SibFU PhD Research Grant

Siberian Federal University announces selection for SibFU PhD Research Grant in: Biophysics, Optics and Quantum Chemistry, Urban Design and Planning, Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals, Metal Forming, Multidimensional Complex Analysis, Ethnic and Cultural (Siberian Arctic) Studies, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Archeology, Mechanics of Liquids, Gas and Plasma, Paleogeography, Economics, Electrotechnology in Metallurgy.

The mission of Siberian Federal University is to serve the needs of the region by providing high-quality practice-oriented higher education by means of close integration between education, business and research/innovation, while enabling the graduates to successfully market themselves both locally and globally.

Course Level: A position is available for those whishing to pursue a PhD programme.

Study Subject: Biophysics, Optics and Quantum Chemistry, Urban Design and Planning, Metallurgy of Non-Ferrous Metals, Metal Forming, Multidimensional Complex Analysis, Ethnic and Cultural (Siberian Arctic) Studies, Ecology, Hydrobiology, Archeology, Mechanics of Liquids, Gas and Plasma, Paleogeography, Economics, Electrotechnology in Metallurgy.

Scholarship Award: The grant amount is 600 000 rubles per year (the scholarship is paid in case a PhD candidate has been enrolled to post-graduate PhD program in SibFU on a paid basis).The program duration is 3-4 years. The grant winner is paid equal amounts quarterly during the first year, followed by the renewal depending on the results of the annual report (In case a PhD candidate is a foreign citizen or a non-resident of Krasnoyarsk, he/she will be provided with a dormitory room at SibFU campus. PhD candidates will have to pay transportation, living, studying and insurance costs themselves).

Scholarship can be taken at: Russia.

Eligibility:

  • applicant age — not older than 30 years old (at the moment of application);
  • upper-intermediate level of English and above, proved by a certificate or by scientific publications in peer-viewed academic journals in English (note: the certificate is non-obligatory for native English speakers);
  • research work experience during the period of education in Master’s degree program, proved either with publications in peer-viewed scientific journals, conference proceedings and taking part in international scientific conferences, or with Master’s work supervisor’s or colleagues’ recommendations.
  • the applicant has never been a winner of this program before.

More details concerning the requirements can be found in Regulations for SibFU Selection Programme «PhD SibFU» (.pdf).

Nationality: International applicants can apply for this PhD position.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have a master or magister degree.

For Admission Process: International students can be admitted either via personal contact or under exchange agreements with partner universities.

English Language Requirements: Upper-intermediate.

Supporting Material:

  • Written consent of the intended SibFU supervisor to supervise the applicant’s scientific work (Annex 1);
  • Statement of Intent for participation in SibFU Selection, addressed to the Rector of SibFU (Annex 2);
  • Application form with personal information (Annex 3);
  • Copies of Master’s (Specialist’s) degree diplomas;
  • Certificate which proves level of English;
  • Copies of national passport;
  • The applicant’s curriculum vitae;
  • The applicant’s аpplication/motivation letter;
  • 2–3 recommendation letters from previous scientific supervisors and colleagues;
  • Other documents at the discretion of the applicant.

How to Apply: fill in the online application form.

An application can be sent to aspirantura [at] sfu-kras [dot] ru and hard-copy documents can be brought to office P6-12, bldg. 10, 79, pr. Svobodny, Krasnoyarsk.

Application Deadline: 12:00 31.05.2017 (Moscow time).

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