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PhD Studentships in Quantitative Analyses of Labour Market, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus

PhD Studentships in Quantitative Analyses of Labour Market, Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus

At the Department of Economics at Aarhus School of Business, University of Aarhus, a number of PhD scholarships will be available from January 1, 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The PhD scholarships are offered within quantitative analyses of labour market and welfare policies, including e.g. analysis of the effects of labour market programmes, the effects of programmes in relation to children, youth, families, immigrants or elderly, or the use of economic incentives in employment or integration policies. The aim is to analyse different types of interventions targeting these groups, and to develop and apply econometric methods for evaluating programmes using micro data.

The PhD scholarships are placed within the Graduate School for Integration, Production and Welfare, and they are affiliated with the Department of Economics and the Danish National Institute of Social Research. Further information on the Graduate School and the PhD scholarships can be obtained from professor Peter Jensen, Department of Economics, phone: +45 89 486 482, e-mail:, or research director Niels Ploug, Danish National Institute of Social Research,
phone: +45 33 48 08 40, e-mail: .

A PhD student in Denmark must complete an individually planned PhD course programme within the relevant research area and conduct a research project under the supervision of experienced senior researchers. As part of the PhD scholarship the PhD student will be enrolled in the PhD programme comprising a number of courses within the relevant research area.

The PhD student is also expected, as part of the programme, to spend some time (up to six months), with coverage of travel and accommodation expenses, at another - often foreign - research institution. During the programme, the PhD student is further expected to gain teaching experience within the subject area as well as experience with other forms of dissemination of research results. ASB also finances participation in relevant PhD courses and scientific conferences. In addition, it is expected that PhD students participate in and contribute to the other activities of the department.

*Conditions of employment
*The PhD scholarship has duration of three years. Graduates and students expecting to complete their study programme in the near future may apply for the scholarship. The employment is covered by a national collective agreement.

The applicant's research potential will be the determining factor for a positive academic assessment. Exam results will also be assessed. For further information on admission criteria and ASB's PhD programme, please go to:

For the full details of the job announcement and applications requirements please refer to available

Deadline for application: *Monday, December 17, 2007 at 12:00 noon*.

PhD Studentship in Opthalmology - University College London

 PhD Studentship in Opthalmology - University College London

Pressure damage to the optic nerve head in glaucoma is the most common cause of irreversible blindness and is currently incurable. Recent experimental work has demonstrated that an adult stem cell, the olfactory ensheathing cell, can structurally and functionally repair spinal cord tract and root injuries, and that these cells also stimulate the regeneration of optic nerve fibres. This PhD project will investigate transferring the application of these cells to optic nerve damage. The student will be supervised by Professor P T Khaw (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) and Professor G Raimman (UCL Institute of Neurology).

Applicants should have a first class honours degree or equivalent in a related subject. The studentship can only be awarded to students from India, China, and the developing world countries, as defined by the OECD (see for details of eligible countries).

This studentship is available immediately and offers a stipend of £14,600 plus fees at the overseas student rate. This Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Award is partly funded by the Medical Research Council and the charity Fight for Sight.

Erasmus Mundus Masters Course SUFONAMA - Sustainable Forest and Nature Management

 Erasmus Mundus Masters Course SUFONAMA - Sustainable Forest and Nature Management

We offer an integrated two-year world-class Masters Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) based on our long experience in teaching and research, and building on mas-ters programmes that have proved to be dynamic and viable. By joining the teaching and research ex-periences of five European leading educational institutions, this unique Course will constitute an in-depth educational programme with inherent impetus to stay at the forefront of research-based teaching strongly linked to realities in many European and non-European countries.

The SUFONAMA Course is offered by a consortium consisting of five institutions: (i) The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Centre for Forest, Landscape and Planning, Copenhagen, Den-mark, (ii) University of Wales, School of the Environment and Natural Resources, Bangor, Wales, UK, (iii) University of Goettingen, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Ecology, Goettingen, Germany, (iv) Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Alnarp, Sweden, and (v) University of Padova, Faculty of Agriculture, Padova, Italy.

