3 Economics PhD Scholarships: Heriot-Watt University

The Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance at Heriot-Watt University offers up to 3 PhD scholarships in Economics.

Starting date: 11 September 2017

Scholarship value: fee-waiver; £14,296 (the annual stipend); research support allowance of £2,250Awards

Duration: 3 years (full-time)

Entry requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent with an average mark of 65% or higher.
  • Applicants who are unsure if their qualifications meet the minimum criteria should contact the PhD student administrator to discuss their application (c.a.murray@hw.ac.uk).

How to apply:

  • Apply via the online portal. Upload the following supporting documents:
  • Research proposal (approximately 5 – 8 pages)
  • Academic transcripts and degree certificates
  • English language requirements
  • 2 References
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Organization Heriot-Watt University
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country UK
Subject areas Economics
Fellowship amount fee-waiver; £14,296 (the annual stipend)
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 May 2017
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Doctoral Scholarship in Materials Science

The Faculty of Science at University of Antwerp invites application to fill a full-time (100%) vacancy in the Department of Chemistry for a PhD scholarship holder in the area of Materials science.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must hold a master’s degree in Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Bio-engineering or related fields
  • Applicant must have a strong background in inorganic material synthesis and analysis.
  • Applicant must be quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • Applicant must possess experience in materials synthesis and characterization is encouraged.

Duration: 1 year; renewable for three times 1 year after positive evaluation, with a maximum of in total 4 funded years of doctoral scholarship

Starting date: 01 October 2017;

Scholarship value: gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 – € 2.419,84; dynamic and stimulating work environment.

How to apply:

  • Applications to be submitted online and application must include:
  • Copy of CV
  • Cover letter
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Organization University of Antwerp
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Belgium
Subject areas Chemistry, Material Science, Bio-engineering
Fellowship amount € 2.280,27 – € 2.419,84
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 19 June 2017
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6 PhD Scholarships in International Studies University of Trento, Italy

The PhD programme lasts three years, with a start date on 1 November 2017. The scholarships are funded as follows:

  • 5 by the University of Trento, Italy
  • 1 by European Research Academy of Bolzano (EURAC Research).

The scholarship is awarded for three years, subject to satisfactory progress, and is increased by 50% during research periods abroad. The scholarship is adequate to cover living expenses in Trento; no tuition fees are charged.

RESEARCH

Besides the main research strand of the School of International Studies that deals with ‘Integration and disintegration of the European Union’, particular emphasis will be given to research projects on the following subjects:

ELIGIBILITY

Candidates who hold a Master’s Degree in one of the core disciplines of International Studies (mainly, but not limited to, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics and Humanities). Candidates who expect to be awarded their Master’s degrees by 31 July 2017 may also apply.

An advanced knowledge of the English Language (C1 level or higher) is required.

Applications  are invited from candidates from all nationalities. See the website for all details and link to the online application. In particular, candidates are asked to include a short summary of their proposed research (2.000 words max.) and a motivation letter.

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The PhD Programme, entirely in English, is characterized by a strong interdisciplinary approach; it includes structured coursework (mainly first year) as well as periods for individual research abroad.

The programme provides students with excellent and advanced understanding of complex international processes in a rapidly changing world, and increases opportunities for employment as advanced researchers in university and international research centers, governmental and non-governmental organizations at European and international levels, as well as private companies operating globally.

Closing date for applications: 16 May 2017, 16:00 Italian time

Assessment of qualifications: week of 12 June 2017
Interview for shortlisted candidates: week of 26 June 2017

Online applicationhttp://www.unitn.it/en/node/1946

School’s websitehttp://web.unitn.it/drsis

Contactsphd@sis.unitn.it

Scholarship Link

PhD Scholarships in New Zealand

PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect University of Canterbury (UC) in partnership with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR)-  is inviting PhD scholarship applications for both New Zealand and international students to study at University of Canterbury (UC) for the 2017-2018 academic year.

The aim of the scholarship is to motivate the investigation the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water, and medicine.

The University of Canterbury in Christchurch is New Zealand’s second oldest university. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education. It became the second institution in New Zealand providing tertiary-level education.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Degree Level: The scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: The scholarship is awarded to investigate the potential for phage-derived enzymes to be used as an intervention against bacterial pathogens of importance to food, water and medicine.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Scholarship Benefits: The scholarship will cover the following:

  • The successful applicant will be enrolled at UC. International students at UC pay domestic fees and the University will assist you to obtain a student visa. This full scholarship includes a tax-free stipend of NZ $21,000 per year plus university fees for 3 years.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicants will have a high-quality Honours or Master’s degree in microbiology or biochemistry, and be able to work independently.
  • Applicants should have a strong background in biochemistry, molecular biology and microbiology.
  • Applicants experience with protein expression, bioinformatics, and working with phages and bacterial pathogens in a PC2 environment would be an advantage.PhD Scholarships in New Zealand at UC-ESR Connect

Eligible Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities can apply for the scholarship.

