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DOCTORAL AND MASTERS FELLOWSHIPS / АСПИРАНТУРА И МАГИСТРАТУРА
MASTER`S PROGRAMME IN APPLIED AND INTERDISCIPLINARY HISTORY
A new Master`s Programme in Applied and Interdisciplinary History will open in Saint-Petersburg at the Higher School of Economics in September 2015. The programme is totally held in English, duration of studies is two years. Russian language teaching is available during the whole period of studies.
The aim of the programme is to train highly-skilled specialists who can either build careers in non-academic jobs demanding historical expertise or further pursue research tracks. The programme has a practical approach, which proposes both traditional training methods focused on research and developing practical skills related to applied history. On the one hand, the programme is designed to prepare students for work in the public sphere right after graduation. The other objective implies that the programme produces graduates with a strong background for a further academic career: it trains students in new historical approaches and methodologies that will ensure their success in applying to PhD programmes.
More information is available at http://spb.hse.ru/en/ma/apphist/
Application for scholarships is open until May, 15th http://www.hse.ru/admissions/financial-aid
DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN ECONOMICS
Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE)
Doctoral Program in Economics
call for applications
admission with bachelor’s or master’s degree
The Bonn Graduate School of Economics (BGSE) offers a structured doctoral program in economics that combines demanding course work with early individual research in a supportive and intellectually demanding environment. Outstanding (top 10%) students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics or related fields (e.g. mathematics, statistics, business administration, accounting, and finance) are encouraged to apply for admission.
All BGSE activities are conducted in English. Grants are available to basically all BGSE students. All students are provided with adequate office space. Our student body benefits from an excellent faculty and numerous collaborative research activities.
Please visit the BGSE website for application requirements and information on the program http://www.bgse.uni-bonn.de/.
Applications have to be submitted online (via http://www.bgse.uni-bonn.de/ ). The application deadline for the program starting in October is March 31, 2015.
JOB WAGENINGEN UR - PHD POSITION ON 'SMART RETROFITTING OF URBAN HOUSING IN AMSTERDAM AND MIANYANG' (ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY GROUP)
Function types PhD positions
Scientific fields Behaviour and Society
Hours 38.0 hours per week
Salary € 2125 - € 2717
Education University Graduate
Job number 203915
About employer Wageningen UR (University & Research centre)
Short link www.academictransfer.com/26494
Apply for this job within 20 days
The Environmental Policy Group offers a fully funded PhD position for four years. The vacancy is part of a project for the Joint Scientific Thematic Research Program on Smart Energy in Smart Cities, funded by NWO and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). In this project the ENP-group collaborates with Chinese partners at CASS. The ENP-based PhD-researcher will execute case study research on housing estates both in Amsterdam and in Mianyang.
The aim of the research is to identify the social and institutional conditions under which smart retrofitting of urban housing in China and the Netherlands may lead to decoupling of domestic energy demand and greenhouse gas emissions. The project entails a comparative multiple case study of smart retrofitting projects in Amsterdam and Mianyang. Apart from the use of smart technologies, the 'smartness' of urban retrofitting in this project refers to the inclusion of an end-user perspectives and the co-producing consumer. Policy documents will be studied, and project initiators, local authorities, housing corporations, grid operators and utilities will be interrogated on the set up and governance of these projects, while changing energy practices of residents will be studied by means of interviews, observations and a series of consumer focus groups both in Amsterdam and in Mianyang. The energy practices that emerge as an implication of smart urban retrofitting will be central to this study, next to the identification of new social relations amongst and between householders and housing and energy providers.
As a PhD researcher in the Environmental Policy Group and WIMEK graduate school you will participate in a PhD training program and in some educational tasks like MSc thesis supervision related to your field of study.
You have an academic background in Sociology, Social Geography, Political Sciences, Anthropology or similar social scientific fields, with a completed Master degree. Furthermore you have an interest in combining theory with empirical work, and you know how to communicate with non-scientists about the relevant social and political issues at stake. Finally you have good communicative skills, mastery of Dutch and English language and an open, international orientation. Academic work experience in China would be an asset. You like to work in a team, and are able to organise your work in an independent and efficient way.
