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PhD Scholarship in Marine Ecology and Climate at DTU Aqua

Deadline: 30 March 2011

A PhD Scholarship in Marine Ecology and Climate is available at the National Institute of Aquatic Resources (DTU Aqua) with starting date August 2011. The position is financed by the Nordic Centre for Research on Marine Ecosystems and Resources under Climate Change (NorMER).

The project will primarily be carried out in the Section for Ocean Ecology and Climate which is situated in Charlottenlund, Denmark, in collaboration with the University of Bergen. DTU Aqua is an institute at the Technical University of Denmark.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the development of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. The institute has an international research staff comprising approx. 90 academic employees.

Project description
The project will investigate how climatically driven variations of the phytoplankton spring bloom dynamics influence the zooplankton and fish recruitment in north Atlantic marine ecosystems. It is hypothesized that bloom characteristics depend on climatic and oceanographic conditions, and that the species composition will vary during the bloom’s seasonal progression within a given region. Timing, magnitude, duration and major species composition of the spring bloom in different years will be estimated and documented using satellite imagery. It is further hypothesized that the phytoplankton species composition will influence the extent to which primary production is consumed within the water column by zooplankton, or settles to the benthos for decomposition and consumption by the benthic community. As a consequence, differences in zooplankton biomass and potential larval fish survival and fish recruitment may depend on responses of different phytoplankton species groups to climatic and hydrographic forcing. These hypotheses will be investigated using remote sensing and zooplankton and fish data for different regions in the North Atlantic where field data for zooplankton and fish recruitment data are available. The regions will include waters near Iceland, Barents Sea, west Greenland and Faro Islands.

We are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree, or equivalent
  • Previous experience in marine, aquatic or ecological research
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Demonstrated mathematical or modelling skills
  • Keen interest in research and for working within the field of marine and aquatic sciences

Approval and Enrolment
Scholarships for a PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the successful candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students at DTU. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
For further information about the project, please contact Associate Professor Andre Visser;

, or Professor Brian MacKenzie,


General information may be obtained from Helge Abildhauge Thomsen,

(+45) 3588 3020, or Nina Qvistgaard,

(+45) 3588 3090.

Do NOT send applications to this e-mail address, but use the electronic submission system - see below!

We must have your online application by 30 March 2011. Please open the link "apply for this job online", at the very bottom of this page, fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae - including a list of publications
  2. A letter motivating the application
  3. Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  4. Conversion of grade averages to Danish grades (see guidelines for the conversion here)
  5. Brief research proposal (1-2 pages) presenting ideas on how to address the research topics given in the short description of the PhD project above

Candidates may apply prior to ob¬tai¬ning their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The purpose of DTU Aqua is to provide research, advice and education at the highest international level within the sustainable exploitation of living marine and freshwater resources, the biology of aquatic organisms and the dynamics of ecosystems as well as their integration in ecosystem-based management. DTU Aqua has 280 employees, of whom a third are scientific staff. The other employees are assistant biologists, laboratory technicians, IT employees, administrative staff, ship’s crew, student assistants etc. The institute is organized into eight scientific sections which carry out the research, educational and advisory activities. In addition, the institute has a number of scientific and administrative support functions, including the research vessel DANA. DTU Aqua has employees in Charlottenlund, Silkeborg and Hirtshals as well as on Dana. You can read more about DTU Aqua on


NISIS 4 PhD positions in the profile area Islam and Muslim societies

Deadline: 14 March 2011

NISIS (Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies)

4 Ph.D POSITIONS in the profile area Islam and Muslim societies
vacancy number: 11-034


NISIS ( Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies) is a national research institute for the study of Islam and Muslim societies, in which eight Dutch universities participate. Leiden University is currently administratively responsible for NISIS. For more information see our website:

Job description

4 PhD positions in the profile area Islam and Muslim societies

In the coming six years (2010-2015)  NISIS has made available special funds to build an integrated interdisciplinary thematic profile area which focuses on lslam and Muslim societies. One of the main aims is to integrate and mobilize the knowledge and expertise in the field. Within this profile area nine Ph.D. positions are available. In 2010 five of these positions have been fulfilled. Application is now open for the last four positions. The PhD. candidates will be appointed at the participating university with which the supervisor is affiliated.


