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AISES Intel Scholarship for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, USA: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The scholarship was developed by AISES and Intel to support the advancement of AI/AN students with technical and leadership accomplishments, as well as a commitment to and passion for the computer science field. The AISES Intel Scholarship is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship.
CRITERIA Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
1. Must have a 3.0 or higher cumulative grade point average (GPA).
2. Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited four year college/university, or a full-time student at a two year college enrolled in a program leading to an academic degree.
3. Majoring in one of the following college disciplines: Computer Science ,Computer Engineering ,Electrical Engineering
*students majoring in Chemical Engineering and Material Science will also be considered.
4. Must be a member of an American Indian tribe or otherwise considered to be an American Indian by the tribe with which affiliation is claimed; or is at least 1/4 American Indian blood; or is at least 1/4 Alaskan Native; or considered to be an Alaskan Native by an Alaskan Native group to which affiliation is claimed.

Scholarship Application Deadline: June 15, 2011

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International PhD Scholarship in School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences Centre for Material Science at UCLan, UK

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Forensic & Investigative Sciences. The scholarship is tenable for up to 3 years for a PhD (via MPhil route) [subject to satisfactory progress] and is open to international applicants only. UK/EU applicants are not eligible to apply. The scholarship will provide £15000 towards the cost of the International tuition fee over 3 years.
A variety of adsorbents such as carbon, hydrogels, clays, silca gels etc employed for the removal of radionuclides from aqueous solutions have been reported; but each has inherent limitations. The discovery of mesoporous materials with large surface area and wide uniform pores has provided a new dimension for the removal/recovery of radionuclides.
This project aims to develop new mesoporous silicates that have selectively for certain radionuclides or families of radionuclides. This will be achieved by engineering specific sites within the silicate structure during the preparative stage that can accommodate specific radionuclides whilst excluding others. This exclusion may be based on size and/or interactions with functional groups inserted into the lattice structure 

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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University of Bremen- Research Scholarship, Germany: Ocean and Climate Research, Material Science, Information-Cognition-Communication, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Logistics.

The University of Bremen is a young and dynamic university with top league research programs. Interdisciplinary research at the University of Bremen transcends the borders of traditional disciplines and is structured into six high-profile areas: Ocean and Climate Research, Material Science, Information-Cognition-Communication, Social Sciences, Health Sciences, and Logistics.

The Bremen Research Scholarship supports students and young academics from abroad to engage in a research visit to the University of Bremen. The scholarship is for carrying out an ambitious and innovative project in one of the research areas of the university. The aim is to develop and maintain international research connections through sharing innovative and excellent scientific expertise. The scholarship amounts to 625 € per month for Bachelor and Master students (maximum duration: 6 months) and 1024 € per month for doctoral students (maximum duration: 4 months). In addition, a flat rate will be provided to cover travel expenses to and from Bremen based on the DAAD rates.

We welcome proposals for funding research visits to the University of Bremen. The call is open to candidates of all disciplines who have completed basic college studies (usually Bachelor level). Female students or researchers are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants are requested to obtain a letter of endorsement from a scientist of the University of Bremen prior to the application. In this letter, the scientist should state that she or he is willing to host and advise the applicant during her or his research visit to Bremen and comment on the proposed project.

Scholarship Application Deadline:15 May 2011

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