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.

Relevant Link

Masters Scholarships HSP Huygens, Netherlands

Masters Scholarships for International Students, HSP Huygens Programme 2009, Netherlands

Applications are open for Masters scholarships in Netherlands under HSP Huygens Programme. The prestigious HSP Huygens Programme is open to excellent students from all countries of the world (Pakistani students are eligible to apply). It is aimed at talented students who want to come to the Netherlands in the final phase of their bachelor’s studies or during their master’s studies.

Deadline: 01 February 2009

Requirements for eligibility
If you want to take part in the HSP Huygens Programme, you must meet the following requirements:
You are an excellent student: you have obtained excellent results in all your previous studies and you are in the top 10% of students in your study or research programme.
You must have already attended a programme of education (e.g. high school or above) in a country outside the Netherlands.
The Dutch study programme should be registered in CROHO, the Central Register of Higher Education Programmes. You can find this information in the Dutch nomination letter.
You should be in the final phase of your bachelor’s studies, or studying towards a master’s degree in the Netherlands, and your study must be used primarily to earn a degree at the Dutch institution.
At the start of the academic year (1 September) in which you study in the Netherlands, you must be no older than 35 years of age.
Scholarships are only awarded for studies lasting at least 6 months, but no longer than 24 months.
Your studies or research in the Netherlands must constitute a deepening and broadening of your previous studies.
If you are already a graduate, you must have graduated less than two years ago.
If you want to do research or practical training, it is possible, but it must form part of your studies (a programme on the CROHO list), i.e. you must earn study credits for it.
Scholarships are only awarded for an MPhil programme if this programme leads to the award of a Dutch master’s degree.

Application procedure
When you apply for admission to a programme in the Netherlands, you should indicate that your study performance is excellent and that you wish to be nominated for the prestigious HSP Huygens Programme by the Dutch institution you would like to study at.
If the Dutch institution does not agree with your candidacy for a HSP Huygens Programme, they will not provide you with a HSP Huygens nomination letter. This means that you cannot apply for a HSP Huygens scholarship.
If you are successful inreceiving the official HSP Huygens nomination letter 2009, you can start preparing your application dossier. To prepare the application dossier and complete the application form, see the instructions given on the nuffic website.
You can download the list of HSP contact persons atvarious Dutch institutions here. (20 kb, Excel file)
Applications for the 2009-2010 academic year must be sent to Nuffic before 1 February 2009 at the latest.

Selection Procedure
There are no selection interviews. All aspects of your application dossier are considered when your application is assessed. The committee considers the following aspects:
Your study history and pace.
Your diplomas and grades.
Your nomination letter.
Your reference letters.
The strength of your written motivation setting out why you have chosen to study this programme in the Netherlands and the value it can add to your prior education.
The importance of the Dutch programme for your future career.
How well the proposed studies match your previous education.
Extracurricular activities.
You will be informed about the decision of the selection committee as soon as possible after 1 May 2009.
If you are selected your host institution will be, in most cases, of service by making arrangements for any practical matters, such as your accommodation, your healthcare insurance and applying for a residence permit.

Payment of the scholarship
Nuffic will not pay the scholarship directly to students. You will receive the scholarship from your host institution at the start of the academic year. After making appropriate deductions for tuition fees and (where applicable) for health insurance premiums, immigration service fees and accommodation costs, your host institution will pay the scholarship to you in monthly payments

Further Information
Further information can be found on Nuffic website.

24 Scolarships Italy

24 PhD Scholarships, Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy

Competitions for admission/scholarships are open in the PhD Programs given below at Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy. The scholarships are open to international students (Pakistani students are eligible to apply).

Deadline: 05 December 2008

Brief Description: PhD Programs
Computer Science and Engineering: Theories developed within computer science have been, and still are, remarkably relevant not only for developing devices and tools which are commonly used in today society, but also for facing new theoretical problems of wide perspective. In particular, the study of models, algorithms and verification methods of distributed systems with shared resources, with attention to the problems of security, concurrency, real time, "open endness", distributed decisions, etc. has fostered the development of the informatics of the new wide area networks. Students acquire extensive knowledge of the fundamentals and applications of architectures and languages for global and grid computing, web systems and services, in particular for business applications, embedded systems, web data mining, wired and wireless networks, and mobile systems. In addition to offering broad scope for basic research, these domains define a professional area where all the needs of computer applications on wide are networks can find their fulfilment.

