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May 2007 Part II

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May 14 2007, ISSUE #037.

A. Scholarships

1. Distance Learning Scholarships for Students in African Commonwealth, London South Bank University

About 20 distance learning scholarships are available in 2007 for scholars in African Commonwealth countries to study the MSc in Education for Sustainability at London South Bank University. For successful applicants, funding will cover all the costs of tutoring, assessment, study guides and readers, together with a travel grant for attendance at the Introductory week.

2. University College London - Africa Educational Trust Undergraduate International Outreach Bursaries, UK

University College London (UCL) and the Africa Educational Trust (AET) have agreed to collaborate in a scheme to enable students from Africa, who are financially unable to study in the UCL. Each bursary will consist of full tuition fees and a maintenance allowance for the duration of the student’s programme of study, as well as economy air travel to/from the UK at the beginning and end of the bursary-holder’s degree programme.

4. Scholarship for Master in Water Resources Management - ICE WaRM, Australia

ICE WaRM is offering international candidates the opportunity to further their education in the field of water resources management, in Australia. ICE WaRM offers full and partial scholarships which cover the cost of the programme (fee tuition).

4. Summer Course in Mathematics, University of Perugia, Italy

These courses are directed towards young graduates wishing to study mathematics at a graduate level. Each participant is required to choose two courses for a total of 10 hours a week of lectures in addition to problem sessions. Daily attendance is compulsory for participants.

5. The Matsumae International Foundation Fellowships 2008, Japan

Applications are invited for the 2008 Matsumae International Foundation Fellowships. Applicants must not be over 40 years of age at the time of application and shouldn't have been in Japan previously.

6. Financial Aids at The Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering

The Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering (CSIE) in NTUT offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, leading to the Bachelor, Master and Ph.D. degrees. All applicants must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or other related fields from an accredited institution.

7. Masters Studentship in Coastal Software Development, University College Cork, Ireland

University College Cork, Ireland wishes to recruit an additional member to work on the EU ECOOP project. A two-year stipend, €16K p.a. plus tuition fees will be awarded.

8. International Master Course in Cell and Tissue and Biomedical Engineering - Keele University, UK

Institue of Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, UK, offers a wide range of postgraduate programmes for biomedical professionals. Bursaries are available to Home and Overseas Students on a competitive basis.

9. MSc Fellowship - University College Dublin, Ireland

A motivated and suitable MSc student is being sought for MSc Fellowship at the University of University College Dublin, Ireland. The student will receive an annual tax free stipend of €21000 for maintenance and to cover university fees.

10. Postgraduate Research Studentship in Mathematics, Loughborough University - UK

Five highly motivated students are being sought for full-time three year research studentships in the Mathematics Education Centre at the University of Loughborough. The studentships will comprise full fees (at the UK/EU rate) plus £10,500 per annum maintenance grant.

11. MSc/PhD Studentships in Mechanical Engineering at Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland

Applications are invited for a number of Ph. D. and M.Sc. studentship in the School of Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. The studentships include a maintenance grant of between €16,000 and €18,000 per annum, plus EU College fees and an allowance for consumables and travel.

12. PhD Studentship in Cancer Research, University of Plymouth, UK

PhD candidates of outstanding ability are being sought to join University of Plymouth, UK for a PhD Studentship in Cancer Research. The stipends will be £12,300.

13. PhD Studentships in Computer Modelling, University of Exeter, UK

Applications are invited for a PhD Studentship post in water distribution systems modelling and optimization at University of Exeter, UK. Applicants should have a first degree in Engineering (preferably a MEng in Civil Engineering).

14. PhD Researchers in Global Change and Hurricanes, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

The departments of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sciences are currently looking for 2 PhD students (AIO) (f/m) for the High Potential Programme granted by the Utrecht University. The gross monthly salary increases from EUR 1,956.- in year 1 to EUR 2,502.- in year 4, according to the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities.

15. PhD Fellowships at Leibniz-Institute for Age Research, Jena

The LGSA provides ambitious training and research opportunities for graduates who wish to obtain a PhD in the fields of Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology or Structural Biology. Eligible are students that have obtained, or that will obtain within half a year, an academic degree comparable to the master degree or diploma in life sciences.

16. PhD Studentships in Politics & International Relations, University of London, UK

The Department of Politics and International Relations at University of London is offering two PhD studentships. Both studentships are awarded on the basis of academic excellence to new students who will commence a research programme in the academic year 2007-2008, from the UK, from the EU or from overseas.

17. PhD Studentships in Cluster Ion Physics, Universität Hamburg, Germany

A highly motivated physicists or chemists who will pursue the project and develop the required experimental skills is being sought. Experience with synchrotron radiation sources would be appreciated.

18. PhD Studentships in Cluster Ion Physics, Universität Hamburg, Germany

A highly motivated physicists or chemists who will pursue the project and develop the required experimental skills is being sought. Experience with synchrotron radiation sources would be appreciated.