Conditions of employment
We offer you fulltime employment (38 hours a week) for 18 months with a possible extension of 30 months after positive evaluation. The gross salary is € 2.125,- per month in the first year and increases to € 2.717,- per month in the fourth year based on fulltime employment (38 hours per week). In addition, we offer a holiday bonus of 8% and an end-of-the-year bonus of 8.3% of your annual salary.
You will be appointed at the Environmental Policy Group, within the in Department of Social Sciences at Wageningen University. The group has a strong international profile in the area of environmental social science and policy research and education. Our 15 staff and over 35 PhD students focus on topics associated with sustainable consumption and production, sustainable natural resource use and global environmental change. Research has a strongly international orientation with research conducted at the global level as well as in number of countries across Europe, Africa and Asia.
Contract type: Temporary, Onbekend
Read more: https://www.academictransfer.com/26494/
DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS AT MAX PLANCK SCIENCES PO CENTER, 2015
February 07, 2015 by Scholarship Positions2015, DOCTORAL, Fellowship, France,
The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies invites applications for doctoral fellowship. It is a 3-year contract starting in October 2015; one 12-week teaching or administrative requirement, preferably in the first year of the fellowship (to be negotiated with the PhD adviser). The recipients of the PhD fellowship will work under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Godechot or Prof. Cornelia Woll and will have to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral programs in sociology or political science of Sciences Po in Paris. The application deadline is 15 March, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded mainly in the field of Sociology or Political Science.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing PhD program at Sciences Po Paris and Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies.
Scholarship Provider: Max Planck-Sciences Po Center
Scholarship can be taken at: France (Paris)
Eligibility: The candidate will hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) and have received training in the following disciplines: sociology or political science, with additional training in related fields such as economics, history, management, or philosophy. She or he should have experience in qualitative and quantitative methods. There is no nationality preference. However, a firm command of English and working knowledge of French or German are required.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Candidates of any nationality can apply for this doctoral fellowship.
Scholarship Description: The Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies invites applications for doctoral fellowships. The recipients of the PhD fellowship will work under the supervision of Prof. Olivier Godechot or Prof. Cornelia Woll and will have to apply for formal enrollment in the doctoral programs in sociology or political science of Sciences Po in Paris. The thesis project should be linked to MaxPo’s research program focused on coping with instability in market societies, and the interests of the two research group leaders, though empirical research topics may be quite varied. The research themes should be located in economic sociology or political economy.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): It is a 3-year contract starting in October 2015; one 12-week teaching or administrative requirement, preferably in the first year of the fellowship (to be negotiated with the PhD adviser).
What does it cover? The fellowship amount is € 2,188 / month (gross salary, about 1,600€ net).
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in an online interview. Final decisions will be made by mid-April 2015.
How to Apply: Please email the complete file (write “MaxPo PhD positions 2015” in the subject line).
-a transcript of records
-a cover letter briefly describing your academic path so far and discussing the themes that interest you (2 pages maximum)
-a thesis project (5,000 words maximum)
-an abstract summarizing the thesis project
-a writing sample (article, thesis, term paper, …)
-if possible, we strongly encourage you to obtain one or more letters of recommendation (especially useful is a letter from your MA advisor)
Please also note that successful candidates will need to apply for admission through the online procedure of the Ecole doctorale of Sciences Po before 22 April 2015. Administrative registration will occur in June 2015 by the Graduate School of Sciences Po. All the details will be forwarded to the candidates selected for a MaxPo fellowship in April.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 15 March, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/doctoral-fellowship-international-applicants-max-planck-sciences-po-center-2015/2015/02/07/
OSCE ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MASTER OF ARTS PROGRAMMES IN KYRGYZSTAN, 2015-2016
Applications are invited for OSCE Scholarship to undertake Master of Arts (MA) Programmes starting from 1 September 2015. The OSCE Academy does not charge tuition fees. All accepted students receive full tuition waiver, and additionally, are entitled for a monthly stipend covering living costs in Bishkek. Only applicants from the OSCE participating states can apply. Priority is given to applicants from five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), Afghanistan and Mongolia. The application deadline is 31 March 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for the following MA programmes: Politics and Security Programme and Economic Governance and Development Programme.
