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Flexible microdevices for characterization of bionanomechanics in cancer

Flexible microdevices for characterization of bionanomechanics in cancer

 

Project Description

There have been extensive efforts to study the role of gene mutations in cancer and an accumulation of mutations has been proposed as being necessary for cancer development. However, the results from gene-based drug treatments of cancers have been variable [1] and less satisfactory than desired [2], being much less than antibiotic effects on infectious diseases for example. Recently, evidence has accumulated that cancer is not only a disease of genetic mutations, but that the micro- and nano-environments of cells may be essential factors in triggering tumour growth [3]. Tumorigenic growth patterns can be induced by inappropriate mechanical forces [4-6]. For example, the dysfunctional collagen crosslinking in the cell extracellular matrix (ECM) of old individuals may be the trigger for cancer in old age [7-9]. Furthermore, the earlier onset of breast cancer, compared to cancers of other organs [10], is explained by accelerated aging of healthy breast tissue [11]. For cancer to spread, invade or metastasise, a cancer cell must exert physical forces [12]. Thus, we propose that a disrupted environment (a mutation-independent element) is necessary for the local condition to promote cancer development. However, there is no coherent quantitative data on the nature and level of mechanical forces that influence the interactions between the physical micro- and nano-environment and cancer cells [12].

Research work plan

We will develop a microfluidic platform to perform force measurements on three dimensional spheroid clusters [15]. Clusters of cells, often called ‘spheroids’, will be formed suspended in culture medium. We will place clusters of cells in arrays and cages of elastomeric and conductive polymer pillars to study spheroids in a 3D environment. Our collaborator Prof. Vieu recently demonstrated the measurement of interior forces in multi-cellular 3-D spheroid tumour models using high aspect ratio pillars made of PDMS [16]. During culturing, clusters increase in size by cell proliferation and gradually exert greater force on the pillars and on themselves.

In this work we will extend these experiments to endometrial cancer cells and add the ability to artificially impose mechanical forces on the spheroids. Cells being compressed will transfer force to adjacent pillars, allowing the magnitude to be quantified from the pillar deflection. For force sensing we will directly compare elastomeric and conductive polymer pillar arrays, thus adding functionality and producing more detailed and accurate force measurements. Our existing pillar arrays, developed for multi-point force measurement with nematodes [17], have recently been miniaturized. Elastomeric pillars 30 μm high and with diameters as small as 7 μm, were used for force sensing on fungal hyphae, demonstrating nano-Newton resolution [18]. We will use soft-lithography and replica moulding developed for this work to fabricate the elastomeric pillar arrays and direct writing [19] on prefabricated electrode arrays to produce the conductive polymer pillar arrays. The spheroids will be collected at selected time points and submitted to immunohistochemistry, which will identify differences between cells on the inside of the spheroid from those on the outside, noting for example changes to focal adhesion complexes and the cytoskeleton.

Building on the force measurement devices described above, we will extend the work further by developing a microfluidic platform capable of applying controlled forces to multi-cellular models. Current force application techniques designed to study single and 2-D cell behaviour under mechanical stress do not integrate force feedback or allow for active force modulation [20, 21]. The ability to dynamically alter forces to which cells are exposed [22] will provide more relevant information. Active force modulation with direct sensor feedback will allow us to test for a variety of compressive force levels to determine the effect on multi-cellular cancer models. PDMS membrane-based Quake-type [23] and side valve devices [24] capable of applying compressive force will be developed. A microfluidic cell handling platform will be developed that will allow for precise control of force level, duration and dynamics in a high throughput fashion. Integrated fluid handling will allow us to study gene and protein expression of the cancer cells during mechanobiologically relevant force profiles on-chip.

This PhD project has the following specific objectives:
1) Design and fabricate a microfluidic platform for cell-spheroid force application and measurement.
2) Characterize the bionanomechanics of tumour growth and effect of force stimuli.
3) Explore gene and protein expression during mechanobiologically relevant force profiles on-chip.

