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YOUNG SCHOLARS BULLETIN # 36
Information for young scholars in Humanities and Social Sciences: doctoral fellowships, postdoctoral fellowships, grants, conferences
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DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
PHD POSITIONS IN CASPIAN STUDIES (SOCIAL SCIENCES) AT UNIVERSITY OF BREMEN IN GERMANY, 2015
Applications are invited for PhD positions in the field of Caspian Studies (social sciences) at University of Bremen, Germany. International applicants are eligible to apply for this programme. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have to complete a PhD thesis related to one of the two topics within the contract period of 3 years. The application deadline is 12 April 2015.
Study Subject(s): Positions are awarded in the field of Caspian Studies (social sciences).
Course Level: Positions are available for PhD programme.
Scholarship Provider: MSCA grant of the European Union in the context of Horizon 2020 at University of Bremen, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: Applicants are advised to check their eligibility under MSCA rules. Major criteria are: Mobility clause: Candidates must not have been resident or carried out activities in Germany for more
-than 12 months in the past three years (up to April 2015). Maximum seniority allowed: Candidates must have less than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research
-experience after their Master’s degree. Applicants also need to meet the criteria for admission to doctoral studies at the University of Bremen, including a Master’s degree in a social science discipline.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International applicants are eligible to apply for this programme.
Scholarship Description: 2 PhD positions are available at the Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa) at the University of Bremen. Successful candidates will have to complete a PhD thesis related to one of the following two topics within the contract period of 3 years:
Bremen-PhD1: Authoritarian strategies to create stability and legitimacy. The role of state income from natural resources (with a regional focus on Central Asia and the South Caucasus):- The literature on the rentier state and the resource curse argues convincingly that state income from exports of natural resources can be used to strengthen authoritarian states by either buying loyalty or building up state capacities for the suppression of dissent. However, little is known about the conditions under which this authoritarian strengthening becomes feasible and the explaining factors for specific strategies of the authoritarian leaders. The Caspian states offer interesting case studies in this respect as they all share a common Soviet legacy. Comparing resource-rich and resource-poor countries offers a chance to identify the impact of resource rents and will also provide a better understanding of general authoritarian strategies to create stability and legitimacy.
Bremen-PhD2: The (limited) development of welfare and social policies in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: causes and dynamics:- The development of social welfare systems after the dissolution of the Soviet Union has been characterised by a twofold transformation: on a territorial level, the newly formed states of the post-Soviet region had to develop welfare institutions and policies independently for the first time. They were confronted with Soviet legacies in the form of existing institutions and popular expectations on the one hand and a global push for neo-liberal reforms, summarized at that time as Washington consensus, on the other hand. On a functional level, the new states, therefore, had to decide which policy fields should be covered by their welfare systems in which ways. This offers an ideal opportunity to identify debates, patterns and causes for specific welfare policy mixes.
Number of award(s): 2 PhD positions are available at the Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa) at the University of Bremen.
Duration of award(s): The duration of award is three years.
What does it cover?
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications should be send via e-mail. The application package should include: cover letter
-draft of a research design for one of the above mentioned two PhD projects (max 3 pages)
-name and contact details of three referees who can comment on the applicant’s professional
-competences and/or academic capacity Please submit complete application package by email as one pdf file.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 12 April 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2015-phd-positions-caspian-studies-social-sciences-university-bremen-germany/2015/02/17/
2015 GPTS DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS IN TRANSCULTURAL STUDIES AT HEIDELBERG UNIVERSITY, GERMANY
The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS) of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” is offering up to four doctoral scholarships, starting in October 2015. Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade and must propose a research project with a strong affiliation to the research framework of the Cluster. The Graduate Programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1200 Euro. The applications deadline is March 15, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the field of transcultural studies.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral programme at Heidelberg University.
Scholarship Provider: The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University (a part of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in a discipline of the humanities or social sciences with an above-average grade, and must propose a research project with a strong affiliation to the research framework of the Cluster.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Graduate Programme for Transcultural StudiesEuropean (Europe- Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City and Russia) and Asian (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Korea, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Philippines, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Yemen) students can apply for these doctoral scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies is the structured doctoral programme of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” at Heidelberg University. In line with the Cluster’s research profile, the programme focuses on the dynamics of cultural exchange processes between and within Asia and Europe.
