Tuesday, February 26, 2008

[UK] PhD Studentships at Cardiff Business School

Cardiff Business School has a strong commitment to postgraduate research studies and widely recognised expertise across the whole business management research domain. Each year a number of full or partially funded PhD Studentships are available, from a variety of sources, for outstanding UK, EU or Overseas students.

Studentships may cover the cost of both tuition fees and a contribution towards living expenses for a maximum of three/four years. We are seeking exceptional applicants with a first class Honours degree (or equivalent), or a Masters degree with Distinction or equivalent. The Business School comprises five sections. Specialised areas of research covered by each section in which we would preferably like to receive applications can be found on the following websites:

- Accounting and Finance

- Economics

- Human Resource Management

- Logistics and Operations Management

- Marketing and Strategy

For further information about the School`s research activities, the PhD Programme, admission criteria and advice on how to apply, please see

Applicants are encouraged to download the application form, guidance notes, referee report forms and equal opportunities monitoring form available at

Please indicate on the front of your application form, and in Section 5 titled `Funding`, that you wish to apply for a funded studentship through Cardiff Business School. The latest date for receipt of application forms and all supporting documents is 30 June 2008. Send your completed application form and all supporting documents to:
Ms Elsie Phillips,
PhD Programme Office,
Room F09, Cardiff Business School,
Cardiff University, Aberconway Building,
Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU

Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Ms Elsie Phillips,
Research Programme Secretary,
Cardiff Business School, Colum Drive,
Cardiff, CF10 3EU, Wales, UK
Tel: +44(0)29 2087 6786
Fax: +44(0)29 2087 4419

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[US] Research Scholarship in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at Mississippi State University

Power and High Voltage Research Group in Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at Mississippi State University (MSU) seeking research assistants with monthly stipends of $1350- $1900 starting in Summer 2008/August 2008/January 2009.

Students with good academic records and research interest are encouraged to apply for Ph.D. and Masters degrees. Power, Control and High Voltage Research Group at MSU are top 5 funded power program among land grant universities in the USA according to the 2005-2006 IEEE Power Engineering Society Committee report ( ).

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is the largest and one of the oldest academic units within the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University (MSU). Housed in the 95,000 square foot Simrall Building, the Department includes 28 faculty members, 12 administrative and research support staff members, and typically 650 students. The power, control and high voltage engineering group is one of the major emphasis areas within the department including 5 faculty. Located in the Simrall Building, the High Voltage Lab (HVL) is the largest independent high voltage laboratory in the U.S.

The Ph.D. and Masters research work will be related to the one of ongoing major project works related to :

  1. Electric ship power system
  2. Wide area monitoring of electric grid
  3. Integration of distributed generation into the power grid

Send your resume and statement of research with detailed academic background to Barbara Matta ( with cc to me.

For further information on admission to MSU please browse through and

For information on research work, go through and power faculty webpage available at Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Dr. Anurag K Srivastava
Assistant Research Professor 412 Simrall Hall,
406 Hardy Road, P O Box 9571
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS 39762

E-mail :

Phone: 662-325-3658
Website :

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Friday, February 22, 2008

[Ireland] PhD Position in Applied Microeconomics at Trinity College Dublin

This project analyses the impact of recent policy changes on various aspects relating to the agri-food sectors in Ireland and other EU countries focussing in particular on Denmark and the Netherlands.

Using the Irish National Farm Survey a micro approach is taken that allows specific research questions relating to:

  1. productivity and competitiveness
  2. the changing structure of production systems in terms of farm numbers, the role of economies of scale, specialisation and system switching
  3. the wider rural community to be addressed.
The availability of a comparable survey for Denmark and the Netherlands presents a unique opportunity for the Irish experience to be compared to that of similar regions of Europe facing the same set of constraints but with significantly different sectors in terms of structure, organisation and the role of government supports.

This study will provide valuable lessons for policy by deepening our understanding of the important issues facing the agri-food sector in Ireland at the micro level and observing how the Irish experience compares to that of similar European regions.

The project will also explore alternative uses for land post-decupling focussing in particular on opportunities in relation to organic farming and alternative energy sources drawing on the successes of the Danish experience.

The PhD student will be based at the Department of Economics, Trinity College Dublin. The student will spend some time at the Kent Business School in the UK and at the University of Wageningen in the Netherlands working with leading economists on farm survey data and project related modelling issues.

