Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Scholar Rescue Fellowship

Application Deadline - January 31, 2009

Apply or nominate a candidate for SRF fellowship support:

*Professors, established researchers and other senior academics from any country, field or discipline may qualify. Preference is given to scholars with a Ph.D. or other highest degree in their field; who have extensive teaching or research experience at a university, college or other institution of higher learning; who demonstrate superior academic accomplishment or promise; who are facing or have recently fled from direct and immediate threats; and whose selection is likely to benefit the academic community in the home and/or host country or region. Applications from female scholars and under-represented groups are strongly encouraged.

*Fellowships are awarded for visiting academic positions ranging from 3 months to 1 calendar year. Awards are issued for up to US $25,000, plus individual health coverage.

*Fellowships are disbursed through host academic institutions for direct support of scholar-grantees. In most cases, host campuses are asked to match the SRF fellowship award through partial salary/stipend support, and/or housing, research materials, and other in-kind assistance.

*Unfortunately SRF is not in a position to support students or professionals seeking to continue their studies or pursue advanced degrees.

To apply, please download the information and application materials from:

To contact the Scholar Rescue Fund please email:

We also invite interested universities to join SRF and bring a scholar to your campus!

SRF fellowship recipients are established academics from 40 different countries who represent a diverse array of disciplines and academic experience. Many prestigious institutions around the globe have welcomed SRF scholars to their campuses and provided the safe haven vital to allowing a scholar to resume his or her academic activities. While on fellowship, scholars may teach courses, conduct research, facilitate seminars and offer guest lectures and presentations. Smaller colleges and large research institutions have reaped the benefits of hosting SRF scholars who bring compelling professional and personal experiences to their host communities.

For more information on how to host, please visit:

"Hosting an SRF Scholar" on our website at

Please contact us at:
IIE Scholar Rescue Fund Fellowships
809 U.N. Plaza
New York, New York 10017
Tel: (USA) 1-212-205-6486
Fax: (USA) 1-212-205-6425

Monday, 29 December 2008

9 PhD scholarships, Giessen University, Germany

International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Giessen University, Germany

Giessen University's International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers 9 scholarships for a three-year structured PhD-programme in the study of culture and 1 postdoctoroal scholarship.

Deadline : 01 March 2009


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. The postdoctoral scholarship, with a monthly stipend of about €1500, is limited to two years. All scholarships start on 1st October, 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. PhD 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. All 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. Candidates applying for a post-doctoral scholarship should hold a PhD in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences, have an excellent academic record, and pursue a research project relevant to the GCSC’s research areas. Fluency in either English or German is required.

Application Procedure and Deadline

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 application deadline is 1st March, 2009 (date of receipt). All applications (including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC-website) have to be submitted online.

Further Information/Contact Details

  • If you have any questions concerning application,
  • please contact:
  • 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.
  • The details of online application procedure are available on the following link:

PhD Studentships, University of Bristol, UK

PhD Studentships, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, UK

PhD studentships are available at the Department of Community Based Medicine at the University of Bristol UK. The studentships are also open to overseas students and therefore, Pakistani students are eligible to apply for these studentships.

Deadline : 13 February 2009

Department of Community Based Medicine

The Department of Community Based Medicine comprises the Academic Units of Primary Health Care, Psychiatry, Community Child & Adolescent Health, and Ethics in Medicine.


The Department of Community Based Medicine is eligible to apply for studentships of three years duration from a variety of sources (MRC, University of Bristol, DHPA) for UK, EU and overseas candidates. The level of support offered depends on the type of studentship. Award of these studentships is made by Faculty or University Selection Panels. Applications are invited from graduates with good Honours or Masters degrees in relevant disciplines (epidemiology/ sociology/ psychology/ statistics/ economics/ neuroscience/ pharmacology/ clinical medicine applied to clinical/methodological issues in priority research areas) for nomination for PhD studentships tenable from October 2009.

Further details and Contact details

Further details of funding schemes, including eligibility can be found here:

Further information about the department and proposed projects, and how to apply, is available here:

Applications must be sent to:
Ms Jessica Blissett,
Department of Community Based Medicine,
University of Bristol,
25 Belgrave Road,
Bristol BS8 2AA. UK.
Telephone: 0117 331 3865,
Email: e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Closing date for applications for all funding schemes: 5pm on Friday 13 February 2009

MPhil/PhD Studentships, University of Bath, UK

MPhil/PhD Studentships, School of Management, University of Bath, UK

Various studentships are available for MPhil/PhD degrees at the University of Bath UK. The studentships are open to overseas students and therefore, Pakistani students are eligible to apply for these studentships.

Deadline : 16 January 2009


There are 3 types of studentships that are available to overseas students:-

  • Overseas PhD Studentships: These studentships are open to overseas (non-UK and non-EU) students. These cover Fees plus Stipend for a maximum of 3 years.
  • Excellent PhD Studentships: These studentships are open to all students (overseas, UK and EU students). These cover Home Fees plus Stipend for a maximum of 3 years.
  • University Studentships: These studentships are open to all students (overseas, UK and EU students). These cover Home Fees plus Stipend for a maximum of 3 years

Further Details

Further details about the studentships are available from the university website:

Other details about the research areas and application procedure etc, are given on the university website:

Monday, 22 December 2008

Phd Studentships Loughborough , UK

PhD Research Studentships
Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering Department
University of Loughborough , UK

Applications are invited for PhD research studentships within the Loughborough University's Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering for the 2008-2009 academic year. Studentships will cover the overseas fees for highly qualified overseas graduates.

