Communications | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

2011PhD Studentship in Computer Science, Privacy and Security, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

The Department of Theoretical Computer Science (TCS) offers a stimulating research environment in a range of topics such as complexity theory and approximation algorithms, computer and network security, cryptography, programming languages, and formal methods. Security and safety of computer and network-based systems has been identified as an area of strategic importance.

The goal of this PhD project is to develop mechanisms and evaluate privacy and security issues for decentralized social networks in particular and for provider-independent personal communications in general.This is a four-year, time-limited position and normally includes 20% departmental duties, usually teaching. Research/doctoral students must be registered at KTH. The starting date is open for discussion, though ideally we would like the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.The applicant is expected to have a strong background and interest in computer science, including subjects such as networking, distributed systems, security, and game theory.

Scholarship Application Deadline:June 15, 2011

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2011 Naming and Branding Scholarship for Undergraduate Students, USA: Linguistics, English, Marketing or Mass Communications

Develop five (5) new name candidates for a new innovation in the automotive industry. Imagine a completely electric vehicle that you can drive continuously without having to plug in to recharge. The car recharges itself through wind energy generated by two small fans below the headlights that spin while the car is in motion. It is the ultimate renewable energy solution. Applicants are encouraged to develop coined or suggestive names. The name candidates should not include any obvious existing trademarks in the name and an online search for pre-existing trademarks should be completed before submitting an application.
Eligibility: Open to all undergraduate students majoring in Linguistics, English, Marketing or Mass Communications
2. Must have a minimum 3.0 Cumulative GPA
3. Applicants cannot be currently employed by Strategic Name Development
4. Students must be attending a college or university within the United States

Scholarship Application Deadline: August 15, 2011

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Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communications, USA

1. Applicants must provide evidence of community service activities in an underserved community setting. Service activities may include activism, outreach, or peer counseling in tobacco prevention or control. The community service activity should be described in the personal statement.
2. Applicants must submit documentation of financial need for scholarship funds (SAR report).
3. Students pursuing a course of study in public health, communications, social work, education,liberal arts or a related field will be considered eligible.
4. Applicants must have a Grade Point Average of at least a 3.0 (B average) for the most recent academic year.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 April 2011

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