  • MSc degree or equivalent in Economics
  • An interest in applied microeconomics in particular agricultural or environmental economics
  • Excellent quantitative skills (i.e. econometric modelling).
€16,000 p.a. plus tuition fees

Duration of the contract:
3 years beginning April 1st, 2008

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:
Dr. Carol Newman
Phone: +353 1 896 3709

Interested candidates should either post or email their CVs before March 1st 2008 to
Dr. Carol Newman,
Department of Economics,
Trinity College Dublin,
College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

The Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation's Master's

The Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation's Master'sand Doctoral scholarships in Sustainable Poverty ReductionThe opportunityStudents from Asian developing nations are offered the opportunity to pursuetheir master's or doctoral studies in fields relating to sustainable povertyreduction at one of Asia 's leading postgraduate institutions. The scholarshipsThe Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation and the Asian Instituteof Technology have partnered to offer a program called "Human ResourceDevelopment for Asian Partner Countries" from October 2006 to December 2009.Master's and doctoral scholarships will be provided to students from sevenpartner countries of the Netherlands in Asia, i.e., Afghanistan , Bangladesh, Indonesia , Mongolia , Pakistan , Sri Lanka and Vietnam .The scholarships cover the costs of degree programs in fields relevant tosustainable development, environmental protection and the promotion ofgender equity. The three focal areas are water engineering and management,rural development and sustainable use of natural resources, and urbanenvironmental management.Water engineering and management includes waterways and coastal engineering,irrigation engineering, water resources and water supply drainage. Expertiseareas also include water transport, flood control, beach protection,erosion, water supply and wastewater collection and sewerage treatmentsystems, and integrated watershed development management.Rural development and sustainable use of natural resources addresses ruraldevelopment and the need to consider economic productivity versus thenecessity to conserve rural areas. In AIT many programs aim to contribute totechnology to stimulate rural developments including agricultural and foodengineering, bioprocess technology, aquaculture and aquatic resourcesmanagement, pulp and paper technology, natural resources management, as wellas regional and rural development planning.Urban environmental management addresses the sustainable development ofurbanized areas as many of the partner countries are facing rapidurbanization. Thus, the concerns should address urban economy and livingenvironment, conservation of urban natural environments and greening,prevention of environmental deterioration, impacts of urbanization, urbantransportation, urban affordable sanitation and sewage treatment. Urbanenvironmental management focuses on the utilization of human and otherresources to improve and maintain the quality of urban areas.Details• Scholarship recipients will be selected according to AIT's admissioncriteria, rules and regulations to ensure that the most suitable candidatesare admitted based on an assessment of the needs in the Netherlands ' sevenpartner countries in Asia .• At least 40 per cent of the scholarships will be offered to womencandidates.• After successful completion of graduate studies and professional trainingin AIT, the scholarship recipients are obliged to return to their homecountries for strengthening institutional capacities and contributing inbuilding sustainable societies.• Recipients are required to conduct thesis research on topics relevant totheir respective home country's development needs incorporatingenvironmental protection and sustainable development concerns.• A scholarships provides grants for tuition and fees, monthly stipend,medical insurance, educational visa and one round trip air travel.• For the master's program, preference will be given to staff of publicsector agencies, government departments, training institutions anduniversities.• Doctoral scholarships are available only to candidates who are lecturersor university teaching staff. Doctoral degree program candidates must becertified by their local employers to study abroad and must havere-employment contracts to ensure that they return back to work after theircompletion of the doctoral degree program at AIT. Applicants must provide arelevant research proposal and demonstrate a strong academic background andexperience.• All recipients of the scholarships should take at least one course ongender and development issues.Entry requirements• Applicants must adhere to AIT's admissions requirements, procedures andpolicies.To learn more, click here:**<>* * <>DeadlineAugust semester: 15 FebruaryNote: Applicants who are required to attend Bridging program, who requireearly offer of admission or who have visa or passport restrictions, areencouraged to submit applications at least two months before the deadline.You may apply online or download application forms at:** <>You may also receive the application package by mail for a nominalapplication processing fee of US$25.Please contact:Admissions and Scholarships UnitAsian Institute of TechnologyP.O. Box 4 , Klong LuangPathumthani 12120 , ThailandPhone: (662) 5245031-5033Fax: (662) 524-6326E-mail: site:

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