22 Дек

The RWTH International Academy

The RWTH International Academy is awarding Engineering Scholarship for female applicants to pursue the master degree. The scholarship covers the tuition fees for the respective Master’s degree program between 13,500.00 EUR and 22,000.00 EUR, depending on the Master’s degree program.The aim of the scholarship is to enable more qualified female engineering students to pursue a master’s degree program offered by RWTH International Academy in order to establish gender equality among the international students of English-taught Master’s degree programs in engineering.

RWTH  Aachen University is a research university located in Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Scholarship Description:

Application Deadline: March 1 each year
Course Level:  The scholarship is available to pursue master degree programme
Study Subject: The scholarship is  awarded in the following fields:

  • Computer Aided Conception and Production in Mechanical Engineering,
  • Management and Engineering in Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
  •  Management and Engineering in Design Concepts and Structural Engineering/ Structural Engineering and Risk Management of Industrial Facilities
  •  Management and Engineering in Electrical Power Systems
  • Management and Engineering in Production Systems,
  •  Management and Engineering in Water,
  •  Production Systems Engineering,
  •  Robotic Systems Engineering,
  • Textile Engineering.
  • Scholarship Award: The scholarship covers the tuition fees for the respective Master’s degree program (within the regular study duration) between 13,500.00 EUR and 22,000.00 EUR, depending on the Master’s degree program. The scholarship holder will be charged an administrative fee of 500.00 EUR per semester.

Nationality: International
Number of Scholarships: Not given
Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  International students can apply for the scholarship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Admitted female students of the Master’s degree programs mentioned above who have an excellence performance in their Bachelor studies are eligible for the scholarship. Students who already receive funding for the required tuition fees are however not eligible.
  • English Language Requirements:  Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.

How to Apply: 

The application for the scholarship has to be submitted with the regular application for the Master’s degree program. Admitted female students to one of the above-mentioned Master’s degree programs, who submit the application for the scholarship are eligible to receive funding.The required documents are:

  • Completed application sheet ‘Women in Engineering’
  • Letter of intent (500 words)
  • Certificate stating that the applicant is the best 15% bachelor degree holders of their batch
  • The certificate stating basic German knowledge (A1).

https://www.academy.rwth-aachen.de/files/rwth/downloads/ENS-Dateien/Master%20Degree%20Programs/_Uebergreifende%20Dokumente%20Master/Scholarships/Women%20in%20Engineering%20Scholarship%20Regulations%20JG%2018.pdf

22 Дек

28 PREBIST PhD Fellowships Program at BIST in Spain, 2018

28 PREBIST PhD Fellowships Program at BIST in Spain, 2018

The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology is offering PREBIST PhD Fellowship Program. REBIST fellows will receive scientific training and take part in programs that aim at developing leadership skills, offering opportunities to assume responsibility and tools to be active in own career progression.The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST) is a scientific initiative of seven of Catalonia’s research centres of excellence whose objective is to increase their levels of collaboration in order to build together a joint scientific project.All international applicants for whom English is not the native tongue must provide proof of competence in the English language.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Application Deadline: Call 1: November 1, 2017 – Deadline: January 7, 2018, Call 2: March 15, 2018 – Deadline: May 14, 2018.
  • Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: PREBIST applicants will find a list of PhD projects and can freely choose their project of interest.
  • Scholarship Award: The fellowships are granted for 4 years including:
  • Annual gross salary: 26.519, 19€ plus a single payment of 1504, 89 relocation support (Spanish tax and social security deductions apply),
    • Close mentoring and supervision through prestigious Researchers,
    • A personalized doctoral career development plan,
    • A training program for scientific and transferable skills.
  • Nationality: All nationalities
  • Number of Scholarships: Altogether 28 fellowships will be awarded and implemented in top research in the Barcelona and Tarragona area (Spain).
  • Scholarship can be taken in Spain

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.

Entrance Requirements: To be admitted to the review process, candidates must comply with the following eligibility criteria:

  • Presenting complete applications including all requested compulsory information and documentation.
  • Having not spent more than 12 months of the prior 36 months in Spain, at the time of the call deadline. You will be required to confirm your compliance through a self-declaration.
  • Hold a University degree (by the time of enrollment in the PhD program) that would qualify the applicant to enter one of the Ph.D. programmes recognized by the BIST research centers. These have formal agreements with the major Catalan Universities (UB, UAB, UPC, URV, and UPF) whereby BIST senior researchers (generally of professorial rank and enjoying international recognition) are accredited to supervise Ph.D. students, who do their research at BIST research centers and obtain their degree from the corresponding university. Please provide evidence when you apply (e.g. scanned copy of your degree or similar).
  • At the time of the call deadline, be in the first 4 years of your scientific post gradual career (full-time equivalent research experience). In case your University degree was longer ago than 4 years, you will need to provide documental evidence for complying with these criteria.
  • Having not been awarded yet a Ph.D. degree.