Application Procedure: Applicants can apply via email.

Application Form

Scholarship Link

PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International

PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International , Siberian Federal University announces selection for SibFU PhD Research Grant in: Biophysics, Optics and Quantum Chemistry, Urban Design and Planning, Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals, Metal Forming, Multidimensional Complex Analysis, Ethnic and Cultural (Siberian Arctic) Studies, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Archeology, Mechanics of Liquids, gas and plasma, Paleogeography, Economics, Electrotechnology in metallurgy.

The mission of Siberian Federal University is to serve the needs of the region by providing high-quality practice-oriented higher education by means of close integration between education, business and research/innovation, enabling the graduates to successfully market themselves both locally and globally.PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International

Degree Level: Position is available to pursue PhD programme.

Available Subject: Biophysics, Optics and Quantum Chemistry, Urban Design and Planning, Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals, Metal Forming, Multidimensional Complex Analysis, Ethnic and Cultural (Siberian Arctic) Studies, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Archeology, Mechanics of Liquids, gas and plasma, Paleogeography, Economics, Electrotechnology in metallurgy.

Scholarship Benefits:  The grant amount is 600 000 rubles per year (the scholarship is paid in case a PhD candidate has been enrolled to post-graduate PhD program in SibFU on a paid basis).The program duration is 3-4 years. The contest winner is paid equal amounts quarterly during the first year, followed by the renewal depending on the results of the annual report (In case a PhD candidate is a foreign citizen or a non-resident of Krasnoyarsk, he/she will be provided with a dormitory room in SibFU campus. PhD candidates will have to pay transportation, living, studying and insurance costs themselves).PhD Scholarship in Russia at Siberian Federal University International

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Applicant age – not older than 30 years old (at the moment of application);
  • Upper-intermediate level of English and above, proved by a certificate or by scientific publications in peer-viewed academic journals in English (note: the certificate is non-obligatory for native English speakers);
  • Research work experience during the period of education in Master’s degree program, proved either with publications in peer-viewed scientific journals, conference proceedings and taking part in international scientific conferences, or with Master’s work supervisor’s or colleagues’ recommendations.
  • The applicant has never been a winner of this program before.

Eligible Nationalities: International applicants can apply.

Application Procedure: The mode of applying is online, post or electronically.

Online Application

Deadline: The application deadline is May 31, 2017.

Scholarship Link

PhD Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students

Singapore Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students, Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering is inviting applications for international scholarships. Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research program in diverse fields at Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering to help students in upgrading their education.

NUS university of Singapore is ranked consistently as one of the world’s top universities. They offer the most extensive college degree courses in Singapore.

Degree Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD research programme at the National University of Singapore.

Available Subject: Scholarships are offered in diverse fields at Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering to help students in upgrading their education.Singapore Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students

Scholarship Benefits: These scholarships will cover the followings:

 Singapore Scholarships at National University of Singapore for International Students
  • Monthly stipend, up to 4 years of the PhD studies, OR up to date of graduation, whichever is earlier, of
    • S$3,500 for Singapore Citizens, plus Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions at a rate pegged to the prevailing employer’s contribution rate set by CPF
    • S$3,200 for Singapore Permanent Residents
    • S$3,000 for International students
  • Full tuition fee subsidy for 4 years.
  • Other allowances include
    • computer allowance
    • book allowance
    • conference allowance.
  • Student must commit to PhD from the outset, cannot exit with MSc.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for these scholarships:

  • Opens worldwide.
  • Graduates with a passion for cross-disciplinary research in science, engineering, computing, and related aspects of medicine.
  • Graduates with at least 2nd Upper Honours, or equivalent qualifications.
  • GRE is compulsory for all applicants, except NUS and NTU Bachelor degree holders and final-year undergraduates. Please note it cannot be substituted by GATE.
    • Native
      or
    • Undergraduate instruction TOEFL / IELTS (either can be used) is only compulsory for applicants whose is not in English

Eligible Nationalities:  Scholarships are open to students around the world.

Application Procedure: The mode of applying is online. All supporting documents, together with a printed copy of the application form are to be submitted by post.

