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TWAS-IACS Postgraduate Fellowship Programme 2011: Theoretical physics,Condensed matter physics,Spectroscopy,Materials science,Non-conventional energy,Physical chemistry,Organic chemistry,Inorganic chemistry,Biological chemistry,Polymer science

TWAS-IACS Postgraduate Fellowships are tenable at the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) for a period of up to four years for studies leading to a PhD degree. IACS will provide a monthly stipend to cover living costs, food and health insurance. The monthly stipend will not be convertible into foreign currency. The language of instruction is English.
Applicants must observe the IACS academic calendar, which starts in April each year, and be ready to start their Fellowship on the first day of classes/ courses.
Eligibility Criteria: Applicants for Fellowships must meet the following criteria:
-be a maximum age of 30 years on 31 December of the application year;
-hold a Master’s degree in a field of natural sciences;
-be nationals of a developing country (other than India);
-provide an official Acceptance Letter from a department of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS);
-provide evidence of proficiency in English.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 30 June 2011

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Fermilab Fellowships in Theoretical Physics 2011, USA: Theoretical particle physics or theoretical astrophysics

Fermilab announces fellowships for graduate students at U.S. universities who are in the research phase of graduate study in theoretical particle physics or theoretical astrophysics. These fellowships will last for one year (12 months), generally starting in the Fall. They will carry a competitive stipend as well as allowances for travel and (reduced) tuition. Fellows will remain matriculated at their home universities but be in residence at Fermilab. To be eligible, prospective fellows must identify a Fermilab supervisor from the scientific staff of either the Theoretical Physics Department or Theoretical Astrophysics Department. These departments offer strong and exciting research opportunities in collider physics, model building, neutrino physics, perturbative QCD, lattice gauge theory, astrophysics, and cosmology. The research environment at Fermilab, while theoretically rigorous, is nourished by close connections with the laboratory’s experimental programs. Applications will be taken through academicjobsonline (if needed, select FFThPh2011). Applicants must submit a CV and a plan for research while at Fermilab. Applicants should arrange for their university supervisor to submit a letter of recommendation explaining not only the applicant’s suitability for fellowship but also how research at Fermilab would enrich the applicant’s graduate studies. Finally, the Fermilab staff member supervising the student’s research will have to prepare a short written summary of research goals during the fellowship. This summary may be written after the application has been submitted, but it is highly recommended that applicants contact potential supervisors as soon as possible. The selection committee will facilitate connections between applicants and potential Fermilab supervisors. Fermilab theorists’ contact information can be found by clicking on the departmental links at the bottom of this page.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 11 March 2011

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Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, UK

A three year PhD project (funded by an EPSRC research grant) is available, to be held in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) of the University of Cambridge. The successful candidate will play an integral role in a wider project considering the prediction of noise generation by large aeroengines for passenger aircraft. The wider project involves researchers at the Cambridge University Whittle Laboratory and Cranfield University. The successful candidate will be supervised by Professor Nigel Peake in DAMTP.

The PhD project will involve the application of a wide range of analytical, asymptotic and numerical techniques to study the generation of sound inside the aeroengine and its propagation to the environment. Particular aspects of the project will focus on turbomachinery noise and its scattering downstream by the jet. Peake leads an active research group in DAMTP working in this area, and together with colleagues in Cambridge has strong industrial links with Rolls Royce plc.

Applicants should have (by the start of the project) a 4-year honours degree (at least II.I or equivalent) or Masters in Mathematics, or in a cognate discipline with high mathematical content. Although a background in fluid mechanics and wave theory would undoubtedly be helpful, it is more important for the student to have an enthusiasm for using sophisticated mathematical techniques to understand real-world problems. The studentship offers tuition fees, (at the home/EU level) a stipend for three years equivalent to the standard EPSRC funding level, and support for travel. The studentship is not available to citizens of non-EU countries. However, the stipend is payable to any EU candidate, even those not eligible for conventional departmental studentship maintenance awards from the EPSRC.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 14 February 2011

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