Nov 30, 2006

PhD Research Scholarships at NTU Singapore

Dear Colleagues,

Two PhD scholarship positions are available at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore to conduct research related to risk management and application of financial engineering concepts to PPP/BOT schemes. For this, I seek your help to disseminate the information to interested applicants. To ensure synergy in research, there are currently a few students working on other topics related to PPP/BOT initiatives and the successful applicant will have a chance to interact and share ideas in a research group.

Some general information has been summarized below, but the details are given in the attached documents for the two respective topics.

Research Topic 1 - Application of Financial Engineering to Infrastructure Project Investments:

Financial engineering plays an important role in modern risk and investment management. In the context of infrastructure investments, the application of financial engineering principles is not unprecedented and has been instrumental to the securitization of debt and equity holdings in infrastructure projects/assets. The principles however may be extended beyond such applications and coupled with other areas of risk management. For example, since each major infrastructure project originates from a different geographical regime and is associated with a different set of market and unique risks, financial evaluation and pricing of risk exposure
of infrastructure projects may be explored and structured at the "pool" level rather than a single project level. The scope of this research would include the study of securitization and risk management practices in other sectors such as real estate and explore how it could be applied to the context of large-scale infrastructure project investments worldwide.

Research Topic 2 - Political, Legal, and Regulatory Risks in Public-Private
Partnerships:

Infrastructure projects are exposed to numerous risks during the project life cycle of up to 30 years. In particular, recent international developments show the increasing exposure of infrastructure projects

to political, legal, and regulatory risks (PLRR). Project sponsors, lenders, and insurers need to assess these risks for setting aside contingency budgets, detect changes in the credit quality, valuate insurances, and design hedging strategies. Due to the large scale of PPPs, PPPs may involve many parties from local to an international lender and investor structure and multi-national project companies. Political, legal and regulatory risks (PLRR) affect the financial structure of such PPPs. Objectives of this research may include: (1) identifying and quantifying the PLRR; (2) mapping the effect of PLRR on PPP contracts; (3) determining the trigger structure for PLRR; (4) developing a tool for mitigating the PLRR; (5) assessing the
effect of PLR on the bankability and viability of PPPs.

Close collaboration with market and industry participants is expected. A strong quantitative focus with supporting qualitative methods is desired.

Research Scholarships:

The successful applicants will be sponsored under the NTU research scholarship scheme. Based on current terms and conditions, the scholarship provides a monthly allowance of Singapore Dollar 1,400~1,500 (up to 3 years) plus exemption from tuition/research fees. A further top-up to the stipend amount may possibly be given by the Centre for Infrastructure Systems of the school.

Application:

August 2007 Intake: Information, admission requirements and guidelines for online application are available at: http://www.ntu. edu.sg/GradStudi es/Research+ Programmes/ Admission/ .

Applicants can submit online application first, and then provide all relevant documents and test scores as soon as possible. Note that the deadline of application for the August 2007 intake is 28 February 2007. Preferred candidates should show professional or research experience related to PPP/BOT projects and possess good academic results in their Bachelor and Master degrees.

Contact:

Please contact the respective supervisors of the above topics as indicated in the documents attached. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit to the supervisors their CVs and a brief write-up on their intended approach to the research topics prior to online application.

Thank you and kind regards,

Charles Y.J. Cheah, PhD, CFA

Assistant Professor,

Division of Infrastructure Systems and Maritime Studies,

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering,

N1-1b-35, Nanyang Technological Univeristy,

50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798.

Tel: (65) - 6790 5267 Fax: (65) - 6791 0676

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Netherland Schoolarship in AIT

The Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation' s Master's and Doctoral scholarships in Sustainable Poverty Reduction

The opportunity

Students from Asian developing nations are offered the opportunity to pursue their master's or doctoral studies in fields relating to sustainable poverty reduction at one of Asia 's leading postgraduate institutions.

The scholarships

The Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation and the Asian Institute of Technology have partnered to offer a program called "Human Resource Development for Asian Partner Countries" from October 2006 to December 2009. Master's and doctoral scholarships will be provided to students from seven partner countries of the Netherlands in Asia, i.e., Afghanistan , Bangladesh , Indonesia , Mongolia , Pakistan , Sri Lanka and Vietnam .

The scholarships cover the costs of degree programs in fields relevant to sustainable development, environmental protection and the promotion of gender equity. The three focal areas are water engineering and management, rural development and sustainable use of natural resources, and urban environmental management.

Water engineering and management includes waterways and coastal engineering, irrigation engineering, water resources and water supply drainage. Expertise areas also include water transport, flood control, beach protection, erosion, water supply and wastewater collection and sewerage treatment systems, and integrated watershed development management.

Rural development and sustainable use of natural resources addresses rural development and the need to consider economic productivity versus the necessity to conserve rural areas. In AIT many programs aim to contribute to technology to stimulate rural developments including agricultural and food engineering, bioprocess technology, aquaculture and aquatic resources management, pulp and paper technology, natural resources management, as well as regional and rural development planning.

Urban environmental management addresses the sustainable development of urbanized areas as many of the partner countries are facing rapid urbanization. Thus, the concerns should address urban economy and living environment, conservation of urban natural environments and greening, prevention of environmental deterioration, impacts of urbanization, urban transportation, urban affordable sanitation and
sewage treatment. Urban environmental management focuses on the utilization of human and other resources to improve and maintain the quality of urban areas.

Details

• Scholarship recipients will be selected according to AIT's admission criteria, rules and regulations to ensure that the most suitable candidates are admitted based on an assessment of the needs in the Netherlands ' seven partner countries in Asia .

• At least 40 per cent of the scholarships will be offered to women candidates.

• After successful completion of graduate studies and professional training in AIT, the scholarship recipients are obliged to return to their home countries for strengthening institutional capacities and contributing in building sustainable societies.

• Recipients are required to conduct thesis research on topics relevant to their respective home country's development needs incorporating environmental protection and sustainable development concerns.

• A scholarships provides grants for tuition and fees, monthly stipend, medical insurance, educational visa and one round trip air travel.

• For the master's program, preference will be given to staff of public sector agencies, government departments, training institutions and universities.

• Doctoral scholarships are available only to candidates who are lecturers or university teaching staff. Doctoral degree program candidates must be certified by their local employers to study abroad and must have re-employment contracts to ensure that they return back to work after their completion of the doctoral degree program at AIT. Applicants must provide a relevant research proposal and demonstrate a strong academic background and experience.

• All recipients of the scholarships should take at least one course on gender and development issues.

Entry requirements

• Applicants must adhere to AIT's admissions requirements, procedures and policies.
To learn more, click here: http://www.ait. ac.th/apply/ requirements

Deadline

August semester: 15 February

Note: Applicants who are required to attend Bridging program, who require early offer of admission or who have visa or passport restrictions, are encouraged to submit applications at least two months before the deadline.

You may apply online or download application forms at:
http://www.ait. ac.th/apply

You may also receive the application package by mail for a nominal application processing fee of US$25.

Please contact:

Admissions and Scholarships Unit
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4 , Klong Luang
Pathumthani 12120 , Thailand
Phone: (662) 5245031-5033
Fax: (662) 524-6326
E-mail: admissions@ait. ac.th
Web site: www.ait.ac.th

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PhD Studenships in History of Medecine, Wellcome Trust Centre, University College London

Call for applications for PhD studentships/ scholarships in the History of Medicine at the Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London

The Centre is the world's largest research institute devoted to the study of the History of Medicine. It invites applications from prospective PhD students for 3 years commencing September 2007. Candidates should normally have a Masters degree in a relevant subject. The Centre anticipates being able to offer two or three research
studentships worth c. £19,000 pa plus the payment of "home" fees. Applications to study without a scholarship are welcome.

Informal inquiries may be made to the Centre's Graduate Tutor, Dr. Helga Satzinger, h.satzinger@ ucl.ac.uk

For further information and application forms, please contact Adam

Wilkinson, ucgaawi@ucl. ac.uk

The deadline for the full application is 31 January 2007.

For more details of the work of the Centre, please see

www.ucl.ac.uk/ histmed

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International Studentships, Schiller International University

Schiller International University (SIU), located in Dunedin, Florida offers a unique practical training program in which international students are allowed to work in Full Time Employment in American companies while studying for their master degrees.

This program (sometimes known as a "co-op" or "internship" program) is available at Schiller in Master's of Business Administration in the following concentrations

a.. Hotel and Tourism Management
b.. International Business
c.. Information Technology

Full time paid employment
All applicants who choose the co-op option will be required to be employed in Curricular Practical Training working with an American company in the Clearwater-Tampa- St. Petersburg metropolitan area. All wages are paid to the students directly by the employer at standard employment rates equal to wages paid to American employees. The wage per hour will be based on the type of employment selected by the student and according to the skill level of each student. Internship jobs can be part-time (about 20 hours per week) or full-time (40 hours per week), as the student may choose.

Flexible work and study schedule
Classes are offered on week days, evenings and week-ends to accommodate the various work schedules of the students. A unique feature of this opportunity is that SIU's graduate co-op international students may begin their employment from the start of the first semester of their studies; they do not need to wait for an academic year in order to become employed

Obtain U.S. work experience for your resume
SIU's co-op educational system is uniquely designed to combine knowledge learned in the class room setting with knowledge acquired from "hands-on" practical work experience in American companies. Upon graduation from the MBA program co-op program all students will have valuable work experience in American companies in addition to their Master’s degree.

