Monthly Archives: March 2013

CAS visiting scholarship for scholars from developing countries

Dear Asian G-WADI members,

Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) visitor scholarship is available for all our Asian G-WADI member countries.  This scholarship is specially to support scholars from developing countries to have a short-term collaborative work with CAS member institutes (including Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAREERI/CAS), which is the host institute of secretariat of Asian G-WADI).

To apply this scholarship, below steps are advised,

  1. Contact a professor of CAS (Chinese partner) to express the interest and find out a potential collaborative research subject. (Asian G-WADI members of  interest could contact Professor Xin Li (lixin@lzb.ac.cn) and Professor Zhuotong Nan (nztong@lzb.ac.cn) of CAREERI/CAS)
  2. Fill up Application forms, which include a recommendation form in Chinese to be completed by the Chinese professor and an application form in English to be completed and signed by the applicant)
  3. Prepare necessary materials including passport copy, CV, copy of  Ph.D degree diploma attained, and publications in late 5 years.
  4. The Chinese partner should fill up other necessary paperwork and then submit to the CAS .

Scholarship types,

  • A. Postdoctor fellowship, two years.
  • B. Short-term visiting scholar, 3-6 months.

Qualifications,

  • Type A, same as national postdoctor admission requirements. With Ph.D degree, usually younger than 40 years old
  • Type B, with Ph.D degree, over 5 years working experience, outstanding in his/her own field.

Grants,

  • Postdoctor, 150 thousand RMB (Chinese Yuan) per year, plus 15 thousand RMB for an international roundtrip
  • Short-term visiting scholar, 22 thousand RMB per month, plus 15 thousand RMB for an international roundtrip

Important dates,

  • Start date, March 25, 2013
  • Due date, April 12, 2013

The doc file, including the recommendation form in Chinese and the application form in English, is attached for reference.

recomm_appli_forms_chs_en (Word, 28KB)

CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme for PhD Candidates from Developing Countries

According to a new agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Academy of Sciences for the developing world (TWAS), up to 140 students/scholars per year from the developing world will be sponsored to travel to China for up to four years’ of PhD study and research.

The CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme provides students/scholars from developing countries with the opportunity to pursue PhDs at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) and/or institutes of CAS around China.

Under the terms of the new CAS-TWAS agreement, TWAS will be responsible for providing round-trip travel support for 50 awardees each year to and from China, or for providing one way travel support for 80 awardees each year to China. TWAS will make active efforts to secure additional funds to cover more awardees for travel supports. In addition, TWAS will also cover visa related expenses and a contribution to excess luggage fees for stays in China of more than 12 months.

CAS will be responsible for a monthly payment to cover accommodation and living expenses.

Successful applicants will receive a monthly stipend (including living expenses, travel expenses and health insurances) of RMB 7,000 (approx. USD 1,100) or RMB 8,000 (approx. 1,250) from CAS through UCAS, depending on whether he/she has passed a qualification test arranged by UCAS for all PhD candidates after admission.

Awardees of the Fellowship will be exempted from tuition fees.

The funding duration of the Phd Program is 4 years, divided into:

* Maximum 1 year study of courses and participation in centralized training at the International College of UCAS (IC-UCAS) on Beijing campus, including 4 months compulsory courses in Chinese Language and Culture.

* Practical research and completion of degree dissertation at UCAS colleges, schools and CAS institutes.

Please read the attached adm_statement_eng_20130308.doc carefully and follow the steps advised.

Please note, our Asian G-WADI Secretariat,  Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI), is an affiliated institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), dedicated for Earth surface research in cold and arid region. Prof. Xin Li (lixin@lzb.ac.cn) and Prof. Zhuotong Nan (nztong@lzb.ac.cn) are both qualified to supervise PhD students supported by this fellowship.

adm_statement_eng_20130308

fellowship_form

admission_form(new)

Papers in the G-WADI special issue on SCAR

G-WADI—the first decade, [PDF]

W. Mike Edmunds,Ramasamy Jayakumar,Anil Mishra,Abdin Salih,Soroosh Sorooshian,Howard S. Wheater and William Logan,2013.G-WADI—the first decade.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0001~0005.

