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DAAD - scholarships for young professionals from developing countries
The “Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst” (DAAD) has selected the MEG program as postgraduate course with special relevance to developing countries and is offering a limited number of scholarships. Target group: Young professionals from developing countries with an academic degree far above average and with at least two years of relevant professional experience in public administration, industry or commerce.

Application requirements: Age limit: not older than 36 at the time of application; Academic degree far above average; At least two years of professional experience; Confirmation of employment from the candidate´s employer in the home country and, where possible, a guarantee of re-employment upon his/her return to the home country ; Letter of recommendation of recent date; A statement of motivation with reference to current occupation; Minimum TOEFL of 600 (paper based).

Application deadlines for winter semester 2010

Please send your application to ONE of the following:
- German Embassy in your country (deadline 31 August 2009)
- DAAD (deadline 30 September 2009)
- University of Freiburg (deadline 15 October 2009)

Application documents required:
DAAD application form
MEG application form
signed curriculum vitae (CV)
following the MEG guidelines/using the MEG forms:
1 job reference (letter plus form)
1 academic reference (letter plus form)
1 motivation letter
language certificate
If you hand in all the documents mentioned above, there is no need to fill in any additional reference forms of the DAAD.

Read more about this scholarship opportunity at: http://www.meg-uni-freiburg.de/index.php?id=34

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships

The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program is now accepting applications. Please review the program description for more information or to apply at http://www.vanier.gc.ca/prog-desc-eng.shtml
The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships (Vanier CGS) program is designed to attract and retain world-class doctoral students by offering them a significant financial award to assist them during their studies at Canadian universities. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in the social sciences and humanities, natural sciences and engineering, and health-related fields. Canadian and international students are eligible to be nominated for a Vanier Scholarship, which is valued at $50,000 per year for up to three years.

The Vanier CGS program reaffirms Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and education.

Application deadline
Without exception, all nominations from Canadian universities must be submitted via ResearchNet and received by the federal research granting agencies by November 6, 2009. Late or incomplete nominations will not be considered.

Notification of decision
The federal granting agencies will notify, by mail, universities and their nominated students of the competition results in March 2010. The agencies will not provide results by telephone or email. Nominated students may also obtain their result from the faculty of graduate studies at their nominating university.

The names of Vanier CGS recipients and other basic award information will be published on the Vanier website. For more on the posting of and access to information, please refer to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

More info at; http://www.vanier.gc.ca/prog-desc-eng.shtml

International Postdoctoral Fellowships at The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK

£25,622 - £28,346 per annum

The MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology is a world famous institution with a strong track record in training postdoctoral fellows who have gone on to become leading scientists.

Talented individuals wishing to work within any group of the LMB are invited to show their interest by approaching a Group Leader in the LMB. This initial part of the application process involves applicants being accepted by one of the LMB Group Leaders.

The LMB International Fellowship has been created for the development of innovative research, therefore the ideal candidate will be proposing to introduce a new project for the LMB, not the continuation of an existing project currently being developed within the LMB or elsewhere.

Successful applicants will be awarded a 3 year training and development fellowship, which is open to postdoctoral scientists who have recently completed their doctoral studies or are wishing to move into a new research area. Scientists of any nationality, who are exceptional, highly-motivated and independent are sought. Competition for these awards is likely to be strong

Work at the LMB covers a wide range of molecular biology, including structural and cell biology, neurobiology and immunology. For information on the current participating Group Leaders and their research interests, please see the application procedure on our website. The LMB provides excellent training in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment, and proposals that involve collaboration between groups are also welcome.
Formal applications, following your acceptance by a Group Leader, should be made between 7 September and 7 October 2009.

Applications must be made online at http://jobs.mrc.ac.uk/ inputting reference LMB09/460 (please include a CV and list of publications, covering letter explaining why you are applying to the particular research group, a short statement of research plans - 4 sides including references, a letter of support from the LMB group leader and the names of 3 professional referees). If you do not have internet access or experience technical difficulties please call 01793 301280.

Please note that applications will not be considered without Group Leader support. Group Leader support can be sought during the application process, but a completed online application along with confirmation of support will only be accepted if received by the closing date below.

Closing date: 7 October 2009

Selection is expected in November 2009, for a starting date before February 2010.

The salary offered for the fellowship will be supported by a flexible pay and reward policy, 30 days’ annual leave entitlement, an optional MRC final salary pension scheme and excellent on-site sports and social facilities.

Source: http://www2.mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk/ipdf/index.html

Research Training Group Stochastic Analysis & Applications at Princeton University

Fellowship Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering (ORFE) invites applications for a for two one-year postdoctoral appointments, renewable for up to three years, one starting February 1, 2010, and the second starting July 1, 2010. The positions are funded jointly by Princeton University and an NSF Research Training Grant (RTG) on Stochastic Analysis and Applications. The research areas covered by the RTG include dynamical queuing systems, risk management and risk measures, emissions markets and environmental finance, stochastic differential games, stochastic partial differential equations and market models, credit risk, and other applications of financial mathematics.

To be successful, a candidate must show demonstrable excellence in research, and must also have strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department is in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and is strongly involved in the activities of the Bendheim Center for Finance and the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.

