Aug 31, 2007

2 PHD POSITIONS, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Leiden University

Job description


The PITA group is an active, internationally oriented research group with a strong focus on the flora of South-East Asia. Our research facilities include a rich collection of living plants in the botanical garden (collections with Orchidaceae,
Apocynaceae (Dischida, Hoya), myrmecophytic Rubiaceae, and carnivorous plants) and the Herbarium collection which is one of the leading collections in Europe and par excellence useful for anatomical and molecular/evo- devo research (incl. ancient DNA lab), SEM and TEM laboratories.


University Graduate
You must have a degree (drs./MSc) in Biology and have a strong interest and experience in plant taxonomy preferably including molecular and or SEM/TEM techniques. To obtain one of the available positions you have to write a two A4 research proposal, based on the collections available in the botanical garden and the NHN. As a person you are a driven and self-confident scientist and you have excellent analytical and communicational skills.


Leiden University Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Conditions of employment

Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: 4 years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional Information

Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

http://www.academic transfer. org/vacatures/ extra_uitleg_ english.cfm


You can apply for this job before 01-11-2007 by sending your application to:

Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Einsteinweg 55
M. van Schoonhoven

Postbus 9502

2300 RA Leiden



When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number 7-224.

Adji Achmad Rinaldo Fernandes
Statistics Study Programme
FMIPA Brawijaya University

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PhD studentship in Mathematical Physics, University of Nijmegen

Ph.D. job opening

The Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands) has an opening for a Ph.D. student in Mathematical Physics.

The position, which is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO), is for four years. The date of appointment can be arranged, but should not be later than January 1, 2008.

The position involves modest teaching duties of ca. 15%. The gross salary will rise from € 1950 per month in the first year to € 2500 during the last year.

The subject of the research will be topological order in ground states of quantum spin systems, with a view to topological quantum computing. (The title of the approved grant application was "Categories of Anyons in infinite quantum systems".)

Applicants should have a masters degree in mathematics or theoretical physics (or both!) and have some background in (functional) analysis and preferably also in operator algebras and category theory. Experience with quantum statistical mechanics would help, but is not essential.

Applicants are asked to provide a CV with a list of qualifications, a degree certificate, a list of courses attended (with grade and dates of attendance), a copy of the undergraduate thesis, and evidence of any further qualifications. They should also supply contact information (including email address) of at least two reference persons.

The Ph.D. student will benefit from the research cluster 'Geometry and Quantum Physics', in which -- besides Nijmegen -- also the the universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht are involved.

Applications, as well as requests for further information, should be directed by September 15, 2007 to the intended primary supervisor
Dr. Michael Müger
Radboud University Nijmegen
Department of Mathematics
Toernooiveld 1
6525 ED Nijmegen
The Netherlands
email: mueger #

with cc to the intended promotor:
Prof. Klaas Landsman
(same address)
email: landsman #

website link:
http://www.math. job.html

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Master in Peacekeeping Management 2007/2008

For the sixth successive year, the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Turin, Italy, offers its Masters in Peacekeeping Management.

The Masters leads to a post graduate qualification which equips students with the necessary skills and competences required to work in a diverse range of peacekeeping environments, crisis response situations reconstruction processes. In particular, the Masters aims at providing students with professional skills in the following areas:
- Emergency Relief
- Humanitarian Assistance
- Refugee Assistance
- Human Rights
- Administrative Support and Logistics
- Election Operations and Monitoring
- Security
- Democratisation
- Capacity Building

The Masters is located in Palazzo Audisio, Maria Vittoria, 35, Turin, Italy, where most academic activities take place. However, in order to further the learning process, there other activities at such locations such as the United Nations Campus, the Offices of the Red Cross, in addition to military training areas.

Academic Teaching and Assessment takes the form of lectures, seminars, tutorials, group and individual sessions, practical exercises, distance learning, project work and role plays. All aimed at maximising the learning process and geared towards creating all - round professionals in Peacekeeping.

The methodology provides the following distinct characteristics:
- a balanced structure between both the theory and the practice of Peacekeeping
- an interdisciplinary approach providing in-depth knowledge in key areas of intervention
- practical exercises relating to technical operations

The Masters Course is divided into 4 modules:

Module I An introduction to the theory and concepts of major subjects needed to understand the principles used to analyse international and regional crisis situations, with particular attention placed on socio-cultural, economic, historical and legal dynamics.

Module II An analysis of crisis, conflict and post-conflict situations and of the responses to these situations in three macro areas:
- Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation;
- Emergency Management;
- Processes of Institution Building and Reconstruction.

Module III Workshops and practical exercises in: project cycle management; eporting; security; intercultural communication; stress management; media relations; first aid and preventative medicine; survival techniques and orientation within theatres of operation.

Module IV The Conceptualisation and Development of a Project.

Lessons are held from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 13.15 hrs. Students are also required to attend afternoon sessions when specific activities (such as training, exercises, class work, seminars and preparation for internships) are scheduled.

Attendance of the whole academic programme is considered mandatory and in order to obtain the Masters qualification students are required to have attended a minimum of 85% of the teaching periods. For the 2007-2008 academic year the course will be conducted in English. The course runs from 21st January 2008 to 4th July 2008. There is also an introductory distance learning phase from 3rd December 2007 to 18th January 2008. The final piece of coursework has to be submitted before December 2008
(deadline to be decided).

Students undergo 7 assessments during the course relevant to the main areas of study with a Final Test involving the conceptualisation and elaboration of a project. The award of the Final Mark is based on the average of the marks obtained in the seven pieces of assessed coursework and the mark awarded for the final project.

The Masters awards up to 60 University Credits for those students who hold an Italian degree.

The Scientific Committee may also award up to 20 University Credits to those students who have also completed other post-graduate courses.

In order to be awarded the "Masters in Peacekeeping Management" from the University of Turin, students will be required to:
- obtain a total of 60 credits from coursework
- pass the final piece of assessed coursework
- complete at least 85% of the academic programme

Successful students will be awarded a "Masters in Peacekeeping Management". The Graduation Ceremony will be held in Turin.

The Masters takes its responsibility for preparing students for their future working environments very seriously. Students are guided towards taking a personal path towards self awareness and in evaluating their own professional profiles, thereby facilitating them in their introduction to their chosen work environment.

On a regular basis, group and individual meetings are organized to facilitate students in the identification of internships within national and international organizations.

The Masters is aimed at for those wishing to work in the following fields:
- United Nations and other International Agencies, UNHCR, UNDP, WHO, UNICEF, UNICRI, UNESCO
- Organizations of Regional Co-operation and Security, European Union, OSCE, NATO
- Non-Governmental Organizations and Voluntary Associations
- Public Administration and Local Governmental Agencies with activities and projects in humanitarian assistance, local capacity building and de-centralised co-operation (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Local Government)
- Civic Defence and Relief Agencies
- Public and Private enterprises
- Media
- Armed Forces

Compagnia di San Paolo
Fondazione CRT
Regione Piemonte
Provincia diTorino
Città di Torino

NGOs (Italian and International) "Brigata Alpina Taurinense" (Italian Army Mountain Brigade) Carabinieri (Italian Military and Civil Police / Multinational Specialized Unit) Italian Red Cross Centre for African Studies

There are a maximum of 25 places available with additional places reserved for members of the Italian Armed Forces (by special agreements with the Italian Army General Staff - Ministry of Defence). A minimum participation of 15 is usually required.

The Masters in Peacekeeping Management is open to those with a recognised Degree (to be evaluated according to Italian University Regulations) .

For graduates from Italian Universities the following qualifications are accepted: "Laurea di I livello", or "Laurea di II livello", or "Laurea" awarded before DM 509/1999, or a "Diploma Universitario" . Moreover, those students who expect to graduate from an Italian University before to 30th November 2007 are also welcome to make applications. Advanced English language skills are required.

Application Forms may be downloaded and should be completed in English and sent, either by post, to: The Secretary, Masters in Peacekeeping Management, 35 Via Maria Vittoria, 10123, Turin, Italy; by email to: master@peacekeeping it or faxed
to +39 011 4325475.

The closing date for applications is 23rd September 2007 Only those applications submitted in full, with all supporting documentation presented to the Secretariat before this date will be considered. Postal applications received after this date will not be considered, irrespective of the postmark. No late applications will be taken into consideration.

