Jan 31, 2011

Tasmanian International Scholarships

The University of Tasmania’s (UTAS) Tasmanian International Scholarships currently provide a 25% reduction in tuition fees for more than 600 of our international student at UTAS. Features of the TIS are as follows:

25% off the registered tuition fees for the entire course, including an honours year
Available to all undergraduate degrees (except Medicine, Pharmacy, Medical Research and Psychology) and to Foundation Studies and postgraduate coursework programs
Applicants can apply for start of year or mid year intakes
Awarded on academic achievement in secondary, diploma or degree level courses
To Apply - All applicants who complete an International Student Application Form to study at UTAS are assessed for a scholarship and are notified in writing if they have been successful.

This is a very transparent and open scholarship. Applicants are notified immediately if they are eligible, so there is no vague promise of a scholarship and there is no cost to apply. Parents like this transparency as it makes budgeting for their son or daughter’s study overseas easier. Tuition fees are also fixed at the commencement rate until the student finishes their study. This also makes budgeting much easier.

If you require any further information about TIS, please contact me.

Kind regards,

Nick Shaw
Regional Development Manager | International Services
Division of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students & Education)
University of Tasmania (UTAS)
www.international.utas.edu.au
Tel: +61 3 63243561|Mobile: +61 419899556 | Email: Nick.Shaw@utas.edu.au
CRICOS Provider Code: 00586B

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Jan 23, 2011

Ericsson scholarship Chalmers

Ericsson scholarship supports international students
A new scholarship for international students has been established at Chalmers University of Technology. Ericsson AB will fully support the tuition fee for two international students at the master's programme Communication Engineering for the autumn 2011 intake.

“We are very happy that Ericsson wants to support the programme with scholarships. Our education in communication engineering is world class and the fact that Ericsson will provide its support confirms this”, says Gunilla Walther, Department of Signals and systems.

“We have a very good experience with graduates from this programme”, says Dag Jungenfelt, Head of Product Development Unit Microwave Networks at Ericsson. “To ensure that we can continue to meet the future needs in knowledge and skills, we are proud to be part of the establishment of this scholarship.”

From autumn 2011, students with citizenship in a country outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland will be required to pay tuition fees for Swedish Higher Education. At Chalmers the fees are set to SEK 140 000/year for most educations, and to 190 000/year for educations within the field of architecture.

The students that wish to study in Sweden can apply for several scholarships. At Chalmers, some of the scholarships are funded directly by Chalmers and others are provided by the Swedish Institute.

http://www.chalmers.se/en/news/Pages/Ericsson-scholarship-supports-international-students.aspx

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The Fuji Xerox Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund 2011

The Fuji Xerox Setsutaro Kobayashi Memorial Fund Accepts an Application for the 28th Foreign Students Research Grant in 2011

Due date of application is Saturday, February 28, 2011.

Click here to enter your information and download the relevant documents.

http://www.fujixerox.com/eng/company/social/prog.html

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Postdoc Position in Systems Biology - Norway

A position is available connected to the interdisciplinary project ‘Crossover Research: Well constructed systems biology’. The position is for a period of three years, starting August 1, 2011. Applicants should hold a PhD in philosophy or STS-related fields and preference will be given to those who have a documented interest in the sciences, particularly post-genomic life sciences.

This project is one of three integrated projects at the Faculty of Humanities, NTNU financed by the Research Council of Norway’s ELSA program, comprising different forms of experiments on ways of integrating scholars from the humanities in ongoing research projects. The postdoctor or researcher will join a team of philosophers/ STS researchers expected to collaborate with members of the systems biology research group. Applicants should have an interest in philosophical or normative questions relating to ethics and epistemology which they will pursue while embedded within the research domain of systems biology.

For the complete call see

http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=71979

For a complete project description for the project see
http://www.ntnu.no/anvendtetikk/fileadmin/Offentlig_tilgjengelige_filer/Crossover_project_description.pdf

Application deadline: 14th February, 2011.

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PhD scholarships in Biomechanics/Biorobotics, EU-FP7, Germany

A PhD scholarship in Biomechanics/ Biorobotics has been announced under the EU-FP7 program at Bielefeld University, Germany.

In the EU-funded FP7-Project EMICAB (Embodied Motion Intelligence for Cognitive, Autonomous Robots), the University of Bielefeld (Germany) invites applications for a part-time position as
research assistant (PhD student) for the duration of three years. The positions are remunerated 50% of E13 (according to TV-L West, German public service). The salary scale typically ranges between 19200 and 22400 Eur p.a., depending on work experience.

The positions on offer are embedded into an excellent interdisciplinary environment with intensive contacts to various facilities and workgroups of Bielefeld University. In particular, this includes the Center of Excellence in Cognitive Interaction Technology, CITEC. The EU-project (www.emicab. eu) as a whole is formed by the Biomechatronics lab and the Neuroethology lab of Bielefeld University (coordinator) , a Systems Engineering lab at the University of Catania, Italy, a Sensor Technology lab at the University of Southern Denmark in Sønderborg, and a Neurogenetics lab at the University of Mainz, Germany.

Goal of the EMICAB-project is the abstraction of neuro-ethological and neuro-genetic research results in the context of autonomous walking movements to generate artificial neural network models for intelligent behaviour. In parallel, a novel six-legged walking robot is being assembled and – within the project – expanded by rich body sensorisation and additional actuation.

THE POSITION is in the area of Neuroethology/ Biomechanics with a relation to Biorobotics. The successful candidate should hold a master or diploma degree, preferably in biology or neuroscience. Advanced experimental and theoretical skills in Neurobiology (sensorimotor systems) and/or Biomechanics (whole-body kinematics, force measurements) are advantageous as well as sound experience in the analysis of multi-dimensional data. Candidates with a background in a related area within the computer sciences (e.g. bio-inspired robotics) are also encouraged to apply. Participation in administrative and organizational tasks of the EU-project is also expected. The position is suited to conduct a PhD-project.

Please send your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV and transcripts as well as the name and contact information of two references) – also electronically in pdf-format.

Contacts:
Prof. Dr. Volker Dürr / Prof. Dr. Josef Schmitz, Bielefeld University, Faculty of Biology, P.O.-Box 10 01 31, 33501 Bielefeld, Germany,
e-mail: {volker.duerr, josef.schmitz} @uni-bielefeld. de

Note: Application deadline for the PhD scholarships in Biomechanics/ Biorobotics, EU-FP7, Germany is 15 March 2011.


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Fully-Funded International Research - University of Leeds

Session 2011/12

Closing Date 24 January 2011

Applications for Fully-Funded International Research Scholarships (FIRS) to commence full time PhD research study in any Faculty at the University of Leeds are invited from high quality international students.

The Scholarships will provide full international fees together with a maintenance grant in the region of £13,895 for Session 2011/12.

