Tuesday, 17 March 2009

700 Scholarships ICT Program, Pakistan

700 Scholarships for Pakistani students National ICT Scholarship Program 2009

National ICT R&D Fund Pakistan, is offering fully funded scholarships for talented Pakistani students from rural/non-metropolitan areas of Pakistan. The National ICT Scholarship Program 2009 (NICTSP 2009) will provide fully funded 4 year undergraduate scholarships in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) related disciplines in the Top ICT universities of Pakistan.

Deadline : 04 April 2009

General Description
Students will be required to appear for a customized MCQ based aptitude test called "ICT-Scholarship Award Test". They will also need to qualify for university admission criteria to earn this scholarship. National ICT R&D Fund will also facilitate Foundation Training for students to enhance the skills needed for attempting aptitude based university admission tests. National ICT R&D Fund’s objective is to develop human resource capacity in ICT fields by providing equal opportunities to the talented students of rural/non-metropolitan areas of Pakistan.

Application and Relevant information
The Resgitration form and relevant instructions are given on National ICT R&D website and can be accessed through following link:
Download the registration form
Download list of Participating Schools/Colleges

General Instructions
Applicants are instructed to submit only one (01) Registration Form. Submission of multiple forms from a single applicant shall not be entertained and could result in cancellation of registration.

A maximum of 700 scholarships are available for the National ICT Scholarship Program 2009. The Scholarship covers 4-year university tuition fee along with the boarding and lodging expenses for the period of study.

Forms can be photocopied and also downloaded from www.ictrdf.org.pk/scholarship

It is the responsibility of the applicant to stay informed about entrance exam dates of their preferred universities selected in Part-IV(b) of registration form: and take entrance exams.
The contact details (Part II) as filled in the Registration Form will be used for future correspondence. It is advised that the contact numbers (Landline/Mobile) should not be changed during the course of the National ICT Scholarship Program 2009.

In University & Discipline Preference Table (Part-IV), please write your preferred selection codes in Serial #: I, II, III & IV of Part IV. Please note that University/Discipline preference, once submitted through this Registration Form, cannot be changed. Scholarship Award shall be made in line with the preferences as selected in this Registration Form, participating universities’ policies, seat limitations and criteria devised by National ICT R&D Fund. The number of Potential Seats (Part-IV(a) & Part-IV(b)) available is an estimate based upon the information provided by participating universities at the time of printing of this Registration Form and is subject to change.

Eligible registered applicants shall be called for a free of cost 4-week foundation training program and taught methodologies to solve MCQ based university entrance exams. The training program is expected to commence in June 2009. Selected applicants are expected to attend the foundation training program to enhance their skill?set to solve MCQ based ICT-Scholarship Award Test and university entrance exams.

The training program shall be executed in a “Training Center” established in a school/college that exists in the geographical proximity of each applicant.
ICT-Scholarship Award Test shall be conducted immediately after the conclusion of the foundation training program.

Any queries pertaining to the Scholarship Program may be forwarded to ict@nts.org.pk

For further information applicants may also contact at the following helpline numbers:

Applicants are advised to visit www.ictrdf.org.pk/scholarship for updates.
National ICT Scholarship Program scholarship-holders from previous years are not eligible to apply for National ICT Scholarship Program 2009.

Applicants are required to submit duly filled registration forms directly via postal mail to the following address to ensure delivery not later than Saturday, 04 April 2009. These forms could also be submitted to their respective school/college principal not later than the deadline advised by the principal.

Manager ICT-Scholarship Award TestNational Testing ServiceHouse No. 402, Street No. 34Sector I-8/2 Islamabad

Undergraduate and Research Scholarships,Japan

Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarships for 2010 Research Scholarships and Undergraduate Scholarships,
MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan) offers scholarships to foreign students who wish to study at Japanese universities. The scholarships are available to research students and also the undergraduate students under the Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship Program for 2009/2010.

Deadline : 31 Mar 2009

Please download the guidelines and the relevant forms, for these scholarships, using the links provided below.
The deadline for the completed applications to reach Japanese embassy in Islamabad is 31 March 2009.

