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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Doctoral Studentships 2010, Queen Mary University of London, UK

PhD Studentships available in the School of Business and Management, Queen Mary University of London, UK

The School of Business and Management currently has three studentships available for entry onto the PhD Programme in January 2011.

Research within the School clusters around six broad themes (i) innovation, networks and knowledge; (ii) communications, discourse and narratives; (iii) equality and diversity; (iv) education; (v) globalisation and (vi) business history. Faculty conduct research across one or more of these themes. We also host the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, the Globalisation Research Centre, the Business History Research Centre and co-host the Centre for Global Security and Development with the School of Geography and the School of Politics.

More about PhD research.

We are looking to attract applications from candidates with an interest in one of three broad areas – innovation, ethics and communications. However we welcome applications which may be inter-disciplinary and cross-cut any of our research themes, for example the ethics, fairness and diversity of contemporary policy and employment practices, the globalisation of innovation, pedagogical issues associated with the use of digital communication, transparency and accountability in the context of globalisation, fairtrade governance structures and impacts on local development etc.

More about the PhD programme.

One of the Studentships will entail working as a paid editorial assistant one day a week with the journal ephemera: theory and politics in organization, the other two will be scholarships without any specific tasks attached. All will be subject to the terms of conditions of Queen Mary funded College studentships in the Humanities and Social Sciences see http://www.qmul.ac.uk/hss/funding/bursaries/index.html

The Studentships are open to home and overseas students and include payment of tuition fees and an annual stipend of £15,590.

The school strongly advises prospective PhD students to contact a member of the School before they apply to the programme. This will ensure that your research proposal is complementary to the expertise and strengths of the School. Details about the School’s academic staff and their research interests can be found below: Academic Staff Details

For further information please contact:-
Miss Monira Begum
PhD Programme Administrator
Tel: 020 7882 8581
Email: m.begum@qmul.ac.uk

The deadline for return of completed applications is 5.00pm (GMT) on 31st October 2010.

Further scholarship details and application:

Erasmus Mundus Master in Data Mining and Knowledge Management for International Students

Masters Program for International Students: Erasmus Mundus Master in Data Mining and Knowledge Management approved by the ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation)

The primary social and economic value of modern societies is knowledge. For this reason, mastering Information technology for structured or unstructured information recorded in Datawarehouses, such as the Web, and containing dormant knowledge is essential to the development of both individual and society.

Data mining and knowledge management (DMKM) has become essential for improving the competitiveness of businesses and increasing access to knowledge. DMKM still comes up, however, against major scientific and technological obstacles. This EM MC’s degree in DMKM proposes specialized training in this field.

The consortium is composed of six universities among four countries: France (University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6, University of Lyon Lumière Lyon 2, Polytec’Nantes), Romania (University Polithenica of Bucharest), Italy (University of East Piedmont) and Spain (Technical University of Catalonia). The Master in DMKM is based on experience in multi-site teaching gained from the Master’s degree in Knowledge Extraction from Data, which has been running since 1999 within three members of the consortium.

Admission criteria:
To be eligible to apply for the Master’s programme DMKM, students must satisfy to both of the following conditions:
Be the holder of a Bachelor’s degree (a minimum of three years’ study at a university and corresponding to the equivalent of 180 ECTS) in the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics:
When applying, since visa process takes a long time, for Students living in third countries.
By July, 15th, For Students living in EU.
Mastering English at a level equivalent to 550 TOEFL.
On this site, a table with the conversion rate between TOEFL International score and other English proficiency scale is reported. More precisely, the minimum scores required to be acceptable for the Master are the following ones:
TOEFL International (Paper) ? 550
TOEFL Computer ? 213
TOEFL IBT ? 79
IELTS ? 6.0
TOEIC ? 690
VEC Online ? 74
CPE graded B

The Master in DMKM is aimed at students from all over the world. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the fields of computer science, mathematics or statistics, as well as a good level of English (TOEFL 550 or equivalent). Admission is granted on the basis of a selection procedure. Classes are taught in English and the course is composed of 18 modules of around sixty hours each. The course runs over 4 semesters.

The first semester is devoted to basic training and includes subjects in mathematics, statistics, databases, etc., whereas the two following ones are devoted to acquire two specialties among six ones, such as Complex Data Mining, Information retrieval, Knowledge acquisition and management, etc. The fourth semester is targeted to the writing of a dissertation in either a laboratory or a company. Language classes will also be provided to ensure that students integrate as well as possible in socio-cultural terms in the host country. Each student must spend (6-12) months in at least two of the four countries.