Further information and application forms can be found at:

http://www.leeds.ac.uk/rsa/postgraduate_scholarships/FIRS-AppForm11

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Open two PhD positions (Germany 50% BAT IIa/E13 TV-L)

Emmy Noether Research Group for Neural Control, Memory, and Learning for Complex Behaviors in Multi Sensori-Motor Robotic Systems

Open two PhD positions (Germany 50% BAT IIa/E13 TV-L)

Background:

The goal of this research group is to investigate and develop neural control, memory and learning together with proactive (anticipatory) decision making for our biomechanical walking
machines AMOS. This will lead to the generation of complex biologically-inspired behaviors like natural movements and effective locomotion over difficult terrains, versatile proactive
behaviors, versatile memory-guided behaviors, and goaldirected behaviors. All these complex behaviors have to cooperate or compete under the concept of modular neural mechanisms. Specifically this approach will combine five important neural aspects in the autonomous walking
machines: 1) muscle model, 2) adaptive forward models (efferent copy), 3) short-term memory, 4) multi-synaptic plasticity (long-term memory), and 5) predictive motor models (action planning). It will, as a result, provide a better understanding of the general control, memory, plasticity, and predictive principles in embodied neural sensori-motor function.

Two PhD positions:

With in this framework, one PhD student will mainly work on (Topic 1) neural motor control (i.e., antagonistic-muscle drive mechanisms and adaptive neural forward models) for natural
movements and effective locomotion over difficult terrains of the walking machines. He/she will be also required to investigate on mutual entrainment among the coupling of neural mechanisms and biomechanics.

Another PhD student will focus on (Topic 2) neural memory and learning (i.e., neural short-term
memory, STM and multiple plastic synapse mechanisms) for generating versatile proactive and
memory guided behaviors including goal-directed navigation of the walking machines.

To get a better idea of related research, please have a look at the following publications or visit www.manoonpong.com:

Manoonpong P., Woegoetter F., Pasemann F. (2010) Biological Inspiration for Mechanical Design and Control of Autonomous Walking Robots: Towards Life-like Robots. The International Journal of Applied Biomedical Engineering (IJABME), Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-12.

Steingrube, S.; Timme, M.; Woergoetter, F.; Manoonpong, P. (2010) Self-Organized Adaptation of Simple Neural Circuits Enables Complex Robot Behavior. Nature Physics 6, 224-230.

Manoonpong, P.; Woergoetter, F. (2009) Efference Copies in Neural Control of Dynamic Biped Walking. Robotics and Autonomous Systems,Elsevier Science, Vol 57(11), pp. 1140-1153.

Manoonpong, P.; Pasemann, F.; Woergoetter, F. (2008) Sensor-Driven Neural Control for Omnidirectional Locomotion and Versatile Reactive Behaviors of Walking Machines. Robotics and Autonomous Systems, doi:10.1016/j.robot.2007.07.004,Elsevier Science, Vol 56(3), pp 265-288.

The positions are funded by German Research Foundation (DFG). Students will be encouraged
to enter a PhD program and to finish their PhD thesis within 3-4 years. Salary is according to
German TV-L. There is travel funding in case of papers accepted at good conferences.

Requirements:

Applicants need to have a Master or Diploma degree in a field related to robotics, e.g., Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechatronics, or Computer Science. The ideal applicants should have a strong background in robotics, neural control, and learning (having worked with real robotic systems, artificial neural networks and machine learning), and good programming skills (e.g., C, C++, Assembly).

Deadline and starting date:

Applications will be considered continuously until the positions are filled. The expected starting date is the 1st of March 2011 (or as soon as possible after this).

Research environment and cooperation:

This Emmy Noether Research Group is located on the northern campus of University of
Göttingen at the faculty of Physics http://www.uni-goettingen.de/de/70473.html and works with
the cooperation partners: Prof. Dr. Florentin Wörgötter, Computational Neuroscience at the
University of Göttingen, Prof. Dr. Frank Pasemann, Institute of Cognitive Science at the University of Osnabrück, Prof. Dr. Ansgar Büschges, Zoological Institute at the University of Cologne, Prof. Dr. Marc Timme, Network Dynamics Group at Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and SelfOrganization in Göttingen.

How to apply:

Applicants should send their CV including a short summary of their research experiences and
interests, copies of certificates as well as the name and contact details of two referees, by e-mail as a single PDF file to poramate@manoonpong.com. Please also specify the preferred topic, if applicable.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Dr.-Ing. Poramate Manoonpong

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience
Department for Computational Neuroscience
III Physikalisches Institut - Biophysik
Friedrich-Hund Platz 1
37077, Göttingen
Germany
E-Mail : poramate@manoonpong.com, poramate@physik3.gwdg.de

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Open PhD positions at University of Luxembourg

Currently SnT has the following specific open positions. Note that it is not necessary to apply for a specific position.

PhD candidate in Computer Vision
Research Associate (Postdoc) in Computer Vision
PhD candidate in Evaluating Trust in Voting Technologies
PhD candidates in Software Engineering and Security
Industrial PhD candidate in Software Engineering and Security (Project SnT/ Thales Group)
PhD candidates in Wireless Communications
Research Associates (Postdocs) in Wireless Communications
Industrial PhD candidate Security and Trust in Banking and Finance
PhD candidate in HCI Issues on Vehicular Networks
PhD candidate in Security in Vehicular Networks
PhD candidate in Car2Car Communications

http://wwwen.uni.lu/interdisciplinary_centre_for_security_reliability_and_trust/open_positions


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Open 35 researchers at Fraunhofer Institute for SIT, Germany

The Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) is one of the leading German and European R&D organizations in the area of IT security. Our focus is on applied research and development, targeted at innovative solutions of real-world security and privacy problems. We work closely with clients from all industry sectors as well as with partners from industry, governments and academia.

Because of the criticality of security and privacy for society and economy the Fraunhofer-Gesellsc haft decided to massively expand SIT Darmstadt (including offices in Birlinghoven/ St. Augustin). This plan is supported through a close cooperation between SIT and the Technische Universität Darmstadt, in particular with the chairs of Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner (also Director of SIT Darmstadt) and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ahmad-Reza Sadeghi (also Director Science for SIT Darmstadt). SIT is also a key member of CASED, the Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt (www.cased.de) , which is a research center supported by the German State of Hesse, and jointly staffed by SIT in Darmstadt, the Darmstadt University of Technology, and the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.

Our intention is to form new research teams, focused on important new topics such as secure cloud computing, secure engineering, system security and privacy. To strengthen the existing topics in Darmstadt, and to lead and staff these new topics, we are seeking

35 researchers, including top scientists interested in research leadership positions.

The new positions shall support primarily these topics:

Security and cloud computing

Secure engineering, development of secure software, security analysis

Security for embedded and mobile systems, trusted computing, secure operating systems for mobile systems

Security of cyber-physical systems, critical infrastructures

Identity management and privacy-enhancing technologies

Computer forensics

Risk and compliance management

You will be responsible for planning, leading, executing and representing applied R&D projects, jointly with clients and partners from industry, government agencies and academia.

Qualified employees are encouraged to work on personal PhD projects.