Funding Notes

This fully funded studentship includes a NZ$27,500 per annum stipend and is part of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, a national centre of research excellence. It will be based in the School of Engineering, with opportunity for close interaction with the Biomolecular Interaction Centre and the Otago School of Medicine. The ideal candidate will have a BEng/BSc honours or MEng/MSc in Microsystems, Bioengineering or Materials Engineering, with strong interest in cell-biology. This is a highly interdisciplinary project and candidates with experience in cell-biology are especially welcome. Previous experience in soft-lithography, microfluidics, and fluorescence microscopy, is essential.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=88244&Email=1

22 Сен

PhD in Electrical Engineering – Characterization of short circuit behaviour of distribution transformers

PhD in Electrical Engineering – Characterization of short circuit behaviour of distribution transformers

  • Applications accepted all year round
  • Awaiting Funding Decision/Possible External Funding

Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington

Project Description

Do you want to work with NZ’s major transformer manufacturer, gain commercial & business experience and get a PhD?

We offer the opportunity for a PhD scholarship in electrical engineering in cooperation with New Zealand’s major manufacturer of transformers, ETEL Ltd.

Distribution Transformers play a vital role in the system which delivers electricity to the end user and is the final part of the transmission system from the power plant to the consumer. Distribution Transformers step down the MV power, usually 11kv into the domestic LV, 440 V supply and are a critical part of the distribution network.

Optimized mechanical and electrical design is a crucial part of future transformer development and manufacturing. This PhD project will develop the theoretical and practical framework to characterize the correlation between transformer design parameters and its short circuit behaviour, targeting smaller distribution transformers, including layer wound distribution transformers: 2 and 3 winding, autotransformer and earthing transformers. The theoretical framework will include calculation of mechanical forces and stresses in transformers winding using Maxwell equations and FEM and its correlation to major design parameters as well as the design and calculation of optimized clamping structures. The testing of optimized transformers and agreement between theoretical and experimental data and the final integration in custom tailored design program will also form part of this work.

This project will require working with researchers at both the Robinson Research Institute, Victoria University of Wellington and at ETEL Transformers Ltd and will include some time based within the ETEL factory and testing labs in Auckland to understand transformer design parameters and investigate the possibility of utilising their transformer testing infrastructure within this project.

The ideal candidate will have relevant First-Class Honours or Masterate qualification in Engineering or Physics and must satisfy the requirements for admission as a PhD candidate at Victoria University. We are seeking a highly motivated person with an excellent academic record, and able to work well in a team. A background in electrical engineering as well as experience in data analysis and programming would be desirable.

Funding Notes

Please note: Funding for this PhD scholarship will be applied for after the ideal candidate is confirmed. The Scholarship will be dependent on the funding application being successful.

References

For more information: Send an email titled “Re: Characterisation of Distribution Transformers” to RRI-postgrad@vuw.ac.nz.

Applicants should include the following: (i) Curriculum Vitae
(ii) A summary of university grades
(iii) A statement detailing why you are interested in this project
(iv) Contact information for two potential referees.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=88958&Email=1

22 Сен

PhD Studentship Opportunity: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Hospitality

PhD Studentship Opportunity: Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Hospitality

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Surrey invites applications from excellent candidates for a PhD studentship covering Home/EU & Overseas fees and maintenance for January 2018 entry.

We are recruiting a motivated candidate into an exciting, world-class research environment to address critical issues facing automation in hospitality management. The PhD study will focus on how methods of artificial intelligence can be applied to tackle challenges of productivity and customer experience in the hospitality sector. The successful candidate will be expected to master a broad range of theory in artificial intelligence and services management, and employ novel research methodologies to measure human (experience of programming is a desired skill) – robot interactions in various hospitality settings. In your application you will need to offer a formal proposal that documents how you will draw on AI and robotics theory and methodology, and how you plan to apply this to the hospitality domain.

Our PhD programme comprises approximately three years of full time study during which you will undertake a structured, supervised programme of scholarly research leading to a thesis that makes an original contribution to knowledge and is of a standard appropriate for publication in high-quality refereed journals. As a member of the ESRC funded South East Doctoral Training Centre we offer excellent research training and the opportunity to be part of a vibrant research community that shapes agendas of scholarship and practice. For more information about the Digital Visitor Economy Research Group and our state of the art Digital Lab, please visit:
https://www.surrey.ac.uk/school-hospitality-tourism-management/research/digital-visitor-economy

For full programme information and information on how to apply, please visit:http://www.surrey.ac.uk/postgraduate/research

Dr Paul Hanna, Director of Post Graduate Research, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management:

Dr Iis Tussyadiah, Director of The Digital Visitor Economy Research Group, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management,

Funding Notes

The latest you can apply, and be considered for this studentship, is 4pm (UK time) Monday 31 October 2017.

