Archive for the ‘PhD’ Category

The Ministry of Education is pleased to offer its Ngarimu VC and 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship for Maori students. These scholarships are awarded in the field of tertiary study.

The aim of the Ngarimu VC & 28th (Maori) Battalion Memorial Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students of M?ori descent who attend a recognized tertiary institution.

The Ministry of Education is the Government’s lead advisor on the New Zealand education system, shaping the direction for sector agencies and providers.

Course Level: These scholarships are available for undergraduate, Masters, Education Research Master and Doctoral programme.

Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in the field of tertiary study.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the following:

  • 3 undergraduate awards – $10,000 each per year of full-time study, for up to 5 years
  • One master award – $15,000 per year of full-time study, for up to 2 years.
  • One master’s education research award – $15,000 per year of full-time study, for up to 2 years and a paid internship with the Ministry of Education for up to 6 weeks for each year of study.
  • One doctoral scholarship – $25,000 per year of full-time study, for up to 2 years. The doctoral scholarship is to support doctoral candidates through the final 24 months of study.

Numbers of Scholarships: Six scholarships are available.

  • Undergraduate: three
  • Masters: one
  • Masters education research: one
  • Doctoral: one

Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand.

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  •  To apply for these scholarships you must be of Maori descent.
  •   Must applicants be able to describe the Ahuatanga characteristics you possess that are similar to those identified as consistent with the 28th (Maori) Battalion soldiers?

Nationality: Maori students are eligible for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have previous year degree.

New Zealand Scholarship

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email:

  •  All applications must be submitted by email to ngarimu.scholarship-at-education.govt.nz

Application form

 Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 28, 2017.

 Scholarship link

Advertisements

The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017. Please, make sure you meet all the eligibility requirements before you start the application process.

NEW! Check out the Facebook Live: Q&A with World Bank Young Professionals Program for useful tips and information.

Eligibility

Program Features

Selection Cycle

Application Process

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group.

It is a unique opportunity for younger talent who have both a passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles in the World Bank Group (WBG). The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others.

To be competitive for this highly selective program, candidates need to demonstrate a commitment to development, proven academic success, professional achievement, and leadership capability.

We value diversity in our workplace and encourage qualified men and women with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply. Since its inception, the YP program has hired over 1,700 people who hold or have held positions ranging from entry-level to vice presidents and managing directors. It is a unique opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank’s operations and policies.

Every year, around 40 applicants are accepted into the program. Young Professionals are offered a five-year renewable term contract, spend 24 months in a structured development program, and enjoy a variety of benefits and opportunities.

Eligibility

Minimum Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program.

  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1985
  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
  • Fluency in English
  • Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish is desired but not required
  • Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level

Additional Qualifications

To be competitive for the limited number of positions, a combination of the following credentials is highly desirable:

  • Display a commitment and passion for international development
  • Possess outstanding academic credentials
  • Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills
  • Have international development country experience
  • Be motivated to relocate and undertake country assignments

 

APPLY HERE

Program Features

Professional Experience

Young Professionals are expected to make significant contributions toward their unit’s work program while they gain a broad overview of the WBG’s policies and work. As part of their two-year program and in line with their units’ business needs and Young Professionals’ interests, they are expected to undertake a business driven “stretch/exposure assignment” where they will gain valuable on-the-job experience.

Field Work

Young Professionals in the Operations stream are likely to join colleagues on field business trips, also called ‘missions,’ in developing countries. These missions present invaluable opportunities for Young Professionals to experience firsthand the challenges of global development, understand key aspects of our work, and get exposed to WBG’s clients and their problems.

Training

A comprehensive development curriculum has been designed to ensure that YPs develop a WBG mindset, quickly gain the foundational learning needed to understand and contribute to the WBG, and build the competencies required at an officer’s level: collaboration, leadership, integrative thinking, and innovation skills, while strengthening a culture of continuous learning.

The curriculum includes a blend of learning activities in a WBG cohort, small groups or individually, ranging from on-boarding activities, e-learning, cohort discussions with WBG leaders, leadership training, to career development conversations, and networking opportunities.

