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The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology (KoRS-CB) offers 14 new scholarships for doctoral researchers for international students. The research projects at KoRS-CB are carried out in the fields of synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

The programme is supported by the German Excellence Initiative. The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology provides a research-driven doctoral education in the priority topics Synthetic Chemistry, Cellular Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biomedicine and Computational Life Science.

The University of Konstanz is a university in the city of Konstanz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It was founded in 1966, and the main campus on the Gießberg was opened in 1972.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue doctoral research programme.

Study Subject: The research projects at KoRS-CB are carried out in the fields of synthetic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biomedicine and bioinformatics.

Scholarship Award: The Konstanz Research School Chemical Biology offers scholarships (1.450 € monthly) up to three years for excellent applicants.

Number of Scholarships: 14 scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

To qualify for admission, you should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, life sciences, computer science, or related subjects. You should have finished your studies significantly above average, and have a proven interest in chemical biology.

Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: To qualify for admission, you should hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, chemistry, life sciences, computer science, or related subjects.

English Language Requirements: Proven proficiency in English: at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required.

Germany Scholarships

How to Apply: Four steps to your application: REGISTER › LOG IN  UPLOAD  SUBMIT

1) REGISTER with our online application platform. Once you registered you will receive a confirmation email to install your personal account.

2) LOG IN to work on your application: please fill in your contact data and provide the following

  • A maximum of three PhD projects chosen from the list of projects and ranked by your preference
  • A motivation letter (max. 500 words)
  • Contact details for two academic references (please note that we will contact them during the application process yourself)
  • State where the call came first to your attention.

3) UPLOAD the following documents (in English or German):

  • Curriculum vitae (only accepted in chronological order)
  • The copy of your bachelor’s and master’s degree certificates (or equivalent) incl. transcripts of records
  • Proven proficiency in English: at least level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required (Here you can find detailed information on accepted certificates).

4) SUBMIT your application until 15 July 2017 at the latest!

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is July 15, 2017.

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The university of Waikato is offering up to ten scholarships to the students pursuing undergraduate programmme. New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or international student studying at a New Zealand High School are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The aim of these scholarships is to provide financial help to the students.

The University of Waikato (M?ori: Te Whare W?nanga o Waikato), informally Waikato University, is a comprehensive university in Hamilton, New Zealand, with a satellite campus located in Tauranga.

The University of Waikato owes its existence to a determined group of Hamilton locals, who in 1956 launched a petition for a university to serve the needs of the South Auckland region.

Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue undergraduate programme.

Study Subject: These scholarships will be awarded in the field of Computer Science/Mathematics, Engineering.

 Scholarship Award: These scholarships will be awarded $5,000.

Number of Scholarships: There are up to ten scholarships available.

Scholarship can be taken in the New Zealand

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Be enrolling or intending to enrol in a BCMS (Hons), BSc, BSc (Tech), BE (Hons) or BDes degree, in one of the computing streams, at the University of Waikato;
  • Meet the entry requirements for their chosen programme of study (for further information, please check the FCMS website or FCMS Handbook);
  • Currently be in Year 12 or Year 13; and
  • Be a New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or international student studying at a New Zealand High School.

 Nationality: New Zealand citizen, permanent resident or international student can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: To apply for the scholarship applicants must be non-native English speaking applicants.

Undergraduate Scholarship

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Application Form

Application Deadline: The Application Deadline is September 22, 2017.

Scholarship Link

Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) is pleased to offer Doctoral Position (4 yr.) in Biochemistry ERC – Starting Grant project. Spanish applicants are eligible to apply for this position.

The general aim of DYNAP project is to identify, at the molecular level, the minimal topological and structural motifs that govern the membrane translocation of peptides and proteins.

The Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) is part of the Network of Singular Research Centers of the International Campus of Excellence – Campus Vida and focuses its scientific objectives on the application of transdisciplinary strategies for Solving scientifically relevant problems in the field of biological chemistry and developing new functional materials.

Course Level: Position is available to pursue doctoral programme.

Study Subject: Position is awarded in Biochemistry and Chemical Biology.

Scholarship Award: This is an excellent opportunity to join a young research team working on cutting-edge projects funded by the ERC-Starting Grant (“DYNAP”) and a HFSP (“Cytoskeleton”).

Number of Scholarships: Not Known

Scholarship can be taken in Spain

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • They seek outstanding individuals with initiative, creativity and team-working ability and with a diploma in Biology, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology.
  • Experience in cell biology and proteins and/or peptide delivery will be highly considered.
  • Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.

