10 Master Scholarship Journalism


Global Communication and International Journalism – Double Degree Master’s Program

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Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU)-Freie Universität Berlin (FU)

The Master’s Program Global Communication and International Journalism is conducted by the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, FU Berlin, and the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, SPbU. It attracts graduates with a BA level or higher academic degree or a Specialist university degree in social sciences as well as humanities. The program provides students with the analytical, methodological and practical competencies necessary for understanding and researching global communication and international journalism developments.

The graduates of the double degree program are well prepared for a career in journalism as well as an academic career in media research both in universities and in the private sector. They have the necessary competencies to engage in editorial boards or management of organizations and various sectors of global mass media. They are ready to work in media consultancy, political education and intercultural communication.

Courses are taught in English; an academic degree from both universities is provided upon graduation. Students attend courses in St. Petersburg and in Berlin.

Major Aims and Topics

Students will get a double-competency qualification based on academic studies and practical training. They are to acquire accurate and deep understanding of communication theory and develop comprehensive knowledge of important research in the field of international media and communication. They must further learn to develop their own research questions in the context of existing theories and relevant research areas. Special significance is attributed to international comparative theoretical and empirical approaches that consider structural changes in media and society: following this perspective, the development of global media and communication processes is understood as crossing national borders.

Professional and independent work on an international level is one of the major goals of the program. Students analyze and develop a thorough understanding of new media technological developments and the impacts and obstacles of the digitalization of mediated communication. They critically assess the importance of innovation and globalization in mass media from political, economic, cultural, legal and ethical perspectives.

Core Areas of Research and Teaching

  • Communication Studies and Research Methods
  • Journalism Studies and Journalistic Practice
  • Media Systems in Comparative Perspectives
  • Globalization and Media
  • International Journalism Culture
  • Modern Media Management
  • Internship / Research Practice

Detailed information on the curriculum of the program is provided in the study and examination regulations (German version, pdf).

Important Information on the Course of Studies

The first and third semesters are studied at SPbU in St. Petersburg, the second semester is studied at FU in Berlin. Depending on the student’s individual choice of the MA thesis supervisor (following research interest and chosen topic), the final semester is either studied at SPbU or FU.

Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Duration 4 semesters
Application period for
international students
May 25 – July 10, 2014
Program start Winter semester, September 2014
Language English

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Both universities offer up to 10 funded places for German / international students. While studying at SPbU, German students can apply for an additional DAAD scholarship. While studying at FU, Russian / international students can apply for a grant.

FU Berlin does not charge tuition fees for consecutive master’s programs. Instead, the university charges all students with “semester fees and contributions” of circa EUR 300, including public transportation costs in Berlin.

Students enrolled on the fee-paying basis pay tuition fees set by SPbU, which is fixed at the sum of 90.000 roubles per semester.

Pictures above: © Saint Petersburg State University (left), FU Berlin / CeDiS (right)

 

PhD Scholarships at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

PhD Scholarships at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology The fellowship covers:

1. 25000 USD yearly stipend

2. Free housing with 1 bedroom for single, 2 bedrooms for married students.

3. Insurance up to 15000 USD/year

4. Round trip ticket to home countries per year for the student and dependents

. 5. Waived tuition fee (35000 USD)

6. Opportunity to collaborate in research with multinational company, top-rank universities, and have access to high-end research facilities

7. Chance to live in a very heterogeneous environment with more than 70% students and faculties coming from US, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea etc.

8. For Muslim students, our campus is located 2 hours from Makkah, and the campus provides free buses to Mekkah 2 times a week for Umrah.

11 PhD positions for applicants from the natural sciences

Available Positions

The i-Target doctoral program offers financial support for 11 PhD positions for applicants from the natural sciences for the following projects A to K.

Applications are only possible online using the following link: portal.graduatecenter-lmu.de/i-target. The application portal will be open from may May 19th through June 20th 2014. For any inquiries concerning the program or the application process, please contact the i-Target staff: itarget@med.uni-muenchen.de. Please note that applications submitted by email will not be considered.

