DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOLARSHIPS AT UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW IN UK, 2015
Applications are invited for up to 24 scholarships being offered by the College of Social Sciences to study for a PhD in an area of research linked to the college’s school/subject areas: The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing on September/October 2015. This is a highly competitive prestigious competition attracting a large number of applications and only high quality candidates will be shortlisted. The application deadline is 2nd February 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are provided to learn any of the courses offered by the College of Social Sciences to study for a PhD in an area of research linked to the college’s school/subject areas: Business School, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Management, Education, Interdisciplinary Studies, Law, Social & Political Sciences, Central & East European Studies, Economic & Social History, Politics, Sociology and Urban Studies at University of Glasgow.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at University of Glasgow in UK.
Scholarship Provider: University of Glasgow, UK
Scholarship can be taken at: UK
Eligibility: Prospective Home/EU and International PhD students are eligible to apply as well as students already in their first year of a University of Glasgow PhD (start date between 1st September 2014 and 1st September 2015). Both full-time and part-time students are eligible.
Scholarship Open for International Students: UK/EU and International students can apply for these scholarships.
College of Social Sciences Scholarships 2015
College of Social Sciences Scholarships 2015
Applications are invited for up to 24 scholarships being offered by the College of Social Sciences to study for a PhD. 14 of the available scholarships will be allocated to applicants applying to the Adam Smith Business School. This is a highly competitive prestigious competition attracting a large number of applications and only high quality candidates will be shortlisted.
Number of award(s): Up to 24 scholarships are offered.
Duration of award(s): The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing on September/October 2015.
What does it cover? The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time commencing on September/October 2015 and will provide:
-an annual bursary equivalent to the RCUK rate – £14,002 TBC (£7001 part-time TBC) for 2015/16
-fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate
-a research support grant of £750 (£375 part-time) per annum
-Successful applicants will be funded up until the end of their third year of full-time PhD studies or their 5th year of part-times PhD studies.
Selection criteria: This is a highly competitive prestigious competition attracting a large number of applications and only high quality candidates will be shortlisted.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is electronically.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2nd February 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/college-of-social-sciences-scholarships-university-of-glasgow-uk-2015/2014/11/19/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER POSITION IN ENVIRONMENTAL OR MEDICAL HUMANITIES
The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Oulu announces a two-year Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Environmental or Medical Humanities to start at the beginning of March, 2015.
This researcher position is placed at TheAge of Adjustments – Critical and Historical Perspectives on Governing Citizens, Health and the Environment research community (RC) at the University of Oulu http://www.ouluageads.com/. The RC focuses on environmental and medical humanities. We apply research tools from the human sciences to the study of the environment, health and social engineering. We are interested in versatile and partly intertwining issues, such as sustainability, commodification of the biosphere, recreation, tourism, normality, deviance and illness and health, as well as social technologies. Particularly, we aim at a multidisciplinary (e.g. cultural anthropology, history, human geography and philosophy) research on the emergence of practical applications of proactive adaptation and governance.
The RC aims at creating a dynamic forum for PhD students and junior and senior researchers for familiarising each other’s work; for sharing insights, case study methods, problems and results; and for developing collaborative partnerships. The community aims at organising annual conferences, smaller seminars, and variety of workshops and lectures that will address all kinds of topics in the fields in question. The RC was rated as ‘outstanding’ (6/6) in the previous research assessment exercise at the University of Oulu in the category of new research initiatives in 2013.
Responsibilities, required qualifications and the term of appointment
The successful candidate for this postdoctoral researcher post will have an appropriate PhD attained within the past five years. The candidate will have an innovative and internationally significant personal study plan (max 3 pages) that relates to the study objectives of the research community, e.g. the analysis of practical and theoretical, current or historical developments of medical, societal and environmental governance. International experience and mobility is a prerequisite for the position as well as publication plan oriented for international academic audience. The selected candidate is expected to participate actively in the work of the RC.
The position will be filled for two years, starting from 1st of March 2015 at the earliest. The post is located in Oulu.
The salary of the postdoctoral researcher will be set on levels 5–6 of the national salary scale for the teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, supplementary remuneration will be given for personal achievement and performance, the sum rising to a maximum of 46.3% of whatever salary scale (5–6) is set for the post. In practice, the salary will be about 3300 – 4300€ at the start of the period.