Deadline : 30 January 2009

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

Detail of Research Areas

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


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.


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:


Applicants should complete the standard PhD application form available from:

Further Information

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

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

Closing Date for Applications: Friday, 30 January 2009

Fully-Funded International Scholarships, UK

Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS)
Session 2009/10, University of Leeds, UK

The University of Leeds is pleased to offer at least twelve(12) Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS), which are available for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study from Session 2009/10 for study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds UK.

Deadline : 31 January 2009

Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must:
be liable to pay academic fees at the full international fee rate;
have an offer of an academic place for PhD research study at the University of Leeds;
be commencing PhD research study for the first time in Session 2009/10;
not already hold a doctorate or equivalent qualification;
not hold another Scholarship;
Successful candidates are likely to hold qualifications and experience that are equivalent to a UK First Class Honours Degree.


At least 12 fully-funded scholarships are available. The Scholarships may be held for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress. The Scholarships will provide full international fees together with a maintenance grant of £13,290 for Session 2009/10.

Application Process

Application forms, regulations and guidance notes for completion of applications are available from the web address:

Application forms are also available from the Postgraduate Scholarships Office or by email request ( ).

Completed application forms should be returned to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office by 31 January 2009.

Further Information

University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Tel: +44 113 3434007

Fully paid Ph.D positions, Belgium

Fully paid Ph.D positions, Electromagnetics Group, Ghent University, Belgium

Several fully paid 4 years Ph.D. positions are available within the Electromagnetics Group of the Department of Information Technology, Ghent University, Belgium.

Apart from a Master’s degree in Electrical or Physical Engineering and good knowledge of English, basic (graduate) knowledge in Electromagnetics and high-frequency electronics is sufficient. The Ph.D. candidate will be provided with all guidance and hardware and software tools necessary to perform state-of-the art research in one of the following fields:

High-frequency behavior of Integrated Circuits (ICs) with a special focus on ICs for the automotive industry. This research will be conducted in cooperation with Flemish industry partners, such as Melexis and ON Semiconductor, and also within a consortium of well-known European electronics manufacturers, such as Philips, NXP, Bosch, Infineon, ...
Flexible and implantable antennas (in cooperation with Recticel and Flanders’ Drive)
Design and modeling of advanced submicron interconnect technologies of ICs (in cooperation with Agilent Technologies)

Advanced time-domain (FDTD) and finite element (FE) techniques for the simulation of antennas for usage within the ADS-framework of Agilent Technologies Detection of concealed objects with millimeter waves (within a Strategic Basic Research project of the IWT) and early detection of breast tumors Fast Maxwell solvers for very large and complex structures in cooperation with foreign research groups in the USA, Finland, Italy, Turkey, and Israel.

As a researcher within the Electromagnetics Group, you will be part of a team that has reached the top of the international scientific community for more than 20 years and this will allow you to fully develop your creative abilities. During these four years, you will regularly take part in international congresses and upon your request an internship in a foreign research group can be arranged. The Ph.D. research itself can be focused on more fundamental investigations as well as on innovative applied research in close collaboration with industry.

Through intensive coaching by senior researchers and professors and through cooperation with the Electromagnetics Group’s academic and industrial partners, the candidate will be trained as a highly skilled scientist and design engineer. Upon completion of the four years program, the Ph.D. graduate will be ready for a successful academic career or to hold an important position in a high-tech company.

Contact Details
Interested candidates are requested to send their curriculum to:
Dr. D. Vande Ginste (
Prof. H. Rogier ( or
Prof. D. De Zutter (Fellow IEEE) ( )

Please provide sufficient details on the Electromagnetics and high-frequency electronics courses in your curriculum.

Post-doc Fellowships, Italy

Post-doc Fellowships for Young and Senior Researchers, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Politecnico di Torino, Italy is looking for Italian and foreign young researchers, up to 33 years old, for various young and senior post-doctoral fellowship positions.

Deadline : 29 January 2009

Available Positions

Two years fellowships for junior researchers: Open for young Italian and foreign researchers (up to 33 years old) with a Doctoral title (or a foreign qualification equivalent to a PhD).
Two years fellowships for senior Italian researchers working abroad: Open for researchers (from 33 to 45 years old) with Italian nationality, Doctorate qualification (or foreign qualification equivalent to a PhD), at least two years of experience in a research position abroad and currently employed in a foreign research lab.

Two years fellowships for foreign senior researchers: Open for foreign researchers (from 33 up to 45 years old) with a PhD title (or equivalent), and at least two years of experience in research position abroad.

Detailed Information
For detailed information about these positions and about the procedure to apply, please check the official link below:-

9 PhD Scholarships, Berlin, Germany

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 Research 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.

Deadline : 01 February, 2009

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 as:
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.

Application Requirements

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 adjacentdisciplines.

Proof of C1 level English language skills or the equivalent.
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


Scholarships: 9 Doctoral Scholarships
Date: 3 year full-time PhD programme starting September 2009
Starting date for Applications: 1 December, 2008
Deadline for Applications: 1 February, 2009
Online application:
Official Announcement

Graduate Scholarships in Economics and Finance, Spain

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

Various graduate scholarships are available to the students planning to start a Masters or a PhD course in Economics and Finance at CEMFI Madrid, Spain.

