2016 UCLAN PhD Studentship in the School of Health Sciences, UK

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2016 UCLAN PhD Studentship in the School of Health Sciences, UK

Deadline: 28 March 2016.

University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) is pleased to offer PhD (via MPhil) programme within the School of Health Sciences. UK/EU and International applicants can apply of this PhD studentship. The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students. Today UCLan is one of the UK’s largest universities. With a student and staff community approaching 38,000 it is the fifth largest employer in the North West of England. In the future UCLan will enhance its standing as an institution with a world-class academic reputation firmly rooted in modern-day relevance. It is a future which focuses on the provision of innovative thinking – for the real world.

The School of Health Sciences is offering two full-time PhD (via MPhil) studentships to study one of the following topics:
– Evaluating health technologies to support policy development
– Statistical methods in the evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions.

Benefits: The studentships are tenable for up to 3 years full-time [subject to satisfactory progress] and will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU rates plus an annual maintenance stipend of £14,057 per year(2015/16 rates). It is expected the successful applicants will commence 1 October 2016. International applicants may apply but will be required to pay the difference in tuition fees.

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant health, social care, or pertinent methodological subject is essential.
  • International applicants require an English Language level of IELTs 7.0 (no sub-score below 6.5) or equivalent qualification.
  • UK/EU and International applicants can apply of this PhD studentship.
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant health, social care, or pertinent methodological subject is essential.

Supporting Material

In order to select those students who will benefit from their chosen programme of study, the University requires a supporting statement from a referee. Reference about the applicant should, if possible, cover the following:

  • Suitability for a research degree
  • Intellectual qualities including previous academic performance and any relevant subject experience through work or study
  • Personal characteristics including evidence of ability to sustain study at the level of their chosen research
  • Career aspirations
  • How long they have known the applicant.

How to Apply: Completed application forms should be returned to the Research Student Registry email at researchadmissions@uclan.ac.uk. For more information, click here

2016 Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research PhD Studentship in UK

2016 Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research PhD Studentship in UK

Application Deadline: Closing date for applications is 31st March 2016.

The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is pleased to offer PhD studentship in collaboration with UCL, QMUL and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. UK/EU and overseas applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship program. The main objective of the university is to provide high quality, comprehensive educational and training opportunities that are compatible to changing needs of the students. The vision of the institute is to harness health data for patient and public benefit by setting the international standard for the safe and secure use of electronic patient records and other population-based datasets for research purposes. The Farr Institute of Health Informatics Research is developing coordinated interdisciplinary programmes of research using Electronic Health Records across the areas of Discovery Science, Precision Medicine, Public Health, Learning Health Systems, Citizen Driven Health.

Benefits

The studentships cover UK/Home and EU fees and a yearly stipend (for academic year 2016-17: £16,539). Overseas applicants who are self-funding or in receipt of a scholarship which covers overseas fees are welcome to apply, but are requested to contact the Farr Institute prior to submitting their application.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should possess a good first degree in a relevant discipline and an MSc or substantial experience in Computer Science, Statistics, Research methods or Bioinformatics.
  • UK/EU and overseas applicants are eligible to apply for this studentship programme.
  • Applicants should possess a good first degree in a relevant discipline and an MSc or substantial experience in computer science, statistics, research methods or bioinformatics.
  • English language Requirements: If applicants first language is not English they must be able to provide recent evidence that their spoken and written command of the English language is adequate for the programmes for which applicants have applied.

To apply candidates should submit a CV and a one page statement of their research interests. Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed and if successful, invited to work up a research proposal with a leading Farr Institute academic with a view to starting the PhD in October 2016.

How to Apply: Please submit your application to Dr Denise Beales, Institute Manager (email: d.beales-at-ucl.ac.uk). For more information, click here

2016 Norman E. Borlaug LEAP Fellowships in Agriculture Program, USA.

2016 Norman E. Borlaug LEAP Fellowships in Agriculture Program, USA.

Deadline: April 6, 2016

Applications are invited for Norman E. Borlaug LEAP (Leadership Enhancement in Agriculture Program) fellowships available for Sub-Saharan African students. Fellowships are available for conducting research in the field of agriculture and related disciplines.

To support this vision, USDA and USAID established the Norman E. Borlaug International Science and Technology Fellowship Program. The program was created to educate and train students, researchers, policymakers, scientists, and faculty members from developing countries, in the latest science and agricultural technologies.

