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YOUNG SCHOLARS BULLETIN # 28
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 PROGRAM FOR GENDER, CULTURE AND SOCIETY
Deadline: 30 September 2014
Open to: Master’s degree holders
Scholarship: EUR 2043–2994 per month
The University of Helsinki invites applications for a Doctoral Student Position in the Doctoral Programme for Gender, Culture and Society for a 1–4 year period starting from 1 January 2015.
The Doctoral Programme for Gender, Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary doctoral programme based on the co-operation of five Faculties. The programme concentrates on questions of gender, sexuality and feminist scholarship from the perspectives of a wide array of humanities and social sciences. The programme understands gender as multidimensional and places a strong emphasis on the categories that intersect with gender including ethnicity and race, age, class, religion, and sexualities.
The duties of a doctoral student are to work on his or her own doctoral thesis and to complete his or her postgraduate studies. The duties also include teaching and other tasks.
A doctoral student must:
Hold a second-cycle degree and have an approved research proposal;
Must have the right to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Helsinki by the start of the appointment;
Language skills required for the successful completion of the dissertation research as well as good command of Finnish, Swedish or English.
The salary will be EUR 2043–2994 per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and work experience. The appointment starts with a probationary period of four months.
Application deadline is 30 September 2014.
A candidate employed for a salaried doctoral student position must have a postgraduate study right at the University of Helsinki by the beginning of the employment. The study right must be applied for separately. To apply:
Draw up your research plan (max 9000 characters);
Fill in the electronic application form;
Apply for the study right.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/09/11/phd-program-for-gender-culture-and-society/#ixzz3DtJ0JxVs
CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS
Deadline: 15 November 2014
Open to: applicants from one of the Chevening country with university degree
Scholarship: covered tuition fees, travel costs a living allowance
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations offer Chevening scholarships for master students. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree in any subject and at any UK University. The Chevening programme makes awards to talented individuals who demonstrate the potential to become future leaders, decision makers and opinion formers. Chevening Scholarships are awarded across a wide range of fields; including politics, government, business, the media, the environment, civil society, religion, and academia.
Meet the academic requirements for their chosen course of study;
Have a good standard of written and spoken English;
Be a citizen of a Chevening country;
Have a minimum of two years’ work experience;
Not be employees, relatives of employees, or former employees (who left within the past two years) of Her Majesty’s Government (including British Embassies and High Commissions), a partner (sponsor), a sponsoring UK university, or a staff member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities;
Not have previously studied in the UK under a UK Government-funded scholarship;
Not have dual British nationality (unless you are a Citizen of a British Overseas Territory).
Chevening scholarships cover tuition fees, a living allowance at a set rate (depend on whether you will study inside or outside London), an economy class return airfare to the UK and additional grants to cover essential expenditure. Some scholarships cover part of the cost of studying in the UK; for example, tuition fees only or allowances only.
You can apply by using online application system. Deadline for applications is 15 November 2014.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/08/18/chevening-scholarships-for-postgraduate-students-in-uk/#ixzz3DtOAB3H0
34 PHD POSITIONS AT NASP/GRADUATE SCHOOL IN SOCIAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES
Deadline: September 30, 2014
Open to: students with background in Economic Sociology, Labour Studies, Political Studies, Sociology and Methodology of Social Research
Scholarships: approx 13.500 euro per year, renewable for up to three years
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The Network for the Advancement of Social and Political Sciences (NASP) and the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS) are accepting applications for admission to the Ph.D. Programmes in:
Economic Sociology and Labour Studies (13 scholarship positions);
Political Studies (14 scholarship positions);
Sociology and Methodology of Social Research (7 scholarship positions).
NASP offers a total of 34 Ph.D. positions covered by scholarships. Full information on how to submit applications is provided by the Call for Application. The application deadline is September 30th, 2014.
NASP involves a network of universities in Northern Italy: Brescia, Università Cattolica, Genova, Milano, Milano-Bicocca, Pavia, Piemonte Orientale and Torino. NASP is based at the Graduate School in Social and Political Sciences of the University of Milan (GSSPS).
