Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships (POWIS), The University of Wales, UK

OUTSTANDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTSTANDING GRADUATES

20 PhD Scholarships – £20,000 stipend

The University of Wales is inviting expressions of interest from outstanding graduates for its first cohort of Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships (POWIS).

POWIS is a new £11 million initiative that is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund provided through the Welsh Assembly Government. In 2009, POWIS will fund a minimum of 20 scholarships to undertake PhD research on a full-time basis over a three year period.

The successful candidates will undertake research projects developed by high growth, innovative companies in Wales and supervised by academics from partners within Welsh universities. This is therefore an opportunity for students with an excellent academic background to gain experience of developing R&D within high growth technology-based firms, whilst improving their entrepreneurship and innovation skills.

Expressions of interest are sought from graduates with a background in one or more of following areas:

  • Advanced engineering and manufacturing: materials and mechanical engineering; aerospace and aeronautics
  • Digital economy: secure mobile and wireless communications, electrical and electronic engineering, computer science and programming, creative industries including animation and gaming media production
  • Health and bio-sciences: medical, biochemistry, molecular biology, medical physics, medical engineering, informatics and imaging
  • Innovation: innovation management, product design, technological and international marketing
  • Information systems and business management: change management, data management, networking, advanced financial and economic systems
  • Sustainable technologies: sustainable building technologies, efficient energy usage, generation and distribution, low carbon transport, climate change adaptation.

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2010 Scholarships for Graduate Students, Smart Structures Lab, Chonbuk National University, South Korea

We are building a research team of graduate students or post-doctorate for our laboratory. Our projects are related to the application of laser ultrasound technologies and fiber-optics sensors technologies to the non-destructive test and evaluation (NDT&E), and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of important engineering structures, such as wind turbine, space launch vehicle, nuclear power plant, and aircraft. All the projects are application based with supports from the industries or government and have great potential to be commercialized. If you are highly motivated, we want to invite you to join our research team.

Basic Requirements:

  • Aerospace / Aeronautics / Mechanical / E&E / Mechatronics engineering background.
  • Good English language proficiency.

Financial Supports:

  • Starting pay KRW600,000 for master; KRW900,000 for PhD; KRW1,500,000 ~ 2,000,000 for post-doc.
  • Annual increment KRW50,000 ~ 100,000.
  • Incentive bonus for publication.
  • Grade scholarship available.

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Master Scholarships, Asian Development Bank, University of Sydney, Australia

The Asian Development Bank – Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP) was established in April 1988 with financing from the Government of Japan. The objective of the program is to provide an opportunity for well qualified citizens of the Bank’s Developing Member Countries (DMCs) to undertake postgraduate studies which will assist the economic and social development of their countries.

Who is eligible?
Citizens of developing member countries of the Bank (see list and selection criteria) who have a minimum of two years’ working experience and who are eligible for admission to the following degree programs at the University of Sydney:

Please note, applicants living or working outside their home country are not eligible for this scholarship. Also, no applicant will be allowed to apply for the ADB-JSP scholarship more than two times.

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PhD / MEng.Sc Scholarship in the area of Geospatial Applications of Wireless Sensors, Ireland

Applications are invited for a Masters/PhD studentship inthe area of wireless sensor networks for collection of real time data for use in geospatial applications. This area of research, led by Dr. Ronan Farrell, will be undertaken in close collaboration with the national StratAG (www.stratag.ie) research consortium on advanced geotechnologies. The focus of this consortium is the application of geotechnology to more real time data and environments. The objective of this project is to provide the sensing and communications technologies to deliver this real time information.

Wireless sensor networks have been used widely for a number of years but there uses have been constrained to being either short range or low data rates. In this application it is necessary to look at applications where we may be dealing with wide areas (for example the coastline of the island of Ireland,or covering an entire city) and where we may have high bandwidth requirements(streaming video or high resolution still images). The objective is to explore architectures that will utilise existing GSM/UMTS mobile phone networks in such a manner as to facilitate efficient wide area communications. This will involve the exploration of communication networks and architectures,distributed processing and load optimisation.

Interested candidates should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a cognate discipline. Applicants who hold research masters in a relevant area are particularly welcomed. Thiswork is inherently multidisciplinary and the successful applicant will need to collaborate with computer scientists, engineers and geographers. Excellence in communications and wireless technologies would be highly valued as would an open attitude to collaboration outside of one’s comfort zone.

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PhD Studentship in Computer Vision based Advanced Geotechnologies, Ireland

The Computer Vision and Imaging Laboratory, at the Department of Computer Science, NUI

Maynooth is currently inviting applications for a PhD Studentship in Computer Vision based Advanced Geotechnologies. The successful candidate will be required to develop state-of-the-art computer vision techniques for improved image understanding,image querying and matching, and camera pose estimation. This work will becarried out as part of a larger project to develop a Smart Campus Environment incorporating state-of-the-art geotechnologies. In particular, it is intended that the outputs of the student’s research will provide the foundations for solutions within this environment for image-based userlocalization, intelligent user navigation, augmented reality, and distributed smart camera networks.