Your profile:

Excellent academic (Master, PhD, or equivalent) degree in computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics, or related science

Proven knowledge in IT security, in particular in at least one of the topics listed above

Interested in challenging, practically- motivated research problems, self-motivated, capable of defining and representing R&D projects, and capable of doing conceptual as well as implementation work, in an efficient and self-organized manner

You like working in teams, with team members from different organizations and countries, and you enjoy working with people with different cultural and professional backgrounds

Fluent in English, and fluent in German or prepared to learn it

All positions are initially limited to 3 years, but may be extended. We support part time employment. Compensation follows the Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD), corresponding to the candidate's qualifications and responsibilities.

Fraunhofer SIT is an equal employment opportunity player.

Fragen zu dieser Position beantwortet gerne
/For additional questions regarding these open positions please contact:

Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner
Email: michael.waidner[ at]sit.fraunhofe r.de

Please send your application with reference to Code Nr.: SIT-2011-3 to

Fraunhofer-Gesellsc haft e.V.
Personaldienstleist ungen
Rheinstr.75
64295 Darmstadt

Informationen über das Institut finden Sie im Internet unter:
http://www.sit.fraunhofer.de

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https://jobs.fraunhofer.de/Vacancies/68324/Description?lang=ger&cd=fhg

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PhD and postdoc opportunities in cloud computing, Linz, Australia

The Christian-Doppler Laboratory for client-centric Cloud Computing (CDCC) invites applications for several positions for Ph.D. students and post-docs.

The CDCC is a laboratory associated with Johannes-Kepler University Linz with Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Schewe as director. The CDCC is dedicated to application- oriented fundamental research. It will start in March 2011 with funding (50% from industry, 50% from the Christian-Doppler society) for seven years (subject to positive evaluations at the end of the second and the fifth year). The laboratory will investigate foundations of cloud computing, client needs, contracting aspects, and security and privacy in cloud computing. For further information contact Klaus-Dieter Schewe at kd.schewe@scch. at or kdschewe@acm.org .

The salary for the positions follows the FWF scheme (see http://www.fwf.ac.at/de/projects/personalkostensaetze.html).

Applicants for Ph.D. positions must have earnt a Master degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Software Engineering or Mathematics. Applicants for a post-doc must have earnt a Ph.D. in these areas. For both types of position the applicant should indicate whether his/her major interest is more in client needs or in security and privacy aspects. Part-time employment is possible. Applications (in English or German) with an informative curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a cover letter indicating the research interest in cloud computing should be sent as e-mail attachment to Klaus-Dieter Schewe at kd.schewe@scch.at or kdschewe@acm.org .

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6 PhD positions, the BPM Research Group, QUT, Australia

Positions under the ARC Linkage project Facilitating Business Process Standardization and Reuse

Up to 3 new positions (1 Research Fellow and up to 2 PhD students) are available at the BPM Research Group within the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. The positions are under a new research project on ?Facilitating Business Process Standardization and Reuse.

Project background

One of the most pressing management challenges of today's organisations lies in the reuse and standardisation of best practices across different sectors, products or units. This project aims to design and develop an innovative process model repository and appropriate governance structures to efficiently and effectively support the standardisation and reuse of best practices. The project is co-founded by Suncorp, one of Australia's top 25 listed companies and Queensland's largest listed corporation. Suncorp provides a range of banking and insurance products directly to customers through an extensive branch and agency network, call centre operations, on-line facilities, and through intermediaries and corporate partners. The collaboration with Suncorp will offer the successful applicants an opportunity to work with real-life business process models, and the possibility to conduct case studies to validate the outcomes of their research.

Research Fellow

The role of this research fellow is to work on algorithms and techniques to facilitate standardization of proven practices in large collections of business process models. Moreover, the fellow is expected to take a key role in the management of the research project. S(he) will assist in the supervision of research students where required, and participate in the development of the project by preparing and collating publications, reports and articles, as appropriate. Furthermore, s(he) will develop, and oversee the development of, prototypical software.

Position Title: Research Fellow
Closes: 14 February 2011
Organisational Area: Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus: 126 Margaret Street, Brisbane
Salary Range/Classificatio n: $AUD75 521 to $AUD89 690 pa (Level B)
Superannuation: 17% employer contribution
Status: Fixed-term for up to 2 years
Start date: mid 2011
Position Contact and Title: Dr Marcello La Rosa
(07) 3138 9482 or m.larosa@qut. edu.au
Open to: Australian and International Applicants.

PhD 1
The role of this PhD student is to work on algorithms to reuse best practices within large process model collections. Within this work, the PhD student will be required to conduct requirements analysis, formal algorithm specification, implementation and testing.

Position Title: PhD in Computer Science
Closes: 14 February 2011
Organisational Area: Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus: 126 Margaret Street, Brisbane
Scholarship: $AUD27,222 pa (tax exempt) + tuition fee waiver
Status: Fixed-term 3 years
Start date: March 2011
Position Contact and Title: Dr Marcello La Rosa
(07) 3138 9482 or m.larosa@qut. edu.au
Open to: Australian and International Applicants.

PhD 2
The role of this PhD student is to examine theoretically and empirically the use, appropriation, governance and impact of the process model repository to be built within this project, in contexts of process standardization and reuse. To that end, the PhD student will be required to examine managerial aspects of process modelling, the use of process modelling in actual organisational task settings, as well as important organisational decision-making structures.

Position Title: PhD in Information Systems
Closes: 14 February 2011
Organisational Area: Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus: 126 Margaret Street, Brisbane
Scholarship: $AUD27,222 pa (tax exempt) + tuition fee waiver
Status: Fixed-term 3 years
Start date: March 2011
Position Contact and Title: Dr Jan Recker
(07) 3138 9479 or j.recker@qut. edu.au
Open to: Australian and International Applicants.

Positions under the ARC Discovery project ?Risk-aware Business Process Management.

Up to 5 new positions (1 Research Fellow and up to 4 PhD students) are available at the BPM Research Group within the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. The positions are under a new research project on ?Risk-aware Business Process Management.

Project Background

This project will increase risk awareness in corporate process management and, in so doing, will lead to increased process awareness within corporate risk management. It will investigate, evaluate and enhance current approaches for the identification, analysis, evaluation, treatment, and overall management of risk as it relates to business processes. Informed by relevant mathematical foundations, conceptual-analytic al research, and empirical evidence from a range of case studies, the project will extend established process management approaches by explicitly including the concept of risk as an integral part of process definition and enactment.

Research Fellow

Position Title: Research Fellow
Closes: 14 February 2011
Organisational Area: Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus: 126 Margaret Street, Brisbane
Salary Range/Classificatio n: $AUD75 521 to $AUD89 690 pa (Level B)
Superannuation: 17% employer contribution
Status: Fixed-term for up to 2 years
Start date: mid 2011
Position Contact and Title: Prof Arthur ter Hofstede
(07) 3138 9474 or a.terfhostede@ qut.edu.au
Open to: Australian and International Applicants.

PhD 1/2

Position Title: PhD in Computer Science
Closes: 28 January 2011
Organisational Area: Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus: 126 Margaret Street, Brisbane
Scholarship: $AUD27,222 pa (tax exempt) + tuition fee waiver
Status: Fixed-term 3 years
Start date: March 2011
Position Contact and Title: Prof. Arthur ter Hofstede
(07) 3138 9474 or a.terfhostede@ qut.edu.au
Open to: Australian and International Applicants.