Economic Sociology and Labour Studies
The mission of the programme is to give students both a strong disciplinary focus (in Sociology, Labour Law, Management and Organizational Behaviour, Psychology of work) and a substantive attention to socio-economic behaviour and processes, in particular from the point of view of labour and organizations. Six broad areas of specialization are offered. Each student will choose the one who best suits her research interests and use it as a starting point for her research project. Of course trespassing and contamination are allowed and encouraged.
Social institutions and the economy;
Economic behaviour and social interaction;
Local development and global society;
Occupations, education and social stratification.
The aim of the doctoral Programme is to train highly-skilled professionals who can undertake research within academic institutions, think tanks and research centers, as well as provide consultancy for political, economic, public or private organizations at the national and international levels.
The programme offers a two-levels training: first, the acquisition of a common background on the most up-to-date knowledge and methods in the field of political science and political philosophy. Second, a more personalized training subdivided in four main paths of specialization, and the possibility to experiment cross-curricular paths linking together traditionally unrelated disciplines.
These four main paths are:
Institutions and Public Policy;
Public Opinion, Political Communication and Political Behaviour;
Sociology and Methodology of Social Research
The aim of the programme is to provide structured training in theoretically-guided empirical research across a wide range of sociological fields and to introduce students to current international debates in both qualitative and quantitative social research. Graduates from the programme ill be able to compete successfully for positions as researchers (in public and private universities and research centres), skilled professionals and consultants in sociology to public agencies and international organizations and institutions in Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
Research areas covered by the Ph.D. Programme now include:
Media and the Public Sphere;
Methodology of Social Research;
Social Change and Inequalities;
All courses are taught in English for all of the Ph.D. Programmes, while the dissertation might be written in English as well as in Italian, depending on the topic and on the supervisor’s judgement.
Read more: http://www.mladiinfo.eu/2014/08/06/34-phd-positions-at-naspgraduate-school-in-social-and-political-sciences/
IMPRS MORAL ECONOMIES
The IMPRS Moral Economies admits up to six doctoral candidates per year for a PhD in History. Candidates with an M.A. in History or a related discipline relevant to the research focus of the IMPRS Moral Economies (such as Anthropology, Sociology, Literature or Cultural Studies) are welcome to apply. International applicants are strongly encouraged.
Doctoral candidates admitted to the IMPRS Moral Economies receive a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses, presently set at 1,365 EUR. Pending successful evaluations the grant can be extended for up to four years. Additional funds for research and travel can also be applied for.
Research aims and theoretical approach of the IMPRS Moral Economies are outlined in the Research Statement. To get an idea of possible thesis advisers, please take a look at the Faculty website.
1 Completed and signed application form (see PDF)
2 Cover letter in English (max. 500 words) listing your goals and reasons for pursuing your doctorate at the IMPRS Moral Economies.
Outline of the proposed dissertation project in English (max. 2,500 words). The outline should include a short description of the research topic, its theoretical and methodological orientation and relevance to the field. It should also include a list of possible archival sources and a preliminary work schedule.
Abstract of the M.A. thesis in English (max. 500 words)
Degree certificates and transcripts of records from M.A./M. Phil. and B.A. studies. If issued in a language other than English or German, please include translations. Officially certified copies and translations are not required at the time of submission, but will be required from applicants invited for an interview.
Non-native English speaking applicants should have proficiency in English equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level C1 (certificates are required by the university at the time of enrollment).
8 If necessary, applicants should provide evidence of proficiency in the major source or field language(s) relevant to the dissertation project.
Two signed letters of reference from academic or professional supervisors who are able to evaluate academic experience, intellectual merit and personality. The letters must be sent directly to the IMPRS Moral Economies by the recommender (either per post or as a PDF scan of the original document). Letters of reference must be received by the application deadline.
Candidates who will receive their degrees after the application deadline are required to submit an additional report from their M.A. thesis advisor. The report should provide information on the present state of the thesis, completion dates and expected grade. This report has to be sent electronically and directly by the advisor no later than December 1st to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the exception of the letters of recommendation, all application documents should be scanned in the order listed on this page and sent as one PDF file by December 1st to email@example.com Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.
Read more: https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/research-focus/research-schools/imprs-moral-economies/application-and-admission
2 PHD POSITIONS
The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the world’s leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality.
