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Scholarships Year 2009

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    Maxence Melo JF Founder Staff Member

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    If interested, pls browse for your category.

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    Chevening scholarships now open

    Are you:
    -a talented graduate, with at least an Upper Second degree?
    -a young professional in early to mid career?
    -a future leader?
    -between 25-39 years old and a Tanzanian citizen?

    Do you:
    -have at least 3 years relevant work experience?
    -want to make a difference to your country?
    -want to study for a Masters degree in the UK?
    -have good English language skills (minimum IELTS of 6.5)?
    -want help with funding your studies?

    If you answer “YES” to all of the above then a British Chevening Scholarship could be right for you.

    Funded by the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and administered by the British Council, the Chevening scheme operates in over 150 countries and annually provides funding for over 2,300 postgraduate students world-wide.

    The aim of the Chevening Scholarships scheme is to bring to the UK future leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers for a period of postgraduate study at a formative stage of their careers. A Chevening scholarship gives you the chance to experience a world-renowned educational system, taste UK life, and meet other Chevening scholars, and more. Once you become a Chevening scholar, you will discover many opportunities to develop your career and become a future leader in your field.

    How do you apply?

    Note that all applications must be made using our new online procedure. Paper applications will NOT be accepted.

    To apply, go to Chevening Scholarships Introduction and follow the instructions. At the beginning of the process you will be asked to create a log-in name and password. You will then complete a Chevening application form online. The system allows partial completion of an application so that you can return to complete the form. When all pages of the application have been completed you should submit your application as instructed. From this point forward you will no longer be able to log in - your log-in and password will be deleted.

    Note that applicants who have already secured places on Masters courses at specific UK Higher Education Institutions will be given preference. The deadline for applications for the 2009/10 academic year is 31 December 2008. We will contact you in February 2009 if you are shortlisted for a scholarship interview.
    Interviews will be held in Dar es Salaam in March/April 2009.

    Link: https://www.chevening.fco.gov.uk/CheveningApplications/CA_Start.aspx

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    PepsiCo Foundation Scholarship Program 2009

    Summer Institute for General Management, Stanford University, USA

    Diversity often means different things to different people. At the Stanford Graduate School of Business, diversity refers to the wide range of individual perspectives encompassed within each class. These perspectives are related to-but not defined exclusively by-students’ ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, nationalities, gender, sexual orientation, education, work and life experiences, and career aspirations.

    The PepsiCo Foundation shares Stanford’s commitment to diversity. In business, understanding different cultures is a major advantage. In fact, PepsiCo views diversity as a key to its future. Their brands appeal to an extraordinarily diverse array of customers. And they are sold by an equally diverse group of retailers. Building a workplace where diversity is valued helps build the top-quality workforce so crucial to their success-by enabling PepsiCo to attract and retain great people from a wide spectrum of backgrounds.

    Tuition Scholarship

    In collaboration with PepsiCo Foundation and through its generous contribution to the program, the Institute will offer up to five tuition scholarships for the 2009 Summer Institute Program. To be considered for a scholarship please review the below criteria and complete the requested forms. The Summer Institute Admissions Committee will review all applications of candidates and select a group of finalists. Decisions will be based on the requested information submitted. All applicants applying to be considered for the PepsiCo Foundation Scholarship will be notified of the results by the beginning of April.

    Application Deadline and Form : February 9, 2009

    You may access the application form through the Financial Aid section of the on-line application.

    Recipients of the scholarship must first be admitted into the Summer Institute for General Management (SIGM). However, you must submit the PepsiCo application with your SIGM application. We will review your PepsiCo application only if you are admitted into SIGM.

    Financial Need

    The Stanford Graduate School of Business Summer Institute PepsiCo Foundation Scholarships is designed to increase the diversity (broadly defined) of the Institute’s student participants. Through the generous contribution of the PepsiCo Foundation, we can offer a very limited number of full-tuition scholarships for the program.

    Application Requirements

    In addition to the completion of the full Summer Institute application, applicants must provide the essay described below . The additional 2009 Application for the PepsiCo Foundation Scholarship must be submitted along with hardcopies of all of the required documents. You may submit all the necessary documents via email.

    Essay

    The educational experience of our students is enriched by the diverse backgrounds of the participants in the Summer Institute. It is our goal that the recipients of the PepsiCo Foundation Scholarships will make unique contributions to the intellectual diversity of the Summer Institute class. We ask that applicants for the scholarship answer the following question in addition to the Summer Institute application:

    The Stanford Graduate School of Business believes that having a student body that is both excellent and diverse in terms of culture, socio-economic status, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, skills and interests, work and life experiences is an important contributor to the richness of the educational process. How will your background, perspective and experiences contribute such diversity in the Summer Institute?

    Your response to the above question is very important for the application process. Please limit your response to a total of 500 words.

    If chosen as a scholarship recipient, you will be required to submit an annual report detailing your academic and professional endeavors to the Stanford Graduate School of Business MBA Admissions Office for a period of five years following your participation in the Summer Institute. This report will be due on June 30th of each year.

    Should you have questions about the Summer Institute PepsiCo Scholarships, please contact:

    Matt Selaya
    Summer Institute for General Management
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
    518 Memorial Way
    Stanford, CA 94305-5015
    Phone: 650.724.3326
    Toll Free Phone: 866.542.2205 (U.S. and Canada Only)
    Fax: 650.723.3950
    Email: selaya_matt@gsb.stanford.edu

    Further Scholarship Information and Application

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    Allen and Nobuko Zecha Scholarship

    Description: Awarded to incoming freshman; high school graduates.

    Minimum Eligibility Requirements: A high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 and scoring in the top 10% on the SAT, ACT, or international equivalent tests; or being in the top 3% of graduating class. Majoring in Chemistry, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Oceanography, and Pre-Medical Studies.

    Scholarship Period: Offered each academic year.

    Scholarship Amount: $2,000

    Deadline: April 8, 2009

    Application Form: Allen and Nobuko Zecha Scholarship Application (PDF File)

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    Scholarships for Undergraduate International Students (Including Citizens of Canada and Mexico), at California Institute of Technology, USA

    Deadline: January 15, 2009

    International applicants who do not apply for financial aid by published deadlines, or who are denied aid for their first year at Caltech, are not eligible for need-based financial aid for any other academic period while they are undergraduates at the Institute (with the exception of citizens of Canada and Mexico). Those with financial aid offers will be eligible to apply for assistance in subsequent years. All eligible students must reapply for aid each year.

    The Caltech Financial Aid Office receives a large volume of materials from students and their families. It is important that you clearly write the student name and birth date on the top of all materials that you submit. The Financial Aid Office recommends that you keep copies of all application materials and obtain a Certificate of Mailing from your post office.

    The following materials are needed to apply for all need-based funds administered by the Caltech Financial Aid Office.

    International Student Financial Aid Application
    Complete the 2009-2010 International Student Financial Aid Application and mail it directly to: Admissions Office, MC 1-94, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA 91125

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    Graduate Research Assistantship - Soil biology

    LUQ LTER, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras

    Role of soil organisms on ecosystem processes along an elevational / climatic gradient in Puerto Rico. USDA Forest Service International Institute of Tropical Forestry (IITF) and the University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras Department of Biology

    Position available: We seek highly motivated candidates for a MS or PhD graduate student assistantship. The successful applicant will have strong interests in the fields of tropical ecology, soil biology, experimental ecology and ecosystem process studies.