Deadline : 06 February 2009 (for first round)

Masters in Economics and Finance

It is a 2-years full-time program intended to prepare students for a wide range of careers in the public and the private sectors. It also serves as the first two years of the PhD in Economics at CEMFI. This flexibility is very attractive to many students that initially are not sure whether they would like to follow a professional or an academic track. The program is taught in English. The first year consists of basic graduate coursework and some optional subjects. The second year includes specialized courses and research training through a Master thesis.

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.

Further details on the Masters course and scholarships can be found on:

PhD in Economics at CEMFI

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:

For any queries, feel free to contact: admissions[at]

20 Fully-Funded PhD Positions, MDC, Germany

20 Fully-Funded PhD Positions,Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine (MDC)Berlin, Germany

Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC), jointly with its partners, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (HU), Freie Universität Berlin (FU), and Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology (FMP), offers 20 fully-funded PhD positions to candidates of any nationality, wishing to pursue research doctorate, who hold or expect to obtain, a German Diplom or a comparable research Master’s degree in Molecular or Cell Biology or related fields.

Deadline : 19 January 2009

The four PhD programmes offered are:

International PhD Programme in 'Molecular Cell Biology'
Molecular Neurobiology (International Helmholtz Research School)
Translational Cardiovascular & Metabolic Medicine (International Helmholtz Research School)
MDC - NYU PhD Programme 'Medical Systems Biology'

The MDC is a leading national research institute of the Helmholtz Association, the largest research organisation in Germany. On joining our international PhD programme, PhD students receive interdisciplinary training in Molecular Cell Biology and Molecular Medicine, and can also be selected to join the research schools in ‘Molecular Neurobiology’ (MolNeuro) or ‘Translational Cardiovascular Medicine’ (TransCard), or the MDC-NYU PhD Program in Medical Systems Biology. All PhD students enjoy support from the Helmholtz Graduate School “Molecular Cell Biology”, such as travel grants for conferences and external courses, participation in summer schools, annual PhD retreats and social activities.

We are looking for high-calibre candidates of any nationality who hold, or expect to obtain, a German Diplom or a comparable research Master’s degree in Molecular or Cell Biology or related fields and have a good command of English, the working language of the programme.

Further Information

To find out further details about the MDC, the programme and the application procedure, please visit the official

39 Fellowships NTNU, Norway

39 PhD and 3 Post-doc Fellowships, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, NTNU, Norway

Various PhD and few Post-doc fellowships are being offered at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, NTNU, Norway.

Deadline : 15 January 2009

The Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology is an international arena for research and education in the natural sciences, environmental science, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, materials and chemical engineering. About 325 PhD candidates are today enrolled into the eight PhD programme offered by the faculty. We now invite applicants for 39 PhD positions and 3 Post doc positions, as below:-

21 PhD positions : Open to all areas of research covered by the faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology.

02 PhD positions : Within NTNUs strategic area ‘Materials’
02 PhD positions : At the Department of Material Science and Engineering
02 PhD positions : At Department of Chemical Engineering
01 PhD positions : Within Systems Biology (at Department of Chemical Engineering)
02 PhD positions : Modelling and analysis of biological networks
01 PhD positions : Microbial Biotechnology, Department of Biotechnology
01 PhD positions : Preparation and characterisation of nanoporous materials.
01 PhD positions : Research on solar cell materials.
01 PhD positions : Research on solar energy.
01 PhD positions : Research on high-temperature corrosion and surface technology.
01 PhD positions : Research on Nanomaterials
01 PhD positions : At Department of Physics
02 PhD positions : Functional genomics
01 Postdoc position : Within NTNUs strategic area ‘Materials’.
01 Postdoc position : At the Department of Biotechnology
01 Postdoc position : Within functional genomics at NTNU.

Further details

For For further information and details on application procedure:
either follow the link below to the official website of


or download the official annoucement of these vacancies using the link below and read the relevant details:

Download Official Announcement (right click and save, pdf, 70kb)

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

European Commission Scholarships

NOHA Mundus Scholarships for 2009/2010 (EU)
The European Commission invites applications for scholarships for 2009/2010 from highly qualified third-country graduate students to follow the NOHA Mundus Masters Course, in the NOHA universities participating in the Course.

Deadlines : 15 Dec 2008

The NOHA European Master's in International Humanitarian Action has been selected by the European Commission among the first Erasmus Mundus masters courses for five years. This implies that the European Commission will grant scholarships to highly qualified third-country graduate students to follow the NOHA Mundus Masters Course, to scholars to carry out teaching and research assignments and scholarly work in the NOHA universities participating in the Course.

Third-country graduate student
Third-country graduate student means a national of a third country other than those from EEA-EFTA States and candidate countries for accession to the European Union; who has already obtained a first higher education degree; who is not a resident of any of the Member States or the participating countries (EEA-EFTA States and EU candidate countries for accession); who has not carried out his or her main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in any of the Member States or the participating countries.


The amount of the student grant is EUR 35, 600. Each scholarship holder will receive EUR 1,600 each month for living costs during the 16 months duration of the program plus a fixed amount of EUR 10,000 to be paid in two instalments of EUR 5,000 each per year.

