University of Eastern Finland, Finland Early stage researcher (PhD student) positions in computational physics


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he Computational Physics research field at the Department of Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland (Kuopio Campus) will hire new PhD students (early stage researchers) to work in the field of inverse problems and mathematical modelling. The students will work in a research group with three professors, 8 senior and postdoctoral researchers and 16 PhD students. The group is affiliated with the Centre of Excellence in Inverse Problems Research (Academy of Finland). The group invites prospective PhD students to apply for the positions, which will involve research on one of the following topics:

  1. Modelling and reconstruction in inductive flow tomography
  2. Computational methods for 4D x-ray tomography
  3. Inverse problems in non-destructive material testing
  4. Computational methods for monitoring ground water resources
  5. Quantitative photoacoustic tomography
  6. Computational methods for 3D optical imaging utilising the radiative transfer equation

PhD student candidates are requested to indicate the preferred projects (one or more) in their application.

The salary of the PhD student positions will be placed on levels 2-4 of the job requirement level chart for teaching and research personnel in the Salary System for Finnish Universities. The duration of the positions can be up to four years. The positions will be filled for a fixed term due to them being fixed-term teaching and research positions compliant with the university’s four-stage career model.

Prospective PhD students are expected to have an MSc degree (or equivalent). Persons graduating in the near future are also encouraged to apply. The application with the following documents should be sent or delivered to the Registry Office of the University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Campus, P.O.B. 1627, 70211 Kuopio, Finland (street address: Yliopistonranta 1 E, Snellmania) or Joensuu Campus, P.O.B. 111, 80101 Joensuu, Finland (street address: Yliopistokatu 2, Aurora). The deadline for applications is August 30,  2013 (at 3.00 pm Finnish time).

  • Cover letter indicating which project(s) are addressed
  • Short CV
  • Certified copies of relevant diplomas and transcripts of academic records. The diplomas and transcripts should be in English or Finnish and the grading system should be described
  • Names and contact information of two referees

For more information, see www.uef.fi/inverse/announcement2013

All enquiries related to the applications should be addressed to Ville Kolehmainen, email: ville.kolehmainen@uef.fi

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UNIRAZAK Master / PhD Research Scholarships for Malaysian and International Students, 2013/14

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK) is inviting applications for postgraduate research scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to pursue the degree of Master of Science (Management) or Doctor of Philosophy (Management). Each scholarship recipient will serve as graduate research assistant to the principal investigator and will also be assigned a research supervisor by the Graduate School of Business to guide him/ her to programme completion. Full time students are expected to devote half of their 40-hours week to the assigned research project and the other half to pursuing the completion of their degree and teaching or carrying out administrative duties as appropriate. In addition to the scholarship, research assistants will have the opportunity to receive stipends.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are available to pursue the degree of Master of Science (Management) or Doctor of Philosophy (Management). Each scholarship recipient will serve as graduate research assistant to the principal investigator of one of the following research projects: Service innovation, Halal supply chain, Social network development, Sustainability management, Economic and social indicators, Emotional labour, Service commercialisations and Transgenerational entrepreneurship.
Course Level: Scholarships are awarded to pursue the postgraduate research program at Universiti Tun Abdul Razak.
Scholarship Provider: The postgraduate research scholarship is funded by the Government of Malaysia through theFundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) and the Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS).
Scholarship can be taken at: Malaysia

Eligibility: This is an open competition; however, a different programme fee structure applies to international applicants. Applicants must fulfill general entry requirements set by the Graduate School of Business.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Malaysian and international students can apply for this scholarship.

Universiti Tun Abdul Razak

Scholarship Description: UNIRAZAK is now recruiting suitably qualified individuals to pursue the degree of Master of Science (Management) or Doctor of Philosophy (Management) at UniversitiTun Abdul Razak (UNIRAZAK). The postgraduate research scholarships are funded by the Government of Malaysia through the Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS) and the Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS). The award of scholarship to students undertaking a postgraduate research programme on a part-time basis will be at the discretion of the project’s principal investigator and scholarship panel. In addition to the scholarship, research assistants will have the opportunity to receive stipends. Date of commencement as a research assistant can be as early as 1St August, 2013. All postgraduate students will be required to attend a series of research related courses.

