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15 ICFO International PhD Fellowships Program in Spain, 2018

15 ICFO International PhD Fellowships Program in Spain, 2018

ICFO is now accepting applications for fellowships for PhD programme. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

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 the university 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.

 Scholarship Description:
  • Application deadline: February 25, 2018
  • Course Level:  Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD 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: Fellowships include medical care coverage and work accident insurance through the Spanish social security system, providing access to the Spanish public health care system.
  • Nationality: International
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to 15 PhD-fellowship positions are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Spain

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries:  Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet following criteria:
    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.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must have high working knowledge of English.

Application Procedure:

  • The mode of application is online.

How to Apply:

  • A Cover Letter with declaration of research interests,
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,
  • Scanned copies of the complete (Bachelor and Master equivalent) academic transcripts in English or Spanish,
  • Scanned copies of the degree certificates, if available at the time of application,
  • IMPORTANT: The candidate should ask 2 referees, to be indicated in the online application form, to send reference letters directly jobs-at-icfo.eu before the application deadline.
  • The print-out of the equivalence calculation of your academic results/ GPA 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.

http://jobs.icfo.es/index.php?detail=349#opening-deadline

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Newton International Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers in UK, 2018-2019

Newton International Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers in UK, 2018-2019

The British Academy and the Royal Society are pleased to offer 40 Newton international fellowships to researchers of high academic ability for 2018-2019 entry. Scholarships are awarded to undertake postdoctoral research programme at UK research institutions.

The Newton International Fellowship scheme will select the very best early stage post-doctoral researchers from all over the world, and offer support for two years at UK research institutions. The long-term aim of the scheme is to build a global pool of research leaders and encourage long-term international collaboration with the UK.

 The Newton International Fellowships Scheme was established in 2008 to select the very best early stage postdoctoral researchers. From 2015 additional Fellowships are supported through the Newton Fund specifically for applicants from Newton Fund partner countries; this new initiative aims to develop long-term sustainable growth and welfare of partner countries through building research and innovation capacity, and forms part of the UK’s Official Development Assistance commitment. Newton Fund countries include Brazil, China, India, Mexico, South Africa, and Turkey.

Applicants must hold a PhD, or expect to obtain their PhD by the time funding starts, and should have no more than 7 years of active full time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry). 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.

 Scholarship Description:
  • Application Deadline: March 27, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme at any UK university or public research institute.
  • Study Subject: The Fellowships cover the broad range of physical, natural and social sciences and the humanities.
  • Scholarship Award: FFunding will consist of:
    £24,000 per annum for subsistence costs (tax exempt)
    Up to £8,000 per annum for consumables
    A one-off payment of up to £2,000 for relocation expenses in year one only
    A contribution will also be made to enable the UK host institution to host a Fellowship; this will be equal to 50% of the total award.
  • Number of Scholarships: Approximately 40 Newton International Fellowships will be available in this round, with additional Fellowships awarded to individuals from Newton Fund countries. Additional fellowships are also made available by private foundations.
  • Nationality: International students
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students (except UK) can apply for these fellowships.
  • Entrance Requirements: Applicants must hold a PhD, or expect to obtain their PhD by the time funding starts, and should have no more than seven years of active full-time postdoctoral experience at the time of application (discounting career breaks, but including teaching experience and/or time spent in industry). Additionally, applicants should not hold UK citizenship and should be working outside of the UK at the point of application. Applicants must have a clearly defined and mutually-beneficial research proposal agreed with a UK host researcher.
  • 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.

