25 Июл

Программа «Михаил Ломоносов», новый конкурс

Программа «Михаил Ломоносов» – финансируемая совместно DAAD и Министерством образования и науки РФ программа для проведения исследований по техническим и естественно-научным дисциплинам в университетах и научных центрах Германии.
 
Стипендии предназначены для молодых ученых из российских вузов, подведомственных Министерству образования и науки (заявки от соискателей из учреждений РАН не принимаются).
 
В рамках программы различаются два типа стажировок: линия «А» предназначена для аспирантов, а линия «В» для молодых исследователей, имеющих ученую степень. Повторное участие в программе допускается только каждый второй год.
 
Целевая группа
Аспиранты очной формы обучения и молодые ученые технических и естественных дисциплин, которым на момент 01.10.2018 еще не исполнится 35 лет, имеющие диплом специалиста или магистра. В качестве соискателей целевой группы «А» имеют право участвовать в конкурсе также кандидаты наук не старше 35 лет.
Сроки стажировки
Стипендиаты стажируются в Германии 6 месяцев, с 1 октября 2018 по 31 марта 2019 года. Сроки стажировки фиксированные и изменению или сокращению не подлежат.
Размер стипендии
·       Стипендия составляет 1200€ в месяц. Часть стипендии, финансируемая из средств МОН РФ, переводится на счет российского вуза и выплачивается стипендиату через бухгалтерию. Часть стипендии, финансируемая DAAD, переводится на счет, открываемый стипендиатом после прибытия на место проведения стажировки.
·       Оплата страховых взносов по договорам медицинского страхования, страхования от несчастного случая и страхования гражданской ответственности.
·       Фиксированная выплата на частичное покрытие дорожных расходов.
 
Подача заявок  до 20 сентября 2017 г. включительно!
 
 
 
 
25 Июл

PhD Position in Experimental Studies at Skoltech Center in Russia, 2017

PhD Position in Experimental Studies at Skoltech Center in Russia, 2017

The Skoltech center is proud to offer a PhD position in Experimental Studies of Two-Axial Loading of Textiles and Films. The position is available to pursue research in Russia.

The aim of the position to educate students, advance knowledge, and foster innovation in order to address critical scientific, technological, and innovation challenges and gaps facing Russia and the world.

The Skoltech center was founded by a collaboration of nine Russian institutions and organizations.

Course Level: The position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject:  The position is awarded in Experimental Studies of Two-Axial Loading of Textiles and Films.

Scholarship Award: The position will cover the following:

  • The award package typically includes a comprehensive health insurance and a stipend at internationally competitive level.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Russia

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Successful candidates are expected to have a Masters (or Specialist or an equivalent) degree in mechanical or materials engineering.
  • Previous experience in experimental mechanics in general and mechanics of composite materials related experimental and simulation methods, in particular, is highly desirable.
  • Successful candidates are expected to have experience with laboratory equipment. One of the primary responsibilities of a candidate will be to develop, produce and put into operation the test set-up.
  • The candidates should have a desire to conduct experimental studies. A good knowledge of mechanics of continuous media, damage and fracture mechanics, and calculation software tools is also required.

Nationality: Russian applicants are eligible for the position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have master degree.

English Language Requirement: The candidates should have at least an upper-intermediate level of the English language.

PhD Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Please submit a PhD application including: a motivation letter (statement of purpose), a CV, with the publications list (if any), contacts of 2 referees, and proof of proficiency in English, i.e., TOEFL or IELTS (students may submit an application without this information, but all will be asked to provide it at a later date) through Skoltech Admissions for Doctoral Programs, selecting “PhD” as the degree level, identifying Prof. Akhatov as the prospective supervisor, and choosing “CDMM” from the list of centers. All documents should be submitted in English (the exceptions are diplomas in Russian and publications in Russian)
  • Application Procedure Prior to submitting an application, students are advised to contact Prof. Iskander Akhatov (I.Akhatov-at-skoltech.ru) or Dr. Sergey Abaimov (S.Abaimov-at-skoltech.ru).

Application Deadline: The application deadline is August 10, 2017.

http://www.skoltech.ru/en/apply/phd-programs/programs/

25 Июл

ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme for International Fellows, 2017

ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme for International Fellows, 2017

European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) is pleased to offer ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship Programme to students of high academic ability for 2017 entry. Students of all over the world are eligible to apply for these fellowships.The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM) fellowship aims to assist international students who require financial assistance with fellowships specifically for international students.ERCIM – the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics – aims to foster collaborative work within the European research community and to increase co-operation with European industry. Leading European research institutes are members of ERCIM.