Third-country students eligible for receiving an Erasmus Mundus scholarship fall into two different categories: one general category in which grantees can come from any third country and one specific category ("Asian windows") in which funds are earmarked for nationals from specific Asian countries.

With regard to the general category NOHA consortium will reserve a 13 to 18 places for third-country students and 3 to 4 places for third-country scholars every year. With regard to the specific category ("Asian windows") the NOHA consortium will have the possibility to select 8 or 9 additional Asian students every year.

Entry Requirements and Criteria

The admission to the NOHA Masters on Humanitarian Action degree programme may be granted to applicants who meet the following common admission criteria: Candidates must have completed a good level of first degree in a discipline of relevance to humanitarian action.

Candidates are required to have a recognised qualification in the language(s) of instruction of the university that they plan to attend
Knowledge of languages of the place of study is an asset.
Practical experience in the area of humanitarian action in governmental, inter-governmental, and/ or nongovernmental organisations and institutions is valued.
Completed applications received.
Selection criteria includes:-motivation; academic qualifications; language skills; research experience professional experience.Detailed Information

The detailed information, application procedure and forms are available on the following link.
Please follow the link and browse through:- Introduction Students Application and Selection Criteria Scholars Selection
Frequently asked questions
Link: click here

Germany Scholarships

PhD Scholarships, International Max Planck Research School

Masters Scholarships, Computer Science, Saarland UniversityScholarships are available to highly qualified individuals (applicable to Pakistani students) for PhD studies at International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) and for Masters studies at the Computer Science Department at Saarland University Germany.

Deadline: 15 Dec 2008

The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS) is a graduate school jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems (MPI-SWS), and the Computer Science Department at Saarland University.MPI-INF and MPI-SWS are among 80 institutes (MPIs) of the Max Planck Society. The MPIs are Germany's prime research facilities with world-class, foundational research in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, technology, and the humanities. Since 1948, MPI researchers have won 17 Nobel prizes, which testifies to the quality and innovation of MPI research programs.

PhD Program and Scholarships
The IMPRS-CS (International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science) offers a Ph.D program upon successful completion of which students receive a Doctorate Degree in Computer Science from Saarland University. The PhD program is open to students who already hold a Master's degree and wish to pursue a PhD in Computer Science. In addition, students who have a Bachelor's degree from a 4-year program at a research-oriented institution and have shown outstanding performance (as demonstrated, for example, by refereed publications) are also eligible.IMPRS-CS holds a funding agreement with Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), which will contribute towards PhD scholarships in areas of research related to MSRC starting in 2008. Recipients of these scholarships have the opportunity for internships at MSRC and other collaboration with a world-leading industrial research lab.

PhD Application and Further Information

The application form for PhD admissions and further information is available on IMPRS-CS website (click here).There is no application fee. The deadline for application is 15 December 2008.Please note: Admitted applicants are automatically considered for the scholarships of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS). There are no further documents needed.Masters Program and ScholarshipsStudents who are interested in pursuing a Master's degree in Computer Science or Visual Computing with possible continuation towards a PhD, should apply with Saarland University Germany. Any student with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering is eligible to apply for admission to Master's program and scholarships.

The details on application and masters program can be found here.The deadline for application is 15 December 2008.

Please note:Admitted applicants automatically apply for a fellowship of the MPI/IMPRS. There are no further documents needed.
Relevant websitesThe websites containing relevant information are given below:

250 Scholarships, Huddersfield, England

250 Scholarships (Full + Partial fee) for Research Students

University of Huddersfield, UK's part of a major expansion in research activity, the University of Huddersfield UK has announced the immediate availability of 125 fee-waiver scholarships for postgraduate research students with a further 125 to be made available in 2009-2010. The scholarships are available to UK/EU and International students.

Deadline: End of academic year 2009-10

Scholarships Eligibility

The scholarships are available in all Schools, for all areas of research, and are open to Home/EU and International applicants who lack funding but have outstanding academic merit and excellent research potential.The scheme supports only full-time postgraduate research students and is not available for undergraduate or postgraduate TAUGHT courses.Each year 75 of the scholarships will waive 100% of tuition fees and 50 scholarships will waive 50% of tuition fees.Applicants must be able to fund all living costs and any bench fees (specific research costs).

Scholarship Deadline

The scheme will remain open until the end of academic year 2009-10.

Enrolment Dates

The University considers research degree applications throughout the year but enrolment takes place on the nearest working day to the following dates every year:
1 January
1 April
1 July
1 October

Application procedure

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for a research degree please request an application form from the contact below or download a form in WORD or PDF format here.Mark it clearly FEE-WAIVER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION, and return it to the Research Office by mail, email or fax at:

Research OfficeCentral Services Building Level 10 The University of HuddersfieldQueensgateHUDDERSFIELDWest YorkshireHD1 3DH
Tel: 0044 1484 472356 / 472516 / 473831
Fax: 0044 1484 472146
Further InformationFurther information can be obtained from the contact above and is also available on university of Hudderfield website.

Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

PhD Fellowships, Netherlands Fellowship Programmes

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are demand-driven fellowship programmes designed to foster capacity building within organizations in 57 developing countries by providing training and education to their mid-career staff members.

