Jan 20, 2013

PhD Scholarships for ICT4D Research at Univ. Manchester

The Centre for Development Informatics at the University of Manchester is
seeking high-quality PhD candidates to research topics on ICTs/information
systems and socio-economic development.

Some scholarships are available for those starting in September 2013 (see
http://www.sed. manchester. ac.uk/idpm/ postgraduate/ research/ funding/ and
http://www.mbs. ac.uk/phd/ programme- overview/ funding.aspx).

Deadline dates vary but many require application by end January 2013.

For further details, see: http://www.cdi. manchester. ac.uk/postgradua te/

Richard Heeks
Centre for Development Informatics
University of Manchester, UK

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Jan 14, 2013

Post-Graduate Training Opportunities in Geography & Planning in Saskatchewan, Canada

The Department of Geography & Planning at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada is seeking to fill a number of funded opportunities for graduate students. The Department offers programmes leading to MA, MSc, and PhD degrees. Successful applicants will join a vigorous, research-oriented department with strong collaborative links to both social and natural science departments on campus, to graduate schools (Public Policy, and Environment and Sustainability) , to research institutes of the Government of Saskatchewan and Environment Canada, as well as other institutions both nationally and internationally. For further information about the university, please go to: http://www.usask. ca. Information about the department and its faculty can be found at:http://www.artsands cience.usask. ca/geography/
Our graduate studies and research activities are focused in areas of:

Environmental Studies, Policy, Management, and Assessment
Geographic Information Science and Remote Sensing
Hydrological Processes and Modeling
Landscape Analysis and Environmental Change
Regional and Urban Planning
Aboriginal and Health Studies

Faculty use a range of research methods including quantitative and modeling techniques as well as qualitative research techniques. Field work spans the country with well instrumented field sites in the Canadian North and the Rockies as well as selected urban and rural places across the country. The Department hosts a Canada Research Chair in Environmental Change and Water Resources and is equipped with graduate student offices, laboratories, and research space for both the social and natural sciences with recent investments provided by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, University and Province of Saskatchewan. The department also shares the university commitment to develop partnerships between communities and the university and to engage in research projects that improve conditions for people living in the province.
LOCATION
The University of Saskatchewan is a major research intensive institution of about 19,000 students located on one of the most pleasant university campuses in Canada.
TO APPLY
Application deadline for funding: February 15, 2013
Applications can be completed on-line at http://www.usask. ca/cgsr/index. php.
Applicants must complete the following:

application form: completed online
letters from 3 referees: this form is completed online. Your referees will receive an email with a link to the form once you submit your application
A statement of research interest or letter of intent: this is a personal statement of about 2 pages outlining your research interests and indicating how your research intersects with the research interests of members of the department
official transcripts from all institutions where you have studied: these must be sent directly by the university or in a sealed envelope
If English is NOT the language of instruction, students must complete a TOEFL or IELTS exam: requirements for this are set out in the website of the College of Graduate Studies and Research
$75 CDN application fee: paid by cash, money order, Visa, Mastercard, cheque on a Canadian bank

Please have materials below sent to
Dr. Xulin Guo, Chair, Graduate Program
c/o Ms Phyllis Baynes 
Department of Geography & Planning
University of Saskatchewan
117 Science Place
Saskatoon, SK Canada
S7N 5C8
The department is not able to accept applications by email.
To find out more about the necessary forms or other administrative details, please contact:
Ms Phyllis Baynes
Secretary responsible for graduate students,
Department of Geography and Planning
phyllis.baynes@ usask.ca

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Jan 11, 2013

CfA: CEU Summer University program information, Budapest, 2013


Central European University's summer school, Budapest, 2013

Central European University's summer school held between June 2-July 31, 2013 (www.summer.ceu.hu) is an international program in English for graduate students, junior or post-doctoral researchers, faculty and professionals in the social sciences and humanities. It draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.

In 2009 the summer school offers 21 high-level, research-oriented, interdisciplinary academic courses as well as workshops on policy issues for professional development, taught by internationally renowned scholars and policy experts (including CEU faculty). Application from all over the world is encouraged. Financial aid is available. More information about the courses and the application process are available at www.sun.ceu. hu/apply and at the relevant course web sites.

The general application deadline is
February 16, 2009 (unless specified otherwise on the course web site).

CEU Summer University
1051
Budapest, Nádor utca 9, Hungary
http://www.sun. ceu.hu
e-mail:summeru@ceu. hu
tel: 36 1 327 3811
fax:36 1 327 3124

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Scholarships for MA and PhD in Environmental Sciences

The Department Of Environmental Sciences and Policy
At Central European University Is Pleased To Announce Its
Call For Applications For Academic Year 2013/2014

Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary.
An international university with students from some 100 countries and faculty from more than 40, CEU offers small, seminar-style courses and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1. CEU is accredited in the United States and Hungary.
CEU’s Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy combines general academic research with
specialized professional education in environmental sciences and policy. The program focuses on integrating theory and practice and developing innovative solutions for environmental and environment-related problems.