Economics, Markets, Institutions: With its interdisciplinary (theoretical, quantitative and institutional) approach, the program aims at dealing with issues in political economy, applied public economics, and the functioning of industries and markets, the impact of macroeconomic impact on the functioning of markets, as well as on productivity and growth. A distinctive character of the PhD program is the strong integration of theoretical, technical and practical expertise, aimed to educate highly qualified professionals, who analyze, plan, and manage concrete interventions of political economy. Theoretical methodologies and models will therefore tested through the methodical/systematic investigation of actual cases. At the end of the program, students will be able to catch commonalities as well as distinctive characters of the several markets, in reference to economic laws, market regulations, contractual, managing and organizational solutions.

Political Systems and Institutional Change: The PhD Program aims to make students familiar with analytical tools and methodologies of investigation elaborated within different contemporary traditions in social sciences, thereby providing the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary to both evaluate comparatively the performance of institutional systems, and elaborate proposals for structural reforms. The courses will especially focus on the historical, political, institutional and economic dynamics that have been characterising the development of European and ex Soviet countries after the Second Word War. They will then consider among other topics: the institutional and decisional dynamics of European countries and the European Union including the trends towards multilevel governance both at the European and at the domestic level (federalisation, independent regulatory authorities, etc.); transatlantic relations EU-US; relations between politics, social processes and political economy decisions; paths of economic and political development; the institutional workings of international organisations; the characters of some geographical areas of special relevance.

Computer Science and Engineering: 08 scholarshipsEconomics, Markets, Institutions: 08 scholarshipsPolitical Systems and Institutional Change: 08 scholarships

Application Procedure
Applicants must fill out the online application form.
To apply, applicants must first register their personal data. Applicants will then receive a validation e-mail containing their password and the basic instructions for the submission procedure.

The first time applicants access their account, they will be requested to choose the PhD Program(s) for which they intend to apply. For those applying to more than one PhD Program, common data will not change across applications. Applicants will be free to switch from one application to another as they wish.
Before their final submission, applicants have the possibility to modify and save their inserted information whenever they wish.
In order to submit the application form, applicants must insert all the mandatory data marked with an asterisk (*).

It is strongly recommended that applicants review the inserted information and uploaded attachments before submitting the application. No changes are allowed to submitted data after the deadline.
For any problem, please contact

Further Information
Detailed information can be found on the university website.

21 Scholarships Belgium

21 PhD Scholarships, Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School, Belgium

Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School for Science, Engineering and Technology is looking for dynamic and motivated persons with a keen interest and a passion for advanced research. The scholarships are targeted at candidates from non-EEA countries (European Economic Area = European Union + Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway). Thus, Pakistani students are eligible to apply.

21 Scholarships are available covering the following topics:
Development, plasticity and regeneration of the visual system: 02 scholarships
Identification of sucrose sensors in plants: 02 scholarships
Nutrient sensing in the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans: 02 scholarships
Metabolic pathway models for virtual life: 03 scholarships
New transgenic strategies for increased fungus and drought resistance in banana: 02 scholarships
Computational Quantum Chemical Study of Compounds Related to the Hydrogen Storage and Energy: 01 scholarship
Ionic liquids: 03 scholarships
Relational Learning for Text and Image: 02 scholarships
Multiscale particle based simulation software: 01 scholarship
Cryptography for Ambient Intelligence: 02 scholarships
Model reduction techniques for the efficient solution of multi-parameter linear models in engineering dynamics: 01 scholarship

A scholarship includes:
Tuition Fees
A monthly allowance for a 4 year period (a preceeding predoctoral year may be included depending on the prior qualifications)
Social security and insurances

Further details
Further details about the research topics, research groups, application deadlines and application procedure are available on K.U.Leuven (Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School)

website. Click here

Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship

Google Europe Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship for Women, 2009

Google Europe has announced Anita Borg Memorial Scholarships for year 2009/10 for the women. The aim of these scholarships is to encourage women to excel in computing and technology, and become active role models and leaders. Multiple scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of candidates’ academic background and demonstrated leadership.
Deadline: 26 January 2009

A group of female Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD student finalists will be chosen from the applicant pool. The scholarship recipients, selected from the finalists, will each receive a €5,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2009/2010 academic year.
In June 2009, all finalists will be invited to visit Google’s European Engineering Centre in Zurich for a networking retreat. It will include workshops with a series of speakers, panels, breakout sessions and social activities, and will provide an opportunity for all finalists to meet and share their experiences.