Students that have obtained 120 ECTS will automatically obtain national Master degrees from the countries in which they have studied. Classes are transmitted via video-conferencing. They are also recorded and accessible online. Students can benefit, on their site of residence, from support in the form of tutoring for each course. Tuition fees are 4,000 €/year for European students and 8,000 €/year for other students. All candidates may apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

Contact detail: abdelkader.zighed@univ-lyon2.fr

Deadlines for application are:

January, 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 (GMT+2) for Non-European candidates
April, 15th, 2011 at 12:00 (GMT+2) for European Students

Further scholarship details and application:

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme 2011/12, Knowledge Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University , Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) invites expressions of interest from graduates with evidence of academic excellence, research ability, and good communication, interpersonal and leadership abilities for full-time PhD study within a newly launched Fellowship scheme. The scheme aims to recruit outstanding graduates, irrespective of country of origin and ethnic background, to Hong Kong, and will provide a 3-year tuition scholarship, a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and Conference and Research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year for awardees for a maximum period of three years.

Call for applications has already started in early September 2010 at:
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/ro/hkphd-fellowship/

Applicants who are interested in conducting research in the broad umbrella of “Knowledge Management” shall contact Dr. Patrick Fong, bspafong[ at ]polyu.edu.hk

Details of Patrick’s research can be found here.





South – South Research Scholarships 2011

Research Scholarships for visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries to conduct research at a national or international research institute in a developing country.

FSC seeks up to three visiting postdoctoral researchers from developing countries for a period of four months in 2011. The Center wishes to attract young innovative professionals. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidate will collaborate with the research staff of one of FSC’s partner universities or an other research center or development organization located in a developing country (e.g., one of the centers of the CGIAR) to conduct a specific research project contributing to the mis-sion of FSC.

Funding for research is expected to be provided by the applicant’s and/or supervisor’s institute and/or other organizations. The objective of the collaborations is to write at least one joint, peer reviewed publication. Candidates should present their research work at the partners’ seminars, lecture series and/or workshops. They are also expected to engage in teaching and training activities related to the research topic in the partner institute at the graduate and/or postgraduate level at a limited scale.

Interregional South-South collaborations (e.g., from Africa to Latin America, or from Latin America to Asia) are encouraged in particular.

Furthermore, FSC aims at establishing an active, long lasting collaboration with the supported researchers and their home institutes through an interactive alumni-network.

The scholarship is awarded for a stay at a partner institute, research center, or development organization located in a developing country. The monthly grant is EUR 500 for junior postdoctoral researchers and EUR 700 for senior postdoctoral researchers. Travel costs to/from the positions’ location will be covered. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.

Required skills
The applicant must provide proof of:
• outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5;
• PhD degree in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues;
• last academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship
• track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;
• plan to return to his/her home country / country of residence and institute;
• excellent proficiency in oral and written English.

Furthermore, the applicant must:
• be able to conduct innovative research;
• have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit;
• be able and willing to work well in an interdisciplinary, multicultural environment with individuals from different scientific, societal and cultural backgrounds and with organizations from the public, private and civil society sector;
• be available for the entire period of the research stay of 4 months in 2011;
• be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.

Application
Application is only possible by completing FSC’s application form, which can be downloaded from the box “Links & Downloads” on the right side. Besides the application form, the documents indicated in the application form are required for the application.
Applications will only be accepted, if the research proposal is based on FSC’s conceptual framework.
The deadline for the application is September 30, 2010.
Further Scholarship Information and Application

Excellence scholarships for PhD Students of Developing Country, Germany

The Food Security Center (FSC) is a university center of excellence in development collaboration at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany.FSC is one of five excellence centers of the program “exceed – Higher Education Excellence in Development Cooperation”, which is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) with funds of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany. FSC’s mission is to make effective and innova-tive scientific contributions in research, teaching, and policy advice to eradicate hunger and achieve food security in collaboration with partner research and education organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and national and international development and research organizations. Thematically, FSC’s activities deal with issues of sustainable food availability, food access, food use, and food utilization.
Scholarship description
FSC awards 12 scholarships for PhD students from developing countries (see OECD DAC list) for a period of 36 months, beginning September 01, 2011 (with a month German language course). The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues. The successful candidates will receive scholarships for participating in the PhD program “Global Food Security” to conduct their doctorates.

The scholarship is given for a stay at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The monthly grant is EUR 1,000 (for the time in Germany, during the field research there will be a different rate applicable). In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from Hohenheim. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.

Selection criteria

Besides the general selection criteria for the PhD program “Global Food Security” (see announcement of the PhD program “Global Food Security”), the following criteria have to be met additionally, if applying for an “Excellence scholarship”:
- Latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship;
- Indication for return to his/her home country and institute;
- Be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.

Application
The applicant has to submit the application documents for the PhD program “Global Food Security” and indicate in FSC’s application form, whether s/he applies for an “Excellence scholarship”. In addition to the general application, the applicant has to provide proof regarding the additional selection criteria mentioned above.

The deadline for the application for an “Excellence scholarship” is
September 30, 2010.