Programs Offered
• Master of Science in Environmental Sciences and Policy (One Year)
• Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program in Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management—MESPOM (Two Years)
• Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences and Policy

Selected Areas of Research
• Biodiversity conservation
• Environmental policy and
governance
• Sustainable energy systems
• Environmental sociology and
political ecology
• Global and regional environmental
processes
• Natural resources management
and sustainable agriculture

Scholarships and Fellowships
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. Scholarships and
research grants are available for top candidates.
CEU Master’s Degree Fellowships (full or partial) include a full tuition scholarship (with a value of  €11,000),
housing in the CEU Residence Center and health insurance.
CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships (partial) cover 50 percent of tuition expenses up to €5,500 per year.
CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend for housing and living
expenses. Over 90 percent of PhD students receive the full doctoral fellowship.
Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian students.
External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus
scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.

Application Deadlines:
MESPOM—January 3, 2013: for candidates applying for Erasmus Mundus scholarships. Complete applications
must be submitted with proof of English proficiency. May 6, 2013: for candidates not applying for scholarships. Complete applications must be submitted with proof of English proficiency.
All other programsJanuary 24, 2013: for candidates applying for scholarships.
More Information: www.ceu.hu

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Scholarship for MA and PhD in Economics at Central European University

The Department Of Economics At
Central European University Is Pleased To Announce Its
Call For Applications For Academic Year 2013/2014

Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary.
An international university with students from some 100 countries and faculty from more than 40, CEU offers small, seminar-style courses and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1. CEU is accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’sDepartment of Economics is a research-oriented department with an international faculty holding PhDs from some of the best universities in the world. We offer three master’s programs and a PhD in economics.

Programs Offered
• Master of Arts in Economics (Two Years)
• Master of Arts in Economic Policy in Global Markets (Two Years)
• Master of Arts in Law and Economics (One Year)
• Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Selected Areas of Research
• Behavioral economics
• Econometrics of panel data
• Economic geography
• Economics of networks
• Economic theory
• Financial economics
• International macro
• International trade
• Law and economics
• Labor economics

Scholarships and Fellowships
CEU is committed to attracting talented students from around the world—a commitment backed up with
unusually generous financial aid. The University provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.
CEU Master’s Degree Fellowships (full or partial) include a full tuition scholarship (with a value of €11,000 to €12,000), housing in the CEU Residence Center, health insurance, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses.
CEU Master’s Degree Tuition Scholarships (full or partial) cover between 50 and 100 percent of tuition
expenses up to €12,000 per year.
CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses. Over 90 percent of PhD students receive the full doctoral fellowship.
Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian students.
External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus
scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2013
More Information: www.ceu.hu

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Scholarship for Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations at CEU

The Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy,
and International Relations At Central European University Is Pleased To
Announce Its Call For Applications For Academic Year 2013/2014

Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary.
An international university with students from some 100 countries and faculty from more than 40, CEU offers small, seminar-style courses and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1. CEU is accredited in the United States and Hungary.


The doctoral program in political science—operated jointly by the Departments of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations and European Studies is one of the largest, most international and most competitive programs in Europe. Students from over 30 countries are supported by more than 35 faculty members.

The doctoral school offers five specializations based on a system of tracks:
• Comparative Politics
• International Relations
• Political Economy
• Political Theory
• Public Policy

Scholarships and Fellowships
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. The University provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.

CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses. More than 90 percent of PhD students receive the full doctoral fellowship from CEU, while others are supported by external organizations providing funding.

Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian students.

External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus
scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.

Career Paths
Upon completion of the program, graduates of the School usually continue their career in higher education as well as in policy analysis, the media, civil service, and at international NGOs and research organizations.

Application Deadline: January 24, 2013

More Information: www.ceu.hu

Rodrigo Avila B.
Student Recruitment Coordinator
Central European University
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Nador u. 9
Tel.: (+36 1) 328 3401


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Jan 9, 2013

PhD Scholarships for advertisement, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary


The Department Of Cognitive Science At
Central European University Is Pleased To Announce Its
Call For Applications For Academic Year 2013/2014
Central European University is an English-language, graduate university located in Budapest, Hungary.
An international university with students from some 100 countries and faculty from more than 40, CEU offers small, seminar-style courses and a student/faculty ratio of 7:1. CEU is accredited in the United States and Hungary.
Cognitive science is the study of the ways in which information is acquired and used by humans and other living organisms. The field also includes the study of cognitive systems, including artificial intelligence. CEU’s Department of Cognitive Science concentrates on social and biological aspects of human cognition: how learning, processing, and sharing information about and with others takes place, and how computational models of human cognition can be realized in the brain. Students and faculty undertake interdisciplinary research drawing on psychology, neuroscience, philosophy, mathematical modeling, linguistics, and the social sciences. The department currently offers one doctoral program.

