Full Tuition Islamic Development Bank Scholarship (IsDB) Programme in Saudi Arabia, 2019-2020

The Bible is powerless, man claims as he burns it 

A Nigerian man has taken to social media to claim the Bible is powerless as he was spotted burning one.

The man who says he’s an atheist decided to show his disbelief in Christianity by burning the bible just to prove to people that there is no power in The word of God.

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The Bible is powerless, man claims as he burns it

He also said that one week now after he burnt the Holy book, nothing has happened to him and his bank account balance keeps getting fatter.

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Nigerians have revealed their displeasure with the shameless act, with many lambasting him for the move.

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The Bible is powerless, man claims as he burns it

Below is what he shared online;

“Before now they will tell me there’s power in the bible, after I burnt my bible they are now telling me my days are numbered as if they are going to live forever. Christians are one set of confused people confusing themselves the more with each passing day.

I’m still waiting for the power in the bible to manifest itself. One week now and counting. My bank balance just keeps getting fatter.

Mitcheewwwww”..

The Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI) is happy to announce fully funded Studentships in Machine Learning applied to Finance. Studentships are available for UK, EU, and International students.

The Oxford-Man Institute (OMI) of Quantitative Finance is an interdisciplinary research center in quantitative finance. It is part of the Department of Engineering Science (Information Engineering) and has a focus on alternative investments and data-driven science, especially machine learning. OMI members carry out academically outstanding research that addresses the key problems facing the financial industry. Researchers create new tools and methods that can give deeper insight into financial markets – how they behave, how they become stable or unstable, how to extract value from data at scales beyond human and how they could be made to work better. This is achieved through a unique combination of academic innovation and external engagement.

Applicants must have excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).Advertisements

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 25, 2019
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in Machine Learning applied to Finance.

Although the exact research topic is defined through discussion between student and supervisor(s), it is likely to be in one of the following broad areas:

  1. Machine learning for multi-variate time-series modeling, forecasting, and event detection
  2. Information extraction and fusion from ensembles of unstructured, non-stationary data
  3. Deep (probabilistic) learning for extracting actionable insight
  4. Dynamic learning under uncertainty for strategy and policy estimation in delayed reward environments
  5. Understanding complex dynamic relationships on graphs and networks
  6. Natural Language Processing for financial forecasting
  7. Probabilistic multi-agent models
  8. Optimization, Decision-making, and active learning
  • Scholarship Award: University tuition fees are covered at the level set for UK/EU students, as are Oxford Course Fees (c. £7,730 in total p.a.). The stipend (tax-free maintenance grant) is c. £15,000 p.a. for the first year, and at least this amount for a further two and a half years.
  • Nationality: Studentships are available for UK, EU, and International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Three studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Studentships are available for UK, EU, and International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

These studentships are funded through the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and are open to both UK & EU students (full award – fees plus stipend) and international students (partial award – fees at UK/EU rate plus stipend).

Prospective candidates will be judged according to how well they meet the following criteria:

  • A first-class honors degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics or similar;
  • Experience in machine learning and data analysis;
  • Mathematical maturity with emphasis on estimation, inference and optimization theory;
  • Ability to code in high-level scientific development language, e.g. Python, R, Matlab;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).

Following skills are desirable but not essential:

  • Experience of modeling financial – or non-stationary, heteroskedastic – data.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Candidates must submit a graduate application form and are expected to meet the graduate admissions criteria. Details are available on the course page of the University website.

Please quote 19ENGIN_SROMI in all correspondence and in your graduate application. Informal inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Steve Roberts: steve.roberts-at-oxford-man.ox.ac.uk.

Scholarship Link

OMI Fully Funded PhD Studentships for UK, EU and International Students in UK, 2019

The Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance (OMI) is happy to announce fully funded Studentships in Machine Learning applied to Finance. Studentships are available for UK, EU, and International students.

The Oxford-Man Institute (OMI) of Quantitative Finance is an interdisciplinary research center in quantitative finance. It is part of the Department of Engineering Science (Information Engineering) and has a focus on alternative investments and data-driven science, especially machine learning. OMI members carry out academically outstanding research that addresses the key problems facing the financial industry. Researchers create new tools and methods that can give deeper insight into financial markets – how they behave, how they become stable or unstable, how to extract value from data at scales beyond human and how they could be made to work better. This is achieved through a unique combination of academic innovation and external engagement.