Number of award(s): There are up to four doctoral scholarships. Half of the scholarships are reserved for young scholars from Asia.
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for up to three years.
What does it cover? The Graduate Programme offers a monthly scholarship of 1200 Euro.
Selection Criteria: The proposed doctoral project must have clear connections to the general research framework of the Cluster. Suitable supervisors may be found amongst the five Professorships and senior researchers involved in the projects of the Cluster. After an initial evaluation and selection, applicants will be asked to contact suitable supervisors at the Cluster to discuss their proposed projects. An Evaluation Group, consisting of five members of the Steering Committee, bases its decision on this dossier and a recommendation by the supervisor. The result of of the voting is arrived at by majority, i.e. at least three positive votes are required for a direct extension of the contract. All other cases are finally decided in a separate meeting.
Notification: The most promising applicants will be invited to present their projects to the selection committee in Heidelberg. Notifications on this can be expected towards the end of April or the beginning of May. Subsequent to the presentation in Heidelberg, the scholarship holders will be selected.
How to Apply: Applications are accepted exclusively via Online Application System.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The last date to apply is March 15, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2015-gpts-doctoral-scholarships-transcultural-studies-germany/2015/02/16/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
STASIUK POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR THE STUDY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY UKRAINE (CIUS)
2015 – 2016
THE STASIUK POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH
FELLOWSHIP is offered annually to support the
development of the study of modern and
contemporary Ukraine. The fellowship, in the
Humanities and Social Sciences, is for one year
(with the possibility of renewal, subject to review).
Although all applications in fields associated with
the Humanities and Social Sciences will be
considered, research proposals in the area of
identities, nationalism, regions, borders, social
values, historical politics, and memory will be
To qualify, applicants must have received a PhD or
candidate of sciences degree (if from Ukraine or
other post-Soviet country) within the past three
years at the time of application. Successful
applicants are expected to take up their post-doc
appointments at the Centre for Political and
Regional Studies of CIUS between September 1
and October 31, 2015. In addition to working on
their research project, Stasiuk Research Fellows
will be expected to assist and participate in the
planning and activities of CIUS.
This competition is open to Canadian citizens,
permanent residents of Canada, and foreign
nationals. The annual stipend is $38,000. Award
recipients receive supplemental health benefits.
An additional $2,000 is available for research-
related expenses. Recipients of the Stasiuk
Fellowship may not hold another fellowship
concurrently. The Stasiuk Fellowship is made
possible by financial support from the Stasiuk
Endowment Fund at CIUS.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:
An up-to-date c.v. to include a mailing address,
citizenship or residency status (if residing in
Canada), telephone number(s), and e-mail
A certified copy of the document conferring the
PhD or Candidate of Sciences degree (if not in
English, include also a certified English-language
A summary of previous research work/experience
A research proposal (1,500-2,000 words). The
proposal should include a description or
discussion of the applicant’s relationship to the
topic of research.
Two letters of support (one must be from a
scholar associated with the institution that
granted the PhD or candidate of sciences degree)
PLEASE SEND DOCUMENTATION BY
1 MARCH 2015 to:
Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies,
430 Pembina Hall, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2H8 Canada
Tel: 780 492 2972; Fax: 780 492 4967
Web site: www.cius.ca
2015-2016 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH
SCHOLAR IN SERBIAN STUDIES
The East Central European Center of Columbia
University invites applications for a new
postdoctoral rHistory, Literature, Political Science,
Anthropology, and Sociology). This position
is for one semester of the academic year
2015-16, either Fall (September 1–December 31)
or Spring (January 15–May 15). This position is
made possible by the generous support of the
Njegoš Endowment for Serbian Studies.
For more information:
HUNT POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS IN USA, 2015
Applications are invited for Hunt postdoctoral fellowships to support the writing-up of already completed research. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually for twelve months. Scholars with a PhD in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) regardless of institutional affiliation, country of residence, or nationality are eligible for applying these fellowships. The main criteria of evaluation are the quality of the research and its potential contribution to anthropological knowledge, theory and debate. Applications should be submitted till May 1, 2015.
