PhD Positions: Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE), 2014

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Applications are invited for up to ten available PhD positions for Erasmus Mundus doctoral program in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE). Students will be enrolled under a three year employment or fellowship contract leading to the acknowledgement of a joint or a double PhD title recognized by ICE partner universities. The selected candidates will be in receipt of a fellowship of €2,800 as gross monthly salary for living expenses financed by the EACEA (European Community) through the ICE Consortium; additionally, Cat. Students will receive €7,500 for travel expenses. The application deadline is 13th January 2014.. The grants will be covered by the European Commission funds and students will be enrolled under a three year employment or fellowship contract leading to the acknowledgement of a joint or a double PhD title recognized by ICE partner universities which are: Università degli Studi di Genova (UNIGE), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUE), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (UNIKLU), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)..  Positions are open for pursuing 
The research areas of this scholarship are: Not provided
Who can apply to this scholarship? EMJD ICE consortium considers the countries listed below as countries of native speakers: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grand Cayman, Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa (If Afrikaans is not, native language), St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tobago, Trinidad, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
· The candidates coming from these countries are not required to attach any other evidence of English proficiency.
· In addition, candidates coming from any other country may be considered as native English speakers, if they have completed a Master’s program in a native English speaking country listed here: Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Israel, Kiribati, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. In this case, attachment of Thesis is mandatory.
· candidates who have followed a degree programme fully taught in English in any other country, will be considered as native English speakers in case of submission of two mandatory documents: (1) an official certificate of the awarding university duly signed by a university representative stating that the official teaching language is English, and (2) the Master thesis written in English.
Benefits of the scholarship:  Erasmus Mundus Fellowships will provide: -Category A: 2.800 € (Gross salary as employment contract x month), 600 € (Laboratory-based activity contribution x month) and 7.500 € (Travel subsistence x grant). -Category B: 2.800 € (Gross salary as employment contract x month), 600 € (Laboratory-based activity contribution x month).
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  These PhD positions are available up to three years.
Number of scholarships:  Each year a variable number of fellowships will be offered according to the grants provided by Erasmus Mundus. For the first cohort ten positions have been opened.

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