  • Candidates should hold a MA degree or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates with a MA in the Humanities, Social sciences or Religious Studies with a specialisation in the field of Islam and Muslim societies.
  • Outstanding research qualities manifest in a high-quality MA thesis or equivalent.
  • Excellent command of English

Conditions of employment

The conditions of employment may differ according to local circumstances at the appointing university.

The positions are for 1,0/0,8 fte for 4/5 years. The Ph.D. candidates will be appointed initially for eighteen months at the in NISIS participating university with which the supervisor is affiliated. At satisfactory performance during that period, the appointment will be renewed for another two and a half years. Remuneration will be € 2,042 gross per calendar month in the first year, increasing to a maximum of   € 2,612 gross per calendar month in the fourth year is in accordance with current pay scales as indicated in the ‘CAO voor Nederlandse Universiteiten’. You will also receive a end-of-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.


Applicants, with an MA degree in a relevant field and proficiency in English, are asked to submit a concrete interdisciplinary research plan.
The applications procedure will consist of two rounds.

First round
In the first round a selection will be made based on a short research proposal of  maximum 1000 words, exclusive bibliography. You are kindly requested to indicate the intended supervisor in your proposal.

Second round
Those who are selected will be asked to write a full research proposal of maximum 5000 words, exclusive bibliography. The full proposal has be accompanied by two reference letters and a letter of the intended supervisor in which he/she expresses his/her willingness to supervise the candidate. An interview may be part of the selection procedure.


First round
You are requested to send in your first round application before 14 March 2011, 9 a.m. local Dutch time ( Greenwich meantime + 1) containing:

  • Letter of motivation, in which you introduce yourself, explain your suitability for the position and your motivation for the project.
  • Fact sheet (maximum 1000 words, exclusive bibliography)
  • Format Short Research Proposal (maximum 1000 words, exclusive bibliography)

Second round
Reactions before 23 May 2011 (only for those invited):

  • CV
  • Two reference letters
  • A letter of the intended supervisor in which he/she expresses his/her willingness to supervise the candidate
  • Full research proposal (maximum 5000 words, exclusive bibliography)

You are kindly requested to send your applications by post or email (preference) only to Applications send to another mail address will not be taken into consideration. Applications should reach our office no later than 14 March 2011, 9 a.m. local Dutch time (Greenwich meantime + 1). Please quote the vacancy number in your application.

Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Afdeling Personeel en Organisatie
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden

For further information on the procedure please contact Dr. P. de Bruijn, executive secretary of NISIS , or 0031 071 5272592.


BFWG Charitable Foundation Grants for Women

Deadline: 4 April 2011

Foundation Grants

Terms on which the grants are given:-

Women graduates from Britain and overseas are eligible to apply
They must be studying  in the academic year 2011 2012  in Great Britain for a postgraduate doctoral award e.g. PhD, D.Phil.
Any subject or field of study will be considered
There is no upper age limit
The aim of the scheme is to help students complete their programme and so, in the 2011 round applications will only be accepted from students intending to complete and submit their thesis before the end of the academic year 2011 2012.
Evidence of ability to pay fees is required
The competition is open to both full-time and part-time students.
The Grants will be a contribution only towards the living expenses of one year’s academic study or research

The amount of the Foundation Grant will be decided by FfWG, but normally will not exceed £6,000.  All our grants are offered on a needs basis and therefore not all grants will be for £6,000.   Closing date for the return of applications: Monday 4 April 2011 .  The last date to request an application will be Thursday 24 March.  The Foundation’s decision is final and no subsequent correspondence will be entered into.

Grant holders must submit a written report on their year’s work within six weeks of the end of their academic year.


Application forms for a Foundation Grant may be obtained by e-mail only from The Grants Administrator at:-


Please note that the closing date for the return of application forms is Monday 4 April 2011 .
The application form must be completed on a computer and returned by e-mail to A hard signed copy of your application must be returned to the Grants Administrator at the address on the form.
Before returning the completed form answer all questions on the form, do not enter ‘see C.V.’
Ensure you have included:-
Evidence of acceptance for the relevant year
A brief summary of your thesis (one side of A4), if applicable
A copy of your first degree
A postal order, made payable to BFWG Charitable Foundation, for the administration fee of £12 must be returned by post together with a hard signed copy of the application form and all enclosures.