The following documents, written in English, should be submitted in support of the Application Form:
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) A letter of reference
3) A letter of motivation
4) An abstract of the final dissertation (maximum 3000 characters) where applicable
5) A list of published articles (if applicable)
6) Certification indicating foreign language skills (if applicable)
7) Photocopy of an identity document
8) 4 Passport size photos

In addition:
1)For candidates who have studied in Italy, a copy of the qualification title with an indication of the final mark and exams passed (for final year students a certificate with an indication of exams passed to date).
2)For those candidates with foreign degrees, a copy of the degree certificate/ diploma translated into Italian, a Declaration of Value ("Dichiarazione di Valore") issued by the Italian Embassy of the Country where the degree was obtained, "Legalizzazione Consolare" issued by the Italian Embassy of the Country where the degree was obtained. A specially appointed Selection Board will process applications. Each application will be assessed individually and judged on its own
merit. The Board’s decision will be deemed final. The Commission reserves the right to conduct interviews by telephone, as and when be required. The Commission will admit to the Masters 25 candidates who have successfully passed the selection process.

Thanks to the financial contributions made by the Comune of Torino, the
Piemonte Region, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, and of the
Compagnia di San Paolo, students` fees are limited to euro 3.800 (payable in
two installments) including all university taxes, the registration fee,
teaching materials and field exercises.
The fees also include:
- Certification of having attended a First Aid Course (Italian Red Cross)
- Certification of having participated in a Field Training Exercise
("Brigata Alpina Taurinense" ? Taurinense Mountain Brigade) The 25
successful candidates will be requested to confirm their intention to
participate in the Masters by 15th October 2007. Prior to this date they
will need to present to the Masters Secretariat their original documentation
and receipts of the payment of the first euro 2.000.
Should any candidate decide not to proceed with their applications,
consideration for selection will be given to consecutive candidates
on the list. Candidates who are subsequently accepted will have to confirm
and enrol before 23rd October 2007. These students will need to present to
the Masters Secretariat their original documentation and receipts attesting
to the payment of the first euro 2.000, before 20th November.
On enrolling, candidates who have studied in a non European Union country
will have to provide the Masters Secretariat with the
original certificate of their academic studies. Before the start of the
course, those candidates resident outside the European Community will have
to provide the Masters Secretariat with a photocopy of their valid italian
Residency permit ("Permesso di soggiorno").
Once the enrolment process is complete, no refund of fees or other payments
will be made (even for force majore). The second instalment of euro 1.800 is
due by the 14th March 2008.

There are a number of scholarships, grants and bursaries available in order
to encourage as wide a range as possible of candidates.
Terms and conditions are determined in accordance with agreements with the
awarding bodies.

Scientific Board:
Prof. Alberto Antoniotto, Coordinator, University of Torino
Prof. Fabio Armao, University of Torino
Amb. Luigi Guidobono Cavalchini, President Unicredit Private
Amb. Staffan de Mistura, Director UN System Staff College
Amb. Giorgio Giacomelli, President Hydroaid
Prof. Gian Giacomo Migone, University of Torino
Prof. Mario Montinario, University of Torino
Gen. Giuseppe Orofino, Italian Military Defense

For more information about the Course, please, contact

Ms Irene Miletto: irene.miletto@
peacekeeping. it

or contact
The Secretariat
Masters Course in Peacekeeping Management
Via Maria Vittoria 35
10123 Torino
Tel: +39 011 4325481
Fax: +39 011 4325475

master@peacekeeping .it
www.peacekeeping. it

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Master al Sectiei de Germanice: Strategii comunicationale interculturale in regiunea plurietnica Europa

CURS DE MASTERAT (2007-2009)
Strategii comunicationale interculturale in regiunea plurietnica EUROPA
Interkulturelle Kommunikationsstrat egien in der pluriethnischen Region EUROPA

Cursul isi propune sa abordeze din perspectiva interculturalitatii fenomenul de mare rasunet al existentei unei literaturi de expresie germana pe teritoriul Romaniei si pe teritoriul altor regiuni sudest-europene, marcate prin plurilingvism si frecvente secvente interculturale si interreferentiale.

Cursul va fi sustinut (in germana, romana si in anumite cazuri si in engleza) de mai multe cadre didactice in tandem, dupa o programare bine elaborata si pusa de acord cu partenerii/cadrele didactice din Germania, Austria, Norvegia, Italia, Portugalia. Programarea concreta se va publica la inceperea cursurilor.

Publicul vizat:
Programul de master "Strategii comunicationale interculturale in regiunea plurietnica Europa" se adreseaza absolvetilor din domeniul filologic: limbi straine, litere, filozofie, istorie, sociologie, relatii cu publicul, biblioteconomie etc., care doresc sa se specializeze in domeniul comunicarii profesionale in epoca interreferentialita tii culturale si economice.

Cunostinte prealabile necesare:
Cunostinte bune si foarte bune de limba germana si cunostinte suficiente de limba engleza.
Posibilitati de angajare a absolventilor programului:
* Institutii educationale (invatamant, mass media, management cultural)
* Departamentele de comunicare din institutii cu caracter cultural, literar sau redactii culturale, edituri, ONG-uri etc.
* Departamentele de resurse umane, marketing, relatii publice,
* Societati de consultanta in comunicare, de recrutare a resurselor umane, de relatii publice
* Institutii si organisme europene si internationale

La terminarea cursurilor, masteranzii primesc o diploma a Universitatii din Bucuresti, in care sunt specificate si institutiile universitare partenere din Germania, Norvegia, Portugalia si Italia.

Formele de derulare a participarii la cursuri:
De preferinta, masteranzii vor frecventa direct cursurile oferite. In cazuri si situatii speciale, se vor coveni forme de achitare a obligatiilor didactice prin forme moderne de comunicare: e-mail, blog-uri, referate intocmite prin strategii puse de acord cu cadrele didactice.

Mai multe informatii la
http://www.escoala. ro/limbi- straine/master_ germana.html

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AIESEC Summer School

Get a ticket for your professional development!
Join our project , in September

Tracks :

* Sales & Negotiation- powered by InBev, Alliantz, BRD, Coca- Cola HBC, ING - 7th to 9th of September

-How to select the companies that are to be contacted
-Sales and negotiation meeting process
-Negotiation flow - how to lead the discussion to a positive end
-Post meeting process - what happens after signing the contract
-Negotiation meeting simulations
-Workshops with different types selling processes depending on the market

* Marketing & PR - 17th to 19th of September

- How do you know if a campaign was a success ?
- What goes on in your target's mind ?
- Creating and disseminating powerfull messages
- The Press Release

* Human Resources - 17th to 19th of September

- The recruitment and selection process
- What to do after they joined ?
- What is "Coaching & Mentoring" ?

...more details about the tracks

Are you ready for the challenge? Are you up for the fun?
Visit for more details and applications .

Deadline for applications : 1st of September

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Istituto Europeo di Design has the pleasure to offer a new interesting master course:

This master will help students to understand how to apply design to the craft industry: in fact we know that in many countries there is a huge craft tradition that very often cannot found the right way to internationalizatio n and worldwide markets. In this perspective, the Master course is an occasion for reflection on design projects applied to handicraft production, primarily related to glass, but
also ceramics, textiles and mosaics.

This master will teach how is possible for the craft industry of your country to reach international standards and become therefore a valuable export good, without, of course, losing its specific cultural and traditional peculiarities.

This course will therefore teach how to upgrade the design of craft products and how
to market them. Students will have, after that, the possibility of applying these
valuable know-how in their country of origin. Course duration will be of 8 intensive full months (starting January 24th 2008), the course will be in English at the very promotional price of 9.800 euro; attendance: full-time from Monday to Friday Location will be in our new Venice seat, in a wonderful island whole devoted to IED activities and surrounded by one of the world richest and famous networks of craft industries.

Participants will be guided towards this new design awareness by close examination of both technical and artistic aspects, supported by a range of cognitive and practical-theoretic al instruments aimed at imparting technical, historical and sociological knowledge, as well as direct experience in design management, versatility, creativity and possible ways of applying this within the industry.
Coordinator Emmanuel Babled –

Didactic Program
-The History of Art and Design of Glass
-The history of textiles, mosaics and ceramics
-Hand drawing, technical drawing and rendering
-Glass Lab
-Production techniques for blown, pressed, moulded and centrifuged glass Chemistry
of materials, finishes and colouring
-Ceramic production techniques
-Mosaic production techniques
-Techniques used in textile design and manufacturing
-Lighting, innovation and regulations, and product engineering
- P 1: Fusing Project
- P 2: Lighting Project
- P 3: Glass Design Art and Product

Wk 1: Design and Territory
Wk 2: Design e Humanity

Seminars and visits

For further details, please contact Edu Project, IED agent in Romania:
office@eduproject. ro
www.eduproject. ro

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CfA: Master's Study in the United States for Residents of Kosovo

Attention all residents of Kosovo:

Don't miss this opportunity to obtain your master's degree in the United States . . . free! The Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) is currently accepting applications for eight full scholarships to Master's Degree programs in the United States. We are looking for qualified Kosovars who want an opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills in areas that would support economic growth and investment in Kosovo.

