PhD Research Scholarships at Asia Research Institute,National University of Singapore

Asia Research Institute (ARI) is a university-level institute formed in July 2001 as one of the strategic initiatives of the NUS. The mission of the Institute is to produce and promote world-class research on Asia. ARI engages the social sciences and humanities broadly defined, and encourages espePhD Research Scholarships at Asia Research Institute,National University of Singaporecially multidisciplinary studies. Now home to six research clusters with a strong team of resident and visiting scholars, ARI works closely with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School of Business, Faculty of Law, and School of Design and Environment in NUS. The Asia Research Institute is pleased to offer Ph.D. research scholarships from August 2011 in the following interdisciplinary areas:

– ASIAN MIGRATION – CHANGING FAMILY IN ASIA – CULTURAL STUDIES IN ASIA – RELIGION & GLOBALISATION IN ASIAN CONTEXTS – SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY – ASIAN URBANISMS

BEBERAPA PELUANG BEASISWA

PhD Scholarship, Department of Political and Social Change, Research School
of Pacific and Social Change, College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian
National University.

The Peace Process in Aceh, Indonesia.

Three years full-time with a possible six month extension, open to domestic
and international students

Application closing date: 11 May 2009

We are seeking a suitably qualified applicant to participate in an
ARC-funded research project that explores the peace process in Aceh,
Indonesia. The PhD research will focus on the transformation and experiences
of supporters of the Free Aceh Movement. The successful applicant will work
under the supervision of Dr. Edward Aspinall in the Department of Political
and Social Change. The ANU is a world-leading institution in the study of
Indonesia, with over 30 full time researchers in the field. The PhD will
require around twelve months of field work in Indonesia. The stipend is
$20,427 per annum, tax free. (2009 rate) Applicants should have at least an
honours degree or equivalent in Political Science, Asian Studies or a
related discipline, have demonstrated research capacity and potential and be
capable of conducting field research in the Indonesian language. Research or
related field experience in Aceh will be an advantage. Appropriate fieldwork
funds will be available for the successful candidate. The scholarship is
open to domestic and international applicants.

Further information is available from Dr Edward Aspinall
(edward.aspinall@anu.edu.au)

Applicants should complete the standard application form for admission to a
research program and/or scholarship application. Please indicate on your
application that you wish to be considered for the ‘Peace Process in Aceh,
Indonesia’ scholarship.

For more, see:
<http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/students/graduateresearch.php>
http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/students/graduateresearch.php or contact:
<mailto:researchstudents.cap@anu.edu.au> researchstudents.cap@anu.edu.au

1. [INFO] Leiden University Excellence Scholarship Programme 2009/10

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Leiden University offers scholarships to outstanding non-EU/EEA students pursuing a master’s degree programme at Leiden University. The scholarship programme is intended for candidates showing the highest achievements and promise for a master’s degree study starting in September 2009 or February 2010. The maximum study period is 12 months (1-year programme) or 24 months (2-year programme).

LExS scholarships are available for outstanding non-EU/EEA students who enrol in a master’s degree programme at Leiden University per September 2009 or February 2010 (these are the MA, MSc, research master’s, LL.M. (adv.) and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden).

For whom?

1. Non-EU/EEA students enrolling in a Leiden University master’s degree programme starting September 2009 or February 2010 ( All MA, MSc and LL.M programmes as mentioned on the website Master’s programmes in Leiden). http://www.postgraduate.leidenuniv.nl/index.jsp
2. All nationalities enrolling in the following programmes starting September 2009 or February 2010:

* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Air and Space Law
* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in European and International Business Law
* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in International Tax Law
* Master of Laws: Advanced Studies in Public International Law
* MA in International Relations and Diplomacy

Additional requirements:

1. In his or her prior academic education abroad, the applicant must have achieved excellent study results which are relevant for the programme for which the student wishes to enrol. As an indication, the student will be among the top 10% for the relevant programme followed abroad
2. The applicant will hold a non-EU/EEA passport and will not be eligible for support under the Dutch system of study grants and loans (”Studiefinanciering”; for more information please refer to: http://www.ib-groep. nl
3. Scholarships will not be awarded to applicants who have already obtained a Leiden University master’s degree
4. Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must comply with and confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (pdf) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Scholarship Amount:

The Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme has 5 awards:

* Platinum: Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee* and an allowance of €10,000 for living costs

* Gold: Covers the tuition fee minus the home fee*

* Silver: Covers 75% of the tuition fee

* Bronze: Covers 50% of the tuition fee

* Ivory: Covers 25 % of the tuition fee

* The tuition fee will be reduced to the amount of the home fee. Students who have been awarded a Platinum or Gold award still have to pay the home fee themselves.