Source: http://www.internat ionalstudent. com/schiller/

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BURSE: Programul „Kokkalis Fellowship” - SUA [DL: 5 ian.2007]

Centrul National pentru Burse de Studii în Strainatate va aduce la cunostinta Programul „Kokkalis Fellowship”, al Scolii de Guvernamânt „John F. Kennedy” a Universitatii Harvard, pentru anul universitar 2007-2008.

Conditii de eligibilitate:
- pot candida cetateni din: Albania, Bosnia-Hertegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Grecia, Ungaria, Fosta Republica Iugoslava a Macedoniei, Moldova, Muntenegru, România, Sebia, Turcia;
- trebuie sa fie candidati la unul din urmatoarele programe ale Scolii de guvernamânt „John F. Kennedy” a Universitatii Harvard: Master în Politici publice; Master în Administratie publica; Master în Administratie publica 2; Master în Administratie publica în Dezvoltare internationala;
- sunt încurajate persoanele care au experienta în domeniile: stiinte sociale, politici publice, administratie publica, sector non-profit, economie.

Data limita pentru înscriere este: 5 ianuarie 2007

Informatii suplimentare:
Comisia Fulbright, tel. 021 230 77 19

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BURSE: universitare si postuniversitare in Coreea de Sud [DL: 20 dec]

Centrul National pentru Burse de Studii în Strainatate va aduce la cunostinta informatii privind UNESCO/KAIST PROJECT, pentru anul 2007: KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute for Science and Technology) organizeaza concurs de admitere, pentru studii universitare si postuniversitare.

Pot sa participe la concurs persoane care:
- au terminat sau vor termina studiile liceale si care pot începe studiile universitare la 26 februarie 2007;
- scriu si vorbesc fluent în engleza.

Domenii de studii:
- pentru studii universitare: fizica; biologie; matematica; chimie, inginerie mecanica, aerospatiala si de sistem; inginerie civila si de mediu; design industrial; inginerie industriala; inginerie electrica si electronica; IT; inginerie chimica si biomoleculara; stiinte si inginerie; inginerie nucleara si cuantica; biosisteme; stiinte economice.

- pentru studii postuniversitare sunt si: inginerie si stiinta medicala; tehnologia automobilelor; tehnologia culturii; management în inginerie; finante; managementul informatiei si al mass media.

Data limita pentru trimiterea dosarelor de candidatura este: 20 decembrie 2006

Informatii suplimentare:
http://www.roburse. ro/upload/ 232.pdf

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CfA: Roma Access Program, CEU, Budapest, April-December 2007

Reminder: FULL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR ROMA
Deadline: 8 December 2006

Central European University (CEU), with the financial support of the Roma Education Fund, is offering a 9 month Preparatory Course for international post-graduate studies in Budapest for promising young Roma. Full scholarships will be awarded, covering travel, tuition, housing and living stipend.

Goal
The goal is to prepare Roma to access international post-graduate education (at master’s level) through open competition at CEU, North American or Western European universities. The program will:
· involve Roma students in the core degree programs of CEU (auditing CEU classes)
· prepare them for their chosen field of study through intensive training
· accustom them to advanced academic life
· raise their English to a level adequate for post-graduate study
· train them in post-graduate level academic skills

Course
The full-time course will start in April 2007 and last until December 2007. It is a combination of:
1. Discipline specific tutoring (in the fields of Law/Human Rights or Sociology or Gender Studies or Political Science or International Relations and European Studies; additional disciplines may be offered)
2. General Social Science Tutoring
3. Academic courses
4. Academic writing
5. English language training

Who can apply?

Young Roma from Central and Eastern Europe (Albania, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, FYR Macedonia, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia (including Kosovo), Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine) who have:
· A university/college degree in any field (preferably in the Social Sciences or Humanities)
· Strong interest in post-graduate university education
· At least pre-intermediate English language skills
· Desire to study in a multicultural environment

Application
Your application must include:
1. Completed Application Form (in English)
2. CV, including academic background, work experience if any, and involvement in Roma related issues in your country if any (in English)
3. Letter of Intention, stating why you would like to participate in this program (in English)
4. One Reference Letter from a recognized Roma organization – translation into English should be attached if the recommendation is written in local language
5. One Reference Letter from a university professor or your employer – translation into English should be attached if the recommendation is written in local language
6. Official copies (bearing an ink stamp and a signature of a notary public or an authorized university official) of all University Documents (diploma and documents showing your grades)



Please send your application package to:
CEU
SEP
Nador u. 9
H-1051 Budapest Hungary

Or you can also send all required papers by e-mail to romaac@ceu.hu or by fax (to +36 1 327 3190) – please note that ALL ORIGINAL documents must be provided upon arrival in Budapest (if accepted).

Application Deadline

· Application form and CV should be received by 8 December 2006.

· The remaining documents (Letter of Intention, Reference Letters and University Documents) should be post-marked by 8 December 2006*.

* All documents sent via e-mail or fax should be received by 8 December 2006.

Important additional information

· Incomplete or late application packages will not be considered

· Applicants who do not have their diploma by April 2007 cannot be considered

· As a general rule, we cannot provide assistance in accommodating family members

· If you are currently employed, you will not be able to continue your duties, since this is a full-time program

For further information please contact:

Email: romaac@ceu.hu
Tel.: +36 1 327 3000/2585
Fax: +36 1 327 3190

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Nov 29, 2006

CfA: Sesiunea de finantare AFCN 2/2006 - proiecte culturale

Administratia Fondului Cultural National - AFCN acorda finantari nerambursabile pentru proiecte culturale cu derulare in intervalul 15 martie - 30 octombrie 2007.

Pot depune proiecte operatori culturali, cu sediul in Romania: persoane fizice si persoane fizice autorizate care desfasoara activitati culturale (artisti, mestesugari populari etc.); persoane juridice de drept privat care, potrivit actelor constitutive, desfasoara activitati culturale (de exemplu, organizatii nonguvernamentale, S.R.L.-uri); institutii publice care organizeaza programe, proiecte si activitati culturale, altele decat cele stabilite ca obligatii sau programe minimale anuale.

Ariile tematice eligibile:
- activitati muzeale,
- arte vizuale si arhitectura,
- dans,
- management cultural si formare profesionala,
- muzica,
- patrimoniu cultural national,
- patrimoniu imaterial,
- teatru,
Incepand din aceasta sesiune a fost introdusa si o arie interdisciplinara destinata proiectelor:
- de interventie culturala,
- de educatie culturala, precum si proiectelor ce implica activitati culturale comunitare, promovarea dialogului si a diversitatii culturale.

Data limita de depunere a proiectelor culturale este 21 decembrie 2006, ora 15,00.

Informatii suplimentare (ghidul solicitantului, formular de cerere de finantare etc.):

http://www.afcn. ro/finantari_ proiecte_ culturale. php

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CfA; EuroMed Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention

EuroMed Network for
Youth Trafficking Prevention

Call for partners

Dear Friends,

EuroMed Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention (EMNYTP) is the first Euro-Mediterranean partnership dealing with prevention of trafficking of young people. EMNYTP was initiated in the UK in August 2005 and registered as an independent NGO in September 2006 in Greece.

EMNYTP is the only initiative in the region that provides a platform for cooperation, exchange of ideas, support for project development and databases with educational resources and experts.

By now our Network covers 23 countries, represented by 74 organizations and independent experts, working for youth trafficking prevention via research, human rights educational programs, human rights advocacy and lobbying for youth and immigration policy improvement.

Our first events started from February 2006 in the following countries: UK, Greece, FYROM, Bulgaria, Turkey, Hungary (European Youth Center, Budapest). Local and national events, organized by EMNYTP on human rights education for youth trafficking prevention are negotiated for 2007 across 11 more European and Mediterranean countries.

We are supported by the Council of Europe, YOUTH Program of European Commission, British Council, Euro-Mediterranean Youth Platform, European Youth Forum, International Organization for Migration, Global Youth Coalition on AIDS, UN Department on Trafficking, Child Rights International, Balkan Human Rights Network and many other international organizations.

We are now running our Second Call for National Coordinators and Associated Centers in all European and Mediterranean countries. This Call is addressed to organizations and motivated and enthusiastic professionals with long-term commitment to youth trafficking prevention. If you are interested in joining us, please send a letter
of inquiry to borislava@youth- trafficking. net.

We look forward to working with you.

Kindest regards,

Borislava Daskalova
Director
EuroMed Network for Youth Trafficking Prevention

Email: emnytp@youth- trafficking. net
Web: www.youth-trafficki ng.net

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CfP: Time and governance [deadline: 31.12.]

Call for papers - Time and Governance

The new online journal Re-public invites contributions for its upcoming special issue titled "Time and Governance". Time has been for too long a relatively "hidden" concept in mainstream discussions about politics, more often presupposed rather than clearly articulated. With the advent of globalization studies, time has emerged as a central focal point of contemporary social and political transformations. The issue aims to explore the multiple intersections between time and politics in the attempt to rethink democratic theory and practice. Possible topics include:

* Non-linear, non progressive notions of time
* Virtuality, "real time", instantaneity
* The politics of risk
* Globalisation and the compression of time
* Time and political decisions
* Time and the organization of work
* New feminist movements and the politics of time
* What lies beyond the notion of progress
* The politics of memory

Essays should be approximately 1.000 words long.

