Ireland: PhD Research Opportunities in Micro- and Nano- Engineering

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The International
Centre for Graduate Education in Micro- and Nano-Engineering (ICGEE) is
an inter-university, inter-disciplinary and international organisation
providing a student-centric doctoral
research and education experience with a unique international flavor and perspective.

It brings together nine Irish partners, including:

Eight third level higher education institutions
Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT)
Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG)
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
University College Cork (UCC)
University College Dublin (UCD)
University of Limerick (UL)

One professional engineering accreditation body
Engineers Ireland

Five international partners
Chalmers University of Technology (CTH), Sweden
Fudan University, Shanghai, China
Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France
Northwestern University, IL, USA
University of Edinburgh, UK.

The ICGEE offers:
A global curriculum
with a wide spectrum of specialist academic courses from leading
experts in Europe, the US and Asia World-class research opportunities.
The opportunity to build an international peer network amongst the next
generation of young internationally focused global engineering leaders.

Information for Applicants
Currently we are recruiting 1st and 2nd year PhD students. The
application procedure and financial support available is different
depending on which year of your PhD programme you are in. Please select
the appropriate option:

1st Year PhD Candidate
2nd Year PhD Candidate

Information for 1st Year PhD Candidates
ICGEE Scholarships
An ICGEE scholarship of €24,000 per year over 4 years will be offered
to all successful applicants to include a stipend (€16,000), travel and
the equivalent of an EU Higher Education Institution (HEI) fee.

Application
An application may be submitted to any of the Irish partner HEI’s
within the ICGEE. Institutional affiliation is compulsory for admission
to the ICGEE programme and the ICGEE admissions process
will run in parallel with that of the selected host institute. The PhD
research must fit within the ICGEE key research areas: Micro- &
Nano-Engineering Design and Materials & Manufacturing. Potential
candidates should have a first class primary degree or a Masters level education. For students whose first language/mother tongue is not English, an IELTS score of minimum 6.0 is required. Your application dossier must contain the following documentation:

  • A signed ICGEE cover sheet (download the cover sheet here)
  • Copy of Host University application form

A Personal Statement describing yourself, your scientific interests
and why you want to join the ICGEE programme (max 1 page). Your
application package should be scanned and emailed to info[ at ]icgee.ie

Information for 2nd Year PhD Candidates
ICGEE Scholarships
Students studying in an Irish HEI can avail of a scholarship of €6000
from the ICGEE programme that will provide for costs relatedto travel
over the remaining three years of study for the PhD.

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Application
Potential candidates should have a 1H or MSc-level education They must
have completed their first year of their current PhD in an Irish HEI.
Institutional affiliation is compulsory for admission to the
ICGEE programme. The PhD research must fit within the ICGEE. For
students whose first language/mother tongue is not English, an IELTS
score of minimum 6.0 is required. Your application dossier must contain
the following documentation:

  • A signed ICGEE cover sheet (download the cover sheet here)
  • A Personal Statement describing yourself, your scientific interests and why you want to join the ICGEE programme (max 1 page)
  • A CV
  • Reference letter from your supervisor.

Your application package should be scanned and emailed to info[ at ]icgee.ie

DEADLINE
Only applications received before 1 September 2008 will be considered.

MORE INFORMATION
For any additional queries, please contact:

Patricia Hegarty,
ICGEE Administrator,
Department of Microelectronic Engineering,
University College Cork,
Ireland
Tel:+ 353 21 490 4575

Download a (printer friendly) PDF with this information from http://www.icgee.ie

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