Coaching and Mentoring

YP Buddy: Before they join, Young Professionals are assigned a YP buddy from the previous year’s group, based on their professional interests and cultural background. YP buddies help new recruits to better settle in the new organization and location, as well as to understand the expectations and challenges of the program.
Technical Buddy: In their hiring units and within the YP’s first week, an experienced colleague is assigned as a “go-to person” to answer technical questions in their fields.
WBG Mentor: In their second year, once they have settled into their jobs, Young Professionals are offered a mentor—a technical senior colleague—with whom they can discuss career options, “stretch/exposure” assignment opportunities, and gain insight into the organizational culture.
Peer-Coaching Groups: At several points during the year, Young Professionals meet in small subsets of their cohort to exchange—in a safe, intimate, and virtual format—some of the challenges they are facing and receive coaching from their peers, sometimes accompanied by an executive coach or an HR professional.
Youth Program Team: The Youth Program Team is dedicated to recruiting and helping integrate Young Professionals into the WBG. It coordinates activities designed to support YPs, including mentoring and guidance, helping formulate career strategies, and others. The Youth Program Team is a one-stop shop for Young Professionals looking for support and guidance.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary: As an entry-level professional in the WBG, Young Professionals are offered an internationally competitive salary, based on their education and professional experience.
Health, Life, Accident, and Other Insurance Programs: Young Professionals and their families (including declared domestic partners) may choose from three comprehensive medical/dental benefit plans. The WBG also provides basic life and accident insurance to all staff at no cost, and staff can elect optional life and accident insurance plans. The WBG provides disability and workers’ compensation coverage to staff at no cost.
Pension Plan: The WBG sponsors a comprehensive pension plan for eligible staff. Upon separation from the WBG, either a lump sum or a pension will become payable to the staff based on eligibility.
Relocation Benefits: These benefits are only applicable to staff who are not residents of the greater Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area at the time of appointment.
Relocation Travel: The World Bank will bear the cost of one-way transportation of staff and immediate dependent family from the staff member’s residence.
Relocation Shipment: You may choose to have the World Bank handle your shipping arrangements or you may elect the Optional Shipment Grant.
Relocation Grant: A one-time grant is included in the first paycheck to cover the cost of relocation.
Mobility Premium: A financial benefit is provided for a fixed period to cover expenses associated with being an expatriate staff member, based on family size and nationality. This benefit is not available for U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents who are based in Washington, DC.
Tax Allowance: U.S. staff receive an additional quarterly payment to cover the federal, state, and local income tax liabilities on their World Bank Group income. Expatriates and U.S. permanent residents do not incur U.S. income tax liability and are thus not eligible for this benefit.
Financial Assistance: The World Bank Group offers several financial assistance programs, including a two-year interest-free settling-in loan to those who relocate upon appointment.

Selection Cycle

Competition is keen. We receive thousands of applications for a limited number of positions. Most candidates exceed the minimum criteria.

Timeline

  • June–September: Review of applications to ensure that candidates meet the eligibility criteria. Update of status to all candidates (candidates moving to the second round and those who are not moving forward)
  • October: Technical review of second round candidates. This review takes a closer look into the application packages and determines those candidates who will be selected for interviews
  • mid-November–late December: Status update to candidates (those invited to interviews and those who are not moving forward). Interviews are scheduled at WBG headquarters in Washington, D.C., USA and our office in Paris, France
  • December–January: YPP interviews: learn more about the YPP interview process
  • February: Decisions and offers are communicated
  • September: New YP cohorts start

YPP Interviews

Evaluation Criteria

We assess candidates based on three main competencies:

Client Orientation

– Commitment to Clients

– Results Orientation

– Integrity and Ethics

Professional Expertise

– Technical Expertise (Depth & Breadth)

– Strategic Perspective

– Problem Analysis

Team Leadership

– Teamwork

– Listening and Communication

– Innovation

– Negotiation

Further on, we ensure that candidates have the ability to work in multiple sectors.

Format of the Interview Day

The interview is a full-day event. Those invited to interviews will be asked to come to the WBG from 8 am-5:30 pm.

The interview consists of:

(1) Interview: a 1 hour interview with a panel of three senior technical experts in the field of expertise of the candidate; and

(2) Assessment Center: either a morning or an afternoon 4-hour group assessment center (AC). The group assessment center is done with four other candidates. It consists of a series of individual and group exercises related to an international development case study that is given to the candidates at the start of the AC

– Look for tips for interviewing at the World Bank Group

– Check this video to learn more about the assessment center from a Young Professional alumn

– Get familiar with typical World Bank Group documents and projects

 

Application Process

The application for the 2018 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank is open from June 14 – July 28, 2017.

