Wednesday, 23 September 2009

M.Sc or Ph.D. Positions in Cancer Research, Canada

M.Sc or Ph.D. Positions offered in Montreal (Canada) at the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC)
Description : Interested in helping us fight cancer?
If you have already distinguished yourself through outstanding academic performance and are excited at the prospect of a career in biomedical research, the Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) wants to hear from you.
Please send us your application which must include:
* A letter of intent (max. 1,000 words) describing your research interests and specifying the investigator(s) with whom you would like to work.
* Two letters of recommendation from individuals who can attest to the quality of your academic performance and, if applicable, of any research experience you might have (requested of candidates applying to a Ph.D. program only). Please note that letters of recommendation must be confidential and therefore sent directly by the persons who are recommending you.
* An official transcript of your academic record.
* Your resume which should include all awards and honours you have received.
Applications may be sent to IRIC's Office of Academic Affairs by email, at, or by mail to the following address: IRIC, Université de Montréal, P.O. Box 6128, Station Centre-Ville, Montreal (Quebec) H3C 3J7 CANADA
The Faculty of Graduate Studies website (in French only) also provides information on financial support programs available to Master's and Ph.D.. students, foreign students and postdoctoral investigators attending the Université de Montréal. Visit them at
Homepage : Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC)
Category : M.Sc or Ph.D. positions offered in cancer research
Contact address : For enquiries, please contact IRIC's Office of Academic Affairs by email, at You may also wish to visit IRIC's graduate studies website at

Keywords : M.Sc. Ph..D. cancer immunology biosciences research

Fellowships for Undergraduates EPA GRO, USA

2010 Academic Year EPA Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowships for Undergraduate Environmental Study
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) program, is offering Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) undergraduate fellowships for bachelor level students in environmental fields of study. The deadline for receipt of paper applications is December 10, 2009 at 4:00 PM and December 10, 2009 at 11:59:59 PM ET for submittal of electronic applications to Subject to availability of funding, the Agency plans to award approximately 30 new fellowships by July 30, 2010. Eligible students will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. The fellowship provides up to $19,250 per year of academic support and up to $8,000 of internship support for a three-month summer period.

Solicitation Closing Date: December 10, 2009, 4:00 pm Eastern Time(ET) to receive paper applications.
Award Information:

Anticipated Type of Award: Fellowship
Estimated Number of Awards: Approximately 30 awards
Anticipated Funding Amount: Approximately $1,395,000 for all awards
Potential Funding per Fellowship: Up to a total of $46,500. Fellows will receive support for their junior and senior years of undergraduate study and for an internship at an EPA facility during the summer between their junior and senior years. Cost sharing is not required.

If selected to receive a fellowship, you will be contacted no later than May 31, 2010 and should subsequently receive your official notification of award by July 30, 2010, for the fall term. Please note that this schedule may be changed without notification due to factors that were not anticipated at the time of announcement. The earliest anticipated start date for these awards is September 1, 2010.

Eligibility Information:
  1. Students must attend a fully accredited U.S. college or university (located in the U.S. or its territories) for their undergraduate studies.
  2. Students must also be citizens of the U.S. or its territories or possessions, or be lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence. Resident aliens must include their green card number in their application (you must have your green card at the time of application to be eligible for this Fellowship opportunity). EPA may verify this number with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service of the Department of Homeland Security.
  3. The GRO Undergraduate Fellowship is intended for students entering their last two years of study before obtaining a bachelor's degree. Students who have already earned one bachelor's degree and are pursuing additional degrees are not eligible. The term is for 2 academic years (9 months each) with a required internship during the summer between years. Thus, only students who will be entering their last two years of college will be considered eligible.
  4. Students must have at least a "B" average overall.
  5. Students attending fully accredited four year U.S. institutions of higher education are eligible to apply. These schools must be among those that are not highly funded for development of environmental research capacity. For the purposes of this solicitation, EPA considers as ineligible those institutions receiving more than $35 million in annual federal research and development funding. Institutions who exceed this threshold can be identified in the National Science Foundation's publication "Federal Science and Engineering Support to Universities, Colleges, and Nonprofit Institutions: FY 2006," Table 12 column 2. These data can be found at: (297 pp, 1.13 MB, about PDF), Table 12, pp. 37 – 64.
Further Scholarship Information and Application

Christine Mirzayan Fellowship Program, USA


This Graduate Fellowship Program of the National Academies—consisting of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council—is designed to engage its Fellows in the analytical process that informs U.S. science and technology policy.
Fellows develop basic skills essential to working or participating in science policy at the federal, state, or local levels.

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars and those who have completed graduate studies or postdoctoral research in any social/behavioral science, medical/health discipline, physical or biological science, any field of engineering, law/business/public administration or any relevant interdisciplinary field within the last five years are eligible to apply.
The program takes place in Washington, D.C. and is open to all U.S. and non-U.S. citizens who meet the criteria. However, non-U.S. citizens must be currently enrolled in a U.S. university and have proof of holding a valid J-1 or F-1 status.
Session Dates
Winter/Spring: February 3-April 28, 2010
Fall: August 30-November 19, 2010

Please visit for details on criteria, application instructions, and
access to the online application and reference forms. Please note the requirement for submission of an
online reference from a mentor/adviser.

The deadline for receipt of application material is November 1 for the winter/spring program and May 1 for the fall program. Candidates may apply to both sessions concurrently.
A stipend grant award of $8,240 will be provided for the 12-week session to offset expenses.