Please submit contributions in any electronic format to:

phatzopoulos AT re-public.gr

Deadline for articles: 20 December 2006

For more information, see www.re-public. gr/en/

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CfP: Regional research on Private Sector Development

Call for proposals

For research in the field of regional private sector development

The Academic Training Association (ATA) invites organizations to submit small-scale and regional research proposals in the context of its Regional Private Sector Development (PSD) project in the Western Balkans.

ATA is an independent not-for-profit foundation, based in Amsterdam, with field offices in Belgrade, Pristina, Skopje and Tuzla. ATA supports the ongoing processes of economic transition through strengthening the capacity of economic and higher education institutions. Its PSD project focuses on shared economic challenges in the Western Balkans and provides opportunities for PSD stakeholders in the region, including Ministries, Chambers of Commerce, SME development agencies, and
Universities, to build their capacities, and work together to promote Private Sector Development

Possible areas for research include regional economic collaboration, Small- and Medium Enterprise (SME) development, entrepreneurship development and training, higher education and labour market needs, obstacles to doing and/or starting-up businesses, trade (intra-regional or with the EU), etc.

Proposals will be evaluated and selected by an independent international selection committee. To be selected, proposals will:

* Be practice-oriented and relevant to Private Sector Development in the Western Balkans;

* Be regional in scope, i.e. include at least three countries from the Western Balkans (covering B&H, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia);

* Have been developed and be implemented through regional collaboration between different partners (independent researchers, research institutes, Universities, etc);

* Demonstrate originality (i.e cover topics that have not yet been widely researched in the region and/or provide new perspectives) ;

* Contain clear ideas about the dissemination of the findings and recommendations to a relevant audience (eg from business, academic and/or government backgrounds) ;

* Contain a clear budget, proportional to the project scope, activities, and objectives;

International reviewers will be selected by ATA to guide the research teams of selected proposals.

Proposals of up to 12,000 euros will be considered. Proposals should be written in English and jointly submitted (i.e. signed by the different partners) in the pre-described format to be downloaded from www.academictrainin g.org (follow link on home page, or go to projects > current projects > Private Sector Development in the Western Balkans > Regional Research Projects).

ATA stands ready to assist interested parties in identifying potential research partners. ATA will also consider financing and co-organizing a regional event to discuss and disseminate research findings of successful research projects. Please submit your proposal (or any queries) before 20 December 2006 to psd@academictrainin g.org (Reference: PSD Research).

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Scholarships at Boston Universiity School of Management

Boston University School of Management`s philosophy is to prepare students to lead in an increasingly complex and global business environment. Through a portfolio of programs, students customize their degree to help them create a curriculum that reflects their particular needs. The students, faculty, and alumni profiles also provide you with a sense of the extensive professional and personal opportunities available to help our students with their careers.

Through the customizable approach, students tailor their degrees in the following concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Health Sector Management, Information Systems, International Marketing, Public & Non-profit Management, Strategy & Business Analysis.

To attract the highest quality students from around the globe, we also offer a range of scholarships programs. For the 2006 entering class, 75 percent received scholarship assistance with the average award exceeding $18,000 per year. Below is a list of the various awards currently offered by the School of Management. For the class entering in September 2007, our maximum scholarship package is US$85,000 throughout the duration of the program. Applicants are notified of these opportunities in their initial offers of admission. A separate application for scholarship consideration is not needed, and the Admission Committee considers all admitted candidates for merit scholarship awards.

Dean’s Scholarship
In our effort to attract the highest quality candidates from around the world, the Dean’s Scholarship program provides a minimum of 30 awards ranging from $25,000 to $35,000 per year for candidates with outstanding professional, academic, and personal qualities. Both domestic and international candidates will be considered for these awards.

LEAD Fellowship
Our LEAD Fellowship program seeks to enhance extracurricular involvement at the School of Management by attracting exceptional students who will become the next generation of business leaders throughout the world. This program provides a minimum of 30 awards ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 per year for candidates who demonstrate a commitment to community involvement and a desire to become an active member of the BU community. Both domestic and international candidates will be considered for these awards.

Public & Nonprofit Supplemental Scholarship
The intent of the Public & Nonprofit Supplemental Scholarship program is to limit the financial burden faced by students who seek to use core business management skills to address society's most challenging humanitarian and social problems. This program provides a minimum of 10 awards ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 per year to admitted students of the Public & Nonprofit program. Both domestic and international candidates will be considered for these awards.

MS·MBA Summer Scholarship
Available to outstanding MS·MBA candidates, this program provides supplemental support for the added tuition costs associated with obtaining this joint degree. Support is generally reserved for Dean’s Scholars, and ranges from $5,000 to $10,000. This award is only applicable to the summer semester of the MS·MBA program. Both domestic and international candidates will be considered for these awards.

BU Institute for Leading in a Dynamic Economy (BUILDE) Fellowship BUILDE is a Boston University-based research collaborative located within the School of Management. It was created to explore the effects of emerging information and related technologies on competitive markets and organizations. Our BUILDE Fellowship provides $4,000 of support in the second year of study for outstanding MS·MBA candidates, and gives them the opportunity to become involved with activities at the research center. Both
domestic and international candidates will be considered for these awards.

Private Scholarships
Many state and private organizations offer scholarships to students who demonstrate academic excellence. The Graduate Programs Office encourages you to apply for all external scholarship opportunities.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Office of Graduate Admission
Boston University
School of Management
595 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tel: 617-353-2670
Fax: 617-353-7368
E-mail: mba@bu.edu
http://management. bu.edu/

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The Danish Folk High School Grant Scheme

Grants for courses at Danish folk high schools for young people from the new EU member states.

More than 540.500 euros were allocated in 2005 by the Danish Parliament to support young people from the 10 new EU member states to participate in courses at Danish Folk High Schools. For 2006 an amount of nearly 400.000 euros has been set aside for the programme, and we expect a similar amount to be allocated for 2007.

A folk high school, which is not compatible to the high schools found in Anglo-Saxon countries, is a non-formal adult residential school offering learning opportunities in almost any subject including history, arts, music, sports, philosophy, theatre, photography etc. The folk high schools are part of a Danish tradition of popular education. The schools individually decide the content of the courses and there are no test or exams.

The courses must have a minimum duration of 12 weeks (if the student leaves before, the grant is cancelled, and all costs are to be paid by the student). The students have to be at least 17½ years old (16½ in the three youth folk high schools), be citizens of, and have permanent residence in one of the following new EU-member states:

a.. Cyprus
b.. Czech Republic
c.. Estonia
d.. Hungary
e.. Latvia
f.. Lithuania
g.. Malta
h.. Poland
i.. Slovakia
j.. Slovenia

The Folk High School courses are supported by the Danish state. The normal tuition fee is between 750-1400 DKK per week, which includes board and lodging. Students from the new member states can get 600 DKK per week covered through the Grant Scheme, to meet the tuition fee.

Application for grants should be made by the Danish folk high schools on behalf of the student.

The next application deadline for the folk high schools is December 1, 2006 for courses from 1 of January, 2007 to 30 June, 2006. This means that students should contact the Danish Folk High School in good time before December, in order to agree about admittance.

The participants need residence permits if they stay in Denmark for more than 12 weeks. Applications should be applied for in good time before the courses begin, at the nearest Danish Embassy. The Danish embassies in the relevant countries has been notified about the scheme, as has The Danish Immigration Service.

For further information about the courses please contact the Danish Folk High Schools. Details of contact can be found at the website: www.hojskolerne. dk.

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THE HMC PROJECTS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUNG TEACHERS TO SPEND A YEAR IN THE U.K. AS TEACHING ASSISTANTS DURING THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008

Applications are invited from teachers or university students training to be teachers who are nearing the end of their course to spend one year in a British Independent School as a Teaching Assistant.

Arrangements

Age limits: 23 - 30 years old.

Objectives: To provide teachers with the opportunity to experience the British educational system, a sample of British life and to gain a greater command of English. Teachers of the following subjects are most easily placed :- Maths, Sciences, Information Technology, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Sport, Junior Classes

and possibly also French, German , Spanish or History and Geography. Teachers of English should normally offer at least one other subject.

Most vacancies are for secondary teachers ( pupils aged 11 - 18 ) but some vacancies do exist also for teaching younger pupils ( aged 7 - 13 )

Essential Qualities:

a.. a good knowledge of English - you must be able to communicate easily but total fluency is not essential if you are willing to learn quickly.
b.. friendly and outgoing
c.. adaptable in unfamiliar situations
d.. able to integrate easily
e.. confident and independent
f.. hardworking, willing and highly motivated
g.. competent in subject area
h.. able to work in a team
i.. readiness to supervise sports and other extra-curicular activities
j.. a commitment to share the experience on returning to your country at the end of the year

Accommodation: this is generally provided by the host school, usually in boarding houses where the Teaching Assistant will act as a resident tutor for boarding children.

Food: will normally be provided during term time. i.e. eating with other resident tutors and school boarders.

Dependants: The allowance and accommodation is not enough for dependants. Applicants must be prepared to go alone, although short visits from dependants during the holidays have been successful in past years.

Finance:

Teachers will be paid not less than £150 per week throughout the year. From this the school may deduct approx. £20 per week for meals taken in school and also approx. £25 per week in respect of accommodation.

Teachers will also have to pay a National Insurance contribution of approx. £7 per week. This gives entitlement to treatment under the National Health Service for all Medical needs except Dental treatment which is not covered.

Travel and Visa Expenses: selected candidates cover their own travel expenses to and from the UK and the costs of obtaining a visa ( if required depending on country ).