To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must have obtained a Ph.D. degree during the last 8 years (prior to the application deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record. Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Course Level: This is a 12 months fellowship programme.

Study Subject(s): The topics focus on the ERCIM institutes’ scientific fields of competence.

List of Subjects: Computer Applications, Computer Systems Organization, Computing Methodologies, Computing Milieux, Data, Hardware, Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematics of Computing, Software, Theory of Computation and other related topics.

Scholarship Award: The fellows are appointed for 12 months either by a stipend (an agreement for a research training programme) or a working contract. The type of contract and the monthly allowance (for stipends) or salary (for working contracts) depends on the hosting institute. It should be noted that the stipend (Fellowship Agreement) does not constitute a contract of employment. As such, no contributions are made, on behalf of the fellow, in respect of unemployment insurance or either state or private retirement schemes. The fellow will not, therefore, be entitled to any unemployment or retirement benefits under the Fellowship Agreement. For the entire period of 12 months, the fellow will receive a monthly allowance or salary (depending on the type of contract) which may vary depending on the country. Costs for travelling to and from the institutes will be paid under conditions determined by the contract. This allowance/salary will be transferred to the fellow’s personal bank account.

  • For stipends, the fellow is covered by a personal health insurance provided by Campus France the cost of which is paid by ERCIM-EEIG. The insurance covers medical transportation costs if needed, payment of a lump sum for invalidity or death, personal liability. Female fellows are informed that expenses related to pregnancy can be covered by this insurance under certain limited circumstances. The insurance does not cover the fellow’s family. The fellow will have to conform strictly to the modalities required by Campus France to obtain the benefit of this insurance.
  • Costs for travelling to and from the host institutions will be reimbursed on the basis of an economic class airplane ticket or first class train ticket. Travel by car will be reimbursed on the basis of a first class train ticket. No moving expenses are allocated. The limit is 500 euros per trip (2 trips can be planned).
  • Research Exchange Programme: Fellows have to spend at least a one-week visit to another ERCIM member institute. ERCIM-EEIG will cover reasonable expenses (including but not limited: travel, accommodation, meal) up to a maximum amount calculated on the basis of 100 euros per month over the fellowship period.
  • Participation in scientific conferences: The Fellow is encouraged to attend and to submit papers to scientific conferences during his or her fellowship. ERCIM-EEIG will cover registration costs and travelling expenses up to a maximum sum calculated at a rate of 100 euros per month under the condition that the fellow has an accepted paper at the conference.

Scholarship can be taken in Europe

Eligibility: Applicants must have:

  • Have obtained a Ph.D. degree during the last 8 years (prior to the application deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be discharged or get a deferment from military service
  • The fellowship is restricted to two terms (one reselection possible)
  • Have completed the Ph.D. before starting the grant (a proof will be requested before your arrival).
  • University encourage not only researchers from academic institutions to apply, but also scientists working in the industry.
  • In order to encourage mobility: a member institute will not be eligible to host a candidate of the same nationality; a candidate cannot be hosted by a member institute, if by the start of the fellowship, he or she has already been working for this institute (including Ph.D. or postdoc studies) for a total of 6 months or more, during the last 3 years.

Nationality: These Fellowships are available for Ph.D. holders from all over the world.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, students must have obtained a Ph.D. degree during the last 8 years (prior to the application deadline) or be in the last year of the thesis work with an outstanding academic record.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Fellowship

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Online Application

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 30, 2017.

https://fellowship.ercim.eu/

25 Июл

Freigeist Fellowships for International Researchers in Germany, 2017-2018

Freigeist Fellowships for International Researchers in Germany, 2017-2018

Volkswagen Foundation is offering fellowship for international young researchers in all disciplines. Ten to fifteen fellowships for researchers will be awarded per year.The Freigeist funding initiative provides an opportunity for outstandingly qualified, creative and independent early career researchers to conduct their own research. It aims to encourage exceptional research personalities to embark on visionary, risk-taking research projects at the intersections between established fields of research.The ‘Freigeist’ initiative builds upon the previous funding scheme for junior research groups and the Dilthey- and Schumpeter Fellowships which were terminated recently.

Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing research programme at the university or research institution in Germany.

Study Subject(s): The ‘Freigeist’ scheme is deliberately open to all disciplines and topics.