Further Scholarship Information and Application




Friday, 17 September 2010

Schlumberger Foundation Fellowships from Women from Developing Countries

Fellowship for Woman who must be a citizen of developing countries

Faculty for the Future Fellowships. Developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD or post-doctoral studies in the physical sciences and related disciplines at top universities abroad. The Faculty for the Future program grows each year and has become a powerful community that today stands at 142 pioneering women scientists from 43 countries.

Faculty for the Future fellowships are awarded to women from developing and emerging economies who are preparing for PhD or post-doctoral study in the physical sciences, engineering, or related disciplines to pursue advanced graduate study at top universities in their disciplines abroad.

Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
* Be a woman;
* Be a citizen of a developing country;
* Wish to pursue a PhD degree or Post-doctoral research in the physical sciences or related disciplines;
* Have applied to, have been admitted to, or are currently enrolled in a university abroad;
* Wish to return to their home country to continue their academic career upon completion of their studies;
* Be very committed to teaching and demonstrate active participation in faculty life and outreach work to encourage young women into the sciences;
* Hold an excellent academic record.

How to apply
Applications are only accepted through the on-line system http://www.fftf.slb.com/Login.aspx. Note that the on-line system will be open from September 1 to November 30 2010.

Application deadline: November 30 2010

Further fellowship information and Application





Saturday, 4 September 2010

2011 Scholarships in University of Westminster, UK

Alumni Scholarships: 
These scholarships are gathered from income earned by the alumni affinity services. They are available to you if you are a graduate of any University of Westminster undergraduate degree and plan to proceed to a full-time Masters degree within the University.

Amount: £2,000 tuition fee waivers.Eligibility: You must be a University of Westminster graduate progressing to a full-time Masters degree at the University.
Criteria: Academic excellence and financial need.

Full Fee Waiver Scholarships:

Amount: Full tuition fee waivers.
Eligibility: You must be an international student and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.
Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

Half Fee Waiver Scholarships:
Amount: 50% tuition fee waivers.
Eligibility: You must be an international student and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.
Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.

MBA Scholarships:
Amount: 50% tuition fee waivers.Eligibility:You must hold an offer for the full or part-time MBA degree.
Criteria:Academic excellence, career progression and financial need. Preference will be given to you if you work in the voluntary or public sector.
Deadline:01 December 2010.

Westminster Business School (WBS) Part-Time Scholarships:
These scholarships are offered by Westminster Business School (WBS) to you if you are academically exceptional.
Amount: 50% tuition fee waivers.
Eligibility:You must hold an offer for any part-time Masters degree, excluding the MBA, within Westminster Business School.
Criteria:Academic excellence, career progression and financial need.
Deadline:01 December 2010.

Westminster International Scholarships:
These generous awards are aimed at fully funding you if you are from a developing country and will study a full-time Masters degree at the University. Particular preference will be given to you if you can demonstrate how the knowledge you acquire from your studies will aid the development of your own country.
Amount: Full tuition fee waivers, accommodation, living expenses and flights to and from London.
Eligibility: You must be an international student from a developing country and hold an offer for a full-time Masters degree.
Criteria: Academic excellence, development potential and financial need.
Application deadline: 1st December 2010

Further scholarship details:

Thursday, 2 September 2010

South – North PhD Sandwich Scholarships 2011, Germany

FSC awards up to four visiting Sandwich scholarships to PhD students from developing countries for a period of six months in 2011. The Center wishes to attract outstanding PhD students pursuing a career in academia or development collaboration. The scholarship aims at increasing their previously gained scientific knowledge and skills relevant to food security related issues.

The successful candidates will receive a scholarship for conducting PhD thesis related research studies and hence adding value to the PhD thesis and contributing to the mission of FSC. In addition, the successful candidates can select from the regular course catalogues of the international MSc and PhD study programs offered by the University of Hohenheim (also including the courses offered in the PhD program “Global Food Security”).

For research collaboration, each successful candidate will work with the research staff of the relevant institute of the University of Hohenheim to conduct a specific research project contributing to the mission of FSC and relevant for her/his PhD thesis. Funding for research is expected to be provided by the applicant’s and/or supervisor’s institute and/or other organizations.

The objective of the research collaboration is to write at least one joint, peerreviewed journal publication or paper to be presented at an international conference that contributes to FSC’s mission and that is relevant to the PhD thesis. Successful candidates are expected to present their research proposal, state of research and preliminary results in FSC’s interdisciplinary seminars and at relevant department’s PhD seminars. Participation in teaching and training activities on a limited scale, if possible, is desired.

Furthermore, FSC aims at establishing an active, longlasting collaboration with the supported researchers and their home institutes through an interactive alumni-network.
The scholarship is awarded for a stay at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany. The monthly grant is 1,000 Euros. In addition, FSC pays for traveling to/from Hohenheim. Health insurance and other costs must be paid for from the stipend.