    Background: This research is part of an integrated research program of the Luquillo Long Term Ecological Research Program (LUQ LTER; http://luq.lternet.edu/) that seeks to understand how changes in temperature, rainfall, light and wind (climate) along the Luquillo elevation gradient explain variation in biogeochemical processes and biotic structure (http://luq.lternet.edupublicationsprop2006LuquilloLTER4Proposal.pdf).

    There are distinct trends in several ecosystem attributes along the elevation
    gradient in the Luquillo Mountains. The student will develop a study that seeks to understand the role of soil organisms on wood and litter decay processes along an elevational / climatic gradient (encompassing different forest types) in Puerto Rico. The goal of the study would be to determine how changes in rates of litter and wood decay can be explained by mean annual temperature, rainfall, and / or the presence/absence of particular functional groups of soil organisms.

    The student will work under Dr. Grizelle González (USDA Forest Service) and in cooperation with several collaborators in the NSF -funded project. The student will join the IITF Soil Biology Laboratory in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico. Degrees will be granted by the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus, Dept. of Biology (Biology-UPRRP: Graduate Program).

    Applicants should have:
    - An academic background in a field of earth, environmental, or ecological science;
    - Experience in more than one of the followings: fieldwork, geochemical laboratory analyses, decomposition experiments, identification of soil / litter microarthropods, earthworm research, scientific presentations and writing;
    - Motivation to work independently.
    Stipend and tuition waiver are available as early as January 2009. We seek a student who could start fieldwork in summer 2009, with possibilities to start coursework by August
    2009. We encourage interested students to email as soon as possible to Dr. Grizelle González (ggonzalez@fs.fed.us) for further details, submitting:
    - Cover letter summarizing research interests and academic and professional background
    - Resume/ CV

    - Copies of transcripts (unofficial transcripts acceptable at this point)

    - GRE scores, if available

    - Names and contact information for three references (no letters needed at this time)

    Official applications should be made to the Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies and Research at UPR - Río Piedras Campus (http://biology.uprrp.edugraduate_programinfo_prospective_application_procedure.htm). US-citizens and residents should complete their application no later than January 18, 2009. International students should complete their application no later than December 3, 2008. The Department of Biology reviews the applications in February 1 to admit students in August 2009.

    Expires: Mar 1, 2009
    More information : http://biology.uprrp.edugraduate_programinfo_prospective_application_procedure.htm

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    Postgraduate DPhil Studentship

    Postgraduate DPhil Studentship on Coevolution, Interconnections and Communities of Social and Political Networks in the US Congress

    Vacancy Reference: BK/08/062

    Closing Date: 10/02/2009

    STUDENTSHIP: £12,600 + home fees for College and University.

    Applications are invited for a postgraduate studentship, leading to a D.Phil. degree and funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation, to work on “Coevolution, Interconnections, and Communities of Social and Political Networks in the United States Congress” with Dr Mason Porter from the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, part of the Mathematical Institute). The student will also interact frequently with Oxford’s complex systems research group.

    The purpose of the project is to study longitudinal (time-evolving) political networks, with a focus on social and political networks in the United States Congress. It is expected to lead to state-of-the-art advancements in both network analysis and in the application of such analysis to social and political applications. The project will emphasize community structure and will include the development of generalizations of community-detection techniques to time-dependent

    The studentship is available starting on 1 October 2009 start and lasts for four years. It covers the University and College fees charged to UK students (not the higher level of fees charged to students from outside the UK) and a yearly stipend (which is £12,600). The studentship is available to applicants of any nationality. If appointed, a non-UK citizen may apply for outside sources of funds to cover the higher fees (the current difference is approximately £8,500 per annum). Success in such applications cannot be guaranteed.

    The studentship is attached to Somerville College.

    Applications can be made online at www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate_courses/apply/how_to_apply.html and should include a CV, a covering letter, three references, and a transcript of your undergraduate degree. Alternatively, applications can be sent to Margaret Sloper at the Mathematical Institute, 24-29 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LB using the University’s application form for graduate study, which can be downloaded from the above link, and must arrive by 11:00 am on 10 February 09. Applicants must arrange for their referees to send references directly to the the Graduate Studies Assistant (fax or e-mail is sufficient) by the closing date. For further details about the projects, including the application process please contact Graduate Studies, email graduate.studies@maths.ox.ac.uk. Please quote reference BK/08/062.

    Oxford University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    PhD Studentship in Sports and Excercise Science

    Employer: Bangor University - School of Psychology
    Bursary: £12,940
    Duration of Contract: 3 year PhD studentship
    Job Description: Dr David Ingledew and Dr David Markland invite applications for a fully funded PhD studentship that will focus on appearance improvement and implicit motives for exercise and healthy eating behaviours. The aim of the PhD will be to clarify the relationships between appearance improvement motive and underlying implicit motives, and to determine how satisfaction of these motives impacts on engagement with and disengagement from exercise and eating behaviours.

    More details can be found at: Brochure Request & Further Information - School of Psychology

    Funded by: School of Psychology, Bangor University.

    Closing Date: 12/01/2009

    Interview Date(s): TBC

    Contact Details: Informal enquires can be made to either of the supervisors:
    Dr David Ingledew, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, telephone 01248 382623, email d.k.ingledew@bangor.ac.uk
    Dr David Markland, Senior Lecturer, School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences, telephone 01248 383487, email d.a.markland@bangor.ac.uk.

    About the Employer: The School of Psychology at Bangor is one of the country’s leading Psychology departments. The quality of the School’s teaching is highly regarded and has been officially recognised as “Excellent” in the latest government Teaching Quality Assessment. Our academic members of staff not only teach well, but also produce research of the highest quality, with influences in the public sector (especially Health and Clinical activities) as well as in industry and the academic world. In the most recent UK-wide assessment of Research Quality, we were one of only seven psychology departments awarded a top rating of 5*A (on a scale of 1-5*). The School forms a large part of the College of Health & Behavioural Sciences, a College which boasts a very strong research and teaching ethos which translates into excellent course provision.

    Employer Website: The School of Psychology at Bangor University

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    Scholarship Opportunity for International Undergraduate Students at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

    Xavier University announces its "International Ambassador Program" for undergraduate students. Each calendar year, up to five new international students are selected on a competitive basis from those who have completed the advanced level of the Intensive English (ESL) Program and enroll as undergraduate students at Xavier.

    International Ambassadors receive a reduced tuition rate and participate with faculty or staff mentors in volunteer service on campus, both in and out of the classroom. The students do not work or receive a paycheck, but their service placements ensure that they interact with students, faculty, and other campus staff in meaningful ways. The reduced tuition rate (50%) applies for 8 semesters, or until = graduation, whichever comes first. All other school fees and living expenses are the responsibility of the student.

    Xavier University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and Universities in the United States. Students interested in the program should apply to Xavier's intensive English program; applications are accepted for the International Ambassador Program three times per year from among the advanced-level students.

    For more information: Xavier University - Cincinnati, Ohio and Xavier University English as a Second Language Program--Home

    Contact
    Jane Conzett, Director
    Intensive English Program
    Xavier Univesity
    Email: conzett@xavier.edu
    Cincinnati, OHIO 45207-2511 USA
    Tel 513 745-2842, Fax 513 745-3844
    Xavier University English as a Second Language Program--Home

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    Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa

    Scholarships: Full-fee Scholarships

    Information for 2009/2010

    Loughborough University is delighted to announce full-fee scholarships for international full-time taught postgraduate students who are currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa.

