PhD Fellowships for International Students at IMPRS-gBGC in Germany, 2013

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International Max Planck Research School for Global Biogeochemical Cycles invites application for fully funded Doctoral Stipends in the field of Atmosphere, Biosphere & Ecosystems, Soils, soil microbiology & soil hydrology, Paleoclimate in Germany. Students must be Master of Science, German ‘Diploma’ or equivalent degree in natural sciences and proficient in English. Handicapped persons and underrepresented women are eligible for apply. The International students can apply for this scholarship. Students are notified in early March. Send your complete application online by February 06, 2013.. The IMPRS-gBGC located in Jena, Germany, offers fellowships to outstanding students interested in research on biogeochemical cycles in the Earth system. The school provides excellent research possibilities for students to obtain a PhD degree in a 3-years graduate program. Projects currently open for application Atmosphere • Greenhouse gas measurements from commercial airliners: exploiting a new data stream Biosphere & Ecosystems • Thermodynamics and the land surface system Soils, soil microbiology & soil hydrology • Resilience of the interaction between plants and soil microorganisms Paleoclimate • The lacustrine communities in extreme environments – PhD subject 1: Effect of increasing temperature on the distribution and isotopic composition of their cell membrane lipids • The lacustrine communities in extreme environments – PhD subject 2: Effect of increasing temperature on the microbial community structure in lake aggregates and in lake sediments. This scholarship is for pursuing PhD level.
The research areas of this scholarship are: The scholarship is provided in Atmosphere, Biosphere & Ecosystems, Soils, soil microbiology & soil hydrology, Paleoclimate.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· We welcome applications from well
· motivated and highly
· qualified students from all countries.
· Applicants hold (or are about to receive) a Master of Science, German ‘Diplom’ or equivalent degree in natural
· sciences.
· Proficiency in English is required since English is the official language of the program.
· Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.
· The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.
Benefits of the scholarship: Fully funded PhD positions.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration:  Fellowship is offered for 3 years.
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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