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University of Roma La Sapienza Call for PhD Fellowships, Italy: Archaeology,Architectural sciences,Astronomical,Chemical,Earth,Mathematical and Physical sciences,Civil Engineering and Architecture

The University of Rome “La Sapienza” offers 16 three year full-time postgraduate PhD positions with fellowship for attaining the degree of “Dottore di Ricerca” (PhD) in the Doctoral Schools listed in appendix. Each fellowship amounts to € 19.800,00 per year; this amount includes national insurance contributions (INPS) that fellowship recipients are required to pay (8,91% for 2011). The fellowship doesn’t cover the annual entrance fee and doesn’t increase for research periods spent
The PhD Programme lasts three years and may be extended to a fourth year (without grant), subject to approval by the School authorities. At the end of the first and second year of attendance, students have to be evaluated as proficient according to the rules of the Schools. Students must attend the courses and the seminars offered by their Programme, pass the related examinations, and prepare a PhD dissertation, which must have original results. The PhD title is obtained at the end of the third year after the candidate dissertation and its positive evaluation made by an independent Jury appointed by the Rector. The discussion may be delayed with the approval of the School authorities, but not for more than one year.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 June 2011.

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EMBL International PhD Fellowships in Molecular Biology, Germany

In December 1997, in recognition of the high quality of its EMBL International PhD Programme, EMBL was granted the right to award its own PhD, becoming the first international institution providing training in molecular biology in Europe that may do so. Currently, EMBL’s students obtain their degree from a national university or jointly with EMBL. EMBL is also interested in promoting research at the interface between Molecular Biology and Medicine. We will offer the possibility to pursue an MD/PhD degree to medically qualified candidates on a case by case basis.The typical duration of a PhD thesis at EMBL is 3.5 to 4 years. EMBL predoctoral fellowships are initially awarded for 3.5 years, with the possibility of a half-year extension. The stipend is competitive by international standards. Please make sure you submit your completed application form by latest 11 July 2011, Central European Summer Time (GMT +2). You can submit your application irrespective of the fact if your referees have completed the online reference form or not, as the submission does not impede referees access to the application. Referees must submit their online references by latest 13 July 2011, 23:59 Central European Summer Time (GMT +2). We strongly suggest that you complete the ‘general info’ and ‘references’ part of the online application first in order to give your referees enough time to complete the reference online. Furthermore please make sure to contact your referees before completing this part in order to find out if they are available and willing to provide a reference. It is your responsibility to ensure that references reach us on time.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 July 2011

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NABARD PhD Fellowships, India: agriculture and rural economics

The interested candidates with the following qualifications are requested to send their Bio-data to Department of Economics and Rural Development, Alagappa University, Karaikudi – 630 003, Tamil Nadu, India.

Qualifications: M.A., in Economics or M. Phil., in Economics or M.Sc., in Economics or M.Sc., in Mathematical Economics
[Candidate should have interest in doing Doctoral Work in the area of Agriculture and Rural Economics]

Scholarship Application Deadline: 10th of June, 2011

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