The Course consists of a first study year at one of three institutions (Bangor, Copenhagen, Goettingen) and a specialising second study year with different topics offered by each of the five institutions. The students are required to spend the second year at another university than the first one. The aim of the first study year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable forest and nature management. The learning outcomes are similar for the three first year institutions and allow students to choose freely among the five specialisation options in the second year. The first study year ends with a Joint Summer Module, run as a two-weeks excursion to a Consortium country. You can specialise in the second year within the following topics: (i) Conservation and land management (Bangor), (ii) Eco-nomic management of forests and nature (Copenhagen), (iii) Timber and non-timber forest product use and processing (Goettingen), (iv) Scandinavian and East European forestry (Alnarp), (v) Mountain forestry and watershed management (Padova). The specialisation includes a master thesis based on research and fieldwork inside or outside the EU. When students have acquired 120 ECTS by studying at two Consortium institutions (at least 60 ECTS at each) they will obtain a SUFONAMA double degree and the Diploma Supplement. All SUFONAMA modular activities can be completed in English. The following degrees are awarded: MSc in Forestry in Copenhagen, MSc in Environmental Forestry and MSc in Conservation and Land Management in Bangor, MSc in Forestry in Goettingen, MSc in Forestry in Alnarp, and MSc in Forestry and Environmental Sciences in Padova.

Consortium fees per year are € 4,500 for EU/EEA-EFTA students and € 8,000 for third-country students. EU/EEA-EFTA students are eligible for financial support, see Around 20-30 Erasmus Mundus scholarships (€ 21,000 per year per student) are expected to be available for third-country students. Students applying for a scholarship must submit their application no later than 25 January 2008. EU/EEA-EFTA students must apply no later than 15 August 2008. The application form is available at There is no separate application form for scholarships. The next academic year starts around 1 September 2008 (depending on first year institution).

Detailed information on the SUFONAMA Masters Course is available on Applicants should observe that only complete application forms will be processed. Please read the admission procedure carefully and note that applicants will be informed about scholarship decisions around mid- May 2008.

Essay Contest: The Benefits of a Free Market Economy

 Essay Contest: The Benefits of a Free Market Economy

Send your completed manuscript, in Word or WordPerfect, as an attachment to Ashley Harrison ( on or before December 1. The essay must be in English.

In addition to sending the article as an attachment, you must include your name, mailing address, and the university or school that you attend. Finalists will be required to provide evidence that they are full-time students and that they are 25 years old or younger. At that time, a photocopy of your student identification card will be required.

If you have any technical or logistical questions about the contest (if, for example, the links to the listed articles don't work), you may contact Jane Shaw at

Your essay should be between 1000 and 2000 words. Significantly longer essays will not be considered. Essays will not be returned. Winning essays (including honorable mentions) will become the property of APEE and may be published in print or electronically.

Your essay can be about any one of the three topics listed below. After each topic, there is a short discussion that should help you prepare your essay, as well as a few articles that may be helpful as you address the topic. You do not have to use the same title, and your essay can cover a portion, rather than all, of the topic.

What Causes Prosperity?
What is the Role of Ethical Behavior in a Free Market?
Can Free Markets Protect the Environment?

Contestants' essays will be judged on the basis of the clarity of the writing, the quality of the thinking they reflect, and the extent to which they recognize or incorporate one or more relevant ideas suggested by the supporting articles, especially the first three online articles. You do not have to agree with the ideas in the supporting articles (and you do not have to read all the articles that are mentioned), but the judges are looking for thoughtful essays that reveal that the writer has considered the benefits of free economies.

Loeb Fellowship - Scholarships

Loeb Fellowship

The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to nurture the leadership potential of the most promising men and women in design and other professions related to the built and natural environment. It enhances the excellence of the GSD by exposing students to some of the most exciting midcareer professionals in their fields. John Loeb realized this potential when he endowed the Loeb Fellowship to fill a special place in American education: one that would greatly increase the practical effectiveness of the design professions. Now entering its fourth decade, with over 300 alumni, the Fellowship has made substantial progress toward that goal.

The Loeb Fellowship was established in 1970 through the generosity of the late John L. Loeb, Harvard College '24. Based at the Graduate School of Design, the program offers ten annual postprofessional awards for independent study at Harvard. Through the Fellowship, participants have access to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Design, the Graduate School of Education, Harvard Business School, Harvard College, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard Law School, the Kennedy School of Government, and M.I.T.

Who Should Apply

Loeb Fellows are accomplished, mid-career professionals who have been engaged in their field for a minimum of five years, have compiled a record of exemplary work, and have been identified as leaders by their peers. Most applicants have expertise in the disciplines in which the Design School grants degrees - architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and urban design. Others come from related fields such as journalism, fine arts, nonprofit administration, and public service. Good candidates typically share a passion for improving the quality of the built and natural environment, and a commitment to improving their own skills in pursuit of that goal. Ideal applicants demonstrate a proven ability to create their own program of work or study and carry it through to completion.