This position is part of a ScienceFoundation Ireland (SFI) funded Strategic Research Cluster in Advanced Geotechnologies (StratAG – www.stratag.ie) that involves a consortium of departments from NUI Maynooth, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and University College Dublin (UCD). StratAG is a collaborative research programme aimed at developing new tools and technologies for the capture, analysis, and visualisation of geospatial information and the delivery of location based services using these technologies.

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PhD Scholarship in the area of Low Cost Wireless Sensor Networks, Ireland

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in the areaof wireless sensor networks with the focus on covering a wide area at very low cost. This area of research, led by Dr. Ronan Farrell, will be undertaken in close collaboration with the national StratAG (www.stratag.ie) research consortium on advanced geotechnologies.

Wireless sensor networks have been used widely for a number of years but have yet to achieve their vision of being truly disposable or cost effective. For example, the cost of deploying a network in a forest to track wildlife is prohibitive is any large scale fashion. This project will explore opportunities to address the cost issue by examining the constraints in which we design our systems and what additional geospatial information can be used to maximise the performance/cost ratio. This work will most be simulation based but there will be an opportunity to construct an experimental system.

Interested candidates should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in Electronic Engineering, Computer Science or a cognate discipline. Applicants who hold research masters in a relevant area are particularly welcomed. This work is inherently multidisciplinary and the successful applicant will need to collaborate with computer scientists, engineers and geographers. Excellence in communications and wireless technologies would be highly valuedas would an open attitude to collaboration outside of one’s comfort zone.

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PhD Scholarships in Economics, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy

2009 Call for Applications for the Ph.D program in Economics.

The Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore offers a 3 year Program of Doctoral Studies in Economics fully accredited worldwide.

The Program, taught entirely in English, provides outstanding training for study and research in the various fields of economics. It has a long and consolidated tradition of post-graduate teaching and research in both theoretical and applied economics. Since its inception, more than one hundred students have successfully completed the Ph.D Program, and many of them are working in leading academic and non-academic, prestigious institutions like the Federal Reserve, the European Commission, the United Nations, the European Central Bank, the Bank of England and the Bank of Italy.

The first year of the Ph.D Program is devoted mainly to advanced course work in mathematics for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a considerable number of frontier state-of-the-art research topics. Full time research is pursued over the following two (or exceptionally three) years, during which each student must write his or her thesis. Students are encouraged and financially supported to carry out part of their studies at leading foreign universities in order to allow them to exchange and compare ideas on a broader scale.

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PhD Studentship in Dept of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Starthclyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Fully Funded DSTL-EPSRC PhD Research Studentship
Advanced High Resolution Methods for Radar Imaging and Micro-Doppler Signature Extraction

Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Centre for excellence in Signal and Image Processing (CeSIP)

Principal supervisor: Professor John Soraghan, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Other supervisors: Dr Ian Glover, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Dr Des McGhee, Department of Mathematics, University of Strathclyde

A fully funded DSTL-EPSRC peered reviewed 3.5 year PhD research studentship (home fees + stipend up to £17.5k per year) is available from 1st October 2009 to work in the Centre for excellence in Signal and Image Processing (CeSIP), University of Strathclyde.

The increasing interest in bistatic and multistatic radar systems is a result of the potential they offer in sectors such as remote sensing, navigation, automatic target recognition, and related defence and commercial applications. Advantages of multistatic approaches over conventional monostatic systems include (i) the ability to operate in a covert mode (whereby the receiver may be passive with a relatively close stand off distance to the operational region compared to the transmitter), and (ii) increased survivability employing independent receiver manoeuvring with a reduced receiver cost that incorporate inexpensive passive receive only systems.

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PhD Scholarships in Nanotechnology Modelling, University of Wollongong, Australia

PhD Scholarships are available to suitable students with a background in Mathematics, Science or Engineering and with an interest in Nanotechnology. Specific areas in Nanotechnology include:

  • Dissipation of kinetic energy in gigahertz nano-oscillators,
  • Electron transport in small diameter, highly curved carbon nanotubes,
  • Geometric model of helical carbon nanostructures,
  • Mathematical models for magnetorheological nanodevices incorporating nano-electromagnets,
  • Encapsulation of DNA in carbon nanotubes,
  • Expulsion models for biomolecules in carbon nanotubes,
  • Fluid mechanical study of lab-on-a-chip technologies,
  • Mathematical models of nanosyringes and other nanoscaled drug delivery systems,
  • Nanoparticle interactions with biological systems.

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Postgraduate Scholarships, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

UK – Sheffield Hallam University
Award name: Sheffield Hallam University Vice-Chancellor’s ASEAN Scholarship

To celebrate the official launch of the Sheffield Hallam University South East Asia regional office in Kuala Lumpur in March 2009, one full tuition-fee scholarship is available to an applicant from South East Asia for a 2009/10 postgraduate course.

All full-time postgraduate taught courses are taking part in this scheme.

The successful applicant will be awarded with a certificate to mark their achievement at an annual Prize-winners’ reception.

Eligibility criteria
You are eligible to apply for the Vice-Chancellor’s ASEAN Scholarship if

  • you are a national of a South East Asian country (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam) and are classed as an international student for fees purposes
  • you can meet the course entry requirements as specified in your offer, including a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent
  • you have accepted your offer
  • you can demonstrate personal, academic or professional achievement in your personal statement, as part of your scholarship application

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