Application Procedure:

Introduction – Applications for all Newton International Fellowships should be made online through the Royal Society’s new Electronic Grant Application and Processing system Flexi-Grant. You should also be aware that an application is made jointly by you and your proposed UK Co-applicant. Please note that no help in finding a UK Co-applicant will be provided by either of the three implementing academies. You need to have agreed a research project with your proposed UK Co-applicant before you apply. You will be asked to identify two independent referees who are familiar with your area of research. You should send them a copy of your application; please make sure that they are aware of the main features of your proposal. You will also be asked to provide details of two additional individuals (as specified on the scheme notes) who will have to submit statements of support via Flexi-Grant outlining your suitability for the Fellowship and explaining how it will benefit your research career.
 How to Apply: The scheme is very competitive and as such it is important to make the best case for your application. You should:
 Include all relevant information and supporting arguments in the application. The application stands alone and there is no opportunity for reconsideration on further evidence after assessments have been made.
  • Observe the assessment criteria to ensure you are providing the necessary information to show how your application meets these.
  • Present your application clearly; evidence of good planning, financial responsibility and measurable outcomes can be as important as excellent research.
  • Save information entered on Flexi-Grant® as you proceed: you may be automatically logged out after a long period of inactivity and any unsaved information will be lost.
  • Print a copy of your application and check that no information is omitted before submitting: once submitted you will not be able to edit your application without asking your approver to return it to you.

http://www.newtonfellowships.org/the-fellowships.aspx

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Top 5 Countries Where Tuition is Free in 2018

Top 5 Countries Where Tuition is Free in 2018

If you fail to qualify for fully-funded university scholarships, consider enrolling in universities that are tuition free or charge low tuition fees or those offering tuition fee waivers. Countries like Norway, Austria, Germany, Finland, and Sweden offer different types of free/low tuition schemes and tuition waivers for international students. scholars4dev.com has compiled information and provided links to tuition-free Colleges and Universities and links to Universities offering tuition scholarships.

1. Tuition Free Universities in Norway

Norwegian state universities and university colleges as a rule do not charge tuition fees to all students including international students. This applies to all levels, including undergraduate studies, Masters programmes and Ph.D. programmes. However, students will have to pay a semester fee of NOK 300-600 each semester.

Note that some state universities and university colleges may have tuition fees for a few specialized programmes which are typically at the Masters level.  Most private institutions have tuition fees for all their programmes and courses. But the fees are usually significantly lower than those of comparable studies in most other countries. Also, foreign students don’t pay higher tuition fees than Norwegian students.

Cost of Studying in Norway: You should take into consideration that living expenses in Norway are higher than in many other countries.  Living expenses would amount to NOK 90,000-100,000 per year.

See the list of Universities and Colleges in Norway:

https://www.studyinnorway.no/Where-can-I-study

See also the list of  Scholarships in Norway for International Students:

http://www.scholars4dev.com/category/country/europe-scholarships/norway/

2.Tuition Free Universities in Austria

If you are an non-EU/EEA student, federal/public universities in Austria only charge about 363.36-726.72 Euros per semester for tuition fees plus 19.20 Euros for student union membership fee “ÖH-Beitrag” and the student accident insurance fee.  If you are a participant in exchange programmes and university partnerships or a citizen of a least developed country, you may be exempted to pay tuition fees at public universities in Austria.

Students from other developing countries and Central and Eastern European reform countries may be exempted or apply for a full or partial refund of the tuition fees according to the universities’ own rules. Further information is available at the website of the university directly.

Cost of Studying in Austria: The cost of living for students in Austria is approximately 800 Euros per month which covers accommodation, food, and personal expenses.

See the list of Higher Education Institutions in Austria:

https://studyinaustria.at/

3.Tuition Free Universities in Germany

As of October 2014, all Universities in Germany will not charge any tuition fees for bachelor’s and consecutive master’s degree programs  for all students including international students.  In some Federal States, Universities will charge a semester contribution (about 50 euros) and/or administration fees (about 50 euros). This tuition fee structure can change in the future, you should check this page for updated information on tuition fees in different federal states in Germany.  For example, the federal state of Baden-Württemberg will begin charging tuition fees (for Bachelor’s, Master’s, Diplom and state examination degree programmes) of €1,500 per semester for non-EU citizens from the winter semester 2017/18.Unlike undergraduate studies, most Master’s studies in Germany come with tuition fees, but they’re not as high as in other countries.