PhD 3/4

Position Title: PhD in Information Systems
Closes: 28 January 2011
Organisational Area: Information Systems, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus: 126 Margaret Street, Brisbane
Scholarship: $AUD27,222 pa (tax exempt) + tuition fee waiver
Status: Fixed-term 3 years
Start date: March 2011
Position Contact and Title: Prof. Michael Rosemann
(07) 3138 9473 or m.rosemann@qut. edu.au
Open to: Australian and International Applicants.

More information on all the above positions can be found at
http://www.bpm.fit.qut.edu.au/about/opportunities/index.jsp#positions.

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PhD Positions in Computer Science, Dalian Univ. of Tech, China

The Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) Research Group at School of Software, Dalian University of Technology (DUT) conducts interdisciplinary, application- driven academic research in the broad area of cyber-physical and social computing. Our research focus is on enabling technologies, including networking protocols, computing algorithms, and software platforms, for building systems that bridge the Cyber, Physical, and Social Worlds. The target application areas of our research cover e.g. healthcare, energy, consumer electronics, transportation, automation, and education.

We are opening 2-3 PhD student positions in related fields, including e.g. CPS, wireless networking, mobile computing, ubiquitous/pervasiv e computing, internet of things, vehicular networking, and swarm intelligence. All positions will be coupled to full Government scholarships. Basic living allowance will be 2,000 RMB/month, plus Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit. The scholarships are exempt from registration fee, tuition, and fee for basic learning materials. Accommodation on campus will be provided for free. The University will offer excellent working conditions.

Supervisor: Associate Professor Feng XIA
Working location: Dalian University of Technology @ Dalian, China
Starting date: September 2011
PhD duration: 3-4 years

Qualifications
1. Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.
2. Applicants must be students who study in foreign countries.
3. Applicants shall have a master's degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
4. Applicants must be under the age of 40.
5. A good command of the English language (in speaking and in writing) is required.

Application procedure

Before submitting the full application (to the University), each potential applicant should first send an initial application via email to Feng Xia (f.xia@ieee.org). The application should include a detailed CV (including email addresses of two referees), a statement of research experience and interests, and a scientific document written by yourself (in English). The deadline for applications is 28 February 2011 or until the positions are filled. Only a few candidates will be shortlisted for full application.

Interested applicants are highly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible.

For further information regarding these positions, please contact:

Feng XIA
PhD, Associate Professor, PhD Supervisor
School of Software, Dalian University of Technology
Road No. 8, Development Zone, Dalian 116620, China
Email: f.xia@ieee.org; f.xia@acm.org
URL: http://FengXia.NET
TEL: 86-411-87571582

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Jan 18, 2011

PhD opportunity in the Science Communication Group at Imperial College London

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship looking at source-journalist relationships in the reporting of climate change. Applicants should have a good masters degree in science communication, media studies, sociology of science or other relevant field. The studentship will start in October 2011 and will cover Home Fees and maintenance at standard research council rates.

***Deadline for applications is 6th February***

Further details can be found at:

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroup

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CfA: Ohrid Summer University 2011, Euro-Balkan

Dear All,

Please find enclosed the new Call for Applications for Summer Schools, as part of the Ohrid Summer University 2011, organized by the Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities “Euro-Balkan”.

The Summer Schools are withthe following titles: "Interdisciplinary Summer School in Macedonian Cultural Identities"; "Macedonia on the Pages of Arab and Ottoman Travel Writings" and "Non-invasive field Archeology: Systematic surveys, geophysics, remote sensing".

You canfind the application forms on our web:

http://www.euba.edu.mk/about-osu.html

We would like to askyou to distribute these Calls to your relevant contacts from the region.

Thank you in advance.

Best regards,
Ivana Krajcinovik
Coordinator of the Summer School
Institute "Evro-Balkan"

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CfP: Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends - Rural Tourism

Dear Colleagues,

The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends dedicate its next issue to rural tourism. The deadline for submitting papers is 19th of February, 2011. More information is available on the journal's website: http://journaltct.ro/2010/10/01/cfp-rural-tourism. See also the instructions for authors at http://journaltct.ro/instructions-for-authors.

The Journal of Tourism Challenges and Trends is a biannual peer-reviewd academic publication, indexed in several major databases, among which EBSCO, Cabell's and Questia. More details are available at www.journaltct.ro.

All the best,
Alexandra Zbuchea
Assistant Prof., PhD
National School of Political and Administrative Studies

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Senior Research Fellow Process Engineering EU-FP7, UK

The candidate is expected to work on FP7 IAPP project CEES at Brunel Business School, Brunel University for 12 months with potential extension depending on funds availability. The candidate is expected to have a PhD, those who have a recent doctorate should show a strong research potential and a research interest at the interface of multi-disciplines: process management and engineering; and performance management & measurement. Some experience in process engineering, software process (CMM); structured equation models would be appreciated. An enthusiasm for collecting field data on E-Government systems is very important. Strong communication and inter-personal skills are highly desirable. Only non-British citizens can apply to the position. Also, a British who had their legal residence and principal activity (work, studies, etc.) in a non-associated Third Country for at least 3 out of the last 4 years immediately prior to the appointment can apply to the position.

Description
The candidate will join an international research consortium composed of Brunel Business School at Brunel University (UK), American University of Beirut (Lebanon), and TurkSat (Turkey) funded by EU Framework 7. The candidate will be placed at the Brunel Business School in the UK. The Brunel Business School (http://www.brunel.ac.uk/bbs) is a vibrant, enthusiastic and highly cosmopolitan, research-led academic institution organised around six research centres: organisation studies; enterprise, innovation, sustainability and ethics; marketing; international business and strategy; operations and supply chains; and management information systems.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, a current CV, list of publications and a summary of research interests, as well as the names and e-mail addresses of two referees.

Please send an application pack to Dr Habin Lee (Habin.Lee@brunel. ac.uk)

For additional job details please visit the scholarships link.

Research Fields
Information science

Benefits
Salary up to 46,000 GBP, other benefits are according to Brunel University HR policy on senior research fellow position.

Note: The application deadline for the position of Senior Research Fellow Process Engineering EU-FP7, UK is 18 February, 2011.

DISCLAIMER
The job is originally published on the European Commission job portal, job posted by Brunel University (17/01/2011 10.08).


