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icon Engineering

Open to nationals of CERN Member or Associate States

icon  CERN

icon 04 Sep 2017

icon Partial Funding, stipend + Insurance + travel expenses

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The European Organization for Nuclear Research is offering CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship, 2017 to recent graduates who wish to work for one or two years in an international environment.

Eligibility criteria:

  • CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship, 2017 is open to nationals of CERN Member or the Associate States.
  • Applicants applying in experimental or theoretical physics must hold a Ph.D. or are about to finish your thesis.
  • Candidates applying in applied science, computing or engineering must hold a university degree or a technical engineer qualification.
  • Applicants with an MSc or higher diploma should have no more than ten years relevant experience.
  • Applicants with only a BSc or technical engineer diploma should have no more than four years experience.
  • Applicants who are currently preparing a diploma are eligible to apply for CERN Graduate Engineering Training Fellowship, 2017.

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Brief description:

IMD’s MBA program is offering a new and considerable scholarship program to enable young leaders from emerging markets to earn the IMD MBA degree.

Host Institution(s):

IMD Switzerland

Field of study:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Scholarships:

Not specified.

Target group:

Citizens of developing countries

Scholarship value/inclusions:

CHF 200’000 (to be split between the winners of the scholarship)

Eligibility:

Applicants must be citizens of developing countries with good academic results (GMAT), strong reference letters & steady career progression.

Application instructions:

Before you can apply for the scholarship, you must have been accepted into an IMD MBA Program. You must complete the MBA Financial Aid Application Form and submit your essays before 30 September 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.imd.org/mba/admissions/one-year-mba-program-financial-aid/

The University of Lausanne is offering LLM Scholarships for the academic year 2017-2018. These scholarships are awarded to prospective students to support the participation in the LLM Programme in International and European Economic and Commercial Law.

This initiative is intended to permit to more students to take part in this prestigious programme despite the economic crisis in many countries and the high exchange rate of the Swiss franc.

The University of Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland was founded in 1537 as a school of theology, before being made a university in 1890. Today about 13,500 students and 2,200 researchers study and work at the university.

Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing LLM Programme.

Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in International and European Economic and Commercial Law.

Scholarship Award: Up to 15’000 CHF scholarships are now being awarded to prospective students.

Scholarship can be taken in Switzerland

Eligibility: A number of programme-specific scholarships to cover part of the tuition fee are available:

  • Otto-Riese Scholarship: Otto-Riese Scholarships cover 75% of tuition fees. The student pays only 25% of the tuition fees but must pay the full amount of the semester fees (160 Swiss Francs per semester). These scholarships will be awarded to students who in their prior academic activity have shown their outstanding research and study capabilities and have obtained the highest results.
  • Jean-Barbeyrac Scholarships: Jean-Barbeyrac Scholarships cover 50% of tuition fees. The student pays only 50% of the tuition fees but must pay the full amount of the semester fees (160 Swiss Francs per semester. Currently up to four “Jean Barbeyrac Scholarships” are available. They will be awarded to students who in their prior academic activity have shown their extraordinary research and study capabilities and obtained outstanding results.
  • Vilfredo-Pareto-Scholarships: Vilfredo-Pareto Scholarships cover 25% of the tuition fees. In addition to the remaining 75% of the tuition fees the sutdents pay the normal semester fees (160 Swiss Francs per semester). Currently up to eight “Vilfredo Pareto Scholarships” are available. They will be awarded to students from developing countries who in their prior academic activity have shown their extraordinary research and study capabilities and obtained outstanding results.

Nationality: Students from Switzerland are eligible to apply.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: The programme is open to candidates holding a University diploma in law corresponding to a Swiss “MLaw” degree. Normally this corresponds to at least 4,5 years of study within the Bologna system and means that students hold both a Bachelor’s degree (180 ECTS credits) and a Master’s degree (90 ECTS credits).