Applicants must have excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).Advertisements

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 25, 2019
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue Ph.D. programme.
  • Study Subject: Studentships are awarded in Machine Learning applied to Finance.

Although the exact research topic is defined through discussion between student and supervisor(s), it is likely to be in one of the following broad areas:

  1. Machine learning for multi-variate time-series modeling, forecasting, and event detection
  2. Information extraction and fusion from ensembles of unstructured, non-stationary data
  3. Deep (probabilistic) learning for extracting actionable insight
  4. Dynamic learning under uncertainty for strategy and policy estimation in delayed reward environments
  5. Understanding complex dynamic relationships on graphs and networks
  6. Natural Language Processing for financial forecasting
  7. Probabilistic multi-agent models
  8. Optimization, Decision-making, and active learning
  • Scholarship Award: University tuition fees are covered at the level set for UK/EU students, as are Oxford Course Fees (c. £7,730 in total p.a.). The stipend (tax-free maintenance grant) is c. £15,000 p.a. for the first year, and at least this amount for a further two and a half years.
  • Nationality: Studentships are available for UK, EU, and International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Three studentships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Studentships are available for UK, EU, and International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

These studentships are funded through the Oxford-Man Institute of Quantitative Finance and are open to both UK & EU students (full award – fees plus stipend) and international students (partial award – fees at UK/EU rate plus stipend).

Prospective candidates will be judged according to how well they meet the following criteria:

  • A first-class honors degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Physics or similar;
  • Experience in machine learning and data analysis;
  • Mathematical maturity with emphasis on estimation, inference and optimization theory;
  • Ability to code in high-level scientific development language, e.g. Python, R, Matlab;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).

Following skills are desirable but not essential:

  • Experience of modeling financial – or non-stationary, heteroskedastic – data.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and spoken communication skills (English).

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Candidates must submit a graduate application form and are expected to meet the graduate admissions criteria. Details are available on the course page of the University website.

Please quote 19ENGIN_SROMI in all correspondence and in your graduate application. Informal inquiries should be addressed to Prof. Steve Roberts: steve.roberts-at-oxford-man.ox.ac.uk.

Scholarship Link

3-Month “Fondazione di Venezia” Residencial Scholarships for Italian and International Scholars, 2019

The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture is happy to announce residential programme starting from April 2019 – April 2020 to PhDs and post-doc students who must not be over 40 years old on March 10, 2019.

The International Center for the Study of Italian Culture named after Vittore Branca – a world-renowned Italianist who was Secretary General of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini – is a residential resource for Humanities studies, open to research projects in the field of art history, history of Venice, literature, music, drama, early printed books, comparative civilisations and spritualities.

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.Advertisements

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: March 10, 2019
  • Course Level: These are 3 months long residential scholarships.
  • Study Subject: Candidates shall propose a research topic preferably focused on the archives and documents kept in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. Scholarships are awarded in one of the following fields: art history, Venetian history, literature, music, drama, early printed books and comparative cultures and spiritualities.
  • Scholarship Award: Each scholarship is worth 3,100 euros (gross sum) and accommodation free of charge for 3 months at the Vittore Branca Center Residence in the period between April 2019 and April 2020.

Each scholarship will be divided as follows:

  1. A gross sum 2 of 3,100 euros as a contribution to general expenses, travel and board, paid in deferred monthly equal installments by bank transfer only;
  2. Accommodation free of charge for three consecutive months at the Vittore Branca Center Residence on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice and free use of the Vittore Branca Center facilities.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for Italian and International scholars.
  • Number of Scholarships8 residential scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for Italian and International scholars.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The residential scholarships are offered, within the interdisciplinary context that characterizes the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore; to Italian and international scholars wishing to further their studies of Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto – in one of the following fields: art history, Venetian history, literature, music, drama, early printed books and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Candidates shall propose a research topic preferably focused on the archives and documents kept in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.

For a guide to research topics of particular interest to the Fondazione Institutes and Research Centers, please visit the “Centro Branca” section on the web page www.cini.it.