Course Level: Scholarships are available for pursuing MA programme at OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Scholarship Provider: OSCE Academy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Scholarship can be taken at: Kyrgyzstan
Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following admission criteria:
– Successful completion of an academic degree of higher education (BA, MA, MSc, Diploma) in a related academic field;
– Advanced level of English;
– Age 32 or younger as of 1 September 2015;
– Citizenship of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Mongolia. A limited number of students from other OSCE member countries can be accepted for the programme.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Only applicants from the OSCE participating states can apply. The OSCE has 57 participating States from Europe, Central Asia and North America: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Romania, Serbia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United States, Andorra, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, France, Greece, Iceland, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Russian Federation, Slovakia, Sweden, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Estonia, Georgia, Holy See, Ireland, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Netherlands, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom. Priority is given to applicants from five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), Afghanistan and Mongolia.
Scholarship Description: The OSCE Academy in Bishkek is a regional centre for post-graduate education, capacity building, research, and dialogue. The OSCE Academy, created by the Memorandum of Understanding between the OSCE and the Government of Kyrgyzstan, is supported by Norway, Finland, Germany, the USA, Denmark, Canada and other OSCE participating states. Its MA Programmes are designed for young people who wish to broaden their education in the areas of politics, security, international relations, conflict prevention, international development, economics and governance.
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): Not Known
What does it cover? The OSCE Academy in Bishkek covers:
-Full tuition fee waiver;
– Stipend of 180 euros per month;
– Housing allowance of 120 euros per month (Bishkek residents are not eligible);
– Round trip travel to Bishkek;
– Medical insurance (except for the citizens of Kyrgyzstan);
– Child allowance of 15 euros per child per month;
– Funded internship opportunities in Europe for top students.
Selection Criteria: The selection in the first round consists of screening completed application forms and attached academic documents. At this stage, the commission evaluates academic achievements, work experience and the quality of statement of purpose. Since the OSCE Academy has limited number of seats in each MA programme, all applicants are ranked and only top students are invited for the next rounds.
Notification: Only successful candidates will be notified by email.
How to Apply: Applications should be submitted online.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 31 March 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/osce-scholarships-master-of-arts-programmes-kyrgyzstan-20152016/2015/02/04/
PHD RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY
University of Oslo
The Department of Social Anthropology invites candidates to apply for up to 4 Ph.D. Research Fellowships, with a potential starting date in August 2015.
The Department wishes to recruit up to four Ph.D. candidates with excellent research qualifications within Social Anthropology. Applicants should relate to one or more of the Department's core research areas. Information about the core areas can be found on the Department's website http://www.sv.uio.no/sai/. The successful candidates are expected to strengthen the research area(s) they relate to, and to contribute to and participate in research activities at the Department. Each position is for four years and will include 25% teaching, supervision and examination.
Applicants must have at least five years higher education including a two-year master's degree or equivalent in social anthropology. The successful candidates must participate in the research training organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences (the PhD programme) and undertake research that will lead to the award of a PhD in social anthropology. Applicants are referred to the Guidelines for appointment as a PhD candidate at a university or university college. The candidates who are offered employment will automatically be accepted for the PhD programme.
Applicants must have good spoken and written command of a Scandinavian language and/or English.
Applicants must provide a detailed project description outlining the work to be undertaken for their proposed project (recommended total length, including the list of references: 7-10 pages; 10 pages is an absolute maximum). The project description must include the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan. The successful candidates are expected to complete their projects before expiry of the PhD position.