Nationality: Spanish applicants are eligible to apply for this position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.

Spain Scholarships

How to Apply: Applications should be sent directly to Dr. Montenegro, javier.montenegro-at-usc.es (link sends e-mail), including a CV (maximum 2 pages), with undergraduate numeric marks for the different modules and the name and the e-mail of one (or two) contact person(s), indicating in the subject DYNAP-04.

Application Deadline: Application deadline is June 25, 2017.

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The Institute for Advanced Study and the University of Pavia is delighted to offer Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology PhD Fellowships to study in Italy. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

The PhD program prepares highly skilled and brilliant researchers, open to work with an interdisciplinary approach to scientific problems.

IUSS-Pavia, the Institute for Advanced Study of Pavia, is the last step of a long lasting higher education process started on 825 when King Lotharius appointed Pavia, the ancient capital of the Lombard kingdom, as the site for higher education of his kingdom.  This process went through the foundation in 1361 by Emperor Charles IV of the Studium Generale later on named University of Pavia.

Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue PhD programme.

Study Subject: Strong research programs are available in the areas of Protein, Science, Cellular Biochemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry, Molecular Microbiology and Molecular Neuropathology.

Scholarship Award: The annual amount of the scholarship is € 13.638,47, including National Social Security Contributions (INPS). This amount is exempt from the IRPEF tax and it is subject to the payment of National Social Security contribution (INPS “gestione separata”), of which two thirds are paid by the administration and one third by the PhD student. The scholarships may not be cumulated with other scholarships granted for any reason, with the exception of those granted by national or foreign institutions to enhance the student’s research activity with periods of stay abroad. Those who have taken advantage, even partly, of a Ph.D. scholarship in the past, may not benefit from the scholarship. The scholarship may be increased by 50% (maximum level) for periods of stay abroad until a maximum period of 18 months. The School will also make an annual budget available to all Ph.D. students pursuant to article 9 of Italian Ministerial Decree 45/2013, starting from the second year of the programme, to cover research activity-related expenses as provided for by internal rules. The School shall ensure the students against accidents and civil liability for the entire duration of the Programme.

Number of Scholarships: Five fellowships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Candidates with the academic qualifications set forth below may take part in the selection process, without citizenship restrictions:

  • Master degree
  • Similar academic qualification obtained abroad, issued by an Academic Institution officially recognized that gives the admission to the PhD Programme in the foreign Country, just declared to be equivalent by the Italian authorities or recognized as comparable by the Admission Committee to the Italian qualification in terms of duration and content and deemed eligible for the purposes of taking part in the competition.
  • Individuals who have not obtained their qualification by the announcement deadline but who will obtain it by 30th September may also take part in the selection process.

Candidates holding a qualification obtained in Italy

All candidates holding an academic qualification obtained at an Italian University, whether they are EU citizens or citizens of Non-European Union Countries, are required to self-certify their qualification and are eligible for the selection process subject to verification of the self-certified declarations.

Candidates holding a qualification obtained abroad (EU and Non – EU Countries)

All candidates holding a qualification obtained abroad (NON-EU Countries) are required to submit a legalized copy of their original degree certificate along with a translation unless written in English/French/Spanish. Admission to the Programme for candidates holding a foreign qualification obtained in a Non-EU Country is in any case conditional on verification of the qualification held, which is carried out on the basis of the “ Dichiarazione di valore in loco ” [ “ Declaration of local value”] issued by the Italian diplomatic mission competent in that territory. Candidates holding an academic degree awarded abroad in the EU Countries are required to submit the Diploma Supplement.

Nationality: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for this fellowship programme.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have Master degree.

English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

Scholarships in Italy

How to Apply: The mode of application is online.

In order to enroll, admitted candidates shall submit the following documents to the Post-Graduate Office of the School:

  • Filled in and signed Enrollment form;
  • Tax Declaration form;
  • Signed copy of a valid Identity Card (ID);
  • One photo (passport size);
  • Copy of the Italian fiscal code card (if available);
  • Payment receipt of Tassa regionale di ritto allo Studio;
  • Candidates who awarded their second level Degree abroad: Declaration of Local Value ( Dichiarazione di valore ) or proof of request issue to competent authorities or Diploma Supplement;
  • Only for candidates having been awarded the second level Degree after the deadline of the competition and by 30/09/2017: Certificate or self-declaration of second level Degree, with grade, date and place of obtainment.

Application Form

Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is August 23, 2017.

Scholarship Link

MSPRF (Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowships); Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Division of Mathematical Sciences invites applications from qualified PhD holders for postdoctoral research.

