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Doctoral Fellowship in International Business History, USA

The German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for a six-month doctoral fellowship in International Business History. A six-month extension of this term is possible. The recipient must begin the term in the summer of 2011.

Preference will be given to fellows whose projects fit into the GHI’s research foci on transatlantic relations and the history of consumption. Comparative work is also strongly encouraged.

The fellow will be expected to be in residence at the GHI and participate in GHI activities and events. The fellow will have the opportunity to make use of the resources in the Washington, DC, area, including the Library of Congress and the National Archives, while pursuing his or her own research agenda. Travel within the US to work in archives and libraries will also be possible.

The monthly stipend is €1,700 for doctoral students from European institutions; students based at North American institutions will receive a stipend of $1,900. In addition, fellowship recipients based in Europe will receive reimbursement for their round-trip airfare to the US.

While applications may be written in either English or German, we recommend that applicants use the language in which they are most proficient. They will be notified approximately six weeks after the deadline.

Scholarship Application Deadline: February 15, 2011
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Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology

Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology is a new two-year research oriented master programme for talented and motivated students who are interested in understanding evolution in all its facets. MEME is a joint project between four European universities (University of Groningen, Netherlands; Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; University of Montpellier II, France) and Harvard University (USA). Students will start the programme at one of these universities, and will spend at least one semester at a partner university. Upon completion of the program, students will be awarded double or (in some cases) triple degrees from two or three partner universities.
The European Commision will grant a number of scholarships to highly qualified students to participate in the MEME programme. The selection procedure for these scholarships will be carried out by the Admission and Examination Committee of the MEME programme. Each year, a total of 18 – 20 scholarships will be awarded to participating students. There will be 10 scholarships for category A students and 8 scholarships for category B students. Because of an EU initiative named “Western Balkans and Turkey Window”, we will be able to award two additional scholarships to students from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo, Croatia and Turkey. These scholarships will be awarded as category A scholarships.

Scholarships for both categories of students will cover all participation costs for the MEME programme, including tuition fee, insurance, language courses and summer schools.

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 15th, 2011

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Masters in Data Mining at Erasmus Mundus

Masters Program for International Students:  Erasmus Mundus Master in Data Mining and Knowledge Management  approved by the ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation)

The primary social and economic value of modern societies is knowledge. For this reason, mastering Information technology for structured or unstructured information recorded in Datawarehouses, such as the Web, and containing dormant knowledge is essential to the development of both individual and society.

Data mining and knowledge management (DMKM) has become essential for improving the competitiveness of businesses and increasing access to knowledge. DMKM still comes up, however, against major scientific and technological obstacles. This EM MC’s degree in DMKM proposes specialized training in this field.

The consortium is composed of six universities among four countries: France (University of Pierre and Marie Curie Paris 6, University of Lyon Lumière Lyon 2, Polytec’Nantes), Romania (University Polithenica of Bucharest), Italy (University of East Piedmont) and Spain (Technical University of Catalonia). The Master in DMKM is based on experience in multi-site teaching gained from the Master’s degree in Knowledge Extraction from Data, which has been running since 1999 within three members of the consortium.

Admission criteria:

To be eligible to apply for the Master’s programme DMKM, students must satisfy to both of the following conditions:

* Be the holder of a Bachelor’s degree (a minimum of three years’ study at a university and corresponding to the equivalent of 180 ECTS) in the fields of Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics:
o When applying, since visa process takes a long time, for Students living in third countries.
o By July, 15th, For Students living in EU.
* Mastering English at a level equivalent to 550 TOEFL.
On this site, a table with the conversion rate between TOEFL International score and other English proficiency scale is reported. More precisely, the minimum scores required to be acceptable for the Master are the following ones:
o TOEFL International (Paper) ? 550
o TOEFL Computer ? 213
o TOEFL IBT ? 79
o IELTS ? 6.0
o TOEIC ? 690
o VEC Online ? 74
o CPE graded B

The Master in DMKM is aimed at students from all over the world. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in the fields of computer science, mathematics or statistics, as well as a good level of English (TOEFL 550 or equivalent). Admission is granted on the basis of a selection procedure. Classes are taught in English and the course is composed of 18 modules of around sixty hours each. The course runs over 4 semesters.

The first semester is devoted to basic training and includes subjects in mathematics, statistics, databases, etc., whereas the two following ones are devoted to acquire two specialties among six ones, such as Complex Data Mining, Information retrieval, Knowledge acquisition and management, etc. The fourth semester is targeted to the writing of a dissertation in either a laboratory or a company. Language classes will also be provided to ensure that students integrate as well as possible in socio-cultural terms in the host country. Each student must spend (6-12) months in at least two of the four countries.

Students that have obtained 120 ECTS will automatically obtain national Master degrees from the countries in which they have studied. Classes are transmitted via video-conferencing. They are also recorded and accessible online. Students can benefit, on their site of residence, from support in the form of tutoring for each course. Tuition fees are 4,000 €/year for European students and 8,000 €/year for other students. All candidates may apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

Contact detail:

Deadlines for application are:

January, 3rd, 2011 at 12:00 (GMT+2) for Non-European candidates
April, 15th, 2011 at 12:00 (GMT+2) for European Students

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