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Master and PhD Full Scholarship by French Government for Indonesia

The French Government, through its Embassy in Jakarta, has been providing excellence scholarships to Indonesian citizens for more than 29 years. In order to pursue its objective to support Indonesian human resources, the French Embassy will offer scholarships for the year 2010. Those scholarships are given to government officials, lecturers, students, with a priority to those involved in a cooperation program between France and Indonesia, to undertake two kinds of training:

*- Master degree (full scholarship) *
*- Doctoral degree (18 months full scholarship) *

*Type of grant: Study / Research*

*Value/Benefits*
Intensive French language course in CCF Jakarta (unless candidate has a good level in French language or intends to take a diploma taught in English language)
Monthly living allowance
1 return ticket
tuition fees (limitation will apply)
insurance

*Duration*
Master degree (full scholarship, max. 2 years)

Doctoral degree (18 months full scholarship) - 18 months in France (BGF scholarship) + 18 months in Indonesia (An Indonesian laboratory must supervise and financially support the candidate while in Indonesia)
*
*
*Eligibility Criteria*
Nationality : Indonesia

*Subject area :* Agronomy & Agroalimentary; Architecture & Urban and Regional Planning; Arts & Culture & Design & Fashion; Biology; Chemistry; Communication & Journalism; Law; Environment; Computer Science; Literature & Languages; Management & Business Administration & Finances; Mathematics; Physical Sciences; Health & Community Services; Education; Engineering; Economics & Politics; Humanities & Social Sciences; Sports; Tourism and Hospitality & Food Service; Transportation & Logistics

*Remarks*
Priority will be given to the following fields of studies: Engineering (water management, agronomy, civil engineering, information technology)

Sciences (biotechnologies, information and communication technologies, environment, risk and disaster management, energy, etc.)

Public administration
Law and political sciences
Applications from students in other fields are nevertheless welcome, as acceptance will be primarily based on excellence.

*Level *: Master; PhD

*Remarks*
Minimum GPA score of 3 (except for fundamental sciences � 3,5)

Language skills : Fluent in French or English (International TOEFL 550 / IELTS 6)

*Additional criteria*
The selection committee will give priority to applicants who have already identified a master/PhD program and have had a positive answer form a French professor (or an acceptance letter). Campus France office in Jakarta may help you find the study program that suits your project.

*Application process*
www.indonesia. campusfrance. org, follow Membiayai Studi Anda, or
www.ambafrance- id.org, follow Etudier en France / Belajar di Prancis

Required documents

More information: www.indonesia.campusfrance.org, follow Membiayai Studi Anda, or
www.ambafrance-id.org, follow Etudier en France / Belajar di Prancis

Deadlines: 31 March 2011

Selection process
First selection based on application file: Application form and all required documents must be submitted The selection committee will give priority to applicants who have already identified a master or doctorate program and have had a positive answer form a French professor (or an acceptance letter) Second selection: motivation interview in Jakarta (French or English
languages only)

Contact details
Campus France Indonesia
CCF Jakarta
Jl Salemba Raya 25
Jakarta 10440
+62-21 310 18 84
campusfrance@ccfjakarta.or.id
www.indonesia.campusfrance.org

Further information
French Embassy in Indonesia:

http://www.ambafrance-id.org

http://www.indonesia.campusfrance.org

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Jan 15, 2011

2011 Intensive Summer Language Institute for Arabic Teachers

American Councils for International Education is pleased to announce that the application for the Intensive Summer Language Institutes has been posted online. This program provides fully funded fellowships for U.S. classroom teachers to spend six weeks overseas studying intermediate and advanced-level Arabic and Chinese in Egypt and Mainland China. The Intensive Summer Language Institutes are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and administered by American Councils for International Education. The program is open to current K-12 teachers and community college instructors of Arabic and Mandarin Chinese, as well as to students enrolled in education programs preparing them to teach these languages. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and non-native speakers of Arabic and Chinese in order to qualify.

To apply, please visit http://apps.americancouncils.org/isli2011

Program Dates:
June 21-August 6, 2011

Program Benefits:
-Intensive language training
-Peer tutors
-Cultural enrichment activities and excursions
-Ten hours of graduate credit through Bryn Mawr College
-Pre-departure orientation
-Full-time resident director
-Room and board
-Books and shipping allowance
-Visa fees and travel insurance
-International and U.S. domestic airfare

Application Deadline:
March 4, 2011

For more information, please contact Alena Palevitz at apalevitz@americancouncils.org

Alena Palevitz
Program Officer, Teacher Programs,
Arabic and Chinese Intensive Summer Language Institutes
American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS
1828 L Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202.833.7522
Fax: 202.833.7523
Web: www.americancouncils.org/isli

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Jan 13, 2011

CfP: Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern Studies

The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Association at The University of Arizona

11th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern Studies
Current Trends in the Study of the Middle East, North Africa & their Diasporas

CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 21st

The Middle East and North Africa Graduate Student Association, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Department of Near Eastern Studies at The University of Arizona cordially invite you to participate in the 11th Annual Southwest Graduate Conference in Middle Eastern Studies to be held from Tuesday, March 29, 2011 to Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona.

The UA MENA conference typically draws students from more than a dozen countries and is one of the largest, most respected graduate student conferences in the United States.

Objectives
The aims of the conference are to strengthen ties between academic disciplines, provide a platform for graduate students to present their research projects, exchange ideas, and create a network of emerging scholars spanning a variety of fields.

Paper Themes
Paper themes should relate to Current Trends in the Study of the Middle East, North Africa & their Diasporas. This may include, but is not limited to: religion, history, literature, gender, law, human rights, culture, identity, politics, society, movements, economy, education, environment, architecture, linguistics, and conflict. Additionally, students are invited to submit abstracts on other topics.

Submission Guidelines
Paper abstract submissions are due no later than Monday, February 21, 2011. Abstracts must be 250 words or less and submitted as a Microsoft Word document. Abstracts must be emailed to uamena@gmail.com and must include paper title, description, author name and affiliation (school and department), and contact information (phone number and email address).

For further information, please visit www.nes.arizona.edu/mena/home or submit your inquiries to uamena@gmail.com.

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Jan 11, 2011

International Student in Ilmenau 2011 (ISWI 2011)

Hi there,

my name is Marianne from the students' association ISWI e.V. and we are happy to inform you that the application for our next "International Student Week in Ilmenau" in 2011 is now open.

Please spread the news that application can begin via www.iswi2011. org. The deadline for application is JANUARY 15th 2011.

The ISWI 2011 is a students conference and will be held from May 13th to May 22th 2011 here in Ilmenau. It focuses on the topic of "freedom" following the motto "crossing borders".

After voting your applications on the basis of your essays, we will invite about 400 young people from all over the world.

In lectures, discussions, group work, debates and workshops we will discuss various aspects of freedom and try to find solutions to change things for the better in the world.

If you get invited, you have to pay for travel and visa costs. Food (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and accomodation is supplied by us.

For more information please take a look at the information on our website mentioned before.

Although you may not be a student anymore, we would be very thankful, if you could forward this information to your friends and other people possibly interested.

It would help us a lot.

We are curiously waiting for your application.

Best regards,

Marianne

ISWI 2011 Organisation Committee

International Student Week in Ilmenau 2011

"crossing borders"

13th to 22th May 2011

topic: Freedom

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 15th of January (may be extended till 31st of January)

website: www.iswi2011.org

e-mail: questions@iswi.org

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USA: Josephine de Karman Fellowship

The Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust was established in 1954 by the late Dr. Theodore von Karman, world renowned aeronautics expert and teacher and first director of the Guggenheim Aeronautical Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, in memory of his sister,
Josephine, who died in 1951. The purpose of this fellowship program is to recognize and assist students whose scholastic achievements reflect professor von Karman's high standards.