Further Scholarship Information and Application
2010 Mirzayan program announcement

Magdalen College Fellowship, UK


The Magdalen College Oxford proposes to elect, in February 2010, one or two fellows by examination. Each fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend starting £ 1,9704 per annum with increments in the second and third years. The fellow is a member of the governing body of the college and entitled to free lunches and dinners, a research allowance and either to free single accommodation or to discretionary housing allowance, currently set at £ 1,0000 per annum.

Application Requirements: Graduates of any university in any subject forming part of an honours degree, or its equivalent, are eligible but candidates must have undertaken no more than four years' graduate study or relevant academic work (eg as a lecturer) by October 1, 2009. Applications are encouraged from all countries and all universities in all subjects. Applicants who would need a work visa if appointed to the post need to demonstrate that they have sufficient points.

To apply: Applications may be submitted either in paper form or electronically. To submit electronically, download the application form from the Magdalen College website:, fill it in and email it as an attachment to Written work, submitted electronically, must be emailed to the same address and must be in PDF format. No other format is acceptable.

Application Deadline: October 12, 2009.
Further information on:

Chevening Scholarships programme, UK

The Chevening Scholarships programme is funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) through the British High Commission, Canberra and administered by the British Council. The programme offers outstanding graduates and young professionals the opportunity to study at UK universities.
The awards are made for one year's formal study for a postgraduate qualification or for a shorter period of not less than three months to pursue private study or research at a university or similar institution in the UK .
The scholarship includes:
  • a return economy airfare to the UK from any Australian city
  • all compulsory academic fees
  • monthly stipend
  • book allowance
  • thesis allowance
Candidates should have a strong undergraduate degree (emphasis is placed on applications with First or Second Class Honours). Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Australia.
Chevening scholarships are targeted towards a broad range of fields and disciplines. Priority is given to the following areas:
  • Science and innovation
  • New and renewable energy resources and energy security
  • Global environmental issues
  • Science policy
  • Sustainable development
  • Human rights
  • Political science

Application Deadline: 18 October 2009

Important information for all applicants
  • •Applications for Chevening Scholarships for study in the 2010/11 academic year open on Saturday 1 August. The application deadline is midnight Sunday 18 October.
  • •Applications will ONLY be accepted via the new online application system. For further details on how to submit your application, and to complete the online application procedure, please go to
  • •No late applications will be accepted.
  • •In your application you will be asked to list contact details for two referees. Note, referees should be professional and/or academic.
  • •A Medical Form is only required once an award has been made.
Further Scholarship Information and Application

For Your Country Applications Please visit

Monday, 21 September 2009

Phd Fellowship in Neuronal Networks, Germany

Job offer:
You would work in an interdisciplinary and international group interested in the properties of neuronal networks and their pathologies. The group is located at the IMTEK, an institute of the technical faculty, and is well embedded in the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience and the Bernstein Focus Neurotechnology in Freiburg.

The position is limited to 2 years. The salary is based on TV-L E13 (40.700-47.200 EUR depending on relevant work experience).
+49 761 203 7524
+49 321210 34 429

PhD in Internet Commerce Security in Australia

PhD in Internet Commerce Security (up to A$40k pa)

Description : The University of Ballarat is offering a unique opportunity for students undertaking PhD studies in the area of Internet Commerce Security to receive up to $120k over three years. You will work on real problems and data related to current fraud activity faced by many financial organisations in the world of internet commerce security.
The University of Ballarat, Westpac Banking Corporation and IBM have jointly established the Internet Commerce Security Laboratory (ICSL) to carry out research into eSecurity and cybercrime.

Current research themes include profiling of phishing e-mails and websites, profiling of malware, fraud detection, identity theft and recovery, and forensic imaging techniques.

To be successful in your application, you must have:
* A first class honours degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Technology, Mathematics, Statistics, Psychology, Law or Business/Commerce
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability and aptitude for both a research and commercial environment>
You must be willing to:
* Successfully complete a PhD in this research area
* Be part of a motivated, dynamic and creative environment
* Apply your knowledge to critical real world problems
* Be ready for employment opportunities that will exist in this field

Scholarship: $26,000 per annum (tax free). The Scholarship term is three years.

Laboratory: Applicants are also able to apply for additional optional funding of $14,000 per annum (taxable) for Laboratory engagement.
Contact address : Internet Commerce Security Laboratory, GEC Suite 8
PO Box 663
Ballarat VIC 3353

Name : Paul Watters
Email :

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Khorana Program for Indian Students

Khorana Program for Scholars
University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW), the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Govt. of India and Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) are partnering to support the prestigious Khorana Program for Scholars named in honor of Dr. Har Gobind Khorana, who won the Noble Prize in 1968 for his work at the interface of chemistry and biology while a member of the UW faculty. The Khorana Program will provide opportunity to Indian students to undertake research at University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) in Summer 2010 for a period of 10 weeks.
  • The Khorana Program is envisaged to
  • Provide encouragement to young scholars to undertake R&D
  • Enable students to carry out research at a premier University in the United States.
  • Transform research into societal benefits
  • Build a seamless scientific community between India and the United States.
Khorana Scholars Program for Students from India to internships at UW-Madison
B.Tech, M.Tech and M.Sc. students currently enrolled in recognized institution of higher education in India in the areas of Biotechnology including agricultural, health and biomedical sciences are invited to apply for internships for summer research at UW-Madison.