Application deadline:

* April 1 for programmes starting in September 2009

* October 15 for programmes starting in February 2010

Application:

To apply for the scholarship, you should write a letter of motivation (in Word) of a maximum of 500 words, in which you indicate why you believe you should be considered for this scholarship. The Word document can then be attached to your online application for the master’s programmes for which you are applying.

Selection process:

A Faculty selection committee will review the applications. Students are selected on the basis of academic merit. Decisions as to eligibility for awarding a scholarship are made in April and May 2009 (for the September 2009 intake). Applicants will be informed around 15 May 2009.

Terms and Conditions:

Students who are granted a Leiden Excellence Scholarship must confirm in writing their agreement with the terms and conditions (pdf) attached to the scholarship prior to the granting of the scholarship.

Please note

Students should be aware that the LExS is not a full scholarship. It is necessary to find additional funding to be able to finance their study and stay completely.

One of the requirements for being granted a residence permit in the Netherlands is that students must submit proof that they have sufficient financial means to finance their study period in the Netherlands. Leiden University advises a budget, not including the tuition fee, of approx. €10,000 to €14,000 per year to cover the costs for rent, insurance, living expenses, course books and local transportation. How much money students actually spend will of course depend on their life style and spending habits.

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[INFO] LUF Scholarships 2009-2010 for Masters Programmes at Leiden University

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Application deadline: 1 April 2009.

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Each year the organisation of alumni, Leiden University Fund (LUF) awards 6 LUF scholarships to truly outstanding foreign students pursuing an English language Masters Degree at Leiden University . The LUF scholarship is open to highly talented students from all countries of the world except the Netherlands. Please see below for further requirements.

Master’s programmes in Leiden. Areas of interest:

* Arts and Humanities
* Business, Communication and IT
* Education
* Law/Criminology for Dutch Students (regular LL.M./Msc)
* Law for International students and professionals (LL.M../LL.M. Advanced )
* Science and Biomedical Science
* Social and Behavioural Sciences

See the list of eligible English language masters programmes on

http://www.mastersinleiden .nl

or:

http://www.postgrad uate.leidenuniv. nl/index. jsp

Scholarship amount

The scholarship consists of € 10.800,- for one academic year and is available for master’s programmes starting per September 2009.

Applications

Applications can only be made by sending the completed online scholarship application form below to the Leiden University Fund (LUF).

http://www.luf. nl/default. asp?paginaID= 411

Application deadline: 1 April 2009.

Requirements for eligibility

1. The applicant has been admitted unconditionally to an English language Masters programme of Leiden University on the basis of prior education outside the Netherlands.
2. The applicant is not in his/her second year of the masters programme.
3. The applicant must have obtained excellent results in his/her previous studies  and be for instance in the top 10% of students in his/her programme.
4. The applicant’s studies in the Netherlands must constitute a deepening and broadening of his/her previous studies in the home country.

Further information about the procedures

1. The International Office of Leiden University will forward the necessary documents to the selection committee of LUF. Please note: students applying for a LUF scholarship still have to submit an application for admission to a master’s programme in order to be admitted to the programme. This is a seperate procedure and can be done via on-line application for admission to a master’s study as described on the website: http://www.mastersinleiden .nl/admissions
2. Students have to pay the application fee and necessary deposits for MVV and or housing themselves.
3. Students will be informed by LUF about the decision by the end of May 2009.
4. Allowances will be paid by LUF in September 2009.

More information about the scholarship:

http://www.leidenun iv.nl/en/ prospective/ index.php3- c=13_luf2009- 2010.htm

Six funded PhD studentships in the School of City and Regional
Planning, Cardiff University

The School is pleased to be able to offer six funded studentships for
doctoral research within the broad areas of planning and human
geography. Two of the studentships are funded by the ESRC through its
quota system and are available for 1+3 or +3 modes of study. The
remaining four School-funded studentships are offered for a three year
period and will cover Home / EU fees, provide a bursary of £12,000 per
annum and include £2,250 to cover research expenses. Applications from
overseas students will be considered for the School studentships but
applicants will need to cover the difference between the Home and
Overseas fee. While a research-based Masters qualification is
desirable for the School studentships, it will be possible to
undertake a tailored package of research methods training in the first
year of study.