Test Requirement: No

English Language Requirement:  Participants must prove a good knowledge of English in their motivation letter (number of years of Language classes taken, specific experience in an English-speaking environment etc.) and IELTS or TOEFL test. Normally, we expect candidates to have a minimum TOEFL score of 580 (paper-based) or 237 (computer-based) or 92 (internet-based). Proof of an equivalent level of language proficiency may be acceptable.  In any case, you should know that we expect you to be able to follow classes entirely held in English and to write your assignments in English. The University provides classes in “English as a foreign language” which we encourage you to take if you should feel the need to further improve you skills.

How to Apply: Students who wish to apply for one of these scholarships are requested to do so at the same time as they apply for admission to the programme by sending their scholarship request by post. To apply for PhD programmme, candidate must submit an online application form. In order to complete the form, the candidate will need to provide personal data and information on his/her educational background and professional experience.

  • Copies of all university diplomas and transcripts
  • Certified Copy of the authenticated translation of documents not written in French, German, English or Italian
  • Motivation letter
  • CV
  • 2 reference letters
  • Passport format photograph
  • Copy of first 2 pages of your passport
  • Copy of a working/student/residency permit (if exists)
  • Copy of the proof of payment of 200 Swiss francs for the administrative fees (for candidates who do not hold a Swiss university degree)
  • Copy of the ex-matriculation letter (for candidates who hold a Swiss university degree)

Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 30, 2017.

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Post Career Break Fellowship is offered by CERN to science and engineering graduates (full-time or part-time) wants to re-start their careers. This is an exceptional chance to update knowledge and skills.

Duration:  up to 3 years (with extension) in an international environment at the forefront of research; minimum duration of a Fellow contract is 6 months.

Number of fellowships: approx. 200/year in both for research work (experimental or theoretical physics) and advanced development work and related research in a broad range of applied science, computing and engineering fields.

Level: Junior or Senior Fellows

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must have been on a career break for personal reasons such as family or caring responsibilities or health issues for at least 2 years.
  • Periods of unemployment do not count as a career break within this programme.
  • Applicant must have a Masters level diploma or PhD with between 4 and 10 years relevant experience after the MSc (Senior Fellow profile),
  • Applicants applying in experimental or theoretical physics, must hold PhD (or are about to finish thesis) OR
  • Applicant must have B.Sc. or technical engineer diploma with no more than 4 years relevant experience (Junior Fellow profile).
  • Junior Fellows must be nationals of one of CERN’s Member States.

Applications:

  • CV
  • Cover letter explaining the reasons for the career break
  • Motivation letter for wishing to return to work
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Statement of research interests
  • Scan of the highest qualification
  • 2 letters of recommendation.
  • Recommendation letters must refer to the most recent relevant academic or professional experience.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization CERN
Fellowship Level Researchers
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Science and Technology, Computer Science, Engineering
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline 4 September 2017
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Brief description:

The IMD MBA Future Leaders Scholarships are open to candidates who demonstrate leadership understanding and who is pursuing an MBA Degree at IMD.

Host Institution(s):

IMD Switzerland

Level/Field of study:

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Number of Scholarships:

3 scholarships are awarded each year

Target group:

Students from all over the world

Scholarship value:

CHF 30,000

Eligibility:

Applicants who demonstrate exceptional leadership understanding. You must submit a 750-word essay on the following topic: “It has been said that success in business requires flexibility to be responsive, but also commitment to a recognized set of values. Discuss using your personal and professional experience.”

Application instructions:

You must submit your full application and the essay (using the IMD MBA Scholarship Template) before 30 September 2017.

