2014 PhD Position in Environmental Microbiology- Bioinformatics at TUL in Czech Republic

Technical University of Liberec

Technical University of Liberec is inviting applications for PhD position in environmental microbiology. Applicants must possess M.Sc./Diploma in environmental microbiology or biotechnology. PhD scholarship and part time employment contract at the Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation will be offered. Position will start from September 2014. Application closing date is 31st Jan 2014.

About Scholarship: The Technical University of Liberec (TUL) is a dynamic university of medium size that joins forms of technical and scientific education. TUL is perfect for students who are looking for the quality education in a pleasant mountain environment. Institute for Nano materials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation is newly established multidisciplinary research center connecting research groups of numerous biotechnological, chemical and technical fields with major players in industry and environmental companies in Czech Republic. Our team in the Department of Nano materials in Natural Science is mainly focused on advanced bio remediation techniques. We study the influence of the remediation procedure on autochthonic microbial communities, effect of different treatments and bio augmentation.

Study: The position is available in the field of Environmental Microbiology at Institute for Nano materials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec.
Course Level: This position is open for pursuing PhD program at Institute for Nano materials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec in Czech Republic.
Scholarship Provider: Technical University of Liberec
Scholarship can be taken at: Czech Republic

Eligibility: -Candidate must possess M.Sc./Diploma in environmental microbiology or biotechnology.
-Good knowledge on molecular genetics principles and methods: PCR, NGS, sanger sequencing and advanced skills in R (eventually C, Python) is required.
-Successful candidate must be proficient in analyses of NGS sequencing data (454 – Junior, Ion Torrrent, Ilumina -MiSeq) obtained from soil and underground water microbial communities. Seeking for the candidate with ability to complete individual goals.

Scholarship Open for: Czech Republic applicants are eligible for this PhD research position.

Value: The university will offer friendly work environment, PhD scholarship and part time employment contract at the institute to cover living allowances in Liberec, Czech Republic. They will support your active participation on high quality international conferences.

Apply: Please send your CV and cover letter by email and post. Please send your CV and cover letter by email to Iva Sakmaryova iva.sakmaryova@tul.cz

Deadline: Review of the application will start immediately and continue till the position is filled; the latest date for application is 31st Jan 2014.

Further Information: http://www.tul.cz/en/

2014-2015 Master and PhD Scholarships for Foreign University Students in Czech Republic

South Moravian Centre for International Mobility South Moravian Centre for International Mobility (JCMM) offers scholarships for foreign students from the third countries out of European Union, who wish to study a follow-up master or PhD study programs. Scholarships are provided in the field of technical and natural science at one of the universities in the South Moravian region in the Czech Republic. There is no tuition fee for students attending study programs in Czech language. Scholarship of monthly 6000 Czech crown – approx. 220EUR is offered for the first study year – to cover basic living costs. The application deadline is 30th January 2014.

About Scholarship: The programme Scholarship for foreign students supports foreign students from the third countries out of European Union who want to study at one of the universities in the South Moravian region in the Czech republic, in the Czech study programmes. Knowledge of Czech language is required.

Study: Scholarships are provided in the field of technical and natural science at one of the universities in the South Moravian region in the Czech Republic.
Course Level: Scholarships are available to study a follow-up master or PhD study programs in the Czech republic.
Scholarship Provider: South Moravian Centre for International Mobility (JCMM) in Czech Republic
Scholarship can be taken at: Czech Republic

Eligibility: Foreign students from the third countries out of European Union, who wish to study a follow-up master or Ph.D. study programs in Czech language, at partner universities in the South Moravian region of the Czech republic. Preferably in technical and natural science field of study. Sufficient knowledge of Czech language is required. Applicants, who have already studied at any of the Czech universities or secondary schools before, are not eligible to apply for the scholarship (except for preparatory language courses or short-term study exchange programs).

Scholarship Open for: Foreign students from the third countries out of European Union can apply for these scholarships.

