MSc. SCHOLARSHIP AT JAUME I UNIVERSITY,SPAIN
The purpose of this announcement is to grant one scholarship for the training of research personnel at UJI Robotic Intelligence Laboratory, Universitat Jaume I, Castellon, Spain, an internationally renowned research center. The goal of this scholarship is to train qualified personnel for R&D tasks, and is aimed at university degree holders from non-Spanish universities, with a recent degree in science/engineering with outstanding performance, fulfilling requirements for admittance to a master degree.
The beneficiary is also expected to join a research team within the framework of an on-going project related to robotic research, working with state-of-the-art equipment such as a humanoid torso with anthropomorphic head and multifinger hands, and/or teams of humanoid robots.
The research will typically pertain to bio-inspired approaches about learning and multimodal sensorimotor coordination of head, eyes and limbs movements during the planning and execution of manipulation or interaction tasks. After getting acquainted with the computational models and the humanoid torso available at the Lab, the beneficiary is expected to extend it by modeling additional mechanisms and implementing other tasks and capabilities. Coordination between eyes, head, arm and hand movements and multimodal integration will be central from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. In this context, the student will have freedom to pursue his/her own research goals according to his/her background and interests.
This scholarship is intended for brilliant young graduates and experience in robotics is desirable but not required. Interest in theoretical neuroscience, mental development, or interdisciplinary bio-inspired research would be a plus.
The period of validity covered by the scholarships is two years or until defending one's doctoral thesis, should this be earlier.
If, in the period of one month before the end of the scholarship, the beneficiary applicant has obtained the university master's degree, or has been admitted to a doctorate programme in research phases, he/she may apply for an extension of an additional scholarship up to 12 months, with a view to prolonging his/her research period.
The beneficiary applicant may take a master's degree during this period, namely the "Master on Intelligent Systems. Service Robotics" at the UJI Department of Engineering and Computer Science.
1. Scholarships' stipend will be €1,200 monthly (gross). The corresponding IRPF (income tax) will be deducted from this amount.
2. The scholarship also includes an additional stipend of:
a) €1,600 to cover costs of travel and settling in Castellon, during the first year of the scholarship.
b) €1,200 per year, where applicable, for registration fees for university master's during the first two years of the scholarship.
3. UJI shall take out an accident insurance and public liability insurance, plus health insurance with coverage for the whole period of the scholarship, if applicants are citizens of countries that have no arrangements with the Spanish Social Security or if insurance coverage of such arrangements were not sufficient.
Requirements of beneficiary
These scholarships are open to persons fulfilling the following requirements within the period of submission of applications:
a) An Engineering or Science degree from a non-Spanish university, fulfilling requirements for admittance to a master degree.
b) Having obtained the degree after 1 January 2011.
c) Knowledge of Spanish or English (with good speaking skills) for the proposed training.
d) Not being in possession of a PhD.
The scholarship candidate shall submit the following documents
NO LATER THAN MAY 16, 2014 24:00 CET (strict) to firstname.lastname@example.org
a) Personal data (see below)
b) Photocopy of national identity card of your country. Citizens of EU member states should also include a photocopy of NIE (residence permit) in the event of possessing one.
c) Photocopy of valid passport, if not a citizen of the EU. Also a photocopy of NIE (residency permit) in the event of possessing one.
d) Photocopy of official academic transcript including the name of obtained degree, showing courses taken and grades achieved together with dates, as well as its translation into English or Spanish.
e) Photocopy of academic degree or deposit made for the issuance of degree.
f) Applicant's updated résumé.
g) Statement of motivation about your research interests
h) 2 reference letters
i) Supporting documents of knowledge of Spanish or English.
Beneficiaries must join the corresponding research body within the scheduled period as provided in the award decision. In the event that he/she does not join within the scheduled period, the scholarship will be canceled, unless the beneficiary has been granted an adjournment period (to be authorized only by the General Director of Scientific Policy) for a maximum period of three months from the date specified in the award decision. Beneficiary may not recover said adjournment period.
Temporary suspension of scholarship
The voluntary suspension, previously authorized by the General Director of Scientific Policy, shall not exceed 6 months from the whole period of scholarship and during such suspension period no stipend shall be paid.
For further information contact:
UJI Robotic Intelligence Lab
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