Additional funding will be available for international collaboration and mobility.
Applications, including attachments, should be submitted by 8.12.2014, using the electronic application form.
For further information and enquiries about this post, and the application and selection procedures, please contact coordinator Tarja Ikola, email: tarja.ikola(at)oulu.fi. For further information contact professor Hannu I. Heikkinen, tel. +358 40 184 21 76, e-mail: Hannu.I.Heikkinen(at)oulu.fi
Applications must include the following documents:
The following documents must be attached to the application:
1) A brief curriculum vitae in English (max 3 pages);
2) A list of publications sub-divided in the following way:
(a) articles published in refereed journals;
(b) articles in collections of refereed scholarly or scientific papers and in refereed conference proceedings;
(c) scholarly or scientific monographs;
(d) other scholarly or scientific publications in, for example, non-refereed journals and academic proceedings, and home university or departmental series.
3) A short presentation of the applicant's personal study and publication plan, with the emphasis on how the proposed research would advance and relate to the objectives of the research community The Age of Adjustments (max 3 pages).
Read more: https://www.saimanet.com/certiahome/application_edit_welcome.html?jc=1&place_id=42&job_name=Postdoctoral+Researcher+position+in+Environmental+or+Medical+Humanities&did=5600&lang=en&field_id=0&job_id=520
GOVERNMENT OF IRELAND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2015
Applications are invited for Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships available for researchers across all disciplines. Fellows from any country may hold a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship. Acceptance of the award is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the Guide for Applicants which, in conjunction with the Letter of Offer and completed and signed Acceptance Form, constitute the basis on which the award is held and/or renewed. The total value of the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship will be up to a maximum of €45,895 for a one or two years starting in 1st October 2015. The application deadline is 27th November 2014.
Study Subject(s): Irish Research Council Government of Ireland schemes are open to all disciplines.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme.
Scholarship Provider: The Irish Research Council
Scholarship can be taken at: Ireland
Eligibility: Fellows are selected in accordance with the Council’s Postdoctoral Fellowship application and assessment process; Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellows must fulfill the following criteria:
-Must have been awarded their doctoral degree within the five-year period before the 28th February 2015. For the purposes of this condition, the date of graduation will be taken into account
-Must have been certified as having fulfilled within the five-year period before the 28th February 2015 all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree, including a viva/thesis defence where such is required, but have not yet graduated. For the purposes of this condition, the original viva/thesis defence date and not the graduation date will be taken into account.
-Must have authored or co-authored at least one published peer-reviewed research publication; or demonstrable equivalent intellectual property output; or provided samples of their written research work
-Must not have been employed as a Postdoctoral Researcher for more than 5 years at the closing date of the call
-Must not be a permanent member of staff in an either an Irish HEI/RPO or an International HEI
-Fellows from any country may hold a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship. However, Fellows under this scheme: must maintain their principal residence in Ireland (as defined) during the period of the Fellowship and; must satisfy the State’s regulations on immigration and have the support of their host institution(s) with respect to these regulations and requirements if not a national of a member state of the European Union (EU).
Scholarship Open for International Students: Irish and international researchers can apply for the fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Irish Research CouncilThe Council funds excellent researchers across all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary research and engagement with enterprise. The Council facilitates the career development of researchers by funding those at an early stage of their research career to associate with established research teams who have achieved international recognition for their work. The Council aims to support an expertise-driven research system in order to enhance Ireland’s innovation capacity and skills base in a rapidly changing global environment where knowledge is key to economic, social and cultural development. The Council is further committed to facilitating the integration of Irish researchers in all disciplines within the European Research Area. The Council offers two types of Fellowship available through the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme: one year fellowship and two year fellowship.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s):
-Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship (1 year): 12 months
-Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship (2 years): 24 months
What does it cover? The total value of the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship will be up to a maximum of €45,895 in any approved year and will consist of the following:
-a salary of €31,275 per annum (prior to income tax and social deductions) within the Funding Term;
-employer’s contribution to Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) costs of €3,365 (@ 10.75% of salary);
-employer’s pension contribution, where applicable, of €6,255 (@ 20% of salary);
-eligible direct research support expenses to enable the Fellow to carry out the Research Project, including: essential research supplies such as small consumables;
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Results will be announced by April 2015.
