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The general objective of the Programs in support of Understanding Canada - Canadian Studies is to develop a better knowledge and understanding of Canada among foreign leadership groups by providing support for the development of teaching, research and publication about Canada abroad.

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The Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme has been launched by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong. The Fellowship Scheme aims to attract the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD degree programs in Hong Kong.

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A PhD student position in Neuroscience is offered for the investigation of chromatic signal processing in the mammalian retina (for details see www.fg-retina.uni-oldenburg.de/en/18947.html). Our approach employs optical, electrophysiological as well as anatomical techniques to investigate the functional properties of retinal neurons and the connectivity of the microcircuits they are embedded in.

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Our programme is designed to improve the standard of scientific research conducted at the Faculty of Chemistry by outstanding researchers in the course of preparing their doctoral dissertations, and to intensify international cooperation. The programme aims to train future scientists able to work in highly competitive environment and with abilities to work across disciplines. For this purpose we carefully selected topics from among the most-innovative and most-desired modern chemistry and to-chemistry-related material science.
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Integrated methodologies for the study of mantle rocks and diamond inclusions
Supervisors: P. Nimis, F. Nestola, A. Marzoli

The research programme involves the implementation of new analytical and thermobarometric methodologies and their integration with up-to-date methodologies for the study of diamonds and of their mantle host rocks.

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Information on graduate studies scholarships by program and province can be found on the Official Canadian Government website for international students (http://www.edu-canada.gc.ca/) and in the Funding Guide for International Science and Technology Cooperation (http://fgic-gfci.scitech.gc.ca/)
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The Hal Rothman Research Fellowship was created to recognize graduate student achievements in environmental history research in honor of Hal Rothman, recipient of ASEH's Distinguished Service award in 2006 and editor of Environmental History for many years. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 for PhD graduate student research and travel in the field of environmental history, without geographical restriction. The funds must be used to support archival research and travel during 2010.
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The National Sporting Library, a research institution specializing in horse and field sports, invites applications for research fellowships from university faculty in the humanities and social sciences, museum and library professionals, journalists, and independent scholars.  Research disciplines include history, art history, literature, American studies, and area studies. Past and current projects include the history of ethics in fly fishing, hunting imagery in 18th-century French portraiture, and Early Modern horsemanship manuals.
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The Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois offers a three-year, $52,000/year post-doctoral fellowship. Applicants
interested in an association with The Social Dimensions of Environmental Policy Initiative (SDEP) at Beckman are encouraged to apply.
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ASEH created this fellowship to recognize the contributions of Samuel P. Hays, the inaugural recipient of the society's Distinguished Scholar Award, and to advance the field of environmental history, broadly conceived. The fellowship provides a single payment of $1,000 to help fund travel to and use of an archive or manuscript repository. It is open to practicing historians (either academic, public, or independent). Graduate students are ineligible. A Ph.D. is not required. The deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2009, and the recipient will be selected and notified in December 2009 for funding available in January 2010.
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Hench Post-Dissertation Fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society
 
Scholars who are no more than three years beyond receipt of the doctorate are invited to apply for the Hench Post-Dissertation
Fellowship, a year-long residential fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. The purpose of the post-dissertation fellowship is to provide the recipient with time and resources to extend research and/or to revise the dissertation for publication. Any topic relevant to the Society's library collections and programmatic scope, and coming from any field or disciplinary background, is eligible. AAS collections focus on all aspects of American history, literature, and culture from
contact to 1876, and provide rich source material for projects across the spectrum of early American studies. Our holdings include many collections that would be of use to environmental historians, including maps; landscape drawings, paintings, and photographs; local histories; and agricultural manuals and periodicals.
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NERC is pleased to invite applications to the 2009/10 round with a closing date of 24 November 2009 at 16:00

The CASE scheme promotes partnerships between eligible research organisations and public or private sector organisations.

A CASE studentship is a PhD studentship during which the student enhances their training by spending between 3 and 18 months with the co-operating body in a workplace outside the academic environment.

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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.

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The University of Vienna announces the vacancy of 12 PhD positions for college assistants within the interdisciplinary doctoral college "Empowerment through Human Rights". Duration of the posts is three years each; 20 hours part-time employment will be at the University of Vienna for the whole period. During this period, the college assistants will work together in the interdisciplinary group and will each write a stand-alone PhD thesis. College assistants can seek participation in related research activities within the institutions involved to an extent of another 20 hours.
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The next session of the English Speaking Club - Osvita will take place on September 10, 2009 at 6.30 pm. The topic of discussion is News and Mass Media. Be prepared to share a piece of news you have heard/read recently.

Also, please keep in mind the new venue: from now on the meetings will be taking place at the City Library at 23 Lenin str., 6th floor, the Department of Literature in Foreign Languages. Be prepared to register as the Library subscriber, so please bring your ID with you. The registration takes about 2 minutes and is free of charge.

 

Everyone is welcome, but as the number of seats is limited, please register in advance by sending an email to club@center-osvita.org.ua. See you on Thursday!

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Applications are invited for a Ph.D. position to work on sound and speech perception by hearing-impaired listeners in complex listening environments. The research in our lab is motivated towards identifying problems that hearing-impaired listeners encounter in daily life and proposing solutions to these problems. We work closely with users of hearing aids and cochlear implants, as well as the manufacturers of these devices.
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The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's New England Office seeks applications for its Honors Attorney Fellowship only from:

  • law students at accredited law schools or joint degree programs completing their degree work in the 2009/2010 academic year, and
  • current judicial clerks recently graduated from accredited law schools.
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