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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Erasmus Mundus Association


PhD Scholarship


Dear Madam/Sir,

I am writing to apply for the ... Scholarship for the scientific exchange program, which I was introduced to by ....  I would like to pursue my PhD studies in Europe. I graduated from The University of ..... in ....., with a Masters degree in .....

As a graduate student and a teaching assistant at the laboratories, I have been trained to learn new fields, think through problems in an analytical manner and maintain flexibility within a demanding schedule. My research involved the synthesis of a novel polymer and its characterization by several instrumentations as well as studying its effect in the pharmaceutical area on the bioavailability and the solubility of several model drugs. I have written a primary article manuscript and have been given the opportunity to present my work to both scientific and community audiences. These experiences have helped me develop technical writing skills to present details of my research, therefore preparing me for better communication in a scientific environment.

In addition to developing my research and analytical skills, I have also had the opportunity to develop my academic and organizational management skills by sharing my knowledge in science as a freelance analyst in the ... department at .... and a part-time ....  Some of my duties were teaching, writing questions, contributing to the development of main texts and supplementary materials, improving the quality of the data by reviewing new items, actively engaging in training opportunities offered.

I would like to emphasize that I am very eager to benefit from the .... scholarship program on a personal note, as I will get to meet new PhD students, exchange experiences and practices by spending quality time with them and get to know their culture and lifestyles. This would broaden my horizons and enable me to build strong social network with people.

I would be extremely grateful if you would consider my application and offer me a chance to participate in the .... program at the University .... , which would mark my future professional and personal development allowing me to get a step closer towards my future career as a faculty member at a leading university in my country and to share all the knowledge and expertise I will gain from this whole new experience.

Thank you for your time and consideration. Please contact me for any questions.

Yours truly,

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