19. PhD Student for the Department of Cell Biology, Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research

Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Germany invites applications for PhD Student for the Department of Cell Biology. A diploma or masters degree in biology or biotechnology are required.

20. PhD Position in Adaptive Higher-order Finite Element Methods, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), USA

A new Ph.D. position in the field of adaptive higher-order finite element methods is starting in September 2007 at University of Texas. The position comes with a competitive stipend.

21. Research Studentships in Political Sciences, University of Kent at Brussels

The University of Kent at Brussels invites applications for a full time doctoral research studentship commencing in September 2007. Funding will be available for one year in the first instance, extended to a maximum of three years as a registered student of the University of Kent, based on satisfactory academic progress.

22. PhD Student Computational Chemistry at Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands

Vrije Universiteit invites applications for a PhD Student in Computational Chemistry. This project is part of the Research Programme of the National Research School Combination “Catalysis by Design”.

23. Queen Elizabeth II Scholarships for Graduates of Universitas 21 universities - University of Birmingham

The University of Birmingham is offering up to three Queen Elizabeth II international scholarships, each worth £5000, for graduates of the Universitas 21 (U21) community. To be eligible for consideration, one must be classified as ‘overseas’ for fees purposes.

24. PhD Student Positions at Department of Computer and Information Science, University of Konstanz, Germany

The University of Konstanz, Department of Computer and Information Science, offers in the period July 1, 2007 - May 1, 2008 ten (10) stipends/part time positions for 10 PhD Students (m/f) within the Graduate Research Program (”Graduiertenkolleg”). Formal requirements include an outstanding diploma/master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field as well as fluency in English and some German.

25. PhD Position in Meteorology at Cologne University, Germany

The Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology at Cologne University, Germany is inviting applications for a PhD position in Meteorology. This work requires good computing skills and background in physics, meteorology, and/or atmospheric sciences.

26. PhD Positions at The Department of Meteorology, The University of Bonn, Germany

The Department of Meteorology at the University of Bonn, Germany invites applications for a PhD position in meteorology. This work requires good computing skills and background in physics, meteorology, and/or atmospheric sciences.

27. PhD Studentships in Applied Economics, The University of Antwerp, Belgium

The Faculty of Applied Economics at The University of Antwerp, Belgium has a full-time vacancy (m/f) for a Doctoral Grant. Students in the final year of their degree course are allowed to apply.

28. PhD Studentship in Veterinary Science, University of Bristol, UK

PhD studentship is offered as part of a larger investigation into lameness prevention in dairy cattle at the University of Bristol, UK. The stipend will range between *£15,000 - £17,500* per anum.

29. PhD Studentship in Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity, University of Glasgow, UK

Applications are invited for a PhD Scholarship on Aeroelasticity of Wind Turbine Rotors. The project requires knowledge, expertise and skills in Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematical Modelling and Computer Programming.

30. PhD Studentship in Wind Turbine Aeroelasticity, University of Glasgow, UK

RICAM, the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics is looking for 1 doctoral student to take up this PhD position. The ideal candidate has a good background in functional and numerical analysis.

31. Scholarships for PhD in Economics and Organizations, University of Venice, Italy

The University of Venice invites applications for PhD Scholarships in Economics and Organizations. The DEO program aims for students with an interest in research that is both rigorous and relevant for economics, quantitative methods, or business studies.

32. PhD Fellowships in the Humanities, Science, Technology, Medicine Studies, University of Aarhus, Denmark

The University of Aarhus seeks applicants for PhD-fellowships in the humanities, including philosophy and any topics within science, technology and medicine studies. Highly qualified students from all over the world are encouraged to apply.

33. Postdoctoral Positions in Computer Science with Direction Multiagent System and Robotics at Orebro University, Sweden

This position is offered at Orebro University, Sweden and it requires a PhD in Computer Science and that it is especially focused towards Multi-agents systems and Robotics. The Candidate is guaranteed at least 50% research time with the possibility to for further employment after the 4 years.

34. Post-doctoral Fellow position in the Psychology Department, Florida State University, USA

The Psychology Department of Florida State Univeristy is inviting applications for a post-doctoral fellow position beginning September 1, 2007. There is high probability of extension of this position with other existing projects contingent on availability of funding.

35. Postdoctoral Fellow in DNA Repair, University of Delaware, USA

A postdoctoral position is available at University of Delaware to study eukaryotic lesion-bypass DNA synthesis and DNA repair. Successful candidate must be a highly motivated Ph.D. with strong backgrounds in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology.

36. Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins University, USA

An opportunity is available at Johns Hopkins University for a funded post-doctoral research position in a cancer biology laboratory focused on development of novel therapeutic strategies for lung cancer. Applicants should have advanced graduate degree (PhD or equivalent) in molecular biology, cancer biology, or a related field awarded or anticipated at time of application.

37. PhD Studentships in Machine Learning and Text Classification, Dublin Institute of Technology - Ireland

Applications are invited for two fully funded, three year PhD studentships in the School of Computing at the Dublin Institute of Technology. The grant covers a studentship of €16,000 per year plus all fees.