Pay grade 50 - 57 (NOK 429 700 - 482 800 per annum )
Academically stimulating working environment
Good pension benefits under the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund scheme, and
good welfare benefits
Evaluation of the application
When evaluating the application, emphasis will be given to the project description, as well as the applicant's academic and personal prerequisites to carry out the project. A good match between the candidate's proposal and the Department's activities and areas of competence is a main selection criterion along with the quality of the proposal and the qualifications of the candidate.
Interviews will be held during the appointment process.
The application must include:
Project description for the work to be undertaken during the course of the term of appointment, including the theme of the project, issues to be examined, the chosen theoretical and methodological approach and a progress plan (recommended total length, including list of references: 7-10 pages; 10 pages is an absolute maximum)
CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities)
A complete list of publications
Names and contact details of 3 persons for references
Note! Actual academic works should not be included at this time. After the first stage of the review process an expert committee will invite the most appropriate candidates to submit up to three academic works that the applicant wishes to have considered in the assessment process.
Copies of educational certificates and letters of recommendation may be required from the shortlisted candidates, but should not be included in the application. International applicants must attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Please also refer to the regulations pertaining to the conditions of employment for research fellowship positions.
The University of Oslo has an Acquisition of Rights Agreement for all employees for the purpose of securing intellectual property rights to research results etc.
According to the Norwegian Law "Offentlighetsloven §25.2 ledd", information about the applicant can be published although the applicant has requested not to be included in the public list of applicants.
The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender representation in the workforce and to recruit individuals with immigrant backgrounds.
Read more: http://uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/1335069/65780?iso=no
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS / ПОСТДОК
20 INCOMING POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS AT FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Call for Applications for 2016
The “Postdoc International” POINT research fellowship program – co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission – provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin.
The POINT program was designed by Dahlem Research School at Freie Universitaet Berlin to promote the further academic career development through research funding, a tailored qualification program and the opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills. It also provides essential professional guidance on preparing grant proposals to support POINT fellows in obtaining funding for follow-up research projects at Freie Universitaet Berlin.
Dahlem Research School offers: 20 Postdoc Fellowships.
Deadline for applications: 13 March 2015, 12:00 noon (Berlin local time)
More information at http://www.fu-berlin.de/en/drs/drs_fellowships/incoming_fellowships_call2015
HUMBOLDT RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS FOR POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN GERMANY, 2015
Humboldt Foundation grants approximately 500 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
-Doctorate or comparable academic degree (Ph.D., C.Sc. or equivalent), completed less than twelve years prior to the date of application. If it is not possible or customary to take a doctorate in the candidate’s subject or country, an application may be submitted up to 16 years after completing a Master’s or Diploma degree, provided that the publication record is commensurate with the candidate’s career stage.
-The candidate’s own research profile documented by a comprehensive list of 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 statement by an academic host at a research institution in Germany.
-Three expert reviews from important collaborative partners and/or academics from the candidate’s own institute and, if possible, from abroad.
-Necessary language skills: humanities or social sciences and medicine: good knowledge of German if it is necessary to carry out the research successfully; otherwise a good knowledge of English; natural sciences and engineering: good knowledge of German or English. Potential applicants who have been in Germany for more than six months at the time of application are not eligible to apply.
Potential applicants of German nationality are eligible to apply provided that their habitual place of work and residence has been located abroad on the assumption of permanence for at least five years. Potential applicants who have completed their school education and one university degree or one university degree and their doctorate in Germany are subject to the regulations governing German citizens.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Scientists and scholars of all nationalities may apply for these fellowships.
Scholarship Description: Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. A Humboldt Research Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out long-term research (6-24 months) in Germany. Applicants choose their own topic of research and their academic host.
Number of award(s): Approximately 500 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: Candidates are selected solely on the basis of the evaluation of their academic qualification.