Teachers whose applications are successful and who take up places at British schools will be asked to contribute £350 during the year to cover a part of the costs incurred directly for their benefit. Unfortunately this is the only way we can finance the programme. This amounts only to about £7 per week. We require a deposit equivalent to L75 when they accept places and then we accept the rest of payment in two parts, the first £100 being due on 1st December, 2007 and the second £175 on 1st March 2008. Thus it is not necessary for money to be sent in advance from your country and teachers can wait until they have been paid by their schools.

In consequence of these various expenses you should have at least £90 per week available for your own use ( perhaps more ) even after all the costs of accommodation and food have been met. This is sufficient to enable you to
join friends when they go out, to go to the theatre or a football match, to buy some clothes in the Sales or to travel to intersting places around the country. We aim to ensure that you have enough money so that you can make the best use of your time in Britain though you will of course find many things expensive.

Interviews will be arranged by the OSF Prague. These will probably take place during the period mid - February to mid-March 2007. Applicants will normally be informed if they have been successful during the period end-April to end May.

For successful candidates departure for UK is at the beginning of September 2007 for Orientation where other Teaching Assistants from Central and Eastern Europe will be present also.

Applications should include a full cv., a covering letter indicating the reasons for applying and any special interests you wish to pursue in the UK. Applicants should also send letters of recommendation from two referees. Degree certificates etc. should not be included.

Application Form: hmc-application- form.rtf (23 kB)

Please return your application by January 31, 2007 to:
Nadace Open Society Fund , Zdenka Almerová, Seifertova 47, 130 00 Praha 3, ”
teachers”

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International Scholarships at Rider University

If you are a student looking for the best in American education and a one-of-a-kind college experience, Rider University may be the place for you. We offer superior preparation for both graduate school and careers through small classes led by world-class faculty where you'll be challenged and inspired to excel—as a scholar, scientist, artist and leader in the community—and in the world.

Rider University is located on two beautiful campuses in New Jersey—one in Lawrenceville and one in Princeton, both within easy driving distance to New York City and Philadelphia. It combines the beauty and tranquility of a suburban setting with all the advantages and excitement of two major cities.

Want to know what life at Rider is really like? You will find information here about activities outside the classroom and living on campus. Take a virtual tour of the Lawrenceville and Princeton campuses!

Scholarships for International Students

Rider University is pleased to announce these scholarships opportunities for international students enrolling for Fall 2007. If you meet the criteria and
qualifications, you will automatically receive the award; no additional
scholarship application is required.

Freshmen Scholarships

To be considered for these scholarships, you must:
a.. Submit a completed application for admission u February 1, 2007;
b.. be regularly admissible to the University as a full-time student;
c.. have been actively involved in your high school and/or local community
d.. have a minimum SAT score of 1000 or ACT score of 21; and
e.. have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Note: Scholarships eligibility for Westminster Choir College applicants is determined by a combined admission score comprised of the student`s GPA, SAT or ACT score and competitive audition results.

Submission of SAT I or ACT results is strongly encouraged for all freshmen, international applicants. For applicants who choose not to submit these scores, scholarship is at the discretion of the admission committee.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP
$15,000 Annual Award
Average GPA 3.50
Average SAT/ACT 1250/28
GPA to Maintain Award 3.00

PROVOST SCHOLARSHIP
Awards Range from $12,000 to 14,000 Annually
Average GPA 3.25
Average SAT/ACT 1150/25
GPA to Maintain Award 2.75

DEAN`S SCHOLARSHIP
Awards Range from $9,000 to 11,000 Annually
Average GPA 3.00
Average SAT/ACT 1050/23
GPA to Maintain Award 2.60

FOUNDER`S SCHOLARSHIP
Awards range from $6,000 to $7,000 Annually
Average GPA 3.00
Average SAT/ACT 1000/21
GPA to Maintain Award 2.50

Transfer Scholarships

To be considered for one of our academic scholarships, you must:

1. be regularly admissible to the University as a full-time student;
2. have a qualifying GPA based on a 4.0 scale;
3. have completed at least 12 credits of coursework at the college level of study;
4. submit your completed application for admission, including fee, essay, 2 letters of recommendation, and official transcripts, by the deadline (Fall 2007: April 1, 2007)
5. submit your deposit on or before the deposit deadline (Fall 2007: June 1, 2007)
a.. The amount of $7,500 per year in the forms of grants and scholarships to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5. Maximum award is $25.500.
b.. The amount of $5,000 per year in the forms of grants and scholarships to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Maximum award is $15.000.
c.. The amount of $3,500 per year in the forms of grants and scholarships to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Maximum award is $10.500.
d.. The amount of $2,500 per year in the forms of grants and scholarships to students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Maximum award is $7.500.
e.. Renewable up to three years if recipient maintains full-time status and a minimum GPA.

Important Notes:
a.. If you qualify for more than one Rider scholarship, you will receive the award of the greatest monetary value. Academic scholarships are subject to change.
b.. Rider only considers the critical reading and math components of the SAT; also, ACT scores are composite.
c.. Cumulative GPA through the seventh semester, December ACT, and January SAT will be the latest academic information considered for the awards.

For more information on international admission, please visit
http://www.rider. edu/160_85. htm or write to

Rider University
Office of Admissions
2083 Lawrenceville Road Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
609-896-5042 or 1-800-257-9026
admissions@rider. edu

Westminster Choir College (Princeton campus)
Office of Admissions
101 Walnut Lane Princeton, NJ 08540
609-921-7100 or 1-800-962-4647
wccadmission@ rider.edu

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International Scholarships at Roger Williams University

Located in the natural beauty of the historic New England coastline, Roger Williams University offers you a comprehensive and lively education that links academic ideals to practical career preparation. At Roger Williams, you'll discover that we combine the close, personal attention of a small college with academic programs and services found at larger universities. The result? You and our 3,779 undergraduate students get the best of both worlds:

a.. 35 stimulating majors in our liberal arts college and five professional schools
b.. Nationally renowned programs, including Architecture and Marine Biology
c.. Exciting professional internships and a full complement of career preparation services
d.. Opportunities to collaborate with faculty on interesting research projects
e.. Study-abroad programs in many countries worldwide
f.. Rhode Island's only law school
g.. A close-knit and supportive campus community
h.. An award-winning, co-curricular program offering many student leadership positions

Sports, clubs, and social activities, all available here on our waterfront campus, will round out your learning - and living - experience. There's a reason Roger Williams University is one of the fastest-growing liberal arts universities in the country. That's because it's the ideal place for you to begin building your own bridge from a productive academic career to a fulfilling life.

HONORS PROGRAM

Incoming freshmen who meet specified criteria of academic excellence are invited to join the University Honors Program. Honors Program members develop an in-depth course of study in conjunction with the program's director and take advantage of the many cultural and social activities offered through the program. Diplomas awarded to Honors students, as well as their transcripts indicate that they have completed this challenging and rewarding program. The prestigious recognition of being acccepted into the Honors Program is accompanied by a Roger Williams University International
Scholarship.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

International Presidential Excellence Scholarship $15,000 per year (Number of awards given are limited)
a.. Includes a seat in the Honors Program
b.. Minimum GPA required for consideration- 3.4
c.. For New Freshmen (1st year students) International Provost's Scholarship $10,000 per year (Number of awards given are limited)
a.. Includes a seat in the Honors Program
b.. Minimum GPA required for consideration- 3.0
c.. For New Freshmn (1st year students) International Achievement Scholarship $8,000 - 10,000 per year (Number of awards given depends upon applicant pool.)
a.. Minimum GPA required for consideration- 2.5
b.. For New Freshmen and Transfer students Other Honors Program Qualifications Include:
a.. Exam Results
b.. Curriculum Rigor
c.. Leadership Roles
d.. Extracurricular Activities
e.. Letters Of Recommendation
f.. English Ability

International transfer students who will graduate with an A.A. or A.S. degree from a U.S. two-year institution may qualify for the Roger Williams University Transfer Scholarships. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for more information.

For maximum scholarship consideration, you must submit your Undergraduate Application for Admission by February 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester. (Your application for admission will also act as your scholarship application. No additional applications are necessary for scholarship consideration.)

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road Bristol, RI 02809-2921
401.254.3500
1.800.458.7144 ext. 3500
admit@rwu.edu

http://www.rwu. edu/

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PhD Scholarships: Globalization and Cultural Studies, University of Mannheim

The Graduate Program "Formations of the Global: Globalization and Cultural Studies" is offering four doctoral scholarships for international students (beginning April 1, 2007).

Applicants are expected to write interdisciplinary dissertations within the thematic framework of the program. Participating disciplines are: American Studies/English, Romance Studies, German, History, Media and Communications Studies, and Philosophy.

All application materials (including an application form, a CV, a project proposal of up to ten pages, and two letters of recommendation) must be sent to the program director by January 15, 2007:

Prof. Dr. Ulfried Reichardt
University of Mannheim
Anglistisches Seminar
Schloss EW 159
68131 Mannheim Germany

Further information on the application process and the program available at www.mappingglobaliz ation.de

Please address all inquiries to the program coordinator (Karin Fischer, promotionskolleg@ uni-mannheim. de).

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Japon Youth Envounter on Sustainability 2007

JAPAN YOUTH ENCOUNTER ON SUSTAINABILITY (YES) 2007
Hosei University Tama Campus and Mt Fuji Seminar House, Japan, 26 March - 8 April 2007

Applications Now Open! Deadline: 15 December 2006

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

ETHsustainability, the Center for Sustainability at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, along with Hosei University in Japan, is please to announce the opening of the application process for the 2007 Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES) Japan. The two week course aims to sensitize participants to the complex issues of sustainable development in a global context, while exploring issues pertinent to Japan and the region, though course work, field trips, workshops, group work, discussions and practical learning experiences, combined with unique social and cultural activities. The unique program builds on 7 years of experience successfully running the Youth Encounter on Sustainability YES program in
Switzerland, Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.

