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DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
2015 UNIVERSITY OF OSLO PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN POLITICAL SCIENCE, NORWAY
University of Oslo is inviting applications for a PhD Research Fellowship in the area of Political Science. The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement) or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. The appointed candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s ongoing project “Democracy, Welfare and Development. To be appointed to the position, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS and training in research methodology. The application deadline is September 1, 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the area of Political Science. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics and research methods. The appointed candidate is also expected to contribute to the department’s ongoing project “Democracy, Welfare and Development.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for undertaking PhD research project at University of Oslo in Norway.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
Accreditation: University of Oslo is an accredited university. University of Oslo is accredited by the EUA.
Eligibility: To be appointed to the position, the successful candidate must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or an equivalent qualification in Political Science. The Master’s degree must include a thesis of at least 30 ECTS, and training in research methodology.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Citizens of Norway can apply for this PhD research fellowship.
Scholarship Description: University of OsloThe appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement. In the Department of Political Science teaching is organized into five sections: public policy and administration, comparative politics, political theory, international politics, and research methods. Candidates will be part of the Faculty’s PhD programme and the work performed will be expected to lead to a PhD in Political Science.
Number of award(s): One PhD Research Fellowship will be available.
Duration of award(s): The appointment is either for a period of three years (with no teaching requirement), or for a period of four years with a 25 per cent teaching requirement.
What does it cover?
-Salary according to “SKO 1017 stipendiat”, pay grade 50-54, NOK 429 700- 458 800
-a pleasant and stimulating working environment
-an attractive pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
-a position at an inclusive workplace enterprise
-Excellent staff welfare schemes
Selection Criteria: In evaluating applications, academic qualifications and the project outline will be given more weight than other disciplinary and general qualifications. Personal suitability will also be an important factor. Short-listed applicants will be called for interview.
Notification: A sorting committee will review the applications before the top candidates are further assessed by an evaluation committee. The evaluation committee’s report is expected to be ready by November 1, 2014. The report will be sent to all applicants. The short-listed candidates will then be called for interview. The interviews are expected to take place in December. The departmental board will then make its final decision in January.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online. The electronic application must include:
-Copy of Master’s dissertation
-Copies of transcripts
-List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
-(Questions regarding the electronic application form should be addressed to HR consultant Berit Trondsen, email: berit.trondsen-at-sv.uio.no).
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 1, 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/university-of-oslo-phd-research-fellowship-political-science-norway-2015/2014/06/24/
JOB - PHD CANDIDATES IN ANTHROPOLOGY
Function types PhD positions
Scientific fields Behaviour and Society
Hours 38.0 hours per week
Salary € 2083 - € 2664
Education University Graduate
Job number 14-245
About employer University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/23770
Apply for this job within 85 days
In the wake of the dismantling of the Netherlands Antilles on the 10th of October 2010, nationalism is high on the agenda of the governments of the five Dutch Caribbean isles. This is especially the case for the island of Sint Maarten that has the highest indexes of migrants in the Dutch Kingdom. Primary schools are conceived as important loci to socialize minds into dividing their co-inhabitants into those who belong, those who belong less, and those who are said not to naturally belong. Yet primary schools are also spaces where this exclusivist ideology can be contested. This project aims to study and compare the making and remaking of hegemonic ideologies of belonging and nationness in primary schools on the island of Sint Maarten. The heuristic assumption guiding this project is that while the politics of belonging on this island are usually framed in exclusivist nationalist terms, creating formal insiders and outsiders, these government sanctioned ideologies are cross-cut by notions of nationness that are much more open-ended, allowing for modes of inclusivity not directly related to birthright, passport, or ancestry. Employing empirically grounded methodologies and insights from cultural and social anthropology, critical pedagogies, cultural studies, theater studies, and history, this research seeks to chart how teachers and pupils negotiate these two contending ideologies and material practices in the classrooms.
Conduct ethnographic field research;
write and complete a PhD dissertation within four years and articles to be submitted to refereed journals or edited volumes;
collaborate with supervisors and peers on research and publications;
participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and other scholarly activities;
participate in the AISSR PhD programme;
10% teaching (contingent upon availability).