There are no quotas for individual disciplines or countries. A candidate’s academic qualifications assessed on the basis of the following criteria:
– academic record and academic performance to date (mobility, determination, breadth of research activities, academic productivity)
– quality of key publications specified in the application (originality, degree of innovation, applicant’s contribution in cases of multiple authorship)
– originality and innovation potential of the suggested research outline (significance for the advancement of the discipline, convincing choice of academic methods, prospects for academic development of the applicant, clear focus and feasibility of realization within the requested funding period and at the chosen host institution)
– the applicant’s future potential (academic potential, further academic development, career prospects) Applications are assessed on the basis of independent peer reviews requested by the Humboldt Foundation. The final decision is taken by a committee composed of academics from all disciplines in the framework of the funding available.
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: Applications should be submitted 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.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/humboldt-research-fellowships-postdoctoral-researchers-germany-2014/2013/10/09/
2015 POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN STATISTICS AT UNIVERSITY OF OSLO, NORWAY
University of Oslo is offering a two year postdoctoral research fellowship in Statistics at the Department of Mathematics. This research fellowship provides full funding without teaching requirements at a competitive salary for two years, ideally beginning before summer 2015. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution. The application deadline is 2 March, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Fellowship is awarded in the area of statistics available at the Department of Mathematics. The post holder will carry out leading edge research in statistical methodology related to the five-year project “Focus Driven Statistical Inference With Complex Data”. The themes and topics for the project are broadly defined, inside the theory and applications of modern statistics for complex data structures.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for postdoctoral research programme at University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship Provider: University of Oslo, Norway
Scholarship can be taken at: Norway
-The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.
-The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in statistics or in a related quantitative field with a solid and proven expertise in statistics. They seek a highly motivated and skilled person, able to work effectively as part of a team, focused on publishing papers in leading, international journals.
-A good command of English is required.
-The main purpose of postdoctoral research fellowships is to qualify researchers for work in top academic positions within their disciplines.
Scholarship Open for International Students: University of OsloNorwegian and international researchers can apply for this postdoctoral research fellowship.
Scholarship Description: Position as postdoctoral research fellow (SKO 1352) available at the Department of Mathematics. The fellowship period is two years. This research fellowship provides full funding without teaching requirements at a competitive salary for two years, ideally beginning before summer 2015. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution. The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The postdoctoral position is affiliated with the research group for Statistics and Biostatistics within the Department of Mathematics. This research group is active in many areas of statistics and biostatistics, including hierarchical Bayesian modelling, multivariate analysis and high-dimensional inference, nonparametrics, model selection and model uncertainty, time- and space-time modelling, event history analysis, confidence distributions, and general methodological development motivated from extensive applications in public health, genetics, biology and other fields. The research group for Statistics and Biostatistics is an active part of Big Insight: Statistics for the Knowledge Economy, which is one of the Norwegian centres of excellence for research based innovation.
Number of award(s): One postdoctoral research fellowship is available.
Duration of award(s): The fellowship period is two years. No one can be appointed for more than one fixed-term period at the same institution.
What does it cover? This research fellowship provides full funding without teaching requirements at a competitive salary for two years, ideally beginning before summer 2015. Pay Grade: 57 – 65 (NOK 482 800 – 559 600 per year, depending on qualifications and seniority).
Selection Criteria: The evaluation is based primarily on documented, academic qualifications, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants, see Point 2), the quality of the project and personal suitability of the candidate.
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: The mode of application is online. The application must include:
-CV (summarising education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
-Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records and letters of recommendation
-Documentation of English proficiency
-A complete list of publications and up to five academic works that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee
-Names and contact details of two or three references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number)
-Please remember that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2 March, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/2015-postdoctoral-research-fellowship-statistics-university-oslo-norway/2015/02/04/
GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS / ГРАНТЫ И СТИПЕНДИИ
CHINESE GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP-CHINESE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2015
Applications are invited for Chinese Government scholarship-Chinese University Program from international students to pursue graduate studies at Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions. Applicant must citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China and be in good health and be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs. Applications should be submitted between January and early April.
Study Subject(s): Scholarship is offered in all subjects offered by the Chinese HEIs.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing master’s and doctoral degree at Chinese HEIs.