The Research Group ‘Integration and Conflict along the Upper Guinea Coast (West Africa)’ headed by Prof. Dr. Jacqueline Knörr is offering:
2 PhD positions
starting 1st of February 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter).
The research group is part of the Department I “Integration and Conflict” and is currently the only group of anthropologists worldwide engaging in long-term systematic and comparative research on this particular region of the world. We study the region’s involvement in transregional and transnational interactions which occur as the result of current processes of (re-)integration and conflict and as the legacy of the historical expansion of colonialism and the Atlantic slave trade. We study integration and conflict as interrelated dimensions of social relationships and alliances, identifications and identity constructions within society at large. Further information can be found on our website: http://www.eth.mpg.de.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The group is open to research in all countries along the Upper Guinea Coast of West Africa and concerning transnational connections and interactions involving Upper Guinea Coast societies. The group will work together in Halle/Saale (except when undertaking field or archival research elsewhere, the costs of which will be covered).
Good field research skills, the ability to work in a team, communication skills with good written and spoken English are required. Acquisition of German language is encouraged, especially if there is relevant literature on the research topic in German. Field Research is carried out in the local language. The Max Planck Institute aims at assisting in language learning.
PhD positions are generally awarded for 3 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. We expect our PhD students to complete a one year period of fieldwork as part of their studies.
The Max Planck Society strives to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages applications. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women.
There is no application form, but applications should include the following standard documentation:
• Cover letter
• CV, including a list of publications
• Project proposal (two to four pages only)
• Photocopies of university degrees
• Names of 2-3 referees, who may be contacted for confidential references
Please submit your application electronically by 1st of November 2014 following the link for vacancies on our homepage.
Read more: https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/248/Description/2?CompanyID=&lang=eng
BERLIN GRADUATE SCHOOL MUSLIM CULTURES AND SOCIETIES: CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2015
The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, funded by the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative, will admit up to fifteen PhD students to its doctoral programme, which is to begin on 1 October 2015. Up to ten of these candidates will receive a Graduate School grant; the other candidates will be supported in their search for funding. The application deadline is 15 November 2014.
The Graduate School investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. It invites applications from candidates whose dissertation project fits one of the Graduate School’s Research Areas.
As part of the three-year programme we expect doctoral students to take active part in the academic life of the Graduate School. Besides doing their PhD, doctoral students should be open to interdisciplinary and transregional exchange. A receptive attitude to challenging research questions on new terrain is very much appreciated.
For further information, please visit our website at:
RESEARCH MASTER PHILOSOPHY, RU NIJMEGEN
FACULTY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR EXCELLENT INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen offers three scholarships for excellent students from abroad, wishing to start the Research Master programme in philosophy on 1 February 2015. Each scholarship amounts to €10.000 for the first year of the Research Master’s programme, and in case of good study results can be renewed for the second, final year. For students from countries belonging to the European Economic Area (EEA), the amount of € 10.000 covers tuition fees (€1,906 for the academic year 2014-2015), plus living expenses. For students from outside the EEA, the scholarship covers tuition fees only (€9,570,- for the academic year 2014-2015).
Students are asked to submit their application before Monday 17 November 2014 to the programme coordinator, Prof. Carla Rita Palmerino ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAMME
The Research Master’s programme in Philosophy in Nijmegen constitutes the first step towards the acquisition of the skills needed for an academic career in philosophy. So far, the majority of our graduates have obtained a PhD position in the Netherlands or abroad. The others have found employment in politics, administration, journalism and education.
The programme offers:
• A broad range of specializations and a big choice of research seminars in the history of philosophy, continental philosophy and analytic philosophy
• An intensive training of research skills
• A personal supervisor who guides the student throughout the programme and who assists in the preparation of the Research Master thesis, which is composed of a publishable article and of a PhD research proposal.
Students can specialize in the fields of:
• Philosophy of Mind
• Philosophy of Language & Logic
• Metaphysics & Epistemology
• Philosophical Anthropology
• Social & Political Philosophy
• Philosophical Ethics
• History of Philosophy
Candidates can enter the programme in the Autumn semester (starting in September) or in the Spring semester (starting in February).
In order to be admitted to the programme for the Spring semester 2015, students must apply before the 17th of November, 2014.
Please consult our website for more information about the Research Master, and for more details about the application procedure.
