Eric Bleumink Fund Ph.D. Researchers Grant

Ph.D. researchers who conduct Ph.D. research within the scope of a cooperation between the University of Groningen and an institution in a developing country including Indonesia.

Value and purpose of grant : The grant will cover expenses incurred in travelling to and from the Netherlands (a maximum of 4 times) and the living costs during the stay at the RUG. A moderate research budget can be granted, if judged necessary by the academic supervisor.

Grant award period : In the case of Ph.D. researchers from developing countries, the grants will usually be awarded for a maximum of a four-year period.

Other details :
Part of the research should be conducted in the home country and part in Groningen.
The criteria for approval cover the following topics:
1. Academic excellence. This is shown by the academic performance of the students and may be confirmed by letters of recommendation from university professors.
2. The contribution of the candidate’s education in terms of strengthening the scientific capacity in the domestic development country.
3. The perspectives of contribution to a long-term linkage between the university in the developing country and the University of Groningen.
4. A proper balance between male and female candidates.
5. Spreading over various disciplines (faculties).
6. Regional spreading over various continents.

Eligible candidates for scholarship grant:
-have a good knowledge of the English language.
-be in good health, so that health insurance in the Netherlands can be
arranged.
-be available for the whole period of the fellowship and be able to take part in the entire study programme.
-have no other means of financing the study.
-Their education should strengthen the academic capacity.
– the applicant should be employed by a research institute or university in a developing country
– the application should also be supported by this organisation.
– the University of Groningen must be able to provide an academic supervisor who will be responsible for the scientific supervision of the research.

Applications must include :
In principle, applications for research grants may only be submitted by individuals from developing countries if endorsed by a professor of the University of Groningen and with the support of their home institution / partner university. The application should contain an elaborated research proposal or pre-proposal. The application may also be submitted by the academic supervisor at the University of Groningen or at the home institute in the developing country.
Grant provider : Eric Bleumink Fund, University Groningen

For additional information of rules and registration read here

Application procedure
Send applications to :
The office of the Ubbo Emmius Fonds
E-mail: Bleuminkfonds@bureau.rug.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)50 363 7595
Fax: +31 (0)50 363 7598

Postal address:
Eric Bleumink Fund
University of Groningen
Post Box 72
9700 AB Groningen
The Netherlands

Schrödinger Fellowship: School of Theoretical Physics

Two Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship positions are currently available in the School of Theoretical Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. These are dedicated research positions for up to five years and do not involve any teaching or administrative duties. Candidates must have a proven record as independent researchers in one of the following fields of study: Quantum Field Theory, String Theory, Statistical Mechanics, Quantum Information and Quantum Computing.

Further details on the positions together with the application procedures are available on the School’s website at http://www.stp.dias.ie. Enquiries should be directed to the School Director, Prof. Werner Nahm at wnahm@stp.dias.ie. Appointments will be on the basis of a fixed-term contract up to five years. The attaching salary is €54,124 per annum increasing by annual increments up to €60,379.

Applicants should submit a CV, a list of publications together with a research proposal and should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: The Registrar’s office, DIAS, 10 Burlington Road, Dublin 4 to arrive before 12 December 2008. Electronic applications should be sent to registrarsoffice@admin.dias.ie. The search for a suitable candidate may be widened beyond the applications received.

DIAS is an Equal Opportunities employer.

Doctoral Fellowships at Max Planck Research School

The IMPRS-CI offers several
Doctoral Fellowships
to outstanding students interested in the integration of the three
disciplines law, business administration and economics, and the study
of the nexuses between patent law and innovation, copyright law and
creativity, and market transparency and competition.

The PhD program is open to excellent applicants holding the equivalent
of a German Diploma, Master’s degree or state examination in law,
economics or management. The selection procedure includes an interview
of short-listed candidates.


Fellowships are granted to all Ph.D. students for the duration of
three years. Successful candidates will be offered a stipend of about
1.100 EUR monthly.

Application deadline: March 31, 2009.

Programme start: October 2009.

website link:
http://www.ip.mpg.de/ww/de/pub/forschung/forschungsarbeit/imprs_ci/imprs_phd_pro\
gramme/admissions/announcement.cfm

Master and Doctoral Scholarship for Foreign Students at Osaka University by Japanese Government

The Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University aims to acquire a good international reputation through increased involvement in the exchange of students and/or researchers and in joint research projects. It’s called Engineering Science 21st Century” Program! “Engineering Science 21st Century” is a special program taught in English for Master’s and/or Doctoral Courses.
The Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University had launched the special English taught course for foreign students who have no accessibility of Japanese.

These Programs as follow:

1. Special Program of “Engineering Science 21st Century” for Master’s and Doctoral Courses Taught in English for enrollment in April 2009

2. Special Program of “Engineering Science 21st Century” for Master’s and Doctoral Courses Taught in English for enrollment in October 2009

3. Special Program of “Engineering Science 21st Century” for Master’s and Doctoral Courses Taught in English for enrollment in October 2009 (Sponsored by Japanese Government Scholarship)

Students are trained and supervised with the use of English so that the students are not requested to learn Japanese to take their Master’s/Doctoral degree.

Applicants are requested to submit enclosed application forms by registered mail (EMS) to the office of Graduates Section, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, not later than 19th of December 2008 for enrollment in April (Non-sponsored) and in October (Sponsored by Japanese Government Scholarship), and not later than 31st of July 2009 for enrollment in October (Non-sponsored).

