PhD Admissions and Funding at the International Relativistic Astrophysics PhD Program Consortium
PhD Admissions and Funding at the International Relativistic Astrophysics PhD Program Consortium (IRAP PhD).
The coordinating Institution is the University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis located in the French Riviera.
The Partners of the Consortium are:
- UNIVERSITE DE NICE - SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France (Co-ordinating institution)
- SHANGHAI ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY, China
- FREE UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, Germany
- AEI - POTSDAM, Germany
- TARTU OBSERVATORY, Estonia
- STOCKHOLM UNIVERSTIY, Sweden
- UNIVERSITY OF FERRARA, Italy
- UNIVERSITY OF ROME - LA SAPIENZA, Italy
- BRAZILIAN CENTRE FOR PHYSICS RESEARCH, Brazil
- OBSERVATORY OF THE COTE D'AZUR, France
- INDIAN CENTRE FOR SPACE PHYSICS, India
- INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS NETWORK, Italy
- UNIVERSITY OF SAVOIE, France
PhD students will receive a very competitive salary (gross salary 2800 Euros per month and a 7500 Euro installation grant for non-European students), computing facilities and support for travel, and comprehensive benefits including paid vacation, health care insurance and retirement benefits. To be eligible, applicants should have obtained a Masters degree in astronomy, astrophysics, theoretical physics or a related field. We encourage applications from the best candidates irrespective of nationality, gender or background. Student research will be carried out in the framework of the IRAP PhD Consortium.
Consult the web page : http://www.irap-phd.org for details and application instructions. All inquiries should be directed to Prof. Pascal Chardonnet, Erasmus Mundus Coordinator: chardonnet at lapp.in2p3.fr.
Applicants are requested send a curriculum vitae, an application form, a list of all university courses taken and transcripts of grades obtained, brief statements of research interests and experience, and the contact information for at least two referees. Applications received by the deadline of February 28, 2011 will receive full consideration.