Deadlines: 1 Jun 2009 and 1 Oct 2009

Requirements for eligibility

A candidate applying for an NFP fellowship for a PhD degree programme must:be a national of and working in one of the 57 developing countries have been unconditionally admitted to a Dutch institution as a PhD student. This means that the applicant must have met all the academic requirements set by the Dutch university or institute;have completed an NFP PhD Study application form and have submitted all the required documentation to the Netherlands embassy or consulate;
offer proof that the PhD will be pursued according to a ‘sandwich’ or ‘picnic’ model, which means that a large portion of the PhD research will take place in the candidate’s home country;be nominated by his or her employer, who pledges to continue paying the candidate’s salary and guarantees the candidate will be able to return to an equivalent position after the termination of the fellowship period. Partial payment of salary can sometimes be allowed as an exception to the rule. It is up to the Dutch embassy to decide if an agreement between the employer and the candidate about partial continuation of payment of salary is acceptable. It should be realized, however, that the NFP allowances are not sufficient to support family members, either in the home country or in the Netherlands;

not be employed by a large industrial, commercial, international or multinational organization, which can be assumed to have sufficient resources of their own to finance staff training;offer evidence that he or she is sufficiently skilled in speaking and writing in the language of communication during the PhD, which may be English, French or Spanish. If this is English, candidates who have received their tertiary education in any language other than English must provide evidence in the form of a score in an internationally recognized test, such as IELTS (a score of at least 6.0) or TOEFL (a score of at least 550 points on the paper based test or 213 points on the computer-based test or 79 on the internet-based test).

An exception to this rule is made for candidates who have received their tertiary education in English, and for candidates who have previously attended a course or programme at a Dutch educational institution in this language, but no longer than two years ago;be available full–time to pursue the PhD without interruption, and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme;declare that they will return to their home country immediately after the period of study and research in the Netherlands has ended.

Employer support

The need for education and training must occur within the organization of the applicant. This means that applicants must be nominated by their employers. In fact, applications without the support of an employer will not be considered.

Applying for NFP

Applicants must first gain academic admission to the course of their choice before applying for a fellowship through the Netherlands embassy or consulate in their country. Also, they can only apply for an NFP fellowship if the course is on the NFP course list for that particular year. In all cases, applicants are advised to contact the Netherlands embassy or consulate, well in advance for specific instructions, and to inquire about specific local procedures and deadlines, requirements and selection criteria.

Application procedure

The application and selection procedure consists of the following steps:Application for admission at a Dutch educational institutionCandidates must first apply for academic admission at an eligible Dutch institution. Admission as a PhD student is granted on an individual basis. Senior academic staff or a specific PhD committee decides whether or not an applicant will be accepted. Usually the assessment is based on the research proposal submitted by the applicant. A candidate can apply for a PhD fellowship only after a research proposal has been agreed between the candidate and the Dutch provider.Application for a fellowshipAfter receiving their letter of admission, candidates can apply for an NFP fellowship by presenting a completed NFP PhD Study application form to the Netherlands embassy or consulate in the candidate’s own country, accompanied by the necessary documentation. The form can also be obtained from the Netherlands embassy or consulate.

Candidates should send their fellowship application forms directly to to the Netherlands embassy or consulate in their own country.The embassy or consulate assesses each application against the criteria listed above. Special attention is given to:whether the application stems from a multi-year agreement concluded with selected organizations;the relevance of the proposed research for the candidate’s organization and country;proof that the candidate’s employer and the Dutch institution support the application.The embassies and consulates forward the fellowship applications that meet all of the criteria to Nuffic.Nuffic selects the candidates who will receive PhD fellowships based on the relevance of the proposed research for the candidate’s employing organization and home country.Nuffic informs the candidate, the Dutch embassy and the providing institution of its decision.Nuffic awards the grant for the provider to cover the fellowship holders’ expenses, including the tuition fees.The Dutch providers pay each fellowship holder a monthly allowance for the duration of the master’s degree programme; they also administer the fellowships, make logistical arrangements, and give guidance to the fellowship holders.

Further Information

Further information is available onNuffic website

Downloadable Material
Eligible Dutch Institutions for NFP PhD fellowships, 2009 (pdf, 36kb, right-click to save)
PhD Application Form for NFP fellowships (pdf, 84kb, right-click to save)
Deadlines for Application (pdf, 24kb, right-click to save)

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarship Malaysia

Scholarships for International Students 2009 Undergraduate and Postgraduate Studies, Malaysia

Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia invites applications from international students for the scholarships from Government of Malaysia for academic session 2009/2010, for undergraduate and graduate studies.

Deadlines: 31 December 2008

The scholarships are as follows:

MTCP Scholarship
MIS Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies
MIS Scholarship for Postgraduate Studies
Commonwealth Scholarship

Detailed information
Comprehensive information is provided in the brochure that can be downloaded from the link below.For any further information about the scholarshipcontact:

Ms Norkamilah Zanial,
Relevant weblink:

Material for Download
Relevant material can be downloaded from the links below:

Scholarships For International Students 2009 Brochure (pdf, 2.7mb, right-click to save)

Malaysian International Scholarship (MIS) Application Form (pdf, 107kb, right-click to save)

Commonwealth Scholarship Application Form (pdf, 118kb, right-click to save)

Malaysian Technical Cooperation Programme (MTCP) Scholarship Application Form (pdf, 102kb, right-click to save)

Medical Form (pdf, 93kb, right-click to save)

United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan

The United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan

(USEFP) has announced a competition for undergraduate study in the U.S. for a
semester or a year. The announcement is attached; application form can be
downloaded from USEFP


Links are also given below.
Interested candidates with leadership potential should apply.
The deadline for submission of completed applications is January 5, 2009.