    These will be known as the Loughborough University Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships. The scholarships will cover 100% of the course fees for your chosen postgraduate taught course for one year (replacing any Departmental or Loughborough University scholarships or bursaries you may already have been awarded).

    The scholarships are being funded through a combination of generous external funding and University funds. The University will award a limited number of scholarships and the standards required are very high.

    Students will be expected to fund their travel and maintenance costs through other sources.

    Application Process and Eligibility Criteria

    For entry 2009 the scholarship application procedure is an open competition. Students may only apply for the scholarship after an offer for a place has been made. Students who are in possession of an offer (conditional or unconditional) of a place on a postgraduate taught course can apply for the scholarship using the application form which can be downloaded below.

    The deadline for applications is 30th April 2009.

    Applications will be initially shortlisted and the final decision on the awards will be made by a selection panel of senior staff of the University. The selection panel will use the following eligibility criteria when assessing applications:
    Currently domiciled (permanently living) in Africa
    Evidence of exceptional academic achievement (normally a 1st Class Honours Degree)
    Commitment to return to their home country on completion of postgraduate programme
    Evidence of the ability and commitment to making a significant contribution to their home country on their return
    Full understanding of the costs involved in coming to study and live in the UK
    Evidence of strong motivation and initiative to secure funds to cover the remainder of the costs involved

    Applicants are advised to spend considerable effort ensuring that this application reaches the selectors in a form that is clear, well presented and which reflects your abilities and motivation.

    The application form can be downloaded below, and should be returned (by post, fax or email) to:

    International Office
    Academic Registry
    Loughborough University
    Leicestershire LE11 3TU
    UK
    Fax: +44 (0)1509 223971
    Email: international-office@lboro.ac.uk

    NOTE THAT SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED UNLESS THE APPLICANT IS HOLDING AN OFFER OR A PLACE AT THE TIME OF SUBMISSION (THIS OFFER MAY BE CONDITIONAL OR UNCONDITIONAL).

    PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION UNTIL YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR OFFER LETTER.
    LU Graduate School Development Trust Scholarship Application Form 2009/10

    The final closing date for applications is 30th April 2009, and applicants must not apply late. All those applying will be notified of the outcome of their application by email by the end of May at the latest.

    Any award made to an applicant holding a conditional offer will be subject to those conditions being met in full. Applicants will also be expected to provide evidence of funds to cover their travel, living and maintenance costs and may be asked to pay a deposit towards their living costs as part of the conditions of the scholarship offer.

    Further Information

    For further details about these awards, please contact the International Office.

    Graduate School Development Trust Africa Scholarships - International Postgraduate (Taught) Funding - Academic Registry - Loughborough University

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    Scholarship Opportunity for International Undergraduate Students at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

    Xavier University announces its "International Ambassador Program" for undergraduate students. Each calendar year, up to five new international students are selected on a competitive basis from those who have completed the advanced level of the Intensive English (ESL) Program and enroll as undergraduate students at Xavier.

    International Ambassadors receive a reduced tuition rate and participate with faculty or staff mentors in volunteer service on campus, both in and out of the classroom. The students do not work or receive a paycheck, but their service placements ensure that they interact with students, faculty, and other campus staff in meaningful ways. The reduced tuition rate (50%) applies for 8 semesters, or until = graduation, whichever comes first. All other school fees and living expenses are the responsibility of the student.

    Xavier University, located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and Universities in the United States. Students interested in the program should apply to Xavier's intensive English program; applications are accepted for the International Ambassador Program three times per year from among the advanced-level students.

    For more information: Xavier University - Cincinnati, Ohio and Xavier University English as a Second Language Program--Home

    Contact
    Jane Conzett, Director
    Intensive English Program
    Xavier Univesity
    Email: conzett@xavier.edu
    Cincinnati, OHIO 45207-2511 USA
    Tel 513 745-2842, Fax 513 745-3844
    Xavier University English as a Second Language Program--Home

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    New Sussex scholarships for 2009

    (International Relations, Security and Development)

    New scholarships will be offered in conjunction with the launch of new Masters degrees at Sussex in 2009:

    MA Conflict, Security and Development
    MA Geopolitics and Grand Strategy
    MA International Security
    MA Strategic and Security Studies
    MSc Security Technologies and Systems
    LLM Law and International Security

    - Scholarships will be offered as a reduction in tuition fees of £3,500
    - Scholarships will be awarded to students who possess the highest academic ability and potential (not made on the basis of financial need)

    Eligibility
    Applicants must:
    - Be applying for one of the above Masters degrees
    - Commence the degree in October 2009 (awards cannot be deferred to subsequent years)
    - Be classified as paying “overseas” (non-EU) tuition fees
    - Students awarded one of these scholarships may not also hold a Chancellor’s International Scholarship
    - Current Sussex undergraduate students are eligible to apply
    - Students progressing from the Pre-Masters offered at the Sussex International Study Centre are not eligible to apply

    Application procedure


    Applications should be made on the application form:
    (Scholarships and Bursaries Postgraduate Overseas)
    The closing date is 1 May 2009

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    COMMONWEALTH SHARED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2009 DFID

    Commonwealth Shared Scholarships, set up by DFID in 1986, represent a unique partnership between the United Kingdom government and UK Universities. Shared Scholarships have enabled thousands of students, who would not otherwise have been enabled to do so, to benefit from UK higher education.

    For 2009, the range of opportunities listed in the following pages is wide. We are delighted that over 30 UK universities have offered to support our scholarships by contributing the stipend for the students from their own resources, or those which the university has been able to generate from elsewhere. Indeed it is the mark of UK Universities’ commitment that the scheme receives many more bids each year than it has the resources to fulfil. This reflects the confidence of the Department for International Development, which provides the government funding for the scheme, that higher education and scholarships in particular have a critical role to play in influencing the development of some of the world’s poorest countries. We are pleased to see that this approach has been increasingly taken by other international agencies.

    Although the scheme is now managed by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, its success depends critically on the support of participating universities, the Department for International Development and the students themselves. To all of these, we extend our grateful thanks and express the hope that the 2009 intake will be one of the most successful ever.

    SHARED SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME
    1. GENERAL

    Awards made under this scheme are jointly funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), as part of the United Kingdom International Development programme to developing countries, and participating institutions
    in the UK. The scheme is administered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), whose secretariat is provided by the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Woburn House, 20-24 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HF.

    2. AIMS
    The aim of the scheme is to assist students, from developing Commonwealth countries, of excellent academic calibre who, for financial reasons, are unable to study in Britain and are outside the scope of other British Government Support Schemes, but would benefit from higher education in the United Kingdom, enabling them to contribute toward the development of their home countries.

    3. LEVEL OF STUDY
    Awards are for taught masters courses only. No awards will be made for undergraduate or doctoral study.

    4. SUBJECTS
    Subjects must be related to the economic, social and technological development of the student’s home country; see page 8 in attached PDF file for a full list of eligible courses.

    5. DURATION OF AWARDS
    Awards are normally tenable for one-year taught postgraduate courses only.

    6. ELIGIBILITY

    6.1

    Candidates are normally expected to hold a first degree at either first class or upper second-class level. Sponsoring institutions are asked to give priority to candidates under the age of 30 but may give reasons for wishing to make exceptions for older candidates. They must also confirm that candidates are sufficiently fluent in written and oral English to pursue their proposed studies immediately, as no pre-course English Language Teaching is available under these awards. Candidates who have already studied for one year or more in a developed country or who possess sufficient resources to self-fund, are not eligible for an award.

