International Max Planck Research School:
“Understanding complex plant traits using computational and evolutionary methods”
12 Doctoral Studentships
The Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research,the University of Cologne and the Heinrich Heine-University Dusseldorf invite applications for Ph.D. fellowships in the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) in Cologne,Germany.
The IMPRS is intended for highly motivated students with a strong training in plant molecular sciences. The constellation of participating institutions provides excellent conditions in the area of plant sciences with expertise in molecular plant genetics,plant biochemistry,cell biology,bioinformatics,and mathematical modelling of biological processes.
The training includes regular seminars,yearly retreats,supervision by a thesis committee,and soft skill and practical courses on modern laboratory techniques.
The program is taught in English and open to students from all countries holding a Master’s or equivalent degree.
For detailed information about the application process and the doctoral program please visit the IMPRS homepage at http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/50690/Application.
Deadline for applications is March 31,2013.
The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage female scientists to apply for the program. Please send your application (one pdf file) to the IMPRS program office by clicking the application button below.
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
IMPRS – Molecular Plant Development
50829 Cologne / Germany
We offer a PhD project on the topic ''Functions of NO2 and nitrated electrophiles in stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana''' at the Institute of Biochemical Plant Pathology. The PhD position will be open from 01.03.2014. Nitric oxide (NO) is a well-researched signal in plant (stress) physiology. The NO derivative NO2 (nitrogen dioxide) nitrates (NO2-adduct) protein tyrosine residues,fatty acid and other electrophilic compounds. Previously,it was reported that NO2 is emitted by herbicide- and stress-treated plants. However,how this gas acts in signaling processes is largely unknown. The proposed PhD project aims at investigating the roles of NO2 in stress responses of Arabidopsis thaliana using biochemical and molecular biological approaches.
- Experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana,which is a model plant for molecular biology
- Experiments with A. thaliana mutants and transgenics for the identification of genes involved in NO2 signalling
- Analysis of protein nitration using immunodetection by anti-nitrotyrosine antibodies
- Analysis of gene expression by microarray technology and RT-PCR
- Analysis of nitrated metabolites by mass spectrometry (LC-MS,GC-MS)
Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of environmental protection.
Course Level: Scholarships are offered to doctoral students for research programme at German universities.
Scholarship Provider: The German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: Scholarships are awarded to applicants who
-Has not yet begun that your thesis.
-Good German knowledge of foreign applicants are expected to be integrated into the DBU scholarship network is possible.
-In addition to above-average university degree is expected from the chosen thesis topic that is of high relevance and can contribute to solving problems in environmental protection and nature conservation.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International and German researchers are eligible to apply for these doctoral scholarships.
Scholarship Description: In addition to project funding maintains the German Federal Environmental Foundation,a Fellowship Programme for young scientists. Lower be supported students at German universities. In this way,one should in Environmental issues particularly competent generation of scientists to be established. Highly qualified young scientists who research topics with clear loading Edit train on current environmental and conservation issues and their work contribute to the solution of these problems are under-doctoral fellowships supported. Environmental problems are characterized by their high complexity,so that their solution,an interdisciplinary cooperation of various Wissenschaftsbe-requires rich.Therefore,the scholarship program is aimed specifically DBU to qualified applicants from all disciplines / fields of study and supports the special interdisciplinary research topics.
Number of award(s): The DBU awards 60 doctoral scholarships per year.
Duration of award(s): These doctoral scholarships are awarded for three years. Each scholarship is initially awarded for a period of up to one year. After reviewing the progress of work is usually an extension of one year each.
What does it cover? The amount of the scholarship is from June 2009 monthly 940,– €.In addition to Scholarship,a monthly allowance of 210,– € for material and travel costs (Reimbursement of expenses allowance) paid. Any additional material resources can be granted only in exceptional cases and on a small scale. If this ge-wishes will have the scholarship application,a detailed and complete Cost plan are attached. Fellows with children receive a child allowance.Is the children’s allowance 200,– € for the first child and an additional 150,– € for the second and each additional child. Fellows with child / children may,on request in special cases (eg birth and settling into the family of the child) disease a family break-einletions in which the DBU scholarship rests.This family leave is limited to maximum 12 months limited per child.