Number of Awards: Ten to fifteen fellowships will be awarded per year.

Scholarship Award: Ten to fifteen fellowships will be awarded per year. The initial funding period is five years; depending on the field of research and career experience, projects in a total amount of up to 1,000,000 Euro can be applied for:

  • The Fellow’s position (salary scale TV-L 14, comparable to similar junior research group leaders)
  • Positions for scientific personnel (doctoral students, PostDocs)
  • Non-personnel costs relevant to the project (e. g. consumables, travel expenses, equipment)
    Important:
  • The Foundations does not grant any overheads.
  • In case the maximum amount of funding has not been fully taken up with the initial application, additional funds (so called modules) can be applied for during the course of the Fellowship to provide flexible support (e. g. for personnel, resources, sojourns abroad, cooperation measures, translations, workshops, stays at institutions representing other research fields). Applications for these modules should be submitted – if possible – within the context of annual reporting on the funded project.
  • A second funding period of up to three years may be provided. This requires a positive evaluation (by the Foundation), generally at the end of the fourth year, and a clear perspective for a permanent position for the Fellow at the host institution. The maximum funding for this second period amounts up to 400,000 Euro.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Anyone can apply who identifies with the goals of a ‘Freigeist’ Fellowship and whose proposed research project fits in with the aims pursued by the Freigeist initiative. Candidates must, however, conform to the following conditions:

  • Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).
  • The Fellowship must from the outset be integrated within a university or an extra-mural research institution in Germany.
  • Candidates must already have changed their academic environment and moved to a new location – at the latest when starting the Fellowship. A return to the working context of the doctorate will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances.
  • A previously completed research sojourn abroad, at the latest integrated into the proposed research project.

Nationality: The funding scheme is open to early-stage researchers of all nationalities.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously (with regard to the date of the defense relative to the deadline of the initiative).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

International Fellowship

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted online via the Electronic Application System of the Volkswagen Foundation. Instructions are found online. At the end of this “Information for Applicants” there is a checklist for documents to be submitted with their application.

Application Deadline:  The next deadlines for applications is October 12, 2017.

https://www.volkswagenstiftung.de/nc/en/funding/our-funding-portfolio-at-a-glance/freigeist-fellowships.html

25 Июл

50 Engineering International Undergraduate Scholarships in Australia, 2018

50 Engineering International Undergraduate Scholarships in Australia, 2018

The Monash University is inviting applications for Engineering International Undergraduate Scholarships. These awards recognise high achieving international students studying Year 12 or IB in Australia and who receive an ATAR of at least 90.00.

The Monash Engineering offers a wide range of scholarships, designed not only to recognise academic excellence but also to enable students from diverse backgrounds to study engineering.

The Monash University is an Australian public research university based in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1958, it is the second oldest university in the State of Victoria.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of engineering.

Scholarship Award: $5000 for a full-time study load (48 credit points), paid for one year.

Number of Scholarships: The Faculty will offer up to 50 Engineering International Undergraduate Awards in 2018.

Scholarship can be taken in Australia

Eligibility: All conditions must be met:

  • International student
  • Studying Australian Year 12 or IB in 2016
  • ATAR of 90.00
  • Commencing an undergraduate single or double engineering degree program at a Monash campus in Australia

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Equivalent Australian Year 12

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement:

  • IELTS 6.5 (no band lower than 6.0); or
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE 4.5; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing 21, Listening 12, Reading 13, Speaking 18; or
  • Equivalent approved English test

How to Apply: No application is required. Students who apply for a course through VTAC will be automatically assessed.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 13, 2017.

http://www.monash.edu/engineering/future-students/scholarships

25 Июл

ZD.B PhD Fellowships for International Applicants in Germany, 2017

ZD.B PhD Fellowships for International Applicants in Germany, 2017

Applications are invited for Zentrum Digitaleisierung.Bayern (ZD.B) Fellowships to pursue Ph.D. programme. In 2017, up to ten ZD.B Fellowships will be awarded. One fundamental ZD.B initiative to reach these goals in the field of digitization is the support of doctoral candidates.The funding program is also an opportunity to enable more qualified women to get into leading management positions within science, business, and society.

The Zentrum Digitaleisierung.Bayern (ZD.B) is a unique research, cooperation and foundation platform in Germany, which acts as a stimulant in cooperation with business, science, associations and public measures. The aim is to further strengthen the research competence of Bavaria in the area of digitization and to increase the pace of digital developments.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Ph.D. program.

Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to pursue a research project in a field of interest relevant to digitization receive the opportunity to be financially and ideally supported. ZD.B Fellows participate in application-oriented courses and events within the framework of the ZD.B Graduate Program on highly relevant topics of digitization. As part of the ZD.B network, the Fellows also have access to all ZD.B events and can benefit from an interdisciplinary exchange with other doctoral students at Bavarian universities, as well as experts from science and business.

Scholarship Award: ZD.B Fellows receive funding for a period of generally three years to carry out their doctoral thesis. A full-time job is financed according to TV-L E13 (100%) at the Bavarian State University (University or Applied Science College) where the doctoral thesis is being conducted.

Number of Scholarships: In 2017, up to ten ZD.B Fellowships will be announced for the first time.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Excellent university degree or comparable state-recognized study qualification, which qualifies for a doctorate at a state Bavarian university
  • Which has a technically, economically or socially relevant focus which is important for digitization and which is designed for a period of three years
  • Support by the supervising university lecturer or the supervising university lecturer at a state Bavarian University – in the case of doctorate courses in cooperation or in conjunction with the University and the University of Applied Sciences, e.g. within the framework of a BayWISS Colloquium. A joint declaration of support from both universities.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have an excellent Master degree or comparable, state-approved final degree which qualifies for a doctorate at a Bavarian state University.

English Language Requirements: The courses of the ZD.B Graduate Program are mostly offered in German. However, some courses are held in English.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: The application documents must be submitted in electronic form (1 PDF document, max. 7 MB) by 31.08.2017 in German or English under fellowships-at-zd-b.de. Only full applications corresponding to the conditions of the tender will be considered.

Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is August 31, 2017.

25 Июл

Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2018

Czech Republic Government Scholarships for Developing Countries, 2018

Applications are invited for Czech Government Scholarships available for foreign nationals from developing countries to pursue Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral degree program at public universities in the Czech Republic. The application deadline is September 30.The Government of the Czech Republic offers scholarships within the framework of its Foreign Development Assistance in support of the study of foreign nationals.

The scholarships are intended solely to promote the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need.

A limited number of scholarships are also offered to applicants from selected developing countries through UNESCO.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral studies/Language and preparatory studies at public universities in the Czech Republic.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of Economics, Agriculture, Informatics, Environment, and Energetics at public universities in the Czech Republic.

Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers the necessary costs related to staying and studying in the CR. The scholarship amount is regularly amended. Currently, the amount paid to students on a Bachelor’s, Master’s or follow-up Master’s study programme stands at CZK 14,000 per month, whereas the amount paid to students of a Doctoral study programme stands at CZK 15,000 per month. The above scholarship amount includes an amount designated for the payment of accommodation costs.Costs of accommodation, food, and public transport are covered by scholarship holders from the scholarship under the same conditions that apply to students who are citizens of the CR. Should healthcare exceeding standard care be required by the student, s/he shall cover it at his/her own cost. Travel expenses for traveling to the Czech Republic and back to the student’s home country are paid by the party that nominated the student to study in the CR or by the foreign national at his/her own cost.

Scholarship can be taken in the Czech Republic

Eligibility:

  • The scholarships are intended solely to promote the studies of adults who are foreign nationals from developing third countries in need. Neither a citizen of the Czech Republic, nor a citizen of a member state of the European Union, nor any other foreign national with a permit to permanent residence on the territory of the Czech Republic may, therefore, be granted this type of scholarship. Furthermore, the scholarships may not be granted to persons under 18 years of age. (The applicants have to turn 18 as of 1 September of the year when they commence studies in the Czech Republic at the latest.)
  • In Bachelor/ Master/ Doctoral Study Programmes plus one-year Preparatory Course of the English language (Which is combined with other field-specific training): Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates from upper secondary schools, or Bachelor’s / Master’s degree courses, as applicable, Who can Enroll only in Study Programmes in which instruction is given in the English language. Depending on the subject area, Applicants are normally required to sit entrance Examinations at the higher education institution Concerned. Successful passing of Entrance examination constitutes a precondition for the scholarship award; or
  • In follow-up study Programmes Master or Doctoral Study Programmes: Government scholarships of this category are awarded to graduates of Bachelor or Master Study Programmes, respectively, Enroll in the WHO study Programmes with instruction in the English language.