Phd Candidates should have the following credentials:
hold a Master’s degree in Social & Cultural Anthropology with preferably a specialization in pedagogy. Candidates who are due to graduate before September 2014 are also welcome to apply. Research Masters from related fields such as political science, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, are also welcome to apply, but will have to do some extra coursework to get acquainted with the field of anthropology. Candidates who do not hold a Research Master‘s degree or equivalent will be required to complete a transfer program prior to the project start date. A Research Master is a 2-year Master’s program with 60 EC of methodological coursework;
excel academically, as shown in the grade transcripts and curriculum vitae;
have a firm basis in qualitative ethnographic research, digital ethnographies, mixed methods, discourse analysis;
have affinity with the Caribbean region, preferably having conducted research on the Dutch Caribbean and its Diaspora in the Netherlands;
have an excellent written and spoken command of Dutch and English;
have excellent organizational and social skills;
have the ability and interest to work in a team;
have a track record of working with children, preferably in classroom settings;
wish to pursue an academic career.
Conditions of employment
The full-time appointments will be for a period of four years (12 months plus a further 36 months contingent on a satisfactory performance during the first year), starting 15 November 2014.
The gross monthly salary will be €2,083 in the first year and €2,664 in the fourth year, based on a full-time position of 38 hours per week, plus 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of- year allowance, in conformity with the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology is one of the departments of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences (FMG). Research and education are carried out by special institutes. Research takes place under the aegis of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), a multidisciplinary research institute, the biggest one of its kind in the Netherlands and possibly in Europe. The broad scope and pluralism of our education and research programmes are inspired by and reflect a strong degree of internationalisation.
The AISSR and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam are looking for a PhD candidate who will participate in the NWO-funded research project ‘Imagining the Nation in the Classroom: A Study of the Politics of Belonging and Nationness on Sint Maarten and Sint Eustatius’, directed by dr. Francio Guadeloupe of the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with dr.ir. Yvon van der Pijl of Utrecht University.
Read more: https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/UVA/vacancy/23770/lang/en/
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL OR POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Scholarship / Financial aid: scholarships of 8.400 € per year
Date: the academic year 2015/16
Deadline: 1st December 2014
Open to: graduates from Central and Eastern and Southeastern Europe
The Bavarian State Ministry for Education, Science and the Arts will sponsor scholarships for the academic year 2015/16. Graduates from Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia and Ukraine are eligible to apply. The scholarships are meant to finance doctoral or postgraduate studies at Bavarian universities. One year scholarships can be extended twice for up to 3 years. The scholarship is paid out monthly (700 €) and amounts to 8.400 € per year. Students with children or an unemployed partner and at least one child receive 860 € per month, which amounts to 10.320 € per year. Candidates should send their documents to the address specified in the important advice.
The objective of the annual scholarship program is to support scientific cooperation and academic exchange between Bavaria and Central-, Eastern- and Southeastern Europe.
Deadline for first time applications
1st December 2014 (date of receipt!)
Deadline for applications of extenSion
28th February 2015 (date of receipt!)
Read more: http://www.eastchance.com/anunt.asp?q=2148,eu,sch&issue=20140703&utm_source=eastchanceMailing&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140703
PHD SCHOLARSHIPS AT SCUOLA NORMALE SUPERIORE, ITALY
Deadline: 15 September 2014
Open to: all students having completed a master degree before the application deadline.
Scholarship: full financial support of 14,084 euro per year + free meals.
Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), with headquarters in Pisa and Florence, Italy, is one of the most internationally successful universities offering ideal living conditions to students and academic excellence in the field of scientific research. Currently one of the top five universities according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities, the SNS mission is to select the best students and provide them with optimal research conditions. By joining SNS students will work closely with the acadenic staff, exchange ideas, skills and expertise through an open dialogue.
This year the University is offering 94 Ph.D. scholarships in the following areas:
Modern Literature and Philology
History of Art
Modern and Contemporary History
Condensed Matter Physics
Methods and Models for Molecular Sciences
Renaissance Studies (joint degree with the Istituto Nazionale di Studi sul Rinascimento)
Political Science and Sociology (joint degree with the University of Bologna)
The call for scholarships is open to Italian and international students fulfilling the following main criteria:
having completed an Italian laurea magistrale or equivalent degree from outside Italy within 31 October 2014;
born after 31 October 1984;
have not been sentenced to prison for more than three years in final judgment.
All students admitted to the Ph.D. program will receive full financial support (tuition, fees, and a cost-of living stipend 14,084 euro per year, plus free meals). Students can keep the support provided they are making satisfactory progress during their Ph.D. programme. The University will assign further funding for their research activity and travel.
