Friday, 21 July 2017

Vacancy for Research Intern in London, UK

Deadline: July 26 2017
Open to:students and graduates at different levels of academic study, including those in bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes
Benefits: around USD 2592.11 per month
Vacancy for a research intern at our rapidly-growing organization.
You will work as part of CPI’s Programme Team on the research and engagement projects related to government effectiveness. These include:
The Public Impact Fundamentals (a framework that explains how effective government action works);
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Government;
A workstream on legitimacy in government.
All of these programs have strong research and engagement components. You will join a small team of former BCG strategy consultants and experienced professionals from other fields.
Activities may include:
Researching, drafting and producing reports and other products;
Organizing workshops with civil servants;
Preparing engaging conference presentations;
Managing and organizing stakeholder outreach.
An excellent academic record;
A demonstrated interest in the workings of government;
Strong research and analytical skills;
An ability communicates effectively verbally and in writing.
This internship is open to students and graduates at different levels of academic study, including those in bachelor’s, master’s and PhD programmes. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Relevant degrees may include, but are not limited to, political science, public administration, sociology, law, business, design, journalism and computer science.
The position offers the opportunity to attend talks and conferences at other think tanks or universities and to publish some of your own writing. To thrive at CPI you will:
Bring an entrepreneurial mindset;
Spot relevant opportunities for CPI;
Show initiative.
This is a 2-3 month full-time position (40 hours per week) at CPI’s offices in central London. You will be paid GBP 2’000/month and will need to make your own housing, insurance, and transportation arrangements. Note that if applying from abroad, you should ensure that you meet the necessary visa requirements. CPI is unable to act as a sponsor or provide visa support.
The precise start date is negotiable. Relevant dates include:
We expect you to begin between 11 and 25 September 2017;
The closing date for applying to this position is 26 July 2017;
Interviews will be conducted the week of 31 July 2017 (interviews can be conducted via video, you do not need to be in London that week. Let us know if you are on vacation that week, we can likely work around that).
How to apply?
Our application process has two stages:
About you: some personal details This information will only become visible to us if you are shortlisted. All applications are assessed blind by multiple reviewers;
Short answer questions: Here we ask you to complete XXX questions about YYY. Each section has a 250-word limit. Once you have completed all these questions you will see a page with all your answers and have the opportunity to amend these before finally submitting your application.
For further information about this internship please contact CPI’s Programme Director Danny Buerkli (
The Centre for Public Impact is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.
For more information please visit the official website.

Traineeship at the Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division 2018

Deadline: 7 August 2017
Open to: candidates with a Master’s Degree in a relevant field (international relations, international politics)
Benefits: trainees get a monthly salary
The Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) offer five traineeship positions for a period of one year, starting either in January, February or March 2018. 
The ICRC’s Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division is part of the Department of International Law and Policy, and plays a central role in developing and delivering the main institutional policy and diplomacy objectives of the ICRC as well as overseeing the ICRC’s delegation in New York.
Qualifications: ICRC are looking for candidates who meet the following mandatory requirements:
A Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g. international relations, international politics, international law, humanitarian action, development, peace/conflict studies, etc.);
Knowledge or good understanding of at least one of the regions and issues from a humanitarian perspective;
Excellent English and a good command of at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish. Additional languages are an asset;
Minimum of 6 months full-time prior experience with an international organisation, an NGO or within the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and no more than 2 years of relevant experience;
A manifest interest for humanitarian action/issues and/or the ICRC;
A demonstrated interest in international affairs and diplomacy;
Available for 1 year, starting in either January, February or March 2018.
If you do not fulfill the conditions above, your application will not be considered.
Desirable requirements:
Understanding of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including its structure, policies, approaches, etc.;
Any relevant publications;
Experience in diplomatic and/or inter-agency work;
Field experience.
The ability to think strategically, to express ideas clearly, both orally and in writing, and to work independently and as part of a team;
Capacity for research and analytical writing;
Flexibility and the ability to assist with a variety of tasks based on the needs of the Division.
Under the supervision of a Diplomatic or Policy Adviser, the post holder will be responsible for:
Analysing humanitarian trends, issues and policy developments;
Preparing/attending conferences, seminars and bilateral meetings;
Conducting research, writing speeches/speaking points, drafting reports, taking minutes of meetings;
Informing ICRC delegations in the field about a variety of international issues;
Assisting with the day-to-day management of relations with international organisations and UN agencies, regional organisations, major international NGOs and humanitarian think-tanks;
It’s paid traineeship.
How to apply?
Interested candidates should send their complete application in Word or PDF format (cover letter of no more than 700 words and CV), in English to: (quote reference number: DP_POL2018). Any documents other than the two listed above will not be considered.
In you cover letter, please answer the following questions:
How does your background and previous experience relate to this position?
What is your interest in applying to this position at the ICRC?Which added value can you bring to the Division and the ICRC?
What are your career plans for the future?
Do you have any preferences for regions and/or issues which you would like to follow? (NB: this will not be taken into account in your selection process, but used further in the recruitment).
Please be aware that the ICRC has other Traineeship positions with separate application processes (for further information see the ICRC website). The application process for delegates is also a separate one. No information on these can be provided.
Late or incomplete applications, as well as those that do not meet the stated mandatory requirements, will not be considered. Please refrain from applying if you do not fulfill the mandatory criteria listed above.
Owing to the high number of applications, only the selected candidates will be contacted in September 2017 for a written test, which will be followed by a phone interview in late September/October.
For more information please visit the official website.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