Online Application

Deadline: The application deadline is May 15, 2017.

Doctoral Scholarship in Materials Science at University of Antwerp in Belgium

The University of Antwerp at Faculty of Science is offering full-time doctoral scholarship in Materials Science. Successful applicants will work on the doctoral thesis in the field of “Creating structural and physico-chemical control to enhance properties of hybrid periodic mesoporous metal phophonates”.

The University of Antwerp is a young, dynamic and forward-thinking university. It integrates the assets of its historical roots with its ambition to contribute positively to society. The University of Antwerp develops, provides access to and disseminates scientific knowledge through research, teaching and academic service to the community and accomplishes these tasks in a spirit of academic freedom and responsibility.

Course Level: Scholarship is available to pursue doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in the area of Material Science.

Scholarship Award: Scholarship offers:

  • A doctoral scholarship for a period of 1 year, renewable for three times 1 year after a positive evaluation, with a maximum of in total 4 funded years of doctoral scholarship >;
  • The start date of the scholarship 01/10/2017;
  • A gross monthly grant ranging from € 2.280,27 – € 2.419,84;
  • A dynamic and stimulating work environment.

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Belgium

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Profile and requirements

  • Students hold a master degree in Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Bioengineering or related fields with a strong background in inorganic material synthesis and analysis.
  • You can submit outstanding academic results.
  • Students in the final year of their degree can also apply.
  • Your academic qualities comply with the requirements stipulated in the university’s policy.
  • You are quality-oriented, conscientious, creative and cooperative.
  • The emphases in your teaching correspond to the educational vision of the university.
  • You are a team player, willing to collaborate with other partners involved in this project.
  • Experience in materials synthesis and characterization is encouraged.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Students hold a master degree in Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Bioengineering or related fields with a strong background in inorganic material synthesis and analysis.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

How to Apply: Applying criteria below:

  • Applications may only be submitted online and should include a copy of your CV and a cover letter, until the closing date 19/06/2017.
  • A pre-selection will be made from amongst the submitted applications.
  • After pre-selection, the top 6 candidates will be invited for an interview (in person or via skype).
  • More information about the application form can be obtained fromvacatures-at-uantwerpen.be
  • For questions about the profile and the description of duties, please contact Prof.Vera Meynen, meynen-at-uantwerpen.be.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is June 19, 2017.

Scholarship Link

SPOTLIGHT: 15 PhD Positions

SPOTLIGHT, a newly launched Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) offers 15 PhD positions in 7 European countries.

About the project:

  • The project will work towards a 5G mobile networks architecture that aims to break performance limitations of the currently loosely inter-connected, resource-fragmented and isolated in operation mobile network ecosystem, by transforming the existing multi-layered set of attachment points to a flat coalition of massively distributed transceivers utilizing a common pool of energy, radio, computing and storage resources that are optimally handled by a cloud-empowered network core.

Benefits:

  • very attractive employment conditions and competitive salaries
  • selected fellow will join top-class research groups and have a unique opportunity to pursue a career in mobile communications
  • selected fellow may lead to the successful completion of a PhD degree
  • planned mobility among seven EU countries and ten institutions is a plus

Eligibility criteria:

  • applicant must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers
  • Applicant can be of any nationality, but must not having stayed or carried out their main activity in the country of the host institution of the position they are applying to for more than 1 year in the past 3 years
  • Applicant must not have yet been awarded a PhD degree.

Applications:

  • Fill up the application form, indicating preference to one or more of the open positions. Applications must also include:
  • Motivation letter
  • full Curriculum Vitae
  • Grade Transcripts
  • 3 Recommendations letter with contact details
  • other relevant documents
  • applications to be sent at itn.spotlight@gmail.com

LIST OF OPEN POSITIONS

ESR1 – Host institution: Eurecom – Project Title: Novel PHY techniques for fully-uncoordinated uplink transmissions in massively distributed MIMO systems with centralized processing

ESR2 – Host institution: Eurecom – Project Title: Low-complexity antenna design for massively distributed MIMO systems

ESR3 – Host institution: University of York – Project Title: Network coding and waveform design for concurrent downlink data delivery in massively distributed MIMO systems with centralized processing

ESR4 – Host institution: MTN – Project Title: Cognitive terminal-tracking and transmission profile selection schemes with partial information of the network topology

ESR5 – Host institution: Open Univ. of Catalonia – Project Title: Ultra-reliable data compression in massively distributed MIMO systems

ESR6 – Host institution: University of York – Project Title: Massive MIMO with 3D beamforming in the mmWave band