Application Form:

Reference Letter:

Malaysia Australia Research Collaboration

Malaysian universities participating in the PhD and research collaboration initiative

The following seven Malaysian universities have been selected by the Malaysian Government to be involved in the split-PhD and research collaboration initiative with The University of Melbourne:

Universiti Malaya
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Universiti Putra Malaysia
International Islamic University Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Universiti Teknologi Mara

Applying for the Split-PhD
Applications are now open for potential candidates interested in this four year split-PhD program fully sponsored by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE). The

Application Form can be downloaded from You should download the application form rather than completing and submitting it on-line.
Applications are still being accepted.

Completed hard copy applications with relevant documentation attached must be submitted to:
Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol. Hamid Abu BakarMinistry of Higher Education Level 3, Block 3, Parcel E, Precinct 1Federal Government Administrative Complex62505 PutrajayaMalaysiaTel: +60 3 8883 5070/5146 Fax: +60 3 8883 5325Email:

Please make sure that you include the following information and required documentation with your Application Form:

  1. If your Masters level qualification is coursework-based rather than research-based, please provide information relating to any research studies or research experience you have completed;
  2. a certified translation of academic records, if the originals are not in English;
    evidence of work experience, if required; two referee reports, one of which should be the supporting letter from your head of department/school or equivalent;
  3. a research proposal of no more than one page in length. This should be a simple statement of the general area of research and methodology in which you would like to undertake your PhD. The proposal should not be too narrow in focus as it will be progressively refined during discussions with your proposed supervisor. If you have an idea of a particular project you may provide this as an attachment to assist in finding an appropriate supervisor;
  4. a detailed curriculum vitae.
  5. evidence of English language proficiency;
  6. certified copies of academic transcripts from your tertiary level studies (completed and current).

NB: The assessment/application fee of AUD $100.00 which is specified on the Application Form has been waived for applicants who are involved in the split-PhD initiative.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be required to meet all the selection criteria for entry into the PhD specified by The University of Melbourne, and other course requirements. The selection process is competitive and applicants will be assessed against other international applicants and will be selected in order of merit.

The University of Melbourne's minimum pre-requisite for the PhD is a four year honours degree of high standard, or a qualification and experience judged to be equivalent. Applicants are normally required to have completed a research project or component that accounts for at least 25% of their year's work at fourth-year or at Masters level. Some PhD specialisations may have additional specific requirements. The minimum English language requirement is an IELTS overall band of 6.5 with a written band of 6.0. PhD courses in Arts, Dental Science, Economics and Commerce, Education, Law and Physiotherapy require an IELTS overall band of 7.0 with a written band of 7.0.

Identification of Supervisors and Co-supervisors
There is wide variation in how prospective students go about identifying supervisors and co-supervisors. Each Faculty/Graduate School/Department has a team of postgraduate research student advisors who can advise you of the preferred approach to identifying supervisors within their Faculty. Most Faculties/Graduate Schools/Departments require you to identify the University of Melbourne supervisor prior to submitting a formal application. This will require you to commence a dialogue with a prospective supervisor who is known to you or who has been recommended to you or who you have identified through the University of Melbourne web pages.

The purpose of the dialogue is to see if your area of interest matches the interest and expertise of the prospective supervisor and to determine whether he/she will be able to act as your supervisor should you be selected for entry to the PhD. Some Faculties/Graduate Schools/Departments prefer to allocate the most appropriate supervisor on the basis of your research proposal following assessment of your application. It is important that you familiarise yourself with the procedures and practices within the Faculty/Graduate SchoolDepartment which is most relevant to your area of interest.

The selection of the co-supervisor in Malaysia can either be done prior to submitting a formal application or following identification of the Melbourne supervisor. It is important to be aware that the Melbourne supervisor would need to agree to the Malaysian co-supervisor you have nominated.

Useful University of Melbourne Websites
The University of Melbourne website has comprehensive and up-to-date information about courses and research programs on offer and about the nature of the University in general.
You may find the following websites of particular interest:

The University of Melbourne homepage (includes link to Faculty homepages)
School of Graduate Research
Postgraduate International Prospectus
PhD Handbook
Postgraduate International Application Form
Research Profile
Research Experts
Themis Research Profile Database
Future Students Page
Course Search Database

Further Information
For further information about the split-PhD initiative with The University of Melbourne please contact:
Ms Carmella PrideauxInternational Projects AdvisorSchool of Graduate ResearchThe University of MelbourneAustralia 3010Tel: +61 3 8344 4402Mob: +61 418 576 518Email:
Ms Jan DrewRegional Director (Malaysia and Singapore)The University of Melbourne Malaysia OfficeMenara MaxisKuala Lumpur City CentreKuala Lumpur 50088Tel: +60 3 2615 7319Fax +60 3 2615 0088Email:

Melbourne/Malaysia 'Split' PhD Partnership

Melbourne/Malaysia 'Split' PhD Partnership

The PhD and research collaboration initiative

The Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education recently negotiated a Partnership Agreement between seven Malaysian Universities and The University of Melbourne. This Agreement is similar to agreements which the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education has in place with Nottingham University and with Imperial College, London. The University of Melbourne is the only Australian university invited to participate in this initiative.

