International Scholarships

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

[Philippines] MS & PhD Scholarships in Agriculture and Related Fields

Deadline: 30 July 2007

Graduate students in agriculture and related fields are welcome to apply for scholarships offered by SEARCA for school year 2008-2009.

SEARCA, the Philippine-hosted center of excellence for agriculture of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, invites applications for its graduate scholarship (MS and PhD) in agriculture and related fields, including biological sciences, social sciences, economics and statistics, forestry and fisheries, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering, and biochemistry. The scholarship is open to Southeast Asian nationals who are regular employees of academic or research institutions or government agencies and not older than 35 years old.

Any one of the following universities may serve as study posts of SEARCA scholars: Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia; Kasetsart University or Thammasat University, Thailand; Institut Pertanian Bogor, Universitas Gadjah Mada, or University of Indonesia, Indonesia; University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños, UP Diliman, or UP Visayas, Philippines; or National University of Singapore, Singapore. SEARCA reserves the right to make the final decision on the choice of the scholars’ study post. Therefore, applicants are required to submit to SEARCA applications for admission to the graduate schools of three universities in the list.

The list of requirements for application as well as all the required forms for scholarship application and admission to the graduate study programs of universities where SEARCA scholars may study may be downloaded from the SEARCA website at

The topic of the research that the applicants plan to conduct for their thesis must be in line with the thrusts of SEARCA (i.e., promotion of agricultural competitiveness, sustainable land use and water management, and biodiversity conservation by addressing economic and institutional constraints, expanding access to productive resources and technology, and strengthening local governance capability to deliver agricultural services).

Applicants may submit their applications to their countries’ respective Ministries of Education, Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries, Environment and Natural Resources, or Rural Development. The Ministries will then screen and endorse their applications and submit the list of qualified applicants accompanied by the complete set of requirements to SEARCA not later than 30 July 2007. Applicants should inquire with their respective ministries regarding the ministries’ closing date for receiving SEARCA applications, which they will screen and endorse to SEARCA.

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[Singapore] Mastercard - U21 Global Scholarship Programme

Deadline: 30 June 2007

U21Global, together with MasterCard Worldwide, is delighted to present the joint scholarship programme exclusively for women in the Travel and Tourism industry.

The programme comprises 20 scholarships for the U21Global Executive Diploma of Business Administration that can articulate into the University of Nottingham MSc in Tourism and Travel Management.

This programme will give you a unique edge in the region’s fast growing tourism sector, honing your managerial expertise while developing specialised skill in tourism and travel management. The course is supported by our extensively-research pedagogy, delivered online for convenient and flexible access.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Open only to women residing in Asia/Pacific (including the South Asia region), South Africa, UAE and Saudi Arabia.
- Must be currently working in the tourism and travel industry in these regions
- Must be nominated by the employer
- At least 1 reference of the 2 required must come from the CEO or HR Director

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[USA] International Leadership in Education Program

Deadline: 30 June 2007

The International Leadership in Education Program (ILEP) is a program of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, and is implemented by IREX (the International Research & Exchanges Board), a Washington, DC based non-profit organization. ILEP will provide 52 teachers from the Near East, South Asia, and Southeast Asia with unique opportunities to develop expertise in their subject areas, enhance their teaching skills and increase their knowledge about the United States. The program will consist of a semester-long academic program at a U.S. university, including coursework and intensive training in teaching methodologies, curriculum development, teaching strategies for their home environment, educational leadership, as well as the use of computers for Internet, word processing and as tools for teaching. The semester-long program, which will commence in January 2008 and conclude in June 2008, will also include an internship at a secondary school to engage participants actively with the American teachers and students. Trips to U.S. cultural sites and academic support will be provided for participants throughout the program.


* Secondary-level, full-time teachers with five or more years of classroom disciplines including:
- English as a Foreign Language;
- Social Studies;
- Civics;
- Mathematics; or
- Science.
* Citizens of the Republic of Indonesia
* Have English-language proficiency in written and spoken English.


