EngD Studentship in Disinfection Modelling for Water Distribution Systems in UK, 2013

EPSRC

EPSRC and Scottish Water through the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre is funding EngD studentship in disinfection modeling for water distribution systems. Students of UK/EU are eligible for applying this studentship. Studentship covers tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provides a bursary of £19,000 per annum for the first two years and £20,000 for the second two years. The four year postgraduate programme leads to the award of an EngD degree including 6 months of taught courses. 

About Scholarship: The main research question will be to integrate knowledge of hydraulic flow patterns and chlorine reaction kinetics to actual disinfection levels. A pilot plant will be constructed with sufficient flexibility so that it can mimic the range of differences observed between contact tank designs identified during an initial survey. The plant will then be operated across a range of flow rates and chlorine doses to develop a disinfection model. The project is embedded in the STREAM programme.

STREAM is an Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the Water Sector funded through industry sponsors and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and aims to deliver the next generation of research leaders for the water sector. This specific work will be performed with our partner Scottish Water. The four year postgraduate programme leads to the award of an EngD degree including 6 months of taught courses. The interdisciplinary project focus will entail close interactions both with engineers and microbiologists. 

Study: Disinfection Modelling for Water Distribution Systems

Course Level: EngD degree

Scholarship by: EPSRC, Scottish Water through the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre

Location: UK 

Eligibility: -This position is funded under the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre which is delivering a new generation of engineering and research leaders for the water sector.

-Potential applicants for Research Engineer positions should be able to demonstrate enthusiasm, resourcefulness a mature approach to learning, creativity, and a sound understanding of one or more branches of science or engineering.

-Knowledge of water engineering is desirable.

Scholarship Open for: The students of UK/Europe (Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine and Vatican City) can apply for this studentship. 

Duration of awards: 4 years at Cranfield University in UK 

Value: Supported by EPSRC and Scottish Water this studentship will cover the tuition fees at the UK/EU rate only and provide a bursary of £19,000 p.a for the first two years and £20,000 for the second two years. To be eligible for this funding, applicants must have:

• no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK, i.e. no visa restrictions or have ‘settled status’, and

• have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant and

• not been residing in the UK wholly or mainly for the purpose of full-time education. (This does not apply to UK or EU nationals).

-All EU nationals are eligible to receive a fees-only award if they do not have ‘settled status’ in the UK.

-All non-EU nationals are very unlikely to be eligible for this funding under the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997.

Apply: If you are eligible to apply for this research studentship, please complete the online application form. 

Deadline: 27 May 2013 

Further Information: http://www.cranfield.ac.uk/sas/postgraduatestudy/researchopportunities/page61267.html

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Institute for Research on Children, Youth & Family, Czech Republic

Masaryk University

Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Families, Masaryk University is funding Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Position at Brno, Czech Republic. Fellows must have a research background in psychology, media studies, communication or sociology. Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning September 1, 2013 (or later) is offered for two years and the fellow is offered a salary of 20,000-25,000 EURO/year. The successful candidate will work at the well established Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. 

About Scholarship: Post-doc Research Fellow Position at the Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic is accepting applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position for up to two years, beginning September 1, 2013 (or later). The successful candidate will work at the well established Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Family, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. The successful candidate will lead independent research in a team of researchers and will also cooperate in our ongoing projects. The candidate should teach one course per semester, but his/her main focus will be on carrying out research, writing publications, and also applying for new grants. The ideal research background should be in psychology, media studies, communication or sociology, but we are also open to other candidates with strong research knowledge. 

Study: The fellowship is provided to study in Possible areas of interest:

- Online risks for children and adolescents,

- Online communication,

- Online relationships and sexuality in the virtual environment,

- Cyber bullying and online harassment,

- Online addictive behavior, excessive internet use,

- Online gaming,

- Online communities.

Course Level: Postdoctoral degree

Scholarship By: Institute for Research on Children, Youth and Families, Masaryk University

Location: Czech Republic

Duration: up to two years

Value: The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow is offered a salary of 20,000-25,000 EURO/year. 