The online application for the KAEF program will be available until September 14, 2007 at:

kaef-online. org

The competition for KAEF scholarships is merit based, and open to all residents of Kosovo. The selection process is as follows:

September 14, 2007 - Application deadline
Fall and Winter, 2007 - All applications reviewed by U.S. admissions experts, and highly-ranked Fellowship Candidates interviewed, and tested Spring 2008 - U.S. admissions experts reconvene to make fellowship and placement recommendations
Summer 2008 - Fellowship recipients are notified
Fall 2008 - Academic programs begin


The purpose of the Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF) Program is to support long-term development in Kosovo by enhancing a cadre of well-educated and trained individuals to address a current lack of human capacity. Funded by the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development and administered by American Councils for International Education, the KAEF Program is a perpetual education fund that allows eligible/qualified residents of Kosovo the opportunity to
increase their knowledge and skills in areas that would support economic growth and investment in Kosovo. For 2007-2008, the KAEF Program awarded eight master's-level fellowships through a competitive, merit-based process. Recruitment is currently under way for 2008-2009.


Shortly after establishment of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo in 1999, USAID created the Kosovo Business Finance Fund (KBFF) to foster economic development and growth in Kosovo. This fund was used to establish the American Bank of Kosovo, a commercial bank that in the following years built up a loan portfolio and a successful level of deposits. The sale of these assets enabled the creation of the Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF).

For more information, or to submit an application, visit kaef-online. org TODAY!!!

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CfP: Integration in Eastern European Societies, Minorities between Nation-States and Europe

Call for Papers

“Integration in Eastern European Societies: Minorities between Nation-States and Europe”
The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES
Conference 29-31 May 2008. Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

Numerous studies have focused on ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe mostly emphasising nationalising policies, the problem of external homelands, and effects of EU-enlargement on relations between majorities and minorities. In addition to existing studies this panel seeks to address the efforts taken by CEEC for integrating national minorities in their society. The panel aims at reviewing practices and programmes of social integration since 1989 by implementing Social Integration Programmes of various kinds.

We would like to welcome case-studies investigating the development of state minority integration programmes from various perspectives. The contributions should address the following questions, but are not limited by these:

Which role are state actors, international organisations, local communities and minority groups playing when initiating and executing integration programmes? Which ideological, political or other conceptions stand behind these integration rogrammes?
What is the international and domestic legal basis for minority integration?

What – if any – was the role of minorities in the drafting of these programmes?
Has the original framework of integration programmes changed since its first application
Which problems emerged during implementation?
Can EU conditionality be made responsible for the implementation of integration programmes? What has changed with EU membership?
Potential paper givers should submit an abstract of not more than 250 words, and a brief academic CV, including institutional affiliation and major foci of research until Friday, September 21st to the convenors.

Malte Brosig, University of Portsmouth

Timofey Agarin, University of Aberdeen

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Aug 30, 2007

CfA: Journalism Internships, IHS

The Journalism Internships are an excellent opportunity to spend the summer in a newsroom, writing and reporting for a daily paper. The internship program provides a general stipend, housing allowance, and travel allowance. More important, it provides real experience through reporting assignments and critical writing tools and evaluations. Interns this summer averaged 30 clips. The deadline for early decision is November 1.

If your interest is in broadcast journalism, we offer hands-on internships with an experienced producer at a major media network or news production house. Last year we sponsored internships at CNN in Atlanta, ABC’s "20/20" in Manhattan, and Fox News in Los Angeles, among others. Spring, summer and fall placements are available.
For more information or to apply, please visit the program website at journalism for our print journalism program, or broadcast for our broadcast journalism program.

Keri Anderson
Student Coordinator
Institute for Humane Studies

URL: http://www.theihs. org/internship_ programs/ id.706/default. asp

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CfA: Travel grants for attending the workshop at an e-science confer

Two travel grants (500 GBP each) will be awarded to junior researchers interested in visual methods to attend the workshop 'Technologies for Enhancing Visual Methods and Data', in conjunction with the 3rd international e-Social Science conference at Ann Arbor, Michigan, the US (7-9 October 2007).

Prospect applicants should send their CVs and an intent to participate (no more than 1 page) before 1 September 2007 to Yuwei Lin via email at yuwei.lin{at} uk. Decision will be made on 3 September 2007.

For more information about the workshop and the e-Social Science conference please see the following websites: index.htm workshops. htm

For any enquiries please contact Yuwei Lin at yuwei.lin{at}

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CfP: 4th IUE International Student Conference, Izmir, Turkey

4th IUE International Student Conference

The Organizing Committee of the 4th IUE International Student Conference seeks papers on " Cooperation, Coordination and Conflict". We encourage submissions from all disciplines in social sciences, including, but not limited to, business administration, economics, international relations, political science, logistics, political economy, and sociology. Papers and presentations must be in English.

All expenses of accepted papers will be covered and best papers will receive awards. Abstracts (not more than 500 words) must be submitted electronically (stuconference@ by October 30, 2007. Accepted proposals will be announced by November 15th, 2007. Deadline for paper submission is on January 29th, 2008. Final decisions on accepted papers will be announced by February 26th, 2008.

URL: http://ikam. conference/

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CfA: Course in Statistics in Risk Assessment Focusing on Dose Response Modelling

ECNIS Network of Excellence thought you might be interested in the Course in Statistics in Risk Assessment Focusing on Dose Response Modelling, held on 12-16 November 2007, Stockholm, Sweden.

The objective of the course is to provide knowledge on dose response modelling in risk assessment of chemicals, including the Benchmark Dose method. The course will include general basic statistics, dose response models, the Benchmark Dose method, applications of the models and methods in practical computer classes. The course is intended for PhD students, post docs, senior scientists and other professionals.

http://www.ecnis. org/index. php?option= com_content& task=view& id=627&Itemid= 83
Registration deadline is October 5, 2007.

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CfA: 3rd Ruhr Graduate Summer School, Essen, Germany

Ruhr Graduate School in Economics
University of Duisburg-Essen
Essen, Germany, October 8-12, 2007
3rd Ruhr Graduate Summer School

Introduction to Computable General Equilibrium Modeling with GAMS and MPSGE
URL: http://www.gams. com/courses/ RGSS2007_ announcement. htm
The registration deadline is September 1, 2007.
The maximum number of participants is restricted to 16.

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CfA: Funding for international youth projects, Europeans for Peace

"Europeans for Peace" is a programme of the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" that promotes international projects. Partnerships between schools or youth facilities from Germany and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe or Israel are invited to apply by submitting a joint idea for a project.

Theme for the new programme year: Origin and Diversity "Where do we come from? - Where are we going?"

For more information, see
http://www.european s-for-peace. de/c3view. php?sid=l81bwbmb wwR1fACaw33zD3lw zyb1wzy18ACarSx2 &ieb=1188214059& c3p=229&c3l= en

For contact information of the organizing committee, please see the website and click on CONTACT in the upper menu.

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CfA: Chances and Challenges for Youngsters in Europe, The Hague

"Call for Participation"

The Foundation Youth Education for Development and Rights Awareness (YEDRA) gladly invites you to take part in the international youth seminar "Chances and Challenges for Youngsters in Europe" which will take place in The Hague, Netherlands from 25 November till 30 November 2007.

"Young people must be given the opportunity to present their opinions on decision making in order to gain considerable influence on current policy-makers, with regard to youth matters. With this seminar we want to achieve that society and public institutions are more carefully listening to the opinions, wishes and criticism of youngsters."

Deadline for application is September 14, 2007.

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,

Fatma Bulaz
Project manager
E : fatma@yedra. nl
T : 0031(0)6 43082963
W :

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CfP: WPSA annual meeting. March 20-22, 2008. San Diego, CA.

The 2008 Western Political Science Association annual meeting is scheduled for March 20 -- 22 at the Manchester Hyatt Hotel in San Diego, California. The conference has been attracting an increasing number of participants in the last years, so we hope you will find this meeting to be a good venue where to present your work.