    6.2
    Candidates must certify in writing that they

    i) are nationals of a Commonwealth developing country, and not at present living or studying in a developed country;

    ii) have not undertaken studies lasting one year or more in a developed country;

    iii) are not at present employed by a national Government department or parastatal organisation;

    iv) are themselves, or through their families, unable to pay to study in the United Kingdom;

    v) will return to their home country as soon as their awards ends.

    6.3 Candidates are advised that false declarations will cause at least DFID’s share of the award to be terminated, even if the course of study has started. In such circumstances, the candidate will be required to refund any payments made by DFID in connection with the award.

    Please visit the link below for further scholarship information and application deadlines.

    Scholarship Application and Information: http://www.cscuk.org.uk/docs/DFIDSSSBOOKLET2009.pdf
     
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    50 Newton Fellowships for post-doctoral researchers who do not hold UK citizenship and work in the fields of humanities, natural and social sciences

    A new round of Newton Fellowships - an initiative to fund research collaborations and improve links between UK and overseas researchers - has opened.

    The Newton International Fellowships are funded by the British Academy, the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Royal Society and aim to attract the most promising post-doctoral researchers working overseas in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural and social sciences. The Fellowships enable researchers to work for two years with a UK research institution, thus establishing long-term international collaborations.

    The funding will be distributed in the form of 50 research fellowships, awarded annually, each providing support of up to £100,000 for a two year placement. The scheme is open to post-doctoral (and equivalent) early-career researchers working outside the UK who do not hold UK citizenship.

    The closing date for applications is Monday, 12 January 2009.

    Further details are available from the Newton International
    Fellowships website: Newton International fellowships or call 00 44 (0)20 7451 2559.

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    USA: Scholarships at Hawaii Pacific University Honolulu, Hawaii

    Hawaii Pacific University (HPU) is one of the most diverse universities of the USA with students from more than 100 countries and all the 50 American states. HPU offers for their students to become true global citizens and engage in experiential learning that will shape their lives forever.

    HPU offers Bachelor degrees in more than 40 subject concentrations, including: International Business, Communication, Computer Science, Marketing, Management, Oceanography, Nursing and Travel Industry Management.

    Value
    Offering a unique combination of great location and a diverse student body, excellent faculty, experiential learning, a tuition cost that is almost half the U.S. average, and a global alumni network, HPU offers an invaluable investment for the future. Barron's business magazine lists HPU as one of its "Best Buys" in higher education. Also, HPU is consistently listed in the U.S. News and World Report "America's Best Colleges" guide.

    Scholarships for International Students
    Every year HPU awards over 100 scholarships to international students with strong academic and extra-curricular backgrounds. Additional information about the many scholarship opportunities can be found at Hawaii Pacific University scholarships. The newly-launched Debate Scholarship (50% tuition waiver) is awarded to students who seek a communication degree and have a proven debate track record.

    The Undergraduate International Scholarship has been established by HPU to recognize outstanding international students who have the potential to become leaders in their respective communities. The Undergraduate International Scholarship is a partial tuition waiver ranging from 20% to 50% of tuition. Eligible applicants are new, full-time degree seeking students who have applied directly to the University and have been accepted.

    Scholarship requirements:
    a) a completed HPU Alpplication for Undergraduate Admissions
    b) a completed Undergraduate International Scholarship Application Form

    Further information:
    International Center
    Email: international@hpu.edu
    www.hpu.edu/international

    Highlighted below are three colleges at HPU that are seeking qualified, motivated, and bright applicants, along with some specifics about each program and prospective applicant's profile:

    Natural Sciences
    - In addition to a vibrant and thorough academic program, HPU offers outstanding research and internship possibilities at the Oceanic Institute (www.oceanicinstitu te.org), HPU's world-renowned research campus.
    - With its multitude of diverse ecosystems, Hawaii is considered a 'natural' laboratory for applying the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom
    - The faculty is welcoming applicants with strong backgrounds in Biology, Physics or Chemistry seeking careers in Marine Biology, Oceanography or Environmental Sciences.

    Business Administration and International Relations

    - Strategically located at the crossroads between the East and the West, HPU offers an undisputed geographical advantage when it comes to understanding Eastern and Western business pracitces, political structure, and international relations policies.
    - Highly-qualified faculty with years of practical experience in their fields of research and a passion for teaching make HPU's Business and International Relations programs one of the most sought after.
    - Students with a passion to succeed in an international business atmosphere and strong critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills can choose from majors such as Travel Industry Management, International Business and Marketing, Economics, International Relations and Political Science.

    Computer Science
    - With state-of-the- art computer research labs, and highly qualified computer science faculty, HPU offers a comprehensive and rigorous computer science program.
    - As a hub for telecommunication technology in the Pacific, and currently diversifying its economy with a strong focus in the computer industry, Hawaii offers outstanding opportunities for HPU graduates.
    - Students with strong analytical skills and solid math backgrounds who would like to make a career in the once again booming software and computing industry are welcomed!

    To discuss specific admissions criteria at these or other HPU colleges, please contact:

    Gul Albieri
    Associate Director of International Admissions
    1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100
    Honolulu, Hawaii, 96813
    E-mail: galbieri@hpu.edu
    Phone: +(808) 543-8083

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    Scholarship at Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
    Durham, North Carolina

    Duke University's Fuqua School of Business welcomes applicants with demonstrated academic excellence, personal and professional accomplishments, proven leadership ability, and strong professional skills. The school also places a high value on candidates with diverse backgrounds and broader perspectives.

    The Duke MBA Program holds three admissions application rounds from November through March. Given the competitive applicant pool, students are encouraged to apply as early in the admission cycle as possible. Each candidate is required to submit an online application form, resume, essay, official GMAT score, and TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable), transcript, two recommendations, and an application fee.

    The school strongly recommends that prospective students have a personal interview with one of the alumni or admissions fellows (second-year students selected to serve on the admissions committee). Candidates are encouraged to come to campus for an interview, but offer applicants living on the west coast of the U.S. or internationally the option to request an interview with a local alumnus. All interviews are evaluated equally regardless of location of interviewer.

    Merit-based scholarships and loans
    Each year, a limited number of merit-based scholarships are available to all incoming students regardless of their citizenship. These awards are for the two-year duration of the program and range from partial to full tuition. It is important to apply in the first two rounds of admission to ensure consideration for available funds.

    In addition to merit-based assistance, incoming students are eligible to apply for a combination of federal and alternative student loans to meet the cost of tuition, fees, books, and related living expenses. Of the many alternative loan programs available, The Duke MBA Opportunity Loan is a unique program for international students that enables them to borrow up to the cost of attendance without a U.S. loan cosigner.

    To learn more about financing your Duke MBA, visit: www.fuqua.duke.edu/financialaid

    Further information:
    Online: Email your questions to current students, explore the school's extensive website, sign up to receive the email newsletter, or join the regular "Fuqua Talk" chat sessions at www.fuqua.duke. edu.