The application form must be completed on a computer and returned by e-mail to The hard signed copy together with all enclosures should be sent by post to the address on the form.

Do not send publications, audio tapes, video tapes, slides or original certificates
Do not stick pieces of paper to the application form
Do not use staples for attaching enclosures

Obtain the consent of your referees before submitting their names and draw their attention to the closing date for your application. ONE OF YOUR REFERENCE FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY YOUR TUTOR OR SUPERVISOR .  Without both references applications will not be considered.

It is your responsibility to ensure your references arrive at our office before the closing date of Monday 4 April 2011 .

FfWG would like to thank you for taking the time to complete your application form.  FfWG strives to maximize the amount of funds used to make grants and in order to do so you will only be informed of the result of your application if you are successful.  If you have not heard from FfWG by 31 August 2010 then you should assume that you have been unsuccessful.  You may e-mail for the result if you are unsure.

You can be assured that all applications meeting the stated criteria will be considered sympathetically but remember that FfWG’s funds are limited and not all who apply will receive a grant.

If you have any queries regarding your application, including checking that your references have arrived, you should e-mail or telephone the Grants Administrator on 01732 321139.

Please be aware that if you are successful with your application form you will be required to supply proof of identity before any payment will be made.  This can be one of the following:-

Copy of identity page of your Passport

Copy of a full EU/UK Driving License

Student Card from a British University


East-West Center Graduate Degree Fellowship Program

Deadline: 1 November 2011

PhD Scholarship at The Bloomsbury Colleges, University of London

Deadline: 31 May 2011

Intelligent Hands: A Cross-Cultural Study Of Apprenticeship And Skilled Work

Lead Supervisor: Professor Trevor H J Marchand (SOAS)

Co-Supervisor: Professor Lorna Unwin (IoE)

The project will develop an interdisciplinary approach to the study of apprenticeship and skilled work by capitalising upon anthropology’s fieldwork tradition and focus on social interaction, and the expertise of educational studies in vocational learning. As a model of learning, apprenticeship has been resilient over many centuries throughout the world, providing the framework for teaching and learning in occupations spanning traditional crafts and trades and occupations in journalism, medicine and law. In their seminal book, Situated Learning (1991), cultural anthropologists Lave and Wenger employed case studies of apprenticeship  to argue that people learn through purposeful participation in 'communities of practice'. Their deliberate focus on apprenticeship legitimises forms of learning and knowledge that lay outside formal educational institutions, and celebrate ‘skilled’ work as a practice which combines different types of knowledge (codified, tacit, personal), judgment, and creativity.

In the past decade, there has been a newfound interest in craftsmanship. The recent global economic crisis, increased awareness of the need for more sustainable patterns of consumption and economic growth, and acknowledgement that making/ creating and mending are, for many people, deeply satisfying activities, have highlighted the need to recognise the importance of craftsmanship, albeit redefined for the contemporary age. The aim of this project is to develop the basis for a robust cross-cultural and inter-disciplinary comparative analysis of apprenticeship as a model of learning for skilled work in non-Western settings and to use this to take a fresh look at the evidence from Western countries.

The minimum entrance requirement for research degree at SOAS is a UK Masters degree or equivalent recognised by the School. Candidates should have an undergraduate and/or master level degree in Anthropology, with a merit or equivalent in the Masters Degree and a MA dissertation grade of 65% or higher. Existing fieldwork experience and knowledge of the literature on apprenticeship, vocational learning, craft and work would be beneficial.

The successful candidate will engage in an uninterrupted period of intensive fieldwork in Africa or Asia to gather original ethnographic data in occupational communities of practice. They will also actively engage with Marchand and Unwin in a unique cross-cultural comparative study that synthesises the multi-sited work of all three researchers.

Key References:

  1. Fuller, A. and Unwin, L. (2010) ‘Change and continuity in apprenticeship: the resilience of a model of learning’, Journal of Education and Work, 25(5): 405-416.
  2. Ingold, T. (2000) The Perception of the Environment: essays on livelihood, dwelling and skill, London: Routledge.
  3. Lave, J. and Wenger, E. (1991) Situated Learning, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  4. Marchand, T. (2009) The Masons of Djenné, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.
  5. Marchand, T. (2001) Minaret Building and Apprenticeship in Yemen, London: Curzon (Routledge).
  6. Unwin, L. (2009) Sensuality, Sustainability and Social Justice: Vocational Education in Changing Times, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, London: Institute of Education.