Study Subject(s): The Foundation supports research that demonstrates a clear link to anthropological theory and debates and promises to make a solid contribution to advancing these ideas. The Foundation particularly welcomes proposals that employ a comparative perspective, can generate innovative approaches or ideas, and/or integrate two or more subfields.
Course Level: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research.
Scholarship Provider: Wenner-Gren Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
– Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent at the time of application.
– Applicants must have received a PhD or equivalent within ten years of the application deadline.
– Qualified scholars are eligible without regard to nationality, institutional, or departmental affiliation although preference is given to applicants who are untenured or do not yet have a permanent academic position.
– The Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship is to support a continuous period of full-time academic writing. The research that forms the basis of the writing project is expected to be completed at the time of application. In special circumstances and with prior approval of the Foundation, recipients may use part of their stipend for a minor research component if necessary to complete their proposed publication/s. No research funds in addition to the basic stipend are available as part of the Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship.
– The fellowship may be used to support the preparation of a book or monograph manuscript, journal articles, book chapters, or a combination of these forms of publication.
– The Foundation cannot accept an application from a prior grantee unless all requirements of a previous grant have been completed. Please contact the Foundation for more information if this situation applies.
– Prior recipients of Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are not eligible to apply for a second fellowship for a different writing project.
Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship applications that were unsuccessful in a prior funding cycle may be resubmitted only twice. A resubmission statement explaining how the application is different from the prior application and how the referees’ comments have been addressed must accompany resubmitted applications.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of any nationality can apply for these Hunt postdoctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships support the writing-up of already completed research. The fellowship is awarded to scholars in the earlier stages of their careers, when they frequently lack the time and resources to develop their research for publication. Scholars with a Ph.D. in hand for no more than ten years (from the application deadline) are eligible to apply. A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.
Number of award(s): A maximum of eight Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded annually.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are awarded for twelve months. Applicants may request for shorter time periods.
What does it cover? Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowships are nonrenewable and provide US $40,000 of financial support for twelve months of continuous full-time writing. Applicants requesting shorter time periods will receive a pro-rated award as appropriate (e.g., a six-month project would be awarded $20,000).
-As with all Wenner-Gren awards, the main criteria of evaluation are the quality of the research and its potential contribution to anthropological knowledge, theory, and debate.
-Priority is given to those applicants that at the time of application have a book contract in hand, have been in contact with publishers or have detailed writing plans (e.g., developed book, monograph, or article outlines), and show evidence of these in their application.
-The writing project or projects that form the basis of a Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship application should be based on well-defined research questions. It is important to demonstrate that the research that forms the basis of the writing project/s is appropriate to answer the research questions that are posed. It is also important to demonstrate the significance of the research to important theoretical and methodological issues in anthropology.
-Applicants whose research focuses on primatology should ensure that their application emphasizes the specific ways in which their research relates to humanity’s cultural and/or biological origins, development, and/or modern variation. The Foundation does not fund basic research in primatology or research that is primarily oriented towards primate conservation.
Notification: Final decisions are made six months later. Funding will be available starting in January of the following year, and the start date of the Fellowship can be any time during that year.
How to Apply: Applicants must submit their applications using the Foundation’s online application submission procedure as well as send printed copies to the Foundation by regular mail.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is May 1, 2015.
Further Official Scholarship Information and Application
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/hunt-postdoctoral-fellowships-for-international-student-in-usa-2013/2012/10/08/
FYSSEN FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL GRANTS FOR FRENCH AND FOREIGN RESEARCHERS, 2015
Fyssen Foundation is offering postdoctoral grants for researchers who wish to achieve their project in a Laboratory in abroad (French researchers) or France (foreign researchers). The Postdoctoral fellowship will start on September 1st of the application year the earliest and at the latest on January of the next year. Grants are awarded from 8 months to 12 months not renewable. These grants of an annual maximum amount of 25 000 euros, intend to cover expenses of hosting, stay and health insurance. The application deadline is 1st April, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Grants are awarded for working on research disciplines such as Ethology, Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Epistemology, Logic and the Sciences of nervous system.
