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AURORA EOS Newsletter
Vol 16, Number 39
Jun 29, 2012

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THE NEWSLETTER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EARTH AND OCEAN SCIENCES, UBC

 


 

MARIE CURIE INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS

 

Marie Curie International Incoming & Outgoing Fellowships

Deadline: 16 August 2012 (17:00 Brussels local time)

All fields of research of interest to the EU are eligible for funding.

 

Below is information regarding career fellowships - incoming & outgoing - offered by the European

Commission for scholars, research staff and/or post-doctoral fellows. The EU Marie Curie People

program is designed to help create long-term collaborations and mutually beneficial cooperation

between Europe and Canada. Fellowships are for a minimum of 12 months.

 

  SALARY:  EUR 38,000 ($52K) for early-stage researchers to EUR 87,500 ($120K) for experienced

researchers

 

  MOBILITY ALLOWANCE: EUR 700/mo ($950) or EUR 1000/mo ($1300) with family obligations (includes

travel, relocation, family expenses, language courses, etc)

 

  RESEARCH/KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER: EUR 800 ($1000)/month for research consumables, conferences,

journals, memberships..

 

Amount of funding varies on experience, family situation, & host country. Currency conversions are

estimates only.

 

This information is provided as a broad overview only - interested applicants should consult the

guide for complete details.

 

TO HOST EUROPEAN SCHOLARS / RESEARCHERS / POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS AT UBC

<http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/people?callIdentifier=FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF>

 

Marie Curie International 'Outgoing' Fellowships for Career Development (IOF)- enables European

experienced researchers (PhD or 4 years FT research experience[1]) to have the opportunity to be

trained & acquire new knowledge in a third country (e.g. Canada) high-level research organization.

Funding is provided for advanced training & trans-national mobility for nationals of a Member

State[2] or Associated Country[3]. Experienced researchers applying to this action need to identify

and develop a research training project that will provide the means to reach professional maturity

and independence and to add different/complementary scientific competencies to their careers.

 

The researcher must not have spent more than 12 mo at the host organization in the 3 yrs immediately

prior. Funding is provided for salary (living, mobility & travel allowance), contribution to

research costs [and to overhead/mngt costs for 'host' European organization]. Amount of funding

varies on experience, family situation, & host country.

 

TO SEND UBC SCHOLARS / RESEARCHERS / POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWS TO EUROPE

<http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/people?callIdentifier=FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IIF>

 

M.C. International 'Incoming' Fellowships (IIF) - to attract top-class experienced researchers (PhD

or 4 yrs FT research experience [see above] from third countries (e.g. Canada) to work & undertake

research/KT in Europe or Associated Countries for 1-2 yrs, with a view to developing

mutually-beneficial research cooperation. For incoming fellowships, it is expected that the

researcher will typically have a more senior profile in terms of experience. The research project

should be of strong interest for the European Research Areas and help create long term

collaborations and mutually beneficial cooperation between Europe and Canada.

 

European hosts can include universities, research centres, international organizations, commercial

enterprises, NGO's/trusts, International European interest organizations, and the Joint Research

Centre of the European Commission.

 

12 mo to 36 mo maximum duration, FT equivalent (incoming phase btw 12-24 mo). The researcher must

not have spent more than 12 mo at the host organization in the 3 yrs immediately prior. Sabbatical

leaves are eligible. Funding is provided for the researcher (living, mobility & travel allowance),

research costs and overhead/mngt costs for host organization. Amount of funding varies on

experience, family situation, & host country.

 

For more information:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/page/people?callIdentifier=FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IOF#

 


 

Hong Kong Ph.D. Fellowships - 2012-13

 

Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship

Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD

studies in Hong Kong's institutions. 

http://cerg1.ugc.edu.hk/hkpfs/index.html

 

Fellowship Award

The Fellowship provides a monthly stipend of HK$20,000 (approximately US$2,600) and a conference and

research related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for

a period of three years. About 135 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in each academic year*. For

awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be

provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned

directly.

 

* Institutions in Hong Kong normally start their academic year in September.

 

Please see attached PDF for more details

 


HOT OFF THE PRESS 

 

MARK JOHNSON

 

Lathuilliere, M.J., M.S. Johnson and S.D. Donner (2012). Water use by terrestrial ecosystems:

temporal variability in rainforest and agricultural contributions to evapotranspiration in Mato

Grosso, Brazil. Environmental Research Letters 7:024024. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024024

 


 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE  

 

>From David Farrar, Provost and Vice President Academic.

 

The University is seeking an Academic Director for the Learning Exchange

(www.learningexchange.ubc.ca). The Learning Exchange, located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside

(DTES), exemplifies UBC's commitment to community engagement.

 

The Academic Director will serve as the academic champion for the Learning Exchange, taking a lead

role in ensuring that the Learning Exchange is linked effectively with UBC's academic mission.  In

collaboration with the Learning Exchange Director, the Academic Director will build upon and add to

the current Learning Exchange community-university engagement activities and support the

University's effort to achieve and strengthen its Place and Promise: The UBC Plan commitments.

 

The Selection Committee for an Academic Director of the Learning Exchange has developed a profile of

the successful candidate, outlining major responsibilities, in the Call for Applications, which will

appear in the next edition of UBC Reports. It has also been posted on http://www.vpacademic.ubc.ca/.

A more detailed Position Profile may be found on that site.

 

Applicants should submit their current CV and letter of interest to:MailMe or by

confidential fax at 604-822-3134.

 

Questions may be directed to Ian Cavers, Chair of the Selection Committee at: var a,b,c,e;a='';a+= 'lto:';b+= '@';e = '';b+='science.ubc.ca';document.write(a+b+c);MailMe">MailMe;

or Kathleen Leahy, Director of the Learning Exchange at:  var a,b,c,e;a='';a+= 'lto:';b+= '@';e = '';b+='ubc.ca';document.write(a+b+c);MailMe">MailMe.

 

Members of the Selection Committee:  Ian Cavers, Chair

 

Kathleen Leahy, Director, Learning Exchange

Linc Kesler, Director FNHL and Senior Advisor to the President on Aboriginal Affairs 

Margot Young, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law

Joe Wai, Architect

Nancy Cameron, Associate Director, YWCA Crabtree Corner Community Program

Kiran Mahal, Vice-President, Academic & University Affairs, AMS

Ting Ting Zhou, Language and Literacy, Department Rep., Graduate Student Society

 

OTHER JOB POSTINGS see http://www.eos.ubc.ca/public/employ


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