Read more: http://www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/philosophy-0/
HONG KONG PHD FELLOWSHIP SCHEME (HKPFS) AT LINGNAN UNIVERSITY, 2015
The Lingnan University offers eleven popular and excellent research-based MPhil and PhD Fellowships Scheme. Fellowships are open for citizens of Hong Kong to pursue postgraduate programmes at master’s (Master of Philosophy, MPhil) and doctoral level (Doctor of Philosophy, PhD) in the Arts, Business and Social Sciences disciplines. The application deadline is 30 January, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Research is granted in the following areas: Arts – Chinese; Cultural Studies; English; History; Philosophy; Translation; and Visual Studies; Business-Accounting, Decision Sciences, Finance, Information Systems Management, Insurance, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Operations Management; Economics; Psychology; and Social Sciences-Political Science and International Relations, Sociology, Social Gerontology, and Social Policy.
Course Level: Fellowship is awarded for pursuing MPhil/PhD Programs at the university.
Scholarship Provider: Lingnan University
Scholarship can be taken at: Hong Kong
-An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally:
hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
have obtained an equivalent qualification; or
have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
-An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of PhD should normally:
hold a master’s degree awarded by a tertiary education institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or
hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard, and have registered in a program of study for a master’s degree at a recognized tertiary education institution for at least one year and have evidence of research achievement; or
have obtained an equivalent qualification of a) or b) above; or
have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.
-In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognized test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Scholarship Open for International Students: PhD Fellowship is offered for citizens of Hong Kong.
Scholarship Description: Lingnan is Hong Kong’s liberal arts university, whose small size, top international faculty and strong emphasis on close staff and student relationships offer a unique environment for the pursuit of advanced studies in this exciting part of the world. The University offers postgraduate programs at master’s (Master of Philosophy, MPhil) and doctoral level (Doctor of Philosophy, PhD) in the Arts, Business and Social Sciences disciplines. Alongside having a strong international faculty in all the areas it covers, our top value is student-centred learning which ensures close and supportive thesis supervision. At Lingnan, students establish peer-type working relationships with world-class scholars who offer expert and close-contact supervision in their respective areas.
Number of award(s): Not known
Duration of award(s): Research based scholarship program is awarded for duration of two years.
What does it cover? Normally, full-time students will be awarded Postgraduate Studentships which offer a monthly stipend of HK$14,500
Selection criteria: The admission of a student to the University is based on academic suitability and potential for a program. There should be no discrimination on the grounds of sex, age, race, religion, ethnic origin or physical disability or others.
Notification: Not known
How to Apply: Applicants may apply to the University directly during 3 November 2014 to 30 January 2015.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 30 January, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/hong-kong-phd-fellowship-scheme-hkpfs-lingnan-university-2015/2014/09/06/
2015/2016 HONG KONG PHD FELLOWSHIP SCHEME FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN HONG KONG
Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong offers PhD Fellowship Scheme for international students in Hong Kong. More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2015/2016 academic year. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years. For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the concerned institutions directly.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded to study any of the courses offered by the City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lingnan University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and The University of Hong Kong.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing PhD degree level at eight institutions mentioned above.
Scholarship Provider: Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
Scholarship can be taken at: Hong Kong
Eligibility: (a) Candidates who are seeking admission as new full time PhD students in the following eight institutions, irrespective of their country of origin, prior work experience and ethnic background, should be eligible to apply.
-City University of Hong Kong
-Hong Kong Baptist University
-The Chinese University of Hong Kong
-The Hong Kong Institute of Education
-The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
-The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
-The University of Hong Kong
(b) Applicants should demonstrate outstanding qualities of academic performance, research ability / potential, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership abilities.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for this PhD Fellowship Scheme.
Scholarship Description: Established by the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong in 2009, the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) aims at attracting the best and brightest students in the world to pursue their PhD studies in Hong Kong’s institutions.
Number of award(s): More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2015/2016 academic year.
Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered for up to three years.
What does it cover? The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of HK$240,000 (approximately US$30,000) and a conference and research-related travel allowance of HK$10,000 (approximately US$1,300) per year to each awardee for a period of up to three years. More than 230 PhD Fellowships will be awarded in the 2015/2016 academic year. For awardees who need more than three years to complete their PhD studies, additional support may be provided by the chosen institutions. For details, please contact the institutions concerned directly.