Eligibility requirements
Candidates must:
be a female student entering her final year of a Bachelor’s degree, or enrolled in an a Master’s or PhD programme (or equivalent), in 2009/2010.
be enrolled at a University in Europe. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.
be studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.
maintain an excellent academic record (e.g. a First Class Honours degree).

How to apply
Please complete the online application form (link below for further details) and submit the requested documentation by 26th January 2009. All application documents must be in English.
All applications will be acknowledged by email. Finalists will be notified in April 2009. Scholarship recipients will be selected from the finalists.

Further details
All relevant details are given on the following link:

50 Positions Tyndall National Institute, Ireland

30 PhD Postions, 11 Research Postions,11 Engineering Positions,Tyndall National Institute, Ireland

As part of the expansion programme of Tyndall National Institute Ireland, a number of positions (as mentioned in the title) are open.

The vision for Tyndall is that it should play a central role in the future development of the Irish knowledge economy. The Three main areas of research focus in the institute are on:

Further details
For further information on Tyndall National Institute or more details about the exciting opportunities, use the contact details below:
Tel: +353-21-4904322Fax: +353-21-4904454email: careers(at)

PhD opportunities:
Engineering positions:
Research Positions:

Phd Scolarships Clean Energy, Singapore

NRF Clean Energy Scholarships by SingaporeOpen to all

Clean Energy with emphasis on solar energy, has been identified as a key growth area for Singapore. To expand Clean Energy R&D and grow the industry, following Graduate scholarships have been announced by Clean Energy Programme Office (CEPO) Singapore:
NRF (Clean Energy) PhD Scholarships
NRF (Clean Energy) Company Scholarships

PhD Scholarships: 15 December 2008 (start: 1st half of 2009)
PhD Scholarships: 28 February 2009 (start: 2nd half of 2009)
Company Scholarships: open throughout the year

NRF (Clean Energy) PhD Scholarships
Coverage and Disciplines of Study
The NRF (Clean Energy) PhD Scholarships offer support for up to four years of academic pursuit, leading to a PhD in related disciplines such as Electrical Engineering, Materials Science or Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science or Engineering, Civil Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. All research topics should be in areas related to Clean Energy. Most of the scholarships given would be in solar , with a possible few others in fuel cells, energy efficiency and other renewable energies. Scholars must obtain CEPO’s agreement before embarking on a particular research area and project, so as to be in line with CEPO’s technology roadmap. For local PhD scholarships, CEPO will work with the universities to ensure that the candidate has a specific research project and supervisor identified before the award.
The scholarships are tenable at NUS, NTU or overseas universities renowned in Clean Energy such as:

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
University of California at Berkeley, USA
Stanford University, USA
Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA
Loughborough University, UK
Sandia National Labs, USA
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland
TU Munich, Germany
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, GermanyUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Please note that this list is non-exhaustive but all foreign universities must be recognized by CEPO.

Local PhD: All nationalities. Foreigners who take up the scholarship are expected to become Singapore PRs within 2 years of completion of studies.
Overseas PhD: Singapore Citizens
A relevant Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (at least 2nd Class Upper) or its equivalent.
Good GRE test score preferred.
Good TOEFL score for applicants whose mother tongue is not English.

Award Details
Full tuition fees
Monthly subsistence allowance**
Other allowances including:
Annual Book allowance
Computer allowance
Conference allowance
Thesis allowance
Travel allowance*
Warm clothing allowance*
Settling-in allowance *
* For overseas PhD** Monthly allowance of S$3000/month for local PhD study

Upon completion of their studies, candidates will be bonded to work in Singapore (in the Clean Energy area) for a period of 3 years for local PhD or 4 years for overseas PhD. Scholars will be allowed the flexibility to choose the organisation that they would work for when they near the end of their study.

Application for Admission to Universities
Scholars are expected to gain entrance to the various overseas and local universities on their own merits, before they apply for the scholarship.

