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Junior Researchers/PhD’s at the Science System Assessment Department,

09 August 2009 - 11:31 PM

Junior Researchers/PhD’s at the Science System Assessment Department, Rathenau Institute (Netherlands).

The Rathenau Instituut focuses on the influence of science and technology on our daily lives and maps its dynamics; through independent research and debate.

For our research theme on the dynamics of large scale multi-actor research programmes, the Science System Assessment department is looking for 4 junior researchers PhD’s

Description of the position:

Over the last two decades, we see new ways of funding and programming of research and knowledge production. Large scale research programmes are set up, characterized by collaboration between academia, industry and societal actors. These programmes aim to develop knowledge which contributes to economic development or societal problem solving. In close cooperation with a team of senior and junior researchers, you will conduct research into the dynamics and effects of such large-scale multi-actor research programmes. There will be a focus on programs in the field of both climate adaptation and water research. The research is carried out in cooperation with KWR Watercycle Research Institute, Delft University of Technology and the Free University of Amsterdam. We expect you to prepare a PhD thesis, based on this research.


You have a master’s degree in a relevant field, strong skills in qualitative or quantitative research methods and an interest in science and technology policy. Knowledge on climate change, climate adaptation and water related research is considered an advantage.


The positions involve temporary appointments: initially for 1 year, with the intention of extending the appointment with another 3 years. The maximum gross monthly salary coming with a full-time appointment will amount to € 3,755, scale 10, Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities, excluding 8% holiday pay and a 8,3 % year-end bonus.


For more information about these positions and about the Rathenau Instituut, see www.rathenau.nl or contact the project leader Dr.ir. Femke Merkx, at +31 70 3421542 or by e-mail at f.merkx@rathenau.nl.


If you wish to apply, please send your CV, the names of two references, and a cover letter by mail or e-mail to:
Head Science System Assessment Unit,
Attn: Personnel Department,
P.O. Box 95366, 2509
CJ The Hague,
The Netherlands.
E-mail address: sollicitaties@rathenau.nl

We consider new applicants on a rolling base until all positions are filled. Selection will start at the 31^st of August,2009. A first round of interviews will take place on September 17^th,2009.

Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarships 2009

08 August 2009 - 01:42 AM

Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarships 2009


1. Scholarships are awarded to women only.
2. For Fair & Lovely Scholarships, candidates must:
a. Have cleared HSC and must have secured at-least 60% marks in their 10th and 12th examination
b. Have working knowledge of English language
3. Scholarships are awarded solely at the discretion of our panel of Judges

How to apply:

The application form is available by mid each year. The scholarship application form can be downloaded from the website. Candidates have to fill all the required details in the application form and provide attested copies of all documents listed. You can also apply online from the website.

For any further queries or specific project information, please feel free to write to us at - Fair & Lovely Foundation, Post Box No. 11281, Marine Lines, Mumbai 400 020 or email us at fairandlovely.fdn@unilever.com

[Note: We request you to read the Scholarship Application form carefully and fill in all the details accurately before sending the completed forms to us]

Documents for the application:

1. Original mark sheets and certificates
2. Photo copies of all mark sheets and certificates
3. 2 passport size photographs
4. Original and one photo copy of family income proof.
5. Original and one photo copy of admission proof.
6. 3 copies of statement of purpose - which is an essay of not more than 250-300 words. It should include the following points:

* About yourself.
* Your aims and ambitions in life
* Your path towards achieving this ambition
* What do you consider as a bottleneck towards your achieving this ambition?
* Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Renewal of Scholarship

Past beneficiaries of the Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarships can now renew their scholarships for more assistance in further education.

To process your renewal application you need to send us the following documents:

1. Mark sheets of your last academic year.
2. A letter from your Principal / HOD on your performance.
3. A Statement of Purpose which should not be more than 250-300 words and should state how you have benefited from the Fair & Lovely Foundation Scholarship and how would you make the most of this opportunity provided to you again.

FAQs 2009

Q: What are the eligibility criteria?
This scholarship is for women who wish to pursue graduation, post graduation and PhD studies in India. The candidate should have secured a minimum of 60% in the 10th and 12th standard examination.