Number of awards: Approximately 20- 30 awards are offered each year so far there have been supported already 194 students since the 2006.

Duration: Scholarship will be offered for the first study year.

Value: -Scholarship (monthly 6000 Czech crown – approx. 220EUR) for the first study year – to cover basic living costs (if students achieves good study results during the first study year, they obtain scholarship straight from the university in the following years). There is no tuition fee for students attending study programs in Czech language.
-Free administrative assistance and consultancy – help with university entrance exams procedure and during the first study year in the South Moravian region (diploma recognition, information service, visa, study matters etc.).

Selection criteria: Applicants must pass successfully an entrance university exam. Final choice of scholarship holders makes independent Selection Committee, whose members are the vice-rectors of our partner universities. Selection is done from the group of applicants who have been accepted to the study at the university.

Notification: Successful applicants will be notified in end of June 2014.

Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Deadline: The application deadline is 30th January 2014.

Further Information: http://www.jcmm.cz/en/scholarship-for-foreign-university-students.html

2014-2015 Development Scholarships for Developing Countries in Czech Republic

Prague_Charles_University

The Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University through the support of Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport offers five partial scholarships for developing countries. Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition who are applying for study in one of  Bachelor’s studies or Master’s studies programmes at Faculty of Social Sciences from academic year 2014/15. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30 April 2014. 

About Scholarship: Thanks to a generous contribution from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Faculty of Social Sciences is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for students of all fee based programs in academic year 2014/15. A total of five scholarships are available, ear-marked for students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition. 

Study: Scholarships are provided to study any one of the courses offered by Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences.

Course Level: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

Scholarship by: Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Faculty of Social Sciences

Location: Czech Republic

Eligibility: Applications for these scholarships are open to all students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition, who are applying for study in one of our Bachelor’s studies or Master’s studies programmes at Charles University Faculty of Social Sciences from academic year 2014/15. 

Scholarship Open for: The students of developing countries (Afghanistan, Gambia, Mozambique, Bangladesh, The Guinea, Myanmar, Benin, Guinea-Bisau, Nepal, Burkina Faso, Haiti, Niger, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Cambodia, Korea, Dem Rep., Sierra Leone, Central African Republic, Kyrgyz Republic, Somalia, Liberia, Tajikistan, Comoros, Madagascar, Tanzania, Malawi, Togo, Congo, Dem. Rep, Eritrea, Mali, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Zimbabwe, Albania, Indonesia, Samoa, Armenia, India, São Tomé and Principe, Belize, Iraq, Senegal, Bhutan, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Bolivia, Kosovo, South Sudan, Cameroon, Lao PDR, Sri Lanka, Cape Verde, Lesotho, Sudan, Congo, Rep., Marshall Islands, Swaziland, Côte d’Ivoire, Micronesia, Fed. Sts., Syrian Arab Republic, Djibouti, Moldova, Timor-Leste, Egypt, Arab Rep., Mongolia, Tonga, El Salvador, Morocco, Ukraine, Fiji, Nicaragua, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Nigeria, Vanuatu, Ghana, Pakistan, Vietnam, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, West Bank and Gaza, Guyana, Paraguay, Yemen, Rep., Honduras, Philippines, Zambia, Angola, Ecuador, Palau, Algeria, Gabon, Panama, American Samoa, Grenada, Peru, Antigua and Barbuda, Iran, Islamic Rep., Romania, Argentina, Jamaica, Russian Federation, Azerbaijan, Jordan, Serbia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Seychelles, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, South Africa, Botswana, Lebanon, St. Lucia, Brazil, Libya, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Suriname, Chile, Macedonia, FYR, Thailand, China, Malaysia, Tunisia, Colombia, Maldives, Turkey, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Turkmenistan, Cuba, Mexico, Tuvalu, Dominica, Montenegro and Uruguay) can apply for these scholarships.

