Monday, August 14, 2006

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS: CALLING FOR KADAZANDUSUN APPLICANTS

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS:
CALLING FOR KADAZANDUSUN APPLICANTS
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[Ireland] PhD Studentship in Hospital Management - Dublin Institute of Technology
Applied Simulation as a Decision Support System Tool to Improve Delivery, Cost Effectiveness and Service Quality in HospitalsClosing date for applications: 29th September 2006.School of Management is seeking to appoint high-quality PhD student to start his/her study in October / November 2006. This studentship, funded by Postgraduate R & D Skills Programme, is available at Dublin Institute of Technology. This interdisciplinary project involves the study of the internal dynamics of hospitals as an environment of uncertainty, variability and limited resources. The aim is to deliver simulation and optimisation decision support tool to the healthcare sector to improve delivery, cost effectiveness and service quality in critical areas such as Accidents and Emergency (A&E). This project requires an enthusiastic candidate with interests in management, engineering and statistics. We welcome applications from suitable qualified students from across the world.

The full award is open to Ireland, EU and overseas students and covers the fees a tax-free maintenance grant starting at €12,500 per annum.Candidates should possess a first or upper second class honours degree in management, engineering or a related discipline and available for interview in Dublin. The successful candidate must be able to take up the studentship by 1st November 2006.This is a unique opportunity to join a leading research group with a strong track record for the invention, development and utilisation of decision support systems.Informal enquiries can be made to either Dr. Amr Arisha (amr.arisha@dit.ie) or. Ms. Nicole O`Neill (nicole.oneill@dit.ie), Applications should comprise a covering letter, detailed CV, and contact details for two referees. Applications should be posted to:Postgraduate Admissions,School of Management,Dublin Institute of Technology,DITAungier Street,D2, DublinIreland


[Switzerland] 3 PhD studentships in Geophysics Earth and Planetary Magnetism group Institute for Geophysics
The Earth and Planetary Magnetism group within the Institute for Geophysics is seeking 3 post-graduate students to undertake research leading to the award of PhD. The EPM group has broad interests spanning all aspects of magnetism in the Earth and planets, from a theoretical, observational and experimental point of view. Prior study in Earth Science is not a prerequisite.We seek talented young researchers to undertake the following projects:
1. Investigation of the role of the magnetic field in the core in the development of textural anisotropy within the inner core, known to exist from seismological studies. This project will involve the use of state-of-the art numerical models of magnetic field generation in the Earth.

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Analysis of electromagnetic induction in the Earth from ground-based observations and satellites. Novel approaches to the extraction of relevant signal and modelling of conductivity within the mantle will be developed.
Development of new numerical methods for numerical simulation of convection in the Earth and giant planets; other applications may be to general circulation models of the atmosphere, and climate change. This will involve new mathematical and computational developments.
Supervision of the projects will be jointly by Prof Andrew Jackson and other members of the research group, currently numbering 6 staff. ETH offers outstanding research facilities, including access to supercomputing facilities. Candidates with excellent first degrees in the areas of physics, mathematics, computer science and geophysics are encouraged to apply.The projects are of 3 years duration, are available immediately, are open to all nationalities and are supported by either the Swiss National Science Foundation or the ETH.Applications should be sent by post and include a statement of research interests, a CV and should include the names of two referees; they should be sent to Elisabeth Laederach, Institute of Geophysics, ETH Hoenggerberg, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland. Applications will begin to be reviewed from August 31st and will continue until the positions are filled.

[Germany] 12 Doctoral Scholarships in Economics at FS University of Jena
The new Research Training Group / Graduiertenkolleg 1411 "The Economics of Innovative Change" (Die Okonomik des innovativen Wandels) will start by October 1, 2006 at the Department of Economics of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena. The program is funded by the German Science Foundation. It offers top level graduated students the opportunity to achieve a doctoral degree (PhD) in economics.The Research Training Group offers:12 scholarships for doctoral students (duration of 2+1 years) with a background in economics and business administration2 scholarships for post-docs (duration of 2 years) one position with a background in experimental and empirical economics and one position with a background in economics of innovation.