Q: What is the maximum amount offered?
The maximum amount offered is Rs. 1 lakh per annum. The amount finally awarded depends on the decision of the panelist conducting the interview, the course applied for and the financial status of the candidate.

Q: Is there any age limit for the scholarship?

Q: Does the student have to repay the scholarship amount?

Q: Is the scholarship for studying abroad?
No. The Fair & Lovely Scholarship is for women who want to pursue their education in India from Government recognized Indian Universities.

Q: For which courses are the scholarship offered?
The scholarship is offered for all graduation, post graduation and Ph.D. courses in India from Government recognized Indian Universities.

Q: What is the duration of this scholarship?
The scholarship is offered for the duration of one year and can be renewed depending on the student’s performance.

For more details visit: http://www.fairandlovely.in


08 August 2009 - 01:25 AM


Applications are invited from the students belonging to the minority communities notified by the Central Government pursuing higher education, from class XI upto Ph. D in Government recognised private school / college / institute in including technical / vocational courses of Industrial Training Institutes / Industrial Training centre (affiliated with NCVT) of class XI & XII level and the courses other than covered under merit-cum means based scholarship scheme (list appended) post-metric scholarship to be awarded by the Ministry of Minority affairs, Government of India. Application in the prescribed format given at the end of the advertisement shall be submitted by the student to the Secretary, Department of Higher and Technical Education ,Mantralaya ,Mumbai -through the Head of the school/college/institute being attended by the student, latest by 15.08.2009


The objective of the scheme is to award scholarship to the meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority communities to enable them to pursue higher education from class XI to Ph.D. technical / vocational courses for enhancing their employability.


The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India only.

Conditions for scholarship:

(1) To be eligible, students should have not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination.
(2) The annual income, from all sources, of the student' parent or guardian should not exceed Rs. 2 Lakh. Students from BPL families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order.
(3) A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail of any other scholarship / stipend for pursuing the same course.
(4) Scholarships will not be given to more than two student in a family.
(5) 30% of scholarships will be earmarked for girl students. In case girl students are not available then the scholarships earmarked for them will be awarded to eligible boy students.
(6) Maintenance allowances will be credited to the student's bank account.

Under graduate and post graduate levels technical and professional courses under merit cum means based scholarship scheme.

Engineering & Technology Courses (B. Tech /B.E./M. Tech.)

(1) Aeronautical Engineering (AE)
(2) Agricultural Engineering (AG)
(3) Automobile Engineering (AUE)
(4) Applied Electronics & Instrumentation (AET)
(5) Automation and Robotics (ARE)
(6) Bio-Medical Engineering (BME)
(7) Bio-Technology (BT)
(8) Ceramic Engineering/Technology (CT)
(9) Chemical Engineering (CH)
(10) Civil Engineering (CE)
(11) Computer Science and Engineering (CS)
(12) Electrical Engineering or Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
(13) Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE)
(14) Environmental Engineering (ENE)
(15) Food Technology (FT)
(16) Industrial Engineering and Management (TEM)
(17) Information Technology (IT)
(18) Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE)
(19) Leather Technology (LT)
(20) Marine Engineering (MRE)
(21) Materials Science & Technology (MST)
(22) Metallurgical Engineering (MT)
(23) Mechanical Engineering (ME)
(24) Mining Engineering (MN)
(25) Oil & Paint Technology (OPT)
(26) Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (TXT)
(27) Printing Technology (PT)
(28) Production Engineering (PE)
(29) Pule & paper Technology (PPT)
(30) Sugar Technology (ST)
(31) Textile Engineering/Technology (TXT)
(32) Transportation Engineering (TE)

Post graduate diploma in cement technology
(Fashion Technology (Degree from National Institute of Fashion Technology))

(1) B. F. Tech (Design) Fashion Design, Leather Design, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication.
(2) B.F. Tech. (Apparel Production)
(3) Me. F. Tech: Management, Apparel Production, Design Space.