Students interested in applying for the Ph.D. programme at SNS shouls prepare the following documents in PDF format:
Copy of a valid identification document; passport for non-European Union (EU) citizens;
Recent Europass CV;
Copy of the laurea magistrale (master) degree thesis, possibly with an English abstract. Candidates who have not yet completed their thesis, or whose thesis was in a language other than English or Italian, must present an extended abstract in English;
Diploma supplement or similar documentation indicating the courses completed and marks and the final degree results obtained;
Copies of any publications;
Candidate’s research proposal.
These documents must be in English or Italian or accompanied by a translation into one of these languages.
Candidates will also have to provide the name and email address of at least two experts working in the candidate’s field(s) from whom the SNS may request a reference letter.
In order to submit the required documents, students will have to register online and fill in the online application form after the successful registration.
For any doubts aor questions about the application proceduce, please contact the head of the Student Services office Filippo Paoli – email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information can be also obtained from the following Student Service Staff:
Silvia Carresi, +39 050 509663 +39 050 509663,
Raffaella Franceschi, +39 050 509241,
Mario Landucci, +39 050 509237,
Silvia Zappulla, +39 050.509685.
or simply you can write an e-mail at: email@example.com
Remember, the deadline for applications is 15 September 2014 for the October session.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/blog/2014/06/05/phd-scholarships-at-scuola-normale-superiore-italy/#ixzz36tVDh9sI
DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN CULTURAL HISTORY AT UNIVERSITY OF OSLO IN NORWAY, 2014
Up to two PhD Research Fellowships in Cultural History are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. The appointment is for a period of three years. To be eligible for this fellowship applicant must have a master’s degree or equivalent in cultural history, museology or other relevant disciplines. The application deadline is 1 October 2014.
Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of Cultural History at University of Oslo.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD research programme at University of Oslo.
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
Accreditation: University of Oslo is an accredited university. University of Oslo is accredited by the EUA.
Eligibility: A Master’s degree or equivalent in cultural history, museology or other relevant disciplines. The Master’s Degree has to have been achieved by the time of application.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Two PhD Research Fellowships in Cultural History are available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo. The persons appointed will be affiliated with the Faculty’s organized research training. The academic work is to result in a doctoral thesis that will be defended at the Faculty with a view to obtaining the degree of PhD.
Number of award(s): Up to two PhD research fellowships are available.
Duration of award(s): The appointment is for a period of three years and the doctoral thesis is expected to be completed within the given time frame.
What does it cover? -Salary level 50-56 (NOK 429 700-474 500, depending on qualifications)
-a professionally stimulating working environment
-attractive welfare benefits
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
Online Application: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 1 October 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/doctoral-research-fellowships-cultural-history-university-oslo-norway-2014/2014/07/02/
JOB - PHD RESEARCHER ‘LEARNING THE NATION: RELIGIOUS AND NATIONAL BELONGING IN THE DUTCH ISLAND OF SINT EUSTATIUS’
The PhD position ‘Learning the Nation: Religious and National Belonging in the Dutch Island of Sint Eustatius’ is part of the NWO-research project ‘Imagining the Nation in the Classroom: A Study of the Politics of Belonging and Nationness on Sint
Maarten & Sint Eustatius’. This project, led by Dr. Francio Guadeloupe (University of Amsterdam), will study and compare the making and remaking of hegemonic ideologies of belonging and nationness in primary schools on the islands of Sint Maarten & Sint Eustatius.
Within this project two PhD positions are available. One, focusing on Sint Maarten, is entitled ‘Nationness as Transmigrancy: Unmaking and Remaking Hegemonic Ideologies of National Belonging in Primary Schools on Sint Maarten’ and is headed by dr. Francio Guadeloupe of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The other concentrates on Sint Eustatius and the diaspora, bearing the heading ‘Learning the Nation: Religious and National Belonging in the Dutch Island of Sint Eustatius’ and is headed by dr.ir. Yvon van der Pijl of Utrecht University (UU). The PhD candidates will work in both institutions. The candidate who studies Sint Maarten will be placed at the AISSR (UvA) and the one who will conduct the research on Sint Eustatius will be stationed at the department of Cultural Anthropology (UU).