Research Scholarship (Kenkyu-Sei)
Guidelines for Research Scholarship Applicants (Download here)
Application form and required documents
Download Research Scholarship Form
Download Attachment of Application for Research Scholarship
Mark Sheet Form
Download General Health Certificate Form (Filled in by a registered medical practitioner of a government hospital of Pakistan)
Attach Research proposal for study in Japan
Attach Detailed study plan
Attach Abstracts of previous research
Attach Attested copies of all mark sheets/degrees to be attached with application

Undergraduate Scholarship (Gakubu-Sei)
Guidelines for Undergraduate Scholarship Applicants (Download here)
Download Undergraduate Scholarship Form (Gakubu-Sei)
Download Attachment of Application for Undergraduate Scholarship
Mark Sheet Form
Download General Health Certificate Form (Filled in by a registered medical practitioner of a government hospital of Pakistan)
Attach Detailed study plan
Attach Abstracts of previous research
Attach Attested copies of all mark sheets/degrees to be attached with application

Where to send Completed Application
All of the above must be duly filled in and attached with your scholarship application and sent to the Embassy of Japan in Pakistan at the address given below (Do Not Forget to write Outside the Envelope: MEXT Scholarship Application):

Press, Information and Culture DepartmentEmbassy of Japan53-70, Ramna 5/4 Diplomatic Enclave 1 Islamabad 44000 Pakistan (P.O. Box 1119, Islamabad, Pakistan)
Tel: ++92 (51) 2279320

Relevant Weblink: Click here

UNESCO China Fellowships

UNESCO/China/Great wall Co-sponsored Fellowships for year 2009/2010
Government of Pakistan has received offer of fellowships from Government of People’s Republic of China through Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO for Pakistani students. Nominations from Pakistan will be routed through Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

Deadline : 25 Mar 2009

Eligibility Criteria
Born after 25-03-1964
Hold at least the equivalent of the Master’s Degree; except for the agriculture related subject the BSc Degree at least.
English proficiency is required.
Be in good health, both physically and mentally.

How to Apply
Complete UNESCO/China application form (1 original + 2 Photocopies are to be sent):Download UNESCO/China Application Form
Complete HEC Application From (Mandatory, 1* Original Form, duly filled, is to be sent):Download HEC Application Form
Note: You are required to send three (3) copies of completely filled UNESCO/China (1* original and 2* copies) and 1* Original HEC application form, on or before 25-03-2009

Documents required with application
Three (03) recent ID photographs;
Notarized photocopies of diplomas and certificates, and school-certified transcripts of complete academic records (translated in English when applicable) in triplicate;
Copy of the university's invitation letter, for those students who have been admitted in advance by a Chinese university, in triplicate;
Two letters of recommendation (in English) by professors or associate professors familiar with the work of the candidate, in triplicate;
A research proposal containing no less than 400 words (in English) of the post-graduate study to be undertaken during the candidate’s stay in China, in triplicate.
English language proficiency certificate, in triplicate.
Foreigner Physical Examination form to be completed not before March 2009 in triplicate (download from here);

N.B. When completing the form, each candidate is requested to specify 3 possible host institutions in China indicating one field of study as personal preference.
Application Package which are not complete or which are received after the deadline, as well as candidates who do not fulfill the requirements mentioned above, will not be taken into consideration.

Sending Application Package
Print the application forms available on the above referred link.
Fill the Application forms very neatly, using the capital letters.
Attach your NTS-HEC scholarship test score which you obtained after 25-03-2007, (Copy of NTS score). In case you appeared in more than one test, kindly attach, copies of all the scores. [optional] OR
Attach your International GRE which you obtained after 25-03-2007 (Original or photocopy). [optional]
All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd. A separate bank Account No. 01120050011901 is being maintained for the purpose. A Performa for depositing funds is available at the following URL www.hec.gov.pk/payment Deposit an amount of Rs. 300/- (non-refundable), in favor of HEC, as described here. Attach portion of payment receipt (in original) along with application form, without which your application form will NOT be accepted / processed.

Kindly note that HEC is the authorized agency who would send nomination from Pakistan, hence you should not send application directly to UNESCO. Last Date for receipt of application in HEC is 25-03-2009. Late received applications will NOT be entertained.