It is possible to plan a preliminary visit to our libraries, in order to examine materials to elaborate a research project; for more information, please contact centrobranca-at-cini.it.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applications must be sent by March 10, 2019 with the following enclosed documents:

– Paper application form (link) – printed document;

– Degree certificate(s) with marks for individual exams, or an equivalent or superior qualification – printed document;

– A copy of a degree dissertation (for PhD students) or doctorate thesis (for postdoctorate researchers) and copies of any other relevant academic works – digital document, saved on CD ROM, DVD or USB pen;

– Curriculum vitae, including knowledge of languages – printed document;

– Research topic and a description (around 1,500 words) of the study program that the candidate will follow, specifying aims, time scale, and materials and documents to be consulted at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini – printed document;

– 2 reference letters from professors and scholars who supervise or have supervised the candidate (NB the letters shall be originals printed on headed notepaper of the relevant university or institution).

In case of need, reference letters could also be shipped separately to the Vittore Branca Center Secretariat – please write the candidate’s name on the back of the envelope.

Scholarship Link

3-Month “Fondazione di Venezia” Residencial Scholarships for Italian and International Scholars, 2019

The Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture is happy to announce residential programme starting from April 2019 – April 2020 to PhDs and post-doc students who must not be over 40 years old on March 10, 2019.

The International Center for the Study of Italian Culture named after Vittore Branca – a world-renowned Italianist who was Secretary General of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini – is a residential resource for Humanities studies, open to research projects in the field of art history, history of Venice, literature, music, drama, early printed books, comparative civilisations and spritualities.

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.Advertisements

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: March 10, 2019
  • Course Level: These are 3 months long residential scholarships.
  • Study Subject: Candidates shall propose a research topic preferably focused on the archives and documents kept in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice. Scholarships are awarded in one of the following fields: art history, Venetian history, literature, music, drama, early printed books and comparative cultures and spiritualities.
  • Scholarship Award: Each scholarship is worth 3,100 euros (gross sum) and accommodation free of charge for 3 months at the Vittore Branca Center Residence in the period between April 2019 and April 2020.

Each scholarship will be divided as follows:

  1. A gross sum 2 of 3,100 euros as a contribution to general expenses, travel and board, paid in deferred monthly equal installments by bank transfer only;
  2. Accommodation free of charge for three consecutive months at the Vittore Branca Center Residence on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice and free use of the Vittore Branca Center facilities.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for Italian and International scholars.
  • Number of Scholarships8 residential scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Italy

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for Italian and International scholars.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The residential scholarships are offered, within the interdisciplinary context that characterizes the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore; to Italian and international scholars wishing to further their studies of Italian culture – especially that of the Veneto – in one of the following fields: art history, Venetian history, literature, music, drama, early printed books and comparative cultures and spiritualities.

Candidates shall propose a research topic preferably focused on the archives and documents kept in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice.

For a guide to research topics of particular interest to the Fondazione Institutes and Research Centers, please visit the “Centro Branca” section on the web page www.cini.it.

It is possible to plan a preliminary visit to our libraries, in order to examine materials to elaborate a research project; for more information, please contact centrobranca-at-cini.it.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applications must be sent by March 10, 2019 with the following enclosed documents:

– Paper application form (link) – printed document;

– Degree certificate(s) with marks for individual exams, or an equivalent or superior qualification – printed document;

– A copy of a degree dissertation (for PhD students) or doctorate thesis (for postdoctorate researchers) and copies of any other relevant academic works – digital document, saved on CD ROM, DVD or USB pen;

– Curriculum vitae, including knowledge of languages – printed document;

– Research topic and a description (around 1,500 words) of the study program that the candidate will follow, specifying aims, time scale, and materials and documents to be consulted at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini – printed document;

– 2 reference letters from professors and scholars who supervise or have supervised the candidate (NB the letters shall be originals printed on headed notepaper of the relevant university or institution).

In case of need, reference letters could also be shipped separately to the Vittore Branca Center Secretariat – please write the candidate’s name on the back of the envelope.

Scholarship Link

RCSI FutureNeuro Two Fully-Funded PhD Scholarships for International Students in Ireland, 2019

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Applications are invited for two fully-funded PhDs funded by Science Foundation Ireland and based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Scholarships are available for International students.