G-WADI PERSIANN-CCS GeoServer for extreme precipitation event monitoring, [PDF]

Kuolin Hsu,Scott Sellars,Phu Nguyen,Dan Braithwaite and Wei Chu,2013.G-WADI PERSIANN-CCS GeoServer for extreme precipitation event monitoring.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0006~0015.

Water use efficiency in an arid watershed: a case study,[PDF]

Damaris Orphanopoulos,Koen Verbist,Alvaro Chavez and Guido Soto,2013.Water use efficiency in an arid watershed: a case study.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0016~0026.

Effect of climate change on drinking water supply in Santiago de Chile, [PDF]

Gerardo Ahumada,David Bustos and María González,2013.Effect of climate change on drinking water supply in Santiago de Chile.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0027~0034.

Integrated hydrologic modeling in the inland Heihe River Basin, Northwest China, [PDF]

YanBo Zhao,ZhuoTong Nan,Hao Chen,Xin Li,Ramasamy Jayakumar and WenJun Yu,2013.Integrated hydrologic modeling in the inland Heihe River Basin, Northwest China.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0035~0050.

Wavelet analysis of the hydrological time series of Dalai Lake, Inner Mongolia, China, [PDF]

KeLi Jia and Jian Huang,2013.Wavelet analysis of the hydrological time series of Dalai Lake, Inner Mongolia, China.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0051~0072.

Time-series analysis of monthly rainfall data for the Mahanadi River Basin, India, [PDF]

Janhabi Meher and Ramakar Jha,2013.Time-series analysis of monthly rainfall data for the Mahanadi River Basin, India.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0073~0084.

Precipitation-runoff simulation for a Himalayan River Basin, India using artificial neural network algorithms, [PDF]

Ray Singh Meena,Ramakar Jha and Kishanjit Kumar Khatua,2013.Precipitation-runoff simulation for a Himalayan River Basin, India using artificial neural network algorithms.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0085~0095.

Coping with water scarcity in Kashafroud G-WADI Basin, Iran: climate change or growing demands?, [PDF]

Sedigheh Torabi Palatkaleh,Niloofar Sadeghi,Kobra Estiri and Meisam Ashouri,2013.Coping with water scarcity in Kashafroud G-WADI Basin, Iran: climate change or growing demands?.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0096~0108.

Climatic variations of general atmospheric circulation, precipitation and river flow of the territory of Kazakhstan, [PDF]

Vitaly Salnikov,Galina Turulina,Svetlana Polyakova,Marat Moldahmetov and Lyazzat Mahmudova,2013.Climatic variations of general atmospheric circulation, precipitation and river flow of the territory of Kazakhstan.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0109~0113.

Study of Holocene glacier degradation in central Asia by isotopic methods for long-term forecast of climate changes, [PDF]

Vladimir I. Shatravin and Tamara V. Tuzova,2013.Study of Holocene glacier degradation in central Asia by isotopic methods for long-term forecast of climate changes.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0114~0125.

Groundwater and surface water interactions in an alluvial plain, Tuul River Basin, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, [PDF]

Maki Tsujimura,Koichi Ikeda,Tadashi Tanaka,Lunten Janchivdorj,Badamgarav Erdenchimeg,Damdinbazar Unurjargal and Ramasamy Jayakumar,2013.Groundwater and surface water interactions in an alluvial plain, Tuul River Basin, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0126~0132.

Changing water regime and adaptation strategies in Upper Mustang Valley of Upper Kaligandaki Basin in Nepal, [PDF]

Prem Sagar Chapagain and Jagat K. Bhusal,2013.Changing water regime and adaptation strategies in Upper Mustang Valley of Upper Kaligandaki Basin in Nepal.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0133~0139.

Assessing the impacts of climate change on water resources of a West African trans-boundary river basin and its environmental consequences (Senegal River Basin), [PDF]

Cheikh Bécaye Gaye,Moctar Diaw and Raymond Malou,2013.Assessing the impacts of climate change on water resources of a West African trans-boundary river basin and its environmental consequences (Senegal River Basin).Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0140~0156.

Water conservation in the Arab region: a must for survival, [PDF]

Gamal M. Abdo,Abdin M. A. Salih and Abdulmohsen Al-Sheikh,2013.Water conservation in the Arab region: a must for survival.Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions,5(1):0157~0164.