Successful candidates will have or expect to be awarded a first class (1st) or 2:1 Bachelors degree, or have/expect to be awarded a minimum of Merit on their Masters degree in Social Sciences/related discipline (e.g. Human Geography, Sociology, Psychology), Computer Sciences, or Hospitality/Tourism Management. Knowledge of programming languages and tools, such as Python or Coreographe, is desirable. Non-native speakers of English will normally require IELTS 7.0 or above with a minimum of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=87406&Email=1

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Medicine of the XXII century: development of nanocarriers for drugs and macromolecules

Medicine of the XXII century: development of nanocarriers for drugs and macromolecules

  • Applications accepted all year round
  • Self-Funded PhD Students Only

Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Kent and Greenwich


Project Description

Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD at the interfaces of chemistry, polymer science and biochemistry.

We are looking for an enthusiastic student to work on a multidisciplinary project involving the development of polymers. These polymers will be used to deliver drugs and/or macromolecules for cancer therapy. The project will focus on the synthesis and characterisation of polymers and polymer bioconjugates, together with the assessment of their biological activity and delivery efficiency. The successful candidate will learn to work in a multidisciplinary environment and will use a range of techniques including synthetic, spectroscopic and chromatographic methods biochemical and biological assays and cell culture.

The successful candidate will be based at the Medway School of Pharmacy (University of Kent, Medway campus) and work under the supervision of Dr Nathalie Lavignac. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the project, the successful candidate will gain experience in chemical synthesis, biochemistry and polymer science (e.g. organic and polymer chemistry), and will use a wide range of techniques such as NMR, SEC, UV, IR, HPLC, FPLC, GPC, gel electrophoresis, circular dichroism, DLS, TEM and fluorescence spectroscopy. As part of the University Graduate School, the student will attend diverse integrated training activities, at the Medway or Canterbury campus, which will favour their transition from student to professional researcher.

Applicants should have (or expect to obtain) a First Class Honours degree ((BSc + MSc) or MChem) in polymer materials or chemistry and be interested in pursuing interdisciplinary research. Effective time-management, excellent attention to detail and good written and verbal communication skills are essential. Ability to work independently and experience in conducting laboratory experiments for organic synthesis and/or polymer synthesis will be advantageous.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications should be sent by email to Dr Lavignac () and include a covering letter highlighting your research experience/capabilities and interest in the project, a detailed CV including the contact details of at least two academic referees, copies of your degree certificates and corresponding detailed academic transcripts, evidence of your proficiency in the English language (e.g. IELTS test: 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening). International students should see the School website for up to date information regarding fees, please visit this page: http://www.msp.ac.uk/studying/fees-and-finance.html.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=83812&Email=1
22 Сен

Synthesis and Parametric study of Self-healing Rubber

Synthesis and Parametric study of Self-healing Rubber

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Strathclyde

Project Description

The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering is seeking an outstanding and committed graduate to undertake research leading to the award of a PhD from the University of Strathclyde.

Development of novel self-healing materials is an important technological area in the UK. These materials offer attractive material performance in erosion resistance, structural integrity, and surface protection. Research associated with these materials has an excellent fit to the University strategic themes in energy, advanced manufacturing and materials, and health and wellbeing. A typical self-healing material is characterised by its ability to recover from damage. By carefully tailoring healing mechanisms during material synthesis, the physiochemical properties of the final material can be manipulated for a specific application.

At Strathclyde, we are developing abrasion-resistant self-healing rubber for progressing equipment. Current natural rubber lining has a short life-span under aggressive progressing condition. This leads to high maintenance cost and potential damage to the processing equipment. Over the past decades, extensive R&D effort can be seen on improving fundamental understanding of material wear as well as developing more abrasive-resistant materials. Much of it has been focused on the attempt of making the materials more wear resistant in a passive manner. More recently, a relatively more proactive approach has been attracting increasing attention through bio-inspired self-healing processes. This approach to the repair of structures is inspired by that of living organisms. The development of selfhealing rubber for this application will be a ‘game-changer’.