‘Learning the Nation: Religious and National Belonging in the Dutch Island of Sint Eustatius’:
In the wake of the dismantling of the Netherlands Antilles on the 10th of October 2010, nationalism is high on the agenda of the governments of the five Dutch Caribbean isles. This is especially the case for the island of Sint Eustatius that is characterized by a continual influx and outflow of people, and a strong transnational religious network within the entire Dutch Kingdom and beyond. This project seeks to understand the role that religion plays in structuring feelings for the nation under conditions of hyper mobility, and especially how such feelings of nationness are taught, learnt and experienced by younger generations within the context of the Dutch Caribbean island of Sint Eustatius. The project aims to study and compare the making and remaking of hegemonic ideologies of belonging and nationness in primary schools on the island and, moreover, how these ideologies are fabulated, imagined, brought in to being, made and unmade in a real yet imagined diasporic community, based on religion as an important ethical source. The guiding question of this project is:
What is the relationship between transnationalisms—religious and diasporic—and hegemonic imaginations of the nation on Sint Eustatius?
Employing empirically grounded methodologies and insights from cultural and social anthropology, critical pedagogies, cultural studies, theater studies, and history, this research seeks to chart how teachers, other educators and pupils negotiate diverging ideologies and material practices in the classrooms and beyond.
Conduct ethnographic field research;
Write and complete a PhD dissertation within four years and articles to be submitted to refereed journals or edited volumes;
Collaborate with supervisors and peers on research and publications;
Participate in conferences, workshops, seminars and other scholarly activities
Participate in the AISSR PhD programme;
10% teaching (contingent upon availability)
The candidate should
hold a Master’s degree in Social & Cultural Anthropology with a specialization in pedagogy. Candidates who are due to graduate before September 2014 are also welcome to apply. Research Masters from related fields such as political science, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, are also welcome to apply, but will have to do some extra coursework to get acquainted with the field of anthropology.
excel academically, as shown in the grade transcripts and curriculum vitae;
• have a firm basis in qualitative ethnographic research, digital ethnographies, mixed methods, discourse analysis;
• have affinity with the Caribbean region, preferably having conducted research on the Dutch Caribbean and its Diaspora in the Netherlands;
• have an excellent written and spoken command of Dutch and English;
• have excellent organizational and social skills;
• have the ability and interest to work in a team;
• have a track record of working with children, preferably in classroom settings.
• wish to pursue an academic career.
Conditions of employment
The initial appointment to the position will be made for 1,0 fte for one year that, with satisfactory completion, will result in an extension for an additional three years. It is expected that the appointee will complete the PhD degree within this period. The expected start date is no later than 15 November 2014. The salary is €2083 gross per month in the first year and €2664 gross per month in the fourth year, for a full time contingent on satisfactory performance. The salary is supplemented with an annual holiday pay of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8,3% per year. Additional secondary conditions include a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions. We offer an enjoyable working environment and a stimulating research climate.
Utrecht University has great ambitions for its teaching quality and study success rates. This also applies to its clear research profiles which are centred around four themes: Sustainability, Life Sciences, Dynamics of Youth, and Institutions. Utrecht University plays a prominent role in our society and contributes to finding the answers to topical and future societal issues.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences hosts research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational and learning sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogics, psychology, and sociology. Research and teaching are concentrated in five areas: Behaviour in Social Contexts; Child and Adolescent Studies; Cognitive and Clinical Psychology; Educational and Learning Sciences; and Methodology and Statistics for the Behavioural and Social Sciences. More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members.
The Department of Cultural Anthropology, part of the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has the job opening for this PhD researcher position. The Utrecht PhD research will be part of the research program of the department of Cultural Anthropology: ‘Sovereignty and Social Contestation’ (SoSCo).
Read more: https://www.academictransfer.com/23810/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL POSTDOCTORAL STUDENTS IN GERMANY, 2015
The Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG) is inviting applications for research fellowships available to international postdoctoral students. These fellowships are awarded to pursue a new research project in any historical subject after having finished dissertation. Funding is currently € 1600/month for at least 6 months and up to 12 months. Applicants must have completed the doctoral procedure but it should not date back for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. The application deadline is August 1st 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in any historical subject.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral students pursuing a new research project after having finished dissertation.
