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Mary Mallon Memorial Scholarship 2011, New Zealand

The award was established in memory of the late Mary Mallon, Professor in Human Resource Management, to help students attain further qualifications to advance their careers in human resource management.

The award shall have a minimum value of $1,000 for one academic year.

One or more Mary Mallon Memorial Scholarships will be awarded annually.

Candidates must be enrolled, in the year the scholarship is awarded, in either 114.899 – Thesis Human Resource Management or 114.900 – PhD Human Resource Management at the Palmerston North campus of Massey University.

The Scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of academic merit and consideration will also be given to the nature and costs of the proposed research project.

Responsibility for the Award
The Scholarship shall be awarded by the University Scholarships Committee on the advice of the Department of Management research committee.

The emolument will be paid in one lump sum presented in person at the Department of Management graduation function in Palmerston North in May, or sent to the recipient in May if the student is unable to attend the graduation function.

Conditions of the award
This scholarship is tenable with other scholarships. The University has the right to refrain from making the award in the event of there being no suitable applicants.

Application Deadline 31/03/2011

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Microsoft Research PhD Scholarship

The PhD Scholarship Programme recognises and supports exceptional students who show the potential to make an outstanding contribution to science and computing. This programme supports PhD students in computing and those working at the intersection of computing and the sciences.

Only PhD supervisors should apply. If their project is selected, the supervisor has up to a year to find the best possible student for the project.

Eligibility Criteria:

We usually consider only one application per university department or per laboratory of a national research institution.

Only applications from institutions in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East will be considered; students may be of any nationality, however.

For an application to be considered, the proposed research must be closely related to the research carried out at Microsoft Research in Cambridge. These research topics are:

  • Computational Science
  • Computer-Mediated Living
  • Constraint Reasoning
  • Machine Learning and Perception
  • Online Services and Advertising
  • Programming Principles and Tools
  • Systems and Networking

Application Process:

Applications are on a competitive basis and we anticipate a high level of demand for scholarships (the average selection rate has been around 20 percent over the last six years).

Applications are accepted only through a student’s institution, such as from the PhD supervisor or a departmental secretary. We do not accept applications from students directly.

  • Applications should contain the following:
    • An online web form that includes contact details of supervisor(s) and possible reviewers.
      Ideally, one of the suggested reviewers should be from Microsoft Research. If no suitable Microsoft researcher can be identified, it may mean that the proposed research project is too far from our areas of interest.
    • A project proposal of maximum six (6) A4 pages in 10-point font, including references.
      Accepted formats: plain text or Microsoft Office Word only.
  • The research project proposal should address the following points:
    • Evidence that the research supervisor would be suitable to supervise a PhD student for the proposed research project.
      This may include a short list of the supervisor’s recent and relevant publications. Please consider including the URLs of the publications to make it easier for reviewers to find them.
    • Evidence that the department or laboratory offers a suitable environment for research in the proposed area.
    • Basis for the research (motivations and brief state-of-the-art, including key references).
    • Hypothesis under investigation and main aims.
    • Research strategy with significant milestones if identified.
    • Methods of research (for example, main techniques, experiments, and trials).
    • Details of any collaboration with other departments/research bodies.
    • Expected outcomes (for example, software tools).

Applications must be complete, submitted online, and received by the announced deadline to be considered. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered.

  • Application deadline: 15 September 2010, 17:00 GMT

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme, France

The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 33 fellowships for the 2011/2012 academic year. It proposes 10-month residencies in one of the 14 participating Institutes: Berlin, Bologna, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Cambridge, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyons, Nantes, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Wassenaar. The Programme builds on the strong reputation of the Institutes for Advanced Study for promoting the concentrated, self-directed work of excellent researchers within the stimulating environment of a multidisciplinary and international group of fellows.

EURIAS Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences but may also be granted to scholars in natural and exact sciences, if their proposed research project does not require laboratory facilities. The diversity of the 14 participating IAS —which have agreed on a common selection procedure— offers a wide range of possible research contexts in Europe for worldwide scholars. Applicants select up to three IAS outside their country of nationality or residence as possible host institutions.

The Programme welcomes applications worldwide from promising scholars at an early stage of their careers as well as from established senior researchers.

Application Deadline 2010/11/15