The Fellow will have two alternatives for holding the fellowship:

  1. The Research Fellowship: This will provide full-time backing for any eighteen academic-year months in a three-year period, in intervals not shorter than three consecutive months;
  2. The Research Instructorship: This will provide a arrangement of full-time and half-time support over a period of three academic years, generally one academic year full-time followed by two academic years half-time. This opportunity allows the Fellow to have advantage of teaching experience during the two half-time academic years. The full-time fellowship funding will be provided during the first year but in extremely unusual circumstances.

Expected Number of Awards: 30 to 33

Expected Funding Amount: $5,000,000 subject to availability of funds

Requirements and Qualifications:

Proposals may only be submitted by the following:

  • Fellowships are awarded to individuals, and applications can be submitted directly by the applicant to the NSF. Fellows must associate with institutions or organizations (e.g., colleges and universities, government and national laboratories and facilities, privately sponsored nonprofit institutes and museums, and for-profit organizations under certain conditions).
  • Applications with international host institution attachments are eligible for support, and surplus funding from the Office of International Science and Engineering may be offered for awards with international host institutions.

Who May Serve as PI:

An individual is eligible to submit a proposal to this program if all the following conditions are met:

  • S. citizen, U.S. national, or a legally admitted permanent resident;
  • Should not hold PhD degree more than 2 years as of January 1 of the year of the award;
  • Should suggest research in an area of mathematics or statistics;
  • Should not have earlier been a chief investigator or co-principal investigator of an NSF award;
  • Should not submit a research plan reproduced in another NSF proposal;
  • Must not have formerly been offered an award by the MSPRF program;
  • Must have a doctoral degree conferred before the postdoctoral appointment start date.
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Organization National Science Foundation
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country USA
Subject areas Mathematics, Statistics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open for international researchers
Deadline  October (Yearly)
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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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Open Positions 1

Time Span as soon as possible for 36 months

Application Deadline 06 Jun 2017

Financing yes

Type of Position

  • PhD – Individual Supervisor
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme

Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences

Subjects Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology

Description Spatiotemporal optimization of mixed-modality radiation treatments

Radiation therapy is a highly computerized process where the radiation fluence to

be delivered into the patient’s body is determined by means of mathematical optimization.

In combination with intensity-modulated radiation therapy, it is possible to administer radiation

treatments with high spatial accuracy.

Even though radiation treatments include repeated irradiation with identical radiation

fluence in multiple sessions over up to six weeks, the decision about its temporal administration in

the clinic, i.e., the fractionation scheme, is not based on a mathematical objective.

Recently, widely accepted biological models relating the effectiveness of radiation and fractionation

have been used to devise a joint spatiotemporal optimization process extending conventional fluence

optimization towards fractionation for photons and protons [1,2,3]. It could be shown that spatiotemporal

optimization may yield an improved therapeutic ratio realized by different dose distributions to be

delivered in individual treatment fractions.

Here, we propose a PhD project to investigate the interplay between the radiation fluence and the fractionation

scheme for mixed-modality radiation treatments [4]. We have the goal to provide decision support regarding th

e optimal spatial and temporal combination of different radiation modalities for individual patients. Therefore, the

successful candidate will first work on (1) the development of a relative biological effectiveness computation fo

r particles within spatiotemporal optimization and (2) the integration of photons, protons, and carbon ions into

a unified optimization process. The work should result in a spatiotemporal optimization module for our research

treatment planning system matRad [5] that can be evaluated together with our clinical partners at the Heidelberg

University Clinic and the Heidelberg Ion-Beam Therapy Center.

The project will be carried out in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Jan Unkelbach at Zürich University, Switzerland.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (http://www.dkfz.de/jobs).

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists

and encouragesfemale applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with

disabilities will be given preference.

RequirementsWe are looking for a candidate with a genuine interest in the design, implementation

, and evaluation of quantitative models in radiation therapy. The candidate should have a Master in physics,

mathematics, computer science, or a related field. Experience in scientific programming is mandatory;

experience in radiation therapy treatment planning and numerical optimization or machine learning

would be an advantage.Working Language

  • English
  • German

Language of Dissertation

  • English

Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Letter of Motivation

More Informationhttps://www.dkfz.de/en/stellenangebote/index.php?id=142/2017

German Cancer Research Center • Division for Medical Physics in Radiation Oncology
Dr. Bangert Mark
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg

Mail: m.bangert@dkfz.de
http://www.dkfz.de/radopt

Undergraduate Maths Scholarships: University of Edinburgh-UK: University of Edinburgh-UK, Undergraduate Maths Scholarships for International Students

International Students, Non European citizens from any country, are being offered scholarships for Undergraduate degree in Mathematics starting in 2017 at the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh – UK.