Before You Apply, please ensure that:

  • You meet the minimum requirements for eligibility for the Young Professionals Program and,
  • You have all the information at hand including key dates, an updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), Education Certificates/Transcripts, PhD Dissertation/Master’s Thesis topics (short summary), if applicable, and the Application Essay ready to be uploaded

Application Essay for the 2018 Selection Process

“Ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity in a sustainable manner are the driving missions for the World Bank Group. While the goals are simple to grasp, the efforts it will take to meet them are not. Just as there are many interconnected and overlapping causes behind extreme poverty, the solutions required are just as complex and unique to each country’s individual circumstances.  The fundamentals, however, remain true: countries must grow their economies inclusively, so that everyone benefits; they must invest in their people; and they must ensure that those who have left poverty do not fall back into it.

Yet, the world today is much different than it was even just a few years ago. The global community is facing challenges that are diverse in nature—economic, humanitarian, environmental—but that share key features. First, they threaten the hard-won development gains of recent decades; and second, they will not be contained within any one country’s borders. Millions of people have been forcibly displaced by conflict and live in ever-more fragile areas; the risks of pandemics can devastate the health of individuals, but also undermine countries’ economies; and the threats of climate change are becoming ever more apparent.

Everyone will be affected. Yet the poorest and most vulnerable will be affected most. To address these challenges, the World Bank Group is working to become a more agile partner in addressing the world’s most pressing problems. It aims to leverage and apply its unique capabilities to provide the innovative financing and creative solutions that support countries in dealing with these challenges at the local, regional, and global levels. As the world works to confront these challenges,

the World Bank Group will continue to play an essential role in supporting global development and working to safeguard the progress toward the 2030 sustainable development agenda.” (Extract from the 2016 WBG Annual Report)

Describe in fewer than 1,000 words your own contribution and the potential role of World Bank in resolving some of the above challenges. Focus on your area of expertise to describe your proposal.

Application Checklist

This checklist is meant to facilitate your application experience.

  • Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher as your browser
  • You will be asked to register for an account and provide an email address. Ensure it is spelled correctly and will be working for the next year or so, since this will be our main channel of communication with you
  • You must complete your application in a single session and will be able to submit it only if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions (all questions marked with an asterisk—*—are required). Do not use any special characters in the application (e.g accents, cedille etc) as it may prevent your application from moving forward
  • Provide the most current contact information, including your complete phone number (country code + city code + number). The information should be valid for one year. If your contact information changes during the selection process, (including personal address), it is your responsibility to email us the updated information
  • Please attach the following documents (mandatory):
    o CV
    o Education certificates/transcripts
    o PhD dissertation/Master’s thesis topic (short summary), if applicable
    o Application essay

Files should not exceed 5 MB each and should be in the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf

Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any changes/updates.

Applicants will be informed of their status as the process moves along

Last application date
Sep 30, 2017 13:53
Department
LA12 – Department of Soil Management
Contract
Limited duration
Degree
MSc in Agriculture Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Mechatronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
Occupancy rate
100%
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

Addressing food security issues in the light of the rapid population growth is an increasingly important global challenge. More food will have to be produced in the next 50 years than has been over the past 10,000 years (2008 UN sustainable development forum). One way to achieve this is by managing farm resources site specifically using advanced technologies in precision agriculture. Precision agriculture technologies play an important role in addressing the conflict between producing more whilst operating within a sustainable framework.

Fully funded 5 PhD scholarships in Precision Agriculture are available in Precision Soil and Crop Engineering Group (SiTeMan), within the Department of Soil Management, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering in Ghent University (UGent) in Belgium. We are looking for top MSc students, to work as PhD candidates under a recently funded project by the Flemish Scientific Research (FWO) under the Odysseus I call for proposal 2016, with a total budget of €3.5 M: Towards Establishing a Centre of Site-specific Technology for Soil and Crop Management. The aim of the project is to establish a research platform combining cutting-edge soil and crop sensors, modelling and system control technology for managing farm resources (seeds, fertilisers, pesticides, water, and manure) site-specifically, with the final goal of establishing a precision agriculture centre in Flanders.