The mission of FutureNeuro is to accelerate discoveries on genetic diagnosis and advanced molecular treatments supported by enabling e-health technology for chronic and rare neurological diseases. The purpose of the current roles is to drive the development of new, clinically relevant models of febrile seizures and febrile status epilepticus and identify the molecular mechanisms by which these insults can lead to cognitive deficits and epilepsy in later life.

For over 200 years RCSI has played a major role in medical education and training in Ireland. Founded in 1784 to train surgeons, today the College provides extensive education and training in the healthcare professions at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is home to Ireland’s largest medical school, one of the world’s leading international medical schools, as well as prestigious Schools of Pharmacy, Physiotherapy, Nursing & Midwifery, Postgraduate Studies and an Institute of Leadership. Our degrees and awards are fully aligned to the National Framework of Qualifications, from levels 7 – 10, in collaboration with the National University of Ireland.Advertisements

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 4, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: FutureNeuro is a new national research centre focused on chronic and rare neurological diseases, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and based at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. The successful candidate will join the team of Dr. Gary Brennan working on molecular mechanisms controlling gene expression, biomarkers and treatments for Epilepsy.
  • Scholarship Award: This is a fully funded programme.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Two PhD scholarships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Essential

  • At least an upper second class (2.1) honours degree in cell and molecular biology, neuroscience or similar.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Ability to work on one’s own initiative as well as in a multidisciplinary, team environment.
  • Willingness to undertake training and career development.
  • English language requirements for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.
  • Desirable: » Previous laboratory research experience. Proven ability to work independently and as an effective team member.

English Language Requirements: English language requirements for candidates who do not speak English as their first language: an IELTS score of 6.5 or above.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: The closing date for application is Friday, 4 January 2019 at 5pm GMT. The application should include:

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the position.
  • An up-to-date CV including contact details for two referees.

Applications to: Dr Gary Brennan (garypbrennan-at-rcsi.ie)

Scholarship Link

15 SIMaP PhD Positions for International Students at MATHEGRAM ITN, 2019

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MATHEGRAM is now recruiting 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). Each ESR will work at a beneficiary institute with a 36-month employment contract and will register as a PhD at a University within the MATHEGRAM network or affiliated universities.

Each ESR will also receive additional training at the network level and undergo secondments at academic and/or non-academic MATHEGRAM partners.

MATHEGRAM aims to equip a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative professional research engineers with an open and responsible approach to their research, with interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral (i.e. academic and non-academic) experience.Advertisements

SIMaP was created in 2007 from the association of three former laboratories of the CNRS (the national centre for science), Grenoble INP (the group of graduate engineering schools) and UGA (the University of Grenoble Alpes). In 2016, the laboratory brings together about 200 collaborators: 60 faculties and researchers, 15 emerita, 42 technical and administrative staff, 80 PhD and postdoc and about 30 trainees from engineer degrees to masters. SIMaP is localized on the « east campus » of Grenoble, on the city of Saint Martin d’Hères and spans over about 6300 m2 of buildings of Grenoble–INP.

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 8, 2019
  • Course Level: Positions are available to study PhD programs.
  • Study Subject: MATHEGRAM aims to form a network of PhD students on the theme of powders under high temperatures.
  • Scholarship Award:
    1. Full-time employment for 36 months;
    2. Favourable remuneration according to EU standards (Gross EU contribution: Living allowance €3270 per month + mobility allowance €600 + family allowance €500 for researchers having family). Please note the net salary will be adjusted through the application of a country correction coefficient to the living allowance of the country in which the researcher will be recruited, as well as subjected to deduction of all compulsory (employer /employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax).
    3. Inter-sectoral Secondments at other organisations (up to 9 months);
    4. Starting date: 1st March 2019 or soon after
  • Nationality: These vacancies are open to all nationals, including candidates from non-EU countries.
  • Number of Scholarships: 15 PhD vacancies (Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher positions) available at MATHEGRAM, an MSCA Innovative Training Network (ITN) funded by the EU.
  • Scholarship can be taken in WORK LOCATION(S)
    1. 2 positions at Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Faculty of Engineering and the Physical Sciences University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH. UK
    2. 1 position at Inra – AgroParisTech UMR Ingénierie Aliments Procédés Equipe SP2 1 avenue des Olympiades F 91744 Massy, Cedex, France
    3. 2 positions at Department of Industrial Engineering University of Salerno Via Giovanni Paolo II, 132 I-84084 Fisciano (SA), ITALY
    4. 2 positions at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Imperial College London London, SW7 2AZ. UK
    5. 1 position at Centre Internacional de Metodes Numerics an l’Enginyeria (CIMNE) Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) 08034 Barcelona, Spain
    6. 1 position at Surface of Glass and Interfaces (SVI) Saint-Gobain Research Paris 33 Quai Lucien Lefranc 93303 Aubervilliers, FR
    7. 1 position at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre Belasis Avenue TS23 1LS Billingham UK
    8. 2 positions at CNRS – SIMAP (Materials Science and Engineering) Laboratory, Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble F-38000, France
    9. 1 position(s) available at Airbus Central R&T Bavaria, Taufkirchen, 82024 Willy-Messerschmitt-Str. 1 Germany