Nationality: Czech Government Scholarships are available for foreign nationals from developing countries. A limited number of scholarships are also offered to applicants from selected developing countries through UNESCO.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have their previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarships for Developing Countries

How to Apply: All applicants shall fill in the electronic application form available on the website stated in Chapter 2 and successfully register (i.e., obtain an application identification number by sending a completed application form to the pertinent authority electronically). The applicant shall send the completed application form to the Mission in electronic form, i.e., by completing online registration.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 30, 2017. Prospective Applicants are advised to address Concerning their inquiries, among others, their Eligibility and the closing date for applications to the Czech Embassies in their Countries.

http://www.msmt.cz/eu-and-international-affairs/government-scholarships-developing-countries?lang=2

 

25 Июл

Postdoctoral Research Positions at IIASA in Austria, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Positions at IIASA in Austria, 2017

The Postdoctoral Program at IIASA offers fully funded research positions of up to two years to study topics related to the IIASA research agenda.Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization.The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is seeking excellent researchers for Postdoctoral Research Positions. These positions are open for the applicants of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization.

The aim of the positions is to provide an opportunity for young researchers.

The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is an international research organization located in Austria.

Course Level: These positions are available to pursue postdoctoral research programme.

Study Subject: These positions are awarded in the fields offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: These positions will cover the followings:

  • An allowance for relocation expenses to and from Laxenburg;
  • Limited support for monthly business travel;
  • A scholarship that is internationally competitive (~ 39,000 EUR p.a.). It is exempt from taxation in Austria but subject to the principle of income aggregation;
  • All appointees are eligible for either state or private health insurance.

Numbers of Scholarships: Not known

Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Candidates should have their PhD at the time of taking up the appointment and are expected to have a proven record of research accomplishments, and a solid working knowledge of English
  • Candidates should have held their PhD for less than five years at the application deadline
  • The fellowship requires you to be present at IIASA (the typical period for IIASA-funded postdoctoral support is 12-24 months). Please do not apply if you need to be away from the institute to do your research or expect IIASA to fund field research overseas
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are nationals of countries where IIASA has a National Member Organization
  • IIASA does not do lab-type research and therefore has no labs

Nationality:  Applicants of  Russia can apply for these positions.

 College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement:  Applicants must  be PhD.

English Language Requirement: The candidate should have a very good command over the English language.

Research Scholarship

How to Apply:  The mode of applying is online

  • Candidates are required to submit a research proposal, which will form the basis for a co-designed research agenda that couples their own interests with the IIASA research agenda.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 1, 2017.

http://www.iiasa.ac.at/web/home/education/postdocs.html

25 Июл

SMB Research Group ICFO Postdoctoral Position for International Students in Spain, 2017

SMB Research Group ICFO Postdoctoral Position for International Students in Spain, 2017

ICFO is pleased to offer a Postdoctoral position in quantitative fluorescence nano-imaging and single molecule dynamics. Applicants of nationalities are eligible to apply for this position.The project aims at the development of novel optical nanoimaging and single molecule dynamics technologies to resolve multiscale dynamic processes at the nanoscale, both intracellular and at the level of the cell membrane.

As an institution, ICFO strives to be a resource for science, technology, and talent and to provide ICFO researchers with unique skills to become successful and independent future leaders, both in the academic and industrial worlds.

In order to be eligible applicants must have a high working knowledge of English.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: Postdoctoral position in quantitative fluorescence nano-imaging and single molecule dynamics.

Scholarship Award: The contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to three years.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Spain

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Candidates must hold an internationally recognized PhD-degree(or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in photonics, optics, experimental physics or biophysics.
  • The candidate should have a proven track record of excellence in experimental research. Positively valued will be experienced in advanced fluorescence microscopy, single molecule biophysics and data & image analysis (ImageJ, Matlab, C++, LabView etc.).
  • No restrictions of citizenship apply to the ICFO positions. Female scientists are encouraged to apply.
  • The contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to three years.

Nationality: No restrictions of citizenship apply to the ICFO positions. Female scientists are encouraged to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Candidates must hold an internationally recognized PhD-degree.

English Language Requirements: In order to be eligible applicants must have a high working knowledge of English.

Spain Scholarships

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The position is open until filled.

https://jobs.icfo.es/index.php?detail=319

25 Июл

8 PhD ICFOstepstone Fellowships in Spain, 2017

8 PhD ICFOstepstone Fellowships in Spain, 2017

ICFO is offering 8 Ph.D. positions to well-qualified graduate students, who wish to obtain a doctoral degree in any of the research fields covered at ICFO. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.As an institution, ICFO strives to be a resource for science, technology, and talent and to provide ICFO researchers with unique skills to become successful and independent future leaders, both in the academic and industrial worlds.