Program Offered
• Doctor of Philosophy in Cognitive Science

Selected Areas of Research
• Behavioral economics
• Cognition and culture
• Cognitive development
• Cooperation
• Computational models
• Developmental psychopathology
• Embodied cognition
• Infant social cognition
• Joint action
• Language and cognition
• Learning and memory
• Social cognitive neuroscience
• Statistical learning
• Visual perception

Scholarships and Fellowships
CEU is committed to attracting talented students and scholars from around the world. The University provides a variety of scholarships and research grants for which applicants from any country are eligible to apply.
CEU Doctoral Fellowships cover full tuition, health insurance, and a generous stipend for housing and living expenses. More than 90 percent of PhD students receive the full doctoral fellowship.
Direct Student Loans and Canada Student Loans are available for eligible U.S. and Canadian students.
External Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs administered through CEU include Erasmus Mundus
scholarships, Erasmus research grants, and other private and public fellowships and scholarships.
Application Deadline: January 24, 2013
More Information: www.ceu.hu

Rodrigo Avila B.
Student Recruitment Coordinator
Central European University
1051 Budapest, Hungary
Nador u. 9
Tel.: (+36 1) 328 3401


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Jan 1, 2013

85 Scholarships (BSc/MSc/PhD) from Romanian Government

2013- 2014 Romanian Government Scholarships for Foreign Citizens in Romania

Romanian Government has announced 85 scholarships for international (Non EU) students. These scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Romania. Though the requests for all fields will be accepted but priority will be given to students applying for political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture and arts. The scholarships will cover tuition fees and accommodation charges. It will also provide a monthly amount which varies according to the levels of study. To avail this opportunity, applicants must sent their application files to the Romanian diplomatic missions in such a way that they can be registered at MAE DDPCS by 15 February 2013.

Study Subject(s): Priority will be given to the candidates applying for: political and administrative sciences, education studies, Romanian culture and civilization, journalism, technical studies, oil and gas, agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, architecture, arts. Requests for other fields will also be taken into account.
Course Level: The scholarships are granted for three levels of study:
-for the first cycle (licenta): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of high schools or of equivalent pre-university systems, as well as to candidates who require the equivalation of partial studies and the continuation of their studies in Romania.
-for the 2nd cycle (master): This scheme is dedicated to graduates of university/post graduate studies.
-for the 3rd cycle (doctorate): This scheme is dedicated to the graduates of university/postgrad uate studies (i.e. master).
Scholarship Provider: Romanian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Vietnam, Switzerland Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Eligibility: Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence). Priority is given to citizens from non EU states with which Romania does not have cultural and education cooperation agreements. Foreign citizens of Romanian origin and those belonging to the neighboring historic Romanian communities benefit from other scholarship programmes offered by the Romanian state.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of non EU countries (irrespective of their country of residence) can apply for the scholarships.

Scholarship Description: 85 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Romania, by means of selection of application files organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) and the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (MECTS), in keeping with Romanian current legislation. MECTS will issue (between 15-39 May) a Letter of Acceptance to Study in Romania for the successful candidates. This letter will mention also the supplementary preparatory year compulsory for learning the Romanian language (if applicable) and the academic institution/ institutions where the courses will take place.

Number of awards offered: 85 scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate studies are available.

Duration of award(s): The monthly amount is granted to the students of the 1st (licenta) and 2nd (master) cycle throughout the whole academic year, the winter and spring vacation included, but not during the summer vacation. For full-time students of the 3rd cycle (doctorate), the monthly amount is granted throughout the whole calendar year.

What does it cover? The scholarship consists of :
-free-of-charge tuition,
-free-of-charge accommodation (depending on availability, accommodation will be offered free-of-charge in students hostels, in keeping with the higher education regulations) ,
-financial support a monthly amount representing :
-the equivalent in Romanian currency of 65 EURO per month, for the under-graduate students (1st cycle),
-the equivalent in Romanian currency of 75 EURO per month, for post-graduate students (master degrees and specialization) 2nd cycle,
-the equivalent in Romanian currency of 85 EURO per month, for post graduate students (doctor's degree) 3rd cycle.
These scholarships do not cover food, international and local transport. The candidates must be prepared to support personally any other additional expenses.

Selection Criteria: The selection criteria are: the candidates' competence (former scholar performances, mentioned in his/her study papers) and the chosen priority field of study.

Notification: The MAE board makes the first selection between 15 and 20 March 2013. By 1 April 2013, MAE sends to MECTS the selected files. The MECTS Board meets in April 2013 to make the final selection and will send list of successful candidates by 30 April 2013. The selection results will be announced by 30 May to each diplomatic missions that submitted application files.

How to Apply: To get all necessary information about the scholarships (conditions, necessary documents, enrolment calendar) and to submit their application files, the candidates should apply directly to :
-the Romanian diplomatic missions accredited to the candidate's country of origin or of residence or to
-the diplomatic mission of candidate's state of origin accredited to Bucharest.
Application files submitted by post or directly to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) or to the Ministry of Education, Research, Youth and Sports (MECTS), as well as application files received after the announced deadline will not be taken into consideration.

Scholarship Application Deadline: All application files should be sent by the Romanian diplomatic missions through the diplomatic courier in such a way that they can be registered at MAE DDPCS by 15 February 2013.

http://www.mae. ro/en/node/ 10251


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