The aim of this project is to:

1) Investigate abrasion mechanisms in rubber
2) Develop a novel synthesis route to manufacturing a abrasion-resistant self-healing rubber
3) Establish processing-structure-property relationship in self-healing rubber through a parametric study
4) Optimise the self-healing efficiency and trial the synthesised material in the processing equipment
5) Disseminate the outputs to relevant research community and industrial partners.

Your academic supervisors will be Dr Liu Yang () of the Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department and Dr John Liggat () of the Pure and Applied Chemistry Department. The research team at Strathclyde (http://www.strath.ac.uk) is internationally recognised for research in this area and the successful applicant will be encouraged to collaborate with team members and industrial partners (http://www.global.weir).

Entry requirements

Students applying should normally have (or expect to achieve) a minimum 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant materials science, chemistry, or chemical engineering subject, and be highly motivated to undertake cutting-edge research in this field. Candidates with a background in rubber synthesis and development are strongly encouraged to apply. Experience with self-healing materials is desirable though not essential.

Funding
This 3.5-year PhD studentship will cover Home/EU fees and a tax-free maintenance grant of a minimum of £15,500 per annum. The studentship is also open to overseas students.

If you wish to apply please email a covering letter, full Curriculum Vitae and the names and contact details of at least two academic referees to BOTH Dr Liu Yang and Dr John Liggat .

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=88875&Email=1
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European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics International Fellowship Programme, 2017

 

European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics International Fellowship Programme, 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/

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Berlin Mathematical School PhD Scholarships in Germany, 2018

Berlin Mathematical School PhD Scholarships in Germany, 2018

The Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) is offering scholarships for applicants who wish to apply BMS doctoral programme.The Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) is a joint graduate school of the mathematics departments of the three major Berlin universities, TU Berlin, FU Berlin, and HU Berlin.

All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD programme.

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

Scholarship Award: The BMS offers scholarships, both for Phase I and for Phase II students, funded by the German Science Foundation DFG in the framework of the “Excellence Initiative” and by the three Berlin universities. The application for a scholarship can be included in the application for admission, there is a special section – no extra application materials are needed.

Phase I scholarships: Typical Phase I are granted for 18 months (extendible by 6 months), and amount to at least 800 Euro per month, tax-free (no insurances included).

Phase II scholarships: Phase II scholarships are typically granted for 24 months (extendible by 12 months), and usually amount to about 1468 Euro per month, tax-free (no insurances included). There are extra child-care funds reserved for BMS-students who take care of children.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

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

  • Students entering Phase I of the BMS are expected to have a bachelor degree, or equivalent. (Thus, in particular, Berlin mathematics students in their “Hauptstudium” can apply for membership in BMS. For students who are further advanced, part of the Phase I course requirements may be waived.)
  • For entering Phase II, students are expected to have a master degree, or to pass the BMS Qualifying Exams. (In particular, they thus satisfy the regular admission requirements of the Berlin universities’ PhD programs.)

Nationality: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have masters degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: University do not require a hard copy of test result by post, therefore they no longer list our TOEFL code on their website. Simply upload your test result to your online application form by the given deadline. As well as TOEFL, they also accept IELTS and CAE.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Documents Required To Apply

  • Online Application Form
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (pdf)
  • Statement of Financial Resources (online form)
  • Personal Statement (pdf)
  • Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
  • University Transcripts (pdf)
  • Proof of Proficiency in English (pdf)
  • Research Statement – Phase II applicants only (pdf)

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

https://www.math-berlin.de/application

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Clarendon Scholarships for International Students at Oxford University in UK, 2018-2019

Clarendon Scholarships for International Students at Oxford University in UK, 2018-2019

The Clarendon Fund offers over 140 full scholarships every year to academically excellent graduate students from all around the world. Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and are open to candidates who apply for a new masters or DPhil course by the January admissions deadline.Clarendon Scholarships are awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to graduate students from all around the world. Clarendon Scholarships aim to give the most academically-able students not only the life-changing opportunity to study at Oxford but also the chance to form lasting social, academic and professional networks.