We would encourage applications from planners, human geographers and
other social and environmental scientists. Preference will be given to
applicants whose proposed research connects with the priority research
themes of the School’s five research groups:

Environment, Society and Space
Housing
Spatial Analysis
Spatial Planning and City Environments
Urban and Regional Governance

Further details on these themes can be found at
www.cardiff.ac.uk/cplan/research/researchgroups/index.html

Applications should include a covering letter, a 1,000 word research
proposal, a CV and the names of two academic referees. The research
proposal should provide details of the academic rationale for the
research and the proposed research strategy. Applications for the ESRC
stundentships should be submitted by email to Blakeley Nixon
(nixonb@cardiff.ac.uk) by 27th March 2009 and for the School
studentships to Shelagh Lloyd (lloyds10@cardiff.ac.uk) by 14th April
2009.

All applicants will also need to submit a completed University on-line
application form for PhD study, which can be found at:
http://www.cf.ac.uk/for/prospective/pg/apply/sendingapplication/index.html,
by the above deadlines.

Interviews for the ESRC studentships will take place the week
commencing 31st March and for the School studentships the week
commencing 27th April.
Informal enquiries about these studentships can be made to Paul
Milbourne (milbournep@cardiff.ac.uk)

Details on residency requirements for the ESRC studentships can be
found at www.esrc.ac.uk.

UM High Potential Scholarships 2009 for Any Master’s P

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Maastricht University (UM) aims to further strengthen its position as a leading European university offering high-quality education with an international orientation. To this end, the university implements a proactive recruitment policy for international students, in particular for the master’s programmes. Within this framework, scholarships are made available by the UM Scholarship Fund with the aim of encouraging talented students from outside the EEA to follow a master’s programme at UM: the UM HIGH POTENTIAL Scholarships.

Who is eligible?

Applicants must be accepted to a UM master’s programme or graduate programme for professionals and may be no older than 35 years at the start of the academic year (1 September 2009). Applicants must come from a country outside the EEA and meet the requirements for obtaining a Dutch visa (‘MVV’ residence permit).

Amount of the scholarship

The scholarship is awarded for the duration of the programme, with a maximum of 12 months per academic year. If a two-year master’s programme is involved, the UM Scholarship Committee may decide to award the scholarship for a maximum of 24 months.

UM High potential scholarship
-Living expenses per month for a maximum of 12 months: € 800
-Insurance with a maximum of 12 months: € 500 (Arranged and paid by SSC)
-Visa costs: € 438 (Arranged and paid by SSC)
-Refund of tuition fee:    € 11,500 (Arranged and paid by SSC)
-Refund of travel expenses: See list (one time only)

Application & selection

You can download the application form here (pdf-file). Applications have to be sent in by 1 April 2009 to the <a href=””>faculty contact person</a> for the UM HIGH POTENTIAL Scholarships.

The faculty will rank the candidates based on quality, and the Faculty Board will send its selection to Student Services. Student Services will then propose a candidate according to the faculty ranking. The UM Scholarship Committee will make the final decision. Applicants will be informed about the decision in writing.

In making its assessment, the UM Scholarship Committee takes all elements of the application into account, including the level of previous study programmes, average grades, duration of the programme, content and originality of the study plan, motivation, status of the foreign institution, the connection with the prior programme, future plans, the proposal and the references.

Be sure to check the scholarship terms and conditions before applying.

Researcher-PhD student ‘dynamic travel behaviour modelling

Within the framework of the project ‘Automated collection of activity-based travel data to support dynamic travel behaviour modelling”, the following vacancy (m/f) has opened up within the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University:

Researcher-PhD student ‘dynamic travel behaviour modelling’ (2×2 jaar)
(mandate BEDR/2007/007- HO-3)

The Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) is one of the 9 research institutes of Hasselt University. The scientific research within IMOB is concentrated on three core fields: traffic safety, transportation and logistics. The institute organizes the research in traffic safety, within the Policy Research Centre for Mobility & Public Works, track Traffic Safety and researches transportation behaviour by using activity-based models. Besides expertise within public transport, IMOB also gathers knowledge in the research field of logistics and organization of freight transport.
Besides fundamental research, there is an applied research unit that carries out research projects for several clients (EU, federal and regional authorities, local authorities, companies, …). Themes we work at are traffic safety, transportation behaviour, public transport, bike policy, transportation management and freight transport. About 35 researchers are working for IMOB. This researcher will work within the transportation department.

