THIS new scholarship from the Fulbright Commission enables young researchers to undertake PhD studies at top institutions in the US in the following fields: aeronautics and astronomy/aeronautical engineering, astronomy/planetary sciences, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, computer science/engineering, engineering (electrical, chemical, civil, mechanical, ocean and petroleum), environmental science/engineering, material research, geology/Earth and atmospheric sciences, information sciences/engineering, mathematics, neuroscience/brain and cognitive sciences, public health (only theoretical research) and cognitive science, oceanography and physics.
These study fields are described further at http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/scienceandtech. General eligibility requirements: master-level studies completed before August 1, 2009, excellent grades and English proficiency (required TOEFL test scores 580 written test, 237 computer test, 93 internet test). If nominated, the general and subject GRE test is required. The scholarship includes tuition, a monthly allowance for 36 months, health insurance, a contribution to book costs, research material, conferences and travel expenses. If the studies last longer than 36 months, the additional costs will be completely covered by the university. The deadline for applications is June 9, 2008. An online application form is available at https://apply.embark.com/student/fulbright/international.
Source: Fulbright Commission
19. May 2008 at 0:00 | Compiled by Michaela Stankoá from press reports