It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and scholarship template and for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

Website:

Official Scholarship Website:  http://www.imd.org/mba/admissions/one-year-mba-program-financial-aid/

ETH Zurich Research Grants

ETH Zurich Research Grants are aimed to promote highly creative and original research at ETH Zurich that may outcome in basic new knowledge or technologies. ETH grant welcomes applications that involve high- risk approaches and novel combination of disciplines with potential for excellence and exciting findings in engineering, mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences and architecture.
Eligibility:

  • A grant application should be submitted by a PI and, where appropriate, one or more co-applicants.
  • The PI of grant application must be an ETH Zurich employee with at least an earned doctorate or equivalent qualification.
  • The formal doctoral supervisor (“Leiter / Leiterin der Doktorarbeit”) must either be PI or a co-applicant or s/he must submit a letter of support confirming that s/he will take formal responsibility for doctoral student.
  • The formal doctoral supervisor must also have definite ETH Zurich position for the duration of proposed project.
  • Generally co-applicants will also be ETH Zurich employees. External co-applicants can be accepted if project involves a significant collaboration with a non-ETH Zurich group. However, external co-applicants cannot receive funding from ETH Grants program.
  • PIs are usually required to hold at least one other significant, peer-reviewed, active external grant (e.g., from the SNSF or EU).
  • Submissions from Research Assistants may be considered, even if they do not hold another external grant, but application must be justified and service must be guaranteed for the planned duration of project.
  • A single PI must not submit more than one proposal per call.

ETH Grant funding:

  • ETH Grants should be used to fund doctoral research project completed at ETH Zurich under the supervision of ETH Zurich employees.
  • The usual ETH Grant will include one PhD student and will get funding for student’s salary and for material cost.
  • Well-justified Postdoc research position that are unconditionally necessary for successful completion of a project may be funded exceptionally for a maximum period of 2 years, but also in addition to a doctoral position.
  • The maximum funding level for a project requesting support for a single ETH Zurich research group is CHF 500,000.
  • Funding for interdisciplinary projects involving two or more ETH research groups is limited to CHF 500,000 per group and a total of CHF 1,500,000 per project.

Duration: 3 years (max)

Deadline: There are two deadlines per year, on 1st March and 1st September .

How to apply: Applications should be submitted online using web-based system at www.ethgrants.ethz.ch.

The application should comprise:

  1. A brief summary with key specification on objectives of the proposed research project, methods to be employed, and significance of the expected outputs (max. 400 words).
  2. Goals, landmarks, and expected results of the proposed research.
  3. The rationale for proposed research and state of art of research.
  4. A comprehensive research plan.
  5. A description of resources available for the insight of the research.
  6. A list of recent relevant publications by PI and co-applicants and others.
  7. For projects engaging more than one research group, a description of the value that is added by collaboration.
  8. A description of significance of the project to ETH Zurich.
  9. An clarification why this research is appropriate for consideration within ETH Grant Program.
  10. Any additional information that may help evaluation process.
——Quick Overview———
Organization ETH Zurich Research Grants
Level PhD
Country Switzerland
Subject areas All disciplines
Salary As per legislation
Eligibility Masters
Deadline March and September yearly
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icon PhD, Post Doc

icon Science and Engineering

Open to all nationalities

icon  ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich)

icon 01 Sep 2017

icon Partial Funding, CHF 15,00,000 – 500,000

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ETH Zurich Research Grants, 2017 are being granted to encourage highly original and creative research that might result in new technologies.

Eligibility criteria:

  • The PI will submit the grant applicant for one or more co-applicants.
  • The PI must be an ETH Zurich employee with at least an earned doctorate or equivalent qualification and at least a 50 % ETH Zurich position.
  • An application under specific conditions must be submitted by assistant professors, whose employment formally ends before the planned duration of the project.
  • The ETH Zurich Research Grants, 2017 are awarded to one Ph.D. student.
  • Post-doctoral research positions will be funded only exceptionally.