Course Level: Grants are available for postdoctoral researchers.
Scholarship Provider: Fyssen Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: France and Abroad
-Achieve his first post-doctoral fellowship.
-Be old of 35 years maximum on the closing day of the call.
-Be a holder of a Phd of less than two years on September 1st of the year of application, either achieve his viva thesis on December 31st of the year of application at the latest.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Fyssen Foundation French or foreign researchers can apply for these postdoctoral grants.
Scholarship Description: Study grants are available for postdoctoral researchers, working on research disciplines such as Ethology, Paleontology, Archaeology, Anthropology, Psychology, Epistemology, Logic and the Sciences of nervous system. These grants are awarded to French or foreign researchers, holders of a foreign PhD and who wish to achieve their project in a Laboratory in France; or either French or foreign researchers holders of a French PhD who wish to achieve their project in a Laboratory abroad (excluded origin country and de co-tutorship).
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Grants are awarded from 8 months to 12 months not renewable, and until 24 months subject to the approval of the Scientific Committee after examination of a report at the end of the first year. The Postdoctoral fellowship will start on September 1st of the application year the earliest and at the latest on January of the next year.
What does it cover? These grants of an annual maximum amount of 25 000 euros, intend to cover expenses of hosting, stay and health insurance.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: The online application and the receipt of the candidate’s folder by post will be confirmed by email. The candidate application will be submitted to the Scientific Committee and he will receive the result by post mid July 2015.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online. Requested documents to constitute the folder:
-The application form
-An invitation letter of the host laboratory
-The letters of two scientific personalities able to put an appreciation on the program and the research works of the candidate
-The research project on 8 pages maximum drafted in French or in English
-The CV and the publications of the candidate
-The abstract (150 words) of the research project as well as a list of keywords. In French and in English
-The PhD copy or an attestation testifying the candidate will achieve his viva on December 31st 2015 the latest
And the candidate has to send one copy of his complete folder on April 1st 2015 (postmark as a date).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1st April, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/fyssen-foundation-postdoctoral-grants-french-foreign-researchers-2015/2015/02/13/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
2015 KOREAN GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE STUDENTS
Applications are invited for Korean Government Scholarship program from graduate students. The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship. Up to 820 scholarships for master and PhD programs and up to 20 scholarships for research programs will be awarded at participating Universities in Korea as designated by NIIED. After the Korean language course, the scholarship period of degree course (2 years of master’s or 3 years of doctoral) cannot be extended beyond the designated duration. Research scholars are exempted from Korean Language Course. The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps. Applicants must be selected by the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy or a designated university).
Study Subject(s): Applicants must choose their field of study from the listed programs in the University Information section provided by participating universities.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing master, PhD and research programs at Participating Universities in Korea.
Scholarship Provider: Korean government
Scholarship can be taken at: Korea
-The applicant and his/her parents must have foreign citizenship. Applicants who hold Korean citizenship are not permitted to apply for this program. Therefore, Applicants and his/her parents who once had Korean citizenship must provide document regarding renunciation of Korean citizenship.
-Applicants should be in good health, both mentally and physically, to stay in Korea for an extended period of time. Applicants must submit the Personal Medical Assessment (included in the application form) when he/she apply for this program, and when it’s orientation, an Official Medical Examination will be done by NIIED. A serious illness (For example, HIV, Drug, etc) will be the main cause of disqualification from the scholarship. The handicapped who satisfy the above are also eligible for the program.
-Applicants must be under 40 years of age as of Sep. 1st, 2015 (born after Sep. 1st, 1975).
-Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree as of August 31st, 2015. Research Program Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or above and a university professor in one of the eligible countries for research program. Applicants who apply for the Master’s program must hold a Bachelor’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Bachelor’s degree. Applicants who apply for the Doctoral program must hold a Master’s degree or a diploma that is equivalent to or higher than a Master’s degree. Applicants who are expecting to obtain the relevant required degree or diploma by August 31st, 2015 must submit a certificate of degree or diploma expectation, and submit the official certificate of degree or diploma to NIIED by August 31st, 2015. (If not, disqualified for this program).