The Borlaug LEAP offers fellowships to enhance the quality of thesis research of graduate students from developing countries who show strong promise as leaders in the field of agriculture and related disciplines. The program supports engaging a mentor at a US university and a CGIAR center. Fellowship is offered for conducting research on topics related to the US Government’s global hunger initiative — Feed the Future.  All topics related to agriculture (as defined by Title XII) and the Feed the Future initiative are admissible.

Applicants must be fluent in reading, writing and speaking English. All semi-finalists must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score taken within the past year.  Only applicants enrolled at U.S. universities are exempt from this requirement.

Benefits

The award level is US$20,000 for a maximum of one year. The funds are administered as a grant to the US university mentor. Grant funds can be used to support a variety of research needs including student’s travel to the research site, research support at the CGIAR or US University, and US faculty member travel to the research site to mentor the student in collaboration with a CGIAR scientist.  Funds should not be used to pay tuition or salaries. The program supports internships for up to 12 months. Internships can be at the CGIAR, US graduate-level university or a combination of appropriate institutions. Students are encouraged to creatively plan an internship that best suits their educational needs and circumstances. A minimum of three months should be spent at any one location.

Eligibility:
An eligible candidate for a Borlaug LEAP fellowship must be:

  • A citizen of a USAID-assisted country. Currently we are only accepting applications from citizens of USAID-assisted countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Applicants cannot hold citizenship or permanent residency in the US and/or any non-USAID assisted country. This includes applicants with dual citizenship. These include Citizens of Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Dem. Rep. Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome/Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe can apply for these Borlaug fellowships.
  • Must be currently enrolled as an MS or PhD student at a US or sub-Saharan Africa developing country university. Candidates must maintain student status for the duration of the fellowship.
  • fluent in reading, writing and speaking English. All semi-finalists must provide a TOEFL or IELTS score taken within the past year.  Only applicants enrolled at U.S. universities are exempt from this requirement.  Minimum acceptable scores are: TOEFL, 550 (paper test); 80 (internet-based test). IELTS (academic modules), minimum of 7 on a 9-point scale.
  • completed at least one year of graduate level course work in the graduate program the applicant is currently enrolled in with a US equivalent grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
  • a thesis-topic related to agricultural development and related fields.
  • Successful candidates must agree to return to their country of citizenship for a minimum of two years following graduation and remain enrolled as an MS or PhD student and have student status at their university for the duration of their fellowship.

How to Apply: For more information and application, click here

PhD Positions in Imaging Cellular Processes and Disease at CiM-IMPRS, Germany

PhD Positions in Imaging Cellular Processes and Disease at CiM-IMPRS, Germany

Deadline: 1st May 2016.

University of Münsterand the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine is offering CiM-IMPRS joint graduate program formed by the merger of the International Max Planck Research School IMPRS-MBM and the CiM Graduate School. Position is open for highly qualified and motivated students international graduates of Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Sciences and Physics. It offers outstanding research in high-profile laboratories as well as excellent scientific and “soft-skill” training aimed to strengthen the PhD students’ competences for their future careers.

The Ph.D. program offers excellent research and teaching in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences with a strong emphasis on Imaging.and they are available in the field of Imaging Cellular Processes and Disease.

List of Subejcts include: Cell and Molecular Biology, Developmental and Stem Cell Biology, Vascular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Neurobiology, In vivo Imaging, High Resolution Optical Imaging, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Label Chemistry and Mathematical Modelling.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent (e.g. German Diploma), in life or natural sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, pharmacy or related fields), in mathematics or computer sciences. Applicants with a state examination in pharmacy can be admitted to work on pharmaceutical/chemical projects. The date of award of the Master’s (diploma, state examination) degree must not be more than 4 years ago (i.e. 4 years before the above-mentioned application deadline).
  • Applications are also welcome if the required degree has not yet been awarded by the time of application. However, it has to be awarded before fellowships commence in October.
  • Students from Münster are also welcome to apply. Please note: Students who are already working in a group of a CiM-IMPRS member (see list of members on this page under “Faculty”) are eligible for a fellowship only if they will join a different CiM-IMPRS group for their PhD. If they have questions concerning this rule please contact us by e-mail.
  • Citizens of any nationality can apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree, or equivalent (e.g. German Diploma), in life or natural sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics, chemistry, pharmacy or related fields), in mathematics or computer sciences.
  • Applicants who are not native English speakers should demonstrate an adequate competence of the English language by one of the following options: 1) acceptable results in an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS) or 2) proven higher education in English or 3) reasonably long stay in an English speaking country or 4) simply demonstrating their English language abilities during presentations and interviews in Münster. Please note that although an English proficiency test (TOEFL, IELTS) is not required it is very important that applicant can communicate well enough in spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of the German language is not required.

