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University of Waikato Masters Research Scholarship, New Zealand 2011

The University of Waikato has for a number of years offered Scholarships to students studying at Masters level with the purpose of encouraging research at the University of Waikato by assisting with course-related costs. From 2007, the scholarship also contains a contribution towards the cost of fees.
1 The awards shall be known as the University of Waikato Masters Research Scholarships.
2. As this Scholarship is designed to support research, preference will be given to students enrolled or
intending to enrol in a 90- or 120-point thesis as part of their first Masters degree at the University of
Waikato. Financial need may also be taken into consideration.
3. Candidates for the Scholarship must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents.
4. Scholarships are awarded on academic merit with a minimum grade point average of A- expected
for eligibility. Average grade calculations will be based on the equivalent of the applicant’s last two
years of full-time study. .
5.  The candidate is expected to apply for the Scholarship for the round preceding the commencement of their

Scholarship Application Deadline:31 Oct ,2011

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2011 PhD Studentship in Pure Mathematics, University of Liverpool, UK

Applications are invited for a PhD student to work on higher spin structures on Riemann surfaces and their real forms. The project brings together the theory of Riemann surfaces and real algebraic geometry and has connections with modern physics. This is an exciting project in a relatively new area of real algebraic geometry, there is an opportunity for a student to start original research early within the studentship. The project is close to the areas of expertise of other members of the pure mathematics division at Liverpool, namely in singularity theory, algebraic geometry and dynamics. Thus there will be ample opportunity for the student to interact fruitfully with other graduate students, with postdoctoral researchers and with members of the department.
In addition to benefiting from individual supervision, the student will be able to take advantage of a range of masters level modules and research seminars, both within the University of Liverpool and available via the MAGIC consortium, to obtain a broad mathematical education at a high level. The project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The studentship provides maintenance of £13,590 p.a. (tax free) plus fees. EU and international students are eligible, but note that only fees corresponding to the home student rate will be paid and Non EU students must find the difference from other sources. There is also funding to pay for computing resources and travel to summer schools and conferences.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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2011/2012 Yale/Fox International Fellowship: Economics, Political Science, International Relations, Law

Fox International Fellowship Program aims to identify and contribute to the education of outstanding students and identify “citizen ambassadors” who, by virtue of their academic and extracurricular record, can be expected in the future to participate in guiding the world toward a more peaceful order. The FIFP, therefore, funds both the proposal and the “person.” Grant awards include airfare, a stipend for housing and living expenses for a period of one year, health insurance and funds for some in-country travel related to research.
Eligibility: Graduate level students pursuing Doctoral or Masters level degrees, graduating master’s level students are eligible.
Selection criteria:
Personal characteristics. The candidate must demonstrate commitment to serious research and also capacity for leadership and civic engagement in the larger community.
Demonstrated commitment to serious research, and a potential for leadership. The main objective of the program is to identify and help foster potential “citizen ambassadors” who will participate in guiding the world toward a more peaceful order, thus we are funding both the proposal and the “person.”
Competition is open to graduate and professional students, graduating graduate students and graduating seniors conducting research in economics, political science, international relations, law, business and finance, management, environmental policy or contemporary history, with preference for topics of contemporary, applied, institutional relevance to issues of war and peace, economic growth or stagnation. The candidates may come from different disciplines and departments as long as their project focuses on a blend of one of these fields.
Students wishing to study at Yale must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.
** Please note that applications from international students proposing research projects in their country of origin are not eligible (ie, US citizens are not eligible to apply for a fellowship at Yale). We prefer to receive applications from students who have not spent a significant amount of time in the US previously.

Fellowship Application Deadline: 21 February 2011

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