Duration of award (s): A full time student is expected to complete his/ her studies within the minimum duration of one (1) year for the Master of Science (Management) student or two (2) years since Doctor of Philosophy (Management). The continuity of this award will be based on the student’s academic performance and his/her fulfillment of the stipulated work requirements.

What does it cover? A postgraduate research scholarship covers the cost of LOCAL tuition fee amounting to RM16, 200 for Master of Science (Management) or RM24, 240 for Doctor of Philosophy (Management). These scholarships are not cash awards, however, research assistants may receive stipend, as previously stated.

How to Apply: In order to be considered for these scholarships, applicants must complete the following:
-online application for admission to the Graduate School of Business; and
-Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form.
Email the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Application Form together with a letter of interest, to Dr. Dewi Amat Sapuan, Bureau for Excellence in Research and Teaching, at dewi-at-unirazak.edu.my. Please state “2013 – 2014 UPRS” as a subject.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 29th July, 2013.

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Three Dominion Post Masters Scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, 2013

Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand

Victoria University of Wellington offers Dominion post master’s scholarships in the field of communications studies, media studies, creative writing or information management. Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enroll in a Master’s degree by thesis and must be intending to conduct research in any area of communications, media or creative writing that has the potential to benefit the health and well-being of New Zealanders. Up to three scholarships are offered. The application deadline is 01 November 2013.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of communications studies, media studies, creative writing or information management at Victoria University of Wellington.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master’s (by thesis) degree level at Victoria University of Wellington.
Scholarship Provider: Victoria University of Wellington
Scholarship can be taken at: New Zealand

Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled or intending to enroll in a Master’s degree by thesis and must be intending to conduct research in any area of communications, media or creative writing that has the potential to benefit the health and well-being of New Zealanders.

Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of New Zealand can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Description: The Dominion Post intends to fund in 2011 at Victoria University of Wellington up to three research scholarships in the areas of Communications Studies, Media Studies, Creative Writing or Information Management. The Dominion Post is the second-largest daily newspaper in the country and has a wonderful legacy in the publishing world. It was launched on July 8 2002, following the merger of the capital’s two daily newspapers, The Dominion and The Evening Post. For students studying at Victoria University of Wellington in the areas of Communications Studies, Media Studies, Creative Writing or Information Management.

Number of award(s): Up to three scholarships are offered.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are offered for one year.

What does it cover? Total offer is of $15,000 plus domestic tuition fees.

Selection Criteria: The selection will be made primarily on the basis of academic merit and the ability of the University to supervise the proposed research.

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply: The mode of applying is post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 01 November 2013.

 

Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships for Canadian and International Students, 2014/15

The government of Canada offers PhD scholarships for Canadian and international students in Canada. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global center of excellence in research and higher learning. Students must be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation. Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Study Subject (s): Scholarships are provided to study any one the course offered by the Canadian universities.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD level at Canadian universities.
Scholarship Provider: Government of Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada

Eligibility: To be nominated for a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Vanier CGS), you must:
-Be nominated by only one Canadian university, which must have received a Vanier CGS allocation;
-Be seeking financial support to pursue your first doctoral degree (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD);
-Intend to pursue, in the summer semester or the academic year following the announcement of results, full-time doctoral studies and research at the nominating university (or combined MA/PhD or MD/PhD); note that only the PhD portion of a combined degree is eligible for funding);
-Have completed no more than 20 months of doctoral studies as of May 1, 2013.
-Have achieved a first-class average, as determined by your university, in each of the last two years of full-time study or equivalent. Applicants are encouraged to contact the university for its definition of a first-class average; and
-Not already have received a doctoral-level scholarship or fellowship from CIHR, NSERC, or SSHRC to undertake or complete a doctoral degree.
-Canadian citizens, permanent residents of Canada and foreign citizens are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier CGS.
-World-class doctoral students
-Who demonstrate both leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies in the social sciences and/or humanities, natural sciences and/or engineering and health.

Scholarship Open for International Students:Canadian and international students can apply for this scholarship.