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: These vacancies are open to all nationals, including candidates from non-EU countries.

Entrance Requirements: These vacancies are open to all nationals, including candidates from non-EU countries, who meet the following criteria:

At the time of recruitment, applicants should have less than four (full-time equivalent) years of reexperience within a research career;

  • Applicants should not have resided or carried out his/her main activity in the country of the recruiting institute for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the recruitment;
  • Highly motivated for working towards a PhD AND for the overall MATHEGRAM research and training objectives;
  • holding a master’s degree in the areas relevant to the MATHEGRAM project(s);
  • Having not already been awarded a PhD degree;
  • Proficiency in English (English certificates will be required, such as IELTS or TOEFL, for the projects hosted at beneficiaries in the UK);
  • Willingness to learn the local language of the host institution;
  • Good communication and team-working skills.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Candidates can send their applications to: MATHEGRAM-at-surrey.ac.uk, as soon as possible but no later than 8th Jan 2019.

All applications should include the following in a single PDF file:

  • Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages), including (1) preferences for one or more of the ESR projects and (2) consent to distribute your application materials to the recruitment committee members and supervisors of MATHEGRAM
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of Degree certificates and transcripts containing the courses taken and grades obtained (both original versions, and English translations)
  • English certificates and other relevant certificates
  • A list of publications (optional).

Scholarship Link

Cancer Research UK 4 Year PhD Studentships at Barts Cancer Institute in UK, 2019

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The Barts Cancer Institute is offering Cancer Research UK 4 year PhD studentships to commence in September 2019. Studentships are available for International students.

Our training programme aims to develop a cohort of scientists equipped both intellectually and technically to conduct the highest quality research on cancer.

BCI was created in 2003, and brought together some of the most eminent cancer research teams in London. We are one of the six Institutes within the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London. Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) is one of the top five cancer research centres in the UK and is one of 13 Cancer Research UK Centres of Excellence.Advertisements

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 18, 2019
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to pursue a PhD research program.
  • Study Subject: We are now inviting applications for the following projects:
  1. Characterising the immune signatures that drive the evolution of follicular lymphoma from pre-malignant to malignant states
  2. Development and implementation of a computational systems biology approach for the identification of novel therapeutic targets in follicular lymphoma.
  • Scholarship Award: These studentships include the following funding for 4 years:
  1. A tax-free annual stipend of £21,000
  2. Tuition Fees at the Home/EU rate
  3. Project consumables
  • Nationality: Studentships are available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: Numbers not given
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Studentships are available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: These studentships are open to graduates with either:

  • A 2:1 or 1st degree in a related subject; or,
  • A 2:2 in a related subject with a subsequent MSc awarded with Merit or Distinction

If your degree has not yet been awarded but you are expected to meet the above entry requirements you are welcome to apply.

For more information on international equivalencies please see here.

English Language Requirements

Applicants for whom English is not the first language will also require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in the written component), or equivalent, unless your undergraduate degree was studied in, and awarded by, an English speaking country. For more information on acceptable English language qualifications please see here.

Please note that funding for these fellowships is only provided at the home/EU rate.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: You will need to complete our online application form. You will be required to include the following as part of your application:

  • Your CV
  • Statement of purpose
  • Details of 2 referees. At least one of your references must be an academic one.
  • Copy of your transcript(s), including a breakdown of marks
  • If applicable, proof of English proficiency

When completing the application form, please ensure that:

  • In the Research Proposal section, you indicate the name of the supervisor and title of the project that you are applying for. There is no requirement to upload a Research Proposal as you will be applying for a specific project
  • Within the Funding section, you select I am a QMUL PG Research Studentship applicant and then type CRUK Accelerator studentship in the box below
  • You provide all supporting documents, as we are unable to consider incomplete applications.