Selection Criteria: While candidates’ academic excellence is of primary consideration, the Selection Panels will take into account factors as follows:
-Research ability and potential;
-Communication and interpersonal skills; and
Notification: Applicants will be notified in March 2015.
How to Apply: Eligible candidates should first make an Initial Application online through the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme Electronic System (HKPFSES) to obtain a HKPFS Reference Number by 1 December 2014 at Hong Kong Time 12:00:00 before submitting applications for PhD admission to their desired institutions.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadlines are-City University of Hong Kong- 6 December 2014, Hong Kong Baptist University-1 December 2014, Lingnan University-2 December 2014, The Chinese University of Hong Kong-1 December 2014, The Hong Kong Institute of Education-5 December 2014, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University-4 December 2014, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology-3 December 2014 and The University of Hong Kong-December 1, 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2014-2015-hong-kong-phd-fellowship-scheme-international-students/2013/09/25/
PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN SOCIOLOGY AT UNIVERSITY OF OSLO IN NORWAY, 2015
PhD position is available at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow in sociology. The position is for a period of up to 4 years with 25% compulsory work. Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD research programme. The application deadline is 8 October 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded within department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow (SKO 1017) in human geography.
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: The position requires that the person who is hired participates in the Faculty of Social Sciences’ organised research education programme (PhD programme) and that the work results in a doctorate in sociology. The person who is hired will automatically be admitted to the PhD programme.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Norway can apply for the fellowship.
Scholarship Description: There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a research fellow (SKO 1017) in sociology. The position is for a period of up to 4 years with 25% compulsory work.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The position is for a period of up to 4 years with 25% compulsory work.
What does it cover? Total offer is of-
-Salary in pay grade 50-57 (NOK 429 700 – 482 800 per annum), depending on competence
-a pleasant and stimulating working environment
-a good pension scheme through the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
-good welfare benefits
Selection criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
: The mode of applying is online. The electronic application should include:
-A letter of application
-Project proposal (5-10 pages) which should include the topic, relevant theory and methods, and a work plan. Applicants are expected to be able to complete the project during the four year period. If the project requires field work/data collection, costs must be calculated and presented in a budget.
-CV with full summary of education, practice and academic work. The period of enrollment (admission-completion) in the master’s study programme must be specified.
Copies of certificates and references
-Master’s thesis. Please note that there is no separate prompt for uploading your thesis in the electronic application. Your thesis must therefore be uploaded as “Attachment”.
-Complete list of publications and any academic work.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 8 October 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/phd-research-fellowship-sociology-at-university-of-oslo-norway-2015/2014/09/13/
BAGSS INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIPS/SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DOCTORAL CANDIDATES IN GERMANY, 2015
The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) is inviting applications for up to 12 fully funded international fellowships/ scholarships. These international fellowships/scholarships are available from April 1, 2015 for three years. Each candidate receives a training programme tailored to their individual needs. Doctoral fellows receive a dedicated office space, IT equipment,conference and summer school travel support. Women applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. The application deadline is October 31, 2014 for Summer Term.
Study Subject(s): Specialized research agendas have been grouped into four thematic pillars:
Pillar 1 Education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
Pillar 2 Education and social inequality across the entire life course
Pillar 3 Changes in human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
Pillar 4 Governance, institutional change and political behavior
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral research programme at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences.
Scholarship Provider: The German Science Foundation (DFG)
Scholarship can be taken at: Germany
Eligibility: BAGSS are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a strong background in the empirical social sciences are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master‘s degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life as well as great conditions for research and study.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these fellowships/scholarships.
Scholarship Description: Bamberg Graduate School of Social SciencesThese fellowships and scholarships are available from April 1st, 2015, for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months). BAGSS is a multidisciplinary Graduate School funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative. They are seeking to stimulate and guide cutting-edge doctoral research on some of the most crucial challenges modern knowledge-based societies are facing.
Number of award(s): Up to 12 International fellowships/scholarships will be awarded.
Duration of award(s): The international fellowships/scholarships will be offered for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months).