Research Area 1: Targeted cellular therapy

  • A: Arming tumor specific T cells with CC motive receptors

    Principle investigators: PD Dr. Sebastian Kobold and Prof. Stefan Endres

    Brief description: Adoptive T cell therapy is one of the most promising approaches for the treatment of cancer. A major limitation is the infiltration or homing of the transferred T cells to the tumor site. The aim of this PhD-project will be to overexpress defined chemokine receptors on tumor-specific T cells to enhance the efficacy of adoptive T cell therapy. The methods will comprise a wide range of cellular and immunological methods and will include in vivo experiments.

    Homepage: www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Abteilung-fuer-Klinische-Pharmakologie/de

  • B: Enhancing T cell therapy through activating receptors

    Principle investigators: PD Dr. Sebastian Kobold and Prof. Stefan Endres

    Brief description: Tumors mount an effective immunosuppressive milieu to prevent immune cells to efficiently recognize tumor cells and suppress their activity. The aim of this Ph. D. project will be to overexpress in-house engineered activating receptors to enhance the efficacy of adoptive T cell therapy. The methods will comprise a wide range of cellular and immunological methods and will include in vivo experiments.

    Homepage: www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Abteilung-fuer-Klinische-Pharmakologie/de

  • C: Engagement of T cells through bispecific antibodies

    Principle investigators: PD Dr. Sebastian Kobold and Prof. Stefan Endres

    Brief description: Bispecific antibodies have the great advantage of specific targeting of two different antigens, allowing for both immune and tumor cell binding. The aim of this Ph. D. project will be to design and use new bispecific antibodies to enhance the efficacy of adoptive T cell therapy. The methods will comprise a wide range of cellular and immunological methods and will include in vivo experiments.

    Homepage: www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Abteilung-fuer-Klinische-Pharmakologie/de

  • D: Therapeutic vaccines and immune check point blockade in leukemia

    Principle investigator: PD Dr. Marion Subklewe; Department of hematology / oncology, University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximailians-Universität, Munich, Germany

    Brief description: We have documented the generation of superior dendritic cells (DCs) from monocytes of AML patients using a fast, TLR ligand-containing maturation cocktail. Based on our preclinical data, we have initiated a proof-of-concept trial using RNA-transfected DCs for postremission therapy in AML. Therapeutic vaccinations induced cellular immune responses may be hampered by upregulation of immune inhibitory molecules (“immune checkpoint markers”) on target cells.

    The aim of this Ph.D. project is to identify immuninhibitory pathways relevant in AML as mechanisms of immune escape and as therapeutic targets. The therapeutic potential of checkpoint inhibitors and other immunmodulatory drugs will be assessed in vitro and in collaboration also in an in vivo AML mouse model. The methods will comprise a wide range of cellular and immunological methods and will optionally include in vivo experiments.

    Homepage: www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Medizinische-Klinik-und-Poliklinik-III/de/team/oberaerzte/subklewe_m

 

Research Area 2: Targeted immunomodulatory therapy

  • E: Development of innovative multispecific antibody derivatives for the specific recruitment of immune effector cells to tumor cells

    Principle investigator: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Karl-Peter Hopfner

    Brief description: The project will involve a combination of protein engineering, protein biochemistry and functional studies (cell culture, cell lysis assays, FACS). In collaboration with other iTarget members, the final goal of the PhD thesis is to test the efficacy in mouse models.

    Homepage: www.hopfner.genzentrum.lmu.de

  • F: Identifying novel immunological epitopes for immunotherapy of acute myeloid leukemia.

    Principle investigators: Prof. Dr. Christoph Klein, Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

    Brief description: In this Phd project we plan to develop a research pipeline to discover novel therapeutic targets for AML by deciphering key factors controlling myeloid cell differentiation. Thus we wish to study the potential role of novel targets in murine leukemia cells as well as the identification of novel pathways via genome-wide analysis of rare children with monogenetic diseases. We plan to design monoclonal antibodies and chimeric T-cell receptors recognizing specific membrane-bound proteins and anticipate that immune-targeting will selectively eliminate myeloid cells. Immune-effectors will be systematically assessed in vitro and in vivo for their capacity to recognize and kill myeloid leukemia cells. The methods will comprise a wide range of cellular, immunological and biochemical methods as well as in vivo experiments.