    Why did I choose Duke?
    "My family's Portugese, and I was the first person in my family to speak English. So when I looked into Duke, I was really impressed by its incredible diversity. There are so many countries and cultures represented here, and yet we all treat one another like family. That really resonated with me." - Elizabeth Faria '08, Boston, Massachusetts

    Contact information:
    The Duke MBA, Office of Admissions
    Duke University
    The Fuqua School of Business
    Durham, North Carolina
    Tel: +919-660-7705

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    Scholarships at University of North Carolina at Charlotte The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Charlotte, North Carolina

    The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), recognized for its nationally and internationally renowned faculty, contemporary, spacious campus and state-of-the- art classrooms and research labs, currently offers 18 doctoral, 62 master's and 90 bachelor's degree programs. The university's enrollment exceeded 23,000 in Fall 2008, of which some 5000 are graduate and more than 1000 are international students from over 80 countries. Assistance with admissions procedures, as well as with academic, cultural, and language adjustment is readily available to international students at UNC Charlotte's Office of International Admissions, the International Student/Scholar Office and the English Language Training Institute.

    UNC Charlotte comprises 7 professional colleges, dedicated to excellence in teaching, practical research and expert public service:
    - College of Arts and Architecture
    - College of Business
    - College of Computing and Informatics
    - College of Education
    - College of Engineering
    - College of Health and Human Services
    - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

    UNC Charlotte's institutes and centers, which strengthen and enrich multidisciplinary research, instruction and public service, include:
    - Charlotte Research Institute
    - Institute for Social Capital
    - Urban Institute
    - Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications
    - Center for Precision Metrology
    - Center for Transportation Policy Studies
    - Global Institute for Energy and Environmental Systems
    - Charlotte Visualization Center
    - Center for Biomedical Engineering Systems
    - Bioinformatics Research Center
    - Center for Applied Geographic Information Science

    Scholarships and Fellowships
    Prospective UNC Charlotte students (graduate and undergraduate) have the opportunity to qualify for merit scholarships, fellowships, offered by the Graduate School and the university's individual colleges, including:
    • The Everett Foundation First Year Graduate Fellowships;
    • The TIAA-CREF Doctoral Fellowships, available for studies in Optical Science and Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Information Technology, Business, and Organizational Science;
    • The Joanna R. Baker Memorial Graduate Fellowship, available to students who plan to apply their information technology studies to public sector problem solving (e.g., in the fields of criminal justice, health care, government etc);
    • International Undergraduate Scholarship, available to incoming first-year
    undergraduate students;
    • Master's and Doctoral Departmental Teaching/Research Assistantships;
    • Graduate Assistant Support Plan Funding.

    For more information on Scholarship and Fellowships:
    UNC Charlotte Graduate School

    Application Deadlines and Requirements
    For Master's and Doctoral Programs: UNC Charlotte Graduate School
    For Bachelor's Programs: Office of International Student Admissions | UNC Charlotte
    For English language-only instruction: http://www.elti.uncc.edu
     
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    Kwa wenye kuwa na zaidi naomba tushirikishane.
     
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    Asante mkuu
    Usisahu na mwakani mkuu, yaani 2010/11, mwaka wa uchaguzi!
     
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    oops am seeing this thread today and some deadlines are tomorow! anyway thanks a hundred times buddy. Such nice info!
     
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    For the year 2009-2010 Tilburg University has 56 scholarships available for excellent international students who are admitted to a Master’s programme at Tilburg University (MA, MSc, LLM or MPhil).

    Tilburg University Scholarships include (for the academic year 2009-2010):

    A partial tuition waiver of € 7,812 for non-EEA students. Students pay only € 2,484 instead of the high graduate fee of € 10,296. EEA students pay the same fee as Dutch students, which is € 1,619.

    € 5,000 for the covering of living expenses for one academic year, both for EEA and non-EEA students. To qualify for a Tilburg University Scholarship, candidates must fulfill the following admission requirements:

    • Candidates must have graduated with excellent results in their Bachelor's programme
    • Candidates must have scored at least 577 in the TOEFL paper based test, 233 in the TOEFL computer based test, or 90 in the TOEFL internet based test or alternatively 6.5 in the Academic IELTS test
    • Candidates should provide two independent letters of reference
    • Candidates must have been admitted to one of the Master's programmes at Tilburg University; they have to meet the particular programme's criteria
    • Candidates must be able to comply with the conditions to obtain a Dutch visa, if applicable (see here for more information).
    • Candidates are encouraged to apply for external scholarships like Huygens Scholarship Programme, Bappenas, Stuned and Netherlands Fellowship Programme as well. If a student receives an external scholarship, fully covering tuition waiver and living expenses, the Tilburg University Scholarship (including tuition waiver and living expenses) will be canceled. If an external scholarship would be less than the Tilburg University Scholarship, the Tilburg University Scholarship will be awarded partially.
    When you apply for a Master's programme at Tilburg University you will automatically be considered for the Tilburg University Scholarship Programme. The application deadline for Master's programmes for both EEA and non-EEA students is April 15th, 2009.

    Tilburg University Scholarships are awarded for one academic year. Candidates applying for one of the MPhil programmes have to apply for the scholarship again for their second year of the MPhil programme.

    If the student should leave the programme prematurely, Tilburg University reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship.

    SOURCE Tilburg University - Tilburg University Scholarship Programme

    For More Scholarships
    MAKULILO Jr,
    www.makulilo.blogspot.com
    E-Mails scholarships101@aol.com
    makulilo@marshall.edu
    Cellphone: +1 304 633 0978
     
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    The Art Institutes Scholarship Competition
    The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
    Deadline: March 15, 2009
    Home: The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale: Florida Design School

    Design, Fashion, and Media Arts Scholarship
    Miami International University of Art & Design
    Deadline: April 3, 2009
    Design Schools, Fashion, Media Arts & Culinary - The Art Institutes

    Due to the global economic crisis we’re this year encouraging students, teachers & parents to participate of our two scholarship competitions hosted by our two campuses in the State of Florida (Miami International University of Art and Design & The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale). These two competitions have some key point to remember:

    1. This competition is open to all High school seniors graduating in 2009. If the students is not planned to graduate or has already graduated, s/he can not participate.

    2. This is the ONLY chance a High school student can have to earn a full scholarship of up $60,000 American dollars.

    3. Deadline to submit all sample work and documents is March 2009. Please see attached document for exact dates. Each campus has different dates

    4. Student must start right way collecting all information to send. It is impossible to have it all done one week before the deadline.

    5. There is NO cost to enter the competitions.

    6. I strongly recommend sending everything via DHL, FEDEX, UPS or TNT couriers. Keep the tracking number. Advise me that you have sent it.

    7. Students can enter both competitions separate.

    8. If the students does not meet with ALL requirements as stated in the attached documents their entry will be canceled.

    9. Feel free to forward this email to any student, parent or teacher. If email is not an option you have permission to print this message for distribution.

    10. This is the ONLY notification you will receive about this matter. Please feel free to email me with any questions.

    All necessary information regarding these two competitions can be found in the two attached files.

    Good luck and thank you in helping achieve someone’s dream!

    Pablo A.
    Pablo Arbelaez, MBA
    Director of International Operations

    E-mail parbelaez@aii.edu

    Mailing Address: Miami International University of Art & Design

    1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 100
    Miami, FL 33132-1418 United States of America

    Call me for free from any country using Skype and dialing 1-800-225-9023 extension # 5617
     
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    Deutsche Seiten: Giessen University's International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), funded by the German federal government’s Excellence Initiative, offers a three-year structured PhD-programme in the study of culture. With its excellent research environment, a doctoral programme which is tailored to the needs of PhD students and the intensive personal support it provides, the Graduate Centre offers postgraduate students optimum conditions for their PhD-projects and a custom-made preparation for the time thereafter, both with regard to academic and non-academic careers.