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

Application Procedure: How to Apply: By the deadline, the following documentation and information needs to be presented to be eligible:

  1. Application form on personal data online form to be filled in)
  • Basic personal data and contact information
  1. Application form on background (online form to be filled in)
  • Specific background information on University degree, previous works, results, awards, etc.
    • Upload of the Degree certificate or substituting document issued by the corresponding University
    • Indication of the preferred research projects (one or several)
    • Indication of reference persons who endorse your candidature
    • Additional information relevant for the application and the eligibility, if applicable
  1. Letter of motivation (document upload)
  • The cover letter addresses research interests and motivation for the application, as well as the applicant’s background and suitability for the fellowship.
  1. Curriculum Vitae (document upload)
  • Applicants should indicate their academic and professional trajectory and include any relevant information on publications, awards or other scientific or academic merits and experience. Candidates with career breaks or variations in the chronological sequence of their career steps are welcome to apply.

Applications cannot be updated after the submission. Only complete applications are eligible.

After the deadline, applicants will be checked for eligibility. Non-eligible applicants will be rejected. The eligible candidates will be reviewed by the selection panel. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the second review stage (pre-selected candidates).

Online Application

http://bist.eu/PREBIST/

22 Дек

Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates in Austria, 2018

Scholarships for Undergraduates, Graduates and Postgraduates in Austria, 2018

Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria is offering scholarships for undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates. Scholarships are awarded in the field of Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.The OeAD is the Austrian agency for international mobility and cooperation in education, science and research.

The candidate should have a very good command of English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Scholarship Description:

Application deadline: March 1, 2018
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduates, graduates and postgraduate
Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Natural Sciences, Technical Sciences, Human Medicine, Health Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.
Scholarship Award: The quota depends on the budget:

  • Monthly scholarship instalment: 1.050 EUR
  • Health insurance: OeAD scholarship holders need to have health insurance that is accepted by the Austrian authorities for the duration of their stay in Austria. The OeAD can help with taking out such insurance. The monthly costs can vary, at the moment you should calculate 55 to 200 EUR (depending on your age, scholarship category and state of health). The costs for the insurance have to be covered from the scholarship.
  • Accomodation: It is possible for OeAD scholarship holders to book accomodation (dormitory or apartment) with the OeAD Housing Office.The monthly costs are 220 to 470 EUR (depending on the level of comfort requested by the scholarship holder). The scholarship holder has to pay an administrative fee of 18 EUR/month to the OeAD Housing Office for the provision of accommodation. The costs for the accommodation have to be covered from the scholarship.
  • Travel Costs: Applicants from countries which are neither members of the EU nor members of EFTA, EEA or OECD can be granted a travel allowance. The lump sum depends on the country of origin.

Number of Scholarships: Not given
Scholarship can be taken in Austria

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: International students (except Austria) are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Eligible for application are

  • Descendents of forced labourers (regardless of their country of origin)
  • Or people coming from countries that have suffered exceptionally from the Nazi regime, especially from the recruitment of forced labourers.

Students meeting the above-mentioned criteria can apply to pursue research

  • On their bachelor thesis
  • On their diploma or master thesis
  • Or their dissertation.

No scholarships are awarded for Bachelor-, Master- or Doctoral/PhD studies pursued in Austria, summer courses, language courses, clinical traineeships or internships.
Applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant.
Age limit:
Doctoral students: 40 years (born on or after March 1, 1978)
for other students: 35 years (born on or after March 1, 1983)

English Language Requirements: The candidate should have a very good command over English language. Therefore, the application should be written in English.