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ICR PhD Studentships for International Students in UK, 2019

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Applications are invited for two Early Stage Researcher (ESR) PhD studentships at the Institute of Cancer Research. Scholarships are available for International students.

The ICR is a member of an exciting new EU funded innovative training network (ITN) which aims to exploit EU wide experience of industrial and biomedical ultrasound cavitation and sonochemistry. This ambitious overall programme will take a systematic approach towards understanding ultrasound cavitation better using a combination of experiments and simulations.

The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world’s most influential cancer research institutes, with an outstanding record of achievement dating back more than 100 years.Advertisements

Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 31, 2019
  • Course Level: Studentships are available to study PhD program.
  • Study Subject: The two PhD projects are listed below with details of the supervisory team and project site.
    Details of how to apply are linked at the end of the project list.(Note that these two projects are separate from our main PhD recruitment round, and have a separate application process).

1. Development of clinically relevant acousto-thermal tissue mimics (ESR7)
2. Development of therapeutic ultrasound applications based on acoustic cavitation (ESR8)

  • Scholarship Award: The successful candidates will receive a 36 month, full-time employment contract as per Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for early stage researchers. The monthly salary will be confirmed upon offer, paid in the currency of the host country, and with a correction factor applied to the host country. The ESRs will be enrolled in a  PhD programme of leading academic and industrial researchers. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all ESRs will benefit from a training programmed tailored to the needs of the project, comprising an integrated curriculum of local and intensive network courses, schools, workshops and engagement with cutting-edge research.
  • Nationality: Scholarships are available for International students.
  • Number of Scholarships: 15 PhD positions are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the UK

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: Scholarships are available for International students.

Entrance Requirements: Please note that special conditions apply as per Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations.

Applicants must:

  • Be able to demonstrate that they have spent fewer than 12 months working in the UK in the last 3 years, and
  • Should have a minimum of a BSc, but preferably an MSc, in a relevant physical science or engineering subject, and
  • Be able to demonstrate strong experimental and mathematical modelling capabilities.

Admissions to all ICR research degree programmes are governed by the ICR Admissions Policy and Procedure (PDF) and the Appeals and Complaints Procedure for Applicants (PDF).

General criteria

We consider applications on merit and have a strong commitment to enhancing the diversity of our students

To be eligible for registration for the degree of MPhil/ PhD, you should have (or expect to obtain):

  • A degree in a relevant subject passed with First Class or Upper Second Class honours [1]
  • or a Masters degree in a relevant subject
  • or an overseas qualification of equivalent standard to the above
  • or an MPhil in a relevant field (see paragraph 9.1 of the MPhil/PhD Code of Practice)

And you must have:

  • experience of the relevant laboratory of research work relevant to the post [2]

Also, if your first language is not English:

  • you must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in English to the equivalent of an IELTS score of 7.0, with a minimum of 6 in any one component;
  • or within the last two years in a majority English speaking country, have either education experience in English for a minimum of 1 year; or work experience in English for a minimum of 18 months and be able to satisfy Home Office visa criteria where necessary. [3]

Application Procedure

How to Apply: Applicants should send:

  •  Letter of motivation,
  • Curriculum vitae of at most 3 pages,
  • Copy of transcripts and of their degree, and a copy of the master’s thesis or any other publications  (if available),
  • Two written recommendation letters (e.g. one by the former Master thesis supervisor and their referee’s contact details).

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Applications are invited from graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.

