o.
Námestie slobody 23
812 20 Bratislava 1
Slovak Republic

Applications deadlines:

30 April 2009 (until 16:00 CET) - for academic year 2009/2010
31 October 2009 (until 16:00 CET) - for summer semester 2009/2010

List of required documents that must be attached to the on-line application form by foreign students and PhD students applying for a study/research stay:

· structured Curriculum Vitae,
· motivation letter,
· detailed study programme in case of students (incl. date of arrival and period of stay),
· detailed research programme in case of PhD students (incl. date of arrival, period of stay and detailed programme time schedule),
· two recommendation letters provided by applicant's university teachers in case of students, one recommendation letter provided by applicant's supervisor in case of PhD Students,
· confirmation letter from a sending university certifying that applicant is a full-time student enrolled in min. 6th semester, in case of a PhD student a confirmation certifying enrolment in a PhD study (*),
· certified copy of a Bachelor's diploma or Master's diploma and a certificate of a state exam (if any),
· admission or invitation letter from a host university or research institute in Slovakia proclaiming commitment that applicant will be enrolled in a study or research programme (incl. period of stay). The admission or invitation letter must be printed on official letter head paper of the host institution, including a signature of the person in charge and a stamp. (*)

List of required documents that must be attached to the on-line application form by foreign university teachers and researchers:

· structured Curriculum Vitae,
· detailed teaching and/or research programme (including date of arrival, period of stay and detailed programme time schedule),
· invitation letter from a host university or research institute in Slovakia (incl. period of stay). The invitation letter must be printed on official letter head paper of the host institution, including a signature of the person in charge and a stamp. (*)

(*) The documents must be sent by post and received by the deadline at SAIA, n. o. The submitted documents must be originals. The original admission or invitation letter from the Slovak host university or research institute can be sent by post from the host institution in Slovakia directly to SAIA n.o.

Selection procedure of applicants from abroad
The selection committee, appointed by the Minister of Education of the SR, carries out the selection of scholarship holders.

SAIA, n. o. will send the e-mail notification of granting or refusing a scholarship to all applicants within six weeks after the application deadline.

The selected scholarship holders will receive "Letter of award" and "Letter of acceptance" of the scholarship by post. The "Letter of acceptance" should be signed and send back to SAIA, n. o.

Contact:
SAIA, n. o., Námestie slobody 23, 812 20 Bratislava 1, Slovak Republic

Silvia Kotulièová, Programme Co-ordinator
Tel.: +421 2 544 11 426 (436)
Fax: +421 2 544 11 429

E-mail: silvia.kotulicova@saia.sk, www.scholarships.sk

Scholarships at TU Wien, Austria

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Application
http://waterresources.at/application.htm

A total of eight PhD student positions are available within the Vienna Doctoral Programme on water resource systems. We welcome the application of graduates with a keen interest in one of the following fields:

Hydrology
Hydrogeology
Aquatic microbiology
Water quality
Resource management
Remote sensing
Mechanics of structures
Risk assessment

Benefits

Full financial support on a 12 month basis is available for 3 to 4 years, depending on progress
An annual gross salary of Euro 24749
A one semester exchange programme at an international partner university
Re-imbursement of travel expenses related to conferences, training activities and field work
A comprehensive service programme of the TU Wien including health and dental insurance, and retirement programme

Qualifications

Formal entry requirements are a Master's degree (or equivalent) in a discipline related to Water Resource Systems, e.g., civil engineering, environmental engineering, chemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular biotechnology, process engineering, geodesy, hydrology, geology, spatial planning, geography, environmental management, economics and material sciences. Experience in water related research is beneficial, but not required. Excellent command of English in speaking, reading and writing is essential as English will be the working language of the programme. This Doctoral Programme is ambitious, so we seek resourceful, highly motivated students who are comfortable with working in a stimulating and competitive working environment.