The Research Training Group "The Economics of Innovative Change" will address unresolved questions and problems concerning the economic dynamics of firms, markets, sectors and regions with an analytical focus on the endogenous driving forces mainly understood as the activities of invention and innovation. The variety of topics that is dealt with covers the foundations of individual behaviour and the economic and institutional environment, the generation of innovations together with the organizational forms of activities of invention and innovations, the change of the sectoral structures caused by innovations, the role of the demand side in this context, as well as the political management of change.The scholarship positions require a permanent and active participation in the study and the research program of the research training group. Therefore all scholarship holders are expected to choose Jena as their place of residence.Applications should includeCV, copy of diploma, BA, MA certificate, copy of diploma or master thesis, writing sample (about 10 pages), 2 reference letters from academic teachers, 1 page statement on the expected benefit from participating in the program;the application form: visit our homepage download, fill in and return to us; and be mailed to the spokesman of the Research Training Group, preferably by August 30, 2006:Prof. Dr. Uwe CantnerFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaDepartment of EconomicsCarl-ZeiƟ-Str. 3D-07743 Jenae-mail: uwe.cantner@wiwi.uni-jena.dePlease do not send any originals because materials submitted cannot be returned to the applicant.For more information on the structure, teaching staff and objectives of the Research Training Group visit:http://www.wiwi.uni-jena.de/Mikro/gk-eic.html


[Italy] PhD Studentships in Various Fields at University of Naples Federico II
The Research Doctorate is the highest academic title that can be bestowed in Italy. It is equivalent to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Anglo-Saxon countries. The principal objective of a Research Doctorate Program is to educate graduate students on carrying out pure or applied scientific research, in the ambit of the chosen discipline. The University of Naples Federico II is a large research university and the oldest state university in the world. Its Research Doctorate Programs aim to train a selected number of young people, endowed with a high quality preparation and having the enjoyment for the research, to a high level of scientific, technical and professional qualification. The Doctorate Schools of the University promote advanced training in almost all the fields of the knowledge by organizing basic courses of wide and considerable scientific content both with the support of its own professors and with the aid of the Italian and foreign scholars. Specific courses related to the chosen research program are organized by the single Doctorate Courses. The research activities are carried out both in the Departments of the University and in distinguished national and international scientific institutions. PhD Programs 22nd cycle. Website:http://www.unina.it/postlaurea/dottorato/en/index.jsp