Scholarship includes: Stipend, Accommodations, Airfare
Program dates: May 18 – July 31, 2010

For immediate answers to your questions you may contact:
Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
12 Hailey Road, Fulbright House, New Delhi- 110 001

For immediate answers to your questions you may contact:
Dr. Nishritha Bopana
Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
12 Hailey Road, Fulbright House, New Delhi- 110 001

Applications should be submitted electronically to and Scans, pdf or other electronic versions of documents will be accepted.
Application deadline: 30 November 2009

Kennedy Memorial Scholarships, USA

Kennedy Scholarships tenable in 2010 – 2011 are offered by the Trustees of the Kennedy Memorial Trust.  About six to eight Scholarships are awarded, which cover tuition and health service fees, the cost of travel to and from the USA and provide an allowance of at least $22,000 for the year plus an additional travel grant.

Applicants must be British citizens at the time of application, who are also ordinarily resident in the UK, who have spent at least two of the last five years studying at a university in the United Kingdom and who will have graduated before taking up their Scholarship.

Applications for Scholarships should be made to the Kennedy Memorial Trust via the candidate's UK university.  Applicants should enquire which office in their particular university co-ordinates scholarship applications.  The Kennedy Memorial Trust office may be able to help in this matter.

For more details visit the Kennedy Memorial Trust Website

by 4.30 pm on 20 October 2009

Information sheet and application forms obtainable from:-
Queen's University Belfast, Academic Affairs, Level 6, Administration Building

or can be downloaded from the website
or from the Secretary, Kennedy Memorial Trust
3 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ

Please send s.a.e.
Telephone 020-7222 1151

Presidential Scholarships 2009, Spain

Presidential Scholarships 2009, Saint Louis University, Spain

Saint Louis University is now accepting applications for the Presidential Scholarship from students that will be entering in fall 2010.  To apply please read the information below, then click on the application link at the bottom of the page.

The Presidential Scholarship is a four-year, full-tuition award, the recipients of which represent some of the most exemplary student leaders on Saint Louis University's campus. Each Presidential Scholar is also provided with University funding of up to $1,200 in support of an Investigative Learning Experience (ILEX), which may take the form of a research venture, service project, internship or other extracurricular endeavor of choice.
Presidential Scholarship Eligibility
Students who meet the following minimum requirements are invited to fill out a separate application for Presidential Scholarship candidacy:
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.85 or higher, weighted or unweighted, as reported on the students high school transcript at the close of junior year
  • Official test score of at least 30 on the ACT or 1320 (math and critical reading) on the SAT
Only those students who meet these requirements will be considered eligible for candidacy. These criteria are used only for determining eligibility and do not guarantee that the student will be selected either for further competition or as a Presidential Scholarship recipient.
Based on their scholarship applications, a select group of students will be invited to Saint Louis University's campus in January or February 2010 to interview and compete for the Presidential Scholarship.

Qualifying Test Scores
Test scores from either the ACT or the SAT may serve as qualifiers for Presidential Scholarship candidacy. However, scores from December 2009 test dates are the last that can be used to determine eligibility.

Students who anticipate achieving a qualifying test score during a December test date must still submit a completed Presidential Scholarship Application by December 1, 2009. Presidential Scholarship applicants who adhere to this deadline and achieve a qualifying test score in the month of December will still be given consideration for Presidential Scholarship candidacy.

Application Requirements
To apply for Presidential Scholarship candidacy, students meeting the initial eligibility requirements must:

  • Submit a completed Saint Louis University Application for Freshman Admission, including application essay, official transcript, test scores and Secondary School Report Form, postmarked no later than December 1, 2009
  • Submit a completed Saint Louis University Presidential Scholarship Application, including scholarship essay, resume and two letters of recommendation,postmarked no later than December 1, 2009
The Presidential Scholarship Application will be available for online submission.  Students will be notified via e-mail confirmation as their Presidential Scholarship Applications are received.

Students who apply for the Presidential Scholarship should do so under the assumption that, if awarded, the scholarship will replace any offer for merit-based scholarship previously made by the university. Please note that the Jesuit High School Award and the Family Award cannot be combined with the Presidential Scholarship.

Essay, Resume and Letters of Recommendation
Presidential Scholarship applicants must submit a scholarship essay, resume and two letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation should provide specific insight into the applicant's personality and/or distinguishing characteristics.

Any letters of recommendation that were previously included with the student's Application for Freshman Admission will fulfill this requirement.
Applicants must upload copies of their scholarship essay and resume as a part of their online Presidential Scholarship Application in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
The essay must be a written response of no more than two typed, double spaced pages to the Presidential Scholarship essay question listed below:
Nearly all of our Presidential Scholarship applicants demonstrate significant involvement in extracurricular activities and have achieved recognition on a variety of levels. Bearing that in mind, please discuss what defining characteristic, distinguished accomplishment or particular aspiration identifies you as a deserving candidate for SLU's Presidential Scholarship. In identifying this unique attribute, please also describe how Saint Louis University in particular complements your ambitions and/or character.

British Academy Visiting Scholarships 2010, England

The Academy's Visiting Scholars scheme, launched in 2005, enables early-career scholars from overseas to apply directly to the Academy, in conjunction with their UK hosts, for research visits to the UK of two to six months. The main purpose of the visit should be to enable the visitor to pursue research.
The UK host must be resident in the UK, and must undertake to make all the necessary practical and administrative arrangements for the visit. The Academy grants the title of British Academy Visiting Scholar and awards funding for the visit.

BA/ESRC Chinese Visiting Scholars: Funds from the Academy and the ESRC have been earmarked to support applicants from China. See below for links to application forms and further details for both the UK Host and the Visiting Scholar.
BA/AHRC/ESRC earmarked funding for South Asia and the Middle East: Funds have been earmarked under the exisiting scheme to support applicants from South Asia and the Middle East. Scholars granted awards from this funding will be given the title British Academy-AHRC-ESRC Visiting Fellow.

