ADB Scholarships at University of Auckland

Brief description:

The ADB-Japan Scholarship programme aims to provide an opportunity for well-qualified citizens of ADB’s developing member countries to undertake postgraduate studies in economics, management, science and technology, and other development-related fields at participating academic institutions in the Asia-Pacific region. The University of Auckland is one of the participating academic institution.

Host Institution(s):

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Field(s) of study:

The University of Auckland programmes covered by this scholarship scheme are limited to the following:

• Master of Public Health
• Master of Science (Environmental Science)
• Master of Arts (Development Studies)
• Master of International Business
• Masters Programmes in Engineering

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified

Target group:

Nationals of an ADB borrowing member

Scholarship value/inclusions:

The ADB-JSP provides for the scholar’s tuition fees, airfare to and from Auckland, basic cost of living, health and medical insurance, and a special grant for thesis preparation (for scholars engaged in research).


You must:

  • • Be a national of an ADB borrowing member. For a list of current developing member countries visit ADB – Japan Scholarship Programme.
  • • Have gained admission to an approved masters at an approved academic institution.
  • • Have a bachelors degree or its equivalent with a superior academic record.
  • • Have at least two years of full-time professional work experience (acquired after a university degree) at the time of application.
  • • Be proficient in oral and written English communication skills to be able to pursue studies.
  • • Be under 35 years old at the time of application. In exceptional cases, for programmes which are appropriate for senior officials and managers, the age limit is 45 years
  • • Be in good health.
  • • Agree to return to your home country after completing the programme.

Application instructions:

Only after you have gained admission to an eligible postgraduate programme listed above for the 2018 intake and received an Official Offer of Place from the University of Auckland can you apply for the scholarship. Thus, you must first apply for admission ONLINE as an international applicant for one of the eligible programmes.

To apply for the scholarship, you will need to complete and submit the Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship application form and either post or courier with all required documents to the University. Applications for 2018 intake will close on 20 July 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.


Official Scholarship Website:

Postdoctoral researcher in Epigenetics of Cardiovascular Disease

Specifications – (explanation)

Location Amsterdam
Function types Postdoc positions, Research, Development, Innovation
Scientific fields Health
Hours 36.0 hours per week
Education Doctorate
About employer Academic Medical Center (AMC)
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Job description

Epigenetic processes are critical regulators of the immune system and are emerging as targets for diagnosis and interventions. Also in monocytes and macrophages epigenetic pathways are important in mediating responses and cellular phenotype and thereby regulate disease.

We recently obtained a transatlantic Leducq consortium grant entitled: “Defining and targeting epigenetic pathways in monocytes and macrophages that contribute to cardiovascular disease” ( ).

In this project eight groups from both Europe and the US collaborate. In our studies we will identify epigenetic characteristics that associate with and contribute to cardiovascular disease. Moreover, we will study interventions targeting epigenetic enzymes and perform translational investigations using mouse models and cellular systems. A particular focus of the Leducq consortium is on networking and exchange of young researchers. Candidates will have the opportunity to present their work at bi-annual meetings to be held in Europe and the US and carry out work-visits to the collaborating labs.

For the Amsterdam part of the project we are in search of a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in molecular biology. This postdoc will study the epigenetic mechanisms that drive monocyte and macrophage function in cardiovascular disease. He/she will use state-of-the-art approaches to characterize (ChIPseq, ATACseq, (single cell) RNAseq) and edit (shRNA, CRISPR-CAS9) the epigenome, apply human and mouse cell systems and investigate mouse models for disease.


The postdoc will work in the team of Prof. dr. de Winther at the Experimental Vascular Biology group of the department of Medical Biochemistry in the AMC. He/she will work in a team of experienced staff, PhD students, postdocs and technicians with excellent infrastructure. The multidisciplinary approach of the project team is using molecular biology and epigenetic tools, clinical cohort samples, human and mouse cell models and experimental mouse models, bioinformatics and cell biology tools. We offer a very dynamic, multi-disciplinary research environment, with a highly innovative and competitive team and strong international collaborations.


A PhD in a related area, with a strong background in molecular biology and affinity with bioinformatics for (epi)genomics; a good publication record, drive for a career in science, team player and positive social skills.

Conditions of employment

We offer a contract for a definite period of time with the possibility to extension. As a PhD student you will be offered a salary between € 2.244 and € 2.874 gross a month for the first year of employment (according to UMC-CAO). A year end payment of 8,3% is part of your employment conditions.

Contract type: Temporary,

Embassy of the Republic of Korea to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Dear all, Current Undergraduate(Bachelor Degree) Students in Pakistan in any semester in any fields, go to South Korea for 10 Days Fully funded Trip, funded by Korean Government (2017 Korean Government Invitation Program)

◦ National Institute for International Education (NIIED), Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of the Republic of Korea is going to have “2017 Korean Government Invitation Program for Undergraduate Students from Major Partner Countries” for Pakistani University Students to facilitate and broaden their understanding about Korea. The candidates, with a good command of English will be preferred for the said Program.

◦ The Period of the Program will be from July 11th (Tuesday) ~ July 21st (Friday), 2017 Round-trip airfare, accommodation and transportation facilities in Korea etc during the above period will be borne by the host country.

◦ All the required documents mentioned below of the candidates should be reached to the Embassy (by Post/Courier only) not later than Friday 10 March 2017.