    From 01st October 2009, the GCSC offers up to 9 PhD scholarships and 1 postdoctoral scholarship.

    PhD scholarships include a monthly stipend of approximately €1.000 and are offered for one year with the possibility of two extensions, each of a year. The postdoctoral scholarship, with a monthly stipend of about €1.500, is limited to two years. All scholarships start on 01st October, 2009.

    Acceptance of a scholarship requires participation in the study programme and the wide-ranging events offered by the GCSC, as well as active involvement in at least one GCSC graduate research group. PhD scholarship holders must register as PhD students at Justus Liebig University. There are no tuition fees for doctoral students at JLU, except for an enrolment fee of approximately €200 per semester. All scholarship holders are expected to take up residency in or near Giessen.

    Eligibility

    The GCSC encourages applications from graduate students who have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours M.A.-degree (or equivalent) in one of the GCSC’s academic subjects or in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences. Candidates applying for a post-doctoral scholarship should hold a PhD in the arts/humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences, have an excellent academic record, and pursue a research project relevant to the GCSC’s research areas. Fluency in either English or German is required.

    Application Procedure and Deadline

    The main selection criteria are the candidates’ academic qualification, the academic quality of the research proposal and the suitability of the project for the GCSC’s research programme. Short-listed candidates will be invited to a 30-minute interview; telephone interviews can be arranged for candidates from overseas.

    The application deadline is March 1st, 2009 (date of receipt). All applications (including an application form and further documents as stated on the GCSC-website) have to be submitted online. Please find all information on the two-stage application procedure on our website.

    If you have any questions concerning your application, please contact us at gcsc-application@uni-giessen.de . On 2nd February 2009, the GCSC will host an Information Day at the Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC), Justus-Liebig-University Gießen, Alter Steinbacher Weg 38, 35394 Gießen. The Information Day gives potential applicants the opportunity to meet the staff and students involved in the doctoral programme. You will also have the chance to obtain more information on the research areas and academic objectives of the GCSC, the wide range of interdisciplinary courses, colloquia, and conferences, the research support on offer, our international networks and partner institutions, as well as on publishing and funding opportunities available to GCSC-members.

    Please continue with our notes on the two-stage application procedure.
     
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    The School of Computer and Communication Sciences provides internship opportunities in the Summer period for students enrolled in BSc, MSc, or equivalent programmes in Computer Science or Engineering, Telecommunications, or Electrical Engineering. Internships are assigned competitively to students with excellent academic results.

    During a period of at least two months and including the whole month of August, internship students get the chance to learn new skills and to gain hands-on experience in their chosen field while working personally with leading senior scientists. Participating students will work in a research unit, typically to solve problems which are usually part of major research efforts. Often, this will lead to performing challenging programming or design tasks to prove new concepts. Being an intern at EPFL is a highly motivating learning and working experience in a competitive research environment, but it is also a great way to get familiar with another culture, to start building a network of connections in Switzerland, and to get prepared for a global career! And, last but not least, it is a chance to spend some months in a region rich of natural attractions and offering a multitude of leisure opportunities.

    PRACTICAL STEPS & DATES (every calendar year)
    Application by the student Before 15th FEBRUARY
    IC decision on acceptance End of FEBRUARY or beginning of MARCH
    Beginning of internship Usually after 1st MAY
    End of internship Usually before 1st SEPTEMBER

    The minimum duration of an internship is two months but longer stays are strongly encouraged. The exact duration depends on the availability of participating students and on the agreement of the hosting laboratories. It is strongly recommended that the internship period includes the whole month of August to enable participation in some programme-wide activities.
    Internships require full-time commitment (~40 hours/week). Therefore, participating students cannot attend another summer school or commit to other activities that could interfere with their work schedule.

    WHO CAN APPLY?

    • Applicants must be enrolled in a 3- or 4-year BSc programme or a 1- or 2-year MSc programme (or equivalent undergraduate programmes). Students enrolled in PhD programmes are not eligible.
    • Students in Indian institutions should submit their applications to the dedicated programme.
    • The BSc or MSc programmes must be in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Communications, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field.
    • Applicants, at the time of application, must be currently enrolled in the 2nd year BSc or above (therefore, they must have successfully completed their 1st study year of the BSc).
    WHAT'S ON OFFER?

    • Scholarships: CHF 1,600.- per month (CHF 400.- per week).
    HOW TO APPLY?

    MORE INFORMATION?

    • Please write us.
    HELP ADVERTISING?

    • Please write us to receive an A2 poster or download the PDF file.
     
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    The University of Leeds is pleased to offer at least twelve(12) Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS), which are available for high quality international students who will be commencing PhD research study from Session 2009/10 for study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds UK.

    Deadline : 31 January 2009

    Eligibility Criteria - Applicants must:

    • be liable to pay academic fees at the full international fee rate;
    • have an offer of an academic place for PhD research study at the University of Leeds;
    • be commencing PhD research study for the first time in Session 2009/10;
    • not already hold a doctorate or equivalent qualification;
    • not hold another Scholarship;
    Successful candidates are likely to hold qualifications and experience that are equivalent to a UK First Class Honours Degree.

    Scholarships

    At least 12 fully-funded scholarships are available. The Scholarships may be held for up to three years, subject to satisfactory academic progress. The Scholarships will provide full international fees together with a maintenance grant of £13,290 for Session 2009/10.

    Application Process

    Application forms, regulations and guidance notes for completion of applications are available from the web address: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rds/postgraduate_scholarships/irs-info.doc

    Application forms are also available from the Postgraduate Scholarships Office or by email request ( scholarships@leeds.ac.uk ).

    Completed application forms should be returned to the Postgraduate Scholarships Office by 31 January 2009.

    Further Information

    University of Leeds
    Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
    Tel: +44 113 3434007
    Email: scholarships@leeds.ac.uk
    Research Degrees and Scholarships Office
     
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    NIAS SUPRA - Support Programme for Asian Studies is a network for students in the Nordic region who studies Asia. The programme offers scholarships and academic services.

    We offer:

    • Two weeks Nordic Scholarships
    • 6 month work place at NIAS
    Nordic Scholarships for PhD and MA students to visit NIAS
    The Nordic Scholarship offers PhD and MA students a chance to visit NIAS for two weeks during the semester. The Nordic scholarship covers travel, accommodation and full board at "Nordisk Kollegium".

    While at NIAS, the SUPRA students get:

    The Nordic Scholarship is restricted to students affiliated with institutions that are members of the Nordic NIAS Council. Download:

    6 month work place for MA students
    MA students who carry out thesis work in a research field that falls within the research framework of NIAS can apply for a 6 month workplace ("studieplads") at NIAS. All applicants must be affiliated to an institution that is a member of the Nordic NIAS Council.


    While at NIAS, the student will be given work space and access to the Institute's research facilities. In return, the student is required to work 5 hours a week for a NIAS researcher or the NIAS administration (to be specified along the way, but please note that the post is unsalaried).

    Download: Application form for SUPRA workplace at NIAS.

     
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    Several fully funded Ph.D. positions in machine learning, speech recognition, handwriting recognition and robotics are available at the Reservoir Lab (Home | Reservoir Lab) and the Speech Lab (http://speech.elis.ugent.be), both part of the Electronics and Information Systems Department, faculty of Engineering of the Ghent University, Belgium (Homepagina - Universiteit Gent/Ghent University).

