Undergraduate Discovery Scholarships

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Undergraduate Discovery Scholarships

The KAUST Discovery Scholarship is the general scholarship program of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).

This program is designed to ensure that any highly talented student who is qualified and eligible to enroll in KAUST will receive full financial support while at the University. Those who receive a Discovery Scholarship will receive full tuition support, a living stipend, and summer and career enrichment programs.

KAUST will offer Discovery Scholarships to all KAUST students – an exceptional level of support intended to attract gifted and talented students from Saudi Arabia and from other countries around the world.

KAUST will offer a pre-enrollment version of this general scholarship program to students attending first-university or bachelor’s degree programs. KAUST will provide financial support to pre-enrollment Discovery Scholarship recipients at their home institutions prior to the University’s opening. Upon graduation, these students will enter KAUST as master’s degree students in September 2009 and 2010 to complete their graduate studies on a fully funded scholarship.


Recipients of the KAUST Discovery Scholarship represent future leaders in science, engineering and technology.

Students may apply for a KAUST Discovery Scholarship directly, or they may be nominated by a professor at their institution.

All applicants must fully complete their online application and send or attach all required documents by November 9, 2007.

For more information, please review KAUST’s list of frequently asked questions about the KAUST Discovery Scholarship.

ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION
To qualify for a KAUST Discovery Scholarship, you:

* Must be able to provide an official first-university or bachelor’s university record or transcript documenting coursework taken and highest academic achievement;
* Must be currently enrolled in a first university or bachelor’s degree program in a field of study that is related to the overall KAUST mission (engineering, science, mathematics, environmental science, computer science, etc.);
* Must have, at a minimum, one of the following as an English language proficiency test score:
o 550 TOEFL Paper-Based Test (TOEFL ITP also accepted)
o 213 TOEFL Computer-Based Test
o 79-80 iBT
o 6.0 IELTS

Native English speakers do not need to provide English-language test scores;
* Must demonstrate academic and research interest and/or leadership potential that can be documented in your Statement of Purpose on the application;
* Must be able and willing to matriculate at KAUST in Saudi Arabia upon the completion of your first-university or bachelor’s degree; and
* Must be able to travel outside your home country to attend KAUST-sponsored enrichment activities.

Selection Criteria
KAUST has developed a fair, consistent and transparent selection process for the KAUST Discovery Scholarship. Applicants will be evaluated by the following criteria:

* Academic achievement
* First university or bachelor’s field of study
* Commitment to KAUST goals
* Statement of Purpose
* Demonstrated leadership abilities
* Involvement in related extracurricular activities
* Commitment to matriculate at KAUST upon graduation

SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS
If you are awarded the KAUST Discovery Scholarship, KAUST will provide the following benefits:

Recipients of the KAUST Discovery Scholarship represent future leaders in science, engineering and technology.

o For the remainder of your first university or bachelor’s degree program of study, you will receive:
+ Full tuition to complete your first university or bachelor’s degree at your current institution
+ A living stipend based on your current city and country of residence
+ An allowance to purchase text books
+ An allowance to purchase a laptop.
+ All economy class travel costs associated with your participation in KAUST-sponsored enrichment activities throughout the remainder of your first university or bachelor’s degree program. In particular, travel associated with the following activities:
# Scholarship award ceremony event
# Global workshop at the KAUST campus in Saudi Arabia
# Regional leadership workshop
o Upon the completion of your first university of bachelor’s degree program, you will receive:
+ Admission into a master’s degree program upon meeting the program’s admission requirements at the KAUST campus in Saudi Arabia.
+ A full scholarship at KAUST, including tuition, housing and travel costs

For more information and online application, please visit the official website.

Undergraduate Business Scholarship

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Undergraduate Business Scholarship, The University of Queensland, Brisbane
UQ Business School and School of Tourism

Four one-year scholarships, each valued at $1500, are available from the UQ Business School and School of Tourism to be awarded to outstanding Australian and International students who are admitted to the Bachelor of Business (BBus) at the UQ Ipswich Campus in 2008.