Financial basis of the scheme: Grants are provided to a maximum of £7,500 and are intended to cover travel and subsistence costs for the Visiting Scholar for the duration of their stay.

Applications available from: 8 October 2009
Deadline for submission of applications: 3 December 2009
Results expected: mid-March 2010
Visits taking place on or after: 1 April 2010

Eligibility: British Academy Scholars awards are designed for early-career postdoctoral scholars. Applicants must normally have obtained their doctorates after 1 January 2004. (Academics without a PhD must demonstrate equivalent status.)
Method of application: Applications will be submitted via e-GAP2, the Academy's electronic grant application system
Contact the International Relations Department for further information

Postdoctoral Positions in Geology, Sweden

Geology Postdoctoral Positions For PhD Degree Holders At Stockholm University – Sweden 2009

2 Year Post Doctoral Position in Geology in Improving CH4 water-air exchange models using turbulent energy and isotopic constraints at the Department of Geology and Geochemistry (IGG) in conjunction with the Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research. SU 619-1671-09.

The Department of Geology and Geochemistry (IGG) in conjunction with the Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research announce a 2 year Post Doctoral position. The goal is to quantify the effects of physical and biological controls of the exchange of carbon trace gases in a dynamic mire and lake landscape, Stordalen Mire near Abisko Sweden, that is changing due to regional warming. We want to develop a physical understanding that can be linked to the biogeochemistry by addressing the role of surface energy exchange on C gas release from water surfaces to the atmosphere.

We will use isotope systematics of CH4 across sediment/water and water/air interfaces to link the surface renewal models to better extrapolations and to improve parameterizations of northern gas emissions and atmosphere/surface linkages in the climate system. An important part of this effort involves obtaining measurements that can be used to critically test and improve existing gas exchange models and to characterize the unique isotopic signatures of the CH4 reservoirs from these sources.

The successful candidates would join closely collaborating research groups that participate in the interdepartmental Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research at SU and the new Delta facility for compound specific isotope analysis. Swedish and international collaborations will be actively utilized as well.
Placement at the Department of Geology and Geochemistry.

The position requires a person with a PhD. or equivalent expertise, with good numerical skills and with proven hands-on experience in boundary layer meteorology, micrometeorology, physical limnology, physical oceanography or trace gas isotope systematics. We look for a person who, in close collaboration with others in the research environment, would make:
1. precise lake energy, temperature and gas flux and profile measurements,
2. CO2 and CH4 gas flux and stable isotope measurements, and
3. model development relying on the expertise of our cooperative partners in our research groups and high frequency measurements of weather, energy balance/hydrology.

For further information, please contact Prof. Patrick Crill,
+46-(0)8-16 4740,
Union representatives are Bo Ekengren (SACO), Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone +468162000, and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone +46703164341

Please include CV, a copy of your university degree(s), a cover letter outlining your qualifications, relevant experiences and interest in the position, name and contact information to three reference persons, and any other documents you would like to include should be submitted with the reference number SU 619-1671-09 no later than October 1, 2009 to:
Stockholm University
Applications via email:

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiac Electrophysiology, Switzerland

Postdoctoral position in cardiac electrophysiology

Dr. Jan P. Kucera

Heart rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias) are prevalent causes of morbidity and mortality. The general goal of our research is to better understand the fundamental mechanisms leading to altered propagation of the electrical excitation (action potential) in cardiac tissue. Our interdisciplinary approach involves experiments (cardiac cell cultures grown on microelectrode arrays) and mathematical modeling (computer simulations of the action potential).
Research project: Propagation velocity and action potential duration depend on one or several previous diastolic or interbeat intervals. This dependence, called "restitution", is involved in the generation of arrhythmias. Our aim is to explore restitution by pacing cardiac tissue using innovative protocols during which pacing intervals vary from beat to beat, and by developing novel analyses to extract quantitative information regarding restitution parameters and their involvement in arrhythmia generation.
The project is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The presence of other cardiac electrophysiology research groups in our Department of Physiology and our integration in the Swiss Cardiovascular Research and Training Network provides the opportunity for many collaborations and scientific exchange.

A doctoral degree is required (as this is a postdoctoral position).

Capacities in mathematics and computer programming (e.g., C/C++, Matlab, IDL) and the motivation to apply these skills for the analysis of experimental data and for the development of models represent a major advantage.

Entrance upon
The position is open immediately.

Granted until March 31, 2011, prolongation depending on funding.

Dr. Jan P. Kucera
Department of Physiology
Bühlplatz 5
3012 Bern

WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Competition 2010

Applications are invited from graduate students for the WARA Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, for research in West Africa during the summer of 2010.
Awardees will conduct research for a 2 to 3 month period in order to 1) prepare a doctoral research proposal; or 2) carry out research related to the completion of another terminal degree program (e.g. MFA or MPH). Funded through the bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. State Department, this competition is open to U.S. citizens who are currently enrolled in graduate programs at institutions of higher education in the United States. It is advisable that applicants be conversant in an African language spoken where they will be conducting research. Priority will be given to applicants who are at the predissertation stage, that is, who will be returning to their institution to complete course work, exams, etc. before
beginning their fieldwork.
Each fellowship will provide round trip travel to a West African country and a stipend of up to $3,000. The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal may assist with academic contacts and affiliations and recommendations for lodging in the country chosen by the fellow.

