Friday, July 18, 2008

PhD Scholarships in Environmental Economics

Germany: PhD Scholarships in Environmental Economics & Earth System Modelling, Hamburg University

PhD Scholarships (Environmental Economics and Earth System Modelling)

The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modelling (IMPRS-ESM), in Hamburg, Germany, is a PhD program jointly offered by the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology and the University of Hamburg. The School comprises institutions and scientists from the broad field of Earth sciences, as well as from the economics and social sciences. The IMPRS-ESM contributes to the development, application and evaluation of a spectrum of Earth system models at different complexity and spatial and temporal scales.

The IMPRS-ESM offers several doctoral positions to outstanding students interested in interdisciplinary studies in the comprehensive field of Earth system research. Detailed information is available on
our internet site

The PhD program is open to applicants holding the equivalent of a German Diplom or a Master’s degree (with written thesis) in physics, geophysical sciences (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, economics, or political science. Applicants need to register on-line ( application.html) and e-mail to us the requested application documents.

Application deadline is September 15, 2008 (online registration closes September 8) .

The selection procedure includes an interview of shortlisted applicants. Successful candidates will be offered financial support of about 1,000 Euro monthly to cover living expenses. There are no tuition fees.

Positions will be available starting March 2009 (duration up to 3 years).

The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology seeks to increase the number of female scientists and encourages them to apply. Disabled persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.

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