A total of 36 places are available in the course, with 24 places reserved for international applicants, and 12 places reserved for Japanese applicants. All participants must have a good working command of English, be between the age of 20 and 30 years, be currently enrolled at a university either in the final stages of their undergraduate study, or at any level of graduate study. The entire course will be held in English and applications are welcomed from diverse disciplines and nationalities. More information on the course is available in the brochure attached.

Location: Hosei University Tama Campus and Mt Fuji Seminar House, Japan

Dates: 26 March - 8 April 2007

All applications must be submitted online. The online applications are now open at: http://www.sustaina bility.ethz. ch/en/activities /japan.cfm

Deadline for applications is: 15 December 2006 (International Applicants) /
15 January 2007 (Japanese Applicants)

Please forward this information to colleagues, universities, organisations and institutions that may be interested. We appreciate your help to promote this unique learning experience!

For more information please contact Ms. Michelle Grant (details below).

Japanese applicants are requested to contact
Ms. Michiko Yoshikawa,
Project Manager,
Faculty of Humanity & Environment, Hosei University,
email: hosei@ur-service. com,
Fax: +81-3-3264-9663 /
Phone: +81-3-3264-9438

Sincerely,

Michelle Grant
Project Manager
ETHsustainability
Center for Sustainability at ETH Zurich
Bolleystrasse 9 CH 8006 Zurich Switzerland
+41 44 632 5898 Office
+41 76 429 2600 Mobile
+41 44 632 1597 Fax

michelle.grant@ sl.ethz.ch

Roman Tskhovrebadze

28-2D°, Rue Gaston Tardiff - 35600
Redon, France.
Tel: +33 (0) 2 99 72 42 08
E-mail: romanamail@yahoo. com

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Call for Submissions: Photo Contest Representations of Azerbaijan

International Research and Exchanges Board

Representations of Azerbaijan Photo Exhibit –
Call for Submissions

IREX Azerbaijan* is looking for photo contributions from the alumni and students which fall within the broad theme of ‘Representations of Azerbaijan.’ Feel free to submit a photo or image that you think symbolizes Azerbaijan.

In mid-December the best photos will be exhibited in one of Baku’s exhibition centers.
Photo Specifications:
* Photo can be of any size
* Photo can be color or black and white
* Please include a short bio including your name, phone number, email address and department/universi ty
* IREX will return all photos in their original condition
* Deadline is December 8th.
**Please drop off or mail your photos (max. 5) to:

IREX Azerbaijan, 183 Suleyman Rahimov St., US-Azerbaijan Education Center, 3rd floor

The best three photos will receive awards!!!

For more information contact to:
Geysar Gurbanov
Education Programs Division
Phone: (012) 493-3527/114
E-mail: geysar@irex. az


IREX is an international nonprofit organization providing leadership and innovative programs to improve the quality of education, strengthen independent media, and foster pluralistic civil society development.

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Conferinta Stiintifica ''Terminologie si limbaje specializate''

Conferinta Stiintifica "Terminologie si limbaje specializate" (Cultura, interculturalitate si traducere) reprezinta editia a IV-a din seria de conferinte stiintifice initiate de Centrul National de Terminologie in 1999 si desfasurate cu sprijinul Uniunii Latine.

In cadrul acestor reuniuni, invitatii pun in discutie diverse probleme referitoare la terminologiile sectoriale, traducerile specializate, functionarea limbii romane in calitate de limba oficiala in toate domeniile de activitate, tendintele de dezvoltare a vocabularului specializat, metodele actuale de instruire in limbile moderne, dezvoltarea aplicatiilor terminotice etc.

Actuala editie este organizata in parteneriat cu Facultatea de Limbi si Literaturi Straine a USM si cu Centrul Interuniversitar Multilingv de Excelenta in Terminologie, Traducere si Inginerie Lingvistica (CIMETTIL) si va avea loc la 29 noiembrie a.c. Se vor dezbate probleme ce tin de interculturalitate, diversificare culturala, dezvoltarea rapida a domeniului traducerilor specializate, determinata de procesul de globalizare si „europenizare” a natiunilor. Implicit, vor fi puse in discutie chestiunile referitoare la mentinerea specificului cultural (inclusiv lingvistic) al natiunilor puse in situatia de intensificare a contactelor culturale. Relatii la tel.: 29.57.34, 29.57.37. http://pro-science. asm.md/?lang= ro&view_ev& ev=37

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Invata sa fii Broker-Tehnici si strategii de tranzactionare

Invata ce inseaman sa fii Broker- ACTIUNI
Tehnici si strategii de tranzactionare

In perioada 4-8 decembrie se desfasoara "Invata ce inseamna sa fii Broker!" - ACTIUNI (Tehnici si strategii de tranzactionare) .

Cel de al doilea modul prezinta valori mobiliare tranzactionate la Bursa de Valori Bucuresti, modele decizionale de management de portofoliu prin trasarea primilor pasi in analiza fundamentala si tehnica, studii de caz. Sunt prezentate atat principalele fonduri de investitii cat si piata de actiuni din Statele Unite.

Domnul Pavel Eugen are o vasta experienta in domeniu, experienta dobandita in multi ani de tranzactionare atat pe pietele interne cat si pe cele externe.

La sfarsit primiti o diploma de participare recunoscuta de Centrul de Pregatire Financiara Millenium.

Inscrieri in perioada 29-30noiembrie, între orele 17:00 -19:00, la sediul DaAfaceri, sala 2200

Taxa de participare este de 200 RON si se achita la inscriere.

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PhD. Studentship at University of Dortmund-FEATFLOW Group

PhD Studentship / PostDoc position
(TV-L E13 salary, previously BAT IIa)

FEATFLOW Group, Institute of Applied Mathematics
University of Dortmund, Germany

A fully funded research position is available for up to 4 years (with a possibility of extension) in the framework of the project "Modeling and numerical simulation of coating processes by means of thermal spraying" under the auspices of the collaborative research programme "3D-Surface Engineering for Metal Sheet Component Manufacturing Equipment" (SFB 708).

The research to be conducted is aimed at the development of a 3D simulation tool for turbulent gas-particle flows on the basis of the software package FEATFLOW (http://www.featflow .de). The mathematical model to be implemented is based on a system of compressible Navier-Stokes- equations coupled with scalar transport equations for volume fractions and other variables. Programming is to be done in Fortran 77/90 under UNIX/Linux.

Applicants should have a solid background in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics and numerical methods for PDEs. Experience in some of the following areas is desirable

- finite element methods, adaptive mesh refinement techniques
- numerical solution of the Euler- and/or Navier-Stokes equations
- implementation of multiphase flow and/or turbulence models

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Letters of application including a CV and a summary of research interests should be addressed to

Prof. Dr. Stefan Turek (ture@featflow. de) or
JProf. Dr. Dmitri Kuzmin (kuzmin@math. uni-dortmund. de)

Institute of Applied Mathematics
LS III, University of Dortmund
Vogelpothsweg 87, D-44227 Dortmund, Germany

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Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities, Valparaiso University

*Targeted Fields*
Humanities. School of Arts and Architecture. School of Theater, Film, & TV.

*Open To*
Postdoctoral Scholars.

*Citizenship*
No citizenship requirements.

*Eligibility Requirements*
Must have received PhD or equivalent terminal degree within the last two years or expect to receive degree by the time the fellowship starts.

*Stipend*
Award amount is $43,000 per academic year, benefits, moving allowance, and an annual travel allowance.

*Deadline*
12/19/2006

*Program Description*
Up to 3 fellowships to support postdoctoral teaching and research for a period of two years at Valparaiso University in Indiana. Fellowship offers the opportunity to explore the relationship between christianity and teaching.

*For More Information*

Lilly Fellows Program
Linwood House
1401 Linwood Avenue
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493

(219) 464-5317
lillyfellows. program@valpo. edu
www.lillyfellows. org/index. htm

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FLAS Fellowships in Central Asian Languages, Indiana University

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center, Indiana University
FLAS Fellowships in East European and Central Asian languages

Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships are awarded to universities in order to promote the graduate training of students who intend to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign cultures is a prerequisite for success. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible for FLAS fellowships. Holders of
FLAS fellowships must undertake full-time study during the period of the award and be enrolled in formal language instruction in the language of the award and take one area study course each semester.

1. Academic Year 2007-2008 FLAS:

Each fellowship covers the academic year and carries a stipend of $15,000. In addition, the fellowship provides a fee scholarship of 12 credits of course work each semester (a total of 24 credits). Recipients of FLAS fellowships must undertake full-time study during the period of the award and be enrolled in formal instruction in the language of the award.

IAUNRC will accept applications for the study of the following languages in the academic year 2007/2008: Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Persian/Tajik, Turkish, Uzbek, and Uyghur. If you wish to take a level 3 or beyond of a language not included in the regular IU schedule of classes, you may apply for the Advanced Directed Language Study. For ADLS information and application go to www.indiana. edu/~iaunrc.