The primary objectives of the Agreement are:

to build capacity in the Malaysian higher education sector by providing joint PhD research training at The University of Melbourne and the designated Malaysian Universities to selected candidates from the participating Malaysian Universities; and

to foster collaborative research and exchange between academic staff of the participating Malaysian universities and The University of Melbourne.

To achieve these objectives, scholarships will be provided by the Malaysian universities to selected academic staff of their respective universities to undertake PhD training at The University of Melbourne. The PhD training will be based on a four (4) year full-time course of study whereby the selected candidates split their research time between The University of Melbourne and their respective Malaysian university. Full scholarships will be provided to commencing PhD students for the next four years commencing in 2007/8 through to 2010/2011. This means that in effect the Agreement continues for a period of eight years.

Important features of the Agreement are as follows:

The PhD qualification will be an award of The University of Melbourne.
The period of residence at The University of Melbourne will normally be a minimum of 50% of the four year full-time course of study (ie a minimum of 2 years) and this period will include the first three months and the last three months of the PhD program. Students may, however, spend more than two years at Melbourne if this is required for the particular project. The remainder of the candidature will be undertaken at the respective Malaysian university. The time period at each location will be negotiated on a case by case basis between the supervisors, candidate and the respective universities. Please note that some Malaysian universities may limit the amount of consecutive time in Australia to 12 months for any single visit.
Each selected PhD candidate will normally be supervised by an approved supervisor from The University of Melbourne and an approved supervisor from one of the participating Malaysian universities, although there is provision in the Agreement for the co-supervisor to be sourced from any Malaysian university.

The scholarship will cover tuition and applicable service fees over the 4 year full-time PhD program, including agreed skills development programs; accommodation and living expenses in Melbourne; costs associated with supervision (including the cost of travel, accommodation and living expenses of supervisors and co-supervisors for at least one trip per annum to each other's university for the purpose of supervising their respective candidates); overseas medical insurance; an establishment/relocation allowance; and international travel costs.

Any staff member of a participating Malaysian university who has been offered a Malaysian Government PhD scholarship and who is interested in studying at The University of Melbourne will need to apply for admission to the PhD program and will be required to meet all University of Melbourne selection criteria and other course requirements.

Staff members from other Malaysian universities are also eligible to participate in this initiative but they must register through one of the seven participating Malaysian universities.
A Joint Advisory Committee, comprising equal representation from the University of Melbourne and from the participating Malaysian universities, will be established to oversee the program and to monitor progress.

A key contact person for this initiative has been designated at Ministry of Higher Education.

This key contact person is

Dato' Prof. Ir. Dr. Sahol Hamid Abu Bakar (Tel: +60 3 883 5070/5146)

The key contact person for the University of Melbourne is

Carmella Prideaux, School of Graduate Research (Tel: +61 418 576 518).

Ms Jan Drew, Regional Director (Malaysia and Singapore) (Tel: +60 3 2615 7319) who is located in the University's Malaysia Office in Kuala Lumpur can also provide assistance, including presentations/briefings at the participating universities.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Research Assistant Biomechanics

Research Assistant - Biomechanics Organization: Bone and Joint Center - Henry Ford Hospital

Deadline: 31-01-09


Applicants are invited to apply for a research assistant position within the Biomechanics Section of the Bone and Joint Center Research Laboratories at Henry Ford Hospital. The candidate will be part of a collaborative group of investigators with expertise in biomechanics, computational mechanics, motion analysis, animal models, anatomy, cell biology, histology, biochemistry and molecular biology. Primary job requirements include planning and performing various experiments which may use animal or cadaver models, assisting with the analysis and interpretation of the data, assisting in the preparation of scientific reports and maintaining of
laboratory equipment.

The candidate will be expected to learn laboratory methods in areas other than his/her area of training. The position is available immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please note that this position allows continuing education for an appropriate candidate. Henry Ford Hospital is less than 2 miles from Wayne State University which has a full Engineering graduate program designed around night classes. For more information on the employment by the Henry Ford Health Systems and make a formal application,
please go to The job ID number under Careers is #112418.

The positions require a BS or MS degree in Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field. Candidates with non-engineering background but with experience at the tissue mechanics/biology interface will be considered.

Yener N. Yeni, Ph.D., Head, Section of Biomechanics
Bone and Joint Center, Henry Ford Hospital
2799 W. Grand Blvd, ER2015
Detroit, MI 48202
Phone: (313) 916 7592
Fax: (313) 916 8064

Focused on people, committed to diversity, Henry Ford Hospital is an AA/EO Employer.

Thursday, 20 November 2008

New Zealand International Undergraduate Scholarships

The New Zealand International Undergraduate Fees Scholarships (NZIUFS)
provide financial support in the form of tuition fees for eligible international students. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Up to 28 scholarships a year will be awarded to students undertaking undergraduate study in New Zealand. Students are to submit their applications to the designated agency in their country of citizenship. The agency will then nominate a number of candidates to Education New Zealand for final selection.
The scholarships are funded by the New Zealand Government and administered by Education New Zealand.
All candidates for the NZIUFS must meet the eligibility criteria set out in the terms and conditions.

Please note that additional country-specific criteria may apply.

