Ph.D. programme in Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Economics and Law (IEL)

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Ph.D. programme in Comparative Analysis of Institutions, Economics and
Law (IEL)

Collegio Carlo Alberto (Italy)

The 3-year Ph.D. programme in Comparative Analysis of Institutions,
Economics and Law (IEL), promoted by the founding members of CLEI, was
activated in 2004/2005 (XX ciclo di dottorato), with the aim of
fostering research in Comparative Law and Economics. IEL is a Doctoral
School of Law Degree programme at the Università di Torino and is
intended for students with interests in Comparative Analysis of Law and
Economics, Economics of Law, Economics of Institutions.

The programme
has a strong international connotation and promotes scholarly exchanges
between Universities. Each year IEL offers a number of posts with a
3-year scholarship, which normally corresponds to half of the total
posts available.

Application has to be received by 24. September 2007.

Contact IEL SECRETARIAT for further info: iel @

The Singapore International Graduate Award

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The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA)

The Singapore International Graduate Award (SINGA) is a collaboration between the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR), the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). PhD training will be carried out in English at your chosen lab at A*STAR Research Institutes, NUS or NTU. Students will be supervised by distinguished and world-renowned researchers in these labs. Upon successful completion, students will be conferred a PhD degree by either NUS or NTU.

"We want to encourage more such exchanges, to build friendships and mutual understanding. This is why we are introducing a new Singapore International Graduate Award (or SINGA), for international students to do their PhD training in a multi-disciplinary environment in Singapore. 240 SINGA Awards will be given every year to top students from all over the world. I hope that this will enhance the close educational ties between our countries and will bring our young talents even closer together."

Extracted from Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong`s speech at the Honorary Doctorate Degree Conferment Ceremony, Eotvos Lorand University, 9 October 2007, Budapest, Hungary

* Open to all international students
* Graduates with a passion for research and excellent academic results
* Good skills in written and spoken English
* Good reports from academic referees


* Attractive monthly stipend over 4 years of PhD studies, which can support you comfortably. The stipend amount is SGD 24,000 annually, to be increased to SGD 30,000 after passing Qualifying Examination.
* Full support for tuition fees for 4 years of PhD studies.
* One-time SGD 1,000 Settling-in Allowance
* One-time Airfare Grant of SGD 1,500

Estimated cost of living in Singapore

Items Per Student Per Month (SGD)
- University Canteens
- Meals outside Campus
200 - 300
440 - 525
Accommodation - rental of a hostel room / room outside campus 225 - 400
Transport Expenses (local) 100 - 150
Other Expenses (stationery, toiletries, laundry, recreation, etc) 300 - 500
Total Estimated Cost of Living 1,100 - 1,700

* 1 USD is about 1.4 SGD

Application for January 2009 intake has closed. Click here to apply for August 2009 intake.

The application deadline for August 2009 intake is 1 January 2009. Completed application and supporting documents will have to reach us by mail then.

Incomplete applications and new applications received after 1 January 2009 will be considered for January 2010 intake.

All supporting documents are to be submitted by post to:
Attention: Jeremy Ng
A*STAR Graduate Academy
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
20 Biopolis Way, #07-01 Centros
Singapore 138668

Please check and ensure that all data you have entered in the online form is correct and accurate before you submit the online application. Amendments to the online application will not be possible after it is submitted. In addition, amendments on the hardcopy of the application form will not be included and will render the application invalid.

You may download the Academic Referee`s Recommendation Form here.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified within 2 months from the application closing date.

For more information please visit:

British Chevening Award for the academic year 2009-2010

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British Chevening Award for the academic year 2009-2010

The Chevening scholarships are offered in over 150 countries and enable talented graduates and young professionals to become familiar with the UK and gain skills which will benefit their own countries.
The awards are included tuition, stipend, return airfares (economy class) and other allowances.

Support for scholars

Pre-departure English Course
English language training is included as part of the scholarship (if required) and candidates from outside Jakarta are supported during the period of the course. The language training is a full-time study and will be held in Jakarta. The candidate will need to obtain release from her/his employment for the duration of the course.

UK University Placement
Chevening is a self-placement programme. Students who are selected are responsible for making their own approaches to the UK university. We provide the facility in identifying the most suitable university and course if students wish to receive help or advice.

Students are required to apply to 3 universities in the UK.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a briefing. The briefing will cover:

* Terms and condition of the awards
* Introduction to Education UK
* How to make an application and choose a suitable course

Prior to their departure, scholars will be invited to attend a pre-departure briefing. The briefing will cover:

* Customs and immigration procedures
* Studying and living in the UK
* Finding accommodation
* Information concerning travel
* Payment
* Opening Bank Account
* Welfare

Scholars also will be invited to an individual briefing/meeting with a Chevening officer. They will have the chance to discuss any issues concerning their scholarship and life overseas.

How to apply
Find out more about how to apply at the requirement page.
Online Application

Application Deadline: 30 November 2008

[New Zealand] PhD Scholarship in Genetic Programming for Data Mining Tasks - Victoria University of Wellington

PhD Scholarship in Genetic Programming for Data Mining Tasks
Genetic Programming and Evolutionary Computing research group


The Genetic Programming and Evolutionary Computing research group at Victoria University of Wellington was recently awarded a large research grant in Genetic Programming (GP) for data mining tasks by the Marsden Fund of New Zealand (similar to the National Science Foundation in USA). We are looking for a good PhD student in this field. The grant will provide full funding for the student to cover the tuition fees, living allowance, and travel cost.
The Project

Data mining tasks arise in a wide variety of practical situations, ranging from classification to regression, clustering, and optimisation tasks. Since the 1990s, genetic programming (GP) has become a promising approach to building reliable data mining models quickly and automatically. GP uses ideas analogous to biological evolution to search the space of possible models to evolve a good solution for a particular task. GP has been applied to many data mining tasks and achieved some success. However, there are still limitations in program structures, representations, genetic operators, search algorithms and theoretical foundations in GP that restrict GP for difficult data mining tasks.

Applicants are invited from excellent and enthusiastic students wishing to undertake a PhD in this area. The successful applicant will extend the current research and address the methodological/theoretical issues in GP and/or a real-world engineering applications in data mining using GP and related evolutionary learning techniques.
The Student

Applications from both domestic and international students are invited. A strong background in C/C++/Java programming and a basic background in machine learning and pattern recognition are required. A good background in genetic programming, evolutionary computing, neural networks, statistics, or statistics/operations research is desired. Students should have a first class Honour or a Masters degree in computer science.

Closing date: 1 May 2009
Dr Mengjie Zhang