Applications should include:

*One FLAS application
*One complete set of official transcripts of college and university credits
*Three letters of recommendation, at least one of which should address the applicant's abilities in foreign language training
*Statement on language training and proposed program of study
* ADLS application if applicable

Apply on-line at www.indiana. edu/~flas

Deadline: February 1, 2007

2. Summer 2007 FLAS for Non-IU Language Instruction:

Title VI FLAS fellowships may be awarded to an Indiana University student for summer language instruction at another institution (in the U.S. or abroad) in a language or level of language study not available at IU SWSEEL. The award includes a $2,400 stipend and fee scholarship. Applicants for the summer FLAS for a non-SWSEEL program
should fill out the academic year FLAS application and submit it to IAUNRC by March 1, 2007.

3. Summer 2007 FLAS for SWSEEL:

Title VI FLAS fellowships are awarded to graduate students enrolled in intensive instruction in the Indiana University Summer Workshop in Slavic, East European, and Central Languages (SWSEEL). Eligible languages will include Azeri, Kazakh, Mongolian, Tajik, Turkmen, Uyghur, and Uzbek. Awards include stipends of $2,500 plus fee scholarship.

The SWSEEL application serves as the FLAS application for this program. Apply on-line at www.indiana. edu/~iuslavic/ swseel

Deadline: March, 23, 2007

Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center
Indiana University
Goodbody Hall 324
+1(812)-856- 5263
iaunrc@indiana. edu

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Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students, Duquesne University

If you are thinking about applying to Duquesne University, you are in the right place. And you aren’t alone... In 2006, close to 1,400 freshmen decided that Duquesne was the right place for them. Perhaps it was because Duquesne: Is located on a secure, beautiful campus, overlooking the excitement and convenience of downtown Pittsburgh. Caters to academically talented students who want to work side-by-side with their professors on research projects and real world learning experiences. Provides volunteer opportunities to help others while building friendships in a diverse living and learning experience. Guides students in discovering their inner spirit, while developing a strong ethical foundation for career and academic advancement.

Duquesne is proud to host students from over 90 countries with a variety of
educational and extra-curricular backgrounds and interests. As international
students, you not only play an important role in our mission of serving students from all over the globe, but you play an important role in our rich cultural diversity on campus. We feel that both Duquesne University and the City of Pittsburgh are wonderful places to grow as a student who is part of a larger community.

Scholarships for International Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who apply to Duquesne University are eligible for te Libermann Scholarship which ranges from $1,000 to $14,000 per year. Students will be evaluated on their academic performance in their home country. Once awarded scholarship is renewable for four academic year. Music and Athletic scholarships are also available.

For more information please contact:

Office of International Programs
Duquesne University
601 Duquesne Union
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
Tel: 412-396-6113
Fax: 412-396-5178
E-mail: oip@duq.edu

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Ten Specialized Master's Degree Programs, Emerson College

Greetings from Emerson College in Boston, USA!

I would like to introduce you to the innovative and professionally- focuses graduate programs at Emerson College. Below are higlited some of the reasons to recommend Emerson for graduate study:

a.. Reputation: Founded in 1880, Emerson College is recognized as a world-class leader in the fields of marketing and management communication, health communication, journalism, media arts, theatre, and writing and publishing.

b.. Programs: Emerson offers ten specialized master`s degree programs that concentrate on precise professional areas. The narrow focus of each program provides in-depth training that generalist program do not.

c.. Location: Boston is an international center for advertising, publishing, technology, finance, education, and medicine, offering a wide rangde of opportunities for practical training while earning your degree. Located in the historic mid-town cultural district of Boston, Emerson is within walking distance of museums, theatres, concert halls, sport arenas, restaurants, and shopping areas.

d.. Financial assistance: We offer financial aid award that provide $6,000-$10,000 per year to the most highly qualified applicants in each degree program, including international students. Applicants with competitive GMAT or GRE scores, excellent communication skills, and the potential for success in their profession are eligible to receive these awards.

e.. Commitment to a diverse international student population: Over 10% of our graduate student body is international and represents over 25 countries. From our international orientation to the services of the International Student Affairs office and the many international student organization, international students are welcomed into and supported by the Emerson community.

You may visit http://admission. emerson.edu/ graduate/ for more information.

Please free to contact me if you have any questions about any of Emerson`s graduate programs or the admission process. I would be happy to be of assistance to you.

Laurie Nichols
Graduate Director of Graduate Admission
Laurie_Nichols@ emerson.edu

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2 New Graduate Programs, Saint Louis University - Madrid Campus

We are delighted to announce the introduction of two new four-year degree programs on Madrid Campus. Now a students interested in majoring in English or Communication, as well as International Business, Spanish or International Nursing, can begin and complete his/her degree program in Madrid and graduate with the same prestigious Saint Louise University degree.

The Madrid Campus continues to offer the first two to three years of traditional university majors in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual environment.

In addition, we offer two graduate programs. The Master of Spanish Language and Linterature can be completed in a full year of three-four summers of concentrated study at Madrid Campus. The Master of English Literature is a full year dual degree program with the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Saint Louis University has been in Spain for almost 40 years and is fully accredited in the United States by the North Central Association of Colleges. That means that credits earned on the Madrid Campus are fully transferable as though earned directly on our home campus in St. Louis, Missoury. Since this campus welcomes study-abroad students from top U.S. universities, our permanent students frequently make transfer decisions based upon their experience with these students in their classes.

Classes are academically demanding, so we are looking for students who demonstrate the ability to perform at the university level, as well as those with intelectual curiosity who would thrive in an international environment. It is not an experience that appeals for everyone, but for those interested in living in Europe while pursuing a quality American university education, it can be an incredible fit.

Financial Aid
International students are automatically considered for scholarships up to 50% off tuition based on their academic merit. In addition, we offer students work-study grants of 15% in exchange for ten hours of work per week on campus. All decision regarding financial aid are made concurrently with the admission decision.

Tuition fees 2006/07
Full-time students: 6,500 euros/semester
Part-time students: 545 euros/credit
Summer school: 350 euros/credit

Application deadlines for Fall 2007 Semester
Undergraduate (bachelor`s) studies: May 30, 2007
MA in English Language and Literature: March 21, 2007
MA in Spanish Language and Literature: July 1, 2007

If you like more information about Madrid Campus, please visit our website
at http://spain. slu.edu/ or write to admissions@madrid. slu.edu.

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Scholarship College of Law, University of Illinois

University of Illinois, College of Law – LL.M. European High Achievers Scholarship: $2,000 to full tuition

Backed by the world-class reputation of the University of Illinois, the College of Law has long been a global leader. The scholarship and expertise of its international law faculty influence the legal environment on every continent. Established more than a century ago, the College shares the world-class reputation of the University of Illinois. One of 16 colleges, schools, and institutes on the University's flagship Urbana-Champaign campus, the law school is consistently ranked among the nation's top 10 public law schools and a peer of the nation's private elite. You'll find the College of Law to be a unique blend of tradition and innovation, attributes you might expect from a college sharing space with the birthplace of the light-emitting diode and the first graphical Web browser.

"European Alumni Scholarship" - Awarded to high academic achievers from any country in Europe. Amount to be determined. The College of Law has a variety of scholarships available for incoming as well as current students. All students are automatically considered for scholarships. Scholarships range from $2,000 to full tuition and are awarded to students who show the greatest promise for success in the study of law.
http://www.law. uiuc.edu/ prospective/ types.asp

Application Deadline is February 15.

To assist non-native speakers of English prepare for an LL.M. program, the College of Law offers an introductory Legal English course, which will meet July 23 to August 10, 2007.

The Legal English Program is an intensive three-week certificate program designed for non-native speakers of English who have been admitted to an LL.M. program or as a Law School visiting scholar for Fall 2007. This program offers 75 hours of instruction over three weeks. Sixty-three hours of that time will be spent improving students' proficiency in English generally, with special focus on developing the English language, vocabulary, and academic skills required to succeed in an American law school. Students will also receive 12 hours of instruction in fundamentals of the United States legal system and the study of law in the U.S.

Request an LL.M. Program Brochure and Application by sending an email to
llm@law.uiuc. edu or by contacting us at:

Office of Graduate and International Legal Studies
University of Illinois College of Law
Champaign, IL 61820 USA
(217) 333-6066 phone
http://www.law. uiuc.edu/

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USA: SAIS Summer Programs in International Relations

SAIS Summer Programs 2007
Washington, D.C., June 4 to July 26

Spend part of your summer at SAIS - one of the world`s leading graduate schools in international relations.

a.. Explore courses in international affairs and languages, including English as a Second Language
b.. Learn in a small classroom environment
c.. Attend convenient evening classes
d.. Study in Dupont Circle,the hub of Washington`s intellectual and cultural life
e.. Earn a SAIS certificate
For more information visit http://www.sais- jhu.edu/nondegre e/summer or write to sais.summer@ jhu.edu.

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USA: Michigan Grotius Fellowships

Michigan Grotius Fellowships for LL.M. or S.J.D. Programs at University of Michigan Law School

Applicants to the graduate programs (LL.M. or S.J.D.) at the University of Michigan Law School are welcome to apply for Michigan Grotius Fellowships to assist in financing their graduate studies.

Named after Hugo Grotius, the seventeenth century Dutch jurist generally regarded as the father of modern international law, the fellowships acknowledge superior academic and professional achievement in all areas of law and recognize the promise of a distinguished legal career following graduate study.

In making its selections, the Fellowship Committee evaluates an applicant's commitment to academic excellence, seriousness and depth of purpose, and promise of professional success, and takes a particular interest in an applicant's pursuit of a career in academia or public service. In a typical year, between 30 and 40 percent of the graduate students attending the University of Michigan Law School have been selected as Grotius Fellows.