Since the central focus and goal of the Fellowship is to improve the environment of cities and natural areas in the United States, most applicants are from this country. However, it is clear that the program's goal cannot be accomplished without reference to work being done in other parts of the world. Therefore, the Fellowship welcomes applications from qualified international practitioners. Diversity is a very important consideration for the Fellowship on many levels. Applications are encouraged from men and women, people of color, and those with both typical and atypical career paths.

The Fellowship is intended to serve practitioners, not to be an academic sabbatical. Applications from full-time academics are not encouraged. However, candidates whose work is divided between teaching and practice, and for whom this program will reinforce their work as practitioners, are welcome to apply.

Nomination Information

Nomination is not a requirement for application, however many excellent candidates learn about the Fellowship opportunity through the nomination process.

Please use this nomination form to introduce promising candidates to the Fellowship.

Either email the form directly to the Fellowship or download the form, fill it out and fax or mail to the Fellowship office.
Once the Fellowship office receives the completed nomination form, application materials will be forwarded to the prospective candidate.
The nomination process is anonymous. The Fellowship does not indicate the name of the nominator in the letter sent to the prospective applicant, however nominators are encouraged to contact the nominee and talk with them about the fellowship opportunity.

Application Information

Application forms, letters of recommendation, and supplemental materials are due January 3, 2008 for a Fellowship beginning in September 2008. Instructions for how to complete the application are included on the application form. If you have any questions call Sally Young at 617.495.9345.

For additional information, please contact:
Loeb Fellowship
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street room 420
Cambridge, MA 02138
e-mail :

Kinship Fellows

Kinship Fellows

If you want to explore market-based solutions to environmental problems - you're in good company. We're building a vital network of leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurial and dedicated to effective conservation through environmental markets.

Kinship is a ground-breaking environmental leadership program. Designed to serve as a mini-Green MBA, our intensive, month-long program combines leadership training with business and economic tools and fellowship in a dynamic community, while offering you time to develop your own project. With expertise in environmental economics and a wealth of on-the-ground experience in conservation projects, our elite faculty will mentor and guide your progress.

Join a new generation of dedicated conservation leaders next summer as we explore market-based approaches and real solutions to the challenges of creating sustainable development for our environment.

Basic Eligibility Requirements
In order to be considered for the program, applicants will need first to meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a minimum of a four-year college degree (or its overseas equivalent)
  • Have a minimum of five years relevant work experience
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English
  • Be a conservation practitioner (rather than an academic or researcher)

Selection Criteria
Applicants who meet the above requirements will be evaluated in the following areas:

Liguria Study Centre for the Arts and Humanities- The Bogliasco Fellowship Program

Liguria Study Centre for the Arts and Humanities- The Bogliasco Fellowship Program

Introduction: Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded, without regard to nationality, to qualified persons doing advanced creative work or scholarly research in the following disciplines: Archaeology, Architecture, Classics, Dance, Film/Video, History, Landscape Architecture, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Theatre and Visual Arts.

In the Arts, the Study Center welcomes persons doing both creative and scholarly work (such as Art History, Musicology, Film Criticism, and so on). With respect to Dance, Music, and Theater, however, the Center does not have rehearsal studio space for persons wishing to work extensively in performance.

Eligibility: All nationalities welcome; applicants for Fellowships are expected to demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines.

Amount Awarded: Please refer to website link below for more information.

Indirect Cost Recovery: This scheme is exempt from University of Sydney indirect costs.

Use the New Search Engine, Show me: Fellowships & Awards In optional keywords type: Liguria

Internet Link:

Closing Date: 15th January 2008

Internesip for young Roma university graduates

Internesip for young Roma university graduates

The European Commission in co-operation with the Open Society Institute is pleased to offer 5 five-month internships beginning on 1st March, 2008 for young Roma university graduates from all new member states (excluding Cyprus and Malta), Croatia, F.Y.R.O.M, Serbia, including Kosovo, and Montenegro.


These training periods involve work experience in one of the Commission's departments.


The internship has the following main aims:

a.To give Roma interns a general idea of the objectives and problems of European integration;
b.To provide them with practical knowledge of the working of Commission departments;
c.To enable them to acquire personal experience by means of the contacts made in the course of their everyday work;
d. To enable them to enrich and put into practice the knowledge they have acquired during their studies or professional careers.

