The application deadline is 15 November, 2010 for Category A applicants and 31 March, 2011 for Category B applicants.
Overview Master Scholarships in Systems Biology, Erasmus Mundus, Europe
The Erasmus Mundus master`s programme in Systems Biology (euSYSBIO) is a cooperation between KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden (KTH), Instituto Superior Tecnologico in Portugal (IST) and Aalto University school of Science and Technology in Finland. It is a two-year Master`s programme including compulsory mobilty for the students. Students enter at KTH or Aalto University and continue in the second year at one of the other two institutions.
The euSYSBIO programme offers education of high international standard as well as cultural experience from two different European countries and a double degree from two universities.
Candidates who apply for an Erasmus Mundus Master Programme are at the same time considered for a scholarship nomination for this specific programme. The scholarships are awarded to the highest ranked candidates that fulfill the following scholarship conditions.
Scholarship Category A scholarship (non-EU member states but not to applicants from Norway, Liechtenstein or Iceland) includes:
Travel and installation costs: € 8000 for a 2 year programme
Application procedure All interested applicants should submit following documents: A signed cover sheet (generated from the web-based application at studera.nu/English – application code SYSBI)
A correctly certified copy of your bachelor`s degree in original language and translated into English.
A correctly certified copy of your transcript of records in original language and translated into English. All courses taken must be included. If possible, please provide the university course descriptions from your university study guide or university website. Descriptions of the following courses should be included: multivariate calculus, linear algebra, computer science and programming.
Proof of your English proficiency.
GRE test-scores, if available.
A Curriculum vitae including details on your academic career.
A letter of motivation.
A copy of your passport or some other kind of identification in English.
Two letters of recommendation from professors of the most recently attended higher institution.
If you have work experience or other (publications, patents, posters, etc.) to support your application, please include certificates of these in your application.
The application need to be submitted online. For more specific information click here More detailed information about the Erasmus Mundus master`s programme in Systems Biology.
Each PhD student position is funded for three years (regular employment contract with full social benefits). The yearly salary ranges from a minimum of 12,724 Euro to 25,915 Euro before taxes, depending on cofunding via associated projects.
Applications are solicited starting immediately, and will be considered starting from September 10, 2010, until all positions are filled, but no longer than March 15, 2011.
The Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) is offering 10 PhD student positions within the doctoral program
"Mathematical Logic in Computer Science" which is launched in Fall 2010. five of the positions are reserved for female applicants.
The program is jointly organized by the faculties of Informatics, Mathematics, and Physics, with a strong emphasis on Logic in Computer Science; computational logic is one of the priority research areas of the Faculty of Informatics.
TU Wien has a strong international reputation in various fields targeted in the program, including :
Logic in Databases,
Computer Aided Verification,
Constraint Satisfaction and Satisfiability,
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning,
Finite Model Theory,
Quantum Information and Recursion Theory,
Proof Theory and Automated Deduction,
Many Valued and Fuzzy Logic,
The program is interdisciplinary and fosters the application of Mathematical Logic to Computer Science; two envisaged key application areas are :
Model-Based Design and Verification,
Advanced Information Systems.
The faculty of the program consists of M. Baaz, A. Ciabattoni, T. Eiter (coordinator), M. Goldstern, G. Gottlob (associated), A. Leitsch, R. Pichler, K. Svozil, S. Szeider, H. Veith and S. Woltran.
Candidates must have an MSc or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related fields, and an excellent record of study. They should have solid basic knowledge in logic, discrete mathematics, and computer science; knowledge in fields targeted in the program is desired.
12 RUB-Grants 2010 awarded within the framework of the Grant-Programme of the Ruhr University Research School http://www.research-school.de/rub-grants.html
Scope of the programme
Promotion of early stage researchers by awarding grants to highly qualified doctoral candidates realising an ambitious and innovative research project in one of the research areas of Ruhr-Universität Bochum. We also encourage all doctoral candidates to apply for a grant with an interdisciplinary research project. The call is open for candidates from every scientific discipline and nationality intending to realise their research project at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (you have to submit your doctoral thesis at Ruhr-Universität Bochum).
The application must be completed by the confirmation of a first supervisor at RUB – please build up contacts to one of the scientists at RUB and ask for supervision. You know best about your scientific main focus and in which special research field you want to obtain your doctorate. So please act independently: identify and contact a potential supervisor for your research project at an early stage of your application on your own.
Information about the research areas at Ruhr-Universität Bochum you will find on the following websites: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/forschung/
Start of Funding The earliest start of funding will be March 1st, 2011 .
Target Group Graduates of all disciplines with a university degree qualifying for doctoral studies.
* we expect your research project to make an important contribution to the corresponding research field (please outline this in a research exposé of 5 pages) * clearly above average university degree * uninterrupted studies (in case your total study period took more than 13 semester/ 6,5 years please explain in the application form) * the start of your doctoral research project should not extend a period of time of 12 months with reference to the application deadline; we concede reasonable exceptions – please explain in the application form * the university degree qualifying for doctoral studies has to be submitted at the latest until November 10, 2010 before the applications will be given to the faculties for further survey and expertise (Bachelor degree in case of fast track procedure plus information about grades already obtained in the master studies) * candidates who have to fulfil additional requirements are also allowed to apply for a grant (first supervisor is responsible for compatibility between fulfilment of requirements and successful doctorate) * candidates with a Bachelor degree involved in the fast track procedure are also allowed to apply for a grant; the official admission to doctoral studies from the faculty has to be submitted before the funding will start * if you are already accepted as doctoral candidate by one of the faculties of Ruhr-University Bochum please enclose the official letter of acceptance from the faculty to your application * if you are not accepted as doctoral candidate in one of the faculties of Ruhr-University Bochum we need a confirmation of the faculty that you will be accepted for doctoral studies in case of funding (from the faculty you will realise your research project) when you are invited to the second stage of the admission process
Application The application form "Grant-Programme" of the Research School has to be used for application. The application form and the corresponding notes for guidance will help you through the application process. The notes for guidance also list all documents you have to submit together with the application form.
Admission process and decision (2 stage process)
* a signed hardcopy of the application form with 2 letters of reference and all necessary documents have to be sent to the Central Coordination Office until October 31, 2010 * on the basis of the application the faculties and rapporteurs will suggest a preliminary ranking of the candidates * on the basis of this preliminary ranking the Executive Board will invite the best candidates (January 2011) for a research colloquium * research colloquium and the ensuing choice and recommendation by the rapporteurs will take place on February 7, 2011 * the final decision of the Executive Board will be made on February 9, 2011
Type of funding and amount The grant amounts to 1.000,- Euro per month, children`s allowance amounts to 100,- Euro per month in addition.
Period of funding and of approval Max. 36 months of funding are provided, whereas the period of first approval comprises 12 months. We offer 2 times for prolongation – each comprising 12 months - after having reviewed the progress reports.
Interruption In case of illness the grant will be paid for further 6 weeks. In case of pregnancy the grant payment will be intermitted for a time period of 14 weeks (6 weeks before and 8 weeks after childbirth). The approval may be extended for this period of time respectively.
Secondary employment During the funding period a short-time work of max. 6 hours per week is allowed
Duties of the grantee
* participation in the structured doctoral training programme of the Research School, follow the Individual Training and Supervision Plan of the Research School, take actively part in the Research School * communicate immediately all important changes of the personal conditions as well as interruptions, changes or abandonment of the research project * adequate use of the grant
For organisational reasons we kindly ask you to send your application documents without any cover or folder. Thank you! http://www.research-school.de/rub-grants.html