PhD | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans - Part 3

2011 PhD Position in the Department of Information Technology

2011 PhD Position in the Department of Information Technology at Ghent University, Belgium


Study Subject(s):Information Technology

Course Level:PhD

Scholarship Provider: Wireless & Cable

Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium


Eligibility: -We are looking for motivated candidates who want to explore the world of location aware personalization. We offer a pleasant work climate within a young dynamic team and the possibility for obtaining a PhD.

  • Researchers work with the latest technologies and have a high degree of freedom to explore and experiment.
  • WiCa works closely together with IBBT, an independent research institute with a mission to stimulate ICT innovation in Flanders and provides opportunities to meet other researchers in several disciplines


Scholarship Open for International Students: No

Scholarship Description: The “Wireless & Cable” (WiCa) research group is the expertise center of the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University/IBBT (Interdisciplinary Institute for BroadBand Technology) in Belgium for research within the domain of personalized software systems. WiCa is currently offering the opportunity for a researcher to explore the field of mobile, location aware personalized applications. This research includes the creation of a theoretical framework describing new ways of personalization on mobile devices. The research also includes the creation of prototype applications using several state of the art mobile and server side technologies that allow the processing of big data sets.


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Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-09-30

Research Position in Centre for Studies in Science Policy at JNU, India: Socio-economic Study of Rainfed Agriculture and Low Input Animal Husbandry in India

Applications are invited from senior, middle and junior economists for a project entitled “Socio-economic Study of Rainfed Agriculture and Low Input Animal Husbandry in India”. The Economic Research Unit based at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University is mandated to undertake macro-economic analyses, simulation modeling and case-study based analyses to improve our understanding of the functioning of rainfed dryland agriculture and its possible macroeconomic contribution in India. The objective of the Research Unit is to build an evidence-based case for directing more public investment to rainfed areas and the precise form such investment should take in the relevant sectors. The project is funded by the Ford Foundation and will run through December 31st, 2012.
A series of positions are being filled over the next few months, ranging from junior researchers to senior fellows. These are not time-bound positions, and hence applications are invited on a continuing basis. Successful candidates will need to have a PhD in Economics and some combination of experience of conducting field surveys, demonstrable abilities with statistical and econometric packages and a reasonable publication record. Salaries  for the respective positions will be awarded as per agreed upon in the final project budget. For clarifications please feel free to contact the Project Director. The qualified candidates should apply with their resumes and a sampling of their publications to the following address. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Scholarship Application Deadline: An application window is open from 1st May, 2011 to 1st September 2011.

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POLIS International Research Scholarship 2011-2012, UK: Politics and International Studies

POLIS is offering one fees plus maintenance and one fees only scholarship to Home/EU students taking a POLIS PhD programme. POLIS is also offering one fees only scholarship to international students taking a POLIS PhD programme. Small amounts may also be awarded as partial fee waivers to excellent candidates who have arranged funds from other sources but who still have a small shortfall. This part of the budget is managed on a case-by-case basis; in previous years we were able to help several outstanding students to enrol in the School.  Please ensure that you use the space provided on the form – attachments are not permitted and all will be disregarded.  In order to be eligible to apply for one of the above POLIS Postgraduate Research Scholarships, applicants MUST first submit a research degree study application form and be in receipt of a University BANNER ID number.  Applications without a valid University Banner ID number will be rejected. To apply for a place on a research degree programme
Eligibility: Applicants whose first language is not English are required to meet the School’s minimum English language requirement, which is an IELTS score of 6.5 with no individual component below 6, or 240 on computer-based TOEFL (580 on the paper-based version), with 4.0 on the essay rating (4.0 on the Test of Written English associated with the paper-based version), or 94 on TOEFL iBT, with minimum scores of 20 in listening, 23 in reading, 23 in speaking and 24 in writing, or a PTE Academic score of at least 64 (with not less than 60 in listening, reading, speaking and writing).

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 June 2011.

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