Application material

An application containing your specific qualifications for the position
A motivation letter stating your research interests and one of the eight prefered research topics
Copies of education certificates, including grade reports and other documents
Curriculum Vitae

Dates and Deadlines

Application deadline is May 15, 2009. Short listed candidates will be invited to a selection seminar. Financial support towards travel expenses is available on request.

Equal Opportunities

The TU Wien is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

Submission of applications

Application can be submitted electronically through email to office@waterresources.at in pdf format, or as a hard copy to:

Doctoral Programme on Water Resource Systems
c/o Prof. Günter Blöschl
Institute of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
Vienna University of Technology
A-1040 Wien, Karlsplatz 13/222-2
Austria

beasiswa info PhD position in ecology

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PhD position in Ecology: The Department of Ecology and Environmental Science has about 160 members including 55 PhD researchers and 55 PhD students (for more information see the department’s homepage: www.emg.umu.se/forskning/index_eng.html).

A new project financed by the Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (FORMAS) in aquatic ecology, entitled: “Eutrophication as a selection factor for the occurrence of predation-resistant and potentially pathogenic bacteria in aquatic environments”.

Project description
Eutrophication is one of the largest threats to aquatic environments, as it causes a number of drastic changes in the system. One example is phytoplankton communities that often become dominated by inedible, filamentous or toxic forms. The underlying mechanism for this may be increased predation on lower trophic levels, selecting for increased occurrence of predation-resistance in nutrient rich environments.
Evolution has taken many solutions for bacterial resistance to protozoan predation. Some examples are increase or decrease in cell size, production of toxins, cell aggregations, biofilm formation, and resistance to degradation within the protozoa. Some predation-resistant bacteria are also resistant to phagocytosis by human macrophages, suggesting that protozoa constitute a biological gym for the occurrence of potentially pathogenic bacteria.

The above theories will be tested within the PhD project. The link between ecosystem drivers, bacterial functional diversity and epidemiological factors will be investigated in aquatic systems. The PhD project will include field experiments as well as selection and microcosm experiments in laboratory. The tularemia-bacterium Francisella tularensis will be used as an example for a predation-resistant and potentially pathogenic bacterium. The project is performed in collaboration with ecologists, microbiologists and medical scientists.

Assoc. Prof. Agneta Andersson, Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå University will be main supervisor in the project. Prof. Anders Sjöstedt, Department of Clinical Bacteriology, Umeå University, and Assoc. Prof. Mats Forsman, Swedish Defence Research Agency will be associated supervisors.

Application
The application should include a letter of intent, certified curriculum vitae that includes information on previous education, copies of the master’s thesis, publications and other documents supporting your competence and suitability for the position, and address and phone number to two reference persons. The application may be written in English or Swedish.

Requirements
The recruitment procedure will follow
the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen chapters 5 and 7). Prerequisites include either i) 240 ECTS credits (Swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master level), or ii) 120 Swedish (old) credits (Swe. poäng; corresponding to 180 ECTS credits) of higher education studies if they were taken before July 1, 2007 or equivalent competence. Education should include 120 ECTS credits (2 year) biological subjects, 15 ECTS credits ecology or corresponding subject, and a 30 ECTS credits independent project in ecology or a similar relevant field. It is qualifying to have good knowledge in ecological theory and training in microbial ecology and molecular biology/genetics. The successful applicant should have good ability to write and speak in English, creativity, power of initiative, independence and ability to collaborate. Evaluations will be based on results on University courses, quality of
master’s thesis, references, interviews and the letter of intent.

A PhD education is 4 years (48 months) and the PhD-student will get a formal position at the start of the project (Sw: “doktorandanställning”). Up to 10 % as teaching assistant may be included in the position (then the position will be extended accordingly).

For more information contact Agneta Andersson, +46 90-786 9845, agneta.andersson@emg.umu.se, Homepage: www.emg.umu.se

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO civil, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

Your complete application, marked with reference number 313-364-09, should be sent to the Registrar, Umeå University, SE-901 87 Umeå, Sweden to arrive May 14, 2009 at the latest.