*2011-2012 FELLOWSHIP GUIDELINES AND QUALIFICATIONS: *

Applications are available at www.dekarman.org . If you wish to receive an application in the mail, submit your request via the website or send your request to P.O. Box 3389, San Dimas, CA 91773.

Complete applications, including official transcripts of applicant's graduate and undergraduate studies at institutions in the United States and Canada and two letters of recommendation, must be received by the fellowship committee IN ONE PACKAGE postmarked no later than midnight,
January 31, 2011. Late applications will not be considered.

Announcement of awards will be made approximately April 15, 2011

A minimum of ten (10) fellowships, $22,000 for graduate students and $14,000 for undergraduate students, will be awarded for the regular academic year (fall and spring semesters or the equivalent where the quarterly system prevails), paid through the fellowship office of the
university in which the recipient is enrolled for study in the United States. Study must be carried out only in the United States and all funds must be expended only within this country.

The fellowship is for one academic year and may not be renewed or postponed.

DeKarman fellowships are open to students in any discipline, including international students, who are currently enrolled in a university or college located within the United States. Only candidates for the PhD who will defend their dissertation by June 2012 and undergraduates
entering their senior year (will receive bachelors degree in June 2012) are eligible for consideration. Postdoctoral and masters degree students are not eligible for consideration. Special consideration will be given to applicants in the Humanities.

Potential applicants should note that the competition for DeKarman fellowships is extreme. For the 2010-2011 cycle, the committee reviewed 462 applications and awarded 10 fellowships. To be competitive, graduate applicants should have outstanding letters of recommendation, significant publications, and have completed several chapters of the dissertation at the time of application. Undergraduate applicants should have exceptional recommendations and grades plus a compelling record of original research or scholarship. Although the competition is open to students from any US university or college, the vast majority of awards go to students at top-tier schools.

Additional Information of Interest to Applicants:

1. Students who are not citizens of the United States may apply for a Josephine de Karman Fellowship if they are already enrolled in a university located in the United States and if they will be in the United States by the July preceding the fall semester of the academic year for which they have enrolled.

2. The fellowships will be paid directly through the fellowship office of the university in which the successful candidate is enrolled for study in the United States. One half will be paid in September and one half the following February. NO UNIVERSITY OVERHEAD MAY BE APPLIED TO THE FELLOWSHIP AWARD. UNIVERSITY FINANCIAL SUPPORT IS VIEWED AS SEPARATE FROM DE KARMAN FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT. THE FELLOWSHIP IS FOR MERIT, BASED ON A NATIONAL COMPETITION. THEREFORE, ONGOING UNIVERSITY SUPPORT COMMITMENTS ARE MAINTAINED WHILE A DE KARMAN FELLOWSHIP IS HELD.

3. The names, universities, and departments (and dissertation titles of PhD candidates) of Josephine de Karman Fellowship awardees may be published on the Dekarman.org website.

4. By the end of December following completion of their fellowship year, awardees are required to submit a one to two page report on their achievements as a result of having held a Josephine de Karman Fellowship. This will normally be in the form of a letter to the Josephine de Karman Fellowship Committee, P.O. Box 3389, San Dimas, CA 91773. Graduate student awardees are asked to include with this letter a current abstract of their dissertation.

Contact Information:
Judy McClain, Fellowship Secretary
Josephine de Karman Fellowship Trust
P.O. Box 3389
San Dimas, CA 91773
909-592-0607
Website: www.dekarman.org
Email: info@dekarman.org

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USA: Doctoral Fellowship in International Business History

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a six-month doctoral fellowship in International Business History. A six-month extension of this term is possible. The recipient must begin the term in the summer of 2011.

*Doctoral Fellowship in International Business History*

Preference will be given to fellows whose projects fit into the GHI's research foci on transatlantic relations and the history of consumption. Comparative work is also strongly encouraged.

The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC, area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible.

The monthly stipend is EUR1,700 for doctoral students from European institutions; students based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

While applications may be written in either English or German, we recommend that applicants use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified approximately six weeks after the deadline.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, two letters of reference, and a 5-page research project proposal *by February 15, 2011*. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email fellowships@ghi-dc.org?subject=Doctoral%20Fellowship%20in%20International%20Business%20History This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your application to Bryan Hart.

For more information, please contact:

PD Dr. Uwe Spiekermann
http://www.ghi-dc.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=168&Itemid=130

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- International Business History Fellowship -
German Historical Institute Washington DC
1607 New Hampshire Ave NW
Washington DC 20009
U.S.A.

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USA: Postdoc Fellowship in Economic and Social History

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a six-month fellowship in American or European Economic and Social History, with the possibility of extending it to one year (depending on the availability of funding). Preference is given to
applicants on the postdoctoral level. The monthly stipend is EUR 3000 for EU citizens and $3200 for US citizens. The Fellow is expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events, including planning an economic/social history workshop financed by the
GHI. The Fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. The starting date of the fellowship is September 2011.

To apply please send a cover letter, a CV, the names and contact information of three references, a 5-page research project proposal, a one-page proposal for an economic/social history workshop, and two writing samples, such as an article or a book chapter, no later than
*February 15, 2011*. Submission of documents by email is strongly preferred. Please send an email fellowships@ghi-dc.org

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your application to Bryan Hart.

For more information, please contact:

PD Dr. Uwe Spiekermann
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
e-mail
spiekermann@ghi-dc.org?subject=Fellowship%20in%20Economic%20and%20Social%20History

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14 MSc Scholarships at Barcelona GSE, Spain

Fully-funded scholarships

"La Caixa" Foundation - Barcelona GSE Scholarships for students from emerging and developing countries

The "la Caixa" savings bank Foundation and the Barcelona GSE offer 14 fully-funded scholarships to students from emerging and developing countries (*) with excellent academic backgrounds who will return to their home countries at the end of their professional training process to implement their knowledge.

This award covers:

master program tuition
medical insurance
round-trip airfare from the student's country of residence
monthly stipend for expenses during the student's stay in Barcelona

(*) Note: "Emerging and developing countries" is an expression used to name all countries not included on the following 2008 IMF list of "advanced economies": Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America.

"La Caixa" Foundation is the institution which manages the resources that Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, "la Caixa", devotes to its social and cultural work. Among its priorities are cooperation with developing countries and promotion of higher education. "La Caixa", based in Barcelona, is the leading European savings bank.

http://www.barcelonagse.eu/Scholarship_Sponsors.html

Admissions Dates and Timeline

The 2010-11 master program application period will open shortly. Students planning to apply should read carefully all of the information in this section. Students should also review the specific information available for each of the Barcelona GSE's master programs as well as the Admissions FAQ page.

The Barcelona GSE has a rolling admission policy so applications are accepted throughout the year. When the total number of places in a program is covered, no more applications will be reviewed for that program. (For example, last year the Economics program closed applications on May 15). Therefore all candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible to avoide getting closed out.