    Project
    Current state-of-the-art speech & handwriting recognition systems still perform much worse than human beings who can effortlessly decode the speech or handwriting of most people, even in fairly adverse conditions (e.g. the presence of noise in case of speech recognition). The fact that the human brain works so efficiently is owed to its self-organizing capacity, its deeply hierarchical approach, its adoption of unsupervised and supervised learning strategies, its capacity to adapt almost instantly to new circumstances, etc. Why not try to build an automatic speech recognizer and handwriting recognition engine that incorporates the same principles? This is exactly what we will do in two recently approved projects:



    * Reservoir Computing for auditory pattern recognition (RECAP),
    funded by the Research

    * Self-organized Recurrent Neural Learning for Language Processing
    (ORGANIC), funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Program.



    Details about the project can be found at the preliminary reservoir computing website (The Reservoir Computing Website |).


    Program of the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO).


    The research concerns the investigation of architectures and
    algorithms for the efficient learning of large recurrent neural networks based on the Reservoir Computing concept (where only a linear readout layer is learned in a supervised way whereas the recurrent connections are fixed or trained in an unsupervised way). Important research topics are the unsupervised learning of a large hierarchy of recurrent sub-layers, and the integration of various adaptation techniques. The application domains are off-line handwriting recognition, speech recognition and various aspects of robotics (such as robot localization, motion control, …). So far we were able to demonstrate that reservoirs can give rise to the robust recognition of digits spoken or written in isolation, but now we want to demonstrate that they can also yield robust recognition of continuous speech and handwriting (large vocabulary).


    What we offer
    We offer an opportunity to perform at least three years of research in a new promising domain, and to get a doctoral degree in this domain. There will be ample opportunities for establishing international contacts (stays at partner universities, participation to international conferences). As an employee of the university you will receive a competitive salary (starting with a net monthly salary of approximately 1.600 Euro) as well as excellent secondary benefits (holiday allowance, etc.). Belgium was ranked first on the "Best Countries for Academic Research" worldwide list (The Scientist, 2007), and Ghent University was appointed second place on the "Best Places to Work in Academia" non-US list (The Scientist, 2006).



    Requirements
    Candidates should have a Masters degree in Electrical, Computer or
    Physics Engineering;cor in Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science.

    A good knowledge of English is essential.
    No professional background is required, but the ideal candidates have
    some acquaintancecwith Machine Learning, programming (Python, Matlab, …), statistics, signal processing, speech recognition, control engineering, or robotics.



    Application and timing
    If you are interested in one of the Ph.D. vacancies, please send in
    electronic format to Benjamin Schrauwen (Benjamin 'dot' Schrauwen 'at' UGent 'dot' be): a detailed curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, your course program, your grades, two letters of recommendation and, if applicable, a publication list and selected publications.

    Do also mention your topics of preferences within the projects
    (e.g. robotics, speech, no preference, etc.).

    Some positions start on April 1, 2009, others in September 2009, meaning that persons who expect to graduate in July 2009 are welcome to apply.


    Applications which are received before February 1, 2009 get priority.


    With kind regards,


    Benjamin Schrauwen and Jean-Pierre Martens
     
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    Reference number: C-ZLOG-2009-003

    Call for applications
    "ZLOG African Health and Humanitarian Systems Scholarship" Zaragoza Logistics Center 2009


    Presentation and objectives
    The Zaragoza Logistics Center Scholarship currently provides a number of scholarships each year for students of the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program.


    The Zaragoza Logistics Center and the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program will award up to two ZLOG African Health and Humanitarian Systems Scholarships in the academic year 2009-2010 for qualified candidates who will be expected to show extraordinary potential for leadership and professional success.

    Through this scholarship, the Foundation hopes to attract outstanding future leaders who can make a vital contribution to filling the capacity gap in Africa for well-trained supply chain and logistics professionals dedicated to the field of health and humanitarian logistics.


    Scholarship holders must make a contractual commitment to work for a well-established and reputed organization in Africa in the area of health-care logistics, health-systems, health policy, drug procurement and distribution, humanitarian logistics, disaster relief logistics, etc. for a period of at least two years upon graduation of the ZLOG - Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Program.*

    Coverage
    The scholarship provides full tuition for the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program, which amounts to €21,500 to a student of the academic year 2009-2010.

    The scholarship will not include other costs such as living or travel expenses to Zaragoza or to Boston for the international exchange.


    Eligibility
    Scholarships are awarded only to students who have been admitted to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program through the Foundation's regular admissions procedure.


    Furthermore, the applicants should display exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment in addition to an interest in pursing a career in health and humanitarian logistics.

    To be eligible you must comply with the following criteria:
    * Eligible organizations will be decided by the Director and Faculty members of Zaragoza Logistics Center.
    • Granted admission to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program.
    • Fluency in English, minimum TOEFL score of 105 points in the Internet based test. Furthermore, the ability to speak French is a plus.
    • Completion of a four year undergraduate program equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree.
    • Professional excellence with a background or experience in developing countries, interaction with or working for public health or humanitarian and development aid agencies, or exceptional academic achievement.


    Application Process and Documents
    Candidates must fulfill all of the above-mentioned requirements and submit one original copy of the following documents to the ZLC Financial Aid Office:

    1. Application form
    Each scholarship applicant will fill out the scholarship application form including the following: an essay stating their interests, qualifications, and related experience; a statement describing their economical situation and explaining their reasons for applying for the scholarship.

    2. Income Statement
    Copy of employment contact, last pay slip or other official document that can account for the last salary received. (Not applicable for applicants who are currently full-time students).

    3. Copy of Passport
    4. Admissions Letter

    Copy of the admissions letter to the MIT-Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program.

    All interested applicants should apply directly through the ZLC Financial Aid Office:
    Avenida Gómez Laguna 25, 1ª Planta ~ E-50009 Zaragoza (SPAIN) Phone: +34 (976) 077 603 ~ Fax: +34 (976) 077 601
    Skype: zlc_financial_aid_office ? Email: financialaid@zlc.edu.es


    Deadline
    The deadline for the ZLOG African Health and Humanitarian Systems Scholarship application is May 1st 2009. Early application is however encouraged. All supporting documentation to the application must be postmarked by the respective date listed above.


    Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

    Selection criteria and process
    Although open to all individuals of any race, religion and ethnicity, preference will be given to applicants who are African nationals. Competition for the ZLOG scholarships is intense and highly competitive. The candidates will be chosen on the basis of:
    • Ability to make a significant contribution to the discipline of health and humanitarian logistics, with a strong aptitude for analysis and a creative approach to defining and solving problems.
    • Recognition of the importance of personal integrity and ethical decision making.
    • Enthusiastic pursuit of self-improvement and a desire to be at the forefront in the creation and discovery of new knowledge.
    • Experience and interest in working in multicultural teams.
    • Preference will be given to candidates with background or experience in developing countries; or in interacting with or working for public health or humanitarian and development aid agencies.
    • A demonstrated need for additional financial aid


    The ZLC Evaluation Committee will identify the finalists by May 15th 2009. Phone interviews will be scheduled with all finalists by May 30th 2009.
    Applicants will be notified by e-mail of the outcome and furthermore the scholarship holder will receive an award letter.

    Contact information
    For further details on how to apply and what qualifications are required for this scholarship, or for information on other programs of financial assistance which may be available please contact the ZLC Financial Aid Office.


