Sunday, April 28, 2013

PhD scholarships available at the Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen

The Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen is offering 3- or 4-year PhD scholarships, to commence from 1st of June 2013 or later. 

Job description
Key tasks for PhD students at the Department of Chemistry are: 
  • Research: the research project should occupy most of the time
  • Teaching is an essential part of PhD training in the department (800 hours during 3 years)
  • Participation in PhD courses is required (30 ECTS)
  • Preparation and submission of articles and the PhD thesis
  • A stay at another research institution, possibly abroad
Key criteria for the assessment of candidates 
  • A master´s and/or honours bachelor (4 year) degree within chemistry (or with a strong component of chemistry)
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience, including teaching, dissemination and research
  • Teaching skills
  • Language skills (fluency in Danish or English)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Other professional activities
  • Time taken to obtain your degrees
For applicants applying with an honours (4-year) bachelor degree, the grades obtained during the bachelor program will be considered.

Qualifications required

The scholarships are open to Danish and international applicants. Normally, we expect applicants to have obtained an MSc degree in Chemistry but it is also possible to enroll in the 4+4 scheme either with an honours (4 year) bachelor or with a 3 year BSc degree and 1 MSc year already completed. This model requires an addition year of study, a midway qualification exam, and lower salary for the first two years.

An assessment committee that evaluates the applications will be appointed. Each applicant will be notified of the composition of the committee and will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns her/him. The main criterion for selection of the PhD candidates will be the research potential of the applicant. The final selection of successful candidates will be made by the Head of the Department, based on the recommendations made by the evaluation committee.

The successful candidate will then be requested to formally apply for enrolment as a PhD student at the PhD School, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen and to start their enrolment not later than December 1st 2013.

Terms of appointment and payment are in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Federation of Professional Associations (AC). The starting salary for candidates with an MSc degree will be a minimum of DKK 304.056 per year (April 2013 level) plus pension contribution and the possibility to negotiate wages.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information can be obtained via the email  or

Applications and deadline

Applicants are requested to submit their application in English. The application must be submitted electronically by clicking on "Apply online" below.
Deadline for application including all material is May 15, 2013 at 11:59pm. Applications received after the deadline or with insufficient documentation or otherwise not complying with the above requirements will not be considered.
Founded in 1479, the University of Copenhagen is the oldest university in Denmark. With 37,000 students and 9,000 employees, it is among the largest universities in Scandinavia and one of the highest ranking in Europe. The University consists of six faculties, which cover Health and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Law, Science, Social Sciences and Theology.


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2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in Asia-Pacific (APAC)

Title of Programme: 2013 Google Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship in Asia-Pacific (APAC)
Host/Provider: The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and Google
Fields of Study: Computer Science, Software Engineering, and closely related technical fields
Level (Degree): Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Target Applicants: Students from Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and India
Eligibility/Requirements: Applicants must:
-Be a female student enrolled in full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study at an university.
-Be enrolled at a University in any of the following countries: Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and India. Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.
-Be studying Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a closely related technical field.
-Maintain an excellent academic record.
How to Apply: Application should be completed and all required documents should be submitted online. First-time users will be required to register and create an account. Applicant will be asked to submit electronic versions of the following: Resume, Transcripts, Two letters of recommendation, Answers to three short essay questions. The deadline for your references to complete the letter of recommendation is June 10, 2013.

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UNIPV (ITALY) International Scholarships for Developing Countries

University of Pavia
Masters Degree
Deadline: 10 May 2013
Study in: Italy
Course starts Sept 2013
Brief description:
The University of Pavia (UNIPV), in order to promote international cooperation with the Developing Countries, offers scholarships for selected Masters Studies at the University of Pavia or at the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia (IUSS) during the academic year 2013-2014.
Host Institution(s):
Field(s) of study:
Applicants may select only a course degree taught in English, selected among the following ones offered by the University of Pavia:
Target group:
The scholarships are targeted to students coming from a developing country classified as low-income economy or as a lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank (see
Scholarship value/inclusions:
6 scholarships of 8.000 Euros will be available.  Each scholarship will cover also the expenses for the Visa and for the travel to Italy and back (economy class).
• Only students born on/after the 1st January 1978 can participate.
• Must come from a Developing Country classified as low-income economy or as a lower-middle-income economy by the World Bank (see
Application instructions:
Interested candidates must submit the application form (available on the website of UNIPV) which has to include:
• a complete application form with all the requested personal and academic data, the exact name of the selected course degree and of the Faculty at the University of Pavia or at IUSS;
• a curriculum vitae (European format: available on this Web page);
• a programme of studies and/or research activities which the candidate intends to implement during his/her stay in Pavia;
• a recent letter of reference signed by a university professor;
• a recent health certificate attesting that the applicant is not suffering from physical or mental illnesses;
• a photocopy of a valid passport of the applicant.
Applications must arrive ONLY by e-mail (just one PDF file by email) by 12.00 pm of the 10 May 2013.  It is important to read the 2013-2014 Call for Applications and visit the official website (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.
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Netherlands Fellowship Program For Master Student from Developing Country, Netherlands

