Wednesday, August 17, 2011

American Research in the Humanities in China

Fellowship Details

  • Amount: up to $50,400
  • Tenure: four to twelve months between July 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013
  • Completed applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org) no later than 9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, September 28, 2011.
  • Notifications will be sent in late December 2011.

This program is open to scholars in the humanities and related social sciences who have received a Ph.D. or its equivalent by the time of application.

Applicants must submit a carefully formulated research proposal that reflects an understanding of the present Chinese academic and research environment. The proposal should include a persuasive statement of the need to conduct the research in China. Those submitting a joint proposal must apply individually. Support is offered to specialists in all fields of the humanities and humanities-related social sciences, and is not limited to China scholars.

Fellowship tenure is from four months to one year of continuous research in China. The fellowship period must fall between July 1, 2012 and December 31, 2013. However, awardees planning to begin using fellowships as early as July 2012 must be prepared to delay entry into China if it is not possible to secure placement before September.

The program is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Stipends are calculated based upon the length the awardee's stay in China, and include allowances for travel, living expenses, and research/affiliation fees. Stipends for four to five months of research cannot exceed $25,200. The maximum award is $50,400. The award may be reduced if the candidate also receives full or partial salary during the fellowship period. There is no financial support for dependents.

ACLS administers this program with the assistance of the Beijing office of the Committee on Scholarly Communication with China (CSCC). The CSCC, jointly sponsored by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Sciences, and the Social Science Research Council, was established in 1966 to promote contacts between individual American scholars and private scholarly groups and their counterparts in China.


  1. An applicant must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States who has lived in the United States continuously for at least three years as of the application deadline date.
  2. An applicant must hold a Ph.D. degree conferred prior to the application deadline. However, an established scholar who can demonstrate the equivalent of the Ph.D. in publications and professional experience may also qualify.

Application Requirements

Applications must include:

  • Completed application form
  • Proposal (no more than five pages, double spaced, in Times New Roman 11-point font)
  • Up to three additional pages of images, musical scores, or other similar supporting non-text materials [optional]
  • Copies of correspondence with Chinese contacts
  • Bibliography (no more than two pages)
  • Curriculum vitae (no more than five pages)
  • Three reference letters

More Details HERE

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Scholarships for Master, PhD and Visiting Students in Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China


Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Science (hereinafter referred to as “SIAT”), offers 8 Master’s Degree programs and 2 PhD Degree programs to international students. The duration of a Master program is 2-3 years, and a PhD program 3-6 years.

A degree certificate and a graduation certificate will be awarded to those who have completed the prescribed courses and passed thesis/dissertation defense.

All the programs are offered in English.

2. Entry Requirements

Applicants to Master programs should:
have obtained a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, or an equivalent qualification; and
· satisfy SIAT's requirements on physical fitness for pursuing the postgraduate program.

Applicants to PhD degree programs should:
normally have obtained a master's degree from a recognized institution, and
· satisfy SIAT's requirements on physical fitness for pursuing the postgraduate program.

Language Requirements:
Students enrolled at SIAT can choose to take all courses and conduct research activities in English only, or in Chinese (Mandarin). Knowledge of the Chinese language is not required. Applications with TOEFL or IELTS records (within two years from the examination date) are preferred.

3. List of Master and PhD Programs                                                                       




Master’s Degree Programs:











physical chemistry,

biochemistry and molecular biology,

signal and information processing,

pattern recognition and intelligent system,

computer application technology,

materials engineering,

electrical and communication engineering,

control engineering,

computer technology,

biological engineering

PhD Degree Programs:



pattern recognition and intelligent system,

computer application technology.

4. Application Documents                                     

1.The completed application form for Admission of International Students (please download fromhttp://www.siat.cas.cn/yjsjy/zsxx/lxs/. The photo adhered on the application form must be identical with that on the passport.

2. Personal statement. Applicants to PhD programs should also submit a research proposal.

3. A certified or notarized copy of the degree certificate, a certified or notarized copy of the academic transcript, and an officially sealed original copy of the academic transcript. Notarized translations to English or to Chinese of the degree certificate and the academic transcript are also required, if they are in a language other than English and Chinese.