(1) Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM),
(2) Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM)
(3) Executive post Graduate Diploma in Management (Exec-PGDM)
(4) Master in Business Administration (MBA)


(1) B. Pharmacy
(2) M. Pharmacy (PH)

Architecture & Town Planning

(Under Graduate and post graduate level course only)
(1) Architecture (AR)
(2) Interior Design (ID)
(3) Building Construction Technology (BCT),
(4) Planning (PL)

Hotel Management & Catering Technology

(Under Graduate and post graduate level only)
(1) Hotel management & Catering Technology (HMCT)

Applied Arts & Crafts

(Under Graduate and post graduate level courses only)
(1) Applied Arts & Product Design (APD)
(2) Fine Arts /applied Arts/Fine & Applied Arts (FA/AA/FAA)
(3) Fashion & Appeared Design (FAD)


(1) Master in Computer Application (MCA)

Design (Degree form National Institute of Design, Ahamdabad)

(1) Graduate diploma in design
(2) Post graduate diploma programme in design

Medical & Para Medical courses

(1) MBBS
(2) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
(3) Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
(4) Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery
(5) Post Graduate courses
(6) Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT)
(7) Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
(8) Bachelor of occupational Therapy ()BOT)
(9) Master of occupational Therapy (MOT)
(10)B.Sc. Nursing
(11)M. Sc. Nursing

Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry

(1) B.VSc.& A.H. (Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry)
(2) PG courses

Chartered Accountancy/Institute of Cost and Work Accountancy / Company Secretary

(1) CA (Chartered Accountancy)
(2) ICWA ( Institute of Cost and Work Accountancy)
(3) Cs ( Company Secretary)


(1) L.L.B.
(2) L.L.M.

For more details and Application Format visit : http://dirhe.org.in/

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Fully Financed PhD Student Positions Within Data Communications and Ne

01 July 2009 - 12:20 PM

Fully Financed PhD Student Positions Within Data Communications and Networking at SimTel Innovation 2009 (Norway)

We are looking for skillful and hard working candidates with high academic credentials/results for PhD student positions within the area of data communication, computer networks and distributed systems at SimTel Innovation, a joint research project between Simula and the telecom operator, Telenor.

The PhD positions are targeted at the following research topics:

1. Peer-to-Peer (P2P), overlay networking.
2. Multi-link access.
3. Cognitive radio and dynamic spectrum access, with focus on higher layers.

Applications should be submitted by July 31st 2009.

We offer a competitive salary that reflects that we are hand-picking only top candidates. The successful candidate should not need additional funding.

SimTel Innovation holds office at Simula Research Laboratory, a 15 minutes drive from the center of Oslo, Norway. The chosen PhD candidates will be enrolled in the 3-year PhD-program of the Simula School of Research and Innovation. The PhD degrees will be awarded by the University of Oslo.
Work environment

SimTel Innovation is an ambitious joint research project between Simula Research Laboratory, Simula Innovation and Telenor R&I. SimTel Innovation focuses on high quality research with a high potential for innovation and commercialization within the fields of telecom, information technology and media. The joint research project provides an exclusive opportunity to do innovative research within a fruitful partnership between an academic research institution, a large network operator and its strategic vendor partners.

The current research activities of SimTel Innovation focus on resilience in peer-to-peer and overlay networks. The project also focuses on solutions that improve the service availability and quality for wireless and mobile terminals in heterogeneous access networks. We are currently developing a scalable and deployable solution for multilink transport. We also envision cognitive radio as a natural evolution from the current scenario with dynamic use of multiple fixed technology spectrums. The topics for the new PhD students will be related to these current activities.

Simula Research Laboratory conducts basic research in the fields of communication technology, scientific computing and software engineering. The aim is to carry out top quality research, educate graduate university students and create new businesses. The research will focus on fundamental scientific problems with a large potential for important applications in society.

Simula School of Research and Innovation delivers education in partnership with the industry and the universities in Norway. It actively supports and creates the conditions necessary for the establishment of businesses based on the research it conducts. The PhD students will be formally employed by – and enrolled in the PhD-program of – Simula School of Research and Innovation. However, the PhD degrees will finally be awarded by the University of Oslo, Norway.

Simula Innovation is the innovation and commercialization company owned by Simula Research Laboratory. Simula Innovation works closely with researchers at Simula Research Laboratory and assists them in their efforts to realize their insights in terms of real-world applications and commercial opportunities. For that purpose we have built up a comprehensive network of contacts with national and international business communities, investors and industrial resource people.