500 Humboldt Research Fellowships for International Applicants in Germany, 2017-2018

Up to 500 Humboldt Research Fellowships are available for experienced researchers to carry out a long-term research project (6-18 months) at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply.
A Humboldt Research Fellowship for experienced researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-18 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host. The fellowship is flexible and can be divided up into as many as three stays within three years.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (German: Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung) is a foundation established by the government of the Federal Republic of Germany and funded by the Federal Foreign Office, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development as well as other national and international partners; it promotes international academic cooperation between excellent scientists and scholars from Germany and from abroad.
Scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for experienced researchers to carry out a long-term research project (6-18 months) at a research institution in Germany.
Study Subject(s): Applicants choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their research plan independently. Details of the research project and the time schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance.
Scholarship Award: The fellowship is worth 3,150 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance.
Additional benefits for research fellows:
lump sum for the fellow’s travel expenses if the costs are not borne by a third party;
language fellowship for an intensive language course lasting two to four months at selected language institutes in Germany immediately prior to the actual period of research;
language fellowships may also be granted to accompanying marital partners.
family allowances for accompanying family members staying at least three months (monthly allowance: up to 326 EUR for marital partners and up to 234 EUR for each child);
for single-parents: flat-rate allowance for accompanying children (under the age of 18) forstays of at least three months (400 EUR per month for the first child and 100 EUR per month for every additional child);
additional extension of the fellowship up to 12 month for research fellows accompanied by children under the age of 12;
a subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the hosts in Germany amounting to 800 EUR per month (for research in the natural sciences and engineering) and 500 EUR (for research in the humanities and social sciences);
Europe allowance for a research stay at a research institute in another European country (though not the research fellow’s own country); for a designated period in the course of the fellowship if necessary to ensure the success of the research;
extensive alumni sponsorship once a successful research stay has come to an end, especially for maintaining contacts with collaborative partners in Germany during the Humboldtian’s entire academic career.
Scholarship can be taken in Germany
Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application. If it is not possible or customary to take a doctorate in the candidate’s subject or country, an application may be submitted up to 16 years after completing a Master’s or Diploma degree, provided that the publication record is commensurate with the candidate’s career stage.
The candidate’s own research profile documented by a comprehensive list of academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
Confirmation that research facilities are available and mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
Three expert reviews from important collaborative partners and/or academics from the candidate’s own institute and, if possible, from abroad.
Necessary language skills: humanities or social sciences and medicine: good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; natural sciences and engineering: good knowledge of German or English. Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
Nationality: Scientists and scholars of all nationalities may apply for these Humboldt Research Fellowships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicant must have a doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application.
English Language Requirement: Scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted by post.
Application Deadline: Applications may be sent at any time. The complete application should be submitted to the Humboldt Foundation at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection date. The selection committee meets three times a year, in March, July and November.

