Archive for February, 2010

Full Scholarships for Graduate Study at MASDAR Institute in collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology at Carbon Neutral, Zero Waste City

The MASDAR Institute is the centerpiece of the MASDAR Initiative, a landmark program by the government of Abu Dhabi to establish an entirely new economic sector dedicated to alternative and sustainable energy. The MASDAR Institute is a private, not-for-profit, independent, research-driven institute developed with the support and cooperation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT provides assistance in recruitment of faculty members and senior administrative staff and the provision of course curriculum, amongst other matters. The Institute is located inside the world’s first carbon neutral, zero waste Masdar City which will be powered solely by alternative energy, mainly solar energy. Eighty-eight students from 22 countries were admitted into the Fall 2009 intake, all on full scholarships.

The Institute offers MSc programs, and in Fall 2010 is planning to start PhD programs in science and engineering disciplines, with a focus on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. It welcomes and encourages applications from qualified students and provides scholarships to talented students who meet its high admission standards.

Details of faculty profiles, current research, programs offered, course description, scholarships, and other information including an online application module is available at http://www.masdar.ac.ae/MastersProgram.html.

Deadline: Varies depending on masters program.

Any questions about the Institute and scholarships may be directed to admissions@masdar.ac.ae.

Deadline:  end of October 2010-May 2011


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The Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced the availability of internships during the Summer of 2010 in its Internship Program for Postsecondary Students.  These internships offer opportunities to participants for hands-on education and training related to the their fields of interest and those of the DOC.

Internships will be available in the Washington, D.C metro area; however, some internships might be available at DOC Offices and Bureaus in other locations.  ORISE will accept applications for Summer 2010 through March 2010.

Click here for the flyer or here for the website.

Deadline: January 31 for summer; July 1 for fall semester; December 1 for spring semester

Deadline: Summer – January 31; Fall – July 1; Spring – December 1

Alicia Wells

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