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Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Science and Eco-hydrology, VU University, Netherlands

The Amsterdam Global Change Institute (AGCI) is a new institute at VU University Amsterdam which aims to encourage excellence and innovation in interdisciplinary research on the environment,
global change and sustainability . It brings together five existing institutes and departments across the three Faculties of Earth and Life Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences at the university. Six new post-doctoral positions are being created in the first phase of the institute to develop novel and promising lines of research. Postdocs will work together in interdisciplinary collaboration with senior scientists and scholars from across the AGCI.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in ecology, environmental or earth sciences with a background in research on biogeochemical processes and functional relations in ecosystems. Ideally, the candidate would combine knowledge on plant physiology with either earth sciences or ecology. In addition to a strong conceptual understanding, experience with the statistical analysis of large databases as commonly collected in relevant fields of research is essential. The specific research project to be conducted will depend on the interests and expertise of the successful applicant. However, the focus will be on linking plants traits to flux or hydrology data for application in global models.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
1st June 2011

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STREEM Scholarships for International Students in Spatial Transport and Environmental Economics, Netherlands

VU Graduate School of Economics and Business is offering talented candidates the unique opportunity to win 1 of the 2 scholarships for taking part in our highly renowned Master’s programme STREEM.
Two scholarships will be awarded for this programme in the academic year 2011/2012. The scholarship will be open to high potential candidates from all nationalities who are interested in pursuing a world class graduate education in the fields of Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. For more information on the programme. Two scholarships valued at €10,000 each are offered for outstanding candidates who have been admitted to our Master’s programme in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics. VU Graduate School of Economics will support these successful candidates for 1 year of studies. The winner is responsible for all other expenses incurred during his/her study at VU University Amsterdam (e.g. housing, course materials and living expenses).
Only applicants with at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited foreign university.

  • Candidates must have a non-Dutch nationality and be normally resident outside the Netherlands.
  • The general criteria for selection are excellence, motivation and extracurricular activities.
  • You need admission to the Master’s programmes of VU Graduate School of Economics and Business. For the general requirements and application procedure to VU University Amsterdam see Practical information
  • Do not obtain any funding/scholarship from other organizations/institutes in the academic year 2011/2012
  • Be fluent in English and have a more than satisfactory score in an English proficiency test as IELTS or TOEFL
  • Cumulative Grade Point Average (or GPA) of at least 80
  • Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011.

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    VU Fellowships for International Students, Netherlands: Culture, Organization & Management, Political Science, Social & Cultural Anthropology, Social Research

    VU University Amsterdam provides a small number of scholarships for exceptional international students from all countries of the world through the VU Fellowship Programme. The most important selection criteria are academic excellence and motivation. We offer three types of scholarship:

  • € 20.000: A nearly full scholarship covering tuition fee, accommodation, visa costs and part of the living expenses for Non-EER students
  • € 10.000: A scholarship covering a major part of the tuition fees for non-EER students, or a nearly full scholarship for EER students
  • € 5.000: A scholarship covering accommodation expenses for one year
  • The Faculty board will select students for the scholarships depending on their grades, motivation and financial situation. The scholarships will be awarded early May. You can apply by sending us this application form and a scholarship motivation letter. The scholarship motivation letter should include, an explanation why you wish and need to receive the amount you specified above, an indication of what financial resources you can contribute yourself to your studies, if you are still planning to participate in the programme if you do not receive this scholarship.

    Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011.

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