Scholarship Provider: The Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: The IEG promotes research on the historical foundations of Europe from the early modern period to contemporary history. The central theme of the IEG’s research programme is: negotiating difference – enabling, establishing and confronting religious, political, and social differences in early modern and modern Europe. Fellows should have strong interest to discuss and to collaborate with the academic staff of the IEG. Projects referring to one of the research areas of the IEG are therefore specifically welcome. This applies in particular to projects focusing on questions related to theology, church history and intellectual history.
Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: International applicants can apply for these research fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Research projects should take for at least 6 months and up to 12 months. Funding is currently € 1600/month. Applications are invited from young scientists (esp. history and theology) of any national background working on any historical subject, who want to establish a new research project after having finished dissertation. Fellows can pursue their individual project in an inspiring atmosphere. The research fellowship programme of the IEG combines research, training, and international networking. Applicants must have completed the doctoral procedure but it should not date back for more than three years when taking up the fellowship. Fellows should have a solid command of German so as to participate in discussions at the Institute. The Institute’s specialist library and the wider academic infrastructure of Mainz are available to them for their research. Fellows are obliged to register officially in Mainz and take part in events at the Institute. It is possible to live at the Institute in Mainz. Short trips to archives, libraries and conferences are possible. Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work while receiving the IEG-scholarship.
Duration of award (s): Research projects should take for at least 6 months and up to 12 months.
What does it cover? Funding is currently € 1600/month.
How to Apply: Please send your application via e-mail (ieg3-at-ieg-mainz.de) to: The Leibniz-Institute of European History (IEG). Please attach (as one file) the application form including
-A curriculum vitae; a list of publications (if available)
-A brief description of the proposed project with a detailed working plan and schedule for the intended stay at the Institute (5–6 pages, up to 1500 words).
In addition, please direct prior to the application deadline via air mail:
-Copies of university transcripts
-Two letters of support, specifically addressing the proposed project, from two senior academic scholars (in a sealed envelope or to be sent directly by the referee to the IEG) – general letters of recommendation will not be accepted
-A copy of the completed dissertation on CD-ROM.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is August 1, 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/research-fellowships-international-postdoctoral-students-germany-2014/2013/07/04/
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN MODERN SLAVIC LANGUAGES, UNIVERSITY OF OSLO
A position as a postdoctoral fellow is available at
the Department of Literature, Area Studies and
European Languages (ILOS) at the University of
Oslo. The position will be attached to the
Department’s section for Slavic and East European
studies. Slavic and East European studies is a
prioritized research area at the Faculty of
The successful candidate must have a research
project within one or several of the modern Slavic
languages that are taught at the department:
Russian, Polish, Czech and Bosnian/Croatian/
Serbian (BCS). Projects that may relate to research
done by the Department’s senior researchers in
modern Slavic languages will be given priority.
We refer in particular to the projects SynSem,
Traveling Texts and Discourses of the Nation
and the National.
The successful candidate is expected to strengthen
the relevant research areas addressed in the
project description, to contribute to and participate
in the various workshops, conferences and activities
organized by the section for Slavic and East
European studies at ILOS. The main purpose of
postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify
researchers for work in higher academic positions
within their disciplines.
Read more: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1204367/62046?iso=gb
ZIF MARIE CURIE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
University of Konstanz, Germany
Scholarship / Financial aid: 6 Marie Curie fellowships
Date: 2 years
Deadline: August 31, 2014
Open to: researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research
The University of Konstanz belongs to the universities in Germany whose “Future concepts for top-class research at universities” is promoted within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.
The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of young researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy “Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity.” The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources for obtaining extramural funding.
The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers up to
six (6) ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships
(any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz)
(Salary Scale 13 TV-L)
to develop and implement individual research projects. This call for applications is part of the Zukunftskolleg Incoming Fellowship Program (ZIF) and is financed by the Seventh Framework Program (FP7) Marie Curie Actions – People (co-funding of regional, national and international programs), the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the University of Konstanz. The rules and ethical principles for the FP7 and the DFG guidelines apply.
Marie Curie Fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. They are intended to encourage the transnational mobility of top-level researchers in order to integrate them within the European research area.
The Fellowships will begin on March 1, 2015, and end on February 28, 2017.
The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognized experts in their field of research as senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to nine months. Each Fellow receives a mobility allowance and a research allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. A Mentoring Committee supports each Fellow in her / his career development. This committee consists of an experienced researcher from the Fellow’s research field within the university department, as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.