Due to visa processing time constraints, it is highly recommended that non-EU citizens submit completed applications by July 15, 2011.

http://www.barcelonagse.eu/Application_Dates_and_Timelines.html

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Jan 5, 2011

Full Time PhD position on social media & privacy, Free University of Brussels

Vacancy: Full Time PhD position, Free University of Brussels
(ref. IBBT/SMIT/Privacy)

The research centre IBBT-SMIT at the Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) offers a full time PhD position in the field of Social Sciences, more in particular of Media and Communication Studies. The vacancy is open for a research position of 4 years, in order to realize a PhD on the use of social media and social networks sites, the reconfiguration of
privacy practices and the social and technological consequences thereof. The position starts in January 2011, and is supervised by Prof. Jo Pierson.

Candidates are expected to show strong affinity with and interest in the domain of audience and user studies, social media technologies and media sociology, and are holder of a Masters degree in Social Sciences (Communication Studies, Sociology, ...). Applications are to be sent
electronically as soon as possible (at the latest by 14th January 2011) to Hans De Canck (Hans.De.Canck@ vub.ac.be) and Prof. Jo Pierson (jo.pierson@vub. ac.be). When applying, a motivation and an elaborated vision on the theme under concern are expected to be included with the CV.

Contact information:

Hans De Canck
IBBT-SMIT
Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Pleinlaan 9
B-1050 Brusssels
E-mail: Hans.De.Canck@ vub.ac.be
Tel.: +32-(0)2-6291628

Prof. dr. J. Pierson
Dept. of Media and Communication Studies
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy
Free University of Brussels (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brusssels
E-mail: jo.pierson@vub. ac.be
Tel.: +32-(0)2-6292412

Description of research theme:

We are witnessing the rapid growth of a new generation of participatory and collaborative network technologies that provide individuals with a platform for sophisticated online social interaction. Social networks today have hundreds of millions of users and are transforming our social and professional interactions and to some extent are shaping society itself. Gradually, society is discerning that this development not only brings strong bene�ts to the social and economic fabric, but also introduces new risks related to privacy violations. At this stage, these issues are often perceived as isolated incidents that most organizations do not take
accountability for. Yet, the implications of social networking environments for individual users, communities, organizations and society at large will become much more evident and most likely more substantial if necessary precautions are not taken. Especially alarming is the massive responsibility that individuals incur with respect to managing privacy and security risks arising from the information collected and shared about their everyday life on social networking sites. This phenomenon is has been coined as the responsibilisation of individuals.

The main objective of the overall research project is to mitigate the responsibilisation of individuals who use or are affected by social networking services by making the underlying social networking infrastructures and the organizations that run them more accountable. In
order to achieve this objective �rst an understanding of the target audience is required as well as forms of responsibilisation. This target audience includes users, communities and organizations in Flanders (Belgium). The plan is to develop solutions that facilitate better decision making with respect to the target groups’ privacy and security concerns, and that
mitigate the risks, threats and concerns that currently are manifest in this domain.

The PhD research position at IBBT-SMIT (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) is part of this larger four-year interdisciplinary research project on security and privacy in online social networks, involving different Belgian universities and one American university. More in particular the doctoral research has a twofold perspective. On the one hand it wants to understand the practices and needs of users with regard to privacy issues within social network sites, mainly based on the use of qualitative and ethnographic methods. On the other hand it will focus on the critical design variables and tools for social software. For the latter a translation needs to be made from the user research findings to possible guidelines and requirements for future media
en technological solutions.

Requirements:

A Master degree in Social Sciences, (Communication Studies, Sociology, ...)
Good knowledge of Dutch (and English)
Strong affinity and/or interest in the domain of audience and user studies, social media technologies and media sociology
Good knowledge of user research methods
Good writing skills
To be flexible and to be able to cope with deadlines
Team player with strong social skills
Research experience is a plus.

We offer:

An interesting PhD research position (4 years) in a stimulating work environment
Enthusiastic and young co-workers and a pleasant environment
Day to day support and project guidance based on high quality standards
A place for personal involvement and input
Flexible working hours
Multiple social benefits
Salary in accordance with the job market.

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30 PhD Scholarships at Bocconi University, Italy

Full Official Call

In Italy, admission to a PhD program is subject by law to a public competition to be published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale della Repubblica Italiana.

Please carefully read the Full Official Call in order to get detailed information about the set of rules and guidelines to apply for the PhD you are interested in.

•download the Full Official Call for the PhD in Economics and Finance, Business Administration and Management, and Statistics
•download the Full Official Call for the PhD in Diritto dell'Impresa (Law of Business and Commerce)
•download the Full Official Call for the PhD in International Law and Economics

Deadline: 15 February 2011

http://www.unibocconi.eu/wps/wcm/connect/SitoPubblico_EN/Navigation+Tree/Home/Services/Application+and+Admission/Admission+-+PhD+programs/Preparing+to+apply/Full+Official+Call/?lang=en

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150 Scholarships 2011-2012 from CUD, Belgium

Schlarships Program
The Scholarships Program 2011-2012 is now availaible.

Overview of the 2011-2012 program.

Within the programme for international courses and training programmes 2011-2012, CIUF grants 150 scholarships for participation into the courses and 70 for participation into the training programmes.

You will find on this site a list of international courses and training programmes for which there is a possibility of scholarship and the modalities of introduction of an application file as well as the rules of selection. These rules define the conformity of the files and therefore are very important.

Practical information about Belgium is also available on this site.

http://www.cud.be/content/view/339/208/lang,/

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CfA: Feminist Critical Analysis, Dubrovnik, May 30th to June 3rd, 2011

Feminist Critical Analysis
Inter-University Center (IUC), Dubrovnik
May 30th to June 3rd, 2011


The Center for Gender and Politics of the Belgrade University (Political Science Department), Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers of the State University of New Jersey, and the Department of Gender Studies of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest are pleased to announce the next annual postgraduate course in “Feminist Critical Analysis: Witnessing the Past, Remembering the Future”. The course will be held at the Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik (www.iuc.hr) from May 30 to June 3 2011.

The course is co-directed by Dasa Duhacek, Center for Gender and Politics, University of Belgrade, Ethel Brooks, Women’s and Gender Studies Department, Rutgers University and Allaine Cerwonka, Gender Studies Department, Central European University (CEU).

The course is built on the intellectual dialogue among a diverse body of scholars from different geographical locations and the participating faculty is drawn from different universities.


TOPIC
After more than a decade of our Feminist Critical Analysis courses, organized on a wide range of major themes, that resonated not only regionally, but also with a broader international academic community, in the year 2011 the course Feminist Critical Analysis: Witnessing the Past, Remembering the Future will address a number of issues that will both take us into the past - while critically assessing it - but will also allow us to look toward the future.

By addressing time, highlighting women’s time, and exploring the myriad, seductive and sobering ways that temporality plays out we will follow complex paths of discussion: we will continue to insert our concerns into the current debates of memory and witness studies; and, in the process, we hope to add yet more elements to the diverse and growing ‘feminist memoir projects.’