The following 5 PhD projects are available under this project:

  1. Site specific fertilisation.
  2. Site specific manure injection.
  3. Site specific pesticide applications.
  4. Site specific soil compaction management.
  5. Site specific seed rate management.

We are looking for top students with a MSc degree obtained between September 2017 and not earlier than September 2014. Successful candidates will have the following responsibilities:

  • Run your PhD project and deliver the project results in a timely manner.
  • Submission of high quality publications in international journals.
  • Link and integrate with research project of the other PhD students under Odysseus project as deemed appropriate.
  • Contribute to group activities as requested by your promoters that are within the remit of the role and the grant, and the associated grade. This may include:
  1. Supporting and collaborating with MSc and PhD students.
  2. Contribution to teaching programmes if requested to do so.
  3. Assist in other activates in the group as deemed necessary.

 

Profile of the candidate

The candidate should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Have or will soon have a MSc degree in Agriculture Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agronomy, Mechatronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Should have knowledge in the use of basic engineering software and modelling languages, such as, MATLAB Toolbox, LabVIEW, DaisyLab, AutoCAD, or C++…..
  • Desirable to have knowledge in sensing technologies, modelling and control theory.
  • Good contextual understanding of agricultural systems, precision agriculture and the ability to work in the field with agriculture machinery.
  • The candidate should have a high level of proficiency in English sufficient to communicate effectively with colleagues and write papers and reports.
  • Good practical problem solver / Ability to find appropriate solutions to academic and technical problems.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team within a dynamic research group.

 

Offer

  • We offer fully funded PhD positions starting between 1st November 2017 and 2nd January 2018. We offer approx. €23787 per year (€1982 per month) based on a full working week (38 hours).
  • Candidates will have the opportunity to work within a stimulating research environment within the SiTeMan Group with interdisciplinary team comprising of agricultural engineers, soil scientists, agronomists and data mining experts, where many international collaborations are foreseen.

 

How to apply

Applications should be submitted by not latter that 30th September, 2017, enclosing the following documents:

  • Cover letter outlining your motivation, research and teaching experience.
  • Detailed CV and publication record.
  • Your MSc degree or an interim document if you are still finishing your MSc.
  • A verified transcript of your MSc and BSc degrees.
  • Indicate your interest in the above 5 PhD projects.
  • Two reference letters from academic members.

Applications should be submitted via email with subject ‘PhD scholarships under Odysseus project’ to project promoter Prof. Abdul Mouazen (E-mail: ).

icon PhD

icon Biological Sciences

Open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens

icon  Australian National University (ANU)

icon 31 Oct 2017

icon Partial Funding, $26,288 per annum

More about this scholarship

ANU Gwendolyn Woodroofe PhD Scholarship In The Biological Sciences is offered by Australian National University (ANU).

Eligibility

  • ANU Gwendolyn Woodroofe PhD Scholarship In The Biological Sciences is open to Australian and New Zealand nationals.
  • He/She must hold a Bachelor degree with first class honors.
  • Must hold a research Master degree from a reputed university to be eligible.
  • Applicants must be pursuing their Ph.D. in the field of Biological Sciences.

Benefits

  • Selected applicants will receive a paid medical, maternity and paternity leave.
  • Applicants will be provided with travel expenses to Canberra from within Australia.
  • Thesis reimbursement allowance will be provided.
  • Candidates applying for ANU Gwendolyn Woodroofe PhD Scholarship In The Biological Sciences will get reimbursement of some removal expenses.

Apply Now

icon PhD

icon Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance

Open to all nationals

icon  Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

icon 09 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, salary

More about this scholarship

  • Department of Electrical Engineering, Center for Magnetic Resonance at the Technical University of Denmark is offering DTU Ph.D. scholarship in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance, 2017.
  • Applicants of DTU Ph.D. scholarship in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance, 2017 are required to have an MSc in engineering or equivalent.
  • Candidates applying for DTU Ph.D. scholarship in Hyperpolarized Magnetic Resonance, 2017 should submit the following documents:
    • Letter of motivation/cover letter
    • CV
    • BSc/MSc diploma and transcripts
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system

Apply now

icon PhD

icon Computer Science

Open to all nationalities

icon  International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS)

icon 15 Jul 2017

icon Full Funding,

More about this scholarship

The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science is offering IMPRS-CS Fully-Funded Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017 to applicants interested in pursuing a Ph.D. degree.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates applying for IMPRS-CS Fully-Funded Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017 must hold a Master’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree from a research-oriented institution.
  • Applicants who have ranked at the top of their class will be considered.
  • Applicants of IMPRS-CS Fully-Funded Ph.D. Fellowship, 2017 must have already engaged in research and published their results.
  • Applicants are required to be fluent in English.

