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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

17 Сен

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/

17 Сен

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/

 

17 Сен

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.
View Website

References

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

17 Сен

Sêr Cymru II-PhD Studentship: Developing Nanoscale Photoelectocatalyst Coatings for Solar Fuel Generation

  • Thursday, November 30, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Swansea University is a UK top 30 institution for research excellence (Research Excellence Framework 2014), and has been named Welsh University of the Year 2017 by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

Funding provider: Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund

Subject areas: Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology , Chemical Engineering, Electrochemistry, Materials Chemistry

Start date: 8 January 2018

Description:

Energy sustainability is an emerging issue to date due to huge consumption of fossil-fuel sources (coal, natural gas, liquid fuel) in domestic and industrial sectors. The artificial photosynthesis process is a promising route to convert the solar energy into fuel and electricity. In this line, developing earth abundance, less expensive semiconductor materials perceive great attention owing to their potentiality in photoabsorbance, and catalytic activity towards transforming solar energy in to fuel generation using water and pollutant. For example, titanium dioxide (TiO2) is a well-known photocatalyst/photoelectrocatalyst to oxidise the water into oxygen gas under light irradiation. However, its wide band gap energy nature (~3.2 eV) restrict the visible light photon harvesting from solar spectrum. This project aims to maximise the solar light harvesting to the photoelectrocatalysis reaction through introducing nanostructured visible light semiconductors (modified TiO2, WO3, BiVO4, CdS, CuO, NiO, etc – powder and film form). In first phase, these materials will be prepared through integrated physio-chemical approach (spray coating, screen printing, and hydrothermal technique). In second phase, wide-range of co-catalyst materials will be deposited onto these visible light semiconductors. The resultant nanostructured hybrid semiconductor electrodes were to be tested in photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting process and quantifying the fuel output (oxygen and hydrogen). In final stage, the prototype electrodes will be tested in pilot scale flow-type PEC cells. In this stage, different types of water pollutant will be tested in the PEC cells. The major challenges of a) understanding the photocharge carrier transfer mechanism at electrode/pollutant interfaces and b) origin of photocorrosion in the electrode will be exclusively examined in this project. These findings would be significant to researchers interested in identifying alternative routes in designing the champion, low-cost photocatalyst/photoelectrocatalyst towards solving the future energy crises.

Aims:

Developing nanoscale semiconductor thin films or electrodes and demonstrate their photoelectrocatalytic properties in solar fuel (hydrogen and oxygen) generation and water pollutant treatment.

Supervisor: Dr. Sudhagar Pitchaimuthu

Facilities:

The College of Engineering at Swansea University is based at the recently opened £450M Bay Campus and has world class research, links with industry and outstanding facilities. It has a record of £120M of research funding since 2008. This research project will be embedded within Materials Engineering which is ranked 5th in the UK (The Times Good University Guide 2017) and in the top 200 departments in the world (Shanghai Global Rankings). Part of the material analysis will be carried out at Prof. James Durrant research group at Imperial College London.

Funding Notes

The studentship covers the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus an annual stipend of £14,000. There will be additional funds for research expenses.

Eligibility

Candidates must have a first class in Master’s degree with Merit, in a relevant discipline (Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Nanotechnology).

Hands-on experience in nanomaterials synthesis, thin films fabrication, handling electrochemical station is preferable.

Applications are welcome from International Students on the understanding that the difference between the fees awarded (£4,500) and the international fee rate would be met by the successful candidate.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=88746&Email=1

17 Сен

Post-doc position available in CEA/SPEC and CNRS/Thales form the AXION project of Labex Nano-Saclay

Post-doc position available in CEA/SPEC and CNRS/Thales form the AXION project of Labex Nano-Saclay

Project details: http://nanosaclay.fr/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/Ast/ast_theme.php?id_ast=113

We are looking for candidates with experience in oxide thin film deposition by PLD and/or magneto-optics. The candidate must have a PhD in a relevant field of Physics. His/her duties will include sample synthesis and optical measurements using a femtosecond laser. The materials of interest are antiferromagnets (AF) which will thus be deposited in thin film form and characterized. The goal of the proposed work is to affect the antiferromagnetic order in a controlled manner using either electric fields, strain, spin currents or heat. AF order will be imaged by second harmonic generation before and after each stimulus is applied. Measurements will also be carried out in time-resolved fashion using pump-probe measurements.

Candidates should send motivation letter and CV to Michel Viret (email: Michel.viret@cea.fr).