Memory has on the one hand been a part of the philosophical inquiry since its beginnings, but, on the other hand it has forcefully been placed on the agenda of contemporary theory by the unbearable weight of trauma, urgency of testimony and the necessity of witnessing – all brought about by the unimaginable horrors of genocides, feminocides, slavery... Since it is a truism that the history of memory has been male, despite the female figure of Mnemosyne (and Clio), attention will also be given to Lemosyne and the history of forgetting. The history of memory has introduced countless forms, figures and tropes: from a wax tablet to a blank paper, from an inscriptional mode to its designations through spatial metaphors, from loci memoriae to sites of commemoration. Memory has been a pathway to the inner self but has especially in the histories of the present introduced the complexities of collective memories; it has alerted us to “estranged conceptual prisms…” that painfully point to our failures “to contain and account for what has happened in contemporary history.”

Contemporary theory has through feminist theoretical contributions and other entry points, such as the issues of the body, space, and many others, highlighted the irreplaceability of the gender perspective; and, has, within this framework, appended memories of the past to the understanding of the future.


ELIGIBILITY
IUC courses are conducted at a postgraduate level. All postgraduate students interested in the topic may apply for participation. Participants should seek funds from their own institutions to cover travel and accommodation costs. Limited financial support is available for participants from Central and Eastern Europe. All meetings are conducted in English.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
A short narrative (up to 250 words) explaining your interest in the topic and your C.V. with your current complete contact information should be submitted by e-mail; deadline for application is Friday, January 21st 2011. Submissions will be reviewed by the selection committee and results will be announced by mid February. The number of participants is limited to 15 students from different countries.

Please send your applications to Center for Gender and Politics, University of Belgrade at studijeroda@fpn.bg.ac.rs with Dubrovnik 2011 in the subject heading.



Center for Gender and Politics
Faculty of Political Sciences
Jove Ilica 165
11000 Belgrade
phone/fax: +381 11 2491 219
www.zenskestudie.edu.rs
e-mail: studijeroda@fpn.bg.ac.rs

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11 PhD positions in NanoTOES Project

NanoTOES – an Initial Training Network under the PEOPLE Programme of the 7th Framework Programme – is offering a total of 11 PhD positions and 2 postdoctoral positions.

The members of the NanoTOES consortium are 12 partner organizations, including universities, non-university research institutions and industry, which will perform a joint study on the impact of Nanomaterials on Health and Environment. The scientific objectives of NanoTOES are to a)Identify mechanisms by which nanomaterials induce cellular stress and immune activation; b)Correlate size, shape, composition, coating of nanomaterials with defined cellular responses; c)Distinguish cell-specific from general cellular responses for cells from selected tissues; d) Identify the relevance of bystander substances and contaminants for nanotoxicity; e) Analyse the influence of biological compounds and entities on engineered nanomaterials; f) Develop and modify laboratory methods to allow their application in the work-place and in the environment.

Positions are expected to be filled with a starting date of 1st May 2011. Early stage researchers should have at the time of recruitment less than 4 years of experience and not hold a doctoral degree. These positions will offer full-time employment for 36 months and are to be combined with enrolment into an university programme with can lead to a PhD. Experienced researchers should have at the time of recruitment less than 5 years of experience, should hold a doctoral degree, and will be full-time employed for 24 months. Both types of positions offer cutting-edge research in leading laboratories dedicated to investigating the safety and impact of nanomaterials for health and environment. Inquiries can be made to the responsible supervisors as indicated below.

Salaries and terms of employment will be in accordance with the rules of the European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/careers_en.htm). According to these rules, applicants must be nationals of a country other than that of the host organization where they will carry out the project. At the time of selection, the researcher may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the host for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her appointment. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into
account.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria: Successful completion of a relevant study at Master or comparable level, quality of performance in previous studies, commitment to excellence in research, expected benefits from participation in this project.

Applicants should send directly to the responsible supervisor: CV, list of publications (if any), copy of academic degrees received, contact information for two referees and a one-page statement of the applicants expected contribution to and benefit from participation in NanoTOES.

Project titles and contact information:

1. Albert Duschl, University of Salzburg, Austria – www.uni-salzburg.at/tapir
New cellular and cell-free models for assessing NP-induced oxidative stress (PhD); Identification of specific parameters which influence the impact of nanoparticles on human cells (Postdoc)
Inquiries: albert.duschl@ sbg.ac.at

2. Diana Boraschi, CNR, Pisa, Italy – www.itb.cnr.it
In vitro models of acute vs. chronic/repeated exposure for assessing nanoparticle- induced inflammation (PhD)
Inquiries: diana.boraschi@ itb.cnr.at

3. Hagen von Briesen, Fraunhofer, St. Ingbert, Germany – www.ibmt.fraunhofer.de
Sensitive chip-based assays to investigate physical, chemical and biological factors regarding their influence on the cell biological effects of nanoparticles (PhD)
Inquiries: hagen.briesen@ ibmt.fraunhofer. de

4. Iseult Lynch, University College Dublin, Ireland – www.cbni.eu
Connection of the nature of nanoparticles in biofluids to the cellular uptake, translocation & subsequent biological impacts (PhD)
Inquiries: Iseult.Lynch@ cbni.ucd. ie

5. Claus Svendsen, NERC, Wallingford, UK - www.ceh.ac.uk
Investigating the role of metal binding protein in nanotoxicology using a laboratory model organism (PhD)
Inquiries: csv@ceh.ac.uk

6. Maria Dusinska, NILU, Kjeller, Norway – www.nilu.no
Assessment of genotoxic potential of nanoparticles, oxidative DNA damage and repair (PhD)
Inquiries: mdu@nilu.no

7. Michael Riediker, Institute for Work and Health (IST), Lausanne, Switzerland – www.i-s-t.ch
Influence of low-volatile organic pollutants on the intrinsic ROS-production capacity (PhD)
Inquiries: michael.riediker@ hospvd.ch

8. Emilia Madarasz, IEM-HAS, Budapest, Hungary – www.koki.hu/cdnb
Interaction of nanoparticles with neural stem- and tissue-type cells (PhD)
Inquiries: madarasz.emilia@ koki.hu

9. Victor Puntes, ICN, Barcelona, Spain – www.icn.cat
The life of nanoparticles in contact with biological media and entities (PhD)
Inquiries: victor.puntes@ icn.cat

10. Colin Wilde, Avanti Cell Science Ltd, Ayr, UK: www.avanticell.com
Standardised assay platforms for cell-based nanosafety testing (Postdoc)
Inquiries: Colin.Wilde@ avanticell. com

11. Markus Pesch, Grimm Aerosol GmbH, Ainring, Germany - www.grimm-aerosol.com
Biological assays for on-site application (PhD)
Inquiries: mp@grimm-aerosol. com

12. Matthias Voetz, Bayer Technologies, Wuppertal, Germany – www.bayertechnology.com
Synthesis and characterization of nano-objects for health safety and environmental investigation (PhD)
Inquiries: matthias.voetz@ bayer.com

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