Application Procedure
Applications are to be submitted using the application form (see link below). For further information, please contact Ms Cecilia Wong at

Email: or Tel: 6516 6937

Click here to download scholarship application form

Closing Date for Application
We are NOW open for all applications . However, for those who are looking to start your PhDs in the 1st half of 2009, please submit your application latest by 15 December 2008. For those looking to start your PhD studies in the 2nd half of 2009 or later, please submit your application latest by 28 February 2009.
NRF (Clean Energy) Company Scholarships

This scheme allows for CEPO and companies to jointly fund local scholarships for Clean Energy Research and Coursework Masters and PhDs. The scheme will help to ensure an adequate supply of CE trained postgraduates for companies, as they expand their businesses.

Eligibility Criteria for Companies
Companies to be considered for this programme should be key companies that have a reputation for or that can demonstrate professional personnel management to ensure that the scholars are gainfully employed. The companies should preferably be well-established and have a sizeable operation in Singapore or are considering new investments / projects in Singapore.

For the joint NRF (Clean Energy) Company Scholarships, these would be branded as the NRF (Clean Energy)-(“company name”) Scholarships.

The scholars would be bonded to work at the participating company either at the company’s local operations (for foreign/local companies) and/or overseas operations (for Singapore companies) upon graduation. The bond period would be 2 years for local Masters and 3 years for local PhDs.

Application Procedure
For further information, please contact Ms Toh Jia Yan at
Email: or Tel: 6832 6315.

Closing Date for Application
Applications are open throughout the year. Interested companies are advised to contact EDB for further discussions.

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Phd Studentship, University of Cambridge

PhD studentships in StatisticsDepartment of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics University of Cambridge, UK
Applications are invited for PhD studentships in Statistics, to be held in the Statistical Laboratory. The Studentships are associated with the Cambridge Statistics Initiative which is targeted at the development of novel statistical methodology, both generic and in specific application areas. International students are eligible to apply (see details below).

Deadline: 31 January 2009

The studentships will provide funding to cover fees at the home/EU rate. Additional funding for fees for those paying the overseas arts rate could be available and will be assessed competitively. A stipend will be paid of at least the equivalent to the national minimum (13290 for the academic year 2009/10) for a minimum period of 3 years.
Research Supervision
Information about the Laboratory can be found at
Supervision, along with research training tailored to the needs of the student, will be provided by the Laboratory.
Research interests of academic staff can be found at

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

Applicants must qualify for admission to the PhD course at the University of Cambridge. They should normally hold (or expect to be awarded) a first class UK honours degree or equivalent and a postgraduate qualification in Mathematics or Statistics.
Reference for these studentships : LF04227 (to be used in your enquiries)

PhD Fellowships Germany

PhD Fellowships, International Graduate School, University of Paderborn, Germany
Applications are being invited for PhD admissions and fellowships to be availed at the International Graduate School, Dynamic Intelligent Systems, at the University of Paderborn Germany.

Deadline (for April 2009) : 30 November, 2008

International Graduate School
The International Graduate School (Dynamic Intelligent Systems) at the University of Paderborn is one of seven NRW Graduate Schools which are initiated and supported by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, Research and Technology of the federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Located in the heart of Europe, it offers a stimulating and supportive environment for research in the rapidly developing field of software, systems and network engineering. This field deals with the construction of so-called embedded or mechatronic systems, which is already a research focus of the University of Paderborn.
The Graduate School is run by the faculties of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics (EIM), Business Administration and Economics and Mechanical Engineering as a research center of excellence in this field. The International Graduate School offers an English speaking program - based on a well structured curriculum - that allows excellent and motivated students to finish their doctoral work within three years. Additionally, attractive fellowships are available. Individual guidance and supervision, education in soft skills and a challenging environment prepare for leadership in academia and industry.