Canada DE Scholarship Competition for International Students, 2018-2019

Each year the Government of Canada offers doctoral research scholarships in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields for international students.  International students except Canada can apply for these scholarships.
Doctoral research scholarships program for foreign students (DE) aimed at foreign students who had been preselected by a Québec university and who wish to carry out their doctoral studies in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.
The Doctoral Research Scholarships Program for Foreign Students (DE) of the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Nature et technologies (FRQNT) aims to stimulate international student’s interest in beginning or pursuing doctoral studies in Québec and provide financial support to leading international Ph.D. candidates in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields.
Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria by the competition deadline on November 1, 2017.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at Québec University.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering fields. To be eligible, applicants must specialize in the following areas:
 Information and communication technologies
 Health technologies
Scholarship Provider: The FRQNT board of directors reserves the right to modify the value of scholarships at any time, without notice, notably in accordance with the credits annually allocated by the Assemblée nationale du Québec, its strategic priorities and budgetary process. The maximum annual value of the doctoral research scholarship for international students is 21 000 $. Within the eligibility period of twelve semesters or 48 months, a scholarship holder may receive a maximum of twelve installments for a total of 84 000 $. Each payment of up to 7 000 $ covers a period of four months or one semester. The 11th and 12th installments are conditional on the initial deposit of the thesis before the end of the 12th financed semester.

Scholarship can be taken in Canada
Eligibility: Applicants must:
 Meet all eligibility criteria by the competition deadline on November 1st, 2017.
 Have been preselected by a Québec university by September 22nd, 2017.
 Not have obtained a Merit Scholarship for Foreign Students from the Ministère de l’Education et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec (MEES) or from one of the Fonds de recherche du Québec.
 Not be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
 Not have submitted an application for permanent residence under Canadian immigration laws.
In addition to the aforementioned criteria, applicants should note the following restrictions and administrative prerequisites:
Study program restrictions:
 The scholarship cannot be used for qualifying studies.
Nationality:  International students except from Canada can apply for these scholarships.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must meet all eligibility criteria by the competition deadline on November 1, 2017.
Test Requirement: No
English Language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.
How to Apply:
Applicant preselection
Only students who have been preselected by a Québec university may apply to the competition.
Universities may support two competition applications per year.
Applicant preselection is the sole responsibility of the university. Information on preselection deadlines is available In the Toolbox.
The university representatives who must preselect the applicants should consult the Instructions for preselecting applicants in the Toolbox.
University representatives who preselect applicants must fill out the applicant nomination form, which is available in the FRQnet website of the FRQNT. The form must be submitted electronically by September 22nd, 2017, at 4 PM.
Applicants must meet all program eligibility requirements. Applications submitted by a university may be deemed ineligible by the FRQNT if the applicants do not meet all program requirements.
Preselected applications may also be preselected for the Merit scholarships Program for Foreign Students awarded by the ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES).
Submitting application
Preselected applicants will have to create an account in the FRQnet website. The FRQNT will then communicate with all of the preselected candidates so they can fill out an electronic  form in the FRQnet system. Applicants may consult the document: Instructions for completing an application in the Toolbox.
Only the 2018-2019 competition e-forms and other required documents will be accepted. Any appendices or documents other than those required will not be transmitted to the evaluation committee.
The e-forms are only available in the secure section of the FRQnet website of the Fonds. These forms must be filled out and submitted electronically by the competition deadline on November 1st, 2017, at 4 PM (coordinated universal time UTC-5, Est time zone). Applicants will not be able to update their applications after the competition deadline. It is recommended that applicants keep a hard copy of the e-form for their personal files.
The form may be written in French or English. Applicants who submit their applications in English must provide the French translation of the project title.
Important : Applications that do not include all required information will be deemed ineligible by the FRQNT.
Required supporting documents
Letters of reference (online): Two letters of reference from referees should be transmitted to the program manager. To allow the referee to complete the reference letter, the candidate must enter the referee’s account information in the FRQnet form. The referee will then have access to the letter through his Portfolio in the “As a referee” section.
Documents to include in the electronic form (PDF)
The documents listed below must be attached to the electronic form in the section « Other documents » of the form. The student must ensure that the documents are not protected by a password. Documents submitted in a language other than French or English must be accompanied by a translation of the original.
 A copy of transcripts for every year of the applicant’s university studies, whether they were completed or not (certificate, diploma, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, etc.).
 A copy of the identification page of the applicant’s valid passport from his/her home country or any other official document that established the applicant’s citizenship;
 A copy of your diploma unless there is a grade in this document. The applicant must also provide the transcripts for any equivalencies that were granted for courses taken in other institutions or as part of other programs. Any transcripts from institutions located outside North America must include a note from the applicant explaining the marking system. The FRQNT reserves the right to verify with institutions the authenticity of any information given by applicants. The transcripts must be organized chronologically from newest to oldest;
 Acknowledgements of receipt or letters from editors for articles that are submitted, accepted or in press (acknowledgements for published articles will not be given to the committee);
Additional document for applicants who carried out part-time or unregistered semesterss since first registering for their graduate studies
 If applicable, an attestation from the registrar listing any unregistered or part-time semesters.
Additional document for applicants seeking an eligibility period exception
 An official attestation of interrupted enrolment and, where applicable, a medical certificate indicating the duration and the reasons for the interruption;
 For the parental leave exception, a copy of the child’s birth certificate or an official document demonstrating the adoption.
The FRQNT reserves the right to verify the authenticity of any information or documents given by applicants with relevant bodies.
Submitting the required documents: 
The candidate must send the electronic form to the FRQNT before the competition deadline: November 1st, 2017.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify that the documents attached to the electronic form (PDF) include all the required documents for the application to be considered acceptable. No document requested in the electronic form that would be sent by email or mail will be accepted.
The candidate must ensure that his referees send the letters of reference no later than the competition deadline.
Application Deadline: The form must be submitted electronically by September 22, 2017, at 4 PM. The candidate must send the electronic form to the FRQNT before the competition deadline: November 1, 2017.