Job description
For this project, people’s travel behaviour will be modelled using a toolbox which will be developed within a micro-simulation environment. This toolbox should enable us to calculate the effects of large-scale individualised transport simulations on a Flemish level.

Profile
The applicant should have sufficient knowledge of quantitative research methods and should at least be highly interested in programming. Preference will be given to applicants with interest and experience in an OO-development environment.

Diploma
A university degree or equivalent academic college degree. Senior students are also encouraged to apply.

Employment
Probable start date: 16.09.2008

Further information
* Content job responsibilities:
* prof. dr. Geert Wets, +32-11-26 91 58, geert.wets@uhasselt .be
* prof. dr. Davy Janssens, +32-11-26 91 28, davy.janssens@ uhasselt. be
* Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Jef Vanvoorden, 011-26 80 80, jef.vanvoorden@ uhasselt. be
Application
Applicants must use the official application forms
* which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan – building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 – 11 – 26 80 03
* or which can be downloaded here http://www.uhasselt .be/download/ APengelsUH. doc
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than Thursday, August 14th 2008.
Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: jobs@uhasselt. be.

PhD Student Urban Design

Within the Department
of Architecture and Arts at the PHL University College, Belgium, the following
position (m/f) is available:

PhD Student
(2 x 2 years) Urban Design

Job description
The scope
of the research is to develop a toolbox that helps visualizing how people use,
perceive and conceive a given spatial environment, in other words: a toolbox to
visualize mental maps. The innovative aspect of this research is to rely –for
the development of this toolbox- on recent advancements within locative and
media
technology, specifically on recent advancements within ubiquitous gaming. We
argue that ubiquitous games can be employed to visualize mental maps. The scope
of the research is to validate this argument, by developing an ubiquitous game
for a given spatial context and within a given theme (so far defined as
leisure).

Profile and diploma
Master
degree (or equivalent) in either architecture, urban planning, geography or in
any
other discipline relevant to the proposal. Thorough knowledge of the English
language
is required.

Further information
dr. Oswald
Devisch, +32–(0)11-24 92 13, oswald.devisch@ phl.be
prof. dr. Geert Wets, +32-(0)11-26 91 58, geert.wets@uhasselt .be

two new PhD studentships at the Centre for Transport & Society (CTS), UWE

ear colleagues,

We are pleased to announce the availability of two new PhD studentships at the Centre for Transport & Society (CTS).

The first PhD looks at how social practices and technologies intersect with people’s everyday mobility. This is part of a 5-year project called ‘User Innovation’ which is examining what happens when people and the power of the crowd come together with technology to address the transport challenges faced by individuals and society. The PhD aims to support the goal of the main project to uncover user innovation, defined in the project as “the creation and application of an invention initiated by affected individuals that stems from user need or curiosity to address a problem or challenge within social practice”. The starting premise is as follows. People, increasingly are accompanied by ICTs when they travel. Many people face the challenge of managing their time and activity schedules and thus the “times out” taken for travel are important and constitute a motivation for them to think of ways to use that time to good effect. The purpose of this PhD studentship is to delve into people’s time use associated with public transport.

The second PhD concerns senior citizen’s bus travel. The decision to offer free travel to people over 60 years of age on local bus services throughout England was one of the most important policy measures affecting the sector for years.  The PhD will examine the wider implications of the policy of encouraging additional travel in terms of the benefits over-60s experience, the overall mix of bus passengers, the resource and environmental costs, and implications of the subsidy for bus regulation. In addition the success with which additional demand for bus travel was predicted as a result of the policy will be examined. The studentship is supported by Stagecoach Devon, the principal provider of public bus services in the County of Devon, and the South West Regional Development Agency, through the Great Western Research initiative. Supervision of the PhD is shared between CTS at UWE and the Centre for Sustainable Transport, Plymouth University.