NSF requires RTG fellowship recipients to be US citizens or permanent residents.

Applications must be submitted online through the Mathjobs site. All applications must include the following: (1) a curriculum vita, (2) a personal statement addressing their research agenda, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and (4) a completed AMS Standard Cover Sheet form. At least three letters of recommendation are also to be submitted at this site. For information about how to self identify, please please click here.

The application pool will remain open until the positions are filled, but screening will begin on 1 November, 2009 for the February position, and on 15 January, 2010 for the July position.

Ph.D. Fellowships

Applications are invited for doctoral fellowships. These fellowships are jointly funded by the NSF RTG award and Princeton University. Applications are welcome from applicants with undergraduate degrees with a strong mathematical component. Research areas include Financial Mathematics, Queuing Theory, Stochastic Differential Games, Risk Measurement and Analysis, as well as other topics described on these webpages.

Interested applicants should apply to the Princeton University Graduate School Online Application System for admission to the ORFE Ph.D. program.

NSF requires RTG fellowship recipients to be US citizens or permanent residents. International applicants interested in RTG activities are strongly encouraged to apply to the ORFE Ph.D. program, and will be considered for other sources of funding.

Source: http://orfe.princeton.edu/rtg/fellowshipopportunities.html

Fellowship Program Brings Global Voices Together at ICANN

MARINA DEL REY, Calif.: Global input and ideas will be on the rise at the 36th International Public Meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers thanks to ICANN's on-going Fellowship program.

"The Fellowship program is a real testament to the importance ICANN places on global engagement increased participation from the developing and least developed world," said Theresa Swinehart, ICANN's Vice President, Global and Strategic Partnerships. "Reaching out to the global community, we saw a desire to be a part of the key discussions that take place at our meetings, but some countries and Internet users just didn't have the resources to attend. The Fellowship program helps bridge that gap."

As a reminder about the process, applications for each meeting are accessed by an independent selection committee, and priority is given to applicants who are current residents of developing and least developed nations interested in participating in ICANN and its supporting organizations, such as the Governmental Advisory Committee, the Country Code Names Supporting Organization, and the Generic Names Supporting Organization. Additionally, all confirmed fellowship participants must comply with the terms and conditions of the program, as outlined at http://www.icann.org/en/fellowships/terms-and-conditions.htm. As stated within these terms and conditions, ICANN is a California non-profit public benefit corporation incorporated in the United States and must therefore comply with all the laws and regulations of California and the United States. Fellows are responsible for obtaining all travel visas once accepted into the program. ICANN will only purchase tickets for Fellows after all necessary documentation has been obtained and Fellows demonstrate that they have obtained all necessary travel visas.

Once all of the requirements for travel are met, the Fellowship program arranges airfare and hotel, as well as provides a small stipend to assist with some meeting costs incurred, following successful completion of the Fellowship program. Recipients will be expected to actively participate in and contribute to ICANN processes. As always, registration for ICANN's meetings is free for anyone wanting to attend. The Seoul meeting will be held from 25–30 October 2009.

For the Seoul meeting, 35 Fellows have been selected (or deferred from previous meeting) from 29 countries, chosen amongst the 132 applications received from 65 countries. 9 of the Fellows are alumni from at least one of the past seven programmes; 20 Fellows are first-time attendees to any ICANN meeting and 6 have attended past meetings, but are first time Fellows. There is representation from all sectors including civil, government, academia, and from business or user groups. Included in these sectors are representatives of country code supporting groups. You will find the list of participants at http://www.icann.org/en/fellowships/.

The 37th ICANN International Public Meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 7-12 March 2010. Applications will go online 28 September 2009 at http://www.icann.org/fellowships/.

"We have seen the fellowship recipients in action since our first meeting in San Juan in June 2007 — and they have grown in their level of understanding and participation in the ICANN process and community," Swinehart added. “ICANN is in the middle of major initiatives around new top-level domains, the introduction of internationalized domain names, to name just two, and the Fellowship program has a key role in making sure we get the broadest possible input on these matters."

Media Contacts:
Brad White
Director of Media Affairs
Tel: +1 202 429 2710
Email: [email protected]

International: Andrew Robertson
Edelman (London)
Ph: +44 7921 588 770
Email: [email protected]

Source: http://www.icann.org/en/announcements/announcement-18aug09-en.htm

Applications for HIV Research Trust Scholarships for 2010

Applications for HIV Research Trust Scholarships for 2010 will be open from 7 September 2009 until 26 October 2009.

Applications for scholarships are requested annually from early September to late October. For ease of communication with all the nations that might be involved, application is web and email based. You can find more details in the Guidance Notes.

The Applications are assessed independently and judged by the quality of the proposal with respect to the science, the training to be received and the value of the programme to the home institution. In this web site we have listed a brief description of past Scholars, their speciality and their area of research interest to show the range of research and training that has been covered.

Once the applications have been received they will be independently reviewed. Successful applicants will be informed early the following year. For more detailed information, please refer to the guidance notes accompanying this page. Please note that there are more applicants than can be funded, so adherence to the guidance is essential for the application to be considered.

APPLY NOW via this link: http://www.hivresearchtrust.org.uk/scholarships2.htm