    Co-sponsors
    If you are interested in co-sponsoring the ZLOG Scholarship Program, please contact the ZLC Financial Aid Office to discuss any proposals and/or possibilities. Further Scholarship Information
     
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    School of Biosciences The Duke of Portland Developing Solutions Scholarship for MSc in Crop Improvement For Students from Africa at Nottingham University.

    One FULL TUITION FEE SCHOLARSHIP is available for a new student from Africa registering on MSc in Crop Improvement in the School of Biosciences at The University of Nottingham in September 2009.

    In order to apply for one of these scholarships you must
    • be holding a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full time Taught Masters degree programme as above at The University of Nottingham from September 2009
    • be classified as an ‘overseas’ student for fee purposes
    • complete our online application form at

    http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/international/_online_forms/scholarships/application_page.php
    • submit your application by 1 May 2009

    Finding out if your application has been successful
    • a decision on your application will be made by a panel of University staff
    • a member of staff from the University will contact you by email within 6 weeks of the closing date to

    confirm the outcome of your application
    • if you are successful, you will also receive a letter confirming the details of your scholarship


    For information on other sources of funding please visit our web links at:
    The University of Nottingham - Postgraduate Funding


    Scholarships

    If you have any questions please contact: scholarship-assistant@nottingham.ac.uk
     
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    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
    OFID (The OPEC Fund for International Development) is pleased to announce that qualified undergraduate students are welcome to apply for the OFID Scholarship 2009/10. The OFID Scholarship will be awarded to support an undergraduate student from any developing country, to pursue higher education in a relevant field of development, in any recognized university/college in the world. Through its scholarship scheme, OFID aims to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of advanced professional or graduate training. The winner of the OFID Award will receive a scholarship of up to US$100,000 The funds will be spread over a maximum of two years, toward the completion of a Master’s degree, or its equivalent, at an accredited educational institution, starting in the autumn of the academic year 2009/10.

    I.Eligibility
    To be eligible the candidate must meet ALL of the following criteria:
    :


    • Must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
    • Must be a graduating student with a Baccalaureate from a four-year, accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
    • Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting September 2009, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Masters Degree.
    • Must be a national of a developing country (please see list of eligible countries)
    • Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

    PLEASE NOTE: Please read ALL of the directions below before proceeding with the application process:

    1. Applicants are responsible for gathering and submitting all necessary information. Applications will be evaluated based on the information provided. Therefore, all questions should be answered as thoroughly as possible. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be allowed on it.
    2. OFID will not consider applications received through a third party.
    3. Please do not call or email OFID to ask if your application has been received, or to inquire about your status.
    4. Please note that only the winner will be notified.
    5. All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.
    6. Applicants must complete the on-line application form and essay requirement, and must email the required materials to OFID’s email address provided below. All materials including the on-line application, recommendations, and other required information must be received no later than June 30, 2009.

    Applicants should submit required documents via scholarship@ofid.org

    II.Disbursement of the Scholarship Fund
    The terms and conditions of payment will be determined in coordination with the student upon his/her selection in accordance with the following guidelines:
    1. The tuition fees, including any supplementary examination fees, as may be required by the academic institution, will be paid by OFID directly to the academic institution. Health insurance will be paid in accordance with the institution’s own standard medical scheme.
    2. A monthly allowance to cover living expenses, books and accommodation, will be transferred to the student’s own personal bank account on a quarterly basis.
    3. Prior to the start of his/her first year studies, the student will be paid a relocation grant, equal to two-month allowance. OFID will also pay for travel costs from the nearest airport to the student’s place of residence, to the nearest airport to the chosen place of study. Upon completion of the studies, the student will be paid the cost of one-way air ticket to his/her home country.

    III.Required documents
    1. A completed on-line application form.
    2. A scanned copy of the last university degree or certificate.
    3. A scanned letter of acceptance from your chosen educational institution, confirming your admission, subject of study and duration of the Master’s degree program (must not exceed a maximum of two years).
    4. A proof of meeting any prerequisites, including language proficiency.
    5. A short essay – of about 250 words in English – giving reasons for applying for OFID’s scholarship, explaining your educational goals, and clearly describing how you will use the experience gained from your Masters degree studies to help in the development of your home country.
    6. Two letters of recommendation from professors and/or lecturers at applicant’s present university.

    IV. Eligible Countries
    * In addition to nationals of OFID Member States, nationals of the following countries are also eligible:
    Africa :
    Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Cote d`lvoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome& Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Asia and the Middle East:
    Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Korea DR, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lebanon, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tonga, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen

    Latin America and the Caribbean:
    Antigua Barbuda , Belize, Barbados, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Grenada, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guyana, Haiti, , Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Panama, St. Christopher, St. Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
    Europe :
    Albania , Bosnia Herzegovina


     
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    (NRF) SCARCE SKILLS SCHOLARSHIP FOR HONOURS STUDY FOR 2009

    The Department of Labour has awarded NRF a grant for distribution to honours students for 2009 in areas where there is a scarcity of skills in South Africa. The fields that have been identified are accounting, auditing, actuarial sciences, agricultural sciences, bioinformatics, biotechnology, chemistry, computer science, demography, engineering, geology, information systems, mathematical sciences, physics, statistics, tourism and transportation studies.

    PERIOD OF SUPPORT
    • One year


    VALUE
    • R30 000


    ELIGIBILITY
    • Must be a South African citizen
    • Register full-time at a South African university
    • Applicants must have obtained at least 60% in the final year of undergraduate study for the subject(s)/course(s) they are pursuing for their honours degree


    UNIVERSITY CLOSING DATE: 30 JANUARY 2009
    Download Application form and further Information
     
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    POST-DOCTORAL POSITION: Large-Scale Ecosystem Functioning

    Understanding the effects of climate change and land use on ecosystem functioning is a challenging question addressed by the team of environmental and biological scientists on the BIOTA-AFRICA project (www.biota-africa.org).

    As part of the BIOTA-Southern Africa (Phase III) project, this post-doctoral fellowship will entail analyzing the long-term data collated over the past 8 years from 35 observatories and 800 sub-sites across the southern African transect (from Cape Point, South Africa, to Caprivi, Namibia).

    Specific questions involved in the project include
    (1) relationships between abiotic factors (e.g. soil nutrient content and habitat heterogeneity) with ecosystem structure and community composition (e.g. woody cover and species turnover);
    (2) the influence of land use on soil respiration and therefore ecosystem productivity;
    (3) spatial and scaling patterns of species and soil type distributions;
    (4) spatiotemporal modelling of the plant-soil interactions under the current climate change regime.

    Preference will be given to candidates with strong skills in large-scale data analysis using GIS and statistical multivariate methods.

    The candidates will also be able to publish the output in peer-reviewed journals. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is offering a commencing fellowship of an amount of R120,000 for 2009, and the position will be based in Stellenbosch University, South Africa. In addition to the fellowship, the successful candidate will also be provided with a laptop computer and other research equipment. Subsistence and transport costs during research expeditions will be covered. The post-doc will work under the supervision of Dr. Cang Hui (DST-NRF Centre of Excellence for Invasion Biology) and Dr. Anthony J. Mills (Department of Soil Science).

    A detailed CV, project outline (one-page maximum) and one/two publication reprints, together with contact details of two references, should be sent by email to chui@sun.ac.za and mills@sun.ac.za
    by the end of February 2009. The candidate should be able to start in the first quarter of 2009.

    Contact address:
    Centre for Invasion Biology Department of Botany and Zoology University of Stellenbosch
    Private Bag X1, Matieland 7602
    South Africa
     
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