A complete application must include the following (one original and three copies of all material s—4 sets total, except for letters of reference):
  • A WARA grant application cover sheet (downloadable from the WARA website)
  • A 50-80 word abstract of the proposed research project, beginning with a clear statement of purpose
  • An essay (6 double-spaced pages maximum) describing the concept, methodology and significance of the proposed research project to the applicant's academic field, and how this research contributes to the mission of WARA. This should be presented in a language understandable to non-specialist readers.
  • A one-page bibliography relevant to the proposal may also be attached
  • An itemized budget including costs for
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Equipment
  • Printing/photocopying
  • Institutional affiliation fees
  • Name and email address of faculty who will help facilitate your research
  • Three (3) letters of reference by professors (to be included in the application packet in envelopes sealed and signed by the referee). Letters of reference sent separately will not be considered.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Both undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies of official ones are acceptable)
An excellent source of suggestions for preparing your application can be found on the SSRC website at


Please direct inquiries and submit applications to:
African Studies Center, Boston University
270 Bay State Road, Boston MA 02215
Tel: 617-353-8902
Fax: 617-353-4975

PhD Position in Architecture, Switzerland

PhD Position in Architecture at University of Lugano, Switzerland

The Accademia di architettura dell'Università della Svizzera italiana, Mendrisio, invites applications for a funded PhD position from October 15th 2009, for a minimum period of 36 months. The position requires full time attendance. Remuneration is based on the Swiss National Fund parameters.
The PhD student will take part in the CUS research project (Swiss Cooperation Project in Architecture) Critical encyclopaedia of re-use and restoration of Twentieth-Century architecture, coordinated by professors Bruno Reichlin (USI), Franz Graf (EPFL) and Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani (ETHZ). He/She will work under the supervision of the responsible faculty members (B. Reichlin, R. Grignolo). The area of his/her research will be the theory and history of re-use and restoration of Twentieth-Century heritage and work will comprise the documentation of case studies. She/He will also write some of the encyclopaedia' s entries.
  • Master degree in architecture
  • Good knowledge of Twentieth-Century architecture and restoration
  • Good knowledge of Swiss national languages, German especially, and English.
  • Postgraduate qualifications will receive positive evaluation.
Requirements and regulations for this position are specified in the "Regolamento degli studi di dottorato"

Further information can be obtained from
Dr. Arch. Roberta Grignolo (
The PhD application must include a curriculum vitae, list of publications, presentation of Master degree work, two letters of reference from professors who have followed the candidate in her/his academic career and a letter of motivation.
A PhD research program, accompanied by a letter of the PhD tutor at the Accademia, will have to be presented by November 2009. The contract validity is subordinated to the acceptance of the PhD research program by the Consiglio dell'Accademia di architettura of USI (Università della Svizzera Italiana).
Applications should be mailed and postmarked no later than September 15th 2009 to the following address:
Dr. Arch. R. Grignolo
Accademia di architettura
Università della Svizzera italiana
Largo Bernasconi 2
CH-6850 Mendrisio
Detail Info:

2010 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities, John Hopkins University – USA

The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences is currently accepting applications for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities for three fellows, who will be appointed to a one-year term beginning July 1, 2010, renewable for a second.
The Mellon Postdoctoral Program encourages innovative teaching, enriches educational and research opportunities in the humanities, and fosters the career development of a select group of promising young scholars.  Fully one-third of the Krieger School's faculty is engaged in humanities departments, where scholarly and pedagogical excellence has been the standard since the university's founding in 1876.
Each fellowship carries a departmental affiliation and the responsibility of teaching one course per semester.  The initial stipend is $48,000, with an additional $1,000 available for research and travel expenses.  Health insurance and a one-time moving allowance of $1,500 are also provided.  Appointments are for one year, renewable for a second year.
Humanities departments and an interdisciplinary committee of Krieger school faculty members will review applications and select fellows for 2010-2011. Fellows will be selected based primarily on applicants' scholarship and promise, as well as their abilities to fill research and teaching needs within the university's humanities departments.
Applicants should have completed their Ph.D. in one of the following fields:
History, English, History of Art, Musicology, Classics, Anthropology, German and Romance Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, History of Science and Technology, Near Eastern Studies, no earlier than June 30, 2005 and no later than June 30th, 2010.
To apply, please send the following items:
  • Letter of interest
  • Full curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Academic statement that includes research and teaching proposal
  • A completed checklist
  • For more information, please contact Claude Poux: (410) 516-6385.
Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, November 12, 2009. Incomplete applications are not considered for the fellowship.  It is the applicant's responsibility to make sure their application is received in full.
Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please Send through mail completed application to:
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Committee
c/o Center for Africana Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Greenhouse 118
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD. 21218

Scholarships University of Bedfordshire, UK

The University offers scholarships for Pakistani students of high academic standing commencing their studies at the University of Bedfordshire.
To be eligible for the International Scholarships, applicants must be a Pakistani national or permanently domiciled in Pakistan,  must have applied for a course of study and hold an unconditional offer for a course at the University of Bedfordshire. The International Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you will need to apply. Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at the University of Bedfordshire.
Please note that you can only be awarded ONE University of Bedfordshire scholarship.

The International Students Scholarship Scheme is funded by the University directly and aims to provide financial assistance to students from overseas who are applying to study at the University of Bedfordshire.