The target group consists of excellent researchers at the postdoctoral level, leadership abilities and a capacity for teamwork, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia and European research and innovation policy.
Applicant Requirements for this Fellowship include:
_Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree;
_Candidates must not hold a permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi);
_Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible (other EU funding is not eligible);
_Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors among the Professors at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation);
_Applicants must not have had their main residence in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline;
_All ethical issues raised by a proposed project (if applicable) must be described in the project outline. The candidate should explain how these will be addressed, so as to conform with national and Seventh Framework Program (FP7) ethical principles. For advice, please see the CORDIS website on ethics (http://cordis.europa.eu/fp7/ethics_en.html) and contact the Zukunftskolleg office. If a proposed project that has passed the peer review stage raises any ethical issues, it is forwarded for review by the University of Konstanz Ethics Committee.
Fellows have an opportunity to teach. They are expected to participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to have their place of residence in Konstanz.
Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, and interdisciplinary interest. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in inter-disciplinary topics are desirable.
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GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
ABE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH, 2015
The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) are inviting applications for the Abe fellowship program. The fellowship is awarded to the citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries to pursue research in the social sciences and related disciplines. The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. Members of the American research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in Japan. Members of the Japanese research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in USA.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded for international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for research in the social sciences and related disciplines relevant to any one or any combination of the three themes below. The themes are:
-Traditional and non-traditional approaches to security and diplomacy: Appropriate research topics include transnational terrorism, internal ethnic and religious strife, infectious diseases, food safety, climate change and non-proliferation as well as the role of cultural initiatives in peace building.
-Global and regional economic issues: Suitable topics include regional and bilateral trade arrangements, international financial stability, globalization and the mitigation of its adverse consequences, sustainable urbanization and environmental degradation.
-Social and cultural issues: Appropriate topics include demographic change, immigration, the role of civil society and media as champions of the public interest, social enterprise, corporate social responsibility and revitalization of multi-cultural urban areas.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for undertaking research.
Scholarship Provider: The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP)
Scholarship can be taken at: Anywhere in the world. Members of the American research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in Japan. Members of the Japanese research community must spend at least one-third of the fellowship tenure in the U.S.
-This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.
-Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or the terminal degree in their field, or have attained an equivalent level of professional experience at the time of application.
-Previous language training is not a prerequisite for this Fellowship. However, if the research project requires language ability, the applicant should provide evidence of adequate proficiency to complete the project.
-Applications from researchers in professions other than academia are encouraged with the expectation that the product of the fellowship will contribute to the wider body of knowledge on the topic specified.
-Projects proposing to address key policy issues or seeking to develop a concrete policy proposal must reflect nonpartisan positions.
Scholarship Open for International Students: This competition is open to citizens of the United States and Japan as well as to nationals of other countries who can demonstrate strong and serious long-term affiliations with research communities in Japan or the United States.
Scholarship Description: The Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership (CGP), and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announce the annual Abe Fellowship Program competition. Funding for the Abe Fellowship Program is provided by CGP. The Abe Fellowship is designed to encourage international multidisciplinary research on topics of pressing global concern. The program seeks to foster the development of a new generation of researchers who are interested in policy-relevant topics of long-range importance and who are willing to become key members of a bilateral and global research network built around such topics. It strives especially to promote a new level of intellectual cooperation between the Japanese and American academic and professional communities committed to and trained for advancing global understanding and problem solving.
Number of award(s): Approximately 14 awards are made in a given year.
Duration of award(s): The program provides Abe Fellows with a minimum of 3 and maximum of 12 months of full-time support over a 24-month period. Fellowship tenure must begin between April 1 and December 31 of a given year. Fellowship tenure need not be continuous, but must be concluded within 24 months of initial activation of the Fellowship.
What does it cover? The amount of the Abe Fellowship is not fixed. It varies widely, depending on the details of the research plan and on whether the award includes salary replacement.
Notification: Decisions are announced by the end of November.
Online Application: The mode of applying is online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is September 1, 2014.
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HUMBOLDT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN GERMANY, 2014
Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 research fellowships annually. Fellowships are awarded for postdoctoral researchers who have completed their doctorate in the last four years to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply. Applicants choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their research plan independently. Applications may be sent at any time. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.
Study Subject(s): Applicants choose their own research projects and their host in Germany and prepare their research plan independently. Details of the research project and the time schedule must be agreed upon with the prospective host in advance.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) at a research institution in Germany.