Notification: The committee meets four times a year and makes its decisions with Voice majority. The meeting of the selection committee twice a year a group of most promising candidates / inside for a personal interview Loading. This conversation is conducted in German and held annually End April,May (Application Deadline: January 15) and the end of September,October (Application Deadline: June 15) instead. The decision on the application shall be notified in writing,however unfounded. A legal claim on the total currency of a scholarship does not exist.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 01.03.2014.
IPNI Offers Awards to Graduate Students and Scientists
IPNI awards 2014
Deadline to apply for the 2014 Scholar Awards is April 30,2014. Please see the official announcement for the 2014 Scholar Award Program under 'Additional Resources' on your left.
The web page https://www.ipni.net/scholar/learn
The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Board of Directors offers two awards of interest to graduate students and scientists working in plant nutrition and management of crop nutrients: The "International Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards" and the "IPNI Science Award".
The International Plant Nutrition Scholar Awards are open to applicants who are graduate students attending a degree-granting institution located in any country with an IPNI program. Priority is given to the relevance of the proposed research in support of IPNI's mission. Students in the disciplines of soil and plant sciences including agronomy,horticulture,ecology,soil fertility,soil chemistry,crop physiology,and other areas related to plant nutrition are encouraged to apply. Awards of US $2,000 each will be awarded to winners. Review of applications will be conducted on a regional basis,including the following: North America,Latin America,Eastern Europe & Central Asia,China,South Asia,Southeast Asia,Australia/New Zealand,and Africa.
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VIB International PhD Program in Life Sciences in Belgium,2014
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided in the field of Life Sciences.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level.
Scholarship Provider: The Flemish Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)
Scholarship can be taken at: Belgium
- Nationality: The VIB International Ph.D. Program is aimed towards all non-Belgians,currently not living in Belgium.
-University degrees: Candidates should hold a university degree,or satisfy equivalent requirements,which is sufficient to start a doctoral program at a Flemish university. This means that applicants must hold a 5-year University degree,or equivalent,in life sciences (e.g. biology,biochemistry,biotechnology),physics,engineering,chemistry,or related fields. In general,this implies that the applicant has a Masters degree. Applicants,who have not yet received their degree at the time of the application deadline,can also apply,but a final certificate of the degree is needed no later than 2 months after the selection interviews. Medical students who wish to obtain a Ph.D. degree can also apply after completion of their M.D. exams. Passing the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is a plus (and you should definitely indicate on your application whether you took the GRE),but the test is not required for your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a GRE Institutional code. If you take the GRE-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program,please use the GRE codes of the University of Antwerp,Brussels,Leuven or Ghent. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the GRE.
-Age: Applicants are preferentially not older than 28 years at the application deadline.
-Language: English is used in all VIB laboratories for scientific communication. Therefore,candidates must have an excellent command of English. A language test for English,such as the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is not necessary for the application,but should you have TOEFL test results,please adds these to your application. Please note that VIB does not yet have a TOEFL Institutional code. If you take the TOEFL-test specifically to enter our Ph.D. Program,please use the TOEFL codes of Ghent University,the K.U.Leuven,the University of Antwerp or the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. We will not reply to inquiries regarding the TOEFL.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (non-Belgians) can apply for the scholarships.
Scholarship Description: VIB is offering 8 PhD scholarships for international life sciences PhD students. Apply now to kick-start your scientific career in a center of excellence,backed by first class research facilities and training in our multidisciplinary,international scientific community. VIB scientists work at the frontlines of molecular biology,cell biology,developmental biology,structural biology,plant systems biology,genetics,biochemistry and microbiology. VIB is a life sciences research center in Flanders,Belgium,in the heart of Europe.
Number of award(s): 8 PhD scholarships are offered.
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? Selected candidates for the VIB International PhD Program will be fully funded with a yearly net salary of €25.000 and are expected to start in October 2014.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: In March 2014,short-listed candidates will be sent an invitation letter for the selection week from 19-22 May 2014. The university will reimburse your travel expenses and provide free accommodation in Ghent during the selection week.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post or email. Please follow carefully the different steps during the preparation stage and final submission stage of your application. Use English in all the documents.
-Step 1 - Requirement
-Step 2 – Select your projects
-Download and complete the Application Form
-Submit the Application Form and scans of degrees and certificates
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15th February 2014
Gill Memorial Scholarship in Agricultural Science for International Students in Australia,2014