CTS has a track record for attracting people from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds and individuals are encouraged to consider these two opportunities accordingly.

Further details can be found by visiting http://www.transport.uwe.ac.uk/opportunities/opportunities.asp

The closing date for applications in each case is 20 June 2008.

Best wishes,

Glenn

The Shell Centenary Scholarship

The Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund (TSCSF) was established as a
registered charity in 1997.

Under various Masters programmes, TSCSF offers postgraduate students
from developing countries the opportunity to study in the United
Kingdom and the Netherlands, and gain skills that will make a
long-term contribution to the further development of their countries.

Each year nearly 90 students will be given major scholarships (for one
year in the UK, and for two years in NL).
Partners in the scheme are the University of Cambridge, Durham
University, The University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London,
University of Leeds, The University of Oxford and University College
London in the UK, and with Delft University of Technology, Eindhoven
University of Technology and University of Twente in the Netherlands.
These universities also contribute to the funding of scholarships.

The scholarships are known as Shell Centenary Scholarships (in the
UK), Royal Dutch Shell Centenary Scholarships (in the NL).

A number of scholarships are also jointly funded with the UK Foreign
and Commonwealth Office, and are known as Shell Centenary Chevening
Scholarships.

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An applicant should normally be:

* aged 35 or under
* nationals of and resident in any country other than Australia,
Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, New
Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
and United States and intending to return and take up permanent
residence there after completion of the proposed programme of study
* intending to study a subject that will be of significant value in
aiding the sustainable development of their home country
* of sufficiently outstanding academic ability eg in the UK to have
obtained a degree equivalent to a first class honours degree at a
British University, in the Netherlands to be able easily to obtain a
place on the MSc programme
* fluent in spoken and written English
* neither a current nor former employee of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group
of Companies

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Joint Japan / Word Bank Graduate Scholarship Program

Deadline: 31 August 2008

To apply, applicants must

* Hold a bachelor’s degree and have completed 16 years of school
education (up to undergraduate level). A strong background in
economics and associated quantitative tools is useful and,in the case
of the Economic Policy Course, highly recommended.

NOTE: Those applicants having completed their university education in
countries where formal schooling lasts less than 16 years, who are at
least 22 years old, and who have spent at least one year in a research
or similar institution, can become qualified to apply by filling out
and submitting the provided form (Certificate of research Activities).

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* Have at least 2 years (and preferably 4 to 5) of recent professional
experience in a field related to economic development.
* Demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English language by
submitting the TOEFL scores or other evidence as deemed appropriate by
the Graduate School.
* Demonstrate verbal and quantitative skills by submitting the
Graduate record Examination (GRE) scores or other evidence as deemed
appropriate by the Graduate School.
* In addition,applicants must be under 45 (but preferably under 35)
years of age. Priority will be given to mid-career professionals.

The following documentation is required

1. Application form (found in the back pocket of the brochure or
downloadable from the top-left of this page) in full. The Personal
Statement and the Study Plan must be typewritten. Applicants must
choose their preferred Course from the two options offered (Economic
Policy and International Public Policy). Adjustments to that choice
are possible during the screening process.
2. Four letters of recommendation (two issued by academics and two by
professionals) .
3. Transcripts from institutions of higher education attended.
4. Diplomas certifying to higher education degrees obtained. note.
Diplomas and transcripts must be originals or certified true copies of
original documents.
5. Curriculum vitae.
6. TOEFL scores or equivalent proof of English proficiency.
7. GRE scores or equivalent proof of skills.
8. Medical Certificate.
9. Certificate of research activities, if applicable.
10. Copies or reprints of publications other than graduation thesis,
if any.
11. Three copies of a recent photograph (4 cm x 4 cm).
12. Statement of eligibility for JJ/WBGSP Scholarship.

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[INFO] Beasiswa Monbukagakusho 2009

Kedutaan Besar Jepang membuka penawaran beasiswa kepada mahasiswa/
mahasiswi Indonesia untuk melanjutkan pendidikan di universitas di
Jepang sebagai research student pada tahun 2009 dalam Program Beasiswa
Pemerintah Jepang (Monbukagakusho) .