To encourage postgraduate research Victoria offers scholarships to those about to begin their doctoral studies. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral or PhD degree at Victoria University. These scholarships are awarded on academic merit and are open to New Zealand and international students in any discipline.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in any discipline.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarships include a $23,500 stipend annually + tuition fees.
  • Number of Scholarships: 35 scholarships are available.
  • Nationality: New Zealand and international
  • Scholarship can be taken in New Zealand

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: New Zealand and international students can apply for Victoria Doctoral Scholarships.
  • Entrance Requirements:
    • The Scholarships are open to graduates of any university within or outside of New Zealand who intend to enrol full time for a Doctorate (PhD) at Victoria University or who have commenced their doctoral study at Victoria University.
      Please note: It is very important to refer to the website for regulations and further process requirements regarding application for this scholarship.
  • English Language Requirements:  Victoria’s English language requirements are strict and not negotiable. If student’s first language is not English, they must provide evidence of English proficiency before they will be accepted as a PhD candidate. Requirements are:
    • TOEFL 575 with (preferably) a TWE of 5, or 237 on the computer-based test; or 90 on the Internet-based test with a minimum of 20 in writing; or
    • IELTS overall band of 6.5, no sub-score below 6; or
    • CAE grade B; or
    • A minimum of two ratings of 5 and two ratings of 4 in the Victoria University English proficiency programme test.

Application Procedure:

How to apply, step-by-step

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Step 1: Check you meet the requirements

Before you begin your application, make sure you understand the requirements for admission.

Step 2: Online application

Victoria uses an online application for both admission as a doctoral student and to apply for a Victoria doctoral scholarship. This application (Communityforce) allows you to complete all required documentation including referee requests via a dashboard. The dashboard must be 100% complete (showing all green) before you can submit your application.

Step 3: Prepare your expression of interest

Successful doctoral research makes original and significant contributions to knowledge and prepares graduates to undertake further research or to apply their advanced skills. Victoria doctoral candidates begin with up to 12 months of provisional registration. During this period, each candidate works under supervision to develop and write a full research proposal, which is a formal document designed to clarify the parameters of the doctoral project and situate it in the context of relevant international scholarship.

In many cases, the precise focus of candidates’ research changes from their initial ideas. There can also be restrictions on what can be studied, due to funding considerations, or compliance with local requirements such as provisions for access to Antarctica, human ethics requirements, consultation with M?ori. This is why we do not require a research proposal from you now. Instead, we ask you to provide a clear overview of the nature of your intended study, you will need to specifically address the following questions:

  1. What specific issue or question are you interested in studying?
  2. Why do you think this topic needs further research?
  3. How might you go about researching this issue?
  4. What particular obstacles or challenges, if any, do you anticipate in conducting this research?
  5. What in your academic, professional or personal background prepares you to undertake doctoral research?

Issues or questions that match the research profile of particular researchers within the University are more likely to lead to acceptance than those that do not. Please also present your work in the context of international literature and contribution to global knowledge. Mention any specific theories or methods you might draw on or any specific locations, materials or purposes that you believe would suit a doctoral project. It may be to your benefit to make contact with a School before completing your application. The School may contact you when your application is considered.

Step 4: Select your academic referees

References form a critical part of your application. You must ask two referees to evaluate your academic ability and research potential. The online application system allows you to request these references.

  • Your referees must complete the reference request using a verifiable institutional email address (you must not send referees’ reports yourself).
  • Your application will not be considered if your referees do not complete the reference before the application deadline.
  • You are strongly advised to ensure that at least one (but preferably both) referees have experience with the successful completion of research students.
  • If you are asking a potential Victoria University supervisor for a reference, please note that only one potential supervisor may be allowed to provide a reference and they must have had experience supervising you.

Step 5: Assemble additional documentation

All applicants will need to provide:

  • a 2000-word sample of your academic writing in English
  • certified copies of your academic transcript/s and degree certificates
  • a certified copy of your Diploma Supplement (applicants from EU countries only).

International students must provide:

  • evidence of English language proficiency
  • translations of official documents (certified by an accredited translator).

You may also wish to provide additional information regarding your English proficiency in the relevant section of the online application.

Step 6: Upload all required documentation to the online application

Check that you have:

  • Selected your academic referees and sent them the request
  • Completed all required sections in the online application
  • Provided your academic writing sample
  • Provided your transcript(s)/degree certificates
  • Provided a copy of your Diploma Supplement, if required
  • Provided evidence of English language proficiency and translations of official documents, if required

Step 7: Submit your application

Applications must be submitted directly by the applicant (not by an agent).

You will receive notification from us via the email address provided that the application has been submitted.

You are able to check the status of your application by logging into the online application with your email and password. The dashboard on the online application shows the progress of your application including references that have been received.

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