Call for Admission of Candidates to the PhD ProgramsApplication deadline: October 2th 2006
Application form A
Application form B
List of PhD Programs with positions reserved to candidates not resident in Italy and educated abroad.
Website: http://www.unina.it/postlaurea/dottorato/en/index.jsp
[UK] MRC Dorothy Hodgkin Research 3-year MPhil/PhD Studentship in Opthalmology - University College London
An MPhil/PhD studentship is available under the supervision of Dr M Francesca Cordeiro and Professor Tom Salt at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (an excellent 5**-rated research institution). Under the terms of the Dorothy Hodgkin award, only nationals from the following countries are eligible to apply: India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Brazil, Russia and the developing world. Applicants must hold a high-grade qualification, equivalent to a UK first class honours degree from a prestigious institution.The project will focus on new approaches for the early clinical diagnostic evaluation of, and highlight novel therapeutic strategies for, glaucoma and neurodegenerative retinal conditions, before significant visual loss occurs. The proposed project will use the expertise and very well equipped laboratories in Dr Cordeiro`s group combined with the neuroscience research facilities of Professor Salt`s group and their multi-disciplinary team of collaborators, providing a combined resource that is not available elsewhere. The student will acquire techniques applicable to in vivo modelling of disease, including imaging, electrophysiology, histology and cell biology. This will also involve design of experimental protocols, quantification of physiological and pharmacological responses, and the use of computers to control experiments and collect and analyse data.The studentship will include the payment of fees and an annual stipend of around £14,000 per annum. The funding is available from 1st October 2006.For information about the research undertaken by Dr Cordeiro`s laboratory, please see this website:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/glaucoma-retinal-neurodegen/Application forms can be downloaded from the UCL web site at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate-studyCompleted application forms should be sent to Jane Molyneux, UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, 11-43 Bath Street, EC1V 9EL or emailed to j.molyneux@ucl.ac.uk, no later than 25 August 2006
[Ireland] Postgraduate Opportunities in Food Structure & Health - National University of Ireland
Opportunities exist for motivated graduates to develop their research skills further in a variety of innovative food research projects based at the Moorepark Food Research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland. The laboratories are well equipped and the prospective students will have access to state-of-the-art research equipment and experienced supervisors. There are currently four studentships available in the area of food structure and health and cheese science as described below:Characterisation of polysaccharides as fat mimetics in mixed biopolymer systems using dynamic microstructure analysis.Polysaccharides are widely used in the food industry as thickening agents and for their fat mimetic properties, whilst milk proteins are particularly useful as structuring agents in many foods.By exploiting segregative phase separation phenomena it is possible to control the microstructure and phase distribution of mixed biopolymer systems containing both proteins and polysaccharides and therefore to design food structures with desired functional properties. Most phase separation studies have focused on equilibrium behaviour and used small deformation rheological methods to study properties; very few studies have linked large deformation and failure response to microstructural features.Confocal scanning laser microscopy (CSLM) is a powerful technique for studying the distribution of food ingredients and also the formation of protein networks. Recent developments in micro-tensile and shearing optical stages have facilitated the direct observation of protein-polysaccharide composites during mechanical deformation. This successful candidate will develop and apply dynamic microstructure characterisation techniques to mixed biopolymer systems containing milk proteins and polysaccharides. Rheological and microstructural data obtained will be correlated with data obtained from equivalent biopolymer systems containing fat.Academic Supervisor: Prof. Daniel M. Mulvihill, University College, Cork.Teagasc Supervisor: Dr. Mark Auty, Moorepark Food Research Centre.Requirements:Applicants should have a good primary degree (1 or 2.1) in Food Science, Biochemistry, Biological or Physical Science.Funding: The positions are funded by a Teagasc Walsh Fellowship of €17,000 p.a. covering postgraduate stipend and tuition fees.Location: Sucessful applicants for all positions will be based at Moorepark Food research Centre, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Some time will also be spent at the relevant academic institution.Starting date: The project will start at the beginning of September 2006. Students will be required to register for a higher degree at the appropriate academic institution. Application procedure:Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, detailing qualifications and experience, together with a covering letter stating which position they are applying for and explaining why they wish to pursue this project. Deadline for applications is Friday 18 August 2006. Applications for all positions should be sent, preferably by email, to the academic supervisor as detailed below:Prof. Daniel M. Mulvihill, Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences, National University of Ireland, Cork, Ireland. dmmul@ucc.ieFurther details are available from Dr. Mark Auty(mark.auty@teagasc.ie, Tel: +353 25 42447)
[UK] Imperial College London - PhD Studentship in Psychological Child Development
Persisting effects of antenatal anxiety on child developmentApplications are invited for a three-year PhD studentship in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, funded by the National Institutes of Health.The research will be carried out in collaboration with the Children of the Nineties population study (ALSPAC) in Bristol, and the University of Rochester, USA, but will be based in London. Applicants should possess/expect at least an upper second-class honors life science degree, and be interested in fetal programming, child development and its biological basis. The project will involve relating the maternal emotional state during pregnancy and the outcome for the child, with a particular focus on the function of the HPA axis. The student will carry out saliva cortisol essays and data analysis, and will also be able to develop some related independent projects.The studentship is available as soon as possible. The stipend will be £15,500 pa, with EU/UK rate fees paid in addition. The grant does not cover the extra PhD fees for non-EU nationals.To apply, please send an up to date CV, including the names and addresses of two academic referees, to Professor Vivette Glover, IRDB, Imperial College London, Du Cane Road, London W12 ONN, or email v.glover@imperial.ac.uk quoting reference number HJ 1026.