Research Focus
The overall goal of the School is to provide a stimulating environment for research in the rapidly developing field of software, systems and network engineering. The field deals with the construction of so-called embedded or mechatronic systems. Such systems are already in daily use and the social and economic welfare of the modern information society increasingly depends on them. Examples are simple systems like electronic teller machines and complex life critical systems like a modern aircraft or a railway system.
Such systems only function correctly if the often complex interplay between mechanical, electrical and software components is carefully defined and works well. Complexity is further increased when the systems are connected in networks. Challenges for future research in the area are particularly due to the fact that these systems must increasingly become dynamically reconfigurable, such that their components (software and hardware) can be replaced or upgraded during runtime. Such changes can only be contemplated if their success is assured in advance. Not only must the new component work properly, but it also must operate in its new environment without causing any bad side effects. In addition, the evolution of such systems and the implant of components into different, evolving environments require that components become more and more intelligent, i. e., that they adapt automatically to their new or changing environment. Such changing, adaptive systems we call dynamic intelligent systems. They are the focus of the School's research program. PhD projects could be in areas like:
Reconfigurable Hardware and Software Components
Ressource and Communication Management in Dynamic Networks
Organisation of large Dynamic Networks
Interdisciplinary Design Processes
Performance-oriented Modelling and Specification Techniques
Intelligent Systems in Production and Logistics
Intelligent Mechatronic Systems

Fellowship Details
Students who are admitted to a PACE program, receive a full fellowship. The procedure for requesting a fellowship is integrated in the application form.
Fellowships in the amount of approximately 1600 Euro (tax free) per month are available to support living and accomodation for a maximum of 3 years. Fellowship holders are not subject to any tuition fees.
Fellowships are granted on a competitive basis

Application Applicants must hold a Master Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related fields. An application should contain:
certified copies of relevant grades
TOEFL Examinee's Score Record (Requirement: 83 ibt)
a completely filled in application form
Please print and send us the completed form by post to the following address:
Prof. Dr. Eckhard SteffenManaging DirectorPaderborn Institute for Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Engineering (PACE)Universität PaderbornWarburger Str. 10033098 PaderbornDeutschland
Download IGS Application Form

Contact for Further Information
Prof. Dr. Eckhard SteffenManaging DirectorPaderborn Institute for Advanced Studies in Computer Science and Engineering (PACE)Universität PaderbornWarburger Str. 10033098 PaderbornDeutschland
Tel. (+49) (0) 5251 60-3261Fax: (+49) (0) 5251 60-3489
E-Mail: pace(at)

Post-doc Position at INRA Orléans

Post-doc Position at INRA Orléans, FranceUnit of Soil Science (2 years)

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship starting January 2009 at INRA Orleans in the of Soil Science research unit to work on the project given below.

Project Details
Title: Analysis of the spatial variability of N2O emissions at the landform scale
Description: Information on emissions of N2O at the landform scale is needed to evaluate the contribution of agricultural landscape to the global nitrogen cycle. Scaling-up these emissions is difficult because of their high temporal and spatial variability. The post-doctoral fellow will study, on a territory of about 10 km², the relationships between spatial variability of soil conditions and that of N2O emissions.

The objective is to evaluate our capacity to analyse soil conditions, combining measurements and modelling, in order to predict N2O fluxes and to determine the minimum dataset for such predictions. N2O fluxes will be measured near Orleans on a small catchment with contrasted soil types and agricultural practices. Classical closed chambers and a new mobile spectrometer will be used to assess the variability of N2O fluxes.
The post-doc fellow will join a team that is responsible for the characterization of all of the soil conditions. Several collaborating scientists will work with the Orleans INRA team on this project: Pierre Cellier (EGC Grignon) and Valery Catoire (LPCE Orléans) in France, Philippe Rochette (Agriculture Canada, Québec) and Daniel Pennock (University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon) in Canada.
The monthly salary will be 2150 Euro before deductions.

Contact Details
For all information relating to the position,
please contact Dr. Guy RICHARD.
Tel: + 33 2 38 41 78 41

Graduate Research Program, Japan

Graduate Research Program in Computer Science JAIST School of Information Science, Japan
Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) offers Graduate Research Program (GRP) scholarships for deserving and qualified students towards the PhD degree at its School of Information Science.

Deadline : 09 January, 2009

General Information
This is a graduate-level program aiming at providing the state of the art education in the rapidly progressing field of computer science and information technologies. Each student in this program is associated with one of research projects conducted by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members at JAIST. Through the involvement in a cutting-edge research project, the student receives in-depth training and high-quality research supervision directly by the responsible faculty members throughout the enrollment.