Eligibility & Benefits

* Four one-year scholarships are available, each worth $1500

Basis of Award

* Criteria based on Year 12 Overall Position, or international equivalent. Interviews may be required;
* Personal statement regarding high school involvement and community involvement;


* Personal reference from Principal, Head of Year, or other teacher; and
* Previous study of business, business communication, commerce or computing, hospitality, sport, travel, tourism at school or college is not a requirement for enrolment in the Bachelor of Business, nor for application for the scholarships.

Application Procedures

* Download Application Form or visit the UQ Business School or the School of Tourism
* Closing date for applications 5pm on Friday, 28 March 2008

For further information: http://www.uq.edu.au

The Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholars Program 2008-2009

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The Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholars Program 2008-2009

The Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship Program provides expenses for a four-year course of study toward a bachelor’s degree for up to twenty-two exceptionally able Asian students annually from these countries and regions: the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

* Applications must be postmarked or submitted online by January 1, 2009.
* Students are advised to register now for SAT (or ACT) and TOEFL or IELTS.
* Notification by April 1, 2009.
* Japan notification by March 1, 2009.


Wesleyan is now accepting applications for participation in the Wesleyan Freeman Asian Scholarship Program. The chosen applicants will join 2,800 other Wesleyan undergraduates from throughout the United States and nearly 50 countries for study with an outstanding teaching and research faculty in the sciences and mathematics, the arts, the humanities, and the social and behavioral sciences.


This program is made possible by Wesleyan University and the Freeman Foundation, which aims to improve understanding and to strengthen ties between the United States and the countries and regions of the Pacific Rim.

Wesleyan University is located in Middletown, Connecticut, halfway between New York and Boston in the historic and colorful New England region of the northeastern United States. It is a private, nonsectarian, liberal arts and sciences institution founded in 1831. A number of early Wesleyan graduates were influential educators and ministers in Asian countries, and the modern Wesleyan has formal ties to several prominent universities in Asia. The campus is home to a diverse population of 2,800 undergraduate students, equally divided between men and women, approximately 28 percent of whom are of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent, and nearly 190 students from foreign countries.

Approximately 200 graduate students, a number of whom are from Asian countries, are pursuing advanced degrees, principally in the sciences, mathematics, and music.

Wesleyan provides instruction in 46 major fields of study. Unlike some university systems abroad, in which students focus on one academic field, most American universities are based on a curricular tradition of liberal arts and sciences, in which breadth and depth of study are deemed equally important. At Wesleyan, the major programs of study involve one-third to one-half of a student’s course work, with the remaining time devoted to exploration of a variety of fields through which a student may broaden his or her background and understanding. More than 900 courses are offered, in which interdisciplinary pursuits are encouraged and an international perspective is fundamental.

Wesleyan graduates go on in high numbers to the best graduate and professional schools in the United States and to successful careers in engineering, business, law, medicine, education, politics, international relations, social service, and the arts. The primary purpose of study at Wesleyan, however, is not to provide vocational training in a specific area. The objectives of a Wesleyan education include the development of self-educating men and women who have mastered a major field, have learned to think critically, are cognizant of the variety of human experience, and have acquired the habits of imaginative and disciplined minds.

The liberal arts at Wesleyan are founded on an atmosphere of freedom, small college traditions, faculty resources, and student diversity. The University provides the facilities and opportunities of a research university while retaining the emphasis on teaching and the intimacy of a small college. The undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1, enabling the faculty to provide direct and particular attention to undergraduate education. Wesleyan’s more than 300 teacher-scholars believe that scholarly research and active teaching are mutually reinforcing. The University’s curriculum is unusually flexible, and students work closely with a faculty advisor in planning all programs and majors.

For further information please visit the official site

Scholarships for Outstanding Vietnamese Students

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Foundation Year Scholarships for Outstanding Vietnamese Students
Scholarship for:


The University of Queensland Foundation Year
Value:

The Foundation Year Scholarship ranges from A$5,800-A$7,750, covering Semester 2 tuition fees. Scholarships are paid retrospectively. Students receive a cheque for their Semester 2 Foundation Year tuition fees, once they have commenced studies at The University of Queensland.
Tenable at:

International Education Services
(The University of Queensland Foundation Year).
Availability:

Several per semester
Who can apply:

Vietnamese students (school leavers and mature age). To be eligible, applicants must have obtained:

* Year 12 entry - GPA 8 on school reports or Tot Nghiep Pho Thong certificate, or equivalent,
* Year 11 entry - GPA 9 on school reports.
* English Language Proficiency results for IELTS (5.5) or TOEFL (525).