Required skills

The applicant must provide proof of:
• outstanding study performance in agricultural, nutritional, natural, social, economic or political sciences, or related disciplines with specification on food security related issues with a minimum MSc grade of 2.5;
• working on doctoral studies at her/his home institute by the time of application and by the time the scholarship program commences;
• latest academic degree completed no more than 6 years prior to start of scholarship
• track record of knowledge in the proposed field of study;
• plan to return to his/her home country / country of residence and institute;
• excellent proficiency in oral and written English.

Furthermore, the applicant must:

• be able to conduct innovative research;
• have excellent interpersonal skills and team spirit;
• be able and willing to work well in an interdisciplinary, multicultural environment with individuals from different scientific, societal and cultural backgrounds and with organizations from the public, private and civil society sector;
• be available for the entire period of the research stay of 6 months in 2011;
• be a national of a developing country according to OECD DAC list.

Application Deadline September 30, 2010.

For further scholarship information

The Jay Jordan IFLA/OCLC Early Career Development Fellowship Program for Developing Countries

Fellowship Program for library and information science professionals from countries with developing economies

The program is jointly sponsored by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and OCLC.

On an annual basis program sponsors select up to six individuals, including a theological librarian, to participate in a five-week intensive Fellowship program. Four weeks are based at OCLC’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, USA, and one week is based at OCLC in Leiden, Netherlands, Europe. Topics and issues include information technologies and their impact on libraries, library operations and management, and global cooperative librarianship.

Fellows visit selected North American and European libraries and cultural heritage institutions, meet with leading information professionals and observe OCLC’s governance structure in action. The Fellows gain insight into issues affecting global library cooperation and are exposed to the governance of a global library cooperative. Key services and activities of program sponsors ATLA, IFLA and OCLC are highlighted. Fellows have numerous opportunities to meet leading practitioners and discuss real-world solutions to the challenges facing libraries today.

Fellows translate their learning and experiences into specific professional development plans that guide their continued growth as well as their personal contributions to their home institutions and country of origin.

Eligibility

Promising library and information science professionals who are in early stages of career development and who meet all of the qualifications are encouraged to apply. Applicants must:

-Be employed in a library or information center.

-Have a qualifying degree in library or information science. The qualifying degree may vary depending upon country of origin, but should be the general library or information science degree recognized in the country. Normally a PhD or MPhil is not considered a qualifying degree, because the Fellowship program is targeted for early career librarians.

-Have obtained the qualifying degree between January 1, 2006 and December 31, 2010.

-Have at least three years, but no more than eight years, of library or information science experience. For the 2012 program, applicants must have library or information science experience that begins no earlier than January 1, 2003 and no later than January 1, 2008.

-Be a legal national from a qualifying country (Maldives is in the list of Qualifying Countries) and be working as a librarian or information science professional in that country.

-Read and speak English proficiently.

-Be prepared to work as a team member with other Fellows and to participate as required in this fast-paced program.

-Have a valid passport.

-Be able to obtain an appropriate visa permitting legal entry into the United States and into the Netherlands (the Netherlands is the base for the week in Europe; once admitted to one European Union country, Fellows will be able to travel within other countries visited during the program).

Application Procedures

For consideration, qualified applicants must prepare and submit an application, including an electronic copy of their qualifying library or information science degree diploma. The application must follow the content outline and format described in the document “2012 Application.” The completed application, including diploma copy, PLUS two letters of recommendation must be received by OCLC no later than February 18, 2011. The application and letters of recommendation must be in English.

Further Fellowship Information and Application

THE-ICE Member Scholarships of Excellence Applications - Closing 24 September 2010

The international Centre of Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education Limited (THE-ICE) encourages and promotes excellence in tourism and hospitality education. We offer scholarship grants to international students who wish to study tourism and hospitality at a THE-ICE member institution. Our member's programs have been independently assessed and accredited by an international panel and successfully met THE-ICE Standards of Excellence, which were specifically developed to endorse high quality tourism, hospitality and event programs.

Scholarship grants are offered on the basis of academic excellence commencing in Semester 1, 2011 and can be chosen from the programs listed below. All information regarding conditions of award eligibility and selection criteria is included on the application form which can be downloaded by entering your details in the Start Here. Once you have registered and logged in, simply download scholarship application forms or any program links listed below to view details.

Applications for Semester 1, 2011 close on 24 September 2010.  Please revisit this website or see our e.news for new scholarship announcements.

Remember to read the eligibility and selection criteria on the application form carefully. You must meet the criteria to be eligible for consideration. Please see Frequently Asked Scholarship Questions (at left). You will find answers to most of your questions here. In addition, should your application be successful you will need to apply for a student Visa. Details of visa applications and requirements can be found at The Department of Immigration and Citizenship.

For more information about the courses, participating institutions, application forms, please click here







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