4. Two recommendation letters from academics at the level of associate professor or above. The letter must indicate the referee’s phone number and email address.

5. Copy of the page with personal information in the passport.

None of the above application documents will be returned.

5. Application Procedure                                                                   

Step 1: Online application
All the applicants are required to submit their prepared materials listed above 1-2 in electronic format to grad@siat.ac.cn, with a formatted title of “Name+Country+Program Code+Supervisor”. (e.g.”John+Thailand+0101+Prof. XYZ ”). The program codes can be found from section 3. List of Master and PhD Programs.

Step 2:Submission of Application Documents
The applicants are required to submit the original application documents listed above 1-5 to Graduated Students Office, SIAT, by express mail.

Step 3: Review and Interview
The admission committee of SIAT will evaluate the application documents and shortlist applicants for further examination or interview. The shortlisted applicants will be notified.

Step 4: Admission
SIAT will admit applicants who pass examination or interview, and are approved by International Student Admission Committee. Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Study in China, and Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners will be issued.

6. Scholarship                                           

SIAT will provide a certain amount of scholarship to the admitted applicants to cover their living expenses.

Unit : RMB Yuan/Month


PhD Candidate


Master Candidate




The applicants may also apply for quarterly bonus scholarship with the recommendations from their supervisor for their excellent research work. But the number of recommended applicants is limited.
7. Application Schedule                                             

Applications for the program can be made throughout the year.

8. Visa Application and Admission Registration                           

The admitted students should bring their passport, Admission Notice, Visa Application Form (JW202/ JW201), and original Form of Physical Examination Record for Foreigners as well as other original documents of physical examination to the Embassy or Consulate of the People's Republic of China, and apply for student visa (X visa). Students shall come to Graduate Students Office for registration during the dates indicated on the Admission Notice. Students must use personal and ordinary passport and X visa, and must apply for Residence Permit within 30 days after arrival in China.

9. Cost (in RMB Yuan)                                      

(1) Application Fee: waived.
(2) Tuition Fee: waived.
(3) Accidental Injury and Hospitalization Insurance: 44 RMB per month.
(4) Accommodation: 400 RMB/month·bed for double rooms in student dormitories.
(5) Lunch: 261 RMB per month in canteen.                                     (6) Transportation: SIAT will reimburse the single way transportation costs (NOT exceed 3000 RMB) when the admitted student come for registration. But they must provide original proof documents such as train or air tickets.

SIAT reserves the right to alter fees at any time without notice.
More Details HERE                                            

Friday, June 10, 2011

New PhD positions on AI and theoretical ecology at University of Windsor, Canada

Open positions

New PhD positions on AI and theoretical ecology are open.

The students will be involved in the EcoSim project. We have conceived EcoSim, a versatile simulation platform that has been designed to investigate several broad ecological questions, as well as long-term evolutionary patterns and processes such as speciation and macroevolution. This tool generates a huge amount of data representing all the events, the mental states and actions of every agent saved for every time step of every run. This thorough tracking system allows for a deep statistical analysis of the whole system using several dedicated tools that we have conceived to extract, to measure and to correlate parameters that could be useful to understand the underlying and emerging properties of such a complex system. This level of detail is the highest advantage of this approach compared to real data gathering which is highly limited by the large spatial and temporal scale involved in ecological questions. All the results we have already obtained demonstrate high potential for our approach to handle complex ecological questions, showing evolutionary and ecological phenomena and patterns conform to real observations and giving the possibility to investigate many hypothesis in a reasonable amount of time. This simulation is now the framework for the study of numerous specific ecological questions in collaboration with biologists. For example, this approach will be used to study complex ecological and evolutionary processes such as the species abundance distribution, patterns and rates of speciation, the evolution of sexual and asexual populations, the interaction and diffusion of an invasive species into an existing ecosystem, etc.

Due to the highly interdisciplinary framework of the project we need to find very motivated students prepared to learn numerous concepts coming from AI, biology and philosophy. However, the environment for this project will be very supportive has our team is already composed of computer scientists and biologists. We also work in close collaboration with biologists from the University of Windsor and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research. Having knowledge in machine learning or in evolutionary ecology would be advantageous. Having a strong experience in C++ programming is highly recommended.