ESR7 – Host institution: Politecnico di Milano – Project Title: Cloudempowered DSP exploiting big data

ESR8 – Host institution: Politecnico di Milano – Project Title: Cloudempowered RRM using big data analysis feedback

ESR9 – Host institution: Iquadrat – Project Title: Mobility management and flow control in massively distributed MIMO

ESR10 – Host institution: NEC – Project Title: Flow-optimal routing of traffic in a plain IP mobile core network data-plane

ESR11 – Host institution: Nessos – Project Title: Coupling and pooling resources in loosely-coupled multi-layered networks

ESR12 – Host institution: Ericsson – Project Title: Resource elasticity in massively distributed and loosely-coupled MIMO systems

ESR13 – Host institution: Open Univ. of Catalonia – Project Title: Optimal strategies for popular content placement in massively distributed MIMO

ESR14 – Host institution: University of Athens – Project Title: Fountainencoding techniques for improved QoE in massively distributed systems

ESR15 – Host institution: University of Athens – Project Title: Popular content delivery using massive machine type communications

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Organization Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN), University of Athens
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Greece
Subject areas Computer Science, IT
Fellowship amount As per rules
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31st May 2017
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Republic of Slovenia: PhD Scholarships for Indian nationals

Republic of Slovenia offers Scholarships for foreign citizens in Slovenia. These Scholarships are intended for citizens of India for doctoral studies in Slovenia.

Number of scholarships: 6

Scholarship value: 300,000.00 EUR; fees in the amount of actual tuition, but not more than 5000 euros per academic year and living expenses in a total amount of 700.00 euros per month.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be citizens of India, for doctoral studies at higher education institutions in the Republic of Slovenia, for educational programs

Eligible subjects:

  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Manufacturing and Construction
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Organization Republic of Slovenia
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Slovenia
Subject areas Science, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Construction
Fellowship amount 300,000.00 EUR
Eligibility Open to Indian nationals
Deadline 15 July 2017
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PhD student in Computer and Systems Sciences with focus on Data Science, Sweden

The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) is one of the oldest IT departments in Sweden and the largest department at Stockholm University with 6,000 students. The field of computer and systems sciences bridges the gap between technology, humanities, social sciences, and behavioral sciences. The use and design of IT is put into context and in relation to people, organizations, and society. DSV offers a stimulating research environment and a strong research group in the area of data science with well-established national and international connections to leading industrial and academic institutions.

Project description
The main goal of the thesis project is to develop a generic framework that will advance the current state-of-the-art in the areas of temporal Data Mining and Healthcare Informatics, and will develop novel methods and tools for searching and mining massive and heterogeneous data sources of temporal nature with an emphasis on the application area of healthcare. The methods will be evaluated on large real datasets from the healthcare domain, a wide variety of public datasets, as well as synthetic data. The focus application area will be the detection of adverse events in healthcare, such as adverse drug events, while secondary focus will be on understanding and modelling heart failure patients. The thesis project will be closely linked to the Starting Grant Project titled “Temporal Data Mining for Detecting Adverse Events in Healthcare”, funded by the Swedish Research Council between 2017 and 2020. More information about this project can be found at: papapetrou.blogs.dsv.su.se/projects.

Qualification requirements
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the applicant must have completed courses at second-cycle level in computer and systems sciences with a minimum of 90 higher education credits, or equivalent, including a thesis with a minimum of 15 higher education credits. In addition, the applicant is required to have English language skills equivalent to Level B2 as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Both general and specific academic entry requirements must be met.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.

Selection
The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity:

  • Knowledge and experience in at least one of the following areas: data mining, machine learning, databases, statistical methods, temporal data mining, healthcare analytics
  • Experience in the design, analysis, development, implementation, and evaluation of algorithms for data mining
  • Excellent programming skills in at least one of the following programming languages or tools: C, C++, Python, Java, Perl, Matlab, R
  • Ability to formulate, motivate, and address research problems and research questions
  • Ability to communicate and cooperate well with colleagues and researchers
  • Ability to manage own projects, including the ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Ability to develop and lead activities in collaboration with stakeholders and domain experts.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: www.su.se/rules.

Terms of employment
The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact
For more information, please contact Associate Professor Panagiotis Papapetrou, panagiotis@dsv.su.se, or the Director of PhD studies, Sirkku Männikkö-Barbutiu, sirkku@dsv.su.se.

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), seko@seko.su.se (SEKO), and PhD student representative, doktorandombud@sus.su.se.

Application
Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system by clicking the “Apply” button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 15 April 2017