Profile of interns:



  • Nationals from all new member states (excluding Cyprus and Malta), Croatia, F.Y.R.O.M, Serbia, including Kosovo, and Montenegro, who are of Roma origin;
  • Applications from women are encouraged;
  • The candidates must have completed a course of university education and obtained a full degree or its equivalent (for minimum national education qualifications required, see the Annex 1) by the closing date for applications. Applications are only accepted if they are accompanied by a photocopy of the candidate's degree certificate (or, in the absence of this document, an official statement from the university confirming the degree result, see Annex 2 for list of university degrees sought by the EC services);
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in civil society work;

a. Working knowledge of at least English or French. Ability to draft reports in one of these languages. Other languages would be appreciated;
b. Minimum computer literacy;
c. The age limit for interns is minimum 25. However, the Selection Committee may, if there is a good reason, make exceptions to this age limit at the candidate's request (in which case, a cover letter should be submitted with the application form). As the nature of the Commission's in-service training programme is young graduates at the beginning of their career, this age limit should not be considered to be discriminatory;

a. The internship scheme at the Commission is open to candidates who have not benefited yet from in-service training in another European institution or body;

Time frame:


Five-month internship - Starting date: 1st March, 2008



Note: Candidates should only apply if they seriously intend to take up the offer of an internship within the European Commission. Notification of withdrawal from the program after selection is unacceptable as it precludes others from this opportunity and is a source of inconvenience to both Open Society Institute and the European Commission.



Working conditions:


  • Health and accident insurance is compulsory and must be obtained by the selected intern before the start of the internship. The OSI grant will include the costs of the health and accident insurance for 5 months;
  • Relevant infrastructure (office space, computer etc.) will be provided by the European Commission;
  • Each intern will be assigned a supervisor.


In-service scheme description:


Job description:


a. Job description will be provided by the senior official (supervisor) to whom the intern will be assigned during the period of his/her in-service training. The supervisor will follow the intern's work. The intern is expected to participate in all the tasks of the team. The type of work will be equivalent to that of a junior executive-grade official, e.g. compiling information and documentation, organizing working groups, forums, public hearings and meetings, preparing reports and replying to queries, participation in team meetings, filing, linguistic revision of texts, etc.
b. The internship will give an opportunity to become acquainted with /involved in the activities related to Romani issues within the respective DG.




Practical information:


a. Trainees must hold upon their arrival proper permit/visa in relation to their country of origin as required by the Belgian authorities for 5 month tourist stay.
b. Accommodation expenses are included in the Open Society Institute grant. The stagiaires must arrange accommodation themselves, however OSI might assist the interns in finding suitable accommodation. The EC will provide them with basic information and guidance at the beginning of the stage.


The internship grant:


Financial assistance for the internship is provided by the Open Society Institute. The 5 month internship grant covers:


a. Travel expenses to and from Brussels will be arranged by OSI/RPP (using the cheapest available means of transportation). Actual travel expenses will be covered by the OSI up to a maximum of 600 Euro.
b. Accommodation, subsistence and health and accident insurance: 6000 Euro (1200 Euro/month).

Note: The Commission is not involved in budget management or making the relevant payments in relation to this programme.




Please send your application (using the attached application form) by e-mail, regular mail or via fax by the 7th January 2008.


Brussels Internship Program

Roma Participation Program

Open Society Institute Budapest

Oktober 6 u.12
H-1051 Budapest Hungary
Fax: +361 327-3841

IHS Production Internships

IHS Production Internships

Want to fly to LA and work on a feature film? Dig into a freedom-oriented, social issue documentary? Write side-by-side with a working Hollywood screenwriter or assist in the production of an upcoming television comedy? Maybe you're more into CGI, animation or video game writing and development?

The Institute for Humane Studies Production Internship Program places interns in all these areas at industry majors and new, cutting-edge companies. Participants in our program typically receive:

* $2000 stipend for a ten week internship
* Housing and travel allowance
* Tuition and travel assistance for our career development workshop
* Free novels and academic works on economics, history, and philosophy
* Mentoring with working industry professionals
* Networking opportunities in major media centers: NYC, LA, and DC

The Production Internship Program runs year-round with three semester deadlines: Spring, Summer, and Fall. We offer positions as short as five weeks and up to twenty weeks at host firms. If you are currently in school, you can be considered for a part-time internship that would work around your courseload.

Opportunities in the film industry often arise irrespective of the university calendar, so to increase your options for placement; the best policy is to apply as soon as you know your availability.

Our online application makes applying quick and easy. After completing the short registration process, you can post your answers to our short essay questions and upload the required supporting materials.

Internships are available in major media centers across the United States. We accept interns of all ages and experience levels and international applicants are eligible. For an idea of what we look for in a successful applicant or where you might be placed, check out our Production Intern Bios and our Past Host Firms. For more of an idea of what you'll do at an IHS internship, visit our Typical Day.