For any matters concerning admission, please contact to the Graduates Section below by e-mail. In this case, you would be advised to write titles of emails, Application form for Master’s / Doctoral course, so that we cannot accidentally delete your e-mails.
Graduates Section
Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University
1-3, Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531 JAPAN

Fax: +81-6-6850-6151
Tel: +81-6-6850-6146
E-mail address: KISOKOU-D@star.jim.osaka-u.ac.jp

You can download the Graduate School of Engineering Osaka University handbook here (sixe :23MB)

Beasiswa New Hall College, University of Cambridge Scholarship

New Hall College, University of Cambridge menyediakan bantuan dana beasiswa untuk kandidat siswa setiap tahunnya. Jika Anda telah memilih New Hall sebagai kampus pilihan pertama di formulir aplikasi, Anda berhak untuk mengikuti program beasiswa ini yang disediakan oleh The Korner studentship, New Hall Campus dan BP Centenary.

New Hall has generous funding available for graduates, especially in relation to the size of its graduate population. Gifts by BP enable us to offer support to a number of overseas candidates each year. The Körner studentship and the college’s own Overseas Bursaries provide further funding opportunities. For UK and EU students, we can fully support up to 2 PhD students through the University’s Domestic Research Studentship Schemes.

If you have selected New Hall as your College of first choice on your graduate application form and would like to apply for one of our BP Centenary Awards, a Stephan Körner Graduate Scholarship or an Overseas Bursary, please complete our online application form.

Further details of all these scholarship awards are given below.
1. BP Centenary Studentships
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: Overseas students who select Murray Edwards as their College of first choice and are embarking on a PhD course.
Subject: Any
Value: £8000 per year
Number: 2
Notes: Preference will be given to students from Russia, Ukraine and countries of the former Soviet Union; China; the Middle East, particularly Egypt; Southern Africa and South Asia.

2. BP Centenary Bursaries (PhD)
Duration: 3 years (renewal subject to satisfactory progress)
Eligibility: Overseas students who select Murray Edwards as their College of first choice and are embarking on a PhD course.
Subject: Any
Value: £2000 per year
Number: 6
Notes: Preference will be given to students from Russia, Ukraine and countries of the former Soviet Union; China; the Middle East, particularly Egypt; Southern Africa and South Asia.

3. BP Centenary Bursaries (MPhil / LLM)
Duration: 1 years
Eligibility: Overseas students who select Murray Edwards as their College of first choice and are embarking on an MPhil or LLM course.
Subject: Any
Value: £2000
Number: 4
Notes: Preference will be given to students from Russia, Ukraine and countries of the former Soviet Union; China; the Middle East, particularly Egypt; Southern Africa and South Asia.

4. The Stephan Körner Graduate Scholarship
Duration: 1 or 3 years
Eligibility: Students who select Murray Edwards as their College of first choice and are embarking on an MPhil or a PhD course.
Subject: Philosophy, Classics and Law
Value: £3500 per year
Number: 1
Notes: The online application form (see above) should be submitted at the same time as the University GRADSAF, and should arrive no later than 1 April.

Each BP Centenary Award is matched by an equal grant from the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust or Cambridge Overseas Trust, thus doubling the sums available. Please fill the online application form here.
Any queries about any of the above should be addressed to the Tutorial Administrator: graduates@newhall.cam.ac.uk

PhD Vision Systems Physiology-Helsinki University of Technolo

Vision Systems Physiology group
(http://ltl.tkk.fi/wiki/BRU/Vision_Systems_Physiology)
has funding available for a PhD or a postdoctoral student. Earlier experience
about visual system or matlab programming would be helpful. We are part of Brain Research Unit at Low Temperature Laboratory in Helsinki University of Technology. The work would target cortical physiology with brain imaging and aim to understand visual information processing at systems level. Our group works mainly with functional magnetic resonance imaging and has excellent access to research-dedicated 3 T magnet. In addition, whole-head magnetoencephalography is available for temporal resolution when necessary.

We have close collaboration with groups in Helsinki University who work on visual
psychophysics and computational modeling of vision.

The university is located in Espoo, Otaniemi campus, and forms a calm and
research friendly environment with significant amount of foreign students. Finland is
known for an excellent infrastructure for families and Helsinki region houses multiple international schools. Helsinki University of Technology, together with Helsinki School of Economics and the University of Art and Design Helsinki will be part of a new foundation-based Aalto University at the end of next year. The new university aims to nourish a student centered culture and high-quality research.

If you are interested, please send CV and a letter of recommendation before 10th
December to Simo Vanni, AMI centre, PO Box 3000, 02015-TKK, Espoo, Finland, or
by e-mail to vanni [ a t ] neuro.hut.fi. Please do not hesitate to ask for more
information.

Simo Vanni


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Simo Vanni, MD PhD,
Academy Research Fellow

Vision Systems Physiology
Brain Research Unit/AMI centre
Low Temperature Laboratory
Helsinki University of Technology
PO BOX 3000, 02015-TKK, Espoo
Finland

tel: +358-9-451 6159
fax: +358-9-451 2969
http://ltl.tkk.fi/wiki/BRU/Vision_Systems_Physiology