Application Procedure:

The following documents have to be uploaded for the Online Application:

  • Fully completed Online Application form “Application for a Scholarship of the Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Austria” including a CV and a project plan, describing the plans and completed preparatory work for the research stay in Austria
  • Two letters of recommendation from university lecturers. For these letters of recommendation, no specific form is required; they have to contain the letterhead, date and signature of the person recommending the applicant and the stamp of the university/department and must be no older than six months at the time of application. The letters of recommendation and the confirmation of supervision cannot be issued by the same person.
  • Confirmation of supervision by a supervisor at the chosen Austrian university, university of applied sciences or research institution
  • Scanned passport (showing the name and picture of the applicant)
  • University graduation certificate of your diploma, master, PhD or doctoral studies at a university outside Austria resp. proof of enrollment at a study programme at a university outside Austria
  • Confirmation, that proves your participation in a study programme (Bachelor, Master/Diploma or PhD) at your home university
  • For descendants of forced labourers: processing number or photocopy of the letter of information or other relevant proofs

How to Apply:

The mode of applying is online.

Online Application

https://oead.at/en/news/article/2017/12/scholarships-for-austria-calls-for-20182019-are-now-open/

22 Дек

IC-3i International PhD Position Programme in France, 2018

IC-3i International PhD Position Programme in France, 2018

The Institute Curie is seeking enthusiastic, intellectually curious and team-oriented applicants for its PhD Position Programme. The successful applicants will work on the research project  “Identifying novel molecular regulators of human monocyte differentiation”.

The objective of the PhD project is to identify novel molecular regulators governing monocyte fate commitment, and mo-DC versus mo-Mac differentiation.

Institute Curie is one of the leading medical, biological and biophysical research centres in the world.[citation needed] It is a private non-profit foundation operating a research centre on biophysics, cell biology and oncology and a hospital specialized in the treatment of cancer.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: January 18, 2018
  • Course Level: The position is available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The PhD project “Identifying novel molecular regulators of human monocyte differentiation”
  • Scholarship Award: The project will benefit from our established international collaborations with single-cell RNA-Seq analysis experts (Nir Hacohen, Broad Institute).
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants from any nationality can apply for the position.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
  1. Applicants must not have lived or worked in France for more than 12 months during the past 3 years prior to the closure of the call (January 18th, 2018).
  2. Applicants must own a Master’s degree (or be about to obtain one) or have a university degree equivalent to a European Master’s (5-year duration) to be eligible.
  3. Applicants must have earned this degree between January 1st, 2016 and September 30, 2018.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction of the host university.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants can apply via online mode.

How to Apply:

  • A CV,
  • A motivation letter,
  • A copy of the high school degree,
  • A copy of the university degrees including the Master’s degree or equivalent 5-year university degree (translated by the applicant in English),
  • A copy of the university grade transcript from the Master’s degree or equivalent 5-year university degree (translated by the applicant in English),
  • 2 recommendation letters. Referees must have submitted their recommendation letters by the end of the call. We strongly advise applicants to contact their referees as soon as possible so that they have enough time to upload the recommendation letter online. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the 2 recommendation letters are sent before the end of the call.

Online Application

http://esegura-lab.org/news/13-join-us-international-phd-position-available.html

22 Дек

Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Scholarships for International Students in France, 2018

Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation Scholarships for International Students in France, 2018

The Grenoble Institute of Technology Foundation is offering a limited number of scholarships for international students to pursue master programme at Grenoble INP. The application deadline is  February 28, 2018

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master progarmme at Grenoble INP.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the fields offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: This scholarship can be up to 5000 euros per semester, for a maximum duration of 2 semesters
  • Nationality: French and International
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants of all nationalities are eligible for these scholarship
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have a
  1. Age: Applicants must be under 28 years old.
  2. Master: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent. However, direct admission to year 2 is possible for suitably qualified students.
  3. Postmaster: Must have completed a minimum of 5 years at university level.
  • English Language Requirements: Non native English speakers have to provide an official certification (TOEFL, TOEIC, teacher…). Speaking French is not required, however we strongly recommend that you take a beginners’ class in French before coming to France so that your everyday life in France is made easier.

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.

Online Application

http://www.grenoble-inp.fr/incoming/scholarships-from-grenoble-institute-of-technology-foundation-519642.kjsp

22 Дек

EMARO+ Masters Scholarships for International Students, 2018

EMARO+ Masters Scholarships for International Students, 2018

ERASMUS Mundus is inviting applications for EMARO+ scholarships for 2018 intake.  EMARO, European Master on Advanced Robotics Plus, is an integrated Masters course open for both non-European and European students.

EMARO and EMARO+ have been designed and accepted in the framework of the European Union ERASMUS-MUNDUS programme. The Erasmus Mundus programme is a cooperation and mobility programme of the European Union in the field of higher education which promotes the European Union as a center of excellence in learning around the world.