Clarendon scholarships are competitive, prestigious and highly sought-after. Like all fully-funded Oxford scholarships, they cover all tuition and college fees, and offer a generous grant for living costs; however, Clarendon’s additional appeal lies in its unique community of scholars.

Clarendon scholarships are normally offered for the full period for which you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of the course.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas available at the University of Oxford.

Course Level: Scholarships are awarded for all degree-bearing courses available at the graduate level. This encompasses all full-time and part-time masters and all DPhil courses. Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

Number of Scholarships: 140 full scholarships every year

Scholarship Award: 

  • All Clarendon scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full.
  • Scholars on a full-time course receive a generous annual grant for living costs, which is normally sufficient to cover the living costs of a single student living in Oxford. In 2017-18 this will be at least £14,296. Scholars on a part-time course receive a study support grant to help cover their non-fee costs.

Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility: Criteria is given below

Nationality

  • All applicants for graduate study at the University of Oxford are eligible.
  • Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from the USA to Australia, Venezuela to Vietnam and from Norway to Nigeria!

Level of study

  • All degree-bearing courses at the graduate level are eligible. This encompasses all full-time and part-time masters and all DPhil courses. A list of all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Courses page.
  • Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma courses are not eligible for this scholarship.

Subject

  • Clarendon supports scholars from across the University, with no preference for any particular subject area.

Other criteria

  • Candidates applying to start a new master’s or DPhil course at Oxford are eligible. This includes students who are currently studying for a master’s degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
  • Applicants who hold deferred offers to start in 2017-18 are not eligible to be considered for this scholarship.
  • Students who will continue to study for the same degree at Oxford in the next year are not eligible for this scholarship.

Clarendon Fund

Nationality: Students from all around the world can apply for these Clarendon scholarships.

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.

UK Scholarships

How to Apply: If applicants apply for a full- or part-time master’s or DPhil course at Oxford by the January deadline for their course, applicants will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Applications for entry in 2018-19 can be submitted before the January deadline for their course.

http://www.ox.ac.uk/clarendon/

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Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship for International Doctoral Students in Germany, 2018

Friedrich Ebert Foundation Scholarship for International Doctoral Students in Germany, 2018

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation is offering Scholarship for International Doctoral Students in Germany. Foreign scholarship holders benefit from all the advantages of our graduate funding: financial security, professional contacts, networking in university groups and work courses as well as a comprehensive seminar program.The grant is aimed at foreigners, who are already admitted to the doctorate in Germany without any further requirements. You should have completed your studies with an above-average result quickly.

The Friedrich Ebert Foundation is committed to the fundamental values of social democracy – freedom, justice, and solidarity.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Candidates are international students from all subjects (except the medical disciplines).

Scholarship Award: Scholarship holders receive 1,000 euros per month. The duration of the grant is two, at most three years. In justified exceptional cases, the grant may be granted for more than three years, but up to the time of the final examination. Scholarship Value

  • EUR 1,000 per month
  • networking within student- and working groups
  • the comprehensive seminar program
  • participation in symposia

Number of Scholarships: About 15 scholarships per year.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

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

Anyone who is admitted to a doctorate at a German university without further requirements can apply, with the exception of the Department of Medicine. Prerequisites for a successful application are (very) good school and study-related achievements and voluntary social commitment.

Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

Application Deadline: Applications may be submitted at any time.

http://www.fes.de/de/studienfoerderung/

 

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Cooperative Control of Multi-Robot Systems using Machine Learning

Cooperative Control of Multi-Robot Systems using Machine Learning

  • Applications accepted all year round
  • Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Multi-robot systems have been recognized to have great potential in many application areas such as cooperative surveillance, cooperative cargo transportation, and so on. Many interesting theoretical and practical problems in multi-robot systems have attracted extensive research attention in recent years. However, most of the existing cooperative control laws are designed based on the conventional linear and nonlinear control theories.

In this project, the student will explore the roles of new methods such as machine leaning in the design of multi-robot cooperative control.

Funding Notes

Applicants can apply for a Scholarship from the University of Sheffield but should note that competition for these Scholarships is highly competitive.
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References

Prospective students should have a background in control engineering, robotics, or computer science.

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