Information regarding the program is posted in the WPSA website , where participation forms are available. The deadline for submission of these forms is September 10, 2007.

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CfA: Istanbul Bilgi University European Studies Master Program

Istanbul Bilgi University European Studies Master Program (with a project)

Started in the year 2000, Bilgi European Studies Master Program, a multi-disciplinary MA programme on the European Union, is entering its eighth year, with over forty graduates and more than fifty students still enrolled. Over the years, well-known academicians from Turkey and Europe have given courses and lectures within the master's degree programme, among them Bernard Steunenberg, Asa Lundgren, Richard Griffiths, Theo Toonen, Julia Rapp, Bas van Bockel, Karen Anderson, Antoaneta Dimitrova, Jean Pirlot, Alexandra Ramos and Andrew Skudder... Today's faculty includes, besides the Program Director Emre Gönen, Yeþim M. Atamer, Ayhan Kaya, Durmuþ Özdemir, Serhat Güvenç, Okutan Nilsson, Aylin Seçkin, Harry-Zachary G.Tzimitras, Esra Arsan, Senem Aydýn and Özge Onursal.

The program has been designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the European Union integration, its institutions, systems, goals and functioning. Turkey, already part of the process of European integration since the signing of the Ankara Agreement in 1963, is now a candidate for membership. The Customs Union between Turkey and the EU, which was completed in 1996, has already made Turkey part of the
European Single Market. The program aims at providing the students with relevant necessary knowledge to handle the prospective situation where Turkey and the EU will become institutional partners.

An information meeting will be held on September 6, 2007, in Dolapdere Campus, with the participation of Ayhan Kaya, Director of European Institute and Emre Gönen, at 18:00 hours. The evaluation examination will take place at the same campus, on September 10, 2007, at 18:30 hours. On-line applications can be made at
http://www.bilgi. graduates/ euro_stud/

Tuition waivers are available upon request. Deadline: September 7, 2007 (as written on the website). See contact details of the organizers on the webpage, under "Contact".

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CfA: 2008 KHW Residency, Kuenstlerhaeuser Worpswede

Call for Applications for the 2008 Residency

The Kuenstlerhaeuser Worpswede are one of the largest residencies in the Federal Republic of Germany. Among former grant holders are many well-known international artists such as Emmett Williams, Koeken Ergun, Yuri Leiderman, Dan Perjovschi, Katharina Sieverding or Egill Saebjoernsson.

The Kuenstlerhaeuser Worpswede are supported by the Barkenhoff Stiftung, Worpswede, and the private initiative Atelierhaus e. V., which collectively make the studios available. Besides the regular presentation of works produced in the studios both within and outside Worpswede, there are also, on a discursive level, artists’ discussions, workshops and symposia on artists’ support, which take place at the
Barkenhoff. The grant body is also supported by the state of Lower Saxony through
the award of a monthly grant of *€ 1.400* Euros. A restriction concerning age or nationality does not exist Selection is made by a specialised jury in the fine arts and sound art respectively.

Applications for the 2008 residencies in the fields of fine arts and sound art for a duration of up to 6 months are requested as of now. The deadline is *29.09.2007* (date of receipt).

Further information can be found under: ausschreibung2008@ artistresidency. net

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The international seminary InterC, 9-15 september

Volunteers for Ideas and Projects” (VIP) Bucharest has the honor to invite you to Inter-C (Intercultural Communication) (a Youth in Action project) taking place 9-15 September 2007 in Sibiu- the 2007 European Capital of Culture.

You are suited for the project if
· you are a very motivated student from The Academy Of Economics Sciences, Bucharest
· you receive a social scholarship from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest
· your level of English is good

Send us a letter of motivation, your CV and an essay (1 -2 pages )on “What does Interculturality mean to me?" in romanian or english until 31 of august to the following contact: interc2007@gmail. com

There is no application fee and all costs of accommodation and 70%of your tarnsport to Sibiu are supported by the organizers.
Who else will be there besides you:

· Volunteers for Ideas and Projects - 5 members (The Organizers)
· ASE - 4 students with social scholarship from ASE
· Finland -Kalaevan Youth Association -5 youth leaders
· Germany- ServiceBureau Internationale Jugendkontakte- 5 youth leaders
· France -Les Francas- 5 youth leaders

If you have additional questions about the project please contact us at the following adress:interc2007@ gmail. com

Visit our website:www. vipromania. ro/interc

Please find attached more information about the project and the program!

Anca Elena Costan
Asociatia Voluntari pentru Idei si Proiecte
International Partnerships Manager
e-mail:anca.costan@ vipromania. ro
tel:(004) 0740 36 41 26
(004) 0729 15 05 10

Asociatia Voluntari pentru Idei si Proiecte
Adresa:Academia de Studii Economice
Corp B, Sala 3007, str.Mihail Moxa,nr 5-7
Sector 1, Bucuresti
www.vipromania. ro

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V::I::P youth volunteering for conflict resolution and peace building - Call for partners - Deadline: 1 September - European Commission Youth in Actio

Dear friends,

the European Volunteer Centre (CEV) is a European network of currently 54 volunteer national and regional development agencies and volunteer centres in 24 European countries representing thousands of volunteers at the local level. CEV channels the collective priorities and concerns of its member organisations to the institutions of the European Union. It also acts as a central forum for the exchange of policy, practice and information on volunteerism. It supports networking among its members and organizes conferences, seminars, workshops and other activities such as research.

CEV is currently developing together with the Southern and Eastern Europe Youth Network (SEEYN) a follow-up project to our YOU::VOL initiative (, a seminar organized in the framework of the EU YOUTH Programme, in March this year in Skopje, Macedonia, focusing on youth volunteering policies in Europe. We would like briefly to share our project idea with all of you and see whether you are interested to be a participants or project partner and provide input to the preparation. As shown in different conflict regions in Europe (and elsewhere in the world), volunteering plays an important societal role in conflict resolution and peace building, as it contributes to (re-)building bonds of trust, mutual understanding and social cohesion in (post-)conflict societies. CEV would like to raise awareness on this topic and give it a higher profile within different stakeholders: volunteer organisations, national policy makers, EU policy makers and donors.
To attain this objective, CEV is planning to apply to the EU Youth Programme Action 3.1. for an event similar to the concept of the YOU::VOL seminar:
A 4-5 days seminar showcasing good practice examples of youth volunteering projects in solving societal conflicts and building peace. The examples presented and discussed will lead to recommendations towards policy makers and donors on how to tap into the potential of volunteering when designing policies in conflict or post-conflict regions. We would be focusing of the Balkan region and on other regions with interesting projects related to conflict such as Northern Ireland and Cyprus. The seminar is likely to take place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on the kind invitation of SEEYN.
Partner organizations in the project should be volunteer organizations and / or peace organizations with experience in the solving conflicts through volunteering. They are expected to contribute to the project in the following areas:
- Identifying good practices / projects / initiatives on volunteering and conflict resolution / peace building;
- Contributing with ideas and design through delivering workshop for the conference/seminar;
- Identifying relevant government and donor stakeholders from their own countries to be invited to the conference;
- Providing space for the outcome document on their own website / contribute to dissemination of results.
Deadline for submission of the project proposal is 1st September 2007. The EU grant applied for will reimburse for 70% of participants' travel costs and the subsistence costs. There will be a participation fee of around 50-75 EUR.

We will distribute a detailed project description in the second week of August. In the meantime:

- Please let us know if your organization is interested in participating as a partner in this project
- Let us know if you know about other organisations that might interested to participate in such project.
- Let us know about concrete good practices/projects of youth volunteering in conflict resolution and peace buliding that your organisation might have and that we can include as preliminary examples in the project application.

We are very much looking forward to your reactions, we would apreciate to hear back ASAP to, so that we can move forward with developing the project.

For those already interested to join the project, we enclose the Partnership agreement (Part III) is attached. Please fill it in and send it to CEV by fax and original document by post / traditional mail.

Best wishes
Branka Cicak
Policy and Networking Assistant
European Volunteer Centre, CEV
Rue de la Science 10
B-1000 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 511 75 01
Fax: +32 2 514 59 89
Skype: cev-europeanvolunteercentre

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Aug 28, 2007

PhD Position in Computational Biophysics, University of Zurich

PhD position in Computational Biophysics

University of Zurich

Development of coarse-grained models of biologically relevant macromolecules. Molecular dynamics simulations of protein folding and aggregation.