On the other hand, doctoral studies at German universities are in principle free.   PhD students are charged tuition only after completing their first six semesters but they are  required to pay a semester contribution of approximately 150-200 euros per semester.  Doctoral students  usually work on a research project (paid PhD position) or receive a scholarship.

Cost of Studying in Germany: On average, German students spend about 500-800 Euros for accommodation, transport, food, and miscellaneous expenses.

See the list of German Universities and Colleges:

https://www.study-in.de/en/plan-your-studies/find-programme-and-university/

Also see the list of Scholarships in Germany for International Students:

http://www.scholars4dev.com/category/country/europe-scholarships/germany-scholarships/

4.Tuition Free Universities and Scholarships in Finland

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students has been introduced from autumn 2017 onwards for English-taught Bachelor’s or Master’s programmes. Only Doctoral level studies will remain free of tuition fees,  regardless of your nationality.

Finnish universities and UAS’s offer scholarship options for gifted non-EU/EEA students admitted to their fee-charging Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes. EDUFI Fellowships are available to cover living expenses for Doctoral studies for up to one  academic year.

Cost of Studying in Finland: Estimated living expenses of a single student in Finland average around 700-900 Euros per month.

See the list of all Finnish institutions of higher education:

http://www.studyinfinland.fi/wheretostudy

See the list of Scholarships in Finland:

http://www.studyinfinland.fi/scholarships

5. Tuition Scholarships in Swedish Universities 
Application and tuition fees apply for those who are not citizens of an EU/EEA/Nordic country or Switzerland studying at the bachelor’s or master’s level. The Swedish Institute and a significant number of Universities offer full and partial scholarships in the form of tuition waivers for international students.

PhD positions in Sweden are usually offered as paid positions by universities or external funding bodies. This means that if you are offered a position as a PhD candidate, you will not pay fees and will receive a monthly salary.

Find the list of Universities in Sweden that offers scholarships/tuition waivers:

https://studyinsweden.se/scholarships/university-scholarships/

See the list of Scholarships in Sweden for International Students:

http://www.scholars4dev.com/6599/scholarships-in-sweden-for-international-students/

Online Tuition-Free Universities

There are now a number of Universities offering online degrees/courses for free.  The first such University is University of the People which is a tuition-free, non-profit, accredited online university dedicated to opening access to higher education globally.  University of the People offers online Associates and Bachelors Degrees in Business Administration, Health Science, and Computer Science, as well as an MBA program

This was followed by an initiative of MIT and Harvard called edX which is a learning platform that gives students from any country the opportunity to take free online courses offered by three premier Universities in the US – Harvard, MIT, and UC Berkeley and about 50+ Universities and institutions.

See the list of Free online courses and scholarships:

http://www.scholars4dev.com/4013/distance-learning-scholarships-for-developing-country-students/

29 Янв

ESA Living Planet Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers, 2018

ESA Living Planet Fellowships for Postdoctoral Researchers, 2018

The European Space Agency (ESA) is inviting postdoctoral researchers to participate in the call for Research Proposals of the Living Planet Fellowship 2018.The main objective of this initiative is to support young researchers who have a doctoral degree and who would like to initiate a scientific career in the context of Earth Observation and Earth system science.

 The European Space Agency is an intergovernmental organisation of 22 member states dedicated to the exploration of space.

Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

 Scholarship Description:

Application deadline: February 22, 2018
Course Level: Fellowships are available to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.
Study Subject: Candidate researchers shall submit research proposals responding to one of following Research Areas: Advancing Novel Methods and Techniques and Advancing Earth System Science.
Scholarship Award: With this call, ESA plans to support up to 10 Post-Doctoral researchers (supported by ESA with a ceiling price of 99KEuro per 2-years under a co-funding scheme) to carry out a research project at a Host Institution in an eligible ESA Member State.
Number of Scholarships: There are 10 fellowships available.