Number of awards: 5

Duration: Scholarships are awarded for school year 2014/15, and may not be deferred to later years.

Value: -Under the terms of this scholarship, students will receive a waiver of school fees for their first semester of study, plus a one-off payment of Kc 50,000 (about 2,050 Euro) as a contribution towards living costs.

-School fees for the second semester of study will Not be waived.

-Although we would like to continue the scholarship scheme in school year 2015/16, this is subject to our receiving further funding for future years. At present, therefore, we cannot guarantee that similar scholarships will be available for students’ second year of study.

Selection Criteria: In addition to the documents submitted by scholarship applicants, the Scholarship Review Board will take into consideration applicants’ results from their earlier studies. Priority will be given to students who have not previously had the opportunity to study abroad. 

How to Apply: -The mode of applying is by post. Applications must be made on the form that accompanies this announcement, and must include the following documents:

-completed application form;

-motivation essay of no more than 1000 words, explaining why they need a scholarship, and what they hope to gain from their studies at Charles University;

-two letters of recommendation from teachers, who know the student from their previous studies, including confirmation of the student’s financial need.

Deadline: 30 April 2014

Further Information: http://fsveng.fsv.cuni.cz/FSVEN-320.html

2014-2015 CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowships

CENDARI

CENDARI (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure) a European Union funded project is inviting applications for visiting research fellowships to support and stimulate historical research in the two pilot areas of medieval European culture and the First World War. The CENDARI fellowships are funded for between 6 and 12 weeks. Applicant must work/study in a country other than the country where the CENDARI host institution is established. Fellowships for 2014 will be awarded by five partner institutions in the Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland & the UK. The application deadline is 9th December 2013. 

About Scholarship: The CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowships are intended to support and stimulate historical research in the two pilot areas of medieval European culture and the First World War, by facilitating access to key archives, specialist knowledge and collections in CENDARI host institutions. The CENDARI Transnational Access programme is financed by the European Union. In particular, the CENDARI project is committed to hosting early career scholars who aim to apply digital humanities methods to their historical enquiry. The fellowships are particularly designed to support researchers from countries without equivalent facilities and early career scholars with limited access to these research infrastructures. 

Study: The CENDARI Visiting Research Fellowships are intended to support and stimulate historical research in the two pilot areas of medieval European culture and the First World War.
Course Level: Fellowships are offered to scholars and early career researchers for historical research at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, King’s College London, UK, National Library of the Czech Republic, Czech Republic, Göttingen Centre for Digital Humanities (GCDH), University of Göttingen, Germany and University of Stuttgart and Library of Contemporary History, Germany.
Scholarship by: The CENDARI fellowships are funded by the European Union under the FP7 Capacities Programme.
Location: Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland & the UK 

Eligibility:
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Application complies with the Terms and Conditions and is complete
-Applicant is at PhD student level or above
-Applicant works or studies in an institution established in an EU Member State or associated state
-Applicant must work/study in a country other than the country where the CENDARI host institution is established
-Research proposal is realistic and appropriate for the selected host institution(s) 

Scholarship Open for: Applicants of Czech Republic, Germany, Ireland & the UK may apply for the fellowship. 

Duration: The CENDARI fellowships are funded for between 6 and 12 weeks. 

Value: CENDARI visiting research fellowships include a stipend for housing and living expenses as well as travel to and from the inviting institution. Recipients will be responsible for securing visas, where necessary. Fellows will have access to the research infrastructure of the respective CENDARI partner institution including access to a workspace and a networked computer. 

Selection Criteria: Only applications which satisfy all of the above Eligibility Criteria will go forward for assessment against the Award Criteria. Applications which do not satisfy all of the above Eligibility Criteria will be rejected. The award criteria are as follows:
-Research Questions
-Work Plan
-Outputs
-Relationship to Applicant’s Previous Work and/or New Avenues
-Relevance to CENDARI
-Relevance to Host Institution
Applications will be assessed in accordance with the above Criteria by a Committee including representatives from the CENDARI host institutions as well as the External Expert Advisory Board (EEAB) of the CENDARI project. 