Closing Date:

Friday 24th October 2008 for Semester 1 intake in 2009.

Friday 18th April 2008 for Semester 2 mid-year intake in 2008

Enquiries:
The Director, Foundation Programs
International Education Services Ltd
PO Box 989 Spring Hill 4004
Queensland Australia
Telephone: 61 7 3832 7699
Facsimile: 61 7 3832 9850
Email: info@fdn.uq.edu.au
More detail, please visit the official website

Scholarships for Outstanding Malaysian Students

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Foundation Year Scholarships for Outstanding Malaysian Students
Scholarship for:

The University of Queensland Foundation Year
Value:

The Foundation Year Scholarship ranges from A$5,800-A$7,750, covering Semester 2 tuition fees. Students receive a cheque for their Semester 2 Foundation Year tuition fees, once they have commenced studies at The University of Queensland.
Tenable at:

Contact IDP Malaysia, Aused Malaysia, and Studylink Malaysia Offices or International Education Services
(The University of Queensland Foundation Year).
Availability:

Several per semester
Who can apply:

To be eligible for consideration, a student must have obtained:

* SPM (or Forecast) Grade 1 in 4 academic subjects or UEC equivalent;
* English Language Proficiency Results for IELTS(5.5) or TOEFL(525).

Closing Dates:

Friday 18th April for Semester 2 mid-year intake in 2008.
Friday 5th December 2008 for Semester 1 intake in 2009.

The Director, Foundation Programs
International Education Services Ltd

PO Box 989 Spring Hill 4004
Queensland Australia

Telephone: 61 7 3832 7699
Facsimile: 61 7 3832 9850
Email: info@fdn.uq.edu.au
More detail, please visit the official website

Scholarships for Indonesian Students - The University of Queensland Foundation Year

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Scholarships for Indonesian Students - The University of Queensland Foundation Year

Foundation Year Scholarships for Outstanding Indonesian Students.

Value:
The Foundation Year Scholarship ranges from A$5,800-A$7,750, covering Semester 2 tuition fees. Scholarships are paid retrospectively upon commencement of the student’s undergraduate studies at The University of Queensland.

Tenable at:
International Education Services (The University of Queensland Foundation Year).

Availability:
Several per semester

Who can apply:
Indonesian students, SMU III and SMU II (school leavers and mature age students). To be eligible applicants must have obtained:

* GPA 7.5 in SMU III (or equivalent) in 5 major subjects. SMU II Applicants must have superior grades.
* English Language Proficiency results of IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL 252.



Closing Date:
Friday 24th October 2008 for Semester 1 intake in 2009.
Friday 18th April 2008 for Semester 2, mid-year intake in 2008.

Enquiries:
The Director, Foundation Programs
International Education Services Ltd
PO Box 989 Spring Hill 4004
Queensland Australia
Telephone: 61 7 3832 7699
Facsimile: 61 7 3832 9850
Email: info@fdn.uq.edu.au
More detail, please visit the official website

PhD fellow in the fields of Medical biology, Biology or Medicine Pediatric

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PhD fellow in the fields of Medical biology, Biology or Medicine Pediatric
Oncology and Pediatric Gastroenterology (Groningen), 38 hours per week

Job description
——————————
Towards better nutritional support for chemotherapy-induced intestinal
damage in children with cancer.
The long term cancer-free survival of pediatric cancer patients has
significantly increased during the past decades due to more intensive
chemotherapy treatment regimens. However, more intensive treatment has also
resulted in serious morbidity and even mortality. One of the side-effects is
mucosal damage (i.e. mucositis) in the gastro-intestinal tract, thereby
loosing the epithelium necessary for the normal functions of the GI-tract,
like the barrier function for bacteria and digestion and absorption of food.
In this research proposal we will study the digestion and absorption of
carbohydrates, fatty acids and amino acids using a mouse model of
chemotherapy induced gastro-intestinal mucositis using nutrients labelled
with stable-isotope tracers. Using the mouse model, further knowledge will
be gained about the pathofysiology of mucositis and new prophylactic
interventions can be studied.