Documents required:

The applicants of ETH Zurich Research Grants, 2017 must submit the following documents before the deadline:

  • A CV in 1 page with list of publications done during the past 5 years
  • A final report on each funded project that was completed  within 3 years prior to the grant
  • A list of active grants and submitted grant applications of the PI and the ETH Zurich co-applicants
  • A list of at least five suggested external reviewers
  • Price quotes for costly materials and services

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icon Masters, MBA

icon Business Administration

Open to all nationals

icon  University of St. Gallen

icon 04 Jun 2017

icon Partial Funding, CHF 15,000

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The University of St Gallen is offering Life Science Scholarship Competition, 2017 to students who wish to pursue MBA at the University.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants of Life Science Scholarship Competition, 2017 must at least be a bachelor degree holder with many years of work experience in life science or related field.
  • Students must be fluent in English.
  • Candidates applying for Life Science Scholarship Competition, 2017 must have taken GMAT or be a Ph.D., CPA or CFA level 2 holder to be eligible for fee waiver.
  • If applicants haven’t yet taken the GMAT or are not qualified for the fee waiver, they must be willing to take up the Admissions Test within 10 days from the announcement of competition results.
  • Competition is open to both full-time and part-time MBA.

Documents required:

  • Condensed paper of at most 2 pages
  • video in 5-6 minutes elaborating on the assessment
  • One of the following two questions can be selected:
    • Identify and give reasons for current business models/processes that are most at risk, in light of disruption and digitization in the life science industry today.
    • Identify and explain two or three strategic business transformations that would need to be implemented to increase innovation capabilities in the life science industry today.

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Biozentrum International PhD Program in Molecular Life Sciences calls motivated young scientists from all over the world to apply for a PhD student position at the Biozentrum of the University of Basel, Switzerland. The “Fellowships for Excellence” are only awarded to a max. of 10 successful students per open call: The program thus committed to recruit and identify only the most exceptional students worldwide.

Due to this meticulous selection and a wide-ranging evaluation procedure, these “Fellowships for Excellence” are highly esteemed and sought after. Successful candidates will have direct entrée to the Biozentrum PhD program and are offered a rotation based selection of a research group of choice and a number of other perks that should foster the scientific excellence and the career prospects of these doctoral candidates.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must hold Master’s degree (Diploma, DEA).
  • Before employment, candidates should either already be holding or awaiting their university degree that qualifies them for a PhD program at the University of Basel (M.Sc, Diploma, etc.).
  • Only in exceptional cases, brilliant students with a B.Sc degree will be considered for the “Fellowships for Excellence” program. These candidates will have to pass supplementary courses at the Biozentrum after acceptance.

Applications:

Track 1: Applications may be made submitted to the head of a research group at the Biozentrum at any time during the year

Track 2: Applications for the WSF-sponsored program “Fellowships for Excellence” can be placed online by June 20th.

Application file (*pdf) must contain the following:

  • e-copies of the diploma/M.Sc degree with grades and transcripts
  • CV or scientific résumé (maximum one page)
  • Description of research interests and one with a specific focus on a potential PhD thesis at the Biozentrum
  • Names and contact information of 2 referees (previous faculty members) are required.
  • The referees will be contacted directly and will be asked for an online evaluation as well as a reference letter.
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Organization University of Basel
Fellowship Level PhD
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Molecular Biology
Fellowship amount CHF 6,000 for 3 years
Eligibility Open to International Students
Deadline 20 June
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icon Microbiology and Immunology

Open to all nationalities

icon  University of Zurich

icon 01 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, .

More about this scholarship

  • Candidates applying for Microbiology And Immunology Ph.D. Program, 2017 must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent from a university in the field of Natural Sciences.
  • Applicants of Microbiology And Immunology Ph.D. Program, 2017 must intend to pursue their Ph.D. program in Microbiology & Immunology.
  • Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which will take place in Zurich.
  • Invited applicants will have the opportunity to meet with group supervisors of their choice and discuss possible areas of research.
  • Successful candidates of Microbiology And Immunology Ph.D. Program, 2017 will have to register with either the University of Zurich or ETH Zurich.

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