What does it cover? BAGSS is offering prospective doctoral researchers a three year, fully-funded and structured graduate programme located in Bamberg, Germany. Each candidate receives a training programme tailored to their individual needs. The language of instruction is English; doctoral theses can be submitted in English or German. Doctoral fellows receive a dedicated office space, IT equipment,conference and summer school travel support.
Selection Criteria: Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Please make sure that your application file contains the following documents:
-a cover letter
-a one-page abstract of your dissertation exposé
-a dissertation exposé
a scan of all your academic degree certificate(s) and all your university grade transcripts.
-A concise statement on your knowledge of social science research methods.
-Only for applicants funded by an external institution: evidence that funding has been granted.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 31, 2014 for Summer Term.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/bagss-international-scholarships-doctoral-candidates-germany-2014/2013/08/29/
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
Tulane University, Newcomb College Institute
The Newcomb College Institute of Tulane University seeks a postdoctoral fellow for the spring semester 2015 (January 2015-July 2015) whose research takes an intersectional approach to gender, reflecting how race, class, sexuality, ethnic, community and national identities interact. We are interested in applications from those in history, political science, American studies, women’s studies, law, literature, or other related fields.
The fellow will do his or her academic research, present his or her work at a public lecture, perhaps teach one course, and join the interdisciplinary intellectual community at Tulane University. We also ask the fellow to work closely with one to two undergraduate students to development research projects. The position offers a salary of $25,000, full benefits and library privileges, and library support.
Applicants should apply online to posting number IRC5427 at http://tulane.edu/jobs/ and send a cover letter explaining their research interests, a c.v., and a list of three references to Laura Wolford, Assistant Director of the Newcomb College Institute, at email@example.com. Screening will begin November 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
Tulane University is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from persons who can contribute to our organizational diversity.
Read more: https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=49461
PRINCETON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS FOR US AND INTERNATIONAL FELLOWS, 2015
Princeton University is inviting application for postdoctoral fellowships available for US and citizens and non-US citizens. Four three-year postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded this year. The salary for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $80,000. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society. The application deadline is October 1, 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing postdoctoral research program at Princeton University.
Scholarship Provider: Princeton University, USA
Scholarship can be taken at: USA
Eligibility: PhD degree requirements. Please note the Society’s dates of degree eligibility. These are firm dates with no exceptions:
-Candidates already holding the PhD degree at time of application: You must have received your degree between January 1, 2013 and October 1, 2014. The receipt of the PhD is determined by the date on which you fulfilled all requirements for the degree at your institution, including the defense and filing of the dissertation.
-Candidates who are ABD (all but dissertation) at time of application: If you will not meet the October 1, 2014, deadline for receipt of PhD but are expected to have fulfilled all conditions for the degree, including defense and filing of dissertation, by June 15, 2015, you may still apply for a postdoctoral fellowship provided you have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half). We ask that you include in your dossier a letter confirming your “progress to degree” from either your Department Chair or your Director of Graduate Studies. Please note that candidates awarded a fellowship will be asked to provide a document from either the Registrar or Dean of their Graduate School by June 15, 2015, to confirm completion of all requirements for the PhD.
-Recipients of doctorates in Education (EdD or PhD degrees), doctorates of Jurisprudence, and holders of PhD degrees from Princeton University are not eligible to apply.
-If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. We therefore recommend that candidates wait until they have completed a substantial portion of the dissertation (approximately half) before applying.
-Fellowships will be awarded to candidates at the beginning of their academic career. Candidates must have already demonstrated outstanding scholarly achievement and excellence in teaching. Their work should also show evidence of unusual promise. The Society has a particular interest in fostering innovative interdisciplinary approaches in the humanities and social sciences.
-US citizens and non-US citizens, regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability, are eligible to apply.
-Fellows must reside in or near Princeton during the academic year of their fellowship term in order that they can attend weekly seminars and other events on campus.
Scholarship Open for International Students: US citizens and non-US citizens can apply for these postdoctoral fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Princeton UniversityThe Princeton Society of Fellows, an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the humanities, social sciences, and selected natural sciences, invites applications for the 2015-2018 Fellowship competition. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society. If you have already applied to the Princeton Society of Fellows, you may not apply a second time. Applicants may apply for one or more fellowship(s) pertinent to their research and teaching.
