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April 2007 Part III

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April 16 2007, ISSUE #034.

April 2007

A. Scholarships

1. Virtual Poetry Slam Scholarship Contest

The Virtual Poetry Slam Scholarship Contest is available to all students, especially poets, artists and activists who are interested in creating a performance poetry piece focused on the issue of torture. International entrants are subject to a 30 per cent reduction in prize money for U.S. tax purposes.

2. Design for Sustainable Development Scholarships - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

The Swedish Institute will award Design for Sustainable Development Scholarships. The number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is keen.

3. Distance Learning Course Bursaries - University of London

Several Distance Learning Course Bursaries are now available for distance learning students who would not otherwise be able to afford courses at School of Crystallography, University of London. The bursaries will provide £1,000 per year for one or two years.

4. MSc in Structural Biology Scholarships

Up to 6 MSc in structural biology scholarships are being provided for commonwealth students studying structural biology this year (2007) at Birkbeck college, University of London. Application forms, references and supporting statements must be submitted to the School of Crystallography by the 1st May.

5. Master in Maritime Law Scholarships - Lund University, Sweden

The Swedish Institute will award Master in Maritime Law Scholarships. The number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is keen.

6. MSc in Environmental Engineering Scholarships - Luleå University of Technology

The Swedish Institute will award MSc in Environmental Engineering Scholarships. The scholarships are for students from targeted developing countries, in order to help grow special competencies where they are most needed.

7. Masters Studentships in the History of Medicine - Newcastle University

The School of Historical Studies at Newcastle University is pleased to advertise 3 Masters Studentship Awards for postgraduate study at Newcastle University. A stipend of £16,853 + home/EU-fees will be awarded.

8. Unique Research Opportunities, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

Norwegian University of Science and Technology invites applications for Unique Research Opportunities at its Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures. The applicant should indicate her/his areas of interest in terms of research projects, among those given in the website (by a letter and a number) or related items that are of interest, and how they link to previous studies and research work.

9. Part Scholarships Postgraduate for Study, University of Glasgow

The Faculty of Medicine Graduate School is delighted to announce the availability of a number of part scholarships for postgraduate research study leading to the degrees of MSc (Med Sci), MD, DDS and PhD commencing September 2007. The part scholarships will typically cover the home/EU fee component (Department for Education and Skills rates).

10. Documentary Photography Distribution Grants

Open Society Institute's (OSI's) Documentary Photography Project seeks applicants for a grant that encourages documentary photographers to propose new ways of using photography as an advocacy tool. Grants of $5,000 to $30,000 will be awarded.

11. RCUK Fellowship in Health Economics and Public Health, University of York

University of York has successfully bid for 7 RCUK Fellowships. The Fellowships are for a 5 year period and will offer a salary within the range £25,889 - £31,840 per annum.

12. MD & PhD Programme in Molecular Medicine Vienna Biocenter

Vienna Biocenter invites applications for MD & PhD Programme in Molecular Medicine. Interviews will take place 2 to 6th September, 2007. Travel expenses will be reimbursed, and free accommodation will be provided.

13. MSc Genomics Research Faculty of Applied Sciences

Applications are invited for MSc Genomics Research Faculty of Applied Sciences. The programme is especially suited to biologists and biomedical scientists wishing either to extend their expertise in this area, or to enhance and update existing experience.

14. PhD Studentship School of Psychology - University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham invites applications for PhD Studentship School of Psychology. A postgraduate stipend of $12,600 will be provided in October 2007 and home fees.

15. PhD Scholarships at The Vienna School of Governance (ViGo), University of Vienna

University of Vienna invites application for PhD Scholarships. Accepted research students will receive a monthly scholarship and are freed from tuition fees.

16. PhD Studentships, Quantum Chemistry Modeling of Zeolites

There are open PhD. positions in the group of Dr. Stepan Sklenak of the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry of ASCR, v.v.i., Prague, Czech Republic.

17. Ph.D. positions in Bioinformatics/Computational Genomics - Unifob AS

Two three-year PhD positions in bioinformatics are available at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Bergen. Candidates should be able to work both independently and as part of a team, as well as be strongly motivated to pursue an academic career.

18. Apoptotic Signaling PhD student position - RCSI Research Institute

Applications are invited for a 3 year PhD student position funded by the Research Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The applicants should have a background in cell biology, biophysics, molecular biology or biochemistry.