Master in Physics or Master in Life Science with genuine interest in physics.

3 to 4 years

R. Pellarin and A. Caflisch,
Interpreting the aggregation kinetics of amyloid peptides.
J. Mol. Biol. 360 (4), 882 - 892, 2006. [Fulltext (pdf)] [Suppl. Mat. (pdf)]

M. Cecchini, R. Curcio, M. Pappalardo, R. Melki and A. Caflisch,
A molecular dynamics approach to the structural characterization of
amyloid aggregation.
J. Mol. Biol. 357 (4), 1306 - 1321 , 2006. [Fulltext (pdf)] [Suppl. Mat.]

D. Huang, U. Luethi, P. Kolb, M. Cecchini, A. Barberis, and A. Caflisch,
In silico discovery of β-secretase inhibitors.
J. Am. Chem. Soc. 128 (16), 5436 - 5443, 2006. [Fulltext (pdf)]
[Suppl. Mat.]

A. Caflisch,
Network and graph analyses of folding free energy surfaces.
Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 16, 71 - 78, 2006 [pdf]

To apply, send a curriculum vitae and list of publications to

Professor A. Caflisch
caflisch[at] bioc.uzh. ch
Department of Biochemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich
Phone: (+41-44) 635 55 21
Office: 44-L-66

website link:
http://www.biochem- caflisch. phDPosition. html

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PhD in Medical Image Analysis, University of Heidelberg, Germany

PhD Position offered by the Biomedical Computer Vision Group Dept. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics University of Heidelberg, BIOQUANT, IPMB in collaboration with the Dept. Radiology, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

The research group "Biomedical Computer Vision" (BMCV, head: Prof. Dr. Karl Rohr) at the University of Heidelberg, BIOQUANT, IPMB, Dept. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics, and the DKFZ Heidelberg, Dept. Theoretical Bioinformatics is developing algorithms and methods for computer-based analysis of biological and medical images.

Currently, the BMCV group and the Dept. of Radiology (Dr. Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk) offer a joined PhD position in Medical Image Analysis, an interdisciplinary field between medical and computational sciences. The research topic is the development of automatic methods for segmentation and quantification of the morphology and pathomorphology of the human vascular system based on 3D tomographic images.

The successful candidate must have a Masters (Diploma) degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related discipline. We expect very good mathematical and programming skills (e.g., in C, C++, Java) as well as experience with software development systems in the area of Computer Vision. A high level of self-motivation and the ability to work in a team are essential for this position. Knowledge in medical image processing or medical informatics is an advantage. The selection process will be started on September 10th, 2007, and the position will remain open until it is filled.

Please send your full application including CV and transcripts of relevant certificates (e.g., Master and Bachelor degrees as well as general qualification for university entrance) per E-Mail to

Dr. Stefan Wörz
University of Heidelberg, BIOQUANT, IPMB
Dept. Bioinformatics and Functional Genomics
Biomedical Computer Vision Group
Email: s.woerz (at)
Phone: +49 (0)6221 - 5451-297
http://www.dkfz. de/ibios/ projects/ bmcv
Im Neuenheimer Feld 267
D-69120 Heidelberg

website link:
http://www.dkfz. de/tbi/projects/ bmcv/BMCV_ offers_PhD_ Vessel.pdf

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USA: Historical Research Grants

IAS School of Historical Studies: Opportunities for Scholars 2008-2009

THE INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY is an independent private institution founded in 1930 to create a community of scholars focused on intellectual inquiry, without the obligations and distractions associated with the teaching of undergraduates. Each year scholars from around the world apply to come to the Institute to pursue their own research. Those who are chosen are offered a membership for a set period and a stipend. Members receive access to the extensive resources of the Institute including offices, access to libraries, subsidized restaurant and housing facilities, and some secretarial services.

THE SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL STUDIES supports scholarship in all fields of historical research, but is concerned principally with the history of western, near eastern and far eastern civilizations, with particular emphasis upon Greek and Roman civilization, the history of Europe (medieval, early modern, and modern), the Islamic world, East Asian studies, the history of art, the history of science, and modern international relations. The School also offers the Edward T. Cone Membership in Music Studies. Each year the School welcomes approximately forty Members. Most are working on topics in the above mentioned fields but each year the School also selects some scholars working in other areas of historical research. Members in the
School are appointed for either one term (first term Sept. 22 to Dec. 19, second term Jan. 5 to April 3) or for two terms, amounting to a full academic year.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS include the Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of application and a substantial record of publication. The School takes into account the stage of the scholar's academic career when considering the list of publications, but in general applicants should have at least several articles already published in scholarly publications in order to be considered eligible. Qualified candidates of any nationality are invited to apply. Scholars are not required to have a current institutional affiliation.

MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED to remain in residence in Princeton during term time. Members' only other obligation is to pursue their own research. If they wish, they may also participate in seminars and meetings within the Institute, and there are ample opportunities for contacts with scholars at nearby universities.

FUNDING FOR MEMBERS comes from a variety of sources including the Institute for Advanced Study's own endowment, grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gerda Henkel Foundation, the Thyssen Foundation, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The School will also welcome scholars sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies through the Frederick Burkhardt Fellowships for recently tenured professors. (Applications for that program must be submitted directly to ACLS. For information see the ACLS website at http://www.acls. org/burkguide. htm.)

INSTITUTE STIPENDS will normally be offered up to a maximum of $60,000 for the full academic year, or $30,000 for one term. A few senior scholars will be offered additional funding to help make up for losses in salary. Up to three Assistant Professors who meet additional eligibility requirements will be selected for Mellon Fellowships that will provide full year support matching their salaries and benefits at the time of application. (Detailed information about this program is on the website: http://www.hs. htm.) Stipends may be supplemented by other
grants, including sabbatical salaries, but if the total exceeds the salary at the time of application the stipend will be reduced accordingly.

Further information and application materials may be found on the School's web site, Inquiries may be sent by email to the Administrative Officer at mzelazny@ias. edu or by post to: School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Einstein Drive, Princeton, New Jersey 08540. Completed applications must be submitted by 15 November 2007.

Source: http://www.hs. .htm

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USA: Georgia Rotary Student Program

What is the Georgia Rotary Student Program?
Since 1946, Rotarians in Georgia, USA, have promoted world peace through understanding by offering scholarships to international students for one year of study in Georgia colleges and universities. Georgia Rotary Clubs sponsor students recommended by a Rotary Club in their home country. The students become adopted members of a Georgia "host family," but live on-campus at the school they attend. This is a scholarship program, not an exchange! Each year, about 80 students from all over the world make friends in the United States and other nations and learn about differing cultures and life styles. Georgia Rotarians believe "Peace is Possible" and through GRSP promote international goodwill through the bonds of friendship and understanding.

Our Scholarship Covers:
The scholarship covers one scholastic year, from August to May, and is for study in colleges and universities located in the State of Georgia.

Our Scholarship Pays:
1. tuition
2. book allowance
3. meals
4. college provided room

Applicant must provide:
1. transportation from country to USA and return
2. medical insurance
3. $3,000 spending money
4. any income taxes imposed by the government on the scholarship money

Eligibility Requirements:
1. must be 18 years but not 25 years of age by August 1 the year studies begin
2. have not studied in the USA
3. must be single.

We are now accepting applications for the 2008-2009 school year! For application requirements visit http://www.grsp. org/apprequireme nts.htm. Applications must be received by October 1 of the year preceding the academic year for which you wish to apply. Failure to complete your application will deny consideration for a scholarship.

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USA: Film & Fiction Scholarships

Film & Fiction Scholarships

Pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in filmmaking or fiction writing in the 2008-09 academic school year? Apply for one of our Film and Fiction Scholarships!

Over the past eight years, the Institute for Humane Studies awarded more than $250,000 to students pursuing graduate work in Film Directing, Production, Screenwriting, and Prose Fiction Writing. IHS provides this support to promising young filmmakers and writers who share an appreciation for the potential and promise of a free society.

Deadline: January 15, 2008

More information and the application available at
http://www.theihs. org/scholarships /id.783/default. asp

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USA: Wolfsonian's Fellowship Program

Research Opportunities in Wolfsonian

The Wolfsonian collection contains artifacts primarily of North American and European origin, dating from 1885–1945. It comprises a variety of media: furniture; industrial-design objects; glass, ceramics, and metalwork; rare books; periodicals; ephemera; works on paper; paintings; textiles; and medals. The nations most comprehensively represented are the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Russia/Soviet Union. The objects are interpreted to explore key issues in design history - the way design has both altered and been altered by cultural change, industrial innovation, and strategies of persuasion.