[Germany] International PhD Program “Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences”,Munich
The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (IMPRS-LS) has openings for PhD student positions in the international PhD program “Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences”The IMPRS-LS is jointly conducted by the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology and the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in cooperation with the Ludwig Maximilian University Munich and the Technical University Munich. The school offers a PhD program in life sciences covering areas of biochemistry, cell biology, molecular medicine, neurobiology and structural biology. The 3 year program, entirely taught in English, provides comprehensive scientific training in a superb and vibrant research environment with state of the art facilities and cutting edge research projects. The doctoral degree will be awarded by one of the two Munich universities both of which are amongst the highest ranking universities in Germany.Students can specialize in one of five major disciplines that form parallel but interlinked tracts thereby creating an interdisciplinary context to promote the ability of cross-frontier thinking. Laboratory work will be supplemented by seminars, summer schools, elective courses, training in soft skills and participation in international conferences.Highly qualified candidates with a deep commitment to basic and/or clinical research are invited to apply. Applicants should hold a MSc (or an equivalent degree) in biological sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, biotechnology, medicine or a related discipline. A one year preparatory program is available to a limited number of outstanding applicants with a Bachelor`s degree allowing a fast track path towards a doctoral degree.Fellowships are available to German and international students. Candidates will be selected on a competitive basis. Deadline for application is January 15; selection will be completed by April 15; classes will commence October 1. Accepted candidates may start their research projects as early as Mai each year.Contact:Hans-Joerg Schaeffer, PhDProgram CoordinatorIMPRS-LSAm Klopferspitz 1882152 Martinsried, Germanyphone: ++49 89 8578-2281fax: ++49 89 8578-2282email: info@imprs-ls.mpg.dewebsite: www.imprs-ls.mpg.de
[Germany] Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology PhD Grants
The Research Group focuses on law, authority and social behaviour in plural legal settings under conditions of increasing globalisation.The project deals with local adoptions of international right discourses. It will study the global circulation of legal knowledge and norms of governance by looking how law is used by individuals and groups in conflicts with states. The projects wants to identify the social and political conditions that make people chose recourse to law in their conflicts with the state and how legal recourse relates to other modes of articulating demands. Moreover, it wants to assess the effect of recourse to law in terms of changes in norms and expectations and in modes of the social organisation of demands. Thereby it attempts to trace the changes in what is expected of state rule, the shifting norms of rights and justice, and the changes in practices of claiming rights caused by the interplay of local efforts and international pressures in the institutionalization of norms of governance.The focus is on states with majority Muslim populations, e.g. Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia, but also others depending on the applicant`s preferences. Please consult the websitehttp://www.eth.mpg.de for more information on the project.The PhD Grants are generally awarded for 2 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. We expect our PhD students to complete a year-long period of fieldwork as part of their studies. The Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in under-represented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women. Individuals with disabilities will be given priority, assum-ing equal qualifications.Applications should include the standard documentation and a project resume.
1. Standard documentation includes:
2. a cover letter
3. a CV including a list of publications
4. a project resume (two to five pages; two alternative ideas may also be considered)
5. photocopies of university degrees
6. names of 2-3 referees, whom we may contact
7. There is no application form to be filled out.
8. Applications may be submitted by email.
Final selection will be made following interviews in November 2006. The project will start in December 2006/January 2007. Please send applications to the following address by 06th October 2006:Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Personnel Administration,P. O. Box 11 03 51 D - 06017 Halle/Saale or email to: wagenbrett@eth.mpg.de.Further background information concerning the project and the Project Group "Legal Pluralism" can be found on our homepage: http://www.eth.mpg.de.
[Italy] PhD Studenthips Political Theory at Luiss University-Rome
The Research Group focuses on law, authority and social behaviour in plural legal settings under conditions of increasing globalisation.The project deals with local adoptions of international right discourses. It will study the global circulation of legal knowledge and norms of governance by looking how law is used by individuals and groups in conflicts with states. The projects wants to identify the social and political conditions that make people chose recourse to law in their conflicts with the state and how legal recourse relates to other modes of articulating demands. Moreover, it wants to assess the effect of recourse to law in terms of changes in norms and expectations and in modes of the social organisation of demands. Thereby it attempts to trace the changes in what is expected of state rule, the shifting norms of rights and justice, and the changes in practices of claiming rights caused by the interplay of local efforts and international pressures in the institutionalization of norms of governance.The focus is on states with majority Muslim populations, e.g. Turkey, Egypt, Iran, Indonesia, but also others depending on the applicant`s preferences. Please consult the websitehttp://www.eth.mpg.de for more information on the project.The PhD Grants are generally awarded for 2 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. We expect our PhD students to complete a year-long period of fieldwork as part of their studies. The Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in under-represented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women. Individuals with disabilities will be given priority, assum-ing equal qualifications.Applications should include the standard documentation and a project resume.