Research Projects The graduate research program is run in cooperation with funded research projects. Each student admitted to this program will belong to one of those projects, and will work in collaboration with the faculty members and research stuffs of the project. On admission, the admissions committee tentatively assigns each student a research project based on the information provided in the application documents. After enrollment, the students will be given an opportunity to select a research project according to his/her interests.

Scholarships Details
In addition to adequate office space and research equipment, the project will provide each student with the following financial supports:
Monthly stipend : Each student will receive the salary as a research assistant for his/her own research/study. The amount is calculated as 28 hours per week and 1,400 yen (Japanese Yen) per hour. This means about 157,000 yen per month (or, equivalently about 1,900,000 yen per year). Each year, the contract will be judged to revalidate based on the evaluation.
Travel expenses : For foreign students, financial support for onward travel travel will be provided.

Research fund : The project will provide sufficient funds for equipments, supplies and research trips necessary to carry out his/her research.
Student dormitory : JAIST offers on-campus student dormitory

Tuitions and fees
Each student must pay his/her tuitions and fees. The current applicable amounts are as follows.
Annual tuitions: 535,800 yen
Admission fees: 282,000 yen
Screening fee: 30,000 yen

Application Information for April 2009 Admission
Eligibility Those who hold a degree that is equivalence to master's degree in Japan or expect to earn such a degree by March 31, 2009 for the term starting in April 2009.
Application Procedure This GRP program is part of a doctoral program of the School of Information Science of JAIST. April 2009 admission is the recommendation based GRP admission. They consists of three steps.
Notify to the GRP Admission Office Those who would like to apply for the GRP program must also notify the GRP Admission Office his/her intension to apply.
Contact with your intended supervisors in the faculty members All applicants of the GRP program must first contact with intended supervisors in the faculty members of School of Information Science. Application without the contact with your intended supervisor(s) (and his/her recommendation) will not be considered.
Apply to GRP selection Send application form to GRP Admission Office before 9th January, 2009. For details and required documents, read the instructions carefully
Reference Letter and Statement of Purpose
Recommendation letter form from academic employment supervisors is available in word format. Ask the recommender to sign and seal the letter in a letter envelope.
Statement of professional goals, whose format is available in word format. Please consult with your intended supervisor.
Note on TOEFL score Although it is indicated that a TOEFL score is "optional" for regular admission, a TOEFL score is desirable for GRP admission. We strongly recommend all the GRP applicants (whose native language is not English) to submit a TOEFL score. The GRP admission committee shall give priority to those who submit high TOEFL score. We expect that successful applicants will have a score of 600 or higher.

Contact for Further Information
Any inquiries should be directed to:
The Admissions
Graduate Research Program
School of Information Science Japan
Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Asahidai, Nomi, Ishikawa 923-1292, JAPAN


Scientist Position in Germany

Young Scientist Position in Immunology/Liver Disease, Aachen, Germany

Funded research positions are available at Aachen University Hospital, Germany. Applications are invited both from EU and non-EU students. Thus Pakistani students are eligible to apply.

Research positions are available to motivated young scientists to join our research group. Our group at the Medical Clinic III at Aachen University Hospital is working on the role of monocyte subsets in models of inflammatory liver disease. The project includes a variety of modern immunological, molecular and cellular biological techniques and implies the analysis and characterization of knockout-mice. Our department is equipped with the most up-to-date technical resources and offers an international and competitive surrounding.
The project is sponsored by the German Research Council (DFG) and is expected to last 3 years.
Applications are invited from EU and non-EU students.
Previous publications: 1. Tacke F, et al. J Clin Invest 2007; 117(1):185-194 2. Tacke F, et al. J Exp Med 2006; 203(3):583-597

Further Information
For further information and application, send your CV to PD Dr. Frank Tacke,


Homepage of the department:
(please check “Forschung” / “AG Tacke”).

Commonwealth Scholarship UK

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) - UK 2009PhD, Split Site PhD and Post Doctoral Fellowships

Applications are invited, through HEC, from Pakistani/AJK nationals, fulfilling eligibility criteria on or before close of the deadlines, for the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) 2009 to study in UK.