Read The Term and Conditions before aply

If you have questions about the NZIUFS scholarships,
please contact the
Education New Zealand Scholarships Manager

Saturday, 8 November 2008

PhD Studentships, Institute of Cancer Research, London

PhD Studentships, Institute of Cancer Research, London
PhD studentships are available to prospective students to carry out research at the Institute of Cancer Research, London UK.

Deadline : 1st December 2008

Admissions Criteria
A first or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject (either expected or obtained.)
Overseas qualification to the equivalent level.
Experience of laboratory or research work. One of your referees must be able to comment on your research experience.
A TOEFL score of 650 (paper based), 280 (computer based) or 109 (Internet based). OR an IELTS score of at least 7. Students without TOEFL or IETLS score should have either education experience in English (min 1 year) or work experience (min 18 months)

Application Guidelines
All applications must be made via the online form.
A completed application consists of:
An online application form, where you have uploaded a summary of a research project and your degree transcript if you are from overseas.
Two references (one of whom must be able to comment on your research abilities.)
Your referees will be contacted immediately. They will be emailed a link to a form which they complete. You will receive an email when they have done this. If you do not receive this email, you should contact your referees: it is your responsibility to ensure that we receive your references.
The deadline for applications is 1st December 2008. The deadline for receiving two references is 5th December 2008. (Please note that the deadline for applications is 1st December 2008. Successful applicants should be available for interview 2nd - 4th February 2009.)

Studentships funded by The Institute of Cancer Research, Cancer Research UK or MRC will be supported for four years. The non-taxable stipend, which for 2009/10 is £19,096 (inner London - Chester Beatty Laboratories, Fulham Road) or £17,770 (outer London - Sutton Campus), is increased annually in-line with the increase in cost-of-living.

Further Information and online Application
For detailed further information and to apply for these studentships, please follow the link below:

Young Research Fellowships, Italy

Young Research Fellowship Programme, IMT Lucca Italy
Positions are available at IMT Lucca Italy under the Young Research Fellows (YRF) in the fields of Economics, Political Sciences and Computer Sciences and Engineering.

Deadline : 1st December 2008

Young Research Fellowship Programme
Young Research Fellows (YRF) at Institute for Advanced Studies, IMT Lucca are selected through the Young Research Fellow Program, with international selection procedures. A Young Research Fellow is typically hired on a three-year renewable contract for an Assistant Professor or a Post-Doctoral Fellow position.
IMT Lucca is a dynamic center for young researchers. A combination of private and public funds enables IMT to compete on an international level to attract top junior faculty. International selection processes comply with international standards including the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. Once hired, IMT incentive schemes are designed to promote and reward scientific productivity.
An IMT Research Fellow is a resident researcher pursuing advanced studies. IMT competitions for Research Fellows offer positions for both Assistant Professors and Post-Doctoral Fellows and involve evaluation by current junior and senior researchers.
Research Fellows are appointed for a fixed term from one year up to three years. All contracts may be renewed once, for up to six years. IMT Research Fellows work closely with other young researchers, graduate students, and senior researchers, and have a limited teaching load in the school's graduate programs. Evaluation procedures are based on rigorous peer review criteria. IMT believes that faculty and staff diversity contributes to excellence and is an equal-opportunity employer.
Young Research Fellow positions in the fields of:
Political Sciences
Computer Sciences and Engineering

Further Details
For further details about YRF, available positions and to apply, please follow the link below:

Shell Scholarships, UK and NL, 2009

Shell Scholarships, UK and NL, 2009
Shell offers scholarships to international students for postgraduate taught degrees at the partner universities in UK and Netherlands. Applications are open for international students (including Pakistani students) for the courses starting in 2009.

Deadline : Varies (for each partner university)

Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund
The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund (TSCSF) was established as a registered charity in 1997. Under various Masters programmes, TSCSF offers postgraduate students from developing countries the opportunity to study in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, and gain skills that will make a long-term contribution to the further development of their countries. The scholarships are known as Shell Centenary Scholarships (in the UK), Royal Dutch Shell Centenary Scholarships (in the NL).

An applicant should normally be:
aged 35 or under
nationals of and resident in any country other than Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States and intending to return and take up permanent residence there after completion of the proposed programme of study
intending to study a subject that will be of significant value in aiding the sustainable development of their home country
of sufficiently outstanding academic ability eg in the UK to have obtained a degree equivalent to a first class honours degree at a British University, in the NL to be able easily to obtain a place on the MSc programme
fluent in spoken and written English
neither a current nor former employee of the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies
It is the intention that the scholarships be widely geographically distributed. In each year a large number of countries will be represented. Scholarships will be awarded to those academically qualified applicants thought best able to contribute to the development of their home country by becoming leaders, decision-makers or opinion-formers. Preference will be given to those who have not yet had the opportunity to study in the UK and NL.
Each scholarship will cover tuition, accommodation, maintenance cost and a return airfare for the scholarship holder only.

Application Procedure
Scholarship application forms can only be obtained from the relevant universities. For details about Shell scholarships (deadline, application procedure and forms etc), please visit the relevant sections on the partner universities websites.

Partner Universities
Partners in the scheme are:
University of Cambridge, UK
Durham University, UK
The University of Edinburgh, UK
Imperial College London, UK
University of Leeds, UK
University of Oxford, UK
University College London, UK
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
University of Twente, Netherlands.
These universities also contribute to the funding of scholarships.

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