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) is a full scholarship for master, PhD and short courses in almost field of studies offered by Netherlands' institutions which is sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and  the Ministry’s development cooperation budget.  The The aim of the programme is to help reduce the shortage of skilled workers.  

The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) are designed to promote capacity building within organisations in 61 countries by providing training and education to mid-career staff. The NFP is funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation.

The overall aim of the NFP is to help alleviate qualitative and quantitative shortages of skilled manpower within a wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organisations. This is done by offering fellowships to mid-career professionals to improve the capacity of their employing organisations

To be eligible for an NFP fellowship you must:
  • be a mid-career professional with at least three years' relevant work experience;
  • be a national of, and working and living in one of the countries on the NFP country list valid at the time of application;
  • be nominated by your employer, who pledges to continue paying your salary and guarantees that you will be able to return to the same or an equivalent position at the end of your fellowship period;
  • have been unconditionally admitted by a Dutch institution to one of the Master’s degree programmes or Short courses on the 2012-2013 course list, or have agreed upon a PhD research proposal with the Dutch institution. This means that you must have met all the academic requirements set by the Dutch institution;
  • not already have received an NFP fellowship for a master’s degree programme or a PhD fellowship.
  • not already have received two NFP fellowships for a short course and you must not have already received a fellowship in the year preceding your application.
  • not be employed by:- a multinational corporation (e.g. Shell, Unilever, Microsoft);  - a large national and/or commercial organisation;  - a bilateral donor organisation (e.g. USAID, DFID, Danida, Sida, Dutch ministry of Foreign affairs, FinAid, AusAid, ADC, SwissAid);   - a multilateral donor organisation, (e.g. a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, IADB); - an international NGO (e.g. Oxfam, Plan, Care).
  • have completed and submitted an NFP PhD study, master’s degree programme or short course application, including all the required documentation, before the applicable fellowship application deadline;
  • be employed in an area to which the study will make a relevant contribution;
  • have a clear-cut, functional relationship with a relevant organisation and be in a position to introduce the newly acquired skills and knowledge into that organisation;
  • be full-time available for the entire period of the programme or course and be physically and mentally able to take part in the entire programme;
  • endorse the objective and the aim of the NFP and use your new knowledge and skills to support your employing organisation and your country. Nuffic urges you to return to your home country upon finishing the course or programme to meet the NFP aim in the most effective way.

Application Procedure
To be eligible for an NFP fellowship, candidates need to be admitted to the master’s degree programme or short course for which they would like an NFP fellowship or be admitted as a PhD student.
Obtain academic admission

You first apply for academic admission directly to the Dutch institution. Your admission must be unconditional in terms of your education and language proficiency. Admission may be granted only, subject to you finding suitable funding for the programme.

You are strongly advised to seek academic admission as early as possible to allow the institution to process your application in time. Check the deadlines for academic admission with  the Dutch institution directly for up-to-date information.

The academic admission process for a PhD study is an individual track. If you want to be admitted as a PhD student check the requirements and the deadlines with the Dutch institution.

If you have been admitted to more than one course or study programme in one fellowship per applicationdeadline you will have to choose one programme before you apply for a fellowship.

Your NFP application consists of:
  • a copy of a valid passport or other official identity document;
  • an employer’s statement;
  • a statement from the Government Authority (if applicable);
  • Statements of motivation
If you have obtained academic admission and prepared all the necessary documentation you can submit your NFP fellowship application in Scholarships Online (SOL), Nuffic’s online application tool. You can access SOL using the quick links on the right-hand side of this page. If you have very limited or no access to the internet it is possible to submit a paper application, which you must send directly to Nuffic by regular mail or by courier.

Submission Deadline
February and May Every Year

Download NFP guideline Here nfp-guidelines.pdf

Website Link

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