Deadline (Application): 31 Oct 2008Deadline (IELTS result): 20 Nov 2008

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the oldest and most prestigious schemes of its kind in the world. It was established at the first Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in 1959. Over 25,000 Commonwealth citizens have held awards - many going on to reach the very highest levels of their profession. The scheme envisages the following programs in different fields:

• PhD Program • Split-Site Doctoral Scholarship Program • Post Doctoral Fellowship Studies

Application Form and Further Details
All necessary details including aaplications forms, eligibility criteria, contact details etc are given on HEC website and can be found using the links below:

Phd Positions Molecular Life Science, Austria

PhD Positions in Molecular Life Science, Vienna Biocenter, Austria

Applications are invited from highly qualified applicants from all over the world, provided that they are not older than 30 years. All applicants must hold or anticipate receiving a university degree within the first half of 2009. This university degree should qualify for the start of a doctorate thesis and ideally should be equivalent to a European university diploma / degree.

Deadline : 30 Nov 2008

Vienna Biocenter
The Campus Vienna Biocenter originates from the close relation-ships between private industry and the life science research facilities of the University of Vienna and Medical University of Vienna. Different disciplines of biological and medical sciences have been brought together in one location and provide a creative and excellent environment for training and research in modern biology.

Biocenter PhD program
The Biocenter PhD program was created in 1993 with the aim of providing biology students from all over the world with the possibility for training and research in the attractive scientific environment of the Vienna Biocenter. Successful candidates are accepted as PhD students initially for three years with the possibility of an extension into the fourth year.

Application Details
Application forms can either be downloaded or submitted online. The details can be found on the following link:
Completed application forms should be sent to:Prof. Dr. Andrea BartaVienna BiocenterDr. Bohr-Gasse 9/3A-1030 Vienna, AustriaFax: +43-1-4277-9616or send an email to: PhD office
(Please note that Re-applications will not be considered)
Deadline for receipt of completed application is November 30, 2008.

Further details
All relevant information and further details can be found on the webpages of Vienna Biocentre. Use the link below to explore

50+ PhD Scholarships, KU Leuven, Belgium

50+ PhD Scholarships,Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Various scholarships are available for PhD studies at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium. Applicants from non-EEA countries and developing countries are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Therefore, Pakistani students are eligible to apply.

Deadline (IRO Scholarships): 30 Nov 2008Deadline (DBOF Scholarships): Early Nov 2008

PhD DBOF Scholarships
Leuven Arenberg Doctoral School for Science, Engineering and Technology is looking for dynamic and motivated persons with a keen interest and a passion for advanced research. 21 Scholarships are available covering the following topics:
Development, plasticity and regeneration of the visual system: 2 scholarships
Identification of sucrose sensors in plants: 2 scholarships
Nutrient sensing in the yeasts Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Candida albicans: 2 scholarships
Metabolic pathway models for virtual life: 3 scholarships
New transgenic strategies for increased fungus and drought resistance in banana: 2 scholarships
Computational Quantum Chemical Study of Compounds Related to the Hydrogen Storage and Energy: 1 scholarship
Ionic liquids: 3 scholarships
Relational Learning for Text and Image: 2 scholarships
Multscale particle based simulation software: 1 scholarship
Cryptography for Ambient Intelligence: 2 scholarships
Model reduction techniques for the efficient solution of multi-parameter linear models in engineering dynamics: 1 scholarship

A scholarship includes:
A monthly allowance for a 4 year period (a preceeding predoctoral year may be included depending on the prior qualifications)
Social security and insurances etc
The scholarships are targeted at candidates from non-EEA countries

Further details To see the full list of topics and application forms with deadlines, please follow the link:

IRO Scholarships Programme
As one of its contributions to development co-operation, K.U.Leuven offers each academic year scholarships to deserving students from developing countries to do their PhD in the largest university in Belgium. IRO scholarships (IRO in Dutch stands for Interfacultaire Raad voor Ontwikkelingssamenwerking), this scholarship programme has supported more than sixty Ph.D. graduates over the past five years. Essential to the application for the IRO scholarship and to completing a doctoral programme successfully is the choice of a good doctoral research topic and supervisor.

New applicants are now provided two alternatives:
either by selecting amongst the priority research fields offered by the doctoral schools
or by submitting their own personal research proposal.

Further details To see the full list of topics and application forms with deadlines, please follow the link:

Other Scholarships at KU Leuven
Follow the link below to find out details of other possible scholarships opportunities at KU Leuven:
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