    Homepage: www.klein.genzentrum.lmu.de

  • G: Induction of anti-leukemic T-cell responses by bystander killing of CD33+ myeloid-derived suppressor cells via a CD33/CD3-bispecific BiTE® antibody construct

    Principle investigators: Prof. Dr. Andreas Mackensen and PD Dr. Dimitrios Mougiakakos, Department of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, Germany

    Brief description: In recent years myeloid derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) have emerged as a key cell subset that promotes tumor immune escape. Strategies to overcome MDSC-mediated immune suppression hold promise to improve efficacy of modern immunotherapies. The aim of this PhD project is to (1) characterize MDSCs in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in order to (2) target them with a novel so-called CD33/CD3 bi-specific antibody (AMG330) showing a high anti-leukemic activity. In doing so we hope elicit two critical hits against AML. The methods utilized in this translational project will comprise a broad variety of cellular, molecular, and immunological techniques.

    Homepage: www.medizin5.uk-erlangen.de/en/research-teaching

 

Research Area 3: Targeted immunomodulatory therapy

  • H: Harnessing immune responses in hematological malignancies by redox remodeling

    Principle investigators: PD Dr. Dimitrios Mougiakakos and Prof. Dr. Andreas Mackensen, Department of Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital, Friedrich-Alexander-University, Erlangen, Germany

    Brief description: Emerging evidence suggest that tumor-associated oxidative stress weakens the patients’ immune system and thereby contributes to tumor immune escape and attenuates the efficacy of immune based therapies. In this PhD project we aim to (1) evaluate oxidative stress-induced immune alterations in patients with leukemia and to develop strategies for pharmacologically (2) antagonizing this metabolic condition and for (3) enhancing the resilience of immune cells towards it. The ultimate goal is to boost intrinsic anti-tumor immune responses and to increase the efficacy of immune based therapies. The methods utilized in this translational project will comprise a broad variety of cellular, immunological, and metabolic techniques.

    Homepage: www.medizin5.uk-erlangen.de/en/research-teaching

  • I: Combination of radiotherapy with Hsp90 inhibition to enhance the extent and the immunogenicity of tumor cell death for the treatment of sarcoma

    Principle investigators: Prof. Kirsten Lauber, Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

    Brief description: The induction of immunogenic forms of cell death by specific radiotherapeutic regimes appears to be a promising approach for the stimulation of innate and adaptive anti-tumor immune responses. The aim of this PhD project is to explore, whether Hsp90 inhibition in combination with radiotherapy can enhance the extent as well as the immunogenicity of sarcoma cell death, and whether this can contribute to the stimulation of anti-sarcoma immune responses. To this end, various molecular, cell biological, and immunological methods will be employed, including in vivo experiments.

    Homepage: www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Klinik-und-Poliklinik-fuer-Strahlentherapie-und-Radioonkologie/de/forschung/molek_onkologie/index.html

  • J: Card9 signaling in anti-tumor immunity

    Principle investigator: Prof. Jürgen Ruland, Institut für Klinische Chemie und Pathobiochemie, Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität München

    Brief description: T cell activation is controlled by signals from antigen-presenting cells (APCs). APCs express multiple distinct pattern recognition receptors that can respond to specific innate immune stimuli and trigger unique signaling pathways that can prime T cell responses in a differential manner. The downstream adapter protein Card9 is absolutely critical for this process. Using in vitro and in vivo techniques, the PhD student will characterize the role of Card9 in the induction of T cell responses and tumor immunity. Another major aim of the project is to investigate the role of innate immune effectors on tumor growth and survival and their role in the tumor environment.
    Homepage: www.klinchem.med.tum.de

  • K: Targeting myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) in pancreatic cancer with ligands of RIG-I like helicases (RLH)

    Principle investigator: Prof. Max Schnurr, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, University Hospitals, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, Germany

    Brief description: Pancreatic cancer is characterized by an immunosuppressive network involving immature myeloid cells, so called MDSCs. Reprogramming MDSCs from an immunosuppressive (M2) towards an immunogenic (M1) phenotype is a novel therapeutic approach for breaking immunosuppression in tumors. The aim of this PhD project will be to assess the influence of immune stimulatory RNA species that activate the cytosolic helicase RIG-I on MDSC functional profiles, both tumor-promoting and -inhibitory. The methods will comprise a wide range of cellular and immunological methods and will include in vivo experiments in murine pancreatic carcinoma models.