38. PhD Studentship in Composites Material Research, Cranfield University - UK

Cranfield University currently have a vacancy for a high-calibre graduate to undertake an exciting PhD research project in the area of carbon nanotubes for advanced composites. A bursary of up to £16,900 p.a. plus fees is available.

39. Postdoctoral Position in Climatology at CNERM, The Météo-France Campus in Toulouse

The Météo-France research institute, CNRM, and CERFACS are recruiting a post-doc scientist. Salary of 1700 to 2400 Euros net per calendar month, before income tax, according to job experience, will be offered.

40. Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Neurobiology, Umea University, Sweden

A postdoctoral fellowship to study the molecular biology of the sensory neurons is available at the Department of Molecular Biology, Umea University, Sweden. The applicant must hold a PhD-degree.

41. PhD Studentship in Computer Simulation of Biological Systems at University of Sussex, UK

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship at the Centre for Chemical Biology, University of Sussex, UK. The scholarship will be for 3 years to start after October 2007, with a stipend of GBP 12,600 per annum (tax-free).

42. Postdoctoral Positions in Nanotechnology, Flinders University, Australia

One postdoctoral position is available at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. Salary will be offered on the Research Associate Level B scale, currently from AU$63,792 to AU $75,750.

43. Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Research, Johns Hopkins University, USA

An opportunity is available at Johns Hopkins University for a funded post-doctoral research position in a cancer biology laboratory focused on development of novel therapeutic strategies for lung cancer. Applicants should have advanced graduate degree (PhD or equivalent) in molecular biology, cancer biology, or a related field awarded or anticipated at time of application.

44. Postdoctoral Position in Ribosome Biochemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland

A post-doctoral position in ribosome biochemistry is available at University of Zurich for a qualified candidate to work on the development of in-vitro translation assays with purified ribosomes. The position is suitable for a researcher with a strong background in biochemistry and some technical knowledge of molecular biology and microbiology.

B. Upcoming deadlines

  • Research Postgraduate Scholarships for International Students, University of Leeds, UK 14/5

  • 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

  • University College London - Africa Educational Trust Undergraduate International Outreach Bursaries, UK 25/5/2007

  • 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

  • Research Studentship in Law, King’s College London, UK 31/5/2007

  • 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

  • Rad University International Prize Competition 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

  • University College London - Africa Educational Trust Undergraduate International Outreach Bursaries, UK 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

  • Victoria Masters by Thesis & PhD Scholarships 1/11/2007

  • Echoing Green Fellowship Program 1/12/2007

  • International Foundation for Science (IFS) Grants 31/12/2007

  • 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

  • Coastal Zone Management Master's Scholarships - Gotland University, Sweden

  • Urban Forestry and Urban Greening Scholarships - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

  • Merit Scholarship Programme for High Technology (MSP)

  • Carnegie Mellon University - AusAID Scholarships

  • The Borlaug Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program (LEAP)

  • Alpha Delta Kappa, scholarships Jan/2008

  • ENS International Scholarships - France April/2008

  • Associated Board International Scholarships April/2008

  • C. Jobs/Internships

    1. Chief Technical Adviser, UNDP, Port Harcourt, Niger

    2. Agricultural Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization - UN, Nairobi

    3. Chief of Party, Abt Associates Inc, Mozambique

    4. Fundraising Coordinator, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, Johannesburg, South Africa

    5. Communications Coordinator, Right To Play, Sudan

    6. Agricultural Officer, FAO, Nairobi

    7. Researcher on Burundi, Human Rights Watch, Bujumbura

    8. Resident Advisor, Rule of Law Initiative, Cairo, Egypt

    9. Research Director, African Farm Radio Research, Accra, Ghana

    10. Humanitarian Reporter, UN OCHA IRIN, Dakar, Senegal

    11. Program Manager, African Farm Radio Research, Accra, Ghana

    12. Micro Finance Training Managers, ACCION International, Cameroon, Senegal

    13. Chief Executive Officers, ACCION International, Cameroon, Senegal

    14. Chief Commercial Officer, ACCION International, Cameroon, Senegal

    15. Southern Africa Team Leader, CRWRC

    16. Expert-Terrorism Prevention, UNODC, Nairobi

    17. Technology and Connectivity Specialist, International Executive Service - Egypt

    18. Gender Based Violence Internship, CHF International, Kajo Keji, Sudan

    19. Teacher Development Specialist, Education Development in Equatorial Guinea

    20. IDP Settlement Expert, UN-Habitat, Bosasso, Somalia

    21. Internal Audit Manager, FINCA Tanzania

    22. Deputy Chief of Party, JSI Research and Training Institute, Juba, Southern Sudan

    23. International Volunteer, Capacity Builder, Right To Play, Zambia

    24. Chief Financial Officer, FINCA Zambia, Zambia, Lusaka

    25. Communication Officer, UNICEF, Brazzaville

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