Fellowship Program
The Wolfsonian's fellowship program has hosted scholars from North and South America, Europe, and Australia. By actively encouraging research in late-nineteenth to mid-twentieth century material culture, The Wolfsonian-FIU supports the interdisciplinary investigation of its holdings through collaborative curricula and special seminars. Although the library and other collection areas are not open to the public, the museum is open to the research community by appointment. The Wolfsonian also hosts visiting scholars through its competitive fellowship program, established in 1993. You may download information on the fellowship program or call 305.535.2613 or e-mail research@thewolf. for further information.

The Wolfsonian also plays a leading role in the Association of Research Institutes in Art History, whose members include the National Gallery of Art, the Getty Research Institute, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (see ~ariah).

Source: http://www.wolfsoni education/ research/ index.html

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NACA Foundation Scholarships

The NACA (National Association for Campus Activities) Foundation offers numerous scholarships that are available to graduate students, undergraduate student leaders and associate members on an annual basis. Scholarship nominations are solicited each year.

If interested in applying, please note the specific deadline for each submission and send all application materials, including a completed Scholarship Application Form, to the NACA Office. NACA is currently accepting applications for the following
scholarships: http://www.naca. org/NACA/ Foundation/ Scholarships/ . Questions may be directed to Dionne Ellison at the NACA Office.

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USA: AAUW International Fellowships

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Fellowships support one year of study in the United States at the Master's, PhD or Postdoctoral level. Six of these awards are available to members of International Federation of University Women affiliate organizations.

Available to: Unrestricted/ Worldwide
Award Amount: $18,000; $20,000; $30,000
Type of Award: Assistantship
Grade Level: Graduate, Doctoral, Postdoctoral
Postmark deadline: 1st of December

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USA: Filson Historical Society Fellowships & Internships

The Filson Historical Society, Louisville, Kentucky, invites applications for research fellowships and internships. Applications must be received by October 15, 2007. Detailed information about research fellowships, internships, and application procedures can be found on The Filson's Web site: http://www.filsonhi storical. org/fellowships. html. Information about The Filson's research collections can be found on the online catalog.

The Filson anticipates that Fellows will publicize the results of their research in Ohio Valley History, a peer-reviewed journal published jointly by The Filson, the Cincinnati Museum Center, and the University of Cincinnati.

Questions regarding the research fellowship and internship program should be directed to Dr. A. Glenn Crothers, Director of Research for The Filson Institute: crothers@filsonhist or glenn.crothers@ louisville. edu.

Organized May 15, 1884, the mission of The Filson Historical Society is to collect, preserve and tell the significant stories of Kentucky and the Ohio Valley history and culture. The Filson is headquartered in the Ferguson Mansion in Old Louisville and houses a library, a museum, and a special collections department.

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USA: Digital Media and Learning Grants Competition

The Humanities and Sciences Technologically Assisted Collaboratory has announced a new competition, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, for grants for work in digital media and learning. The deadline for the competition is October 15th.

Innovation Awards will go to pioneers who are exploring new digital models of learning that build upon and enhance the informal, networked, and collaborative styles today, especially but not only among youth. These projects will demonstrate new modes of learning in many environments.

Amounts: $250,000 and $100,000
Duration: Feb 1, 2008–Jan 31, 2009
Other support: mentoring, end-of-year conference showcase

Knowledge-Networkin g Awards will go to creative and dedicated communicators. Not every digital inventor/developer is a skillful knowledge-networker . How can good ideas be circulated widely, taking full advantage of the Web's potential for collaborative thinking, where many can contribute, shape, and share? Amounts: $30,000 base award, to a total of $75,000 if budget warrants

Duration: Feb 1, 2008–Jan 31, 2009
Other support: mentoring, end-of-year conference showcase


Age: The primary applicant must be at least 21 years of age when the application is submitted; however, personnel working on the project may include students and others under the age of 21.

Residency: The primary applicant must be a U.S. citizen or resident with a work permit for the duration of the grant term. Other members of a team need not meet this requirement and can reside in other countries. Only English-language applications will be accepted this year.

The Competition encourages applications from individuals as well as nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and corporations. Applicants are strongly encouraged to include a partnership with formal or informal learning or community-serving institutions, when relevant to the proposal.

For more information, see: http://www.dmlcompe home.php

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USA: Cornell Society for Humanities Postdoctoral Fellowship

Society for the Humanities at Cornell University Invites Fellowship Applications

Deadline: October 1, 2007

The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University
(http://www.arts. sochum/index. html), which supports research and
encourages imaginative teaching in the humanities, is accepting applications from scholars and artists for its fellowship program.

The focal theme for the 2008-2009 program is "Water, A Critical Concept for the Humanities". The program calls for scholarly reflection on critical concepts of water from a broad range of disciplinary and inter-disciplinary perspectives. The society welcomes applications from scholars and artists who theorize, research, and perform water as a critical concept for the humanities.

Fellows should be working on topics related to the year's theme. Their approach to the humanities should be broad enough to appeal to students and scholars in several humanistic disciplines.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2008, and must also have one or more years of teaching experience which may include teaching as a graduate student.Fellows include scholars from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular duties.

The fellowships are held for one academic year. Each fellow will receive $45,000. Applicants living outside North America are eligible for an additional $2,000 to assist with travel costs. Six to eight fellows will be appointed.

Visit the Society for the Humanities Web site http://www.arts. sochum/fellowshi ps.html for complete program information.

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USA: Hiram College Global Scholarship

Mission: To encourage academically talented international students to attend Hiram College.

Although Hiram College does not offer need-based aid to international undergraduate students, there is a generous program of merit-based scholarships. These scholarships range from $3,000 to $18,000 per year and are renewable annually for up to four years of study. To be considered, a completed application for admission must be submitted not later than February 1.

There is no separate scholarship application. The files of all students admitted to the College will receive scholarship consideration. Both the Admission and Scholarship Committees evaluate each student's application file in its entirety. This review includes academic preparation and performance, standardized test scores, class rank, teacher recommendations and personal essay, with the strongest emphasis place on academic performance.

Scholarship recipients are notified by February 15.

For more information about Hiram College visit
http://www.hiram. edu/future/ internationalstu dents.html.

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6th International Conference on Imagination and Education - Imaginative practice, imaginative inquiry

Scholarship / Financial aid: none
Date: 29 to 31 January 2008
Deadline: 30 September 2007.
Open to: educators and administrators

Announcement follows:

6th International Conference on Imagination and Education - Imaginative practice, imaginative inquiry

29 to 31 January 2008 Canberra, Australia

The conference aims to connect a cross-section of educators and administrators in a dialogue and exploration of imaginative and creative ways of teaching, learning and conducting educational inquiry.

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 30
September 2007.


Web address:

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PhD studentship - High power laser welding

Scholarship / Financial aid: Bursary of up to £17,000
Date: Three years
Deadline: 30 November 2007
Open to: Applicants should have a First or Second Class UK Honours degree, or equivalent in physics, materials science or laser processing

Announcement follows:

The last decade has seen a huge increase in the need for high power lasers for precision welding and over the next two decades there will be an increasing requirement for long distance pipelines, with an investment of £billions per year.

Cranfield University’s Welding Engineering Research Centre has recently been awarded a substantial grant, which, together with a major industrial grant, has allowed the Centre to set up a high power laser laboratory. The laboratory is equipped with two state-of-the-art high power 6kW fibre-delivered lasers and a high-tech robot system to provide laser welding head manipulation.

The project has a high level of industry support, reflecting the increasing significance of the use of these high power lasers, which now make welding of complex and thick structures possible. For the first time it is also possible to consider the practical use of high power lasers in field applications.

The Welding Engineering Research Centre is the largest academic group in the United Kingdom dedicated to welding and welding automation with a portfolio of research programmes currently totalling in excess of £1million from an international group of clients. Facilities include a fully equipped welding laboratory with state-of-the art equipment for arc welding process development, welding metallurgy, and welding process automation.

Entry requirements
Applicants should have a First or Second Class UK Honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as physics, materials science or laser processing. A range of backgrounds are suitable for this project, including metallurgy, mechanical engineering, physics, electronics, control systems and software development.

This studentship will provide a bursary of up to £17,000 p.a. for three years dependent upon qualifications, experience and project plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only. Details of overseas student fees are available online.