1. Standard documentation includes:
2. a cover letter
3. a CV including a list of publications
4. a project resume (two to five pages; two alternative ideas may also be considered)
5. photocopies of university degrees
6. names of 2-3 referees, whom we may contact
7. There is no application form to be filled out.
8. Applications may be submitted by email.
Final selection will be made following interviews in November 2006. The project will start in December 2006/January 2007. Please send applications to the following address by 06th October 2006:Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Personnel Administration,P. O. Box 11 03 51 D - 06017 Halle/Saale or email to: wagenbrett@eth.mpg.de.Further background information concerning the project and the Project Group "Legal Pluralism" can be found on our homepage: http://www.eth.mpg.de.
[Ireland] University College Dublin Ph.D. Studentship in Vehicle Emissions & Urban Air Quality
This project forms part of a multi-disciplinary Urban Environment Project funded by the Irish Environmental Protection Agency: “Decision-Support Tools for Managing Urban Environment in Ireland”. The goal of the overall project is to develop decision-support tools that will help to quantify the economic and environmental dimensions of change in urban areas in an integrated fashion.Environmental concerns associated with air quality, urban diversity and green spaces, climate change in an urban context, urban sprawl and urban transport will be considered in an integrated way through use of the MOLAND model for land use planning.Candidates for this Scholarship should have a good honours degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline.A strong grasp of fluid dynamics would be very desirable, as would an understanding of vehicle design and operating characteristics - insofar as these affect the production of exhaust emissions. The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated, research-focused, team player, capable of seamless integration into a high-level research programme, and of delivering high-quality research within the strict time constraints of this project.This PhD scholarship is concerned with the Urban Air Quality sub-project and will focus on:
Establishing methodologies for estimating detailed, site-specific, emissions factors for road-transport-derived exhaust emissions (of Particulate Matter, NOx, CO, CO2 and unburned hydrocarbons) These factors will take account of engine and vehicle operating profiles which link to actual traffic flow patterns on the routes of interest. Real-world data will be derived from traffic management systems and from representative vehicles fitted with low-cost GPS instrumentation, combined with data available from on-board diagnostic systems.
Utilisation of Computational Fluid Dynamics -based models for atmospheric dispersion of these emissions, based on 3-dimensional representations of urban landscape where real data has been obtained using Light Detection And Ranging (LIDAR) techniques.
Estimating the indoor air pollution associated with different outdoor air quality characteristics, to facilitate modelling of the indoor-outdoor relationship, and subsequent integration into the MOLAND model.
The Ph.D. student will join a multi-disciplinary team based at the UCD Urban Institute Ireland, in University College Dublin.The total funding available for this PhD scholarship is €25,000 per year, for 3 years. This covers a stipend, University Fees and an allowance for travel in connection with the project and for dissemination of results at conferences. The actual financial breakdown will vary depending on individual student circumstances. Note that University PhD registration fees differentiate between EU nationals and those with non-EU status.Contact details for Further Information:Dr. William J. Smith or Dr. David J. TimoneySchool of Electrical, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering,University College Dublin,Belfield, Dublin 4, Irelandwilliam.smith@ucd.ie (Phone +353-1-7161902), ordavid.timoney@ucd.ie (Phone +353-1-7161831)Application ProcedurePlease submit (by email) a CV describing your educational and other achievements, and a short statement explaining your particular interest in this project. Please include contact details of two academic referees.Closing Date for Applications by email to Sheila.Convery@ucd.ie: Monday 21 August 2006
[UK] PhD Studentships Business Studies - Cardiff Business School
Deadline Friday 18th August 2006A number of PhD Studentships (potentially covering both tuition fees and living expenses) have become available for students wishing to commence their studies in September/October 2006. We are seeking strong applicants (with a first class or upper second class honours degree, or Masters degree). Students of any nationality may apply.Applicants must be highly qualified and motivated - with an outstanding academic record - and must be able to demonstrate excellent research potential. If English is not your first language you will also be required to demonstrate oral and written fluency before being accepted onto the PhD Programme. A minimum score of 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or a TOEFL standard score of 580 (235 computerised version) is required. Copies of appropriate English language certificates must be supplied with your application.How to apply
Applicants should apply using the standard Cardiff University application form for postgraduate study and indicate clearly the academic school and area of research that is intended. The application form and accompanying forms can be downloaded from: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/postgrad/howtoapply/index.html
Applicants should indicate clearly on the front page of the application form that they wish to apply for a 2006/7 Studentship.
Applicants should include with their application two referees` reports in sealed envelopes. At least one of the referees should be a university teacher, have a good knowledge of the applicant`s academic ability and achievements, and indicate, where possible, the applicant`s ranking in his/her class.
Applicants should also include copies of transcripts and degree certificates.
Applicants should include in their `previous experience` reference to any research projects undertaken, including at Bachelors/Masters level, and any publications arising from this research.
Applicants should submit a detailed research proposal of no more than 4 pages, setting out the general area of research, your intended contribution to the field of study, an indication of the research method(s) you intend to follow, and a full bibliography.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
EligibilityAll nationalities For more information on all of the above studentships and how to apply, please see http://www.cf.ac.uk/carbs/research/phd/fees.htmlOr contact:Elsie Phillips PhillipsE2@cardiff.ac.uk Tel: 029 2087 6786Sara Bragg BraggS@cardiff.ac.uk Tel: 029 2087 4255

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