The main objective of ICFO is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students.

In order to be eligible applicants must have a high working knowledge of English.

Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing Ph.D. programme.

Study Subject: Fellowships will be offered across all ICFO research groups in the following research areas:

  • Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics & Photovoltaics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  • Nanophotonics, Optomechanics & Nanomechanics
  • Experimental Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Theoretical Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics & Quantum Information

Scholarship Award:

  • All ICFO fellowships include medical care coverage and work accident insurance through the Spanish Social Security system, providing access to the Spanish public health care system.
  • The ICFOstepstone COFUND fellowship amount is at H2020 MSCA-COFUND level, subject to the stipulated fiscal and social security deductions. Note that these salary conditions are not applicable to those candidates who would potentially be retained for group openings (Standard conditions apply).

Scholarship can be taken in Spain

Eligibility: To be eligible for an ICFO PhD position, candidates must:

  • Have an internationally-recognized Master-equivalent degree. The degree must be in a field of science and engineering related to the ICFO research activities. Degrees issued within the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) must have an equivalent to 300 ECTS, out of which a minimum of 60 ECTS must have been obtained in postgraduate studies. Please, if in doubt regarding your academic eligibility, contact us at jobs-at-icfo.eu.
  • Have an excellent academic record, previous research experience and a strong commitment for scientific research.
  • Have a high working knowledge of English.

Additionally, candidates for the ICFOstepstone positions must comply with the following EU-rules by the time of activation of the COFUND-PhD:

  • Candidates should not have resided in Spain for more than 12 of the last 36 months.
  • The Master-equivalent degree should not be older than 4 years. Exceptions are made for documented periods of parental leave. Other equivalent exceptions may be considered when properly documented and motivated by the applicant, e.g, in case of applicants from underdeveloped countries, minorities, or for applicants that pursued their studies under comparatively unfavourable conditions.

No restrictions of citizenship apply to the ICFO International PhD Fellowship Program. Female graduates are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply.

The conditions of the ICFOstepstone PhD positions are as follows:

  • Initial ICFO contract for a period of 6 months, while being pre-admitted to the PhD Program, with an explicit follow-up/ renewal procedure at the end of this first stage. During this period, students already take part in the ICFO working environment, join a research group, and work with their supervisor to define a research project.
  • After this initial period, students are formally enrolled in the PhD Program, and the full ICFOstepstone COFUND PhD Fellowship activated. Fellowships are offered for periods of three years, renewable for an additional fourth year, and are formalized via a PhD-contract. Continuity and renewal are subject to satisfactory performance in the PhD studies and related research activities, evaluated annually by the Thesis Director and the ICFO PhD Committee.
  • Selected candidates shall start between February and March 2018.
  • All ICFO fellowships include medical care coverage and work accident insurance through the Spanish Social Security system, providing access to the Spanish public health care system.
  • The ICFOstepstone COFUND fellowship amount is at H2020 MSCA-COFUND level, subject to the stipulated fiscal and social security deductions. Note that these salary conditions are not applicable to those candidates who would potentially be retained for group openings (Standard conditions apply).

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have an internationally-recognized Master-equivalent degree.

English language Requirements: Applicants must have a high working knowledge of English.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online. To apply, suitable candidates are requested to submit (in English) the following material online:

  • A Cover Letter with the declaration of research interests and/ or the ICFO research group(s) of potential interest.
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including contact details.
  • Scanned copies of the complete (Bachelor and Master equivalent) and official academic transcripts in English or Spanish.
  • Scanned copies of the degree certificates, if available at the time of application.
  • IMPORTANT: The candidate should contact two referees, who should send their reference letters directly to jobs@icfo.eu by the application deadline. Upon application, the candidate should have indicated these two referees in the online application form, too.
  • The print-out of the equivalence calculation accomplished via http://www.foreigncredits.com/Resources/GPA-Calculator/.
  • If available, scanned copy of standardized test results (GRE, TOEFL, etc.). Note that submission of test results is optional, but they can be particularly helpful for evaluating candidates with degrees obtained outside the European Higher Education Area.
  • All required application material, including letters of reference, must be completed and submitted by the deadline in order for the application to be considered.

 Application Deadline: Fellowship application deadline is September 17, 2017.

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