Notification: The results of the assessment will be notified to all applicants in April/May 2014. 

Apply: All applications should be sent by email to info-at-cendari.eu with the title ‘CENDARI Fellowship 2014? in the subject line. All applications received before the deadline will be acknowledged by return email. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email within two working days of submission of your application, please contact immediately. The application must include the following:
-A completed application form (see Annex 2).
-A curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
-Name and contact details for a referee who is familiar with the applicant’s work and may be contacted directly by CENDARI.
-In the case of applications by Ph.D. students, the application should include a signed letter of recommendation from their supervisor
-A proposal (1,500 words maximum) in accordance with the guidelines. 

Deadline: The closing date for receipt of applications is the 9th December 2013.

Further Information: http://www.cendari.eu/cendari-visiting-research-fellowships-call-for-applications-2014/

2013-2014 Romani Women’s Fellowship in Hungary

Open Society Foundations

The Roma Initiatives Office (RIO) of the Open Society Foundations is offering Romani Women’s Fellowship in Hungary. Two types of fellowships are awarded i.e. Junior fellowship and senior fellowship. Junior fellowships will be offered to a maximum of two Romani women while a senior fellowship will be awarded to a maximum of one Romani woman. The fellowship is expected to start in December 2013 and last for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on the scope of the project. Fellowship includes monthly stipend and reimbursement of travel and communication expenses. Online application must be submitted by October 29, 2013. 

About Scholarship: The Open Society Roma Initiatives Office invites applications for its Romani Women’s Fellowship. Fellowships will be awarded to a maximum of three Romani women university graduates who are committed to engaging in Romani women’s rights work. Romani women are a particularly vulnerable segment within Roma communities, and they represent a huge potential for advocating for change. While the number of highly educated Romani women is increasing, many Roma activists have said that Romani women’s rights activism is still in need of new human capacity. We are offering the Romani Women’s Fellowship in response to this demand. Junior fellowships will be offered to a maximum of two Romani women having 3-5 years of experience in Romani women’s rights activism. These fellowships will give them the opportunity to further their engagement in Romani women’s rights issues, to develop new skills, and to gain the confidence to advocate for changes in policies and practices of concern to Romani women. A senior fellowship will be awarded to a maximum of one Romani woman activist having more than five years of experience and recognition in women’s rights campaigning and advocacy, provided that the proposed fellowship project aims at a particular policy change or marks a new contribution to the field of Romani women’s rights. 

Study: The fellowship is awarded for engaging in Romani women’s rights work.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for a research programme in Hungary.
Scholarship by: The Roma Initiatives Office (RIO), Open Society Foundations
Location: Hungary 

Eligibility: Romani women applying for the fellowship should have:
•a university degree
•residence in Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, or Turkey
•a demonstrated commitment to and experience in Romani women’s rights and activism
•knowledge of the history, current status, and challenges of Romani women’s activism in the region
•an understanding of contemporary issues of concern to Romani women in the region
•the ability to work in English 

Scholarship Open for: Applicants from Albania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain and Turkey are eligible for this research fellowship. 

Number of awards: Junior fellowships will be offered to a maximum of two Romani women. A senior fellowship will be awarded to a maximum of one Romani woman. 

Duration: The fellowship is expected to start in December 2013 and last for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on the scope of the project. 

Value: Throughout the fellowship period, the fellows will work mostly from their home countries and receive feedback and support from RIO through regular consultations. The fellows will be offered a monthly stipend and reimbursement of travel and communication expenses according to the agreed project. Other reasonable costs related to the fellowship project will also be included in the fellowship grant. Fellows may also plan for coaching and training based on individual needs.

Notification: Pre-selected applicants will be invited for an interview. 

Apply: online

Deadline: October 29, 2013

Further Information: http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/grants/romani-womens-fellowship