Scholarship can be taken in Host Institution (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Canada)

 Eligibility for the Scholarship:

Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: Call for Research Proposals Package: The Call for Research Proposals package includes the following documents:

  • Call for Research Proposals
  • Annex A: Proposal Template
  • Annex B: PSS form
  • Annex C: Draft Partnership Agreement
  • The documentation (Call for Research Proposals package) can be downloaded here

Host Institution Country Eligibility: Projects will be funded under the 5th period of ESA’s Earth Observation Envelope Programme (EOEP-5). EOEP-5 is an optional programme of the Agency, and participation is restricted to institutions which have their registered office in one of the following Participating States: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Slovenia and Canada.

 English Language Requirements: Students need to demonstrate that they have a good level of written and spoken English.

Application Procedure:

Additional Documentation Required

  • A letter from the Host Institution supporting the candidate, the project proposal and
  • A statement from the Host Institutionaccepting the conditions without reservations the Draft Partnership Agreement (ANNEX C of the present call).
  • A letter of support from institution hosting the candidate as a visiting scientist (where relevant)
  • 2 Additional letters of support from key experts and scientist in the field relevant to this proposal supporting the proposed work.
  • CV of the Candidate including his research experience in the specific area of interest for this proposal and the list of publications.
  • Details of the financial proposal in PSS form (see ANNEX B).

How to Apply:

Applicant’s proposal and all supporting documents must be sent by e-mail.

https://www.britishcouncil.org.ng/study-uk/funding/hornby-educational-trust-scholarships

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MTA Premium International Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Hungary, 2018

MTA Premium International Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Hungary, 2018

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences is currently accepting applications for MTA Premium Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program to study in Hungary. The call is open to both Hungarian citizens and citizens of other countries.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) launches a call for applications to gain premium postdoctoral researcher fellowship in MTA’s research network and Hungarian universities between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2021.

 The objectives of the grant are to provide an opportunity for young researchers with a scientific degree from acknowledged foreign and domestic universities and with internationally acclaimed scientific results and research programme of outstanding quality to conduct their research at the best Hungarian scientific research centers.

The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) is the most trusted public body in Hungary, performing nation-wide public missions related to the implementation, promotion, and representation of science. The MTA’s public body consists of almost 17 thousand scholars and works as a self-regulatory legal entity. The Academy maintains a network of full-time research personnel, which in turn is a fundamental pillar of the country’s scientific sphere.

 Scholarship Description: 
  • Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
  • Course Level: Grants are available to pursue Postdoctoral research programme.
  • Study Subject: The Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) launches a call for applications to gain premium postdoctoral researcher fellowship in MTA’s research network and Hungarian universities between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2021.
  • Scholarship Award: Supported postdoctoral researchers will be provided a monthly gross salary of HUF 600,000 for a period of 36 months from 1stof September 2018 upon a contract of employment with the host research institution, or MTA Office for Research Groups Attached to Universities and Other Institutions.
  • Nationality: The call is open to both Hungarian citizens and citizens of other countries.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Hungary

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: The call is open for both Hungarian citizens and citizens of other countries.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

 Researchers can perform their research during the funding period from 1st September 2018 to 31st August 2021 at host institutions. MTA Supported Research Groups and Lendület “Momentum” Groups cannot be host institutions.

The call is open to both Hungarian citizens and citizens of other countries. Researchers submitting the application shall meet the following requirements:
— Aged under 40 as of 1st September 2018 (born after 31st August 1978);
— Experience in conducting research to be proved by publication list, citations, grants etc.;
— Holds PhD or DLA degree obtained from acknowledged foreign or domestic university.
Applicants at the time of the application must have the doctoral certificate or the official certificate to verify the possession of a doctoral degree.
— Under the provisions of the legislation, the starting date of the first postdoctoral employment must fall within 5 years of obtaining one’s doctoral degree. Basic rules of the postdoctoral employment are included in Government Decree 156/1997. (IX. 19.). Applicants in case of former postdoctoral employment must provide evidence of this fact by submitting the application.