Grotius Fellows are free to pursue their chosen program of graduate legal study, and are not subject to any additional academic requirements. Past recipients of Michigan Grotius Fellowships have become leaders of the legal profession in their respective home countries and in the international community, serving on the highest courts of their countries, on international courts, and in prominent positions in governments,
international organizations, and academic institutions around the world.

Financial aid recipients are selected only after admissions decisions have been made, among all admitted students who have requested assistance. Michigan Grotius Fellowships are awarded based on a combination of the student's financial need and his or her academic and professional background. Students wishing to apply for a Michigan Grotius Fellowship must complete questions 42 and 43 of the application form.

Due to the many outstanding applications we receive, the demand for FINANCIAL AID always exceeds available funds. Applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to also seek funding elsewhere, from a variety of public and private sources, and to contact their home governments and employers, as well as the U.S. Embassy or Consulate to seek advice and sponsorship for study abroad. Employment during the academic year is strongly discouraged.

Students admitted to our program are often successful in securing outside funding. Recent students have received financial support from their employers (law firms, companies, government agencies, and universities) , from a range of government and private scholarships such as Fulbright, Muskie, Amideast, DAAD, BAEF, SOROS, and Rotary, as well as from loan programs in their home countries. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) offers fellowships for non-U.S. citizens or permanent residents -- please refer to their Web site at www.aauw.org for specific
criteria and detailed information. Like most funding sources, the AAUW requires early application. A special educational loan program for non-permanent U.S. residents or citizens is offered by the Global Student Loan Corporation (www.globalslc. com).

PEP, LAWEXCEL, and PLATO are U.S.-sponsored loan programs available to international students who can provide a U.S. citizen or permanent resident as a cosigner. The following U.S.-sponsored loan programs are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents: Stafford Loans, Law Access Loans, Law Student Loans, and MI-Loans. Students eligible for U.S.-sponsored loan programs should contact the Law School Office of Financial Aid, lawfinaid@umich. edu or 734.764.5289, for more information.

Please note that University regulations do not permit tuition to be waived.

http://www.law. umich.edu/ prospectivestude nts/graduate/ financialaid. htm

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PhD Studentships in physics, University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is currently seeking prospective applicants for PhD studentships in experimental particle physics. We have positions available now for the upcoming academic year: Sept 2007 (there are also possibilities for summer employment).

Website: http://www.ph. ed.ac.uk/ particle/ Exp/group/ studentships. html

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CfP: Real Time conference, Batavia IL

We have the pleasure to announce the forthcoming 15 th Real Time Conference (IEEE-NPSS Technical Committee on Computer Applications in Nuclear and Plasma Sciences), to be held at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, IL, USA from April 29 th – May 4 th, 2007.

Call for papers: http://computing. fnal.gov/ cd/rt07/index. htm

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CfA: African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics

Call for applications for the African Programme on Rethinking
Development Economics (APORDE) 13 to 25 May 2007 Stellenbosch, South Africa

APORDE will allow talented academics, policy makers and trade unionists to gain access to alternatives to mainstream thinking on development issues and to be equipped in a way that will foster original thinking. Participants will receive intensive high-level training, interact with some of the best development economists in the world and with other participants from Southern Africa and beyond. Costs incurred by participants - travelling, accommodation, conference fees and per diem - will be covered.

Deadline for applications: 20 December 2006. More information can be downloaded here:

http://groups. yahoo.com/ group/romstudyab road/files/ Fisiere%20Aplica tii/

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CfP: TERENA Networking Conference 2007

TERENA Networking Conference 2007
21 - 24 May
Lyngby, Denmark

The TERENA Networking Conference 2007 is organised by the Trans-European Research and Education Networking Association and hosted by UNI-C, the Danish IT centre for education and research.

Website: http://tnc2007. terena.nl/ cfp/

The deadline for submission of papers is 30 November 2006.

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CfA: Uniting the World of Finance, Campus for Finance, Germany

CFF 2007: "Future of Banking between markets and institutions"

Campus for Finance invites outstanding academics to present their latest financial research. Beyond that, the congress offers a forum to discuss these theses and their practical implications.

Information on the application procedure for students (MBA graduates), academics (including PhD students, doctoral candidates and professors) and corporates (including Executive MBA students) is available on the website: http://www.campus- for-finance. com/

Deadline: December 1, 2006 [click on "Apply for CEF' on the upper left corner of the webpage]

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CfA: Université d'hiver du Conseil National Français de la Jeunesse

L'Association des Etudiants Francophones de Roumanie est à la recherche de 3 personnes pour participer à l'Univeristé d'Hiver du Conseil National Français de la Jeunesse entre 14- 17 décembre 2006, en France.

Profil recherché:

- être âgé, (e) entre 18 et 25 ans
- avoir un parcours riche sur le plan de l'engagement associatif, politique ou syndical
- avoir une très bonne maîtrise de la langue française: lu, écrit, parlé ( le lien avec la Francophonie serait un avantage)
- être capable de soutenir une présentation devant un auditoire de 150 personnes

Attributions:

-réaliser une présentation sur les politiques-jeunesse de la Roumanie et sur l'environnement associatif roumain dans le contexte européen actuel
-se donner l'avis sur la construction et la reconnaissance du Conseil National de la Jeunesse de la Roumanie
-envisager des projets en collaboration avec Conseil National Français de la Jeunesse

Les frais de participation, le transport, l'hébergement, la restauration seront pris en charge par le CNJ Français. Si vous êtes intéressé(e)s, n'hésitez pas à envoyer vos CV-s en français jusqu'au 1er décembre 2006, 24: 00h, à l'adresse international@ aefr.ro

Marinela-Liliana Tane
Présidente de l'Association des Etudiants Francophones de Roumanie-AEFR
http://www.aefr. ro/

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CfP: ICMCC 2007 Conference - Empowering the Patient

Location: NOVOTEL Amsterdam
June 8-10 2007

For more information on the conference and author guidelines, see the website:
http://2007.icmcc.org/

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CfP: Global Security Challenges, Montreal, Canada

Global Security Challenges. Implications for Canada and the
International Community. Call for Papers 5th Annual REGIS Graduate Student Conference
April 6th 2007 Montreal, Québec

The Research Group in International Security (REGIS) will hold its 5th annual graduate student conference April 6th 2007. REGIS is a collaborative undertaking between Université de Montréal and McGill University faculty specializing in International Relations, and is funded by the Canadian Department of National Defense&Security and Defense Forum (SDF). We invite graduate students to submit proposals on security issues, defined in a broad sense. Here are a few topics of interest:

Strategic Studies
Military History
Civil War
Disarmament
Security and Defense Policies
Civil-Military Relations
Peace Operations
Weapons Proliferation

The primary goal of this colloquium is to allow graduate students to present their research, while fostering collaboration amongst students from different universities and institutions. Papers can be presented in both English and French. Proposals should not exceed 200 words. Please include a short biography. Submit proposals at
gersi@umontreal. ca. Address all questions and comments to Stefanie von Hlatky. Information about REGIS can be found at www.gersi.umontreal .ca

Deadline for proposals: February 8th 2007

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Fellowships in Sustainability Science, Harvard University

The Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Center for International Development offers doctoral, post-doctoral and practitioner fellowships in Sustainability Science. The fellowships are tenable at the Center for International Development for Harvard's academic year beginning in September 2007.

The Sustainability Science Fellowships are open to advanced doctoral and post-doctoral students, and to professionals engaged in the practice of harnessing science and technology to promote sustainable development.

The Fellowships are tenable at Harvard during the university's academic year beginning in September 2007. For more information, see

http://www.cid. harvard.edu/ sustsci/grants/ fellows/07_ fellows_RFP. htm

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2006 International Free Expression Institute

Good opportunity for youth and teachers:

2006 International Free Expression Institute

A school funded and operated by the Diversity Institute of the Freedom Forum, the institute educates current and future international leaders about the central role of free expression in a democratic society.

The institute focuses on the universal rights of free speech and press, freedom of petition and assembly and religious liberty in two weeks of classroom work and themed study visits in Washington, D.C. It provides historical and global perspectives on universal freedoms and explores contemporary issues in sessions taught by the institute’s faculty of scholars, academics and journalism executives. At the conclusion, students identify a project related to free expression to complete in their home countries.

If you want to get more information click;
http://www.internat ionalfreeexpress ioninstitute. org

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CfP CEU Political Science Journal - Discourse Analysis

Call for Papers
CEU Political Science Journal. The Graduate Student Review
Vol. 2, No. 1, February 2007

CEU Political Science Journal is a publication emerged in the academic community of Central European University, Budapest. It is primarily targeted at graduate students from CEU, but valuable contributions from outside are also welcome. The Journal accepts now submissions for its first issue, volume 2. The theme of this issue is “Discourse analysis in the post-Communist space.”

Post-Communist societies have met an avalanche of new discourses in the new democratized social space. In this sense, Discourse Analysis can be used as an excellent tool to trace the fundamental changes that took place within this space. The theme is broadly designed in order to make sure that the variety of approaches and subjects fit within it. The Journal contains a special Work in Progress section designated to present researches still under finalization and PhD research proposals.
Moreover, starting with this number, we initiate a section of book reviews that approaches the relevant books in Political Science and related fields. For further information, please check the website of the Journal: www.personal. ceu.hu/PolSciJou rnal

For questions concerning the appropriateness of possible submissions and book reviews, please contact the editors. The contributions for the first issue have to be sent at ceu_polsci@yahoo. com, by January 20, 2007, the latest.


