International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modeling PhD Program in Germany, 2013

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The International Max Planck Research School on Earth System Modeling (IMPRS-ESM) offers doctoral program in Germany. Students must hold a master’s degree or a German ‘diploma’ in the field of physics, geophysical sciences, (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or political science. The International students can apply for this program. The financial support is offered as a stipend for three years of duration. The students are selected if they are short-listed in the interview.. The IMPRS on Earth System Modeling (IMPRS-ESM) is a multi- and interdisciplinary doctoral program that associates several German research institutions. Students contribute to the development and application of numerical models of different complexities, including natural aspects as well as the human dimension. Through the development of integrated Earth system models the IMPRS-ESM contributes to an improved understanding of the global environment and the prediction of interactions and feed backs in between the individual components of the Earth system..
The research areas of this scholarship are: Research topics are: critical transitions in the terrestrial components of the Earth system, Effects of land use change on soil carbon stocks and climate, Potentials and side-effects of afforestation for climate change mitigation, Ice-age ocean circulation, Extreme Events at different spatial and temporal scales, Thermodynamics of the Asian Monsoonal Circulation, Towards coupled data assimilation in a climate model, The role of turbulent mixing in the ocean circulation.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Our PhD Program is open to applicants holding a Master’s degree (with written thesis) or a German ‘Diploma’ in physics, geophysical sciences, (incl. meteorology and oceanography), chemistry, ecology, mathematics, computer science, engineering, economics, or political science.
· Also students currently still working on their MSc thesis are encouraged to apply.
Benefits of the scholarship: Not provided
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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