-Applicants must maintain a grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.64 on a 4.0 scale, 2.80 on a 4. 3 scale, 2.91 on a 4.5 scale, or grades/marks/score of 80% or higher from the previously attended institution. If an applicant does not satisfy the above GPA criteria, he/she will be disqualified from applying to this program. If the transcript is not indicated in grades/marks/scores format, or is difficult to convert into percentages, attachment of official explanation from the attended institution is required.
-Applicants who have Korean proficiency or English proficiency may be given preference.
-Applicants who apply for natural science and technology program may be given preference.
-Applicants who are university professors currently in the developing countries may be given preference.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Students of United States, China, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Ecuador, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Panama, Serbia, Taiwan, UK, Tunisia, Uganda, Afghanistan, Argentina, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Finland, France, Gabon, Georgia, Hungary, Iraq, Jordan, Nepal, Norway, Republic of South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Venezuela, Yemen, Zambia, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Bolivia, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada (Quebec), Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Gambia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Jamaica, Kuwait, Iran, Ireland, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, the Bahamas, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, Uruguay, Zimbabwe, Albania, Angola, Bahrain, Barbados, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Estonia, Guinea-Bissau, Greenland, Guyana, Haiti, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritania, Mauritius, Montenegro, Namibia, Nicaragua, Niger, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Seychelles, Sao Tome Principe, Somalia, Suriname, Swaziland, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, Bhutan, Lithuania, Moldova, the Democratic, Belize, Maldives and Solomon Islands can apply for the Korean Government Scholarship Program.
Scholarship Description: 2013 Korean Government ScholarshipThe Korean Government Scholarship Program is designed to provide higher education in Korea for international students, with the aim of promoting international exchange in education, as well as mutual friendship amongst the participating countries.
Number of award(s): Korean government invites 820 international students from 162 countries who wish to pursue MA or PHD in Korea, and approximately 20 research scholars from 26 countries.
Duration of award(s): The duration of Korean Government Scholarship Program for graduate students is as follows:
-Master’s (01.09.2015 ~ 31.08.2018): 1 yr. of Korean language + 2 yrs of Master’s
-Doctoral (01.09.2015 ~ 31.08.2019): 1yr. of Korean language + 3 yrs of Doctoral
-Research (01.09.2015~31.08.2016): 1 month ~ 1year
After the Korean language course, the scholarship period of degree course (2 years of master’s or 3 years of doctoral) cannot be extended beyond the designated duration. In the case that a scholar possesses a TOPIK Level that is higher than 5, he or she is exempted from the Korean language course; the exempted period will be deducted from the total scholarship period (2 years for master’s or 3 years for doctoral). In the case that a scholar possesses a TOPIK Level 5 or 6, he or she must be exempted from the Korean language course and must start his/her academic course of Master or Doctoral degree; the exempted period will be deducted from the total scholarship period (2 years for master’s or 3 years for doctoral).
What does it cover? Korean Government Scholarship Program for graduate students will include:
-Airfare: Round-trip economy class ticket. Airfare for entry will not be provided to scholars who already currently live in Korea for academic study or employment. The fees for domestic travel within a scholar’s home country and for travel insurance to and from Korea will not be provided. Scholars from China and the Czech Republic will not be provided airfare by NIIED, but by their country of origin according to the mutual agreements.
-Monthly Allowance: 900,000 won (KRW) per month.
-Research Allowance: 210,000 won for scholars in the humanities and social sciences; 240,000 won for scholars in natural and mechanic sciences, per semester.
-Relocation (Settlement) Allowance: 200,000 won
-Language Training Fee: Full coverage
-Tuitions: All admission fees are waived by the host institution (university). The tuition is paid by NIIED.
-Dissertation Printing Costs: 500,000 ~ 800,000 won, depending on the actual costs.
-Medical Insurance: 20,000 won per month will be provided (limited coverage).