Eligibility: The position is open to applicants from all countries meeting the following criteria:

1. The applicant must have a Ph.D. degree, not more than three years old (received August 31st, 2013 at the latest)

2. The applicant must be fluent in English

3. The applicant must be able to engage in collaborative research activities, have a strong record of research publications, and a record of projects which s/he was the leader of or participated in. 

Scholarship Open for: International students can apply 

Apply: Applicants should apply electronically to David Smahel at smahel-at-fss.muni.cz. Candidates should send the following information:

1. Detailed CV with a list of publications (sorted by: journals with impact factor, other peer reviewed journals, book chapters, books, presentations)

2. Two referee reports

3. Research proposal (2 pages long) Please, submit the documents in an electronic form to David Smahel (smahel@fss.muni.cz). 

Deadline: Before June 10th, 2013

Further Information: http://ivdmr.fss.muni.cz/home

Mathematical Linguistics Scholarship at Charles University in Czech Republic

Prague_Charles_University

The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University offers Linguistics Scholarship for two academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. Candidates must meet the Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programme in Computer Science.  The international applicants are eligible for applying this scholarship. The Scholarship includes direct coverage of tuition fees (3000 EUR per academic year for students from the EU, and 5000 EUR per academic year for students outside the EU), and a contribution to living expenses of 4000 EUR per academic year. 

About Scholarship: The Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague, grants one scholarship to a highly qualified applicant in the Master’s Programme in Computer Science, study branch Mathematical Linguistics (language of instruction: English). 

Study: Computer Science, study branch Mathematical Linguistics, at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Course Level: Master’s degree 

Scholarship by: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Czech Republic

Location: Czech Republic

Number of awards: One

Duration: This scholarship is offered for two academic years i.e. 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 

Value: The Scholarship includes direct coverage of tuition fees for the academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 (3000 EUR per academic year for students from the EU, and 5000 EUR per academic year for students outside the EU), and a contribution to living expenses of 4000 EUR per academic year.

Eligibility: Candidates must meet the Entry Requirements for the Master’s Programme in Computer Science. To apply for the Master of Computer Science program delivered in English you must

-hold or be working towards a bachelor’s or master’s diploma and provide a certified copy thereof; in cases required by law, a certification of equivalence of education must accompany the application,

-pass the specialized entrance examination or have a waiver thereof,

-provide sufficient proof of English Language Proficiency. 

Scholarship Open for: The international students can apply

Notification: Successful candidates will be advised of the outcome by 30 June 2013 at the latest. 

Apply: Following documents in order to apply for the Scholarship:

-copy of the application for the Master’s Programme in Computer Science, study

-branch Mathematical Linguistics;

-curriculum vitae;

-letter of interest;

-list of publications (if applicable);

-transcript(s) of records;

-photocopy of diploma (if applicable);

-two letters of recommendation from academic supervisors or employer.

All these documents must be written in or translated into English, and sent to the email address admission@mff.cuni.cz (preferred format of documents is pdf). It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that letters of recommendation are sent to admission@mff.cuni.cz by the deadline for submitting applications as well.

Deadline: 31 May 2013

Further Information: http://www.mff.cuni.cz/to.en/verejnost/konalo-se/2013-05-scholarship/

2013 ESRC and Care & Repair Cymru Fully-Funded PhD Studentship at Swansea University in UK

College of Science at Swansea University

Swansea University is offering fully-funded PhD Studentship for a research project entitled Mapping the Care & Repair Agency Case Worker role – social care and policy impact at the community level. Applicants must have a 1st or good 2:1 degree in Social Policy or a related Social Science discipline and must hold a relevant master’s degree. This full studentship will include stipend of approximately £13,726 p.a. for a maximum of 3 years subject to satisfactory progress as well as approximately £750 to cover additional research expenses throughout the study. 

