geosciences | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 3

2011 Crafoord Prize by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Sweden: Astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research

The Crafoord Prize in astronomy and mathematics, biosciences, geosciences or polyarthritis research is awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences annually according to a rotating scheme. The prize sum of SEK 4 million (approx. $590,000 CAN) makes the Crafoord one of the world´s largest scientific prizes.

Laureates are appointed by the Academy of Sciences in accordance with the same principles as in the choice of Nobel and the prize may be shared by more than one individual. The subject areas have also been selected such that they complement the Nobel Prize. The Prize is designed to honour work in fields ineligible for Nobel Prizes; it is awarded to scientists in different fields on a rotating basis every year. Field for Crafoord Prize in 2011: Biosciences.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
Apr 15, 2011

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Talisman Vietnam Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students, Canada: Petroleum Geosciences,Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Physics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Natural Resources, Energy and Environment

With the objectives of contribution to enhancing quality of the local workforce in oil and gas industry of Vietnam, Talisman Vietnam Limited (TVL) is pleased to sponsor two full postgraduate scholarships for fall enrolment of academic year 2011 for Vietnamese professionals wishing to undertake a Master’s degree in petroleum related fields at the University of Alberta (U of A), Canada.

The scholarships aim to provide opportunities for postgraduate study at the U of A for young professionals in early or mid-career, who demonstrate both academic excellence and the potential to become leaders, decision-makers and opinion-formers in Vietnam.

Each scholarship provides tuition fee at the U of A, a stipend to cover living costs (for one person only) for maximum two years and return air travel to Vietnam (the return flight must be taken within three weeks of completion of the program of study).
3. Who is eligible to apply?
Applicants must:
• display intellectual ability and leadership potential;
• meet minimum English language standards – IELTS band score 6.5 (with not less than 5.0 in any skill) or paper based TOEFL minimum score of 550 (paper-based) or a total score of 88 with a score of at least 20 on each of the individual skill areas (internet-based).
• If you apply for MBA degree, in addition to the English Language skills evidence above, you need to provide either GMAT score minimum 600 (paper-based) or 100 (internet-based) with at least 20 on each of the individual skill area or GRE 1100 total (verbal 450 and quantitative 650)
and will normally be expected to:
• have a good academic record. Only candidates with an “excellent” (gioi or xuat sac – 8.0+) or “good” (kha – 7.5+) first degree will be considered.
• not already have received or be currently receiving financial benefit from a previous Government-Funded Scholarship;
• not already had the chance of studying in Canada or another developed country;
• not already been awarded a university doctorate from another academic institution;
• Industry experience would be a plus

Scholasrhip Application Deadline: 30 April 2011

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2011 PhD Researcher in Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University, Netherlands

The Faculty of Geosciences offers education and research concerning the geosphere, biosphere, atmosphere and anthroposphere. With a population of 2600 students (BSc and MSc) and 575 staff, the faculty is a strong and challenging organisation. The Faculty is organised in four Departments: Innovation and Environmental Sciences, Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, and Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning.

The ideal candidate holds a MSc (or equivalent) degree in a relevant field (e.g. earth sciences, environmental sciences, ecology) with experience (or at least interest) in modelling and/or (organic) geochemistry. The candidate is expected to communicate easily in English, both verbally and in writing.We offer a fulltime PhD position for 4 years. The salary starts at € 2,042,- and increases to € 2,612,- gross per month in the fourth year of the appointment and is based on the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities. Secondary benefits include e.g. a pension scheme, flexible employment conditions, a holiday bonus (8,0%) and an end-of-year bonus (8,3%). Experimental work will be conducted in the research group of Organic Geochemistry and modeling work in the research group of Environmental Sciences.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011

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