Sciences | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 4

Subject-Specific Scholarships at Sheffield Hallam University, UK: Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences

These scholarships are open to international (non-EU) applicants who will be enrolling in the 2011/12 academic year.Scholarship applications should be sent following an application for a taught course at Sheffield Hallam University.
You must have accepted your offer and returned your scholarship application form by30 July 2011 for courses starting in September 2011, 30 November 2011 for courses starting in January 2012, Art and design. In no more than 250 words, please describe your most significant personal, academic or professional achievement to date, and how your selected course at Sheffield Hallam University will enable you to achieve in the future.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 July 2011 for courses starting in September 2011, 30 November 2011 for courses starting in January 2012

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Wellcome Trust-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Postdoctoral Fellowships: Biology, Medicine and Mathematics, Engineering, Computer, Physical or Chemical Sciences

The fellowships provide four years’ support for recently qualified postdoctoral researchers to gain experience of research at the interfaces between biology/medicine and mathematics, engineering, computer, physical or chemical sciences.
These awards are open to individuals with a relevant connection to the European Economic Area. If you are currently training or working in an academic or research institution in the United States, you are not eligible to apply to this scheme. You should be about to submit your doctoral thesis or have up to, but no more than, three years’ postdoctoral experience from date of your PhD viva to the deadline for applications to the scheme.Time spent outside the research environment will be taken into consideration.
You may have a background in any appropriate field of study (e.g. biology or medicine or chemistry or physics) but you must propose to address an important biomedical research question.The proposed research should fall within the Wellcome Trust’s normal funding remit.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 July 2011

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PhD Call for Applications at Luiss University in Rome, Italy: Philosophy,political theory, law and politics and economics

Eight positions are available this year, four of which are funded by a three-year scholarship of 11,000 euros per year.

The Doctoral Program in Political Theory is interdisciplinary, and covers four main areas of study: philosophy (ethics and applied philosophy, political and social philosophy, and issues in contemporary philosophy), political theory (ethics of international relations and human rights theories), law (international law, humanitarian law, and international criminal law), and politics and economics (international political economy, development policies, sustainability theories, international relations, and theories of globalization). Approximately twenty faculty members, including both Italian professors and foreign visiting professors, currently teach on the program, and there are more than thirty doctoral students, half of which are foreign. The program thus has a strongly international character.

Applicants are generally expected to have majored in an area of the social sciences, humanities, or philosophy, although those with degrees in other disciplines may also be considered on the basis of their curricula vitae and research proposals. Successful applicants will begin the program in the Fall semester of 2011, by following three semesters of taught courses. Each semester lasts approximately three months, and students will have approximately 6-10 hours of classes per week during these three semesters. All courses are taught in English.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
May 30, 2011

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