How to Apply: Applications (including Academic Mentor and Referee Forms) will only be accepted through the online submission system.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 27th November 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/government-ireland-postdoctoral-fellowships-international-students-ireland-201415/2013/12/17/
FREIGEIST FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL RESEARCHERS IN GERMANY, 2015
Volkswagen Foundation is offering fellowship for international young researchers in all disciplines. Ten to fifteen fellowships for researchers will be awarded per year. The initial funding period is five years; depending on the field of research and career experience. The next deadlines for applications are October 15, 2015, October 13, 2016 and October 12, 2017.
Study Subject(s): Open to all disciplines and topics.
Course Level: The fellowship is available for pursuing research programme at the university or research institution in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: Volkswagen Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: Anyone can apply who identifies with the goals of a ‘Freigeist’ Fellowship. Candidates must, however, conform to the following conditions:
-Their doctorate must have been obtained not longer than five years previously.
- The Fellowship must from the outset be integrated within a university or an extra-mural research institution in Germany.
-Candidates must already have changed their academic environment and moved to a new location – at the latest when starting the Fellowship. A return to the working context of the doctorate will only be accepted under exceptional circumstances.
-A previously completed research sojourn abroad, at the latest integrated in the proposed research project.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The funding scheme is open to early-stage researchers of all nationalities.
Scholarship Description: A ‘Freigeist’ fellow: for the Volkswagen Foundation this means a young researcher with a strong personality, a creative mind, an ability to identify and use freedom, dedicated to overcoming resistance. If necessary, he or she will be a free spirit, enjoying the unexpected, even unexpected difficulties. A ‘Freigeist’ fellow opens up new horizons and combines critical analysis with imagination and innovative solutions. By thinking ahead the ‘Freigeist’ fellow will act as a catalyst in overcoming existing disciplinary, institutional and even national boundaries.
Number of award(s): Ten to fifteen fellowships will be awarded per year.
Duration of award(s): The initial funding period is five years.
What does it cover? During the first five-year period of funding a substantial is expected of the hosting institution/university (rooms, IT infrastructure, computers, assistant workers, resources). Extra-mural institutions as Max-Planck-Institutes or Helmholtz Centers are to contribute 50 percent of the total amount of the project costs (only project-specific costs, overheads may not be included in the calculation). A lower contribution may be acceptable for other research institutions. For the possible second phase of funding it is expected that the hosting institute (if applicable) provides funding for personnel – and in all cases the prospected of offering the Fellow a permanent position.
-the applicant’s personal qualifications
-a capability for independent research
-the scientific quality/originality of the project
-depending on the thrust of the project: the potential for breakthroughs, new methodological approaches, interdisciplinary cooperation
-a constructive approach to possible risks
Notification: The Foundation envisages to come to a decision within nine months after the respective application deadline. Candidates who – due to the reviewers’ assessment of the written application – will not be invited to present their projects, will receive a notice in due course after the first review panel meeting. In consideration of the high number of applications it is in these cases not possible to give reason for the decision or to communicate comments from the reviewers.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The next deadlines for applications are October 15, 2015, October 13, 2016 and October 12, 2017.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/freigeist-fellowships-for-international-researchers-in-germany-2015/2014/11/15/
DAAD POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY EXPERIENCE (P.R.I.M.E.) FUNDING PROGRAMME, 2015
Applications are invited for DAAD P.R.I.M.E. funding programme i.e. Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience (P.R.I.M.E.) available for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities. The funding consists of salaries instead of scholarships. Funding is provided for 18 months, in which 12 months have to be spent abroad and 6 months (re-integration phase) at a German university. The re-integration phase is mandatory. The German university administrates the salary during the whole funding period. The application deadline is 1 February 2015.
Study Subject (s): Funding is provided in all disciplines.
Course Level: Funding is available for postdoctoral researchers.
Scholarship Provider: The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a new funding programme - co-financed by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission.
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany and Abroad
-Applications may be made by persons of all nationalities.
-Applications may be submitted before completion of the PhD. The PhD must, however, be completed before the start of the funding period.
-There are no restrictions as to the country of destination as long as the applicant has not stayed in the respective country for more than 12 months in total during the three years up to 1 February 2015.