Send completely filled application form, with no documents missing, to the address given below:Rezwana SiddiquiProject Director (UNESCO-China)Higher Education CommissionH-9, Islamabad

Other Related Information
Information about the selected universities in China and the proposed Fields of Studies proposed is given on the following webpage: http://hec.gov.pk/www.hec.gov.pk/unesco-china@125

Contact Person
Mr. Muhammad Suleman

Weblink: http://www.hec.gov.pk/www.hec.gov.pk/unesco-china

Doctoral Fellowships in Economics,Germany

Doctoral Fellowships in Economics, Law and Psychology :
Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany :

Outstanding candidates are invited to apply for doctoral fellowships in economics, law and psychology at International Max Planck Research School on Adapting Behavior (Uncertainty-School). The Uncertainty-School is jointly hosted by the Max Planck Institutes at Jena, Berlin and Bonn, and the Psychology and Economics Departments of the FSU Jena. International Partners are the Department of Psychology of Indiana University, Bloomington and the Center for Rationality at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Deadline : 01 April 2009

General Description

In this application round we are mainly looking for highly qualified Psychologists. Applicants are required to hold a Diplom, a Masters Degree or a State Exam with honors in one of the above mentioned disciplines or an equivalent degree in a related discipline.

Fellowships start on July 1st, 2009 and include funding for up to three years. Research will be conducted in English at either Jena, Berlin or Bonn. Besides the summer school, dedicated to providing a sound knowledge in the neighboring disciplines, doctoral fellows will benefit from the academic training and intellectual life at the participating institutions.


Deadline for applications is April 1st, 2009. Program details and the online application form are provided at http://www.imprs.econ.mpg.de/application. Applications have to be submitted online and should include a CV, transcripts, a letter of interest and two letters of recommendations.

Both, the Max Planck Society and the Friedrich Schiller University are committed to improve the opportunities for women in the sciences and particularly encourage them to apply.

Contact Details

The International Max Planck Research School
on Adapting Behavior in a Fundamentally Uncertain World
(IMPRS Uncertainty)
Max Planck Institute of Economics
Kahlaische Strasse 10
07745 Jena


Agha Khan Research Fellowships, UK

Agha Khan Research Fellowship Programme 2009-10
Post-doctorate research fellowships are available from AKU for the year 2009-2010. The research fellowship programme at AKU-ISMC commences in September and offers a unique opportunity to pursue research within an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment.

Deadline : 27 March 2009

Apply for Research Fellowships Commencing in 2009
Social and Cultural Change in Muslim Contexts
Knowledge Construction in Fields Related to Understanding Cultures

Programme Description
The research fellowship programme at AKU-ISMC commences in September and offers a unique opportunity to pursue research within an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment. Fellows play an active role in the intellectual life of the Institute, participating in a wide range of seminars, workshops, and conferences. They also enjoy the opportunity of interacting with distinguished faculty at the Institute and from other academic institutions in the United Kingdom. The duration of each fellowship is one year. During this time, candidates explore and shed new light on a specific dimension of one of the Institute’s two major research themes: social and cultural change in Muslim contexts or knowledge construction in the fields related to understanding cultures. These two themes are deliberately open ended and broad in their scope to enable a diverse range of research topics. One example of a research topic that has been derived from the first theme as an area of specific interest at the Institute is the idea of cities as environments for social and cultural change.

The present cohort of fellows (2008/2009) is working on various aspects of social change by examining the dynamics of networks and institutions in Muslim contexts. During the course of this academic year, the Institute will facilitate scholarly dialogue among the research fellows and senior academics who have contributed to the discourse related to civil society and social change within Muslim contexts.

The fellows are expected to produce a research paper on the theme of their fellowship topic, to a standard that is publishable by a quality academic journal, and that can be published in the Institute’s academic publications series. During the course of their fellowship they are required to participate in the educational programmes of the Institute by delivering lectures and seminars as required. Fellows will also contribute to the Institute’s various seminar and discussion series by giving lectures and presenting papers to faculty, students and staff.
Research fellows are also expected to contribute the Muslim Civilisations Abstracts (http://www.aku.edu/ismc/abp.shtml) project by writing abstracts and editing papers.

Candidates should have:
A PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences;
A high degree of interest and competence in one of the above research areas;
A high level of proficiency in communication skills, written and verbal;
An International English Language Testing System (ELTS) score of at least 6.5 or equivalent is essential.