* J-1 visa support;
* A pre-departure orientation held in participant’s home country;
* Round-trip airfare to and within the U.S.;
* A Welcome Orientation in Washington, D.C.;
* Academic program fees;
* Housing (generally shared with other program fellows);
* Accident and sickness insurance;
* A daily allowance for meals and incidentals during the university academic program;
* A laptop computer;
* A $200 book/professional development allowance;
* A Closing Seminar in Washington, D.C.;
* A $100 excess baggage/shipping allowance; and
* The opportunity to apply for collaborative grants with U.S. colleagues.


Candidates should complete the application forms and return them to AMINEF by the application deadline. Forms are available either by mail or in person at the AMINEF Office, Gedung Balai Pustaka, 6th floor, Jl. Gunung Sahari Raya 4, Jakarta 10720. Application forms may also be downloaded from the AMINEF Website at the following URL: questions regarding the application process are accepted via e-mail at the following address:


The deadline for the submission of application materials for all programs is June 30, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.


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[Germany] 2 PhD Scholarships University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart (Germany)

Application has to be received by 30. June 2007.

The International Research Training Group "Modeling Material Flows and Production Systems for Sustainable Resource Use in Intensified Crop Production in the North China Plain", funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, is seeking highly qualified and motivated candidates for

2 PhD scholarships

Starting June 1st, 2007 for 2 years with an option for a third year, subject to prolongation of funding by DFG. The PhD grant amounts to 1,103 € net per month (+ allowances for family and stays in Beijing).

The interdisciplinary research and education program is jointly conducted with China Agricultural University, Beijing. It comprises subprojects in Soil Science, Plant Nutrition, Plant Ecology, Biogeophysics, Spectroscopy, Crop Science, Plant Breeding, Farm Management, Computer Applications in Agriculture and Rural Development Theory and Policy. Analysis and sustainable improvement of cropping systems in the North China Plain are the main objectives of the research. The accompanying study program focuses on modeling of agricultural systems.

Successful applicants will work on one of the following research topics:
-Economic evaluation of farm level development strategies
-Agrarian change and rural development policy

Applicants must have an above-average Master’s degree or equivalent in Agricultural Economics or related fields. The willingness, both to do interdisciplinary research in China (including research stays of up to several months) and to actively participate in the IRTG activities, is a prerequisite for the application. Candidates should not be older than 28 years and are expected to take up their residence in Stuttgart or the vicinity.

Applications, preferably in electronic form, should include a CV, copies of degree certificates, and possibly a letter of recommendation from a university professor, and be forwarded to the spokesman of the IRTG: Prof. Dr. Reiner Doluschitz, Institut für Landwirtschaftliche Betriebslehre (410C), Universität Hohenheim, 70593 Stuttgart, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. For further information, please refer to the project website or contact Dr. Diana Ebersberger (, +49 (0)711 45924077).

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Sunday, May 13, 2007

[Denmark] PhD Scholarship within China Studies at Copenhagen Business School

PhD scholarship within China Studies
Website :

Asia Research Centre, Department of International Economics and Management, invites applications for a vacant PhD scholarship within China Studies.

The research theme should be within the overarching research area of Chinas role in Globalization, including the impact of globalization on the organization and reform of Chinas economic and political system.

The research project should fall within one or more of the focus areas of the Asia Research Centre, which currently are:

* Science, technology and innovation
* Governance and public management
* Outsourcing, offshoring and FDI
* Strategic management and leadership
* Business Practices and ethnicity
* Human resource management and knowledge generation in Danish companies

Command of the Chinese language will be an advantage.

Application deadline: 1 September 2007, at 12:00 noon.

For further information please contact: Professor Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard, tel.: +45 3815 2444, e-mail

General information:

To be awarded a scholarship, one must be enrolled as a PhD student. Enrolment is dependent on the acceptance of an application, including a short project description prepared in co-operation with the Department. The description of the research project should contain a presentation of the intended focus problems, including the theory and methodology expected to be used.