Telenor is emerging as one of the fastest growing providers of mobile communication services worldwide with more than 150 million subscriptions. Telenor is also the largest provider of TV services in the Nordic region. Telenor Research and Innovation (Telenor R&I) is one of Norway’s largest research establishments and collaborates extensively with academia and industrial partners both nationally and internationally. Based on its research competence and commercialization skills, Telenor R&I is able to realize new options in a variety of ways, e.g. through Telenor market units, in new business areas or as independent spin-offs from Telenor R&I, alone or in collaboration with third parties. This allows for great flexibility and agile management of new initiatives.
Guidelines for applicants

After having been selected, the candidate needs to be formally enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Oslo. To be enrolled, the candidate must meet their strictly enforced formal grade requirement (cf the grading system of the Bologna agreement), which is:

1. Bachelor degree grades must have an average grade of C or better, and
2. Master degree grades must have an average grade of B or better, and
3. The Master thesis must be graded to B or better.

Successful candidates must also satisfy the following requirements:

* MSc, preferably in computer science or related areas.
* A strong background in computer networks.
* Good ability to cooperate with others.
* Good ability to work independently on challenging problems.
* Good skills in English – oral and written.

Your application shall contain the following material:

* A cover letter, preferably in one or two pages: State clearly the research topics that you are most interested in. We would like to read about your research interests and their relation to the topics of the PhD position.
* Curriculum Vitae (CV), including:

1. Your name (given, family), data of birth, nationality, sex, current address, phone number and email address.
2. Your highest degree: name of your degree, educational institution, department and year of completion.
3. A list of your higher education: degree, type of education, educational institution, department, place, year of completion/duration. You may also include the national or international rank of the institution (with a hyperlink to the place where it is ranked) if applicable. You should also indicate your average grades, in terms of “A”, “B”, “C”, etc. corresponding to the Bologna agreement, for (i) your bachelor courses/projects, (ii) your master courses/projects not including your Master thesis, and (iii) your Master thesis (i.e. amounting to three average grades in total for most applicants).
4. A list of your employments: company/institution name and duration.
5. Your list of publications with precise information about authors, title and place of the publication. You may include your Master thesis in the list, but indicate the status of your Master thesis (e.g. submitted, accepted, in progress etc.)

* A summary of your Master thesis, maximum one page. (Applicants who are not yet finished, should state so, and detail the status of the work, when it is due, etc.)
* Certificates for all university level degrees.
* Official grade sheets for all courses taken at the university level. In an integrated grade sheet, indicate the grades that were included in the bachelor and master educations, respectively.
* Applicants with some university education outside Norway: an official description of the grading system of every university-level institution, including an official mapping of grades either to the European credit system according to the Bologna agreement, or an official translation of the grading scale to a scale based on the percentage of successful participants.
* Applicants with some university education outside the University of Oslo: the official course descriptions or URLs for official course descriptions for all courses at the master level and above.
* Any reference letter that you consider appropriate. Applicants should attach a statement of research capabilities from MSc supervisor or another relevant person.

We may ask to get an electronic copy of your Masters thesis and certified copies of transcripts. In that case, we will come back to you later and ask explicitly for it.

Only electronic applications are accepted. Your application shall consist of exactly two separate electronic files. The first file is your CV, preferably in PDF format, but postscript or MS-Word is also acceptable. Use your name when naming the file, i.e. on the form “–CV.pdf”. The second file contains your complete application, as outlined above. (For our convenience, you may include also your CV again in this file.) We would prefer if you are able to merge all items (cover letter, CV, master-thesis-summary, certificates, transcripts, recommendation letters etc) in the order outlined above into one single pdf (or ps) file, and name it “–SimTel09.pdf”. If you are not able to do so, please include all the material (preferably pdf files) into a single zip cabinet. The name of the zip file shall then be on the form “–SimTel09.zip”.

Please email your application with the two files (i.e. CV and complete application) attached to jobs@simula.no within 31 July 2009.

Important: The subject field of your email must include “SimTel09”. The text body of your email should be very brief, as we expect to find your personal message and all relevant information in the cover letter.

For any further questions about the PhD positions, please contact: Paal E. Engelstad on paalee@simula.no