Scholarship Provider: Ministry of Education of P.R. China (MOE) to support Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions).
Scholarship can be taken at: China
Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must:
– be a citizen of a country other than the People’s Republic of China, and be in good health;
-be a bachelor’s degree holder under the age of 35 when applying for master’s programs;
-be a master’s degree holder under the age of 40 when applying for doctoral programs.
-This program generally does not support registered students who are studying in China when applying for this scholarship.
Scholarship Open for International Students: Non-Chinese citizens can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Chinese Government Scholarship—Chinese University Program is a full scholarship established by MOE to support Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to enroll outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. At present, a total of 271 Chinese universities are designated to undertake this program.
Duration of award(s): This scholarship only supports master’s students for no more than 3 years or doctoral students for no more than 4 years. Duration of the scholarship, which covers both major study and Chinese language/preparatory study, as specified in the Admission Letter, cannot be extended in general.
What does it cover? This is a full scholarship which covers
-University reviews the application documents and decides the nominated candidates.
-CSC reviews eligibility and qualifications of nominated candidates, approves the List of Scholarship Winners, and sends the admission documents to universities before June 30th.
-Each scholarship winner—even when admitted by multiple universities—will be granted with no more than one scholarship.
-CSC reserves the rights to decide the host university for scholarship winners with multiple offers.
-University sends the admission documents (Admission Letter and Visa Application Form for Study in China (JW201)) to scholarship winners.
-Scholarship winners shall not change their host university, field of study, or duration of study unless they give up the grant.
-Scholarship will not be reserved if scholarship winner cannot register before the registration deadline.
How to Apply:
-Apply directly to your target university.
-Complete the online application procedure at CSC Online Application System for International Students, submit online the completed Application Form for Chinese Government Scholarship and print a hard copy.
-Submit all your application documents to your target university before the deadline.
Only applications of recommended candidates from designated Chinese universities will be considered by CSC. No other applications or individual application directly sent to CSC will be considered. Please consult your target university for the Instructions of the CSC Online Application System for International Students and Agency Number.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applicants are required to submit their application documents to the Chinese HEIs between January and early April.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/chinese-government-scholarships-for-degree-program-in-provinces-and-autonomous-regions-2013/2013/03/23/
PETRO JACYK VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM AT UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO IN CANADA, 2015-2016
University of Toronto is offering Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program to scholars studying Ukraine outside of Canada for 2015-2016 academic year. The Program especially welcomes applicants whose work relates to its thematic focus “Challenges of Independent Ukraine.” The appointees spend four to six weeks in Toronto conducting research and interacting with Canadian scholars (longer stays can be arranged). The application deadline is March 6, 2015.
Study Subject(s): Scholarships are awarded for studying Ukraine. The work relates to its thematic focus “Challenges of Independent Ukraine.” This focus includes state- and institution- building in Ukraine; law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and identity of the nation and ethnic groups in Ukraine; history and the imperial past; and foreign policy and international relations.
Course Level: Scholarship is available for conducting research at the University of Toronto.
Scholarship Provider: University of Toronto, Canada
Scholarship can be taken at: Canada
Eligibility: Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar positions are open to scholars at all stages of their careers working in the social sciences and humanities, including recent PhD or kandydat nauk degree recipients. Advanced doctoral students will also be considered but are limited to stays of four weeks under the Petro Jacyk program alone. Successful applicants under this category who wish to stay longer must also apply through the International Visiting Graduate Student Research Program (IVGSRP) which involves costs not covered by the Petro Jacyk program. The Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholars Program especially welcomes applicants whose work relates to its thematic focus “Challenges of Independent Ukraine.” This focus includes state- and institution- building in Ukraine; law and governance; problems of democratization; education, culture and identity of the nation and ethnic groups in Ukraine; history and the imperial past; and foreign policy and international relations. Solid knowledge of English is essential for successful participation in the program.
