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Nabídka stipendií a studijních pobytů

University of Cambridge Department of Geography

Applicants for a research position within the Marie Curie Network GREENCYCLESII (

T5.4 Modelling Vegetation-Atmosphere Feedbacks in the Amazon Region

The Early-Stage Researcher will investigate the coupled dynamics of the land surface and atmosphere in the Amazon region within the context of land cover change. The aim of the project is to improve understanding of the consequences of land use change for atmospheric processes and carbon storage. Sophisticated models of land surface and atmospheric processes will be coupled and tested against field data. Model experiments will aim to characterise the potential impacts of land cover change such as deforestation for vegetation and soil carbon storage, atmospheric humidity, stability, clouds, and precipitation, as well as connections to the wider atmospheric system. Ecological processes such as photosynthesis, growth, competition, and soil decomposition will also be considered.

The successful candidate will actively participate in network-wide workshops and training events, and will work on secondment with colleagues in Amsterdam.

It may be possible for the applicant to register for a PhD degree, depending on the outcome of future funding decisions. This possibility will be negotiated with the successful candidate upon acceptance of the post.

The position will start as soon as possible and run until 31 December 2013. Applications must arrive before 9 March, 2011.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a half-page statement of interest, copies of your high-school and academic certificates, the names and contact details of two referees, a completed Eligibility Form (, and a completed CHRIS6 Form ( to Dr Andrew D. Friend, preferably by e-mail ( or by post (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, UK).

Payment will be according to Marie Curie rules (, including an allowance for transnational travel and mobility.

At the start of their fellowship, researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the UK for more than 12 months in the preceding 3 years. UK nationals are eligible only if they have legally resided in a Third Country for at least three out of the last four years.

Early-stage researchers (ESRs) must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, including the period of research training, starting at the qualification date for undertaking a PhD Degree, which they must not have already obtained.

Female applicants are particularly encouraged to apply.

Best wishes,

Andrew D. Friend

AFR Postdoc Grants

The AFR postdoc grant scheme is co-funded by the European Commission under the Marie-Curie COFUND scheme.

Who Is Eligible?
Applicants must be holders of a PhD diploma. They can apply until up to 8 years after obtaining their PhD.
The postdoc research training has to be carried out in a different country from where the applicant has been principally working in the 24 months preceding the beginning of the intended postdoctoral funding period (mobility clause).
Under the AFR scheme, early-stage researchers are eligible for the AFR PhD grant and consecutively for the AFR Postdoc grant (under the condition that they respect a mobility clause).

The AFR programme has no thematic limitations and is open to all researchers, regardless of their nationality, desirous to engage into research training in Luxembourg or abroad. In the selection process, the interest of the project in the context of Luxembourg R&D will nevertheless be evaluated.

Selection Criteria
The project proposals will be assessed according to the following key criteria :
Scientific quality of the research project
Profile of the applicant
Quality of the host institution
Interest of the research project in the Luxembourg R&D setting

Contacts, Postdoc Forms and Guidelines

Deadline: 22 February 2011

Interdisciplinary Climate Change Research Symposium
22-29 October, 2011
La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
Participation limited to 30 early-career Ph.D. scholars

Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA
As our understanding of climate change and its far-reaching ramifications continues to grow, it is imperative for climate change researchers to form strong collaborative bonds that reach across disciplines and other boundaries. Every year the DISsertations initiative for the advancement of Climate Change ReSearch (DISCCRS, pronounced discourse) hosts a symposium for early-career climate change researchers, Our goal is to catalyze international, interdisciplinary collaboration, while laying the foundation for dynamic, communicative collegial networks that are better-equipped to understand and respond to the myriad challenges posed by climate change.

During the week-long symposium, the 30 invited DISCCRS Scholars will have the opportunity to present their research, hone interdisciplinary communication and teambuilding skills, and discuss emerging research and trends. Scholars will also have the chance to talk about the societal and professional challenges involved in climate change research, with each other and with established researchers invited to serve as mentors.

Eligibility: Ph.D. requirements completed between April 1, 2008 and February 28, 2011. Applications will be reviewed by an interdisciplinary committee of research scientists. The selection committee will favor applicants who plan to engage in interdisciplinary research careers in any subject relevant to the study of climate change, its impacts or its solutions. We encourage applicants from the natural and social sciences, mathematics, engineering, and other fields, so long as their research focus relates to climate change, its impacts or solutions. Although the emphasis is on the U.S. research system, we welcome applicants from all countries who are interested in learning about the U.S. research system or connecting with U.S. researchers. Airfare and on-site expenses are supported through grants from NSF and NASA

Symposium application instructions:

DISCCRS Funding:
U.S. National Science Foundation<>
Collaborative Grant Numbers: SES-0931402 to the University of Oregon
and SES-0932916 to Whitman College
National Aeronautics and Space Administration<>
Grant number NNX10AJ53G to Whitman College

Organizers: Ronald B. Mitchell and C. Susan Weiler
C. Susan Weiler, Ph.D.
Office for Earth System Studies
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Documents (only in Czech)

NameDocument dateModificationsAttachment
Phd Position INRA Nancy FRANCE02. 12. 201002. 12. 2010 14:25:24  
Funded Ph.D. Research Opportunities in the area of sensing technologies for the forest products industry29. 11. 201029. 11. 2010 13:23:20  
Call for the CBU PhD scholarships26. 11. 201026. 11. 2010 16:55:33  
Modelling the effects of forest management on the European C-sink25. 11. 201025. 11. 2010 07:31:22  
The carbon footprint of short rotation coppice: making bioenergy sustainable23. 11. 201023. 11. 2010 09:48:56