-Special funding for scholars who are proficient in the Korean language (TOPIK Level 5 or 6): 100,000 won per month (commencing from the degree program)
Selection Criteria: The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of all documents including transcript, self-introduction, study plan, certificates of language proficiency (Korean and English), recommendations, published papers and awards, etc.
Selection Procedure: The selection process for applicants will proceed in three steps.
-Firstly, applicants must be selected by the institution he or she is applying through (a Korean embassy, or a designated university). Each 1st selection institution will draft a selections standard based on the criteria provisioned by NIIED, and recommend the best applicants according to its respective standards.
-Secondly, The NIIED Selection Committee will select the most successful candidates from the pool of applicants recommended by the 1st selection institutions.
-Finally, Only the candidates who were recommended by a Korean embassy and passed the 2nd selection successfully will be evaluated for admission by the 3 universities to which they applied; each candidate has to gain admission from at least one university.
Notification: Final Successful Candidates will be announced by 16th June 2015.
How to Apply: Applicants have to apply for this program via either an embassy or a designated university. Overseas Korean adoptees have to apply only via an embassy if their countries are allotted the adoptee quotas. Former KGSP scholars have to apply via embassy only. Applicants (including Korean adoptees) who apply for this program via Korean Embassies must choose 3 desired universities out of the 60 universities listed. Applicants who apply for this program via the designated universities may choose only 1 desired university out of the 60 universities listed.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The date set forth by the 1st Selection Institutions within March 2015. Deadline for the recommendation of candidates to NIIED by the 1st Selection Institutions is April 10th, 2015. If the respective 1st Selection Institutions do not submit their candidates’ documents to NIIED on time, they will be excluded from the examination of NIIED Selection Committee, and their quotas will be substituted by the other 1st Institutions’ reserve candidates.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2014-korean-government-scholarship-program-international-students-korea/2014/03/05/
CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP-BILATERAL PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHINA, 2015
Each year Chinese Government offers full and partial scholarship for international students (non-Chinese citizens). This scholarship supports the following 7 programs: undergraduate programs, masters programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs. All the undergraduate programs, most graduate programs and most non-degree programs are instructed in Chinese. Applicants should apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in their home countries between January and early April.
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is awarded in all subjects.
Course Level: Scholarship supports undergraduate programs, masters programs, doctoral programs, general scholar programs and senior scholar programs.
Scholarship Provider: MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities and international organizations.
Scholarship can be taken at: China
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:
-be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China and be in good health;
-be a high school graduate under the age of 25 when applying for undergraduate programs;
-be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;
-be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs;
-be under the age of 45 and have completed at least two years of undergraduate study when applying for general scholar programs;
-be a master’s degree holder or an associate professor (or above) under the age of 50 when applying for senior scholar programs.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (non-Chinese citizens) can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Chinese Government Scholarship—Bilateral Program includes a full or partial scholarship established by MOE in accordance with educational exchange agreements or MOUs between Chinese government and governments of other countries, institutions, universities or international organizations.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Scholarship is offered for undergraduate program: up to 4—5 years.
-Master program: up to 2—3 years
-Doctoral program: up to 3—4 years
-General scholar program: up to 1 year
-Senior scholar program: up to 1 year
What does it cover?Full scholarship covers
Please refer to Introduction to CGS—Coverage and Standard for details of each item.
Partial scholarship covers one or some of the full scholarship items.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: CSC reviews the placement results, approves the List of Scholarship Winners and sends the admission documents to diplomatic missions before July 31st.
How to Apply: -Apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in your home country for CGS opportunity. It is your own responsibility to consult the dispatching authorities for details and requirements of Bilateral Program in your country and make sure you are eligible for the scholarship.
-Apply to your target university for Pre-admission Letter once recommended by the dispatching authorities as an eligible candidate (you will receive an Award Letter for CGS Candidate).
-Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students, submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy.