Award of University of Bedfordshire Scholarships

  • University of Bedfordshire Scholarship awards will be made in the form of a tuition fee discount.
  • A student may not receive more than one scholarship
  • Full-time Undergraduate students joining year one of their course will receive a scholarship of £1,000 per year on full payment of the published fee before or at registration.
  • Full-time Undergraduate students accepted for advanced entry into year 2 or 3 of their course will receive a scholarship of £500 per year on full payment of the published fee before or at registration.
  • Full-time Postgraduate students will receive a scholarship of £1500 per year on full payment of the published fee before or at registration.
  • Please note that these scholarships do not apply to students coming from official collaborative partners of the University of Bedfordshire, as special financial arrangements will already be in place.

International Office

International Office
T: +44 (0)1582 489319
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PhD postition Materials Research Germany

10.09. 2009 | PhD postition – Code-No. 2009/WM 2
The Institute of Materials Research in Geesthacht invites applications for a 3-year PhD position.

Project description:
The PhD-project will focus on a thermo-mechanically coupled model suitable for the analysis of evolving microstructures. Particularly, the microstructures associated with re-crystallization in magnesium alloys will be investigated. The understanding of such physical phenomena is of utmost importance for predicting the macroscopic material response resulting from different metal forming processes such as extrusion. The goal of the PhD-project is to gain further insight into the relation between process parameters and the final macroscopic response. Such knowledge can finally be used for manufacturing metal sheets or profiles showing improved mechanical properties.
Completed undergraduate studies (master or diploma certificate) in one of the following areas: mechanical engineering, (computational) material science, computational engineering or physics. Good knowledge in continuum mechanics, computational mechanics and material modelling is vital. Language (fluent English and preferably also German) and computational skills are indispensible.
We offer an appropriate salary, related to TV-AVH as well as the usual public sector social benefits.

GKSS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer seeking to increase the proportion of female faculty members. Qualified women are therefore especially encouraged to apply. Handicapped persons with equal qualifications will be preferred.
Please send your application with CV and references
indicating Code-No.: 2009/WM 2 until 8. October 2009
GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH
Max-Planck-Str. 1
21502 Geesthacht
or via E-Mail to

19 PhD student positions in biomedical sciences in Finland

The Graduate School of Molecular Medicine at Kuopio University (Kuopio, Finland) invites applicants for 19 PhD student positions in biomedical sciences with effect from 1.1.2010. Altogether, 12 positions will be covered from the Ministry of Education funds, and the rest from other extramural financial sources.

The positions are for students with a relevant degree in natural sciences, medicine or other suitable background, and who aim at a doctoral degree. The doctoral students will integrate into research groups at the A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences or in the Faculty of Medicine into the following projects:

  • Baculovirus-based generation of AAV and lentiviral vectors for gene therapy (Prof. Kari Airenne)

  • Protein-interaction domains and scaffolding mechanisms in neurodegenerative signalling (Prof. Michael Courtney)

  • Association of disturbed polyamine homeostasis with human disease: phenotype characterization of transgenic rodent models with altered polyamine metabolism (Prof. Leena Alhonen)

  • Lipid messengers in migraine pain: A multidisciplinary (e.g. imaging/photonics, electrophysiology, molecular biology) approach to study the role of membrane and diffusible lipids in generation of pain signals (Prof. Rashid Giniatullin)

  • Development of novel MRI techniques (Prof. Olli Gröhn)

  • Genetic and functional characterization of novel risk genes in Alzheimer’s disease: Identification of risk genes involved in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis by means of molecular genetics and cellular biology (Res. Dir. Mikko Hiltunen)

  • Risk factors and prevention of Alzheimer’s disease (Res. Dir. Miia Kivipelto)

  • Genetics of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (Acad. Prof. Markku Laakso)

  • Design and application of physiologically regulated gene therapy vectors (Adjunct Prof. Anna-Liisa Levonen)

  • Small animal in vivo cardiac magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy including technical development of the methods and application of developed methods for detection of gene therapy responses in the ischemic myocardium (Dr. Timo Liimatainen)

  • Steroid receptors, transcription and chromatin structure (Prof. Jorma Palvimo)

  • Imaging in Alzheimer's disease (Prof. Hilkka Soininen)

  • Cell physiology of cardiac failure (Res. Dir. Pasi Tavi)

  • Nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, and molecular nutrition (Prof. Matti Uusitupa)

  • Bioinformatics, computational biology, functional genomics (Prof. Garry Wong)

  • Cardiac angiogenesis and catheter-mediated therapies in large animal ischemia models (Acad. Prof. Seppo Ylä-Herttuala)

  • Prevention and treatment of in-stent restenosis in large animal models (Acad. Prof. Seppo Ylä-Herttuala)

  • si/miRNA vector development and inhibition of VEGF signaling in cancer (Acad. Prof. Seppo Ylä-Herttuala)

  • si/miRNA vector development and utilization of epigenetic mechanisms in the regulation of VEGF effects (Acad. Prof. Seppo Ylä-Herttuala)

Applicants should submit a signed cover letter indicating the three most preferred projects, and including a short description of the skills and a summary of previous research experience. Also required are the curriculum vitae including the list of publications, and two letters of recommendation, true copies of University degree certificate(s) and the transcript of academic records, and any other relevant appendices with which the applicant wishes to demonstrate his/her competence and qualifications to the PhD student position.

The applications should be addressed to the Steering Committee of the Graduate School of Molecular Medicine and delivered (one original and six copies) to: University of Kuopio, Register Office (Kirjaamo), P.O. Box 1627 (street address: Yliopistonranta 1 E; email:,FI-70211 Kuopio by Sep. 30, 2009 at 4:15 pm (local time). Applications and documents included will not be returned.