19. PhD Program in Molecular Medicine - The Paracelsus Medical University

The Paracelsus Medical University admits 10 students to the program who should finish the course of studies within 3 years, graduating with a PhD. Health professionals who have graduated from Medical School are encouraged to apply.

20. PhD and Masters Studentships in Soft-Condensed Matter - University of Saskatchewan, Canada

Applications are invited for PhD and Masters Studentships in Soft-Condensed Matter in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Saskatchewan. Student should have a strong background in physical or theoretical chemistry and be interested in developing theory and computer simulation techniques to study soft condensed matter systems.

21. PhD Scholarships at The Vienna School of Governance (ViGo), University of Vienna

University of Vienna invites application for PhD Scholarships. Accepted research students will receive a monthly scholarship and are freed from tuition fees.

22. School of Dental Sciences - University of Liverpool

An opportunity exists for a ull-time post for 12 months, leading to the submission of an MPhil thesis at University of Liverpool. A £13,000 Stipend plus University fees is awarded.

23. Fulbright Doctoral Dissertation Research Program at USA

This research grant is intended to provide U.S. research opportunities for Indonesian university doctoral candidates who are in the final stages of writing their dissertation. The grant duration is for a period of three to six months. The applicant should have a minimum TOEFL score of 575 to participate in this program.

24. Fulbright Doctoral degree program at USA

Applications are invited for Fulbright Doctoral degree program at USA. The suitable candidate will have a Master’s degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

25. Postdoctoral Positions in Statistical Genetics, University of Chicago

Postdoctoral Positions in Statistical Genetics, are available at University of Chicago. Applicants must have relevant background in statistics or quantitative genetics.

26. Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Biology/Post-genome Technologies at University of Liverpool

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Liverpool. You should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate biological science and experience of molecular biology is essential.




B. Upcoming deadlines

  • PhD Fellowships in Plant, Animal and Microbial Systems 20/4/2007

  • Nottingham University Business School Scholarships 27/4/2007

  • Master/ PhD. Scholarships - 4 Becas para Master/doctorado 30/4/2007

  • Master/ PhD. Scholarships - Signal Processing for Chemical/Biochemical Analysis 30/4/2007

  • Environmental Management MBA Scholarships 30/4/2007

  • Undergraduate Scholarships at European College of Liberal Arts - Berlin, Germany 30/4/2007

  • MRes and PhD Studentships in Chemical Biology - Imperial College London 30/4/2007

  • Renal Discoveries Grant Program 30/4/2007

  • Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program 1/5/2007

  • MSc and PhD Studentships in the Life Sciences at the International University Bremen - Germany 1/5/2007

  • The Duncan Norman Research Scholarship 1/5/2007

  • MA Scholarships at University of Hull 1/5/2007

  • PhD Scholarships at University of Hull (Criminology, English, Law, History, Politics & International Studies) 1/5/2007

  • Law Scholarships at Glasgow University - UK 1/5/2007

  • Exoplanetary Systems Research - Utrecht University 1/5/2007

  • Scholarships in Rehabilitation and Related Research for Graduate Students with Disabilities 1/5/2007

  • PhD and Masters Studentships in Soft-Condensed Matter - University of Saskatchewan, Canada 1/5/2007

  • Olive W Garvey Fellowship 1/5/2007

  • Postgraduate Scholarships For Students From Developing Countries 2/5/2007

  • University of Liverpool International Scholarships 4/5/2007

  • Business School Scholarships Competition 7/5/2007

  • Christine Bolt Scholarship 15/5/2007

  • Young Social Entrepreneurs Invited to Apply for YouthActionNet Awards 15/5/2007

  • Newcastle University International Postgraduate Scholarships 23/5/2007

  • Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Awards - University of Liverpool 25/5/2007

  • MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering - UK 25/5/2007

  • MSc and MRes Studentships 25/5/2007

  • Leeds University Business School MBA Scholarships 31/5/2007

  • Part Scholarships Postgraduate for Study, University of Glasgow 31/5/2007

  • 2008 Japanese Government Scholarships 31/5/2007

  • International Undergraduate Scholarships at University of Bristol, UK 31/5/2007