16 Сен

Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy

Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy

The Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy (ScopeM) is a central scientific technology platform of ETH Zurich providing resources and services in light, electron and ion microscopy. As of January 1st, 2018, or upon agreement, we have an opening for a position as
Scientist — Postdoc in cryo Electron Microscopy
ScopeM maintains state-of-the-art microscopy equipment and supports a variety of interdisciplinary research and training programs in light, ion and electron microscopy. ScopeM operates in particular numerous scanning and transmission electron microscopes (SEM and TEM), including focused ion beam systems (FIBSEM) and further sample preparation equipment. In the frame of the European project npSCOPE (www.npscope.eu), ScopeM is in charge of the development of a cryo-workflow for a new instrument combining a scanning transmitted helium ion microscope (STIM) and a secondary ion mass spectrometer (SIMS) with the aim to characterize nanoparticles at room or liquid-nitrogen temperatures. ScopeM is thus seeking a motivated and experienced scientist in cryo Electron Microscopy to join its team and contribute to this European project.
Your main responsibilities consist in the development of a cryo-workflow enabling a contamination free cryo-chain from sample preparation to imaging/characterization by SEM, TEM as well as STIM and SIMS. You bring along several years of practical experience in cryo Electron Microscopy, from sample preparation to SEM/TEM cryo-imaging. You master the related processes including plunge and high-pressure freezing of cell culture and tissue biopsies, cryo-ultramicrotomy and especially serial cryo-sectioning (CEMOVIS), freeze substitution, as well as more generally the preparation, transfer and characterization of samples under cryo-conditions. Optimally you are also familiar with SIMS and/or STIM. You are highly motivated to contribute to the development of a new state-of-the art instrument and workflow, as well as to publish the results of your work. This project requests regular travelling to the project partners’ sites, notably in Luxemburg. The ETH Zürich is an equal opportunity employer, and ScopeM offers a welcoming working environment in an international and multidisciplinary environment. You will interact with an experienced team, which is supported by excellent mechanical and electronics workshops. The lab languages are German and English. This position is time-limited to three years.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter and full CV until October 15, 2017. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.For further information about the Scientific Center for Optical and Electron Microscopy please visit our website http://www.scopem.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Nicolas Blanc by phone, +41 (0) 44 633 75 26, or e-mail, nicolas.blanc@scopem.ethz.ch (no applications).https://en.academicpositions.ch/ad/eth-zurich/2017/scientist-postdoc-in-cryo-electron-microscopy/104614?utm_medium=email&utm_source=transactional&utm_campaign=Job+alerts

16 Сен

MSc Scholarships for International Students at Abbe School of Photonics in Germany, 2017

MSc Scholarships for International Students at Abbe School of Photonics in Germany, 2017

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena is offering scholarships for international students. Scholarships are available for students wishing to pursue MSc Photonics degree at the Abbe School of Photonics.The Abbe School of Photonics (ASP) provides and coordinates the graduate studies in optics and photonics at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, promoting their academic careers and providing job experience in the photonics industry.

Proof of English skills is a requirement for admission. Since the Master of Science in Photonics program is held entirely in English, applicants should be proficient in the language both in written and oral form.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing the MSc Photonics degree.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded to subject the subjects offered at the Abbe School of Photonics.

Scholarship Award: School offers scholarships that comprise a stipend of 400…800 Euro per month and additional German language courses

Number of Scholarships: Approximately 10 scholarships are available per year.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: Applicants must have obtained or be about to obtain a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification in Physics, Natural Sciences, or Engineering. 

Nationality: International students can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous degree.

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement: A proof of proficiency in English by

  • TOEFL or an equivalent English test (minimum points/grades): TOEFL PBT (550), TOEFL CBT (215), TOEFL IBT (85), IELTS (6.5), ESOL (CAE), or
  • German “Abitur”, or
  • A completed former academic degree at an English-speaking university (proof given by a certificate of a university), or
  • A statement of your English skills as a native speaker.

How to Apply: To apply for one of these scholarships, just mark your interest within your personal application at our online application system. In doing so, two letters of recommendation must be presented in addition to the regular personal data. The following documents are required for the online application:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) or Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) degree comprising significant exposure to physics fundamentals, or an equivalent or higher degree in the same areas. If you have not yet finished your current academic degree, you may apply likewise with a preliminary transcript of records including all completed courses thus far;
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae (CV). Please list all stages of your education in chronological order. Further, we need a clear statement about your current status and/or occupation including information on current employments, unemployment, or parental leave;
  • A letter of motivation (500 words at maximum and to be typed);
  • A copy of your passport;
  • Your school leaving certificate with marks;
  • A transcript of records with marks;
  • A proof of proficiency in English by
  • TOEFL or an equivalent English test (minimum points/grades): TOEFL PBT (550), TOEFL CBT (215), TOEFL IBT (85), IELTS (6.5), ESOL (CAE), or German “Abitur”, or
  • A completed former academic degree at an English-speaking university (proof given by a certificate of a university), or
  • A statement of your English skills as a native speaker.
  • If applying for a scholarship, two additional letters of recommendation from professors are required.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is January 15, 2018.