Further details about the project may be obtained from:

Lead Supervisor: Professor Trevor H J Marchand,

Co-Supervisor: Professor Lorna Unwin,

Further information about PhDs at SOAS and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology  is available from:

PhDs at SOAS

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology

How to apply:

Applicants must complete the attached Bloomsbury College PhD Studentship application form.

The completed Studentship application form should be returned to:

Miss Alicia Sales
Scholarships Officer, Registry
Thornhaugh Street
London WC1H 0XG

For any queries regarding the the Studentship application form, please e-mail:

Applicants must also make an application for Mphil/Phd at SOAS:

IMPORTANT: As the Studentship is run by the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, applicants must choose Anthropology and Sociology Studies Research as the programme of study for their application for Mphil/PhD

The application for Mphil/PhD should be returned as soon as possible but no later than the Studentship's closing date as Studentship applicants must be accepted for the Mphil/PhD.

When applying, please indicate where you found out about this studentship (please state the publication title/ web address).

Closing date for applications: 31 May 2011


Scuola di Dottorato, Università di Roma Announcement 2011

Deadline: 25 April 2011

Pre-selection Announcement for Foreign Students

Pre-selection is in progress for foreign students applying for a position in a PhD Program for the Academic Year 2011/12.


The number of positions funded by the University will be established by the Graduate School after 10 June 2011.


Foreign students wishing to apply for admission to a PhD Program for the Academic Year 2011/12 must submit an application no later than 25 April 2011.


Some doctoral courses have specific conditions of admission. Those will be advertised on the following web page: (These conditions may include the primary language of the program and its educational activities -- e.g., English or Italian).



Foreign students will be evaluated by submitting an online application by 25 April 2011. At the conclusion of the online application process, applicants must attach in electronic format a “pdf” file with a maximum size of 15 MB containing:

1. A Curriculum Vitae with details of achieved degree(s), relevant examination results and/or results of degree requirements with assessment and/or grade (i.e., transcript details), and the date of degree achievement.
2. A research proposal (maximum size of one (1) page on A4 paper)

3. A List of Publications

Foreign students are required to provide two recommendation forms & corresponding letters from two university professors either in Italy or abroad. The recommendation form and information about the letter can be found at the following webpage:

Please transmit the forms and letters by email or via regular postal mail directly to the coordinator of the PhD program to which you are applying by 25 April 2011. (Please note, if you are applying to more than one program an original set of letters & forms must be sent to each of the Programs Coordinators).

The list of coordinators and their addresses (both postal and electronic) is available at the following webpage:

Eligible candidates whose application has passed preliminary screening will be invited to take part in a Skype interview with the Coordinator (or their delegate) of the applicant’s desired program of study.

The Doctoral School will publish the list of candidates granted a Skype interview and the timetable of those interviews. The information can be found at the following webpage:

Candidates whose two letters of recommendation are not received will be excluded from selection.

Candidates will also be excluded from the selection process if they fail to disclose in their Curriculum Vitae relevant examination results and/or results of degree requirements with assessment and/or grade (i.e., transcript details), and the date of degree achievement by 25 April 2011.

Candidates will also be excluded if they hold a degree which the Coordinator does not consider equivalent to an Italian degree or equivalent to the Program’s requirements.

Candidates possessing a degree(s) not achieved in Italy will have to submit to the Administration of the Doctoral School a Declaration of Relative Value (or “dichiarazione di valore relativa al titolo”) within three months of registration. The Declaration is obtainable from the Italian Embassy or Consulate in the country where the degree was completed.

Students who fail to present the Declaration of Relative Value within three months of registration will be excluded from the program.

Pre-selection applications will be evaluated by the Coordinator or by a Committee appointed by the Coordinator of the PhD Program and they will admit candidates deemed suitable.

The successful Candidate will be admitted and expected to be present for the full Academic Year beginning 1 September 2010 through 30 October 2011.