In case of questions, please contact Coordinator Riitta Keinänen (email:, tel. +358 40 355 2063) or Academy Professor Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Director of the Graduate School of Molecular Medicine (

The University of Kuopio and the University of Joensuu will form the new University of Eastern Finland starting on Jan. 1, 2010. The A. I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences and the present Faculty of Medicine at Kuopio University will be Departments of the Faculty of Health Sciences located in the Kuopio campus of the University of Eastern Finland.

Phd Position in Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the following vacancy PhD student 'COMPASS' project(V32.045) at Databases and Hypermedia Department of Mathematics and Computer science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science provides undergraduate and MSc programs in Mathematics and in Computer Science. The department has research collaborations with other departments at the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven as well as with a large number of other universities and companies, both at home and abroad. The Department has approximately 350 employees and more than 700 students.

The Databases and Hypermedia group is world-leading in the area of adaptive hypermedia and adaptive web-based information systems. The group has produced the most referenced reference model for adaptive hypermedia and developed the most popular general-purpose adaptive hypermedia system AHA!. The group has expertise in data mining, web engineering and semantic web, and also works in application fields for adaptive technology, including e-learning and e-culture. The group has ample experience in national and international research projects, both as participant and as coordinator.


The COMPASS project (Complex Patterns in Streams), funded by NWO in the open competition program, is a cooperation between the data mining groups of LIACS (Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science) at Leiden University and DH (Databases and Hypermedia) at TU Eindhoven. The goal of the project is the development of stream mining techniques for complex patterns such as graphs.

A short summary of the project:
In recent years there has been a growing interest in the study and analysis of flows of so-called data streams. Typical examples of such streams include Internet traffic data and continuous sensor readings. Traditional data mining approaches are not suitable for mining such streams, because they assume static data stored in a database, whereas streams are continuous, high speed, and unbounded. Therefore, streams must be analyzed as they are produced and high quality, online results need to be guaranteed.

Until now, most pattern mining techniques focus either on non-streaming data, or only consider very simple patterns, such as identifying the hot items from one stream, or constantly maintaining the frequencies in a window sliding over the stream. The challenging task we set forward in this project is to extend the existing state-of-the-art techniques into two, orthogonal directions: on the one hand, the mining of more complex patterns in streams, such as sequential patterns and evolving graph patterns and on the other hand, more natural stream support measures taking into account the temporal nature of most data streams.

The developed techniques will be tested on real-life data, such as social network data and the World-Wide Web. Next to those datasets, in the project we will have access to the data streams generated by a sensor network mounted on a large bridge in The Netherlands.

As PhD Student, you will:

  • perform scientific research;
  • present results on international conferences;
  • publish results in scientific journals;
  • participate in activities of the group and of the department.


We are looking for a candidate who meets the following requirements:

  • a MSc degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or a closely related field;
  • interest in knowledge discovery and machine learning;
  • good programming skills;
  • good communication and writing skills in English.

Appointment and Salary

We offer:

  • a full-time employment for 4 years with an intermediate evaluation after 1 year;
  • a salary of € 2,042 per month (gross) in the first year, increasing to € 2,612 per month (gross) in the fourth year. Moreover 8% holiday allowance and 8.3 % end-of-year bonus is provided annually;
  • support with your personal development and career planning;
  • a broad package of fringe benefits (e.g. excellent technical infrastructure, child care, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities).


More information:

  • Information about the project and the DH group at TU/e: Dr. T.G.K. Calders, e-mail:
  • Information about the job conditions: Mrs. P.J. Evers, HR advisor, email:


Interested candidates are requested to send their application by e-mail to:

The application should consist of the following parts:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • an explanation of your interest in the proposed research field;
  • a complete list of attended courses and corresponding grades, references, and all other information that might be relevant;
  • proof of English language skills (if applicable).

Please include the job vacancy code: V32.045

You can apply for this job before 15-09-2009

Australia : MBA Scholarships for International Students

UQ Business School is delighted to announce four full fee-waiver scholarships for international students entering the full-time MBA in 2010.

Three of these scholarships are open to people applying from Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Great Britain (including British Nationals Overseas). One full fee-waiver scholarship is available to students applying from India to study in 2010.

To win a scholarship you must meet all the standard entry criteria for acceptance into the program (GMAT, English language proficiency, and work experience) as well as:

  • provide a personal statement in support of your application
  • supply a written professional reference and character reference
  • attend an interview in your country of residence or participate in a phone interview.

Terms and conditions apply.

How to apply

To apply for this scholarship you must have already submitted an application for entry into the MBA program in 2010 and received a UQ Student Number.

To apply for a scholarship, please forward a covering letter that clearly indicates your UQ Student Number as well as:

  • a personal statement in support of your application
  • a written professional reference and character reference

To: MBA Director
University of Queensland Business School University of Queensland St Lucia Queensland 4072 Australia

Shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in a face-to-face or phone interview.

Applications for the scholarships close on November 30, 2009.

Applications for admission to the MBA program should be submitted separately to your scholarship application either online or to the International Education Directorate.

Personal statement

Write no more than 1000 words (use 1.5 spacing and 12 point font).
You must supply a personal statement in support of the application. Your statement should:

  • explain why you want to undertake the MBA at UQ Business School
  • describe what value you think you will bring to your fellow MBA students
  • outline your long-term career goals
  • provide evidence of your leadership skills and community involvement.


To be considered, you must supply two references as follows:

  • professional reference from a current or former supervisor or manager
  • character reference.


If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to attend an interview (in your country of residence) or to participate in a phone interview.