  • Kingston University Postgraduate Scholarships 31/5/2007

  • Dissertation and Young Investigator Grants 1/6/2007

  • The Winter Williams Studentship in Law 29/6/2007

  • Master and PhD Scholarships in Nanotechnology and Nanosensors - South Dakota State University, USA 29/6/2007

  • Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Masters Scholarships 29/6/2007

  • Davis and Lyons Bursaries in Music - City University, London 29/6/2007

  • Oxford University Law scholarships 29/6/2007

  • Kenya Undergraduate Scholarships - UK 30/6/2007

  • International Postgraduate Scholarships at University of Bristol - Taught Master's programmes only 30/6/2007

  • Wildlife Conservation Society Grants - UK 1/7/2007

  • International Office Scholarships - University of Nottingham UK 6/7/2007

  • International Office Scholarships - University of Nottingham UK 6/7/2007

  • The New Zealand International Doctoral Research Scholarships 15/7/2007

  • Economics and MSc Money Banking and Finance Scholarships 31/7/2007

  • Graduate Research Assistantship in Ecosystem change in the Arctic 31/7/2007

  • PhD Studentships in Psychology, University of Birmingham in UK 31/7/2007

  • Funded PhD Studentship in Ex situ conservation of tropical frogs 15/8/2007

  • MSc in Computation Informatics Scholarships - UK 31/8/2007

  • MSc in Business Informatics Scholarships 31/8/2007

  • PhD Studentships at University of Bremen - Germany 01/10/2007

  • Postgraduate Studentships in The School of Social and Political Studies at University of Edinburgh - UK 05/10/2007

  • Guaranteed Scholarships in Finance 12/10/2007

  • Distance Learning Course Bursaries - University of London 31/10/2007

  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation/ACLS Early Career Fellowships

  • Wildlife and Ecosystem Health Conference Participation Grants

  • MSc Fellowships at UNESCO - IHE Delft

  • Ashoka-Lemelson Fellowship Program

  • Leiden University MA Scholarships - The Netherlands

  • Leiden University Scholarships

  • Masters and Doctoral Scholarships at Ritsumeikan University - Japan

  • Scholarships and Awards for International Undergraduate Students at Trent University Canada

  • Research Scholarships for Lawyers from Developing Countries and Countries in Economic Transition

  • PhD Studentship at University of Oxford

  • Postgraduate Research Studentship in Photonic Communication System Research

  • Bursaries for Undergraduate International Students studying Psychology

  • Higher Education Masters Programme in Africa Scholarships

  • King Faisal Foundation Scholarships

  • Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

  • Master in Maritime Law Scholarships - Lund University, Sweden

  • MSc in Environmental Engineering Scholarships - Luleå University of Technology

  • Design for Sustainable Development Scholarships - Charlmers University of Technology, Sweden


  • C. Jobs/Internships

    1. Country Director, Project HOPE, Maputo, Mozambique

    2. Evaluation Officer, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi

    3. Civil Society Expert, ATC Austrian Tourism Consultants, Namibia

    4. Logistician-Administrator, Action Against Hunger, Daadab Garissa

    5. Public Health Promoter - North Darfur, Oxfam

    6. Deputy CPM, Abeche, CHAD, Oxfam GB

    7. Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization, Harare

    8. Rural Advisory Services and Extension Specialist, FAO, Khartoum & Juba

    9. Field Outreach Coordinator, International Criminal Court, Kinshasa

    10. Health Administrator, Visions in Action, Northern Uganda

    11. Survey and Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, FAO, Khartoum & Juba

    12. Field Outreach Coordinator, International Criminal Court, Kampala, Uganda

    13. Regional Resource Management Officer, IOM, Pretoria

    14. Program Manager, Mercy Corps, Somalia

    15. Country Director, Helen Keller International, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    16. National Surveillance Program Manager - South Sudan

    17. PYP Coordinator, Aga Khan Academy, Kenya

    18. Chief Of Party, Management Sciences For Health, Mozambique

    19. Senior Malaria Technical Officer, JHPIEGO, Mozambique

    20. Several Position, South Africa, Africare

    21. Program Coordinator, Horn Relief, Nairobi

    22. Programme Manager, South Darfur, Oxfam GB

    Consultants - Zambia, UNDP

    Scholarship 2016/17

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.