Contact information:
Dr. Robin GRAS
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair
School of Computer Science
Cross-appointed by the Biological Department

University of Windsor
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON Canada N9B 3P4
Phone: +1 519.253.3000 ext. 2994
Fax: 519 973 7093, Email:rgras@uwindsor.ca

More Detail HERE

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

2012 VLIR-UOS Awards Scholarships to Students from Developing Countries, Belgium

Training and Masters Scholarship Funded by VLIR-UOS to Students from Developing Countries for studies ata Belgian Dutch speaking university.

Study Subject(s): Various
Course Level: Masters and Training
Scholarship Provider: Belgium Dutch Speaking University
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium

Eligibility:You can apply for a scholarship if you meet the following requisites:
-You are a resident AND national of one of the following countries country list (not necessarily the same country for residence and nationality).
-You are not older than 40 years if you apply for a scholarship to follow a master programme. Or you are not older than 45 years if you apply for a scholarship to follow a training programme.
- You meet the academic admission requirements.
-You have the required English proficiency.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: VLIR-UOS awards scholarships to students from developing countries so that they can follow a master or training programme in Flanders, Belgium. For 2012, VLIR-UOS awards 180 scholarships to first-year master students and 70 scholarships to training participants.

How to Apply: Online

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 February 2012

<<Further Scholarship Information and Application>>

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Daphne Cockwell Postgraduate Scholarship at University of Cape Town, South Africa

Postgraduate Scholarship in Nursing and Midwifer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa -2012

Study Subject(s):Nursing
Course Level:Postgraduate
Scholarship Provider: Cockwell family
Scholarship can be taken at: South Africa

-Applications are invited from eligible South African citizens who will register at the University of Cape Town, for fulltime study towards the Postgraduate Diploma and the Master’s degree in Nursing and Midwifery
1. Applicants must be in possession of a four year degree or equivalent. (NB: An equivalent is regarded as a 4 year diploma).
2. Individuals who are full-time salaried employees are ineligible. However, if full-time employed applicants intend to take leave-of-absence from employment to complete the degree, an official letter from employer indicating release for the full duration of the study period is required.
3. Applicants must show financial need (please see application procedure below).
4. Applicants who are in receipt of government-sponsored awards are ineligible to apply.
5. Successful candidates will be required to comply with the policies, procedures and practices of postgraduate funding at UCT.
6. Part-time employment of no more than 20 hours per week will be permitted.

Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: A Scholarship Programme has been established by the Cockwell family, in memory of their mother, Daphne Cockwell, at the University of Cape Town in the Nursing and Midwifery Division of the faculty of Health Sciences. Applications are invited from eligible South African citizens who will register at the University of Cape Town, for fulltime study towards the Postgraduate Diploma and the Master’s degree in Nursing and Midwifery.

How to Apply: Online

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 March 2012

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

2012 International Postgraduate Research Scholarships at University of Melbourne, Australia

Postgraduate Research Scholarship for International students at University of Melbourne in Australia -2012

Study Subject(s):Cources taught within the University
Course Level:Postgraduate Research
Scholarship Provider: Australian Government
Scholarship can be taken at: Australia

To be considered for an IPRS, applicants need to apply for scholarship and candidature in a graduate research degree course (eg. masters by research, PhD or other research doctorate) at the University of Melbourne by the application closing date. Further information concerning the eligibility criteria can be found on in the Conditions Booklet.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Yes

Scholarship Description: The International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) is funded by the Australian Government and awarded to international students wishing to undertake graduate research degree studies at the University.

How to Apply: Online

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 August 2011

<<Further Scholarship Information and Application>>

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP), established in 1959, and supports around 700 awards annually.

Awards are funded by the Department for International Development (for developing Commonwealth countries), theDepartment for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Scottish Government (for developed Commonwealth countries), in conjunction with UK Universities. The CSC also nominates UK citizens for scholarships to study in other Commonwealth countriesunder the CSFP.

More Details Here