The results of the studies will be used by dietitians to develop optimal
feeding protocols for pediatric oncology patients with two objectives: 1 –
to supply the GI epithelium with as much nutrients as possible, thereby
promoting recovery. 2- to feed the patients most efficiently, resulting in
the best available feeding status of the patient, related to decreased
infections, more rapid recovery and, most importantly, increased survival.

The data will be published in scientific journals. After 4 years a thesis
must be written and a PhD degree should be obtained.

Requirements
——————————
Required education/skills:- Masters degree in (medical) Biology or Medicine.
- Motivated and enthusiastic.
- Flexible and accurate.
- Willing to work with animal models.
- Good social and communicative skills.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. This may mean that you must
build up enough resistance to Hepatitis B before you can be appointed.

Conditions of employment
The terms of employment that will apply are in accordance with those of the
Collective Bargaining Agreement of the University Medical Centers.
Estimated maximum salary per month: € 2519,-
Employment basis: temporary for specific period.
Duration of the contract: four years.
Job type: Research / Advising
Workfield(s):
- Research trainees, non-tenured lecturers, researchers(Scientific
discipline: Health)

Organization
——————————
Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Gastroenterology
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)-recognized
research establishment, the Groningen University Institute for Drug
Exploration (GUIDE), stimulates research into the development and
utilization of drugs based on the knowledge of the pathophysiology of
disease. The GUIDE researchers work in multidisciplinary teams from the
Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences
(University Center for Pharmacy). GUIDE is able to offer its Ph.D. students
an extensive educational program, an investment that leads to wide
versatility in the area of pharmaceutical research in pharmaceutical medical
research establishments and in industry.

Conditions of employment
——————————
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: four years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional Information
——————————
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Wim Tissing, MD, PhD, pediatric oncologist / hematologist
Telephone number: 050-3614213

Or Edmond Rings, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric gastroenterologist
Telephone number: 050- 3614747
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following
links:

- Applicationform
- More information UMCG
Application
——————————
You can apply for this job before 02-10-2007 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your
application to:

University Medical Center Groningen
Wervingssecretariaat

P.O. Box 30.001
9700 RB GRONINGEN
The Netherlands
E-mail: G.S.Hansen.da.Silva.Monteiro@med.umcg.nl
When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT FMW-7314.

PhD fellow in the fields of Medical biology, Biology or Medicine Pediatric

Ads By:
PhD fellow in the fields of Medical biology, Biology or Medicine Pediatric
Oncology and Pediatric Gastroenterology (Groningen), 38 hours per week

Job description
——————————
Towards better nutritional support for chemotherapy-induced intestinal
damage in children with cancer.
The long term cancer-free survival of pediatric cancer patients has
significantly increased during the past decades due to more intensive
chemotherapy treatment regimens. However, more intensive treatment has also
resulted in serious morbidity and even mortality. One of the side-effects is
mucosal damage (i.e. mucositis) in the gastro-intestinal tract, thereby
loosing the epithelium necessary for the normal functions of the GI-tract,
like the barrier function for bacteria and digestion and absorption of food.
In this research proposal we will study the digestion and absorption of
carbohydrates, fatty acids and amino acids using a mouse model of
chemotherapy induced gastro-intestinal mucositis using nutrients labelled
with stable-isotope tracers. Using the mouse model, further knowledge will
be gained about the pathofysiology of mucositis and new prophylactic
interventions can be studied.

The results of the studies will be used by dietitians to develop optimal
feeding protocols for pediatric oncology patients with two objectives: 1 –
to supply the GI epithelium with as much nutrients as possible, thereby
promoting recovery. 2- to feed the patients most efficiently, resulting in
the best available feeding status of the patient, related to decreased
infections, more rapid recovery and, most importantly, increased survival.

The data will be published in scientific journals. After 4 years a thesis
must be written and a PhD degree should be obtained.

Requirements
——————————
Required education/skills:- Masters degree in (medical) Biology or Medicine.
- Motivated and enthusiastic.
- Flexible and accurate.
- Willing to work with animal models.
- Good social and communicative skills.

The UMCG has a preventive Hepatitis B policy. This may mean that you must
build up enough resistance to Hepatitis B before you can be appointed.