Scholarship Description: The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program was created to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and to establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. It is worth $50,000 per year for three years and is available to both Canadian and international PhD students studying at Canadian universities.

 

Number of award(s):Not Known

Duration of award (s): Scholarship is offered for three years.

What does it cover?Each Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship is valued at $50,000 per year.

Selection Criteria: Candidates are evaluated and selected based on the following  criteria:- Academic excellence, as demonstrated by past academic results and by transcripts, awards and distinctions.
-Research potential, as demonstrated by the candidate’s research history, his/her interest in discovery, the proposed research and its potential contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the field, the potential benefit to Canadians, and any anticipated outcomes.
Leadership (potential and demonstrated ability), as defined by the following qualities:
-Personal achievement: professional involvement in dance, arts, music, etc., significant artistic achievement, recognized athletic achievement, especially in a leadership role, entrepreneurial achievement (startup company); and/or foreign travel and study.
-Involvement in academic life: -mentoring/teaching, supervisory experience, involvement in student government and in the university community, including committees, teams, senate, boards, ethics committees, etc. project management: roles in professional societies; and/or
-Organization of conferences and meetings.
-Volunteerism/community outreach: -community involvement in charity or not-for-profit organizations.
-Civic engagement: -parliamentary page positions and internships, political activity; and/or elected positions.
-Other

Notification: Successful candidates are notified of the competition results in April 2014.

How to Apply:Applications are prepared by the student and submitted to the university by the nominating university’s internal deadline (set in ResearchNet by the nominating university) using the ResearchNet application system.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 6, 2013.

Note: Each Canadian university has an internal deadline date for students to submit their applications. The Canadian university should be contacted for this information.

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Switzerland : Excellence Master Fellowships

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The Faculty of science of the University of Geneva is an internationally top-ranked scientific institution covering a broad range of scientific disciplines: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physics. It has a strong focus on research and hosts three National Centres of Competence in Research of the highly competitive Swiss National Science Foundation (Frontiers in Genetics; MaNEP; Chemical Biology) and many European collaborative research projects. The Masters of the Faculty of Science constitute an ideal entry for high-level professional and academic careers.

 

The Faculty of Science, in collaboration with several sponsors, has established an Excellence Fellowship Program to support outstanding and highly motivated candidates who intend to pursue a Master of Science in any of the disciplines covered by the Faculty1. Admission criteria can be consulted on the relevant Master Web pages2. French proficiency is not a formal requirement for the Masters of the Faculty of science.

 

Application for an Excellence Fellowship is open to students from any university with very good performance in their studies (belonging to the best 10% of their bachelor’s program) and that have completed the Bachelor degree or expect to complete it within 6 months3. Selection of the applicants will be based on excellence. Evaluation will be made on the basis of the documentation sent by the applicants.

Université de Genève

The application (in English or French) consists of:

 

  • Application Form (60 Kb, doc)
  • A Curriculum Vitae including the transcript of exams passed during the bachelor education, with grades.
  • A two-page essay in which the applicant describes his/her specific scientific interests, specifies the Master’s program at the Faculty of Science he/her would like to pursue, and motivates the intention to pursue a Master of Science programme at the University of Geneva.
  • If possible: Letters of references from two professors (preferably sent by them directly to the e-mail address indicated below). They should specifically attest if the candidate fulfills the conditions of the Excellence Fellowship Program (see above).
  • Any other pertinent information like results of GRE (General requirement examination), of TOEFL or other language test.

 

The Excellence Fellowship consists of a grant amounting to CHF 10’000 to CHF 15’000/year (no teaching duties); it is awarded for one year and extended for the regular duration of the chosen Master’s programme (three or four semesters) provided the applicant is academically successful at the end of his/her first semester of studies.

 

Next application deadline is 15 March 2014 (for Masters starting September 15, 2014). Applications should be sent as an UNIQUE pdf file by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Science: Excellence-Master-Sciences@unige.ch

 

In parallel, each student has to fulfill the enrollment procedure as described on the DIFE website.

 

Additional information is available at http://www.unige.ch/sciences/Masters.

Application Deadline : 15 March 2014

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