Additional information on

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MSc Water Management - in partnership with the Environment Agency

Scholarship / Financial aid: Monthly stipend equivalent to £8000 p.a. for two year plus fees
Date: Two years starting October 2007
Deadline: 01 September 2007
Open to: UK/EU applicants

Announcement follows:

Cranfield University is pleased to announce that a ‘Postgraduate Partnership’ opportunity exists with the Environment Agency for a highly qualified student undertaking the MSc in Water Management (Environmental Water Management option). The successful applicant will join the MSc programme in October 2007 and will be based at Cranfield University from October to December 2007 before joining the Environment Agency, Bedford Office, for a 12 month work-experience placement in a range of functional divisions. They will then return to Cranfield from January to September 2009 to complete the MSc programme.


Monthly stipend equivalent to £8000 p.a. for two year plus fees
Please note that this position is open to UK/EU applicants only.


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PhD Studentship – Durability of marine paints for offshore oil tankers

Scholarship / Financial aid: bursary of up to £17,000 p.a. plus fees available.
Date: Three years
Deadline: 01 October 2007
Open to: Applicants with a background in physics, materials or mechanical engineering

Announcement follows:

Cranfield University currently have an vacancy for a high calibre individual to undertake an exciting PhD research studentship in the area of corrosion protection films.The research will be conducted in collaboration with the sponsor, International Paints, who have a world wide presence in this coatings field.

This multidisciplinary project will use state of the art techniques to establish the processes by which cracks develop in marine protective films under service conditions. The research is vital to the durability of oil tankers with double hull construction. This tanker design places unprecedented demands on the fatigue durability of epoxy based corrosion protection films.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a background in physics, materials or mechanical engineering and have or expect to gain a minimum of a First or Second Class UK Honours degree or equivalent.


Supported by an EPSRC DTA bursary, this studentship will cover the tuition fees and provide a bursary of up to £17,000 p.a. for three years dependent upon qualifications, experience and project. The studentship is ONLY open to UK and EU candidates. EU applicants may be eligible for a full award if they have been in full-time education or in employment in the UK throughout the three years preceding the start date of the programme of research study. Other EU students are only eligible for support in relation to tuition fees. For further advice please visit the EPSRC website.

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CfA: Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

Scholarship / Financial aid: 5 fellowships are available
Date: 2008-09 academic year
Deadline: October 15, 2007
Open to: all scholars, national and international

Announcement follows:

Position Type: Post-doctoral Fellow
Main Category: Humanities
Application Deadline: October 15, 2007

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for untenured scholars, who are invited to submit applications related to the umbrella topic of "Change," the Forum's research topic for the 2008-09 academic year. Fellows teach one undergraduate course each of two terms in addition to conducting research. $42,000 stipend plus health insurance. The Fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility criteria.

Additional information on:

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Future Leaders Student Scholarship

Scholarship / Financial aid: Varies
Date: annual
Deadline: April 01, 2008
Open to: undergraduates or graduates at a U.S. college or university

Announcement follows:

The Future Leaders Fund Annual Scholarship is available to international students currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate study at a U.S. college or university. You must be a non-U.S. citizen and demonstrate leadership qualities and financial need to qualify for this award.

Additional information on website:

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Amon Carter Museum Davidson Family Fellowship Program

Scholarship / Financial aid: stipend of $7,500
Date: a minimum four-week period of full-time research
Deadline: March 01, 2008
Open to: pre- and post-doctoral level candidates

Announcement follows:

The Amon Carter Museum Davidson Family Fellowship Program is open to both pre- and post-doctoral level candidates who are interested in continuing or beginning new research on American art. Preference is given to proposals that draw on the museum's collections of paintings, sculpture, works on paper, and photographs. The stipend covers a minimum four-week period of full-time research, culminating in a presentation or lecture.

You must submit a 2-4 page proposal, resume, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. You must begin your research on or after May 1, 2007 and conclude by February 28, 2008.


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European Road Safety Charter

Dear friends,

Open Youth, Bulgaria is a signatory of the European Road Safety Charter. We invite you to submit your small commitment for helping save 25 000 lives in Europe and to win for a trip for two - one of 10 read safety weekends in an European city of your choice.

You can do it on http://www.paueduca chartercontest

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BASF - Business Graduate Program

As the leading company in the chemical industry, we open up future success potential together with our partners. For this purpose, we foster and develop partnerships that are marked by trust and mutual respect. With intelligent solutions, we help to make the future successful and sustainable. We set store by the strengths of our staff.

For our International Business Graduate Program we are looking for :

Excellent Business Graduates

What we offer:

• Job assignments in different countries and different business areas with full responsibility from Day 1 in addition to challenging development possibilities in a global company
• Trainings to develop professional and personal skills
• Individual language courses
• Individual E-Learning offers
• Mentoring relationship with senior executives
• Individual and Team coaching
• Outstanding International Business Graduate Trainee events on a regular basis

What we expect of you:

• University degree or MBA in Business Studies ( Economic/ Management studies)
• Excellent results during University/MBA

• High international orientation with first experience abroad
• Ability to communicate fluently in English and preferably at a basic level in German
• Developed social skills especially in the interaction with diverse cultures
• High degree of mobility and flexibility ( relocation to Germany)

Interested applicants should send their CV to madalina.pitea@ until the 5th of September.

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Aug 27, 2007

A partnership call from Talas Municipality

Dear All,

We are a consulting company established in Turkey. We offer training, applied consultancy services for private companies, public and local institutions, make market researches and deal with EU projects and tenders. We have references on private, public sector and at international area.

Now we are preparing a project for Talas Municipality which is in the center of Anatolia having very extensive historical places and alternative tourism potential. The project is about “ Promotion of the Civil Society Dialogue Between EU and Turkey:Towns and Municipalities Grant Scheme “ The announcement document is on the attached page. (CFCU/TR 0604.01/01) Talas Municipality has one EU funded project which was almost finished. He organises international paragliding competition for one year in the Mountain of Alidag. It has also other nicer alternative tourism potentials.

The aim of the project and Expected results:
Partners learned better tourism applications from their experiences. Partners learned their tourism activities, natural and historical places. Partners developed their alternative tourism potentials in their responsible zones and attracted the interest of different parts (such as alternative tourism clubs, uni clubs, tourism agencies, public as a whole) both in partner countries and in their own countries.

Possible activities (You can add some more activities to realise the aim and expected results):
1) 3 days visit to Turkey from partner municipality with their 4 project members,
2) 3 days visit to partner municipality with their project members to see and understand mutual experiences on their history, tourism activities,
3) 2 days visit of 3 tourism reps from the partner municipality, 5 reps from the partner country tourism agencies, 3 paragliding sportsmen from the partner country to Talas for "1 day paragliding show", "1 day alternative tourism potentials visit",
4) Preparation of " Joint Tourism Introductory Booklet " and " Joint Tourism Introductory CD " prepared / voiced in English with local languages footnotes.
5) Announcement of the project activities in the media.
6) Other project routine works during the project with the assistance of project members of each.

Talas Municipality will be project leader and we need partners ( be municipalities in EU member states and EU candidate countries or unions of municipalities in EU member states and candidate countries ) for this call open in Turkey by European Commission.

The budget is not calculated yet.

Could you inform us whether we could participate as partners in the project together ??

Please feel free to forward this message to your contacts who might be interested in and do not hesitate to contact with us for more information.

Looking forward to hearing from you as soon as possible, because the deadline is close; 14 September, 2007.

Best regards,

Gulsah OGUZ
EU Project Consultant

Organisation Name: CRM Consulting
E-Mail: gulsah.oguz@ crmconsulting. net
Address: Korfez Mah. D-100 Karayolu Haldiz Is Merkezi 121/14 Izmit - Kocaeli TURKIYEPhone: 0090 262 321 23 90
Fax: 0090 262 322 68 25
Web: www.crmconsulting. net

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PhD studentship University of Groningen

The University of Groningen offers a 4-year PhD studentship on

"Exploring the secret metabolism of an antibiotic factory"

What? Four-year bursary PhD position, fully funded

When? Available from November 2007

Where? Department of Microbial Physiology, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

This project will be a unique collaboration between the Microbial Physiology department and the Groningen Bioinformatics Centre using a newly acquired state-of-art ultra-high resolution LTQ-Orbitrap mass spectrometer in the Medical Biomics Facility to determine the metabolome of Streptomyces coelicolor.