 Researchers raising small children shall be granted an age limit extension of 2 years per child, maximum of 4 years, as an extension to the standard age limit or as an extension to the starting date of the first postdoctoral employment where prior to the submission of the application the researcher has received childcare benefit based on the Act LXXXIV of 1998 on Family Support or has received pecuniary health insurance benefits for childcare purposes pursuant to the Act LXXXIII of 1997 on the Benefits of Compulsory Health Insurance. Applicants must provide evidence of their eligibility for the age limit extension in the documentation of their application.

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.

http://scholarship-positions.com/category/hungary-scholarship/

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Pasteur-Roux and Pasteur-Cantarini Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in France, 2018

Pasteur-Roux and Pasteur-Cantarini Postdoctoral Fellowships for International Students in France, 2018

The Institut Pasteur is currently accepting applications for Pasteur-Roux and Pasteur-Cantarini Postdoctoral Fellowships for Spring Call 2018. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.These fellowships are dedicated to postdoctoral researchers aiming to conduct research projects in Institut Pasteur laboratories on the Paris campus.

 The Institut Pasteur is a private, non-profit foundation. Its mission is to help prevent and treat diseases, mainly those of infectious origin, through research, teaching, and public health initiatives.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 19, 2018
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: Fellowships are for two years and cannot be prolonged.
  • Funding is paid as a salary and covers health insurance and retirement.
  • Nationality: All nationalities
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given.
  • Scholarship can be taken in France

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

 Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
  • Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini fellowships are only tenable in Institute Pasteur laboratories located on the Paris Campus.
  • The host laboratory can only present one application per session.
  • Postdocs already present on the Institute Pasteur are eligible to apply to the Pasteur-Roux fellowship program.
  • Fellows of any nationality are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree within less than 6 years at the time of application or will do so prior to commencing fellowship. The eligibility period is extended to 7 years after the thesis defence in case of one pregnancy, and to up to 8 years in case of two pregnancies.
  • Unsuccessful applicants to a previous Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini Fellowship call are eligible to re-apply.
  • Successful fellows of the Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini program must start their work in the host Pasteur laboratory within 8 months after notification of the award. Regarding the present call, the appointment start date must be before January 2019.
  • The proposed research program must be achievable within the two-year funding.

Ineligibility

 Applications from an IP laboratory that already benefits from a postdoctoral funding package (e.g., newly arrived G5 or unit) are not accepted.
  • Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini Fellowships cannot be used to complement other sources of funding.
  • The Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini program does not consider spontaneous applications. Before applying, the candidate must ensure he/she is accepted by a host laboratory of the Institute Pasteur in Paris.
  • Applications from former Institute Pasteur PhD students will not be considered, except if a first post-doctoral training has been performed in another research institution.
  • A Pasteur-Roux-Cantarini Fellowship will not be awarded to the same host laboratory in two consecutive calls.

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.

http://scholarship-positions.com/category/france-scholarships/

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry at Technical University Dresden in Germany, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Solid State Chemistry at Technical University Dresden in Germany, 2018

The Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids is inviting applications for Postdoctoral Fellows in Solid State Chemistry. Two pos­i­tions con­cern the thin film growth as main empha­sis and a third one is ded­ic­ated to their ana­lysis and char­ac­ter­isa­tion.The Technical University Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest “Technical Universities” in Germany and one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany. As a full-curriculum university with 18 faculties in five schools, it offers a broad variety of 122 disciplines and covers a wide research spectrum. Its focuses of Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Materials sciences, Information technology, Microelectronics as well as Energy and Environment are considered exemplary in Germany and throughout Europe.