Professor Renato Lauro

The Rector


International Doctoral Summer School Identity and Interculturality: Research Methods

Deadline: 28 February 2011

Date & place: 4-8 July 2011, Roskilde University, Denmark

Conveners: Fred Dervin (University of Turku, Finland) & Karen Risager (Roskilde University, Denmark)

Institutional affiliation: The international research network Cultnet & the Doctoral programme of Intercultural Studies, Roskilde University

Sponsored by a range of institutions and collaborators, see below
Invited Guests Michael Byram, (Professor Emeritus, School of Education, University of Durham), Claire Kramsch (University of California at Berkeley, USA), Alex Gillespie (University of Stirling, Scotland) Mike Baynham (University of Leeds, England).

Aims and Target Group of the Summer School
The aims of the Roskilde Summer School are threefold: to help students grasp and critically engage with the notions of identity and intercul-turality and see how they are related to get to know various research methods that can help students to work within cul-tural and social complexity to discuss their own research topics and to get to test various research tools that can help them to move on in/improve their research

The Summer School is meant to be transdisciplinary, and the target group is PhD students from all disciplinary backgrounds who are especially interested in methodologies related to this field of study.

Please send your application to secretary Tinna Kryger:
Deadline for submission of abstract: Monday 28 February 2011
Answers to applicants: Thursday 17 March 2011
Deadline for submission of full papers (4000 words): Monday 30 May 2011
Deadline for essays after Summer School (1000 words): Monday 15 August 2011


PhD Scholarship from Department of Geology and soil science, Ghent University

Deadline: 31 March 2011

  • Last application date: 2011-03-31 11:55
  • Department: WE13 - Department of Geology and soil science
  • Contract: bepaald
  • Degree: Master degree in Geology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Engineering,..
  • Occupancy rate: 100%
  • Vacancy Type: wp


Multi-disciplinary 3D characterisation of complex pore-networks and minerals of geomaterials from sub-micron to centimeter scale.

The ultimate goal of this research project is the 3D characterisation of minerals and pore-structures at a pore-scale level through linking with the 2D information obtained from classical microscopical techniques like optical microscopy and SEM-EDX. Next to the 3D structural information, emphasis will be put as well on the 3D geochemical composition. By combining different imaging techniques, structural and chemical information will allow to characterise geomaterials in a multi-disciplinary way as each technique provides complementary data to the specimen under investigation. Data fusion of the 3D structural characteristics obtained through HRXCT and the petrophysical rock properties obtained through micro-XRF, optical microscopy and SEM-EDX will be the aim of this project proposal. It is expected that this data-fusion will largely contribute to process and mechanism characterisation as it will provide both chemical and physical information at the same time.


We are looking for a highly motivated individual with an MSc (or equivalent degree) in geology, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, etc. and with a strong interest in software and data-fusion. Research activities will include the use of highly advanced imaging techniques, like X-ray CT, scanning micro-XRF, etc. in combination with traditional microscopical techniques (like optical microscopy and SEM-EDX). Fluency in spoken and written English is required. Candidates should be able to work independently and in a team.

The successful candidate will be offered a full-time Ph.D. position for four years in the research project plus a working grant. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies and will enroll in the Doctoral School Program of the Ghent University. The candidate shall devote his or her time primarily to their own research studies.

The research will be carried out at the Research Unit Sedimentary Geology and Engineering Geology, which is also member and co-founder of the Centre for X-ray Tomography ( at Ghent University. The successful applicant will work in close collaboration with geologists, civil engineers and physicists of the Centre for X-ray Tomography.


Please send a description of your past work, a statement of your research interests, a curriculum vitae (including grades, courses followed, the title of your master thesis and a list of publications) as well as mail and email addresses of two referees. Send these by email to

The applications should be received before March 31st, 2011. Students currently finishing their MSc are also invited to apply. The research project must commence at the latest on the 31th of October 2011 (but can always be started earlier).

For further informal enquiries on the position please contact:

Prof. Dr. Veerle Cnudde
Research Unit Sedimentary Geology and Engineering Geology – WE13
Krijgslaan 281/S8
9000 Gent


Government of Slovakia – Modernization Program Slovensko 21

Deadline: 31 May 2011

Casey Graduate Scholarship

Deadline: 31 March 2011

ENS Cachan International Scholarship Programme

Deadline: 16 January 2011

Joseph Breen Memorial Fellowship in Green Chemistry

Deadline: 1 Feb 2011

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