Sayembara Penelitian

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Dalam rangka mendorong pengarusutamaan pro poor budget terutama tentang
kebutuhan pembiayaan bagi pencapaian target MDGs di Indonesia dan
efektifitas alokasi anggarannya, kami mengundang akademisi, aktifis
LSM/Ormas, jurnalis, dan masyarakat umum untuk melakukan penelitian
dengan tema "Alokasi dan Efektifitas Penganggaran bagi Pencapaian MDGs
dan Pengarusutamaan Pro Poor Budget“.

Dengan mengacu pada pemenuhan target MDGs 2015, maka 4 (empat) pilihan bidang penelitian dalam sayembara ini adalah :
(1) Penanggulangan Kemiskinan, (2) Kesehatan, (3) Pendidikan, dan (4) Air Bersih dan Sanitasi.

Usulan
penelitian di setiap topik berfokus pada 2 (dua) hal, yaitu : (a)
Efektivitas anggaran, dan (b) Ketercukupan anggaran, dengan pertanyaan
kunci pada masing-masing fokus sebagai berikut :

Efektivitas Anggaran
a. Berapa besar anggaran yang telah dialokasikan (dalam 5 tahun terakhir)?
b. Apa prioritas kebijakan/program?
c. Sejauh mana efektifitas pengalokasian anggaran dalam mencapai target MDGs?
d. Apa faktor-faktor yang mempengaruhi efektifitas alokasi anggaran?

Ketercukupan Anggaran
a. Berapa besaran yang harus dialokasikan pada tahun 2010?
b. Apa prioritas kebijakan/program yang menjadi prioritas pengalokasian?
c. Faktor apa yang menghambat pemenuhan alokasi anggaran? Baik di ranah “politik anggaran” maupun “faktor struktural”?

Para
penulis dapat menggunakan metode penelitian dengan pendekatan
kualitatif atau pendekatan kuantitatif, peneliti diharapkan mampu
memberikan jawaban-jawaban dari topik dan pertanyaan kunci penelitian,
serta mampu memberikan bangun argumentasi serta analisis yang mencakup
dimensi struktural dan tidak hanya dimensi teknokratis. Sayembara
penelitian ini hanya akan memilih empat (4) pemenang (masing-masing
tema akan dipilih satu pemenang. Tiap peneliti yang proposal
penelitiannya lolos seleksi berhak hadiah penelitian (sudah termasuk
biaya penelitian dan honorarium) sebesar Rp. 15.000.000,- (Lima Belas
Juta Rupiah), dengan pajak ditanggung oleh pemenang.

Keterangan
lebih lengkap/terinci tentang Persyaratan, Ketentuan dan Panduan
sayembara ini bisa diunduh di website Perkumpulan Prakarsa ( link : http://theprakarsa.org/index.php?act=crr

Master Scholarships at MIB, Trieste, Italy

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MIB, Trieste, Italy

http://www.mib.edu/cms/data/pages/grants_scholarship_master_mba.aspx

MIB School of Management is committed to helping talented candidates with a strong CV attend an MBA or Master's program, no matter what their economic situation.

For those wishing to attend a high-quality, internationally-accredited MBA or Master's program with an impressive percentage of placement (2008 average: 96%) like those offered at MIB School of Management, the commitment can be an economic burden.

Thanks to the contribution of our company sponsors who are looking for young talents to place in their companies, MIB School of Management is able to offer numerous scholarships, awarded as a full or partial exemption from MBAs and Masters tuition fees.

These scholarships are given according to merit criteria based on requirements indicated by the companies that offer financial support.

Scholarships offered by:
Allianz
Ania
AT Kearney
Costa Crociere
Crenca & Associati
Eli Lilly
Friulia
Generali Group
Gruppo UGF
KPMG
illycaffè
Informest
Lloyd Adriatico
Marsh
RAS
Riello
Unipol

NEWS:
2009 SCHOLARSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE!

