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PhD and MSc Scholarship Opportunities – Oncology & Medical Physics, University of Alberta, Canada

Academically accomplished domestic and international students are invited to apply for funded positions in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. programs of the Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta, an institution that ranks among the top 100 in the world. Graduate applications are now being accepted for September 2011. Please visit our website for complete information.

Research Environment
The Department of Oncology at the University of Alberta is located within the Cross Cancer Institute, the major cancer treatment centre in Central/Northern Alberta, Canada.

Thesis-based M.Sc. and Ph.D. research topics include but are not limited to:
• genetic and epigenetic control of nuclear organization
• regulatory mechanisms in neural development, retinoblastoma and brain tumours
• metabolism of cachexia and wasting diseases
• mechanisms of cell-cycle control
• molecular events in ovarian cancer
• novel gene therapeutics
• nutrient-gene interactions in cancer
• tumor imaging and positron emission tomography
• molecular basis of DNA-repair
• molecular events in multiple myeloma
• computer based modeling and drug discovery
• molecular mechanisms of melanoma pathogenesis

The Medical Physics Program, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP), prepares students for a career as a Medical Physicist in North America.

Graduate students in Oncology enjoy many benefits, including:
• dedicated trainee-oriented staff
• an interdisciplinary research environment
• a centrally managed state-of-the art imaging facility
• world-class computational facilities for molecular modeling
• state-of-the-art animal and tumor imaging facilities
• real-time image-guided adaptive radiotherapy
• accredited training and research opportunities in Medical Physics
• a modern city with ready access to Canada’s most spectacular National Parks.

Please visit our website for more information about the Oncology graduate program, or about the specialized streams of Experimental Oncology or Medical Physics.

Funding and Awards

In 2011-12, graduate students will be funded to a minimum level of $25,000 – $27,000 CAD. Support comes from sources such as:
• departmental/university scholarships
• competitive provincial and national awards
• tuition scholarships
• travel and conference awards
• supervisor-funded stipends.

Exceptional new candidates are also be eligible for recruitment awards including:
• Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships: prestigious national award valued at $50,000 CAD/year
• Cathy & Harold Roozen Endowment Entrance Award
• Antoine Noujaim Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Our funding website contains more detailed information about scholarships and awards.

Candidate Requirements
The Oncology program welcomes academically accomplished domestic and international students with a baccalaureate degree (or its academic equivalent) and an appropriate research background. Specific requirements regarding English Language Proficiency, GRE scores, and minimum GPA, can be found on our website.

Scholarship Application Deadline: Contact Employer

Further Scholarship Information and Application

Marie Curie Fellowships of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Germany: History, Prehistory and Early History, Archaeology, Art History, Historic Islamic Studies, Legal History, Historical studies, religious, cultural and political sciences under the special programme Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements.

Starting in 2011, the Gerda Henkel Foundation is offering Marie Curie Fellowships in the M4HUMAN (Mobility for experienced researchers in historical humanities including Islamic studies) programme aimed at supporting outstanding scholars. This funding initiative is co-financed by the European Commission under the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme for Research. One objective of this fixed-term programme is to increase networking between researchers in the historical humanities at the international level, including researchers in religious, cultural and political sciences under the special programme “Islam, the modern nation state and transnational movements”.

Other goals include the promotion of trans-national academic exchange, increasing transnational mobility, facilitating further education and the positive and long-term influencing of the research environment in both origin and destination countries. Research scholarships can be requested for a larger-scale research work or in connection with a research project.
The programme provides 24-month research grants for two categories of researchers:
– Experienced researchers (PhD or 4 to 10 years of comparable research experience)
– Senior researchers (post-doctoral qualifications or more than 10 years of comparable and proven research experience.

Scholarship Application Deadline:30 June 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application

International PhD Positions, MPI-CBG, Germany: Cell and Developmental Biology/Regenerative Medicine/Nanobiotechnology, Biophysics and Bioengineering

The International Max Planck Research School for Molecular Cell Biology and Bioengineering (IMPRS-MCBB) is a joint program of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) and the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), and was established as one of the first International Max Planck Research Schools by the Max Planck Society in 2001.
The IMPRS-MCBB provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities in a highly attractive and inspiring research environment for outstanding University Graduates who wish to work towards a PhD in the fields of Molecular Cell Biology, Bioengineering, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Biophysics, Neurobiology and Bioinformatics.

The IMPRS-MCBB hosts about 150 PhD students from over 30 countries in total. Admission to the IMPRS-MCBB is highly competitive, with approximately 40 candidates being admitted each year. PhD students have a primary affiliation with one of the participating research groups, and are enrolled as graduate students at the TUD. The language of the PhD Program is English. The duration of thesis is 3 to 4 years.

Scholarship Application Deadline:
Registration deadline: 25 June 2011
Application deadline: 5 July 2011

Further Scholarship Information and Application