The gross fellowship stipend is £20,000. In addition to the stipend, Fellows from outside the UK will receive a reimbursement of travel expenses for a one-way restricted economy class ticket from their home base to London and single accommodation or a contribution of £800 per month towards a rental accommodation. Other benefits and facilities include: a research grant of up to £500, office space, access to AKU-ISMC’s library and the libraries of neighbouring academic institutions, and access to computer facilities.

Application Procedure
Candidates should complete the Research Fellowship Application Form and submit it along with an updated list of publications and result of their IELTS test.

E-mail: ismc.personnel@aku.edu (preferred) or
Human Resources DepartmentAga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
4 Bedford SquareLondon, WC1B 3RA
United Kingdom

Closing Date
Closing date for applications for the 2009/10 programme is 27th March 2009 (post-mark, fax/email date).
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a panel interview, to be held in May/June 2009.
Successful candidates are expected to take up their post on 14th September 2009.

Official link

Masters Scholarships 2009, LUF Netherlands

Masters Scholarships 2009, LUF Netherlands
Each year the organisation of alumni, Leiden University Fund (LUF) awards 6 LUF scholarships to truly outstanding foreign students pursuing an English language Masters Degree at Leiden University Netherlands. The LUF scholarships are open to highly talented students from all countries of the world except the Netherlands.

Deadline : 01 April 2009

Scholarship amount
The scholarship consists of € 10.800,- for one academic year and is available for master's programmes starting per September 2009.

Applications can only be made by sending the completed online scholarship application form to the Leiden University Fund (LUF).

Application deadline
01 April 2009

Requirements for eligibility
The applicant has been admitted unconditionally to an English language Masters programme of Leiden University on the basis of prior education outside the Netherlands.
The applicant is not in his/her second year of the masters programme.
The applicant must have obtained excellent results in his/her previous studies and be for instance in the top 10% of students in his/her programme.
The applicant’s studies in the Netherlands must constitute a deepening and broadening of his/her previous studies in the home country.

Further information about the procedures
The International Office of Leiden University will forward the necessary documents to the selection committee of LUF. Please note: students applying for a LUF scholarship still have to submit an application for admission to a master's programme in order to be admitted to the programme. This is a seperate procedure and can be done via on-line application for admission to a master's study as described on the website: www.mastersinleiden.nl
Students have to pay the application fee and necessary deposits for MVV and or housing themselves.

Students will be informed by LUF about the decision by the end of May 2009.
Allowances will be paid by LUF in September 2009.

The list of eligible English language masters programmes on www.mastersinleiden.nl
For more information about the scholarship,

United Nations Journalism Fellowships 2009

United Nations Journalism Fellowships 2009

The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists from developing countries for its 2009 Fellowship Program. The application deadline is Friday, March 20, 2009.

Deadline : 20 March 2009

The Fellowships are available to radio, television, print and web journalists, age 25 to 35, from developing countries who are interested in coming to New York to report on international affairs during the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Fellowships will begin in mid-September and extend to late November and will include the cost of travel and accommodations in New York, as well as a per diem allowance.

The Fellowship Program is open to journalists who are native to one of the developing countries in Africa, Asia, South America and the Caribbean, and are currently working full-time for a bona fide media organization in a developing nation. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in and commitment to international affairs and to conveying a better understanding of the United Nations to their readers and audiences. They must also have approval from their media organizations to spend up to two months in New York to report from the United Nations.

The journalists who are awarded Fellowships are given the incomparable opportunity to observe international diplomatic deliberations at the United Nations, to make professional contacts that will serve them for many years to come, to interact with seasoned journalists from around the world, and to gain a broader perspective and understanding of matters of global concern. Many past Fellows have risen to prominence in their professional and countries.

This is the 48th year the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund has sponsored the Fellowship Program for Journalists. The program is administered on a volunteer basis by journalists at the United Nations, who raise money from foundations, corporations and diplomatic missions.
For further information, full eligibility and Fellowship application form, Click here.

Questions about the program, eligibility and application process can be directed to

Research Grants at Bielefeld University, Germany

Research Grants for PhD and Post-DocThe Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology Bielefeld University, Germany

The Graduate School Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) Germany, invites applications from outstanding young scientists, in the fields of robotics, computer science, biology, physics, sports sciences, linguistics or psychology, that are willing to contribute to the cross-disciplinary research agenda of CITEC. Both PhD an Post-doc positions are open.

