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A Ph.D. student position is available in the Research Group Synaptic Plasticity, at the Hertie-Institute for Clinical Brain Research, University of Tuebingen, Germany. Our group addresses the molecular and cellular basis of synaptic plasticity. In particular, we focus on pathways that are normally involved in refining synaptic circuits via the "physiological" elimination of specific synapses. The misregulation of such pathways triggers massive, pathological loss of synapses. Thus, our work aims to achieve a better mechanistic understanding of altered synaptic plasticity in the diseased brain. Specifically, we are interested in characterizing which alterations are causative, and which are merely adaptations to neurodegenerative diseases.
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Hannover Biomedical Research School, as part of Hannover Medical School (MHH), invites applications for its three PhD programs to commence in October 2010.

 

HBRS is one of Germany's leading graduate schools, funded by the Excellence Initiative and offering top-level research, education and training possibilities. Under this umbrella our three international PhD programs Infection Biology, Molecular Medicine and Regenerative Sciences provide fully-funded studentships for a three-year course. In all three programs the focus is placed on individual research projects, complemented by program specific seminars as well as an individualized curriculum comprising lab and soft-skill courses, congresses, symposia and summer schools. Communication and teaching language throughout HBRS is English. Upon graduation students are awarded a PhD - life scientists may alternatively choose a Dr. rer. nat.

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At the Chair of Sensor Systems within the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at TU Berlin semiconductor and CMOS-based sensors are developed for biomedical purposes. This is done together with academic and industrial partners from material sciences, bio physics, bio chemistry, and medicine within the framework of Europe-wide interdisciplinary cooperative projects.

In this context openings are available as Research Assistant with Teaching Responsibility, reference number: WM-43

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Applications from independent thinkers with curiosity, creativity and drive are sought to join the International Neuroscience Doctoral Programme (INDP). The INDP aims to provide students of diverse backgrounds with a foundation to perform innovative and interdisciplinary work in basic or applied neuroscience at an international level.

 

Successful applicants will demonstrate the ability to tackle difficult intellectual challenges, to learn new skills and ways of thinking and to work passionately as part of a research team. Predoctoral training in quantitative disciplines (e.g. physics, mathematics, computer science), biological sciences (e.g. biology, medicine, bioengineering) or related fields is important. Previous research experience is also desirable but not required.

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For over a decade, the World Forest Institute (WFI) has offered a unique International Fellowship Program to professionals in natural resources-such as foresters, environmental educators, land managers, NGO practioners and researchers-to conduct a practical research project at the World Forestry Center in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.. In addition to their specific research projects, Fellows participate in weekly field trips, interviews and site visits to Northwest forestry organizations, state, local and national parks, universities, public and private timberlands, trade associations, mills, and corporations.  The Fellowship is a unique opportunity to learn about sustainable forestry from the Pacific Northwest forestry sector, and to work with colleagues from around the world.

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Several Erasmus Mundus scholarships are offered by the European Commission to both non-European and European students to attend MathMods MSc course. Some scholarships are exclusively dedicated to students from Western Balkans and Turkey.
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In January 2002 the well-known playwright and theatre director John McGrath died.  The Scottish Universities International Summer School has set up a scholarship in memory of John McGrath, who was a good friend of the School and whose classic text The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil is part of our curriculum. The Scholarship has been made possible by the generosity of the friends of John McGrath.

 

The Scholarship will be payable in Edinburgh as a deduction of the Summer School's course and accommodation fees, which cover the costs of all tuition, accommodation, most meals, a social and cultural programme and includes full use of the facilities of the library of Edinburgh University. The successful candidate will be offered a free place on either the Text and Context Course or the Creative Writing Course.  The Scholarship does not cover travel expenses or spending money.

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Professor Daiches established the School in 1947 with the aim of promoting international goodwill and cultural understanding, bringing together students from around the world to study, socialise and befriend one another. Professor Daiches died in 2006, and SUISS commemorates the life and vision of our founder by offering a special scholarship in his name.  By offering a residential scholarship for one student for a two weeks course (according to the applicant's choice of modules) we hope to continue to promote his vision. The scholarship is intended to support a gifted literature student who would otherwise be unable to attend the School, and will be awarded on the bases of academic merit and financial need.

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If you are interested in a career in major programmes, getting a doctorate in major programme management from the University of Oxford will be a starting point that's hard to beat.

 

The BT Centre for Major Programme Management is constantly looking to recruit doctoral students of outstanding scholarly promise. A number of doctoral scholarships are available for such students.

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The Graduate Student Scholarships, supported by the Chinese Scholarship Council(CSC), are provided for prospective international students to study for Master or Doctoral Degrees in top universities in China thus to expand student exchanges and academic collaborations between Chinese Universities and their overseas partnership institutions.

 

China Agricultural University(CAU) is among the list of the top universities supported by CSC to directly recruit the scholarship students from the academic year of 2008.

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The NanoPhotonics Research Group at University College Dublin has several exciting, multi-disciplinary opportunities available for highly motivated graduates to join. The group has expertise in Fluorescence and Raman spectroscopy, Single molecule and nanoparticle imaging, Atomic force microscopy, semiconductor quantum dot nanomaterials and scanning tunneling microscopy.
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The MIT-Zaragoza Program and Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) are awarding scholarships for qualified candidates from around the world to undertake a Dual Degree Master's Program at the Zaragoza Logistics Center in the academic year 2010-2011.

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The Undergraduate Exchange Program (UEP) of the Open Society Institute is currently recruiting Scholarship Consultants to conduct interviews in Southeast Europe and Mongolia. 

 

Consultants will interview university students for a period of 1-2 days (depending on the number of applicants) in early to mid-February 2010. 

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AUBG is a private American-style liberal arts university located in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. The University has assumed a unique and critical educational role in the dynamic region of Southeastern Europe through its emphasis on preparing students for leadership, community involvement, careers, and advanced study. The liberal arts education encourages students to develop critical thinking and creative problem solving. AUBG is accredited both in the US and in Bulgaria, and academic credits are fully transferable in Europe and in the United States. 

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Harvard University's Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies invites applicants to its two-year, interdisciplinary master's degree program in Regional Studies: Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia (REECA). Students in the program deepen their knowledge of this world region through coursework in such disciplines as history, political science, economics, languages, linguistics, and literature, and such professional fields as finance, management, public policy, and security studies.
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The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program provides support to young researchers working in academic and research institutions from eligible countries preparing a doctoral thesis. Research grants cover residence costs for a 5 to 10 month period in a renowned university or research center. Fellows are expected to advance their research work mainly by using the facilities and resources provided by the host institution and by interacting with peers.
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