Documents required:

  • Applicants must submit their Bachelor’s and Master’s certificate.
  • Must submit school leaving certificate.
  • Academic transcripts from Bachelor and Master study must be submitted.
  • A copy of the applicant’s resume must be submitted.
  • A personal statement outlining the applicant’s motivation and reasons for pursuing a Ph.D. must be submitted.
  • Must submit an abstract of Master’s thesis.

Apply Now

icon Masters, PhD

icon Engineering

Open to nationals of CERN Member or Associate States

icon  CERN

icon 04 Sep 2017

icon Partial Funding, stipend + Insurance + travel expenses

More about this scholarship

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.

Apply Now

icon Masters, PhD

icon Any discipline

Open to all nationals except Canadians

icon  Dalhousie University

icon 01 Aug 2017

icon Partial Funding, $30,000

More about this scholarship

The Dalhousie University is offering Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship, 2017 to international students who wish to pursue masters or doctoral degree at the University.

Eligibility criteria:

  • International applicants are eligible for the Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship, 2017.
  • Iranian students who are residents of Iran will be given first preference.
  • International candidates will be given second preference.
  • Students pursuing their Masters or Doctoral programs at Dalhousie University are eligible.
  • Applicants of Abdul Majid Bader Graduate Scholarship, 2017 must have a first class standing in their undergraduate program.

Documents required:

  • Applicants must submit a one-page signed statement outlining their career development to date, future career aspirations.
  • A copy of the applicants’ transcripts must be submitted.
  • Applicants must submit letters of reference.

Apply Now

icon PhD

icon Linguistics

Open to all nationals except Australians

icon  Australian National University (ANU)

icon 31 Aug 2017

icon Partial Funding, $26,288 per annum + full tuition

More about this scholarship

College of Asia and the Pacific at the Australian National University is offering Stephen & Helen Wurm Ph.D. Scholarship, 2017 to applicants enrolling in a Ph.D. program.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Stephen & Helen Wurm Ph.D. Scholarship, 2017 is open to international students.
  • Applicants must be enrolling in a Doctor of Philosophy program in the School of Culture, History & Language at the Australian National University.
  • No separate scholarship application is required as all eligible candidates will be automatically considered.
  • Successful applicants of Stephen & Helen Wurm Ph.D. Scholarship, 2017 will be provided with the following:
    • Tuition fees for the duration of the scholarship.
    • Thesis allowance.
    • Travel and Removal allowances for students relocating to Canberra
    • Dependant Child allowance.
    • Paid medical, maternity and paternity leave

Apply Now

icon PhD

icon Investigation of ZGRF1 as a novel anti-cancer therapeutic target

Open to all nationals

icon  University of Copenhagen

icon 15 Jul 2017

icon Partial Funding, salary of minimum of DKK 306,667

More about this scholarship

  • Copenhagen Ph.D. Scholarship in Investigation of ZGRF1 as a novel anti-cancer therapeutic target, 2017 is open to candidates with MSc degree in biology, molecular biomedicine, biochemistry or a relevant field.
  • Applicants who haven’t yet received their degree and are expecting to obtain their degree in 1-2 months should mention the date when they expect to get their thesis.
  • Candidates applying for Copenhagen Ph.D. Scholarship in Investigation of ZGRF1 as a novel anti-cancer therapeutic target, 2017 must be highly motivated and ambitious.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are expected from the applicants.
  • Having previous experience with molecular and cell biological techniques and human molecular genetics will be considered beneficial.
  • Applicants of Copenhagen Ph.D. Scholarship in Investigation of ZGRF1 as a novel anti-cancer therapeutic target, 2017 should be fluent in spoken and written English.

Documents required:

  • A cover letter in 1 page describing personal qualities, background, research interests and reasons for applying to this position
  • Letter of recommendation
  • List of publications and papers that have been accepted for publication or are submitted
  • Transcripts
  • CV in max. 2 pages
  • Contact details of 1-2 persons of reference

Apply Now