    Homepage: www.klinikum.uni-muenchen.de/Abteilung-fuer-Klinische-Pharmakologie/de

12 fellowships / scholarships Social Sciences (BAGSS)

The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)
invites applications for up to

12 fellowships / scholarships for doctoral candidates

These fellowships and scholarships are available from October 1st, 2014, for three years (sub­ject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months).

BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. We are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern know­ledge-based societies are facing. Specialised research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:

  • Pillar 1   Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
  • Pillar 2   Education and social inequality across the entire life course
  • Pillar 3   Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their
    impact on social inequality in modern societies
  • Pillar 4   Governance, institutional change and political behaviour

Qualification and requirements:

We are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psy­cho­logy, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography and Statistics. Qua­lified graduates of related subjects with a strong background in the empirical social sciences are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful applicants will be re­quired to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life as well as great conditions for research and study.

Remuneration for the doctoral fellowships is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. There is a teaching obligation of two hours per week for only one semester during the three years. Holders of the doctoral scholarships receive a monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with the DFG guidelines where applicable.

The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and the compatibility of fa­mi­ly and career. It therefore explicitly encourages applications from women. As an in­ter­na­tio­nal research institution, the School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential con­si­deration.

For further information about BAGSS, the application process and the required documents, please visit our website at www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss/application

The deadline for the submission of your application is Monday, March 31th, 2014.

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Scholarship Master on Theoretical Chemistry

There is open a New Call to appky for the  scholarships to follow the master course on Theoretical Chemnsitry and Computational Modelling. There are Two types of scholarships, ones oriented to people from outside EU (with some restrintions explained in our webpage) and ones oriented to EU citizens. To apply please go to the following links:

 

Category A (non-EU):

 

http://www.emtccm.org/tccm-em/application-form-erasmus-mundus-scholarships-non-eu-students-2014-0

 

Category B (EU):

 

http://www.emtccm.org/tccm-em/application-form-erasmus-mundus-scholarships-eu-students-2014

How to Apply

Interested students should fill and submit the corresponding on-line application form that will be published each year in the web page of the Master, for both Category A and B Erasmus Mundus scholarships (Third Country and European students). The required supporting documentation shall be sent by electronic mail to emtccm@uam.es

 

The admission of students and selection of Erasmus Mundus Scholarship holders is carried out by the TCCM International Committee. The evaluation is made according to the information provided in the application form, supported by the following documents:

 

1. A letter of motivation
2. A CV, including full academic information (degree, matters studied indicating the marks obtained, level of English and all the information the applicant may consider relevant).
3. An English transcription of the academic record (and a document describing the subjects studied in the university degree and the marks obtained, with special attention on the ones listed above, for Bachelors not awarded in Europe or different from Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science).
4. English transcription of the degree certificates to be considered(1).
5. An internationally recognized English level test.
6. A copy of your whole passport, all the pages from the beginning to the end. If your passport doesn’t contain the information regarding the last five years, you have to send also a copy of your previuos passport (it’s no valid any other document like ID card or birth certificate).
7. A letter on the conformity with the call guidelines (template to be provided)
8. The names, address and electronic mail of 2 Professors/researchers who may be contacted for references
9. All students must enroll at one of the seven Universities in the TCCM Consortium:
AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF MADRID, Spain (Co-ordinating institution)
UNIVERSITY OF VALENCIA, Spain
UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, Netherlands
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN, Belgium
UNIVERSITY OF PERUGIA, Italy
UNIVERSITY PAUL SABATIER, TOULOUSE III, France
UNIVERSITY OF PORTO, Portugal
Hence they must provide a list with their preferences rating a minimum of four of them, from 1 (top preference) to 4 (lowest preference).

 

All this information should be sent electronically to the Coordinator of the Master (emtccm@uam.es) before January 31st for both, Third Country and EU-EEA students, according to the procedure established for each call in the web page of the Master.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 31 January 2014

Download this Call as PDF

Contact Adress: TCCM Management

Contact Email: emtccm@uam.es

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