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IMPRS-UFAST PhD Scholarship Programme, Germany: ultrafast imaging with a view to exploring structural changes of atoms, molecules, condensed, biological, or warm dense matter on femtosecond time scales.

IMPRS-UFAST is a PhD programme which offers unique training opportunities in the field of ultrafast imaging with a view to exploring structural changes of atoms, molecules, condensed, biological, or warm dense matter on femtosecond time scales. Students work and research alongside an international and interdisciplinary team of experts with access to first-class research facilities and whilst obtaining a PhD degree. Our mission is to enable young scientists to achieve their full potential through supervised thesis research complemented by a multifaceted programme of lectures, interactive workshops and advanced courses. The duration of the programme is 3 years.
IMPRS-UFAST students normally graduate from the programme with a doctorate (Dr. rer. Nat, the German equivalent to a PhD) which is awarded by the University of Hamburg. The language of instruction is English and the Research School strives to attract a diversity of talented students from around the world. Funding in form of stipends and PhD contracts is available. Applicants will hold or are about to receive an MSc, a German “Diplom” or an equivalent degree in an area relevant to the programme. Please apply online under . The programme starts in October 2011.The IMPRS-UFAST is a collaboration of the Max Planck Society, the University of Hamburg, Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron (DESY), and European XFEL GmbH. The location of the School is Hamburg, Germany.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10 April 2011

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Erasmus Mundus Master in Materials Science Exploring Large Scale Facilities(MaMaSELF)

Modern life and globalisation imply new and additional exigencies for scientists and scientific engineers in the field of scientific and industrial competitiveness. This holds specifically for the development of new technologies and new materials which are important key-products and which contribute to the technological and scientific competitiveness of highly industrialized countries. The characterisation of these materials and also the optimising of technologies strongly demand sophisticated methods, some of them uniquely available at “Large Scale Facilities” using neutrons or synchrotron radiation.

MaMaSELF is a two-year full time European Masters program in Materials Science, building up a European platform, strongly involving “Large Scale Research Facilities”. The Masters degree is delivered by two or three out of four universities: Rennes1 (F), Torino (I), TUM and LMU at München (DE).

This Master aims to promote the scientific collaboration between Universities, Large Scale Facilities and Industry. Its main objective is to achieve skilled scientists in Materials Science together with an advanced knowledge in the use of Large Scale Facilities for the characterization of high tech materials.

Criteria are three successful years of full time studies spent in a national BSc course (or equivalent) in Materials Science or related areas (Physics, Chemistry, Geoscience etc…) together with a proficiency level of scientific English, e.g. TOEFL210/550, IELTS6.5, or similar. The enrolment will be limited to 45 students per year to guarantee an excellent professor/student ratio. Several important European Large Scale Facilities (ESRF and ILL (Grenoble, France), LLB Saclay, France), DESY (Hamburg, Germany) and FRM II (Munich, Germany), ELETTRA, Italy) strongly support this Master and will co-organize the summer school and will host students in the fourth semester to follow research activities.

Strongly multidisciplinary lectures in Chemistry, Physics and Material Science will be entirely given in English. Students will receive a double/multiple Master degree in Material Science, giving direct access to further PhD studies.

Scholarship Application Deadline:26/01/2011 for CAT A Scholarship (non-EU students) and 20/05/2011 for CAT B Scholarship

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PhD in Climate Research, Germany

The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), located in Hamburg, Germany, offers PhD fellowships to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary climate research. The PhD Program is open to applicants holding a Master’s degree (with written thesis) in physics, geophysical sciences(incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or political science. Students currently still working on their MSc thesis are also encouraged to apply. The selection procedure includes an interview of short-listed candidates.

Application deadline is the 15 September 2010.

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