Scholarship Provider: Humboldt Foundation
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: -Doctorate or comparable academic degree (PhD, C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than four years prior to the date of application. Candidates who have nearly completed their doctoral degrees are eligible to apply provided that they submit the manuscript of their dissertation or publications containing the results of their dissertation.
-Academic publications reviewed according to international standards and printed in journals and/or by publishing houses.
-Confirmation that research facilities are available and mentoring agreement and a detailed expert’s report by an academic host at a research institution in Germany. Details of the research project and the proposed timetable must be discussed with the prospective host prior to application.
-Expert reviews from the doctoral supervisor and two other academics qualified to give well-founded comments on the applicant’s eligibility, preferably including reviewers not working at the applicant’s own institute.
-Language skills: scholars in the humanities or social sciences and physicians must have a good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the project successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; scientists and engineers must have a good knowledge of German or English.
-Applications to continue a research stay already underway can only be considered in exceptional cases. The applicant may not have spent an extended period in Germany prior to application. Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
-The Humboldt Foundation assumes that candidates will abide by the Rules of Good Scientific Practice and the ethical rules of the 7th EU Framework Programme during the application and sponsorship periods.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Scientists and scholars of all nationalities may apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (6-24 months) you have selected yourself in cooperation with an academic host you have selected yourself at a research institution in Germany. Scientists and scholars of all nationalities and disciplines may apply to the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation directly at any time. The Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 600 Humboldt Research Fellowships for postdoctoral researchers and experienced researchers annually. Short-term study visits, participation in congresses and training courses cannot be financed.
Number of award(s): Approximately 600 Fellowships will be offered.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships will be offered for 6-24 months.
What does it cover? The fellowship is worth 2,650 EUR per month. This includes a mobility lump sum and a contribution towards health and liability insurance. Additional benefits for research fellows:
- lump sum for the fellow’s travel expenses if the costs are not borne by a third party;
- language fellowship for an intensive language course lasting two to four months at selected language institutes in Germany immediately prior to the actual period of research; language fellowships may also be granted to accompanying marital partners.
- family allowances for accompanying family members staying at least three months (monthly allowance: up to 326 EUR for marital partners and up to 234 EUR for each child);
-for single-parents: flat-rate allowance for accompanying children (under the age of 18) for stays of at least three months (400 EUR per month for the first child and 100 EUR per month for every additional child);
- additional extension of the fellowship up to 12 months for research fellows accompanied by children under the age of 12;
- a subsidy towards research costs to be paid to the hosts in Germany amounting to 800 EUR per month (for research projects in the natural sciences and engineering) and 500 EUR (for research projects in the humanities and social sciences);
- Europe allowance for a research stay at a research institute in another European country (though not the research fellow’s own country); for a designated period in the course of the fellowship if necessary to ensure the success of the research project;
- extensive alumni sponsorship once a successful research stay has come to an end, especially for maintaining contacts with collaborative partners in Germany during the Humboldtian’s entire academic career.
Selection Criteria: The final decision on all applications is made by the Selection Committee. The Selection Committee consists of researchers of all disciplines who decide on all applications by majority vote. The Humboldt Foundation has no vote on the Selection Committee. The essential aspect of the application is the individual applicant’s academic qualification.
Notification: After providing all the documents and receipt of the host’s statement, applicants will be notified about the proposed selection date. The application documents will then usually be forwarded to two independent reviewers for written review. On the basis of these independent peer reviews a selection committee composed of about 50 academics from all disciplines reaches a decision on approving research fellowships. The selection committee meets three times a year, in March, July and November. When submitting applications candidates may also apply to be informed about the reasons for a rejection should their applications be turned down by the selection committee. In this case, applicants and their hosts will receive separate notification on this issue in addition to the selection decision approx. four to six weeks after the selection committee meeting. It is not possible to appeal. However, applicants who have been rejected may submit a revised application provided that fundamental aspects of the original application have been manifestly improved.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is by post. The Humboldt Foundation will confirm receipt of the application by email. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that he or she has submitted all the necessary documents. Applications not submitted as a single entity will take longer to process. Grossly incomplete applications will be returned to applicants unprocessed.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications may be sent at any time. Selection committee meetings take place three times a year, in March, July and November. Applications should be submitted at least four to seven months ahead of the prospective selection meeting.
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