MBA in International Business, Executive MBA, International Master in Tourism & Leisure, and Master in Insurance and Risk Management are made more accessible thanks to the companies who support and later recruit program participants.

2009 SCHOLARSHIPS:
For more information on specific programs and scholarship opportunities, click below

Full-Time MBA in International Business
September 2009-September 2010
http://www.mib.edu/cms/data/pages/000039.aspx
http://www.mib.edu/cms/data/pages/files/000202_resource1_orig.pdf

International Master in Tourism & Leisure
October 2009-October 2010
http://www.mib.edu/cms/data/pages/000079.aspx
http://www.mib.edu/cms/data/pages/files/000200_resource1_orig.pdf

Master in Insurance and Risk Management
January 2010-December 2010
http://www.mib.edu/cms/data/pages/000064.aspx
http://www.mib.edu/cms/data/pages/files/000198_resource1_orig.pdf

Beasiswa Australia, April 2009

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Australian Postgraduate Award Industry (APAI) PhD Scholarship
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Applications are now open for a 3 year APAI PhD scholarship. The position is funded by a multidisciplinary Australian Research Council Linkage grant.
Applicants wishing to pursue a PhD as part of this multidisciplinary project are sought in one of the following three areas: (1) Chemical Ecology, (2) Population Genetics, (3) Climate Change modelling or a combination of these fields.
Applicants must hold either a First Class Honours Science Degree, a Master Degree in Science or equivalent qualification. A sound scientific background in one of the above three fields or a combination of these fields is essential. Evidence of research excellence as demonstrated by publications is highly desirable.
Ref No: LP0989338 APAI
Closing date: April 20, 2009.
For details: http://cos.anu.edu.au/HDR/Scholarships.php
For further information: rod.peakall@anu.edu.au

Beasiswa Sampoerna Foundation, April 2009

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Titip mau menyampaikan info pendaftaran mahasiswa baru untuk Strata S-1 dan Full-Scholarship dari Putera Sampoerna School of Education. Do kindly please
pass this message to your network

Untuk info lebih lanjut, bisa menghubungi Syeron Syahril di (0817-4864802) atau email ke syeron.syahril@sampoernafoundation.org

Salam hangat.
R. Yudhi Pradhana.

Pertukaran Pelajar Jawa Barat

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The Department of Youth and Sports of West Java Province has announced its
decision on this year selection. It will be the same as previous year, which is
conducted in two phases of selection process. In the first phase, participants
should pass the selection conducted by Department of National Education, Sec.
Outer School Education and Sport of Daerah Tingkat II (Kabupaten/Kota) .
Therefore, participants should immediately contact their local department above
(e.g. Dinas Pendidikan Kota Bandung or Kab. Bogor etc) on how and when will be
the selection process conducted.

Each selected participants from each Kab/Kota final result (quota based) will be
selected through thorough process of selection in the second phase, which is the
Province level. It is held through quarantine method. This year province level
selection will be conducted in 13 - 15 April 2009 in Hotel Talagasari,
Setiabudhi.

Every participant who pass the first phase will have a Letter of Recommendation
(LoR) from authorized Kab/Kota Department to be submitted to the committee
during the Registration (check in) by 13 April 2009. The LoR is your ticket to
join the province’s selection.

Please Note that there will be a long weekend holiday from 9 - 12 April 2009
(due to the election and good friday), so each Kab/Kota selection will be held
before the long weekend holiday (e.g Selection of Kota Bandung will be on 7
April 2009). Therefore, the soonest you apply to your local department, the
biggest chance you have to get through to the province level.

Clear Info check www.ppanjabar.blogspot.com or www.ppanjabar.wordpress.com

We Wish You Good Luck and See You in Talagasari:)

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