-Appropriate host institutions in Germany and abroad must have been identified at the time of application. The contact with these institutions and the agreement on modalities are the responsibility of the applicant.
-The German host institution must confirm in writing that the postdoc will be employed for the whole funding period, should the application be successful.
The necessary means will be made available to the German host institution through separate project funding.
The university will appoint a mentor, who will inform the P.R.I.M.E. scholar during his/her stay abroad about developments at the institution and answer his/her queries so as to ensure successful reintegration at the end of the period abroad. It is expected that the German university shall indicate at the time of application the possibilities for the provision of longer-term perspectives for research at the institution following the DAAD funding. The DAAD offers a list of P.R.I.M.E. contacts at German universities on its website, who can answer questions from potential applicants concerning their institution.
-The foreign host institution must be willing to support the postdoc in the realization of her/his research project. The type of support (office space, access to instruments, libraries etc.) has to be defined and a mentor appointed at the foreign host institution, who may be contacted should problems arise.
-Starting date is 1 September 2015. Alterations have to be justified and must be
approved by DAAD.
-The “Rules of good scientific practice” and ethical guidelines of the program must be accepted.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Researchers of all nationalities can apply for this DAAD funding programme.
Scholarship Description: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) offers a new funding programme - co-financed by the Marie Curie Programme of the European Commission - for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines and nationalities: „Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience“ (P.R.I.M.E). The funding consists of salaries instead of scholarships. Postdoctoral researchers of all nationalities, who see their long-term career in Germany, will
be given the opportunity to combine the association with a German university with a research
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The support is for 18 months, of which the first 12 months should be spent abroad (period abroad) and the remaining six months in Germany (reintegration phase).
What does it cover? The funding consists of salaries instead of scholarships. The funding is made up of a lump sum travel allowance for the selected candidate and accompanying spouse or partner within the meaning of the law on civil partnerships and children in accordance with the set DAAD rates and the commitment for the employment at the selected German host university for the whole funding period. Successful applicants will be invited to an information seminar before the start of the funding, together with scholars at the end of their period abroad, alumni and representatives from the research field and business.
Selection Criteria: The performance based assessment will take into account:
-the achievements of the applicant to date (scientific and other qualifications, and particular conditions which have influenced the academic progress); and
-the quality of the proposed project and the consistency with long-term career planning.
Both points will be judged separately and both scores contribute equally to the final rating. The assessment will focus in particular on the following aspects of the application
Notification: Rejected applicants will receive feedback summarizing the most important strengths and weaknesses of their application. Successful applicants will receive information on further procedures including the invitation to an information seminar. Reserve candidates will receive an interim reply. The German host institutions of the successful candidates will be notified by the DAAD. They will then resolve the remaining open issues with the applicants and apply for project funding to finance their positions. Following the approval by the DAAD funding can start, 1 September 2015 being the envisaged start date.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online. Once the application form has been completed, all other application documents, if not stated otherwise, can be uploaded. All documents for upload must be in pdf format. If not stated otherwise, all documents must be submitted in English as the selection process will be conducted by an international commission.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 February 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/daad-postdoctoral-researchers-international-mobility-experience-p-r-i-m-e-funding-programme-2014/2014/03/12/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
Deadline: 1 March 2015
Open to: students and young researchers from foreign universities outside Austria
Scholarship: EUR 940 – EUR 1,040/month
Students and young researchers from foreign universities are invited to apply for The Ernst Mach Grants to come to Austria for a research or a study stay. Every year a board of representatives of the Austrian Ministry awards the Ernst Mach Grants based on the results of an expert examination procedure.
The grants are awarded in the following areas of study/research:
Human Medicine, Health Sciences
Duration of stay is limited to a maximum of 9 months (extensions are not possible within this program) in the academic year 2015/2016.
The program is open to:
postgraduates pursuing a doctoral/PhD program outside Austria,
postgraduates and post-docs wishing to do research in Austria with a view to an academic career and who have completed their studies (at a university outside Austria),
post-docs who are working as lecturers at a foreign university outside Austria,
maximum age limit: 35 years (born on or after Oct. 1st, 1979),
applicants must not have studied/pursued research/pursued academic work in Austria in the last six months before taking up the grant,
good knowledge of German, particularly in the respective subject area, is a prerequisite; for projects to be carried out in English a good knowledge of English in the respective subject area is required.