Deadline : 22 March 2009

General Description
The Center of Excellence Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) at Bielefeld University, Germany has been established in the framework of the Excellence Initiative as a research center for intelligent systems and cognitive interaction between humans and technical systems. CITEC's focus is directed towards motion intelligence, attentive systems, situated communication, and memory and learning. Research and development are directed towards understanding the processes and functional constituents of cognitive interaction, and establishing cognitive interfaces that facilitate the use of complex technical systems. The international profile of CITEC fosters the exchange of researchers and students with related scientific institutions. For PhD students, a structured program including taught courses and time for individual research is offered. The integration and active participation in interdisciplinary research projects, which includes access to first class lab facilities, is facilitated by CITEC. For more information, please see: www.cit-ec.de Successful candidates must hold an excellent academic degree (MSc/Diploma/ PhD) in a related discipline, have a strong interest in research, and be proficient in both written and spoken English. Research grants will be given for the duration of three years for PhD students, and one to three years for Postdocs.

Application Requirements All applications should include: a cover letter indicating the motivation and research interests of the candidate, a CV including a list of publications, and relevant certificates of academic qualification. PhD applicants are asked to provide the outline of a PhD project (2-3 pages) and a short abstract. Postdoc researchers are asked to provide the outline of a research project (4-5 pages) relevant to CITEC's research objectives and a short abstract. It is obligatory for Postdoc applicants, and strongly recommended for PhD applicants, to provide two letters of recommendation. In the absence of letters of recommendation, PhD candidates should provide the names and contact details of two referees. All documentation should be submitted in electronic form.

We strongly encourage candidates to contact our researchers, in advance of application, in order to develop project ideas. For a list of CITEC researchers please visit: www.cit-ec.de

Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply and in the case of comparable competences and qualification, will be given preference.

Bielefeld University explicitly encourages disabled people to apply.
Applications will be considered until all positions have been filled. For guaranteed consideration, please submit your documents no later than March 22, 2009.

Contact Details
Please address your application to:
Prof. Thomas Schack, Head of Graduate School,

Please direct any queries relating to your application to:Claudia Muhl, Graduate School Manager, phone: +49-(0)521-106- 6566,

PhD scholarships in Neuroscience, Austria

PhD scholarships, Neuroscience disciplines Institute for Neuroscience, Austria

PhD scholarships are available for national and international students in advanced neuroscience disciplines ranging from neurogenomics to clinical neurobiology. Disciplines include: Clinical Neurobiology, Genomics and RNomics, Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, Neuroanatomy, Neurobiochemistry, Neurology, Neuroscience, Pharmacy and Physiology.

Deadline : 31 March 2009

An excellent Master's degree in life sciences, physics, chemistry, pharmacy, medicine or related fields. Candidates about to receive such a degree are welcome to apply.
Communication skills in English: SPIN (Signal Processing in Neurons) is exclusively conducted in English. German is not required. However, we offer German courses to those who are interested.
Our ideal SPIN student possesses a proactive mindset, with genuine interest in scientific work and joy of research.

The Program includes
Intensive training in translational research in neurosciences
Laboratory rotations in the eight participating institutions
Research exchange with other universities
Free access to core facilities
Highly structured SPIN-specific training and mentoring program
Personal and career development
Substantial funding for research
A full-time employment contract (approx. € 1720,00/month), including health insurance

Application Requirements
SPIN Application form (Download here)
Personal Statement
Curriculum Vitae/Resume
Official Transcript(s) supporting your Master's degree (incl. grades and credit system)
Graduation diploma(s)
Recommendations (2)

Submission of Application
You may submit your application either (a) electronically or (b) by regular mail. Details are given below:
a) Electronic submission

Please send your application to:
or to
office@neurospin.at , indicating your surname in the subject line of the email. The referees may separately send the recommendations by email to one of the above email addresses.

b) Submission by regular mail
Please send your application to the following address by March 31, 2009.
Institute for Neurosciencec/o Martina Antretter, SPIN Office Innsbruck Medical UniversityMZA, Anichstrasse 356020 Innsbruck, Austria/Europe

Further Details
Further details can be found on the official website:http://www.neurospin.at/recruitment.html

World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Japan / World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program (JJ/WBGSP) for 2009/2010

The Program awards scholarships to individuals from World Bank member countries to undertake graduate studies at universities renowned. Pakistan is a World Bank member country so Pakistani students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Deadline : 31 March 2009

To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must read carefully the application procedure as outlined below.