It aims to enhance quality in European higher education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with third countries.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: January 26, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to join EMARO+ Master course conducted by four European institutions: Ecole Centrale de Nantes (France), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), University of Genova (Italy) and Jaume I University (Spain). EMARO+ involves 7 associated partners: Faculty of Science and Technology in Keio University – Japan, Shanghai Jiao Tong University – China IRT Jules Verne – France, Airbus Group Innovations – France, BA Systemes – France, Robotnik –  Spain, SIIT – Italy
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in the field of Robotics.
  • Scholarship Award: Consortium scholarships are given under the form of a reduction of tuition fees, for both years:
  1. 10 000 € for Partner country students (non-European)
  2. 3 000 € for Programme country students (European)
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in Partner’s Institutions

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Students from around the world (non-European and European) can apply.
  • Entrance Requirements: The EMARO+ Masters course is open to students who already hold a first university degree with the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits in the European system, after at least three years studies, at the level of Bachelor of Science, in a field related to robotics such as:
  1. Mechatronic, Automatic control,
  2. Electrical Engineering,
  3. Mechanical Engineering, System Engineering,
  4. Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.

The graduation must take place before 31 July for non-Europeanstudents and before 30 September for European students.

English Language Requirements:  The applicants have to be fluent in English, both in writing and speaking. An applicant whose native language is not English is required to pass a recognized international English test such as:

  1. TOEFL (score 220 CBT, 550 PBT, 80 IBT),
  2. Cambridge Advanced English Test (score B or higher),
  3. IELTS (score 6.5 or higher),
  4. TOEIC (800).

No other test is recognized. Applicants who carried out their studies in English (official confirmation letter from their university is needed) are eligible without providing such a test, but providing the results of a recognized international test can add value to their application

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: The following documents must be uploaded on the application website (as PDF files)

  • CV with Identity photo
  • First pages of Passport or Identity card indicating the nationality
  • Academic degree and transcripts of all university studies with translation into English, i.e. Bachelor, Master or equivalent. All the documents must be grouped in a single file. If the degree will be obtained after the deadline, a certificate from the institution indicating the situation of the student and the expected date of graduation must be provided
  • Motivation letter
  • Recognized International English test Certificate
  • Residence certificate (only for applications to EMARO+ Erasmus Mundus scholarship)
  • Recommendation letters

Online application

https://hongkong.consulfrance.org/Master-EMARO-of-Centrale-Nantes-Call-for-applications

22 Дек

Flow in subsurface reservoirs

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

Project Description

PhD position in flow in subsurface reservoirs at the school of Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv University. Possible topic of research is maximizing CO2 storage in enhanced oil recovery by CO2 injection. Another possible topic is upscaling in numerical simulation of oil recovery by gravity drainage.
Candidate must have completed a Masters degree. Advantage to candidate with strong mathematical background and previous publications. Advantage to candidate with previous experience in reservoir simulation.
Please send CV and other relevant material when contacting.

Funding Notes

Full stipend for position.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=93478&Email=1

22 Дек

Non-reciprocal optics, University of St Andrews, School of Physics and Astronomy, St Andrews, United Kingdom

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

School of Physics and Astronomy, University of St Andrews

Project Description

In contrast to traditional, reciprocal optical systems, non-reciprocal systems allow the realization of interesting physical effects, for example optical isolation or the breaking of seemingly fundamental physical limits, such as the link between a system’s delay and its bandwidth [1]. Typically, non-reciprocal optical elements are realized using magneto-optic materials, for example in a Faraday Rotator. However, these materials are not suitable for integration in nanophotonic devices and thus new methods of achieving non-reciprocity need to be explored, for example nonlinear optical effects or time-variant modulations [2-4].

This project addresses the realization of on-chip non-reciprocal optical elements, new applications enabled by these elements and the exciting new physics achieved by combining non-reciprocal elements with components such as absorbers, emitters or resonators [1].

You are expected to have an interest in studying fundamental concepts in physics as well as mastering hands on nanofabrication and laboratory techniques. The project includes collaborations with groups across Europe and North America, offering you opportunities to visit the laboratories of collaborators and to build your own professional network.

The project will be supervised by Dr. Sebastian Schulz, who will join the department in March 2018. For more details on this topic and for any question regarding the project, please contact Dr. Sebastian Schulz ().