Graduate Internships at the Getty

Graduate Internships at the Getty

Graduate Internships at the Getty support full-time positions for students who intend to pursue careers in fields related to the visual arts. Programs and departments throughout the Getty provide training and work experience in areas such as curatorial, education, conservation, research, information management, public programs, and grantmaking.

More information on internship areas and host departments.


Graduate internships at the Getty are open to applicants of all nationalities. Students must either be currently enrolled in a graduate program leading to an advanced degree in a field relevant to the internship(s) for which they are applying or have completed a relevant graduate degree in 2005 or later with post-graduate activities in their field (paid or unpaid). (Students whose degrees were conferred prior to January 1, 2005 are not eligible.)


Internships are full-time beginning September 15, 2008. Most internships are for eight months, ending May 22, 2009. Conservation internships are full-time for twelve months, ending September 11, 2009. Grant amounts are $17,400 for eight months and $26,000 for twelve months. The grant includes health benefits, but housing is not provided.

Application Availability and Deadline
Completed application materials are due in the Getty Foundation office by December 15, 2007. We regret that incomplete or late applications (those received after December 15, 2007, regardless of their postmark date or place of origin) cannot be accepted for consideration. Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications hand-delivered to the Getty Center or those sent by e-mail or fax. Application materials cannot be returned.

All applicants will be notified of the Getty's decision in April 2008.

How To Apply
The application form for Graduate Internships at the Getty is available for viewing and printing in Portable Document Format (PDF), or by contacting the address shown below.
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Graduate internships at the Getty 2008-2009

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Please address inquiries to:
Attn: Graduate Internships
The Getty Foundation
1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685
Phone: 310.440.7320
Fax (inquiries only): 310.440.7703

IHS Essay Contest for Undergraduate Students

IHS Essay Contest for Undergraduate Students

What factors lead to prosperity, progress, and human flourishing?

The Institute for Humane Studies invites essays that explore the above question from any disciplinary perspective. Essays should be between 600 and 2500 words, excluding footnotes. Entrants may wish to discuss institutions, technology, information, social and political organization, human nature, psychology, history, philosophy, culture, or arts and literature in their work.

Specific topics might include-but are not limited to-the following:

* Why do some societies struggle with chronic poverty, instability, and violence while others do not?
* What roles do legal systems, money, trade, or property rights play in spreading prosperity?
* What are the conditions for social change?
* How can individuals or institutions encourage positive change or discourage negative change?
* How do ideas of liberty, cultural beliefs, and values affect human flourishing?

IHS Broadcast Journalism Internships

IHS Broadcast Journalism Internships

Do you want a career in broadcast journalism? A hands-on internship with an experienced producer at a major media network or news production house is one of the best ways to break into the industry. Get started by applying for the Institute for Humane Studies Broadcast Journalism Internship Program.

Last year, we funded interns at all three of the above networks, and this February, we will add NBC to that list. In our program, an intern typically receives:

* $2000 stipend for a ten-week internship
* Housing and travel allowance
* Tuition and travel assistance to our weeklong workshop, Journalism and the Free Society
* Free books, including academic works on economics, history, and philosophy
* Mentoring with working industry professionals
* Networking opportunities in major media centers: NYC, LA, and DC

The IHS Broadcast Journalism Internship Program runs year round with three semester deadlines: Spring, Summer, and Fall. We offer positions as short as five weeks and up to twenty weeks at host firms. Current students can be considered for a part time internship that works around course loads. International students are also eligible for placement.

Our online application makes applying quick and easy. After completing the short registration process, you can post your answers to our short essay questions and upload the required supporting materials.

For an idea of what we look for in a successful applicant or where you might be placed, check out our Production Intern Bios and our Past Host Firms. Please check out our new typical day to find out what you will do as an IHS Intern.

Scholarships: MS/PhD Fellowships at Petroelum Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

 MS/PhD Fellowships at Petroelum Institute, Abu Dhabi (UAE)

The Petroleum Institute (PI) is seeking applications from highly qualified candidates who are interested in pursuing graduate studies leading to Masters and Ph.D. degrees. Current major areas of interest include chemical, electrical, mechanical, petroleum and geosciences engineering. The Institute will launch its Masters program from Fall 2007 and its strategic five-year plan calls for the launch of the Ph.D. program in Fall 2010. In the interim period, qualified students who meet the admission requirements of both the PI and the selected partner institution can do their course work and carry out their doctoral research through a joint program between the PI and the partner institution, with the understanding that the degree will be conferred by the partner institution.

Qualifications/ required skills: Candidates with excellent academic credentials are invited to apply. They will be expected to have a B.S. degree from a well recognized university. For individuals from non-English countries, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 is required.