To apply for a JJ/WBGSP scholarship under the Regular Program, an applicant must:
Be a national of a World Bank member country eligible to borrow (Pakistan is a World Bank member country).
Applicants born before April 1, 1969 will not be considered.
Have, by March 31, 2009, a t least 2 years of recent full time professional experience acquired after a university degree, in the applicant’s home country or in another developing country.
Hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
Be in good health.
Be of good character.
Not be a permanent resident or a national of any industrialized country.
Not be residing in an industrialized country for more than one year.
Executive Directors, their alternates, staff of the World Bank Group (the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, and International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes), consultants, and relatives of the aforementioned are excluded from consideration.

Program of Study
Eligible applicants should propose a program of study related to development at the master's level, in fields such as economics, health, education, agriculture, environment, natural resource management, or other development?related subject.
The proposed program of study should start during the academic year 2008/2009 for a maximum duration of two years. The JJ/WBGSP Program does not support applicants who are already enrolled (i.e., taking classes) in graduate degree programs.
Applicants should submit evidence of current unconditional admission to at least one development-related university master’s degree program and are encouraged to submit application to a second such program. Applicants are encouraged to apply to one of the Program’s cooperating universities which, other things equal, will have priority in the scholarship award.

The Program does not support studies in the applicant’s home country.
The Program does not support applicants for MBA, M.Phil. or Ph.D. degrees.
The Program does not support legal studies such as J.D., L.L.M. or S.J.D. except for L.L.M.’s related to human rights, environment, or good governance.

Selection Criteria
Eligible applications are assessed according to three main factors: academic excellence, professional experience, and relevance of program of study. Priority is given to candidates from the public sector with a high potential to impact the development in their own countries after completion of their studies. To the extent permitted by Program requirements and selection standards, the JJ/WBGSP:

seeks to maintain a reasonably wide geographical distribution of awards and gives priority to applicants from low income countries.
supports promising female candidates;
gives priority to those candidates who, other things equal, have limited financial resources; and
encourages studies in line with the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), among which are poverty, education, gender equality, maternal health. For more details, refer to the following web site: http://www.developmentgoals.org

Further Details and Application Procedure
All relevant details about this scholarship program and the application guidelines are given on the website of the world Bank and can be accessed by clicking here.

Funded PhD Studentships, Clique, Ireland

Funded PhD Studentships, Clique, Ireland
Applications are invited for PhD studentships on a large multidisciplinary project on graph and network data analysis and visualisation in the University College Dublin (UCD) and the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). This research programme will address research challenges in understanding of social and biological networks.

Deadline : 08 March 2009

These studentships are relevant for students with postgraduate or undergraduate degrees in computer science, statistics, mathematics, HCI, bioscience and related disciplines. These positions are particularly relevant for students with some experience in data mining, machine learning, visualisation or bioinformatics.

The PhD research will cover topics in:
anomaly detection
biological network analysis
community finding
computational techniques in network analysis
models of information flow
probabilistic network models
information visualisation.

The PhD studentships cover academic fees and a generous stipend for a four year period. The researchers will be based in the Complex and Adaptive Systems lab in UCD and the Digital Enterprise Research Institute at NUIG.
Applications must consist of:
a statement of research interests
a detailed CV
the names and email contacts of two academic referees

Applications should be sent by email or post to the Clique Research Manager before March 8th 2009. Please quote ref. CRC/080309.

Contact Details
Email Address Clique Research Manager

Mailing Address: Clique Research Manager, Complex & Adaptive Systems Laboratory, University College Dublin, Belfield Office Park, Dublin 4, Ireland
The closing date for this round of PhD applications is 8th March 2009.

Australian Development Scholarships

Australian Development Scholarships, Masters-Level Study courses
Under the 2010 Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) program the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) is pleased to invite applications from interested Pakistani students who are committed to contribute towards the development of Pakistan.

Deadline : 26 April 2009

The Australian Development Scholarships (ADS) are the principal mechanism by which Australia provides scholarship assistance for individuals from developing countries to undertake studies at Australian education institutions.