 Scholarship Description: 
  • Application Deadline: This call is open up to March 31, 2018, or until the pos­i­tions are occu­pied.
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded in Solid State Chemistry. in the field of Thin Inter­metal­lic Films of Heus­ler Com­pounds for Spin­tron­ics and Topo­lo­gical Phe­nom­ena.

The Postdoc­toral fel­lows will cover the fields of:

  • Sput­ter depos­ition of inter­metal­lic thin films,
  • MBE layer by layer growth of inter­metal­lic thin films,
  • Char­ac­ter­isa­tion of thin films,
  • Angu­lar resol­ved pho­to­elec­tron spec­tro­scopy

Scholarship Award: Two pos­i­tions con­cern the thin film growth as the main empha­sis and a third one are ded­ic­ated to their ana­lysis and characterization.
You will par­ti­cip­ate in the ongo­ing in-house rese­arch pro­gramme and will be encour­aged to deve­lop your per­sonal rese­arch pro­gramme in emer­ging areas of con­den­sed mat­ter phys­ics and mater­i­als sci­ence.
Our Work­ing Con­di­tions

 Con­tract of 24 months, renew­able for a fur­ther 12 to 36-month period.
  • The salary will be accord­ing to the con­di­tions of the Ger­man fed­eral labour agree­ment (entry level TVöD-13).
  • The MPI-CPFS is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer and encour­ages diver­sity.
  • Nationality: All nationalities
  • Number of Scholarships: Two positions are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

 Your Pro­file, Skills, and Exper­i­ence
  • PhD in phys­ics, chem­istry, mater­i­als, or clo­sely rela­ted sci­ence obtai­ned less than 3 years ago,
  • a strong back­ground in thin film tech­niques is essen­tial,
  • Pro­fi­ciency with other com­ple­ment­ary labor­at­ory tech­niques as men­tio­ned above is desir­able,
  • Exper­i­ence with rese­arch at large scale facil­it­ies,
  • Abil­ity to inter­act with multi-dis­cip­lin­ary staff at the bor­der bet­ween phys­ics and chem­istry,
  • Good time man­age­ment skills and abil­ity to pri­or­it­ize,
  • Eng­lish pro­fi­ciency (work­ing lan­guage in the group), Ger­man is of advant­age for com­mu­nic­a­tion with our tech­nical per­sonal.

English Language Requirements: Eng­lish pro­fi­ciency (work­ing lan­guage in the group), Ger­man is of advant­age for com­mu­nic­a­tion with our tech­nical per­sonal is required.

 http://scholarship-positions.com/category/germany-scholarships/

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PENN-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars in USA, 2018

PENN-UNESCO Fellowships for Developing Country Scholars in USA, 2018

The aim of the fellowships is to give full financial support to developing country students.

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly known as Penn or UPenn) is a private Ivy League research university located in the University City section of Philadelphia.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Course Level: These fellowships are available to pursue master’s degree.
  • Study Subject: These fellowships are awarded in the fields offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: The Fellowship covers all Penn tuition (up to 10-course units) associated with the IEDP Masters Degree program of study. The Fellowship does not cover other costs associated with attending graduate school, such as room and board, books, health insurance, travel, etc.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to two full-tuition fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Developing Countries
  • Entrance Requirements: Priority will be given to applicants who are citizens of countries defined by the World Bank as low-income and lower-middle-income countries. Naturalized US citizens and permanent residents who originate from low-income and lower-middle-income countries (i.e., were born in one of these countries and whose parents are not US citizens) may also apply.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants must be fluent in English.

Application Procedure:

  • Interested persons should complete the Fellowship application and submit with their completed IEDP Masters application to Penn GSE.

How to Apply:

  • Statement of Purpose & Resume
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Transcripts
  • Official Test Scores

https://iedp.gse.upenn.edu/fellowships

 

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Development Scholarships for Undergraduate and Masters at Charles University in Czech Republic, 2018-2019

Development Scholarships for Undergraduate and Masters at Charles University in Czech Republic, 2018-2019

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2018
  • Course Level: This scholarship is for pursuing undergraduate and master’s degree level.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to learn any of the subjects offered by the university.
  • Scholarship Award: Under the terms of this scholarship, students will receive a waiver of school fees for their first semester of study, plus a one-off payment of 50 000 CZK (about 2050 EUR) as a contribution towards living costs.