-Submit all your application documents to the dispatching authorities in your home country before the deadline.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applicants should apply to the dispatching authorities for overseas study in their home countries between January and early April.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/chinese-government-scholarship-bilateral-program-international-students-china-2014/2014/01/18/
BOSCH FOUNDATION ARCHIVAL SUMMER SCHOOL FOR YOUNG HISTORIANS 2015: U.S. HISTORY IN TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVE
Call for Applications
With the generous support of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the German Historical Institute, together with the University of Chicago's Department of History, offers an archival program for doctoral students from Germany and the United States.
The summer school prepares Ph.D. students working in the field of U.S. history for their prospective research trips. Participants learn how to contact archives, use finding aids, identify important reference tools, and become acquainted with miscellaneous American research facilities, among them the Wisconsin State Historical Society, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and the Library of Congress. They gain insight into how historical materials are acquired, preserved, and made accessible to historians. In addition, they have the opportunity to meet a number of prominent scholars and discuss their research with them.
We hope that participants will gain an appreciation for the various kinds of archives and special collections located in the United States, either for future reference or for their general training as scholars of American history, culture, and society. Students are also welcome to extend their stay in the United States to do their own exploration and research after the program ends.
We welcome individual applications but also encourage potential participants to apply together with a transatlantic partner. Participants are expected to form small working groups and initiate cooperation with a partner PhD-student in their respective fields. Applicants should note, however, that they will have limited opportunity to do their own work during the course.
Applicants must be registered as Ph.D. students or enrolled in a Ph.D. program at a German or U.S. institution of higher education. The program seeks qualified applicants interested in historical studies in a broad range of fields (art history, economic history, history of consumption, social history, cultural studies, diplomatic history, etc.), and whose projects require consulting sources located in U.S. archives.
Preference will be given to those who have already chosen a dissertation topic and written a dissertation proposal. Prospective candidates must have excellent knowledge of written and spoken English. All parts of the program will be conducted in English.
The stipends cover expenses for travel and accommodation and include a daily allowance.
A complete application consists of:
a cover letter outlining the candidate's motivation to participate;
a curriculum vitae;
a dissertation proposal (4-8 pages);
a letter from the candidate's doctoral advisor.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials via e-mail. Advisors' letters can be sent directly, by post, or by e-mail to:
Bosch Archival Summer School for Young Historians
German Historical Institute
1607 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009-2562
Deadline for submission is April 1, 2015. All applicants will be notified by April 30, 2015.
Read more: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=220259
AMERICAN CENTER FOR MONGOLIAN STUDIES FIELD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2015
The ACMS Field Research Fellowship supports
short-term field research projects in Mongolia by
students, university and college faculty and other
researchers. In order to foster collaborations
between student and faculty researchers, joint
applications for research fellowships are highly
encouraged, although not required.
The ACMS Field Research Fellowship Program is
funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs of the U.S. Department of State through a
grant from the Council of American Overseas
Read more: http://mongoliacenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogcategory&id=35
SICHUAN PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS IN CHINA, 2015
Sichuan Provincial Government is awarding scholarships for foreign students. Scholarships are available for doctoral students, master students, undergraduate students, junior college student’s and long term students at higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges. The students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by the institutions every year. The application form is accepted every year and it is from January to June.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges at China Sichuan Province.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for doctoral students, master students, undergraduate students, junior college students and long term students at higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education.
Scholarship Provider: Sichuan Provincial Government
Scholarship can be taken at: China (Sichuan Province)
Eligibility: Excellent students among the doctoral students, master students, undergraduate students, junior college students and long term students who are studying in the relevant institutions and who are applying to study in the institutions. The students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by the institutions every year.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this Sichuan Provincial Government Scholarship.
Scholarship Description: The scholarship is applicable to the higher education institutions of China Sichuan Province which are entitled to enroll foreign students. These institutions include full-time regular higher education institutions, higher vocational colleges and junior colleges which have been approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and offer formal programs.
Duration of award(s): The students will get the scholarship every year until they finish their study on the premise that they are approved by the institutions every year.
What does it cover?