These scholarships are available to all citizens of Pakistan (who currently reside in-country the year round) for Masters-level study in Australia commencing in semester 1, January 2010. Fifty per cent of the scholarships are reserved for female candidates; high priority will be given to those who have not studied overseas at the post-graduate level. The scholarships are generous and include a stipend as well as full tuition fees at well respected and internationally recognized Australian universities.

Eligibility Criteria for ADS Scholarships
Candidates must:
be Pakistani citizens (dual nationals are not eligible) and not have permanent residence in Australia or New Zealand; not be married or engaged to a person who is eligible to hold Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residence; satisfy Australian Government requirements for international student entry to Australia (health, character etc.); not hold another scholarship; not have held a foreign scholarship in the 24 months preceding the application (24 months are calculated from the date of arrival back in Pakistan to the closing date for receipt of applications, i.e. 26 April 2009); be applying to commence a new course of study and not be seeking support for a course already commenced in Australia (on-going study programs will not be supported); be able to take up the scholarship in the year for which it is offered (deferrals are not available); and satisfy the admission requirements of the Australian tertiary institution in which the course is to be undertaken.

Candidates must also:
be applying for courses that fall within the priority areas identified below;
have a high standard of academic background with a suitable level of previous study and a minimum of 60 per cent average grades; have a satisfactory command over the English Language as indicated by at least an overall current IELTS Band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (a test result obtained anytime after November 2007 will be considered current). AusAID will reimburse the amount for IELTS examination for the successful candidates (if exam is undertaken between 23 Feb 2009 to 11 April 2009); have at least 16 years of education;
have at least 2 years work experience in the field in which you are applying; and
not be older than 45 years at the closing date for applications (i.e. 26 April 2009).

Priority Areas
In each case merit will be given to candidates likely to influence development outcomes at the national and regional levels.

Education (e.g. Education and Teacher Training, Educational Administration, Educational Management, Health Educators Education, Primary Teacher Education)
Health (e.g. Health Service Management, Public Health, Mother and Child Health)
Natural Resources Management (e.g. Agriculture, Animal husbandry, Animal studies, Aquaculture and Fisheries, Forestry, Horticulture, Rural Management, Environmental Studies)
Social Sciences (e.g. Criminology, Trans-national Crime Prevention, Development Studies, International Affairs, Public Policy, Social Policy, Women’s Studies, Human Rights)
Governance (e.g. Public Administration and Management, Development Management, Public Sector Financial Management, Economics, Human Resource Management, International Trade and Customs, Social Administration, Taxation Studies)
Law and Legal Studies (e.g. Justice, Law Enforcement, Legal Studies)
Information Technology (e.g. Information Technology Management, Computer Science)

How to apply
Applicants fulfilling these basic eligibility criteria should submit an application which can be downloaded from the Australian High Commission, Islamabad website: http://www.pakistan.embassy.gov.au/
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the scholarships program are also available on the High Commission website.

Applicants should submit the following additional documents in support of the application:
Three application forms in original (photocopied forms will not be accepted);
One copy of the self assessment form for eligibility to be attached on top of the three application forms;
Three recent passport size photographs affixed to the forms;
Attested copies of educational certificates and detailed mark sheets (transcripts) for all examinations from matriculation/O levels to the highest degree obtained;
Copy of National Identity Card and Passport;
Employment letters specifying years of service and job description (for all years of employment);

IELTS score sheet (mandatory-a test result obtained anytime after November 2007 will be considered current, expired scores will not be accepted);

All Master applicants whose study program will include at least 50 percent research MUST attach an outline of the proposed research project (up to 1,000 words) to each application form.
Please note that all documents sent to AusAID should be on A-4 size paper and should be attested by a First Class Government Gazetted officer or any person of an equal status. Candidates should also ensure that the “Employer and Nominating Authority statement” on page 11 and 12 of the form is fully completed.

Scholarship holders should note that they are required to return to Pakistan and take up a position that makes use of the study for a minimum period of two years. Scholarship awards must be taken up in 2010 and cannot be transferred to the next academic year.

Information on courses offered by Australian universities may be obtained by visiting the Australian Education International website: http://www.studyinaustralia.gov.au
Information on IELTS examination schedule (test dates and centres) and how to register for an exam can be obtained from the website: www.ielts.org

Please note that an IELTS result becomes available two weeks after sitting for the examination. TOEFL scores cannot be submitted in place of IELTS scores as TOEFL results are not accepted for student visa purposes under the Australian law. Applicants who have a foreign degree are not exempt from submitting a current IELTS result with their application.