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=93914&Email=1
22 Дек

Coating of sulfur particles for Li-S batteries

Coating of sulfur particles for Li-S batteries

Applications accepted all year round

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

 Sustainable Materials Management, Flemish Institute for Technological Research – VITO

Project Description

Lithium sulfur battery (Li-S) is presently the most promising challenger for the next generation of commercial secondary (i.e. rechargeable) batteries with a theoretical energy density superior to 2500 Wh/kg. The practical performance is today limited to 350 Wh/kg (Sion Power Company). However, this is still higher than current Li-ion batteries which offer a maximum of 264 Wh/kg (US18650 from Sony Corporation). In addition, sulfur is abundant, low cost and usually considered as non-toxic.

The Li-S batteries suffer from several issues which hinder their large scale commercialization. Among them are limitations due to the sulfur in the positive electrode:
• Slow charge/discharge, characteristics of Li-S batteries attributed to the poor electronic conductivity of S8 and Li2S (final reduction product).
• Short lifespan, low coulombic efficiency and self-discharge due to polysulfides intermediates (Li2S8 and Li2S6) which are highly soluble in the electrolytic solution. They diffuse in the cell and react on the surface of the Li-metal negative electrode (polysulfide shuttle effect).

Conductive coatings on sulfur particles can increase their charge/discharge rate capability and mitigate the energetic density fading of Li-S batteries. The function of the coating is to enhance the electron transport in the positive electrode and to act as physical barrier for the polysulfides. However, currently state-of-the-art core/shell coatings on sulfur powders are obtained by slow and complex procedures which do not appear to be commercially up-scalable.

This PhD project, which is a collaboration between VITO and the Hasselt University, aims to develop new and improved processes for direct coating on sulfur powders (micron sized and sub-micron sized), either by wet solution based coating (Hasselt University) or dry coating routes using plasma technology (VITO). Thin (nm range) and homogeneous coatings are targeted based on conducting polymers and metal oxides.

The developed materials will be characterized by various techniques to determine the characteristics and effectiveness of the coatings. The electrochemical properties will be investigated using coin-cells assembled and tested in house. The most promising coatings will be applied on Li2S particles and corresponding Li-Li2S cells will be tested. All results of the coated materials will be compared with the pristine materials, S8 and Li2S.

Depending on the evolution of the PhD project, possible collaborations with the Paul Scherrer Institut (Switzerland) and/or the University of Padua (Italy) are foreseen.

We are looking for a motivated candidate for this PhD project holding a Master Degree in chemistry. A background in material chemistry, electrochemistry and/or plasma technology is preferred. Fluent English is mandatory, knowledge of Dutch is an asset.

For further information, please contact Dr. Sébastien Sallard (, tel: +32 14 33 51 75). Applications are registered online: http://wwwb.vito.be/VITODoctoraat/inschrijven/inschrijven.aspx?ID=522&Lang=EN.

Documents (CV, application letter, recommendation letter…) must be sent separatly by e-mail to the contact person.

22 Дек

Biopolymers for Tissue Repair

Applications accepted all year round

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About This PhD Project

Project Description

The Ferrier Research Institute has a full scholarship to undertake a PhD programme working on biopolymer isolation and complex carbohydrate analysis. The PhD student will join the team at the Ferrier Research Institute (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) and work with the team led by Dr Simon Hinkley. This PhD opportunity contributes to a six-year multidisciplinary research programme led by the Leather and Shoe Research Association of New Zealand.The ultimate goal of this research is to develop technology to extract and characterize high-value biopolymers for use in tissue-regenerating therapeutics.

This PhD opportunity is focused on the chemical characterization of the complex carbohydrate matrix that comprises the tissues from New Zealand primary production processes. This will involve detailed separation and chemical characterization methodology and would best suit a candidate with an interest in organic chemistry, analytical chemistry and who wishes to undertake science that has a specific bearing on the New Zealand environment and utilization of natural materials from the primary-produce sector.

Eligibility:
The successful student will have a BSc (Hons), MSc or equivalent degree in chemistry, biology or biochemistry. Ideally, candidates will have a focus on organic chemistry, however; other relevant disciplines will be considered.

The applications also need to meet the English language requirement to enter the PhD program in the School of Chemistry and Physical Sciences

To Apply:
New PhD applicants should complete the PhD admission and Scholarship application online available from the link below and clearly indicate that they wish to apply for the PhD scholarship in “Biopolymers for tissue repair”

http://www.victoria.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/how-to-apply

Funding Notes

The Scholarship will provide a stipend to cover living expenses of NZ$27,000 pa, plus tuition fees (student levies and international insurance are also covered, if applicable) for 3 years.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=93800&Email=1

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