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Erasmus Mundus Relativistic Astrophysics Ph.D. Deadline Postponed to March 15, 2010

The International Relativistic Astrophysics PhD is a newly established international doctorate program in astrophysics that has been selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus_mundus/results_compendia/selected_projects_action_1_joint_doctorates_en.php .

This PhD program has a duration of 3 years and is developed within a consortium:
– UNIVERSITE DE NICE – SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France (Coordinating 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 CÔTE D’AZUR, France
– INDIAN CENTRE FOR SPACE PHYSICS, India
– INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR RELATIVISTIC ASTROPHYSICS NETWORK, Italy
– UNIVERSITY OF SAVOIE, France

Applications are now solicited for the course starting in September 2010.

*Deadline for Application: March 15, 2010*

We invite applications from top-ranked students that either hold or are expected to obtain before August 2010 a Masters Degree or the equivalent in Theoretical Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Mathematics or closely related fields. A certified good knowledge of the English language is required. The selection of students is primarily based on excellence.

10 Erasmus Mundus Doctorate Fellowships will be made available by the European Commission, with a monthly stipend of 2800 € plus travel allowance*

Full information about the IRAP PhD program, the application form, the current poster, and detailed instructions on how to apply can be found at the web-site:
http://www.irap-phd.org/

The contact e-mail for inquiries is Pascal Chardonnet: chardonnet[AT]lapp.in2p3.fr

Please bring this announcement to the attention of interested and capable candidates.

Prof. Remo Ruffini
Director of Erasmus Mundus IRAP PhD
ICRANet and University of ROMA La Sapienza
ruffini[AT]icra.it