2014-2015 IKY-EEA Scholarships for Postdoctoral Research or PhD Studies in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein

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Applications are invited for IKY Scholarships for postdoctoral research or part of the doctoral (PhD) studies in Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein. Up to 18 scholarships will be awarded in the field of “Integrated Marine and Inland Management of Water Resources”.  The duration of the scholarship is up to 18 successive months and is subject to satisfactory progress of the candidate. The total funding for each scholar cannot be over 30.000 euros for a period of 18 months at maximum. The application deadline is 5 June 2015.

Study Subject(s): Scholarships are available in fields of knowledge relevant to the sector of “Marine and Inland Management of Water Resources such as: Water Resources Technology–Management, Environmental Technology, Maritime Planning–Coastal Zone Management, Environmental Management, Maritime Ecology/Biology -Hydrobiology, Water Resources Protection and Management Science, Aquaculture, Maritime Environment, Maritime Technology, Hydrocarbon Mining, Renewable Energy Sources in Maritime Environment-Production of Energy from Waterfalls and Environmental Sciences.
Course Level:
Scholarships are available for postdoctoral research or part of doctoral studies in Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
Scholarship Provider: EEA-FM 2009-2014 (85%) and the Public Investment Programme of Hellenic Republic (15%).
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein

Eligibility: To have participation right, applicants should:
-Be Greek nationals or non-Greek nationals legally reside in Greece for at least five years.
-Hold a graduate degree/ diploma from a Greek University/ Technological Institution (T.E.I.) or from a foreign recognized Higher Educational Institution.
-Have good knowledge of the English language (Level B2). A relevant certificate is required according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
-Male candidates should have completed required military service or be legally exempted, or have been granted lawfully deferment, for the time period until the completion of their scholarship. Candidates who have been granted deferment of military service, should investigate the possibility of obtaining a deferral sufficient for the completion of the programme and submit a relevant solemn declaration.
-Have not undertaken studies or received a previous scholarship, for the same level of studies (that is doctoral thesis or postdoctoral research).
-Have ensured an acceptance letter by a university or by an acknowledged scientific/research center (international organization, approved scientific centre etc.) of the host countries for conducting a part of their Ph.D or Postdoctoral research. (Unconditional offer from the host Institution in the Donor State).
In addition, the Ph.D candidates should also have an attestation from a Greek University defining the three members committee and the subject of their thesis appointed before the application deadline of the relevant announcement, whereas the Postdoctoral candidates should hold a doctorate diploma from a Greek University, or from a foreign recognized Higher Educational Institution.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Greek nationals or non-Greek nationals legally reside in Greece are eligible to apply for these IKY Scholarships.

Scholarship Description: Integrated Management of Sea and Inland Waters” is a programme managed by IKY with EEA funding, for conducting post-doctoral research in Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein.Within the context of implementing the “Integrated Management of Sea and Inland Waters” Programme to be financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (FM EEA 2009–2014) and the Public Investments Programme, IKY announced the launch of a Scholarships Programme for the academic period 2014–2015, for the elaboration of a post-doctoral research or a part of a doctoral thesis, in cognitive fields falling within the field of sea and inland water resources management, in institutions and/or accredited organisations in Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein.

Number of award(s): Up to 18 scholarships will be awarded.

Duration of award(s): The duration of the scholarship is up to 18 successive months and is subject to satisfactory progress of the candidate.

What does it cover? The total funding for each scholar cannot be over 30.000 euros for a period of 18 months at maximum. Specifically, the scholarship covers the following costs:
-Monthly living expenses of one thousand and five hundred euros (1.500 euros)
-A lump sum of three thousand euros (3.000 euros) which is given to scholars as support of initial expenses and may cover travel costs, insurance, conference fees, study material etc.

Selection Criteria: The evaluation of the candidates shall be based on the following criteria:
-Relevance of undergraduate and postgraduate courses with the field of Knowledge that the candidate has chosen in his application (0-5 points).
-Grade of the Bachelor degree/diploma multiplied by 2 (10-20 points).
-Candidate’s motivation letter (1-18 points).
-Level of knowledge of the English language (1-5 points). Good knowledge gets one point, very good knowledge gets three points and excellent knowledge gets five points.
-Level of knowledge of the language of one of the host countries. (0 or 2 points).

Notification: At the end of the evaluation process, a nominal shortlist of selected scholarship candidates by descending order will be made out. This approved list from the Selection Committee is provided to the Administrative Board of IKY for validation and is publicized on the official website of IKY for further information of the candidates.

How to Apply: Applications should be send by post.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 5 June 2015.

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