https://www.asp.uni-jena.de/MSc_application.html

08 Сен

Turbulent Multiphase Fluid Dynamics

Turbulent Multiphase Fluid Dynamics

Project Description

This PhD project seeks to enhance our fundamental understanding of turbulent multiphase flows and explore new technologies to enhance their control. While the topic the student would work on is in multiphase flows, the project may be focused on one of 2 key applications depending on the successful candidate’s interest and background. 1) fluid dynamics of renewable fuel delivery (in particular exploring the use of electrohydrodynamics in modifying turbulent spray behaviour) OR 2) fluid dynamics of drug delivery to the lungs (in particular improving the current design of dry powder inhalers through fundamental experiments studying drug powder dynamics in turbulent and transitional flows).

The project will generally entail design of a fully instrumented experimental rig, optical/laser diagnostic experiments, fundamental interpretation of fluid flow phenomena, as well as the potential to develop new theoretical models based on the experimental results. The candidate will be supervised by both postdoctoral and academic staff however must be independently driven, have a passion for fluid dynamics and engineering, and enjoy a serious challenge.

A successful candidate would have the opportunity to work in one of the most advanced laser diagnostic facilities in the world (http://web.aeromech.usyd.edu.au/thermofluids/index.php) while having the ability to carry out high-fidelity numerical simulations on readily available supercomputing facilities. The University’s engineering faculty is consistently ranked amongst the top 100 in the world.

Funding Notes

Prior to formal application, the candidate should contact Dr. Agisilaos Kourmatzis () with a CV, brief research proposal (maximum 3 pages) and a transcript of grades. This project would be applied for through the university wide *competitive* scholarship program (View Website). A successful candidate would typically have the equivalent of a First Class Honours Degree (e.g. A average), and be within the top 5-10% of their class. Students that are unsuccessful with university wide scholarships may be considered for school level funding.

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=88674&Email=1

08 Сен

PhD in Chemistry: Computational Studies of Electron Transfer at Interfaces

PhD in Chemistry: Computational Studies of Electron Transfer at Interfaces

  • Tuesday, October 31, 2017
  • Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)
    Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

Project Description

Number of awards:

Start date and duration:

January 2018 for 3 years.

Application closing date:

31 October 2017.

Overview:

The interface is a fundamental aspect that determines a materials structure and many of its important properties. In a wide variety of technological applications, such as memory devices, batteries, sensors, catalysts, photovoltaics (PV) and photoelectrochemical cells (PEC), the mobility of charges (electrons or holes) across this interface represents a severe limitation to their performance.

The aim of this project is to develop skills in quantum chemistry, molecular and quantum dynamics to simulate, understand and refine charge mobility at interfaces of complex systems. The project will initially focus upon electron transfer processes involving polyoxometalates used as a cathode active material in energy storage and solar driven water oxidation.

Sponsor: School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/)

Name of supervisor: Dr Thomas Penfold, Principal Investigator (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/staff/profile/tompenfold.html#background)

Eligibility Criteria: The successful candidate will have an excellent first degree (first or upper second class or equivalent) in chemistry or a related subject (e.g. pharmacy, chemical engineering). They will demonstrate skills in practical and theoretical organic chemistry including familiarity with synthetic and analytical methods. Previous experience in computational chemistry and / or protein biochemistry is desirable but not essential.
The University will consider each individual application and allocate scholarships based on its strategic and diversity priorities. The School of Chemistry (now part of the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences) holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and welcomes applications from all diverse backgrounds.

The award is open to UK/EU and international students.

How to apply: The candidate must apply through the University’s online postgraduate application form (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply/) Only mandatory fields need to be completed however, you will need to include the following information:

insert the programme code: 8100F in the programme of study section
select ‘PhD School of Chemistry (full time), Chemistry ’ as the programme of study
insert the studentship code CY040 in the studentship/partnership reference field
attach a covering letter, CV and (if English is not your first language) a copy of your English language qualifications. The covering letter must state the title of the studentship, and state how your interests and experience relate to the project.

Contact: For further details, please contact the supervisor, Dr Thomas Penfold, School of Natural and Environmental Sciences. (http://www.ncl.ac.uk/nes/staff/profile/tompenfold.html#background)

Funding Notes

100% tuition fees at the UK/EU rate and an annual stipend at RCUK rate (£14,553 2017/18). Successful non-EU international students will be required to make up the difference between the UK/EU fees and international fees.

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