Chemical Engineering :
Electrical Engineering:
Mechanical Engineering:
Petroleum Engineering:

Stipend / Benefits: Stipend is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package, including a twelve-month base stipend, on-campus room and board, medical insurance, and travel funds to attend conferences and stays at PI's partner institutions. Applicant must be in excellent health and will be required to pass a pre-award physical examination. The UAE levies no income taxes.

To Apply: Interested candidates are requested to submit (preferably in Word or pdf form) the following as an attachment with their email:

a letter of interest, which addresses the applicant's qualifications for the fellowship;
a current resume with detailed summary of academic achievements and credentials;
an official copy of academic records, and at least three letters of recommendation in support of the candidate's application.
Send all requested materials to the Recruiting Coordinator at The Petroleum Institute (

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until successful candidates are selected. The initial phase of receiving applications will close by November 30, 2007.

Scholarships: PhD Position in Economics, University of Lugano

 PhD Position in Economics, University of Lugano

The University of Lugano and the Institute for Economic Research invite applications for a PhD position in Economics. Ideal candidates have a MSc or an equivalent degree in Economics or Econometrics, a strong interest in Applied Econometrics, Regional Economics and Macroeconomics. They should have or be willing to acquire good programming skills.

Applicants should be research oriented and have the desire to pursue an academic career or to continue their career doing research in Economics within the public or private sector.

The PhD program of the University of Lugano is structured in two phases: one preparatory year of intensive coursework followed by no less than two years of advanced studies and research. Successful applicants will enjoy superb research facilities. The starting date is upon agreement.

Applicants should send a CV, copies of previous scientific work, such as a master or diploma thesis, and arrange for two letters of recommendation. All documents should be sent directly to andrea.vaona[ at ]

For further information please contact: Prof. Andrea Vaona

Scholarships: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grants

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grants

The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting funds international travel costs associated with reporting projects on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream American media.

The amount of individual travel grants will depend on the specific project and detailed budget planning. Most awards fall in the range of $3,000 to $10,000 but depending on project specifics may be as much as $20,000.

Proposed projects must include a credible plan for broad dissemination of the resulting work in U.S. media (print and/or broadcast).



Grants are open to all journalists, writers, or filmmakers; staff journalists as well as free-lance, of any nationality are eligible to apply.

How to apply:

Applications will be considered upon receipt, with an emphasis on making Center projects as timely and news-worthy as possible.

Applications should be submitted by email* to

Applications should include the following:

* A description of the proposed project, including distribution plan, in 250 words or less;

* A preliminary budget estimate;

* Curriculum vitae;

* Three recent samples of work; (video samples should be sent by mail to below address in DVD format);

* Three professional references

Deadline: Rolling


Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
1779 Massachusetts Ave.
Suite 615
Washington, DC

Harper Academic Research Competition

Harper Academic Research Competition

Open to all full-time graduate students.  $2,000 in prizes, select finalists will present their research at the 2008 Social Change Workshop

What factors lead to prosperity, progress, and human flourishing?

The Institute for Humane Studies invites essays that explore the above question from any disciplinary perspective. The suggested length for papers is 3500 words. Entrants may wish to address institutions, technology, information, social and political organization, human nature, psychology, history, philosophy, culture, or arts and literature in their work.

Specific topics might include-but are not limited to-the following:

* The relationship between social stability and the protection of basic human rights
* The role of liberty, cultural beliefs, or values with respect to human flourishing
* The use of knowledge by individuals and organizations seeking to solve social problems
* How incentives guide people and institutions
* How legal systems can support or detract from prosperity
* The role of money, trade, or property rights in economic growth
* How the arts, literature, and news media encourage or discourage certain kinds of change

Essays may address any aspect of the question.

Eiffel scholarships

Eiffel scholarships

The French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs launched the Eiffel excellence scholarship programme in January 1999 to support French centres of higher education in their international outreach initiatives, in a context of mounting competition among developed countries to attract elite students from overseas. In 2005, the scheme was extended with the Eiffel Doctorate programme, addressing high-calibre PhD students.

For greater clarity, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is now introducing a single application procedure for its Eiffel Scholarship and Eiffel Doctorate Scholarship programmes.

The new Eiffel programme thus covers two types of course:

* Master's postgraduate degree course
* Ten-month co-tutored or co-managed component (preferably second or third year) of PhD course

The objectives of the Eiffel excellence programme run by the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs remain unchanged, the first being to offer French higher-education opportunities for future public- and private-sector decision-makers in three priority areas: science; economics & management; and law & political science.