School fees for the second semester of study will not be waived.

 Although we would like to continue the scholarship scheme in school year 2019/20, this is subject to our receiving further funding for future years. At present, therefore, we cannot guarantee that similar scholarships will be available for students’ second year of study.
  • Nationality: Students from developing countries are eligible
  • Number of Scholarships: Limited number of partial scholarships for students is available. A total of six scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the Czech Republic

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: Russia  is eligible to apply for this scholarship.

 Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition, who are applying for study in one of our Bachelor’s studies or Master’s studies programmes at FSV UK from academic year 2018/19.

 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.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications must be made on the form that accompanies this announcement, and must include the following documents:

  • Completed application form
  • Motivation essay of no more than 1000 words, explaining why they need a scholarship, and what they hope to gain from their studies at Charles University
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers, who know the student from their previous studies, including confirmation of the student’s financial need (NOTE: The current scholarship holders who are reapplying do not need to submit the two recommendation letters or write the essay. Please include a cover note and one recommendation letter from a Charles University academic who knows you from your studies with your application.)
  • Applications should be sent to the Manager of the International Office (find the address here). All documents submitted must be originals and written in the English language, or accompanied by certified translations. (IMPORTANT: All scholarship applicants MUST also lodge an online application for their selected study program and note the name of the programme on their application for a scholarship. Without this their application for a scholarship will not be considered.)
  • The deadline for scholarship applications is 30th April 2018.Students who will have problems meeting this deadline due to inefficient or unreliable postal services may, as a temporarmeasure, submit fax copies and/or scanned copies by e-mail. However, originals must also be sent, and final decisions will not be made until originals have been received.
  • https://fsv.cuni.cz/en/admissions/scholarships-and-funding/development-scholarships
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HR-TEM investigation of functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for electronic Devices

HR-TEM investigation of functionalized Carbon Nanotubes for electronic Devices

Project Description

Osnabrück University’s department of Physics invites applications for the position of a
Research Assistant (f/m)
(salary scale E 13 TV-L, 50 %)
within the group of Electronic Transport as a temporary position for 3 years starting as soon as possible.

Description of responsibilities:
— Involvement in research about structural and electronic properties of functionalized carbon nanotubes. Your tasks involve investigations using HR-TEM and electronic transport measurements as well as sample preparation
— The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work towards a PhD
— The candidate will be involved in the teaching activities

Required qualification:
— Candidates are required to hold a qualified (with honors) Master’s degree in Physics, in exceptional cases in a related discipline
— Good knowledge of theoretical Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Desirable qualifications:
— You are skilled in the lab and like to fabricate samples and develop processes
— You like interdisciplinary work
— You have excellent command of written and spoken English
— You are a good team worker
We offer:
— An exciting scientific topic and state-of-the art experimental equipment combined with a collaborative atmosphere and hands-on training in many experimental techniques
— Great opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation with the departments of Chemistry and Biology of the Universität Osnabrück in a cooperative environment

Osnabrück University has been certified as a family-friendly university committed to helping working/studying parents and carers balance their family and work life.
The university aspires to ensure equal opportunities for men and women and strives to work towards a gender balance in schools or departments where new appointments are made.
If equally qualified candidates apply, preference will be given to those with special needs.
Applications should be submitted no later than 15.02.2018 by email to . We look forward to receiving your application.
For further information, please contact Dr. Meyer, Tel. +49 541 969 3553, e-mail: .

Funding Notes

The position is funded according to the pay scale of the State of Lower Saxony (50 % TV-L E13) for 3 years. There are no tuition fees. The start date is as soon as possible.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=88598&Email=1

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