Project objectives

Comprehensively explore the cellular and secreted metabolome of Streptomyces species to identify novel antibiotic biosynthesis pathways, using ultra-high resolution Orbitrap mass spectrometry Understand the fundamental changes of the metabolome during the switch from primary to secondary metabolism, i.e. when antibiotics are produced, in S. coelicolor, our model organism.


Candidates should have training in biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology. Experience in bioinformatics, and handling Streptomyces, would be a plus.

The University of Groningen is one of the largest and oldest research universities of the Netherlands. Its Microbial Physiology department is one of the leading institutes of Microbiology in Europe. It is part of the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB), which houses 13 different research groups and provides access to state-of-the- art research facilities to more than 100 PhD students and 30 faculty members.

Research in the Microbial Physiology group focuses on structure/function relationships of enzymes acting on carbohydrates, and differentiation, regulation and metabolic engineering of antibiotic production in Streptomyces. The Bioinformatics Centre is a major player in the development of modern Systems Biology approaches.

Relevant publications: Breitling et al. (2006) Trends
Biotechnol. 24(12):543-8. Breitling et al. (2006): Metabolomics 2:
155-64. Hsiao et al. (2007) Microbiology 153:1394-404. Takano (2006)
Curr Opin Microbiol. 9:287-94.
Additional information and applications

You can apply for this job before September 16th, 2007. For further information and direct applications please contact:

Dr Eriko Takano

Microbial Physiology

University of Groningen

Kerklaan 30

9751 NN Haren, The Netherlands

Phone +31-(0)50-3632143

Fax +31-(0)50-3632154

Email e.takano@rug. nl

Dr Rainer Breitling

Groningen Bioinformatics Centre

University of Groningen

Kerklaan 30

9751 NN Haren, The Netherlands

Phone +31 (0)50-363-8088

Fax +31 (0)50-363-7976

Email r.breitling@

Adji Achmad Rinaldo Fernandes
Statistics Study Programme
FMIPA Brawijaya University

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Ph.D Scholarships at the University of Wollongong

Applications are invited for three full-time PhD scholarships (2 x Australian Postgraduate Award - Industry) and (1 x University Postgraduate Award and HDR Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship) , tenable at the University of Wollongong within the Faculty of Informatics. The APA(I) scholarships are funded by an ARC Linkage Project grant, New Methods for Small Group Analysis from Sample Surveys, awarded to
Professor Ray Chambers and Professor David Steel of the University of Wollongong. The industry partners are the Methodology Division of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Centre for Epidemiology and Research at NSW Health and the Public Health Intelligence unit at the New Zealand Ministry of Health.

Accurate data for population sub-groups and between small areas are fundamental to good policy decisions in health, environment, economics and social issues. Unfortunately, national and state averages of statistics on unemployment, salinity, drought impact, and health often hide large differences at lower levels of aggregation. This local variation needs to be understood so that effective policies can be developed and carried out efficiently and their impact monitored. Using
statistical models that combine survey data with other information about the groups of interest, this project will develop robust and efficient methods for providing information on these variations using data from large-scale national and state surveys. In particular, the aim will be to create new cost-effective methods that address the increasing demand for high quality statistics about the distribution of
important social, economic, health and environmental variables within local areas and small population sub-groups. Implications for survey design for outputs at these levels will be determined, as will robust and efficient methods for analysing these data. This will lead to significant improvements in the data available for such groups and areas, allowing better targeting of policies aimed at addressing local

The students involved in the project will develop skills in sample survey analysis, the theory and methods of modeling data with group structure and methods for small area estimation. Many of these topics are at the forefront of statistical research. The project will involve the development of innovative methodologies that will be directly applicable by the industry partners as well as by other organisations of great practical importance to Australia.

The students will work in a vibrant and growing research centre, the Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology, at the University of Wollongong. The Centre comprises 10 academic statisticians, including four professors, and 15 PhD students. The project will involve joint work with, and visits to, the industry partners in Canberra, Sydney and Wellington, which will enhance the quality and relevance of the
research and will provide the student with valuable insights into applied statistical research in government agencies.

The value of the APA(I) scholarships are currently AUS$25,627 per year for three years. The UPA will also provide a stipend of AUS$25,627 per year for 3 years while the HDR Tuition Fee Exemption Scholarship will cover the full fee charged by the University for the degree of the PhD for 3 years. There may be opportunities to supplement this with tutoring or other casual work. Additional funding is available for computing equipment and travel. The project involves collaboration with researchers at the University of Pisa in Italy and the Centre also has close ties with the University of Manchester and the University of Southampton in the UK and there may be opportunities for students to visit these institutions.

APA(I) scholarships are open only to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. However, the UPA is also open to international applicants. Applicants should have an Honours 1 or 2(1) degree in Statistics, or an equivalent qualification, by the end of 2007, strong research potential and be able to commence by the end of February 2008. Applications, including a curriculum vitae,
academic transcript and contact details of two or more referees should be sent to Prof Ray Chambers, Centre for Statistical and Survey Methodology, School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics, University of Wollongong, NSW 2522. Closing date: Friday September 28, 2007. Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents should also include proof of citizenship or permanent residency.

We welcome enquiries about the project or the Centre. For more information, please contact Professor Ray Chambers, ph (61) 2 42213809, email au or Professor David Steel, ph (61) 2 42213823, email au.

Adji Achmad Rinaldo Fernandes
Statistics Study Programme
FMIPA Brawijaya University

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PhD positions in Statistics Trinity College Dublin

PhD positions of 3 years in Statistics at Trinity College Dublin

There are full scholarships available to study for a PhD in Statistics at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in the area of complex data models and systems. Details of the projects, and how to apply, may be found on the web at cs/postgraduate/ postgradcontent/ PhDprojects2007. htm

Adji Achmad Rinaldo Fernandes
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FMIPA Brawijaya University

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PhD position in statistics University of Innsbruck

PhD position in statistics
At the department of statistics of the university of innsbruck there is a phD position available for four years starting October 1st, 2007 (or later). The net wage is approximately 17000 Euro per year based on a teaching load of (only) 2 hours a week.

The scope of the research is the development of complex semiparametric regression models including model choice and variable selection. There is also a strong link to spatial statistics and multilevel models. The methodological development is motivated by international collaborations within the following areas: development
economics (undernutrition and mortality in developing countries), marketing, ecology (health status of trees, storm damage data), real estate management, insurance statistics etc.

The candidate should

have a diploma or masters degree in statistics, mathematics, econometrics, economics (with good knowledge in statistics) or related fields
have good programming skills in C, C++, R or similar
have good knowledge in statistics and probability theory
be interested in interdisciplinary research and statistical consulting
For further information please contact Prof. Stefan Lang ( stefan.lang@ ) and see the web-sites at/statistics/ personal/ lang/index. html and www.stat.uni- muenchen. de/~bayesx/ bayesx.html .

Please send your application (in English or German) using Chiffre: VWL-4598 at the envelope up to September 13, 2007 to:

Posteinlaufstelle der Zentralen Dienste

Universität Innsbruck

Innrain 52

A-6020 Innsbruck

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CfP: ICVS 2008, Santorini

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to distribute the first call for papers for the ICVS2008.

ICVS 2008 is the 6th International Conference dedicated in advanced
research on Computer Vision Systems. In the past years, with the advances in microelectronics and digital technology, cameras became a widespread media. This gave thrust to the development of new and fast computer vision systems. To further encourage the research in this area, this conference aims to gather researchers and developers from academic fields and industries worldwide to explore the state-of-the- art. The program committee invites you to attend the conference, which will be held in the sunlit island of Santorini, and submit papers on all aspects of computer vision systems including, but not limited to:

- Computer vision from a system perspective: paradigms, applications,
architectures, integration and control

- Cognitive vision techniques for recognition and categorization,
knowledge representation, learning, reasoning, goal specification and context awareness

- Methods and metrics for performance evaluation and benchmarking

Besides the main conference program, workshops and tutorials will allow practitioners building computer vision systems to exchange knowledge and ideas. The Proceedings of the ICVS 2008 conference will be published in the Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) series.

Important Dates

Paper submission deadline: 11 November 2007
Notification of acceptance: 13 January 2008
Camera ready deadline:: 15 February 2008

Please visit http://icvs2008. info for further details.

Antonis Gasteratos, Conference Chair
Markus Vincze & John Tsotsos, Program Chairs

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Laboratory of Robotics and Automation
Section of Production Systems
Department of Production and Management Engineering Democritus
University of
Thrace University Campus, Kimmeria
Voice: +302541079359
Fax: +302541079343
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