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Erasmus Mundus Doctorate Programme in Interactive and Cognitive Environments, 2013

Joint Doctoral programme in interactive and cognitive environments offers PhD education program. The position is being funded in computer science, electronic and telecommunication engineering and industrial design. The applicants applying for the scholarship must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of ICT engineering. The programme lasts for three years and contains a mobility scheme for training students at different universities.

Study Subject(s): The scholarship is awarded in computer science, electronic and telecommunication engineering and industrial design.
Course Level: The scholarship is provided to pursue PhD degree.
Scholarship Provider: Erasmus Mundus
Scholarship can be taken at: UK, Italy, Spain, Netherlands and Austria

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of ICT engineering. ICE aims at developing and enhancing master students’ knowledge and skills in order to shape a new generation of professionals able to exploit (and further enhance) cutting-edge ICT technologies to design and implement – in multi-disciplinary work teams – innovative solutions in the ever more pervasive fields of application.

Scholarship Open for International Students: a) Category A fellowships can be awarded to doctoral candidates selected by EMJD consortia, who come from a country other than “a Member State of  the European Union, an EEA-EFTA State (i.e. Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein), Turkey, the Western Balkan countries (i.e. Albania, BosniaHerzegovina, Kosovo under UNSC Resolution 1244/99, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia) or Switzerland” and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, work, etc.) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in one of these countries. The only exception to this rule applies to Third-Country doctoral candidates who have previously received an Erasmus Mundus masters scholarship in order to follow an EMMC;
b) Category B fellowships can be awarded to any doctoral candidate selected by EMJD consortia and who do not fulfil the Category A criteria defined above. From this year, Croatia* is considered as a Cat B country. Category B fellowship holders must perform their training/research periods in at least two different countries represented in the consortium; these two countries must be different from the country in which the doctoral candidate has obtained his/her last university degree.

Scholarship Description: The Joint Doctoral Programme in Interactive and Cognitive Environments offers PhD candidates an education programme in the field of research related to computer science, electronic and telecommunication engineering and industrial design. Candidates must hold a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree or equivalent title and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles of ICT engineering. ICE aims at developing and enhancing master students’ knowledge and skills in order to shape a new generation of professionals able to exploit (and further enhance) cutting-edge ICT technologies to design and implement – in multi-disciplinary work teams – innovative solutions in the ever more pervasive fields of application. The programme has three major focuses, that will be iteratively pursued during the whole progress of the candidate’s track. The former concerns the acquisition and the formalization of knowledge in specific advanced domains, achieved through lectures and seminars. The second aims at keeping PhD students in strict touch with leading research groups that have proven experiences in research activities in basic disciplines necessary for the PhD course in the five partner universities. The latter involves actual industry/academy joint research activities on projects in cooperation with leading ICT companies, typically under international institutional umbrellas, such as the European Research Frameworks.

Number of award(s): 8 scholarships are awarded.

Duration of award(s): The programme lasts for three years and contains a mobility scheme for training students at different universities.

What does it cover? A fee waiver will be applied to candidates receiving EACEA grant for a total fee amount € 7.200 a year.(12 installments of €2.800 each as employment contract gross salary and of €600 a month as “xed contribution for laboratory-based course) together with the lump sum (€ 7.500) for traveling expenses (only Category A candidates).

Selection Criteria: Not known

How to Apply: Applications are to be submitted by email.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applicants is 13 January 2013.

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