-Two Open Fellowships in the Humanities and Social Sciences (OPEN): Open to all disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. In each of the first two years, the successful candidate pursues research half-time and teaches one course each semester, either team-taught or self-designed, in the host department or in an interdisciplinary Program. In addition, the fellow normally does some advising in his/her specialty or related areas. In the third year, the fellow teaches one course in the fall semester and devotes the final semester to full-time research.
-Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity (RE): The Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Study of Race and/or Ethnicity is sponsored jointly by the offices of the President and Dean of the Faculty of Princeton University, and the Princeton Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to pursue research that explores the discursive forms and meanings of concepts of race and ethnicity in one or more selected disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.
-Fellowship in Humanistic Studies (HUM): This fellowship is sponsored jointly by the Humanities Council and Society of Fellows, and is open to candidates in all relevant disciplines represented in the Society of Fellows. The Fellow pursues research half-time. In each of the first two years, she or he will join faculty from various fields in the humanities to teach the interdisciplinary year-long sequence “Approaches to Western Culture” in either the Fall semester (Antiquity to the late Middle Ages) or the Spring semester (Renaissance to Modernism).
Number of award(s): Four postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded this year.
Duration of award(s): These postdoctoral fellowships are awarded for a period of three years.
What does it cover? The salary for each of the three years of the fellowship will be approximately $80,000. In addition, fellows are provided with a shared office, a personal computer, a research account of $5000 a year, access to university grants, benefits and other resources. Fellows are expected to reside in or near Princeton during the academic year in order to attend weekly seminars and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Society.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: All candidates will be informed of the status of their applications by the end of January 2015. Interviews will take place in early February. The Society will reimburse the cost of travel and lodging associated with the interview. Names of fellowship winners will be posted on the Society of Fellows’ website in July 2015.
How to Apply: Confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed directly to the Society by three referees, or by a dossier service, on or before the postmark deadline. Letters should be emailed directly in Word or PDF format to sfrecs-at-princeton.edu (NB. This email address for letters only; all questions should be sent to fellows-at-princeton.edu). Candidates may also arrange to have their letters emailed directly by an electronic dossier service (such as Interfolio) to sfrecs-at-princeton.edu. If a referee is unable to send a letter electronically, s/he may send it by mail. Dossier items (below) should be mailed by the candidate:
-Completed application form
-For ABD (All But Dissertation) candidates only: letter of “Progress to Degree” from either department chair or director of graduate studies
-Writing sample: one chapter of the dissertation or one published article
-Two course proposals
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is October 1, 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/princeton-postdoctoral-fellowships-us-international-fellows-2015/2014/09/03/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
CIMO FELLOWSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL STUDENTS IN FINLAND, 2015
Applications are invited for CIMO fellowship programme available for students and researchers from all countries and from all academic fields to pursue doctoral studies at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application. The grant is from 900 to 1,200 euro/month. The Fellowships period period may vary from 3 to 12 months. Applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the proposed scholarship period.
Note: Applicants can apply after 1st September 2014.
Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in all academic fields.
Course Level: Fellowships are available for pursuing doctoral studies at a Finnish university in Finland.
Scholarship Provider: The Centre for International Mobility (CIMO)
Scholarship can be taken at: Finland
Eligibility: The primary target groups in the CIMO Fellowships programme are such Doctoral level students who will be doing their Doctorate (or Double Doctorate) at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral-level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students (emphasis is given to applicants from Russia, China, India, Chile, Brazil and North America) can apply for the fellowships.
Scholarship Description: The Centre for International Mobility CIMO awards scholarships for foreign Doctoral level students and young researchers to carry out postgraduate studies and research and teaching in Finnish universities. Scholarships are mainly targeted at those Doctoral level students who will be doing their whole Doctorate or Double Doctorate at a Finnish university. Visiting Doctoral level students and researchers who are doing their Doctorate degree at some foreign university can also be considered eligible, provided that the motivation letter of the hosting Finnish university department presents exceptionally good grounds for such an application. (rf. Annex 1. Applicant’s motivation letter). The scholarship holder cannot receive another full scholarship nor salary with a CIMO grant.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): The Fellowships period may vary from 3 to 12 months. The period may be extended only in exceptional cases. Visits shorter than 3 months will not be funded.