About Scholarship: The studentship provides an innovative opportunity to undertake a collaborative research project which brings together partners from Swansea University, Care & Repair Cymru and their national-level network of agencies, and the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Centre.  The focus of the project is of importance to all partners, who recognise the central role that agency case workers play in facilitating independent living for older people through person-centred, home-based service provisions, and acting as “link agents” in stimulating effective partnership working across different sectors and services in Wales. 

Study: Studentship is offered for a research project entitled Mapping the Care & Repair Agency Case Worker role – social care and policy impact at the community level.

Course Level: PhD degree

Scholarship By: Swansea University, UK

Location: UK

Duration: maximum of 3 years 

Value: The full studentship will include:

-UK/EU tuition fees.

-a stipend of approximately £13,726 p.a. for a maximum of 3 years subject to satisfactory progress

-approximately £750 to cover additional research expenses throughout the study

-UK students: UK students are eligible for a full award (stipend and fees).

-EU students: EU students who have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK for 3 years prior to the start of the grant are eligible for a full award (stipend and fees). This means they must have been normally residing in the UK (apart from temporary or occasional absences). EU students who are ordinarily resident in a member state of the EU are generally eligible for a fees-only award. 

Eligibility: -Candidate must be from the UK/EU.

-Candidate must have a 1st or good 2:1 degree in Social Policy or a related Social Science discipline and must hold a relevant master’s degree.

-Candidate will be required to demonstrate applied experience of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and preferably have some experience of working in the third sector.

Scholarship Open for: The students of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK can apply

Apply: To apply please submit your CV and a 1000 word statement outlining why you would wish to undertake this research.  Your CV should include details of your research experience to date, scientific interests, and also include the names of two referees. The successful applicant will then be asked to complete a Swansea University postgraduate application form at a later stage. To apply please send your CV, and covering statement to Mrs Maria Davis by email or post. 

Deadline: 30th May 2013

Further Information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/social-care-phd-studentship-mapping-the-care-and-repair-agency-case-worker-role.php

2013/14 Swansea University KESS Scholarships in MRes Visual Computing in UK

Swansea University

Swansea University is offering two scholarships for students to pursue Visual Computing MRes programme. These scholarships are part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) through the European Union’s Convergence programme administered by the Welsh Government. Scholarships will cover the full UK/EU tuition fees as well as a £10,130 student living costs award (tax free). Applicants should have already applied formally to Swansea University for a place on the MRes Visual Computing programme. 

About Scholarship: The scholarships are part of the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarship (KESS) programme, which aims to widen access to postgraduate study and encourage high calibre graduates to work on a range of collaborative research projects with small and medium sized organisations in the Convergence Area of Wales (Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Neath Port Talbot, Pembrokeshire, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Swansea & Torfaen). The successful students will complete a project in conjunction with an allocated company. 

Study: computer science (MRes visual computing)

Course Level: MRe (Research) Programme at Swansea University

Scholarship By: European Social Fund (ESF) through the European Union’s Convergence programme administered by the Welsh Government.

Location: UK 

Eligibility:

-Only master’s applicants from the UK or EU are eligible.

-Applicants must be resident in the Convergence Area of Wales on enrolment and be permitted to work in the Convergence Area upon completion of the scholarship.

-Applicants should hold (or be expecting to achieve) a minimum of a 2.1 degree (or equivalent).

-Applicants should have already applied formally to Swansea University for a place on the MRes Visual Computing programme. 

Scholarship Open for: The students of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK can apply 

Number of awards: Two

Value: Scholarships will cover the full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a £10,130 student living costs award (tax free). 

Apply: To apply for a KESS scholarship, please complete the following stages.

-Apply for the MRes Visual Computing to receive your 6 digit application number.

-Download and complete the following two forms and return them to the College of Science:

KESS Mini Student Application Form 2013-2014

ESF Equal Opportunities Form

Both signed application and equal opportunities forms should be sent via post. 

Deadline: 24th May 2013

Further Information: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/scholarships/research/computer-science-kess-visual-computing.php