Silver Scholarship at University of St. Andrews

Deadline: 30 September 2017
Open to: international students are eligible for this scholarship
Scholarship: the value is £5,000, also, cover the tuition fees
The University of St Andrews is delighted to announce the availability of Silver Scholarship for international students. This scholarship is available to pursue foundation program.
The aim of this scholarship is to support international students to pursue foundation program.
The University of St Andrews is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland. It is the oldest of the four ancient universities of Scotland and the third oldest university in the English-speaking world (following Oxford and Cambridge).
International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
This scholarship will cover the following:
 The duration of the Foundation Programme. For Pathway to Medicine students, the award covers both phases.
The value of this award is £5,000.
Also, cover the tuition fees.
How to Apply?
In order to apply, please fill the applications.
Interested applicants can apply through this email:
For more information please visit the official website.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

PhD Positions at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Deadline: 04 September 2017
Open to: international students
Benefits: salary of 2,222 EUR in the first year, progressing to 2,840 EUR in the last year
The Institute for High-Energy Physics of the University of Amsterdam is pleased to announce PhD studentships in the project of Neutrino Physics with the KM3NeT/ORCA deep-sea neutrino telescope. These studentships are open to international students.
The aim of this project is to enhance the sensitivity of the ORCA detector to the neutrino mass hierarchy and other oscillation parameters and the understanding of neutrino interactions in the 1-10 GeV energy region.
The University of Amsterdam (UvA) is consistently ranked among the world’s best universities in global rankings. It is a top 100 university in The Rankings, QS Rankings and Leiden Ranking.
The candidate should have obtained or be about to obtain a Master’s degree in Physics;
A background in particle or astroparticle physics is preferred;
Extensive use will be made of the programming language C++;
Excellent command of written and spoken English are essential.
This position is available for pursuing PhD programme.
Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from 2,222 EUR in the first year to 2,840 EUR in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
How to Apply?
All applications should include a Curriculum Vitae, a single page maximum statement of motivation and research interests and a list of university courses taken with grades. You will also need to provide contact details for 2 referees. They will be contacted directly.
In order to apply please fill the application.
For more information please visit the official website.

Work Experience – Communications & Events

EUROCITIES, the network of major European cities, is offering a work experience placement in communications & events. We are looking for an enthusiastic team player, willing to learn, a creative person who wants to experience what it’s like to work with cities and EU institutions in an international communications team. You will be working under the supervision of the communications director for a period of six months, starting mid-September 2017.
assisting in preparing our annual conference;
helping to roll out our campaign on #cities4Europe;
working on the production and promotion of our podcasts;
supporting our graphics work and digital communications;
updating our contact database;
giving general support to the communications team.
excellent English, other languages an advantage;
experience with graphic programmes (Adobe CS) and good IT skills;
good organisational skills;
problem-solving approach;
team spirit.
We offer
assistance with living expenses of up to €200 per month under Belgian legislation;
reimbursement of local public transport expenses;
assistance with lunch expenses;
a Belgian mobile phone number, with credit for calls and internet;
up to €300 reimbursement for one trip home during the contract.
Please send your motivation letter and CV by 09:00, Monday 21 August 2017, to
Patricia de Wouters
Email subject: WEP Communications & events
Interviews will be held on 30 August. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.