What does it cover? The grant is from 900 to 1,200 euro/month. The grant may be less than €1,200 per month, if the scholarship holder is granted other funding. The grant is personal and is intended to cover for the subsistence costs of the scholarship holder in Finland. Additional support for accommodation will not be paid nor will CIMO pay travel or visa / residence permit expenses. Trips abroad to collect research materials cannot be included in the scholarship period.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Decisions will be made within approximately 3 months after receipt of application.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted on the attached CIMO Fellowships application form, which should be filled in electronically, printed and signed. You can move from field to field using, for example, the tab key. Use your mouse or the space key to select the appropriate option. Open text fields should be filled in the section appearing in grey. Please remember to save the form on your computer before filling it in! The application can be made in Finnish, Swedish or English.
Two copies of the application with required attachments should be submitted to CIMO. Please mark the envelope with “CIMO Fellowships”.The following attachments are required:
-Applicant’s motivation: take no more than one page to present the motivation for the proposed cooperation, its significance to the host institution, the background for the cooperation and a short description of the research environment. You should also explain the commitment of the host institution to the project and its possible financial support to the scholarship holder, especially if your application is for less than €1,200 per month. A preliminary plan for subsequent funding of proposed research will be required in case the application is submitted in order to begin a doctoral dissertation in Finland (or to continue a doctoral dissertation at its early stages).
-Complete CV of the scholarship candidate, which should include, for example, any previous visits to Finland, qualifications (a Master’s degree is a minimum requirement) and publications.
-Research plan (2 to 5 pages, including an introduction, objectives, work plan/work methods, expected results and their possible applications.
Scholarship Application Deadline: There are no annual application deadlines in the CIMO Fellowship programme. Applications may be considered at all times. However, applications must be submitted at least 5 months before the proposed scholarship period. Applications will be open after 1st September 2014.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/cimo-fellowships-programme-international-doctoral-students-finland-2014/2013/07/31/
(For Russian nationals)
СТИПЕНДИАЛЬНЫЕ ПРОГРАММЫ DAAD ДЛЯ РФ НА 2015/2016 УЧЕБНЫЙ ГОД
Количество предлагаемых DAAD на текущий момент стипендиальных программ для РФ: 19
Read more: http://www.daad.ru/?m=1.5&seite=1_5_1a
DAN DAVID SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS IN ISRAEL AND ABROAD, 2015
Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University offer scholarships to encourage innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University. Application should be submitted till March 10, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded in the chosen fields for the current year. The Dan David Prize covers three time dimensions: Past, Present and Future. The selected fields for 2015 are as follows: Past: reserving the past historians and their sources; Present: Information revolution; Future: Bioinformatics.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing doctoral and postdoctoral degree program.
Scholarship Provider: Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University
Scholarship can be taken at: Israel and Abroad
Eligibility: The prizes are granted to individuals or institutions with proven, exceptional, distinct excellence in the sciences, arts, and humanities that have made an outstanding contribution to humanity on the basis of merit, without discrimination of gender, race, ethnicity, color, religion, language, nationality, disability, or political affiliation.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students can apply for these Dan David scholarships.
Scholarship Description: The Dan David Prize laureates annually donate twenty scholarships of US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year. Ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University. The Dan David Prize is granted according to merit, without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.
Number of award(s): Twenty scholarships are awarded (ten scholarships are awarded to doctoral and post-doctoral students at universities throughout the world and ten scholarships at Tel Aviv University).
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? The scholarships will provide US$15,000 each to outstanding doctoral and postdoctoral students of exceptional promise in the chosen fields for the current year.
Selection Criteria: The Dan David Prize is granted according to merit without discrimination based on gender, race, religion, nationality, or political affiliation.
Notification: Confirmation of successful submission will be provided. A copy of the application material will be sent to the applicant by email.
How to Apply: The mode of applying is online. Applicants/Recommenders are requested to go to Recommendation Submission Form to attach the recommendation letters. In addition, originals must be sent by regular post.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 10, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/dan-david-scholarships-for-international-students-israel-abroad-2014/2013/09/21/
CONFERENCES, SUMMER SCHOOLS / КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ, ЛЕТНИЕ ШКОЛЫ
VARIA / РАЗНОЕ