Level of Study: Scholarships are available for Undergraduate degree only.

Field of Study: Scholarships are available for all subjects of study offered at School of Mathematics

Scholarship value: £1,000 every year

At the beginning of each academic year the scholarships would be awarded in the form of cheques at an award ceremony to the successful candidates.

Scholarship duration: Scholarships are available each year for the duration of the study.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be a citizen of a country outside the European Union.
  • The applicants must meet all the entry requirements prescribed by the University of Edinburgh for Undergraduate degree program
  • Scholarships are available only for new students starting their studies in 2017.
  • Current students are not eligible to apply.
  • Part time students are not eligible to apply.
  • Only students who have applied for full time program are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • The applicant can only apply for this scholarship after he/she has applied for the program.
  • Applicants must demonstrate satisfactory progress in academics in order to renew the scholarships next year.
  • Applicants must have applied for the full time program through University and Colleges Admission Service UCAS and received the offer of place at the School of Mathematics by the deadline of the scholarship.

Number of Scholarships Available: not specified

Nationality: Non European Students

Selection Criteria: Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit and academic performance.

How to Apply: Apply online

Result Notification:  Results would be announced in late June 2017

Application Deadline: 26th May, 2017 for academic year 2017 – 2018.

 

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Organization University of Edinburgh
Fellowship Level Undergraduate degree
 Country      United Kingdom
Subject Areas Mathematics
Fellowship Amount £1,000 every year
Eligibility As illustrated above
Deadline 26th May  2017

 

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icon Masters, PhD

icon Computational Biology

Open to applicants of France

icon  Lille 1 University – Science and Technology

icon 30 Jun 2017

icon Partial Funding, 1500 € Net/month

More about this scholarship

  • Lille University of Science and Technology is offering Master and Ph.D. grant in Computational Biology, 2017 to students who wish to study in the Bonsai group from University.
  • Applicants of Master and Ph.D. grant in Computational Biology, 2017 should have a high level of proficiency in discrete algorithms and good programming skills (C++).
  • Ph.D. grant is available for 36 months while Master’s thesis is for 4-6 months.
  • Successful applicants of Master and Ph.D. grant in Computational Biology, 2017 will be provided 1500 € Net/month.

 

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DAAD offers research grants to young foreign academics and scientists with an opportunity to carry out research and continue their education in Germany. This programme is intended to support doctoral projects in Germany.

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be excellently-qualified young academics and scientists who have completed a Master’s degree or Diploma, or in exceptional cases a Bachelor’s degree at the latest by the time they begin their grant-supported research.
  • Applicants must not have graduated any longer than 6 years before the application deadline.
  • If applicant is already working on a PhD degree; then it shouldn’t have started longer than three years previously.
  • Applicants who have been staying in Germany for more than 15 months at the application deadline cannot be considered.
  • Language skills: for the arts, social sciences and law, at least a good knowledge of German is expected. For the natural sciences and engineering, proof of good English language skills may also be accepted if English is spoken at the host institute.

Scope:

  • PhD programmes at a state or state-recognised institution of higher education or a non-university research institute in Germany:
  • individual projects under the mentorship of a university teacher or academic guide or
  • participation in a structured doctoral study programme

Duration of the funding

  • maximum 3 years; can be extended up to 4 years (in exceptional cases);

Grant Value:

  • 750 euros/month – for graduates; 1,000 euros/month- for doctoral candidates
  • health, accident and personal liability insurance cover
  • Travel allowance
  • research allowance (once only)

Application documents

  1. Online application form
  2. CV in tabular form (not more than 3 pages)
  3. List of publications (not more than 10 pages)
  4. detailed research proposal and a description of previous research work (not more than 10 pages)
  5. In the case of individual projects mentored by a university teacher (academic adviser)
  6. Letter confirming supervision by a university teacher in Germany (academic adviser)
  7. Plan of research work
  8. Structured doctoral study programme: Letter of admission to a study programme; this can be subsequently submitted before the grant-supported research begins if it is not available at the time of application.
  9. Proof of existing contacts to the coordinator of the doctoral programme in the form of copies of correspondence.
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Organization DAAD
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Social Sciences, Humanities, Law, Natural Sciences, Mathematics
Fellowship amount Varies according to qualifications
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline October 15th (yearly)
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Imp Note: The access to the DAAD portal opens about 6 weeks before the application deadline.

 

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