Conditions of employment
The terms of employment that will apply are in accordance with those of the
Collective Bargaining Agreement of the University Medical Centers.
Estimated maximum salary per month: € 2519,-
Employment basis: temporary for specific period.
Duration of the contract: four years.
Job type: Research / Advising
Workfield(s):
- Research trainees, non-tenured lecturers, researchers(Scientific
discipline: Health)

Organization
——————————
Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Gastroenterology
The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)-recognized
research establishment, the Groningen University Institute for Drug
Exploration (GUIDE), stimulates research into the development and
utilization of drugs based on the knowledge of the pathophysiology of
disease. The GUIDE researchers work in multidisciplinary teams from the
Faculty of Medical Sciences and the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences
(University Center for Pharmacy). GUIDE is able to offer its Ph.D. students
an extensive educational program, an investment that leads to wide
versatility in the area of pharmaceutical research in pharmaceutical medical
research establishments and in industry.

Conditions of employment
——————————
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: four years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional Information
——————————
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

Wim Tissing, MD, PhD, pediatric oncologist / hematologist
Telephone number: 050-3614213

Or Edmond Rings, M.D., Ph.D., pediatric gastroenterologist
Telephone number: 050- 3614747
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following
links:

- Applicationform
- More information UMCG
Application
——————————
You can apply for this job before 02-10-2007 (dd-mm-yyyy) by sending your
application to:

University Medical Center Groningen
Wervingssecretariaat

P.O. Box 30.001
9700 RB GRONINGEN
The Netherlands
E-mail: G.S.Hansen.da.Silva.Monteiro@med.umcg.nl
When applying for this job always mention the vacancynumber AT FMW-7314.

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) - AIT Postdoc Schoolarship

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ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (AIT)

CIDA-AIT PARTNERSHIP 2003-2008

Applications are invited for post-doctoral research fellowships under
the Southeast Asia Urban Environmental Management Applications
(SEA-UEMA) project.

This is a partnership project between the Canadian International
Development Agency (CIDA) and the Asian Institute of Technology. Its
goal is to contribute to the improvements of urban environmental
conditions in Southeast Asia. It seeks to attain improved
implementation and sharing of sound urban environmental management
policies and practices. The focus of the project is on three key urban
environmental sub-sectors, water and sanitation, solid waste and air
pollution, with gender equality and poverty reduction as the two
crosscutting themes.

Fellowship Details

The post-doctoral fellowships are one year funded positions for
applied research on UEM practices and policies. Fellows will be
required to produce a publication at the conclusion of research
activities.

Selected candidates will receive:

*
A fellowship of 50,000 Baht per month towards living costs
* Research fund of up to 150,000 Baht on cost-reimbursable basis
*
Round trip economy travel expenses
*
Office space,equipments,access to internet and academic
facilities in AIT
* Opportunity to be involved in teaching master students and be a
member in their thesis committee

Selection Criteria

*
Candidates should be graduates with a doctoral degree. Research
and work experience in UEM or a related field is required. The
research proposed under the fellowship should focus on practices and
policies related to any of the three sub-sectors: water and
sanitation, solid waste and air pollution
*
The applicant must be from Canadian ODA eligible Southeast Asian
countries (Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Philippines, Timor-Leste,
Thailand and Vietnam)
*
Research in collaboration with other organizations will be
encouraged
*
Good and effective interpersonal, written and oral communication
skills are required

Application Instructions

Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. An
application must be accompanied with a complete curriculum vitae,
reprints of publications and a research proposal clearly indicating
objectives and research design. The proposal must also indicate the
scope of integrating gender equality. Names of two referees with their
contact information must be provided.

Application deadline for the fellowships is 15 July of each year.
Selected candidates will be expected to start the fellowship program
by 31 August in the same year. For further inquiries please email at:
uemapplications@ait.ac.th
Tel/Fax: 66-2-5245699

Vilas Nitivattananon, PhD
Assistant Professor, Urban Environmental Management (UEM)
Coordinator, UEM Sub-sector Networks and Professional Support Programs,
SEA-UEMA project
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
Tel: 66-2-5245601, 02-5245777, Fax: 66-2-5246380, 66-2-5248338
E-mail:uemapplications@ait.ac.th
Website:www.sea-uema.ait.ac.th