How to Apply: For more information and application, click here

ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya in Insect Sciences

Application Deadline: 22nd March 2016

The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD1) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for PhD scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS).

icipe (www.icipe.org) is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya that works towards improving lives and livelihoods of people in Africa. The centre’s primary objective is to research and develop alternative and environmentally-friendly pest and vector management strategies that are effective, selective, non-polluting, non-resistance inducing, and which are affordable to resource-limited rural and urban communities. icipe‘s mandate extends to the conservation and use of the abundant insect biodiversity found in Africa. icipe is the only international centre in sub-Saharan Africa working primarily on arthropods. icipe works in a holistic and integrated approach through a 4-H paradigm – Human, Animal, Plant and Environmental Health – with the aim of improving the overall health of communities in tropical Africa by addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, low agricultural productivity and degradation of the environment.

ARPPIS prepares young researchers from Africa to compete in an internationally competitive research environment within national, regional and international research programmes. At icipe, ARPPIS scholars are provided with excellent research facilities in an interdisciplinary environment within a structured, three-year PhD programme that includes research, training, developing research partnerships, and scientific meetings and international conferences. Scholars conduct their innovative research at icipe’s laboratories and at field sites located in various agro-ecological zones.

Twelve ARPPIS-DAAD PhD scholarships for twelve eligible projects are available to nationals of sub-Saharan countries. Successful candidates will carry out their research in selected projects at icipe. The ARPPIS PhD programme will commence in September 2016.

Scholarship benefits: The scholarships cover all costs of the PhD programme, including travel, living expenses, medical insurance, university fees and all research and training costs.

Eligibility criteria

  • A national of a country in sub-Sahara Africa.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum pass of second-class, upper division.
  • A Master’s degree taken with both coursework and research in the field of natural sciences or other field relevant to the PhD project.
  • The Master’s degree must have been completed less than six years ago at the time of application.
  • Qualified female candidates and candidates from less privileged regions or groups as well as candidates with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Qualified nationals of French- and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa are also encouraged to apply.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with a maximum age of 36 years (men) or 40 years (women) by 31st December 2016.
  • Additional specific entrance requirements will be considered for admission depending on the Eligible PhD Project(s) selected by the candidate.
  • A working knowledge of English (written & spoken).
  • Completed application forms and accompanying supporting documents.

For more information and to apply, click here

OFID Scholarship Awards 2016/2017 for Outstanding Students from Developing Countries

OFID Scholarship Awards 2016/2017 for Outstanding Students from Developing Countries
Deadline: 1 May 2016

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) is accepting applications for the OFID Scholarship Award 2016/2017, with an aim to help highly motivated, highly driven individuals overcome one of the biggest challenges to their careers – the cost of graduate studies.
Focus Areas include; Energy, Transportation, Financial, Agriculture, Water & Sanitation, Industry, Health, Telecommunications and Education

Funding
The winners of the OFID Scholarship Award will receive a scholarship of up to US $50,000.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Applicants must be between the ages of 23-32 at the time of submitting his/her application.
2. Must have obtained or be on the verge of completing their undergraduate degree with a Baccalaureate from an accredited college/university, or its equivalent.
3. Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 rating system, or its equivalent.
4. Must be matriculated at an accredited university for the upcoming academic year starting August/September 2015, and must maintain full-time status for the duration of the Master’s Degree.
5. Must be a national of a developing country (except OFID Member Countries

6. Must select a subject of study that pertains to OFID’s core mission, such as: economics of development (poverty reduction, energy and sustainable development), environment (desertification), or other related science and technology fields.

Note: OFID will not consider applications received through a third party. All materials submitted become the property of OFID and will not be returned to the applicant.

For more information, Please visit OFID Scholarship Awards.