Égide - Programme Eiffel
28 rue de la Grange-aux-Belles
75010 Paris
Tél. : + 33 1 40 40 59 30
Télécopie : + 33 1 40 40 59 24
Mél. :

Master Course in European Literary Cultures - Scholarships

Master Course in European Literary Cultures - CLE of the University of Bologna
The main objective of the Master Course is to train a cultural operator / a researcher / a teacher to have a good range of methodologies and a high cultural appreciation of the different contexts of European culture which enable a comparison with other cultures.
The main characteristic of this profile is the combination of the historical-linguistic skills, also at an advanced level, and a high knowledge of other disciplines.
These profiles are characterized by the continual application of the linguistic and cultural skills within an analytical and critical perspective.
The duration of the full-time programme is 24 months. Students will spend terms in two or three different consortium universities and the language of instruction varies according to the institutions chosen by the students. At the end of the Master Course, the consortium universities provide a double or multiple degree.
The CLE Consortium includes four primary European universities in the field of European literary studies: Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna, ITALY (project coordinator); Université de Haute-Alsace (Mulhouse), FRANCE; Université Marc Bloch (Strasbourg), FRANCE; Aristoteleion Panepistimion Thessaloniki, GREECE.
The programme involves around 120 students:
18 scholarships for non-EU students amounting to EUR 42000 (for a two-years course);
4 non-EU scholars with scholarship (two of them reserved to young researchers) amounting to EUR 13000 (for a three months researching period)
European and international students applying for the Master Course CLE must have a good level first-cycle degree in a discipline of relevance to CLE, a recognised level of proficiency in English and in the language of instruction of the consortium institution chosen for the first Master year course.

danceWEB Europe Scholarship Programme for Contemporary Dance

The Enhanced danceWEB Europe Scholarship Programme is a 5 week summer residency taking place every year in July - August in Vienna within the frame of ImPulsTanz festival.
The Scholarship Programme offers around 50 young professional dancers and choreographers from mainly European but also from Eastern European and non European countries the possibility to take part in an intense multinational further training programme.
The programme focuses on the exchange of ideas and knowledge, not limited by national borders, on concentrated further training, on meeting with internationally renowned artists gathering in Vienna at ImPulsTanz with the aim to orient the career of the participants.
In order to achieve both its educational and artistic goals, the Scholarship Programme is supervised each year by an artistic coach selected amongst dance personalities who have played a decisive part on an international level in the development of contemporary dance in recent years.
Over 650 young professional dancers and choreographers from over 70 countries have been part of this programme since its creation in 1996.
You can learn more on the Enhanced danceWEB Europe Scholarship Programme by reading what former "danceWEBers" were thinking after returning back home from their time in Vienna.
a scholarship includes the following free services:
Individual coaching by the artistic coach
Participation in the research projects of PRO SERIES
Participation in the research projects of COACHING PROJECT
Participation in the technique workshops of ImPulsTanz (150 seminars by 50 teachers)
Admission to all (up to 45) performances of ImPulsTanz
Access to approx. 250 awarded dance film videos available at the IMZ (Internationales Musikzentrum, Wien) video library
Exchange of ideas and contact with the international trainers and choreographers
Lecture demonstrations
Special projects exclusively offered to scholarship-holders
Connection to and presentation of a yearly growing, international database
Own homepage within the
Accommodation in Vienna for the period of the Scholarship Programme

International Program of Frontier Biotechnology


The Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka University is excited to announce a special degree program for Frontier Biotechnology taught in English. The aim of this program is to expose young scientists to state-of-the- art research skills and indepth knowledge of advanced biology, chemistry and physics to harness the potential of biotechnology. The program encompasses both Master and Doctor Courses,
while emphasizing research that directly benefits society and the environment. Students are expected to enroll in these courses sequentially in order to obtain both a master's and doctoral degree.
Scholarship Benefits
(1) 170,000 yen per month
(2) Air ticket (to and from Japan)
(3) 25,000 yen as arrival allowance
(4) Tuition exempted
Number to be Admitted
Ten for each year
Application Requirements
(1) Nationality: must be of the countries whose citizens are eligible for a Monbukagakusho Scholarship (Japanese Government Scholarship) .
(2) Age: must be less than 35 years as of April 1, 2008 (i.e. born after April 2, 1972).
(3) Education: Graduated or are expected to graduate by September 30, 2008 from a university or college.
(4) Language ability: must have a good command of English.
Application Deadline
January 16, 2008 International Students Section
Academic Affairs Division
Graduate School of Engineering
Osaka University
2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871
E-mail: iso-staffeng. jp
Fax: +81-6-6879-7229
URL: Department of Biotechnology
Department of Material and Life Science e.html
Program Start Date
October 1, 2008
Laboratory of Molecular Biotechnology
Department of Material and Life Science
Division of Advanced Science and Biotechnology
Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
Yamadaoka 2-1 Suita, Osaka Japan 565-0871
Phone/Fax: +81-6-6879-4580
Mobile : +81-8038141051
Email : / cahyo82@gmail. com
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Global Envision Essay Contest