Please clearly mark the envelope with the scheme under which you are applying (ADS). The deadline for receipt of applications at the AHC is 26 April 2009. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Only successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of the selection process (by mid June). All decisions of AusAID are final.

For further information please send your queries to:

(No calls or correspondence will be accepted regarding the status of applications).

Applications together with the requisite documents should be sent to:
The Program Officer
Australian High Commission (AHC)
Diplomatic Enclave 1, Sector G-5/4P.O. Box 1046, Islamabad.

Official link: http://www.pakistan.embassy.gov.au/islm/Ad2010.html

PhD Fellowships and Post-doctoral Fellowships In France

Sandwich (split) PhD Fellowships,Post-doctoral Fellowships,Sceince and Technology, France

The French Embassy in Pakistan aims to help the development of cooperation between French and Pakistani students / scientific organisations, engaged in R&D programs of all the scientific and technology fields. In this framework, the French Embassy in Pakistan has launched a new program for research mobility. This fellowship program is intended for highly qualified Pakistani doctoral and postdoctoral students and offers them an excellent opportunity to do research in France.

Deadline : 30 Sep 2009

Types of Fellowships Two types of fellowships are available:
TYPE A: Sandwich (split) PhD:
TARGET GROUP : Doctoral students
FELLOWSHIP OBJECTIVE : Part of thesis work in France
FUNDING TERM : 6 months
FELLOWSHIP GRANT : 767 €/month + travel + insurance
TYPE B: Post-Doctoral
TARGET GROUP : Post-doctoral students
FUNDING TERM : 3 to 6 months
FELLOWSHIP GRANT : 1300 €/month + travel + insurance

General Rules At the time of their application, candidates for Sandwich PhD and Post-Doctoral fellowship must :
prove their excellent study and research achievements,
have registered for PhD in a Pakistani university/ institute or have already a PhD degree,
have an acceptance letter from a French host,
be at most 35 years for Type A or at most 40 for Type B applications.

Deadline for registration : 30th September 2009
Result announcement : December 2009
Starting date of the fellowship : March 2010 onwards
Application form and detailed information are available on http://www.ambafra-pk.org/ or in the Campus France desks in Alliance française at Islamabad, Lahore, Faisalabad or Karachi.

Contact Details
For any further information please contact:
Eng. Sandie FAVIERAttachée for Science and TechnologyFrench Embassy in Pakistan / SCAC
Tel : 1535
Fax : 1530
Mobile : 00.92.(0)30. 3.520.6012
Email :sandie.favier@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Download Relevant Forms
Applications for Post Doctoral Fellowships
Letter for French Host
Letter for Pakistani Referee
Non Objection Certificate
Applications for Sandwich PhD Fellowship

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Masters Scholarships Ghent University, Belgium

Masters Scholarships for students from Developing Countries Ghent University, Belgium

Ghent University programme provides master grants to candidates from developing countries , who wish to obtain a master’s degree at Ghent University. The grants are available for all master programmes at Ghent University. They are awarded for the duration of the studies with a maximum of 2 years.

Deadline : 30 April 2009

General Description
In case of a two-year-programme the scholarship will only be paid for the full term if the student successfully completes the first year of the programme. The scholarship consists of an allowance of 964 euro per month plus the yearly tuition fee.
For more information, you can contact Liesbeth Vandepitte (contact details below).
This is the right way to start your procedure:
Decide what programme you would like to follow (consult the brochure ‘International Masters);
take care of your admission, this can take 3 months (consult the admission pdf!);
start completing your Application Form (your motivation is very important);
when you have received your admission letter, send it together with your completed Application Form to Liesbeth Vandepitte (1 hard copy, 1 electronic copy).

All documents listed below, are the new documents for 2009-2010:

Master call 2009-2010
Master application form 2009-2010
How to fill in the application form 2009-2010
Country list
Brochure International Masters at Ghent University

Contact Details

Liesbeth VandepitteAdministrative and technical staffSint-Pietersnieuwstraat 259000 Gent

Phone: 09 264 95 55
Fax: 09 264 35 83

Official Announcement

You can download the official announcement/details of the scholarship programme here. (right-click and save)
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