Phone interview

If you are shortlisted and UQ Business School is unable arrange an in-country interview for you, we will ask you to participate in a phone interview.

Terms and conditions

Tuition-Fee Waiver Scholarship Eligibility

This tuition-fee waiver scholarship is for students from Europe and India applying to study the MBA at UQ on a full-time basis in 2009.

Tuition-Fee Waiver Scholarship Benefits

The tuition-fee waiver covers program tuition fees for the minimum number of units required to complete the program unless otherwise stated.

The tuition-fee waiver scholarship does NOT provide for

  • Books/photocopying
  • Tuition fees for repeating failed courses.

Duration of the Waiver

The maximum period of tenure for the tuition-fee waiver is for the duration of the program unless otherwise stated.

Termination of the Tuition-Fee Waiver Scholarship

The tuition-fee waiver scholarship will be terminated:

  • If, after due inquiry, the UQ Business School concludes that the student has not fulfilled obligations of the program and/or the University, or is not making satisfactory progress.
  • If the student has not resumed study after an approved maximum period of deferment of 1 year.
  • If the students transfers to another program in UQ or withdraws from the University.

Please note: approval from the University is required if a student wishes to transfer or withdraw from the program. The University may require the student to repay the tuition-fee waiver.

  • If the student fails to maintain full-time study.

Obligations of Students

  • Students are expected to fulfil all requirements associated with their student visas.
  • Student shall diligently and to the best of their ability apply themselves to the successful completion of their degree program.
  • Students are required to conform to University regulations (including disciplinary provisions).
  • Notification in writing to the Head of School is required if the student
    • wishes to defer, transfer or withdraw from the approved program
    • wishes to apply for an extension
    • is absent for any reason (other than recreation leave) for a period of 14 days or more from the place of study, except with prior approval of the Head of School.
  • Student is required to pay the tuition costs of any failed course that must be repeated.

12 Phd Grants Germany

10 PhD Grants from Ruhr-University Bochum
1 PhD Grant from Alfied Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Foundation
1 PhD Grant from Schfersnolte- Gedchtnis Stiftung in the field of cancer research

The Research School promotes top-level postgraduate education
throughout Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, offering unique
interdisciplinary research opportunities in Germany. We provide wide
prospects for an individual research project in an attractive and
international research environment.

Grants include:
- 1.000 E per month (max. 36 months)
- in addition support for consumables and travel
- special support service for foreign students
- state-of-the- art research facilities
- structured scientific programme
- transdisciplinary Science College
- training of transferable skills
- supervision
- and mentoring arrangements
- career guidance

Deadline for application October 31, 2009.


Target Group

Graduates of all disciplines with a university degree qualifying for doctoral studies.


  • we expect your research project to give an important contribution to the corresponding research field (please outline this in a research exposé of 5 pages)

  • clearly above average university degree

  • uninterrupted studies (in case your total study took more than 13 semester/ 6,5 years please give an explanation)

  • as a rule the university degree qualifying for doctoral studies has to be obtained not longer than 12 months ago with reference to the application deadline for the grants - we concede reasonable exceptions (please give an explanation)

  • the university degree qualifying for doctoral studies has to be submitted at the latest until November 13, 2009 before the application will be given to the faculties for further survey and expertise (Bachelor degree in case of fast track procedure plus information about grades already obtained in the master studies)

  • candidates who have to fulfil additional requirements are also allowed to apply for a grant (first supervisor is responsible for compatibility between fulfilment of requirements and successful doctorate)

  • candidates with a Bachelor degree involved in the fast track procedure are also allowed to apply for a grant; the official admission to doctoral studies from the faculty has to be submitted before the funding will start

  • if you are already admitted to doctoral studies at Ruhr-University Bochum please enclose the official admission statement of the faculty to your application

  • if you are not admitted to doctoral studies at Ruhr-University Bochum we need a statement of the faculty that you will be admitted to doctoral studies in case of funding (at the faculty you will realise your research project) if you are invited to the second stage of the admission process


The application form “Grant-Programme” of the Research School has to be used for application. The application form and the corresponding notes for guidance will help you through the application process.

Admission process and decision (2 stage process)

  • a hardcopy of the application form with 2 letters of reference and all necessary documents have to be sent to the Central Coordination Office until October 31, 2009

  • on the basis of the application the faculties and rapporteurs will generate a preliminary ranking of the candidates

  • on the basis of this preliminary ranking the Executive Board will invite the best candidates (end of January 2010) for a research colloquium

  • research colloquium and the ensuing choice and recommendation by the rapporteurs will take place on February 8, 2010

  • the final decision of the Executive Board will be made on Feburary 10, 2010

Type of funding and amount

The grant amounts to 1.000,- Euro per month, children`s allowance amounts to 100,- Euro per month in addition.

Period of funding and of approval

Max. 36 months of funding are provided, whereas the period of first approval comprises 12 months. We offer 2 times for prolongation – each comprising 12 months - after having reviewed your progress report.


In case of illness the grant will be paid for further 6 weeks. In case of pregnancy the grant payment will be intermitted for a time period of 14 weeks (6 weeks before and 8 weeks after childbirth). The approval may be extended for this period of time respectively.

Secondary employment

During the funding period a short-time work of max. 6 hours per week is allowed

Duties of the grantee

  • participation in the structured doctoral training programme of the Research School, follow the Individual Training and Supervision Plan of the Research School, take actively part in the Research School

  • communicate immediately all important changes of the personal conditions as well as interruptions, changes or abandonment of the research project

  • adequate use of the grant




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