Subject: Global Envision Essay Contest

There are a variety of different perspectives and ideas about what globalization is and how it affects people and communities around the world. To some people it means that everyone is a citizen of the global community and to others it means that large corporations take advantage of developing countries to increase profits and exploit resources and workers. Your task is to use your knowledge and personal experience to write a thoughtful response to the following quote, in no more than 1,000 words:
"Arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity." - Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan
The winner will receive USD 750 and be published on the Global Envision website. The top five essay writers will receive a Global Envision t-shirt.
Entries will be accepted September 1, 2007 through December 15, 2007 .
Please email submissions to and include "Global Envision Essay Contest" in subject line.
Global Envision Contest Rules
- Entries must be submitted by e-mail as a single attachment of a Microsoft Word or plain text document. It must include a cover page with submission information outlined below. Entries submitted as text in the body of an e-mail message will not be considered.
- Entries will be judged on originality, clear expression of ideas, presentation and understanding of the subject matter.
- All entries become of the property of Global Envision and may be published on the Global Envision Website and used in other Mercy Corps publications.
Submission Information
Mailing Address
Phone Number
Email Address
Date of Birth
School, University or Place of Work
Location of School, University or Place of Work
Your Field (i.e. MA in Economics)

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Fellowship on the Construction and Representation of Nature


Brown University seeks applicants from all disciplines who are interested in the construction and representation of nature. Scholars and artists dealing with visual material are especially encouraged toapply. Recipients may not hold a tenured position. Preference will be given to projects in which there is significant scholarly andtheoretical attention given to the theme of the seminar.
This is a residential fellowship. Fellows participate weekly in the Pembroke Seminar, present two public papers during the year, and pursue individual research. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center particularly encourages third world and minority scholars to apply.
The term of appointment is September 1, 2008-May 31, 2009.
The stipend is
a supplement for health and dental insurance, unless otherwise covered.
For application forms, contact: or phone 401-863-2643.

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8 Fully Funded Prize PhD Studentships in Physics

8 Fully Funded Prize PhD Studentships in Physics
The alliance brings together internationally leading physics research across Scotland to form the largest physics grouping in the UK. Major research themes being pursued are astronomy, condensed matter and materials physics, nuclear and plasma physics, elementary particles, photonics and physics and life sciences.
The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) is offering up to 8 fully funded PhD studentships for outstanding students from anywhere in the world. These prestigious and competitive awards are intended to attract outstanding students to study for a PhD in Scotland. Applicants will be registered for a PhD in physics at one of the participating Universities namely Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Glasgow, Paisley, St Andrews and Strathclyde. An excellent training environment will be provided by the SUPA Graduate School, giving candidates access to a wide range of courses across Scotland.
The online SUPA Prize Studentship is looking to recruit the best early stage researchers from a world-wide market to come to Scotland and help drive the research agenda in physics. The competition has run three times very successfully. In the first year of operation, the Prize Studentship Competition had 127 applications from 34 countries. 10 studentships were awarded. The second year of operation, the Prize
Studentship Competition saw an increase in applications and countries represented with 186 applications from 50 countries. 9 students were awarded the prize studentships. In our third year we had 230 applications again from around 50 countries and we awarded 15 studentships.
The SUPA Graduate School has 7 state of the art video-enable teaching rooms in each of the 6 SUPA partner physics departments and in the University of Dundee. All SUPA students have access to a comprehensive selection of advanced courses being delivered across the country by SUPA partners pooling expertise in the main theme areas of SUPA viz nuclear and plasma physics, photonics, condensed matter and material physics, astro and space, particle physics and physics and life sciences. In 2006-07, the first year of operation, we offered a total of 611 lecture hours across a choice of 48 graduate courses and 4 distance learning courses. Three Learning Technologists support video-enabled teaching and develop e-learning materials for the Graduate School. Students and staff within SUPA have access to My.SUPA - a customised learning portal to enhance and support teaching, learning, communication and collaboration within the alliance.
For more information on SUPA goto
The prize studentships will be open for applications from Oct 2007, with a deadline for submission of 31 January 2008.

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