Peminat pada waktu menjalani research student diperbolehkan melamar ke
program degree (master/doctor/ professional graduate course) atau
meneruskan program doctor degree setelah menyelesaikan program master
degree atau professional graduate course, apabila lulus seleksi tes
ujian yang diberikan oleh universitas yang bersangkutan

Persyaratan untuk melamar, sbb

(1) Pelamar lahir pada dan setelah tanggal 2 April 1974
(2) IPK minimum 3,0 atau nilai EJU (Examination for Japanese
University Admission for International Students) minimum 260 dalam
jumlah 2 mata ujian tidak termasuk Bahasa Jepang
(3) Nilai TOEFL minimum 550 atau ekuivalen atau lulus Tes Kemampuan
Bahasa Jepang Tingkat 2
Formulir pendaftaran dapat diambil secara gratis di Kedutaan Besar
Jepang (Bagian Pendidikan, pukul 08:30-12:00, 14:00-15:30) , Konsulat
Jenderal Jepang di Surabaya, Medan, dan Makassar. Formulir pendaftaran
juga dapat diperoleh pada website Kedutaan Besar Jepang (http://www.id. emb-japan. go.jp
). Dokumen lamaran harus dikembalikan kepada Kedutaan Besar Jepang
sebelum tanggal 23 Mei 2008, dapat diserahkan secara langsung atau
dikirim melalui pos.

Keterangan lebih lanjut mengenai program beasiswa ini dapat diperoleh
di Kedutaan Besar Jepang (Bagian Pendidikan: Tel: 021-3192.4308 psw:
175, 176).

MPhil/PhD in Rural Tourism Studies – University of Lancashire Business School

MPhil/PhD Funded Studentship

Rural Tourism and Farm Diversification: An Analysis of Farmers as Entrepreneurs

Reference No RS/07/18

A full-time MPhil/PhD funded studentship is available in the Lancashire Business School. The studentship is tenable up to 3 years (subject to satisfactory progress) with an expected commencement date of 1 July 2008. The studentship will cover the cost of tuition fees at UK/EU and Overseas rates plus a maintenance based grant (currently £12,600 per annum).

This project critically appraises the nature and extent of the entrepreneurial skills, activities and needs of farmers as providers of rural tourism products and experiences, locating the analysis within contemporary rural development and diversification policies. Its purpose is to develop a model of successful entrepreneurship skills and strategies for farm diversification into tourism as a basis for developing appropriate rural development and diversification policies.

Applicants are required to submit a two-page outline research proposal for their research degree, AND a sample of their written work taken from their previous higher education. (eg chapter from dissertation, or essay) along with their completed application form

Applicants should have, or expect to receive, an upper second class or first class honours degree or an MSc in a related discipline.

Informal enquiries (project related) may be directed to Professor Richard Sharpley (+44 01772 894622, or email rajsharpley@ uclan.ac. uk)

Requests for an application pack (quoting the reference number RS/07/18) should be directed to the Graduate Research Office. Tel +44 (0)1772 894287 or e-mail researchdegrees@ uclan.ac. uk

Closing Date: 16th May 2008

M.Sc. or Ph.D. Position in Remote Sensing -University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, Canada

University of New Brunswick (UNB), Fredericton, Canada
M.Sc. or Ph.D. Position in Remote Sensing

The University of New Brunswick (UBC) (Faculty of Forestry) is seeking a M.Sc. or a Ph.D. to undertake research in the application of optical and thermal infrared MODIS and RADARSAT-2 polarimetric images to map fuel moisture content over Western Canada grasslands

The position is located at UNB in Fredericton Canada. This position will involve assembling and developing the relevant climatic and terrain data over the region, and the processing of MODIS and RADARSAT-2 imagery.

We seek applications from students who have a background in remote sensing or in GIS. The ideal candidate should have strong skills in remote sensing, GIS and statistics.

To apply for the position please emal a cover letter indicating how you meet these selection criteria, a CV, and the names of three referees. Applications in French are also welcome.

We will review applications for this position by *April 15 2008*.

For further information on this position contact please contact Dr. Brigitte Leblon (bleblon@unb.ca).

Dr. Brigitte Leblon
Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management,
University of New Brunswick
PO Box 44555, Fredericton, NB, CANADA, E3B 6C2
PH: 506 453-4924 FAX: 506 453-3538
E-MAIL: bleblon@unb.ca
Visit our faculty at: http://www.unb.ca/forestry/