PhD Positions: Erasmus Mundus Doctorate in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE), 2014

Applications are invited for up to ten available PhD positions for Erasmus Mundus doctoral program in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE). Students will be enrolled under a three year employment or fellowship contract leading to the acknowledgement of a joint or a double PhD title recognized by ICE partner universities. The selected candidates will be in receipt of a fellowship of €2,800 as gross monthly salary for living expenses financed by the EACEA (European Community) through the ICE Consortium; additionally, Cat. Students will receive €7,500 for travel expenses. The application deadline is 13th January 2014.

Study Subject (s): Positions are available for doctoral program in Interactive and Cognitive Environments (ICE). Research areas of interest are: Assistive technologies: Human-Computer Interaction, Pervasive Computing, Multimedia systems & simulation environments, Network-embedded systems: Pervasive Computing, Distributed Mobile systems, Multimedia Networks, People-inspired technologies: Human Computer Interaction, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Systems, Data Mining, Design for social interaction: Adaptive systems, Autonomous systems, Aware environments and Multi-sensor surveillance: Cognitive Data Fusion, Machine Learning, Digital Signal Processing.
Course Level: Positions are open for pursuing  PhD degree at ICE partner universities: University of Genoa (UNIGE) in Italy, Eindhoven University of Technology (TUE) in Netherlands, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) Spain, University of Klagenfurt (UNIKLU) in Austria, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in UK.
Scholarship Provider: European Commission
Scholarship can be taken at: Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Austria and UK

Eligibility: -EMJD ICE consortium considers the countries listed below as countries of native speakers: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, Canada (except Quebec), Commonwealth Caribbean, Dominica, Fiji, Ghana, Grand Cayman, Islands, Grenada, Guyana, Irish Republic, Jamaica, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa (If Afrikaans is not, native language), St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tobago, Trinidad, Uganda, United Kingdom, United States, Virgin Islands, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
-The candidates coming from these countries are not required to attach any other evidence of English proficiency.
-In addition, candidates coming from any other country may be considered as native English speakers, if they have completed a Master’s program in a native English speaking country listed here: Brunei, Cameroon, Canada, Ethiopia, Gambia, India, Israel, Kiribati, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, Namibia, Nauru, Pakistan, Palau, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. In this case, attachment of Thesis is mandatory.
-candidates who have followed a degree programme fully taught in English in any other country, will be considered as native English speakers in case of submission of two mandatory documents: (1) an official certificate of the awarding university duly signed by a university representative stating that the official teaching language is English, and (2) the Master thesis written in English.

Scholarship Open for International Students: These PhD positions are open for the students of all nationality. Non-native English speaker candidates must attach evidence of English proficiency.

Scholarship Description: The grants will be covered by the European Commission funds and students will be enrolled under a three year employment or fellowship contract leading to the acknowledgement of a joint or a double PhD title recognized by ICE partner universities which are: Università degli Studi di Genova (UNIGE), Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TUE), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt (UNIKLU), Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Number of award(s): Each year a variable number of fellowships will be offered according to the grants provided by Erasmus Mundus. For the first cohort ten positions have been opened.

Duration of award(s): These PhD positions are available up to three years.

What does it cover? Erasmus Mundus Fellowships will provide:
-Category A: 2.800 € (Gross salary as employment contract x month), 600 € (Laboratory-based activity contribution
x month) and 7.500 € (Travel subsistence x grant).
-Category B: 2.800 € (Gross salary as employment contract x month), 600 € (Laboratory-based activity contribution
x month).

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: The first list of successful applicants will be available around ten days after the expiry date of the call. Interview phase will start two days after the official communication of the first selection step list of successful applicants. The interview phase will last approximately one week so a negotiation concerning proposed date for interview is possible through a fast reply to the e-mail sent by the consortium.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 13th January 2014.

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