Monthly grant rate:
for graduates: 940 EUR
for graduates with a PhD degree: 1,040 EUR
Accident and health insurance, accommodation:
If necessary, the Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education & Research (OeAD-GmbH) will take out an accident and health insurance on behalf of the grant recipient.
The OeAD-GmbH will endeavor to provide accommodation, monthly costs: 220 to 470 EUR. An administration fee of 18 EUR per month is payable to the OeAD-GmbH for arranging accommodation. The costs for insurance and accommodation have to be paid out of the grant by the recipient of the grant.
Recipients of grants are exempted from paying tuition fees.
Recipients of grants from non-European developing countries will also receive a travel costs subsidy of 730 EUR maximum.
Application deadline is 1 March 2015. Apply online HERE.
Two letters of recommendation by university lecturers
Consent of a lecturer at the Austrian target university to supervise the applicant academically
Scan of your passport (page with the name and photo)
Scan of your university graduation certificate of your diploma, master, PhD or doctoral studies
Applicants who seek admission to a university in Austria have to contact the institution of their choice directly
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/10/27/ernst-mach-grants-for-young-researchers/#ixzz3JQjH3fYU
DFG RESEARCH TRAINING GROUP DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN GERMANY, 2015
Applications are invited by DFG-Research Training Group at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich for up to 7 available doctoral fellowships starting in April 2015 for 1,5 years (18 months). The scholarship amounts to € 1,300 per month; additional funding for travel grants etc. will also be available.Applicants should have a university degree equivalent to Master level in literature, with a G.P.A. above the average. In exceptional cases, admission is possible on the basis of a B.A. (honours) Researchers work in close consultation with a group of supervisors whose fields of competence include literature written in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and other languages. The application deadline is December 1 2014.
Study Subject(s): Research interests focus on the question of how literature may be both a product and an active generator or producer of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics, collectively described as globalization.
Course Level: Fellowships are awarded for pursuing PhD research program.
Scholarship Provider: The DFG-Research Training Group “Globalization and Literature. Representations, Transformations, Interventions” at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: Applications (in English or German) are invited from highly-qualified graduate students. Applicants should have a university degree equivalent to Master level in literature, with a G.P.A. above the average. In exceptional cases, admission is possible on the basis of a B.A. (honours). Their research projects should contribute to the thematic focus of the Research Training Group. Therefor, the outline of the research project should make an explicit connection to the research profile of the group. Projects that include the exploration of earlier historical periods are particularly welcome. Teaching and discussions will be bilingual. Applicants must therefore have an adequate comprehension level of both English and German, and speak at least one of these languages fluently. Please provide some evidence and/or documentation of your language competence.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Fellowships are awarded to candidates of any nationality.
Scholarship Description: The DFG Research Training Group sets out to examine the function of literature in processes of globalization from a broad historical perspective, ranging from antiquity to the present day. Research interests focus on the question of how literature may be both a product and an active generator or producer of the cultural, economic, and political dynamics, collectively described as globalization. Researchers work in close consultation with a group of supervisors whose fields of competence include literature written in English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, and other languages. The study program, including critical theory and theories of globalization, is designed to provide a forum for intense exchange between fellows, professors, and visiting scholars from the fields of both literary studies and social studies.
Number of award(s): There are 7 doctoral fellowships available.
Duration of award(s): Fellowship will start in April 2015 for 1.5 years (18 months). Another year (12 months) or even up to 1,5 years (18 months) of funding might be provided, depending on the extension of the funding period for the Training Group through the German Research Council.
What does it cover? The scholarship amounts to € 1,300 per month; additional funding for travel grants etc. will also be available.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications are submitted via an online platform. Required documents for application:
-outline of the research project (3,000 to 4,000 words)
-CV, including a detailed description of your academic career (no pre-formated CV, e.g. Europass)
-transcripts of all school and university diplomas
-letters of recommendation from two faculty members that give information on your qualifications and academic potential
-sample chapter of your MA thesis (ca. 4,000 words)
-list of publications (if applicable)
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application close December 1 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/dfg-research-training-group-doctoral-fellowships-germany-2015/2014/10/15/