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Research Fellowship in the Department of Botany at Lucknow University, India

Applications are invited for the purely temporary position of a Research Fellow (JRF/SRF) in CSIR sponsored project entitled “Predicting ploidy response to body size and productivity in aromatic grasses: Histological, developmental and histochemical characterization of cell geometry in diploid vs. autopolyploid clones”, with the undersigned. Salary shall be commensurate with the prevailing rates for JRF / SRF as per CSIR rules. The position is co?terminus with the project and the person employed in the project shall have no claim to any University position, permanent or otherwise. Candidates should apply on plain paper clearly mentioning their educational qualifications and percentage obtained at graduate and post graduate level. There is no application fee. Performance at the interview and the academic qualifications of the candidates shall form the basis of selection. Applications are acceptable only as hardcopy and should be delivered in person to the PI (Seshu Lavania). Copies of all the relevant documents (proof of date of birth, marks sheets for B.Sc and M.Sc and NET / GATE result) must accompany the application. The original documents are required to be produced at the time of interview.
Eligibility: NET or GATE qualified candidates with M.Sc in Botany / Plant Science may apply. Students having qualified NET under the categories i) JRF and ii) Lecturership (NET) or those having qualified GATE shall be considered. Candidates possessing a sound background of Plant systematics and histological / histochemical techniques will be preferred.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 21 May 2011.

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International PhD Scholarship in Total Gesture Recognition, UK

Applications are invited for a full-time scholarship available in the School of Computing, Engineering and Physical 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.
Total gesture recognition based on dynamic facial expression, body motion and hands sign is a vision pursued by the Applied Digital Signal and Image Processing (ADSIP) Research Centre. Over the past few years, the Centre has gradually and systematically developed a number of novel methodologies and algorithms for recognition of individual gesture modality through various research projects, such as dynamic 3D facial expression recognition, multi-camera based human motion tracking, and data-glove based dynamic hand gesture recognition.
The proposed project will tackle a number of major technical challenges associated with simultaneous capture, parallel processing, multi-feature tracking, and high-dimensional classification of dynamic body motion, facial expression and hand sign in 3D, in real time and in different physical scales which have not been attempted previously. Furthermore, the propose project will explore the advantages which could be gained by making use of the interconnected and interdependent nature of the three gesture modalities to increase the robustness and accuracy of recognition which is unlikely to be obtained based on single modality.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 13 May 2011

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The Berlin Summer School of Social Science International Program 2011, Germany

The “Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research” seeks to promote young researchers by strengthening their methodological understanding in linking theory and empirical research.
The summer school is designed for PhD candidates who have already begun planning their doctoral projects in detail or are currently working on them. All applicants should already be enrolled in the PhD studies and should be pursuing doctoral dissertations that take the themes of the Berlin Summer School into consideration. For applicants in 5-year doctoral programs, we would generally recommend applying no earlier than the 2nd year of studies.
We will select thirty international participants based on academic achievement and motivation as reflected in a CV and motivation statement.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 May 2011

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