-Doctoral student scholarship: 30000 RMB/person/year
-Master student scholarship: 25000 RMB/person/year
-Undergraduate student scholarship: 20000 RMB/person/year
-Junior college student scholarship: 15000 RMB/person/year
-Long term student scholarship: 10000 RMB/person/year
How to Apply: Foreign students may search on the website of the institutions to get the information about the procedure of enrollment and the application for scholarship. Based on the application requirements, foreign students may directly submit written application to the relevant institutions. The application package must include:
-Application form for Sichuan Provincial Government Scholarship
-The notarized photocopies of the highest diploma and transcripts. (Documents in languages other than Chinese or English must be attached with notarized translations in Chinese or English)
-Photocopy of the passport
-Letters of recommendations from two professors or associate professors of the applicant’s universities or colleges. (For master student and doctoral student only)
-Other material needed by the relevant institutions
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application form is accepted every year and it is from January to June. The relevant institutions accept the forms promptly according to the enrollment standard for the scholarship students and the qualification of the students.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/sichuan-provincial-government-scholarship-foreign-students-china-2014/2014/01/29/
XIAMEN UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN CHINA, 2015
Applications are invited for Xiamen University scholarships from international doctoral, master’s and undergraduate candidates. Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes and 4-5 years for undergraduate programmes. The first-class scholarships for doctoral and master’s candidates will have their tuition fees covered and offer monthly living allowance (RMB 2,000 for each doctoral student; RMB 1,700 for each master’s student). Undergraduate candidates will not be provided with the first-class scholarship. The second-class scholarships will have the awardees’ tuition fees covered. The application deadline is 30 April 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in all subjects offered by the Xiamen University.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree at Xiamen University.
Scholarship Provider: Xiamen University, China
Scholarship can be taken at: China
-Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens in good health.
-Educational background and age limits: Applicants for bachelor’s degree studies must have a high school diploma and be under the age of 25; Applicants for master’s degree studies must have a bachelor’s degree and be under the age of 40 and Applicants for doctoral degree studies must have a master’s degree and be under the age of 45.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Xiamen UniversityInternational (non-Chinese) students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: XMU offers scholarships to doctoral, master’s and undergraduate candidates. Scholarship awardees will have their tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes, 4-5 years for undergraduate programmes). Moreover, XMU provides monthly living allowances for outstanding master’s or doctoral candidates in accordance with the standards of Chinese Government Scholarships. The awardees’ academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.
Number of award(s): Up to 24 scholarships are awarded (including 8 for doctoral candidates, 11 for master’s candidates and 5 for undergraduate candidates).
Duration of award(s): Scholarships are awarded for a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes and 4-5 years for undergraduate programmes. The awardees’ academic performance will be assessed each year and only those achieving the required standard will have their scholarship renewed for the following year.
What does it cover? The University offers scholarships to doctoral, master’s and undergraduate candidates. The first-class scholarships for doctoral and master’s candidates will have their tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes) and offer monthly living allowance (RMB 2,000 for each doctoral student; RMB 1,700 for each master’s student). Undergraduate candidates will not be provided with the first-class scholarship. The second-class scholarships will have the awardees’ tuitions covered (a maximum of 4 years for doctoral programmes, 2-3 years for master’s programmes, 4-5 years for undergraduate programmes).
Selection Criteria: Applicants for undergraduate programmes will be given priority if they apply with a high score in SAT, IB diploma, GCE A level test, or UCE test. Applicants for postgraduate programmes will be given priority consideration if they graduate from world-renowned universities, sister universities, or are recommended by senior professors or experts. A panel of experts at XMU will screen candidates for the scholarship and submit a list of nominees to university authorities for approval. Scholarship decisions will be made on the basis of the applicants’application documents, academic performance, overall merits, research achievements and supervisors’ comments.
Notification: The result will be published on the website of the Admissions Office in Mid-June 2015. Scholarship awardees will be notified via email and their Admission Notice and Visa Application Form (JW202) will be sent out as soon as possible.
How to Apply: Applicants are eligible for scholarship assessment only after they are admitted to the undergraduate, master’s or doctoral programme of Xiamen University. Applicants are required to make online application and then download and print out the Application Form for International Students generated upon successful online application. It should be sent via post with the required documents.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 April 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/xiamen-university-scholarships-international-students-china-2015/2015/02/13/