Scholarship Open for International Students: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
Scholarship Description: Scholars studying Ukraine outside of Canada are invited to apply for appointments as a Petro Jacyk Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto. As a rule, the appointees spend four to six weeks in Toronto conducting research and interacting with Canadian scholars (longer stays can be arranged). Most of them also present a seminar on their work and are expected to take part in relevant scholarly events. As a rule, visits are scheduled during the fall and winter sessions of the university, that is between September and April. In addition, each year the Petro Jacyk Program—in partnership with the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium(HREC)—may support one visiting scholar whose research relates to the Holodomor. Successful applicants will benefit from interaction with not only scholars in the University of Toronto community but also those involved in HREC projects. Visiting scholars will have access to the archives of the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre, where HREC is located (a ten-minute walk from CERES), archives that include unpublished eyewitness accounts of the Holodomor. HREC is a project of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (University of Alberta).
Number of award(s): Not Known
Duration of award(s): As a rule, the appointees spend four to six weeks in Toronto.
What does it cover? The following cost will be covered by the Petro Jacyk Program: (1) round-trip airfare (lowest economy fare) to the maximum of CAD $1,200; (2) visa costs if applicable; (3) medical insurance for the approved stay at the University of Toronto; and (4) allowance calculated at a rate of CAD $55/full day to the maximum of CAD$1,540. The appointees will use this allowance to defray the cost of housing and other living expenses while in Toronto. The program will provide shared office space and access to the university library. It may also assist the appointees in finding a reasonably priced accommodation upon request.
Selection Criteria: Not Known
Notification: Not Known
How to Apply: Applications should be send via e-mail. Completed applications should be received along with:
-a two-page description of their research proposal (double-spaced);
-two confidential letters of reference.
In the covering letter, please indicate the proposed length of stay and the approximate starting date. You may identify a CERES faculty member who, in your opinion, could provide guidance for you during your tenure at the University of Toronto (you do not need to contact this faculty member personally). Otherwise, a faculty member will be assigned by the selection committee. The two referees should email their letters directly to the same email address. If sending the letter of reference electronically is not possible, your referee should mail a hard copy of the reference in a sealed and signed envelope via post. All application materials, including the letters of reference, must be in English. Letters of reference which are not in English must be translated by a qualified translator or agency, and submitted together with the original letter by the referee.
Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is March 6, 2015.
Read more: http://scholarship-positions.com/petro-jacyk-visiting-scholars-program-university-toronto-canada-20152016/2015/02/07/
CONFERENCES, SUMMER SCHOOLS / КОНФЕРЕНЦИИ, ЛЕТНИЕ ШКОЛЫ
RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT, SEMINAR FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS.
Call for papers. Research environment, a seminar for young scholars
Research environment (/Nauchnaia Sreda/), an interdisciplinary seminar for young scholars, is announcing a call for papers for the Spring session of 2015.
We welcome young social sciences scholars, regardless of their ranks and degrees. Graduate and postgraduate students, young PhD and lecturers—no limitations on research topic or academic position. The only criterion for evaluation is the quality of the paper.
The deadline for submission is February 15, 2015.
Presenting on Research environment is an excellent opportunity
· to make a name for yourself and your research,
· to get feedback,
· to widen an audience for your project.
Our seminars are regularly attended by social scientists from different departments of St Petersburg State University, European University in St Petersburg, Higher School of Economics, other schools and research centers in St Petersburg, representatives of NGOs, activists, and journalists.
We are seeking for further development of research collaboration and exchange of ideas with our colleagues not merely from St Petersburg, but we are also open for the researchers from Russia and Europe.
Each seminar is filmed by a professional cameraman from Lektorium (www.lektorium.tv) and freely shared online. The presentations frequently draw a big response, sometimes also in the media.
To present a paper you should send a title and an abstract (100-150 words) in Russian or in English (according to the language of the presentation) with your name to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any preferences concerning the dates of your presentation, please, mention them as well. We will take them under serious consideration.
It is also possible to organize a block of two presentations on the same topic in one day. Just send both applications together and include a title for the topic.