A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years and is only awarded to applicants with a Master's degree.

The scholarship stipulates that the holder carry out tasks equivalent to 840 work hours.

Salary and appointment as a PhD student will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance's agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

In addition, all applicants must submit an application that includes a completed compulsory application form, copy of Master's degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), and a list of papers and publications.

A committee of experts in the field in question will consider all applications. Assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant's ability to accomplish it.

If it is not stated elsewhere the application must be submitted in triplicate.

Compulsory application forms, guideline, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme

The application must be submitted to:

Copenhagen Business School
Asia Research Centre
Porcelain Garden 24
DK-2000 Frederiksberg

Marked "PhD – 33-2750"

Applications received by e-mail or discs will not be taken into consideration.

All interested researchers irrespective of age, sex, race, religion, or nationality are invited to apply for the position.

CBS focuses on innovation, partnership with the business community and internationalisation. As a Learning University CBS demands high quality on teaching, research and staff. CBS has around 15.000 students distributed among a wide range of degrees in social science and humanities among these a very dynamic environment for executive programmes. CBS has around 400 full-time researchers and around 500 administrative employees.

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[Italy] 13 PhD grants in science from University of Pisa, Italy

Deadline for application September 2007

Call for Admission of Candidates Educated Abroad to the Galileo Galilei Ph.D. School of the University of Pisa Year 2008

Art. 1 Announcement

The University of Pisa announces a competition, based on academic qualifications, for 13 grants reserved for candidates educated abroad for admission to the "Galileo Galilei Ph.D. School". 11 of the 13 grants are funded by the "Galileo Galilei Ph.D. School", while 2 grants, funded by Ministry for University and Research (D.M. 3.11.2005 n.492), will be assigned for study and research on the following subjects: 1 grant on `Advanced materials for structural applications' within the Ph.D. programme in Fisica Applicata and 1 grant on `Information and Communication technology and electronic components' within the Ph.D. programme in Informatica.

The selection will be based on the scientific qualifications of the candidates, bearing in mind the balance between the different areas of the School.

The Ph.D. programmes of the School are:

* Informatica (Computer science)
* Fisica (Physics)
* Fisica applicata (Applied physics)
* Matematica (Mathematics)
* Scienze chimiche (Chemical sciences)

An application for this competition does not prevent candidates from applying for another competition based on both academic qualifications and examinations which will be announced at, with deadline for application September 2007. The courses of every Ph.D. programme will start on January 1st, 2008.

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[Italy] 4 scholarships for PhD in Economics and Organizations, Univ. Venice, Italy

DEO: Application 2007-08

The DEO program aims for students with an interest in research that is both rigorous and relevant for economics, quantitative methods, or business studies. We expect students that are not intimidated by formal reasoning or computer packages, and yet possess a strong intuition for empirically relevant research questions.

The deadline for applying to DEO is June 1, 2007.
Notice of admission will be given by June 21st, 2007.
Classes start on September 3rd, 2007.

DEO will admit up to four students, all of which will be fully financed (including tuition fees and living stipend). The School provides subsidized housing to all first-year students.

Admission is based on the evaluation of applicants' curriculum, research interests, and reference letters. Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of purpose (covering research interests) and three letters of reference (one of which should also vouch for the candidate's adequate knowledge of the English language). If available, any published work or working paper should also be included. Enclosing GRE and TOEFL results is highly recommended, but not (yet) required. All documentation must be submitted in English language.

An application to DEO must abide by the statute of the "Bando" (Official Advert) as officially published online by the University of Venice. (This direct link may expire after June 1st, 2007.) The official version of the Bando is available from University of Venice following the path Offerta Formativa -> Dottorato di Ricerca -> SSAV. You can also download a copy of the Bando using the links posted at the bottom of this page.

For further information about applications to DEO, please contact Vittorio Marone (; tel.: +39-041-234-7963).


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