university of surrey | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Research Fellowships Positions in the Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Surrey, UK

The Centre for Communication Systems Research is seeking to recruit two full time researchers, initially for 1 year but extendable to longer term depending on performance. The work is funded through a project in the EU ICT Framework Program. For these openings, the successful candidates will be required to have postdoctoral research experience in University or Industry environments. Their areas of specialisation should be in the field of wireless networks, QoS routing, context awareness or self-x functionalities. For these openings, the successful applicants will be required to have experience in the general area of Mobile and Wireless Communications. Good analytical and/or simulation skills are essential. Applicants are expected to be proactive, to support other researchers and to be self-motivated.
Applicants should have a good honors degree in communications or electronic engineering, in computer science or another related discipline. Preference will be given to those with proven research and publications track record preferably with PhD and/or practical industrial experience. You will join an established research centre within a 5*A research rated EE department with a large scale wireless testbed for experimental proof of concept, excellent computing and software infrastructure for first class research, modern facilities and close links with industry.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 15 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

PhD Studentships Positions in the Department of Politics, University of Surrey, UK

We are pleased to offer three PhD studentships to conduct doctoral research and teach on a variety of undergraduate courses within the Department of Politics. The successful applicants will have good first degrees (and preferably Master’s degrees) in politics, international relations or a related discipline and a strong interest in both teaching and academic research. They will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous teaching experience will be an advantage. Good organisational and IT skills are essential, as well as the ability to work independently and in a team.
The post-holders will register for full-time PhDs in a politics- or policy-related area within the Department (see for details of our specific areas of interest). In return for the studentship, they will be required to provide 180 hours of support (per academic year) to the Department’s undergraduate programme in the form of seminar teaching and marking.  Training and support will be provided. To apply, please send: a letter explaining why you are interested in the studentship, and how you meet the criteria specified on the ‘further information sheet’; a short proposal (maximum 2000 words) for the doctoral research you are interested in undertaking; and a CV including the names of two referees.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 March 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

PhD Studentship in the Department of Music and Sound Recording at University of Surrey, UK

We are pleased to offer two studentships to conduct PhD research in music within the department. The successful applicants will each have a good first degree and a Masters’ degree with an appropriate specialisation, within the field of music (details of departmental specialisms can be found on the departmental website). They will have a strong interest in academic research, will have good organisational and IT skills, and will be able to work both independently and in a team. They will first register for PhD within the department during the academic year 2110/12, researching an approved topic.

One studentship is full-time fees only. The second studentship is part-time fees only. The holder will not be expected to contribute to the department’s teaching, although there may be a possibility of undertaking some teaching.These studentships are available from September 2011. You may apply for both, but must state clearly for which you are applying, and why. You may not hold more than one. Studentships will cover Home/EU fees only, although non-EU applicants are welcome (in which case the studentship will be put towards the fee).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 29 April  2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application