Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) is inviting applications for fully funded PhD position starting in September 2016. This position is open to applicants from all over the world to pursue a career in science. The PhD program is typically 4 to 5 years in length, depending on whether the student has been admitted with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, as well as on the student’s individual progress. The submission deadline is January 8, 2017.
Study Subject(s): Position is available for students to pursue a career in science.
Course Level: Position is open for PhD program at IST Austria.
Scholarship Provider: Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Scholarship can be taken at: Austria
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-Highly qualified students from all disciplines of the natural sciences, mathematics, computer sciences, and any related interdisciplinary areas, who are committed to pursuing their scientific career in an international research environment, are invited to apply.
-All applicants must hold a master’s or bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), or anticipate the completion of the degree before September 2016. Participating students are expected to be proficient in written and oral English.
-IST Austria is committed to equality and diversity. In particular, female applicants are encouraged to apply.
-Students who have a bachelor’s or a master’s degree in the following (or interdisciplinary) areas are eligible to apply: Biology, Computer Science, Neuroscience, Mathematics, Physics and interdisciplinary or related areas.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Position is open to applicants from all over the world.
Scholarship Description: IST Austria has a lot to offer for students who decide to pursue a career in science. They are a world-class basic science research institute in the heart of Europe. Doctoral education offers a US-style graduate school experience, in which students are admitted to the PhD program, rather than individual research groups, and only select their PhD supervisors after a year of rotations and a unique interdisciplinary training program. They admit exceptional students with master’s or bachelor’s degrees, and all PhD students are fully-funded for the duration of their PhD. IST Austria has a diverse and international student population, represented by students from over 30 countries. They use English throughout the institute as the language of instruction and communication.
Duration of award(s): The PhD program is typically 4 to 5 years in length, depending on whether the student has been admitted with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, as well as on the student’s individual progress.
What does it cover? PhD positions are fully funded for the duration of the PhD, paid at internationally competitive rates. Travel bursaries are also available for PhD students in their first year for conference attendance.
Selection Criteria: The main criteria for the selection of students are scientific excellence and promise, and how well their research interests fit into the research portfolio of IST Austria. The selection committee will review all submitted applications based on scientific promise (70%) and background and diversity (30%). Candidates for fields outside of IST Austria’s research portfolio will not be considered.
Notification: Notifications to all applications and invitations to an interview will go out around mid-February. Final admission offers will be made shortly after the visit.
How to Apply: Apply for PhD program by submitting your application using online application form. To complete your application, you will need the following:
-Your resume/CV: include your educational history since high school, relevant work experience, additional qualifications, list of publications (if any) and scholarships, awards, etc. (if any)
-Statement of purpose: a 1-2 page essay in which you explain Why you want to enter our PhD program, the research area(s) you find the most interesting and Which professor(s) you may be interested in studying with
-Three referees who taught or supervised your work in academic setting: you will need to enter their names, institutions, and email addresses.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The submission deadline is January 8, 2017. Referees need to submit their recommendations by January 15, 2016.