CEU Political Science Journal. The Graduate Student Review,
www.personal. ceu.hu/PolSciJou rnal

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PhD Studentship in Hormone Replacement Therapy - University of Surrey

PhD Studentship The use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and associated risks
Postgraduate Medical School, Department of Pharmacoepidemiolog y

*Project supervisors: Dr CS de Vries, Professor RDT Farmer, Dr JC Stevenson*

Applications are invited from suitably qualified graduates (2:1 or above) for a full-time PhD studentship to work on the efficacy and safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT has been used widely for the relief of menopausal symptoms and the prevention and treatment of post-menopausal osteoporosis. Publication and interpretation of results from the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) and the Million Women Study (MWS), however, has created uncertainty about the safety of HRT amongst both clinicians and patients. The successful applicant will use data from the General Practice Research Database in an epidemiological study to describe the use of HRT, its efficacy and associated risks. There will be a particular focus on how
the use of HRT affects the risk of acute myocardial infarction and breast cancer.

The successful applicant will be registered for a PhD (MPhil in the first instance) in the Postgraduate Medical School, University of Surrey. The studentship is available for three years and provides a postgraduate stipend starting from £12,500 per annum.

The post will be based in the Department of Pharmacoepidemiolog y at the University of Surrey's Postgraduate Medical School (PGMS), a research-led facility for translational medical research and postgraduate teaching. The successful applicant will work under the day-to-day supervision of the Head of Department (Dr C de Vries) and in close collaboration with Professor Farmer and Dr Stevenson. Potential applicants should note that this PhD studentship is research-based and a capacity and aptitude for independent learning is essential. The work will involve epidemiological design and analysis of a relational medical database and therefore, prior experience with data manipulation in relational database management programmes such as Microsoft Access is advantageous. The successful applicant will be expected
to submit research work for publication and for presentation at national and international conferences and to be available to travel within or outside the UK as necessary. In addition, the successful applicant will contribute to and participate in the Department's in-house training program (teaching sessions, journal club).

PGMS achieved a 5*A rating in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). The Department of Pharmacoepidemiolog y has a well-established international reputation for its research in drug safety.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr C de Vries:
c.de-vries@surrey. ac.uk, +44 1483 688594
Applications should be submitted on the Research Degree application form and submitted by 4 January 2007.

A copy of the form can be found at
http://surrey. ac.uk/pgstudy/ research. pdftogether with guidance notes
at
http://surrey. ac.uk/pgstudy/ guidanceresearch .pdf. Applications (with a covering letter outlining your research/scientific interests, a detailed CV, a transcript of your degree(s) and the names and addresses of three referees) should be sent to:

Dr C de Vries
Head, Department of Pharmacoepidemiolog y
Postgraduate Medical School (E5)
Daphne Jackson Road
Manor Park
Guildford
GU2 7WG

Email: c.de-vries@surrey. ac.uk

*Closing date: 4 January 2007; interviews will be held on 16 January 2007*

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PhD Studentships in Network Communications - University of Bristol

Two PhD Studentships "Underpinnings of Network Communications"
Department of Mathematics & Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

*Centre for Communications Research*

Applications are invited for two fully funded PhD studentships on fundamental aspects of network telecommunications. The studentships will be sponsored by the Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. Telecommunications Research Laboratory.

Applicants should send a letter of motivation as well as a full CV (preferably via email) to: *Either:* Dr. Christophe Andrieu, University of Bristol, Department of Mathematics, Bristol BS8 1TW, UK, Email: c.andrieu@bristol. ac.uk, Tel: +44 (0)117 928 9134, Fax: +44 (0)117 928 7999

*Or* Dr. Oliver Johnson, University of Bristol, Department of Mathematics
Email: O.Johnson@bristol. ac.uk

Or Dr. Robert J. Piechocki, University of Bristol, Centre for Communications
Research, E-mail: r.j.piechocki@ bristol.ac. uk (please choose one point of contact and include "Ref: PhD Toshiba" in the subject line)

The present research programme follows very successful five year collaboration between the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the Department of Mathematics and Toshiba Research Europe Ltd. Telecommunications Research Laboratory.

The aim of the PhD projects is to investigate both theoretical and methodological aspects of modern telecommunications, in particular the information theoretical underpinnings of network communications, the associated modern statistical signal processing tools, and their practical consequences for future wireless communications.

The studentships benefit from excellent financial support (each consisting of: maintenance of 15K p.a., tuition and bench fees, travel funds, IT equipment etc.) provided by our industrial partner Toshiba. Given the fundamental character of the research, candidates from any background will require strong mathematical skills. In particular, knowledge of information theory or statistical signal processing would be a major advantage, while knowledge of statistics, probability, coding and communications would be a bonus. Both positions are open to applicants from all nations (no restrictions) .

The closing date for applications is *11th December 2006*

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PhD Studentships from the University of Reading

Studentships The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences

The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences comprises both the Department of Psychology and the Department of Clinical Language Sciences. Each department has a long-standing reputation for excellence in both their research and teaching interests. We have a thriving research community and more information on our research strengths may be obtained by visiting our web site (http://www.psycholo gy.rdg.ac. uk).

We have a number of studentships that will be available for PhD students wishing to commence research in Oct 2007. You may apply to work within any area of the School's research strengths, but we especially welcome applications from candidates interested in working in the following cross-disciplinary areas:

- Biomedical & Pharmaceutical
- Effects of nutrients and drugs on normal and disordered psychological processes
- Food Chain and Health
- Diet and Ageing, Diet and Cognition, Food and Performance
- Ageing, Older People, Neurology & Rehabilitation
- Maternal & Child Health & Development

We urge all students interested in applying for one of these awards to contact the School as soon as possible so that we can guide you through the application process. Further details are also available by emailing (PostgradPsychology@ reading.ac. uk).

* Thinking of going on to do an MSc or PhD in Psychology or Clinical Language Sciences? *
*
We are holding a Postgraduate visit day at the University of Reading on Wednesday 6th December 2006 (1-4pm). *

Further information is available by email (PostgradPsychology@ reading.ac. uk).

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PhD Studentships in Polymer Science - Loughborough University

PhD Studentships Polymer Packaging of High Power Semiconductors
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and the Institute of Polymer Technology

*Reference: DCW161106*

Two PhD Research Studentships are available as part of a major research project to develop ultra-high power thyristor switches for applications in electric power transmission and distribution systems. The project is jointly funded by the UK Department of Trade and Industry and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and is in collaboration with Dynex, Areva T&D UK Ltd., Semefab (Scotland) Ltd. Loughborough University will focus on novel low cost polymer based non-hermetic packaging technologies for the thyristors.

It is anticipated that one student will focus on package and process design/optimisation and modelling, whilst the second will focus on materials selection, polymer adhesion, environmental testing and failure analysis, but this will depend upon the specific skills and experience of the two candidates selected.

The successful candidates will be based within either the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering or the Institute of Polymer Technology and Materials Engineering. Funding is available for 3 years commencing on 1 January 2007. For UK/EU students the Research Studentship provides a tax free stipend of ~£15000 p.a. plus payment of the Home/EU tuition fee. For overseas students the additional fees may be covered by the School, subject to the candidate holding excellent bachelor/master level qualifications. Candidates are expected to hold a good first degree (First-class, Upper Second-class or equivalent) in Materials, Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering, Physics or a related subject. Applicants with previous industrial experience would be particularly welcome.

For informal enquiries regarding these research studentships please contact:

David Whalley,
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
Loughborough University,
Leicestershire,
LE11 3TU,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0) 1509 227661, e-mail: D.C.Whalley@ Lboro.ac. uk

For an application pack and details of admission requirements please contact:

Ms J R Mason,
Research Administrator,
Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,
Loughborough University,
Leicestershire,
LE11 3TU,
United Kingdom

e-mail: J.R.Mason@lboro. ac.uk

*Please Quote Ref: DCW161106 on the Application Form.*

*Closing date for applications is: 1st December 2006 *

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PhD Studentship in Automotive Engine Engineering - University of Birmingham

PhD Studentship Advanced Engine and Aftertreatment Technologies
School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Manufacturing and Civil Engineering

A PhD studentship will be available for research on advanced engine and aftertreatment technologies involving experimental studies for the next generation of automotive engines. The project will be technically supported by Jaguar/Ford and several other industrial partners, and active interactions with these partners will be expected. The successful candidate will have a good first (or second) degree with a strong background in Chemistry and Thermodynamics and excellent communication/ interpersonal skills. A high commitment and initiatives are necessary.

The studentship covering the home student tuition fees and bursary for three years with possibility of some top-up supplement will be available as soon as possible after the procedures of selection of candidates. Further details about the studentship may be obtained from:

Miss Helen Booth,
Research and Exchange Programme Secretary,
Department of Mechanical Manufacturing and Civil Engineering,
School of Engineering,
University of Birmingham,
Edgbaston,
Birmingham B15 2TT

(Tel: 0121 414 4160, Fax: 0121 414 7484, email: H.R.Booth@bham. ac.uk).

Enquiries about the available PhD programmes and applicant's full CV should be sent to Dr Hongming Xu (Tel: 0121 414 4153, email: h.m.xu@bham. ac.uk). Please complete the postgraduate application form for applying for a PhD which is available on the web at www.apply.bham. ac.uk.

*Closing date is 31st December 2006.*

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